Monsters from the Id! Fish from the Wardrobe! Or something.
(TTRPG/Coding/Linux/Politics/Snark/Woo/ASD, in no particular order.)
Boosts are almost certainly an endorsement of something. Possibly not literally the post in question, though.
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Feck me, carnish in the Commons, democracy died there tonight.
Just lost 30 minutes of my life trying to pair a Zigbee bulb with #HomeAssistant … when it turns out they sent Bluetooth bulbs by mistake.
I said it several times, but with Ivory's latest announcement, let me repeat it: we (the Mastodon team) are working on implementing Quote Posts. This is a much more complex feature than showing a preview for a link to a post, which is done at the moment by multiple clients.
It is a complex task and we have been working on defining the feature and the protocol-level details for some time. We are moving forward, and there are fewer hard questions to answers, but progress is there.
- A majority of Muslims;
- A substantial number of Jews;
- A much broader community of people with a strong commitment to human rights and an ethical foreign policy.
These groups are not individually electorally significant, but taken together they may be.
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@actuallyautistic #ActuallyAutistic Can we talk self-diagnosis? The penny dropped for me last year. I'm only mildly autistic but that's enough to have made me wonder my whole life where I go wrong with social things, why others seem to know the rules and I don't, with predictable consequences. Because I am self-diagnosed I feel I can't be open with anyone beyond immediate family, esp work, as I don't have a doctor's note to back it up and I'll be accused of jumping on a bandwagon. Familiar?
One of the reasons I very much dislike some of the anti-progressive candidates running for elections this year, is that for the entire six months they were campaigning to recall Chesa, their (not Asian) campaigners were yelling at ME outside Trader Joe’s constantly and telling ME I was anti-Asian for not wanting to recall Chesa. So the ‘lean into AAPI race politics and make it conservative’ angle is very obvious to me
I remain mystified why anyone takes the UK seriously as a policy center for AI. #SiliconFlatirons
Imagine saying hello to a dog in a normal conversational voice.
Can someone explain why the various publishers of #Discworld books change the default covers by Kirby and Kidby to something blank or non-descript? In some cases it's even the same publisher using perfectly fine cover art in the first ePub edition of the book and then republishing it with... this?
Seriously, one should just get all the epubs (preferably the Transworld/Corgi editions and not the edited HarperCollins editions), re-do them using the #standardEbooks (https://standardebooks.org/) style guide (but with the original cover art) and upload them somewhere :tm:
Anyone have an idea for a rule of thumb for converting GHCR docker pull counts into actual installs? Would a nightly update check without changes get counted, for instance? Or is it counting actual complete pulls? #Docker
My first and only wife, @ine, has informed me that “the second wife is the more saucy wife” (in the bedroom).
I’m not sure if she is subtly hinting towards a divorce or whether she just wants to discuss the wives of King Henry VIII.
(The latter, I hope)
A common inner dialogue:
"What's the correct term for X? I'm going to have to talk about X with people, and they need to know what I mean.
…Oh. Wait. I'm going to have to talk about it with people. Never mind the correct term; what would they call it? And, throw in some swears, that usually helps."
So did covid just do a number on everyone's ability to think critically?
new rule: if your company puts a LLM bot on the front lines of your customer support effort, your company should be legally bound to adhere to whatever the LLM bot states on your behalf.
oh, you put a lying machine at the front door and it's telling people your product does things it doesn't actually do? and now you're stuck making your product do these things? maybe you'll think twice about deploying lying machines...
I see the punditry commenting on the NYT lawsuit is is pretending that current era LLMs aren’t specifically designed to memorise and regurgitate answers in standardised tests as a marketing ploy.
(Memorisation and verbatim copying is pretty much required to pass, say, a bar exam)
I think a simple change in nomenclature could help Mastodon incredibly. Servers is an inaccurate term and instance is unfamiliar and vague. Both create tension for new users.
Why not simply call Mastodon instances what they are: Communities.
Ask users which Mastodon community they'd like to join. Have community rules, community policy, and community leaders. Not server rules, instance moderators and administrators.
Let me start. Everyone is welcome at our community, https://thecanadian.social