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It is impressive to see how the evolution of grid fins is still ongoing.
TomCross @TomCross
SpaceX block 5 booster 49 arrived to port Canaveral this morning looking like it hardly felt the launch. They keep getting better! #spacex #block5 #telstar18v #rocketscience @SpaceX @Teslarati
https://twitter.com/_TomCross_/status/1039906864341966848
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Well done and so much for a better Internet experience
We turned 10! Thanks to everyone who’s been a part of this past decade.
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Comment +Jean-Pierre PETIT flingue les pontes de l'Académie des Sciences dans cette vidéo. Je pense qu'il souligne le croupissement de notre système de pensée depuis 30 ans
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I have a cunning plan to make our politicians understand the real world a bit better, to save taxpayers money and to modernize the management of MPs 8)

Firstly British MPs get paid a standard salary with extras for certain roles like ministers. This is old fashioned. We abolished collective bargaining (often forcibly backed by MP's) years ago and moved to performance related pay with bonuses and depending upon experience.

So we should start politicians on an equivalent wage based upon their qualifications (relevant degree, masters, doctorate), and number of years of experience at this and to some extent lower levels (local councils for example).

Their pay should go up based upon how well they do. That seems difficult to quantify but an obvious metric would be to use yearly polling data and pay their bonus based upon a weighted average of local constituent and party popularity. That'll also encourage them to represent their constituents for a change.

Some of the salary also ought to be performance for the long term. This is good business practice and exactly what our politicians told the bankers. So practice what you preach! We can't give them share options but we can defer chunks of their bonus pay over four years based upon GDP, poverty reduction, efficiency etc so that it reflects how well their policies worked.

The next thing of course in the business handbook is to reduce numbers. MP's claim they are overworked but any who do so should get a week in an Amazon warehouse to reconsider.

We also have a lot of MPs who seem to spend a lot of time sitting in the commons making 'whoop whoop' noises and acting like it's a playgroup.

Business has solved a lot of this via the so called 'gig economy' and zero hours contracts. This is an ideal solution. The party leaders can be given a fund based upon number of MPs and overall vote share. They can pay MPs only when they are actually needed. That should cut down lots of pointless arguments because when you know you won't win the debate you don't need to waste money paying people to show up. That's how it works in business. When a project is obviously a fail, you cut it.

Despite being so 'overworked' lots of our MPs have at least one more job sitting on a board of directors and the like, so they'll enjoy the flexibility of zero hours contracts just like they claim everyone else does.

Infrastructure is another problem. They are spending a fortune repairing the houses of parliament which is not fit for purpose even if rebuilt. It should instead be leased to a hotel company to do up as the ultimate London tourist hotel.

MPs can move to a nice concrete blob somewhere in the middle of the country, which will reduce travel costs, and building costs. They could even maybe telework. Perhaps security would be even more improved if MPs worked out of room-hire offices so nobody ever knew where they were this week.

They also get to employ lots of people, often their mates and family. They added rules about family so they now employ each others family. It would clearly be more free market, fairer and cheaper if they entire process was contracted out to people like Crapita and MPs got whoever they sent.

That brings us to food. They have some really nice food and can expense a lot of it. This should be replaced by an outside run cafeteria which can be shared will all the other staff.

Given the way they behave in (and sometimes out of) parliament, there needs to be a much stronger code of conduct with MP's actually being fired for doing things that get you fired in other jobs (like fiddling your expenses, bullying staff, affairs with your direct subordinates, blatantly sexist behaviour, not bothering to turn up). From they way they behave some spot alcohol and drugs testing is also called for.

Any complaints and queries about the new arrangements can I am sure be dealt with by a call centre somewhere with a half hour wait to be answered by someone who has no clue what to do about it.

Our political arrangements are positively victorian - move with the times 8)
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Media are going to enter the next phase of the Internet consequences. Decentralisation.
Elon Musk @elonmusk
Elon Musk Retweeted Electrek.Co
The holier-than-thou hypocrisy of big media companies who lay claim to the truth, but publish only enough to sugarcoat the lie, is why the public no longer respects them
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/999355619390865408

Andrew J. Hawkins @andyjayhawk
Andrew J. Hawkins Retweeted Elon Musk
Musk continues his slow transformation into a media-baiting Trump figure screaming irrationally about fake news. Hope it works out for you dude!

Elon Musk @elonmusk
Replying to @andyjayhawk
Thought you’d say that. Anytime anyone criticizes the media, the media shrieks “You’re just like Trump!” Why do you think he got elected in the first place? Because no ones believes you any more. You lost your credibility a long time ago.
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/999357298861486080

J Emory Parker | Subscribe to The Post and Courier
‏@jaspar
J Emory Parker | Subscribe to The Post and Courier Retweeted Elon Musk
blaming the messenger is the hot new thing everyone's doing

Elon Musk @elonmusk
Replying to @jaspar
Oh hey another sanctimonious media person who thinks he’s above criticism. Try being truthful & the public will believe you again.
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/999361510915768320

Elon Musk @elonmusk
Problem is journos are under constant pressure to get max clicks & earn advertising dollars or get fired. Tricky situation, as Tesla doesn’t advertise, but fossil fuel companies & gas/diesel car companies are among world’s biggest advertisers.

codyb @CodyBrown
Replying to @elonmusk
this is real lazy criticism yo.

Elon Musk @elonmusk
Uh, this is Twitter. How many characters do you want?


daniel nguyen (╯°□°)ノ @dancow
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daniel nguyen (╯°□°)ノ @dancow
Replying to @elonmusk
And yet, journos are very willing to pursue stories that burn advertisers and other financial benefactors. The @WSJ published the investigation that destroyed Theranos, even though Rupert Murdoch was Theranos's biggest investor ($125M)

Elon Musk @elonmusk
An exception that proves the rule
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/999365829761249280

Elon Musk @elonmusk
Going to create a site where the public can rate the core truth of any article & track the credibility score over time of each journalist, editor & publication. Thinking of calling it Pravda …
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/999367582271422464
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Nous allons bientôt déménager dans notre future maison. Une belle opportunité à saisir donc ;-)
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Franchement, sur +Thinkerview, il y a peu de déchets mais cet entretien est formidable. Un appel au réveil et à la prise en main pour ne pas se faire dicter son avenir et la guerre qui vient. A voir de suite ! Merci encore +Thinkerview
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Even Bigger FR then...
TED Talks @TEDTalks
This floating, multi-span suspension bridge in Norway will traverse extremely deep waters. It will float on pontoons tethered to the sea floor with steel cables. In order to maintain stability, the tops of the towers will be tied together. @i_firth #TED2018

Elon Musk @elonmusk
Replying to @TEDTalks @i_firth
Norway has some really cool tunnels and bridges
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/984498847232622592

Audrey Deal @audphin
Replying to @elonmusk @TEDTalks @i_firth
It’s because Norway has trolls

Elon Musk @elonmusk
I love trolls

TED Talks @TEDTalks
Missing you at #TED2018 this year, Elon!
https://twitter.com/TEDTalks/status/984526305373798400

Elon Musk @elonmusk
Gwynne’s got it covered. She’s awesome.
https://www.wired.com/story/spacexs-president-is-thinking-even-bigger-than-elon-musk/

Erik Cleven @VoltzCoreAudio
Has the BFR/BFS been stretched in height? The video Gwynne showed at Ted Talks looks taller than the one in the E2E video

Elon Musk @elonmusk
Maybe a little
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Encore une très bonne vidéo de +Thinkerview avec un intervenant libanais qui parle bien mieux de la France que certains d'ente nous. En espérant ne pas trop le décevoir...
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