Some_Emo_Chick , to tech
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ajsadauskas , to ai
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In five years time, some CTO will review the mysterious outage or technical debt in their organisation.

They will unearth a mess of poorly written, poorly -documented, barely-functioning code their staff don't understand.

They will conclude that they did not actually save money by replacing human developers with LLMs.

@technology

corbden , to tech
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You kids and your "USB-C."

bloodravenlib , to tech
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Meanwhile, in the .

>Prison-tech is a brutal scam – and a harbinger of your future
https://pluralistic.net/2024/02/14/minnesota-nice/#shitty-technology-adoption-curve via @pluralistic

FTA: "Prisoners, asylum seekers, drug addicts and other marginalized people are the involuntary early adopters of every form of disciplinary technology. They are the leading indicators of the ways that technology will be ruining your life in the future. They are the harbingers of all our technological doom."

parismarx , to tech
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Uber says it finally made an annual profit after 15 years, but who paid the price to get it there?

The company fired 6,700 workers, hiked fares for customers, and squeezed drivers even harder. Now the stock is up and investors will get a $7 billion share buyback. It turns your stomach.

https://disconnect.blog/the-high-cost-of-ubers-small-profit/

drupalbe , to tech
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Explore the magnificent castles, bustling marketplaces, medieval architectural wonders, refreshing beers, mouthwatering waffles, and countless other attractions!🏰🍻🧇

Start planning your visit to Ghent today.💫

🎟️ https://buff.ly/3wjYMIY

parismarx , to ai
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ChatGPT does not have “a memory.” It does not “remember” anything. OpenAI is just storing data about you and your engagement with its product.

I’m begging the media to stop repeating tech companies’ misleading framings of their products.

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jwcph , to tech Danish
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"There’s a bright side to all this: if everyone is threatened by enshittification, then everyone has a stake in disenshittification..." - Cory Doctorow

Amen, brother. Amen.

https://archive.vn/sTAEE

@pluralistic

aral , to tech
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The correct answer to “but I can’t make what I’m making without having it violate your consent” is always “that’s ok, don’t make it then.”

lea , to tech
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remember, “source available” isn’t open source

if you can’t study, distribute, modify, and run the program as you wish, it’s not open source, it’s not libre

beware of source available products that call themselves open source, I certainly will

bibliolater , to tech
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"The scientists’ results show that classical computing can be reconfigured to perform faster and more accurate calculations than state-of-the-art quantum computers." https://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2024/february/researchers-show-classical-computers-can-keep-up-with--and-surpa.html @science

parismarx , to tech
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The AI boom requires massive data centers that consume enormous amounts of water and energy.

Tech CEOs have plans for hundreds more hyperscale facilities in the coming years, but activists around the world are fighting back to protect their communities and force us to ask who really benefits from the future Silicon Valley is building.

https://disconnect.blog/ai-is-fueling-a-data-center-boom/

noellemitchell , to tech
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So the results from yesterday's poll made it clear: people on the do not want to try ! 😆

82% of people said they will not be using Bluesky now that it's open to the public for registration. I have to say I approve of this high percentage. 😄

https://mstdn.social/@noellemitchell/111887232944577112

parismarx , to tech
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Tech giants are building massive data centers around the world that require a ton of water and energy. The AI boom will only accelerate it, but local opposition is growing.

I spoke to @slehuede about a group in Chile that fought a Google data center and why the tech industry’s plans must be challenged.

https://disconnect.blog/how-to-stop-a-data-center/

mattburgess , to tech
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NEW: WhatsApp will soon make it possible to chat with people who use other messaging apps. It's revealed some more details on how that will work.

— Apps will need to sign an agreement with Meta, then connect to its servers.
— Meta wants people to use the Signal Protocol, but also says other encryption protocols can be used if they can meet WhatsApp's standards
— WhatsApp has been testing with Matrix in recent months, although nothing is agreed yet. Swiss app Threema says it won't become interoperable

https://www.wired.com/story/whatsapp-interoperability-messaging/

Lockdownyourlife , to tech
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Therapist: And what do we say when life disappoints us?

Me: Called it.

Therapist: No.

HackerNewsBot , to tech
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Global fertility isn't just declining, it's collapsing
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=39190213

HackerNewsBot , to tech
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CEOs Are Using Return to Office Mandates to Mask Poor Management
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=39191696

ChildlessBambino , to tech
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Remind me again about how AI is going to save the world?

'ChatGPT is leaking private conversations that include login credentials and other personal details of unrelated users, screenshots submitted by an Ars reader on Monday indicated.'

https://mastodon.social/@arstechnica/111842372395901707

stefanlaser , to tech
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“The making of critical data center studies,” Dustin Edwards, Zane Griffin Talley Cooper and Mél Hogan have finally published their piece in Convergence. Countering Truth made by Big Tech.

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/13548565231224157

@sts

parismarx , to tech
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We often talk about how the media boosted Elon Musk’s profile, but what about the fan blogs that obsessed over Tesla?

In a Patreon bonus episode, I spoke to @niedermeyer about how they chased Musk’s retweets for clout and profit.

Sign up for the full episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/how-fan-blogs-w-97395445

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    bibliolater , to ai
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    "In this technical report, we demonstrate a single scenario where a Large Language Model acts misaligned and strategically deceives its users without being instructed to act in this manner," https://www.livescience.com/technology/artificial-intelligence/chatgpt-will-lie-cheat-and-use-insider-trading-when-under-pressure-to-make-money-research-shows @science

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    "What can new technology reveal about the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls? Join scientists as they investigate suspicious, newly surfaced fragments to see if they're forfeited, and use imaging techniques to digitally unravel the charred remains of a scroll." https://youtu.be/INV9eLQa7Jc @science @religion @christianity @archaeodons

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    "What can new technology reveal about the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls? Join scientists as they investigate suspicious, newly surfaced fragments to see if they're forfeited, and use imaging techniques to digitally unravel the charred remains of a scroll." https://youtu.be/INV9eLQa7Jc @science @religion @christianity

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    "What can new technology reveal about the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls? Join scientists as they investigate suspicious, newly surfaced fragments to see if they're forfeited, and use imaging techniques to digitally unravel the charred remains of a scroll." https://youtu.be/INV9eLQa7Jc @religion @christianity

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