fascinating reddit phenomenon
- r/anarchychess leaks onto a bunch of neighboring subreddits by replying to things with a string of replies: "Google [x]" "holy hell" etc.
- one of which is r/mathmemes, specifically with minimal square packing memes: "Google square packing" etc. sub is flooded with square packing memes.
- r/mathmemes bans square packing memes. users flock to r/anarchychess
- result: hybrid chess/math memes that sort of defy description
Substack says it can’t moderate hate speech because it supports free speech. Yet the framing of free speech it uses was developed by the right precisely to protect and spread their bigoted views — even as they attack anything even marginally progressive as being too “woke.”
In Disconnect, I explain why this could be a problem for Notes that Substack’s leadership seems entirely unprepared for.
"an AI that cares about understanding the universe is unlikely to annihilate humans because we are an interesting part of the universe" 🤔
This guy updated his LinkedIn profile with a prompt injection attack to catch lazy recruiters that are just having ChatGPT write a “personalized” introduction. His example he generated himself, but someone is going to be caught by this in the wild.
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It’s official: I’m starting a newsletter! After seven years of throwing rocks at Silicon Valley as a freelancer, I’m going direct to my readers.
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My #introduction: a list of non-radical ideas
- Giving >=10% of your income to charity
- Using prediction markets for policy making
- Universal basic income
- Open-source software in education & government
- Digital participatory democracy
- Slowing down AI progress
- Replacing coal power plants with nuclear
- High progressive taxes on wealth and inheritance
- Tradable energy quotas
- A 30-hour (or less) work week
- Lowering voting age to 12
- Reparations for colonialism and slavery
really, the thing i care most about right now is cultivating attention
doing things without distraction. sitting with things. following a routine to deload some cognitive burden. working out more. doing things for reasons other than wanting to do them. i know all these things make me happy as a person
Useful test: don't join a Mastodon instance that doesn't let you follow https://raspberrypi.social/@Raspberry_Pi - defederated by many instances because they hired a policeman who had used a Pi to do police work in the past, and were then unapologetic about it.
Enthusiastic follower of EA principles, hesitant believer in the AI apocalypse. Mostly using this as a backup account in case I need it.
a Schelling point for those who seek one