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Anyone do the math to figure out how long it will take for all the salaries of all the fired workers to add up to the $57 billion Elno wants Tesla to hand over to him, just because?

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So he fired all these top staff that were working on the products with the most growth opportunities like what, 2 weeks after all those non-compete clauses were rendered null and void? That won't be a problem at all...

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I'm a big fan of the accomplishments of SpaceX but I am increasingly worried that Musk's descent into madness is going to ruin the one thing he's done right.

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Mebbe Musk is "going Galt" just to teach all us takers a lesson? Oh, please, please, let it be Musk going Galt to teach all us takers a lesson.

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took me a minute to parse the word "robotaxis" [robot axis?]. Guess I'm losing a step.

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Robot axis of evil, am I right?

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Probably a portmanteau plural "robo(t)+taxis" rather than a portmanteau for automaton symmetry ("robot + axis"). "Robotaxes" is not a good alternative plural, of course. Sounds too much like a excise use levies or a tariff on imported (Chinese?) robots. My advice: to get back in step, watch the "Tesla-bot" video and practice, practice, practice.

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Musk is going to declare EVs “woke” and that he’s retooling his company to produce good, patriotic, freedom-loving internal combustion engine cars.

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Musk has gotten high on his own supply for so long that he thinks he can change reality by proclamation. He doesn't need workers, he'll just order the existence of AI and it will be. Then there will be robotaxis and sex-droids etc. and he will never have to deal with humans again.

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Easy to understand-

Musk is part of the transnational billionaire criminal syndicate (aka dictatorships)

Musk has zero allegiance to the very country that made him extraordinary wealth

Or to its system of government

He just made a deal with china

He’s been helping russia

He’s been a fan seen in the company of many mass murderers

He is clearly KOMPROMISED

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Easy to understand-

Musk is part of the transnational billionaire criminal syndicate (aka dictatorships)

Musk has zero allegiance to the very country that made him extraordinary wealth

Or to its system of government

He just made a deal with china

He’s been helping russia

He’s been a fan seen in the company of many mass murderers

He is clearly KOMPROMISED

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I've been on several Chinese highways, that's about the worst place to debut "full self driving cars".

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I had the "joy" of riding down one of the highways in China in a tour bus, when suddenly the ride became very rough. Looking out the window I saw a car sized boulder and a six lane wide dirt road. The highway was still under construction. Ah, China, the country built by full time amateurs.

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You don't signal lane Changes, you just honk to let the other cars know that you're coming...

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Musty is *trying* to be like Syphilis - not giving a damn .

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That video of the faked demonstration of a humanoid robot could only be improved by having the robot stop dancing from time to time to wheeze out Peter Boyle's classic line "Puttin on the Ritz!"

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omg, I laughed so hard!

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Where is Taco?

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I like the Ford Mustang Mach-E. The reviews have been strong, the range is ok for a 2021 EV, and the baby crossover is considered a blast to drive. Because I work from home, mostly, my need for long-distance travel is minimal. I may test drive it this week.

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I would have held out for an EV Mustang if they had made it look like a Mustang instead of a Tesla.

https://www.sportscarmarket.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/1965-ford-mustang-convertible-front.jpg

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I know a lot of blind people who're excited about the idea of self driving cars. While that's very understandable, I'm not sure most of them have thought about it beyond the "I can travel literally wherever I want, any time I want." Can you though? The navigation system on my phone tried to get me to drive through a blocked off exit from the highway last summer. Wouldn't have gotten far if I'd followed the computer.

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Has Lonnie tried sending a monkey through a transporter yet?

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Ta, Dok. I'm glad I don't have a copy of the photo of me sitting behind the wheel of an orange Tesla roadster in Palo Alto. (I don't drive yet. The photo was aspirational.)

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