What’s Up, Elon: “Absolute Unit” Shots with Museum of English Rural Life, Musk Is Taunting Jeff Bezos + More

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Nexter.org tells about the most interesting things and events that happened with Elon during the last seven days.

swaps shots with Museum of English Rural Life on Twitter

 first tweeted the picture as a joke, but then went a step further by replacing his Twitter avatar with the image of the farmyard animal.

Keen followers on digital culture may recognize it as the “absolute unit” made famous by the Museum of English Rural Life, from whose collection it comes, in a tweet last year. The phrase “absolute unit” is internet jargon, meaning a large, muscular person or thing.

Tesla owner Musk appropriated the image to respond to a post from the MIT Technology Review about the world’s biggest plane and seemed so taken with it he decided to replace his own image with it.

That quickly caught the attention of the museum in question.

The museum, part of the University of Reading, decided to respond in the most appropriate way they could think of – by replacing their image with one of Musk.

 

Musk is taunting Jeff Bezos with cat emoji now

On Wednesday, SpaceX CEO called Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos a “copycat” (with the “cat” bit supplanted with a cat emoji) on Twitter, pointing to news of Amazon planning to launch a satellite-powered broadband service.

SpaceX announced plans for a similar project back in 2015, and other companies, including Facebook, are planning something of the sort as well.

 

SpaceX landed three of its boosters for the first time

SpaceX landed three of its Falcon Heavy rocket boosters for the first time on Thursday, as part of a mission which was delayed from the day before due to bad weather.

The Falcon Heavy launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at 6:35 p.m. EDT, carrying the Arabsat-6A communications satellite in its payload.

Eight minutes after takeoff, the spaceflight company landed the Falcon Heavy’s side boosters at the company’s two landing zones at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Then, at around nine minutes after takeoff, the core booster landed on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which is stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

Last year, SpaceX was able to land two of the Falcon Heavy’s boosters, with the third one crashing into the ocean at 300 miles per hour.

 

: “Tesla cars will probably be better than humans at driving by the end of 2019”

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Source: SMITH COLLECTION/GADO / GETTYIMAGES

Tesla vehicles will be better at driving than humans by the end of 2019, CEO said in an interview with MIT research scientist Lex Fridman.

“I think it will become very quickly — maybe even towards the end of this year, but I would say I’d be shocked if it’s not next year, at the latest — that having a human intervene will decrease safety,” Musk said.

Musk later said that Tesla’s autonomous-driving technology was improving at an exponential rate, and that it seemed to him that the company is ahead of its competitors in the autonomous-driving industry.


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