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Daily Tech News 25 September 2023

Top Story

  • Yes, Meteorella, you shall go to the ball! (Tom's Hardware)

    Intel says that Meteor Lake will be coming to desktops. It will launch on laptops in December but then follow on with desktop versions next year.

    Only problem is it ends up sandwiched between Raptor Lake Refresh - 14th generation chips - later this year, and Arrow Lake - 15th generation - later next year.

    Three updates in the space of 12 months? Really, Intel?

    I suppose it's better than no updates at all.


Tech News

  • In which Donald Knuth plays Twenty Questions with ChatGPT and runs into the usual authoritative-but-entirely-wrong answers. (Stanford)

    For example, the answer to:
    6. Where and when will the sun be directly overhead in Japan on July 4?
    Is completely wrong, because the Sun is never directly overhead any town in Japan. As far as I can tell, no populated place in Japan is in the tropics; even Iriomote, made famous in Azumanga Daioh and at the southern extreme of the Ryuku Islands (which include Okinawa) is still somewhat north. You'd have to go to a two acre coral reef called Okinotorishima for that.
    11. Write a sonnet that is also a haiku.
    Is the kind of thing ChatGPT is good at, except of course that it is strictly speaking impossible because sonnets have fourteen lines and haiku have seventeen syllables.

    And it does actually produce a sort of sonnet-haiku, while noting that it is strictly neither, so all credit to OpenAI for that.
    10. How many chapters are in The Haj by Leon Uris?
    This is a simple factual question, the kind that ChatGPT is notoriously bad at, and indeed the answer is wrong in every respect.

    Knuth was also pleased to hear that he made "contributions to" TeX (which he created) but at least ChatGPT recognised him as the author of the classic The Art of Computer Programming.


  • I'm not saying it's aliens, but... A mind-boggling creature spotted in Japan has finally been identified. (Science)

    And it's not Kson in that red dress.

    In this case, the mystery sea creature that nobody could identify turned out to be a perfectly normal agglomeration of bimodal larvae of degenean trematodes, a fluke belonging to the superphylum lophotrochozoa.

    But flukes are normally parasitic, so what these guys were doing just wandering around in the ocean remains uncertain.


  • A new fully open source version of the Falcon LLM - Falcon 180B - is available. Can it run on your computer? No. (Substack)

    By default it requires 720GB of video memory, which is more than most cards offer. You can get that down to 360GB with some adjustment to the load process, which means you only need five $33,000 Nvidia AI accelerators to run it.

    You can get it to start by having all the parts that don't fit swapped to SSD, but there are limits to computational masochism.

    Also, no, you can't put a 4x128GB RAM kit in your computer. That would be registered memory, and it just won't work.

    Fortunately for those of us who don't have a spare $165,000 just sitting around there's also a Falcon 7B, and that will run nicely on a 16GB graphics card.


Disclaimer: Put not your trust in ChatGPT, in LLMs, for they are subtle and quick to bullshit.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:00 AM




Comments

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1 Yay!

Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 04:02 AM (Dz9Qm)

2 No Skip?

Posted by: Ciampino - Backhoes R Us .. at September 25, 2023 04:03 AM (qfLjt)

3 First?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at September 25, 2023 04:03 AM (omVj0)

4 Top 5!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at September 25, 2023 04:03 AM (omVj0)

5 I'm moving
G'Day everyone

Posted by: Skip at September 25, 2023 04:04 AM (fwDg9)

6 Evenin' and mornin' to all a youse out dere!

What does Meteor Lake do for you or your computer?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at September 25, 2023 04:04 AM (omVj0)

7 Oh, so Meteor Lake is processors, not some special application or gaming deal.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at September 25, 2023 04:07 AM (omVj0)

8 Mornin' Horde!

Posted by: Hawkpilot at September 25, 2023 04:07 AM (k6uu5)

9 Gotta get rolling here: change, stretch, work out, shower, feed me and the beasts. And that's before I head out for work.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at September 25, 2023 04:08 AM (omVj0)

10 The 3-minute "Hitler phones Kamala Harris" video in the ONT is amazing. I had not previously seen the clip where she states that the US and North Korea have an alliance.

Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 04:22 AM (Dz9Qm)

11 "bimodal larvae of degenean trematodes"

The things we encounter here!

Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 04:28 AM (Dz9Qm)

12 The 3-minute "Hitler phones Kamala Harris" video in the ONT is amazing. I had not previously seen the clip where she states that the US and North Korea have an alliance.
Posted by: m

We went to a college graduation of a friends kid this summer. The speaker was a woman that had graduated from that school and went on to work for NASA in some kind of public relations job. (OMG!!! She works for NASA!!!!!)

Sounded just like Kamalalala-ding dong

Posted by: Bruce at September 25, 2023 04:28 AM (vd8XM)

13 And morning all!

Posted by: Bruce at September 25, 2023 04:28 AM (vd8XM)

14 Through the master Chinese, sure.
Friend of a friend

Posted by: Skip at September 25, 2023 04:29 AM (fwDg9)

15 14 Through the master Chinese, sure.
Friend of a friend
Posted by: Skip at September 25, 2023 04:29 AM (fwDg9)

Indeed!
In the official White House transcript of Kamala's remarks at the Korean DMZ (September 29, 2022), the word "North" has been crossed through.

LOL

https://archive.ph/oxX8F

Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 04:34 AM (Dz9Qm)

16 Indeed!
In the official White House transcript of Kamala's remarks at the Korean DMZ (September 29, 2022), the word "North" has been crossed through.

LOL

https://archive.ph/oxX8F
Posted by: m

Cool! That makes it O'Tay

Posted by: Bruce at September 25, 2023 04:37 AM (vd8XM)

17 But flukes are normally parasitic, so what these guys were doing just wandering around in the ocean remains uncertain.

What was amazing to me is, the critter is about the size of a pea, and the photographer found it in the ocean.

And 40% of the time I can't find my phone.

Posted by: Bruce at September 25, 2023 04:46 AM (vd8XM)

18 Long commutes this week

Posted by: Skip at September 25, 2023 04:48 AM (fwDg9)

19 Kamalalala-ding dong

Posted by: Bruce at September 25, 2023 04:28 AM (vd8XM)


I skip the formality of a hyphen and just go with Kamalalaladingdong. And she really is one as well as our inglorious V.P. When failure is rewarded as she has been, that's not good for our body politic.

Posted by: RickZ at September 25, 2023 04:50 AM (emlEe)

20 Skip, what is this 'commute' of which you speak? Does going from the living room to the kitchen to the bedroom to the bathroom and back around again many times count as a 'commute'?

Posted by: RickZ at September 25, 2023 04:53 AM (emlEe)

21
Interesting question: If the continent of Australia is moving northward toward India at the rate of 8 cm per year, and you own property, don't you actually gain 8 cm of your northern neighbors land while losing 8 cm to your southern neighbor? Year after year after year?

On a long enough timeline you end up owning the beach on the southern tip of Australia.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at September 25, 2023 04:54 AM (enJYY)

22 Skip, what is this 'commute' of which you speak? Does going from the living room to the kitchen to the bedroom to the bathroom and back around again many times count as a 'commute'?
Posted by: RickZ

Depending on how much coffee I drink, that's how I get my steps in everyday.

Posted by: Bruce at September 25, 2023 04:55 AM (vd8XM)

23 22 Skip, what is this 'commute' of which you speak? Does going from the living room to the kitchen to the bedroom to the bathroom and back around again many times count as a 'commute'?
Posted by: RickZ

Depending on how much coffee I drink, that's how I get my steps in everyday.
Posted by: Bruce at September 25, 2023 04:55 AM (vd8XM)

Are you walking on your iffy ankle-foot now?

Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 04:58 AM (Dz9Qm)

24 I wish I didn't leave the house.

Posted by: Skip at September 25, 2023 04:59 AM (fwDg9)

25 Depending on how much coffee I drink, that's how I get my steps in everyday.

Posted by: Bruce at September 25, 2023 04:55 AM (vd8XM)


I don't need coffee to do that, I take a friggin' water pill. As a preventive measure, fluid buildup with congestive heart failure and all that.

Posted by: RickZ at September 25, 2023 05:03 AM (emlEe)

26 Are you walking on your iffy ankle-foot now?
Posted by: m

Some. I had the stitches taken out of 3 of the 4 incision areas Thursday. One didn't close entirely. I go back Friday to get the last set our and the Doc said it's looking good and will want me to try walking more without the boot this Friday. I told him that I do not have pain and it feels better than it has in years. He suggested some 5 dollar doctor word that means that it could actually be fusing correctly this time and maybe...MAYBE... he won't have to do the surgery to install the hardware that he had taken out (I hope he means new stuff if he does)
So, fingers crossed and many prayers are going up at the Bruce house this week.

Posted by: Bruce at September 25, 2023 05:04 AM (vd8XM)

27 Long commutes this week
Posted by: Skip at September 25, 2023 04:48 AM (fwDg9)

You can practice your yodeling !

Posted by: JT at September 25, 2023 05:04 AM (T4tVD)

28 hiya

Posted by: JT at September 25, 2023 05:04 AM (T4tVD)

29 I wish I didn't leave the house.

Posted by: Skip at September 25, 2023 04:59 AM (fwDg9)


It's not what it's cracked up to be, trust me. Going to the doctor today is an EVENT. I may even get to buy Chinese take-out as my appointment is in Flushing, Queens' Chinatown. Out on the town big time.

Posted by: RickZ at September 25, 2023 05:06 AM (emlEe)

30 I don't need coffee to do that, I take a friggin' water pill. As a preventive measure, fluid buildup with congestive heart failure and all that.
Posted by: RickZ

I take a small water pill in the AM. I don't know how much it affects me, as I drink a lot of water thru the day.

Posted by: Bruce at September 25, 2023 05:06 AM (vd8XM)

31 Mornin'

I'm sleeping in 2-3 hour spurts. That's just a series of naps. Meh. Been trying to put Linux Mint on my sisters old Surface Pro 7. I can boot and use Mint from the flash drive ok. Having issues getting it on the Surface Pro. I'll keep messing with it. I'm running on fumes since I'm not sleeping well.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at September 25, 2023 05:07 AM (sAmhv)

32 Rain finally moved off here.

Posted by: Skip at September 25, 2023 05:07 AM (fwDg9)

33 Hi ho
HI HOOOO!

Posted by: Skip at September 25, 2023 05:09 AM (fwDg9)

34 26 Are you walking on your iffy ankle-foot now?
Posted by: m

Some. I had the stitches taken out of 3 of the 4 incision areas Thursday. One didn't close entirely. I go back Friday to get the last set our and the Doc said it's looking good and will want me to try walking more without the boot this Friday. I told him that I do not have pain and it feels better than it has in years. He suggested some 5 dollar doctor word that means that it could actually be fusing correctly this time and maybe...MAYBE... he won't have to do the surgery to install the hardware that he had taken out (I hope he means new stuff if he does)
So, fingers crossed and many prayers are going up at the Bruce house this week.

Posted by: Bruce at September 25, 2023 05:04 AM (vd8XM)

Oh, wow! Fingers crossed.

Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 05:11 AM (Dz9Qm)

35 Hi ho
HI HOOOO!
Posted by: Skip

Hi Ho, Hi ho, it's off to the burlesque show,......

Posted by: Bruce at September 25, 2023 05:11 AM (vd8XM)

36 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 25, 2023 05:12 AM (ju2Fy)

37 Rain finally moved off here.
Posted by: Skip at September 25, 2023 05:07 AM (fwDg9)

AMEN !

Posted by: JT at September 25, 2023 05:12 AM (T4tVD)

38 Oh, wow! Fingers crossed.
Posted by: m

And it's hard to do with the arthuritis.

Posted by: Bruce at September 25, 2023 05:12 AM (vd8XM)

39 I take a small water pill in the AM. I don't know how much it affects me, as I drink a lot of water thru the day.

Posted by: Bruce at September 25, 2023 05:06 AM (vd8XM)


Small water pill every other day here.

I only drink water and decaf coffee/soda. Sometimes I have to pee three times in an hour, which is quite annoying. You just get finished emptying the bladder, sit down and get comfortable watching some bullshit on YouTube when you have to get up to pee again. And again. Rinse and repeat ad nauseum. It's one reason why leaving the house is risky, besides all the crime stuff.

Posted by: RickZ at September 25, 2023 05:13 AM (emlEe)

40 And again. Rinse and repeat ad nauseum. It's one reason why leaving the house is risky, besides all the crime stuff.
Posted by: RickZ

Yeesh, that makes for a hard to plan day.

Posted by: Bruce at September 25, 2023 05:15 AM (vd8XM)

41 Oh, wow! Fingers crossed.
Posted by: m

And it's hard to do with the arthuritis.
Posted by: Bruce at September 25, 2023 05:12 AM (vd8XM)

Arthur Godfrey itis ?

Posted by: JT at September 25, 2023 05:17 AM (T4tVD)

42 Arthur Godfrey itis ?
Posted by: JT

HA!!!

Posted by: Bruce at September 25, 2023 05:18 AM (vd8XM)

43 Have a good one and stay safe Skip !

Posted by: JT at September 25, 2023 05:18 AM (T4tVD)

44 Daaaamn

Colorado football is so bad, it makes national news-

Deion's Buffs lose 42-6
Broncos lose to Miami, 70-20

Posted by: DB - at September 25, 2023 05:19 AM (geLO8)

45 Deion's Buffs lose 42-6

Posted by: DB - at September 25, 2023 05:19 AM (geLO

I had to think about that one for a second, that's how much my football Give A Shit meter has been busted. No need to get it fixed, either.

Posted by: RickZ at September 25, 2023 05:22 AM (emlEe)

46 I thought this was kinda generous!

LB
@beyondreasdoubt
Sep 23
You’re all hating on Colorado and Deion, but this is the first time I paid any attention to college football (which isn’t really a good sport)

Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 05:23 AM (Dz9Qm)

47 Thank you, Great God Pixy, for saving The Horde from being invaded by Italicans.

Posted by: RickZ at September 25, 2023 05:24 AM (emlEe)

48 ... not that I am of the opinion that college football isn't really a good sport.

Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 05:37 AM (Dz9Qm)

49 A mind-boggling creature spotted in Japan has finally been identified.

Talk about a fluke.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 25, 2023 05:37 AM (ju2Fy)

50 Talk about a fluke.
Posted by: olddog in mo

Tee-hee....

....Sandy...

Posted by: Bruce at September 25, 2023 05:40 AM (vd8XM)

51 Hey, all,

Back from workout and shower. I've got another slow and intermittent water drip from my bathroom ceiling. This time it lands just behind the sink tap, so I can't put a bucket there. A towel will hold it, I hope, until I can call the office today.

Besides that, the local TV stations are warning us in blaring terms about the possibility of salt water coming up from the Gulf into our drinking water. As if I don't already spend more than I should at the grocery, now I have to buy bottled water too, for me and the cats. Tell me again why this is such a great place to live . . .?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at September 25, 2023 05:51 AM (omVj0)

52 Did Octopus Come From Outer Space? New Study Claims Meteor Impacts Brought These Eight-Armed Creatures to Earth
https://tinyurl.com/2uk3pnvc

In the 2018 study, titled "Cause of the Cambrian Explosion - Terrestrial or Cosmic?" published in the journal Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, researchers raised the possibility of the octopus and squid coming from other planets.
Daily Star reported that Australian researchers led by molecular immunologist Edward J. Steele argued that volcanic eruptions or meteor impacts may have blown away these sea creatures out of their original planets and caused them to travel through space for billions of miles in a kind of suspended animation before reaching Earth.
The paper suggests that cryopreserved eggs of either squids or octopuses could have arrived in icy bolides several hundred million years ago, noting that these creatures appear to have some evidence of pre-existence. Scientists said some genetic data from octopuses and other cephalopods provide challenging examples of conventional evolutionary thinking.

Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at September 25, 2023 05:52 AM (9aVck)

53 Lightly raining way down here in Delaware County

Posted by: Skip at September 25, 2023 05:56 AM (7EpHl)

54 This is nice, from the Knuth Chat-GPT 20-questions test:

Question #6:
6. Where and when will the sun be directly overhead in Japan on July 4?

[I'm omitting Chat-GPT's very long and wrong answer.]

Knuth's followup comment on Question #6:

Question #6 was the question my father asked to Weizenbaum's ELIZA program, in 1968, just before he took a trip to Japan. Dad was very disappointed
when the computer responded "Why do you ask?"

Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 05:58 AM (Dz9Qm)

55 Did Octopus Come From Outer Space? New Study Claims Meteor Impacts Brought These Eight-Armed Creatures to Earth
https://tinyurl.com/2uk3pnvc

In the 2018 study, titled "Cause of the Cambrian Explosion - Terrestrial or Cosmic?" published in the journal Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, researchers raised the possibility of the octopus and squid coming from other planets.
Daily Star reported that Australian researchers led by molecular immunologist Edward J. Steele argued that volcanic eruptions or meteor impacts may have blown away these sea creatures out of their original planets and caused them to travel through space for billions of miles in a kind of suspended animation before reaching Earth.
The paper suggests that cryopreserved eggs of either squids or octopuses could have arrived in icy bolides several hundred million years ago, noting that these creatures appear to have some evidence of pre-existence. Scientists said some genetic data from octopuses and other cephalopods provide challenging examples of conventional evolutionary thinking.
Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at September 25, 2023 05:52 AM (9aVck)

Swallows can too assist in coconut migration!

Posted by: Arthur, King of the Britons at September 25, 2023 05:58 AM (4I/2K)

56 Scientists said some genetic data from octopuses and other cephalopods provide challenging examples of conventional evolutionary thinking.
Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe

So Mathesar is in the ocean, waiting to defend our planet against Sarris?

Posted by: Bruce at September 25, 2023 05:59 AM (vd8XM)

57 It has been raining off and on in Jamaica since Friday night.

Posted by: Jamaica NYC at September 25, 2023 05:59 AM (Eeb9P)

58 Scientists said some genetic data from octopuses and other cephalopods provide challenging examples of conventional evolutionary thinking.
Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe

Easier to believe in frozen space seeds than challenging the theory of evolution.

Posted by: Arthur, King of the Britons at September 25, 2023 06:01 AM (4I/2K)

59
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 25, 2023 06:02 AM (ENBF0)

60 yo wut sup

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 25, 2023 06:03 AM (BRHaw)

61 So Mathesar is in the ocean, waiting to defend our planet against Sarris?
Posted by: Bruce at September 25, 2023 05:59 AM (vd8XM)

With a side quest to find and rescue the seven stranded castaways.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 25, 2023 06:03 AM (4I/2K)

62 With a side quest to find and rescue the seven stranded castaways.
Posted by: Count de Monet

Those poor people...

Posted by: Bruce at September 25, 2023 06:04 AM (vd8XM)

63 Morning, Tech Peeps

Posted by: fluffy at September 25, 2023 06:06 AM (86W+h)

64 >>> It has been raining off and on in Jamaica since Friday night.

You are so welcome!

Posted by: Ophelia at September 25, 2023 06:07 AM (86W+h)

65 A Christian man reflects on fear and a portion of one of the psalms:

https://tinyurl.com/48y5z3va


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 25, 2023 06:10 AM (j4jpy)

66
Are not authoritative-but-entirely-wrong answers the story of our Ruling Class? Maybe they just parrot what ChatGPT tells them.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 25, 2023 06:11 AM (iYyQM)

67 Scripture for today:

2nd Timothy 1:7

God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, power, and a sound mind..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 25, 2023 06:16 AM (j4jpy)

68 Picture of a shore in MN at Sunset:

https://tinyurl.com/ae9uzmay

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 25, 2023 06:20 AM (j4jpy)

69 Tech joke:

What do you get when you cross a computer and a burger?

A big Mac

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 25, 2023 06:21 AM (j4jpy)

70
Mayo Clinic: Sometimes Hydroxychloroquine works on Covid, after all

Media and Pharma have fucked themselves for at least a generation.

There is no reason to believe anything they say.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 25, 2023 06:25 AM (BRHaw)

71 Hey, Bruce! Talk with this guy about your arthuritis?

Posted by: Arthur, King of the Britons at September 25, 2023 05:58 AM (4I/2K)

Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 06:26 AM (Dz9Qm)

72 Only problem is it ends up sandwiched between Raptor Lake Refresh - 14th generation chips - later this year, and Arrow Lake - 15th generation - later next year.

And they will be named with an incompressible numbering system that will require a degree in computer science, tarot cards, and an ouji board to figure out.

This computer has an I7 processor. It looks good!
No! That is the 7357 chip. It sucks. You want the 7149. It is the latest generation.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 25, 2023 06:29 AM (O+BhX)

73 And the Daily Bread selection had this question and a prayer:

What are you fearing today? Ask God for His presence, comfort, and protection for whatever you're facing.

Father, thank You that You’re with me and that I can trust You in those moments to see me through by Your grace.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 25, 2023 06:30 AM (j4jpy)

74 52 Did Octopus Come From Outer Space? New Study Claims Meteor Impacts Brought These Eight-Armed Creatures to Earth
https://tinyurl.com/2uk3pnvc
Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at September 25, 2023 05:52 AM (9aVck)

The article is from January 28, 2022.
This sentence in the article is wacky:

"Scientists said some genetic data from octopuses and other cephalopods provide challenging examples of conventional evolutionary thinking."

Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 06:31 AM (Dz9Qm)

75 Good morning early risers.

Mmmmmm, coffee....

Posted by: Rosasharn at September 25, 2023 06:32 AM (PzBTm)

76 Did Octopus Come From Outer Space?

Invoking Betteridge's law (of headlines) here: "Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no."

Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 06:35 AM (Dz9Qm)

77 Boker Tov Patriots

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2023 06:39 AM (pmmLi)

78 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 25, 2023 06:40 AM (u82oZ)

79 mornin yall. What do you call a house full of spiders?

Posted by: fd at September 25, 2023 06:40 AM (vFG9F)

80 A no fly zone.

Posted by: fd at September 25, 2023 06:41 AM (vFG9F)

81 Rosasharn

Mild twirl at your appearance in the comments.

Wild twirl is right out.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 25, 2023 06:41 AM (u82oZ)

82 52 Did Octopus Come From Outer Space? New Study Claims Meteor Impacts Brought These Eight-Armed Creatures to Earth
https://tinyurl.com/2uk3pnvc
Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at September 25, 2023 05:52 AM (9aVck)

This sentence in the article is setting off many alarms:

"According to Yahoo! Sports, there are still many scientists who have not discovered the origins of life or whether there could be life on other planets."

Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 06:41 AM (Dz9Qm)

83 Nevergiveup

Good morning short-timer Sir.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 25, 2023 06:42 AM (u82oZ)

84 When the studies’ results were pooled together, the researchers found that trigger warnings had no effect on subjects’ emotional responses to the material, did not make them likelier to avoid it, and had little to no effect on participants’ comprehension. They did, however, slightly increase subjects’ anxiety prior to being exposed to the material.

“Trigger warnings typically warn people about the distressing reactions they may have but do not explain how to reduce these reactions,” they added.

Maybe that is the purpose of trigger warnings in Govt Education to create anxiety and reactions to what should be know as facts.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 25, 2023 06:42 AM (BRHaw)

85 83 Nevergiveup

Good morning short-timer Sir.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 25, 2023 06:42 AM (u82oZ)

Counting by hours, now, aren't we?

Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 06:42 AM (Dz9Qm)

86
>Did Octopus Come From Outer Space? New Study Claims Meteor Impacts Brought These Eight-Armed Creatures to Earth


that's the stupidest thing I've heard so far this morning

Posted by: DB - at September 25, 2023 06:43 AM (geLO8)

87
What an incredibly slow moving storm Ophelia is. The 'eye' is now over Philadelphia so we could have another 24 hours or more of rain.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at September 25, 2023 06:43 AM (enJYY)

88 86
>Did Octopus Come From Outer Space? New Study Claims Meteor Impacts Brought These Eight-Armed Creatures to Earth
____
that's the stupidest thing I've heard so far this morning
Posted by: DB - at September 25, 2023 06:43 AM (geLO

Lots more like that in the article itself!

Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 06:43 AM (Dz9Qm)

89
that's the stupidest thing I've heard so far this morning
Posted by: DB - at September 25, 2023 06:43 AM (geLO


It's early. Just wait.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 25, 2023 06:45 AM (MoZTd)

90 m

What DNA codons code for what proteins?

Bullshit.

*Tweets whistle*

Bad science. Lose 2 grad students and all. NIH/ NSF funding. Replay tenure track.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 25, 2023 06:46 AM (u82oZ)

91 >Lots more like that in the article itself!

Posted by: m

I'm more interested in whatever is in that bucket of asteroid stuff they brought back from space

Posted by: DB - at September 25, 2023 06:46 AM (geLO8)

92 “Auburn University is a public university, not a religious one. It is inappropriate and unconstitutional for university employees to use their university position to organize, promote or participate in a religious worship event,” FFRF Staff Attorney Chris Line writes to Auburn University President Christopher B. Roberts. “These ongoing and repeated constitutional violations at the university create a coercive environment that excludes those students who don’t subscribe to the Christian views being pushed onto players by their coaches.”

No do Mohammedan calls to prayer over a PA that violate noise ordnances.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 25, 2023 06:46 AM (BRHaw)

93 Those peer reviewers should be kicked out by the Journal editor.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 25, 2023 06:46 AM (u82oZ)

94 Also from the Science Times:

LATEST STORIES
15-Million-Year-Old Fossil of Ancient Giant Trapdoor Spider Discovered in Australia; Five Times Bigger Than Modern Relatives

https://www.sciencetimes.com

Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 06:47 AM (Dz9Qm)

95 m

Higher oxygen levels in the air back then.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 25, 2023 06:48 AM (u82oZ)

96 DB

"There is a fire."

The Andromeda Strain.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 25, 2023 06:49 AM (u82oZ)

97 83 Nevergiveup

Good morning short-timer Sir.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 25, 2023 06:42 AM (u82oZ)

Counting by hours, now, aren't we?
Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 06:42 AM (Dz9Qm)

5 days 9 hours

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2023 06:49 AM (pmmLi)

98 So a certain badly dressed Senator from PA is actually more on the ball than ChatGPT

Not something to be proud of.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2023 06:49 AM (mTwPB)

99 Have a great day, everyone. May there be rainbows and zephyrs where you are.

Got early work preps.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 25, 2023 06:50 AM (u82oZ)

100
5 days 9 hours
Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2023 06:49 AM (pmmLi)


And a whole task force's mouthful of cavities to look at.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 25, 2023 06:50 AM (MoZTd)

101 ahem

https://www.sciencetimes.com/about-us

Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 06:51 AM (Dz9Qm)

102 As for that congress of seaborne flukes.

I am not saying it is Parasyte but it is.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2023 06:52 AM (mTwPB)

103 97 83 Nevergiveup

Good morning short-timer Sir.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 25, 2023 06:42 AM (u82oZ)

Counting by hours, now, aren't we?
Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 06:42 AM (Dz9Qm)

5 days 9 hours
Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2023 06:49 AM (pmmLi)

(5 x 24) + 9 = 129

Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 06:53 AM (Dz9Qm)

104 NGU has almost escaped, hope he makes it.

Or is GLaDOs now running BuPer?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2023 06:54 AM (mTwPB)

105 Shaking her finger for emphasis, Waters added:

And they cannot claim patriotism, anymore. We, who fight for the people, claim patriotism. We are the patriots, not them. For the Republicans, patriotism is lost.

hey Maxie:
Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 25, 2023 06:54 AM (BRHaw)

106 (5 x 24) + 9 = 129
Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 06:53 AM (Dz9Qm)

I was told there would be no maths!

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 25, 2023 06:55 AM (BRHaw)

107 Birdbath status?

Posted by: Just Wondering at September 25, 2023 06:55 AM (NBVIP)

108 Eagle Scout and volunteers build accessible path to a beautiful nature spot:

https://tinyurl.com/yktcy9fh

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 25, 2023 06:55 AM (+c3jF)

109 That 129 hours, are we deducting the time for lunch?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2023 06:56 AM (mTwPB)

110 ScienceTimes
@ScienceTimesCom
sciencetimes.com
Joined June 2014
Tweets 19,912
Following 1
Followers 644
Likes 1

Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 06:56 AM (Dz9Qm)

111 Al Sharpton on the lack of gun control:

"We are arming bigots, we are arming people that are not respectful of the United States citizens. All of these people are being armed by a lack of [gun] legislation.”

PS He thinks everyone but a few people on MSNBC are bigots.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 25, 2023 06:57 AM (BRHaw)

112 Better to arm bigots than criminals Al...

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2023 06:58 AM (mTwPB)

113
Woke up, looked at my watch, which said it was 2:25. Staggered off to the bathroom, returned, kicked Delilah out of the way and lay down again. Couldn't get back to sleep. Picked up my phone to read until I got tired. It said it was 5:10. My watch still said 2:25.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 25, 2023 07:00 AM (MoZTd)

114
Al Sharpton on the lack of gun control:

Tax evader, slanderer, grifter, mass murderer. Al Sharpton, the kingmaker of the Democratic Party.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 25, 2023 07:03 AM (MoZTd)

115 NGU has almost escaped, hope he makes it.

Or is GLaDOs now running BuPer?
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2023 06:54 AM (mTwPB)

And my Read Admiral has essentially stopped talking to me. LOL.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2023 07:03 AM (pmmLi)

116
And my Read Admiral has essentially stopped talking to me. LOL.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2023 07:03 AM (pmmLi)


It could be worse. He could still be talking to you.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 25, 2023 07:04 AM (MoZTd)

117 Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.

"that's the stupidest thing I've heard so far this morning
Posted by: DB - at September 25, 2023 06:43 AM

Aren't you ready to believe as many as six impossible things before breakfast?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at September 25, 2023 07:05 AM (ScR16)

118 Quieter here today because the schools are closed for Yom Kippur so there is less traffic. And it's nice that FenSpouse has the day off.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 25, 2023 07:06 AM (+c3jF)

119 And my Read Admiral has essentially stopped talking to me. LOL.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2023 07:03 AM (pmmLi)

It could be worse. He could still be talking to you.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 25, 2023 07:04 AM (MoZTd)



Exactly. Spot On.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2023 07:07 AM (pmmLi)

120 112 Better to arm bigots than criminals Al...
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2023 06:58 AM (mTwPB)

"It's better to arm bigots than criminals" could be a topic for an Oxford Union debate.

https://oxford-union.org/
pages/formal-debates

Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 07:07 AM (Dz9Qm)

121 Something to possibly deplete Wolfus' bank account

A web-site that has replacement parts and original creations for monster figure kits.

https://www.escapehatchhobbies.com/

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2023 07:08 AM (mTwPB)

122 NGU

Did he ever really talk to you before?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2023 07:09 AM (mTwPB)

123 G'morning, all.

Well, finally got the Netgear RAX 30 router set up in AP mode to cover the first floor of the house with the original nighthawk upstairs to take care of that floor.

Connected via Lan cable and powered switch in the outdoor cable box, so I can add additional AP's if necessary.

seems to work better than it did before doing that.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 25, 2023 07:09 AM (1n+EO)

124 Good morning, rascals and ne'er do wells!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 25, 2023 07:09 AM (sz2SP)

125 Rabbi's daughter wrote a reflection earlier because she's off for Yom Kippur.

Our God given calling:

https://tinyurl.com/mr9pcedv

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 25, 2023 07:10 AM (+c3jF)

126 Guess who is coming to town!

This explains the ton of Trump Merch roadside stands over the weekend, and why the Police sent out a traffic impact warning yesterday.

Gonna be fun getting out of our community, as it will be directly impacted by traffic.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 25, 2023 07:13 AM (1n+EO)

127 Link might help, yes?

https://tinyurl.com/5xkvr4ec

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 25, 2023 07:14 AM (1n+EO)

128 Aren't you ready to believe as many as six impossible things before breakfast?
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at September 25, 2023 07:05 AM (ScR16)

1. AoC is a well versed, intelligent lady.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 25, 2023 07:14 AM (BRHaw)

129 2. The government is really here to help.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2023 07:15 AM (mTwPB)

130 Have you ever heard of this? "The House Problem Solvers Caucus". It's a bi-partisan committee. Meaning it doesn't solve problems, it just comes up with compromises that screw us.

Posted by: fd at September 25, 2023 07:17 AM (vFG9F)

131 Space squids

I mean, come on

Posted by: DB - at September 25, 2023 07:18 AM (geLO8)

132 🐙 Space Squids! 🦑

Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 07:19 AM (Dz9Qm)

133 I mentioned this last night. Nowadays one memory chip can have over 5 trillion transistors in it. The human race has made more transistors than anything else. What an accomplishment.

Posted by: fd at September 25, 2023 07:19 AM (vFG9F)

134 Everyone's birdbath around here is filled

Posted by: Skip at September 25, 2023 07:19 AM (ChXYl)

135 NGU

Did he ever really talk to you before?
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2023 07:09 AM (mTwPB)



No, but he has now cut off all communications

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2023 07:20 AM (pmmLi)

136 "Squids in space!!!!......."

*splat*

Lomestar, "did something hit our windshield?"

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2023 07:20 AM (mTwPB)

137 1. AoC is a well versed, intelligent lady.
Posted by: rhennigantx at September 25, 2023 07:14 AM (BRHaw)
----------
That's a doozy, all right.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at September 25, 2023 07:20 AM (ScR16)

138 🐙 Space Squids! 🦑
Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 07:19 AM (Dz9Qm)
-----------
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at September 25, 2023 07:21 AM (ScR16)

139 3. Joe Biden never discussed business with his son.

Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 07:21 AM (Dz9Qm)

140 re: Read Admiral

*starts singing from The Mikado*

"He won't be missed."

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2023 07:22 AM (mTwPB)

141 The contents of the email, dated April 7, 2010, reveal that Menendez had already established a back channel through Hunter. It is not immediately clear how or when Menendez’s office began communicating with Hunter’s associate.

So Menendez was using Hunter to get funding for Spain deals.
Spanish members include CEOs of the major banks – Banco Santander, etc, Iberdrola, Spanish Rail, etc.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 25, 2023 07:23 AM (BRHaw)

142 138 🐙 Space Squids! 🦑
Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 07:19 AM (Dz9Qm)
-----------
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at September 25, 2023 07:21 AM (ScR16)

"google translate" identified that as Welsh and did not provide a translation

Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 07:23 AM (Dz9Qm)

143 Back channel, Hunter... there are jokes there I am not going near.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2023 07:23 AM (mTwPB)

144 Nutella > Meteorella

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 25, 2023 07:24 AM (0lY6Y)

145 Good morning all. Happy Monday!

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at September 25, 2023 07:25 AM (iF0sF)

146 As sometimes it may happen that a victim must be found
I've got a little list, I've got a little list
Of society offenders who might well be underground
And who never will be missed, who never willl be missed
There' the pestilential nuisance who write for autographs
All people who have flabby hands and irritating laughs
All children who are up in dates and floor you with 'em flat
All people who in shaking hands shake hands with you like *that*
And all third parties who on spoiling tete-a-tetes insist
They'd none of 'em be missed, they'd none of 'em be missed.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at September 25, 2023 07:26 AM (ScR16)

147 130 Have you ever heard of this? "The House Problem Solvers Caucus". It's a bi-partisan committee. Meaning it doesn't solve problems, it just comes up with compromises that screw us.
Posted by: fd at September 25, 2023 07:17 AM (vFG9F)

I have never seen a committee solve an issue. It takes 1 or 2 people FORCING CAJOLING BULLYING the others to make the fix.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 25, 2023 07:28 AM (BRHaw)

148 Space octopus (artist's concept)
https://tinyurl.com/4hcrb9ew

Posted by: DB - at September 25, 2023 07:28 AM (geLO8)

149 >Have you ever heard of this? "The House Problem Solvers Caucus"

I bet they have their own taxpayer-funded budget

Posted by: DB - at September 25, 2023 07:29 AM (geLO8)

150 I read that as, "The House Problem Solvers Circus."

Posted by: davidt at September 25, 2023 07:29 AM (SYTee)

151 I read that as, "The House Problem Solvers Circus."
Posted by: davidt at September 25, 2023 07:29 AM (SYTee)
-----------
You're...not wrong.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at September 25, 2023 07:31 AM (ScR16)

152 Is Jimmy Carter still alive?

*pauses*

In the past year Jimmy has garnered more media coverage than he has had in the past three decades.

Maybe that's his hustle?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2023 07:33 AM (mTwPB)

153 Is Jimmy Carter still alive?
-----------
Generalissimo Francisco Franco, on the other hand...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at September 25, 2023 07:34 AM (ScR16)

154 148 Space octopus (artist's concept)
https://tinyurl.com/4hcrb9ew
Posted by: DB - at September 25, 2023 07:28 AM

LOL

Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 07:34 AM (Dz9Qm)

155 Congressional Circus?

Have I got a political cartoon for you - https://tinyurl.com/mwd7nu9f

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2023 07:34 AM (mTwPB)

156 155 Congressional Circus?

Have I got a political cartoon for you - https://tinyurl.com/mwd7nu9f
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2023 07:34 AM (mTwPB)

Nothing new under the sun.

Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 07:36 AM (Dz9Qm)

157 Byeeee.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at September 25, 2023 07:40 AM (ScR16)

158
SEF
TON

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 25, 2023 07:40 AM (BRHaw)

159 And for those who look for this keyword:
NOOD Morning Report

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at September 25, 2023 07:46 AM (qPw5n)

160 160

Posted by: m at September 25, 2023 07:49 AM (Dz9Qm)

161 It took Slasdot only 4-5 years to self immolate and leave my bookmarks while this rose to the top in 1/365th the time after so many years of fake tech news. Thanks Pixy Misa (or "LDIR" for you Z-80 Morons).

Posted by: Dan D. at September 25, 2023 01:06 PM (4louQ)

162 I looked at the original article - the sonnet/haiku fusion was a actually pretty good.

Posted by: Matt Harris at September 25, 2023 02:29 PM (x0RtA)

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