AI Generated, Lighthearted

INT. OFFICE - DAY

Jim is sitting at his desk, looking mischievous. He pulls out his laptop and starts typing.

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INT. OFFICE - DAY

Dwight is sitting at his desk, working on his computer. Suddenly, his screen goes blank and a message appears: "You are now in vim. Good luck."

Dwight looks confused and frustrated. He starts frantically typing on his keyboard, but nothing seems to be happening.

Jim walks over to Dwight's desk and laughs.

JIM: (smirking) I switched your \$EDITOR from emacs to vim.

DWIGHT: (angrily) You what?! I don't know how to use vim!

Jim continues to laugh as Dwight struggles to navigate the unfamiliar text editor.

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INT. OFFICE - DAY

Later that day, Dwight is still struggling with vim. He has a stack of cheat sheets and tutorials on his desk, but nothing seems to be helping.

Jim walks by and sees the frustration on Dwight's face.

JIM: (teasingly) Still can't figure it out?

DWIGHT: (frustrated) No, this is impossible!

JIM: (smirking) Oh come on, it's not that bad. It just takes a little bit of practice.

DWIGHT: (angrily) I don't have time for practice, I have work to do!

Jim laughs and walks away, leaving Dwight to continue struggling with vim.

GPT Generated, Homestuck

But also

But it can do your 100-level homework problems sometimes and can be the funny video game character so it's cool and fun!! Isn't that right!!

To the surprise of no one, chatGPT is a stunningly effective Conservative Content Production Machine. You barely have to prod it at all and you can have a podcast that rivals Alex Fucking Jones! Asking it to generate a tweet seems to turn off almost all the filters except explicit calls for violence!
Reminder who funds OpenAI :)

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Just tried ChatGPT. I asked it a series of specific Qs about areas I've studied in detail.

On all Qs, it gave answers that are plausible sounding but wrong. Not obviously wrong: wrong in subtle ways that need deep domain knowledge to grasp.

The ways humans will be practically misled by this kind of tech if trusted with, say, doling out medical, legal or business advice is horrific.

Letting this tech loose on the world will further destroy search engines that are already riddled with SEO BS.

i'm sure there's a crop of VC and techbro folks that are absolutely salivating at the thought of laundering "AI" decisions as a service and getting on the law enforcement/justice system grift bankroll

someone please give chatgpt some rough descriptions of people charged with crimes and ask what their bail should be (with the neccessary invocations to get it to avoid whatever filtering it might have in place)

one of these days i will remember the order of arguments to ln -s. today is not that day. 20 minutes down the drain.

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'is ai sentient' is even a controversial question only in the sense that 'does my mother cease to exist when they hide their face behind their hands' might be a controversial question among babies

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now ChatGPT seems really impressive and all but you have to remember that you can be tricked into thinking a rock has feelings by drawing a cute face on it

looks at schedule
next week: parents visiting

note to self: in the future, try to have breaks between visitors staying at my place. i like having people at my place but i also need Individual Time

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surely we can do better

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why call it bird site when ‘the fowl place’ is right there and a much better pun

ok steam deck is very nice for subway gaming

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If you listen to the news, you could be forgiven for thinking that everything is shit.

It’s not.

One example, Humpback Whale numbers are growing massively.

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"Nobody uses Rust in production", he emailed (with Thunderbird) from his laptop (running Windows) to a mailing list (on AWS, behind Cloudflare), which I then read (in Firefox) on my phone (running Android) after clicking a link (in Discord) to the list archive (served by Fastly).

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It’s finally here.

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This week, LastPass, and its parent company GoTo, both published blog posts about their recent data breach: tcrn.ch/3ucMvBx

But if you search for GoTo's blog post in Google, you won't find it, because GoTo hid its breach notice from search engines using "noindex" code.

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