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Favorite Rejects 2023-05-30
– Wakanda, the "Monarchist Black Singapore With Lasers... is actually quite right-wing". There are probably tankies in the MCU
– Succession cast mostly non-stars because they knew the writing was so good that they'd end up stars anyway.
– Central planning via surveys doesn't work, because it done in a world of zero budgetary constraints.
– New image generator that is able to map specific concepts onto specific regions of the output image, reducing the tendency of the generated images to blend concepts.
– LLM hallucination rates have fallen 90% from GPT3.5 to GPT4, and new papers show ways we're getting better at detecting hallucinations.
– Chinese government scientist says that lab leak should still be on the table
– Home prices are falling, but only on the west coast.
– Recent AI warning letter: "This seems like something that flashes in the credits of a post-apocalyptic movie"
– Vancouver 1970s vs now is a huge difference
– Degrowth is a classic Mott and Bailey
– The 2020 Democratic Party platform says housing should be “above all, affordable” and also its steady appreciation is “critical to closing the racial wealth gap.”
– Attitudes towards housing in Berkeley over the years.
– Right wing grifter defects to Russia. "Russia: A roach motel for all the worst people"
– The insurance industry "is going to be the tip of the spear that punches through all of the BS of climate denialism once and for all"