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SpaceX option package for new Tesla Roadster will include ~10 small rocket thrusters arranged seamlessly around car. These rocket engines dramatically improve acceleration, top speed, braking & cornering. Maybe they will even allow a Tesla to fly …
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Elon Musk 9 Jun 18
Replying to @elonmusk
19 years ago, when my 1st company got bought, I had to decide between buying a house in Palo Alto or a McLaren F1 (best car ever imo). Was no contest. I bought F1 & a small condo that was much cheaper than the car. New Tesla Roadster will exceed all gas sports cars in every way…
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Elon Musk 9 Jun 18
Replying to @elonmusk
More background: I arrived in North America at 17 w $2000, a backpack & a suitcase full of books. Paid my own way thru college. Dropped out of Stanford Eng/Phys grad school w $110k in college debt. Created Internet startup w bro & Greg Khouri (love bro & loved Greg, may he RIP)
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Elon Musk 9 Jun 18
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At Zip2, I wrote entire V1 of software for drawing vector maps & calculating point to point directions anywhere in US (first ever company to do so), as well as white pages & business listings w reviews (an early Yelp). Also wrote V1 of classifieds, autotrading & real estate apps.
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Elon Musk 9 Jun 18
Replying to @elonmusk
Zip2 also built a newspaper publishing platform that brought hundreds of regional & city papers online for the first time, and made major functionality advancements to the NY Times, Boston Globe & Knight-Ridder websites. NYT, KR & Hearst were all major investors in Zip2.
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Elon Musk 9 Jun 18
Replying to @elonmusk
This is why I’m not impressed when reporters who were literally in junior high while I was in newsrooms all round the world say that if I only knew how newsrooms really worked, then I’d know everything’s fine & no need for a media credibility rating system like Pravduh 🤔
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Marques Brownlee 9 Jun 18
Replying to @elonmusk
No takebacks, Elon...
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Elon Musk 10 Jun 18
Replying to @MKBHD
You have my word, Marques. Next gen Roadster will be absolutely out of this world. For those who love to drive, there is no finer car in history and we don’t think there will be another.
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David Jenkins 9 Jun 18
Replying to @elonmusk
I reckon it’s adapted cold gas thrusters used in upper stage rocket guidance, using plain old compressed air.
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Elon Musk 9 Jun 18
Replying to @djenkins6
Using the config you describe, plus an electric pump to replenish air in COPV, when car power draw drops below max pack power output, makes sense. But we are going to go a lot further.
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Tyler Woonton 9 Jun 18
Replying to @elonmusk
I'm sold.
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