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Episode 82 - Everyone Was Wrong!

Episode 82 - Everyone Was Wrong!

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

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Extra stuff for subscribers this episode:

  • Is Disney actually popular?

  • What is the Kremlin?

  • Tradwife feminism

  • Roxie wants to be a cowboy!

News discussed:

Eneasz was wrong: Supermassive black hole was not 3x the size of our galaxy

David was right: New York banned gas stoves in new construction

Wes and David were wrong: Alec Baldwin charges dropped because gun could have fired without trigger pull

 Disney finally sued DeSantis

Drone “attacks” the Kremlin

Much-hyped Russian hypersonic missile was successfully intercepted by a Patriot

Hollywood writers are striking again

Median writer pay has decreased by 23% in the past 5 years (inflation adjusted)

No more PornHub in Utah

Free Speech Coalition filed lawsuit to challenge the law.

New housing policy has people with good credit subsidize people with bad credit

China sanctions Lockheed, Raytheon

Also raiding, arresting, or investigating many large foreign companies

Chinese Police Station shut down in NYC’s Chinatown

AI News:

MIT researchers use AI to design novel proteins with specific structural features

GPT-4 as data scientist. With Code Interpreter model, just upload the data and provide instructions in simple english

Geoffrey Hinton (AI pioneer/”godfather”) quit Google to doom-say

MSM is actually taking this stuff seriously now. Massive change from even a couple months ago.

Yann LeCun, head of Meta’s AI division, says we’ll just program the AI to not kill us, obviously

Europe and China and USA on AI regulation. Not Like This vibes, but if it slows things down… maybe?

Closed LLMs (Google, OpenAI) “Cannot Compete Against Open Source” 

Can you convince YudBot to sell you a GPU cluster?

AI Tutorials 1 2

Happy News!

Washington State is going full YIMBY

New shape-shifting antibiotics fight medically-resistant bacterial infections

Cars are getting back physical buttons

Hero kid grabs wheel of school bus and applies brakes after driver passes out.

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