• Mar, 2024
  • Mar 22, 2024
  • If we are not strong enough deny ourselves apps, why not use law against them? Maybe we aren't willing to just give up the app and let everyone else keep using it, because then we become the only engaged person in a group of tuned-outs, but the same person might be willing to ban it for everyone.
    ADHD symptoms from screentimes, SSRIs, willing to put young boys on them for running around ie normal kids.
    Chamath took one of his kids off apps, not a little but totally off meats, when he was diagnosed with ADHD and was prescribed meds. Chamath and his wife were like nope no meds and took their kid off apps. He said the turnaround was amazing. This now charming, engaged kid.

    Apple bought DarwinAI (and it's AI-related doctorates). Shrinking LLMs. Apple wants its AI to run on their little devices. Apple usually buys smaller companies with things they can turn into features, rather than large already-developed companies.

    Dark Web Vendors Are Using Drones for Delivery - YouTube
    Only with Octopus!

    People Use GPS 'Jammers' to Stop Tracking of Their Cars - YouTube
    In Finland.

    Iterative deployment. Rather than build in secret until they got to GPT5 they talked about 1 2 3 and 4. AI and surprise don't go together, and people institutions need time to adapt and think about these things. They pay attention to the progress, and take AI seriously. They think about what systems and regulations we want in place before the moment is crucial.

    ‘I think when a system can significantly increase the rate of scientific discovery in the world, that’s a huge deal.' Sam Altman

    Altman talked about the best thing that people can see coming from ‘OpenAI’, that they provide free tools which the public can use to make things. However, so far we only have a fairly lame chatbot for doing small wrote tasks and mini coding projects. No large wrote tasks, no even medium sized coding.

    Phone Co Employee Caught SIM-Swapping for Bribes - YouTube
    Dual-factor logins are a tool to get in, using this attack.
    The government for some reason didn't reveal the name of the company.
    So someone goes to a guy who works at a telecom company, and they give him $1000 per swap, and they provide him with the name of the person they want access to, and the worker can provide a copy of the SIM which they can use with 2FA to log into his accounts.

  • Mar, 2024
  • Mar 15, 2024
  • I think it's possible to create other crypto properties (than bitcoin). Saylor

    Car Companies Are Tracking You and Selling Your Data - YouTube
    Car insurance companies raising rates.
    People are unaware they agreed to hve their cars give that data, and the companies are selling the data. They don't know what info was sold, how much, to whom? The companies offer to lower the rate you pay in exchange for this data. That part is voluntary, but besides that in the cars there tracking technologies that know everywhere you went, where you buy certain things, the range of your territory. Facial geometric features, behavioural characteristics, biological characteristics, sex life, genetic data, religeons, philosopical beliefs, are all possible to get.
    If you don't authorize the collection, your infotainment center doesn't work, or whatever. You can't opt out of it.
    Passengers and individuals outside the vehicle also.
    Consumers are in the dark about this.
    Commenter: ’Insurance companies are not using this to AFFECT your rates, they're using it to RAISE your rates.'
    The state governments also know everything about you and sells your data. It seems weird but hasn't been challenged.
    Ed Markey, senator, wrote a letter about it.
    General Motors sells detailed driver logs without your consent - YouTube

    The closest to a science fiction government is Singapore. Large investments coupled with technocratic, technological literacy. UK in the 1940s, with radar and computers, speed of breakthroughs. Rest of nations, scientific spending is by consensus, cutting a check for superconventional non-objectional things built in China.
    What China could build for us.

    AI Agents Take the Wheel: Devin, SIMA, Figure 01 and The Future of Jobs - YouTube
    SIMA robots. AIs that train on some things have capabilities in other applications.
    Also Figure 1, the dishwashing robot.
    'No one is really in control.'
    Sam Altman and Jensen Huang both say AGI will surpass all tasks in 5 years.
    Garbage companies and farms, anyone?

    Tesla is the worst performing stock in the S&P and in the Nasdaq since January.

    Costco does no innovation, changes nothing, and is up 250% in a couple years. Why isn't anyone copying this model?
  • Mar, 2024
  • Mar 11, 2024
  • Arson attack shuts down Tesla's Gigafactory near Berlin | DW News - YouTube
    Who would do this and why?

    OpenAI fires back at Elon Musk: Here's what you need to know - YouTube
    Microsoft Copilot Red Teams are finding disturbing images even with generic terms like ‘pro choice’. Violent, sexual images.

    Facebook and Apple are opensourcing their AI models?

    Elon was more concerned about Google back when forming OpenAI. Now people guess he's more concerned about Microsoft.

    Mexicans are not reliant on refrigeration in their culinary arts. We and the Soviets were early pioneers in food refridgeration. That made a lot of our foods a lot worse quite early. And it took a long time to dig out of that. Extensive rail system that makes it shippable frozen. Tyler Cowen. Mexicans hang their meat to dry in the open air until it turns green.

    TikTok crackdown gains momentum - YouTube
    Trump said he could have banned it but left it to the DOJ because it was a tough decision. A lot of people like TikTok, and if it were banned Facebook would get bigger which Trump considers an enemy of the people. (Trump's content, it is guessed, gets a lot of traction on TikTok.)
    Half (150m) of the US uses TikTok.
    Temu and Shien followed the first big Chinese internet company succeeding in the US over the past couple years. These companies make a lot in the US, and China doesn't permit similar US apps to compete in the Chinese space.
  • Mar, 2024
  • Mar 05, 2024
  • This Malware Will Hijack Your Bank Account And Gmail - YouTube
    Cookie hacking.

    Linus Torvalds: Speaks on Fatigue and the Future of Linux - YouTube
    On driver side, on Rust side, they can find young people more easily to work on it.
  • Mar, 2024
  • Mar 01, 2024
  • The Failure of Modern Technology | Peter Thiel - YouTube

    ‘industrial power is the basis of any great civilization’
    You need fullstack factories.
    They're Reimagining How to Build Anything | Hadrian - YouTube
    You cannot be missing one part of a product. You need to be able to access ie produce it.

    Lawfirm Loses $60K Relying on ChatGPT in the Courtroom - YouTube
    It will make up stuff because it's easier than looking up stuff - Lehto
    Remarkable not reliable.

    The Future of Bitcoin Mining - YouTube

    Tech Stagnation and What's Holding Us Back - YouTube
    Burja called cellphones portable terminals, on which all we really get tech wise is install app updates, like chatGPT you can talk to. The last thing before chatGPT was maybe GoogleMaps. Facebook/Myspace. Internet has now reached everyone. There's no doubling of how many people use the internet. Also we can't really increate the amount of time we spend on the internet. What more can companies monetize?
    Facebook had been considering becomming the main internet provider for India (before Zuck decided to go for metaverse), but regularatory challenges ...
    There are no fully 3d printed products (just parts), a fully funcitoning, multi-material, moving parts product.

    If cars came along now, the dangers would maybe not be acceptable (as they were because cars were introduced so early). Maybe speed limits would be set at double the pace of walking or something. Samo

    The industrial world remains unoptimized. The software gains of getting everyone to use spreadsheets have already been gotten, while those of putting cameras everywhere in the factory have not been explored much. Samo

    The White House Endorses Rust - YouTube
    To prevent Memory attacks. Don't write in C, C+. Use C#, Go, Java, Python, Rust and Swift. For space systems, it was noted in the brief. Currently people are disincentivized from Rust because there's not a lot of jobs that use it. Solana is written in Rust. Some people think Rust is a fad. But if government jobs start asking for Rust would lead to people learning it. It's a challenging language. It would add cost to projects. But there would be costs saved in fixing exploited code.
    This seems like actually decent advice from an untrusted source. Goals aligned.
    You can write a custom kernel that is flat and runs baremetal on a rPi to do a blink light rust runs on EVERYTHING (no operating system, just Rust) - YouTube with no need for linux/any OS.
  • Feb, 2024
  • Feb 22, 2024
    Novonordisk is a company specialized in trying to understand diabetes. It tries to advance knowledge R&D even at the expense of profits. Scientists within sometimes are promoted to manager roles.
    This is different from like Moderna or something which economically just tries out new compounds and then patents them and sells them for their 7year window. What they want is a slightly different compound that's patentable that you own legally monopoly for 10 years.
    You could argue the patent system should be stronger or weaker. The FDA could only check if something is harmful, not if it is useful. Samo.

    FBI issues new warning about QR code scams - YouTube
    I've been more than surprised the past few years people scanning QR scans at restaurants to use the menu.

    Feb 15 OpenAi dropped Sora video editor, 60 second fairly realistic clips. 1 year ago it was pretty crappy 5 second videos.
    Open AI Releases the BEST AI Video Generator BY FAR. Sora Text to Video - YouTube

    Future data centres may have built-in nuclear reactors | BBC News - YouTube

    Chinese Hacking Tools Exposed in Giga Leak (I-S00N) - YouTube

    Chinese Cranes Pose a Security Risk: Los Angeles Port Chief - YouTube
  • Feb, 2024
  • Feb 13, 2024
  • Apple Vision Pro - CRAZY FEATURES - YouTube
    You can 3d scan people's faces ‘with their permission’ and use that as your persona, ie you scan them and can do face time as them.

    NYPD subway robot removed from service - YouTube

    One of the reasons Lenovo is accepted around the world is that it is structurally not set up well to do something nefarious. It's basically a systems integrator, everything they sell is made of notoriously standardized components. Sysadmins and hobbiests can understand. The software too. Standard 3rd party parts. Slower, decentralized, diplomatic.

    Tech companies were 'hoarding the talent,' says Slow Ventures' Sam Lessin - YouTube

    Apple's next iphone might have AI, and do things your current phone can't do.

    Watch how easy it is to steal a car | Marketplace - YouTube
    Some sold in Lagos.

    Where I want people is to interact with machines. I'm fine with a robot cooking the food, as long as a person is checking what they're doing, and especially checking the ingredients within arms reach of the robot. I'm fine with robots doing mechanics on my vehilcle, programming my websites, medical work, and with these it may well be preferable, but you need a person to answer the phone to handle any customer inquiries/complaints, a person to interface between you and the service robot etc. However, for now it looks like companies are trying to do the opposite, ie automate the customer service, which means lower quality service not higher.
  • Feb, 2024
  • Feb 05, 2024
  • Tictok, X, Meta, Discord, Snap at Congress. Hostile was a word journalists used.
    On display is Zuckerburg's lack of sophistication. I guess when you have the most important companies in the world possible to build by people who have no more capabilities than basic coding and a desire to rate girls at college as a project (none of the social, managerial, engineering, etc capabilities traditional to large company building, nor the legal, accountable etc ones traditional to large and powerful industries (perhaps unnecessary because of the speed of scale), what can you expect?
    Seeing him grilled and attacked with the most unfair, irrational and not even logical attacks by Congress members, I naturally take his side, but then I remember the reason for this is he hasn't really tried to make a good product or accountable, and has allowed negative politics, censorship, etc. When he shows his self by responding how he does, I just think Ah it's not that he's really malignant, it's just that he probably is not capable of understanding or responding to such challenges.
    You can consider that in a society that would prevent such things by limiting the speed and extent they can rise in use and power, you could see that Zuckerberg would today probably be a low level coder, or maybe would have switched fields.

    Tictok's CEO showed himself more competant, as competant as you'd expect from someone appointed to his job, but didn't answer such questions as why topics which the Chinese government is sensitive to are ‘censored’ or ‘shown less’ in China (although he said Tiktok isn't available in China, so that would require more information to understand).

    I wonder how X did? They're the only ones who've made (unpopular at the time and now) changes to try to address some problems.

    Google is getting a lot of negative forcasts from news. That it's search is going to be competed against by cleaner, easier, more informative search, many use AI. People do search on Tiktok now, or search for things on Insta.
    Obvious though that those competitors will need to monetize. Also, don't they have to compensate the sites and people they base their search results on?
    Google Search had 92% of search a year ago when ChatGPT launched, and has 92% today.
    It's the default search on almost all mobiles.
    No one has more data than Google.

    Drones are a huge leveler. Our air defenses are not capable. $2m for a rocket to shoot down a rocket that costs $2000.

    The houtis have missiles that can make it through the US's marine defense.

  • Jan, 2024
  • Jan 31, 2024
  • The power of TikTok Edits - YouTube

    '81% of new ULEZ cameras damaged' | Kelvin Mackenzie attacks Sadiq Khan's policy - YouTube

    META's new OPEN SOURCE Coding AI beats out GPT-4 | Code Llama 70B - YouTube
    It appears, don't jump to conclusions, but it appears Zuckerburg has done something positive.

    Comparing Google searches with AI: Here's what you need to know - YouTube
    Native AI search engines.

    Microsoft is probably spending $2b a quarter right now on GPUs, which doesn't leave a lot of money to buy whatever AMD and Intel are selling.

    U.S. forces may have mistaken enemy drone for American one in Jordan - YouTube
    So they let if fly by overhead.

    Lawmakers grill CEOs of Meta, TikTok, X, Snap and Discord at child safety hearing — 1/31/24 - YouTube (4 hours)

  • Jan, 2024
  • Jan 26, 2024
  • The Big Tech companies spent like 24b in buying startups etc last year. Is it possible for any new company to get to scale without being bought up by these companies?

  • Jan, 2024
  • Jan 22, 2024
  • AI is eating the internet and we're all going to have to go back to the real world because the Internet is no longer trustworthy.

    Dating apps all trying to monetize. Keeping elite users unseen by most accounts. Lots of bots.

    Field drug tests wrongfully implicate tens of thousands of Americans every year, study finds - YouTube

    X-59 shown by NASA. No supersonic boom. Achieved by using a long, narrow airframe and canards to keep the shock waves from coalescing.

    Astonishing Anti Repair Practices By Apple In the Last 15 Years - YouTube

    Dead Teslas pack Chicago area Supercharger station due to frigid temps - YouTube

    ’UFO’ spotted by Beijing residents - YouTube

    Google cuts YouTube jobs in shift to AI - YouTube

    Will AI robot adoption be limited to temperate climates? Extreme cold adaptive strategies? Hot and humid?

    3 cloud companies handle 75% of the world's hosting. You may use a non-top 1 or 2 monopoly internet service, but it's hosted by them.

    TCP and IP connected all computers, ie the internet. HTTP created the second generation, connecting all data regardless of what device it was collected to. We went to the app age and all that data was sucked up. Frank McCourt, Executive Chairman and Founder, Project Liberty,

    "It Can Hit A Coin From A Mile Away" New 'Drone-Buster' Dragonfire Laser Is War Game-Changer - YouTube

    Microsoft hack could've been the start of a 'pretty significant campaign': SentinelOne's Alex Stamos - YouTube'

    CNBC investigates how to uncover hidden cameras in your house - YouTube
    Hidden cameras are illegal where most of them are produced, China.
    There is a profit motive.
    If a camera is behind glass, like the eyeball of a teddy bear or alarm clock, you can't see it even if you know it's there.

    Blade Runners: One Man Destroys EVERY SINGLE ULEZ Camera In His London Borough - YouTube
    A ‘secret army of masked vigilantes’. Vandalizing and stealing public cameras and facial recognition devices. Called ‘bladerunners.’ ‘We are the voice of the people.’ They say public support is widespread and regard them as heros. They hear people cheer when they do it and then know they have the support of the public.
    On Aug29 ULEZ expansion was decided by government, and the membership of the Blade Runners expanded with volunteers. ‘We’re like a pack of lone wolves, so we sometimes work together, we work in isolation, and we all have this common goal.' ‘No family members know.’
  • Jan, 2024
  • Jan 08, 2024
  • Google begins to block cookies: What it means for consumers and advertisers - YouTube
    For 1% of customers using Chrome, as part of their goal of not having 3rd parties doing cookies.

    Hyundai Ioniq Repair Riddle: Why Does a Battery Cost $60,000? This is worse than Tesla! - YouTube

    Anderil making reusable drone-interceptor missiles. Smaller armies using cheap swarms of missiles and drones to overwhelm air defences of US on a per-unit basis.

    Are smartphones peaking? People skipping new versions, skipping upgrades. Price for new iPhone $1400.

    How meta built the infrastructure for Threads | Hacker News

  • Jan, 2024
  • Jan 02, 2024
  • iPhone passcode risks: What you need to know - YouTube

    They Found The iPhone Backdoor - YouTube

  • Dec, 2023
  • Dec 29, 2023

  • Apple stops selling some Smartwatches Online - YouTube
    ‘US watch ban’.

    The $12 cellphone in India, has the two things Indians want most. Digital payments and video. But some people in India say there's no such thing and the cheapest phones being used are about $100. But the Jio phone is apparently being bought in rural areas.

    AI's content use battles: What you need to know - YouTube

  • Dec, 2023
  • Dec 19, 2023
  • Why Even Your Local Grocery Store Wants Your Digital Data - YouTube

    Because of the situation at the time, the arms race, we [went to the moon] before we quote-unquote should have gone. Bezos

    You have to be a world-class mathmetician to be a theoretical physicist today. Bezos

    Rockets love to be big. Bezos
    Parasitic mass, trivial if building a large rocket. Turbo pumps, more efficient when larger.

    When you can have a really valuable space company start out in a dorm room (because the heavy infrastructure is already there to build upon), that will be a marker of success. - Bezos
  • Dec, 2023
  • Dec 12, 2023
  • WSJ's Jeff Horwitz: Instagram's algorithm delivers toxic video mix to adults who follow children - YouTube

    The future of war and AI with Palmer Luckey - YouTube
    AI rocket-powered reusable missile, which can attack drones.

    Hands-on with Gemini: Interacting with multimodal AI - YouTube
    The stock didn't go up.

    BREAKING: IDF Pumps Water from Mediterranean Sea to Flood Out Hamas Terror Tunnels | TBN Israel - YouTube
  • Nov, 2023
  • Nov 30, 2023

  • AI pin by a company called Humane. It's worn on your breast and takes photo and audio. Camera glasses were also relaunced (after the version attempted years ago ended with people getting punched for wearing them). Public spaces will no longer be fun except for vloggerwhores, unless there is publicPrivacy laws passed or the punching people become common.

    Socially negative products.

    With social media, you can go on and set the record straight, even after the entire media attacks you, successfully labels you, the state processes you as suits them. You can go on and say, if you think so, come see how I live my life. - Schreli said this stuff


    Community Notes. For one to be shown, people who have historically disagreed must agree in order for a note to be shown. #Musk on X/Twitter

    All the code and all the data are open source and can be reproduced.

    Tesla never learn what pedestrians or cars or anything are. It learnt itself from video.

    ‘Well, how do you know it won’t get the idea to murder us (AGI, which should be able to enter into any state, have any idea)? Well, that's the problem that has beset us forever. And that's the problem that was solved with liberalism and the enlightenment. And now we know how to do it. We know how to bring people up in a society that makes it extremely unlikely that they will become enemies of civilization. ... But it's not inevitable. It will all depend on what we chose to do.' - Deutch Explains


    Microsoft is getting OpenAI now, I guess. The organization/relationships were compromised and made a mess, after which they can offer deals. It seems they have it as either deal the workers take, they get them. Years/months ago, Musk noted Microsoft would probably get OpenAI.

    People have commented on how big an effect SF has had, since in Silicone Valley almost no companies have any ability to protect company secrets (due in part to California law interpreting noncompete or something). People can leave anytime and reuse what they know, so it might mostly depend on compensation. Is there anything in their model that favors morality/human rights?



  • Nov, 2023
  • Nov 04, 2023
  • When EV makers go bankrupt, what will happen to the car?

  • Oct, 2023
  • Oct 17, 2023
  • The NYPD just unveiled a new crime-fighting robot to patrol subways - YouTube 

    Tom Hanks issued a message that there was an ad of him for some dental company and it was just AI and he ‘was not involved.’

    Most AI-domination scenarios "quite stupid," distract from real issues: AI safety expert - YouTube 

    AI is a partner, not autonomous. It is asked for things, and the result is massaged as it's giving it.

    Scaling possibilities.

    How Israel's Iron Dome is struggling, seems to be just the barrage, which is more things at a time than they are built to respond to. DDoS.

    City Used Tax Dollars to Spy on Residents - YouTube 

    Voters widely rejected the city council's plan to build a sports arena. Then they paid $10k per month (for 3 months) to watch opponents of the proposed arena. The real question is What are you going to do with the information about opponents once you got it? because that wouldn't be in the contract.

    Putting something on a ballet means it is expected to have some opposed and some for. Ie democracy? But this seems to imply that the government wanted to find out who opposed and do something to alter this.

  • Sep, 2023
  • Sep 25, 2023

  • WhatsApp Probe: SEC Collects Private Messages, Reuters Says - YouTube 

    “People are 'afraid to talk to people on places like WhatsApp and ... Signal.”

    The collection of private messages. Expanding.

  • Sep, 2023
  • Sep 18, 2023
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls for investigation into Elon Musk's Starlink - YouTube 

    After word Musk's policy has been and is that starlink shan't work like 100km off Crimea so that Ukraine can't launch a ‘mini-Pearl Harbour-like’ attack on Crimea. This happened after he found out Ukraine wanted to do this, and he turned off starlink there secretly. According to a biographer.

    Caesars Entertainment data breach exposes driver's license, social security numbers - YouTube 
  • Sep, 2023
  • Sep 04, 2023
  • India landed on the moon. Fourth nation to do so.

    Elon Musk's X will collect your biometric data - YouTube 
  • Aug, 2023
  • Aug 21, 2023

  • Apple settles lawsuit over throttling iPhone battery - YouTube 
  • Aug, 2023
  • Aug 14, 2023
  • US army soldiers receiving in the mail packages with smart watches they didn't buy (it's guessed they were sent with some pretext to not tip off the receivers), and when they set them up, they connect to their smart phones and send account/bank/passwords/etc to the hackers, and perhaps use the camera and mic. The army warning letter reporting on this seemed to say the watches were connecting to the phones without any user setup, using some vulnerability or something.

    Search for doing tasks. Search used to be about look up info, buy things, and navegation. Soon it will be for questions and insights, and also for doing tasks.
  • Aug, 2023
  • Aug 05, 2023
  • Insurance company drops customer saying a 'drone' took photos of clutter in yard - YouTube 



    80% of people lie on their dating profiles.



    White House secures voluntary pledges from Microsoft, Google to ensure A.I. tools are secure - YouTube 
  • Jul, 2023
  • Jul 19, 2023
  • OpenAi wants $100b in 3 years, so it will have to make a lot of money to get that kind of investment. - Musk

    Popular but wrong answers. People have commented how when ChatGPT was first released it was giving answers different from after people started the mass use, for example that there were 2 genders and then there were more.
  • Jul, 2023
  • Jul 14, 2023

  • ...

    SF group placing traffic cones on self-driving cars to disable them - YouTube 
  • Jul, 2023
  • Jul 03, 2023
  • “Who'd have though Microsoft and Mark Zuckerberg are spearheading the opensource movement?” - Lex

  • How TikTok Became a ‘Billion-Person Focus Group’ for U.S. Companies | WSJ Tech News Briefing - YouTube  

  • Sold like 300k of them.
  • Jun, 2023
  • Jun 26, 2023
  • Hacked ChatGPT Accounts Are Being Sold On the Dark Web - YouTube 
  • Jun, 2023
  • Jun 17, 2023
  • AI is high-tech plagarism. It's auto-complete guessing with a large database. - Chompsky

    Has seemed the same to me.

    “But it's dangerous,” he said. People think they're talking to a person. You ask Alexa should I leave my wife, and you don't pay much attention, but if it's a chatbot you do pay attention, and there are already documented cases of people falling for what a chatbot says.

    Terrific technique of defamation and disinformation. Especially with image creation. You can create an image, put someone's name under it.
  • Apple is up to no good - YouTube 
  • Jun, 2023
  • Jun 11, 2023
  • Some opensource LFMs are just trained on prompts and responses. Good for pattern-matching. If a question varies even just a little bit from their pattern-matching understanding, their ability to find out what the answer might be becomes highly limited. Whereas the student who fundamentally and deeply understands a topic won't be thrown off by any variation of the question. They'll be able to reason and step-by-step get to the answer.

    Orca uses teacher assistance from ChatGPT(3.5 and 4). The model is asked to provide how it came to its response (justify your response, explain step-by-step, eli5), and that is used to train.
  • Jun, 2023
  • Jun 04, 2023
  • Attorney accused in Boston rapes, arrested with help of genetic genealogy - YouTube 
  • Jun, 2023
  • Jun 01, 2023

  • Amazon workers plan to walk out over ‘lack of trust’ in leadership - YouTube 
  • May, 2023
  • May 30, 2023
  • Ford will use Tesla charging unit, doubling the charging stations its customers have access to.

    (There is no standard charge technology. Biden was pushing for the other commonly used one, which other big auto makers are using. But now Ford and Telsa might swing things the other way.
  • May, 2023
  • May 22, 2023
  • People are lining up for a free TV that spies on you - YouTube 
  • May, 2023
  • May 20, 2023
  • May, 2023
  • May 18, 2023

  • Vehicle costs $700k, and including transport and installation to site maybe $1m. They want to put 1000 at the 1000 biggest river mouths.

    Why does it cost so much? Can't they just use a couple existing boats to drag the line across and the other to harvest the waste?

    A lot of garbage doesn't float, like plastic bags and diapers.

    Some say politicians don't want to actually reduce pollution, because that decreases the need for spending on pollution.

    What is the effect of this on the ecosystem? Doesn't it need the non-garbage things washed down to the ocean during rainfalls?

    Most of the garbage harvested in the 35k tonnes appeared to be sticks and twigs.
    The river is not a commercially frequented one, so there are questions about how this can be implemented on others that are, like Frisco Bay.
  • May, 2023
  • May 17, 2023

  • He removed a ton of images that were requested to be removed.

    A lot of models you don't know what's in their dataset, so they might be 'weird.' His dataset is opensource, so it can be understood.

    "We believe that Open is required for auditable models, for private data, IP-rich data, and there's a business model that's amazing for that." "Especially if you're talking about regulated industry."

    He said you can have both. Closed models for things that's good for, and Open for private data.

    In all their models they have invisible watermarking, and they have attribution coming soon.

    "50% of code on GitHub is AI-generated now."

    He signed the FLI paper with Musk and others.

  • May, 2023
  • May 16, 2023
  • Sam Altman testified to Congress today

    Unlike what we've seen over the past few years with Tech Giants being called in, and the 'adversarial' style, Altman and Congress seemed birds of a feather in attitude.

    Congress wants to get ahead of AI, unlike SocialMedia. They don't want to have another one just growing and breaking things (it broke culture, health, truth, politics), and then try to go backwards and reel it in, which they find themselves going against billionaire/trillionaire companies tied to power. Also, they clearly didn't understand Tech when they were dealing with TechGiants in Congressional hearings. They seem more savvy with AI.

    Even though Altman seems to be amenable and docile, will it matter? There was no suggestion of anything that could actually be done. There were some hypothetical suggestions, but nothing said that seemed like something that could actually be effective. Except maybe one interesting thing raised by the woman on the pane. That anything that's AI must be labelled as AI, so we know we're interacting with it, and that we can't be interacting with an AI posing as a person.
  • May, 2023
  • May 13, 2023
  • Twitter reportedly blocked content in Turkey before the election.

    Elon appointed a CEO (female) yesterday for Twitter. He'll be tech overseer or soemthing.


  • May, 2023
  • May 12, 2023

  • Signed malware for MSI products.
    "Clearly a screwup from the company."
  • May, 2023
  • May 10, 2023

  • Carlson has home studios he built during the pandemic, and a loyal audience. Question about how this can be monetized, but seems pretty straightforward if he can get viewers.
  • May, 2023
  • May 08, 2023
  • US airlines mishandled about 3m bags in 2022
    Baggage fees is a $30b industry in US.

    2% of AA's $50b was baggage fees.

    Southwest doesn't charge for bags. But most companies charge about $30 per.
  • US airlines mishandled about 3m bags in 2022
  • May, 2023
  • May 05, 2023
  • There was a company(s) that had clauses in their contracts that said 'no class actions' but some smartipants lawyer got together with an app maker to make an app that allowed individuals to easily submit their own individual action, resulting in thousands of actions for the company.
    ChatGPT's usage contract has a 'mass filings' subsector that says if a large number (specific) file similar claims, through the same lawyer or office, they'll throw out a certain number. So they detail how they'll deal with that.

    They also have lots of indemnification in their contract. So if someone sues someone for something the second guy made with chatGPT, chatGPT can call him and say He you agreed to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless. They can hire lawyers and defend themselves and then send you the bill. 'Arising from or relating to' use of the services. So they can defend themselves, and find there was no wrong done, and they can still have the user pay. 

  • May, 2023
  • May 04, 2023
  • Converting "ON-Grid" electronics to "Off-Grid" - DC to DC Conversion - YouTube 
  • May, 2023
  • May 01, 2023
  • After arresting a journalist/activist/dissident, the State can use their Twitter account to send malicious links to other Twitter users, recent DarknetDiaries detailed
  • Apr, 2023
  • Apr 27, 2023
  • German security company Nitrokey proves that Qualcomm chips have a backdoor and are phoning home
    Uber Accused of Charging People More If Their Phone Battery Is Low

    Surrey and Sussex police unlawfully recorded phone calls via app, watchdog finds

  • Apple is working [reporting based on anon sources] on emotion tracking tools feeding an AI-powered health coaching subscription service
  • Apr, 2023
  • Apr 09, 2023
  • Our brains run at lower power, and if we make digital models run at lower power they'll have noise in them but that particular system will adapt to the kind of noise in that particular system, and it will work even at lower power, even though it won't run exactly the way you wanted.

    30w for our minds. 1mw for AI models. So models might be just trained on higher energy and then a smaller lower power version produced to use.

    ChatGPT doesn't know about truth. It's been trained on it, and it's trying to predict what people will type in search. It has to have a kind of blend of all these opinions. So that it can model what anybody might say. It's very different from a person who tries to have a consistent world view.

    "I think we're going to move towards systems that can understand different world views. If you have this world view, then this is the answer, and if you have this other world view ..."

    Do people get their own truths? What is 'a bad thing'?

    A governance challenge who makes these decisions.

    Google currently does not do this. It refers you to relevant documents.
    How to make it synergistic, so that it helps people? Can we do this with the current political system? Would Putin be trusted with this power? Will there be treaties to prevent use, like we have for other things?

    Does it need not just one or some people to be sensible, but for everybody to be sensible?

  • Apr, 2023
  • Apr 08, 2023

  • Will everything posted online become spam?

  • Apr, 2023
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  • Mar, 2023
  • Mar 29, 2023
  • Tech leaders and researchers call for 'pause' in AI race • FRANCE 24 English - YouTube 
  • Mar, 2023
  • Mar 28, 2023
  • Microsoft threatens to restrict data from rival AI search tools - YouTube 
  • Mar, 2023
  • Mar 26, 2023
  • GPT4 is almost such that you can't use it frivolously (as we have with every other computer innovation). - Skreli


    DOS, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • AI search engine that gives you one search result instead of a whole page worth that you can look at yourself. - Switched To Linux

    Dumb down society.
    It gives us fewer answers and not more. (And not accurate.)
  • Mar, 2023
  • Mar 25, 2023

  • Actually cites some concerns.

  • Mar, 2023
  • Mar 23, 2023

  • TikTok influencers protest outside US Congress against proposals to ban Chinese app | US News | WION - YouTube 
  • Upwork added a $3 charge for each contract you make with a worker. Why?
  • Mar, 2023
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  • Mar, 2023
  • Mar 01, 2023
  • FBee, DowD, and Marshalls all had computers hacked this week
  • How scammers can use 'deep voice' AI technology to trick you | About That - YouTube 

  • Government devices, like in Canada and US.
    How long / will ever the same logic applied now to Chinese apps be applied to non-Chinese apps?

    What will the response from China mean for companies like Apple, whose devices are carried by millions of Chinese?

    Some analysts say the difficulty of moving an entire manufacturing process (like Apple's) to another country, the equipment, the knowhow), is such that it just won't happen. So Apple won't shift out of China wholesale, but Apple will duplicate their process in India, Malaysia, Ireland, Vietnam, Thailand.

    A quarter of Apple's revenue comes from China.
    There is a difference in two questions faced currently by companies allied with political groups. What's the right thing to do from a moral standpoint versus what's the right thing to do from a business standpoint?
  • Feb, 2023
  • Feb 28, 2023
  • U.S. Marshals Service suffers from 'major' security breach - YouTube 

  • Driving a wedge in the middle of Linux. "Linux users can't come to the table in any form of unity as Linux users." “Corporatist.”

    “Ubuntu used to be one of the greatest things that brought people to Linux.”
  • Feb, 2023
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  • Seems we are getting a widespread view of the intentions, attitude, and propensity to act of AI.
  • Feb, 2023
  • Feb 19, 2023

  • Feb, 2023
  • Feb 15, 2023
  • Gravitas: Iran unveils first-of-its-kind underground Airbase - YouTube 
  • Jan, 2023
  • Jan 25, 2023
  • Swiss mountain. Lighting diverted with laser (warms air making it more conductive)
  • Jan, 2023
  • Jan 24, 2023

  • Going to reiterate something from when cameras were first put in glasses (and not long after discontinued, after some regular people assaulted people wearing these invasive devices because they didn't want to be filmed at the restaurant or whatever).

    These types of spy devices are in favor with antisocial types of people, who care more about their want to film anything they want to film, and are hated by people who are considerate of others and who believe in the 'right to be left alone'.
  • Jan, 2023
  • Jan 11, 2023
  • Deepfake of Elon Musk high on drugs goes viral • FRANCE 24 English - YouTube 
  • Jan, 2023
  • Jan 06, 2023

  • Talk here about how Google Search is ripe to be disrupted, because the amount of ads and low quality of search, and how you have to 'game' it to get something like results by adding 'reddit' to your searchphrase.
  • Jan, 2023
  • Jan 04, 2023
  • The Russian military claims its soldiers use of mobile phones led to the attack | DW News - YouTube 
  • Dec, 2022
  • Dec 31, 2022

  • Dec, 2022
  • Dec 24, 2022
  • The ads bucketing issue

    Even YouTube shows scammy irrelevant ads, and if YouTube is having issues serving good ads Twitter will probably have some issues there. Musk
  • "I often hear people say they regret the time (2 hours) they spent on TikTok." - Musk

    "What we want to optimize for is unregretted true human user minutes. ... and with advertising, you want advertising that is as close to content as you can ... what you want, when you want it."

  • No one buys anything from Twitter, but lots buy from Insta. Why?

    Twitter was algo-coded to maximize impressions, which maximizes irrelevance (said Musk). Because if you click on an ad you lose 40% of your impressions total.

    "An ad that is highly relevant is content. An ad that is irrelevant is spam"

    "As relevant to people's needs as possible."

    Is this what it's like for Tech CEOs to work with code developers? Is it just because in this industry the skilled workers are younger than in other industries? Is this a stage in the industry where next year's top wanted developers learn how to work with their director?

    Or is there a question about how can you get tech coder workers to become workers who can work with other people? (if they just work alone all the time, have super high demand and so don't need to adjust themselves to their companies, and have high salaries)


  • Days after US Congress made headlines for being set to ban TikTok on government devices.

  • Dec, 2022
  • Dec 08, 2022

  • Dec, 2022
  • Dec 05, 2022
  • Silicon Valley has laid of like 100k people in the past 2 months

    Smaller tech companies maybe will have an easier time finding workers, since large tech used to be funded with cheap money and their stock price was at a high multiple, unlike now.

    Why has there been so few alternatives to the handful of big tech companies everyone uses but in general doesn't want to use?

    Small Business Administration funds small companies. Below market capital costs. For the first time, the labor is actually there to do so, noted Zeihan.
  • Dec, 2022
  • Dec 04, 2022
  • There are only two majors that translate into reasonably well-paying jobs outside of universities: computer science and petroleum engineering - Thiel

  • Nov, 2022
  • Nov 28, 2022
  • Twitter sees record number of new users signing up - YouTube 
  • Nov, 2022
  • Nov 21, 2022

  • In legacy Big Tech (Facebook, Tesla), the vision means less and there's less premium from the founder, maybe

    Bill George said he thinks Zuckerburg might be tired. A year ago he changed the name of the company, which George thought might mean he was abandoning Facebook, and that Zuckerburg should hire a CEO and Zuckerburg could go be chair and chief creative officer in and focus on VR. He's spending $10b per year.

    "Someone has to restore [Facebook and Instagram], and if someone doesn't set some standards for the companies (both Musk and Zuckerburg), we're going to have forced regulations, which no one wants."

    The founders were seen as 'visionaries'. Not necessarily 'competent CEOs.'

  • Nov, 2022
  • Nov 20, 2022

  • And a different story:

    Apple SUED for privacy violations; iOS collects invasive analytics even if you opt out. - YouTube   

  • Question: Wouldn't all Western countries leave the internet if it was created by another country?

    Map of countries that did internet blackouts to stop protesters et al from communicating

  • Nov, 2022
  • Nov 18, 2022

  • Musk stated an ultimatum, commit to work hardcore long hours by Friday or quit. Hundreds quit.

    How many of these walkouts just were workers who didn't want to work harder?

  • Nov, 2022
  • Nov 17, 2022

  • Control data collection on millions of users, and control information algo if they so chose.

  • Nov, 2022
  • Nov 13, 2022
  • Signal Is Losing It's Way - YouTube 
  • Nov, 2022
  • Nov 09, 2022
  • Dalle-2 search frequency

  • Nov, 2022
  • Nov 08, 2022
  • Russian government asked tech department what the best replacement for Windows would be

    All 3 suggestions are Linux (because what else could it be, since there is nothing else?). Astra Linux, Alt OS, and Red OS.

    Russia didn't seem to even want to switch from Windows, but Microsoft has pulled out of Russia and stopped shipping to there, and stopped security updates and blocking access to Windows installation files.

    China has its own linux, called Kailin Linux.
  • Oct, 2022
  • Oct 24, 2022

  • Ethics in government decision-making. ... Public interest. ... "Incumbencies writing the laws." ... 2021 National Defense Authorization Act.

  • Oct, 2022
  • Oct 22, 2022

  • Is PayPal About to Go Bankrupt? – The Daily Sceptic