“We like to call our human intelligence ‘general purpose,’ because compared with other kinds of minds we have met, it can solve more types of problems, but as we build more and more synthetic minds we’ll come to realize that human thinking is not general at all. It is only one species of thinking.” -Kevin… Read More »
To be clear, I don’t think Gunn’s tweets were funny, though they were clearly jokes — however, firing someone for years-old bad jokes marks just how authoritarian our society has become, and how corporations are the largest arbiters of what we can and can’t say, and are the de facto enforcers of censorship. In this… Read More »
People are still — even after all these years — really stupendously bad at recognizing even to me very obvious and rudimentary phishing attacks. Today, I had to run around the office like a fire demon warning people not to click on on email “from” someone we do business with after their computer was hijacked… Read More »
Oh the irony. The Democrats chanting USA trying to protest peace with Russia. — James Marsh (@JamesMarsh79) July 20, 2018 Yes. We live in strange times indeed. That’s why I said before the election that Donald Trump would start a nuclear war accidentally, while Hillary Clinton would start one on purpose. Which is worse?
It seems like companies that have publicly and widely disavowed the importance of the PC are coming to regret that decision as it turns out the platform is nowhere near dead. — Jeff Kampman (@jkampman_tr) June 15, 2018 Exactly. The PC never had a chance in hell of dying. It’s the only place where productivity… Read More »
I’m confused about all the liberal cool kids who are advocating not shopping at Amazon because of their terrible labor practices. Meanwhile, other warehouses, warehouse contractors, etc. have been conducting similar or worse labor practices for 20+ years and not a peep has been heard about any of that from these same people. I support… Read More »
What’s the greatest “point of divergence” in your life, a point where you made a choice, and you still kinda wonder what would have happened had you made the other one? — Todd VanDerWerff (@tvoti) July 16, 2018 Joining the army. A few months after I joined, a few former friends of mine fired a… Read More »
I wonder when meeting in person and bonding over shared interests is going to become socially verboten. Probably not far away. We are already moving away from the world-that-was. These days, meeting not in an online meat market is becoming rarer, and having something “fraudulent” like a shared interest that prompts a connection and a… Read More »