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    Originally posted by Theresa View Post

    I'm building a whole business around this exact feeling Willie.
    meant to say - your linkedin_game is really on point. so few people get linkedin, but you do it great.
    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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      Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post

      You had a terrible hand preflop, you shouldn't even call a single raise with it
      Ah sure I know ... Thought it was worth a mentuon though...not often you.would have that much equity in a 4 way pot!

      ​​​​​​

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        Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post

        Am I right in thinking that you started out first with a slot booking app?.
        I sure did. Was actually getting a decent bit of traction (16 courses in the first 3 months, was turning over decent rev) but some early implementation decisions made it difficult to scale. I think there was a real shot for that business, and am stoked to see others do it now noteefy and others are giving it a right crack. I think I needed more determination and I might have saw that one through. Lots of lessons learned.
        This may or may not be an original thought of my own.
        All efforts were made to make this thought original but with the abundance of thoughts in the world the originality of this thought cannot be guaranteed.
        The author is not liable for any issue arising from the platitudinous nature of this post.

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          Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

          meant to say - your linkedin_game is really on point. so few people get linkedin, but you do it great.
          ty Hitch, dangerously close to linkedin lunatics tbf. I mainly use it to get on the radar of potential partners, investors or acquirers.
          This may or may not be an original thought of my own.
          All efforts were made to make this thought original but with the abundance of thoughts in the world the originality of this thought cannot be guaranteed.
          The author is not liable for any issue arising from the platitudinous nature of this post.

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            Seem to have injured my neck\shoulder area (feels like a steel band) - most curious thing is that I have no idea how. This just the ongoing onset of physical decrepitude?
            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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              Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
              Seem to have injured my neck\shoulder area (feels like a steel band) - most curious thing is that I have no idea how. This just the ongoing onset of physical decrepitude?
              Buy some prescription only drugs on the interwebs (or from Anto down the flats). It all the rage apparently.
              Gone full 'Glinner' since June 2022.

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                Originally posted by Theresa View Post

                ty Hitch, dangerously close to linkedin lunatics tbf. I mainly use it to get on the radar of potential partners, investors or acquirers.
                oh yeah - i get your strategy. I think thats what you are spot on with, as you come across as highly relatable, fun. Exactly who an investor/partner/acquirer would want to be associated with.
                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                  dunleery never quits. never backs down.


                  "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                    Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                    Seem to have injured my neck\shoulder area (feels like a steel band) - most curious thing is that I have no idea how. This just the ongoing onset of physical decrepitude?
                    Had similar before and went to a physio. Pain was generated from tightness lower down the back.

                    Massage might help.
                    I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                      Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post


                      Biden looking a bit more energetic there- is that a recent pic
                      Will you ever fuck off with that shite... you are easily one of the worst posters on here for this-Pokerhand

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                        Former Boeing Engineer commits suicide while in the middle of a deposition.

                        Boeing whistleblower found dead in US - BBC News

                        Last week, he gave a formal deposition in which he was questioned by Boeing's lawyers, before being cross-examined by his own counsel.He had been due to undergo further questioning on Saturday. When he did not appear, enquiries were made at his hotel.​
                        We need a new shifty eyes smiley if we are going to continue the recent conspiracy trend here.

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                          Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                          the regulators do
                          Do regulators say bonuses have to be repaid.? On what basis?
                          I know post GFC bonuses were capped to reduce risk. But whether somebody exits with a bonus or not doesn’t seem to be regulators wheelhouse. Not like the client/customer gets a rebate.
                          Fully get why the bank would have pay back clause to promote retention.

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                            Originally posted by Mellor View Post
                            Do regulators say bonuses have to be repaid.? On what basis?
                            I know post GFC bonuses were capped to reduce risk. But whether somebody exits with a bonus or not doesn’t seem to be regulators wheelhouse. Not like the client/customer gets a rebate.
                            Fully get why the bank would have pay back clause to promote retention.
                            It's more about focusing decisions away from the short term.
                            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                              Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                              Had similar before and went to a physio. Pain was generated from tightness lower down the back.

                              Massage might help.
                              Thanks. Call over about 8.
                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                Thanks. Call over about 8.
                                Reminds me Stephen Fry was great in that Movie Oscar Wilde .

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                                  Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                  He's probably left a fair chunk of that $58m behind so. Executive bonuses are now staggered over multi-year periods. The idea being to encourage a more long-term horizon and fewer crazy risks.
                                  Pretty standard that the new firm would pony it up.

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                                    Originally posted by Mellor View Post
                                    Do regulators say bonuses have to be repaid.? On what basis?
                                    I know post GFC bonuses were capped to reduce risk. But whether somebody exits with a bonus or not doesn’t seem to be regulators wheelhouse. Not like the client/customer gets a rebate.
                                    Fully get why the bank would have pay back clause to promote retention.
                                    Yes there are standard malus clawback provisions in contacts of key decision makers, so if you juiced thing to get a payout it’s at risk usually for 3years.

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                                      Originally posted by Goodluck2me View Post

                                      Pretty standard that the new firm would pony it up.
                                      Nice horsie ref for the day thats in it. And a good luck to me

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                                        Continually getting mails from Goodreads telling me I have read various what look like very soft porn titles (for example, the latest one was this). Anyone else ever have this?

                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                          Big milestone about to be passed for the start up, 10k users.

                                          Hard work starts now.

                                          The Summer of Tweakin'
                                          This may or may not be an original thought of my own.
                                          All efforts were made to make this thought original but with the abundance of thoughts in the world the originality of this thought cannot be guaranteed.
                                          The author is not liable for any issue arising from the platitudinous nature of this post.

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                                            Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                            Continually getting mails from Goodreads telling me I have read various what look like very soft porn titles (for example, the latest one was this). Anyone else ever have this?
                                            Don’t worry about its just purely based on what you’ve bought up to now, so you’ll be sure to enjoy them.

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                                              Originally posted by Theresa View Post
                                              Big milestone about to be passed for the start up, 10k users.

                                              Hard work starts now.

                                              The Summer of Tweakin'
                                              That’s great, best of luck with it, hope it kicks on for you

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                                                Originally posted by Theresa View Post

                                                I'm building a whole business around this exact feeling Willie.
                                                My brother Alan finally got around to having a look. Said you emailed him back.
                                                His rival it seems, had broken his dreams,By stealing the girl of his fancy.Her name was Magill, and she called herself Lil,But everyone knew her as Nancy.

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                                                  Originally posted by elbows View Post

                                                  My brother Alan finally got around to having a look. Said you emailed him back.
                                                  I did. I had a sneaky suspicion. I don’t usually do the pro reach outs, there is a lad we have doing that but the timing Alan signing up was too suspicious so I said I’d send him a mail.

                                                  This may or may not be an original thought of my own.
                                                  All efforts were made to make this thought original but with the abundance of thoughts in the world the originality of this thought cannot be guaranteed.
                                                  The author is not liable for any issue arising from the platitudinous nature of this post.

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                                                    Spent a decent part of last year faffing about with business stuff. Then sat down in December and said to myself - you've got to get serious or whats the whole point. So I hired a few people part-time in January, something which has nearly bankrupted me tbh - 9k or so on wages in three months - which I thought I might have spare but absolutely did not have spare. Worked up my own work hours to every spare moment possible, but mainly got really lucky with the people hired - the programmer in particular. The first programme we did up was just me testing the programmer to see if he was any good. I thought it looked grand and on a lark I did up a quick embarassing-with-hindsight demo and sent a video of me using the demo in my living room to someone. Who sent it on to someone else. Who sent it on to many other people. That has culminated today in a first trial that will cover 1.5 salaries a month; but primarily has the potential to extremely rapidly scale up to millions because of the particular client. A client I can't possibly mention. Like, the big question I'm being asked is how quickly can I scale up. But jesus christ on a bike the opportunity here is unbelievable. There are so many hurdles ahead though. Not least needing to convert the trial to all that possibility.
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                                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                      Spent a decent part of last year faffing about with business stuff. Then sat down in December and said to myself - you've got to get serious or whats the whole point. So I hired a few people part-time in January, something which has nearly bankrupted me tbh - 9k or so on wages in three months - which I thought I might have spare but absolutely did not have spare. Worked up my own work hours to every spare moment possible, but mainly got really lucky with the people hired - the programmer in particular. The first programme we did up was just me testing the programmer to see if he was any good. I thought it looked grand and on a lark I did up a quick embarassing-with-hindsight demo and sent a video of me using the demo in my living room to someone. Who sent it on to someone else. Who sent it on to many other people. That has culminated today in a first trial that will cover 1.5 salaries a month; but primarily has the potential to extremely rapidly scale up to millions because of the particular client. A client I can't possibly mention. Like, the big question I'm being asked is how quickly can I scale up. But jesus christ on a bike the opportunity here is unbelievable. There are so many hurdles ahead though. Not least needing to convert the trial to all that possibility.
                                                      Understatement of the year.

                                                      But, the grind is the destination Hitch. Get to it.
                                                      This may or may not be an original thought of my own.
                                                      All efforts were made to make this thought original but with the abundance of thoughts in the world the originality of this thought cannot be guaranteed.
                                                      The author is not liable for any issue arising from the platitudinous nature of this post.

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                                                        Yes Sir.

                                                        I've genuinely never been so excited about anything. Like not even about fucking chinese chicks.
                                                        "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                          Pretty sure Collison probably has a stake hence the tweet but the demos are certainly very eye catching.



                                                          The benchmarks on huggingface that it claims are a huge leap for programming.

                                                          SWE-bench is a dataset that tests systems’ ability to solve GitHub issues automatically. The dataset collects 2,294 Issue-Pull Request pairs from 12 popular Python. Evaluation is performed by unit test verification using post-PR behavior as the reference solution.
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                                                            Originally posted by Goodluck2me View Post

                                                            Don’t worry about its just purely based on what you’ve bought up to now, so you’ll be sure to enjoy them.
                                                            Three more this morning, including such literary classics as 'Personal Assistants : Free Use Harem'

                                                            Suspect someone is trolling me. It's coming through as amazon.com, rather than .co.uk or .de
                                                            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                              Friends of mine are the architects that designed the house in Waterford which featured on “Home of the Year” last night.

                                                              Worth a look: https://www.rte.ie/lifestyle/living/...s-weeks-homes/

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                                                                Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                Three more this morning, including such literary classics as 'Personal Assistants : Free Use Harem'

                                                                Suspect someone is trolling me. It's coming through as amazon.com, rather than .co.uk or .de
                                                                It's probably Ming's former assistant.

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                                                                  Good Luck to HH and Theresa on their business ventures. Remember when you are billionaires. I am free for Golf day functions and vineyard/strip club openings. Please include water in the goodie bags as it’s very important to hydrate. Got faint on Monday at the 16TH Hole (I’m talking golf ya filthy animals) as I lazily ignored to eat or drink beforehand or during. Sat down drank a bottle and was flying
                                                                  If this happens in a strip club I’d be morto. Fainting in front of big bottomed girls in a thing of the past.

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                                                                    Hope HH goes full Musk when he's an AI zillionaire.

                                                                    None of this philanthropy BS.
                                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                      Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                      Hope HH goes full Musk when he's an AI zillionaire.

                                                                      None of this philanthropy BS.
                                                                      I'd say I'm short odds to fade away into obscurity, while Teresa is clearly odds on to be the proud purchaser of the playboy mansion.
                                                                      "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                        Cheltenham meeting isn't what it used to be?
                                                                        Don't really get the crowded bookies anymore, or hear of groups of lads building their year around a trip over.
                                                                        Combination of the dilution caused by extra races, the prevalence of short-priced/odds-on favs from WPM, and the lack of 'farmer with one horse with a fighting chance in a championship race' stories.
                                                                        Maybe just me.

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                                                                          Originally posted by ArmaniJeans View Post
                                                                          Cheltenham meeting isn't what it used to be?
                                                                          Don't really get the crowded bookies anymore, or hear of groups of lads building their year around a trip over.
                                                                          Combination of the dilution caused by extra races, the prevalence of short-priced/odds-on favs from WPM, and the lack of 'farmer with one horse with a fighting chance in a championship race' stories.
                                                                          Maybe just me.
                                                                          I’ve noticed too- it’s great
                                                                          barely knew it was on this week only saw some grim ads with Ruby Walsh , AP McCoy and Peter crouch degrading themselves for some bookie banter ads
                                                                          Will you ever fuck off with that shite... you are easily one of the worst posters on here for this-Pokerhand

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                                                                            I’ve never been to Cheltenham and I usually do my golf bets online but went into a bookies on the way home from work yesterday for some Cheltenham Nostaliga. Only caught the last race but was a tad disappointed there weren’t too many half culchies screaming at some jockey to whip the shite out of some nag . So definitely not as I remembered. Could be the old days bias but Cheltenham peaked during the Dawn Run /Buck House/Burrough Hill Lad/ Wayward lad days. Yeah, tis the old days nostalgia bias, some good fun since. Dawn Run getting up with Johnjoe on the back was akin to Stephen Roche catching Pedro Delgado on Alp D’uez (spellinzs) despite the juice in his veins, a top top Irish Sporting moment.


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                                                                              Eh, not sure what to even say about this one

                                                                              All behaviors are learned (not teleoperated) and run at normal speed (1.0x).

                                                                              We feed images from the robot's cameras and transcribed text from speech captured by onboard microphones to a large multimodal model trained by OpenAI that understands both images and text.

                                                                              The model processes the entire history of the conversation, including past images, to come up with language responses, which are spoken back to the human via text-to-speech. The same model is responsible for deciding which learned, closed-loop behavior to run on the robot to fulfill a given command, loading particular neural network weights onto the GPU and executing a policy.
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                                                                                This is a fantastic watch.



                                                                                The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1981) (youtube.com)
                                                                                ﴾͡๏̯͡๏﴿

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                                                                                  Originally posted by Opr View Post
                                                                                  Eh, not sure what to even say about this one



                                                                                  Some collection of saps in the comments of that video who seem to believe this is going to free humanity from work.

                                                                                  love how people are able to look at this in a vacuum and not consider the insane amount of raw material and rare minerals plus environmental damage incurred mining those that would be needed to roll stuff like this out at scale when we have already done enough damage getting to where we are now that we are prob done for.

                                                                                  unless an AGI can solve those problems (and there is an obvious solution that most won’t be thrilled with) then this is just a gimmick
                                                                                  Will you ever fuck off with that shite... you are easily one of the worst posters on here for this-Pokerhand

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                                                                                    Originally posted by MysteryGuest View Post

                                                                                    Some collection of saps in the comments of that video who seem to believe this is going to free humanity from work.

                                                                                    love how people are able to look at this in a vacuum and not consider the insane amount of raw material and rare minerals plus environmental damage incurred mining those that would be needed to roll stuff like this out at scale when we have already done enough damage getting to where we are now that we are prob done for.

                                                                                    unless an AGI can solve those problems (and there is an obvious solution that most won’t be thrilled with) then this is just a gimmick
                                                                                    There is no relationship between your second sentence and your final point. We live in a system that directly promotes the continued destruction of our planet in the name of all manner of useless shit all to keep the capitalist hellscape alive. At least these talking tin cans might actually be useful at doing stuff compared to the banal crap that we pump out on mass today to feed the need for new shiny stuff.

                                                                                    The clock is ticking. Whether AI ushers in utopia or hastens our demise depends, as it always has, on how we choose to wield the incredible power we unleash upon the world. Our track record is not great. We will rediscover, as we always do, that the greatest existential threat does not stem from machines or technologies, but the relentless logic of a system that cannibalizes itself and anything, even its creators, in the name of boundless greed.​
                                                                                    AI, Capitalism, and the Collapse of Industrial Society (substack)

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                                                                                      Why are you reading Marxists Opr? Hasn't that ideology been discredited enough for you?

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                                                                                        Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post
                                                                                        Why are you reading Marxists Opr? Hasn't that ideology been discredited enough for you?
                                                                                        Just because he couldn't come up with solutions doesn't mean he didn't understand the problems. Most of his work was on the problems.

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                                                                                          Originally posted by Opr View Post

                                                                                          Just because he couldn't come up with solutions doesn't mean he didn't understand the problems. Most of his work was on the problems.
                                                                                          I skimmed some of his blog posts, and he talks about a coming class war. Is that really the sort of writing you want to consume and spread?

                                                                                          'Shortages, extreme weather linked to climate change, wars, hunger, economic decline, political division caused by inequality and disillusionment' It's just fear porn. Where are these shortages? Where is the hunger and economic decline? The world is in a much better place than it was 20 years ago and infinitely better than 120 years ago.


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                                                                                            Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post

                                                                                            I skimmed some of his blog posts, and he talks about a coming class war. Is that really the sort of writing you want to consume and spread?

                                                                                            'Shortages, extreme weather linked to climate change, wars, hunger, economic decline, political division caused by inequality and disillusionment' It's just fear porn. Where are these shortages? Where is the hunger and economic decline? The world is in a much better place than it was 20 years ago and infinitely better than 120 years ago.

                                                                                            Who we talkung about here ? Mystery Guest ?

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                                                                                              Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post

                                                                                              I skimmed some of his blog posts, and he talks about a coming class war. Is that really the sort of writing you want to consume and spread?

                                                                                              'Shortages, extreme weather linked to climate change, wars, hunger, economic decline, political division caused by inequality and disillusionment' It's just fear porn. Where are these shortages? Where is the hunger and economic decline? The world is in a much better place than it was 20 years ago and infinitely better than 120 years ago.
                                                                                              If you want to argue in good faith that's fine but don't take something out of context and then disguise it as some headline you use for faux outrage to do the very thing you claim the article is doing.

                                                                                              Of course, the transition to something like UBI would be messy, the promises tinged with an inevitable unease. I feel that before anything changes to the better class war must happen and resolve the contradictions
                                                                                              All this is saying is that he believes that for radical reform with regard something like UBI he thinks it will take a struggle between rich/poor to achieve. That's hardly a revolutionary concept. It is why we have the ongoing campaigns around things like tax the rich.

                                                                                              Climate change, wars, political division, inequality and disillusionment is not fear porn. I would say these are currently the central issues that the world over are thinking about and discussing day to day. I just came from reading this thread and the comments which probably has coloured my current view on disillusionment.

                                                                                              I am hugely optimistic on the eventual outcomes of AI related progress but I think it will require massively shifts in currently thinking and I am less optimistic that we will see that before it is too late and causes unnecessary hardship.

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                                                                                                One of the huge benefits of AI (providing it continues developing on its current growth trajectory, which some serious people doubt is possible with current methods like GPT) is that it will inevitably lead to a four day and then a three day work week.

                                                                                                We will need as an economy to create much more personal jobs (leisure, service being the key examples of those), and the easiest way to do that is to keep people on the same income but increase the amount of leisure time they have. They will then spend it on leisure which will lead to a massive expansion of personal leisure jobs.
                                                                                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                  Actually had an interesting experience on this over the last two weeks. Wrote up a sketch of a book on 'The future of Ireland under AI' and sent it around to a few publishers with a promise that it would be done by mid Summer so it could be out for the Christmas market. Normally they're not be too interested in random book proposala, but we ended up with three publishers fighting amongst themselves for the rights to it. Massive interest out there.
                                                                                                  "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                    May the Lord bless all of you determined and driven folks. I spend most of my time trying to figure out when the stock market will turn the price of a plane into enough to retire and regularly go on ostentatious holidays.

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                                                                                                      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                      Actually had an interesting experience on this over the last two weeks. Wrote up a sketch of a book on 'The future of Ireland under AI' and sent it around to a few publishers with a promise that it would be done by mid Summer so it could be out for the Christmas market. Normally they're not be too interested in random book proposala, but we ended up with three publishers fighting amongst themselves for the rights to it. Massive interest out there.
                                                                                                      One of the lecturers leading the course I’m on is releasing a book on AI in June.

                                                                                                      The concept isn’t new but like you said I’d say the interest is incredible. Blurb for the interest.

                                                                                                      SPOILER
                                                                                                      The threat artificial intelligence poses to society paradoxically derives from the dangerous human values it has internalized, according to this mind-bending treatise. Philosopher Vallor (Technology and the Virtues) characterizes AI as a “mirror” that reflects existing social beliefs, values, and attitudes and uses them to replicate the unseen patterns that have produced a world “rife with racism, poverty, inequality, discrimination, [and] climate catastrophe.” As a result, Vallor writes, AI technology functions as “tractor beams pulling us deeper into a dead-end past.” On the other hand, if humans work to cultivate in their communities and institutions such virtues as imagination, compassion, courage, and wisdom—and reform economic incentives to prioritize long-term sustainability and global health over short-term profit—AI could help to build a more just society and world. Specifically, Vallor points to how the technology might aid in formulating and implementing new modes of energy production, transportation, and agriculture to meet “the demands of a climate-stressed planet.” Her rigorous analysis is fueled by a sense of alarm that never descends into fatalism, and she makes a convincing argument for “repairing and rebuilding the world” on a human scale as a prerequisite “for a sustainable future.” It’s a fresh and fascinating take on the perils and promises of a much-debated technology.​

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                                                                                                        Murdrum What did you make of the proposed EU AI bill today? I didn't have a chance to read around what people made of it apart from the regulation is terrible crowd. Do you have a tl;dr on it?

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                                                                                                          Originally posted by Opr View Post

                                                                                                          If you want to argue in good faith that's fine but don't take something out of context and then disguise it as some headline you use for faux outrage to do the very thing you claim the article is doing.


                                                                                                          .
                                                                                                          Originally posted by Marxist Guy

                                                                                                          Of course, the transition to something like UBI would be messy, the promises tinged with an inevitable unease. I feel that before anything changes to the better class war must happen and resolve the contradictions. Only then can we move on.
                                                                                                          Am I taking this out of context?

                                                                                                          I feel like you can get better sources than Marxists if you want to read about UBI, AI and climate change, perhaps people who don't long for civil wars.

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                                                                                                            Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post
                                                                                                            Am I taking this out of context?

                                                                                                            I feel like you can get better sources than Marxists if you want to read about UBI, AI and climate change, perhaps people who don't long for civil wars.
                                                                                                            I am confused. You have quoted the exact part I put in my last reply.

                                                                                                            Edit - Can you stop using the M........word. We are both going to end up on some watch list somewhere
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                                                                                                              Originally posted by Opr View Post

                                                                                                              I am confused. You have quoted the exact part I put in my last reply.
                                                                                                              What do you think he means by class war?

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                                                                                                                Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post

                                                                                                                What do you think he means by class war?
                                                                                                                I explained in my last reply. I think its fairly innocuous use of the term when read in context. Class war is regularly used to describe the struggle between classes.

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                                                                                                                  Personally I would have taken far more issue with my use of 'capitalist hellscape'. Even I winced when I read that back.

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                                                                                                                    Originally posted by Opr View Post
                                                                                                                    Murdrum What did you make of the proposed EU AI bill today? I didn't have a chance to read around what people made of it apart from the regulation is terrible crowd. Do you have a tl;dr on it?
                                                                                                                    I’ve read specific parts of it over the last few months but you can largely think of it as an extension of GDPR. It relates far more to things such as privacy opposed to imposing technological limitations.

                                                                                                                    There is a lot more around monitoring than what exists in GDPR which makes sense.

                                                                                                                    You can take a quick look at something like the ICO AI Risk Toolkit. FWIW, that’s been criticised for how closely aligned it is to GDPR but it’ll given you a sense of what the AI Act means from a practical perspective when a company is asked to adhere to it.

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                                                                                                                      Originally posted by Murdrum View Post

                                                                                                                      One of the lecturers leading the course I’m on is releasing a book on AI in June.

                                                                                                                      The concept isn’t new but like you said I’d say the interest is incredible. Blurb for the interest.

                                                                                                                      SPOILER
                                                                                                                      The threat artificial intelligence poses to society paradoxically derives from the dangerous human values it has internalized, according to this mind-bending treatise. Philosopher Vallor (Technology and the Virtues) characterizes AI as a “mirror” that reflects existing social beliefs, values, and attitudes and uses them to replicate the unseen patterns that have produced a world “rife with racism, poverty, inequality, discrimination, [and] climate catastrophe.” As a result, Vallor writes, AI technology functions as “tractor beams pulling us deeper into a dead-end past.” On the other hand, if humans work to cultivate in their communities and institutions such virtues as imagination, compassion, courage, and wisdom—and reform economic incentives to prioritize long-term sustainability and global health over short-term profit—AI could help to build a more just society and world. Specifically, Vallor points to how the technology might aid in formulating and implementing new modes of energy production, transportation, and agriculture to meet “the demands of a climate-stressed planet.” Her rigorous analysis is fueled by a sense of alarm that never descends into fatalism, and she makes a convincing argument for “repairing and rebuilding the world” on a human scale as a prerequisite “for a sustainable future.” It’s a fresh and fascinating take on the perils and promises of a much-debated technology.​


                                                                                                                      Her rigorous analysis
                                                                                                                      I see we're competing in very different marketplaces


                                                                                                                      There was one interesting thing that one of the more advanced publishers used to determine whether there was a market. They have some subscription tool that tells them how many of a particular UK or US book is sold to Irish customers on e.g. Amazon as an indicator of 'native demand'. The particular driver of their interest in our (co-written with your old-old prof) book was the amount of Irish people who have bought The Coming Wave. Hadn't realised it was so data-driven as an industry.
                                                                                                                      "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                                        I saw that that An Post has a banner on their website using AI designed post cards. I never expected a company like that to be so engaged.

                                                                                                                        I was thinking earlier about reading about Bill Gates's house and it's smart features back in the nineties. Now we all have access to that tech for practically nothing. What a time to be alive.

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                                                                                                                          Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post



                                                                                                                          'Shortages, extreme weather linked to climate change, wars, hunger, economic decline, political division caused by inequality and disillusionment' It's just fear porn. Where are these shortages? Where is the hunger and economic decline? The world is in a much better place than it was 20 years ago and infinitely better than 120 years ago.

                                                                                                                          Comedy gold , kudos
                                                                                                                          or or alternatively if you are serious congratulations on your level of delusion and not being personally affected by any of these issues,yet - thought most people were aware of the medicine shortages affecting non shithole countries which you have presumably discounted for your where is the hunger question (and don’t quote some fake metrics about hunger reduction)
                                                                                                                          pinker and the factfulness guy did some number for their masters I’ll give them that- feel good nonsense
                                                                                                                          Will you ever fuck off with that shite... you are easily one of the worst posters on here for this-Pokerhand

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