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Episode 70 - WTFTX

Episode 70 - WTFTX

Wes, Eneasz, and David discuss the news from the last two weeks from a rationalist perspective

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News discussed:

European LNG prices went temporarily negative!

Iran protesters shooting at police 

Ligma/Johnson team rehired! reporters covered the story

Dobbs helped the Democrats keep the Senate

FTX News:

$8b in “poorly labeled fiat account” was probably the money forgotten at Alameda

SBF had a back door in their bookkeeping software that let him alter records at will

Hundreds of millions funneled out in a “hack”, was actually govt asset seizure

US bankruptcy courts unhappy.

tons of laundering happened via NFTs

Turns out it was bullshit tho

EA Future Fund team all resigned

SBF DM conversation with Kelsey Piper

NYT gives him a blowjob

…probably because he is the driving tech force behind the crypto regulation bill DCCPA

Matt Yglesias says that a few years ago, NYT reporters were all told to cover tech negatively

Kelsey Piper confirms

the DHS has been pressuring social media companies to censor naughty opinions

The Disinfo Board never closed, it just went dark 

YouTube censors factual information

Dummies were spreading a conspiracy theory about Paul Pelosi

Ukrainian defense missile hits Poland, making for a dicey few hours

Scientists have recreated the 1918 flu virus and infected macaques

Reporter jailed in Texas for reporting what the police told her

In 2017, cops jailed Priscilla Villarreal in Laredo, Texas.

Hot women get better grades

Happy News!

Ross Chastain used a video game hack in real NASCAR

Colorado decriminalized psilocybin mushroom possession for adults

Sickle-Cell Anemia may very well be curable right now, FDA might approve stuff by the end of the decade!

By splitting a single laser beam into different wavelengths of light, frequencies can carry data by modulating their amplitude, phase, and polarization.

carbon capture and storage grew 44 percent over the past 12 months

US needs to remove 2 billion tons annually to be neutral, world needs 10B annually 

New Battery allows for 10-minute fast charging on just about any EV battery 

Respect for Marriage Act moves forward

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