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Episode 104 - Meet the New Candidates. Same as the Old Candidates

Episode 104 - Meet the New Candidates. Same as the Old Candidates

Wes, Eneasz, and David keep the rationalist community informed about what’s going on outside of the rationalist community

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News discussed:

Alabama passed a law protecting IVF providers from liability

Anti-abortion groups are not happy about it

Putin threatens nukes if western troops used, again

SCOTUS voted 9-0 to allow Trump on the Ballot

Biden gave a big speech and didn’t sound too old!

Congress swamped with calls to not ban TikTok after TikTok mobilized users with easy “call now” button

Trump flipped flopped and is pro-TikTok now after meeting with a big TikTok investor

Wendy’s introduces dynamic pricing

Elon Musk is suing OpenAI for not being open enough and being too much AI

Elon Tweets

US evacuates Haitian embassy staff amid gang violence

Oregon re-criminalized drugs after downtown turned into a nightmare

Gaza Ministry of Health blatantly fakes casualty numbers

Spanish soldiers change gender

Claude 3 gets ~60% accuracy on GPQA

needle-in-the-haystack eval

Humanoid robot startup Figure AI valued at $2.6B as Bezos, OpenAI, Nvidia invest $675M

Happy News!

Sacramento eliminated exclusionary zoning

France makes history by enshrining abortion rights in its constitution

Detroit is considering Georgist land value taxes!

CDC’s new COVID guidance now matches public health advice for flu and other respiratory illnesses

FDA approves a drug for frostbite

Garbage collectors came across a fire. 49yo Steve Whitehouse climbed up to a 2nd-floor balcony three times to rescue a man, a woman, and their dog, before firefighters arrived.

Zvi: “We Can’t Help But Notice” AI post

Anthropic post

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The Mind Killer
The Mind Killer
Your hosts Wesley Fenza, Eneasz Brodski, and David Spearman discuss the week's news.