Unattended Baggage Show Notes 06/03/2023
Episode #200: Bummer we didn’t default, but at least there’s more cheese
Alex exhibits misogyny at hair salon and Hooters, Adrian finds new ways to get government handouts amid his depression that the debt ceiling deal passed, Alex’s Trump derangement syndrome continues beyond his self-imposed allotment, AI once again decides to kill its human masters, and Red giant star Betelguese may go supernova soon (sausage cross-section pictured for illustrative purposes).
I’m so bummed they reached a debt ceiling deal.
This is all political theater and everyone is playing their part. Biden was always going to negotiate for a deal. McCarthy was going to rail about that but knew that Biden was going to wait till the last minute. But there is one thing that both the Democrat and Republican leadership know. Create the emergency and then push through crap legislation like this. All this really does is continue to kick the can down the road. This is only the beginning of out-of-control spending we have coming up if we continue down this part. This means that we MUST balance the budget. The Federal Government can only continue to take more than it is able to bring in with taxes and other revenue. This also means cuts across the board until it is balanced. All agencies should be cut. Military, social security and Medicare are not immune as these areas represent the majority of federal spending. You cannot balance in the long term or the short term if you do not address all 3 areas.
And if you even talk about this subject you are attacked by all sides.
So there are not really any politician in Washington who actually wants to. It may be talked about in the abstract but not in any real way.
This is all wrestling and everyone is playing their part
This is precisely what I’ve been talking about – we cannot predict what “solutions” AI will come up with
“We were training it in simulation to identify and target a Surface-to-air missile (SAM) threat. And then the operator would say yes, kill that threat. The system started realizing that while they did identify the threat at times the human operator would tell it not to kill that threat, but it got its points by killing that threat. So what did it do? It killed the operator. It killed the operator because that person was keeping it from accomplishing its objective,” Hamilton said, according to the blog post.
He continued to elaborate, saying, “We trained the system–‘Hey don’t kill the operator–that’s bad. You’re gonna lose points if you do that’. So what does it start doing? It starts destroying the communication tower that the operator uses to communicate with the drone to stop it from killing the target.”
Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse…BOOM!
The giant may go supernova in the next few decades, roughly 600 years ago.
Trump part 5 min total
China, China, China
Adrian’s Cybersecurity Tips
How can Bill Gates say this with a straight face?
So Bill Gates, a pedophile billionaire eugenicist, is telling us we need to rely on China, an oppressive authoritarian dictatorship, to save us from the next pandemic, because we weren't prepared for the last pandemic, which was created in a Chinese lab funded in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.