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Re: Twitter-based login to MetaCPAN is being axed

by Aldebaran (Curate)
on Feb 25, 2023 at 02:42 UTC ( [id://11150591] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Twitter-based login to MetaCPAN is being axed

Can we finally say things about Elon Musk? I have this: the guy that got me fired as secretary for refusal to use google as a file host drives a Tesla. I told him that I had forgotten more about email and google than he ever knew.

I also don't think he got the dig:

"You haven't left the shadow of Redmond."

Does anyone get what the sink was about? Dumb people are strangely unfunny.

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Re^2: Twitter-based login to MetaCPAN is being axed
by kcott (Archbishop) on Feb 25, 2023 at 09:10 UTC

    G'day Aldebaran,

    "Does anyone get what the sink was about?"

    I had assumed that was a reference to "everything but the kitchen sink"; except, in this case, the kitchen sink was included.

    I saw him carrying the sink in a number of news clips. Try as I might, whatever he was alluding to eluded me. :-)

    — Ken

      His weak joke was a poor way to save face and pretend the most amazing financial blunder in years never happened. He waited until the absolute last day to avoid a billion dollar penalty after six months of trying to back out of his unsolicited offer through the courts while publicly pretending it was exactly what he wanted. Six full months where nobody (including him and twitter's board and shareholders) thought he'd be dumb enough to drastically overpay for twitter and he did it. "Let that sink in."

      One day, he'll mature beyond 13 years old and stop thinking 420 is funny. $420.69/share "funding secured" to take Tesla private and $54.20/share to take Twitter private. Both were jokes. Both were way more than either company was worth when he made the joke. Both landed him in court.