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Google's cyborg tzar Sergey Brin has been spotted tooling around Silicon Valley in a heavily-customized Tesla Model S, sending reverberations through the tech world at the ad-slinger's auto ambitions. Brin put peddle pedal to the metal on Friday, and took his customized e-car for a drive in a clear sign to this hack that – …

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Or it could mean that...

Brin just likes the car and has a thing for batman and thought that the theme would look cool...

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Or it could mean that...

Or... it is 2 grow men driving a pink car. To the large majority of people on Earth (men and women), this is self explanatory.

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Re: Or it could mean that...

I refuse to believe any human can think that looks cool. Google must have created automatons! Run!

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Re: Or it could mean that...

Not that there's anything wrong with that...

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Re: Or it could mean that...

"I refuse to believe any human can think that looks cool."

Well, I do think it looks cool. And it sort of screams "I've got nothing to prove (and I can prove it by driving a pink luxury electric car with batwings on it, while looking totally nonchalant)".

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Re: Or it could mean that...

He just needs attention, and he got it.

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Re: Or it could mean that...

"He just needs attention"

Who? Someone worth a few billion dollars?

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Haters gonna hate...

Could you lot be a bigger bunch of grumpy old bastards? It's just a bit of fun.

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It's obviously

A google safety feature.

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I have nothing against

Gay marriage, Bishops or Drivers.

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Re: I have nothing against

Good to know you've got nothing against drivers, since there's rather too many of them to argue with on the road.

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Re: Or it could mean that...

"Or... it is 2 grow men driving a pink car. To the large majority of people on Earth (men and women), this is self explanatory."

If your handle is anything to go by then you know what you are talking about ;-)

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Pink Car

What does he think he is? A Mayr Kay cosmetics salesperson?

YUCK!

The original Batmobile was black!

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Re: Pink Car

Maybe they are taking Barbara Gordon's car for a joy ride.

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Proofreading

s/Mayr/Mary/

sorry!

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What not to do to your car.

see above

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Two steps too far...

I could go with the pink paint, the chrome wheels, even (at a strech) the eyelashes. But really, the batlogo and batwings just don't make sense. Is Brin the new equivalent of Homer Simpson at car design? Or has he taken on Jobs "think different" approach and had some kind of brain-fart?

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: Two steps too far...

"Hi Brin.

We said think different, not think stupid."

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Wonder if using the batman logo is a breach of copyright or.......Oh, that's right, it's google, nuff said.

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Where's the rooftop camera?

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The cameras are in the tail fins.

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Keerist...

Proof that money can't buy taste or class.

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WTF?

WTF was he thinking?

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Joke

He's thinking is stupidly rich and it's good for a laugh.

It made me laugh, so I think he's right!

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Who cares what his car looks like? I he likes it, fair enough, he's driving it, isn't he ....

Tesla S? cool shit man ...

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@ Hans 1

Congrats on being one of the only posters who does not seem to be burning with envy at a man who can indulge in a bit of unorthodox fun with his pocket change.

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It just goes to show...

... you can buy a bright pink car and put "bat" wings on it, but you can't buy good taste.

Money can take the nerd out of WoW but it can't give the nerd class.

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WTF?

It's all about speculation.

Then again, if I had a load of cash to blow on something speculative, I probably wouldn't have gone with; "What if Barbara Cartland had written Batman?".

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Paris Hilton

I think El Reg has got things backwards - this is obviously Paris' new runabout. But where is the Brin angle?

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more proof

that wealth does not automatically equal taste. But like the Naked Emperor of childrens' fables, plenty of toadies will praise this abomination.

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Hmm

I wonder if this is a foreshadowing PR stunt to Tesla and Google teaming up to mass produce google style driverless cars that are tesla style electric and return to charge themselves while your at work.

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