theherk

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theherk,

I agree AND I think he really stresses the conjunctions WITH far too much inflection.

theherk,

Generally they do. Of course they are responsible for all the dumb shit in the world, but also most of the good and interesting.

Young people don’t get dumber as they age. They get smarter, wiser, better able to cope with adversity. Setting sore back and knees aside adults are doing alright when it comes to raising the young.

theherk,

While white hats are sometimes paid, it is generally in bounties. It just means being adversarial without trying to be unethical. So, find the hole but tell the person that made it rather than the crooks that will exploit it.

A red team on the other hand is a known value. They are the bad guys in a simulation. The military exercises similarly or any organization that wants to test defenses. Red team == the make believe bad guys.

theherk,

You could probably change the ssd but the memory is on the SoC.

theherk,

There is an entire field of study dedicated to this problem space in the general case, game theory. Veritasium has a great video on why the tit for tat algorithm alone is insufficient without some built in lenience.

theherk,

All it knows is what humans said in its training dataset which is a lot of news, wikipedia and social media.

The thing that surprises me is people think human brains are significantly different than this. We are pattern recognition machines that build perception based on weighted neural links. We’re much better at it, but we used to be a lot better at go too.

theherk,

I wish they wouldn’t. Then we’d have the better algos. But they’ll no doubt find far better ones than we have.

theherk,

Chess? Take your pick. But these neural networks, can run generations much faster than we can, and they get better at rates we cannot. And if alignment isn’t taken seriously this is going to be an issue. People keep diminishing the ability, by saying things like just glorified autocomplete, which is in the strictest sense true of LLM’s but the transformers and recurrent networks they’re built upon are really very much facsimile to brains but with generations in the blink of an eye.

And the first go programs, champions could beat repeatedly without interruption, like the earliest chess engines. Now the concept of a human winning a match is comical.

theherk,

That still sounds so weird, as opposed to the old “super user do”.

theherk,

I really hope neither Apple nor any other repair shop simply casts electronic components in the bin. My expectation in both cases is that the components are recycled, at least for precious metals.

theherk,

Or just which messages are SMS and which are an encrypted protocol. It was the users that turned that into a measure of status.

theherk,

I don’t think it is good that they didn’t allow that but it seems non sequitur that means it is about status. I like to know if a message is sms or encrypted. Just like some jabber clients do for private messages. There should be some indication of the message status. And unless you can point to Apple indicating the intent of the colors is for social status and not an indication of protocol, I stand by that.

And I know it is hard to cut through the “fuck Apple” narrative. But to me, they are just another one of many scumbag corporations. I just don’t see any evidence that the intent is social status. That was driven by conspicuous consumers.

theherk,

I didn’t miss that; that just isn’t what it says. Well it is what you say, but that’s not what I’m disagreeing with. I agree with you.

iMessage on Android would simply serve to remove an obstacle to iPhone families giving their kids Android Phones.

I’m not saying it isn’t a dirty business trick design to lock consumers in. It is. I’m saying it isn’t clear to me that it is designed as a social status issue. That was driven by a large group the users. Even still what this article is talking about is not having iMessage on android, which is not at all what I was disputing. I’m saying the colors serve a functional purpose. Not saying “only a functional purpose” but useful nevertheless.

I won’t be surprised if android likewise distinguishes between sms and messages using the new protocol.

theherk,

This is truly a dizzying exchange. What I said was three things. The bubbles are designed to, at least in part, distinguish message protocol, the zealous conspicuous consumers are responsible for making it a status symbol, and not porting the system to android for vendor lock-in is a scummy process. I am really struggling to see me defend Apple in this case.

theherk,

Yes. It can be a huge pain. Especially when compared to how easy Skatteetaten makes it.

theherk,

I had that same habit a few years back, but have not had that problem for some time. DDG seems to generally provide the results I seek.

theherk,

Backing the legislation forcing them to do just that isn’t entirely vapid. I mean, I’m not counting on them completely, but it is a step in the right direction.

theherk,

Hashicorp recently commandeered its community built products from thousands of contributors by changing open source projects to an ambiguous if not hostile BSL. Opentofu for any current terraform users out there.

theherk,

I have heard this point of view and truly don’t understand it. There were companies making money with an open source tool. That’s what some companies do, and the license allowed for that. They weren’t taking; they were using a tool, and providing a service upon it. If anybody is taking, it is Hashicorp from their own community that contributed thousands of hours to their business for free.

And those companies you refer to tried often to push upstream but Hashicorp just refused contribution time after time.

That said I understand it too. Insofar as capital investment demanded the cornering of a market and miscalculated the likelihood of a well backed fork. As a result I think, they probably sealed their fate even if it takes many years. How many people remember Hudson?

theherk,

Why use Chrome for Facebook? The Facebook container sufficiently isolates it.

theherk,

Heads up! Plex media server with the Plex clients on all your devices is such a smooth experience. Highly recommended. And their “Watch together” feature is so nice for people that prefer to stay in bed and spend the winter binge watching next to a warm body.

theherk,

It is working well for my purposes, but I suppose I may have recommended something without knowing this part of the story.

theherk,

I know it sounds funny, but to clarify I meant for delivering audiobooks.

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