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    The chief reasons that people imagine materials processing on the Moon (using asteroid material ferried there) are the convenience of local gravity and the absence of a deep gravity well like Earth's. Noting that both reasons have to do with gravity, a rotating space station is superior. Not only can one select whatever artificial gravity one likes, but escape velocity is trivially low.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2021 edited
     
    The HR department may face some unforeseen problems in those places.
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    Will robots have HR? (or RR?). Will they form unions?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2021
     
    Tesla could become something the world has never seen before! Are there really any limits ? - YouTube

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs8FSdFEdHc
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2021
     
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanWill robots have HR? (or RR?). Will they form unions?

    Of course. Why should they not? How would they be different once they are capable of/gifted with self-awareness?
    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2021
     
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2021
     
    A nice could.

    Microbes could be used to make rocket fuel on Mars.

    https://newatlas.com/space/bacteria-rocket-fuel-oxygen-martian-atmosphere/
    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2021
     
    Posted By: TrimMicrobes could be used to make rocket fuel on Mars.

    As long as they don't unionise.
    • CommentAuthorkorkskrew
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2021
     
    Posted By: BigOilRepELON MUSK THROWS A SHIT FIT OVER THE POSSIBILITY OF BEING TAXED HIS FAIR SHARE
    Not sure where this perception came from. He made the point that the new taxes would be totally inadaquate to cover the planned spending, and made a few points about the vast US debt and the triviality of the tax increase compared to it.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2021 edited
     
    According to the article he said
    it represented the start of a new campaign from Democrats to redistribute wealth from the richest Americans. “Eventually, they run out of other people’s money and then they come for you,” he wrote on Twitter. In a separate tweet, Musk said any government-induced reallocation of wealth would be better managed by the private sector. 


    So the message was that redistribution of wealth is ipso facto a bad thing and anyway it would be better to put the wealthy in charge of it than the elected representatives of the impoverished.

    It sounds about as senseless as the Thai torpedo to me. Musk is looking more and more like a helpless stooge through whom a pile of money inevitably garners to itself an even bigger pile of money.
    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2021
     
    Posted By: korkskrewNot sure where this perception came from. He made the point that the new taxes would be totally inadaquate to cover the planned spending, and made a few points about the vast US debt and the triviality of the tax increase compared to it.

    So he should be paying way more tax then proposed?
    • CommentAuthorkorkskrew
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2021
     
    I don't think he objects terribly to paying more taxes (he calls himself a socialist after all), but he vociferously objects to government stupidity and waste. Something we have in copious supply.
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    To Face the Claws of Night: The Great Filter and Why We Can't Avoid It.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nrm1JsKhzeA
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2021
     
    Posted By: korkskrewI don't think he objects terribly to paying more taxes (he calls himself a socialist after all), but he vociferously objects to government stupidity and waste. Something we have in copious supply.


    One of those Socialists who believe they know better than the peasants what the peasants need. And anyway peasants can't be trusted with money. No experience, don'cha know.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2021
     
    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2021
     
    Posted By: korkskrewI don't think he objects terribly to paying more taxes (he calls himself a socialist after all),

    Which can only be classed as satire, or maybe into the realms of surrealism in this case.

    He can call himself what he likes, but he's a classic Californian style hypercapitalist with a veneer of pseudo-progressive values smeared on top for marketing reasons.

    It's easy to see why he doesn't employ a PR company (or at least claims do), as he as a legion of free volunteers, like yourself, spinning his words for him. He absolutely does object to paying more taxes, that's literally what he's doing.

    It's all pretty ironic, as both SpaceX and Tesla have got filthy rich gorging on government grants, tax relief, contracts and subsidies.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2021 edited
     
    Understand also that increasing realized income taxes on the multi-billionaires wouldn't make much of a difference.

    Rather than monetize stock appreciation, they simply use the stock as security on loans. It's a no-brainer for banks who see stock appreciating and the borrower (our multi-billionaire) doesn't pay taxes on money borrowed.

    Now, if you taxed on the basis of held asset appreciation, that would be a very different matter. You know, in the way that homeowners pay ever-increasing property taxes as their home value appreciates.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2021
     
    Marcus House on how he 'accidentally' became a YouTube star - YouTube

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K-C1PsicnNg
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    Posted By: AsterixNow, if you taxed on the basis of held asset appreciation, that would be a very different matter. You know, in the way that homeowners pay ever-increasing property taxes as their home value appreciates.
    Clearly there are assets, and then there are assets.
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2021
     
    Just tax consumption, with a premium on luxury goods.