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      29.2 tweets a day?

      At a rate of 10,658 tweets a year, I’d hope he tweets at least one useful thing

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        Tesla board member and close Musk confidant Antonio Gracias once took Musk’s phone away to prevent him from tweeting late into the night, Isaacson said during a Twitter Spaces event on Wednesday.

        “At one point when Elon was firing off tweets without filtering them in the least, they were on a trip and Antonio took his iPhone — Elon’s iPhone — and locked it in the hotel safe with Antonio punching in the code so that Elon couldn’t get up at 3 a.m. and start tweeting again,” Isaacson said, describing Gracias as “one of Elon’s closest friends.”

        Musk later got hotel security to open the safe at around 3 a.m. so he could start tweeting again, Isaacson said.

        The biographer added that Musk is “almost addicted to the drama that comes with Twitter” and sees owning Twitter as a way he can be “king of the playground.”

        “It’s something he loves — loves almost to the point of compulsion,” Isaacson said, adding that some of his friends, including his brother Kimbal Musk, attempted to convince him not to buy Twitter.

        https://www.yahoo.com/news/tesla-board-member-once-locked-172209587.html

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    Put your money where your mouth is and open source the Tesla software. Do it. I fuckin’ dare ya.

    Edit: we want Falcon 9’s landing guidance software too.

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      Open sourcing the falcon 9 software would almost definitely be a violation of ITAR… On second thought it would be fun to see him go to prison.

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          That’s like saying state secrets are protected under the 1st lol

          I don’t think it’s true

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              While courts have ruled source code is first amendment protected. Your statement is still very very wrong. Just because it’s first amendment protected doesn’t mean it can’t be classified normally or made illegal to leak because of ITAR.

              But go leak some of the source code from XKeyscore or a schematic of a pair of GPNVG if you’d like to test our code classification and ITAR systems.

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                I’m not taking about sealing some government secrets. I’m taking about building a fun hobby project with some sort of targeting system. Think a small rocket that drops a payload or a water balloon launcher.

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                  Okay but that has no relevance at all to what the comment you were replying to was about. Companies contracted by the government and DOD specifically to create rockets are guaranteed to be covered by ITAR. Meaning open sourcing them would be impossible, regardless of the first amendment or anything else.

                  There’s a massive massive difference between the software for a DOD contracted rocket like SpaceX makes, and hobbyist rocketry.

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      I want a world where anyone can go to space. It the thing I wanna do the most. But I’m not rich and I’m no super smart and I have awful health.

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        We gotta figure out a better way than strapping ourselves to a continuously exploding bomb and pulling some serious Gs for 8 minutes.

        Wonder how some of those SSTO space plane projects are doing…there was a British one I can’t remember. Used hybrid air-breathing scramjets, switching to internal oxidizer once it was going fast and high enough.

        Edit: here is is and I was mistaken it’s not a SCRAMjet https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skylon_(spacecraft)

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          Space planes carry along heavy-as-fuck wings, control surfaces and a lot of other bullshit that’s only useful inside the atmosphere, and which massively increase fuel consumption for every single maneuver while your space plane is actually where you want it to do stuff - in space. And the only benefit is that the atmosphere helps lift and fuel your vehicle to about 10% of orbital velocity. The other 90% it will have to accelerate just like any other rocket.

          The SpaceX approach is much better: Land and reuse all parts of your rocket, but don’t carry them with you further than where they’re useful. Rockets leave the atmosphere where wings would work within a few minutes anyway.

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            Yeah but…most people’s grandparents aren’t going to be riding rockets. This isn’t sustainable for widespread access to space.

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      Do you really want countries like North Korea, Iran and China having access to software that would certainly be used for missile guidance?

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        Why not. If everyone has it, everyone will be afraid to use it, because they know everyone else has it, but what they don’t know is how many have developed a working prototype.

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          Ehh, mutually assured destruction has worked so far, but there are some crazy assholes out there who might not act rationally.