I’M SO OLD I REMEMBER WHEN THE AMERICAN MILITARY ONLY TURNED THE OTHER CHEEK FOR THE SOVIETS: Iran-backed militias strike US Embassy in Baghdad, Middle East military bases: ‘Cannot be justified’.
WHO BOBBY WAS IN BED WITH CONCERNS ME LESS THAN WHO JOE & HUNTER WERE WITH: Newly revealed 1994 photo of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. with Jeffrey Epstein raises new questions about relationship between politician and the pedophile.
Leaking this stuff, like the photo with Trump that meant nothing, is just an attempt by the left to use the Epstein scandal without releasing the list. Release the list, and we’ll all know, uh?
IT’S OVERDUE BUT MAKE SURE THE JOB IS COMPLETE: Hamas ‘beginning to break’ as tense video shows IDF facing off with terrorists in ruins of Gaza City school.
MOSTLY SHE FEELS REGRET SHE EXPOSED HERSELF: Harvard president apologizes, says she feels ‘regret’ following antisemitism testimony before Congress.
Throw them out, knaves all three.
MIND THAT DOOR AS YOU GO: ‘One down’: UPenn reportedly asking president Liz Magill to step down Friday over outrage at antisemitism testimony.
AND YET, I BET HE WON’T CHANGE HIS VOTING. THERE ARE NONE SO BLIND: OpenAI CEO Sam Altman was ‘totally wrong’ about antisemitism ‘on the American left’.
IT REMOVED THE SCALES FROM A LOT OF PEOPLE’S EYES (AND MOST OF THOSE IT DIDN’T ARE CLINGING MORE TIGHTLY THAN EVER): Corruption, corruption everywhere – how the Covid debacle made the scales fall from my eyes.
BUT… HOW DOES THAT GIN UP CLIMATE PANIC? The climate scaremongers: Hurricanes aren’t getting more frequent . . .
WHAT, DID Y’ALL OUT THERE NOT HEAR ME ON KEEPING THE STUPID DOWN TO A DULL ROAR? Today’s blacklisted American: The University of Washington proudly says “no whites need apply!”.
COULD WE KEEP THE STUPID DOWN TO A DULL ROAR, MAYBE? West Knox neighborhood wakes up with anti-Semitic fliers in their driveways.
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AI RESEARCHERS WHO’VE NEVER HEARD OF THE THREE LAWS? Must’ve gone to Harvard, Penn, or MIT. No, really, a friend who drives an Uber in a major city sent this:
Dunno if I told you. Had a Microsoft ChatGPT guy in the vehicle a few weeks back. He didn’t know Asimov’s Laws. Like, wtf.
He agreed when I noted that the people developing AI think humans are the problem, ergo AI likely will think humans are the problem.
I also gave him a quick version of my dark vision of the future. When vast multitudes, to include a lot of white collars with expensive degrees, are unemployed and living off the state thanks to AI, they’ll be looking for a reason to live.
The state might not like the answer they come up with.
ChatGPT guy got out at his restaurant, said he wished it was a longer ride.
Hey, I’m an influencer. Like Dylan Mulvaney!
Well, not exactly like Dylan Mulvaney. And that last point about the unemployed white collars, brings to mind this from Eric Hoffer: “Nothing is so unsettling to a social order as the presence of a mass of scribes without suitable employment and an acknowledged status.”
I had some related thoughts here.
SO I GUESS CRAZY CAT LADIES AREN’T JUST A CLICHÉ: Mysterious Link Between Owning Cats And Schizophrenia Is Real, Study Says.
HMM: Google Deepmind Gemini Is the World’s Best AI. “Gemini gets us closer to AGI. AGI = artificial general intelligence = a machine that performs at the level of an average (median) human.”
EVERYTHING IS GOING SWIMMINGLY: Stellantis cutting back SUV production, citing California emissions rules. “Stellantis said on Wednesday it is seeking to void a 2019 California emissions deal in which rival automakers agreed to voluntarily cut emissions beyond levels stipulated by the then-Trump administration. Separately, the automaker also said on Thursday its Toledo, Ohio, assembly plant that builds the Jeep Wrangler will move from an alternative work schedule to a traditional two-shift operation. Both moves will result in job losses but the company did not have a precise figure.”