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Episode 92 - Shut it Down!

Episode 92 - Shut it Down!

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

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News discussed:

FAA is “optimistic [about issuing a license] sometime next month" for Starship’s second launch

Government shutdown impending this weekend

New war just dropped between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Biden impeachment inquiry announced

Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey being indicted on bribery charges

Ken Paxton acquitted 

Writers strike is over!

Various old people who don’t know how AI works are suing OpenAI for writing fanfic when prompted to write fanfic

The Marines, uh, kinda lost an F35

Amazon invests up to $4 billion in Anthropic

Happy News!

JWST finds evidence of a molecule only produced in nature by phytoplankton on an exoplanet

US Copyright office continues to hold that AI Art is not copyrightable

Gavin Newsome vetoed a bill to require drivers in autonomous trucks

Cavities have been cured!!!

They Got the Lead Out of Turmeric! (in Bangladesh)

Palisades Nuclear Plant to (probably) reopen

ChatGPT diagnosed a 7yr olds tethered cord syndrome after 17 doctors failed to

Turns out there’s an assload of lithium in Nevada, which is a good step 1 to getting Chinese slave labor out of the green tech market

  1. E - Possibly largest lithium deposit in the world discovered on Nevada/Oregon border. Mining to begin in 2026. But Holy?

  1. E - NASA’s first asteroid samples from deep space parachuted into the Utah desert Sunday

    1. David: Probably the West Desert, where I go shooting!

  2. E - Dude jumps in river to save drowning child, doesn’t remove shoes!

  1. Troop Deployment


    2. Eneasz - Controlled Misery can make you stronger

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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.