Favorite Rejects 2023-02-08
PREDICTION: Google’s $15B deal with Apple to be the default search on iPhone will be re-negotiated and be a bidding war between MSFT/Bing and Google. It will become at least $25B, if not more. If MSFT is willing to spend $10B on OpenAI, they’ll spend even more here.
Its a fascinating period in AI, where the more esoteric & wide your humanities knowledge, the more you can get AI to do cool things. You get neat stuff if you know to ask for halftone offset lithographs, turnaround character sheets, general arrangement plans, batik prints, etc.
Nintendo’s CEO recently said “If we reduce the number of employees for better short-term financial results, employee morale will decrease” and is instead doing the opposite by raising pay to address inflation. Some leaders are built different.
2 years ago, I urged policymakers to relitigate the 70-year policy of discouraging politically stable & democratic allies from developing their nuclear deterrence capabilities. The idea was heresy. Necessity is now leading former Pentagon officials to publicly suggest the same.
What happens when a school district moves to a four day week? This paper finds that home prices in the district fall, teachers leave, and student achievement drops. https://t.co/TKFMCBjUsa
New paper finds that adoption of a 4-day school week led to: - 2-4% home price declines relative to surrounding school districts, - a 5% decrease in teacher retention, and - a 0.2 to 0.3 st. dev. decrease in student test scores. https://t.co/28kRWKVjoy
Chad Aldeman @ChadAldeman
Scott's view is that because taking the implications of his absurd proposal seriously would lead to awful consequences, we should pretend that's not what he proposed. But he should just propose something less stupid!
Does he think I also intend to get rid of the U.S. Navy? Or the border patrol? Or air traffic control, maybe? This is the kind of fake, gotcha BS that people hate about Washington. I’ve never advocated cutting Social Security or Medicare and never would.
Rick Scott @SenRickScott
California uses Soviet-era central planning requiring every community to build mandated number of homes. With $775,000 median price, this has failed. Regulatory reform, not top-down mandates, is only way CA can build affordable housing: https://t.co/xSQ6G400Iv, @HooverInst
Lee E. Ohanian @lee_ohanian
I'm genuinely confused here. Did not provide this info to , & co? Did they choose to not to use it? Something else?
EXCLUSIVE: Elon Musk's "Twitter Files" are focused on Democrats, but GOP officials and former Twitter employees say Donald Trump’s team and other Republicans routinely demanded posts be taken down. https://t.co/h2CPRl8l2D
Rolling Stone @RollingStone
Biden should make fun of Xi more!
“Name me a world leader who’d change places with Xi Jinping,” Biden shouted in a significant departure from his prepared remarks for State of the Union speech. “Name me one.” https://t.co/sQaErsAUHH via @jendeben
Rebecca Choong Wilkins 钟碧琪 @RChoongWilkins
The article is very long but the whole thing hinges on basically “one guy told me this is what happened” with no other explanation. I’m skeptical. https://t.co/PMIosx3s3p
If false, slander. If true, war. https://t.co/KqIPnI5QJo
Mike Lee @BasedMikeLee
I accept this analysis in the case of baggage fees but the “resort fees” that hotels started charging aren’t an optional add-on, it’s pure deception. https://t.co/pKkkoCuMjE
Smart politics, but bad economics. Ban baggage fees = higher ticket prices Ban resort fees = higher room prices Ban credit card late fees = higher interest rates These proposals just make some consumers pay more to cover the costs of other consumers. https://t.co/BN9DmbdWv0
George Callas @George_A_Callas