You can definitely tell how poorly-socialized and childlike a lot of Gen Z and younger Millennials are. That one of the women refers to herself as an “underage 21 year old” is really telling, I think. She does seem to have a mental age of about 9 or 10 so she’s not wrong.
Unfortunately, many women call anyone they are not attracted to “creepy.” I hope I do not have to explain why this is a very bad thing.
At least Courtney (creator of the above video) seems sane and normal.
Those numbers are also inaccurate regarding shelter, too: owners’ equivalent rent is basically garbage, and that’s 25% of CPI.
But hey, TVs are cheaper (because they are now fucking loaded with spyware!).
We can easily afford it, and because we can we haven’t changed what we buy much in the past three years; it’s therefore trivial to see that prices are much, much higher. What cost us $100 three years ago is now closer to $300. Hotel rooms that three years ago would’ve been $150 are now $260. Etc.
Inflation numbers have always been dubious but now they are purely fictional.
The biggest mistake moderate Democrats are making is that they are governing to preserve institutional credibility while hoping that Trumpism will blow over, rather than preparing with grim fortitude for a society-wide confrontation with a fascist movement playing for keeps. /1
In thinking about the impact of LLMs on creative fields, one needs to appreciate how tolerance for mediocrity will help to drive adoption: LLMs are great at producing B+ stuff — and the (sad?) truth is that, for many purposes, you just don't need A+ stuff. https://t.co/VBgNHeQ76Q
Agreed. I’m a much better writer than any version of ChatGPT will ever be — but it doesn’t matter. Only other good writers can tell the difference. The average person has not the first clue.
To back that up, I see ChatGPT stuff all the time where someone asks it to “write like Steinbeck” or “write like Hemingway.” To me, the results never sound very Steinbeckian nor Heminway-esque. The fact, though, that it amazes others means that for them ChatGPT very much does get close enough. I can tell it’s not really Steinbeck or Hemingway in just a few words, though. It always sounds like a drunk sophomore in college trying to come up with a Steinbeck para on the fly, or if Hemingway had hired an inferior ghost writer while on yet another bender.
So, indeed, B+ stuff is good enough for most people. It fools them or pleases them and if getting fooled and/or pleased is the goal, that’s all that matters.
This is one of my favorite songs and also one of my top five favorite covers. That lady has some pipes on her — especially to sing Mick Jagger’s part and Lisa Fisher’s too (which is fantastically hard).
That song is only getting more relevant again (alas for us all).
You can tell there’s a huge propaganda/PR push behind this now — there are articles everywhere — and when anyone objects, more are written. I hope it’s clear that like most things these days, this is all in an effort to gain more control of you and what you are allowed to do online.
It’s also to assist with tracking and the ability to essentially nuke you from the internet if you get unruly. Of course, “for your own good.” Just like with the Mozilla Firefox fiasco, I once again wonder, why do people fall for this shit? And so easily too?
Perhaps I’m an old clueless loser, but it’ll never not be weird to me to hear people say shit like, “It’s impossible to weigh less than an ocean liner! No one can control what food they put in their mouth. It’s genetic!” And such like that.