Feb 14 • 1HR 21M

Episode 76 - Can You Believe This Clown Show?

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The Mind Killer Podcast
Your hosts Wesley Fenza, Eneasz Brodski, and David Spearman discuss the week's news.
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Wes, Eneasz, and David discuss the news from the last two weeks from a rationalist perspective

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News discussed:

A pretty good open-source LLM with a webapp interface has been released

Iran Followup - young couple give (combined) 10year jail sentence for dancing in public (and filming it)

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard increasingly deployed in protest crack-downs.

East Palestine, Ohio local police department declares unrestricted chemical warfare on Ohio


On-the-ground footage


Reporters trying to find out what the heck happened getting arrested

Turkey hit with 7.8 & 7.5 mag earthquakes. 35K dead. Reports that building codes were waived for years partly responsible

Jobs for everyone!

H5N1 can/has spread to mammals

OpenAI released an AI safety policy proposal. It sucks unbelievable quantities of ass.

Getty Images suing Stable Diffusing for 1.8 Trillion

The eighth seal of the apocalypse has broken, and the deepfake boner pill scams have poured forth to cover the Earth

A judge in Colombia used ChatGPT to make a court ruling

Democrats made South Carolina the first primary instead of Iowa

New Hampshire is not playing ball

Covid is over… on May 11th

Happy News!

California nuked its zoning code

Developers are sharing creative ideas

India discovers 5.9m tonnes of Lithium!

Only 13 human cases of Guinea worm disease in 2022

SpaceX successfully static-fire tests Starship

A new way to significantly increase the potency of almost any vaccine has been developed by International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) at Northwestern University. The paper is here.

Brain Cancer Vaccine being developed

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Intro/outro music: On Sale by Golden Duck Orchestra