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    Little bit of effort next time, please.

    Who is Chris Lattner? What is his relation to Tesla? Why should we care?

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      The creator of LLVM and Swift, started at Tesla 6 months ago and was the head of the division doing the self-driving car software.

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        Regrettably, unless the HR and compensation folks for Tesla are users here, there’s not a lot to do about this.

        Also, posting Twitter threads tends to normalize low-quality articles.

        How much insight can we actually gain from 140 characters? I submit, unless it’s K or APL, not a lot.

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          While I agree that I would generally avoid posting just a tweet, Chris Lattner leaving Tesla is rather big news in itself even without the why. He has noticeable impact to the FOSS world.

          Sadly, it’s missing a lot of context, I agree with you there.

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            Chris Lattner leaving Tesla is rather big news in itself even without the why

            This just seems like celeb-worshipping to me.

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              Perhaps, but news is a better fit over at HN, no? Otherwise we tend to get flooded with trivial nonsense and clickbait and “news” that is really just gossip and cocktail-party brinksmanship with factoids.

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                How many socks are there on lobsters?

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                  I think they are the same person.

                  I’m just now figuring this out, don’t judge me. :)

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                    Yeah, angersock is currently experimenting being not angry. It’s been very interesting to watch.

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                      Is that why friendlysock isn’t exclusively friendly here?

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                        Yes, if you dig into his past, you’ll find sarcasm, curtness and other less than courteous behaviors. I’ll be very interested to see what he concludes from his experiment of friendliness.

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            Here’s what he had said at the time about why he left Apple for Tesla.

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              started at Tesla 6 months ago and was the head of the division doing the self-driving car software.

              So it’s possible he quit because self-driving isn’t going well at Tesla.

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              You’re absolutely right, I should have posted some more context. I wrongly assumed everyone on Lobsters knew him through his work (llvm, swift). Thanks!

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              I was going to say something about the poor match between UB and automobile engineering, but will restrain myself.

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                I stared at this for a while before realizing you meant Undefined Behavior.