Elon Musk’s text messages, unfair kilowatt hours, diplomats facing war – rts.ch

Text messages and emails from Elon Musk made public, kilowatt-hour billing injustices, French ambassador Jérôme Bonnafont unveiling the weapons of diplomats, comedians refusing to play classic works, a site that classifies the world between left and right : these are the five picks of the week from RTSinfo.

SPOTLIGHT – Elon Musk’s text messages made public

In the trial between the American billionaire Elon Musk and Twitter, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware has made public several hundreds of emails and SMS in which he exchanges with big names in tech. The report reveals some juicy behind-the-scenes details of the takeover. Insightful messages about Silicon Valley culture.

There are countless comments, hypotheses and analyzes on the motivations of Elon Musk. Will he buy Twitter for $44 billion? What are his hidden plans? What will be his strategy? With the publication of the multi-billionaire’s private messages, the suspense is over: there was no strategy.

>> Read in detail: Inside Elon Musk’s phone

>> Watch CTRL-Z topic:

CTRL-Z – Elon Musk, symbol of big tech philosophy / La Matinale / 5 min. / October 7, 2022

ANALYSIS – The injustices of the kilowatt hour

If you live in a small apartment and your electrical needs are very modest, you pay more per kilowatt hour than cleaning a very greedy villa.

In 2023, a resident of Gruyères with an annual consumption of 1660 kWh will pay 506.50 francs. If his costs per kilowatt hour were the same as for the resident of a voracious single-family house (7500 kWh), he would only pay 360.

This difference is, in part, the mechanical consequence of the billing system enshrined in federal law. Indeed, this authorizes distributors to include in the bill a subscription to finance the use of the network. This fixed amount does not depend on the level of household consumption. It weighs proportionally much more on small consumers.

>> Read more: Why the kilowatt hour is more expensive for those who consume the least

>> The Infrared debate on energy supply:

How did Switzerland go off the rails? [RTS]

How did Switzerland go off the rails? / Infrared / 70 min. / Wednesday at 9:08 p.m.

INTERVIEW – “Diplomats are the last ramparts before war”

Guest of La Matinale de la RTS on Wednesday, the French ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva Jérôme Bonnafont returned to the role and usefulness of diplomats in times deafened by the noise of war. “When you’re a diplomat, you don’t resign yourself to disaster, you don’t resign yourself to the worst,” he pleaded.

“Diplomats are either the last rampart before war, or the architects of a return to negotiation when the worst has happened”, recalled Jérôme Bonnafont. Yet, when all negotiation seems impossible like today, don’t they give the impression of being neither?

“Diplomats help heads of state to build these coalitions by which the community of nations says no to the Russian coup, no to annexations, no to bombings and unites to take sanctions, to react together against what is shaking the international order”, detailed the diplomat.

>> Read more: Jérôme Bonnafont: “Diplomacy is anti-catastrophism”

>> Watch the full interview with Jérôme Bonnafont in La Matinale:

The guest of La Matinale (video) - Jérôme Bonnafont, Ambassador of France to the UN [RTS]

The guest of La Matinale (video) – Jérôme Bonnafont, French Ambassador to the UN / The guest of La Matinale (video) / 11 min. / Wednesday at 07:33

REPORTAGE – When classical theater is shunned by actors

Should we ban certain classical authors from the theater so as not to offend minorities? The new generation of actresses and actors is asking questions. “Acting is not denying yourself,” explained the director of the theater school La Manufacture Frédéric Plazy, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

“There are certain texts which convey words which are no longer acceptable in today’s society. (…) There is the need to reinvent the way of taking on existing roles”, estimated Ludmilla Reuse, the director of “Mafiosa“, a play in which gender stereotypes are reversed.

The new generation of actresses and actors questions and shakes up the representations and identities conveyed in the theatre. “If in a piece by Racine, there is a misogynistic or racist reflection, we no longer want to say these words”, declared the actress Lou Golaz, Thursday in the 7:30 p.m. of the RTS.

>> Read in detail: Some actors refuse to play classical theater roles

>> The 7:30 p.m. report:

Should we ban certain classical authors so as not to offend minorities?  The new generation asks [RTS]

Should we ban certain classical authors so as not to offend minorities? The new generation asks questions / 7:30 p.m. / 2 min. / Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

LIGHTING – Fondue, is it left or right?

Website screenshot Screenshot of the site “Left or right?” [DR – Théo Delemazure]It only took a few jokes between friends for Théo Delemazure, 23, to start creatinga website which indicates what is right or left. In one week, more than 2 million requests were made. An unexpected success.

The young computer science doctoral student at Paris Dauphine may have had an intuition, without even knowing it, about the spirit of the times. In a context of political polarization, the left/right divide continues to fascinate people.

>> Read more: “Left or right?”, the site that unknowingly caught the spirit of the times

>> Théo Delemazure’s interview in Forum:

A website is a hit by defining the political orientation of objects with AI: interview with Théo Delemazure [RTS]

A website is a hit by defining the political orientation of objects with AI: interview with Théo Delemazure / Forum / 5 min. / Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

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