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  • Elon Musk
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    nickc
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    None of his fans or supporters want to comment on the fact that Elon’s Twitter feed is essential one long ant-Semitic far right conspiracy theory crack-pipe then?

    kimbers
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    I genuinely think he smokes too much weed

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    inkster
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    Why is it that whenever Elon uses the word humanity, Dr Strangelove comes to mind?

    When it comes to floating and leaning into conspiracy theories he is the new Donald Trump.

    Last week, after the Texas mass shooting he was responding to false flag conspiracy theories with responses like; “Oh really?”… “Sounds interesting”… “We need to know more” and suchlike.

    The man is scum.

    funkmasterp
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    I genuinely think he smokes too much weed

    no way would he be down on working from home or as animated if he did. Perhaps he’s not smoking enough?

    He just seems like a massive dickhead. Not dissimilar to Steve Jobs. Egotistical, narcissistic man child who takes credit for the genuinely hard work of others.

    zeesaffa
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    Can anyone name a ridiculously wealthy / powerful visionary etc that doesn’t have flaws?

    I think it is par for the course.

    From what I know about him – I’d rather have him on this planet than not.

    His concerns about AI are interesting.

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    thols2
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    Can anyone name a ridiculously wealthy / powerful visionary etc that doesn’t have flaws?

    I think it is par for the course.

    A lot of highly successful people are unpleasant, or so I gather. Musk is much more than just unpleasant, he’s an utterly unprincipled **** who pretends to care about free speech, etc. but cozies up to murderous tyrants when he thinks it will be profitable.

    Also, I think his accomplishments are overrated by his fanbois.

    dakuan
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    I have a couple of pals who come out with the same nonsense as Elon, different social circles but what they have in common is spending all their spare time on 4chan smoking the strongest weed they can get.

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    funkmasterp
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    Can anyone name a ridiculously wealthy / powerful visionary etc that doesn’t have flaws?

    I think it is par for the course.

    I can’t name a single person who hasn’t got flaws. Everyone has them but not everyone is an utter ****.

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    nickc
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    Today I’ve learned that some folks are buying a blue tick and then uploading hours and hours of footage, of their dog roaming around in the park, their kids, football matches, whole telly programmes, porn you name it.. to Twitter…The cost of which to Twitter to store obviously vastly exceeds the price of the blue tick.

    Online storage for as much data as you you want for as little as 0.30c a day. He’s a genius, that Musk

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    nickc
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    Can anyone name a ridiculously wealthy / powerful visionary etc that doesn’t have flaws?

    Sure I can forgive pretty anybody’s taste in clothes or music or even the people they date, or how entitled they act. What shouldn’t be ignored that his views and outpourings on Twitter are at the very least signalling to the very worst sorts of scum who wouldn’t mind at all if the US was turned into a wasteland so they can live in a  white entho-state.

    That’s not really a “flaw”

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    squirrelking
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    I have a couple of pals who come out with the same nonsense as Elon, different social circles but what they have in common is spending all their spare time on 4chan smoking the strongest weed they can get.

    Equally I know plenty of folk who smoke too much weed that don’t come out with the sort of shite he does. Because they’re not massive ****.

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    thecaptain
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    The undeniable fact that people are flawed is a very strong argument about the fetishisation or even existence of the billionaire class. It’s outrageous that a handful of such people have the ability to determine the course of wars and otherwise interfere so massively in society based on whatever their latest whim or favoured conspiracy theory happens to be.

    The fact that one or two of them turn out to be mostly ok (I’m thinking Gates) is in no way sufficient compensation for the harm that they collectively wreak on society.

    It’s not even that they have particularly rare and important talents, most of them just got lucky in various ways. Musk is obviously a prize **** as has been clear for years, perhaps decades. He’s burnt billions on twitter, which was entirely predictable from the outset.

    doris5000
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    I genuinely think he smokes too much weed

    I’ve heard from people who’ve met him that he canes it surprisingly hard (and is just really, really odd) – boozes a lot too

    The thing about how he sleeps at work is true apparently – he’ll get his buddies, commandeer a couple of offices, get on the tequilas and party it up on a Tuesday night in a Tesla factory somewhere. Then he’ll sleep it off under a desk, and that office will be out of commission until some time the next day. He could literally employ some people whose sole job it was to carry him to a limo and get him to the Hilton, but he prefers to be the guy that sleeps in the office

    Sounds like a wheeze! Top laughs! If you’re 23. But he’s a fifty-something father of ten. It’s all a bit sad.

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    alpin
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    Equally I know plenty of folk who smoke too much weed that don’t come out with the sort of shite he does. Because they’re not massive ****.

    +1

    Smoke a lot myself, or at least used to. Have friends that “cane” it, but not one of them is an out and out ******* jobber.
    In my experience it’s those on the powder that talk the most shite.

    Either way, with most people who talk crap they haven’t the audience nor the clout that Musk has.

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    thols2
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    The fact that one or two of them turn out to be mostly ok (I’m thinking Gates) is in no way sufficient compensation for the harm that they collectively wreak on society.

    Gates is a bit of a prick, if the published reports about him are correct. However, he does put his money towards useful purposes. Also, he’s a bit of a prick whereas Musk seems to think that racist conspiracy theories are just a jolly jape. Order of magnitude difference there.

    zeesaffa
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    Ive not seen anything to suggest he thinks racism or anything like that are a jape.

    I can understand that giving people that spout **** is dangerous but the problem is that boundaries are not black and white and so removing freedom of speech from people who push those boundaries is also dangerous.

    Who decides the boundaries? Who knows. Boundaries today might be different from boundaries in 10 years.

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    nickc
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    and so removing freedom of speech from people who push those boundaries is also dangerous.

    No one is suggesting that freedom of speech isn’t something we should be protective of, but it doesn’t come for free, and I suspect that soon enough Musk will discover that the dildo of consequence rarely arrives pre-lubed.

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    BoardinBob
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    Can anyone name a ridiculously wealthy / powerful visionary etc that doesn’t have flaws

    Warren Buffet

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    mert
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    From what I know about him – I’d rather have him on this planet than not.

    From speaking to those who actually know him, most of them seem to think he should have been on his last rocket.

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    thecaptain
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    I certainly wouldn’t take away his freedom of speech – that’s an absurd suggestion, how would it even be possible – but would happily take away his billions through a sensible progressive taxation system including a wealth tax.

    It’s profoundly anti democratic to have so much power concentrated in the hands of such a small number of wholly unaccountable people.

    That would be the case even if their wealth had been accumulated through entirely meritocratic means and if they were also all thoroughly good people (neither of which is the case).

    kimbers
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    Surprised, no, no I’m not

    thols2
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    piemonster
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    Anyone got any more on this claim?

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    FuzzyWuzzy
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    He seems to be trying to turn Twitter into Truth Social 2.0 (in terms of size, credibility, political leaning and global appeal anyway). Twitter will end up in a mess of fines if they just try and ignore the EU post August 25th. Elon’s happy enough to ignore his workers’ rights and supplier’s demands for payment but he’ll soon find out ignoring the EU comes with real consequences. That is unless he somehow uses Tesla’s leverage of building EU giga factories to avoid regulation of Twitter but hopefully that won’t be the case (I could quite easily see the UK government looking the other way in similar circumstances).

    kelvin
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    Anyone got any more on this claim?

    Noticed this at the weekend…

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    kimbers
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    So Space Karen firing all his engineers is going well

    Considering every other tweet seems to be an advert (for the most inane crap) this seems extra nuts

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    kimbers
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    ratherbeintobago
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    Sooner or later Twitter is just going to fall over.

    The big question is whether there’s anything else in the wings (and things like Mastodon don’t quite seem it)

    kelvin
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    The man is a real danger…

    Musk

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    kimbers
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    inkster
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    To be fair Kelvin,  that post could have been written by Douglas Murray at The Spectator, or a number of the hacks at the Daily Telegraph…

    I’m not sure that Musk cares too much about the Twitter share price and I don’t think Twitter is about to collapse any time soon. He is achieving what he wants with the platform and can afford to take a short to medium term hit financially.

    I’ve made sarky comments about him myself on this thread, including the comparison to Truth Social but in reality, what Musk has done to Twitter has made TS redundant. Truth Social was formed as a reaction to certain people being banned from Twitter, a reason that no longer exists.

    I also think there are valid criticism to be made of how Twitter was run under the previous ownership.

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    dirtyrider
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    I’m not sure that Musk cares too much about the Twitter share price

    eh? he took it private, it’s not listed

    mattyfez
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    has he had a fist fight with zukkerberg yet?

    Even if only one of them dies of a brain bleed from a hard punch I’d consider that a good result.

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    Sandwich
    Full Member

    Twitter is about to die a death as Mr Musk has not renewed his contract with Google and failed to pay his AWS bill too. These are the reasons for the restrictions on usage for everyone.

    twitter/Google problemsTwitter/AWSApologies for the filter avoidance in the copied image.

    kimbers
    Full Member

    Hmmmm

    mattyfez
    Free Member

    Thunderdome.

    2 men enter, one man leaves.

    piemonster
    Full Member

    Re the Google data services, if its this they (maybe) started paying again

    https://www.reuters.com/technology/twitter-resumes-paying-google-cloud-bloomberg-news-2023-06-21/

    kimbers
    Full Member

    Is the search function on twitter broken for everyone else too?

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    Is the search function on twitter broken for everyone else too?

    It’s working for me

    martinhutch
    Free Member

    He wants to be careful completely trashing Twitter’s value, or his Saudi partners may get the bonesaws out.

    Who would want to advertise on a platform where half the users can’t see your content?

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