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    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2018
     
    Musk plans to make bricks with mud from Boring Co. excavation

    I don't know how this amounts to making affordable housing, at least in California. To build with bricks requires skilled labor and you'll have to reinforce anything you build. An earthquake-safe brick house is very expensive in California.

    Also, consider that bricks are usually baked at high temperatures--that's not cheap.

    Sometimes I wonder if Musk is having a laugh at our gullibility.
    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2018
     
    I sometimes wonder if he's just starting another plate spinning to distract us from the fact that a bunch of them are about to hit the floor...
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2018 edited
     
    It seems to be a fairly common technique south of the border. There is going to be an awful clang quite soon.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2018
     
    Musk is my hero so unless you want a Glasgow kiss be careful.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2018
     
    Perhaps the bricks are to shore up his feet of clay and keep the adulation of the Trim camp fresh.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2018
     
    I still have my notebooks beware.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJun 15th 2018 edited
     
    The guy never ceases to amaze. We'll see if "Proof-rock" really does up tunnelling speeds by an ordsr of magnifude. That's a long bet.
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    If a point-to-point BFR works, a launch pad out on the lake would be fine for Chicago too.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcikLQZI5wQ

    Sucks when Musk is right, doesn't it?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2018 edited
     
    Posted By: Andrew Palfreymanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcikLQZI5wQ

    Sucks when Musk is right, doesn't it?


    Wut? He wasn't right about Hyperloop and he still isn't. His major success was in getting his name plastered all over a different concept: maglev in an evacuated tube. The longest one so far is less than half a km. A long way to go yet.

    You are being seriously previous, there.

    And anyway, Musk is a piker. There are already maglev trains running in tunnels at Mach 2, and tunnelling machines that can bore 7 miles a day.

    https://richardalanmiller.com/newsblog/nuclear-powered-military-tunnel-boring-machines-construct-underground-cities-and-nuclear-proof-subterranean-installations-pictures-of-13-million-boring-machine-alternative
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    Piker definition, a person who does anything in a contemptibly small or cheap way.

    Ha
    Hahah
    Hahahahahahahahahaa!!!
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2018
     
    Well, hell. I'd say 700 mph is contemptibly small compared to Mach 2, wouldn't you?
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    Small like Paypal, Tesla, SpaceX, the various Hyperloop companies like Virgin, and Solar City?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2018
     
    Which of those goes at Mach 2 in a tunnel? Let alone boring the tunnel at 7 mi per day.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2018
     
    Yes, exactly.
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    Nice try
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2018
     
    Try wot? I provided a clear example of a secret US project at Area 51 that predates the "Hyperloop" hype. If you insist that Musk deserves credit for the idea of running a train in a vacuum tube (which is about all he contributed to Hyperloop) then you have to establish he has precedence. Obviously the Black Ops people were first. (Or Mr Schneider himself, if you think his story is a fabrication, though how could you...?)
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    Wait...you actually believe Schneider?