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    Elon Musk

    Figured there probably needs to be a thread just on Elon.

    This interview is newly published, but seems fairly dated already:

    SUCCESS — What Achievers Read. On Newsstands Now!

    In recent years, Musk has invested most of his time and money in high-tech transportation ventures. Since 2003, he has bankrolled and managed the developmentof electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors, which this year began production of a battery-powered model that accelerates from zero to 60 mph in less than fourseconds. He founded Space Exploration Technologies in 2002, and since then SpaceX has become a serious contender to provide replacement spacecraft for the U.S. government'sfleet of space shuttles, which are scheduled for retirement in about two years. In addition, Musk guides the growth of a solar-panel installation service he started called SolarCity.

    While the sales of PayPal and Zip2 may have left him with the image of a serial entrepreneur, Musk says his commitments to his spacecraft, electric car and solar panelbusinesses are long term and deeply felt. "I never expect to sort of sell them off and do something else.

    I expect to be with those companies as far into the future as I can imagine."

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    A long article mostly detailing the genesis of Tesla and the rift between Eberhard and Musk. It is a pretty good history. New information I hadn't heard before, apparently Elon is now engaged again:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...ing-world.html

    In addition to all his business ventures, he has five children from his first wife Justine, and is now engaged to 23-year-old British actress Talulah Riley, star of St Trinian’s and Pride And Prejudice.
    Elon's guide to dating:
    ‘If you want to get the girl, this is the car to do it in. If you go to a party and you’re competing with guys with Ferraris, in Los Angeles the one with the Tesla will get her. When we met, Talulah asked me what I did and I said, “Rockets and cars.”

    'She liked both, and when she arrived in LA I picked her up in the Tesla, which she liked a lot. It was critical in the romance. In fact, it probably wouldn’t have happened without the Tesla.’
    Last edited by graham; 2008-11-10 at 09:41 AM. Reason: Forgot the URL first time around...

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    Graham, I'm not seeing the quotes you just mentioned in the Success article. Is there another article you're referencing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveF View Post
    Graham, I'm not seeing the quotes you just mentioned in the Success article. Is there another article you're referencing?
    Yes, I should learn never to post before caffeine in the morning... I forgot the URL of the article I was referencing. I have edited my post to add it now.

    Thanks for pointing it out, SteveF - I may well have never noticed it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by graham View Post
    Elon's guide to dating:.....it probably wouldn’t have happened without the Tesla.
    He actually said "Rockets and Cars".


    "I made it with a woman. Inform the men!".
    Last edited by malcolm; 2008-11-13 at 04:32 AM.

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    More information on Elon's engagement: (this time with URL!)

    Andrew's girl won't cash in | Mail Online

    'I fell in love with Elon because of our mutual love of physics,' says Talulah who met Musk in July. 'I'm interested in philosophy, and talking to Elon I realised my questions could be answered with physics. It fascinates me.'

    Musk is well qualified to help. His rocket system is in the running to replace Nasa's Shuttle and he already has a ticket for Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic flight. But his marriage proposal was more grounded.

    'He proposed on one knee, with a ring on a balcony,' says Talulah. 'And we want to have a traditional wedding when we get married next year.'

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    Now this is officially the gossip section of the forum.
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    Geek Love: 'Lily' Wants $3 Million for Tales of Dating Tesla CEO

    It seems someone has found a method of trying to extort money from Elon Musk. Give me $3 million dollars or I will publish a supernatural horror book about our relationship?

    Actress, model, writer, and film producer Lily wrote two books about her true horrifying experiences while she was dating Elon Musk -founder of Paypal, and John Tu - President of Kingston technology, at her old, gloomy, dark, cold and eerily quiet apartment. She believes it was haunted. In her books, she wrote how inexplicable forces of nature arose in their glamorous and loving relationships. Read how supernatural powers can and do affect our daily lives and love. If you want to discover and experience what happened in her relationships and the frightening events in her apartment, please read these scary books… if you dare!
    Currently, she is producing a horror movie entitled "Rooms Of Horror".

    And here's her brief summary of her relationship with Musk:
    Lily dated with Elon Musk in 2003. Lily experienced much more horrifying events while she was dating Elon at her old, gloomy, dark and eerily quiet apartment. She has just finished this book, entitled "ASIAN BEAUTY-HOUSE OF HORROR". It is another scary book. It is available to buy at auction. Minimum bid is $ 3 Million US dollars, of course, the highest bidder will acquire all the rights to this book.
    Very odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by graham View Post

    Very odd.
    To me it's more than odd - it's crazy. You can be thankful if you've never crossed paths with this psycho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveF View Post
    To me it's more than odd - it's crazy. You can be thankful if you've never crossed paths with this psycho.
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    the really crazy thing is this whack job will probably profit from this somehow!

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