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#193 – March 14, 2023

US banks sitting on unrealized losses of $620 billion

Silicon Valley Bank's collapse last week sent tingles of panic down investors' spines as it highlighted a larger problem across the banking sector: The widening gap between the value large lenders place on the bonds they hold and what they're actually worth on the market.

What is Temperature in NLP?

Temperature is a parameter used in natural language processing models to increase or decrease the “confidence” a model has in its most likely response.

Changes at YC

In recent years, we have also done some late stage investing. But late stage investing turned out to be so different from early stage that we found it to be a distraction from our core mission. So we’re going to decrease the amount of late stage investing we do.

Experian is a pile of dark pattern garbage

Many years ago I froze my credit with all three credit reporting agencies in the US. This was a fairly straightforward process that differed slightly at each agency, but mostly involved getting a numeric PIN that I then used to request temporary unfreezes from time to time.

Influencer Parents and Their Children Are Rethinking Growing Up On Social Media

The children of influencer parents speak out as a growing trend of removing kids off social media emerges.

Elon Musk Is Planning a Texas Utopia—His Own Town

The entrepreneur is laying plans for a new community outside Austin next to Boring and SpaceX facilities, dubbed Snailbrook.


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