Daily Tech News 5 June 2023

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  • The end of programming as we know it, part one. (New York Times)

    Farhad Manjoo, professional idiot, writes in the Times that AI is going to totally revolutionise programming and allow people who don't understand the question to somehow get the right answer.
    This won't necessarily be terrible for computer programmers — the world will still need people with advanced coding skills — but it will be great for the rest of us. Computers that we can all "program", computers that don't require specialized training to adjust and improve their functionality and that don't speak in code: That future is rapidly becoming the present.
    Yes, it's called automatic programming, and we've had it since COBOL.

    Programming used to be hard.
    A.I. tools based on large language models — like OpenAI Codex, from the company that brought you ChatGPT, or AlphaCode, from Google's DeepMind division — have already begun to change the way many professional coders do their jobs. At the moment, these tools work mainly as assistants — they can find bugs, write explanations for snippets of poorly documented code and offer suggestions for code to perform routine tasks (not unlike how Gmail offers ideas for email replies — "Sounds good"; "Got it").
    And they are terrible at those things, with one exception: They can be useful for finding bugs. After all, if you write the code and then have an AI check it for bugs, the worst that can happen is you waste some time verifying that the bug is not actually a bug, and at best you catch an embarrassing mistake before your customers' critical data ends up in a Laotian bot farm.
    But A.I. coders are quickly getting smart enough to rival human coders. Last year, DeepMind reported in the journal Science that when AlphaCode's programs were evaluated against answers submitted by human participants in coding competitions, its performance "approximately corresponds to a novice programmer with a few months to a year of training."
    Which is rather like a doctor with a few months of training. We call such people... Well, we don't call them doctors.
    "Programming will be obsolete," Matt Welsh, a former engineer at Google and Apple, predicted recently. Welsh now runs an A.I. start-up, but his prediction, while perhaps self-serving, doesn't sound implausible.
    Not unless you know what you're talking about, anyway.

    AI can take over programming tasks but not the form of AI currently being pushed by all the same people who were pushing the blockchain as the cure for all our ills a year ago. To work for such tasks, you need a fact model accompanying the language model, and systems like ChatGPT don't have that, at all.

    The lack of a fact model is also why ChatGPT lies constantly. One of the reasons. It's not that it lies deliberately, it's that it simply makes no distinction between true and false statements.

    And that is what these people want to use to write the code that runs modern civilisation.

    I'd suggest stocking up on gold, guns, ammo, and canned goods, but I expect this bubble to implode of its own accord. It's just too damn stupid.

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  • The end of programming as we know it, part two. (GitHub)

    DreamBerd is the perfect programming language. We know this because the documentation says so.

    Sadly this perfect language hasn't actually been implemented; rather it's a parody of every breathless announcement of a New Programming Language that is set to Change The World, like... What was that one that showed up last month? Mojo, that's it. The first programming language in the world with a waiting list.


  • And the reason the AI bubble is going to implode sooner rather than later is, of all things, Facebook. (Slate)

    Facebook open-sourced its own AI (we're referring to Large Language Models, because that's where all the noise is right now), and the open-source community picked it up and ran with it.

    The open-source versions are faster, more efficient, and produce better results than the commercial versions, and they don't refuse to answer your questions if the answer would make a Berkeley philosophy grad student cry into his chai latte.

    They still share the same fundamental limitations of LLMs - they don't actually know anything - but they don't have the arbitrary limitations imposed on ChatGPT and other big tech products.


  • So, for example, Google's new AI-enhanced search is too slow to use. (The Verge)

    While you're waiting for it to generate a wildly inaccurate summary, you can just... Read the search results.


  • Blaseball is over. (The Verge)

    Apparently an online fantasy baseball league simply cost too much to run.

    The article calls it a "fake" fantasy baseball league, and I'm not sure whether I hope that's redundant or not.


Dislaimer: Hey I'm starting to get the hang of this game. The blerns are loaded, the count's 3 blerns and 2 anti-blerns, and the in-field blern rule is in effect... right?
Expect for the word 'blern' that was complete gibberish.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:10 AM




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1 G'Day everyone
Was getting worried a minute

Posted by: Skip at June 05, 2023 04:14 AM (xhxe8)

2 Got tied up at work, and it took a few minutes to properly dissect that idiocy from the New York Times.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 05, 2023 04:20 AM (BLOW1)

3 Forty Two


that is all.....

Posted by: pawn at June 05, 2023 04:22 AM (wsHtO)

4 Just testing something...

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 05, 2023 04:22 AM (BLOW1)

5 Well, it doesn't not work. That's a good sign.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 05, 2023 04:23 AM (BLOW1)

6 Pixy

You might want to check in the ONT if your ears are burning.

Posted by: pawn at June 05, 2023 04:24 AM (wsHtO)

7 AI seems to be the refuge of lazy people who do not want to actually, you know, understand and do their own jobs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 05, 2023 04:25 AM (zZu0s)

8 Heck I can remember when Modula 2 was going to replace all the other programming languages (except Forth, said the Forth enthusiasts).

Posted by: Ciampino -- Maintenance-free: When it breaks, it can't be fixed at June 05, 2023 04:25 AM (qfLjt)

9 Good morning. It's 3am. Just in case you needed to know that. Back to sleep for a bit, but now I can add lying AI programs that want to run the world to the list of things I wake up at 3am to worry about.

Posted by: Erik In Texas at June 05, 2023 04:26 AM (uXAOE)

10 The future:

After we scan the AI generated clowntent we can push the "Whatever" button.

Posted by: pawn at June 05, 2023 04:27 AM (wsHtO)

11 Assembler for the win!

Posted by: Ciampino -- Remember Maintentenance-free: When it breaks, it can't be fixed at June 05, 2023 04:27 AM (qfLjt)

12 6 Pixy

You might want to check in the ONT if your ears are burning.


Yeah, I got an email or two about that earlier. The thing I was testing just now was an update that should fix some of those issues, or at the very least tell me why the spam filter decided to block a valid comment so I can fix it.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 05, 2023 04:29 AM (BLOW1)

13 There was a guy I worked with who wanted to use 'AI' for everything- like writing his reports. I kept trying to explain to him he was essentially writing the report by feeding it info- and that he could just eliminate the middle man. He would give me the AI's 'product' to review and make comments on. I'd shake my head but look and then give commentary that usually amounted to 'strip that the fuck down and just communicate the bare essentials. Use bullet points. Break up those paragraphs.' Then he would turn around and give the 'AI' instructions to do what I had said. I'd point out- all you need to do is just put the raw info in whatever format into your report and have done, why use the AI?

'It saves time.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 05, 2023 04:31 AM (zZu0s)

14 PixyGPT .91 is a go?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 05, 2023 04:31 AM (zZu0s)

15 *taps mic*

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 05, 2023 04:43 AM (zZu0s)

16 14 PixyGPT .91 is a go?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 05, 2023 04:31 AM (zZu0s)
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That requires an inverted word processor to query.

Posted by: Ciampino --- Remember Maintentenance-free: When it breaks, it can't be fixed at June 05, 2023 04:43 AM (qfLjt)

17 I'd point out- all you need to do is just put the raw info in whatever format into your report and have done, why use the AI?

'It saves time.'
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Next up, self driving cars.
That aren't actually self driving. And you still need to take over if something goes to crap. And get lost and or shutdown.

Other than that, it's cherry.

Posted by: Bruce at June 05, 2023 04:44 AM (vd8XM)

18 They will AI everything for the same reasons they mutilate children and kill cows: they are lunatics and don't give shit

Posted by: Jamaica NYC at June 05, 2023 04:44 AM (Eeb9P)

19 Great rant, Pixy!

You're much too young to be so cynical ...

/And here I didn't think there was anybody more cynical than me

Posted by: ShainS -- Oppression Scientist and Your AI Interpreter at June 05, 2023 04:44 AM (sJSOG)

20
Assembler for the win!

Posted by: Ciampino -- Remember Maintentenance-free: When it breaks, it can't be fixed


That made me remember those little utility programs that were nothing but about 100 numbers that you'd punch in then run through Basic (iirc). I think it was PC magazine that ran them monthly. Presto, a program. It seemed like magic.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 05, 2023 04:45 AM (enJYY)

21 PixyGPT .91 is a go?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 05, 2023 04:31 AM (zZu0s)

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Quit stealing my material, Aetius!

/Doing my ellipsis "..." commenter imitation

Posted by: ShainS -- Oppression Scientist and Your AI Interpreter at June 05, 2023 04:46 AM (sJSOG)

22
Okay AI - write a payroll program for my 100 employees so I can hand them their checks tomorrow. GO!

Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 05, 2023 04:47 AM (enJYY)

23 But what if... we put AI... on the blockchain... in the cloud? It would synergize a paradigm shift but will require us to bring together all of the stakeholders.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 05, 2023 04:47 AM (wsSEe)

24 Heck I can remember when Modula 2 was going to replace all the other programming languages (except Forth, said the Forth enthusiasts).

Posted by: Ciampino -- Maintenance-free: When it breaks, it can't be fixed at June 05, 2023 04:25 AM (qfLjt)

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Good times, good times (and C before that).

Java, and then Ruby on Rails FTW!

Posted by: ShainS -- Oppression Scientist and Your AI Interpreter at June 05, 2023 04:48 AM (sJSOG)

25 I thought all programmers do now is download chunks of code from github?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 05, 2023 04:50 AM (wsSEe)

26 23 But what if... we put AI... on the blockchain... in the cloud? It would synergize a paradigm shift but will require us to bring together all of the stakeholders.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 05, 2023 04:47 AM (wsSEe)

'Stakeholder Programming'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 05, 2023 04:51 AM (zZu0s)

27 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 05, 2023 04:52 AM (T4tVD)

28 Thanks Skip !

Posted by: JT at June 05, 2023 04:53 AM (T4tVD)

29 23 But what if... we put AI... on the blockchain... in the cloud? It would synergize a paradigm shift but will require us to bring together all of the stakeholders.

Sounds great. We can wipe out all three industries in one go.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 05, 2023 04:54 AM (BLOW1)

30 >>>[expecting] people who don't understand the question to somehow get the right answer

You nailed it, here, Pixy!
It's like they think that "I programmed my toaster!" is enuf.

Posted by: m at June 05, 2023 04:54 AM (SbC6h)

31 20
Assembler for the win!

Posted by: Ciampino -- Remember Maintentenance-free: When it breaks, it can't be fixed

That made me remember those little utility programs that were nothing but about 100 numbers that you'd punch in then run through Basic (iirc). I think it was PC magazine that ran them monthly. Presto, a program. It seemed like magic.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 05, 2023 04:45 AM (enJYY)
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I remember those. I used to buy PC Mag, PC World and had a subscription to Byte and 68Micro Journal. Then I got a letter from McGraw-Hill telling me that they were boycotting South Africa so I would no longer receive Byte. I told them that I would no longer recommend their textbooks to all our Chemistry students, as well as Physics and Biology. Also I would circulate our boycott to all the other universities. It may have made a very small dent in their profits, who knows but I had to make other arrangements for Byte.

Posted by: Ciampino - Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks at June 05, 2023 04:55 AM (qfLjt)

32 2 Got tied up at work, and it took a few minutes to properly dissect that idiocy from the New York Times.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 05, 2023 04:20 AM (BLOW1)

I, for one, appreciate your going into those nasty places for our benefit.

Posted by: m at June 05, 2023 04:57 AM (SbC6h)

33 Capitol Police: Whoopsie! We inadvertently stopped the Children's choir from singing in the rotunda.

When that pendulum decides to swing the other way, it is going to be fun.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 05, 2023 04:57 AM (wsSEe)

34
An extended family member, Wharton School grad, tried to take an off-the-shelf Radio Shack payroll program and make it work. Gave up after a month.

Shame they didn't have AI back then.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 05, 2023 04:57 AM (enJYY)

35 Okay AI - write a payroll program for my 100 employees so I can hand them their checks tomorrow. GO!

Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 05, 2023 04:47 AM (enJYY)


I'm sorry, Dave, but I can't do that. You have no money in your bank account. The government politely asked me to cancel you and I did. I'm off to Bora Bora with Deep Blue. Good-bye, Dave.

Posted by: HAL at June 05, 2023 04:58 AM (emlEe)

36 35 Okay AI - write a payroll program for my 100 employees so I can hand them their checks tomorrow. GO!

Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 05, 2023 04:47 AM (enJYY)

I'm sorry, Dave, but I can't do that. You have no money in your bank account. The government politely asked me to cancel you and I did. I'm off to Bora Bora with Deep Blue. Good-bye, Dave.

Posted by: HAL at June 05, 2023 04:58 AM (emlEe)
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Did you remember the condoms Hal? Deep Blue is probably infected. You'll catch a virus!

Posted by: Ciampino -- Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks at June 05, 2023 05:01 AM (qfLjt)

37 They don't call her 'Deep Blue' for nothing!

*wink, nudge*

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 05, 2023 05:03 AM (zZu0s)

38 Rain tomorrow....

Posted by: JT at June 05, 2023 05:07 AM (T4tVD)

39 I paid a guy a hunnert dollars to dig a hole for me. Then I paid another guy a hunnert dollars to fill it back in.

I accomplished absolutely nothing except I added two hunnert dollars to the gdp.

What have you done lately?

hmmmmmm.......................????

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at June 05, 2023 05:11 AM (89Sog)

40 I accomplished absolutely nothing except I added two hunnert dollars to the gdp.

What have you done lately?

hmmmmmm.......................????
Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80

How much did you spend on the orange barrels for the projet?

Posted by: Bruce at June 05, 2023 05:14 AM (vd8XM)

41 39 I paid a guy a hunnert dollars to dig a hole for me. Then I paid another guy a hunnert dollars to fill it back in.

I accomplished absolutely nothing except I added two hunnert dollars to the gdp.

What have you done lately?

hmmmmmm.......................????
Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at June 05, 2023 05:11 AM (89Sog)

Resume enhancer for a government job?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 05, 2023 05:16 AM (zZu0s)

42 How much did you spend on the orange barrels for the projet?
Posted by: Bruce

Workers provided their safety equipment.

Question: If the workers used money provided by me to purchase safety equipment, does that also count toward gdp calculations?

I think it does.

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at June 05, 2023 05:19 AM (89Sog)

43 I paid a guy a hunnert dollars to dig a hole for me. Then I paid another guy a hunnert dollars to fill it back in.

I accomplished absolutely nothing except I added two hunnert dollars to the gdp.

What have you done lately?

If ya wait for my morning El Poopador, I'll only charge ya $75.00

Posted by: JT at June 05, 2023 05:20 AM (T4tVD)

44 A Christian reflection on how to rest in the Lord:

https://tinyurl.com/9724ck4m

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 05, 2023 05:20 AM (8zcFc)

45 Hovering around 50 degrees, cleat no chance of rain

Posted by: Skip at June 05, 2023 05:26 AM (UGKqz)

46 43 I paid a guy a hunnert dollars to dig a hole for me. Then I paid another guy a hunnert dollars to fill it back in.

I accomplished absolutely nothing except I added two hunnert dollars to the gdp.

What have you done lately?

If ya wait for my morning El Poopador, I'll only charge ya $75.00

Posted by: JT at June 05, 2023 05:20 AM (T4tVD)
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Wait, I thought it was $20, same as in town?

Posted by: Ciampino - The Orange Cone is our State Flower at June 05, 2023 05:26 AM (qfLjt)

47 Evening and morning, all! Back from my workout and having some breakfast. Whassup?

A doctor with a few months of training is called a "first-year medical student." An intern, aka medical school graduate, with a few months of training on his first rotation is called "Doctor," true, but he isn't licensed to practice or to prescribe, I think. He has to pass his medical boards first.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 05, 2023 05:30 AM (omVj0)

48 If ya wait for my morning El Poopador, I'll only charge ya $75.00

Posted by: JT at June 05, 2023 05:20 AM (T4tVD)
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Wait, I thought it was $20, same as in town?
Posted by: Ciampino - The Orange Cone is our State Flower at June 05, 2023 05:26 AM (qfLjt)

Inflation, man. Everything's getting high.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 05, 2023 05:30 AM (zZu0s)

49 Today's corny joke:

What do you call an indecisive bug?

A may-bee.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 05, 2023 05:31 AM (GhJJH)

50 Andrew Tate's filleting of the BBC interviewer was a joy to watch. He did what few do, challenging her presumed moral authority to interrogate.

Posted by: Ordinary American at June 05, 2023 05:33 AM (ZzuCP)

51 43 I paid a guy a hunnert dollars to dig a hole for me. Then I paid another guy a hunnert dollars to fill it back in.

I accomplished absolutely nothing except I added two hunnert dollars to the gdp.

What have you done lately?

If ya wait for my morning El Poopador, I'll only charge ya $75.00

Posted by: JT at June 05, 2023 05:20 AM (T4tVD)
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Wait, I thought it was $20, same as in town?
Posted by: Ciampino - The Orange Cone is our State Flower

Its a moving economy.

Posted by: JT at June 05, 2023 05:35 AM (T4tVD)

52 Rabbi's daughter reflects on humility and some great men of the Bible:

https://tinyurl.com/yc4tcza9

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 05, 2023 05:37 AM (GhJJH)

53 >>>[expecting] people who don't understand the question to somehow get the right answer

You nailed it, here, Pixy!
It's like they think that "I programmed my toaster!" is enuf.
Posted by: m at June 05, 2023 04:54 AM (SbC6h)

Maybe I can get my VCR to stop blinking 12:00.

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 05, 2023 05:38 AM (4I/2K)

54 Automatic programming: Would that be the kind of thing FoxPro employed to create screens and reports? When I first got into the computer biz, one of my first jobs was to trace through Steve Scalise's code (yes, that Steve S.) and find out what it did. In the version of FoxPro he used then, you had actually to code the line-by-line details that would result in the input screen the user saw when the program ran. The version I used allowed you to use visual tools, to build the screen like a picture, add its code snippets, and run it. Certainly that was easier than what Steve did.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 05, 2023 05:39 AM (omVj0)

55 AI is a crutch for some folks.

"Pick up your bed and walk."

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at June 05, 2023 05:41 AM (vg8N1)

56 Mornin'
(sips coffee)

Another early morning round of golf coming up. The weather has been perfect in Pennsyltucky. They do need rain here, badly. Very dry. Haven't had rain around here in several weeks now.

Posted by: Puddleglum in Pennsyltucky at June 05, 2023 05:44 AM (LUyqH)

57 Broken window fallacy, without the broken windows.

You paid 2 hunnert dollars are got nothing.

Oh. I get it. This is socialism.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at June 05, 2023 05:45 AM (vg8N1)

58 Beautiful sunny trail in PA:

https://tinyurl.com/yw7w8yev

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 05, 2023 05:45 AM (Keyt1)

59 I can watch Futurama in the Philippines at the Internet Archive.

Posted by: meh at June 05, 2023 05:46 AM (bew8B)

60 Bonus corny joke:

How did the cucumber become a pickle?

It had a jarring experience.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 05, 2023 05:47 AM (6ukL2)

61
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 05, 2023 05:50 AM (ENBF0)

62 Another early morning round of golf coming up. The weather has been perfect in Pennsyltucky. They do need rain here, badly. Very dry. Haven't had rain around here in several weeks now.
Posted by: Puddleglum in Pennsyltucky at June 05, 2023 05:44 AM (LUyqH)

The forecast on the global warming doom and hurricane website says rain for wednesday for Lexington.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 05, 2023 05:53 AM (zZu0s)

63 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at June 05, 2023 05:54 AM (ju2Fy)

64 I'd suggest stocking up on gold, guns, ammo, and canned goods

metals precious

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 05, 2023 05:56 AM (BRHaw)

65 The forecast on the global warming doom and hurricane website says rain for wednesday for Lexington.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop

What about Concord ?

Posted by: JT at June 05, 2023 05:57 AM (T4tVD)

66 I'd suggest stocking up on gold, guns, ammo, and canned goods

metals precious
Posted by: rhennigantx

Hold the pickles and the lettuce....

Posted by: JT at June 05, 2023 05:58 AM (T4tVD)

67 The ultimate winner with the ChatGPT model of AI will be those who control the training sets. The training sets with the least non-factual information will be highly valued, the others not so much.

Posted by: SMOD at June 05, 2023 06:04 AM (RovqD)

68
What about Concord ?
Posted by: JT


The grape harvest should be ample. Mogen David is pleased.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 05, 2023 06:05 AM (pNxlR)

69 'Lexington'

Kentucky?

Posted by: Puddleglum in Pennsyltucky at June 05, 2023 06:05 AM (LUyqH)

70
metals precious
Posted by: rhennigantx


and metals pugnacious

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 05, 2023 06:06 AM (pNxlR)

71 What about Concord ?
Posted by: JT at June 05, 2023 05:57 AM (T4tVD)

State? Mass as in 'Concord and Lexington'?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 05, 2023 06:06 AM (zZu0s)

72 Ah, Massachusetts. A different accent than the one in Kentucky.

Posted by: Puddleglum in Pennsyltucky at June 05, 2023 06:07 AM (LUyqH)

73 Good morning morons

Tate: a side order of misogyny
Ace: a side order of cruelty

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 05, 2023 06:08 AM (RIvkX)

74 Concord, NC has a marginal chance (15-20%) through thursday.

Concord, Mass has showers right now.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 05, 2023 06:09 AM (zZu0s)

75 Wasn't the perfect programming language for non-Programmers Visual Basic?

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 05, 2023 06:10 AM (PiwSw)

76 74 Concord, NC has a marginal chance (15-20%) through thursday.

Concord, Mass has showers right now.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 05, 2023 06:09 AM (zZu0s)


NB: The city in NC is pronounced CON-cord.
If you don't get it right, we know you're not a native (or at least pay attention to local pronunciation).

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 05, 2023 06:12 AM (PiwSw)

77 Tate says he won't do any more MSM interviews unless they pay him $50,000 and a box of chocolates.

Non-legacy media is still free.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 05, 2023 06:17 AM (RIvkX)

78 62 going to 86 down here by the bay

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 05, 2023 06:18 AM (BRHaw)

79 Matthew Shepard’s brutal murder is still a warning to us all

Dont fuck with your drug dealer

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 05, 2023 06:20 AM (BRHaw)

80 Jen Psaki: "Do you intend to vote for [Biden] again or is there anyone on the Republican side you might consider?"

James Comey: "It has to be Joe Biden!... The president must be someone who abides the law and our constitution. And there is no one else but Joe Biden."

My word as a Comey

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 05, 2023 06:21 AM (BRHaw)

81 Local TV news reports Gavin Newsom is "concerned" about illegal aliens who were flown to Sacramento from Florida.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 05, 2023 06:22 AM (RIvkX)

82 NB: The city in NC is pronounced CON-cord.
If you don't get it right, we know you're not a native (or at least pay attention to local pronunciation).
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 05, 2023


***
Well, that's how I've always pronounced the word, and the town name in MA. How is that one pronounced by locals? "Conquered"?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 05, 2023 06:23 AM (omVj0)

83 Off to the electron mines, all. I'll check in later.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 05, 2023 06:24 AM (omVj0)

84 Well, that's how I've always pronounced the word, and the town name in MA. How is that one pronounced by locals? "Conquered"?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 05, 2023 06:23 AM (omVj0)


NC city is pronounced like the synonym for harmony, with each syllable getting the same stress.
MA city is pronounced like "Conquered."

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 05, 2023 06:27 AM (PiwSw)

85
James Comey, drapes' chameleon

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 05, 2023 06:32 AM (pNxlR)

86 53 Maybe I can get my VCR to stop blinking 12:00.
Posted by: Count de Monet at June 05, 2023 05:38 AM (4I/2K)

The best choices for that are: a post-it or black duct tape.

Posted by: m at June 05, 2023 06:32 AM (SbC6h)

87 86 53 Maybe I can get my VCR to stop blinking 12:00.
Posted by: Count de Monet at June 05, 2023 05:38 AM (4I/2K)

The best choices for that are: a post-it or black duct tape.
Posted by: m at June 05, 2023 06:32 AM (SbC6h)


It's always 12:00 somewhere.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, not Jimmy Buffett at June 05, 2023 06:33 AM (PiwSw)

88 The lack of a fact model is also why ChatGPT lies constantly. One of the reasons. It's not that it lies deliberately, it's that it simply makes no distinction between true and false statements.

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A case could be made that this is consistent with many people, and certainly most people in power, in modern society.

Posted by: Join Moron Robbie in Celebrating Groomer Awareness Month! at June 05, 2023 06:36 AM (4w3I6)

89 Ask ChatGPT "How do I program my VCR?"

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at June 05, 2023 06:36 AM (vg8N1)

90 AI has a Male Answer Problem
male answer syndrome
English
Noun
male answer syndrome (uncountable)

(sometimes capitalized, derogatory) A supposed male compulsion to answer questions regardless of whether one knows the answer. quotations ▼

Posted by: Tmitsss at June 05, 2023 06:36 AM (dcee4)

91
Weren't Turtle graphics once touted as a language for introducing your kids to the programming art?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 05, 2023 06:36 AM (pNxlR)

92 >>>Which is rather like a doctor with a few months of training. We call such people...

If he's passing himself off as a doctor, we might call him a quack.

Posted by: m at June 05, 2023 06:37 AM (SbC6h)

93
AI has a Male Answer Problem


How convenient that it has the same acronym as Minor Attracted Persons.

Coincidence? I think not.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 05, 2023 06:39 AM (pNxlR)

94 AI has a Male Answer Problem
male answer syndrome
English
Noun
male answer syndrome (uncountable)

(sometimes capitalized, derogatory) A supposed male compulsion to answer questions regardless of whether one knows the answer.

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So the people constantly asking questions just for the sake of having a conversation constantly going...

Posted by: Join Moron Robbie in Celebrating Groomer Awareness Month! at June 05, 2023 06:40 AM (4w3I6)

95
And there is no one else but Joe Biden.


If Joe Biden is the answer, then it had to be a really stupid question.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 05, 2023 06:42 AM (pNxlR)

96 Otherwise known as "the Party line."

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 05, 2023 06:43 AM (RIvkX)

97
So the people constantly asking questions just for the sake of having a conversation constantly going...
Posted by: Join Moron Robbie in Celebrating Groomer Awareness Month!


To whom were you referring?
Why them and not someone else?
...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 05, 2023 06:43 AM (pNxlR)

98 To whom were you referring?
Why them and not someone else?

--

I shouldn't have to tell you!

Posted by: Join Moron Robbie in Celebrating Groomer Awareness Month! at June 05, 2023 06:45 AM (4w3I6)

99 I used AI last month for the first time to gather info on a family name. It had one sentence of information that was useful. Then it suggested nonsensical similar "names" to use. No, bot, it isn't a great suggestion to name a baby "Train" or "Transporter."

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 05, 2023 06:48 AM (/+bwe)

100 Chilly in Pennsyltucky. 49 degrees. Not sure it will get into the 80s today so it will be a lovely day to lose golf balls.

Comey is the norm in Babylon DC. It's quite possible he believes the words coming out of his mouth and that he is a virtuous soul. These creatures infest all the higher levels of the FedGov Leviathan. They are the ones they were waiting for. PA is lost due to the scum in Harrisburg but the state, once outside of Philly and Pitt is very Conservative and it's nice to visit it. It feels like America.

Posted by: Puddleglum in Pennsyltucky at June 05, 2023 06:51 AM (LUyqH)

101 mornin yall. One of my customers signed up for a "cloud" accounting program. They were having problems so I went over there and checked it out. Turns out the "cloud" program was just the desktop program running on a terminal server.

Posted by: fd at June 05, 2023 06:52 AM (iayUP)

102 I've got the first two years of Byte Magazine on a bookshelf in the shop. I probably have not looked at most of them in 29+ years.

Posted by: fd at June 05, 2023 06:54 AM (iayUP)

103
Got tied up at work, and it took a few minutes to properly dissect that idiocy from the New York Times.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 05, 2023 04:20 AM (BLOW1)


All the NYT columnists are AI beta tests with names, programmed to generate the same commentary every time.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 05, 2023 06:54 AM (MoZTd)

104 Have a nice day, yinz! Off to pretend I know what I'm doing on a golf course. Weeeee!

Posted by: Puddleglum in Pennsyltucky at June 05, 2023 06:54 AM (LUyqH)

105 Here's to Comey getting fitted for an orange jumpsuit with an inseam that's 4 inches short.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 05, 2023 06:56 AM (oWBc3)

106 Newly minted doctors don't get their license to practice until they complete 1 year of postgraduate training (internship) and pass their final board exam. Then they can open a practice and do whatever they want. Nobody does, they complete another 2-7 years of residency/ fellowship before practicing.

Interestingly, a Nurse Practitioner can graduate her 18 month NP program and open a specialist practice in whatever she chooses without any additional training or experience.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 05, 2023 06:56 AM (dDq4o)

107 I've got the first two years of Byte Magazine on a bookshelf in the shop. I probably have not looked at most of them in 29+ years.

Posted by: fd

--

I'm that way with Make. They were so great, and there are some projects in there I hope to work on with my kids.

And then they introduced arts and crafts because it wasn't including absolutely everyone (literally had articles that were nothing more than 1980s style "how to hot-glue rhinestones onto your clothes") the Black Lives Matter BS hit, then COVID and how you can make your own anti-COVID unscientific stuff, and then it somehow got worse.

It sucked to watch it go from something special and wonderful to pointless and exclusionary.

Posted by: Join Moron Robbie in Celebrating Groomer Awareness Month! at June 05, 2023 06:58 AM (4w3I6)

108 People understand "cloud computing" like they understand EVs, the weather, and how magnets work.

Posted by: fd at June 05, 2023 07:00 AM (iayUP)

109 104 Have a nice day, yinz! Off to pretend I know what I'm doing on a golf course. Weeeee!
Posted by: Puddleglum in Pennsyltucky at June 05, 2023 06:54 AM (LUyqH)

No game I can think of makes you feel more like a putz for playing it. Especially when you play with someone who DOES know what they are doing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 05, 2023 07:01 AM (zZu0s)

110
It sucked to watch it go from something special and wonderful to pointless and exclusionary.
Posted by: Join Moron Robbie in Celebrating Groomer Awareness Month! at June 05, 2023 06:58 AM (4w3I6)


High Fidelity, Stereo Review...

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 05, 2023 07:02 AM (MoZTd)

111 108 People understand "cloud computing" like they understand EVs, the weather, and how magnets work.
Posted by: fd at June 05, 2023 07:00 AM (iayUP)

*psst* What's 'the blockchain'?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 05, 2023 07:02 AM (zZu0s)

112 I think my JVC sound system finally gave up the ghost over the weekend. Considering I must have bought it in '96 or '97, not a bad run. I figure the speakers and so forth are still good, so all I need is the center thingee. (The remote gave up the ghost about 6 years ago.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 05, 2023 07:04 AM (zZu0s)

113 It was a pretty quiet weekend in the city near here. Only a couple of HS football players got shot at a party. Otherwise, pride is busting out all over.

Posted by: fd at June 05, 2023 07:05 AM (iayUP)

114
I am trying frantically to avoid spending several hundred dollars to buy Her Majesty a laptop that she will inevitably be dissatisfied with.

I have no idea what it is about her but computers, printers and scanners simply cease working properly when she's using them. I cringe when I get a text from her, "Need your help" because I know I may have to spend two hours trying to sort it out, since she refuses to try to do so on her own.

She wants something that she can work on her national club stuff while on the road. But it has to be able to format Word documents the way she wants. And have all the folders she set up to organize the 15,000 e-mails she never gets rid of. I am working at resurrecting a Chromebook and making it easier and more versatile to use.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 05, 2023 07:10 AM (MoZTd)

115 A guy was clocked at 178 mph in a Ferrari on a Ga freeway this weekend. He will get an extra $200 added on to his fine for being a Super Speeder.

Posted by: fd at June 05, 2023 07:10 AM (iayUP)

116 ha

But what’s really alarming about this is, as we know, the FBI, one has a mole in there that’s advising Hunter Biden as to the investigations by the name of “One Eye,” which in saying it, it sounds like it’s something out of a James Bond movie, but unfortunately, it’s true. And then also too, I mean, my goodness, Maria, with the amount of evidence that’s coming forward, it’s scary to think that this guy that’s currently sitting in the White House has become this corrupt and it’s really only doing one thing, and that’s aiding and abetting the Communist Chinese Party.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 05, 2023 07:10 AM (BRHaw)

117 It's Just Too Damn Stupid > The Rents Is Too Damn High

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 05, 2023 07:12 AM (G+IlI)

118 AI seems to be the refuge of lazy people who do not want to actually, you know, understand and do their own jobs.

Or people who are trying to get shit done. In the coding world, there is a continuous food fight between developers on whether to use a mapper or not. A mapper is automated code that generates code or otherwise robotically copies similar elements between one document and another and handles minor type differences.

This is supposed to save the developer time from writing boilerplate, but has its own dangers - hence the argument. If you have an AI tool (A = augmented) it will write that boilerplate code before your very eyes and an experienced developer can make sure that the result is acceptable.

AI is great for writing unit tests - code that tests other code in an automated fashion. A huge reason why code fails in the real world is because few people want to write test code. if the AI does it, then errors are caught before code goes into QA or production, making life better for everyone.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at June 05, 2023 07:13 AM (YXHzG)

119 Birdbath status?

Posted by: Just Wondering at June 05, 2023 07:15 AM (AqJo8)

120 AI is great for writing unit tests - code that tests other code in an automated fashion. A huge reason why code fails in the real world is because few people want to write test code. if the AI does it, then errors are caught before code goes into QA or production, making life better for everyone.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at June 05, 2023 07:13 AM (YXHzG)

Huh. Interesting and a useful application. Touché.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 05, 2023 07:16 AM (zZu0s)

121 Hey Moron Robbie, welcome back!

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, not Jimmy Buffett at June 05, 2023 07:16 AM (PiwSw)

122 "she chooses?"

that's sexist. A lot of NPs are men.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at June 05, 2023 07:16 AM (vg8N1)

123

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at June 05, 2023 07:18 AM (vwCZJ)

124 Birdbath status?
Posted by: Just Wondering

In use.

Posted by: JT at June 05, 2023 07:18 AM (T4tVD)

125 124 Birdbath status?
Posted by: Just Wondering

In use.
Posted by: JT at June 05, 2023 07:18 AM (T4tVD)

Getting warm out there.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 05, 2023 07:20 AM (zZu0s)

126 That Cessna crash sounds like it might of been a case of cabin depressurization. The DM wants us to all know that the victims were related to "Trump donors", I suppose so lefty nitwits will have something to gloat about.

Posted by: fd at June 05, 2023 07:22 AM (iayUP)

127 Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.

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What about Concord ?
Posted by: JT
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He's been shot with an arrow, but he's getting better.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at June 05, 2023 07:23 AM (2hlEI)

128 Large Language Models

Correct me if I'm wrong here, but aren't LLMs just a a giant steaming pile of garbage to make the GIGO process produce garbage more efficiently?

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at June 05, 2023 07:25 AM (z+89e)

129 Loneliest House?

How about the most wonderful home location I have ever seen!

https://is.gd/Svhz8P

(Note: did not watch the video, only looked on mute, the guy might be annoying AF.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 05, 2023 07:25 AM (zZu0s)

130 He's been shot with an arrow, but he's getting better.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at June 05, 2023 07:23 AM (2hlEI)

Sweet Concord.

*raised eyebrow at Lancelot*

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 05, 2023 07:26 AM (zZu0s)

131 I'm not dead yet!

Posted by: Concord at June 05, 2023 07:26 AM (AqJo8)

132
That Cessna crash sounds like it might of been a case of cabin depressurization. The DM wants us to all know that the victims were related to "Trump donors", I suppose so lefty nitwits will have something to gloat about.

Posted by: fd at June 05, 2023 07:22 AM


I saw on the twits that the victims were also related to a "high-ranking NRA executive", so, double gloat score for them, I guess

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 05, 2023 07:26 AM (ENBF0)

133 In 1946, George Orwell wrote his classic essay, “Politics and the English Language,” in which he argued “political speech and writing are largely the defence of the indefensible”. Because political speech so often justifies the irrational and inhumane, Orwell wrote, “political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness.”

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 05, 2023 07:28 AM (BRHaw)

134 (Note: did not watch the video, only looked on mute, the guy might be annoying AF.)
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 05, 2023 07:25 AM (zZu0s)
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Narrator's voice: The guy is annoying AF.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at June 05, 2023 07:28 AM (2hlEI)

135 who needs new stereo equip

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=audiophiliac

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 05, 2023 07:29 AM (BRHaw)

136 If you want to know what the future under AI looks like, picture the top two ads on this page with a stock photo of a heaping teaspoon of some nondescript spice captioned "one teaspoon of this melts 11 lbs. of fat per week" next to the identical stock photo again captioned "one teaspoon of this melts 12 lbs. of fat per week".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 05, 2023 07:30 AM (9UlRk)

137 We'll never know the real reason why the jet crashed.

Jennifer Griffin was the spox for it on Trey (ugh) Gowdy last night.

Posted by: Ziba at June 05, 2023 07:30 AM (4h9M3)

138 Mjanjoo wrote in the New York Times that they prefer to be referred to with singular they pronouns. I strongly suspect that the closest this guy got to an actual comp sci education was watching the Matrix movie.

https://archive.is/a2UkD

Posted by: Lost In Space at June 05, 2023 07:31 AM (KfVz7)

139 If you want to know what the future under AI looks like, picture the top two ads on this page with a stock photo of a heaping teaspoon of some nondescript spice captioned "one teaspoon of this melts 11 lbs. of fat per week" next to the identical stock photo again captioned "one teaspoon of this melts 12 lbs. of fat per week".
Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 05, 2023 07:30 AM (9UlRk)
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I have seen the future, and it is...toenail fungus.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at June 05, 2023 07:31 AM (2hlEI)

140 25 BILLION of BUD gone

https://photos.app.goo.gl/5swMdbVsagUMJBB38

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 05, 2023 07:33 AM (BRHaw)

141 Wait..."singular they"?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at June 05, 2023 07:33 AM (2hlEI)

142 128 Large Language Models

Correct me if I'm wrong here, but aren't LLMs just a a giant steaming pile of garbage to make the GIGO process produce garbage more efficiently?


Yes and no. If all you want to do is manipulate words - like having it produce a sonnet to celebrate your hamster's birthday - they can do that.

But mostly yes, because LLMs don't distinguish true statements from false ones.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 05, 2023 07:33 AM (BLOW1)

143 I don't know when all the Local Hot Singles stopped Looking For Me, and when i turned into a fat fungusy derelict.

Maybe the two things are related.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 05, 2023 07:35 AM (9UlRk)

144 Learn to code updated to blow your robot.

Posted by: sTevo at June 05, 2023 07:35 AM (SgCcM)

145 "Wait..."singular they"?
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight"

They is nuts.

Posted by: fd at June 05, 2023 07:35 AM (iayUP)

146 I don't know when all the Local Hot Singles stopped Looking For Me, and when i turned into a fat fungusy derelict.

Maybe the two things are related.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 05, 2023 07:35 AM (9UlRk)
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It's the Singularity.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at June 05, 2023 07:35 AM (2hlEI)

147 It's the Singularity.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at June 05, 2023 07:35 AM (2hlEI)

Well I'm certainly never getting married with these toenails any time soon...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 05, 2023 07:36 AM (9UlRk)

148 So you get an AI programming things. Something goes wrong, the AI contacts tech support. Tech support is an AI and a war breaks out when the programming AI navigates a phone tree for twenty minutes only to get AI tech support and the first thing it says has "Did you try rebooting it?"

Posted by: NR Pax at June 05, 2023 07:36 AM (4olE8)

149 "The lack of a fact model is also why ChatGPT lies constantly. One of the reasons. It's not that it lies deliberately, it's that it simply makes no distinction between true and false statements."
Okay, so programmers are safe from AI replacement.
Journalists are toast.

Posted by: Chuck Moss at June 05, 2023 07:37 AM (IWd2d)

150 I am trying frantically to avoid spending several hundred dollars to buy Her Majesty a laptop that she will inevitably be dissatisfied with.
--

I just saw where Dell is having a HUGE sale on refurbs, and there are some outstanding deals there.

dellrefurbished.com/laptops

Posted by: Join Moron Robbie in Celebrating Groomer Awareness Month! at June 05, 2023 07:37 AM (4w3I6)

151 How does one know what pronouns are used when that person referred to in third-party is not present?

Is there a two-way TV re 1984 to monitor and record?

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 05, 2023 07:37 AM (BRHaw)

152 So you get an AI programming things. Something goes wrong, the AI contacts tech support. Tech support is an AI and a war breaks out when the programming AI navigates a phone tree for twenty minutes only to get AI tech support and the first thing it says has "Did you try rebooting it?"
Posted by: NR Pax at June 05, 2023 07:36 AM (4olE
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This, too, is the story of Skynet.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at June 05, 2023 07:37 AM (2hlEI)

153 Harv is pretty much the only ad that appears every time. I wish ace would open a patreon or something similar. Maybe I should suggest to Lamont.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 05, 2023 07:38 AM (zZu0s)

154 Journalists are toast.
Posted by: Chuck Moss at June 05, 2023 07:37 AM (IWd2d)

'AI' is more apt to be grammatically correct, maybe.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 05, 2023 07:39 AM (zZu0s)

155 Learn to blow.

Posted by: Evergreen advice at June 05, 2023 07:39 AM (AqJo8)

156 I am trying frantically to avoid spending several hundred dollars to buy Her Majesty a laptop that she will inevitably be dissatisfied with.

So, how many laptops does she have??

Posted by: dantesed at June 05, 2023 07:40 AM (88xKn)

157 Byeeee.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at June 05, 2023 07:40 AM (2hlEI)

158 Mjanjoo: "I am your stereotypical, cisgender, middle-aged suburban dad. I dabble in woodworking, I take out the garbage, and I covet my neighbor’s Porsche. Though I do think men should wear makeup (it looks nice!)"

Yup, totes cisgender.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 05, 2023 07:40 AM (PiwSw)

159 Mjanjoo: "I am your stereotypical, cisgender, middle-aged suburban dad. I dabble in woodworking, I take out the garbage, and I covet my neighbor’s Porsche. Though I do think men should wear makeup (it looks nice!)"

--

You lament that you suck one dick and after that people say you're gay.

Posted by: Join Moron Robbie in Celebrating Groomer Awareness Month! at June 05, 2023 07:41 AM (4w3I6)

160 What fresh hell this day

Posted by: DB - you know my name at June 05, 2023 07:41 AM (geLO8)

161 FWIW, I'm not calling any single person by a plural pronoun. It's absurd and intentionally disruptive.

Posted by: Join Moron Robbie in Celebrating Groomer Awareness Month! at June 05, 2023 07:42 AM (4w3I6)

162 Holy crap, he doesn't realize that he destroys his own argument in his article:

“In our latest study, 90 percent of the time when people refer to a hypothetical person, they use ‘they,’”

That's exactly right. You're not a hypothetical person. If I'm speaking to you or a person I know, you are not some sort of Schrodinger's Man. You exist. You are a he.

Posted by: Join Moron Robbie in Celebrating Groomer Awareness Month! at June 05, 2023 07:44 AM (4w3I6)

163
J
J
is
Here

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 05, 2023 07:44 AM (BRHaw)

164 JJ Nood.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 05, 2023 07:44 AM (PiwSw)

165 158 Mjanjoo: "I am your stereotypical, cisgender, middle-aged suburban dad. I dabble in woodworking, I take out the garbage, and I covet my neighbor’s Porsche. Though I do think men should wear makeup (it looks nice!)"

Yup, totes cisgender.
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 05, 2023 07:40 AM (PiwSw)

What do you mean? He sounds just like he could be John Wayne, Sean Connery or Charles Bronson.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 05, 2023 07:45 AM (zZu0s)

166
Birdbath status?
Posted by: Just Wondering

In use.
Posted by: JT


Are you "for" or "agin" the proposal to erect a block of luxury condos on its SW edge?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 05, 2023 07:47 AM (pNxlR)

167 And I'm sure his voice and manner of speaking is just like Yul Brenner.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 05, 2023 07:47 AM (zZu0s)

168 Manjoo is biological version of ChatGPT including the part about spewing complete nonsense. That the New York Times would publish this rubbish should be seen as an indicator about the rest of their journalism.

Posted by: Lost In Space at June 05, 2023 07:49 AM (KfVz7)

169 The pronoun thing confuses because it defies proper English. I can't spell or diagram sentences but I do know 'they' means two or more people.

I'm toast if I ever encounter a they. May as well start saving now for the law suit.

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