• Commented on A Wonky Experience
    Bad news Mr jvstin & Mr S: AI-like substitution is already infecting photos taken by the handy communication device in your pocket. It HAS to, to compensate for the tiny lens (lenses) and when users want "great" photos automatically. Your...
  • Commented on Summer webcomics
    Are we allowed one-off panels? "Edmund Finney's Quest to Find the Meaning of Life" has long stopped updating. And a lot of it wasn't my cup of tea. But I love this one on characters with meaningful nicknames: http://eqcomics.com/2011/07/08/the-patrons/...
  • Commented on Place your bets
    This seems a relevant danger: "Oceania Has Always Been at War with Eastasia: Dangers of Generative AI and Knowledge Pollution" https://www.bigmessowires.com/2023/03/01/oceania-has-always-been-at-war-with-eastasia-dangers-of-generative-ai-and-knowledge-pollution/ What’s fascinating to me is that as recently as a year ago, virtually nobody was talking about this risk....
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    All these examples of first lines reminds me of author Kit Whitfield's careful analysis of first sentences of novels, although most of them were more famous than "best". L learned many things from it, such as the famous opening line(s)...
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    Charlie, the ideas in your talk are calling to mind an SF story from 1997: "Billy's Bunter" by Walter Cuirle. (Published in the U.S. in "Analog", and probably elsewhere.) Running off of memory, but in the story, a school-age boy...
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    Coming in a bit late... For the Russians' use of cyber as asymmetric warfare, I have found commentary by someone called "The Grugq" to be insightful, since that writer seems to be a well-informed security person. I don't want to...
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