Lunch & Liberty
Our next event will be next Wednesday, and we will discuss the intersection of government and software development.
Wednesday, 2/7, at 12pm CT / 1pm ET
Hope to see you there!
If you missed our last event, we had an excellent discussion on the topic of DEI, with Billy Boozer as our featured guest. If you missed it live, you can LISTEN here:
Innovation Penalty Trojan Horse “Relief” - Rumors of Section 174’s death are greatly exaggerated. A new “Tax Relief” bill that just passed the House promises a little relief to tech companies paying the Section 174 “innovation penalty”, but really just expands welfare to illegal aliens. And the relief expires after 2025. It’s 2024, guys. @RichAStern lays it all out quite nicely.
FAA Secret DEI - FAA secretly told minority groups how to skip the line to become pilots, and made PowerPoint slides acknowledging that the diversity agenda negatively impacts performance - probably what happens when you eschew merit for politics. In totally unrelated news, near-collisions at U.S. airports are on the rise.
Judge Snaps Away Elon’s $56B - Judge voids the $56B Tesla compensation package Elon used to buy Twitter, probably not retaliation for Elon disrupting a major leftist echo chamber. Right?
The Faces of J6 - Thanks to facial recognition and social media, the FBI has arrested a J6 protester. Where’s my Internet presence delete button…
Biden Sniffing Around Your Customers - If you’re a cloud computing company, Biden wants to know your customer (KYC), and you’ll have to certify compliance annually. “Any company that doesn’t want to comply is a red flag for me,” said U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo. Yeah, speaking of red flags…
AI’s Downward Pressure on Code Quality - AI-assisted coding is faster, but perpetuates coding mistakes and violates best practices like DRY-ness (don’t repeat yourself).
Brainy AIs - An interesting discussion about how eerily close GPT models are to mimicking brain-powered intelligence, as evidenced by the models’ adaptable just-in-time algorithmic behavior.