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(SINGULARITY PLAUSIBILITY) OP 12/15/2020 (Tue) 01:41:27 No. 6898 [Reply]
Is a singularity even plausible? *asking leftists* Like my personal opinion no. because if we enter a singularity what's to say that we didn't have the intelligence to create our own information I:E if we manage to create bots smarter than us then why would we let them fuck up the world. we would probably use them to teach us what they know and then burn them once we have the information. humans know bots don't have feelings feeling and consciousness are only experienced by living things bot can only retain information and use that information to make more information then we grab that information. That's what we do now with calculators after all what do you think?
Well of course it's possible, just not on the near future. A better question is if it is desirable. Also keep in mind humans have a tendency towards self-destruction, just look at what's happened in the latest centuries. And who's to say a sufficiently intelligent AI can't develop feelings of their own? They'll most probably be completely alien to us, though.
>>6898 If the Singularity means an artificial intelligence that improves it self faster and faster, that is not possible, because it violates the law of diminishing returns. If it just means that humanity could build vast artificial intelligences that run most of society like in the Ian Banks Culture novels that is possible.

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Does anyone actually ENJOY writing in python? Comrade 12/06/2020 (Sun) 07:47:38 No. 6741 [Reply]
I can understand why one would use python for practical purposes : it is the most 'battery included', 'scripting' programming language that requires least amount of fuss to get the work done 'initially'. And yes lots of important scientific research framework depends on python so you don't have much choices on few domain specific problems. actually that's a spook. I am willing to bet a lot of money even simple boiler plate web applications developers would have wished they are writing in java the moment exceptions start flying. also those salty researchers who just want to stick it up to their programmer friends with clever jupyter notebook demos would be sorry when they realize numpy could have been much more usable and less human error prone should they chose a language with, you know? BLOODY TYPE AWARE SYSTEM that can allow computer program to deduce which operation feeds what operands without mere mortals fumbling through yet another stack overflow question or never ending reference manual pages??? like seriously, I would furrackign volunteer to port legacy app I am tasked to expand to BCHS or even bloody perl script or fucking racket scgi on my off time than torture myself with this bullshit language of jokes tl;dr python & its perpetrators should be gulaged for sabotaging type system and wasting workers time while inflating exploitation rate for bourgeois class
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>>6820 Scientists/cybsec guys/data science guys whatever dont write big software projects, they use tools to solve immediate problems and python is great for that because its concise and simple to write. Also perl you mention in first post as alternative is much less maintanable and error prone
>>6852 B-But Python is popular and I want to feel hip and special about the programming languages I use!!
>>6853 Then learn lisp or Haskell, python is too pragmatic to be hip
>>6852 may I ask which country you are wage cucking at? I would be surprised if you did not see all the entry level python job openings nearby
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>>6852 R-using scientist here, I honestly don't see the point to Python. When you really need efficient routines that are going to be massively iterated you simply write them in C++. In fact all the heavy duty R stuff is coded in C++ on the back end.

CNC Small Arms Manufactring Comrade 05/25/2020 (Mon) 19:42:08 No. 1921 [Reply]
Is it something practicle for insurgent groups or is it a giant meme?
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>>6590 This depends on the design. Guns need to deal with some variation in the amount of pressure each cartridge develops. A design meant for small-scale manufacture should have enough tolerances and maybe a way to tweak spring pressures to allow for some variety in materials. I saw one gun design a while back that specific exactly how to heat treat the steel for the springs inside it, to get it just right.
>>6593 s/specific/specified/
not a meme. plug n play heavy weapons are the future.
>>6595 Interesting. I did a bit of amateur rocketry years ago, this is way more sophisticated. Small arms will only get you so far.
These file dumps are super interesting. Really puts into perspective how simple things can be made. >>5384 I ran across a youtube video some years back where a guy hand made a rifling button and the press to push it though a home made barrel blank. >>5648 As somebody with a nicely equipped shop, I think it is fair to ask the question: at what point do you become the man?

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Comrade 12/03/2020 (Thu) 05:34:41 No. 6659 [Reply]
Do you use a CRT monitor?
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I used to. i Had two CRT monitors, one was a 19' one for small stuff and the other is a 24' widescreen trinitron CRT, that i never got to working properly. The screen would drop like a water fall, maybe i got ripped off, or a capacitor needs changing. CRTs are nice if you have the space.
i don't play smash
>>6691 Also they can quite literally explode.
>>6826 Remember to sit 3 meters away from the screen, it's good for your health.

Distributed Computing Comrade 12/08/2020 (Tue) 17:27:17 No. 6776 [Reply]
Any of you guys do this? I set up BOINC on some old laptop I had and started using it to search for pulsars and shit. Also, [email protected] became the most powerful “supercomputer”.
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>>6778 i mean yeah seti was stupid, but still, distributed computing makes it easy for scientists to get computing power quickly and cheaply, it was able to expand massively with COVID and became the most powerful computer in the world as i said, its very flexible.
>>6778 Actually wasn't much of a waste of electricity since there was no low-power modes or thermal throttling back in the day. Better to use idle cycles for something than nothing. Now we have Bitcoin, which is a scale of wastage worse than everything before it combined.
>>6796 >Better to use idle cycles for something Completely unrelated but I hate retards that keep their computers turned on all day and night just for nerd cred, not even running a home server or whatever.
>>6800 who the fuck just leaves it on?
>>6822 A lot of people on technology imageboards who want to seem cool showing a high uptime on their rice or something

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Comrade 12/10/2020 (Thu) 01:30:43 No. 6792 [Reply]
Japan Will Fund AI Technology to Pair Singles Based on 'Emotional Quotient' https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/japan-birth-rate-ai-couples-dating-b1768090.html This is Silicon Valley tier, in that it doesn't actually address the real issue.
they’re one step away from state appointed gfs
And I thought hookup apps were dehumanizing enough.
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if this leads to personalized vocaloid gfs running GNU/Linux CRITICAL SUPPORT
>>6802 you really saw japan in the headline and had to post this shit huh
Based on the description this is not even an expert system just some weak ass similarity metric? >>6802 The stated goal is to make people breed, not to make them happy.

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Linux phones 12/10/2020 (Thu) 05:26:41 No. 6795 [Reply]
Is this my best option for removing the Google/Apple yoke of servitude? I want to piss off all my proprietary fag coworkers who think applife is the future of computing.
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>>6810 >I don't want sandboxed apps Man of all the things you mention this? The one that's both a privacy and a security concern? Anyway if you're going to spend money on a new phone that supports a custom ROM might as well go for a cheap used Pixel. >That article is literal autism People are always talking about privacy but when you tell them what actually works they always pull this crap.
>>6808 Like holy shit this article is such a massive hate boner for Linux that is only partially true: > A very basic exploit technique is simply to find a way to execute the attackers own malicious code either by loading a malicious library on disk or by dynamically modifying executable code in memory. I'm not aware of any modern kernel that marks executable memory as write, execute. We're talking like < Ubuntu 8 releases ... maybe. What you can do is call mprotect after ROPing and doing a stack pivot but this same use-case exists in Windows and BSD - mac has code signing so you would have to bypass that. > The kernel has huge attack surface and is constantly adding new and dangerous features. The Linux kernel is equivalent to running all user space code as root in PID 1. See Windows, Mac, and BSD. This is a non argument because they all have massive kernel code with drivers all running in the lowest ring of protection. Windows has patch guard for some things and Mac has just recently (as of Big Sur) limited means by which you can get the mach port for pid 0 (the kernel for read write)
>>6813 Don't take a list of flaws to be fixed like some sort of attack and call to stop using Linux, dude.
>>6814 Its fundamentally not true you absolute retard. The list is just a deep throat cock suck of M$ and Mac. The most important security mitigations are hardware level what makes android and ios a bitch and a half to exploit on newer devices is ARM protection not their sandboxing or code signing (a few extra steps). If you want security have every fucking pointer in your OS authenticated, that is security the rest is literally taking SV's cock up your ass and claiming its the standard for computing.
>>6815 This isn't even what the thread is about and you started autistically screeching about an article I didn't even post. Good night.

Yonder AI Comrade 12/09/2020 (Wed) 13:49:55 No. 6786 [Reply]
>Yonder is an A.I. software company that discovers the hidden groups who control and amplify online narratives, so companies can navigate an unpredictable, ever-evolving internet with confidence. While we can’t fix the whole internet, we can help with this part of it. Our mission is to create a more authentic internet, where everyone can experience a true sense of belonging. www.yonder-ai.com
They give info to companies on how to increase their influence and reach. >their promotional pdf attached I wonder if we can get our hands on some of these reports they make for companies.
Sounds liberal as fuck and I bet it's only going to target """alt-right""" and lefty stuff.

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Comrade 12/04/2020 (Fri) 01:49:04 No. 6715 [Reply]
>The research paper in question deals with possible ethical issues of large language models, a field of research being pursued by OpenAI, Google and others. Gebru said she doesn’t know why Google had concerns about the paper, which she said was approved by her manager and submitted to others at Google for comment. >The paper called out the dangers of using large language models to train algorithms that could, for example, write tweets, answer trivia and translate poetry, according to a copy of the document. The models are essentially trained by analyzing language from the internet, which doesn’t reflect large swaths of the global population not yet online, according to the paper. Gebru highlights the risk that the models will only reflect the worldview of people who have been privileged enough to be a part of the training data. Kind of a weird thing to get fired over, especially when it's your damn job to do exactly this.
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>>6751 That wasn't it at all. Reading comprehension: F, see me after class. What she is saying is that AI is being trained using language data from the internet. Only the wealthiest people on the planet have access to the internet, therefore AI will be trained by speech/text patterns of the wealthiest humans. And she's right. Last thing we need is an imperialist, anti-communist AIs.
>>6759 Also, people don't act on the internet like they act in real life.
>>6759 is it tho? considering social network is modern equivalent to crack cocaine psyop, I'd think researchers would have access to rather diverse data including poorer part of population no? I might actually read her paper if it's openaccess
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>>6772 Apparently this is it? I can't find the actually published version. (If it was published yet.)
>>6715 >Do this or I quit >We accept your resignation How the fuck was she fired?

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Riot is now Element Comrade 07/22/2020 (Wed) 17:17:50 No. 3559 [Reply]
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>>3746 I use gomuks. Encryption isn't currently supported, though. Unfortunately.
I'll just keep using Element/Riot until Fractal enters beta/stable (has E2EE & VoIP support).
>>3761 this.
>>3749 Awright, VOIP (and video!) is now working in nheko Reborn using the first fully native, bloat-free implementation for Matrix. Only vital feature missing is some parts of E2EE, particularly key verification: https://github.com/Nheko-Reborn/nheko/issues/23
>>6766 >voip and video working That's good to hear. How does their implementation work? So far we've had Jitsi-based conferences on Element, which I quite like. You can add a little Jitsi widget to your room and people can freely come in and out of the call, much like channels in Discord.


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