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u/slappindaface Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22 Helpful Take My Energy

Elon musk has his name on 2 patents, one for a car door latch and one for the tesla charging port. He's not the first name on either.

Edit: yeah patents are for the weak that's why tesla has 118 in the US alone

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u/Bucket81 Sep 29 '22

Lol you mean the car door latch that constantly breaks? That car door latch.

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u/RodJohnsonSays Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

So I've never been a passenger in a Tesla Model 3 until recently - my friend had a little chuckle because I was waving my hand in front of the car door handle thinking it was motion or proximity activated or something.

When his girlfriend showed me the handle I couldn't help but laugh - what a classic case of over-engineering something for absolutely no reason.

And on top of it, I couldn't believe how boring and bland the dashboard console was.

I'll pass.

Edit: wow, you guys really went after it in the replies. Didn't mean to chum the waters!

Edit 2: another user reminded me, I also had no idea how to exit the car from the inside. That was pretty funny too.

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u/Glangho Sep 29 '22 Golden Snoo

You don't like an ipad duct taped to plastic? Look at mr fancy pants over here.

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u/HNixon Sep 29 '22

La di da .. I guess you wouldn't park in your tesla in a car hole like us common folk.

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u/Disastrous_Tone_5059 Sep 29 '22

It's too full of counterfeit jeans. Gotta make those payments.

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u/FrOfTo Sep 29 '22

Gotta watch out for Gloria Vanderbilt, out for revenge.

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u/DiaDeLosMuertos Sep 29 '22

I see you trying to leave after blabbing about our counterfeit jeans operation

Cock gun 🔫

Not. So. Fast.

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u/gmwdim Sep 29 '22

Foiled by my own shoddy merchandise!

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u/RodJohnsonSays Sep 29 '22

As a joke to my buddy, I even asked him "Hey, got any games on there?"

Had my second laugh when he showed me that he did, in fact, have games.

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u/MinimumTumbleweed Sep 29 '22

It's telling that most of the features in the Tesla largely speak to ten year olds. Case in point: I've only really heard my son's friends espousing their virtues.

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u/grambino Sep 29 '22

When I rented one I spent the whole 20 minutes at the supercharger playing with the fart noises. I’m in my mid-30s though.

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u/Mister_Brevity Sep 29 '22

“custom “exhaust” sounds”

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u/Disastrous_Win4620 Sep 30 '22

My 60 year old mom routinely makes the car fart when people walk by in the parking lot. She thinks its the funniest thing ever.

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u/Keso_LK1231 Sep 30 '22

Bless her! :D good fart sound is never bad! :D

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u/SarpedonWasFramed Sep 29 '22

Oh you actually wanted to unlock your door after the battery died? Sorry that's an addin package

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u/LilakYak Sep 29 '22

Non mechanical doors sound like a great way to get trapped in a burning or sinking vehicle

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u/TheNewMeYouHaventCN Sep 29 '22

They are mechanical. There is a manual release on the door.

Source: Owner

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u/lostcartographer Sep 29 '22

You can open the trunk by saying “open my butthole.” You can also open the charge port by saying “open your butthole.”

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u/downcastbass Sep 29 '22

Lol this is hilarious

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u/__babyslaughter__ Sep 29 '22

The first time I got a Tesla Uber I was laughing because Uber gives you detailed instructions on how to operate the door handles lol

That’s how you know it’s well engineered. Nobody can intuitively use it

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u/doomalgae Sep 29 '22

My husband, BIL, and I missed those instructions, so we spent a minute discussing how we were supposed to get in until the driver rolled down the window to tell us.

But hey, the driver also demonstrated how the car could play a variety of fart sounds near any of the four seats, so you know they spent extra time on the really important features.

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u/BussyIsThrobbing Sep 29 '22

i drive a tesla and i can't get over how stupid the doors are. i always apologize to my passengers about it cuz no one knows what to do.

the only positive things i can say about it is that it's quick and the speakers are very nice

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u/RodJohnsonSays Sep 29 '22

I'm truly surprised that I've tapped into this 'door handle vein' that I had no idea existed. Owners and non-owners alike really seem to hate the design. Turns out that my comment woke up the wrong beast...

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u/basedgodsenpai Sep 29 '22

Elon dick riders are prevalent on social media, don’t let their anger get you down. They’re just rabid cultists

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u/DigiQuip Sep 29 '22

I don’t think there’s a man in the world that has so many YouTube channels named after him. It’s really embarrassing.

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u/Sea_Honey7133 Sep 29 '22

Remember that alot of people rode his multipyramid scheme moves in crypto for a lot of easy money they never dreamed possible. Money tends to make people partial to one's cause #dogecoin

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u/-Astrosloth- Sep 29 '22

I have an EV6 and I love the way they did the door handles on that. It's also on a lever to actually open the door if it's frozen

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u/Mortoc Sep 29 '22

Also own an EV6. The door handles are nice but the best feature is not knowing the CEO's name.

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u/-Astrosloth- Sep 29 '22

Lmao. Agreed.

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u/omnigear Sep 29 '22

Same I hated my Tesla , especially after seeing that one video. Father got in car crash and fire fighter couldn't open it up . F that I got myself a EV6

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u/macnof Sep 29 '22

To add to the door handle; it feels like it pulls out in the wrong direction, like it could hook on something while moving forward. Probably never will, but it just feels wrong.

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u/water_baughttle Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

It's not even an original design. The R35 GT-R has been using it since 2009, Aston Martin has been using it since the mid 2000's starting on the Vantage I think. Jaguar has it on the F-Type and probably some other models now too.

Oh, and Tesla also copied the interior door latch from the GT-R too, except the GT-R latch isn't prone to breaking.

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u/fascinesta Sep 29 '22

I have to say that Tesla interiors are one of the worst I've encountered. Gimmicky, poor materials and build quality, and generally not worth the price of the car. They charge (no pun-intended) through the nose for the badge, the battery tech, and the bragging rights. That's it. Now that major OEM's are catching up on the powertrain tech, Tesla are on life support because you can get a well-specced German interior for the same (or less) investment.

Source: am Automotive Engineer who designs vehicle interiors for a living. I've benchmarked a fuckton of car interiors.

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u/the_geth Sep 29 '22

It's a bad car that is really well markedted by Musk, his team, and his fanboys.
Still a bad car.

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u/RodJohnsonSays Sep 29 '22

I can't speak to the overall driving experience, but as a passenger, I guess I just expected a little bit more? I dunno.

He's still paying less than me in gas, but more than me in a car payment, so who knows what the real value is 🤷‍♂️

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u/dclxvi616 Sep 29 '22

so who knows what the real value is

The Tesla shareholders.

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u/Ol_JanxSpirit Sep 29 '22

Not so much during his Twitter adventure.

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u/MVRKHNTR Sep 29 '22

Thing is you can still get electric vehicles for cheaper that are built better so you could be winning on both.

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u/Mag-1892 Sep 29 '22

Yep the build quality on them is terrible. I’ll admit I was taken in by them at first although not anywhere near the level of his fanboys but now that the model 3 and s are common where I live and quite a few model y’s theyjust look flimsy and plastic with doors and trim that don’t fit properly

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u/Sniffy4 Sep 29 '22

Right with you on the Tesla door latch. They did it to appear clever in marketing to buyers, not to be practical or useful.

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u/-Economist- Sep 30 '22

I have a Tesla X and BMW X7. Priced roughly the same, maybe $10k more BMW. The Tesla is not even in the same league as BMW. I would put Tesla, in terms of quality, on par with Kia. We actually are selling the X this month and moving to Volvo EV.

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u/SasparillaTango Sep 29 '22

shit I have my name on 5 patents

Does that make me 2.5 times greater than the greatest engineer in the world?

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u/KlingoftheCastle Sep 29 '22

Let me do the math.

Yes.

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u/CthulubeFlavorcube Sep 29 '22

Nikola Tesla had 120 patents in the USA, and 196 across 26 other countries. It's like raaaaaiiiiinnnn on your wedding day...

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u/Prince_Ossomer Sep 29 '22

"Elon Musk is the Thomas Edison of our generation and I mean that as a slur."

https://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla

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u/Slannar Sep 29 '22

Some deep cut Thomas Edison shit right there. Its amazing damn near everyone alive credits him for electricity when we all use AC.

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u/Ordolph Sep 29 '22

I mean, 99% of the appliances that you use, use DC. AC comes out of the wall, but almost all electronics convert the AC to DC in order to use it. (Not that Edison wasn't a shitbag)

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u/Slannar Sep 29 '22

Except your electronics wouldn't exist without AC because DC can't travel the same distance to connect the world like it has.

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u/Original_Woody Sep 29 '22

And you wouldnt want to use AC to power your computer. Both types have their functions. Edison is a shitbag, but it seems odd comparing AC to DC in this way.

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u/stamminator Sep 29 '22

Your comment is worded as if both AC and DC aren’t used all over the place. I know from your other comments that you already know they are and that they both have their particular use cases, so why is your comment worded misleadingly?

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u/die_nazis_die Sep 29 '22

Ironic since The Oatmeal is the Thomas Edison of webcomics, and I mean that as a slur.

He got started by spamming his comic in other artists submissions on Digg, where he'd shit on them by claiming their take on a trope was somehow simply copying his.

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u/Vrenshrrrg Sep 29 '22

Ah well, the ionosphere thing didn't work out because it is exceedingly inefficient and loses far too much power over any significant distance, that's why we don't wirelessly charge everything with tesla coils either. The man's contributions were amazing, but that branch of his work was physically never going to work.

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u/saracenrefira Sep 29 '22

Can't beat inverse square law.

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u/010011100000 Sep 29 '22

Psst, that comic is full of bullshit. Just thought you should know

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u/Rezkel Sep 29 '22

I always do like how in trying to course correct, people still end up wrong just going the other way. There must always be a villain and a hero I guess, and some people like to change facts to set that narrative.

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u/fretplaya Sep 29 '22

So that's why Elon said "Patents are for the weak". Heard him say it on a Jay Leno special that aired recently.

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u/barneyman Sep 29 '22

JFC - I have a US patent, it ain't hard.

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u/Its_Than_Idiot Sep 29 '22

Don't leave us hanging, barney! What's the patent for?

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u/gfyans Sep 29 '22

A car door latch.

I have a patent for a car door latch as well, and so does my wife.

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u/Prince_Ossomer Sep 29 '22

The car door latch industry is a bubble that will burst any day now.

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u/SussyAmogustypebeat Sep 29 '22

Just got my new car door latch patent!!!!

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u/Script_Mak3r Sep 29 '22

I have a few latch patents.

Not necessarily my latch patents, but they weren't going to need them anymore after The Incident.

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u/Slammin_Sandwich77 Sep 29 '22

Hello fellow car door latch patent holders.

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u/mak484 Sep 29 '22

Not the same person, but I also have a few patents, on different strains of commercial button mushrooms. I'm even named first on one of them. It's a neat anecdote and is good for my resume, but it hardly makes me an expert in my field.

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u/BulbusDumbledork Sep 29 '22

bro just partition a small area in your yard and grow your mushrooms there. then your mushrooms will be the best mushrooms in your field.

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u/chumpynut5 Sep 29 '22

And if he goes out and stands by them, he’ll be outstanding in his field!

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u/barneyman Sep 29 '22

Lol, if I said, I'd dox myself. It's 20 years old - it's about a particular methodical optimisation.

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u/VegetaDarst Sep 29 '22

Holy shit you invented Agile?

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u/WeirdPumpkin Sep 29 '22

More like: GET HIM! HE INVENTED AGILE!

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u/barneyman Sep 29 '22

Lol, no

But I worked at a company in the late 90s that 'worked agile' well before it became a thing. The 00s were wonderful time.

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u/radicalbiscuit Sep 29 '22

Mr. Beldrew Agile III is above reddit.

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u/takumidesh Sep 29 '22

Also, on the flip side, you don't need to have parents to be an engineer.

Edit: Patents!! Though parents also aren't a requirement I guess.

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u/EelTeamNine Sep 29 '22

Bruce Wayne's day got better reading your comment

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u/spencerwi Sep 29 '22

I'm more proud of the time that I killed my employer's attempt to patent my work, by sitting down with the patent lawyer for this >10,000-employee company and walking him through all the prior art that I had explicitly drawn on when building the thing (and explained how that was the tip of the iceberg), and then explaining how the patent my employer had put together to file was so broad that it would kill fundamental basics of most software if it were approved despite decades of prior art.

Thankfully, the guy was sensible and told me "yeah, the company's not interested in pursuing a patent if we're gonna have to spend any money proving we actually own it. Sounds like this one's dead then."

That was revelatory for me: the company was so used to rubber-stamps for all their stupid software patents, regardless of whether they actually had the right to get their patent, that even the slightest resistance was seen as an unusual inconvenience for them.

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u/Striking_Weekend5889 Sep 29 '22

Aside from the inventing, it's incredibly easy to get your name on a patent if you work for a company that has its own legal department that handles patents. In my experience, all I had to do (after the engineering) was fill out a form for the patent team, provide drawings, talk to the legal team about what my product does, and they did all the dirty work. Then 2+ years later I get the patent number.

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u/ScimitarPufferfish Sep 29 '22 Wholesome

The cult of personality surrounding this clown is idiotic as hell.

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u/nanketo Sep 29 '22

I met a combination crypto bro and Elon fanatic who insisted that Elon should be POTUS and absolutely would not hear it when I told him he’s not a natural citizen and it was impossible. He also called him the smartest guy alive. An absolute nut.

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u/Grogosh Sep 29 '22

Some people are so hung up on the idea that the richer a person is the more talented/smart/etc the person is like its a direct ratio. No all that is an indicator of is how ruthless they are.

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u/BADBOiSEBASTiAN Sep 29 '22

Yeah as if building a metro tunnel where cars drive through would make any sense.

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u/StayatHomeTherapyCat Sep 29 '22

It's so much worse than a tunnel though. It's a claustrophobic safety hazard that is held up by any and everything.

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u/Bjoern_Bjoernson Sep 29 '22

The idea to put a crematorium under LA is actually a good idea I just don't get why it has to be a drive thru?

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u/trickyd Sep 29 '22

because it's LA. everything is a drive thru.

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u/jon_mox_jet Sep 29 '22

the worst/funniest part is that you still have to find a place to park when you come out of the tunnel. so at very best the only benefit is that you maybe get there a little faster than if you took the highway.

meanwhile trains, the things invented in the fucking 1800s, are still capable of moving huge amounts of people for very little energy cost and nobody has to park.

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u/SirDiego Sep 29 '22

The tunnel is literally just a theme park ride/advertisement/tourist trap for Elon-bros. It serves no purpose for actual transportation and it never will.

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u/PM_me_your_LEGO_ Sep 29 '22

Tourist trap, death trap, it's all the same at Musk's 'Musements Park of Tragedy

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u/OldFood9677 Sep 29 '22

It probably also scammed the whole area out of getting actually useful public transport

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u/arachnophilia Sep 29 '22

that's the whole point. musk sells cars, not trains.

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u/BADBOiSEBASTiAN Sep 29 '22

I don’t even know what they do when someone crashes the Tesla in there

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u/StayatHomeTherapyCat Sep 29 '22

Now imagine what if one those batteries catches on fire.

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u/aureanator Sep 29 '22

Unquenchable chemical fires in an enclosed underground space? What's not to love?

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u/mike_pants Sep 29 '22

These are the same people that think he's a self-made man.

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u/Orlando1701 Sep 29 '22

The single most downvoted comment in my entire time on Reddit was in r/Technology when I pointed out that Musk came from generational wealth.

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u/MoonKnight77 Sep 29 '22

Oh come on... His dad's apartheid emeralds don't count

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u/Ntetris Sep 29 '22

Literal emeralds?

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u/MouseTheOwlSlayer Sep 29 '22

Yup. Literal emeralds. His father owns (and stole iirc) an emerald mine.

But Elon is totally self-made /s

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u/Ntetris Sep 29 '22

I’m South African and i didn’t know that. This side he’s either revered and admired, or criticised for “not coming back for us” (not that he has to). Idk, Elon’s been getting a bad rep lately. People just arent feeling him anymore

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u/StayatHomeTherapyCat Sep 29 '22

It started when he called a diver saving children trapped in a cave a pedophile.

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u/SketchySeaBeast Sep 29 '22

Because Elon was trying to get people to buy into a stupid metal death tube as the solution and the actual professional went "that's dumb" and Elon got his fee fees hurt.

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u/derdast Sep 29 '22

He could have just said "Well now you see why I pay the best people to build solutions" and donated some money and his love train would have never stopped. But damn the ego on some of these billionaires is so insane.

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u/HDnfbp Sep 29 '22

He has a cult of personality that actively spread misinformation about him, now he's getting backlash for it, the truth is, he's a money guy who grew through generational wealth, he run away to the US to flee being conscripted (understandable) with 20k given by his dad (roughly 50k today adjusting to inflation) he started a company and tried to sell it, his dad bought a big margin of said product (20% of zip-2 iirc) and attracted investors, Elon sold it and got a lot of money in the process, now he just rinse and repeat to inflate his wealth, he also hardly pay taxes due to his connection with government officials and Tesla cars being "green"

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u/smeenz Sep 29 '22

I thought that was common knowledge?

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u/Orlando1701 Sep 29 '22

It is but his cult followers keep push that he’s self made.

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u/Decentkimchi Sep 29 '22

Generational wealth made possible by apartheid and slave labor.

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u/spencerwi Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22 Silver

Yep, my single-most downvoted comment on HackerNews (which prides itself on being sooo much more "sophisticated" and "enlightened" than reddit -- "please don't turn HN into reddit" is a common expression used in comment threads there) is the time that I pointed out that Musk didn't create Tesla, nor did he create PayPal, nor did he create much of anything -- he just used his dad's apartheid money to coax the company that would become PayPal into bailing out his failing company (which they did, and then everyone hated him so bad they actually voted him out and voted Peter Thiel in as his replacement, which speaks to how miserable Musk was -- and the guy who worked with him on the failing company also had tried to replace him at that company the year before), and then argued in court to force the actual founders of Tesla to call him a "co-founder" publicly, even though all he did was invest PayPal's money into the company.

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u/Tayo826 Sep 29 '22

The leader is good.

The leader is great.

We surrender our will as of this date.

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u/ImRedditorRick Sep 29 '22

Nanananannanana Batman!

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u/Scientific_Anarchist Sep 29 '22

Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na LEADER

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u/FuzzballLogic Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

He’s an engineer like Edison was an inventor, which is ironically fitting considering he heads a company called Tesla

Edit: I stand corrected, Edison > Musk in inventiveness

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u/Narahashi Sep 29 '22

He even said he likes edison more

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u/FuzzballLogic Sep 29 '22

Of course the prick had to say that. Never gets better with him

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u/breakupbydefault Sep 29 '22

It's like he goes out of his way to be a prick just for the sake of being a prick.

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u/triclops6 Sep 29 '22 Take My Energy

The goodwill this fuckwit has squandered

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u/kryonik Sep 29 '22

I was all in on the Musk train when he was just the plucky young guy trying to make electric cars to save the environment. Every new thing I learned about him since then made me like him less, to the point now where I actively detest him.

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u/Cool_Run5826 Sep 29 '22

Same. Tipping point for me was finding out he came from wealth and privilege and wasn't a struggling visionary that he acted like. So a new version of Trump.

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u/Dongledoes Sep 29 '22

Remember that year or so where everyone was like oh damn this dude could actually help make things better

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u/1-more Sep 29 '22

For all his cruelty and inventing DRM and what have you Edison did in fact invent/improve a bunch of stuff. Way ahead of Elon on that one.

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u/DishSoapPete Sep 29 '22

Howard Hughes used to collect his piss in bottles. Imagine if that guy had twitter.

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u/1-more Sep 29 '22

It’s weird I knew of him as the piss in bottles, no hair cutting guy before I knew he ran an airplane company.

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u/DJSugarSnatch Sep 29 '22

as someone who's long-lost related to that guy, I can tell you his twitter would have been a dumpster fire. He was afraid of everything. Germs, jews, unions, communism, nazi's, bugs, sunlight...whole host of phobias and probably dementia/Alzheimer.

It was explained that when everyone tells you Yes all the time, you lose your mind.

the stories I heard from my great grandmother were the stuff of disbelief, I just thought it was her rambling on... needless to say, mental illness ram rampant in my family line.

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u/FuzzballLogic Sep 29 '22

Imagine being the person that makes someone else say that Edison wasn’t as bad

Tho that goes for many tech CEOs these days

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u/spencerwi Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

A company called Tesla which, by the way, he didn't create. He just was one of their investors, and then when they started to have success, he fought the actual engineers that founded it in court to coerce them into publicly saying that Musk was one of the company's founders, despite all evidence to the contrary.

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u/experienta Sep 29 '22

i honestly don't know where this edison was not an inventor thing came from. it's so prevalent nowadays. is it from a movie or something?

like sure you can argue nikola tesla was better, but edison was still a pretty damn good inventor

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u/Decentkimchi Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

Edison stole all of tesla's inventions. All tesla had left was his name and reputation.

Than came this dickhead.

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u/FuzzballLogic Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

That was the joke yes. Edison en Musk are both assholes at the expense of a Tesla

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u/Yeuph Sep 29 '22

Right when Elon was starting to become a public name - maybe like 2012 or something - some interviewer asked him something along the lines of "Who do you admire more? Tesla or Edison?"

"Ironically Edison" -Musk

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u/Psychological_Dish75 Sep 29 '22

Edison is a teeeible dick, but conspiracy theory had made him as satan and tesla as savior. The truth is a bit more nuance than that, and tesla did not invent half the thing people said he invented (death ray, wireless electricity)

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u/DogsAreMyDawgs Sep 29 '22

These stans honestly think Elon stands around a giant glass table, sketching and designing all the Tesla and SpaceX products himself and sending blueprints off to lesser engineers for production.

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u/acog Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

He intentionally encourages that belief.

When Joe Rogan interviewed him, Joe asked how he had time to invent all this stuff at Tesla and Spacex.

Musk could have said he had an army of engineers that do the work. Instead he gave this phoney aww-shucks I'm just a time management genius response.

He also never corrects people who say he solo founded Tesla.

He wants to be mythologized.

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u/Ottersalot Sep 29 '22

He also never corrects people who say he founded Tesla.

Yeah, that's because he settled a lawsuit with the actual founders over using the title "founder" after he purchased the company. He literally paid money for the right to use a title he didn't earn.

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u/SpiritualBar2469 Sep 29 '22

Correct people? Dude spent millions to be called a founder

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u/hallstar07 Sep 29 '22

But he didn’t start the company. He could be praised for his great business sense but instead he needs to act like he designed and created the entire concept.

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u/Nikami Sep 29 '22

It's wild. Every time I learn a new tidbit about this guy I hate him even more. Every single time. It's almost impressive, somewhat.

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u/Val_Hallen Sep 29 '22

They imagine Tony Stark when he's really Obadiah Stane.

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u/Specific_Success_875 Sep 29 '22

Tony Stark is an asshole too. He invents limitless clean energy yet in every Marvel movie people still use gasoline powered cars. Instead of solving the power crisis forever and stopping global warming he uses the arc reactor to play superhero. Good job stopping Thanos, Tony! The world is still ending anyways because you died without passing on the arc reactor tech.

Say what you will about Obadiah Stane, but if he won in the first movie Earth would be a better place. He'd patent the arc reactor, make trillions of dollars, and billions of people wouldn't die from climate change.

And if Tony was so concerned about proliferation he can just get the IAEA on board with distributing this tech overseas. We do this already for nuclear reactors.

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u/crash7800 Sep 29 '22

At the beginning of the first Avengers movie he's fitting Stark tower with arc-reactor powered energy. His plan is to get it stable so he can do so for the world.

While he and Banner are looking at Project Pegasus, he alludes to the challenges he's having.

The Marvel Universe would be a very bland place if everyone who had a leg up on a problem was the world's silver bullet for every problem.

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u/ContentSeal Sep 29 '22

yea he aint a IRL Tony Stark. Hes a businessman, Elon Musk is closer to IRL Obidiah Stane (Iron Monger) then he is Stark.

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u/nottomelvinbrag Sep 29 '22

Did you know that he insists on his penis being referred to as the 'musket'

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u/RaptorStrike_TR Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

But a penis is rifled, it is by definition not a musket

Edit: this may or may not be true as of yet unsure

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u/nottomelvinbrag Sep 29 '22

Dam you and your facts

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u/RaptorStrike_TR Sep 29 '22

Honestly I'm now scared of the idea of a musket penis. Imagine how awful aiming would be.

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u/MrTomDawson Sep 29 '22

I'm more concerned by the loading

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u/nottomelvinbrag Sep 29 '22

Penis penis aiming isn't great as it is

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u/Bos_lost_ton Sep 29 '22

Now that’s what I call……..a pee shooter

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u/frugal_masturbater Sep 29 '22

LEAVE ABBOTT ALONE

In case anyone here doesn't know, Abbott is a piss baby.

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u/Dat_Boi_Aint_Right Sep 29 '22

It's because his is a muzzle loader.

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u/Ravage42 Sep 29 '22

My penis is rifled?

Did it come that way, or was that a modification made when they removed/circumsized the sliding action?

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u/litterallysatan Sep 29 '22

Im sorry a penis is what now?

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u/YuNg_KiNgK Sep 29 '22

I support of this quite honestly

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u/ClareCosplays Sep 29 '22

Gives "don't fire til you see the whites of their eyes" a new meaning 😂

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u/Karl_Havoc2U Sep 29 '22

Full size rendering of Elon's ego is, however, completely factual.

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u/ultimatebob Sep 29 '22

I don't think that a full-size rendering of Elon's ego would even fit on the side of one of his rockets. It's THAT big.

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u/NulledOne Sep 29 '22

I thought he was a software engineer? Obviously not the same type of engineer as implied in the post, but.

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u/R-Guile Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

According to his employees at PayPal, his idiosyncratic code routinely had to be excised and rewritten.

Edit: I get it, every coder makes mistakes, I'm not trying to snipe at y'all, since none of you are billionaires with a weird cult of personality.

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u/Mddcat04 Sep 29 '22

That just means he’s a shitty engineer.

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u/Need125kUSD Sep 29 '22

He's still one then? This sub is a parody of itself lmao.

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u/Mddcat04 Sep 29 '22

Indeed. Sometimes it’s OP who is confidently incorrect.

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

That’s what coding is lol

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u/Fragrantbutte Sep 29 '22

This is a description of any and every software engineer that's ever been employed

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u/I-Got-Trolled Sep 29 '22

If being a good engineer would be a requirement for being an engineer, then a lot of people would be unemployed now.

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u/Simple_Dragonfruit73 Sep 29 '22

Hey come on man, elon isn't any different than the rest of us in that case

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u/Old_Snow3086 Sep 29 '22

Didn't he double major in engineering and economics though? I can't stand the people who love him and idolize him and the people who hate him and idolize him

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u/MostlyRocketScience Sep 29 '22

Physics and Econ

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u/Zenithize Sep 29 '22

Bro he engineered mars u can tell from the pic

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u/Shamina_Williams Sep 29 '22 Gold Take My Energy To The Stars Eureka!

This post is so r/confidentlyincorrect it’s painful

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u/pupperines Sep 30 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

The sheer irony that this is posted here is beyond hilarious

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u/cdnfire Sep 29 '22

And it's massively upvoted. A true reflection of Reddit.

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u/Uds1_ah9RP3WnN5QD8 Sep 29 '22

Hating on Musk is essentially free karma. My favourite part is how in every thread that is even vaguely related to Musk all the comments complain about the "stans". I don't think I've ever seen a fanboy comment on Reddit.

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u/cdnfire Sep 29 '22

You are a 'stan' if you state facts that don't align with the hivemind. Stating that Musk is literally chief engineer at SpaceX is a no no here.

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u/JTO558 Sep 29 '22 Silver

The reddit hivemind managed to do a complete 180 from Musk is DaVinci reincarnated all the way to Musk is a total idiot who has never done anything.

It’s somewhere in the middle guys. He’s not the greatest inventor ever, but he is personally responsible for the popularization of the electric car, and the most advanced space program on the planet (or off it as far as we know). Musk is 100% an engineer who plays an active role in development in his companies. Lots of y’all seem to forget that he got his start as a software engineer.

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u/TVotte Sep 29 '22

I am a degreed engineer with 20 years of experience and it irks me to no end when people gatekeep engineering. It's super common to see requirements on job postings like "BS or 5 years experience" or "MS or 10 years experience".

Some of the best engineers I have worked with were without degrees.

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u/66666thats6sixes Sep 29 '22

I think some of the confusion is about licensing. Most engineers that I know (in the US) on the civil/structural side of things live and die by licensure -- if you aren't a PE then you aren't a "real" engineer. On the other hand, most electrical, chemical, software, and even mechanical engineering work doesn't really need or involve a PE, except in certain specific areas which most people don't get involved in, so most engineers in those fields don't really think about licensing at all.

I don't like Musk one bit, but looking at his past it seems he has been fairly involved on the engineering side of things, regardless of what his degree is or what licensing he holds. I'm not going to die on the hill of "Elon Musk is definitely an engineer", but it seems kind of silly to make such a big fuss about him not being an engineer.

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u/HotTopicRebel Sep 29 '22

On the other hand, most electrical, chemical, software, and even mechanical engineering work doesn't really need or involve a PE, except in certain specific areas which most people don't get involved in, so most engineers in those fields don't really think about licensing at all.

Can confirm. Have a mechanical engineering degree and apart from showing up for a test in university, I have had no exposure to the licensing process. I don't think I even know/work with any licensed engineers. The situation's different in different countries but at least in the US, licensing is a complete non-issue in a lot of fields.

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u/DexicJ Sep 29 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Take My Energy Starry Ally

Engineer here. Hearing him talk about aerospace he 100% knows what he is talking about. He knows detailed specs on rocket engine design, orbital mechanics, electric motors, and many more topics. He is an engineer in my book.

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u/hparadiz Sep 29 '22

It's really sad I had to go this far down to see this. Some people live and breath salt all day.

If this comment makes you mad. Go outside. Touch grass.

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u/wakasagihime_ Sep 29 '22

Also just watch any of his interviews with Everyday Astronaut. Like this one

A literal 50 min video of a tour at Starbase with Elon as the guide. You don't make a video that long walking all over a space port explaining stuff without knowing what you're talking about.

Dude's a jackass but he's more than educated in his field.

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u/trollcitybandit Sep 29 '22

It’s so funny reading comments saying he’s not smart, what type of blind hatred is that?

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u/wildjokers Sep 29 '22

This post is confidently incorrect. He is in fact the chief engineer at SpaceX and by all accounts he is heavily involved in all major design decisions.

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u/hanste2 Sep 29 '22

Elon is an engineer. He knows the work on all of his companies in perfect technical detail. Listen to his interview with Everyday Astronaut. Or this quote from Bill Gates.

"Elon's more of a hands-on engineer. Steve was a genius at design and picking people and marketing," - Bill Gates

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2020/09/18/bill-gates-difference-between-elon-musk-and-steve-jobs-as-leaders.html

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u/ThrowCircuits1010 Sep 29 '22

As an engineer who formerly worked with Elon a long time ago I can confidently say Elon could be considered an engineer. I've watched him draw electrical schematics, I've watched him do code reviews, and I've watched him talk physics with structures and mechanical engineers. He's a better engineer than most professional degreed engineers in at least 5 engineering domains. This is what makes him all super powerful. His management skills and personality on the other hand are pretty much just average human level which is not saying a lot.

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u/Ok_Ad6335 Sep 29 '22

I was heavily down voted for pointing it out, but the majority of engineers and technical folks commenting all agree he's an engineer.

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u/falsehood Sep 29 '22

You can watch the videos where he's talking about these topics and he absolutely has that level of knowledge. This post is what deserves entry to this subreddit.

But a god, no, and very flawed.

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u/Realistic-Permit Sep 29 '22

Well, tell Elon to move so we can friggin’ see them, then.

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u/Admirable-Variety-46 Sep 29 '22

Some of you are angry morons. There’s a lot to dislike about Elon but he’s been doing software engineering since he was a kid. Of course he’s an engineer.

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u/TheTigersAreNotReal Sep 29 '22

Yeah was going to say, the dude definitely did software engineering. There’s already a lot of reasons to dislike Musk without having to make up fake ones.

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u/laaplandros Sep 29 '22 Take My Energy

He has an education in physics, worked as an engineer, and is still directly involved in a lot of the actual engineering work. That last part has been verified over and over again, but I'm sure I'll get pushback from the same chuckleheads who also think Edison was Satan and Tesla was Jesus Christ Himself.

Elon can call himself an engineer.

Signed,

An Engineer

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u/1jl Sep 29 '22

On Reddit you're either a perfect saint, or a devil with no skills or positive qualities. There is ZERO nuance. You can't say something positive about Elon without being called a stan and a cuck. Steve Jobs wasn't a saint and he wasn't a devil, he was a guy who was a businessman. He didn't directly design the iPhone or any of the Apple Products because that wasn't his fucking job. He did awesome stuff and he did shitty stuff and he did meh stuff. Elon Musk isn't just the face of Tesla and SpaceX, he is largely responsible for the direction of the company and even making the final decision on big engineering decisions. He absolutely DOES understand the broadstrokes and even a lot of the finer ones when it comes to the workings of his products, as you can tell in many interviews, the man loves talking shop with other engineers and many engineers who have worked with him have said he is very competent.

He's also an asshole and can be a douchebag tyrannical employer and absolutely shouldn't be on Twitter talking about other subjects and has made some stupid business decisions and been overconfident about things he actually DOESN'T know about.

HES ALL OF THOSE THINGS. PEOPLE CAN BE MORE THAN ONE THING

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u/nerf468 Sep 29 '22

Lotta folks don’t realize that “being an engineer” is a fairly nebulous distinction. Also that—at least in the US—“Engineer” isn’t a protected title, rather “Professional Engineer” (PE) is.

If he does Engineering work, he’s an engineer.

-Also an engineer

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