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Tesla pick-up to be revealed on 21 November, Musk says

Tesla pick-up Autocar render Tesla boss says electric pick-up truck – dubbed Cybertruck – will be shown later this month at an event in LA

Tesla will unveil its long-awaited electric pick-up truck, dubbed Cybertruck, later this month, CEO Elon Musk has confirmed.

Musk took to Twitter earlier today to post: “Cybertruck unveil on Nov 21 in LA near SpaceX Rocket factory”. 

He has linked the date to the original Blade Runner film, which lists the same date in the opening credits. The date also coincides with the Los Angeles motor show, which is likely to be intentional. 

Little is known about the pick-up beyond what Musk has alluded to in interviews and on Twitter. He's claimed before that it will be similar in size to the class-leading Ford F-150, cost less than $50,000 (£38,900) and be more capable than any rival. 

Design-wise, everything seen so far has been purely speculative. Last month, Musk tweeted: "[The Cybertruck] doesn't look like anything I've seen bouncing around the internet. It's closer to an armoured personnel carrier from the future."

Pick-ups are still the biggest-selling vehicles in North America, so the move makes financial sense. Ford sold more than 900,000 F-Series trucks in 2018, making it the best-selling vehicle in the US. Ford plans to launch an electric version of the F-150 before 2022.

Tesla's expansion plans beyond the pick-up also include the Model Y crossover, which will be delivered to customers in the coming months, the new Roadster and the electric Semi lorry.

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Boeing спасет космический корабль при аварии: где и когда смотреть трансляцию

Boeing спасет космический корабль при аварии: где и когда смотреть трансляцию
Boeing спасет космический корабль при аварии: где и когда смотреть трансляцию

4 ноября, в 16:00, Аэрокосмическое управление США вместе с компанией Boeing проведет в штате Нью-Мексико важный тест. Специалисты проверят работу системы аварийного спасения экипажа космического корабля CST-100 Starliner в предстартовые мгновения (с земли).

Испытание проведут на стартовой площадке LC-32 полигона армии США White Sands Missile Range, сообщает Информатор Tech. Площадка находится в 200 км на севере от Эль-Пасо. Трансляция пройдет на официальном YouTube-канале NASA.

На тест беспилотного режима отведут 3 часа. Всего планируется запустить 4 двигателя системы аварийного спасения и двигатели системы ориентации. Специалисты должны обеспечить отвод капсулы от стартовой площадки на 1 600 метров. После этого для ее мягкого спуска специалисты задействуют парашютную систему. Как это может выглядеть:

Чтобы система аварийного спасения прошла сертификацию, все этапы процедуры в самые критические мгновения необходимо соблюсти с точностью до миллисекунды. Также во время теста специалисты будут оценивать возможности многих других компонентов, включая авионику, системы связи и реагирования.

Ранее сообщалось, что NASA перенесло пилотируемые полеты SpaceX и Boeing на 2020 год. Помимо этого, Boeing испытала парашюты многоразового космического корабля Starliner.

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How about some innovation and action on the energy crisis?


I believe that the real crisis in our base load system has not yet been reached, and the inevitable worst case scenario is to come if the period over the next 10 years is analysed. If we make an assumption (as naive as this may be), and the economy grows over the next 10 years at an average of 3% per annum, then the demand on the installed base load system will grow by 34% by 2015. If the effective available base load now is 40GW, we will need to add some 14GW capacity but that is only on the assumption that the existing fleet of units does not suffer incremental attrition through ageing and hard running that stresses the system over its design limits. 

But let’s look at the equations on the assumption that in this period Medupi and Kusile actually come on line and add 9,6 GW,  and the oldest of the 6-packs now running meet their end of useful life. The net gain would be say 2,5GW capacity. The chances are, over the next 10 years, that more attrition is likely. 

In the event that say 12GW of new base load capacity is needed, this is equivalent to 2,5 new Medupis or 6 Koebergs. We know that SA cannot build Medupis very well – so far double the initial cost and 4 years late with just the first unit. So don’t let’s kid ourselves that we will just hurry up building some new six-pack fossil stations, and the likelihood of 6 Koebergs or the equivalent in nuclear would take a minimum of 12 years for the first unit to be ready. Add to this the dismal record of state planning and financial control, and we can envisage the scale of the challenge ahead. It simply is not possible to quickly correct 20 years of perpetual erroneous thinking and insufficient action. A necessary condition would be the affordability given that SA is currently near junk investment status.

With the commodities market in decline and on which SA has historically depended via foreign investment in mining, we have to realise that unless we jack up manufacturing and are competitive in world trading, we are heading for what could be national bankruptcy. 

The current climate makes us more risk averse than ever. How innovative can we be? Some ideas.

If any funding for another fossil station is ever available, rather re-direct it to providing solar water 
heating and PV panels for every home in SA. Invest in the best PV panel, solar water unit, battery and 
grid inter-connect device factories with the best technologies that can take all low-order water heating 
i.e. hot water geysers out of the base load system, enable the PV panels to work both on-line back-feed to the grid and charging of the batteries complete in a one-stop package with inverters, switching etc. 

Train up Engineer and Technician teams to be able to install, commission and maintain the complete 
system. Do it all on a massive scale with private sector skills and sufficient competitive organisations as was done with the wind and solar farms. The technology must have SABS certification to avoid the 
bandits in it for the quick kill. This will require constructing an attractive long term cost to the user with 
the capital cost being tied to the asset value of the home via a structured debt note that stays with the
home or building. 

The incentives can be seen as the horrific on-going cost of Eskom-provided electrical energy, the stability of the returns that are associated with the mortgage instruments, and a base charge that is offset by lower consumption of high price electricity for low order energy use. 

Who then knows when electric car fever will hit SA? Could we take a leaf out of Elon Musk’s USA initiatives – SolarCity and Tesla, and if possible, license their technology? Tesla has, and is developing, a battery based on their current market leading Lithium-ion  pack design, to be provided to homes together with the solar energy systems, and where the car batteries, once they lose their initial high energy density, can be used for home use. So material sustainability is also achieved.

If a smart South African can go to the USA, invent and build SpaceX, Tesla and SolarCity, then come on guys, what are we doing about solving our SA challenges? And ours are not even rocket science which SpaceX certainly is. We tend to spend too much time looking for reasons ideas won’t work and playing the blame game.


«Cybertruck», el pick-up de Tesla, ya tiene fecha de presentación


Elon Musk, CEO de Tesla, ha confirmado la fecha en la que será presentado en sociedad el esperado pick-up eléctrico. El máximo dirigente del fabricante estadounidense de coches eléctricos se ha referido a este nuevo modelo como «Cybertruck». Por el momento se desconoce cuál será el nombre definitivo de este nuevo vehículo, saldremos de dudas muy pronto.

El primer pick-up de Tesla será desvelado el próximo día 21 de noviembre de 2019 en un evento organizado por todo lo alto en Los Ángeles (Estados Unidos), muy cerca de la sede de SpaceX (otra empresa de Elon Musk). El número de pick-ups eléctricos está creciendo a un ritmo importante. Además, grandes fabricantes de automóviles como Ford y General Motors asaltarán este segmento.

En un anuncio previo, Musk destacó que este pick-up será más práctico que el Ford F-150 y ofrecerá unas prestaciones más deportivas que las de un Porsche 911. Se trata de unas afirmaciones un tanto ambiciosas, aunque todo está por ver. Además, también se ha señalado que su precio estará «muy por debajo» de los 50.000 $ (45.180 €). Otra de las afirmaciones con respecto a este modelo ha sido que dispondrá de una configuración de hasta seis asientos.

Como cabría esperar, este pick-up totalmente eléctrico dispondrá de una configuración de doble motor para disponer de tracción total. En comentarios anteriores, el máximo responsable de Tesla ha dejado entrever que su autonomía se situará entre los 640 y 805 kilómetros.

Tesla ya dejó entrever que estaba trabajando en un pick-up a finales del año 2017. Fue durante la presentación del Tesla Semi, el camión eléctrico de la compañía americana. Hasta la fecha, se han ido publicando detalles con cuentagotas y apenas se han hecho públicos unos escuetos teaser que adelantan muy poca parte del diseño que lucirá este nuevo modelo. Si bien será desvelado este año, para verlo en el mercado habrá que esperar bastante tiempo.


La noticia «Cybertruck», el pick-up de Tesla, ya tiene fecha de presentación fue publicada originalmente en @motorpuntoes por Antonio Fernández.



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Apenas três dias após anunciar que sairia da rede social, o presidente-executivo da Tesla voltou nesta terça-feira com vários tuítes promovendo um teste bem-sucedido de sua empresa de foguetes, a SpaceX.

Majandusminister Kristen Michal osales eile mitteametlikul Euroopa Liidu energiaministrite nõukogul

Nõukogu keskendus eelkõige uutele tehnoloogiatele energiasektoris ning oma nägemust tulid jagama mitmed tööstusharu spetsialistid ja visionäärid, nende seas akadeemik Jeremy Rifkin, päikeselennukite arendaja Bertrand Piccard ning Tesla ja SpaceX'i tegevjuht Elon Musk. "Visionäärid, kes on võtnud keskkonna tulevikust hooliva mõtteviisi ja innovaatilised tehnoloogiad oma äritegevuse baaseelduseks, suudavad anda julgeid soovitusi tuleviku energia- ja kliimapoliitika väljatöötamiseks. Hea on tõdeda, et paljud väljakäidud mõtted, nende seas süvendatud tähelepanu energiatõhususele kõikides energiat tarbivates sektorites, väikesemahulise energiatootmise turule aitamine, emissioonikaubanduse kui peamise muutusi esile kutsuva süsteemi edasiarendamine, juba sisalduvad Energiamajanduse arengukava aastani 2030 eelnõus, mis lähemal ajal ministeeriumist Vabariigi Valitusse saadetakse," sõnas Michal. Nõukogul arutati ka energiatõhususe projektide rahastamise toetamist. Kuigi energiasektor ning eelkõige taastuvenergeetika ja energiasääst on Junckeri fondi prioriteetsemad valdkonnad, võivad fondi taotluse esitada kõikide valdkondade esindajad. Enne mitteametlikku energiaministrite nõukogu toimus kahepoolne kohtumine Kristen Michali ja Euroopa Komisjoni energiapoliitika voliniku Maroš Šefcovic'i vahel. Arutelu all olevateks teemadeks olid Euroopa Liidu Energialiidu edasised tegevused ja Eesti roll selles, Eesti elektri- ja gaasiturgude arengud ning taristuprojektid. "Eesti ja Euroopa Komisjoni arusaamad energiaühenduste rajamisest on sarnased, energiajulgeoleku tagamiseks tuleb lõpetada Balti riikide ja Soome gaasiturgude isoleeritus. Selleks panustab Eesti ja Soome vahele rajatav gaasiühendus Balticconnector, mille väljavaated saada Euroopa Liidu poolt rahastatud on väga head," lausus minister. "Balti riikide, sh Eesti gaasituru isoleeritusele aitab väga palju kaasa ka Leedu ja Poola gaasiühenduse GIPL rajamine. Mõlema projekti realiseerumine tähendaks, et juba viie aasta pärast on Eesti gaasisüsteem osa Euroopa gaasisüsteemist," lisas Michal. /24.09.2015/


Novo lote de sat?lites da Starlink est? pronto

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Tesla ‘Cybertruck’ Pickup unveiling event set for November 21 at SpaceX HQ


Elon Musk has revealed the official launch date for Tesla’s “Cyberpunk” Pickup Truck. According to the CEO, the upcoming vehicle would be released on November 21, 2019 at the SpaceX rocket factory in Hawthorne, CA.  Musk’s update formally ends a period of speculations that have long swept the electric car community with regards to the […]

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SpaceX begins Starship launch mount installation at historic Pad 39A in Florida


At the same time as SpaceX’s Boca Chica, Texas team is working around the clock to prepare Starship Mk1 for several major tests, the company is building a second dedicated Starship launch complex at Pad 39A and as of November 4th, that construction effort has reached a symbolic milestone. According to photos taken by local […]

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SpaceX Falcon 9’s next Starlink launch will reuse a Falcon Heavy fairing for the first time


SpaceX has announced that a thrice-flown Falcon 9 booster successfully completed a static fire test ahead of the company’s first launch in three months, set to be Starlink’s ‘v1.0’ launch debut. In a twist, SpaceX says that the mission will be the first to reuse a full payload fairing, recovered after Falcon Heavy Block 5’s […]

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Tesla dévoilera son pickup électrique «Cybertruck» le 21 novembre


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最前线 | 特斯拉皮卡将于21日发布,发布会撞期《银翼杀手》

胡闲鹤 最前线 | 特斯拉皮卡将于21日发布,发布会撞期《银翼杀手》


本周三,马斯克在推特上透露,特斯拉首款皮卡将于本月21日发布,发布会地点在洛杉矶的 SpaceX 工厂附近。皮卡发布日期不仅撞期今年的洛杉矶车展,还跟经典电影《银翼杀手》片头出现的日期吻合。




上映于1982年的《银翼杀手》(Blade Runner),是一部极具“赛博朋克”元素的科幻电影——该片的故事背景正是2019年11月的洛杉矶。网友回复马斯克称,“科学幻想”正在变成“科学事实”。

自宣布皮卡项目后,马斯克一直都在极力营造特斯拉皮卡的赛博气质。他曾透露,“这款卡车看起来就像是直接出自《银翼杀手》中的未来产物”。此次公布发布日期时,马斯克直接将新款皮卡称为 Cybertruck(赛博卡车)。皮卡的发布日期或者只是巧合,但同时选定洛杉矶这个地点,“碰瓷”电影元素、玩概念营销的意图也很明显了。

马斯克的“皮卡计划”最早于2017年4月公布,他当时表示,将在跨界车型 Model Y 的研发完成之后生产皮卡车。去年年底,马斯克同步了皮卡的进展,称将于“下一年”发布。今年9月份,马斯克透露,皮卡的发布日期将推迟到11月。

此前,网上流传过特斯拉皮卡的渲染图,但马斯克否认了其真实性。尽管皮卡外观还未曝光,但就马斯克的种种表述,即将发布的 Cybertruck 可能会极具科技感,“就算放到《银翼杀手》里面也不会显得过时”。


据 Automotive News 数据,美国2018年的皮卡销量约为290万辆,占整个汽车市场份额的17%。此外,美国也是目前全球皮卡销量最高的国家。目前看来,特斯拉皮卡最有力的竞争对手或许是福特。

特斯拉方面此前也直言,电动皮卡对标的就是福特的经典皮卡车型 F-150。在特斯拉刚官宣要进军皮卡市场后不久,福特随即投资了卡车公司 Rivian——这家初创公司在2018年12月便发布了电动卡车R1T,目前尚未正式发售。


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苹果发布 iOS 13.3 第一个公开测试版

9to5Mac 消息,今天凌晨苹果同时推送了 iOS 13.3 第一个公测版和 iPadOS 13.3 第一个公测版。

该版本更新主要修复漏洞和已知问题,包括修复了所有系统错误,彻底解决了 iOS 13.2 版本中限制或关闭应用程序后台运行问题,还包括性能改进和屏幕时间通信限制等,屏幕时间通信限制功能可以让父母控制孩子在停机时间和使用时间,以及可以与哪些联系人通话。

滴滴顺风车宣布 7 城试运营

滴滴顺风车今日在滴滴出行 app 公布了最新产品方案,宣布将于 11 月 20 日起,陆续在哈尔滨、太原、石家庄、常州、沈阳、北京、南通 7 个城市上线试运营。这也意味着自去年 8 月下线的滴滴顺风车业务,时隔一年多后迎来重启。

新的方案中,平台将引入失信人筛查机制,并积极探索与第三方信用产品企业合作方式,以便进一步提升用户准入门槛。试运营期间,将在这 7 个城市首先提供 5:00-23:00(女性 5:00-20:00)、市内中短途(50 公里以内)的顺风车平台服务,不收取信息服务费。其中,针对女性的特殊规定引发争议,滴滴回应表示,目前仅为试运营,最终方案仍需听取社会反馈。

特斯拉「Cybertruck」电动皮卡 11 月 21 日推出

The Verge 消息,特斯拉首席执行官埃隆・马斯克 (Elon Musk) 在 Twitter 上发帖称,该公司皮卡车 Cyberpunk 将于 11 月 21 日在加州霍桑的 SpaceX 火箭工厂推出。马斯克称,这款卡车看起来就像是出自《银翼杀手》中的未来产物。

马斯克还称,即将推出的皮卡具有比福特 F-150 更好的实用性和比基础版保时捷 911 更优越的性能。

科技部:我国 6G 研发正式启动

5G 刚刚启动商用,6G 研发也开始布局。科技部日前会同国家发展改革委、教育部、工业和信息化部、中科院、自然科学基金委在北京组织召开了 6G 技术研发工作启动会,会议宣布成立国家 6G 技术研发推进工作组和总体专家组。

科技部表示,这标志着我国 6G 技术研发工作正式启动。

IDC:三季度中国智能手机市场出货 9890 万台 华为第一

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三星 Galaxy Fold 11 月 8 日在中国上市

昨天下午,第二届中国国际进口博览会在上海开幕,三星可折叠屏手机 Galaxy Fold 也在进博会上亮相,并宣布将于 11 月 8 日正式在中国上市,售价 15999 元。

首款主流折叠屏手机 Galaxy Fold 在经历了种种风波和重新设计后,现在抢在对手华为 Mate X 前面,第一个正式在国内上架。

抖音推出 Landmark AR 技术,拍短视频可让城市地标动起来

腾讯新闻消息,抖音近日推出了 Landmark AR 技术,为城市地标增添 AR 特效,用户可以通过抖音拍摄短视频体验建筑「动起来」的特效。


支付宝新增「一个用户开 3 个花呗」功能

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目前,支付宝花呗已经取消了账号限制,新增支持「多个账户开通花呗」的功能。蚂蚁金服客服表示,「为满足用户需求,在当前完成实名认证情况下,一个身份证最多可开通 3 个花呗,实际能否开通,会由系统综合评估,请您以前台开通页面展示为准。」


阿里巴巴将于下周寻求上市审批,集资额为 100 亿至 150 亿美元

据香港经济日报援引知情人士透露,阿里巴巴将会于下星期寻求上市审批,集资额为 100 亿至 150 亿美元,相当于 780 亿至 1170 亿港元,中金及瑞信担任上市保荐人。

此前据外媒报道,阿里巴巴计划最早于 11 月底或 12 月初在香港上市,筹资至多 150 亿美元。该公司预计将放弃路演,即在交易推出前与机构投资者会面。

外卖行业首个餐品信息描述规范团体标准 12 月 1 日实施

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中国国际贸易促进委员会商业行业委员会发布《外卖送餐服务餐品信息描述规范》团体标准,该标准将于今年的 12 月 1 日正式实施。



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Fastcompany 消息,好莱坞已故传奇男星詹姆斯·迪恩将重回大银幕,通过 CGI 技术参演一部越战影片《寻找杰克》,本片将于 11 月 17 日开始制作,计划明年双十一期间发行。

据悉,詹姆斯·迪恩被视为叛逆文化偶像,1955 年 9 月 30 日因车祸去世,年仅 24 岁。仅凭借三部影片就被美国电影学会选为百年来最伟大的男演员第 18 名,和玛莉莲・梦露、猫王、可口可乐及 Levi’s 牛仔裤一并成为美国文化的象征。


近日,荷兰 Radboud 大学开设了「坟墓」体验项目,让那些对生活感到疲惫、对未来感到焦虑的学生减压。「坟墓」里有一张瑜伽垫和枕头,学生可以在里面呆 30 分钟到 3 个小时不等,并禁止使用电话和书籍。


1867 年 11 月 7 日,著名科学家居里夫人出生。

居里夫人全名玛丽亚·斯克沃多夫斯卡·居里,是法国著名波兰裔科学家、物理学家 、化学家。1903 年,居里夫妇和贝克勒尔对电离辐射现象的研究共同获得诺贝尔物理学奖。据悉,当初委员会仅打算表彰居里夫人的丈夫皮埃尔和贝克勒尔,最后得益于倡导女性科学家权利委员的帮助,居里夫人才获得提名。时隔 8 年后的 1911 年,居里夫人因发现元素钋和镭再次获得诺贝尔化学奖。镭对于治疗癌症有显著作用,镭的发现也改变了物理学的基本原理,对于人类科技进步有着十分重要的意义。

居里夫人不仅是首位获得诺贝尔奖的女性,并且是目前唯一获得两种不同科学诺贝尔奖的人。由于当时科学还不了解电离辐射对人体的危害,居里夫人在实验中并没有做太多的防护措施,甚至随手将装有放射性元素的试管放进口袋。由于长期接触放射性物质,居里夫人于 1934 年 7 月 4 日因恶性白血病逝世。

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Por qué Elon Musk dice que tomar vacaciones podría “matarte"

Elon Musk, fundador de SpaceX (REUTERS/Mike Blake)

El empresario sudafricano habló sobre su difícil situación con Tesla y su clave para el éxito: largas horas y nada de vacaciones

Elon Musk es uno de los empresarios más exitosos y conocidos del mundo. El CEO de Tesla y SpaceX, quien tiene un patrimonio de USD 22.300 millones, según las últimas estimaciones de Bloomberg, es notorio por su creatividad empresarial, su personalidad y hasta por uso de Twitter, donde frecuentemente habla con sus seguidores y se pelea con los medios. Además, es conocido por su afición a su trabajo y algunos atribuyen su exitoso a su estilo “workaholic” (adicto al trabajo) como jefe.
Musk tuvo sus inicios durante los años noventa, cuando empezó y vendió varias empresas que lo llevaron a convertirse en uno de los famosos “millonarios dotcom”, como se describía a los jóvenes que hacían su fortuna creando empresas de internet durante esa época. A los 27 años en 1999, el sudafricano vendió su la compañía Zip2 a Compaq por aproximadamente USD 300 millones. Después de eso, pasó a crear, una compañía de pagos virtuales que pasó a llamarse PayPal. En 2002, eBay compró PayPal por USD 1.500 millones, convirtiendo al entonces joven Musk en uno de los primeros empresarios de Sillicon Valley en llegar a valer más de mil millones de dólares. Ese mismo año, el empresario fundó SpaceX, la compañía de naves espaciales que hoy cuenta con un valor estimado de USD 33 mil millones. Para el 2003, Musk creó a Tesla, la fabricadora de autos electrónicos que hoy tiene una capitalización de mercado de aproximadamente USD 57 mil millones.
Después de tantos años de emprendimientos exitosos, uno querría creer que el CEO ahora vive una vida más tranquila y delega mucho de su trabajo. Pero no es así. A pesar de ser un multimillonario que tiene 5 hijos, a Musk no le gusta tomarse vacaciones. "Las vacaciones te matarán”, dijo Musk.
Unos robots ensamblan las piezas de un auto eléctrico Tesla
Unos robots ensamblan las piezas de un auto eléctrico Tesla
En una entrevista con la revista estadounidense Recode Decode, Musk dijo que para construir con éxito sus nuevas empresas, tuvo que trabajar más de 100 horas a la semana por mucho tiempo. Y no mucho ha cambiado. En 2018, por ejemplo, se conoció que Musk estaba durmiendo en el piso de la fábrica de Tesla durante unas semanas donde la compañía debió hacer un gran esfuerzo para ponerse al día con la producción de los autos Model 3.
“Durante esas semanas, debo haber trabajado unas 120 horas o algo loco. Te volverás loco si trabajas 120 horas a la semana. Ahora solo hago 80 o 90 a la semana. Es bastante más manejable” dijo el empresario cuando le preguntaron de sus horarios. Eso significa que Musk debía pasar aproximadamente unas 17 horas por día trabajando, 7 días a la semana. No es la primera vez que él habla sobre su alocada rutina.
“No tengo tiempo para ir a casa y ducharme”, le dijo a Gayle King en CBS This Morning el año pasado. Pero además, justifica sus horarios diciendo: “No creo que los empleados deba experimentar dificultades mientras el CEO está como de vacaciones”.
Además de trabajar todo el tiempo, Musk, quien dice que solo ha intentado desconectar de su trabajo algunas veces, tuvo mala suerte lo que respecta a las vacaciones.
"En los últimos 12 años, solo intenté tomarme una semana libre dos veces”, dijo en 2015 en la televisión danesa. "La primera vez que me tomé una semana libre, el cohete Orbital Sciences explotó y el cohete [Virgin Galactic] de Richard Branson explotó esa misma semana.
“La segunda vez que me tomé una semana libre, mi cohete explotó”, dijo Musk. “La lección aquí es, no te tomes una semana libre”.
El CEO de Tesla, Elon Musk, habla durante la presentación del nuevo Tesla Model Y en Hawthorne, California, el 14 de marzo de 2019. (Foto de Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)
El CEO de Tesla, Elon Musk, habla durante la presentación del nuevo Tesla Model Y en Hawthorne, California, el 14 de marzo de 2019. (Foto de Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)
Anteriormente, cuando Musk intentó irse de luna de miel con su primera esposa, Justine, en septiembre de 2000, tuvo que enfrentar un serio problema profesional. En ese momento era CEO de y los ejecutivos de la compañía no estaban satisfechos con su liderazgo. En un intento de echarlo de su propia compañía, los ejecutivos entregaron una carta de no confianza al directorio de la compañía que pedía la expulsión del sudafricano. Lo querían remplazar con Peter Thiel, otro de los fundadores de la compañía, y aprovecharon el viaje del empresario para poder actuar a sus espaldas. Cuando Musk llegó a luna de miel en Sydney, Australia, tuvo que volar inmediatamente de regreso a Palo Alto, California para hacerse cargo de la situación.
Pero quizás la experiencia de vacaciones más traumática del CEO se produjo cuando él y Justine decidieron intentar nuevamente tomarse unos días apara celebrar su luna de miel en diciembre de ese año. Musk había planeado un viaje de dos semanas a Brasil y Sudáfrica. Pero cuando arribaron a Sudáfrica, Musk contrajo una rara forma de malaria. Después de que dos hospitales lo diagnosticaron erróneamente, “estuvo muy cerca de morir”. Por suerte recibió tratamiento justo a tiempo pero la situación lo dejo traumado.
Esa es mi lección para tomar vacaciones”, dijo Musk. “Las vacaciones te matarán”.
(Fuente: CNBC)


Elon Musk will reveal Tesla’s ‘Cybertruck’ all-electric pickup on Nov. 21

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday that the company will unveil its all-electric “cybertruck” November 21 in Los Angeles near the serial entrepreneur’s other company, SpaceX. The date just so happens to coincide with the LA Auto Show. However, this is a Tesla event and not associated with the auto show in downtown Los Angeles. […]

Elon Musk: SpaceX is chasing the 'holy grail' of completely reusing a rocket

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday explained why his company is on an aggressive timeline to develop its massive Starship rocket.


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Пикап Tesla «Кибертрак» покажут 21 ноября: дата выбрана неслучайно

Компания Tesla анонсировала премьеру футуристичного пикапа Cybertruck, которая состоится 21 ноября в Лос-Анджелесе рядом с заводом ракет SpaceX.

Watch: SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Completes 13th Parachute Test

SpaceX has aced 13 successful tests in a row of upgraded Mark 3 parachutes for the Crew Dragon. (Photo Credit: SpaceX / Twitter)

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon just aced another round of critical parachute testing. The company announced that it wrapped up the 13th successful test in a row of Crew Dragon’s upgraded Mark 3 parachutes on […]

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美国当地时间周三,特斯拉首席执行官伊隆·马斯克(Elon Musk)在Twitter上发帖称,该公司皮卡车Cyberpunk将于11月21日在加州霍桑的SpaceX火箭工厂揭开神秘面纱。马斯克称,这款卡车看起来就像是直接出自《银翼杀手》中的未来产物。

基于马斯克对这款车的评论,以及他提到的车辆设计有点类似于未来的装甲运兵车,看来Cybertruck将是特斯拉的第一款越野车辆,不同于Model S、Model X、Model 3以及Model Y等车型。




近日,在中国人民银行的指导下,腾讯公司与Visa、Mastercard、AmericanExpress、Discover Global Network(含Diners Club) 、JCB五大国际卡组织达成一系列合作,支持境外开立的国际信用卡绑定微信支付,已支持用户在12306购票、滴滴出行、京东、携程等覆盖衣食住行的数十个商户消费。后续,在监管指导下、在严格落实反洗钱相关政策基础上,将进一步有序放开更多使用场景。














11月6日晚间,乐视网发布《关于公司因支付巨额诉讼费对持续经营造成重大影响 的风险提示的公告》,称 2019 年 11 月1 日,公司收到三中院通知,公司需于 2019 年 11 月 7 日前支付诉讼费 612 万,否则视为公司撤诉,公司目前办公场所将被强制腾退。 公司目前存在因支付上述巨额诉讼费,或将导致现金流断裂的风险。



2013 年 12 月乐视网信息技术(北京)股份有限公司(以下简称“乐视网”、 “公司”)与北京宏城鑫泰置业有限公司(以下简称“宏城鑫泰”)签署了《宏 城鑫泰办公楼租赁合同》,承租了宏城鑫泰名下的房产(即北京市朝阳区姚家园 路 105 号乐融大厦),租期从 2014 年至 2036 年 6 月 30 日,自此一直在此办公。 

2017 年 8 月,北京市第三中级人民法院(以下简称“三中院”)作出了(2017) 京 03 执 646 号执行裁定书,就申请执行人浙江中泰创展企业管理有限公司与被 执行人宏城鑫泰之间纠纷,裁定“查封、拍卖、变卖被执行人名下位于北京市朝 阳区姚家园路 105 号 3 号楼 1-14 层的不动产”。 

2019 年 5 月,三中院要求乐视网从北京市朝阳区姚家园路 105 号乐融大厦 腾退,以进行后续该房产的拍卖。此后乐视网向三中院提出了执行异议,请求法 院中止从乐融大厦清退乐视网的行为,确定乐视网作为合法承租人有权继续按照 原租赁协议约定的价格和条件继续承租,直至原租赁协议到期终止,但是三中院 认驳回了乐视网的执行异议。 

2019 年 7 月,乐视网向三中院提起了执行异议之诉,目前案件在审理之中, 2019 年 10 月,三中院发出通知,涉案房屋将于 2019 年 11 月 18 日至 19 日在京 2 东网司法拍卖网络平台上进行公开拍卖,并要求公司于 11 月 7 日前缴纳诉讼费 612 万,否则视为公司撤诉。 


截至目前,乐视网与大股东及其关联方债务处理没有任何进展,公司持续经 营能力每况愈下,公司此前勉强维持经营性现金流,并尽力保障必要的员工相关 支出,以确保公司的持续经营。 然而,若公司支付上述 612 万诉讼费后,预计公司的资金状况可能无法覆盖 公司正常的运营支出。公司将继续努力协调解决上述事项,尽力保障公司的持续 经营能力,保护公司价值,维护中小投资者利益。




PingWest品玩11月7日讯,美国当地时间周三,特斯拉首席执行官伊隆·马斯克(Elon Musk)在Twitter上发帖称,该公司皮卡车Cyberpunk将于11月21日在加州霍桑的SpaceX火箭工厂揭开神秘面纱。马斯克称,这款卡车看起来就像是直接出自《银翼杀手》中的未来产物。

基于马斯克对这款车的评论,以及他提到的车辆设计有点类似于未来的装甲运兵车,看来Cybertruck将是特斯拉的第一款越野车辆,不同于Model S、Model X、Model 3以及Model Y等车型。



Elon Musk announces Tesla 'cybertruck' reveal date with 'Blade Runner' reference


A cyberpunk is joining Tesla's electric family.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been teasing an electric pickup truck for years. Back in 2013 he tweeted, "Would love to do a pickup truck." At the end of 2017 he posted, "I promise that we will make a pickup truck right after Model Y ... Am dying to build it." A year later he repeated, " I'm dying to make a pickup truck so bad ... we might have a prototype to unveil next year." Then on Wednesday he announced Tesla would would unveil the e-truck in two weeks.

Cybertruck unveil on Nov 21 in LA near SpaceX rocket factory

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 6, 2019

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[Vidéo] Boeing et SpaceX testent les parachutes de leurs capsules spatiales

Boeing a annoncé le 4 novembre la réussite d'un test important pour sa capsule spatiale CST-100 Starliner, malgré une anomalie de parachute. Dans la foulée, SpaceX a présenté en images les derniers tests de sa navette Crew Dragon, attendue de pied ferme par la NASA. La capsule spatiale de SpaceX a tendance à éclipser celle de Boeing. […] Lire l'article

Elon Musk’s SpaceX approved to launch 7,518 Starlink satellites into orbit — Sound Books

Elon Musk’s SpaceX approved to launch 7,518 Starlink satellites into orbit SpaceX plans to launch 1,600 satellites over the next few years, and to complete its full network over the next six. Blanketing the globe with wireless internet-providing satellites could have big implications for financial institutions and people in rural areas. Some are concerned about […] via Elon Musk’s SpaceX approved to launch 7,518 Starlink satellites …

SpaceX Goes For Two Big Reuse Milestones With Next Launch

SpaceX is returning to the launch pad to send its second batch of Starlink Internet satellites into low Earth orbit. "On Tuesday, SpaceX completed a static test firing of the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage that is presently scheduled to launch on November 11 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida," reports Ars Technica. "Beyond the primary mission, this flight is going for two rocket reuse milestones." From the report: This will be the first time that SpaceX has attempted to fly the same Falcon 9 first stage four times. This particular stage flew on July 25 (Iridium 7 mission) and October 8 (SAOCOM 1-A) in 2018 as well as February 22 (Nusantara Satu and Beresheet spacecraft) this year. Additionally, SpaceX will also attempt to reuse a payload fairing for the first time. After a Falcon Heavy launch of the Arabsat-6A mission in April, SpaceX recovered both halves of the payload fairing from the Atlantic Ocean. Those fairings have since been refurbished -- it is not clear how much work needed to be done to clean them and mitigate the effects of any salt water damage -- and will now fly on the Starlink mission.

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Musk nennt Ort und Datum für Vorstellung von Tesla-Pickup „Cybertruck“


Tesla-Pickup-Teaser-1-1-1Wie in Aussicht gestellt, wird Tesla noch in diesem Monat sein neuestes Modell präsentieren, ein Fahrzeug im Pickup-Format, das laut CEO Elon Musk den Namen Cybertruck bekommen soll: Die Vorstellung werde am 21. November in Los Angeles in der Nähe der Raketenfabrik von SpaceX stattfinden, gab Musk am Mittwoch auf Twitter bekannt. Zuvor hatte er ...

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SpaceX испытала обновленные парашюты Dragon 2

SpaceX провела 13 последовательных успешных тестов обновленной парашютной системы корабля Dragon 2 (Crew Dragon). Сообщение об этом вместе с кадрами последнего испытания было опубликовано в твиттере компании.

В апреле этого года SpaceX провела тест, в ходе которого отрабатывался сценарий, при котором один из четырех парашютов капсулы экипажа Dragon 2 не раскрылся при спуске в атмосфере. Он завершился неудачей. После выброса массо-габаритного макета с самолета три оставшихся парашюта раскрылись не полностью. В результате он получил повреждения при ударе о землю. По времени эта неудача совпала с взрывом капсулы Dragon 2, случившемся при испытаниях двигателей системы аварийного спасения (САС) экипажа корабля.

В результате, инженерам SpaceX пришлось внести ряд изменений в конструкцию парашютной системы. Новый дизайн получил обозначение Mark 3. По утверждению инженеров, он на порядок надежнее предыдущей версии. В общей сложности, SpaceX провела 13 последовательных успешных тестов Mark 3. В ходе последнего теста был отработан сценарий не раскрытия одного из парашютов


Re: "Хьюстон, у нас проблемы!" О вопросах освоения космоса американцами...


Компания SpaceX сообщила об успешных огневых испытаниях ракеты-носителя Falcon 9, которая отправит в космос вторую партию из 60 телекоммуникационных спутников системы Starlink. Старт назначен на 11 ноября с площадки SLC-40 космодрома на мысе Канаверал.


Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil its 'Cybertruck' this month


"Cybertruck unveil on Nov 21 in LA near SpaceX rocket factory," Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Tuesday.

Elon Musk will reveal Tesla’s ‘Cybertruck’ all-electric pickup on Nov. 21


Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday that the company will unveil its all-electric “cybertruck” November 21 in Los Angeles near the serial entrepreneur’s other company, SpaceX. The date just so happens ...

Company's goal is to build orbiting space hotel by 2025


The Gateway Foundation is a private company that claims they could build the first orbital space hotel by 2025. According to their site, the Von Braun Rotating Space Station is designed "to accommodate both national space agencies conducting low gravity research and space tourists who want to experience life on a large space station with the comfort of low gravity and the feel of a nice hotel" large enough for 450 visitors. From

Gateway Foundation officials acknowledge that the station might not be entirely finished by 2025, but the group aims to develop the station's main structure and basic functions by then. "We expect the operation to begin in 2025, the full station will be built out and completed by 2027. … Once the station's fully operational, our hope, our goal and our objective is to have the station available for the average person," (lead architect Timothy) Alatorre said. "So, a family or an individual could save up reasonably … and be able to have enough money to visit space and have that experience. … It would be something that would be within reach...

Alatorre said that the Gateway Foundation feels that such a project is now possible because the growing success of commercial aerospace companies like SpaceX has made launch options more affordable.

He added that the company admits that it's possible its timeline is pushing it somewhat. "We completely understand that delays are almost inevitable with aerospace, but based on our internal projections and the fact that we're already dealing with existing technology, we're not inventing anything new.

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Boeing proposes lunar lander for NASA crews, rivaling Blue Origin (and SpaceX?)


An artist’s conception shows the ascent module taking off from the descent module on Boeing’s lunar lander. (Boeing Illustration) Boeing says it has submitted its proposal for a lunar lander capable of putting astronauts on the moon by as early as 2024, joining a competition that includes Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture […]

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Le elearning va-t-il tuer la formation ? Et si Socrate avait raison…

Notes de l'émission 1 BURKE James BAXTER Raymond Tomorrow’s world, 1970, BBC Editions  2 CALVINO Italo, Le baron perché, 1957  3 PLATON Phèdre 274 277 Trad. Mario Meunier 1922  4 KUHN Thomas, La structure des révolutions scientifiques, 1962, Collection Champs  5 PLATON Phèdre 275  6 ONG Walter Jackson, Oralité et écriture, 2014, Les belles lettres  7 SAINT PAUL, Epître aux Corinthiens 3 :6  8 PLATON Phèdre 279  9 PLATON Phèdre 277  10 PINKER Steven, L’instinct du langage, 1994, Trad. Frç., Odile Jacob, 1999  11 SPERRY R.W., « Consciousness, personal identity and the divided brain », 1984, in Neuropsychologia, 22, 661-673 ou SPERRY R.W., La Pensée d’outre-mots ; la pensée sans langage et la relation pensée-langage, 1997, éd. Les Empêcheurs de Penser en rond  12 BARTHES Roland, Leçon, 1977, Leçon inaugurale, Editions Seuils, Point  13 PESSOA Fernando, Fragments d’un voyage immobile, 2016, Poche  14 DE WAAL Frans, Le bonobo, Dieu et nous: à la recherche de l’humanisme chez les primates, 2013  15 BARTHES Roland, S/Z, 1970, Collection Points  16 BARTHES Roland, Leçon, 1978, Collection Points  17 MANGUEL Alberto, Une histoire de la lecture, 2000, Babel  18 APPOLINAIRE Guillaume  19 PLATON, Ménon, 81b  20 WOOLLETT Katherine, MAGUIRE A. Eleonore, « Acquiring the knowledge of London layout drivers structurale brain changes » in Current biology, vol. 21, issue 24, p. 2109-2114  21 SERRES Michel, Les nouvelles technologies : révolution culturelle et cognitive, 2007, INRIA, 20 décembre,  22 MUSK Elon,  23 ASIMOV Isaac, Cercle vicieux, 1942  24 BORGES Jorge Luis, Entretien avec Jorges Luis Borgès par Georges Charbonnier, 1967, Paris, Gallimard, p. 113  25 LA METTRIE Julien Offray de, L’homme machine, 1747, Gallimard, 1999  26 STIEGLER Bernard, « Platon penseur du prolétariat », 16 mai 2009, France Inter, in  27 PLATON, Phèdre, 275  28 MAFFESOLI Michel, Homo eroticus, des communications émotionnelles, 2012, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.  29 DELEUZE Gilles et PARNET Claire, Dialogues, 1996, Collection Champs, Flammarion, p. 116.  30 MORIN Edgar, L’humain II, l’individu, 2013, Fondation maison des sciences de l’homme, 6 novembre,  31 DE WAAL Franz, Primates et philosophie, 2006, Traduction française Le Pommier 2008  32 BUBER Martin, Je et tu, 1923, Aubier Collection Philosophie (réédité 2012)  33 VERNUS Pascal, Directeur d’études en linguistique égyptienne et en philologie à l’École pratique des hautes études  34 GOODY Jack, La logique de l’écriture, aux origines des sociétés humaines, 1986, Armand Colin  GOODY Jack, Entre l’oralité et l’écriture, 1987, traduction française, Presse Universitaire de France, 1994  35 PESSOA Fernando, Tome 7 le chemin du serpent : essais et pensée, édition Christian Bourgeois  36 CONDILLAC Etienne Bonnot de, Traité des sensations, 1754  37 PESSOA Fernando, Poèmes non assemblés, 2001, in Œuvres poétiques, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade 


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Elon Musk: SpaceX launches will cost 1% of current NASA launches

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SpaceX Starship : Elon Musk annonce un prix démesurément bas pour exploiter la fusée


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Tesla Will Unveil its new Electric ‘Cybertruck’ on Nov 21

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Airbnb's 'party house' problem could spoil its public listing. Here's why its new rules to stop the rowdy blowouts may not even work.


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Add one more "risk factor" to the coming prospectus Airbnb will release when it makes its stock market debut next year: party houses.

The home-sharing service has built a booming business by making it easy for anyone to rent their homes to vacationers or business travelers looking for an alternative to a hotel. But the instant and easy access to homes has also caught the notice of teens and others looking for a place to throw wild parties.

Last month, one of these party-house rentals turned tragic when a shooting at an Orinda, California, home left five people dead. As many as 100 people were at the house for a Halloween party, despite an explicit ban by the homeowner on renting the home for parties, according to the Associated Press.

The incident set off a furor, and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky has vowed to crack down on the problem, unveiling new verification and support policies Wednesday that he said would stop "bad actors" from abusing the trust the business had established with users.

But the policy changes are largely reactionary, coming after numerous problems at Airbnb party houses over the years. And many people Business Insider spoke with were skeptical that the new rules would even do much to stop Airbnb party houses.

"I think it's great that Airbnb is taking some action to rein in the most extreme cases of so-called party houses," Jake Wegmann, an assistant professor at the University of Texas, told Business Insider. "But it should not have taken a multiple-homicide incident for that to happen."

Wegmann's research focuses on the impact of short-term rentals on local real estate, and he published one of the landmark studies in 2016 that found the existence of Airbnb in San Francisco increased market rents.

As Airbnb, which has been valued as high as $31 billion by private investors, moves closer to a public listing, addressing its party problem has become a high priority.

Verification, refunds, and high-risk reservations

The new rules laid out by Chesky involve four key changes:

  • Verification of all 7 million Airbnb listings to ensure the site listing is an accurate representation of the rental.
  • Rebooking or refunding guests who book locations that are not up to the new verification standards.
  • A 24/7 hotline and prominent customer-support phone number for guests and neighbors near Airbnb listings.
  • Screening of reservations that are deemed "high-risk" to deter unauthorized parties.

In addition, Airbnb said it had hired two former law-enforcement officials as advisers to help the company combat the range of abuses and problems that can occur with short-term home rentals.

American Family Voices' president, Mike Lux, says the home-rental startup rewards absentee property owners who have limited interest in screening guests. American Family Voices sponsored the anti-Airbnb advocacy group Airbnb Watch, which chronicles Airbnb's negative impacts on local neighborhoods and real estate.

"I don't exactly understand honestly what they are doing with that rule," Lux said. "They are making a lot of noise about it, but I don't know how they are going to enforce it."

A homeowner renting a basement out on the weekends is incentivized to screen potential guests, Lux said, but a real-estate speculator with multiple units is incentivized to get as many guests in each unit as possible to maximize profits. Unless hosts feel pressure from Airbnb, Lux said, they will continue to operate in their own interests.

"I do know that ultimately the problem isn't solved unless you stop multiunit operators," Lux said. "That's what will stop this wild party-house problem. They need to monitor hosts and guests better, and they should take more responsibility when something goes wrong."

In the case of the Orinda house, it's unclear whether the new policies would have stopped the unauthorized party. According to the Associated Press, the unit had been rented by a woman who told the owner, Michael Wang, that her family members were fleeing Sonoma County over concerns about health effects of the nearby wildfires. Wang had received multiple citations from city officials for exceeding the home's capacity in the past, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, but it's not clear whether Wang owned multiple rentals in California's Bay Area.

According to Lux's group, there have been more than 30 news reports about violent incidents at Airbnb parties in recent months, including shootings at "party houses" in Los Angeles and St. Paul, Minnesota.

Just weeks before the Orinda incident, a woman was shot in the arm in Arizona at an Airbnb house party, according to the Phoenix-area Fox station. In May, an 18-year-old was shot at a party in a Seattle home that had been rented on Airbnb, according to local media.

The Orinda Police Department couldn't comment on the specifics of the case as authorities were still searching for the shooter. Airbnb has a contentious relationship with its hometown, inspiring legislation from San Francisco Supervisors Aaron Peskin and David Campos to fine the company $1,000 a day for unregistered listings. The company settled with the city in 2017 after a lengthy public fight to repeal the regulation.

"Three years ago, we said the law being passed, which was written by Airbnb, won't work because there was no skin in the game in terms of enforcement," Campos told The New York Times in 2017 of the city's relationship to Airbnb.

Going public in the face of local scrutiny

Airbnb has clashed with local governments before, and it has continually fought local legislation seeking to limit the company's influence or apply short-term-rental restrictions and taxes at city or county levels. On Tuesday, the company suffered a stinging defeat in New Jersey as voters overwhelmingly approved stricter regulations for short-term rentals, legislation that Airbnb publicly opposed, according to The Times.

The company's relationship with local governments will be critical as Airbnb tries to sell itself to public investors. Airbnb has said it plans to list its shares on the stock market by 2020, through either a traditional initial public offering or a direct listing.

At a time when other richly valued startups like Uber and Lyft have struggled in the public markets, Airbnb will face significant scrutiny around its business prospects and the various risks it faces.

"Surely this casts light on the need by potential investors to fully understand what, if any, liability issues this or any other 'bad behavior' on the part of renters raises for the company," an IPO consultant and financial adviser, Lise Buyer, told Business Insider.

For Lux, the Airbnb critic, it comes down to the company taking responsibility.

"If you put up a mega-platform like this that allows people to do business in this way, you absolutely have to take responsibility as a company," Lux told Business Insider. "You can't let pure libertarianism run amok. That can't be the way society operates."

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Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup debut set for Nov 21


San Francisco: Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk has announced that he will unveil the Tesla Cybertruck pickup truck on November 21 at an event in Los Angeles.

"Cybertruck unveil on Nov 21 in LA near SpaceX rocket factory," Musk tweeted.

Additionally, Musk has briefly talked about and pitched the idea of the "Tesla Cybertruck," to the US military.

"This is based on an incorrect Electrek article. The Air Force asked me to speak at a startup conference called "Pitch Day" & I happened to mention Cybertruck. They don't buy APCs. It's the Air Force," Musk noted in a tweet.

Musk originally planned to reveal the truck earlier this year, but he announced in September that he has extented the launch event to November.

Tesla CEO has mentioned that the forthcoming pickup truck has a "heart-stopping" design, with better utility than a Ford F-150 and superior performance to a basic Porsche 911, The Verge reported on Wednesday.

He also earlier said that the truck would look "pretty sci-fi." "If somebody just wants a truck that looks like trucks have looked for the last 20 years, 30 years, or 40 years, this probably isn't for them."

Musk in April 2017 mentioned on Twitter the desire to produce a pickup truck, before the first Model 3 sedans had been handed over to customers. At the time, Musk tweeted that a pickup truck would be unveiled in 18 to 24 months.


Report Space A Visual Reminiscence Of Florida Rocket Launches From Crs 3 To Orbcomm 2 By Members Of The Spacex Crs 3 Nasasocial

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Avec le second lancement de Starlink, SpaceX pousse plus loin son concept de réutilisation


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Elon Musk revela el presupuesto de las misiones de SpaceX a Marte y la Luna

Elon Musk revela el presupuesto de las misiones de SpaceX a Marte y la Luna

Elon Musk confirmó el costo total de los viajes de SpaceX a la Luna y a Marte, los cuales son apenas una fracción del valor de una misión con el Falcon 9.

Elon Musk tiene la mira puesta en los próximos viajes a la Luna y Marte y durante el evento Space Pitch Day de la Fuerza Aérea de los EE.UU., el responsable de SpaceX reveló cuál será el costo aproximado de las misiones impulsadas por su nave espacial, Starship.

Musk dijo que el presupuesto operativo será de unos 2 millones de dólares, de los cuales $900.000 serán destinados solo a los propulsores que el cohete Super Heavy necesitará para despegar y entrar en órbita.

Este dinero saldrá de los bolsillos de SpaceX** y es independiente del precio que se cobrará la empresa a cada uno de los 100 pasajeros que viajarán **a bordo del Starship, una nave reutilizable que se apila sobre el Super Heavy y que ya cuenta con una versión definitiva para llevar a cabo las misiones a Marte y a la Luna.

Elon Musk tuvo una conversación con John Thompson, comandante del Centro de Sistemas Espaciales y de Misiles, a quien confió que el costo es mucho menor que el de un pequeño cohete, por lo que debe hacerse.

El jefe de SpaceX hizo hincapié en la importancia de desarrollar cohetes reutilizables — el santo grial — con el fin de reducir el precio de las misiones al espacio. Esto, dijo Musk, "permitirá que la humanidad se convierta en una especie verdaderamente espacial". Tanto el cohete Super Heavy como la nave Starship son reutilizables. Esta última volará muchas veces antes de ser retirada de servicio.

Un presupuesto operativo de 2 millones de dólares está muy por debajo de lo que ofrecen los competidores. Hace unos meses SpaceX anunció sus intenciones de lanzar un programa de viaje compartido en el que los satélites de terceros puedan viajar a bordo de un Falcon 9.

Conocido como Smallsat, esta alternativa ofrece hasta 150 kg de carga útil en un viaje por apenas 2,25 millones de dólares. Un precio altamente atractivo si tomamos en cuenta que el lanzamiento de un Falcon 9 cuesta 60 millones de dólares.


Tesla elektrikli kamyoneti Cybertruck’ın tanıtım tarihini açıkladı


Tesla, uzun süredir beklenen elektrikli kamyonetinin tanıtım tarihini açıkladı. Şirketin CEO’su Elon Musk, “Cybertruck” olarak andığı elektrikli kamyonetin 21 Kasım’da gözler önüne çıkacağını Twitter hesabından ilan etti. Musk, duyuruyu yaparken sinema tarihinin kült filmlerinden olan Blade Runner’a bir gönderme yaparak aşağıdaki videoyu da paylaştı. Cybertruck’ın tanıtımı, Tesla’nın Los Angeles’ta SpaceX’in genel merkeziyle aynı arazide bulunan […]

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The Tipping Point – 2019 Week 45


This week Google dumps $2.1 billion into Fitbit's pockets and buys them, Uber Eats releases some pretty pictures of their new delivery drone, SpaceX gets some awesome download speeds from space and Mobileye shows off their chops at their first Investors Summit.

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Tesla Cybertruck來了 電動皮卡大戰一觸即發

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Tesla Cybertruck olarak anılan Tesla elektrikli pickup görücüye çıkmaya hazırlanıyor. Tesla sonunda uzun zamandır beklenilen elektrikli pickup modelini tanıtacak. Elon Musk, Twitter üzerinden attığı tweet ile Tesla Cybertruck lansmanının 21 Kasım tarihinde Los Angeles’taki SpaceX roket fabrikası yakınında yer alan Tesla tasarım stüdyosunda gerçekleştirileceğini duyurdu. Hatta paylaşımına Blade Runner jeneriği eklemesi, aracın adeta filmden çıkmış […]

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There's a limit on your Venmo transactions — here's how much money you can send and receive with each account type


Venmo logo is seen on an Android mobile phone.

  • Venmo places different limits on transactions depending on whether your account has gone through identity verification.
  • All sending and receiving limits are done on a rolling, weekly basis — in other words, if you hit your limit, you have to wait a week for any transaction to stop counting against you.
  • There are also separate limits on the Venmo Mastercard debit card.
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Venmo, the money-sending app for iPhone and Android, can be a useful tool when it comes to sending and receiving money, but the app does have its limits. 

The limit for your Venmo transactions will vary depending on things like whether or not your identity has been verified. And both sending and receiving money counts against your total weekly limit.

Here's everything you should know about Venmo's transaction limits.

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Venmo transaction limits, explained

Before your identity has been verified, you're capped at $299.99 per week, for all transactions combined. 


Once your identity has been verified, however, the general limit increases substantially, and is refreshed on a rolling, weekly basis. That means that if you meet your limit for the week, you'll have to wait until exactly one week after a transaction is posted for the amount of that transaction to stop counting against your limit.

Here's how the limits break down after you've verified your identity:

  • For all transactions combined: A limit of $4,999.99 per week on a rolling basis
  • Sending limits: Up to $2,999.99 per week on a rolling basis
  • Payments for goods or services with vendors that take Venmo: Up to $2,000 per purchase, and up to 30 transactions per day

If you have a Venmo Mastercard debit card, there are other transaction limits you should be aware of. For example, you can't make any individual purchase above $3,000, and for those who have reloads on their card, those are limited to $100 per week, on a rolling basis. 


You can also only take out $400 per day via an ATM, over the counter withdrawal, or cash-back transaction.

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk claims the Starship rocket could launch for just $2 million per mission - compared to NASA's $450 million

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Cybertruck กับแนวคิดรถกระบะหุ้มเกราะแห่งอนาคตของ Elon Musk


เหล่าแฟน ๆ ของแบรนด์รถยนต์ไฟฟ้า Tesla ต่างพยายามทำทุกวิถีทางเพื่อหาเบาะแสเกี่ยวกับ Cybertruck รถกระบะรุ่นใหม่ที่เหล่าสาวกรอคอยมานานจาก Tesla ซึ่งตอนนี้การรอคอยนั้นอาจจะจบลง ในวันพุธที่ผ่านมา เมื่อ Elon Musk CEO ของ Tesla ประกาศบน Twitter ว่ารถบรรทุกที่รอคอยมานานจะเปิดตัวในวันที่ 21 พฤศจิกายน นี้ใกล้กับโรงงานจรวด SpaceX ในท่าเรือลอสแองเจลิส รถบรรทุก Tesla นั้นเป็นโครงการลับอันเป็นที่รักมากของ Musk มานานหลายปี ในการสัมภาษณ์กับ Recode ในปี 2018 Musk ได้อธิบายว่ามันเป็นรถบรรทุก “ Cyber ​​Runner” แห่งอนาคตที่มีลักษณะคล้ายหุ่นยนต์ มันจะยอดเยี่ยมมาก และเขารู้สึกตื่นเต้นการกับมันมาก ๆ ” ซึ่งเราไม่รู้รายละเอียดเกี่ยวกับรถบรรทุกรุ่นใหม่ของ Tesla มากนัก แต่ก่อนหน้านี้ Musk ได้อธิบายว่ามันเป็นรถบรรทุก 6 ที่นั่งขนาดใหญ่ที่มีหลากหลายตัวเลือก โดยรองรับสำหรับทุกช่วงระยะทาง และรองรับการบรรทุกได้มากกว่ารถกระบะทั่วไปในตลาด เมื่อเดือนที่แล้ว Musk ยังทวีตว่ารถบรรทุกรุ่นใหม่ที่กำลังจะออกมานั้นจะ “จะรองรับผู้ให้บริการรถหุ้มเกราะมากขึ้นในอนาคต” และแนะนำว่า ทหารสามารถนำไปใช้เป็นยานเกราะได้ แต่เหล่าลูกค้าที่มีศักยภาพของ […]

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V květnu vyneslo SpaceX na oběžnou dráhu 60 satelitů pro projekt Starlink. Vše zatím testuje, už v průběhu listopadu ale odstartuje raketa Falcon s další várkou a příští rok bude startů dokonce tucet. Celkem má být na oběžné dráze tisíce satelitů, pro spuštění omezeného provozu jich ale bude ...

Obří rakety Starship budou pravděpodobně startovat z příbřežních kosmodromů

SpaceX staví obří raketu a kosmickou loď Starship (původně BFR) • Jejím úkolem bude doprava lidí na velké vzdálenosti, lety na oběžnou dráhu, Měsíc i Mars • Starship budou pohánět motory Raptor využívající metan

SpaceX, Boeing Complete Crucial Tests for Crew Capsules

Boeing's Starliner performing the abort pad test on November 4. (Credit: NASA) Boeing and SpaceX, both leaders in the aerospace industry, have completed crucial tests of their crew capsules, which the companies hope will bring American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) in the near future. Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner completed a pad abort test on November 4. The test is intended to verify astronauts can get away from the launch site if there’s an emergency prior to takeoff

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