Twitter’s Roller Coaster Ride

The past year has been wrought with a plethora of new social media networking platforms and migration to alternative platforms such as Mastodon, Post.News and Tribel as a result of Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter in October of 2022. Many Twitter users were opposed to his purchase, but nevertheless were willing to wait and see what he would do with the platform.

I suppose one could argue whether it was a good idea for a billionaire with no experience or expertise in social media networking to simply want to own one of the most popular social media platforms in the world. Within days of the purchase, Elon Musk laid off approximately one half of the Twitter staff, formed a content moderation council tasked with content moderation (while cutting a huge number of previous moderation staff) and revamped the subscription service.

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Meet Noam Bardin, Chief Poster, Founder and CEO of Post


Noam Bardin is the former CEO of Waze. During his time as the CEO of Waze, he launched Waze Ads, drove Monthly Active Users up from 2,000 to 140 million, built up the Waze Global community, and much more. Now he is the CEO of Post which aims to develop a platform where publishers can generate revenue from micropayments where users pay as little as five cents to read individual articles. This would enable users to read the articles of their liking without having to pay subscriptions to each publishing company. The platform also combines a social component enabling anyone to create, share, and engage with the posts.

Noam Bardin (@noam ) is the former CEO of Waze. During his time building the app, he grew the community from 2,000 users to 140 Million.

Then in 2021, he left Waze to start a company of his own, @Post.

To hear the full story behind Post News, listen on Apple Podcasts here.

Pausing AI Developments Isn't Enough. We Need to Shut it All Down

Yudkowsky is a decision theorist from the U.S. and leads research at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute. He's been working on aligning Artificial General Intelligence since 2001 and is widely regarded as a founder of the field.

An open letter published today calls for “all AI labs to immediately pause for at least 6 months the training of AI systems more powerful than GPT-4.”

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This 6-month moratorium would be better than no moratorium. I have respect for everyone who stepped up and signed it. It’s an improvement on the margin.

I refrained from signing because I think the letter is understating the seriousness of the situation and asking for too little to solve it.

The key issue is not “human-competitive” intelligence (as the open letter puts it); it’s what happens after AI gets to smarter-than-human intelligence. Key thresholds there may not be obvious, we definitely can’t calculate in advance what happens when, and it currently seems imaginable that a research lab would cross critical lines without noticing.

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iOS 16.1 Launching Alongside iPadOS and macOS Ventura

iOS 16.1 will be launched Monday, October 24th with several new features for iPhone users, including iCloud Shared Photo Library, Matter Accessories in Home App and Live Activities support in third-party apps on the App Store, along with several bug fixes.

Apple's newest macOS Ventura is being released on October 24, 2022 along with iOS 16.1 and iPad OS 16.

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Apple Releases Updates for watchOS 9, tvOS 26 and iOS 16

Apple released several updated versions of its operating systems for watchOS 9, tvOS 16 and iOS 16 on September 12, 2022. iOS 16 is the most significant in this group; it includes a new iPhone lock screen featuring information at a glance like upcoming calendar events, battery levels, alarms, time zones, activity ring progress, and more; new Messages editing features, undo send, recover recently deleted messages, collaboration invitations and more; passkeys which replace passwords with an easier and safer sign-in method; and, Mail now allowing scheduled send and a remind me feature by selecting a date and time for the email to resurface in your mailbox.

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  • There have been 33 iPads released by Apple since the first iPad device was announced and unveiled on January 27, 2010, by Steve Jobs at an Apple press event. On April 3, 2010, the Wi-Fi variant of the device was released in the USA, followed by the release of the "Wi-Fi + 3G" variant on April 30.

    Complete list of iPads, release year and current iOS/iPadOs version can be found here.

    This list contains the official name, generation, screen size, CPU, release date, latest iOS/iPadOS version and status