~ Elon's spinal surgeries - Starship's tests - Tesla's S3XY upgrades ~

BigBone

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Everything Elon Musk goes here!

Tesla

  • Record-breaking 139,300 deliveries (124,100 Model 3/Y, 15,200 S/X)
  • Tesla 4680 battery announced with huge cost cuts, extra range, better heat dissipation and performance, structural car integration, 7x faster cell production, raw materials mining, anode and cathode manufacturing and getting rid of battery tabs, glues and cobalt
  • Implications are huge: at some point during the next 5 years Tesla may become the largest battery manufacturer on the planet from a non-player in the field
  • huge contracts with CATL, LG, Panasonic & raw materials companies to protect supply chain from upcoming lithium and nickel shortages
  • $140K Model S Plaid announced, 520+ mile range, sub-2s 0-60mph, 1:30,300 Laguna Seca track record
  • S&P500 did NOT include Tesla in their index which is a bit of a shocker but can still do in one of the upcoming quarters, stock falls in the meantime
  • Giga Shanghai phase 2 practically finished and ready to produce Modek Y. Shanghai will produce all left hand drive Model 3s and Ys exported to Asia and UK. Upping production from 2 shifts to 3, huge demand after October 1st price cut allowed by cheap CATL LFP battery
  • Giga Berlin half finished without even a permit, environmental debates still ongoing, permitting expected late December, opening Spring 2021. Giga Berlin will have state-of-the-art paint shop, 8 separate Giga Presses and eventually local Model 3, 2, smaller Cybertruck production
  • Giga Austin announced end of July, groundwork finished by end of September, foundations are being built. Cybertruck, Semi, Roadster will be built here. Giga Texas will have own battery and cathode plant
  • Giga India, UK also possible
  • self-driving close to city mode, huge update coming late fall, Tesla working on Dojo neural net training HW, full autonomy not so soon
  • Uber-like self-driving Tesla ride share planned, human supervised version may come well before that
  • Solar roof & home / green energy plant battery farms ramping fast, possible vehicle to grid tech to replace peaker plants, make u money
SpaceX
  • Demo-2 mission full success, Crew-1 mission with Michael S. Hopkins, Victor J. Glover, Sichi Noguchi and Shannon Walker scheduled for NET October 31
  • newly designed Cargo Dragon missions later this year, Dragon XL planned for Lunar missions
  • NASA contracts SpaceX for possible Starship Moon lander & cargo transfer between Moon surface & Lunar orbit, USAF also gives major contract
Starship
  • Starship prototype SN9-12 building underway, SN8 ready for 15 km hop. Super Heavy booster SN1 being built as well as Orbital Launch Pad
  • Raptor engine reaches 330 bar chamber pressure, first vacuum-optimized Raptor engine fired up and lives to tell the tale
  • Boca Chica launch site expanding, new 81m High Bay almost ready
Starlink
  • SpaceX's satellite internet now at 700, soon at 1000+ sats, US military and first responders already testing it, could serve as new gen GPS
  • testing shows moderate up & download speeds, latency under 30 ms, which is a requirement to be able to tap into the US Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. Users need "UFO on a stick" style ground receiver
  • SpaceX building 120 sats per month with two Falcon 9 launches, 60 each, plus rides small sats
  • Elon may spin-off and IPO Starlink (SpaceX is privately held)
The Boring Company
  • finished Las Vegas Convention Center tunnels, now building out stations, secured more Vegas tunnel contracts, also Ontario, California airport one
  • introducing first custom-made boring machine called Prufrock, self driving tunnel cars probably 2022 (current Teslas will move ppl. until then). Prufrock stationed outside of LA, might start test tunnel between LA & Vegas
Neuralink
  • working on brain-machine interface for ppl. with disabilities, or wanting to expand consciousness
  • tests of pigs demonstrated on August 28 event, Neuralink surgical robot and 0.9 device announced, possible human tests soon
  • Elon on human - AI symbiosis: "if you can beat them, join them"
  • cyborgs? AI taking over humans?
Elon Musk
  • wants to speed up humanity's transition to sustainable energy and make it multi-planetary
  • top20 richest man with net worth tied to Tesla stock (and SpaceX), no salaries taken. Several performance trenches guarantee stock buying options on the cheap
  • working with CureVac on mRNA machines for future vaccine production, possibly for Covid
  • living life as real Iron Man (not yet flying around in robosuit... probably)
  • growing beer belly, making pot jokes, giving weird baby names
 
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Deebo

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Show dem balls bro
Actually I just threw that in there cause it was the first thing that came to mind. The rocket does not have the classic "bell end", therefore, doesn't really look like a penis.
 

BigBone

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Actually I just threw that in there cause it was the first thing that came to mind. The rocket does not have the classic "bell end", therefore, doesn't really look like a penis.
Perhaps Elon's penis has this weird aerodynamically adventegeous shape?
 

BigBone

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Elon Musk's CuckTruck smashed during demo

I really have to call that window breaking staged. I mean it's giving bad looks to the product obviously... but probably reached 10 times more ppl. than nothing happening, typical Musk take-all-publicity stunt. Then they'll come out with the "improved glass" or whatever. Still, fuck is up with the design team? :lol: Looks like it's from a 20yo computer game.
 

ant-man

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I really have to call that window breaking staged. I mean it's giving bad looks to the product obviously... but probably reached 10 times more ppl. than nothing happening, typical Musk take-all-publicity stunt. Then they'll come out with the "improved glass" or whatever. Still, fuck is up with the design team? :lol: Looks like it's from a 20yo computer game.
Elon's attention seeking again. :yep

He gets a kick out of squandering public money while making fools believe he's actually doing something worthwhile. The level of fanboy worship shows just how gullible folk are. He 'invents' nothing, just buys in to stuff already invented by 'real' geniuses.

The pleasure is intensified when he's really rubbing it in your face with ever more ridiculous stunts like the 'rocket' and the 'truck'.

He doesn't care about bad publicity as long as he's in the headlines.

Elon doesn't give a shit about anything else other than being the centre of attention..
 
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