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Episode 168 – Fake Out

What is real in the world? In today’s digital world is it likely that people are going to look any deeper than the false reality presented on their devices? Jordan and Bobby discuss this issue and many others in today’s podcast.

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  1. Publius
    Publius February 27, 2024

    Nikki is staying in the race in anticipation of Trump not being able to stay in due to disqualification from his legal battles.
    Her real name is Nimarata Nikki Randhawa. Both of her parents are Sikh Indians. She also decided what her husband would go by, since she didnt like his name William, she said you look like Michael (his middle name, I think).

    I’m not sure the supposed story that McConnell made Trump have a swamp-filled cabinet is true, but even if it is, Trump didn’t have to join in by putting forth swamp critters for his cabinet.

  2. Publius
    Publius February 27, 2024

    BTW, Haley cheated on her husband two separate times.

  3. TBM
    TBM February 28, 2024

    Good take on the NYT’s bit on the Google AI disaster

    >Do you see what The New York Times did there?

    They took the fact that Gemini systematically refused to create images of white people in most circumstances, including historical circumstances where everyone involved would almost certainly be white. Where requests to portray white people were explicitly replied to by a scolding that the request was harmful, while requests for people of other races were eagerly honored.

    They then turned this around, and made it about how this adjustment was unfairly portraying people of color as Nazis. That this refusal to portray white people under almost all circumstances was racist, not because it was racist against white people, but because it was racist against people of color.

    As I discuss, we may never know to what extent was what Google did accidental versus intentional, informed versus ignorant, dysfunction versus design.

    We do know that what The New York Times did was not an accident.

    This should update us that yes, there very much are people who hold worldviews where what Google did was a good thing. They are rare in most circles, only one person in my Twitter firehoses has explicitly endorsed the fourth stage of clown makeup, but in certain key circles they may not be so rare.

  4. I play the radio
    I play the radio February 28, 2024

    “Big Brethren is listening”
    “Lots of dancing missionaries”

  5. Teancum est heros meus
    Teancum est heros meus March 2, 2024

    Long Live Mind Virus Show/Podcast — Stay real, Stay TRUE, Stay SAFE!!

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