IT'S NOT A TENT!!! (until Elon says it is a tent)

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  1. garsh

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    Wow, all the headlines.
    No, don't bother reading any of them. They don't elaborate about the "tent" beyond the headline.

    tent : a collapsible shelter of fabric (such as nylon or canvas) stretched and sustained by poles and used for camping outdoors or as a temporary building.

    The "Tesla Tent" is not fabric, nor is it collapsible. It is a prefab steel building. There are many companies that produce and sell these. They're useful when you need something quick and cheap. But they are not tents.

    Example: Rhino Steel Metal Buildings Gallery
     
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    DAMMIT ELON!!! :mad:

     
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    Poll:

    In Elon’s tweet, “KFA” stands for:
    a) Kuwait Football Association
    b) Korean Friendship Association
    c) Krishnamurti Foundation of America
    d) the Urban Dictionary definition (profanity) https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=kfa

    Hint: Elon has a potty mouth.
     
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    Also, "tent" means "Translation Environment Tool". Either that, or "Tallahassee Ear, Nose, and Throat". Maybe it's really a big medical clinic staffed by doctors from Florida ;)

    https://www.acronymfinder.com/TENT.html
     
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    Wow, the situation at the Fremont factory is really getting intents.
     
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    I heard they canvassed the employees before building it. After the pole (sp), interest spiked. Not sure what the flap is all about.
     
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    How will the media pitch this to the public? Tesla truly has made it to the big top.
     
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    hey @garsh - I made a slight tweak to your thread title ;)
     
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    :mad:
     
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    Actually, I believe this is a tent structure. They are used extensively in the arctic, and other remote areas for hangers, equipment storage, etc. They are a metal frame support structure covered in a stretched fabric. They are very durable and can last 10-20 years or more before needed to be recovered. I may be wrong, but I’m pretty sure that’s what Tesla is using.
    https://www.mahaffeyusa.com/industries/aviation/temporary-hangars/
     
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    #12 JWardell, Jun 19, 2018
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    This Twitter account has several up-close videos of the tent.
    (PS: they seem to be taken a few days ago when it was not quite finished, and the account might have an anti-Tesla interest)

    https://twitter.com/IspyTsla

    EDIT: It has now been determined that these videos were taken a week earlier!
     
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    I don’t think so. This is definitely not a prefab steel structure. It is fabric over a metal frame. Fancy name for a tent.
     
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    yeah - that account is just a ray of sunshine with their "see, an empty parking lot, so obviously tesla is in trouble"
     
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    Note how recently the account was established. Someone wanted to post something without said postings being connected to them personally.
     
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    Yeah, retweeting the April 3 2018 Seeking Alpha "Tesla's Bond Plunge" is kind of a giveaway. :)
     
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    Part of the sabotage campaign? Pure speculation on my part.
     
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