Favorite Rejects 2022-12-19
you gotta admit this all makes Zuckerberg's steady hands on 18 years of unilateral power look commendable.
The pressures of geopolitics are stronger than morality. We allied with a lot of people much worse than the Saudis in WW2, and it was the right decision.
That US-Saudi rift? The two sides have kissed and made up https://t.co/L9rIe2gA5M
Bloomberg Opinion @opinion
Twenty years ago introduced us to “Depression Economics” a funky upside-down world where the normal gravitational pull of micro 101 doesn’t apply. But now it’s time for “regular economics” when efficiency is king. slowboring.com/p/the-fed-cant…
Tesla still dominates the US electric vehicle market, but the competitive landscape is changing. experian.com/content/dam/no…
Today we’re announcing new legislation (Senate Bill 58) to decriminalize possession & use of plant-based psychedelics in California. Psychedelics have huge promise for mental health & addiction treatment. SB 58 is backed by a coalition of veterans & others committed to reform.
Some limitations of monarchy evident in the last two major Twitter policy changes being conceived around the monarch's personal desires rather than what users wanted, provoking immense backlash from users, leading to promise of voting rights & loss of plebiscites cc
I think loss-leader propaganda is going to be a huge part of the future of news
If you let any story cut through all the Twitter noise today, please let it be this: At least six local news websites across Alabama and Florida have been secretly taking payments from power companies to run stories attacking clean energy + other policies https://t.co/Z9hCG8IOHU
Emily Atkin @emorwee
It's kind of ludicrous that our main video entertainment platform is owned by China, and funnels our data to the CCP, and essentially the Biden administration and everyone else is just...🤷♂️🤷♂️🤷♂️
"The average American viewer watches TikTok for 80 minutes a day — more than the time spent on Facebook and Instagram, combined." https://t.co/aOUDz3fJ7R
I wonder if someone out there is keeping track of how many Left-NIMBYs are from old-money families with a bunch of real estate.
What I don't understand about Dean is his willingness to tweet easily refutable lies. His family trust owns several multifamily buildings and so he is, in fact, a landlord. This isn't hard. You can look up the various Goosby trusts (his wife) and their assets! https://t.co/JH7D10zhvh https://t.co/MOx0zQN4qa
Steven Buss 🥑 🌐 @sbuss
Most of this is just perennial "is some huge amount of cash really poor" debate, but the thing that jumped out to me is the assertion that "regular overseas holidays" were part of the middle class experience in the 90s. Passport data from the census doesn't support this.
"1990s middle class lifestyle" means 3-bedroom house, 2 cars, annual family road trip holiday, every 5 years overseas holiday, the 2-3 kids go to solid 4-year colleges, something like home roof repairs is financially non-catastrophic. In 2022 I've described a 400K/yr+ household.
Jacob Shell @JacobAShell
It’s interesting that is “impulsive” and “undisciplined” but never accidentally says anything critical of the PRC.
The problem with this style of argument is that while Large Language Models don’t meet this bar for genuine tbinking it’s not clear that Homo sapiens do either. slowboring.com/p/were-asking-…
https://t.co/DSNunWX37y Nice non-mystical explanation of why an LLM isn’t literally “thinking”.
Sarah Constantin @s_r_constantin