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dgerard David Gerard @awful.systems

the guy who got Elon and Grimes to hook up, destroying Twitter and then Reddit

https://davidgerard.co.uk/

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Stubsack: weekly thread for sneers not worth an entire post, week ending Sunday 14 July 2024
  • we think that's supposed to be Korean or Japanese Jesus, insofar as anything out of an AI is supposed to be anything

  • pivot-to-ai.com LLM vendors are incredibly bad at responding to security issues

    IT consultant Mark Pesce was building an LLM-based similarity finder for a legal client. He discovered a prompt that reliably caused multiple LLMs to go nuts and output complete gibberish: “it desc…

    LLM vendors are incredibly bad at responding to security issues
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    Stubsack: weekly thread for sneers not worth an entire post, week ending Sunday 14 July 2024
  • we've reached some zenith of insane facebook AI slop

    hot Japanese cabin crew, barefoot, on a farm, with Jesus

    (image)

  • I'm on Paris Marx's podcast this week rambling about crypto, AI hype and social media. Oh yeah and Jack Dorsey, our supposed subject. 1 hour.
  • my accent veers uncertainly between middle class London bloke and much more extreme strayan than i spoke like when i lived there

  • I'm on Paris Marx's podcast this week rambling about crypto, AI hype and social media. Oh yeah and Jack Dorsey, our supposed subject. 1 hour.
  • yeah, i'm talking about the happier times just after launch, when the attraction was "facebook but it's not facebook"

  • That tracing woodgrains peice on David Gerard is out
  • we'll get there, comment by comment! Or not.

  • That tracing woodgrains peice on David Gerard is out
  • I should note that I didn't ghostwrite that one either

  • That tracing woodgrains peice on David Gerard is out
  • he could have just said "as he calls himself", but nooo

  • I'm on Paris Marx's podcast this week rambling about crypto, AI hype and social media. Oh yeah and Jack Dorsey, our supposed subject. 1 hour.

    www.thenation.com Jack Dorsey’s Embrace of Crypto-Libertarianism

    On this episode of Tech Won't Save Us, David Gerard on Jack Dorsey’s decision to leave Bluesky.

    Jack Dorsey’s Embrace of Crypto-Libertarianism

    Paris' editors are awesome and made my hesitant rambling sound snappy and lively too. This came out extremely well.

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  • also he lifted that line from me lol

  • a16z is working hard to get stuck with last year’s Nvidia chips
  • the worst part of this post was finding a pic. that is the least worst pic of Andreessen I think.

    also this was stuck in my head the whole time

  • pivot-to-ai.com a16z is working hard to get stuck with last year’s Nvidia chips

    Nvidia GPU chips, the favored engine for AI number crunching, are still in restricted supply — though not nearly as tightly as in 2023. But venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has decid…

    a16z is working hard to get stuck with last year’s Nvidia chips
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    That tracing woodgrains peice on David Gerard is out
  • Trace started his research on the site for banned Wikipedia cranks. I don't know if he can presently edit Wikipedia, but he writes like someone who can't.

  • OpenAI and Arianna Huffington: transforming healthcare with nagbots
  • "Arianna Huffington! My pathway to mainstream legitimacy at long last!! my friends will think i'm consorting with commies, but Arianna is the only one of these hardcore marxist leninists i can do this with"

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  • not playing it, you understand

  • pivot-to-ai.com OpenAI and Arianna Huffington: transforming healthcare with nagbots

    The US healthcare system is about the worst to be found in a first-world country, with crippling medical bills and racketeering medical insurance — if you can even get insured in the first place. O…

    OpenAI and Arianna Huffington: transforming healthcare with nagbots

    this has been discussed here previously, but we mostly thought you'd enjoy the picture of your friend and mine Sam Altman

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  • must be woke mind virus, we don't even acknowledge race and iq, smdh

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  • from Twitter:

    lol YouTube just served me an AI voiced 1:48:28 article solely dedicated to attacking @davidgerard on Wikipedia

    EDIT: and:

    These were all posted 4 hours ago on a variety of sites so I assume someone has a personal grudge

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  • it's a highly sneerable article, i'm sure he has something to sneer about it

  • pivot-to-ai.com LA school chatbot vendor goes bust, student data at risk

    On March 20, the Los Angeles Unified School District launched an exciting new chatbot: “Ed,” a friend to students and parents! [Ed] LAUSD Superintendent Alberto Carvalho painted a magical pic…

    LA school chatbot vendor goes bust, student data at risk

    > whatever you call it he’s going to talk to you in a hundred different languages, he’s going to connect with you, he’s going to fall in love with you

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    MetaMed, slight return: BayesMed, featuring Jann Tallin. AI workflows for clinicians. No medical advice. No sign of Vassar.

    bayesmed.com BayesMed

    BayesMed is a business of Encultured AI, PBC, an AI research & development company focussing on human–AI interaction and healthcare applications of AI.

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    Pivot to AI: Venture capital kept shoveling money into AI startups in Q2 2024

    pivot-to-ai.com Venture capital kept shoveling money into AI startups in Q2 2024

    In the second quarter of 2024, AI startups were still getting insane amounts of money from venture capitalist investment. This is despite an increasingly glaring lack of profitability — or even pro…

    Venture capital kept shoveling money into AI startups in Q2 2024
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    Pivot to AI: Venture capital will eat itself

    pivot-to-ai.com Venture capital will eat itself

    The people yelling loudest about the potential of AI to drive humans out of their jobs are venture capitalists. It turns out they were right — tech VCs themselves are replacing their lower-level pe…

    Venture capital will eat itself
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    Stubsack: weekly thread for sneers not worth an entire post, week ending Sunday 14 July 2024

    Need to let loose a primal scream without collecting footnotes first? Have a sneer percolating in your system but not enough time/energy to make a whole post about it? Go forth and be mid: Welcome to the Stubsack, your first port of call for learning fresh Awful you’ll near-instantly regret.

    Any awful.systems sub may be subsneered in this subthread, techtakes or no.

    If your sneer seems higher quality than you thought, feel free to cut’n’paste it into its own post — there’s no quota for posting and the bar really isn’t that high.

    > The post Xitter web has spawned soo many “esoteric” right wing freaks, but there’s no appropriate sneer-space for them. I’m talking redscare-ish, reality challenged “culture critics” who write about everything but understand nothing. I’m talking about reply-guys who make the same 6 tweets about the same 3 subjects. They’re inescapable at this point, yet I don’t see them mocked (as much as they should be) > >Like, there was one dude a while back who insisted that women couldn’t be surgeons because they didn’t believe in the moon or in stars? I think each and every one of these guys is uniquely fucked up and if I can’t escape them, I would love to sneer at them.

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    The CIA is using generative AI as a search engine

    www.defenseone.com The US intelligence community is embracing generative AI

    Intelligence agencies are using generative AI for a variety of purposes, including content triage and assisting analysts.

    The US intelligence community is embracing generative AI
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    pivot-to-ai.com Google and Microsoft are getting dirtier. They can’t help it, it’s AI!

    Microsoft released its 2024 environmental report in May, and Google released its report in June. Both companies have a goal of zero net emissions by 2030. Both are on track to miss this goal — and …

    Google and Microsoft are getting dirtier. They can’t help it, it’s AI!
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    pivot-to-ai.com Google News still serving plagiarized spam ahead of the originals it’s ripping off

    AI plagiarism from content farms is still getting shown in Google News ahead of the originals it’s ripping off. Wired found that the Syrus #Blog content farm had gamed the results for Google News —…

    Google News still serving plagiarized spam ahead of the originals it’s ripping off
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    The AI is still for spam

    timharek.no I received an AI email - Tim Hårek

    At first I thought it was from a reader.

    even the orange site is not impressed: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=40862865

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