Putting Dumbass Computer Programs in Charge of Important Decisions Poses Existential Risk to Humanity, Experts Warn
Ability to mimic human dialog a stupid reason to assume computers are people, say people who program computers
Honking from Honk Fest West!
@arj Compiling qemu on (x86-64|Power) to emulate ARM on (Power|x86-64)? Or maybe some ARM64 in the mix as one of the "big" hosts?
@regehr @lindsey I was thinking it sounded like something out of a Christopher Nolan movie!
@regehr @lindsey I too love these! (And may or may not keep a text file with my favorites...)
- "definitely" -> "defiantly"
- "emphatically" -> "empathically"
- ferocious, viscous beasts
- and indeed the inverse of Armstrong's, courtesy of the WSJ (though the context sadly darkens the humor of it):
@wilbowma That looks weirder still to me, I'm afraid...for what I think the article is aiming to illustrate I would expect a simple
strcpy(buf, "Hello world\n"), i.e. copying the string into the (undersized) allocated buffer.
*buf = "Hello world\n" tries to store a pointer in a single
char (the "first" one of the zero bytes allocated).
This program creates a buffer of size 0, writes “Hello world\n” to it, and tries to print that to standard out.
Was it meant to have a
strcpy() or something instead of a pointer (re)assignment? As written it's safe AFAICT...
@shenki @karolherbst Or the fabled
unsinged char, simultaneously both burnt and unburnt
Utilization-to-merit ratios in API design: does anything else hold a candle to C++ iostreams? Will anything ever?
@mxshift So if you put your store in just the right location...free signage!
@mxshift ...after going by it on foot and stopping to watch the full display cycle I eventually realized it was the sign advertising for itself. I guess whatever shop had been using it went out of business and reverted it to its factory programming (and it's still showing the same thing nearly two years later -- I wonder how long it's been that way).
@mxshift When I first moved into the area I saw a sign on 45th Street just outside University Village trumpeting what appeared to be the specs of PC hardware of approximately that era -- a retrocomputing specialty store? Seemed like pretty prominent advertising for a fairly niche business...
@mxshift Oh neat, I'd heard of them before, but didn't know they were in Seattle...thanks!
@GeoffWozniak The renaming of the company is reminiscent of Sun changing its stock ticker symbol to the embarrassing "JAVA", but...worse.
there's a local place that makes custom audio cables
Which place is this? I'm in your vicinity and could potentially use a place like that...
@jwz @antranigv Any chance Safari's doing DoH or something while the CLI tools use plain old ("real") DNS?
ORDERED that plaintiff Donald Trump shall forthwith pay the accumulated attorneys' fees, legal expenses and costs of the defendants
I dunno, sounds like it might have been kinda pricey...true freedom remains elusive!
@erincandescent @fasterthanlime @mxshift Out of curiosity since I work in the area: what are your OOB access requirements? Anything beyond power control and serial console? (Does Hetzner not provide those?) And do you actually require IPMI proper (protocol-wise), or just the ability to do IPMI-ish things by some means?
@tedu Category? There's a whole Wikipedia unto itself for (approximately) that: https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
Went for a bike ride this morning; quite windy, but nice anyway. The world is *finally* turning green.
Reflecting on the experience... on a bike, it's easy to notice (and complain about) a headwind. Tailwinds, instead, are much harder to notice. They can be a "I'm feeling good today, maybe I'm not in as bad a shape as I thought" experience, where you don't realize that you're getting help - until you turn the corner.
Life is kind of similar. It's easy to notice the headwinds (bad luck, discrimination, etc.) but just as easy to miss the tailwinds that make your experience easier and smoother than it could be. Tailwinds that others may not have.
A key to a good life (and a good bike ride) is to notice and appreciate the tailwinds.
Every teacher I've ever had has told me C is dead, but, C, very alive, continues to defy them
@shenki Hey, that's some useful metadata!
Whoever it is should make the links in
Link: tags clickable though...
Abusing the user:password@host URI format to give the appearance of a more legitimate domain is a clever technique that I don't think I can recall seeing before -- but given that, why not go straight for netflix.com? Such wasted potential!
@shenki @arj Thanks for the links! Sadly what I'd arrived at was pretty much equivalent to Jarkko's patch, so perhaps it would be wiser for me to see where Song's effort ends up rather than pile on myself...
@arj Uh-oh..."another"? Might this someone be unwittingly heading down a path already littered with bones from previous attempts?
@shenki Too late! I actually ended up a lot less drenched than I was expecting; it was a pretty cool spot to just stand there and hang out in for a few minutes.
@arj Eh, who really needs that fancy-shmancy "userspace" anyway...sounds like a scheme by Big CPU to sell more operating modes.
@tedu I think it might be time to lawyer up -- looks like they're infringing on patented Honk hydration technology!
Every article about AI this week is like "Today, there's not yet a human who has eaten hot wings so hot that they spontaneously burst into flame. But, as we develop hotter and hotter sauces, we must confront the fact that one day — and that day may come very soon — one of the guests on Hot Ones will become The Inhuman Torch from Marvel Comics and annihilate the eastern seaboard in an all-consuming flame. We must prepare for that inevitable future."
@cks Or alternately,
getent services 548. (Assuming glibc, anyway.)
...and indeed, it's catching on!
Now we just need @monsieuricon to cook up some sort of lkml<->fediverse bridge for backwards compatibility.
@GeoffWozniak I assume we'll be getting some sort of explanation here once the dust settles?
@tedu But it's like 1.5 Scaramuccis!
@monsieuricon @chockenberry I'm almost tempted enough by this to create an account with one of these LLM things just to see what "...in the style of Bill the Cat" does to its output...
@th @Ange Though I should note that since I'm not actually running BSD I produced that via the version in the bsd-games package, which appears to be slightly different than OpenBSD's, at least: https://man.openbsd.org/bcd.6
(And which I'm only aware of due to this dredging up a memory of a @tedu blog post from a while back: https://flak.tedunangst.com/post/improving-bcd)
/A LA BSD'S BCD(6), PERHAPS? |
|] ] ] ] ]]]] ] ]] |
| ] ] ] ] ] ] |
| ] ] ] ] |
@grawity @cks @gnomon GNU grep has included optimizations based on detecting its stdout being
/dev/null since 2016, FWIW...
I've heard a few people claim that GPT-style AI has helped them write more code. I'd be about a million times more impressed if it helped them write *better* code. The world really really really doesn't need even larger quantities of mediocre code.