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  1. Thread: Sentient AI

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    Dude got fired:...

    Dude got fired: https://bigtechnology.substack.com/p/google-fires-blake-lemoine-engineer

    I think they let him off the hook with their stated reason: "chose to persistently violate clear employment...
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    Last night I dreamed I had a conversation with...

    Last night I dreamed I had a conversation with Iceman. He looked like Clint Eastwood. I tried to talk to him about his boat, but he wasn't having it. I think he found me annoying and wished I would...
  3. Thread: Kitesurfing

    by The Suit
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    I got a GoPro line mount. Not sure I like it. ...

    I got a GoPro line mount. Not sure I like it.

    https://vimeo.com/728461501
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    I read the whole article and it's pretty clear he...

    I read the whole article and it's pretty clear he wrote that with tongue in cheek. I think he has too much faith in algorithms, but he's not a cultist.
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    Good article. Not sure he's a genius, but he...

    Good article. Not sure he's a genius, but he doesn't seem particularly evil, either. His take on decentralized "protocol" lending was new to me, and thought-provoking. As a long-time software...
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    I'm in the 1%. I had zero economic anxiety from...

    I'm in the 1%. I had zero economic anxiety from the pandemic. I ended up wealthier. Millions of Americans suffered significant financial trauma during the pandemic. I don't deserve a gold star...
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    You can't drive a company to bankruptcy by...

    You can't drive a company to bankruptcy by shorting their stock. Companies go bankrupt when they run out of cash. It's a good rule of thumb to assume that "liquidity crisis" is a weaselly way of...
  8. You could reach down and unstrap really fast if...

    You could reach down and unstrap really fast if you were desperate.
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    latest from Vitalik:...

    latest from Vitalik: https://vitalik.ca/general/2022/06/20/backpack.html
  10. Thread: Sentient AI

    by The Suit
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    I've been working with natural language...

    I've been working with natural language processing (NLP) and natural language generation (NLG) tools for 5-6 years now. The state of the art has progressed tremendously in that time period, to the...
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    Check in with Brett Sheerin -- Maui True North...

    Check in with Brett Sheerin -- Maui True North -- if you want to surf. He's a kiting friend. Old time ski bum. My sister-in-law got a couple surf lessons from him last month and had a great time.
    ...
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    short for effing cunt

    short for effing cunt
  13. Thread: Boat Porn!

    by The Suit
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    Hah! You got me to look it up. It's actually the...

    Hah! You got me to look it up. It's actually the "sheer line", not "shear line". Doh!
  14. Thread: Boat Porn!

    by The Suit
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    Interesting that they went away from the...

    Interesting that they went away from the traditional Rybovich broken shear. The shearline looks like a Merritt.
  15. Thread: Ukraine

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    That seems like more than one thing. At least...

    That seems like more than one thing. At least three things. Maybe more.
  16. Thread: Con artists

    by The Suit
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    Facts are simple and facts are straight Facts...

    Facts are simple and facts are straight
    Facts are lazy and facts are late
    Facts don't come with points of view
    Facts don't do what I want them to
  17. Thread: Boat Porn!

    by The Suit
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    Nope. The one in my picture is a year or so...

    Nope. The one in my picture is a year or so older.

    She'll be in Costa Rica in a couple months, though.
  18. Thread: Boat Porn!

    by The Suit
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    Fished next these guys for four days last week....

    Fished next these guys for four days last week. 63 foot Ricky Scarborough. Sorry about the crappy iPhone shot.

    415811
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    Frozen & I had a war with the unibonger. I banned...

    Frozen & I had a war with the unibonger. I banned him plus about a billion aliases back in the day. But I'm too old to remember when that was.
  20. Thread: Buckaroo

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    We are not in the eighth dimension. We are over...

    We are not in the eighth dimension. We are over New Jersey.
  21. I wasn't sure which car thread to put this in......

    I wasn't sure which car thread to put this in...

    A few things to know before stealing my 914
  22. Thread: Maui in March

    by The Suit
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    Ouch! That's why I'm in Maui right now.

    Ouch!

    That's why I'm in Maui right now.
  23. Thread: Maui in March

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    Jaws last broke about 3 weeks ago. It's not a...

    Jaws last broke about 3 weeks ago. It's not a common thing.
  24. Extended Suit family gathering. Somehow beer die...

    Extended Suit family gathering. Somehow beer die has become the game of choice so I smooved out a pad in the backyard and fired up the tractor's work lights so we could hold a tournament.
  25. Wyoming beer die 405970

    Wyoming beer die
    405970
  26. I just read The Monk of Mokha...

    I just read The Monk of Mokha about a Yemeni American with no relevant experience who decided that he would restore Yemeni coffee to its once-high status. It's not just about coffee, but it's a good...
  27. Dang, that was you. Mrs. Suit & I were...

    Dang, that was you. Mrs. Suit & I were transferring from Teton lift to Thunder and I went by you as you offloaded Casper, and then you went by me 'cuz your wax is good, and then I went by you 'cuz...
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    https://www.haveibeenexpired.com/

    https://www.haveibeenexpired.com/
  29. I gotta put in a plug for Overview Coffee. I know...

    I gotta put in a plug for Overview Coffee. I know better than to link a facebook page, so this is copied from it:



    Here's the website that doesn't talk about the tiny cafe: Overview Coffee.
    ...
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    I was super curious about this one, because it...

    I was super curious about this one, because it doesn't sound right. So I looked up the numbers. I found this:

    That's 6.6 terawatt hours. There's a fairly wide range of estimates of bitcoins...
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    No early opening today says the JH app. All start...

    No early opening today says the JH app. All start loading at 9:00. Casper still down.
  32. I think Matt Sheets at TVS does a good job on the...

    I think Matt Sheets at TVS does a good job on the bootfitting.

    I'm not riding the tram, 'cuz Covid's over.
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    If you're interested in a surf or kiteboarding...

    If you're interested in a surf or kiteboarding intro, or just about any water sport on Maui, you should talk to Brett Sheerin -- Maui True North. Brett's a great guy, and an ex ski bum as well. He...
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    I got this from hacker news: Here's the...

    I got this from hacker news:

    Here's the Himawari-8 satellite viewer, centred on the eruption.
    Press the right arrow icon in the bottom right to advance to the next 10min snapshot.
    ...
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    My Maui friends sent me a video. Tsunami has...

    My Maui friends sent me a video. Tsunami has passed and their beach chairs are intact.
  36. Thread: cool homes

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    Not child-safe.

    Not child-safe.
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    I will take three. Wife + 2 daughters

    I will take three. Wife + 2 daughters
  38. Pretty good. The wind event smoothed everything...

    Pretty good. The wind event smoothed everything out. This morning the middle hoback was nice and soft up top and got progressively stiffer down low, but it was still plenty good top to bottom.
  39. It's like af. But pf.

    It's like af. But pf.
  40. Happy Birthday HMS! There was a top to bottom...

    Happy Birthday HMS!

    There was a top to bottom wind crust on lower sublette ridge this morning. Skiable, but not super-fun.

    The crown in the expert chutes was pf frightening. Anyone know when it...
  41. I saw that inbounds at the Village this morning....

    I saw that inbounds at the Village this morning. A couple steep wind loaded pockets in Liquor Cabinet, so south facing.
  42. Today was like an old-timey January day. Fuckton...

    Today was like an old-timey January day. Fuckton of new snow and a non-fuckton of people on the hill. So fun!
  43. Like acostiga, I'm from Pittsburgh. I grew up...

    Like acostiga, I'm from Pittsburgh. I grew up there in the '70s, when we were the City of Champions. I don't think I had an "irrational hatred for neighboring, basically similar midwestern/mid...
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    My doubts are more on the tech side. All of those...

    My doubts are more on the tech side. All of those monopolies are driven by scale - both quantity of data as well as transaction rates. All of the distributed consensus mechanisms that I know of rely...
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    I'm still pretty skeptical, but this article --...

    I'm still pretty skeptical, but this article -- Web3/Crypto: Why Bother? -- is the most cogent argument I've seen to date in favor of blockchain as a disruptive technology. Even more so than...
  46. Thread: Trucks.

    by The Suit
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    Maybe I'll change my tune when the problems...

    Maybe I'll change my tune when the problems start, but right now I'm planning to be OK with the whole guinea-pig aspect of it.
  47. Thread: Trucks.

    by The Suit
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    I pre-ordered a Rivian yesterday. It's for Maui,...

    I pre-ordered a Rivian yesterday. It's for Maui, where the weather's always warm and you'd have to work to come up with a 100 mile excursion. Seems like the perfect application for an e-truck. Plus I...
  48. Ditto! My own daughters outsmarted me.

    Ditto! My own daughters outsmarted me.
  49. fwiw, I suffered from the same misapprehension.

    fwiw, I suffered from the same misapprehension.
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    Hey vaccine buddy -- sorry you had to write that,...

    Hey vaccine buddy -- sorry you had to write that, but thank you. I haven't talked to Greg in years, but I never would have predicted this.
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