November 11, 2023

The news you need to know. 11/11/23

My roundup of this week’s news.

Red-Tailed Hawk lunching, shot on iPhone 15 Pro Max. My photos available from Envato.

Doritos introduces crunch-defeating software for video game play?

Physicist wants his DNA put on the moon so aliens can clone him and put him in their zoo.

Man holds plumber at gunpoint for overcharging. I’m not going to pay a lot for this toilet.

Deer crashes through lingerie store window. Oh, so this is what they mean when they say the young bucks are intensely window-shopping at Victoria’s Secret.

Your phone can tell how drunk you are with 98% accuracy. But can’t automatically call you an Uber yet.

Volcano creates new island near Iwo Jima. And land prices there are probably already sky high.

Dude: Older weed smokers more likely to have heart attacks and strokes.

Harper’s Index for Nov. Zikes: 79% of American adults under the age of 25 who describe themselves as lonely.

Barbra Streisand gets Tim Cook to change how Siri pronounces her name.

Orcas sink another yacht. And they’re getting quite good at it.

Sleep doctors want to eliminate DST (Daylight Savings Time). For half the year it really makes scheduling their tee times confusing.

Do redheads experience more pain?

The tragic story of Pablo Escobar’s hippos.

Research: Smoking alters DNA that opens the door for cancer.

Dark Matter may have its own table of periodic elements.

Those we lost: Doobie Brother Michael McDonald. Drummer Aaron Spears. Actor Evan Ellingson.


Open AI chief scientist worried it will herd us like animals. And you weren’t thinking about this when you created it?

Fit Aitana, AI model on Instagram, generates over $4,000 in monthly revenue. I guess she can claim that money when Geppetto makes her into a real girl.

Drink company appoints robot CEO.

Brian Cox says AI replacing actors is a human rights issue.

Man uses AI to apply for 5,000 jobs and gets 20 interviews.

Robot kills food inspector.


X’s rude AI chatbot seems to be trained by Musk himself, the world’s richest troll.

If you had doubts that X CEO Linda Yaccarino is a well-paid scapegoat-waiting-to-happen: She regrets that she was not able to use her boss Elon Musk’s wildly vulgar Grok AI chatbot to teach her kids about sex.

Wooden Tesla Cybertruck. May be more reliable than the real thing.

Thousands sign up for Musk’s human brain chip trial.

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