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Aug 8, 2023

Vaibhav who? Tesla’s new finance chief is a blank slate for investors

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, finance, sustainability, transportation

Zach Kirkhorn’s replacement, Delhi-trained accountant Vaibhav Taneja, has kept a low profile since joining Tesla in 2016—a very low profile.

Aug 8, 2023 Now Belongs to Elon Musk

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI

The URL previously belonged to OpenAI, but, somehow, it’s now a landing page for Musk’s AI venture.

Aug 7, 2023

Elon Musk And X Are Snatching Up Old Usernames. First, It Was @X. Now, More Are Slowly Being Taken Over

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Billionaire Elon Musk acquired social media platform Twitter, which he has since rebranded to X, for $44 billion in 2022.

With the acquisition, Musk now controls the platform and has the power to make changes and, in some cases, snatch away usernames that people have been using for decades.

What Happened: When Twitter announced its rebrand to X, some users pointed out the interesting fact that one person owned the @X handle on the platform, leading to theories of a buyout by Musk to get the one-letter username.

Aug 6, 2023

Elon Musk says X will pay the legal fees of users who are ‘unfairly treated’ by their boss for liking or posting content on the platform

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, law

The CEO has been outspoken about his commitment to free speech on X, formerly Twitter, and allowed previously blocked accounts back on the platform.

Aug 6, 2023

Unseen Fluctuations: Challenging Inflation | Robert Brandenberger

Posted by in categories: cosmology, education, Elon Musk, evolution, particle physics, quantum physics

“I view string theory as the most promising way to quantize matter and gravity in a unified way. We need both quantum gravity and we need unification and a quantization of gravity. One of the reasons why string theory is promising is that there are no singularities associated with those singularities are the same type that they offer point particles.” — Robert Brandenberger.

In this thought-provoking conversation, my grad school mentor, Robert Brandenberger shares his unique perspective on various cosmological concepts. He challenges the notion of the fundamental nature of the Planck length, questioning its significance and delving into intriguing debates surrounding its importance in our understanding of the universe. He also addresses some eyebrow-raising claims made by Elon Musk about the limitations imposed by the Planck scale on the number of digits of pi.

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Aug 6, 2023

The former Twitter exec who went viral for sleeping on the office floor said she had no choice but to do so because of Elon Musk’s ‘nearly impossible deadline’

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A former Twitter executive said she slept on the office floor because Elon Musk gave her a “nearly impossible deadline.”

Esther Crawford, the former director of product management at the social-media giant, which rebranded as X this week, retweeted a photo of her wrapped up in a sleeping bag on the floor of one of Twitter’s conference rooms in November. “When your team is pushing round the clock to make deadlines sometimes you #SleepWhereYouWork,” Crawford wrote in the caption.

The photo of her lying on the floor and wearing an eye mask went viral.

Aug 5, 2023

SpaceX’s private control of satellite internet concerns military leaders: report

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet, military, satellites

A number of military leaders around the world have expressed concerns to US officials over the dominance and control of SpaceX founder Elon Musk over satellite internet, according to a new report.

Over the past decade Musk’s SpaceX has changed the launch industry with its reusable Falcon 9 rocket. The company has pressed this advantage to establish itself as the leading player in satellite internet through Starlink.

Aug 5, 2023

Elon Musk says X will keep ad revenue from content creators who don’t have a Blue premium subscription

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“The ad money will otherwise be kept by X if you are not an X Premium (Blue) subscriber,” Musk said in a post.

To be eligible for the program, creators also need to be at least 18 years old, have a minimum of 500 followers, and have 15 million or more “organic impressions” on posts within the last three months.

The price of an X premium subscription starts at $8 per month, or $84 a year, and it gives users access to extra features such as “Edit.”

Aug 5, 2023

The AI Alignment Debate: Can We Develop Truly Beneficial AI? George Hotz and Connor Leahy

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, mobile phones, robotics/AI

Introduction to george hotz and connor leahy.

The debate opens with introductions to the two featured guests — George Hotz and Connor Leahy. Hotz is described as a maverick hacker known for daring technical exploits like jailbreaking the iPhone. His hacker skills are likened to the technical finesse of Elon Musk combined with the wit of Tony Stark. Leahy is introduced as a steadfast defender of AI safety, determined to safeguard humanity from potential threats posed by artificial intelligence. His goal is to “break the damning prophecy and render us super saved.”

George hotz’s opening statement: intelligence and power.

Aug 4, 2023

Elon Musk Says Mark Zuckerberg’s Threads ‘Committed The Cardinal Sin’ Of Boring People To Death

Posted by in categories: electronics, Elon Musk

As Meta Platforms Inc.’s META latest social media platform, Threads’ daily active user count continues to drop, Elon Musk has accused Mark Zuckerberg’s forum of committing a “cardinal sin.”

What Happened: Meta’s Threads entered the social media arena with much fanfare, quickly attracting over 100 million sign-ups in just five days.

However, the initial hype didn’t translate into long-term user retention, as the daily active user count witnessed a staggering 82% decline since its peak at 44 million users on launch day, reported CNN, citing data from Sensor Tower.

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