The 9pm Assassination Coordinates

Twitter CEO Elon Musk seen at the 2020 Satellite Conference and Exhibition, 9 March 2020 in Washington, DC. What does that hand gesture mean, I wonder? (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Once again there’s so many things happening, but in this episode of The 9pm Edict podcast we simply must talk about Space Karen and his bizarre management style at his new $44 billion plaything, Twitter.

We also talk about artificial intelligence conversation generator ChatGTP, Peter Dutton’s inability to say anything other than “Mr Speaker”, Pancake Kitchen, and much more.

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Episode Links

  • [16 December 2022] Twitter suspended the accounts of journalists who cover the social media platform and its new owner Elon Musk. Full story: https://abc7.com/twitter-bans-journalists-elon-musk-news-social-media/12576950/
  • ElonJet is a social media account tracking the real-time private plane usage of Elon Musk. The account, created by Jack Sweeney using public data, is hosted on Facebook, Instagram, Telegram, Truth Social, and Mastodon, and formerly on Twitter, where the account had about 530,000 followers. Several of these accounts use the handle @elonjet.
  • [15 December 2022] The billionaire is threatening legal action against Jack Sweeney, the 20-year-old college student behind the now suspended @ElonJet account.
  • [16 December 2022] Twitter Spaces, the audio feature that allows people to participate in group chats using the social media platform, has been disabled and it’s not clear whether it will ever return. The move comes after Elon Musk joined a group chat hosted by BuzzFeed reporter Katie Notopoulos on Thursday night, where the Twitter CEO spoke incoherently about his new rules around what the billionaire called “doxxing.”
  • [17 December 2022] I participated in a Twitter space hosted by @katienotopoulos w/a lot of journalists. When I joined @jason, one of Musk's apparatchiks, was badgering @drewharwell, a suspended reporter, and Jack Sweeney, the guy behind the accounts that tracked jets.
  • [16 December 2022] Věra Jourová, the vice president for values and transparency on the European Commission, tweeted that the EU’s Digital Services Act requires “respect for media freedom and fundamental rights” and the Media Freedom Act reinforces this. 
  • [20 November 2022] One of the most under-looked stories, in my opinion, is the fact that Elon Musk reportedly spoke with Vladimir Putin about Putin’s “peace plan" — then posted Putin's demands on Twitter, purchased the app for $44B, then endorsed the GOP, who vowed to cut off US funding to Ukraine.
  • The Twitter Files are a set of internal Twitter, Inc. documents shared by owner Elon Musk with freelance journalist Matt Taibbi, opinion writer Bari Weiss, and author Michael Shellenberger in December 2022. Taibbi and Weiss coordinated the release of the documents with Twitter management, releasing the details of the files as a part of a series of Twitter threads.
  • [15 December 2022] I can’t help but think that everyday Musk is in charge, Twitter is being drained of the very thing that made it influential and informative in the first place. That exodus may be the one thing the “Twitter Files” are accomplishing.
  • I was an intern at SpaceX years ago, back it when it was a much smaller company — after Elon got hair plugs, but before his cult of personality was in full swing. I have some insight to offer here.
  • [20 November 2022] Donald Trump on Saturday said he had no interest in returning to Twitter even as a slim majority voted in favor of reinstating the former U.S. President, who was banned from the social media service for inciting violence, in a poll organized by new owner Elon Musk.
  • Choose a Twitter creator and generate tweets on the same tone and same topic with our AI Twitter Tool.
  • We’ve trained a model called ChatGPT which interacts in a conversational way. The dialogue format makes it possible for ChatGPT to answer followup questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests. ChatGPT is a sibling model to InstructGPT, which is trained to follow an instruction in a prompt and provide a detailed response.
  • OpenAI is an artificial intelligence (AI) research laboratory consisting of the for-profit corporation OpenAI LP and its parent company, the non-profit OpenAI Inc. The company conducts research in the field of AI with the stated goal of promoting and developing friendly AI in a way that benefits humanity as a whole. The organization was founded in San Francisco in late 2015 by Sam Altman, Elon Musk, and others, who collectively pledged US$1 billion. Musk resigned from the board in February 2018 but remained a donor. In 2019, OpenAI LP received a US$1 billion investment from Microsoft.
  • The first Pancake Parlour restaurant opened in Gilbert Place, Adelaide, on 15 May 1965 as "The Pancake Kitchen" and is still is in operation today as "The Original Pancake Kitchen".
  • The Australian Election Study (AES) is the leading study of political attitudes and behaviour in Australia. The study has surveyed voters for 35 years, since 1987, providing an unparalleled source of evidence on voter attitudes towards politics in Australia. The AES provides insights into what explains voters’ choices in elections as well as public opinion on a range of policy issues. In addition to providing a long-term perspective on stability and change in the Australian electorate, the AES examines the issues and personalities in each election and evaluates their importance in shaping election results.
  • [15 December 2022] Peter Dutton in full flight, keeps referring to "Mr Speaker" - with Labor's Sharon Claydon in the chair she asks him to refer to her as Madam Deputy Speaker Dutton apologises, initially follows the request [seconds later, and repeatedly after] "Mr Speaker"
  • [15 December 2022] Twitter users had plenty of jokes about the new “TLC” show — including that the concept was stolen from another series.
  • The Gävle Goat (Swedish: Gävlebocken, Swedish pronunciation: [ˈjɛ̌ːvlɛbɔkːɛn]) is a traditional Christmas display erected annually at Slottstorget (Castle Square) in central Gävle, Sweden. It is a giant version of a traditional Swedish Yule Goat figure made of straw. It is erected each year by local community groups at the beginning of Advent over a period of two days. It has been the subject of repeated arson attacks, and, despite security measures and a nearby fire station, the goat has been burned to the ground most years since its first appearance in 1966. As of December 2021, 38 out of 56 goats have been destroyed or damaged in some way.
  • 2022 is a historic year for the world's largest straw goat, which for the first time in 56 years gets a temporary new location in Gävle. During the construction of the new cultural center Agnes Kulturhus, the Gävle Goat gets to take pride of place on the Town Hall Esplanade, Rådhusesplanaden, in central Gävle. The inauguration of the Gävle Goat is thus moved from Slottstorget to Stortorget. Why the pixels? The purpose of the Gävle Goat's webcam is to show him off to curious fans around the world. People walking by may not want to be seen in the picture, so for privacy reasons parts of the broadcast are pixelated.
  • [17 December 2022] The managing director of Elon Musk’s family office is seeking new equity investors for Twitter as users revolt, advertisers flee, and debt payments loom, according to people familiar with the fundraising effort. Musk’s money manager, Jared Birchall, reached out to potential investors this week, offering shares of Twitter at the same price, $54.20, that Musk paid to take the company private in October, the people said.
  • Elon Musk donated $5.7 billion at the end of 2021, but kept the recipient a secret. New reporting shows the money went to his personal charity, meaning he didn’t actually lose control over it — but it did net him a $4.6 billion tax break. The man is a leech on society.
  • [7 November 2022] an insecure narcissist buying a criticism factory
  • [13 December 2022] The “premium” monthly subscription service’s new wordmark is quite unlike any Twitter branding that’s been seen before.
  • [18 December 2022] That looks like a promo for a new Twitter porn channel

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