Elon musk lost his temper when asked a delicate question about Twitter’s software engineering on Tuesday evening, before calling his interlocutor a “cretin”, reports the Daily Mail.
The platform’s billionaire owner — who recently announced he’s stepping down as CEO — was speaking during a Twitter feed placeHosted by famous hacker George hotzClick for more specific details by Ian Brown, who worked at Twitter for eight years and is now at Netflix.
In response to a question from Dr hotz, musksaid that Twitter would require a “A complete rewrite“If the platform wants to get one”really high speed“
This prompted a surprised response from Ian Brown, who had the floor. Wait for the complete rewrite, seriously? What is your forecast for velocity? there is Obstructed Brown we hear musk Answer the question quickly: “Yes”.
Well, when you say total rewrite, do you mean start with the skeleton? there is response hotz in question Or a group of engineers sit with a whiteboard and say “What is Twitter?“ Revolution or reform?
After pondering the question, musk Feedback: “I just think that, literally, you can try to modify the existing ‘crazy stack’, or rewrite it. Brown saw this as another opportunity to ask a question, saying: “When you say stack crazy womanwhat do you mean“
Simply put, stack is a technical term for the set of technologies used to build a software product like Twitter.
musk Brown responds by asking if he has seen a diagram hotzwho resigned from Twitter earlier in the day. This elicited laughter from Brown.
We listen then musk And Brown talking to each other and Brown trying to get a stern response from the billionaire. “come on me Mate, come on“, Brown turns on. sudden tone musk exchange “you… who are you“, he asks annoyed.
“What do you mean, who am I? I don’t know, you gave me that mic” Brown asked, visibly trying to be shocked musk Avoid answering his questions.
hotz Again interrupt the conversation by saying: “Let’s be civil,” as the other two continued to chat.
“I mean, man, you’re in charge of servers and programming and all that. what is stack Elon ?“, Brown asks again.
“take me From top to bottom. there is What does the stack look like now? What is so crazy about it? What’s so unusual about this stack compared to other large-scale systems on the planet, dude? Go! give it to me.“
Without answering his question, muskVisibly excited, resort to insults.
“So, first of all, amazing. what a great. you are a fool“, said musk. Brown can be heard laughing in response hotz Again calls for calm.
“hahaOK! I have no credibility here, dude, I don’t know what I’m talking about…” Brown said sarcastically, as the virtual mic was taken away from him.
“Good! what a fool“, respond muskWho is trying to have the last word in this awkward exchange. hotzA hacker is known for that Jailbreak iOS and reverse engineering for PlayStation 3 (and the subsequent Sony case)was hired by musk in November to help him “fix” Twitter.
However, twelve weeks later, he announced on the platform that he was stepping down, saying that “he didn’t feel like he was making a real impact”.
Then Twitter exploded musk there is announced that he was stepping down as CEO of Twitter after his own disastrous poll beating on the platform.
The Tesla boss said when he posted the poll that he would “respect” the result even if users asked him to resign. The result was confirmed on Monday morning, with a total of 57.5% of the more than 17 million accounts voting for him to leave office.
And on Wednesday he confirmed he would step down from the role he took on in his $44bn takeover – once he found someone “crazy enough” to replace him.
The billionaire tweeted: “I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone crazy enough to replace him! After that, I’ll just lead the software and server teams“
Usually a prominent user of the platform, muskwho also runs automaker Tesla and rocket company SpaceX, did not tweet in the hours after the vote.
He broke the silence shortly before 11:30 p.m. mondayWhen he replied: Cheater Kim suggests ‘interesting’ dot comThat poll results were skewed by fake accounts.