Favorites October 1st 2022
Downside is that of course to decompress it, you need the whole set of stable diffusion model weights, which is multiple gigabytes. Plus sometimes it hallucinates new details.
This is astoundingly close to reading minds, wow, but don't worry, it required the subject to cooperate to train the model, it gets way less accurate if the subject thought about the wrong things on purpose.
Reported GDP in autocracies is higher because they're more likely to lie.
• Thread about a recent trend in which mass protests seem to have been less successful in recent years. TL;DR: Maybe, but there are multiple complicating factors and part of it may be that autocratic regimes recognize the power of mass mobilization and have gotten much more ruthless.
• International relations expert surveys the field regarding whether Putin is likely to deploy nuclear weapons in war with Ukraine, includes both the threads I've mentioned in the last few days, as well as others.