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TIL: Congress determines how many medical residency spots the US has. wat?
What a deal, two effects in one!
This is very impressive, although I think when he says it took 2 minutes, he's not including the time for the video to be generated, just the time it took to write the prompt.
I don't want my comments about Manchin in the last email to give you the impression that I think it's good that the IRA favors US manufacturing over European. (Although I am happy to see that Manchin 2023 is to the left of Obama 2013)
FYI, joining a monetary union with Argentina specifically seems like a very bad idea.
To be clear, it only barely passed these tests, and only if you sorta squint, but Large Language Models are only getting better over time. But they're hard tests that humans have to prep for years to pass.
• Short thread about the recent tech layoffs in the context of California's overall economy. TL;DR: bay area is adding jobs on net despite tech layoffs, making up the vast majority of California's recent job growth. Having said that, Dare Obasanjo thinks there will be further rounds of layoffs at many tech companies, and layoffs via email are bad.
• Thread arguing that the west should not be looking to Alexey Navalny to take over Russia and end the war in Ukraine. TL;DR: he'll only be able to come into power once Russia is defeated in Ukraine, at which point there's no reason to push for him specifically to take power. While we're on Ukraine, here's an unnecessarily long thread about how foolish Germany is being by not pushing to defend Ukraine as strongly as the rest of the EU. The French are giving Ukraine their own cute little brand of tanks.
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