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:lol: Tru dat... also that host is kinda hot.

Elon Musk is a true measure of intelligence, just not of his: software & hardware engineer, rocket scientist, literal car & rocket designer, battery & boring expert... and he makes monkeys play mind pong on the side, he's all right. He's a measure of your intelligence: anyone who gets triggered and all emotional by his autistic Tweeting or TV appearances he clearly takes lightly is simply DUMB. Anyone either choosing to try to understand the man behind the Tweets or the mind behind the vision - or simply goes on with his, her or their life without caring about some rich African-American cunt making tabloid news is INTELLIGENT. It's that simple.

Just today, Elon triggered the opposite of ppl. he triggered few months back when Tesla announced it bought a large sum in Bitcoin. All the triggered-happy leftists and environmentalists came out how such a two-face sack of billionaire shit he is, and now that Tesla says they are hodling onto the coin but not accepting it as payment due to environmental concerns today (key point in the statement), besides triggering the same crypto attackers again (two faced cunt, we told ya!), crypto defenders are triggered and call him a backstabbing cunt. :lol:



The dumb fucks we have to share this Earth's precious air with I swear. :lol:

There is a very practical reason behind Tesla buying Bitcoin however: anyone who watched some sobering news since last Summer or followed Cathy Wood's projections on supply chain issues, prices hikes and high inflation coming, scaring tech and growth stocks aren't too surprised about the high inflation numbers and the panic selling it triggered. So buying cryptocurrency late last year was an excellent monetary choice by Tesla as the Federal Reserve can't print and inflate Bitcoin, so it's a far better mid-term solution to store your cash during the crash rather than have the same amount of dollars worth a lot less in 1-3 years. And Tesla now has plenty of free cash not currently being invested, plus already made 100% profit on the bitcoin buy (not realized obviously) so it was clearly a good investment - offering to buy Teslas just came on the side, and they backtracked only on that.

So concluding that Elon is crashing Bitcoin he stores a large portion of Tesla monetary reserve in is... well, incredibly dumb by triggered idiots.

But if you read between the lines, there a lot more to it. First, what gets little coverage beyond Bitcoin's obvious tremendous negative environmental impact are the studies actually looking into who mines bitcoin using what energy source. And the fact of the matter is: the majority of coin mining comes from countries with very high renewables connected to the grid, so the real environmental impact is far smaller than simply extrapolating all energy consumption onto humanity's average CO2 footprint per KWh.

And it's improving for coins unlink the banking system that has 10 million ppl. driving to air-conditioned offices and banks via ICE cars, and billions of clients do the same, plus there are the computers, the server parks and the impact of cyber security: the FIAT currency system has TREMENDOUS environmental impact and renewables improve it MUCH SLOWER than they improve coins that skip all the driving and offices and whatnot. And we're back to "today": Bitcoin is not better to the environment than banking just yet, perhaps not in 5 years, but it's clearly moving toward that disruption and CO2 parity. And that's where Tesla "looking at cryptos under 1% of Bitcoin energy consumption per transaction" comes it... Can you name such a coin?

Anyone?



:lol:

Many envision Elon gaining control over Dogecoin or coming up with Aspercoin / Teslacoin / Eloncoin since cryptos absolutely fit into his decentralized future - AND if he can make it so that this coin can only be mined and maintained via renewables with low energy consumption per transaction - preferably generated by Tesla solar of course - then he has a candidate for both decentralized green energy arbitrage and money distribution that is ore environmentally friendly than maintaining a bank.

I can even see anyone tapping into renewables energy generation and trade via Tesla's autobidder AI SW will be rewarded by greenly generated coins, so you'll be incentivized to be part of this decentralized revolution and will be paid in decentralized money. Yes, I am clearly one who spends time trying to understand his brain and vision, but it really does paint, what appears to be at least on paper, a better future than the one we're currently stumbling into. What say you, CHB?
 
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:lol: Tru dat... also that host is kinda hot.

Elon Musk is a true measure of intelligence, just not of his: software & hardware engineer, rocket scientist, literal car & rocket designer, battery & boring expert... and he makes monkeys play mind pong on the side, he's all right. He's a measure of your intelligence: anyone who gets triggered and all emotional by his autistic Tweeting or TV appearances he clearly takes lightly is simply DUMB. Anyone either choosing to try to understand the man behind the Tweets or the mind behind the vision - or simply goes on with his, her or their life without caring about some rich African-American cunt making tabloid news is INTELLIGENT. It's that simple.

Just today, Elon triggered the opposite of ppl. he triggered few months back when Tesla announced it bought a large sum in Bitcoin. All the triggered-happy leftists and environmentalists came out how such a two-face sack of billionaire shit he is, and now that Tesla says they are hodling onto the coin but not accepting it as payment due to environmental concerns today (key point in the statement), besides triggering the same crypto attackers again (two faced cunt, we told ya!), crypto defenders are triggered and call him a backstabbing cunt. :lol:



The dumb fucks we have to share this Earth's precious air with I swear. :lol:

There is a very practical reason behind Tesla buying Bitcoin however: anyone who watched some sobering news since last Summer or followed Cathy Wood's projections on supply chain issues, prices hikes and high inflation coming, scaring tech and growth stocks aren't too surprised about the high inflation numbers and the panic selling it triggered. So buying cryptocurrency late last year was an excellent monetary choice by Tesla as the Federal Reserve can't print and inflate Bitcoin, so it's a far better mid-term solution to store your cash during the crash rather than have the same amount of dollars worth a lot less in 1-3 years. And Tesla now has plenty of free cash not currently being invested, plus already made 100% profit on the bitcoin buy (not realized obviously) so it was clearly a good investment - offering to buy Teslas just came on the side, and they backtracked only on that.

So concluding that Elon is crashing Bitcoin he stores a large portion of Tesla monetary reserve in is... well, incredibly dumb by triggered idiots.

But if you read between the lines, there a lot more to it. First, what gets little coverage beyond Bitcoin's obvious tremendous negative environmental impact are the studies actually looking into who mines bitcoin using what energy source. And the fact of the matter is: the majority of coin mining comes from countries with very high renewables connected to the grid, so the real environmental impact is far smaller than simply extrapolating all energy consumption onto humanity's average CO2 footprint per KWh.

And it's improving for coins unlink the banking system that has 10 million ppl. driving to air-conditioned offices and banks via ICE cars, and billions of clients do the same, plus there are the computers, the server parks and the impact of cyber security: the FIAT currency system has TREMENDOUS environmental impact and renewables improve it MUCH SLOWER than they improve coins that skip all the driving and offices and whatnot. And we're back to "today": Bitcoin is not better to the environment than banking just yet, perhaps not in 5 years, but it's clearly moving toward that disruption and CO2 parity. And that's where Tesla "looking at cryptos under 1% of Bitcoin energy consumption per transaction" comes it... Can you name such a coin?

Anyone?



:lol:

Many envision Elon gaining control over Dogecoin or coming up with Aspercoin / Teslacoin / Eloncoin since cryptos absolutely fit into his decentralized future - AND if he can make it so that this coin can only be mined and maintained via renewables with low energy consumption per transaction - preferably generated by Tesla solar of course - then he has a candidate for both decentralized green energy arbitrage and money distribution that is ore environmentally friendly than maintaining a bank.

I can even see anyone tapping into renewables energy generation and trade via Tesla's autobidder AI SW will be rewarded by greenly generated coins, so you'll be incentivized to be part of this decentralized revolution and will be paid in decentralized money. Yes, I am clearly one who spends time trying to understand his brain and vision, but it really does paint, what appears to be at least on paper, a better future than the one we're currently stumbling into. What say you, CHB?
i know that dave guy is the fucking worthless cunt who inflicted barstool sports on the world. but he does pay donnie the chinese journalist, so only 99% bad.

elon is not perfect either, but the difference is about 98.9%.
 
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i know that dave guy is the fucking worthless cunt who inflicted barstool sports on the world. but he does pay donnie the chinese journalist, so only 99% bad.

elon is not perfect either, but the difference is about 98.9%.
Is there a Wokecoin for these ppl?
 
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i know that dave guy is the fucking worthless cunt who inflicted barstool sports on the world. but he does pay donnie the chinese journalist, so only 99% bad.

elon is not perfect either, but the difference is about 98.9%.
One bite everyone knows the rules.

Musk can create his own Space coin tomorrow and hoards if his supporters will buy it and it will become the next Bitcoin. There is literally nothing stopping him from doing this....it can only be mined on a phone which means it's environment friendly etc, first currency on Mars....
 
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One bite everyone knows the rules.

Musk can create his own Space coin tomorrow and hoards if his supporters will buy it and it will become the next Bitcoin. There is literally nothing stopping him from doing this...
He literally said don't buy Tesla stock if you don't like a roller-coaster ride and only invest in crypto with due caution. Although he also said:

 
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Busy busy days in space. China has landed its Mars rover. SpaceX and Rocket lab both recovered its latest first stage booster however Electron 2nd stage failed to ignite and they totally lost mission and payload, feel sorry for them. Falcon 9 B1058 absolutely NAILED its landing with stunning uninterrupted on-board live video. This was the booster that put Doug and Bob into orbit last year, and it was its 8th successful mission already.




SN15 now back on Pad B for possible relaunch (and/or remove of Raptors), looking proud. SpaceX also installed a huge STARBASE sign at the build site and lit it up, looking good.





And another happy/sad piece by the Daily Hopper

 

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Wouldn’t Elon be worthless if the Chinese get to Mars before he does?
Manned mission?

Sure, if the entire nation of Communist China with the largest economy and population on the planet can force-labor tens of thousands into a project for Mao, spending trillions of tax yuans or fortunes stolen from opposition and Uighur slave labor, forcing dozens of "proud" cosmonauts into extremely risk underestimating the perils of multi-month human travel, landing and staying on Mars with no return, with the typical safety measures of a Chinese rocket launch (meaning: zero), more red power to them, go Marx! Space is not Elon's alone.

SpaceX however is merely a private rocket company aiming for something NASA or Roscosmos couldn't even fathom in 60 years of their existence, while on infinite Cold War national budget. Elon is currently receiving zero tax dollars for Mars in comparison, so what say you if he does beat the Chinese, the Russians and NASA (total of $50 trillion economy) to Mars?
 
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Coin market goes bonkers today, Doge was down to 0.21 and up to 0.68 at some point, now at 0.35 is down 25% today. Bitcoin between 31k and 43k, now at 37k. Bit too trigger happy when Elon posts, don't ya think? :lol:






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Whats happening with those LA tunnels and the vacum tube thingy?

I remember some quotes "This is easy, my interns could do it" or "its really just a tube" or something like that
 

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Whats happening with those LA tunnels and the vacum tube thingy?

I remember some quotes "This is easy, my interns could do it" or "its really just a tube" or something like that
Digging small tunnels is easy, getting large permits is hard. LA ones planned under residential districts were KO'd by locals before anything happened, never mind independent investigations concluded slim tunnels running deep don't have adverse effects like boring noise, cave-in risks nor opening them would increase local traffic, matter of fact, models show they'd decrease traffic & ground. Also, if you can get just 5% rush-hour traffic off ground it decreases congestion by 20% cause several bottlenecks are eased (large junctions, highway off ramp, on ramp etc.).

But California is mostly anti-Elon and anti-progress today and it started before corona, just came to light since. Local politicians literally wanting to close down plants and have Elon move out (great job: he relocated and soon brings much of Tesla/SpaceX talent to Texas). Say San Diego Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, who said "fuck Elon Musk" last year, when after several weeks of Covid factory shutdown Elon opened Fremont to not go bankwupt (stock was 1/10th of today with little cash left in hand to survive a long pandemic) and also, you know, able to pay 10k local workers (dozens of millions lost their job during those weeks, Tesla fired no one).

Now that same assemblywoman supports Cali. AB1139 bill that practically kills one of the state's greatest achievement: support for clean rooftop solar energy generation. You see solar roof is incredibly expensive but with good amount of energy generation and some of it sold back to the grid as energy credit, it makes long-term sense to take on it with a loan with a 10-15 year return rate, practically free energy afterwards and you know, playing your part in removing Cali coal peaker plants, in the state where more living coal (trees) get randomly burn (wildfires). If the bill passes however, much of the tax support will be removed for local residents, schools, farms and hospitals, as well as removing the 20-year grandfathering guarantee that no price changes will occur in regards of energy arbitration that would ass-fuck your long-term solar investment. It'd also add a monthly $50-86 fee for "grid access" when selling residential energy back to the grid and far larger fee planned for schools and hospitals. Madness.

Seems like Lorena Gonzales is out for Elon and go back to the 19th century, the unfucked or unwantedly fucked bitch with issues, and if the bill passes, low-income and at-risk communities would be hurt hard, as well as any progress in renewables. That's just one example of how Cali goes backwards in time (not to mention hundreds of thousands of homeless all over LA, the oxy situation in SF etc.) and Texas is going ahead with quadruple the renewables and green investment with far less green taxes and obstacles. Fucking Texas, the oil state! WTF? So LA wants none of Elon's tunnels, but the Boring Co. is digging in Vegas for the loop, read more here: https://www.boringcompany.com/projects
 
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Digging small tunnels is easy, getting large permits is hard. LA ones planned under residential districts were KO'd by locals before anything happened, never mind independent investigations concluded slim tunnels running deep don't have adverse effects like boring noise, cave-in risks nor opening them would increase local traffic, matter of fact, models show they'd decrease traffic & ground. Also, if you can get just 5% rush-hour traffic off ground it decreases congestion by 20% cause several bottlenecks are eased (large junctions, highway off ramp, on ramp etc.).

But California is mostly anti-Elon and anti-progress today and it started before corona, just came to light since. Local politicians literally wanting to close down plants and have Elon move out (great job: he relocated and soon brings much of Tesla/SpaceX talent to Texas). Say San Diego Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, who said "fuck Elon Musk" last year, when after several weeks of Covid factory shutdown Elon opened Fremont to not go bankwupt (stock was 1/10th of today with little cash left in hand to survive a long pandemic) and also, you know, able to pay 10k local workers (dozens of millions lost their job during those weeks, Tesla fired no one).

Now that same assemblywoman supports Cali. AB1139 bill that practically kills one of the state's greatest achievement: support for clean rooftop solar energy generation. You see solar roof is incredibly expensive but with good amount of energy generation and some of it sold back to the grid as energy credit, it makes long-term sense to take on it with a loan with a 10-15 year return rate, practically free energy afterwards and you know, playing your part in removing Cali coal peaker plants, in the state where more living coal (trees) get randomly burn (wildfires). If the bill passes however, much of the tax support will be removed for local residents, schools, farms and hospitals, as well as removing the 20-year grandfathering guarantee that no price changes will occur in regards of energy arbitration that would ass-fuck your long-term solar investment. It'd also add a monthly $50-86 fee for "grid access" when selling residential energy back to the grid and far larger fee planned for schools and hospitals. Madness.

Seems like Lorena Gonzales is out for Elon and go back to the 19th century, the unfucked or unwantedly fucked bitch with issues, and if the bill passes, low-income and at-risk communities would be hurt hard, as well as any progress in renewables. That's just one example of how Cali goes backwards in time (not to mention hundreds of thousands of homeless all over LA, the oxy situation in SF etc.) and Texas is going ahead with quadruple the renewables and green investment with far less green taxes and obstacles. Fucking Texas, the oil state! WTF? So LA wants none of Elon's tunnels, but the Boring Co. is digging in Vegas for the loop, read more here: https://www.boringcompany.com/projects
What about the Hyperloop thingy? Haven't seen any updates about that
Was watching this science dude on yt a while ago saying its a stupid idea and wont work, explaining why
 

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What about the Hyperloop thingy? Haven't seen any updates about that
Was watching this science dude on yt a while ago saying its a stupid idea and wont work, explaining why
Elon made the hyperloop open source and free of patents so whoever comes does it has no percentage or licencing fee to pay. With that said, I think he came up with hyperloop while tripping balls on mushrooms, and prolly had Mars in mind where there's barely any atmosphere anyway, so Hyperloop is a logical transportation system (as already witnessed in popular culture, Total Recall, Expanse etc.)

On Earth, hyperloop is still doable but you need to build near-vacuum tubes perfectly sealed for hundreds of miles to make the idea work, insane engineering and money, and so far nobody bit on it. However, boring regular small tunnels for EVs like the Vegas loop or the one planned between LA & LV, and placing large fans at entry, mid and exit points, and practically applying constant, predictable 50 mph tail wind rather than vacuum, it can make EV travel incredibly energy efficient since there's negative drag. It could definitely work.

So far, neither project has hit scale.
 
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Virgin Galactic has completed its first successful space flight in 2 years, just right at the time investors started to lose hope and Bezos was ready to take Sir Branson's shine.



No live stream but It did not get past NASASpaceflight's excellent cameras, cool shot of VMS Eve carrier releasing VSS Unity at about 44k feet and the latter igniting its rocket engine and hurrying up to the edge of space to ultimately both touch down safely.




Botice the column of air & spacecraft history on Virgin Galactic's official space shot:




The good lads at the Expanse took inspiration for it for the record-breaking race-craft design, the Razorback. Excellent show

 
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