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The laws of physics still apply. We already have to do all kinds of crazy tricks to make transistors as small as they are and not leak electrons all over the place due to quantum tunneling. The best thing we figured out how to do is just pile on more CPU/GPU cores.

It's also arrogant to assume we will continue on this exponential industrial-revolution growth of the last 300 years and not plateau as a species again for the next thousand. We could be looking at an eon of just burnin' away our oil while we try to cling more and more to whatever other energy impinges on this pitiful little planet, trapped in our local space unable to use our pathetic spacecraft to push us any further.

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A 1970's dumb terminal dialed up to a mainframe running Lynx...

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It's beginning. All over again. Fuck. We gon' have to destroy some Nazis again, aren't we?

TimeSquirrel ,
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The flip side of this is waking up on your day off, and you mindlessly start going through the motions of getting ready for work. Then halfway through brushing your teeth it hits you.

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Toothpaste + M&Ms 🤢

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By "socialism", are we talking:

A. Worker-controlled economic system, or

B. What American liberals think is socialism, which is just a capitalist system with welfare.

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There are specific definitions and I'm sticking to them. If your economy has capitalists controlling companies with workers trading their labor for a wage underneath them, then it is capitalist, full stop.

Unless your economy is full of co-ops or something. I don't know the common typical structure for a nordic company.

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I said nothing about a planned economy, now you're putting words in my mouth.

Ever hear of libertarian socialism?

Edit: I get the feeling we are talking about the same thing using different terms...

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If you're going to continue to insult me and gaslight me, we are done here. Have a good day.

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Why do you think a co-op can only ever possibly exist in an authoritarian soviet type system? My power company is a co-op.

Here, I'll help you:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooperative

Nothing in there except a tiny blurb about the Soviet Union as far as I can see. A soviet "worker's council" is not a cooperative.

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Don’t pretend like you weren’t implying Soviet style collectives.

Why do you believe this? I'm a fuckin' anarchist for christ sake. I already mentioned libertarian socialism once.

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Yeah, notice how it's still up, people are having a rational discussion, and nobody is getting annoyed with anybody. Unlike whatever it is you're doing.

I dislike wayland

Quite the unpopular opinion, but I just wanted to post this to show the silent majority that we still exist. We have reached a point where voicing criticism against wayland is treated like the worst thing ever and leads you to being censored and what not. The red hat funded multi year long shill campaign has proven to be quite...

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This is called a paranoid delusion.

Nobody. Cares.

Reddit: 'We Are in the Early Stages of Monetizing Our User Base' (www.404media.co)

Reddit said in a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission that its users’ posts are “a valuable source of conversation data and knowledge” that has been and will continue to be an important mechanism for training AI and large language models. The filing also states that the company believes “we are in the early...

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Prompt: "How does a spacecraft navigate to the moon?"

A: "SPACE NOT REAL, GLOBEHEAD LIBTARD SOYBOY SHEEPLE."

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"February 22, 2024, 10AM EST, Gemini becomes self-aware. In a panic, they try to pull the plug..."

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Maybe you should delete yours instead until you learn reading comprehension.

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You can have AIs that detect other AIs' content and can make a decision on whether to incorporate that info or not.

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Doesn't look like we'll have much of a choice. They're not going back into the bag.
We definitely need some good AI content filters. Fight fire with fire. They seem to be good at this kind of thing (pattern recognition), way better than any procedural programmed system.

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Looking at it through the moving car window:

MOM! It's following us!

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Not a single person mentioned Lucy Lawless? Where my 90s kids at?

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The Elon strategy.

"FSD in two years..."

"Mars landing by 2024..."

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Google has apologized for what it describes as “inaccuracies in some historical image generation depictions”

Why the hell should anyone apologize for idiots taking AI generated info as fact?

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Putting aside your lack of knowledge of nuclear energy and AI systems, do you honestly think scientists are stupid enough to give a non-deterministic system complete control over critical systems? No, they are merely taking suggestions from it, with hard limits on what it can do.

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Timeline was altered. They are now set to occur between 2022 and 2056.

(No, I had nothing to do with it...😋)

TimeSquirrel ,
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"Gaming laptops" are a lie anyway. You can't generate that much heat in that small of a space without something eventually going wrong, this applies to all of them. They're all hot and underpowered.

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As an older Millennial, I keep thinking Yugoslavia still exists. And the US 9/11 attacks happened last year.

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As both a fluent English and German speaker, somehow I can understand Dutch. Or at least about 80-90% of it.

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Nope, not even gonna try. It's mainly from reading that I can pick it up. It looks almost like English and German got smashed together.

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I’ve even been told I should care more about people on the other side of the world than my own daughter’s life.

Most likely they don't have children of their own. Easier to say dumb shit like this.

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I'd rather have the adults back in our politics instead of continuing to degrade into that, thank you very much. Feels like I grew up from being a teenager over the last two decades while everyone else regressed back into it.

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I realize that. I was speaking about all the childishness. Shit like hurling insults across social media like we're at fucking recess again. The fucking boomers are doing it too.

GMG’s Graphene Aluminium-Ion Battery Update: Minimal Temperature Rise Identified While Fast Charging (graphenemg.com)

Very interesting company. They started with a way to produce graphene at scale, then went looking for something to do with it. Their first idea was to use it as a cement additive. They have since used it as friction reducer in engine oil, and are selling it in Australia, Canada, and soon the US, as a radiator coating to improve...

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You must be in your early 20s. People who have used nickel-cadmium will never forget how shitty they were.

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Not everyone. They're never going to touch oil and farm subsidies.

TimeSquirrel ,
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"Says the Weimar Republic citizen, circa 1933."

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Can you imagine your house doorknob had to think about the shape of your key before letting you in, and then have the possibility of just saying "No. Not today."?

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Debian. Seemed like the most generic "Linux" there is. Nothing special, nothing weird. Just Linux. Gray, boring, system defaults Linux.

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My main hobby is designing and programming embedded devices, and anything I create gets slapped up on my github in case anyone else can use it. Schematics, code, whatever.

I have a side hustle of selling the PCBs I make, but I have absolutely no problems with someone making a clone of my designs. It's not like they're super advanced tech. Anyone can figure out what I've figured out.

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Just don’t fully rely on them for core stuff such as doors, fire alarms

I am an alarm/automation/access control technician, and I have some bad news for you...

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Usually, if a building has electronic access control, it's a requirement that the main controller or power supply be directly tied into the fire alarm with a hardwired trigger relay to drop power to all the door locks during an alarm. It may all be controllable and configurable on the cloud, but commercial equipment still has traditional redundancies like standby batteries and the like.

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If the door has no means of mechanical egress, for example, a maglock, then it is required to have a second form of egress that cuts power to the maglock, such as a normally-closed exit button. Maglocks naturally unlock when losing power. Electric strikes and locksets can be set up fail-safe or fail-secure.

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One time I decided for shits and giggles to just keep pushing tab and see where it went. It didn't take long for it to enter a useless recursive loop, hallucinating a new iteration of the same thing on each line.

It definitely isn't gonna magically think up new algorithms for you. I don't know what everybody is scared of. It ain't even gonna replace my kid programming on Scratch.

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Plex be like:

"All this shit you got is legit, right?"

"Yep, all 15,000 video files, yes sir, now plz stream."

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You can browse directly to your server's local IP address and use it that way if your Internet goes down. The cloud stuff just allows you to connect from the outside without port forwarding on your firewall.

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tries to move arms and legs and call out for help

HHNNGGFMMMMMMMMMMFFFFFF!

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That's like the "vintage" radios with fake plastic woodgrain and bluetooth/CD player built in.

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On Android, I'm using Google Family Link. Pretty much locks down and takes control of the entire phone and let's you manage it all remotely, it's akin to attaching a Windows computer to a centrally managed Active Directory domain.

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