Link. I know of this defect and I hate it. My passcode is a PITA to enter and Apple makes me use it to often.
Link. Venmo much better for personal use.
Link. Fixing problems like this take a lot of executive leadership and presidential pressure.
Link. “As far as I can tell there’s no sync failure resolution built into Apple Notes”
Link. They mean Wuhan lab specifically. I’m agnostic but I think Xi believes it was a lab leak.
Link. Not overhyped though. That’s the wrong spin. See also: CD-ROM The New Papyrus. That was right too — except then came the WWW.
The ultimate tech cycle disruptor, pre-AI, was pigment on stone. That set fire to the world.
Link. Some of the best parts of his essay are descriptions of older tech cultures. I was there a few months ago and this explains some puzzles. The social scene reminds me of Caltech student houses in 70s.
Also, Noah is ancient for this crowd.
Link. Delightful London history.
Link. Rape by definition. The “feeding” story was a cover. CIA videos were destroyed to hide evidence. Bush/Cheney of course, but torture was and is popular with the American public.
Link. The unsurprising update is buried in a NYT article on Iranian women showing their hair. Iran remains firmly under control of the theocracy.
Link. Gentle lawyers start your engines.
Link. Cities (!) rather than states or provinces manage urban healthcare resources and they are getting desperate. Most Chinese have lousy healthcare.
Link. Putin saving money on prison costs.
Link. Just another traitor.
Link. If there’s no plausible source Intel can point to vulnerable people or reveal Russian security weaknesses.
Link. I don’t auto-update, I wait until Apple turns the update notification on. Which takes days to weeks post iOS release depending on Apple risk assessment. Don’t go early.
Link. Sharing because today, 2/23/2023, Aaronson says he was wrong: “And I apologize for anything I said before the deep learning revolution that was, on balance, overly dismissive of the scenario”
Link. “Now there’s a second type of conversing entity. An alien has awoken … Supposing that a language model ever becomes smart enough to be genuinely terrifying, one imagines it must surely also become smart enough to prove deep theorems that we can’t.”
He wants to watch ChatGPT grow into its full self so we have someone non-human to teach us. He retracts his 2008 claim that the Singularity was far away.
#beafraid #chatGPT #AI #singularity
Link. Yeah, this seems to be a thing. Fueled by crazy takes on COVID — that it’s somehow airborne HIV with a dash of Ebola.
Link. Nobody ever asked when Biden would “become Presidential”. Not even idiots like Carlson. He leads.
Link. Only two years so not a 4y degree. But, yes.
Link. Might have been during a ski trip we were doing, but that was only -40F. Yakutsk Russia gets colder; I think some cars there run engines for days or weeks at a time.
Link. “Russia’s army is fragmented after a year of war and increasingly resembles a militia of disparate forces”. Meanwhile, Putin turns to China.
Link. “you can quickly deploy your Mastodon-compatible server on top of Cloudflare and connect it to the Fediverse in minutes, and you don’t need to worry about maintaining or protecting it from abuse or attacks”
I’m late to the party, didn’t realize this launched so long ago.
Link. “One of the men said he watched a friend taken off to be shot — or “zeroed”— by a Wagner enforcement team for protesting deployments that sometimes led to hundreds of fighters a day being killed in and around Bakhmut…
… Ilya said he would advise other convicts not sign up. For one thing, he said he has never been paid.”
Link. Lots of large PTCs and Gov orgs are like this. Process paralysis.
Link. Ten years ago 50s was old at CrossFit. Now it’s routine.
Link. He was fired. His cognitive science background likely informed his definition of sentient. Many laughed at him. I did not laugh then, I do not laugh now. #beafraid #AI #ChatGPT
Link. Happy accident.
Link. We need competition.
Link. I did not know: “A Kubernetes cluster is an abstraction. It’s a big abstract virtual computer, with its own virtual IP stack, networks, disk, RAM and CPU. It lets you deploy containers as if you were deploying them on one machine that didn’t run anything else.”
Link. We need an iPhone setting to disable it.
Link. Even with an optimal regulatory framework this would be a heavy lift.
Also, US workers have lives: “In Taiwan, engineers work long hours and weekend shifts, joking that they “sell liver” to work for the chip manufacturer”
Link. They thought they were safe. They lack imagination.
Link. Media coverage was arguably worse in the 70s and 80s than it is now. Washington reporters disliked Carter.
Link. Maybe, but he’s more liberal than Obama. The populism and non-college focus is his superpower.
Link. Nicely done.
Link. Anyone with mpox needs HIV test.
Link. WaPo project. Insightful.
Link. Prigozhin is worried. That’s good.
Link. Yeah, we do nanotech now.
Link. Unsurprisingly he was really really good at woodworking. This is only part of the article. Ask them to provide the rest — FineWoodworking@omeda.com
Link. And many of the women profiles were clearly fake. This is quite sad, like country music wish fulfillment songs. Women don’t marry down.
Link. “Inside Fox, the prime-time stars and senior executives raged against the network’s reporters not because they doubted that Biden had won, but because the truth was too disturbing to the audience that had made them rich.”
Link. Dark Brandon strikes.
Link. It’s moving very fast.
Link. Bivalent still quite good. Yay science.
Link. Unexpected response. There will be much more like this but it’s years from patient care.
Link. “rapid secularization (the decline of Christian identification accelerated from the 1990s onward) and increasing social and sexual permissiveness — extending beyond support for same-sex marriage to beliefs about premarital sex, divorce, out-of-wedlock childbearing, marijuana use…”
Basically pre-Vatican II Catholicism with some carve-outs for gay marriage and ambiguity around birth control. A good reference.