Monday, February 13, 2023

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking

 If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. 

Haruki Murakami

Alternative living

Pearls and Irritations comforts the afflicted and afflicts the comfortable

Pearls and Irritations comforts the afflicted and afflicts the comfortable. 

ChatGPT Reaches 100 Million Users – Fastest-Growing Digital Service In History

The report, citing data from analytics firm Similarweb, said an average of about 13 million unique visitors had used ChatGPT per day in January, more than double the levels of December. - Reuters

China has been waging a Cold War against the United States for decades, and unfortunately, not many of our leaders have acknowledged that.”

Balloon 🎈 

Mike Elgan – “The big news today is Google Bard vs. ChatGPT-infused Bing. But the real news is that the search engine is dead.” Not sure about that

THERE’S NO ONE TO TAKE ON THE TERMITES INFESTING THE MOUSE HOUSE: Disney Actually Just Laid Off 2.4 Million People — Including Me.“Disney shares are up Thursday on news that the company is cutting costs and letting go of 7,000 employees. But the real news is that the formerly family-friend studio lost 2.4 million streaming subscribers — and has no plan to end the woke programming that drove them away. Including me.”

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