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(ABC)   There is "Iron Man" cosplay, and then there is this guy   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 31
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2013-08-26 01:47:13 PM
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Somebody beat him to it.

/You can use a Leap Motion with AutoCAD.
 
2013-08-26 03:19:40 PM
This Elon guy is just jerking people around at this point.

"Here are my designs for a brilliant and impossible to build train"

"Here's my super rocket booster with hand controls, oh I don't have pictures of it yet"

"I am a billionaire, so take me seriously"
 
2013-08-26 03:24:10 PM

stuhayes2010: "I am a billionaire, so take me seriously"


Yeah he hasn't done shiat up to this point.
 
2013-08-26 03:24:57 PM

stuhayes2010: This Elon guy is just jerking people around at this point.

"Here are my designs for a brilliant and impossible to build train"

"Here's my super rocket booster with hand controls, oh I don't have pictures of it yet"

"I am a billionaire, so take me seriously"


Yeah, fark that guy for coming up with innovations, just because he can.  He needs to keep his head down and don't do anything different or 'crazy'.

/Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible
 
2013-08-26 03:29:29 PM

stuhayes2010: This Elon guy is just jerking people around at this point.

"Here are my designs for a brilliant and impossible to build train"

"Here's my super rocket booster with hand controls, oh I don't have pictures of it yet"

"I am a billionaire, so take me seriously"


What, do you write for the NYT or something? LOL.
 
2013-08-26 03:29:43 PM
Best of luck to this guy.  I'd love a Tesla, but I'm not in the best place to utilize it fully, nor can I afford it.
 
2013-08-26 03:30:26 PM
Who cares if he hasn't actually built the things he's designing. These days most inventors don't. But he might be on to something that someone in the future uses to make badass flying robot suits. So I say more power to him.
 
2013-08-26 03:39:34 PM
I think that if anyone can do it, he can. He's had some pretty impressive ideas and been successful at it.
 
2013-08-26 03:54:22 PM

Unoriginal_Username: I think that if anyone can do it, he can. He's had some pretty impressive ideas and been successful at it.


Its more or less been done, just not assembled as such.
Between kinect and the leap you can have all the hand wavy controls you want. With an Oculus you can mimic a hologram interface.  Holograms for the desktop don't seem to be that far off, with several kinds of projection becoming more mainstream.

What's really missing is Tony Stark's home spun operating system, Jarvis.
I'd imagine you could make a less snarky version of it for a similar cost to that of high end cad software.
 
2013-08-26 03:56:07 PM

way south: I'd imagine you could make a less snarky version of it for a similar cost to that of high end cad software.


Does the snark increase the cost? Can I get it as an add-on?
 
2013-08-26 03:56:20 PM
Hey Im just glad its not Anthony Le.
 
2013-08-26 04:00:49 PM
Well, considering the movie's director based part of Iron Man's persona on Elon Musk, it seems appropriate.
www.wired.com
 
2013-08-26 04:09:11 PM
"At Space X, Musk has previously designed the Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 rockets."

Elon Musk gets way too much credit for things that are done by people he employs.  Reminds me of all the weird Steve Jobs claims that he invented the iPhone.
 
2013-08-26 04:15:04 PM

meanmutton: "At Space X, Musk has previously designed the Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 rockets."

Elon Musk gets way too much credit for things that are done by people he employs.  Reminds me of all the weird Steve Jobs claims that he invented the iPhone.


Eh, it's a fine line. Like Steve Jobs, Musk is probably the idea man. He's the one who comes up with the basic outline for a product but then hands it off to engineers who actually build it. In a way, Steve Jobs did invent the iPhone. Because it wouldn't have been the iPhone we know today without his input.

The men who do the actual labor deserve a lot more credit, but it's still false to claim that Musk or Jobs barely did anything at all.
 
2013-08-26 04:17:33 PM

meanmutton: Elon Musk gets way too much credit for things that are done by people he employs.  Reminds me of all the weird Steve Jobs claims that he invented the iPhone.


If you've ever read the Angry Flower Atlas Shrugged 2 comic, it's also like Hank Rearden finally saying "I only know how to pay people to create new alloys!"

/ did Rearden actually invent the metal, or did he pay people to?
 
2013-08-26 04:26:26 PM

stuhayes2010: This Elon guy is just jerking people around at this point.

"Here are my designs for a brilliant and impossible to build train"

"Here's my super rocket booster with hand controls, oh I don't have pictures of it yet"

"I am a billionaire, so take me seriously"


So are you trolling, or just clueless?
 
2013-08-26 04:27:26 PM

stuhayes2010: This Elon guy is just jerking people around at this point.

"Here are my designs for a brilliant and impossible to build train"

"Here's my super rocket booster with hand controls, oh I don't have pictures of it yet"

"I am a billionaire, so take me seriously"


Meh, could be worse:
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2013-08-26 04:30:55 PM
I don't get the fawning love for this guy. It seems like every week he has some ejaculatory press release of the simply AWESOME idea that would be absolutely AWESOME... if it were ever made.

Here's the thing. I designed a really AWESOME floating city that relied on solar power and processed seawater for agriculture and power. Groundbreaking stuff for a 12 year old. Even had diagrams and drawings and stuff.

He BOUGHT PayPal, hired a team of engineers to build a slightly different rocket, and BOUGHT into an effort to build a slightly different electric car, of which only a few thousand actually exist.

No question he is brilliant, and exceptionally skilled at commercializing existing concepts, but... he seems to toss out a bunch of awesome ideas, but is light on the actual... deliverables.

I'm just not seeing the revolution. There seems to be more vapor than pudding.
 
2013-08-26 04:36:15 PM

LasersHurt: way south: I'd imagine you could make a less snarky version of it for a similar cost to that of high end cad software.

Does the snark increase the cost? Can I get it as an add-on?


I'd be disappointed if I couldn't download a Galdos or HAL module with it.

/oh, and a Benign yet helpful Cortana thats guaranteed not to kill you in your sleep or release any deadly neurotoxins.
 
2013-08-26 04:36:58 PM
BojanglesPaladin: I designed ... [g]roundbreaking stuff for a 12 year old.

Well.  That explains your other posts.
 
2013-08-26 04:39:41 PM
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2013-08-26 04:43:40 PM

Shrugging Atlas: stuhayes2010: "I am a billionaire, so take me seriously"

Yeah he hasn't done shiat up to this point.




The carbon credits thing is pure genius.

I am jealous.
 
2013-08-26 04:53:44 PM
fuuka.warosu.org
 
2013-08-26 05:09:18 PM
Building a real-life Iron Man suit?  Tell me where the waste heat goes, and I'll tell if you're serious,

/Laws of Thermodynamics - every comic-book nerd's worst nightmare.
 
2013-08-26 05:16:17 PM
Where's the John Oliver link?
 
2013-08-26 05:23:08 PM

Brakefornobody: /Laws of Thermodynamics - every comic-book nerd's worst nightmare.


Not really.  Most comic book readers know what they're reading is fiction.
 
2013-08-26 05:48:50 PM

Brakefornobody: Building a real-life Iron Man suit?  Tell me where the waste heat goes, and I'll tell if you're serious,

/Laws of Thermodynamics - every comic-book nerd's worst nightmare.


Unless you're a Hulk fan, in which case it's the Law of Conservation of Mass.
 
2013-08-26 07:33:42 PM
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Quantum Apostrophe was Elon Musk all along!
 
2013-08-26 10:27:50 PM

Esroc: The men who do the actual labor deserve a lot more credit, but it's still false to claim that Musk or Jobs barely did anything at all


WUT.

Jobs had actual share of the PC market with Apple, and dominated cell phones.

Tesla deliveries (not sales) for 2012 were like 2,700 cars?

Nissan Leaf deliveries were 9,800 or so.

In comparison, Porsche sales (US only) were 35,000 or so.

Chevrolet (just that brand, not all of General Motors) had 4.95 million sales for 2012.

Musk is no Jobs.  Musk is like Ashton Kutcher, pretending he's Steve Jobs.
 
2013-08-27 11:50:16 AM

gnosis301: Well. That explains your other posts


You know what I meant. Years ago, when I was 12.

But yeah. Totally left an opening you could drive a tank through. Well spotted and well played.

I award you 17 intrawebs for that one. I got nothin'
 
2013-08-27 01:08:14 PM
Further proof that with money, all things are possible.

I have $3.74................
 
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