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  1. Comment on Weekly Israel-Hamas war megathread - week of April 15 in ~news

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    I agree, "Middle East conflict" makes sense. It's beyond just a war with Hamas, but not quite open war across the middle east. Hopefully it doesn't turn into the Isreal-Iran War. Edit: typo

    I agree, "Middle East conflict" makes sense. It's beyond just a war with Hamas, but not quite open war across the middle east. Hopefully it doesn't turn into the Isreal-Iran War.

    Edit: typo

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  2. Comment on AI and the end of writing in ~tech

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    That logic does make a lot more sense when put that way. :) Still not liking it though, there must be some condition where someone does something similar... oh nice, did some searching and learned...

    That logic does make a lot more sense when put that way. :)

    Still not liking it though, there must be some condition where someone does something similar... oh nice, did some searching and learned a new word, confabulate! Basically when your brain fills in the gaps with false info and you believe it to be the truth. Confabulate sounds weird but I feel like the description fits what's going on.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on AI and the end of writing in ~tech

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    Bullshitting fits what it's doing so well though and I can't think of a closer word for talking out of your ass. Lying just doesn't sound right and hallucinating doesn't make sense.

    Bullshitting fits what it's doing so well though and I can't think of a closer word for talking out of your ass.

    Lying just doesn't sound right and hallucinating doesn't make sense.

    6 votes
  4. Comment on AI and the end of writing in ~tech

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    This article is a trip, but a good one. I like it. We have so many questions on how things will go, but I think we should all just take AI as it comes and embrace it. It'll work out if we stay...

    This article is a trip, but a good one. I like it. We have so many questions on how things will go, but I think we should all just take AI as it comes and embrace it. It'll work out if we stay vigilant. There's a future out there where we don't have to work and have the time to find ourselves, figure out what we enjoy doing and do it.. if we feel like it. That's assuming we work for that future NOW... some potential futures need to be avoided at all costs.

    We could move to a post-capitalism society where working is a choice, be stuck in a society similar to now where we're all basically corporate slaves despite tech being at a sufficient level to allow us to work FAR less, or all become impoverished as the rich no longer need us... maybe we'll be kept like cattle to ensure the genetic integrity among the rich or they'll just off us all as an eyesore.

  5. Comment on Networked geothermal is catching on in Minnesota in ~enviro

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    If it's airtight, shouldn't that also make it watertight?

    gas pipes probably aren't waterproof

    If it's airtight, shouldn't that also make it watertight?

  6. Comment on The Assist - Thoughts on AI coding assistants in ~comp

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    AI's place right now is best for snippets of code or feeding it a code outline so it has set parameters to work within. Having it just make a complicated program from a description sounds like a...

    AI's place right now is best for snippets of code or feeding it a code outline so it has set parameters to work within. Having it just make a complicated program from a description sounds like a terrible idea, too much room for creativity. That's how you end up with a game that does an equivalent of the sudo r m -rf /* command when you lose.

    I'd love to have a text editor where you write code, psudo code or a description and have it suggest code. It could just aid you or write an entire program as you see fit. I'd also want it to use AI to review code, checking as you write it to spot mistakes, dangerous code and other potential issues before you run it. It wouldn't replace a coder or a reviewer, it'd just help both be more efficient and allow more people to do either job. At least until AI is good enough to replace you or allow any halfwit to do your job at a fraction of the cost.

  7. Comment on Here are thirteen other explanations for the adolescent mental health crisis. None of them work. in ~health.mental

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    Huh, well there goes that theory. Thanks for the info. Every parent I know just seems so busy and broke all the time. :/

    Huh, well there goes that theory. Thanks for the info. Every parent I know just seems so busy and broke all the time. :/

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  8. Comment on Here are thirteen other explanations for the adolescent mental health crisis. None of them work. in ~health.mental

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    Economics and social media feel about right. (Edit: is really more time :/ ) Unemployment hides trends in decreasing hours, job quality and increased cost of living. Social media I can easily see...

    Economics and social media feel about right.

    Parents have less time for their kids as they scramble to pay for the ever increasing number of things we need to pay for and cost of those things. (Edit: is really more time :/ ) Unemployment hides trends in decreasing hours, job quality and increased cost of living.

    Social media I can easily see causing depression with the algorithms that trap you in a bubble so you don't understand those trapped in other bubbles, the toxic people in general, bots & ads that are basically automated trolls. Combine that with kids shielded from negativity by their parents so they have no coping mechanisms and it's a recipe for disaster. Hell, I've visited places on the internet that can give people nightmares without issue, but I've still cut off most social media due to being too toxic and bad for my health. I use to say people just need thicker skin to deal with what you find on social media, but nowadays xenomorph blood is less toxic. Just read youtube comments shudders. The biggest problem with social media is it can be subtle, leading you into stress and depression without even realizing it's the cause.

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  9. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    Leftovers, I hate wasting food and I kind of hadn't eaten any leftovers for a.. couple/few weeks and my fridge was full so been eating them for past 3 days. All that's left now is a serving bowl...

    Leftovers, I hate wasting food and I kind of hadn't eaten any leftovers for a.. couple/few weeks and my fridge was full so been eating them for past 3 days. All that's left now is a serving bowl of bean soup and one of leftover Mexican food... I purposely made sure meat/jalapenos were leftover and mixed it in a bowl with refried beans and rice (~3 big meals in each bowl). I could eat the same Mexican food for days, but the bean soup needs to be altered a bit, even if it's something as simple as adding worcestershire sauce or tapatio.

  10. Comment on The US will lose more than thirty gigawatts of solar energy during the total eclipse — roughly the output of thirty nuclear reactors — as sunlight is blocked during prime generating hours in ~enviro

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    Does that mean 30 GW is something like 8.3 MWh? 😬 I think that's less than a Superbowl stadium.

    Does that mean 30 GW is something like 8.3 MWh? 😬 I think that's less than a Superbowl stadium.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Eclipse plans in ~talk

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    PNW is a bit too far, few coworkers went outside to see if they could see anything, but it's too cloudy. :/

    PNW is a bit too far, few coworkers went outside to see if they could see anything, but it's too cloudy. :/

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Eclipse plans in ~talk

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    Did you happen to see it filter through leaves? Not quite as neat as the main event, but a lot more interesting than a partial eclipse.

    Did you happen to see it filter through leaves? Not quite as neat as the main event, but a lot more interesting than a partial eclipse.

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  13. Comment on The US will lose more than thirty gigawatts of solar energy during the total eclipse — roughly the output of thirty nuclear reactors — as sunlight is blocked during prime generating hours in ~enviro

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    Umm, I need a banana for scale please. That's a large area, is 30GW a lot compared to a day's normal output? 🤔 What was yesterday's output? How much is lost on a cloudy day or due to a storm...

    Umm, I need a banana for scale please.

    That's a large area, is 30GW a lot compared to a day's normal output? 🤔 What was yesterday's output? How much is lost on a cloudy day or due to a storm sweeping across the country? Does any go unused that could have been used?

    When I see such an important bit of info omitted, it makes me think they left out scale on purpose. "They dumped a barrel worth of bleach off their boat" just doesn't have the same ring when it's followed by "in the middle of the pacific ocean".

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  14. Comment on I bought a house, now what? in ~life.home_improvement

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    Do your switches go to a ceiling fan or wall outlet? If you don't have a fan, there could be a mounting point on the ceiling in the middle of the room where you'd have an option to install one...

    Do your switches go to a ceiling fan or wall outlet? If you don't have a fan, there could be a mounting point on the ceiling in the middle of the room where you'd have an option to install one (probably a painted over flat circle).

    At my place, the living room switch goes to the top socket in the corner of the room for a floor lamp since there's no ceiling light. I think I went a year before I plugged something into it and it wouldn't turn on, leading me to realize it was connected to the switch. 😅

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  15. Comment on Why do some people posting ChatGPT answer to the discussion/debate/question? in ~tech

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    I've noticed that, it reminds me of "Let me google that for you" links for some reason. I think it's that extra bit effort needed to produce the link that solidly shows how far an asshat will go...

    I've noticed that, it reminds me of "Let me google that for you" links for some reason. I think it's that extra bit effort needed to produce the link that solidly shows how far an asshat will go to show they dislike your question that they think could have just been Googled. Only this time they think you could have asked a chatbot.

    Though, ChatGPT is new enough that many think they're doing someone a solid by copy/pasting an answer from it and may even feel like they're being smart by providing an answer from the "flawless" ChatGPT (because they don't know it can make stuff up). They provide proof it's unquestionable because it has the "I asked ChatGPT" tag. Kind of like people posting wiki info or saying it's in the encyclopedia.

    Lastly, there's the ones who do it for kicks. Many ChatGPT answers are funny and it's fun to share that and see who believes it. Kind of like posting Onion articles.

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  16. Comment on Discord to start showing ads for gamers to boost revenue in ~tech

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    I wouldn't call them dead, we're on one right now. :) Edit: redit is a forum too.

    I wouldn't call them dead, we're on one right now. :)
    Edit: redit is a forum too.

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  17. Comment on Early spring brings a ‘hungry gap’ for bees – here’s how you can help in ~enviro

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    Yeah, sorry, probably should have said South and Central America. Only said SA because I had looked up the distribution of Melipona bees and they're in a good portion of South America.

    Yeah, sorry, probably should have said South and Central America. Only said SA because I had looked up the distribution of Melipona bees and they're in a good portion of South America.

  18. Comment on Early spring brings a ‘hungry gap’ for bees – here’s how you can help in ~enviro

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    I didn't think about having water available, that's a good idea. I should have known that, bees and wasps seem to love the birdbath at my mothers house.

    I didn't think about having water available, that's a good idea. I should have known that, bees and wasps seem to love the birdbath at my mothers house.

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  19. Comment on Early spring brings a ‘hungry gap’ for bees – here’s how you can help in ~enviro

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    Oh neat, didn't know about them as they're native to South America. Wonder if they were every up here in the distant past? They're stingless and the honey doesn't crystalize as easily.. the more I...

    Oh neat, didn't know about them as they're native to South America. Wonder if they were every up here in the distant past?

    They're stingless and the honey doesn't crystalize as easily.. the more I read the more it seems better. Can we replace the European ones with these please?? :)

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Early spring brings a ‘hungry gap’ for bees – here’s how you can help in ~enviro