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White Fragility in action: the Elon Musk story

HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq.Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
edited December 2022 in Social Entropy++
Personally I'm betting on the lettuce.

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White Fragility in action: the Elon Musk story 169 votes

Twitter
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A head of lettuce
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Elon Musk's financial solvency
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Britain's current PM, whoever that is
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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Britain's current PM, whoever that is
    I mean the real answer is the billionares money, but man my heart wanted lettuce to win.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    edited November 2022
    Britain's current PM, whoever that is
    “You cannot run Twitter without this team” says tweet about said team resigning

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    A head of lettuce
    voting with my heart and not my head, all in on the lettuce baby

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    Twitter
    Re: the tweet about closing offices - it's pretty funny they're doing this out of fear of sabotage considering no other employee could sabotage Twitter as much as he already has and will continue to do

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular

    Entire teams quitting is how you know you fucked up

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    RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    While Rishi Sunak has inherited a dicey political situation which there are no good responses to in his ideological wheelhouse, he probably won't upend the Tories before he's required to hold an election in January 2025, so I think Twitter will look very different by then.

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    SleepSleep Registered User regular
    Holy shit locking out your entire staff because you can’t trust them, because they haven’t shown you absolute deference is some wild shit. I have a like contact paranoia high right now.

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Britain's current PM, whoever that is
    Re: the tweet about closing offices - it's pretty funny they're doing this out of fear of sabotage considering no other employee could sabotage Twitter as much as he already has and will continue to do

    Yeah like they just trapped the sabotager in the building.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

    pleasepaypreacher.net
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    I needed anime to post.I needed anime to post. boom Registered User regular
    Elon Musk's financial solvency
    i broadly think twitter will last longer than most people do, but it sure is going to have some impressive downtime over the coming months

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    Recent departures have left multiple critical systems down to two, one or even zero engineers, according to a former employee who was familiar with the situation and spoke on the condition of anonymity out of fear of retaliation.

    “I know of six critical systems (like ‘serving tweets’ levels of critical) which no longer have any engineers," the former employee said. "There is no longer even a skeleton crew manning the system. It will continue to coast until it runs into something, and then it will stop.”
    Resignations and departures were already taking a toll on Twitter’s service, employees said. “Breakages are already happening slowly and accumulating,” one said. “If you want to export your tweets, do it now.”

    Hate speech and other abuse was also likely to spike, employees said. Most of Twitter’s Trust and Safety team, consisting of up to 40 people, was expected to resign.
    Twitter employees: Twitter is fucked

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    OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    Elon Musk's financial solvency
    Elon's a billionaire

    You and I have no idea how much money that is, and how much it would take to actually reduce him to the level of merely someone with nine hundred million dollars

    But doing a "fun" little thought experiment: based on the net worth I can get for him by googling (a fake number I am sure but purely for the sake of argument) he could lose one million dollars every single day, and at that rate it would take 544 years for him to lose all his money. And this assumes he is not still using his money to make more money even through the most conservative investments possible, which would likely still outpace this loss, or at least forestall it by another century or so

    If Twitter died tomorrow and he wrote the whole thing off, he would lose (based on that fake google number) about one quarter of his wealth

    That's still three quarters left! Plenty to fuck around and find out with

    Maybe he can buy Yahoo next

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    PSN ID : DetectiveOlivaw | TWITTER | STEAM ID | NEVER FORGET
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    JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    "There was once a great city here," the elder solemnly posts. "Before the end of all things. The ancients called it Twi-t'ter, and it was a place of signs and wonders."

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    LanzLanz ...Za?Registered User regular
    edited November 2022
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    “Hey, where’s this Musk?!”

    “I am Elon Musk, sir, and I am prepared to make a full report. These users are consummate trolls, they use their clout to cause social strife; people think they’re not woke enough, and they listen to these bozos who conveniently deliver hot takes with fake electronic bots!”

    “Everything was fine with our system until our infrastructure was shut off by Can’t-post over here.”

    “They impersonate celebrities and brands!”

    “Is this true?”

    “Yes, it’s true. This man can not post.”

    Lanz on
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    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    Britain's current PM, whoever that is
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    Found the top holiday gift for Twitter folks

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    AlexandierAlexandier Registered User regular
    A head of lettuce
    Everything about this, every post it just continues to be:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j45x9ranFH0

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    GilgaronGilgaron Registered User regular
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Elon's a billionaire

    You and I have no idea how much money that is, and how much it would take to actually reduce him to the level of merely someone with nine hundred million dollars

    But doing a "fun" little thought experiment: based on the net worth I can get for him by googling (a fake number I am sure but purely for the sake of argument) he could lose one million dollars every single day, and at that rate it would take 544 years for him to lose all his money. And this assumes he is not still using his money to make more money even through the most conservative investments possible, which would likely still outpace this loss, or at least forestall it by another century or so

    If Twitter died tomorrow and he wrote the whole thing off, he would lose (based on that fake google number) about one quarter of his wealth

    That's still three quarters left! Plenty to fuck around and find out with

    Maybe he can buy Yahoo next

    But most of that isn't hard assets, though, right? I thought it was mostly Tesla stock. Ford is crowing about how EVs cost 40% less labor to make, they're going to eat all that right up.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    Kissinger will bury us all.

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    RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Did you know that when HMHS Britannic was sinking, the signal to abandon ship was two long blasts on the whistBWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM

    BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM

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    OdinOdin Registered User regular
    A head of lettuce
    Re: the tweet about closing offices - it's pretty funny they're doing this out of fear of sabotage considering no other employee could sabotage Twitter as much as he already has and will continue to do

    The sabotage is coming from inside the house!

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular

    *shits pants*
    *people point and laugh*
    haha, all attention is good!

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    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    Britain's current PM, whoever that is
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Kissinger will bury us all.

    I am fucking sad that we will likely be unable to tweet through his death

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    Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    edited November 2022
    Couscous wrote: »

    *shits pants*
    *people point and laugh*
    haha, all attention is good!


    Elon Musk wrote:
    The media constantly writing about Twitter is driving usage to all-time highs, so it’s fine by me!
    dril wrote:
    "im not owned! im not owned!!", i continue to insist as i slowly shrink and transform into a corn cob

    Commander Zoom on
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    I needed anime to post.I needed anime to post. boom Registered User regular
    Elon Musk's financial solvency
    like basically, i reckon there is a website twitter dot com this time next year. the question in my mind is how bad the outages are. if it just goes down for a few hours even daily, it survives. that's enough that people will keep checking in and piddling along. if the outages last long enough to regularly break those habits, that's when it starts beefing it

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    Couscous wrote: »

    *shits pants*
    *people point and laugh*
    haha, all attention is good!


    Elon Musk wrote:
    The media constantly writing about Twitter is driving usage to all-time highs, so it’s fine by me!
    dril wrote:
    "im not owned! im not owned!!", i continue to insist as i slowly shrink and transform into a corn cob


    "i truly believe that i will usher in a new era of peace and prosperity when i get every single post on hthis fucking website deleted by 2022"

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    InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    A head of lettuce
    Yeah, like, Twitter will likely exist for decades. Like, it’s not hard to keep a low traffic website on life support forever.

    The real question is “Will Twitter cease to be one of the big sites of the internet?” And right now I am thinking, yeah, it probably goes the way of MySpace and Digg and Yahoo where they still exist but they are not the global internet touchstone they once were (but may still have some specific regions where they have a footprint).

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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    Elon Musk's financial solvency
    It's been 3 weeks.

    THREE WEEKS!

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    RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    MySpace is Byzantium under the early Palaiologos dynasty. A massive and traumatic contraction from its staggering heights, but mostly stable for now.

    Twitter is Byzantium if Phocas ruled for 50 years.

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    AlexandierAlexandier Registered User regular
    A head of lettuce
    Please let that be true and please let that person let them whither on the vine.

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    Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. normal (not weird)Registered User regular
    Elon Musk frantically searching StackOverflow right now

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    RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Alexandier wrote: »
    Please let that be true and please let that person let them whither on the vine.

    If he gets a six figure contractor bung out of it I wouldn't begrudge him.

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    MillMill Registered User regular
    A head of lettuce
    Sure there will be a twitter.com in the future, least into next year. Usually, you get a husk for many sites that implode or finally wither, but will there be anything there other than a single page with some error message or stating the site is defunct?

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    Musk wrote:
    How do you make a small fortune in social media?

    Start out with a large one.
    I believe he can reach unheard of levels of not mad

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    AlexandierAlexandier Registered User regular
    A head of lettuce
    I mean, if you're going to cash out to secure your family's future sure. But if they wont grantee that, hey, /em keithdavid welcome to hell finding out mother fuckerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAHAHA

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    Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    edited November 2022
    alas, I'm hearing "alex cohen" is a parody account.
    (hard to tell, there are so many these days, all with those lovely blue checks.)

    Commander Zoom on
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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited November 2022
    Couscous wrote: »

    *shits pants*
    *people point and laugh*
    haha, all attention is good!


    oh zoom got it already, thanks cmdr.

    BahamutZERO on
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    DaypigeonDaypigeon Registered User regular
    A head of lettuce
    honestly i've always preferred this one

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    ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    Is dril a parody account how am I supposed to tell?

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    no dril is the only one that's real



    also dasharez0ne

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