Artemis I set to fly today

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Re: Artemis I set to fly today

Post by Hawk » November 18th 2022, 12:23pm

People that used the platform seem not to share my amusement but it is hilarious from time to time.

Going all Captain Bligh might suggest Elon May have misread the room. The folks marching off into the sunset are possessed of high demand skills in a time of historically low unemployment.

But the best part was selling verification creds for eight bucks without, well, any actual verification. There was probably only one person on the planet that didn’t expect a biblical level flood of fake yet “verified” accounts.
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Re: Artemis I set to fly today

Post by Nuvolari » November 18th 2022, 2:21pm

smellody wrote:
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As for the coke, every physician, attorney, and stock broker from the 80's can't be wrong.
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Re: Artemis I set to fly today

Post by Nuvolari » November 18th 2022, 2:31pm

These are my two favorite images of Elon Musket:
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Look you haters - at least he’s inspired by a real movie doctor!
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Re: Artemis I set to fly today

Post by smellody » November 18th 2022, 4:45pm

Nuvolari wrote:
November 18th 2022, 2:31pm
These are my two favorite images of Elon Musket:

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Look you haters - at least he’s inspired by a real movie doctor!

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Re: Artemis I set to fly today

Post by smellody » November 18th 2022, 5:01pm

Hawk wrote:
November 18th 2022, 4:56pm
Elon just inspired my first and probably last tweet by cautioning against negative tweets. My reply:


| -tweet |


Just because I’m curious if any math geeks remain.
I'm not going to download the app, but just went to Twitter. Com for the first time. I don't get it. It is like a crunchie version of Facebook. Hard pass.
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Post by bbattle » November 18th 2022, 5:04pm

Twitter employees are just crying because they got to sit at home for the past 3 years, do almost no work, make a ton of money. Twitter was bleeding cash super fast; like those dot.coms of the late 90's- early 2000's.

But Musk doesn't just make statements, he makes STATEMENTS. And that makes some people cry, others laugh, others just shake their heads. You know there is a Tesla orbiting the sun as we sit here? How cool is that?

Everyone was shitting their pants over Musk buying Twitter because they knew the gravy train would grind to a screeching halt. Too bad Chainsaw Al isn't still around.

And hey, he hasn't unbanned Trump yet but he did unban the Babylon Bee, whatever that is.

for the record, I've never twitted and have no plans to do so ever.
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Re: Artemis I set to fly today

Post by smellody » November 18th 2022, 5:14pm

I really don't like Tesla. Don't understand Twitter. Don't like spaceX.

I'm fine with real cars that drink Dino juice. Facebook sans the ads is better than talking to people. NASA should be in charge again.

I also think that muskee guy looks weird. Like a hamster that had his lips and cheeks done.

I'm going to stick with real cars, avoid twitters, and wait until the aliens are officially unveiled for space travel since we are apparently unable to step up.
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Re: Artemis I set to fly today

Post by Hawk » November 18th 2022, 6:05pm

People sometimes confuse their roles. The users posting on Twitter are not the customers, they’re the product. The customers are the advertisers. Advertisers are where the money comes from.

The advertisers left faster than the employees. Companies don’t much like being impersonated and they loath being impersonated by accounts that, for eight dollars, look as verified as the actual company.

Musk has walked back the fuck up that cost him the advertisers but it’s unclear that he’ll be able to woo them back. But the users aren’t complaining - it’s like going on Facebook and seeing far less ads and clickbait.

But I reckon getting in a snark fight with senator Markey is also a notable fuck up given that Markey is on committees related to Twitter’s consent decree and the one looking into Tesla’s autopilot killing a couple of folks. Lockheed Martin is probably cheering him on too.

Let them fight.
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Post by conjurer » November 18th 2022, 9:36pm

smellody wrote:
November 18th 2022, 5:14pm
I really don't like Tesla. Don't understand Twitter. Don't like spaceX.

I'm fine with real cars that drink Dino juice. Facebook sans the ads is better than talking to people. NASA should be in charge again.

I also think that muskee guy looks weird. Like a hamster that had his lips and cheeks done.

I'm going to stick with real cars, avoid twitters, and wait until the aliens are officially unveiled for space travel since we are apparently unable to step up.
Yup on everything above. You look at the Saturn V, and it looked bad-ass--a perfect white with NASA logos and the American flag all over it. Artemis looks like--and, well, really is--a bunch of shit slapped together, like a Cuban's '57 Pontiac with different color body panels and Bondo.

Well, I don't agree with Facebook. Facebook can suck my dick.
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Re: Artemis I set to fly today

Post by Hawk » November 18th 2022, 11:17pm

I’m not much concerned with the aesthetics of spacecraft except I think Bezos could have done better than making what looks like the world’s largest dildo.

@Smells: I’m guessing you’re just too young to remember but NASA didn’t build the Saturn 5. Main contractors included Boeing, North American, Douglas and IBM. The last makes more sense if you remember what 1969 computers looked like. Trivia: Chrysler had a large part of the Saturn 1’s booster and Coors was a big part of the Flying Crowbar which fortunately never made it off the ground.

IOW, as far as rockets go, not much has changed - NASA acts as a sort of project manager / prime contractor.

One other factoid lost to the mists of time is that the Saturn 5 got its spiffy white paint job in large part due to the conceit of Werner Von Braun. He’s dead so we’ve probably seen the last of fashion forward launch systems.
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Post by conjurer » November 18th 2022, 11:54pm

Hawk wrote:
November 18th 2022, 11:17pm
I’m not much concerned with the aesthetics of spacecraft except I think Bezos could have done better than making what looks like the world’s largest dildo.

@Smells: I’m guessing you’re just too young to remember but NASA didn’t build the Saturn 5. Main contractors included Boeing, North American, Douglas and IBM. The last makes more sense if you remember what 1969 computers looked like. Trivia: Chrysler had a large part of the Saturn 1’s booster and Coors was a big part of the Flying Crowbar which fortunately never made it off the ground.

IOW, as far as rockets go, not much has changed - NASA acts as a sort of project manager / prime contractor.

One other factoid lost to the mists of time is that the Saturn 5 got its spiffy white paint job in large part due to the conceit of Werner Von Braun. He’s dead so we’ve probably seen the last of fashion forward launch systems.
Interestingly (or not), my father played a very small part in the space program. During the Surveyor Program, my pa worked at the University of Chicago, where they assembled a few of the test packages sent to the moon. He had to fly a lot in those days, when very few middle-class people actually flew anywhere. Because of this, he was present in important moments. one of which was during a press conference with NASA bigs during a strike with one of the major contractors during Apollo.

For some reason, some NASA fuckhead decided it would be a good moment to have von Braun on stage for the questioning by the press. One reporter asked von Braun what he thought of the strike; remembering that the Nazis used slave labor to build the V2 rockets used to murder British civilians during WW Deuce, von Braun said, wistfully, "Ah, we never had problems like that in the old days."

Unsurprisingly, they called a quick end to the news conference.
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Re: Artemis I set to fly today

Post by 3Flushes » November 19th 2022, 2:27am

Musk is no genieus, just a guy smart enough to hire genieuses to accomplish his ends. Space-X and Neuralink are merely Occupy Mars vehicles and Tesla merely a vehicle to ultimately dominate the battery market soon to turn to sodium.

Interestingly enough, and perhaps not coincidentally, sodium is apparently in ample supply on Mars which they say was once covered in vast oceans similar to our own. Sodium batteries will have tremendous storage capacities such that they could power the initial industry required to build the infrastructure necessary to eventually enable the Neuralink AI-enhanced-humanoids 2.0 to one day reach and occupy mars. Much remains to be done however as the technology is currently embodied and being developed in swine.

Too bad Musk forgot to recruit a genieus to take over Twitter. His personal management of the platform would seem to support my thesis the he is no genieus, but merely just another malignantly narcissistic rich guy.

Why, I'm beginning to think that Musk may not be capable of ultimately achieving the evil corporate comic book style arch villain antagonist bent on ruling the new world on Mars to which he apparently aspires at all, by golly. Hell, at the rate he's going, Musk may not even succeed at upgrading the evolutionary path of humanity.

I must say that I'm quite disappointed in E — Twitter's hardly rocket or neuro science. Genieus indeed.

Nice to see they did finally get Arty off the ground. Better late than never. I guess.
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Re: Artemis I set to fly today

Post by Hawk » November 20th 2022, 6:15pm

Under the heading of “fuck up with unknown consequences” Elon fired a bunch of EU Twitter employees by email.

Worker protections are different over there. You can fire them but only for breach and after written warning. Layoffs are permitted but not without EU red tape. IOW you can’t handle EU employees like they’re in Ohio or an episode of The Apprentice. Also per EU regs the entirety of the people fired by email aren’t fired in any legal sense - he’ll have to keep paying them which takes the shine off the reasons for the email. Alternatively he can hire EU attorneys to do it properly for him and that ain’t cheap either.
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