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Thinking about the lack of shame present in LLMs and other generative AIs. One of our biggest societal problems of the past ~20 years is the proliferation of convincing lies; and one of the remaining safeguards is that many people don't like to be liars. Tools like ChatGPT clearly don't mind being liars. Their primary metric for success is whether they're convincing. #aiEthics

Gen Z laughing at every millennial, Gen X and boomer out there starting every Slack message with "Hey team!"

Annual reminder about this bash feature... Process substitution!

$ diff <(curl http://somesite/file1) <(curl http://somesite/file2)

Also a pretty good guide to scaling Rails + Postgres + Sidekiq + Redis app, in general:

Do a search for "not now" in your UI code.

Every button that says "not now" and isn't next to a "no, never" button is an insult to your users.

Wow, after 25 years of Unix experience, I learned that you can filter output in #less.

Press ampersand (&) and enter a regex to show only lines matching the regex.

Press ampersand (&) and then exclamation mark (!) to apply an inverse filter.

Funny how often my eyes keep skipping past content here as I look for signs of ads, then go "wait, no ads here, that was an actual piece of media someone wanted to share", go back and look at it again

Take a look at your email and other social media accounts today.

Then come back here to appreciate that for the past three days, not a single corporate advertising has appeared anywhere in your feeds, suggested articles or pushed ads.

Welcome to #Mastodon

if you don't want to hoist your own petard, store-bought is fine

Also, "this is a tricky one, because I was a STEM student, so I don't have a lot of the necessary domain knowledge... However, being a STEM student also means that that didn't stop me from trying" was 😚👌

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For a long time, when I'd read a comic with Lex Luthor in it, and he'd be... I dunno, conspiring with a guy who's super power is that he is mediocre at riddles, and maybe Solomon Grundy or someone like that, in order to launch their army of poison turtles into Metropolis, I'd scoff and say, "it's unrealistic that the world's richest man would waste his time and money on something that's only going to showcase to the world how incompetent he is."

I owe DC comics an apology.

Awareness post: there is an instance on fedi called '' where you can only post 'EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE'

my experience on this dying world has been made richer through this knowledge, and may yours be also

[Runs into old school friend]
Him: hey you're that guy who held weird grudges

Me: and how is my eraser?

The hardest problem in computer science is to make a social network without nazis

Them: Faving posts on Mastodon is useless, only the OP sees it.

Me, when a post gets faved: awwww, little internet hug ✨

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