This week's Tales from the jar side, about how Google's Bard is stupid, Anthropic's Claude is better but can't do math, this week in Elon, and the usual silly tweets, toots, and skeets
#java #claude2 #openai #bard #elon
I suspected this was what was really going on.
>The people who were most afraid of the risks of #artificialintelligence decided they should be the ones to build it. Then distrust fueled a spiraling competition.
@fraying @tchambers Serious question: Is there any analysis out there by people who have experience with these things as to what happens next with #Twitter? Presumably the money runs out soon, if not already. Does #Elon throw good money after bad? Do banks force a fire sale? Is there a tax benefit to banks if they tank it before December 31? What are the pressures and what are the likely outcomes now that major ad dollars have vanished?
Ich gehe da in weiten Teilen mit: Der Cybertruck ist das Auto-gewordene „go fuck yourself“ (Antwort von Elon Musk auf Kritik der Werbetreibenden bei Twitter). Rückblickend hat Musk mit der Vorstellung des Cybertrucks 2019 schon viel seiner persönlichen Entwicklung seither vorweg genommen.
#Racist, #QAnon promoting #Elon losing #Walmart as a client is … something. https://www.reuters.com/business/retail-consumer/walmart-says-it-is-not-advertising-social-platform-x-2023-12-01/
I found the breakdown of #ElonMusks comments by @MattBinder Emma Vigeland & Brandon Sutton on the The Majority Report
yesterday pretty good. But they didn't get how #Musk was associating himself with X. Advertisers leaving will destroy the company, which will lead to the the end of the Earth (humanity) because #Elon sees himself as the savior of humanity. Only he can get us off the planet. Therefore, if you hurt X, you hurt humanity. (Earth)
“Undoubtedly, Musk continues to benefit from legions of devoted fanboys — many of whom I’m sure will be letting me know how amazing he still is and how garbage I still am — but it’s hard to deny any longer that his influence is on the wane, and the crowning moment of his stupidest idea made flesh in the form of the Cybertruck seems like a meaningful bookend on his era of power.” 🚀👌
Aaaaaaaannnnnnnddddd it's gone...
Twitter's sales team that is.
After Musk cussed out advertisers for not wanting to be a part of his tour of the toilet bowl he calls a platform, his sales reps saw their careers flash before their eyes and bid him adieu.
When cybertruck? 🤔
How do you play clean up after your boss tells all the advertisers literally "GFY?" I'm guessing.
"#Elon is concerned that corporations who buy ads on X may not feel as screwed as Jews, Muslims, LGBT people, racial minorities, Ukraine, and Twitter's former users in general. Here at #Twitter we don't want anyone to feel left out. Not even overt Hitler stans! Elon just wants to encourage a healthy practice of masturbation to those who aren't getting screwed hard enough."
Go fvck yourself gingerly elon musk!!! 🖕
Closedmy account & removed his #x sh’t out of my phone. In the appeals process for over a year and no result on the matter.
You fvcking murderer! Killed the best thing on the internet that being #Twitter. I hope your soul burns for an eternity in internet hades.
#Twitter's revenue death is firmly sealed at this point. #Elon clearly has no interest in addressing advertisers' valid issues. His response should be brands' cue to depart. We recommend Threads, Mastodon, and Bluesky instead -, all integrating across the open #fediverse. Our team will now be leveraging Mastodon as our primary short form social platform. Have you left Twitter? What platforms are you focusing on now?
Musks Elektro-Pickup: „Kann mir nicht vorstellen, dass der Farmer in Texas auf dem Feld mit Cybertruck unterwegs ist“ - Video - WELT
While the public seems to hail #Elon with being "...a Champion of freedom and free speech by giving a middle to advertisers" and "...not selling out (to advertisers)", I wish Alex knew that there's a thing called the Fediverse. #Twitter #X
Link to video for those interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlSUy5MS2b0
Börsen-Podcast: Shein: E-Autobauer Tesla: Die große Cybertruck-Show von Elon Musk
Cybertruck: Dieser Pickup soll Musk den nächsten Tesla-Moment bescheren
Elon: “These AIs are all trained on copyrighted data. Obviously.”
ARS: “So you think it's a lie when #OpenAI says that...none of these guy say that they’re training on copyrighted data."
Elon: “Yeah, that's a lie" ... “Straight up lie.”
Yes indeed #Elon is right about this, but the bonkers part is he later states “…by the time these lawsuits are decided we will have *Digital God*”.
Smug asshole says what?
Ulf Poschardt zu Elon Musk: Ein „F*** them“ als Triumph über die Woken
#Elon: “What this advertising boycott is gonna do is it’s gonna kill the company, that is what everybody on Earth will know."
“We’ll be gone, and it’ll be gone because of an advertiser boycott.”
No Elon, Twitter will be gone because you destroyed it with bad business decisions and your attempts to spread your racism and hate. Enjoy your 44 billion dollar tax write off and go blow up some more billion dollar firecrackers. #Musk
It's actally a bit sad watching #Elon #Musk's mental breakdown in real time. I assume there used to be a time when he genuinely was brilliant, and that the wild success of Tesla and Space X wasn't by accident. But whatever drugs he's been on are visibly taking their toll, and he now comes across as literally deranged.
"¡Vete! ¡Que te Jodan!" ha dicho Elon Musk refiriéndose a los anunciantes que, según él, están matando twitter.
Lo ha comentado en una entrevista en Dealbook.
Parę dni temu pisałem, że #ElonMusk niczego ostatnio nie odwalił. No to już odwalił, choć niebezpośrednio użytkownikom Ćwierkacza.
To jest jakiś poziom działań PR-owych, którego nie ogarniam.
A few moments later: I think the fact that #Elon expressed losing ad revenue as being blackmail against him suggests he’s experiencing a distorted sense of reality now.
So it looks like there’s no plan behind this, unlike when he stopped paying office rent to squeeze owners for better rates. It looks more like he’s having a #Kanye moment, spiraling out of control in some semblance of a manic episode, wrecking himself. If so, good. Fuck that ruinous gutter prick.
Just goes to show you #AI is /not/ creative. It statistically pattern matches from discriminate or indiscriminate training information and vomits up not creative ideas but statistically relevant ones. You /must/ investigate everything it gives you for plagiarism, or in the case of asking for results you want to cast in a bad light, stuff that might be libelous.
Makes you wonder what a lot of people "statistically" are saying about Elon, X, Tesla, and Meta. We understand what they say about Fox, of course...
#WH condemned that as "abhorrent promotion of antisemitic and racist hate" that "runs against our core values"
Organisierter #Arbeitskampf geht auch international – Schwedens Arbeiter*innen machen‘s gerade vor und blockieren die #Tesla Produktion. Und #Elon is not amused …
Solidarität mit den Streikenden in Schweden und anderswo!
If I was #Elon, I’d be treading very carefully, I’m guessing that some rapier Irish with wit is forthcoming for the chief Twit
“Congrats To Elon Musk: I Didn’t Think You Had It In You To File A Lawsuit This Stupid. But, You Crazy Bastard, You Did It!” by #TechDirt @mmasnick via @mike
Elon Musk has lost tens of billions of dollars embracing the mediocrity of Brand X.
X is that person you vowed to never love again.
X means "DO NOT ENTER."
X is what you call a has-been.
Hell, even Linux is abandoning X for Wayland!
It is surely why more than a year later, people keep calling it "formerly known as Twitter." Elon is the only person who likes it being called X.
Billionaires are a Menace to Society...
"Let me put it this way: if you made $10,000 a week – a princely sum by the standards of most people – you would have to work every week from the year of Jesus’s birth until this week to earn over a billion dollars. To earn as much as Elon Musk’s net worth at that rate – currently $180bn, according to Forbes – you’d have to work every week for more than a third of a million years – that is, since before Homo sapiens first emerged in Africa....
... billionaires are a menace to the rest of us: their sheer political size warps our public life. Disproportionately older, white and male, they function as unelected powers, a sort of freelance global aristocracy who are too often trying to reign over the rest of us. Some critics think that the supergiant tech corporations that have spawned so many modern billionaires operate in ways that resemble feudalism more than capitalism, and, certainly, plenty of billionaires operate like the lords of the Earth while campaigning to protect the economic inequality that made them so rich and makes so many others so poor. They use their power in arbitrary, reckless and often environmentally destructive ways."
- Rebecca Solnit
When #elonmusk lawyers told him the "Thermonuclear" lawsuit wasn't ready to file, he resorted to name calling.
How does #Musk define evil? What makes it pure?
His reach is huge. Of the 11.6 million accounts that "saw" THIS how many are bots? How many humans?
Like how he defines #freeSpeech, It's not the same for others. #ELON defines the TERMS to meet his needs.
48) Looks like a new record broken by #ElonMusk.
Congrats #Elon. I’m relying on you to improve on that performance. I’m sure you can be even more bigoted with a little practice.
Maybe tune into #DonaldTrump rally to get a few pointers?
#Elon is confused again. #Advertisers choosing to spend their #ad dollars elsewhere is an example of #freespeech, not #oppression of free speech. Elon has a right to spew and amplify #antisemitic #bullshit, and companies have a right to decide they don't want their #brand associated with #hatespeech. This is literally how free speech works. #Musk is just #buttHurt that his actions have #consequences.
Musk sure likes to dig his hole deeper 🤦
"The split second court opens on Monday, #X Corp will be filing a thermonuclear lawsuit against Media Matters and ALL those who colluded in this fraudulent attack on our company"
"IBM, Disney, Lionsgate, the European Union, and, reportedly, Apple have all pulled advertising from X following Elon Musk’s apparent endorsement of an antisemitic conspiracy theory."
Because they suddenly found out that Twitter is a Nazi hell-hole? Are we meant to trust these companies/governments with anything if they didn't see that before?
Twitter is no longer a viable business. Its ability to continue to service its debt is highly questionable. How much is #Elon willing to spend to continue its operation?
IBM suspended advertising "while we investigate"????
how about forever or AT LEAST until there is NEW MANAGEMENT
Kinda feel like a giant corporation with a 1.6 BILLION net profit in 2022 could cobble together a FREE MASTODON INSTANCE
Took a peek in Threads, saw a screenshot (with no CW) featuring range bait of transphobic comments from Elon, take the bait and go to 🐦 dumpster fire site and unblock him so I can post angry comments.... stop myself before I hit send. Come back here to rant about it here. hahah
Experiences like this just reinforce why im happy to be here.