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Elon Musk

Love 'em
4 (16.7%)
Hate 'em
3 (12.5%)
Meh
17 (70.8%)

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Voting closed: July 31, 2018, 08:08:13 PM

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Re: Elon Musk, love him or hate him
« Reply #30 on: July 29, 2018, 05:16:32 PM »
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I second that. I used to respect him for generating excitement in geek culture.

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Re: Elon Musk, love him or hate him
« Reply #31 on: July 29, 2018, 11:30:02 PM »
Why does it have to be entirely one thing or entirely the other? Is there no room for grey on this spectrum? He's achieved great things, but people who achieve great things aren't necessarily great in all aspects of their life.
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Re: Elon Musk, love him or hate him
« Reply #32 on: July 30, 2018, 12:03:01 AM »
Why does it have to be entirely one thing or entirely the other? Is there no room for grey on this spectrum? He's achieved great things, but people who achieve great things aren't necessarily great in all aspects of their life.

Isn't that what Meh means? It's a poll question option.  You did answer the poll, right?
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Re: Elon Musk, love him or hate him
« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2018, 12:14:51 AM »
Why does it have to be entirely one thing or entirely the other? Is there no room for grey on this spectrum? He's achieved great things, but people who achieve great things aren't necessarily great in all aspects of their life.

Isn't that what Meh means? It's a poll question option.  You did answer the poll, right?

No, that's not what I interpret Meh to mean. I did not answer the poll.
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Re: Elon Musk, love him or hate him
« Reply #34 on: July 30, 2018, 09:19:13 AM »

Denver, Chicago and Cleveland, although I was mistake, Musk isn't building these himself. SpaceX did the functioning prototype and other companies are building them.

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In November, 2017, Arrivo announced a plan for a maglev automobile transport system from Aurora, Colorado to Denver International Airport, the first leg of a system from downtown Denver.[36] Its contract describes completion of the first leg in 2021. In February 2018, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced a similar plan for a loop connecting Chicago and Cleveland and a loop connecting Washington and New York City.[37]

I'm mildly amused that one of these is practically from my house to the airport and I've never heard of it.  As noted, "announce a plan", doesn't exactly mean much.  Being somewhat experienced in design and construction of major civil infrastructure projects, the notion that this will be built within 3 years is.....muskian in its optimism.  But, I could be wrong, I will believe it when it operates.

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Re: Elon Musk, love him or hate him
« Reply #35 on: July 30, 2018, 03:28:06 PM »
He's already building high speed transit systems
Where?

He has yet to demonstrate a sustainable business model for any of the efforts.  I applaud most of the efforts but until he actually shows that they won't just hemorrhage money, I'm cautiously optimistic.  Except for the boring company and dream pipe, I'm less than cautiously pessimistic about those efforts.

The hyperloop is further along than the tunneling.

What are you talking about? Have they even dug a single tunnel yet?

The technology for the trains and the vacuum tunnels is still under development.
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Re: Elon Musk, love him or hate him
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2018, 04:28:39 PM »
He's already building high speed transit systems
Where?

He has yet to demonstrate a sustainable business model for any of the efforts.  I applaud most of the efforts but until he actually shows that they won't just hemorrhage money, I'm cautiously optimistic.  Except for the boring company and dream pipe, I'm less than cautiously pessimistic about those efforts.

The hyperloop is further along than the tunneling.

What are you talking about? Have they even dug a single tunnel yet?

The technology for the trains and the vacuum tunnels is still under development.
Yes, they have dug a single tunnel.



Hyperloop is one thing.

Tunnels are another thing.


Maybe one day he'll put hyper loops in the tunnels, like a peanut butter cup.
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Re: Elon Musk, love him or hate him
« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2018, 05:12:31 PM »
He's already building high speed transit systems
Where?

He has yet to demonstrate a sustainable business model for any of the efforts.  I applaud most of the efforts but until he actually shows that they won't just hemorrhage money, I'm cautiously optimistic.  Except for the boring company and dream pipe, I'm less than cautiously pessimistic about those efforts.

The hyperloop is further along than the tunneling.

What are you talking about? Have they even dug a single tunnel yet?

The technology for the trains and the vacuum tunnels is still under development.
Yes, they have dug a single tunnel.



Hyperloop is one thing.

Tunnels are another thing.


Maybe one day he'll put hyper loops in the tunnels, like a peanut butter cup.

He may fail to connect the companies together, but I'm pretty sure he's going to try.
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Re: Elon Musk, love him or hate him
« Reply #38 on: August 02, 2018, 12:14:55 PM »
Musk says that Tesla will make a profit in the third quarter this year. 

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Re: Elon Musk, love him or hate him
« Reply #39 on: August 02, 2018, 01:41:40 PM »

Elon Musk
Love 'em 4 (16.7%)

Hate 'em 3 (12.5%)

Meh 17 (70.8%)

Total Members Voted: 24

Hmmmm


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Re: Elon Musk, love him or hate him
« Reply #40 on: August 02, 2018, 02:43:16 PM »
Reminds of sports, most people don't actually care about sports but you wouldn't know that based on the culture and news.

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Re: Elon Musk, love him or hate him
« Reply #41 on: August 02, 2018, 06:09:47 PM »

Elon Musk
Love 'em 4 (16.7%)

Hate 'em 3 (12.5%)

Meh 17 (70.8%)

Total Members Voted: 24

Hmmmm


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Re: Elon Musk, love him or hate him
« Reply #42 on: August 02, 2018, 07:15:56 PM »

Elon Musk
Love 'em 4 (16.7%)

Hate 'em 3 (12.5%)

Meh 17 (70.8%)

Total Members Voted: 24

Hmmmm


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Re: Elon Musk, love him or hate him
« Reply #43 on: August 02, 2018, 08:05:54 PM »
Extreme Meh
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Re: Elon Musk, love him or hate him
« Reply #44 on: August 02, 2018, 08:19:29 PM »
The thing is...I am very interested in what SpaceX is doing and I’ve followed Tesla with mild interest.  I’m just not that interested in Elin Musk as a personality.  I don’t see any reason either to hate or to love him.  In general I don’t really engage much in the culture of celebrity.
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