Elon Musk must be pretty happy with his employees. In an interview with the German newspaper Handelsblatt, he pointed out that Apple is staffed by people that aren't good enough to remain at Tesla.
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On Friday, Neil deGrasse Tyson welcomed Edward Snowden to his StarTalk podcast. Along with the usual conversations about privacy and government, Snowden had another important warning to provide: encryption may hurt our abilities to see, or be seen by, extraterrestrials.
Sergey Brin had admitted that it was "probably a mistake" that he ever worked on Google+, because, in his own words, he's "not a very social person" and "kind of a weirdo". Talking at Re/code's Code Conference yesterday, Brin explained that the decision to have him work on the company's social offering was misguided.
Poor old Barack Obama. Not only is his pet project HealthCare.gov struggling to gain traction, he has other tech woes too: he isn't allowed an iPhone for "security reasons".
Vint Cerf, Google's chief internet evangelist, is famous for having some, um, strong views. He's just unleashed a cracker though: he thinks that "privacy may actually be an anomaly".
Professor Stephen Hawking is not impressed by the discovery of the Higgs boson particle earlier this year. First, it lost him a $100 bet. Second, he would've been happier if a more "interesting" solution to the problem of the mass of the universe had been discovered.