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This is an extremely interesting post. It draws the same analogy between the 2020s and the 1970s that I've been thinking about for a while. Worth reading all the way through.
"At 80, Biden can only be a fleeting balm. A more lasting one is China. The US has the unifying external rival now that it has missed since the fall of the Soviet Union." https://t.co/y0Y4IyhWDB
James Pethokoukis @JimPethokoukis
Back when the market was much less competitive if journalists wanted to control “the narrative” they could generally succeed, which made them seem trustworthy and authoritative. Today’s media is better — you learn about the fuckups — so it seems worse.
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Past EAs: Don't be ridiculous, Eliezer, as soon as AIs start to show signs of agency or self-awareness or that they could possibly see humans as threats, their sensible makers won't connect them to the Internet. Reality: lol this would make a great search engine
Software starts eating the law firm: ▫️Allen & Overy is introducing an AI chatbot to help its lawyers draft contracts ▫️The tool was built using GPT tech created by OpenAI ▫️The start-up behind tool raised $5m last year led by the OpenAI Startup Fund
Ive never had a strong opinion about single stairwells instead of the current double standards since its an architecture discussion but why are the vast majority of countries that do single stairwells have fewer fire deaths than the US which (most states) requires double stairs?
In building our EV charging network, we have to ensure that as many chargers work for as many drivers as possible. To that end, will open a big part of 's network up to all drivers. That's a big deal, and it'll make a big difference. https://t.co/hb6pyVhtbg
With the help of @SecGranholm and @SecretaryPete, I laid out a goal of building a Made-in-America electric vehicle charging network of 500,000 chargers on highways and in communities by 2030. Today's actions get us closer to finishing the job and winning the global EV market. https://t.co/CUefRGAN6l
President Biden @POTUS
1:1 parking requirements are shockingly common in Europe. I suspect they can build underground garages so much more cheaply than us because they've oriented their entire construction industry around working with concrete, so finding labor is as simple as finding a framer in Texas
Debating single stair point access apartment buildings is completely moronic unless parking mandates are abolished. American apartments are huge and boxy because they wrap enormous garages, not because of 8 foot wide corridors.
Seth Goodman @graphingparking