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RT @thehill
Bill Clinton: "Fair chance" US could "completely lose" its democratic system trib.al/mp92tnr

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The thing about large language models like GPT-3 and Lambda describing the experience of being self-aware is they can also describe the experience of being a squirrel.
aiweirdness.com/interview-with

When asked about a rumored defense-focused alliance in the works "between the United Kingdom, Poland, the Baltic states, Ukraine, and possibly Turkey", the U.S. ambassador responded:

"Obviously, we support initiatives that help build [defense] capacity. And to the extent that NATO members break off into partnerships or into some groups to help build capacity and collectively strength the Alliance – strengthen the Alliance, then that’s something that we would want to support."

How isn't this bigger news?

state.gov/online-press-briefin

Really wish Mastodon allowed a few more standard HTML elements, like blockquote and strikethrough.

Anyone modified their instance to support these?

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“We are 150 feet from 25 million Americans losing access to the Colorado River, and the rate of decline is accelerating,” #ClimateCrisis news.yahoo.com/major-water-cut

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>Pakistan is the world's largest importer of tea, buying in more than $600m (£501m) worth last year.

>"I appeal to the nation to cut down the consumption of tea by one to two cups because we import tea on loan," Mr Iqbal said, according to Pakistani media.

bbc.com/news/world-asia-618058

>Inflation at the end of last year was more than double the median projection among economists surveyed eight months earlier and well above the highest forecast.

>Economists at both the Federal Reserve and the White House were blindsided. The European Central Bank recently reported that the accuracy of its inflation forecasts “declined significantly during the Covid-19 crisis.”

wsj.com/articles/on-inflation-

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Brilliant ! 👏👏

RT @EmmandJDeSouza@twitter.com

"Apart from these what has the European Convention on Human Rights ever done for us? ... Peace in Northern Ireland"

Excellent sketch by Patrick Stewart on the importance of the ECHR and its role in NI

🐦🔗: twitter.com/EmmandJDeSouza/sta

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Relax, you're on island time*

*the island is Manhattan and you're staring at a pigeon with one leg trying to steal a baby's pretzel

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Y'all seen this shit? Google fired a guy for saying an AI was sentient. This is a transcript of the AI having a chat.

cajundiscordian.medium.com/is-

(Google sucks.)

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“This operating system's goal is to allow its users to maximally operate the machines they have during the first stage of civilizational collapse.”

git.sr.ht/~vdupras/duskos

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After storming to power in Afghanistan last August, the Taliban have renewed their assault on the country’s rich pre-Islamic heritage.
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Original tweet : twitter.com/ForeignPolicy/stat

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Anerican conservatives support Russia’s war on Ukraine more than Russian people.

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