Monday, April 29, 2019
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Elon Musk: Any other car than a Tesla in 3 years will be like ‘owning a horse’
Elon Musk Was Right: Cheap Cameras Could Replace Lidar on Self-Driving Cars, Researchers Find
Crazy Aviators: The Eerie Similarities Between Billionaire Howard Hughes And Elon Musk
Elon Musk is taunting Jeff Bezos with cat emoji now
Bezos vs. Musk 2.0
Elon Musk says Tesla is “vastly ahead” on self-driving
Elon Musk says Tesla will have ‘robotaxis’ on the road by 2020
Tesla Robotaxi Plan: How It Would Work
Tesla is going to develop a quiet, electric leafblower— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 23, 2019
Gorgeous high resolution shot of Falcon Heavy thrusters! pic.twitter.com/XbhGl6KT8K— World and Science (@WorldAndScience) April 15, 2019
I was always crazy on Twitter fyi— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 15, 2019
Buying a car in 2019 that can’t upgrade to full self-driving is like buying a horse instead of a car in 1919 https://t.co/oEjXdmyJiJ— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 15, 2019
Winter is coming— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 14, 2019
At some point, @TheOnion and I should just a get a room …— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 14, 2019
Took ownership of M3 1yr ago— Tesla Crossroads of America (@pmoconne) April 13, 2019
- 27k miles, not one issue
- Increased range by 10 miles
- Sentry/Dog mode
- Arcade games
- Navigate on Autopilot
How do you top this?? This car went up in value, at least for me @elonmusk @Tesla
Lease a Tesla online in a few mins & have it delivered to your house (return within 7 days for full refund) https://t.co/46TXqRrsdr— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 13, 2019
“Buying a car today is an investment into the future. I think the most profound thing is that if you buy a Tesla today, I believe you are buying an appreciating asset – not a depreciating asset (due to the self-driving AI)." @elonmusk— John Robb (@johnrobb) April 13, 2019
Falcon Heavy’s side boosters land on Landing Zones 1 and 2 pic.twitter.com/nJCCaVHOeo— SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 12, 2019
Liftoff of Falcon Heavy pic.twitter.com/3oALJPOMBa— SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 12, 2019
SpaceX will attempt to land Falcon Heavy’s side boosters at Landing Zones 1 and 2 and Falcon Heavy’s center core on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship during the Arabsat-6A mission → https://t.co/gtC39uBC7z pic.twitter.com/0vHnyYt0nN— SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 9, 2019
Tesla Model 3 Performance with Peak Power Increase shocks drag racing fans by outrunning a Ferrari 458https://t.co/pmaa443afy— TESLARATI (@Teslarati) April 7, 2019
Booster mate inside SpaceX's hangar at LC-39A ahead of Falcon Heavy’s static fire yesterday pic.twitter.com/G7ZPhOBkyj— SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 6, 2019
Stay positive 🧁 pic.twitter.com/UJFreuacNP— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 5, 2019
I recently drove a @Tesla for the first time (yes, late to the party), and it is truly an amazing car. So many details are *years* ahead of everyone else. Genuinely inspiring to see how much improvement can be conjured by a small group of dedicated outsiders.— Patrick Collison (@patrickc) April 4, 2019
Obv just someone in a 🐿 suit. Also, very sus that a 🦊 is reporting on this.https://t.co/RZyhczaRCf— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 3, 2019
Dogecoin value may vary https://t.co/UWerAhPv63— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 2, 2019
Making The Onion articles real …https://t.co/O7855d9BWu— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 1, 2019
Duck emoji defeats Emo G Records. Crushing victory.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 30, 2019
This might be my finest work— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 30, 2019
I drove 4,500 miles in 10 days in my @Tesla #model3. I can’t tell you how relaxing and easy it is with autopilot and Tesla’s supercharging network. Is it ridiculous I just want to get back in the car and do it all again? 🙈 best car ever! @elonmusk song: “Go For Liftoff” pic.twitter.com/2miEPw3JR3— Everyday Astronaut (@Erdayastronaut) March 29, 2019
That’s exactly it. You’re no longer mentally fatigued after a long drive. Makes a major difference to your happiness level commuting home from work after a long day. https://t.co/9us9br8BzE— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 26, 2019
Hard to appreciate how much Tesla Autopilot improves enjoyment of driving until you try it https://t.co/Giqb2WLVAb— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 26, 2019
Please note prices on all Tesla inventory cars worldwide rise by ~3% on April 1— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 24, 2019
Finally got my @Tesla Model 3! Best car buying experience of my life; only took 5 minutes, much better than the usual 7 hour dealship hell. Thank you @elonmusk for the greatest car of all time! A masterpiece of engineering & design! #model3 #tesla #atx #electricorgtfo pic.twitter.com/76EmUfyj4W— Steven (@schristakos) March 23, 2019
After owning 4-cylinder hatchbacks my entire life, I took the plunge and bought a @Tesla. This is the best car I've ever owned! 120-mile daily commute has never been more relaxing! Thank you @elonmusk @Tesla #Tesla #Model3 #Customized #VintageFuture pic.twitter.com/aXHtBdt8w0— Loxiee Loxx (@LoxieeLoxx) March 19, 2019
This car saves dogs’ lives ❤️🐶 pic.twitter.com/8Okzrtef2c— The Dodo (@dodo) March 20, 2019
We have a special guest on the latest episode of Watch this Space! Join me behind the scenes of the recent @SpaceX Demo-1 launch with @elonmusk as we discuss what it’s like to be on the cusp of a new era of human spaceflight. Full Episode: https://t.co/mSBR3YhOtc pic.twitter.com/HAXCyzCTFi— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) March 18, 2019
Testing Starship heatshield hex tiles pic.twitter.com/PycE9VthxQ— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 17, 2019
Designed to feel much bigger on inside than it looks on outside. An incredibly important principle. https://t.co/GU0lRGcDaI— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 16, 2019
London to Beijing Supercharger route https://t.co/HxnA8rCjGA— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 15, 2019
Looking forward to building a Boring Company tunnel in Vegas. Assuming to be operational by end of year! https://t.co/cSSO4SJ140— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 12, 2019
Atmospheric entry at 17,000 mph is like a meteor & will vaporize steel. Burn marks below are on cold side. Main heatshield on bottom. https://t.co/GRs7j751R4— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 8, 2019
Extremely important merch pic.twitter.com/3ZUin7kzYk— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 7, 2019
Russia has excellent rocket engineering & best engine currently flying. Reusable version of their new Angara rocket would be great. https://t.co/6RLvf5R4ni— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 7, 2019
Introducing V3 Supercharging— Tesla (@Tesla) March 7, 2019
Step by step guide to parking a Tesla:— Tesla (@Tesla) March 5, 2019
Step 1: Initiate Autopark
Yeah, I lift a little … pic.twitter.com/UAJdv8qSw1— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 6, 2019
Docking sequence on Interstellar music. pic.twitter.com/M7V309FFcN— Chandan Sinha (@OrangeDurito) March 3, 2019
Having toast & jam in kitchen while playing Jamming by Bob Marley— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 3, 2019
SpaceX team in Hawthorne control, Dragon docked to Station above pic.twitter.com/JUWkOrWjsH— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 3, 2019
Tesla Declares War on Waymo's Lidar Technology
Russia says it’s going to beat Elon Musk and SpaceX’s ‘old tech’ with a nuclear rocket
Tesla CEO and the SEC Settle Legal Battle. Musk's 'Twitter Sitter' Will Remain on Call
Friday, April 26, 2019
What, he has become a journalista now? :)— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) April 26, 2019
What Should Facebook Do (2009)
Facebook's Ad Space Is Different (2009)
Discovering LinkedIn In 2019
In Defence Of Facebook (November 2018)
Don’t look back, Mark. Something might be gaining on you. pic.twitter.com/YyM0Cp7Ypy— Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) April 26, 2019
Friday, April 19, 2019
I never really read much about Elizabeth Holmes during the decade when she was ascendant, although I meant to. It was interesting a woman was doing it. Also, this was not some photo sharing app. She was marrying bio with infotech. I thought that was really something.
There's a picture of Holmes sharing stage with Bill Clinton and Jack Ma. If that is not social acceptance, what is? She put Henry Kissinger on her Board. She raised money from Larry Ellison, not my idea of a gullible guy. Tim Draper still defends her as a visionary who got wronged and got bullied by white men in black suits.
What happened? I don't know. I am not in a position to know.
But think about it. There is as much information in one drop of blood as in 100 drops of blood. And it should be possible to extract all information from that one drop of blood and to digitize it. And once you have digitized it, you should be able to scale it. Whether you look for cholesterol one time, or next time you look for another needle in that haystack, there is no difference. You can do it.
The basic premise feels doable to me. Somebody should be able to do it in less than 10 years from now. Too bad it was not Elizabeth Holmes.
Otherwise she attempted something Marissa Mayer did not, Sheryl Sandberg did not.
She was not the scientist who built what needed to be built. She started with a vision. She raised a lot of money. She hired the best of the best. She did all that an entrepreneur is expected to do.
If she is a fraud, she is a really good fraud. The movie on her should beat Catch Me If You Can at the ratings.
But then Steve Jobs, her hero, could not have put together the PC. It was the engineer Steve Wozniak who did that. On the other hand, there was no way Woz could have built a company. And very soon Apple did hire a ton of engineers such that when Woz left to teach elementary school, Apple did not exactly suffer.
So not being a scientist is not a fraud.
Bill Gates came up with something like an iPad in the late 90s. But the product did not take off. Was he a fraud? Was he ahead of the times?
This is not me defending Holmes. This is me asking some questions.
You could not have built YouTube in 1995. Maybe this Theranos experiment was a decade too early.
Being in stealth mode is not fraud either. The iPhone was built in super stealth mode. Theranos being in stealth mode for 10 years, is that too long though? I don't know. The iPhone unit stayed undercover for something like two years, maybe more.
The media did a remarkable job of building her up for over a decade. Then it spent a few years tearing apart her image. So the media reports are not reliable gauges.
Was this failure? Was this fraud? Was this an attempt too early? Like trying to build YouTube in 1995? 10 years too early?
Holmes did manage to articulate a valid vision. She did manage to raise money from people like Larry Ellison, who does not strike me as gullible. She did manage to put Henry Kissinger on her Board. That guy dealt with Chairman Mao. She did manage to hire the best of the best in the field.
Google has had hundreds of failures many of which you don't know about.
Granted a photo-sharing app is different from a blood testing tool.
Maybe a PhD is not such a bad idea after all.
Or, more likely, the scientists that would bring the valid vision to fruition simply have not existed. You can't find those PhDs that you need. They don't exist.
Let's set the record straight: https://t.co/as2yHBlK9W— Elizabeth Holmes (@eholmes2003) October 15, 2015
Friday, April 12, 2019
Monday, April 08, 2019
This is an interesting development. The trend should only grow larger. The thing about casual clothes is if you wear them like a uniform, that defeats the purpose. Remote work and distributed teams have not made the office obsolete. I believe there is a tremendous value to face time. But distributed teams make sense at many levels. Cost is tops.
Office space costs money. Also, if you are not limited by geography, the team you will build will be more capable. There will be associated cost savings.
Commuting costs time. Instead of commuting for two hours (or more), why not work a few hours extra?
The downside is accountability might be compromised. But they will be compromised on site as well. If you do it right, productivity can go up instead.
If your team is active on various social media platforms, they can hope to get to know each other pretty well.
It is not either or. If I were to build a primarily distributed team, I would want them to meet in person often, at least once a year, preferably more than that.
Remote Workers And Nomads Represent The Next Tech Hub
Amid calls for a dozen different global cities to replace Silicon Valley — Austin, Beijing, London, New York — nobody has yet nominated “nowhere.” But it’s now a possibility. ...... startups that are fully, or almost fully, remote, with employees distributed around the world ..... Automattic, Buffer, GitLab, Invision, Toptal and Zapier all have from 100 to nearly 1,000 remote employees ..... nomadic founders with no fixed location
Google Spent 2 Years Researching What Makes a Great Remote Team. It Came Up With These 3 Things
Google ... has nearly 100,000 workers spread over 150 cities in more than 50 countries (on five continents). ..... "We were happy to find no difference in the effectiveness, performance ratings, or promotions for individuals and teams whose work requires collaboration with colleagues around the world versus Googlers who spend most of their day to day working with colleagues in the same office" ..... remote work has the potential to greatly lower costs for your business, while keeping workers happier. .... Get to know your people. .... Set clear boundaries. ..... Forge connections. ......... arrange opportunities to bring the full team together in one location as often as you can. Make these meetings special, celebrating the team and its hard work.
Five Ways To Create A Culture Of Trust And Productivity In Distributed Teams
workers demanding greater flexibility about when, where and how they work. ....... 70% of global professionals spend at least one day a week working remotely. With geography and time zones no longer a barrier, remote or distributed work is becoming what we simply call “work.” ...... Transitioning to a remote workforce, whether fully or partially distributed, gives you access to a larger pool of talent and has been linked to increased productivity and improved employee satisfaction ....... 1. Invest in onboarding. ...... 2. Set clear objectives. ....... Our team creates a transparent document each quarter to decide each department's objectives and key results (OKRs) aligning with the company’s overall OKRs, a process modeled off of GitLab’s transparent management style. ......... 3. Use the right tools. .... Slack .. Zoom .. Google Docs ... Trello .. Asana .... Meeting Owl ....... 4. Provide consistent feedback. .... Weekly one-on-one check-ins are one critical tool to develop trust through regular informal conversations with your direct reports. ..... 5. Include the element of fun. ..... Consider organizing a company retreat once or twice a year for employees to join together for team bonding activities. ..... Partially remote and fully distributed teams will soon become the norm as technology continues to merge our virtual and real worlds. ... the shift to remote working can mean teams are more diverse, productive and satisfied