Musk Vandalizes Sex Scandal Space Bro Bezos’ Mooncraft ‘Blue Balls’

By CCN: Elon Musk has just proved to Jeff Bezos that being the world’s richest man doesn’t offer immunity against below-the-belt jokes. This was …

By CCN: Elon Musk has just proved to Jeff Bezos that being the world’s richest man doesn’t offer immunity against below-the-belt jokes. This was demonstrated on Twitter after the Amazon founder and CEO, as well as the founder of space firm Blue Origins, launched a mock-up of a new mooncraft designed to ferry humans and equipment to the lunar surface by 2024.

In the tweet, Musk demonstrated that while the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently limited what he can communicate on social media, it certainly hasn’t castrated his ability to tell lewd jokes.

Multitalented Elon Musk Has Sketchy Photoshopping Skills

In the tweet fired off on Thursday evening, the Tesla boss as well as CEO of space exploration firm SpaceX edited an image on the Blue Origins’ mooncraft known as Blue Moon effectively changing the name to Blue Balls. To cap it off, Musk advised Bezos to ‘stop teasing’.

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Elon Musk calls Jeff Bezos’ spacecraft ‘Blue Balls’ | Source: Twitter

Bezos was recently embroiled in a sex scandal. This was after an extra-marital affair with a TV star was reported by the National Enquirer. There were various twists and turns as the scandal unraveled including the tabloid’s failed attempt to publish nudes of Bezos. The Amazon CEO and his wife of 24 years are currently in the process of divorce.

Musk Taking Shots at Bezos? This Is Not Virgin Territory

This is not the first time that Musk is taking shots at Bezos. Early last month Musk branded Bezos a ‘copycat’ on Twitter. This was after Amazon announced it was sending satellites into low earth orbit to provide broadband to underserved areas. Fourteen months earlier, SpaceX had launched its own version of internet satellites via its Falcon 9 rocket.

.@JeffBezos copy 🐈

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 9, 2019

Though SpaceX has dominated the public eye for the past two decades, Blue Origins is nearly two years older. SpaceX was started on May 6, 2002 while Blue Origins was founded on September 8, 2000.

Bad Bile or Just Regular Tech Bro Rivalry?

Musk has also at times tried to play the contempt card whenever the topic of Bezos is brought up. In October 2017 during a BBC interview, Musk didn’t sound too thrilled to be told he was competing with Bezos. When told ‘you are competing with the likes of Jeff Bezos’ in the space sector, Musk retorted ‘Jeff Who?’

Elon Musk – Not Your Regular Detroit Car CEO

As an entrepreneur and business head, Musk has regularly demonstrated he doesn’t take himself too seriously. A case in point is farting sounds software update that Tesla rolled out late last year. It would be inconceivable to imagine traditional carmaker CEO in Detroit spending company resources on such a feature and going on to publicize it.

To air is human https://t.co/bnDdnw2ydT

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 12, 2019

The farting sounds had all the hallmarks of Musk’s in-jokes as their names betrayed. One of the names given to the fart sounds include Short Shorts Ripper. This was possibly in reference to Tesla short sellers, a group Elon Musk has declared an aversion for.

Other farting sounds were named after companies Musk has founded or products unveiled by his startups. This includes the Boring Fart (a reference to The Boring Company), Neurastink (in honor of neurotechnology company Neuralink). The Falcon Heavy farting sound is obviously in honor of SpaceX’s Falcon rockets.

The fart noises in the Tesla cars, however, do not produce a smell. Yet. But Jeff Bezos is definitely feeling the stink with the latest Musk burn.

Tesla cars can now diagnose themselves and pre-order parts if needed

On Wednesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed another new feature for Tesla cars: A setting to receive software updates as soon as they’re …

Tesla has quietly launched several neat features over the past couple of days, making it easier for Tesla owners to receive software updates, and get their car fixed if something goes wrong.

On Monday, Electrek wrote that Tesla cars can now diagnose themselves, and even pre-order parts to a Tesla Service Center if need be.

Several users noticed a new message on their Tesla’s main screen, stating that “an unexpected condition has been detected” and that a “replacement part has been pre-shipped to your preferred Tesla Service Center.” The user was prompted to use their Tesla Mobile App or Tesla account to schedule a service visit.

Tesla confirmed the new feature in a tweet.

“Our cars can keep tabs on certain components to let you know if they need replacing and order parts ahead of you next service visit,” the company said.

Yep, our cars can keep tabs on certain components to let you know if they need replacing and order parts ahead of your next service visit.

Like skipping the doctor and going right to the pharmacy. https://t.co/FwQrjduLvH

— Tesla (@Tesla) May 6, 2019

While having issues with your car is never good news, having the car diagnose the problem and make it easier for you to repair it is quite comforting.

On Wednesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed another new feature for Tesla cars: A setting to receive software updates as soon as they’re available.

New setting to receive Tesla software updates immediately https://t.co/f6PCr8OjXb

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 7, 2019

The new setting can be found under Controls – Software – Software Update Preference – Advanced.

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See Tesla’s Enhanced Summon Pick up a Driver in a Parking Lot

Way back in January 2016, Tesla released an Autopilot update containing what CEO Elon Musk called the “first baby step in Tesla Summon capability.

Get Over Here

Way back in January 2016, Tesla released an Autopilot update containing what CEO Elon Musk called the “first baby step in Tesla Summon capability.”

After its release, Tesla owners could instruct their vehicles to autonomously pull in or out of a parking space or garage with the push of a button. They just couldn’t expect the car to make any turns.

In late 2018, Musk began teasing a major update to Summon, which Tesla began rolling out in March — and a newly released video of Enhanced Summon in action shows just how far autonomous tech has come in three years.

Lot Wizard

In the video, a Tesla owner uses Enhanced Summon to instruct his Model 3 to pick him up in a parking lot. The car responds by backing slowing out of its spot and then navigating past several other cars to reach the owner and his enthusiastic passengers.

So, while Teslas might not be able to autonomously drive from coast to coast just yet, based on this video, they can at least successfully navigate a parking lot on their own — an impressive step along the path to full autonomy.

READ MORE: Watch crazy video of Tesla Model 3 autonomously picking up owner in parking lot [Electrek]

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Morgan Stanley: Tesla is going to need big China sales next year in order to make it

Tesla is raising $2.7 billion in fresh capital but that is only “a 12-month bridge,” Morgan Stanley said on Monday, as the firm thinks Elon Musk’s electric …

Tesla is raising $2.7 billion in fresh capital but that is only “a 12-month bridge,” as Elon Musk’s electric vehicle company needs to begin manufacturing and selling its lower-priced cars in China, Morgan Stanley said on Monday.

“Increased dependency on China and robotaxi undermines the resilience of the Tesla investment story,” Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas said in a note to investors. Jonas, who is widely followed for his early calls on Tesla and electric vehicles, has become increasingly cautious in his opinion of the company.

Demand is “still the #1 challenge facing the company,” Jonas said. Tesla reported a larger loss than expected in the first quarter as total vehicle sales fell 41% from the previous quarter. The $2.7 billion raise is a “stop-gap” then for Tesla, Jonas said, and some of Morgan Stanley’s estimates for Tesla’s cash on hand run “uncomfortably low” from quarter to quarter in the coming year. While the amount raised was about what Morgan Stanley expected, the capital infusion came a quarter earlier than the firm thought it would.

Morgan Stanley’s estimates “are prepared for Model S and X demand to remain extremely weak throughout the year,” Jonas said, as “the models are still rather old and face cannibalization risk from the ever-growing second-hand population of Teslas.”

To that end, Tesla’s own ambitious sales targets will require success in both manufacturing and delivering cars in China, according to Morgan Stanley. Jonas said the firm’s team in China “is extremely constructive on the outlook for Tesla to gain share with a domestically sourced Model 3 and Model Y.”

“We believe the 2019 airpocket on Model 3 demand may largely continue until an affordable locally-produced Model 3 is available in that market,” Jonas said. “At this stage, we do not anticipate significant Model 3 deliveries in China until 1Q 2020 at the earliest.”

But that relies fully on whether Tesla can get its manufacturing up and running in Shanghai.

“We continue to have concerns on the long-term viability of a US player in the Chinese EV market,” Jonas said. “While we give Tesla credit for tapping into the world’s largest EV market for a number of years, we would not pay a particularly high multiple for earnings derived from this region as we strongly suspect a host of national champions to emerge.”

Even if Tesla does succeed in China, Morgan Stanley highlighted trade tensions with the U.S. as a risk if “Tesla’s dependency on China increases,” Jonas added.

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Elon Musk Wants Future Tesla Cars to Come With a Goat Horn, Suggests a Taylor Swift Meme

Considering what Musk has achieved since he found Tesla, SpaceX and the Boring Company, we are torn to believe if the tweet will be an actuality in …
We weren’t surprised when the US Securities and Exchange Commission ordered Tesla CEO Elon Musk to let a social media minder to approve his tweets. Musk’s tweets have been a bad-news magnet since inception and following the trail is the latest one which suggested goat sound for horns in the future Tesla cars. The tweet read – “Changing Tesla horn sound” with a Goat face smiley.

One tweet, however, did not suffice the hilarity as the millionaire entrepreneur then went on to post a funny remixed video of Taylor Swift’s popular track Trouble. Only here the chorus was a goat screaming with a caption that read “Maybe this goat is available”. Considering what Musk has achieved since he found Tesla, SpaceX and the Boring Company, we are torn to believe if the tweet will be an actuality in the near future.

Changing Tesla horn sound to 🐐

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 3, 2019

With his extraordinary achievements, Musk has emerged to be one of the most proactive entrepreneurs in the current times. Up until a few decades back, it would’ve been hard to believe that a company such as Tesla will single-handedly change the perception of electric cars and establish such an authority over the segment. At the moment, major automakers around the world are scrambling for a piece of the pie that Tesla enjoys a major share of.

Maybe this goat is available https://t.co/qo2hR7Vcsp — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 3, 2019

After disappointing sales in the first quarter, Tesla, earlier this week announced that it will raise up to $2.3 billion in new capital, renouncing what Elon Musk called a “Spartan diet” and easing Wall Street concerns about the money-losing company’s ability to overcome a drop in sales and build new product lines.

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