Word to the wise...

SpaceX / Eng SlaveX
Oct 12, 2018 22 Comments

SpaceX lost a potential 2.3 billion in contracts yesterday. Now today the corrective action is they are going to start "random" drug tests. Those who don't know the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), you must have a federal drug free work place for fed contracts. Brief summary for those who are interested: https://federalnewsnetwork.com/contracting/2017/11/4-things-for-federal-contractors-to-remember-about-the-drug-free-workplace-act/

Wonder why we lost our contract....420 Funding secured bro! -Elon Musk

Word to the wise...

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  • The Trade Desk adsadsads
    Musk is proof that smart and wise are different things.
    Oct 12, 2018 0
  • Oracle vrooom
    NASA / Space Shuttle was cancelled for this? 😋
    Oct 12, 2018 4
    • Apple / Eng
      brownrice

      Apple Eng

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      Amazon
      brownricemore
      Don’t forget that the fed is full of ultra conservative people stuck in the 60s
      Oct 12, 2018
    • Apple / Eng Serialized
      Man, that’s so depressing... the one place where we need smart, talented, bold thinkers. Too bad they’re all spending their lives maximizing TC figuring out how to track people on the internet and target them with dumb advertisements.
      Oct 12, 2018
    • Valorem Cbksjckrci
      It was pretty expensive but there’s never been imho a better space delivery system, it was a space truck. NASA should have iterated and created V2 with more range—but sequestration and no public support killed that idea.
      Oct 12, 2018
    • Oracle vrooom
      Conservative people are needed for this - Agile is not for this! 'The Martian' is good fiction, but that cannot be allowed to happen IRL.
      Oct 12, 2018
  • Valorem Cbksjckrci
    They gave it to blue origin. Just as well the amazon money spout can keep that puppy alive for centuries to come.
    Oct 12, 2018 3
    • Apple / Eng Serialized
      But is Blue Origin’s goal to get humans to Mars? All I want is for that to happen. I’ll bet Bezos would just take the profits and ply them into delivering more Echo Dots.
      Oct 12, 2018
    • Valorem Cbksjckrci
      Based on an interview with bezos he claims he wants to build the platform and framework to allow future entrepreneurs, the opportunity to create space startups by making rockets and delivery platforms cheaper and I assume he means by creating an ecosystem in space. He even alluded that it’s his ultimate goal—Amazon people please correct me if I’m wrong here—in terms of his legacy. So I think blue origin might be more ambitious than even Space X.
      Oct 12, 2018
    • Valorem Cbksjckrci
      https://youtu.be/xv_vkA0jsyo he starts talking about it at the 1 hour mark* i was wrong about the legacy part but the infrastructure part was close*
      Oct 12, 2018
  • Valorem Cbksjckrci
    This is a rampant issue with the government overall though. Kind of the reason they can’t find good enough script kiddies to run metaploit or find their sql injections in their access databases. Can’t be a hacker without doing pot, or coke.
    Oct 12, 2018 0
  • Microsoft ThxObama
    He didnt even inhale. One fake puff.
    Oct 12, 2018 0
  • Northrop Grumman / Eng exp(iπ)+1=
    Winner winner chicken dinner. Y'all can't fuck with a bunch of old ass conservative white dudes.
    Oct 13, 2018 0
  • Apple / Eng Apple Park
    🙄
    Oct 12, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng Capitalism
    Lol I wonder who else they are gonna give the contracts to
    Oct 12, 2018 3
    • SpaceX / Eng SlaveX
      OP
      Blue Origin, ULA, and Northrup won
      Oct 13, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng Capitalism
      I see. Did it happen despite spacex offering a more competitive bid?
      Oct 13, 2018
    • SpaceX / Eng SlaveX
      OP
      To my knowledge, bid details haven't been publicly released yet.
      Oct 14, 2018
  • Northrop Grumman / Eng exp(iπ)+1=
    How is pay at blue origin btw.
    Oct 13, 2018 1
    • SpaceX / Eng SlaveX
      OP
      Would like to know too
      Oct 13, 2018
  • SpaceX / Eng SlaveX
    OP
    Elon feeling the hurt of the loss of funding is taking out a $.75 billion loan https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-08/musk-said-to-divide-wall-street-with-demands-for-new-spacex-loan
    He also just sent an apology to all employees about violating the company policy, though he never said sorry or admitted guilt but deflected onto company propaganda.
    Nov 9, 2018 0
  • Oracle iRVG77
    Woah brutal
    Oct 12, 2018 0