“startups in the region are raising less at each stage of funding from Seed through to Series C (and beyond), with later stage and larger companies feeling a particular pinch: just 7 “unicorns”…compared to 48 in 2022 and 108 in 2021.”
“Russia did not feel it was necessary to apologize for the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact or to make any reparation for the damage done…if you’re not willing to confront that directly.. that suggests that trouble lies ahead.”
“has the Customs' inspection reports proving HD-Parts' products have been granted an export licence..Sami Rakshit, who heads Customs' Enforcement Department”: the export of trucks and their spare parts to Russia is basically prohibited due to sanctions”
“Turkey reported $158mn of exports of 45 goods the US lists as “high-priority” to Russia and five former Soviet countries suspected of acting as intermediaries for Moscow. That was three times the level recorded over the same period in 2022”
Voice audio is catching up with 13-34 age segment, MS and chips, and revealing your preferences to the algo gods.
“ChatGPT might scale all the way to the Terminator in five years, or in five decades, or it might not. This might be like looking at a 1920s biplane and worrying that it might go into orbit. We don’t know.”
The EU in
2000, 2010, 2020, 2023
“So far 30 migrants have been let through by Russia, a much smaller number than in Finland, and the border guard has sent them all back.”
Norway does the same. Finland accepts, and thus gets ever increasing flows till they learn and have enough.
Idea, planning, building, product-market fit
Can be a pretext for the general mobilisation after the March '24 election to make the EU countries to close the borders and conveniently blame them for it. The iron curtain is to keep the people in, and funnel them to the meat grinder in Ukraine.
“Russian authorities send buses of migrants from border crossing point of Salla towards Raja-Jooseppi, the last remaining crossing point between the two countries”
“All these incidents with a Finnish cable, a gas line and a Swedish data cable, they are all connected. …if you have an anchor hanging loose for more than..(185 kilometers)..it is hard to believe that it was just an accident.”
"The negotiations underscore Russia’s determination to maintain its grip on Crimea, a peninsula that it annexed illegally in 2014, as well as Moscow’s growing dependence on China as a source of global support."
Andrey Karpathy: “Based on a 30min talk I gave recently; It tries to be non-technical intro, covers mental models for LLM inference, training, finetuning, the emerging LLM OS and LLM Security.”
“As of March 2022, Russia had about 820 foreign-made civilian aircraft..uncertified repairs with non-original parts…nearing 70% of the fleet…
Per current data, over 35% of Russia’s aircraft have been scavenged for parts.”
One indicator of how successful the measures are is whether you keep on posting or are choosing the platform based on the anticipation what’s the reaction.
If you become silent, they have won.
“Four years ago, Altman’s mentor, Y Combinator founder Paul Graham, flew from the U.K. to San Francisco to give his protégé the boot, according to three people familiar with the incident, which has not been previously reported.”
The coup from the future failed. Wait for Travelers next.
Connor is the last wave.
Before OpenAI turns into SadTech by entering into hardware