Just look at the bold claims Boringco made that got reported ad nauseam and look at what they are realistically doing now. In my opinion he should try to achieve some of those goals or (xor) keep a low profile for a while.
And what claims has Boring co made that they aren't doing?
Do you have sources to back this up?
Boring co started with the bold claims claim of a 760mph Hyperloop. Now a team from Munich arrived at 223mph while Boring co has sized down from a Hyperloop with cars to a high-speed subway called the "Chicago Express Loop, [that] would use a concrete track within the tunnel, and passenger-carrying skates [that] will be able to travel at speed up to 150 miles per hour". https://eu.usatoday.com/story/tech/2018/06/14/chicago-elon-m...
Actually I wonder how they won the bid in Chicago with a track record of nothing. Well: 'We're taking a bet on a guy who doesn't like to fail," said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
But don't let that get in the way of your personal vendetta with Elon.
But I'm not sure you're in the best position to give Elon Musk advice on how to be successful...
Where's the crewed Dragon? How come Model 3 production is down again?
UNICEF claims there's a child dying of starvation every 10 minutes right now in Yemen. Maybe he can apply his engineering genius and get 12 of them some breakfast to make up for his minisub misadventure in Thailand.
For Musk, this is the equivalent of a side project---something within his field of interest, but not directly a money maker. It's both an interesting problem, and so happens to do good.
I think it would be good for society to encourage the rich to have this sort of interst, instead of just falling into the hobby of golfing or driving supercars.
But yes. It’s suppose to work the way you described. Abuse and incompetence gets in the way.
Then folks saw that he was thinking about flint and asked him to help with the water stuff.
If that's the case, then really the only thing you can do is put some kind of filter directly on the line to the house.
The city switched back to Detroit water in 2015 (and has since signed a 30 year contract with the succeeding entity that now runs that system) and the state is moving towards requiring eventual replacement of all lead service lines¹.
Shouldn't he be fixing Model 3 production problems?
There's 14,000 houses with lead service lines, there's very few that are testing above the Federal limit.
A quiet grant to accelerate the plans to replace all the lead service lines would accomplish more than offering to fix a small number of the worst ones. Those houses will likely be first in line for replacement by government programs.
I disagree. If anything, closed minded defeatist attitudes don't belong here.
Please don't take HN threads in personally abusive directions. Few of us have done much for humanity lately.
I agree with you that HN has reached peak Musk Mania.