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Favorite Rejects 2023-02-13
The issue I have with "generative AI is just a fuzzy image of the web" is that ChatGPT can clearly generate novel combinations. For example, asking it to compare two relatively obscure & unrelated social-science theories, yields actually interesting (if not brilliant) answers.
Every time I give a talk in the Mountain West, I hear the same pushback:"The problem is Californians are moving here." Guess what? We aren't China. We don't do internal passports. Your options are: build to accomodate this growth or watch your current residents get priced out.
I don't think we should discourage migration. I think we should reform zoning laws and streamline permitting processes to make it easier to build affordable housing and higher density. There's much we can do as a state to mitigate the strain on growth and welcome others.
Connor Boyack 📚 @cboyack
Just FYI, the same group that is financing the “He Gets Us” Jesus ads is also helping finance the lawsuit seeking to ban abortion medication nationwide
Bing subreddit has quite a few examples of new Bing chat going out of control. Open ended chat in search might prove to be a bad idea at this time! Captured here as a reminder that there was a time when a major search engine showed this in its results.
I favor regulatory flexibility across all possible home sizes, but it's funny that a building featured at a tiny house trade show in America could be larger than the average home in Germany.
“The use of an abstinence-only model was determined to be ineffective by the BART staff overseeing the contract based on the results of the outreach.”
Among other things I agree with that we are probably reaping the fruit of teaching kids to emphasizing their own fragility. jill.substack.com/p/fear-of-a-fe…
Michael Friedrich: "cities are currently trying the developer-friendly, market-based version" In other words, MF wants you to think YIMBYs have already won. In reality, we've undone maybe 1-10% of the historical down-zonings.
The point is that demands to upzone and build more are well represented in mainstream housing discourse and policy at this point. Cities are currently trying the developer-friendly, market-based version of this, and it’s gutting housing options for the poor and working class.
Michael Friedrich @mfriedrichnyc
If you want to stop worrying about the "we don't have enough lithium for the EV transition" argument, just read this post. Yes, we have enough.