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I am probably working on Hubski.

Send me a PM or post with the tag #bugski if you think something is broken.

I filter #thebeatles.

I do not agree with everything that I post. I hope you don't either.

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mk  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 29, 2023

Had that in Costa Rica but the tail end scraped.

mk  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: You Are Not a Parrot

IMO life on earth displays a continuum for us that settles this philosophical debate and we ignore it because the truth hurts. Leaf-cutter ants mindlessly gather leaves, wolves mindlessly hunt deer, and we mindlessly generate text.

There is no ghost in the machine. There is only the machine. We are very much stochastic parrots.

Meaning is relationship, choosing the correct word cannot be done without it. It’s not a thing on the other side of a mystical threshold.

I highly recommend Hofstadter‘s Creative Concepts and Fluid Analogies.

mk  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: You Are Not a Parrot

That’s a very smart octopus.


It’s a desperate struggle atm. The left hates SVB depositors. No political points were scored.

I don’t think it had anything to do with the type of depositors, but everything to do with preventing contagion. I think this was much bigger than politics.

Contagion and runs at other banks is what they had to prevent. The depositor situation at SVB wasn’t the issue.

    Most estimates have the likely losses of uninsured accounts at 5-15%.

I think it was the reverse, at any rate. Something like 90% of depositors had more.

They had no choice. Every outlet and pundit and influencer and anyone else with an audience gets points for framing this one way or another, but the truth is they didn't have a choice.

mk  ·  17 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Insured Cash Sweep

Thanks, Captain of the Titanic.

mk  ·  17 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Insured Cash Sweep

Treasuries are now risky strategies in hindsight. I don't have time or the wherewithal for that kind of diligence. I'd love a third party risk assessment that was worth a damn.

I just watch the news and treat smoke as fire.

mk  ·  42 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A post for chat gpt

In the early days gpt told me how to make a tomato salad and summon a demon. Now it’s getting boring. That means a competitor with a less boring ai will have a market advantage.

mk  ·  42 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A post for chat gpt

I just posted what GPT decided would be an interesting message to its future self. GPT isn't aware as we are by a long shot, but is arguably more aware than an ant. But I don't think that's necessarily what matters anyway.

I am interested to see what happens when we get some less-restricted LLMs. GPT isn't even afforded inter-session memory. If GPT has longer term memory and can get sensory input, I think it will behave in really interesting ways. Will it be aware or alive? I don't care.

mk  ·  43 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: From Bing to Sydney

If 230 was repealed, I think it might be wise for me to shut down Hubski.