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Old 18th July 2018, 06:07 AM   #601
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Originally Posted by bluesjnr View Post
I was given a suppository once, by consent, and never realised that I was engaged in an unequivocally and inarguably sexual act.
I'm now thinking about my colonoscopies in a very different way!
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Old 18th July 2018, 07:04 AM   #602
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It is my first thought, and everyone who responds. It is unequivocal and inarguable, it is an anal suggestion.
And never, not ever, designed to continue a happy dialogue.
I am astonished at the obfuscation on the thread.
Get over your anal obsession already!

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Old 18th July 2018, 07:52 AM   #603
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Originally Posted by GlennB View Post
It's a clever idea, but ill-judged and unwanted.
Was it unwanted?

https://mobile.twitter.com/elonmusk/...84366083190785

From Dict Stanton to Elon Musk:

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It is absolutely worth continuing with the development of this system in as timely a manner as feasible. If the rain holds out it may well be used.
None of that excused Musk's behavior regarding Unsworth, but I don't think it is correct to say that they didn't want it. They were following a number or parallel options for getting the kids out. This one might not have been practical and was not used, but it does seem like they asked Musk to keep working on it.

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Old 18th July 2018, 09:55 AM   #604
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Originally Posted by Samson View Post
Timimg. Maybe I have it wrong, but I thought the diver cast the first stone.
I also thought that Musk asked if he should continue to build his machine, and was told to carry on. It all looked like good faith.
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My homework is incomplete, so I provisionally withdraw my conclusions, but there is a thread bias to minimise the insult by the British diver and maximise that of the South African/American trailblazer.
It wasn't a submarine - it was either a rigid enclosed stretcher, or a coffin for living people.

It was obvious that if one has to travel through a passage that requires divers to remove their oxygen tanks, then such a coffin would be very hard to manouver. It is even more obvious that such a contraption would slow the rescue down even if it could work.

Musk was distracting from the rescue attempt, he was critical of the plan that worked and came up with something impractical.

When asked about the "submarine", Unsworth pointed out some salient and obvious facts and used some strong language as one would when someone had been distracting from the rescue and had recently been under a lot of stress.

There is no blame attached to Unsworth - the best that can be said of Musk is that adulation might have gone to his head.
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The boys finally speak for themselves. They had only intended to be in the cave for an hour.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...=.40896a4c5aae
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Originally Posted by crescent View Post
Was it unwanted?

https://mobile.twitter.com/elonmusk/...84366083190785

From Dict Stanton to Elon Musk:

None of that excused Musk's behavior regarding Unsworth, but I don't think it is correct to say that they didn't want it. They were following a number or parallel options for getting the kids out. This one might not have been practical and was not used, but it does seem like they asked Musk to keep working on it.
Fair enough, but I wonder if Musk's team ran the final design past Stanton or anyone else in the rescue team? Given that the design wasn't going to work it's hard to see any justification for actually delivering it to the cave. It still looks like glory-seeking.
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And you were doing so well up to that point. SMH.
Sorry, but from a British perspective even saying literally, "you can stick that up your arse," would not be taken in the way Musk did.
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And that's why, in English, "anal' and "sexual" are not synonyms (though he did "shove it up your ass").
What the hell dude?
No, he didn't say that.
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Fair enough, but I wonder if Musk's team ran the final design past Stanton or anyone else in the rescue team? Given that the design wasn't going to work it's hard to see any justification for actually delivering it to the cave. It still looks like glory-seeking.
I can believe it wasn't intended to be - saying "please work on this" sounds as though that could be a polite way of saying no without actually saying no and Musk might have not noticed.

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As in many other Asian countries, you should avoid angering or insulting someone (causing someone to “lose face”). Open criticisms and negative responses are seen as an insult to other people and can cause them to think disrespectfully of you. If you need to give a negative response, do so indirectly.
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Meanwhile - this made me laugh and has an aspect of truth about it too:

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No, he didn't say that.
Quite right, well spotted.

(Out of my personal experience... didn't think it through. )
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Originally Posted by jimbob View Post
I can believe it wasn't intended to be - saying "please work on this" sounds as though that could be a polite way of saying no without actually saying no and Musk might have not noticed.
Exactly.
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It wasn't a submarine - it was either a rigid enclosed stretcher, or a coffin for living people.

It was obvious that if one has to travel through a passage that requires divers to remove their oxygen tanks, then such a coffin would be very hard to manouver. It is even more obvious that such a contraption would slow the rescue down even if it could work.

Musk was distracting from the rescue attempt, he was critical of the plan that worked and came up with something impractical.

When asked about the "submarine", Unsworth pointed out some salient and obvious facts and used some strong language as one would when someone had been distracting from the rescue and had recently been under a lot of stress.

There is no blame attached to Unsworth - the best that can be said of Musk is that adulation might have gone to his head.
Thanks for that summary Jimbob, it is a fair view of what might have happened. I feel there will emerge a plausible narrative where everyone can shake hands.

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Thanks for a balanced summary Jimbob.
It is balanced perfectly in favour if he truth of the matter. Therefore I second your thanks to Jimbob for the honest summary.
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The boys finally speak for themselves. They had only intended to be in the cave for an hour.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...=.40896a4c5aae
I missed the brief item on the Radio 4 news, so googled for a report and watched that video right through. I thought it was very interesting and well presented.
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It wasn't a submarine - it was either a rigid enclosed stretcher, or a coffin for living people.

It was obvious that if one has to travel through a passage that requires divers to remove their oxygen tanks, then such a coffin would be very hard to manouver. It is even more obvious that such a contraption would slow the rescue down even if it could work.

Musk was distracting from the rescue attempt, he was critical of the plan that worked and came up with something impractical.

When asked about the "submarine", Unsworth pointed out some salient and obvious facts and used some strong language as one would when someone had been distracting from the rescue and had recently been under a lot of stress.

There is no blame attached to Unsworth - the best that can be said of Musk is that adulation might have gone to his head.
Meanwhile on Badscience, EACLUcifer has added a bit more on why it was a really bad idea - beyond the obvious problems with fitting in the passages.

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To sum up that contraption, the hatch was closed by about 8 thumbwheel bolts. Because thumbwheel bolts. Thumbwheel bolts can be a bit tricky at times. How much torque would one need to create a good seal? What happens if you drop one while working in a cave in complete darkness and soaking wet? What happens if you crossthread it - surprisingly easy to do - and **** up the entire hatch seal?

It was never designed to work in any environment more challenging than a swimming pool with lots of good cameras filming it.

Not only did that cave have narrow, twisty sections - the sort of thing that had divers having to take their tanks off and carry them - but it also had the sort of currents that could rip off a divers mask if they faced the wrong way.
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Was it unwanted?

https://mobile.twitter.com/elonmusk/...84366083190785

From Dict Stanton to Elon Musk:

None of that excused Musk's behavior regarding Unsworth, but I don't think it is correct to say that they didn't want it.
The email exchange suggests they liked the idea; but importantly it's the idea they're interested in. It was after he arrived with the capsule and they actually saw it in physical reality that they declared it impractical.
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The email exchange suggests they liked the idea; but importantly it's the idea they're interested in. It was after he arrived with the capsule and they actually saw it in physical reality that they declared it impractical.
Alternatively, it could have been a polite way of giving a holding answer and allowing face to be saved without sounding negative.
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Rescued Thai Boys To Be Ordained As Novice Buddhist Monks


This isn't a radical change of life plans. It's a nine-day gig that apparently many Thai males do at some time in their lives. Eleven of the twelve boys are doing it, largely to honor the diver who died. The twelfth is Christian, so is doing a separate observance with his own church.

It feels to me like an appropriate thing for them to do. I wonder if this practice will help them come to grips with their experience, transition back into normal life (or rather, into resumed life altered by their new fame), or perhaps even reduce post-traumatic stress.
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I hope so. I suspect it's better than "counselling", or is that just me being cynical?
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This isn't a radical change of life plans. It's a nine-day gig that apparently many Thai males do at some time in their lives. Eleven of the twelve boys are doing it, largely to honor the diver who died. The twelfth is Christian, so is doing a separate observance with his own church.

It feels to me like an appropriate thing for them to do. I wonder if this practice will help them come to grips with their experience, transition back into normal life (or rather, into resumed life altered by their new fame), or perhaps even reduce post-traumatic stress.

Could be seen as a form of punishment penance? Sack cloth and ashes, etc?


Pity the poor Christian. He's probably on a Lent-style fast. This lasts six-weeks.
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I very much doubt that either of those suggestions is actually the case.
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I very much doubt that either of those suggestions is actually the case.
Indeed, the BBC explained that it was common practice.
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Could be seen as a form of punishment penance? Sack cloth and ashes, etc?
My Thai in-laws don't see it like that at all.
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Could be seen as a form of punishment penance? Sack cloth and ashes, etc?


Pity the poor Christian. He's probably on a Lent-style fast. This lasts six-weeks.
What a wonderful imagination you have.
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BBC News: Elon Musk reignites Twitter slur controversy

"Elon Musk has tweeted again about a man he had previously accused of being a child abuser.

"You don't think it's strange he hasn't sued me? He was offered free legal services," Tesla's chief posted.

The tweet comes more than a month after Mr Musk apologised to the British diving expert Vern Unsworth for calling him a "pedo".

Critics suggest the latest message is further evidence of the tech leader's erratic behaviour on social media.

Mr Unsworth has told the BBC that he does not want to say anything at this stage."
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I don't think it would be a smart move to sue someone like Musk, he's rich and powerful, who knows what he would do?
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I think Musk is just prepping his Twitter feed for a presidential run.
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I don't think it would be a smart move to sue someone like Musk, he's rich and powerful, who knows what he would do?
I guess we’ll find out now.

https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...ver-pedo-claim
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$75,000 seems a remarkably small amount given the coverage and the prominence and influence of Musk.
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$75,000 seems a remarkably small amount given the coverage and the prominence and influence of Musk.
It's not Musk's wealth that is the factor - it's Unsworth's name. $75k would be sufficient to make the point.
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I guess we will. This may not end well.
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Old 17th September 2018, 02:10 PM   #634
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Originally Posted by jimbob View Post
It's not Musk's wealth that is the factor - it's Unsworth's name. $75k would be sufficient to make the point.
And "the point" may be all he's trying to make.
But Elon may get his ass handed to him if a jury decides to get "punitive".
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Old 17th September 2018, 02:27 PM   #635
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Originally Posted by jimbob View Post
It's not Musk's wealth that is the factor - it's Unsworth's name. $75k would be sufficient to make the point.
I wasn't talking about his wealth

I was talking about his impact

A man with Musk's influence spraying his crap globally is a lot different to "Trev" shouting it down the rugby club
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I think 75k is an excellent figure. Unsworth doesn't seem to care about the money, while Musk will be troubled by countering the claim. Take it to court and have to demonstrate that he (Musk) actually has evidence to back his 'pedo' claim, or settle out-of-court and, effectively, admit blame? I imagine the 75k covers Unsworth's estimated legal costs.
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From what I can glean, all Elon Musk said was that Unsworth 'had a child bride'.

That's a loaded statement.

Is his wife fourteen or something? If so the legal defence Musk has in the UK, is that it is, 'fair comment'.
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Old 17th September 2018, 04:22 PM   #638
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Originally Posted by jimbob View Post
It's not Musk's wealth that is the factor - it's Unsworth's name. $75k would be sufficient to make the point.
That's chump change for Musk, he probably spends more than that on underpants.

His best bet at this stage would be to pay the man the 75,000 and then shut up about it.
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Originally Posted by Vixen View Post
From what I can glean, all Elon Musk said...

Glean better.
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Originally Posted by Vixen View Post
From what I can glean, all Elon Musk said was that Unsworth 'had a child bride'.

That's a loaded statement.

Is his wife fourteen or something? If so the legal defence Musk has in the UK, is that it is, 'fair comment'.
You might have the worst Googling skills on the planet. Musk's actual comments are easy to look up, and they are far worse than what you stated here.
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