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Episode 74 - The Gang's All Here

Episode 74 - The Gang's All Here

Wes, Eneasz, and David discuss the news from the last two weeks from a rationalist perspective, with special guests appearances by Charlie and Gray!

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News discussed:

The Electoral Count Reform Act was passed

Finally got enough on the 15th ballot

Mexico captures El Chapo’s son (again) and has a literal military battle with cartels. 

Brazil’s Jan 6th happened on Jan 8th.

By one estimate, the US has sent close to 1/5th of our artillery shell stockpile to Ukraine, which will take 2yrs to replenish at current rates

Language Models can make completely de novo proteins that are viable in the wetlab. William Eden has the best take.

LLMs can discern cause & effect

When Google tuned a AI chatbot to answer common medical questions, doctors judged 92.6% of its answers right

It also passed the Official medical exam

Braced pistols now regulated under same rules as SBRs

Sexy News Update - more than 75% of casual sex isn’t ONS, it’s an extended sexual relationship with a friend/acquaintance. 

Ecuadorian man changes gender to route around sexist laws

Happy News!

South Carolina court found right to abortion in Constitution up to 20 weeks

FDA lifted rule banning mifepristone (abortion pill) from being sold in pharmacies

Tom Lehrer put all of his music in the public domain

The End Poem of Minecraft is too!

FTC is (probably) banning non-compete clauses!!

Counterpoint from Tyler Cowen

Japan is NukeMaxxing!


In big New Atheist win, Congressman Was Sworn Into Office With Rare Superman Comic

Eneasz crossed a bridge

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