I enjoy watching John Oliver’s show every Sunday night, and a few weeks ago, I learned about someone I had never heard of: Javier Milei. I can’t find a clip of the entire segment, but the one below gives you a taste, which pretty much has the audience laughing at a person perceived as a fringe candidate.(more…)
Slope of Hope Blog Posts
Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.
So I guess was a bit of a misnomer. The hundreds of billions poured into the prospect of Build Back Better is just a distant memory now. Those who made fortunes just stuck with stuff like Eli Lilly (LLY) instead of virtue-signaling.
You probably weren’t following the mini-series+soap opera+heavy drama of OpenAI like I was this weekend, but the rather unusual structure of the organization had a lot to do with it. Weirdly, the mayhem and finger-pointing generated over the weekend seems to have simply reinvigorated interest in the entire AI space once more, instead of compelling people to flee.
About fifteen years ago, Adobe was all about selling boxes with thick manuals and CD ROMS. How times have changed: the actual physical stuff they are selling is almost incidental. It’s the recurring revenues that have made their fortune.(more…)
I give unto you: Alphabet (GOOGL) with a price gap at 137.42. I bought February $145 puts on this today.