Date: 2019-02-11 04:48 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
And you just *know* someone lost all their Dunning-Krugerrands on it.

Date: 2019-02-11 07:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mishalak
I had to use duckduckgo to figure out what Poyais was. I am only surprised that the official declaration of bankruptcy took this long for Mars One. I thought it had died a long time ago.

This also makes me wonder if Musk will be dropping his the Mars routine from his grift or if he will double down on that part of his scam.
Edited Date: 2019-02-11 07:11 pm (UTC)

Date: 2019-02-12 02:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] glaurung
Elon Musk is, sadly, a true believer in his own bullshit. Hence his boring company, despite everyone who knows any fucking thing about mass transit telling him he's deranged. Hence all this obsession with really huge rockets that can lift enough shit to take him to Mars.

The thing is, spacex is not publicly traded, and so he's had to channel all of that mars-madness into building real rockets that actually work. His company is well on its way to becoming a major player in the international launch market, and unlike all the other space mad billionaires out there, he has actually built a reusable booster system. I am sure that his BFR will, when it finally exits from the prototype stage, be a real rocket that can lift real cargoes into orbit and then land for re-use. Even if it never actually gets used to send people to Mars, he has accomplished something vitally important to all future space endeavours -- he's created a real, working, reusable first stage booster, and looks to be on the way to building another, much larger one. Thereby kicking all the other makers of boosters squarely in the ass. Launch costs are going down, which means space exploration is going to become far more affordable, thanks to his madness.

Date: 2019-02-12 05:00 am (UTC)
mishalak: A fantasy version of myself drawn by Sue Mason (Default)
From: [personal profile] mishalak
He may believe it on some level, but it is also part of his spin machine. Whenever there is bad financial news about Tesla he makes some *big announcement* regarding Mars or shows off some new footage. I suspect he sits on his vaporware stories until he needs one to distract from something else.

Date: 2019-02-11 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
It's not a proper Space Poyais without dead colonists!

Date: 2019-02-12 10:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] heron61
At this point, I'd be willing to watch reality tv of Musk and fellow billionaires on Mars, which would start out all glorious and condescending and end with them all slowly dying, while I and many others cheer their deaths. Sadly, I suspect he'd pay a bunch of poors to "get things ready", meaning they'd be the ones to die.

Date: 2019-02-13 04:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] scott_sanford
This is merely a stepping stone on the road to a proper Space Darien!

Date: 2019-02-13 09:29 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
Well, if it leads to the annexation of the US by Canada, I can't be entirely hostile.

Date: 2019-02-13 03:10 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] maruad
Oh no you don't. We don't need the headache that is the current USA. We have enough on our plate already.


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