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no longer true, thanks to Meta.
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excited.
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It wavered for a brief moment, but crypto is fully partisan in the US gov't. You can find a few exceptions who cross the aisle, just like you can with 2nd amendment supporters. But those are an endangered species.
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don't trust, verify
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I had a front-row seat to Adobe's AI work in both product and research, so I felt pretty strongly that it would be quite hard for any startup to compete with the incumbents distribution, data, and budget for compute. I'm still not sure if I was right or wrong.
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If you are doing any sort of M&A (or complex fundraising), LLMs are a phenomenal tool. I used chatgpt & gemini to understand nuances of Delaware law & Sanctum + Ollama to help me understand the actual deal docs. It won't replace your counsel, but make you much more in control.
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Some fun news from me: Chamber has been acquired by Casa. Nick and Jameson have built an unparalleled security product with deep roots in the bitcoin community. I'm thrilled our product + tech + team has joined them to continue on their mission of enabling everyone to manage their private keys securely.
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The main thing keeping me away from memecoin mania is the painful memory of doing my taxes the last few years.
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Does anyone working with passkeys know if yubikey supports largeblob via a browser? cc @itai
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I wonder how many of the angel investors who complain about not getting investor updates were actually intentionally left off the distro list.
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I'm really curious how MSFT/Inflection made the math work with taxes. If they raised $1.5M and msft pays 650M for a *license*... that 650M is revenue. So call it $500M after taxes. If the investors are keeping their equity in inflection, wouldn't that also be taxable if this is a dividend??
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Am I the only one who finds the gap between open source LLMs and proprietary ones to be not just big, but so big as to make the open source model almost unusable from a consumer POV? (different for a builder or someone incorporating that open source model into their own tech stack)
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A recommendation: https://sanctum.ai/ for fully private LLMs.
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Imagine that tomorrow OpenAI and Anthropic allowed you to run their models locally without any of their current guardrails. What is the realistic worst case scenario that would happen in the subsequent ~6 months?
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What is the most private/confidential AI to use? Use case is I want to upload parts of a confidential doc to better analyze and understand it, but want it to be completely private and not used for training data. Gemini if you turn off 'Apps Activity' ? ChatGPT if you are paid?
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What is the consensus on the etiquette of tweeting/casting about exceptionally bad interactions with vendors other founders might be tempted to use? I hate complaining, and think a lot of complaints make the individual (not the vendor) look entitled, but also think others should know who to avoid.
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Bitcoin.
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this will get me either shadowbanned or outright banned but I now find it much harder to scroll and get info quickly since frames were introduced.
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the vibes are so good I'm getting nervous.
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