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Favorite Rejects 2023-03-08
take me back to the split second when i was convinced this was meant to be a frame for a photo of a great meal
Reminder that Jimmy Carter — not Ronald Reagan — was the Great Deregulator noahpinion.substack.com/p/much-of-what…
YESSSSSSSSSS Suicide drones kill artillery
One can observe that Ukraine has begun taking out more artillery systems. It seems that "something changed" and as a curious person I've been analyzing various sources and trying to puzzle it out. One thing that changed is the US is now sending Switchblade-600's. 1/n
Chuck McManis 🇺🇦 solidarity 🇺🇦 @ChuckMcManis
Any time you wonder why Taiwan doesn't want to unify with China, just remember how a Chinese ambassador talked about how Taiwanese people would undergo "reeducation"...
New lab leak just dropped…
LLaMA on the loose: here's my report on Meta's latest AI language model, which leaked on 4chan a week after it was announced. How powerful is LLaMA? How easy to use? And what do leaks like this mean for the future of open AI research? Answers here: https://t.co/axCVwnswsa
James Vincent @jjvincent
“For very poor people, money clearly helps a lot,” Killingsworth told New Scientist. “But if you have a decent income and you’re still miserable, the source of your misery probably isn’t something money can fix.”
god this is dumb
End ‘colonial’ approach to space exploration, scientists urge https://t.co/1lvoRONmq9
The Guardian @guardian
China 🇨🇳has BANNED WhatsApp Wikipedia Facebook Instagram Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Twitter Google Reddit Twitch AND... TikTok! US 🇺🇸should ban TikTok.
A year ago banning TitTok in the US would have had massive consumer (kid) backlash because the content was great and unique / now that TitTok, Reels, and Youtube shorts are all basically the same product it is kinda a big *meh* seems far more possible a ban will actually happen.
sam lessin 🏴☠️ @lessin
The right way to deal with ai training copyright controversies would be for congress to broker a compromise between tech companies and artists such as a compulsory licensing regime. But congress is broken so the courts are forced to pick which side gets a raw deal.
China has probably cut the internet cables to one of the small Taiwanese islands next to the Chinese mainland.
Don’t commit war crimes and you won’t be prosecuted for war crimes.
Breaking News: The Pentagon is blocking the U.S. from sharing evidence on Russian atrocities in Ukraine with the International Criminal Court, officials said. Military leaders fear setting a precedent that might pave the way for it to prosecute Americans. https://t.co/xnHCjkkZnK
The New York Times @nytimes
I guess unless you have a written document that says “THIS IS A QUID PRO QUO IN EXCHANGE FOR HACKING THE OPPOSING CAMPAIGN” there’s basically no problem here
Trump tells Hannity on his radio show that he would have been willing to let Russia "take over" parts of Ukraine while he was president (a comment edited out when later played on Fox News). @justinbaragona https://t.co/7Q4Ecd2jJ7
Peter Baker @peterbakernyt