1. #5461
    Quote Originally Posted by Drutt View Post
    I'm honestly astonished it's valued even that high.
    A lot of established infrastructure and a wide reach that still has potential if it's ever wrested out of his imbecilic hands. That's basically what it's coasting on right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...alls-elon-musk

    The overvalued company that Elom paid even more for is worth 71% of the $44B he spent on it according to Fidelity. That brings the $44B investment he raised down to a value of around $12.5B.

    Really, I don't think anyone in this thread could accomplish these kinds of returns on investment so far. We could all forget that we raised the funds to purchase a company and would probably be doing better letting the folks in charge continue to run things.
    In 20 years (maybe less) we'll hear about all the times he almost ruined SpaceX. People already murmur about things here and there. Since this is the political section, I think the Cold War era intelligence agencies would have had 12 concurrent conspiracies against him for his companies at this point. Dude is genuinely a pain in the ass but holds strategically viable assets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drutt View Post
    I'm honestly astonished it's valued even that high.
    Twitter was a massive platform for communication. Not just catching up with friends but spreading information. On the flip side, offered an insane amount of "inventory" for marketers, in paid ads and just having an active Twitter profile. Musk has managed to turn away users and advertisers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PACOX View Post
    In 20 years (maybe less) we'll hear about all the times he almost ruined SpaceX. People already murmur about things here and there. Since this is the political section, I think the Cold War era intelligence agencies would have had 12 concurrent conspiracies against him for his companies at this point. Dude is genuinely a pain in the ass but holds strategically viable assets.

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    Twitter was a massive platform for communication. Not just catching up with friends but spreading information. On the flip side, offered an insane amount of "inventory" for marketers, in paid ads and just having an active Twitter profile. Musk has managed to turn away users and advertisers.
    Quoting myself.

    Didn't know this case was a thing, but man that was fast and relevant.

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    Millions of people think this guy is a genius.

  4. #5464
    Quote Originally Posted by Sorshen View Post
    Millions of people think this guy is a genius.
    Racist White people and Phrenology, name a worse duo.

  5. #5465
    Quote Originally Posted by Sorshen View Post


    Millions of people think this guy is a genius.
    Once again, this is very relevant (not sure if this is the OP of this post, but this is what turned up in search) - https://mastodon.social/@rodhilton/109572674700288958

    He talked about electric cars. I don't know anything about cars, so when people said he was a genius I figured he must be a genius.

    Then he talked about rockets. I don't know anything about rockets, so when people said he was a genius I figured he must be a genius.

    Now he talks about software. I happen to know a lot about software & Elon Musk is saying the stupidest shit I've ever heard anyone say, so when people say he's a genius I figure I should stay the hell away from his cars and rockets.
    Granted, SpaceX rockets are really good because they're designed and made by actual rocket scientists and engineers and professionals and shit. But every time this dude talks about a new subject it seems more because he heard someone mention something on a podcast or something now he's an expert on the subject.

    Also, when do we begin the skull measurements, many from apartheid South Africa?

  6. #5466
    Let's talk about ad spams, bots on Twitter. I'm getting bombarded with spam and one in particular for past week plus that is every 4th or so in my timeline.

    Now I generally link stuff but advise to stay away from this but will give you keywords to see if anyone else. The ads that mention Shark Tank (tv show) and Keto, a diet supplement I guess was being spammed by Blue Checkmark people. At first I blocked these accounts, but they were just bot spams so it didn't matter. Then tried the good ole "this ad is not for me". Didn't matter.

    So is this Elon's new strategy? Take money from some bs ad and let them spam with bots? I stress these ALL had blue check marks so I'm assuming they are paying Twitter. Also you can't reply, their accounts are private. Is this the fact that Elmo doesn't have the staff to keep maintenance or prevent bots so there is nothing that can be done.

    Whatever the case I see some people posting about this but I'm not sure if it's a small number of people or larger. Accounts I have looked at have no blue checks so leads more to believe that Elon is letting people who don't want to pay for this garbage site, get shitted on with ad spams.

    Oh and not only the one I mentioned I had some others, which I won't mention, but not as bad. So my timeline, which only happens so far on my phone, not desktop is horrible.
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    As of today, I'm seeing a bunch of ads on Twitter that look like they're just videos of scantily clad women. No product or brand, just apparent porn.

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    Yep, Elon has gotten so desperate that he's allowing porn ads. I see this backfiring spectacularly. I especially find it funny considering his sycophant audience is part of the group of conservatives that are generally enraged by female sexuality. But of course they also probably watch more weird porn than any other demographic.
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    I got a sex toy ad. Pretty sure I disabled explicit material so that I could check Twitter at work.

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    Doesn't help for mobile/app users, but this extension for Firefox has been making Twitter more tolerable, one blocked blue check at a time. Helps cut down on ads too, since those seem to come from check accounts sometimes.

    Bite me, Musk!

    Edit: also normal adblockers like uBlock Origin help.
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    if we had confidence that the President clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorshen View Post
    Millions of people think this guy is a genius.
    He isn't -- he wasn't a C-section. Bah dum, tish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaoBurning View Post
    Doesn't help for mobile/app users, but this extension for Firefox has been making Twitter more tolerable, one blocked blue check at a time. Helps cut down on ads too, since those seem to come from check accounts sometimes.

    Bite me, Musk!

    Edit: also normal adblockers like uBlock Origin help.
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  13. #5473
    Quote Originally Posted by PACOX View Post
    I got a sex toy ad. Pretty sure I disabled explicit material so that I could check Twitter at work.
    and I did get a sex toy ad on mmo champion, it was a dignified ad but still a sex toy add. If you have to write "pretty sure" you do not know.
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  14. #5474
    Quote Originally Posted by Fantomen View Post
    and I did get a sex toy ad on mmo champion, it was a dignified ad but still a sex toy add. If you have to write "pretty sure" you do not know.
    MMO-C has also hosted malware ads multiple times. Its hardly an acceptable standard for what we should hold advertisements to.
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  15. #5475
    Did opinion pluralism exist on twitter prio to Elon?

  16. #5476
    Quote Originally Posted by PgStckr View Post
    Did opinion pluralism exist on twitter prio to Elon?
    I'll take the bait.

    Yes it did.

  17. #5477
    Quote Originally Posted by PgStckr View Post
    Did opinion pluralism exist on twitter prio to Elon?
    Did your handlers have to tell you that pluralism is a word?

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  18. #5478
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/5d94...no-explanation

    Twitter, without warning or cause, banned a whole bunch of liberal/progressive folks and journalists. Again.

    Per the idiot in charge, he's going to investigate because how can this keep happening?! Also because he wanted to cry and virtue signal that he allows all opinions on his Freeze Peach platform. Which he objectively doesn't. He doesn't allow that anywhere and has regularly fired employees over that. Hell, some of them are suing him and his company for firing them for being critical of their boss.

    Really, Twitter is probably the biggest boon to the other companies he owns like SpaceX and shit. Because now all his attention is focused on shitposting and simping and being a reply guy on Twitter while Linda just collects a paycheck for being a warm body occupying a job title, and I imagine the people whose job at SpaceX and shit it was to keep him distracted are finding that they've got a lot more free time than usual.

  19. #5479
    Quote Originally Posted by diller View Post
    I'll take the bait.

    Yes it did.
    I'd argue that it was more of a thing. Especially as of recently, seeing as Elmo just went on another spree of banning his critics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/5d94...no-explanation

    Twitter, without warning or cause, banned a whole bunch of liberal/progressive folks and journalists. Again.

    Per the idiot in charge, he's going to investigate because how can this keep happening?! Also because he wanted to cry and virtue signal that he allows all opinions on his Freeze Peach platform. Which he objectively doesn't. He doesn't allow that anywhere and has regularly fired employees over that. Hell, some of them are suing him and his company for firing them for being critical of their boss.

    Really, Twitter is probably the biggest boon to the other companies he owns like SpaceX and shit. Because now all his attention is focused on shitposting and simping and being a reply guy on Twitter while Linda just collects a paycheck for being a warm body occupying a job title, and I imagine the people whose job at SpaceX and shit it was to keep him distracted are finding that they've got a lot more free time than usual.
    It's almost hard to even care at this point, because what does it really mean to be banned from a platform that likely won't exist a year from now?

    Still, nice to see his hypocrisy on full display.

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