I think this was literally a plotline on Friends: Mark Zuckerberg tears ACL while training for MMA fight early next year. (Monica dated Jon Favreau? They break up over MMA and iirc, he ends up in a full body cast, looking like he's spoofing the linked photo of Zuckerberg.)
The Facebook founder and Elon Musk grabbed headlines this summer after the two tech moguls seemingly agreed to an in-person face-off in late June.
Musk and Zuckerberg fueled interest in the potential match through online jabs at one another, with Musk at one point touting how he was training by lifting weights. But in August, the Tesla CEO posted on social media that he might need surgery before the fight could happen.
Shortly after, Zuckerberg posted on the Threads social media app that he was ready to move on, writing: "If Elon ever gets serious about a real date and official event, he knows how to reach me. Otherwise, time to move on. I'm going to focus on competing with people who take the sport seriously."
We never did have a dedicated conversation about Starlink and the wild amount of power that Elon Musk holds, did we.
Via E. Messily
CharleyCarp writes: I get that it's an interesting technical challenge, but the envisioned end state sounds nightmarish. Hordes of drones flying hither and yon.
Heebie's take: It seems like a much easier problem than self-driving cars. It seems surprising that we have self-driving cars but find the kinks of little copter-delivery guys to be this challenging.
To Charley's point, hordes of drones does sound awful, but I bet a clever hacker could quickly code some local rules for emergent behavior that lead to some really beautiful murmurations.
What are the major things being voted on, in your region? Anything interesting?
Texas doesn't have anything terribly interesting - 14 propositions ranging from grifty to sensible.
(JFC, next year is going to be nerve-wracking.)
Mossy Character sends in this poll about how Mexicans see the United States.
The whole thing is interesting! The only one that stands out as particularly bizarre is the one where Mexicans see the US as significantly less religious than other wealthy nations. In fact, here's a side article dedicated to that one research question: how religious do people in other countries think the US is? They tend to underestimate our severity.