Elon Musk needs his own thread because he's in every damn thing

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  1. Smurfquake

    Smurfquake Moderator
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    Aug 8, 2000
    San Carlos, CA
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    United States
    I told the story some years ago - this is the first mention:

    https://www.bigsoccer.com/threads/sexism-the-non-rapey-stuff.2076481/#post-36000615

    If you do a search for posts by me in P&CE containing the word "dingbat" you can get the continuing saga of "the guy who called my wife a dingbat when she was at Tesla years ago". Someone else brought up Archie Bunker back in the day as well.
     
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  2. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
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    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    Here and All in the Family are the only places I've seen that term used. I don't think I've ever heard anyone called a dingbat in real life.
     
  3. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I’d be impressed if he’d followed up and called smurfquake a meathead.
     
  4. soccernutter

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    Tottenham Hotspur
    Aug 22, 2001
    Near the mountains.
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    Saw my first Cybertruck the other day back home. It was jarring to see in person. It looked like it would be (and should be) illegal to drive on public roads.
     
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  5. rslfanboy

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    Jul 24, 2007
    Section 26
    I’m gonna start using it now!
     
  6. Kazuma

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    Chelsea
    Jul 30, 2007
    Detroit
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    I'm just gonna say it again, but the CyberTruck ain't it.

    Related, the first time in my life, a Buick has caught my eye (The Envista). It's small enough for my taste but big enough for nature stuff.

    Still not gonna buy a car long as my Honda works, though.

     
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  7. Yoshou

    Yoshou Fan of the CCL Champ

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
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    Lol. Wow. Who puts a slide on cover for a gas pedal?
     
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  8. Val1

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    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
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    A tech company!
     
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  9. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
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    DC United
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    Vanuatu
    It's like the truck was built to be displayed, not driven.
     
  10. Yoshou

    Yoshou Fan of the CCL Champ

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
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    Seattle Sounders
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    United States
    I would say it is more likely the result of a “new” car manufacturer. Traditional car manufacturers likely had something similar in the past, had it come off and cause an accident. They now know not to do that.
     
  11. Kazuma

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    Chelsea
    Jul 30, 2007
    Detroit
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    I’ve never heard of an issue with an accelerator like Tesla’s.

    And Tesla being a new company doesn’t excuse it from basic automotive concepts. A new car manufacturer should know some basic build quality. Something that Tesla’s been dinged for by any competent auto person, which includes a detailer, engineers, etc.
     
  12. Val1

    Val1 Member+

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    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
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  13. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

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    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
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  14. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

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    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
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    The company that's taking you to Mars in 2026.
     
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  15. Smurfquake

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    Rediscovering things from first principles which companies in the industry have known for decades is pure Silicon Valley.
     
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  16. Kazuma

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    Chelsea
    Jul 30, 2007
    Detroit
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    My dad, who was a project manager in the auto industry, would probably have the Silicon Valley guys in tears because of things like this. And it would be because he'd think they're incompetent.

    So many tech people I meet love trying to think they know everything because they can write some code. And it's why I don't think AI will ever live up to the hype it gets.
     
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  17. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

    Mar 1, 1999
    San Rafael, CA
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    That's off-roading? I'm pretty sure I could take my Ford Fiesta through there.
     
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  18. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

    Mar 1, 1999
    San Rafael, CA
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    I saw one a few weeks ago. It gave me powerful vector graphics video game vibes.

    Tank_play_opt.gif
     
  19. The Jitty Slitter

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    Bayern München
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    Jul 23, 2004
    Fascist Hellscape
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    Nat'l Team:
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    Yes! The vector truck!
     
  20. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Cascarino's Pizzeria BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
  21. superdave

    superdave Member+

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  22. Cascarino's Pizzeria

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    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
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  23. Cascarino's Pizzeria

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    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
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  24. charlie15

    charlie15 Member+

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    “Elon Musk’s X is a thriving hub for Nazi support and propaganda, with paid subscribers sharing speeches by Adolf Hitler or content praising his genocidal regime,” NBC Newsreports.

    “NBC News found that at least 150 paid ‘Premium’ subscriber X accounts and thousands of unpaid accounts have posted or amplified pro-Nazi content on X in recent months, often in apparent violation of X’s rules. The paid accounts posting the content all consistently posted antisemitic or pro-Nazi material. Examples included praise of Nazi soldiers, sharing of Nazi symbols and denials of the Holocaust.”
     
  25. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
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    DC United
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    Yet we all still need to use this for reasons.
     
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