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Everything posted by metronome

  1. I have no idea but that would be a pretty rad easter egg
  2. Yeah, it was great, I didn't realize prior to watching it that Seinfeld wrote and directed
  3. Been a while so here's some stuff I'm reading right now:
  4. If you want to read American Psycho you should also read Less Than Zero and Rules of Attraction because there is intersecting characters and they’re all pretty quick and easy.
  5. Yes, and most of Ellis’ works.
  6. That Liquid Light looks like a dang milkshake!
  7. I think I'd try it, but I definitely dont' want to pay for it, and it looks like a sloppy mess.
  8. Chicken parm (air fryer, battered with crushed jalapeño cheddar chips) on toasted ciabatta w/ marinara, home grown basil lettuce and tomato
  9. His character was a kid in a wheelchair on the next gen Degrassi High. Way back when Victory Light was a blog MERO got him with a pretty good burn about that but I can't remember exactly how he phrased it.
  10. @ndv Yeah, I see your point, and I sort of addressed that by pointing out that these stem/tech CEOs having spent no time in the humanities being an issue because they don't see the value in it. IMO there is never going to be a time in human endeavour where we lose our capacity for emotion, feelings, creativity, nuance, etc - the idea of things like phones/tablets/computers etc doing the mundane tasks for us like organizing a phonebook or your schedule in theory frees up time for one to draw, read, think, touch grass, whatever. Maybe this is a uniquely American perspective because to put it bluntly, your country and society is so entrenched in the rat race that sometimes you guys don't see there can be a bigger picture or a better way. These CEOs like Altman, Balaji, Elon, etc also way overestimate the capabilities of their tech. They aren't able to take criticism and they routinely have been told they are the smartest guys in the world. How many times have we seen silicon valley disrupt something only to have just re-invented it but shittier? e: Here's another example of what I mean. Google is powering its searches with an AI assistant to return nothing but shit posts. It consumes roughly 10x the amount of electricity as a traditional google search, that used to work, would have. https://www.levernews.com/the-unknown-toll-of-the-ai-takeover/
  11. What is the internet for these days if not trying to cash in on a viral moment.
  12. I should clarify a bit. I listened to Balaji talk (for way too fucking long) with Lex Fridman. The things he thinks (and I believe this is a wider view especially among the silicon valley tech bros) "AI" is capable of is out to lunch. These guys honestly think we're on the brink of an Artificial General Intelligence singularity(think the computer from Star Trek etc) - all these guys have done is make very comprehensive predictive text generators that manage to consume excessive amounts of electricity and water. This is all problematic just from an environmental POV and doesn't even take into account the ethical implications that all of these LLMs and image generators have been and are being trained on stolen IP. This is the greatest heist in human history IMO, just countless people's work being ripped off and exploited for the express purpose of eventually putting them out of work. I saw a tweet a while ago that said something to the effect of AI was supposed to take the mundanity out of life, doing the mindless tasks we hate to give us time to focus on our creative ventures that we want to do. These tech bros who've never spent any time in the humanities think its going to write better stories or make better art because they can't conceive of the idea that those things require actually being a human. e: One more thing to add. The Sam Altman's and the Balaji's aren't admitting that their models suck, make things up, and have slowly enshittified the entire internet to the point that search engines are becoming unusable.
  13. Balaji is a useless grifter who really enjoys the smell of his own farts.
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