The Elon Musk Thread

IdleRich

IdleRich
Strange choice of name for this courier company who messaged me this week I thought.

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Also, loads of mistakes all round. According to the invoice the package was sent to me from June 2032. Obiously a typo but the sort ýof thing that you might want them to try and get riggt
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
@luka you were talking about charging the Tesla and I asked Dad about it. It seems that there are a few places to charge but they all charge at different speeds. For specialist places one charges at 150mph and another at 300 or something. The range of the car is 290 on a full "tank" I understand so the first one will take two hours to charge it fully. There are some in garages that are much slower and so on - and there is only one there so if some guy is using it you might have to wait six hours for your turn. Also, he has a power cable at home that he dangles out the window to charge it but it will take like ten hours so I guess you gotta do it overnight. Basically what I'm getting from him (although he doesn't really want to admit it) is it's not half as flexible as a normal car. Though I think the problem is not so much finding somewhere to charge it but how long it takes. If there is a journey more than 290 miles then it's inevitable you will have to spend hours charging it.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
@luka you were talking about charging the Tesla and I asked Dad about it. It seems that there are a few places to charge but they all charge at different speeds. For specialist places one charges at 150mph and another at 300 or something. The range of the car is 290 on a full "tank" I understand so the first one will take two hours to charge it fully. There are some in garages that are much slower and so on - and there is only one there so if some guy is using it you might have to wait six hours for your turn. Also, he has a power cable at home that he dangles out the window to charge it but it will take like ten hours so I guess you gotta do it overnight. Basically what I'm getting from him (although he doesn't really want to admit it) is it's not half as flexible as a normal car. Though I think the problem is not so much finding somewhere to charge it but how long it takes. If there is a journey more than 290 miles then it's inevitable you will have to spend hours charging it.
I was just thinking "How can an electric car charge at a rate of miles per hour?", but then twigged that it means "(standardised) miles worth of energy per energy."
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
A bit like how both work and torque have dimensions of force times length, but in one case it's the scalar product, and in the other it's the vector product, so they're actually totally different kinds of quantity.

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IdleRich

IdleRich
I was just thinking "How can an electric car charge at a rate of miles per hour?", but then twigged that it means "(standardised) miles worth of energy per energy."

I think he means that if it charges, say, at 50 miles per hour, then, after 2 hours, it will be able to drive for 100 miles.
It's an approximation though cos charging slows as it becomes more charged.
His power source at home, he says "This provides power at 7Kw per hour" and later he says "At home it charges at about 28 mph" - when fully charrged it does 290 miles he says, so I guess it takes more than 10 hours to go from empty to fully charged if he does it there.
He also says

"We tend to use the Tesla chargers at Telford and Flint Mountain both of which have 8 charging units. Telford with a power output of 150Kw and Flint Mountain at 250Kw. Obviously the higher the power output the faster the charge. The ones at Telford and Flint are obviously quicker. At times the Flint one has started charging at 550 mph."

So I guess that the Flint one could, by contrast, fully charge it in just over half an hour.
 
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william_kent

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do we know any more about this? seems to have disappeared off the headlines.

he's too busy trolling the employees to close the deal

It may be months before Twitter is under the control of its future owner, Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk. The world’s richest man agreed to acquire Twitter for $54.20 per share in late April, a price that values the company around $44 billion, but the deal has not yet closed. Employees are struggling with squaring what might be the best financial outcome for shareholders, including themselves, with the chaos of working through the wait.

Musk’s constant tweeting, including trolling of Twitter employees, has complicated the feeling. Workers’ messages in internal Slack groups show Musk has alienated many of them by criticizing Twitter’s policies around speech and harassment and singling outthe company’s top lawyer, Vijaya Gadde, who is well-liked internally.
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from Bloomberg yesterday

he's also busy being a dick about pride month as well
 

Leo

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also busy telling Tesla employees to be in the office Mon thru Fri or find a new job.
 

version

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"Elon Musk, SpaceX and Tesla are being sued in US federal court for $258 billion for their role in alleged Dogecoin ‘pyramid scheme’."
 

pattycakes_

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No fuss was made over this internationally, but a couple of months ago Musk was in .br to do a deal with Bolsonaro wrt setting up Starlink above the Amazon jungle. No idea what for but I assume the endgame is to cover the whole planet. It all went well by the looks of the shots I've seen, inc. this one with a surprise guest.
 

WashYourHands

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No fuss was made over this internationally, but a couple of months ago Musk was in .br to do a deal with Bolsonaro wrt setting up Starlink above the Amazon jungle. No idea what for but I assume the endgame is to cover the whole planet. It all went well by the looks of the shots I've seen, inc. this one with a surprise guest.

control the old temple networks and their sacrificial death energies, find some way to focus its properties via flesh-usb straight into his noggin and breakthrough the fabric of spacetime unintentionally rebooting the entire universe
 
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