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Episode 79 - RESTRICT Scrutiny

Episode 79 - RESTRICT Scrutiny

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

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News discussed:

Credit Suisse collapsed and bought by UBS

RESTRICT Act seems like a big Executive power grab

Utah is building a registry of all residents that use social media. RIP David

Also requires parental consent for anyone under 18 to be on, and gives parents full access to children’s accounts 

Biden vetoed anti woke capital resolution

New executive order on guns

NRA says it’s announcing “a general principle that federal agencies should use whatever authorities they have to make life more difficult for gun owners or the businesses that serve them”

Trump threatened “potential death and destruction” if he’s criminally charged

ARC tested GPT4 capabilities, including prompting it to try to break out and replicate.

ChatGPT Plugins let it browse the web, do stuff for you

Text-only GPT-4 learned what things look like and can draw them 

Meta made a model 95% as good as ChatGPT, that is small enough to run on your phone

Eternal Children

Llamas with Hats!

Happy News!

GPT4 saved a dog’s life by accurately diagnosing it after being given symptoms

FTC voted 3-1 to introduce "click to cancel," to easy subscription cancellations.

stretchable bandage that accelerates healing by delivering electrotherapy directly to the wound speeds healing by 30%. the components that interface with the wound are entirely resorbable

Lies about Chris Avelone dismissed with prejudice in libel suit, awarded over $1M, and the perps have made public renunciations of their lies.

retinitis pigmentosa affects 1 in 4000, causes blindness, cured by CRISPR

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