1. #6061
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milchshake View Post
    But but SpaceX is the good one....



    But But Gwen Shotwell is the good one...
    Gwen falsely accused a SpaceX employee of having an affair with her husband.

    Gewn then has the employee ratted out by HR, pressured into quitting.

    But hey, atleast the dweebs in the space exploration threads can lust about more shiny space junk!
    Apparently necessary reminder that HR almost never has the employees' interests in mind. HR exists to protect the company from staff problems, not to help staff work those problems out in a healthy and protective way. If it affects executives, it's gonna get back to executives, and you're gonna get canned.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu 2020 View Post
    Conservatives are just outright admitting that hiding likes is good because the wives/girlfriends/prospective dating pool won't see that conservative men are awful/evil people by their likes and they'll be more likely to date/have sex with guys who still like nazi shit.
    Let's take the generous steelman assumption and presume they're just Liking fairly vanilla porn.

    If you can't talk to your SO about your porn preferences and them seeing a thumbs-up to something porny on your account is gonna cause problems, your relationship is not based on honesty and mutual respect in the first place.

    Now, if it's not just vanilla porn stuff, it's the same problem, you're just way more unsatisfied because you definitely picked the wrong partner and are having to be that much more dishonest about basic shit like "who you are as a person".

    Even giving them every benefit of the doubt, no, you're bad people and Likes being public only hurts you if you're being shit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post
    Apparently necessary reminder that HR almost never has the employees' interests in mind. HR exists to protect the company from staff problems, not to help staff work those problems out in a healthy and protective way. If it affects executives, it's gonna get back to executives, and you're gonna get canned.



    Let's take the generous steelman assumption and presume they're just Liking fairly vanilla porn.

    If you can't talk to your SO about your porn preferences and them seeing a thumbs-up to something porny on your account is gonna cause problems, your relationship is not based on honesty and mutual respect in the first place.

    Now, if it's not just vanilla porn stuff, it's the same problem, you're just way more unsatisfied because you definitely picked the wrong partner and are having to be that much more dishonest about basic shit like "who you are as a person".

    Even giving them every benefit of the doubt, no, you're bad people and Likes being public only hurts you if you're being shit.
    Your talking about a group of people who believe women shouldn't have rights.
    There is no chance in hell their relationship is based on mutual respect.
    It ignores such insignificant forces as time, entropy, and death

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorsameth View Post
    Your talking about a group of people who believe women shouldn't have rights.
    There is no chance in hell their relationship is based on mutual respect.
    Hence me saying I was "steelmanning". It's the opposite of a strawman argument; you give them all the possible doubt and demonstrate that even then, their argument fails. If you think hidden likes will save/protect relationships, it's inherently because one or both partners are abusive shitheads.

    I'll allow the possibility that it's the lady who's all "my man can't look at porn when he's got me" and so forth, but that's still abusive, controlling behaviour and we're talking about a guy lying to avoid being further abused by his partner.

    Do I think that's the most likely reason? No. I agree with you on what's most likely.


  4. #6064
    Tesla shareholders vote to reinstate Elon Musk’s $56 billion pay package

    Good for Elon!!

    Hopefully he will dump this money into his Twitter business. Might as well burn it.

    So the big picture is of course shareholders are going to compensate CEO's if they get the return they want. There are problems here of course for Elon, him being an idiot but as usual; Elon fails upward.

    My take is always that Tesla being projected as some Tech company headed by a genius Musk is delusion. Enough Elon worshippers and people believing in a return decided he is worth it. I mean I guess now, Tesla is so powerful as a corporate entity is they will just buy up companies and talent to push their tech scheme. Tesla's biggest value now is just being BIG.
    "You think you just fell out of a coconut tree?’

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paranoid Android View Post
    Tesla shareholders vote to reinstate Elon Musk’s $56 billion pay package

    Good for Elon!!

    Hopefully he will dump this money into his Twitter business. Might as well burn it.

    So the big picture is of course shareholders are going to compensate CEO's if they get the return they want. There are problems here of course for Elon, him being an idiot but as usual; Elon fails upward.

    My take is always that Tesla being projected as some Tech company headed by a genius Musk is delusion. Enough Elon worshippers and people believing in a return decided he is worth it. I mean I guess now, Tesla is so powerful as a corporate entity is they will just buy up companies and talent to push their tech scheme. Tesla's biggest value now is just being BIG.
    Interesting that Musk's pay package 76 - 24 victory was driven by individual retail investors, who normally don't bother to vote.

    The institutional investors have been divided on the issue. Some supported Musk's pay, others such as California Public Employees' Retirement System and proxy firms Glass Lewis and Institutional Shareholder Services urged shareholders to reject the pay package, calling the compensation excessive.

    Social media has been abuzz for weeks with many users, such as Alexandra Merz, who posts on X as @TeslaBoomerMama, calling on people to vote. The efforts prompted some non-U.S. banks and brokerages to allow Tesla investors to vote, which was not previously the case.

    "Don't mess with Tesla Retail Shareholders," Merz, who attended the meeting and received a standing ovation from investors for her endeavors, posted on X. "Your votes will help to remedy a true injustice."

    Musk himself has also been actively wooing their support with regular social media posts. He had set up a separate website to educate investors on the proposals, which also included reincorporating the company in Texas, and on how to vote.

    The company's board sent regular letters to shareholders highlighting Musk's importance to Tesla and alluding to the risks of losing his involvement if the pay package was rejected. Musk even offered tours of Tesla's factory to some investors who voted.

    The plan worked. About 90% of the retail investors who voted were in favor, Musk said in a post on X over the weekend.

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    So he turned to his cultists to win the vote.
    It ignores such insignificant forces as time, entropy, and death

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    Surprising no one

    According to X, the company's revenue has plummeted since Musk took over.

    In the first six months of 2023 — the first full year in which Musk controlled the company — X's revenue fell by nearly 40 percent from the same period the prior year. The company brought in $1.48 billion during that time period. Furthermore, X lost $456 million in the first quarter of 2023.
    https://mashable.com/article/twitter...payments-plans

    Amazing how telling your main revenue source to "go fuck yourselves" wasn't a viable long term business strategy.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/elon...r-kafka-2024-6
    "Law and Order", lots of places have had that, Russia, North Korea, Saddam's Iraq.
    Laws can be made to enforce order of cruelty and brutality.
    Equality and Justice, that is how you have peace and a society that benefits all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D Luniz View Post
    Surprising no one


    https://mashable.com/article/twitter...payments-plans

    Amazing how telling your main revenue source to "go fuck yourselves" wasn't a viable long term business strategy.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/elon...r-kafka-2024-6
    "Sometimes I say stupid shit, but at least it's genuine stupid shit" is not the winning message he thinks it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D Luniz View Post
    Surprising no one


    https://mashable.com/article/twitter...payments-plans

    Amazing how telling your main revenue source to "go fuck yourselves" wasn't a viable long term business strategy.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/elon...r-kafka-2024-6
    Reminder that Twitter is the company Elon has been by far the most active, engaged, and hands-on with. Even moreso than Tesla.

    So I think its current fortunes are a great example of what happens when Elon doesn't hire competent adults who can run companies despite his best efforts to turn them into the dumpster fires Twitter has become under him.

    - - - Updated - - -

    https://x.com/PabloReports/status/1803173087644418132

    Someone on Rafeal Cruz's staff left briefing materials about his donors lying around and a journalist got their hands on it. Why am I posting this here?

    Look at the threaded tweets. Every one of them deleted for violating Twitter's rules despite this being information of public interest, lawfully acquired.

    Nobody hates Free Speech like Freeze Peach warriors. Nobody.

    Anyways: https://www.newsweek.com/ted-cruz-do...e-know-1914631

    sure seems like a lotta non-TX based donors really like him. Also, political fundraising is fun! Let's you see who politicians actually care about and listen to!

  10. #6070
    Elon Musk has another secret child with exec at his brain implant company

    Elon really does take the "fertility crisis" seriously. He's doing his part, are you doing yours?!

  11. #6071
    Quote Originally Posted by En Sabah Nur View Post
    Elon Musk has another secret child with exec at his brain implant company

    Elon really does take the "fertility crisis" seriously. He's doing his part, are you doing yours?!
    Too bad the names he gives them means they'll likely have a harder time finding a date. Though I expect X Æ A-12 will ask for emancipation and a name change as soon as they're able.

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    Elon Musk two years ago, “At this point,” he concluded, “I think I know more about manufacturing than anyone currently alive on earth.”

    Tesla is recalling its futuristic new Cybertruck pickup for the fourth time in the U.S. to fix problems with trim pieces that can come loose and front windshield wipers that can fail.

    Tesla has recalled the stainless steel-clad Cybertruck four times since it went on sale Nov. 30.

    The new recalls, announced in documents posted Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, each affect more than 11,000 trucks.




    I'd guess that the cybertruck is no less than 35% adhesive tape by volume.
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    Wait, they just glue that shit on? fucking rofl, did they glue them together withing sub 10 micron accuracy? Elon did email about the importance of such precise manufacturing and assembly like the night before production began. You know, months after the production lines were tooled out and everything.

    Also, at this rate the Cybertruck is on a bi-monthly recall. Out for 7 months, 4 recalls issued. That's some high quali-T.

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    It's held together by scotch tape and chewing gum. Only the highest manufacturing standards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    Wait, they just glue that shit on? fucking rofl, did they glue them together withing sub 10 micron accuracy? Elon did email about the importance of such precise manufacturing and assembly like the night before production began. You know, months after the production lines were tooled out and everything.

    Also, at this rate the Cybertruck is on a bi-monthly recall. Out for 7 months, 4 recalls issued. That's some high quali-T.
    At the rate he is going, he might have the most unsafe vehicle out there and that is with including Boeing.

    The Cybertruck will rust because it has no clearcoat of paint as standard(you have to pay extra for that) so all you get is bare metal. It seems like it falls apart if you stare at it too hard.

    https://www.carscoops.com/2024/02/te...hes-not-alone/

    There is also phantom braking due to the way it's autopilot sees things and causing hard brakes if something passes it on the other side of the road.

    https://www.cybertruckownersclub.com...highway.13856/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belize View Post
    It's held together by scotch tape and chewing gum. Only the highest manufacturing standards
    I thought the industry standard was duct tape and chewing gum .. or was that only for repairs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milchshake View Post
    Elon Musk two years ago, “At this point,” he concluded, “I think I know more about manufacturing than anyone currently alive on earth.”
    Cutting corners proves he knows how to.

  18. #6078
    Alright two things.

    First I saw Maxine Waters trending I thought it was something tied to USSS and Trump. Not really and first image I see is someone posting this person who was claimed to be the shooter dead, with blood coming from ears, eyes and nose. In short just a graphic picture on good ole Twitter.

    Second: Elon Musk wins dismissal of ex-Twitter staffers’ $500M severance suit

    U.S. District Judge Trina Thompson in a ruling Tuesday said the estimated 6,000 workers who were laid off after Musk purchased the company in 2022 were not owed severance payments under the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). As a result, the court lacks jurisdiction to weigh in on the matter, Thompson said.


    The suit claimed employees were promised two months of their base pay and one week of pay for each full year of service if they were laid off, while senior employees were allegedly guaranteed six months of severance, Reuters reported. The employees, however, received at most one month of pay, or no money at all and no benefits, according to the suit.

    Thompson found ERISA did not apply to Twitter’s layoff process as there was no “ongoing administrative program for processing claims and paying benefits.”

    “After the takeover or merger, there were only cash payments promised,” she wrote. “There were no promises to continue healthcare benefits or outplacement services provided by a third-party and there were no eligibility determinations beyond being terminated.”
    So I guess by the letter of law this is correct, but goes to show how corporate protection is #1. Me just being a person who believes that if you are diligently doing your job and a takeover happened and the new person clearly is trying to fire people even stating to the effect they "Liberals, Lefties" but more of course to good ole Gotta Save a Buck so fire people you don't have to pay them no more.

    But hey Elon keeps winning.
    "You think you just fell out of a coconut tree?’

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    At least the US is a showcase for why one should politically annihilate candidates that try to shrink protections already in place back in my country. It really helps when you have shit like this to point at.

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    Which do you figure consumed more resources:
    The time and energy spent to prompt machine code to create this image?
    The time and money spent on hair transplants and testosterone injections to not even look this good irl?




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