Elon Musk's 150mph 'Loop' tunnel system to open in December

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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolo...h-skates-open/

He was bored and stuck in traffic before he got this idea.

Bored, stuck in traffic and watching Minority Report is more likely.

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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    I've watched hi interviews .. he completely expect the thing not to go anywhere .. thats why he stuck the boring company name on it..

    i watched most of the joe rogan interview with elon musk .. very interesting guy..
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      Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

      i watched most of the joe rogan interview with elon musk .. very interesting guy..
      I think all of that recent pot smoking is starting to get to him. He's beginning to believe all of his own fantasies. A modicum of self-doubt, rooted in reality as we know it, is probably not a bad thing. Like, even 5%, maybe. lol

      Don't get me wrong. I believe the guy is a brilliant visionary, but a mind like that does need to be polluted with something that just makes you lazy and stupid.
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        Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

        I think all of that recent pot smoking is starting to get to him. He's beginning to believe all of his own fantasies. A modicum of self-doubt, rooted in reality as we know it, is probably not a bad thing. Like, even 5%, maybe. lol

        Don't get me wrong. I believe the guy is a brilliant visionary, but a mind like that does need to be polluted with something that just makes you lazy and stupid.
        well remember he is trying to do what he can to save the human race before the AI's take over and kill us in 40 years ..

        His concept of success .. is much different than anyone elses.. before tesla .. electric cars where not a thing .. now tesla can go out of business because all the major car companies are building electric cars.. and to elon.. that is success ..

        same with his rockets.. and the giga battery factories .. that before no one was thinking of it.. now a dozen companies around the world ..are building giga factories ..

        so unlike a peter thiel who is just dominate everyone.. or the common do everything to beat the competition.. the strange thing about elon.. is he is fine with getting a huge amount of competition on something where there is non ..
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        • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
          Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

          well remember he is trying to do what he can to save the human race before the AI's take over and kill us in 40 years ..
          I hope that plan fails. Forty years is much to long to wait. I was hoping to catch a glipmse of that.

          is he is fine with getting a huge amount of competition on something where there is non ..
          Unlike most people, he understands that competition drives any industry forward and forces him to strive to remain at the top of his game and hopefully the leader in his chosen fields.
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          • Profile picture of the author Odahh
            Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

            I hope that plan fails. Forty years is much to long to wait. I was hoping to catch a glipmse of that.



            Unlike most people, he understands that competition drives any industry forward and forces him to strive to remain at the top of his game and hopefully the leader in his chosen fields.
            AI's won't kill us .. on their own ..people who adapt an use technology to their advantage will have a greater survival or ability to thrive ..as has nearly always been the case ..also gives them the ability to dominate those who don't adapt ..

            AI and robotic are just advanced tech ..that is available to nearly everyone ..if people don't learn how to use it .. those who don't will not do that well comparatively..we may supply minimum basic living needs at some point without making people jump through hundreds of oops and swear to being poor and destitute ..but minimum is minimum ..when there will be virtually no ceiling


            now back to musk .. he doesn't even have to be the leader to succeed.. heck the establish car companies can probably build way more electric cars than him on a weekly basis.. because the 5000 cars a week tesla makes is nothing.. but the fact that before tesela that was like the total number of ev's built and sold a year ..
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            • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
              Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

              heck the establish car companies can probably build way more electric cars than him on a weekly basis
              Just like anything else, there will always be products that serve the masses and more elegant choices for those that demand them.

              If I lived long enough to make the move, do you think I'd be driving a Tesla, or a Chevy Volt?

              That's a rhetorical question. :-)
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              • Profile picture of the author Odahh
                Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

                Just like anything else, there will always be products that serve the masses and more elegant choices for those that demand them.

                If I lived long enough to make the move, do you think I'd be driving a Tesla, or a Chevy Volt?

                That's a rhetorical question. :-)
                Bmw is building Electric Cars .. You would probably be getting one of those ..If you wanted an Ev for any reason
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                • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
                  Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

                  Bmw is building Electric Cars .. You would probably be getting one of those ..If you wanted an Ev for any reason
                  Well, it's not something I actually give any serious consideration to since I plan to be buried in the BMW I already have.

                  Optimism, about anything, will only take you so far. :-)
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                  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
                    Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

                    Well, it's not something I actually give any serious consideration to since I plan to be buried in the BMW I already have.

                    Optimism, about anything, will only take you so far. :-)
                    nothing to do with optimism.. Bmw is building Electric Cars that are just as good as their non ev'.. i am not optimistic that they will someday be building electric cars ..

                    nothing to do with optimism or pessimism
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                    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
                      Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

                      nothing to do with optimism..
                      I was referring to my making the switch based on a prolonged life expectancy. I wouldn't trade what I have now for anything in the world and it will hold me for the rest of my life.

                      I live a very green lifestyle. Any pollution caused by my car, well, the planet will just have to deal with it.

                      Ain't she purrrrdy??? lol

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                        Ain't she purrrrdy??? lol

                        She sure is but the contrast with the owner must be STARK because that passenger seat nevertheless is always empty
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        • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
          Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

          well remember he is trying to do what he can to save the human race before the AI's take over and kill us in 40 years ..

          His concept of success .. is much different than anyone elses.. before tesla .. electric cars where not a thing .. now tesla can go out of business because all the major car companies are building electric cars.. and to elon.. that is success ..

          same with his rockets.. and the giga battery factories .. that before no one was thinking of it.. now a dozen companies around the world ..are building giga factories ..

          so unlike a peter thiel who is just dominate everyone.. or the common do everything to beat the competition.. the strange thing about elon.. is he is fine with getting a huge amount of competition on something where there is non ..
          No, Ford came up with the megafactory concept, or raw materials in and a Model T out the other.

          But l agree that Musk ploughing ahead in a risky economy drives more confidence in the industry.

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          • Profile picture of the author Odahh
            Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

            No, Ford came up with the megafactory concept, or raw materials in and a Model T out the other.

            But l agree that Musk ploughing ahead in a risky economy drives more confidence in the industry.

            please use this thing called google to search for the term Gigafactory .. and then search ford and assembly line ....I'm being nice on this one .. not saying you are wrong .. just saying you need to check your facts
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          Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

          before tesla .. electric cars where not a thing
          Not in modern car history. There was a time when they were extremely popular and had a huge share of the auto market - back in the day.
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        • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
          Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

          His concept of success .. is much different than anyone elses.. before tesla .. electric cars where not a thing .. .

          Thats the thing with Musk groupies they are always embellishing....electric cars were not a thing until Musk eh?

          Tell that to NASA that was using battery powered vehicles form the 70s



          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_Roving_Vehicle

          now tesla can go out of business because all the major car companies are building electric cars.. and to elon.. that is success .
          funny not making a profit is not the success he is telling people he is aiming for like you believe


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            Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

            Thats the thing with Musk groupies they are always embellishing....electric cars were not a thing until Musk eh?

            Tell that to NASA that was using battery powered vehicles form the 70s



            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_Roving_Vehicle



            funny not making a profit is not the success he is telling people he is aiming for like you believe


            https://www.marketwatch.com/story/te...ees-2018-09-30
            wow ... was that a serious reply .. i don't know ..

            i forgot about the millions of people driving around in lunar rovers ...thank you for reminding me .. or just missing what i was actually talking about ...

            I was driving electric forklifts 20 years ago.. just never though to drive one too and from the job.. or on the highway ..
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            • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
              Originally Posted by Odahh View Post


              i forgot about the millions of people driving around in lunar rovers ...thank you for reminding me .. or just missing what i was actually talking about ...

              You really need to educate yourself. The lunar rover was hardly the first and they were not just driven on the moon.


              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histor...ectric_vehicle

              just never though to drive one too and from the job.. or on the highway ..
              The thought was looooong before Musk. Didn't miss your point. it just wasn't a good point. More reading less Musk worship. Production Electric cars are an old idea that lost out to gas for a few decades not unheard of before Musk.
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              • Profile picture of the author Odahh
                Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

                You really need to educate yourself. The lunar rover was hardly the first and they were not just driven on the moon.


                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histor...ectric_vehicle

                The thought was looooong before Musk. Didn't miss your point. it just wasn't a good point. More reading less Musk worship. Production Electric cars are an old idea that lost out to gas for a few decades not unheard of before Musk.
                It not musk warship.. we are not fully in disagreement .. it was an old idea older than gasoline vehicles

                10 years ago though before the roadster .. you could sit next to the highway and have as much chance of seeing a rover drive by as a fully electric car .. now i think the total percent of electric cars is at 1 percent .. but tesla on't produces what 20,000 -30,000 cars a month. now and it was behind on it production goals.. and will probably always be a small player in car manufacturing.. even in the future when most cars made will be ev ..

                you just said it yourself.. production electric vehicles had lost out to Gasoline/diesel for many decades.. now it still small but rapidly growing.. with a consumer demand for them.. that was not there past a a few people willing to pay way to much for a car with a very short range

                10 years ago there where probably more cars on the road converted to use used cooking oil .. than real electric cars that you could drive 100 miles listen to the radio and run the air con.

                so you are right.. but i'm not actualy a muck fan boi.. and i don't care if tesla motors when out of business tomorrow.. production electric cars are now a thing for every car manufacturer
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                  Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

                  so you are right.. but i'm not actualy a muck fan boi.. and i don't care if tesla motors when out of business tomorrow.. production electric cars are now a thing for every car manufacturer

                  I've never said Musk should not get any credit just that people go over the top as you did. Electric cars were always going to come back. combustion engines won out and became entrenched in a time when we didn't care as much about oil prices the environment and middle east politics.
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                  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
                    Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

                    I've never said Musk should not get any credit just that people go over the top as you did. Electric cars were always going to come back. combustion engines won out and became entrenched in a time when we didn't care as much about oil prices the environment and middle east politics.
                    ow .. the terrible logic of this .. i thought the lunar lander comment was bad enough..

                    speaking of the moon lets not give any credit to the first few people who walked on the moon.. someone was bound to walk on the moon.. i have a list of 1000 other people who did stuff that someone was bound to do ..so we should just not give them credit for being the one who actually did it ..first
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      Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

      I've watched hi interviews .. he completely expect the thing not to go anywhere .. thats why he stuck the boring company name on it..

      i watched most of the joe rogan interview with elon musk .. very interesting guy..
      If it doesn't go up the street to the nearest milkbar l won't be trying it.

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    i understand ,

    and you missed the serious answer to the rhetorical question haha ..as I figured .. if for some reason you would buy a new car.. It would be a BMW or some luxury brand ..

    the great part about advancing tech ..is that it's rapidly making the green lifestyle .. more economical than the non green ..
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      Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

      and you missed the serious answer to the rhetorical question haha ..as I figured .. if for some reason you would buy a new car.. It would be a BMW or some luxury brand ..
      No, I got it.

      the great part about advancing tech ..is that it's rapidly making the green lifestyle .. more economical than the non green ..
      Fortunately, money is just one more thing that shouldn't become an issue with the time I have left. I have reached the point that it seems no matter what I buy these days that costs anything over a few hundred dollars, I generally get to say, "Well, that's probably the last one of those I'll ever have to buy." The car was no exception. There is nothing worse than the experience of buying a car. I'm done! :-)
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        Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

        There is nothing worse than the experience of buying a car. I'm done! :-)
        You've obviously never purchased a vacuum cleaner from Claude.
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          Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

          You've obviously never purchased a vacuum cleaner from Claude.
          I may be crazy, but I'm not stupid. Yelp is your friend!
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          Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

          You've obviously never purchased a vacuum cleaner from Claude.
          Claude tries to make the buying process as smooth and as painless as possible. Things have gotten a lot better at the SS since he finally broke his ear twisting habit.
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  • tbh ELON MUSK sounds like a spray direct to effusive member kinda pheromone overload deal ...


    "Why flip-flop on the VISION THING

    when you can THRUST INTO THE VOID?"

    Deal for Moi is ... where do the narcs fit into the Musk Brand Story?

    Either he flipped out early, an' his successes leech big time on a proto smart drugs vibe.

    Or he Boy Genius Lost The Frickin' Plot.

    Time we had a squeaky clean gal fulla real dinky ideas ... like mebbe Evangeline Juicy ...


    Horizons Beyond Abject Disempowerment
    Begin And End At Home

    "In a world without IYF rocket power, direction and momentum can flourish as never before. All it takes is spunk and initiative ... plus zero delusional figureheads whammied out on loser concepts intended to enslave and despoil! Look out on Insta for tasty recipe ideas and cool suggestions to weaponize most everyday vegetables."

    So, uhm, yeah -- where next?
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    One of the few people I would love to meet. You know hes got some cool stories to tell you. Regardless of what people think of him, he's one of the few people that genuinely couldn't care less about what someones opinion of him is. Hes living the dream
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    Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

    She sure is but the contrast with the owner must be STARK because that passenger seat nevertheless is always empty
    And the steering wheel is on the wrong side, weird.

    Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

    Claude tries to make the buying process as smooth and as painless as possible. Things have gotten a lot better at the SS since he finally broke his ear twisting habit.
    And he has given his customers 15 seconds to make a purchase, before the starved cat in the cage above their heads is released.

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    Color me, 'fanboy!'

    On Monday, October 8th, Tesla filed an intent-to-use trademark for a "distilled agave liquor" called Teslaquila. Here, we take a look at the other trademarks that Tesla's C.E.O., Elon Musk, may have filed that day.

    https://www.newyorker.com/humor/dail...UwMTgxNTI3MQS2

    It was important that I find someone to worship, other than myself, for however briefly.
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      Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

      Color me, 'fanboy!'

      On Monday, October 8th, Tesla filed an intent-to-use trademark for a "distilled agave liquor" called Teslaquila. Here, we take a look at the other trademarks that Tesla's C.E.O., Elon Musk, may have filed that day.

      https://www.newyorker.com/humor/dail...UwMTgxNTI3MQS2

      It was important that I find someone to worship, other than myself, for however briefly.
      i wonder if after selling flame throwers that were "not a flame thrower.. there is a need to sell "takillya" that is not really tequila ..

      the other weird business model ..do a limited run of a product sell it all out .. and then move on to the next product ..

      but looking at the list ..it looks more defensive to prevent others from using the trademarks .. than actual intent to produce a product
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        Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

        but looking at the list ..it looks more defensive to prevent others from using the trademarks .. than actual intent to produce a product
        Only the Tequila was real. :-)
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      Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

      Color me, 'fanboy!'

      .
      Frank had you beat. He had no interest in electric cars over gas combustion. His natural output meant he never had to go to the pump particularly after eating meat or his favorite - frank and beans.
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        Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

        Frank had you beat. He had no interest in electric cars over gas combustion. His natural output meant he never had to go to the pump particularly after eating meat or his favorite - frank and beans.
        Yes Politics, Religion and Franks Digestive Tract are forbidden subjects here.

        Well, the last one isn't, but l remain hopeful.

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    If produce delivery trucks used it, would it be a fruit loop?


    Thank you...Thank you. I'll be here all week. Try the veal,
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      Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

      If produce delivery trucks used it, would it be a fruit loop?


      Thank you...Thank you. I'll be here all week. Try the veal,
      I think that Investors were 'Thrown For a Loop" over this one. Pretty soon it will be a "Closed Loop" Just a small band of walking enthusiasts may follow it's path and it will just be known as a Hiker Loop
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        Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

        I think that Investors were 'Thrown For a Loop" over this one. Pretty soon it will be a "Closed Loop" Just a small band of walking enthusiasts may follow it's path and it will just be known as a Hiker Loop
        I thought I'd try taking you off 'ignore' for a day - and this is what I get?

        Never mind!
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      Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

      I'll be here all week.
      That explains why everyone else isn't here.
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        Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

        That explains why everyone else isn't here.
        You mean all I have to do is tell a few jokes and you guys will leave? Why didn't you say so?


        Take Claude. Please.
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          Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

          You mean all I have to do is tell a few jokes and you guys will leave? Why didn't you say so?


          Take Claude. Please.
          Pfffttt!!!

          Whatty: "Claude hasn't got a nose."

          Kurt: "How does he smell?"

          Whatty: "Terrible."
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            Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

            Pfffttt!!!

            Whatty: "Claude hasn't got a nose."

            Kurt: "How does he smell?"

            Whatty: "Terrible."
            Sometimes Claude's nose runs. Most times his feet smell.

            The SOB is built upside down!!!
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    Claude flew in from Dallas yesterday...boy, are the plane's wings tired.
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    He is a boon to mankind
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      Originally Posted by musk91 View Post

      He is a boon to mankind
      A bit hyperbolic, me thinks - and I'm a fan. lol
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