Elon Musk jokes about Rick and Morty defense system for Teslas

first_img Tesla Sentry Mode will play Bach’s Toccata and Fugue during a robbery (and keep Summer safe)https://t.co/wnS5qLeB2E— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 27, 2019 The Rick and Morty comment refers to a more violent form of vehicle protection. In a second-season episode of the show, Rick and Morty go inside the microverse battery of the Space Cruiser, and leave teenage Summer alone in the ship.  2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2 Rick instructs the ship to “keep Summer safe,” which it does, to bloody results. If you remember the slice-and-dice scene from 1997’s Cube … yeah, like that. Let’s hope that Musk limits Sentry Mode’s reaction to damage or theft to classical music, not Rick-style vengeance.And yes, the term “Sentry Mode” is likely to sound familiar to Marvel fans — Iron Man uses the term for a feature that allows for remote-operation of his Mark XLIII armor.Rick and Morty writers are back at work, but there’s still no date for the show’s return.First published Jan. 27, 4:11 p.m. PT. Update, 6:55 p.m. PT: Adds comment from Tesla.  Rough beta in 2 to 3 weeks— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 25, 2019 The best NYCC 2018 cosplay: Black Panther, Rick and Morty and more 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 82 Photos Share your voice CNET Magazine: Check out a sample of the stories in CNET’s newsstand edition.Follow the Money: This is how digital cash is changing the way we save, shop and work. More From Roadshowcenter_img 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value “Keeping Summer safe” is a pretty bloody reference for Elon Musk to make. Adult Swim Tesla’s Elon Musk knows his Rick and Morty episodes. On Saturday, Musk tweeted about the Adult Swim animated show — with a rather grim reference.”Tesla Sentry Mode will play Bach’s Toccata and Fugue during a robbery (and keep Summer safe),” the billionaire tweeted. Comments Elon Musk Tesla Electric Cars TV and Movies Car Culture Will Sentry Mode actually play Johann Sebastian Bach’s iconic Toccata and Fugue, that famed-from-horror-movies classical tune you may think of as Dracula’s theme? What exactly Sentry Mode entails is still mysterious. A Tesla rep told me in an email that the company wasn’t ready to say more than what Musk tweeted. Engadget has surmised that Sentry Mode will feature “always-on dash cam function or will switch on automatically when it senses a blow or break-in to the vehicle.”When asked about timing for the vehicle surveillance feature, Musk said on Friday he expected a “rough beta in two to three weeks.” Tesla Sentry Mode coming soon for all cars with Enhanced Autopilot https://t.co/x2buQWiABX— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 22, 2019 Tesla Let’s break down that sentence. Musk tweeted about Sentry Mode a few days ago, on Jan. 22, when a Tesla owner tweeted about a dent and wished the car featured “360 (degree) dash cam feature while parked.”And a Tesla owner’s wish is Musk’s command, apparently, as he responded, “Tesla Sentry Mode coming soon for all cars with Enhanced Autopilot.” Tagslast_img read more

10 Interesting Facts About Twitter on its 10th Birthday

first_img Ten years ago today Jack Dorsey fired off the world’s first tweet. Scooping co-founder Biz Stone by a full minute, little did he know the automated five-word message would later set fire to a communication revolution, 140 characters at a time.Today, around 500 million tweets are dispatched into the Twitterverse every 24 hours from all over the globe. To mark its 10-year anniversary, the social media giant tweeted out a stirring highlight reel. The #lovetwitter-hashtagged trip down memory lane features some of the most memorable Twitter posts yet, sweet cosmic tweets from space and Mike Tyson’s epic hoverboard fail included.Starting in ?? on 3/21 and moving across the ?, we thank you for 10 incredible years.Love, Twitter#LoveTwitterhttps://t.co/pH4WWdgK6q— Twitter (@twitter) March 20, 2016To mark the popular microblogging platform’s 10th birthday, here are 10 interesting facts about Twitter that you might not know:1. Twitter was almost called “Friendstalker.”No joke, had Evan Williams had his way, we might all be “Friendstalker”-ing instead of tweeting. Thankfully the Twitter co-founder’s tongue-in-cheek name suggestion was cast off as “too creepy,” reports the New York Times.  The platform could have also been dubbed “Twitch,” “Twitcher” and “Jitter.” Twitter was eventually settled on after one of the co-founders read the word’s definition aloud from a dictionary: “The light chirping sound made by certain birds; agitation or excitement; flutter.” And — chirp, chirp — history was made.Related: Biz Stone to Aspiring Entrepreneurs: If You’re Not Emotionally Invested, Don’t Do It2. Twitter’s iconic bird logo is named after a sports legend.Nope, that cute little birdie blue is not named after Larry Page or Larry King. Turns out it’s named after basketball legend Larry Bird, a famous former Boston Celtics forward. Biz Stone confirmed this fact after Celtics vice president of digital media Peter Stringer asked him about the rumored tidbit, fittingly on Twitter. His guess was a slam dunk.@peterstringer @twitter @celtics @eeegeee yes it is!— Biz Stone (@biz) August 11, 20113. Twitter did not invent the hashtag.#NoSeriously, it didn’t. Hashtags date back to 1988, when people communicated via chat rooms called Internet Relay Chats (IRCs). The first hashtags made their way to Twitter in 2007, when Chris Messina, formerly of Google and now a lead developer at Uber, proposed using them as a way to lump together related tweets. The simple searchable tags instantly caught on. how do you feel about using # (pound) for groups. As in #barcamp [msg]?— Chris Messina ? (@chrismessina) August 23, 20074. Katy Perry boasts the most Twitter followers.The chart-topping pop songstress has almost 85 million followers. That’s more followers than people who live in Egypt. Fellow pop sensation Justin Bieber comes in second (77 million followers) and Taylor Swift third (73 million). The most followed brand on Twitter is not Twitter. It’s YouTube (61 million followers).A valid reason they call it the club sandwich could be if you can fit your mouth round it you must be in some kinda club ?— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) March 13, 20165. The idea for Twitter was hatched on a slide at a playground.Not all Silicon Valley tech startups are born in hipster bars and coffee shops. Case in point: Twitter. Dorsey says he first shared his idea for the social network on a playground slide “like a geeked-out Moses on Mount Sinai.”Related: Ellen’s Oscar Selfie Rapidly Becomes the Most Retweeted Image of All Time6. Ellen Degeneres sent the most retweeted tweet.If you guessed it was the comedian’s star-studded Oscar-selfie tweet, you’d be right. Actor Bradley Cooper actually snapped the viral pic at the 2014 awards show. It’s been retweeted nearly 3.4 million times since The Ellen Show first fired it off. Call us weird, but we like the Simpsons’ cool cartoon version of the pic better.If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars pic.twitter.com/C9U5NOtGap— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 20147. The 140-character limit is because of mobile phones.True story: those little glowing bricks we can’t put down are to blame. Indeed they’re the reason tweets are short, 140-character blips. At first, Dorsey limited them to 160 characters because that used to be the max length for text messages on mobile phones. The restriction was later trimmed back to 140 characters, which he calls a “beautiful constraint,” one that’s apparently here to stay. Maybe.Related: Looking Back at Twitter As It Celebrates Its 10th Birthday Today8. Twitter co-founder Noah Glass got booted from the company.Twitter co-founder Noah Glass, who originally came up with the company’s name, was famously fired from the startup. The San Francisco-based developer’s heart-breaking story of being “forgotten” and betrayed by his fellow founding team made headlines in 2011. Today, his Twitter bio simply reads: “I started this.”I wish the twitter team the best of luck and trust that they will be successful in continuing to develop this important communication tool.— noah glass (@noah) September 14, 20139. Twitter has yet to turn a profit.Despite the social network’s massive global user base — notably down for the first time last quarter amidst an internal shakeup — the company is not profitable. With its accumulated revenue losses approaching $2.1 billion, Twitter stocks are now trading at about a third less than the $26-per-share price put forth with the company’s November 2013 IPO. So much for being the next Facebook.Related: Here’s What the First Hires at Apple, Google and Other Top Tech Companies Are Doing Now10. Being “Twitterpated” is a thing.The word “twitterpated” doesn’t just mean to be infatuated. The Twitter-related version sounds like constipation for a reason. As Dorsey explains, it’s “when you’re overwhelmed with information or you’re just so excited that you forget to tweet or forget to share.” We know the feeling. 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