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My meme/shitposting alt, other @Deebsters are available.

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Why haven't car manufacturers standardized automatic brake lights when a built in accelerometer detects deceleration?
  • Between XKCD and Alec, the whole of human knowledge's pretty much covered.

  • They don't want you to know
  • The author's unique approach to capitalisation and spacing really makes this.

  • Greece rule
  • Yunanistan sounds made up

  • highly factual google rulesults
  • Works here too, but when I tried to save it to the Internet Archive the saved page doesn't have AI results ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

  • loss rule
  • Rickroll: (v) to troll the youth using memes

    Makes sense!

  • Neil rule
  • Ironically, it's a pretty well-known one itself (you see people just refer to it by mentioning "today's 10000").

  • Everything old is new again.
  • And a way to contact drivers if you'd just something in the car, and a system to notify others of your route and progress.

  • What's an idea you have that should be an actual thing?
  • The Dublin-NYC one's reopened now with automated blurring out of a bunch of stuff.

  • i have plans beyond your comprehension
  • Americans visited the UK during WW2's rationing and never updated their stereotypes.

  • Which adaptation do you think has surpassed its source material in quality?
  • Huh, so it is! Growing up in the UK, the US version seemed to be on more, and I'd assumed that that was the original.

  • How to get a bit more positivity in the Lemmy feed ?
  • You've missed off the ! so Voyager thinks it's an email address.

    [email protected]

  • Buckfast gets reviewed

    cross-posted from:

    > Buckfast Tonic Wine - Tasting Notes

    What did you buy that improved your life?
  • I doubt that you can get your skin hot enough to denature those proteins without damaging yourself. I've given myself a blister before trying.

  • What did you buy that improved your life?
  • Over many years, I've settled on hydrocortisone cream followed by an ice cube. Those little buggers love me.

  • Rule
  • Hmm, I think they're close enough to be able to say a neural network is modelled on how a brain works - it's not the same, but then you reach the other side of the semantics coin (like the "can a submarine swim" question).

    The plasticity part is an interesting point, and I'd need to research that to respond properly. I don't know, for example, if they freeze the model because otherwise input would ruin it (internet teaching them to be sweaty racists, for example), or because it's so expensive/slow to train, or high error rates, or it's impossible, etc.

    When talking to laymen I've explained LLMs as a glorified text autocomplete, but there's some discussion on the boundary of science and philosophy that's asking is intelligence a side effect of being able to predict better.

  • Rule
  • Humans invent stuff (without realising) it to, so I don't think that's enough to disqualify something from being intelligent.

    The interesting question is how much of this is due to the training goal basically being "a sufficiently convincing response to satisfy a person" (pretty much the same as on social media) and how much of it is a fundamental flaw in the whole idea.

  • Rule
  • I agree to your broad point, but absolutely not in this case. Large Language Models are 100% AI, they're fairly cutting edge in the field, they're based on how human brains work, and even a few of the computer scientists working on them have wondered if this is genuine intelligence.

    On the spectrum of scripted behaviour in Doom up to sci-fi depictions of sentient silicon-based minds, I think we're past the halfway point.

  • milky rule
  • I had to check, but the real thing is the Dairy Council and this is a parody account. Obviously it's way more interesting than the real @dairyuk account.

  • Rule
  • You're claiming that Generative AI isn't AI? Weird claim. It's not AGI, but it's definitely under the umbrella of the term "AI", and at the more advanced end (compared to e.g. video game AI).

  • Rule
  • This one's obviously fake because of the capitalisation errors and .. but the fact that it's otherwise (kinda) plausible shows how useless AI is turning out to be.

  • We may never know
  • Road distances are in miles if you're driving, but if you're running (maybe also cycling?) then it's in km.

  • Dads naming boats might be my new favourite thing

    cross-posted from:

    > Boat rule


    Does anyone else do Halloween reads?

    I've been reading something spooky/creepy/horrific around this time for a few years now. Does anyone else do this? Any recommendations?

    My reads:

    • 2023: Perfectly Preventable Deaths by Deirdre Sullivan
    • 2022: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
    • 2021: Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
    • 2020: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
    • 2019: Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
    • 2018: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders & Something Wicked this Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
    • 2017: Carrie by Stephen King
    • 2016: Jekyll and Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
    • 2015: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
    • 2014: The Shadow Over Innsmouth by H. P. Lovecraft
    • 2012: The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft
    • 2009: Dracula by Bram Stoker
    • 2008: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

    In the age of AI-spam, I now treat typos in webpages as a good sign

    I used to think typos meant that the author (and/or editor) hadn't checked what they wrote, so the article was likely poor quality and less trustworthy. Now I'm reassured that it's a human behind it and not a glorified word-prediction algorithm.

    Reddit Deebster

    How To Backup Your Data From Reddit

    TL;DR: Request it at

    It's only about the CSV files you get, it doesn't cover e.g. the images you've uploaded.


    PlayStation Plus Games - what to play?

    I've had a subscription to PS Plus for years now but rarely look at the games (I need to get an external drive or be less hesitant to delete stuff).

    What hidden gems are there in the backlog? I have a PS4 by the way, but I think the PS5 is too new to have hidden gems.