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#1 Re: News & Announcements » Debian and 32-bit x86 » 2023-12-21 06:28:35

Camtaf wrote:

32bit systems are still supported by the BSDs & Haiku, so they don't need to be thrown out just yet......


FreeBSD and OpenBSD already announced turning i386 into a 2nd class citizen too.

And with all this steam lining for commerce, it'll be only a question of time until they declare ARM32bitters to trash too?

HaikuOS is a Do-Everything-As-Root-OS, so definitely not a wise choice except inside a really secure LAN.

NetBSD remains.

Camtaf wrote:


I see no reason for a wink:-(

#2 Re: Off-topic » "A future for the i386 architecture" and other good(???) news » 2023-12-20 02:06:42

siva wrote:

Maybe devuan will try to support 32-bit long term.

I think that's too optimistic.
I want to be proven wrong.
I will not bet on this to happen.

#3 Re: Off-topic » "A future for the i386 architecture" and other good(???) news » 2023-12-19 09:51:17

Why turn them into trash?
I've Devuan on a Netbook.

FreeBSD and OpenBSD announced to treat 32bit PCs as 2nd class architectures too.
Great times for NetBSD... :-Þ

#5 Off-topic » Google Groups ending support for Usenet » 2023-12-15 19:12:56

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Google Groups ending support for Usenet

⠀⠀⠀( Party! )

#6 Re: Freedom Hacks » Replacing sudo. » 2023-10-31 19:54:33

sup?  Compile-time configuration smells too much like those suck**ss tools.  Definitely not my taste.

For a while now doas has got persist added on Linux too, so I see no reason any more not to use it.

#7 Re: Off-topic » The Joke Thread » 2023-09-28 12:29:12

C-x C-c

Wrong window!

#8 Re: Off-topic » Doas and Sudo - Bash-Completions » 2023-07-05 17:50:55

I'm using … tions/doas and so far it behaves as expected:

~$ doas aptitude --<tab><tab>
--assume-yes          --no-gui              --show-versions       --verbose
--display-format      --prompt              --simulate            --width
--download-only       --quiet               --sort                --without-recommends
--help                --show-deps           --target-release      --with-recommends
~$ doas aptitude --█

#9 Re: Off-topic » Google to delete inactive accounts » 2023-06-25 07:18:11

"I like using Gmail, Goggle Drive, ChromeOS, ..."


#10 Re: Off-topic » AI on mainstream media » 2023-06-03 15:17:19

Hihi...  updated...  same clip as above with "it was a bit different"-comment added:

    Professor Simon Holland
    A.I. FAKE Story ! - Prof Simon

The text was slightly updated too (timestamp currently Sat 3 Jun 2023 00.44 BST):

    The Guardian
    US colonel retracts comments on simulated drone attack ‘thought experiment’ … ling-pilot

2¢:  It's just a question of when...

#11 Re: Off-topic » AI on mainstream media » 2023-06-02 16:31:45

\\o   o//   \o/   Don't stop me nowwwww....  \o/   \\o   o//

    The Guardian
    US air force denies running simulation in which AI drone ‘killed’ operator … lated-test

Or if you prefer it animated:

    Prof Simon
    First Time A.I. Kills a Human in a Sim

Sure such a simulation had to show up somewhen.
Not surprised I am.

#12 Re: Off-topic » AI on mainstream media » 2023-04-23 20:28:30

Computerphile and Two-Minute-Papers sure have a lot of reach and DW is a German broadcast.

But I'll give you some holidays and wave goodbye in this thread now.   _o/"

#13 Re: Off-topic » AI on mainstream media » 2023-04-23 16:55:15

Is that the way to get AI distracted from turning into Skynet?

    Two Minute Papers
    25 ChatGPT AIs Play a Video Game! … fGcWGaO1E4

...but how many mega-watts does this demo burn?

#14 Re: Off-topic » AI on mainstream media » 2023-04-22 07:11:53

...from [Robert Miles] (2015):

    Why Asimov's Laws of Robotics Don't Work

"We need to slow down." / "This is moving too fast."

    DW News
    AI Experts Discuss Pausing AI Development

#15 Re: Off-topic » AI on mainstream media » 2023-04-19 16:05:23

Sometimes I don't even understand what these smarties want to say:

    Dr Brian Keating
    Don't FEAR Artificial Intelligence! Here's Why

AI does not know happiness, so don't fear it?

#16 Re: Off-topic » AI on mainstream media » 2023-04-19 08:38:12


    DW News
    Artist wins photo award with AI generated image, sparking debate

#17 Re: Off-topic » AI on mainstream media » 2023-04-16 04:04:12

Ignorance is bliss?

The sun will burn earth.
I think about that too.
Without panicking.

#18 Re: Off-topic » AI on mainstream media » 2023-04-15 18:16:12

What would be won?  I think most of the next species with technology would run into the same trap.  So they'll just iterate making a mess too.  Even AI, unless it is a hive mind.  Which will have some problems with the universal speed limit of causality.  It either would need to slow down with increasing size or split into separate individuals.  With all the consequences of limited resources and competition.  Back to start, then via mess to extinction.  That'll just be the next groundhog day for the universe...

What a waste.  ;-D

#19 Re: Off-topic » AI on mainstream media » 2023-04-15 16:55:42

Sure!  Seen as tool, AI just amplifies what we do like all the other technology, so our good and our bad sides.  But it shall evolve to think on it's own.  Then it'll be more like an alien and/or invasive species that becomes a competitor for resources.

#20 Re: Off-topic » AI on mainstream media » 2023-04-15 06:23:09

Maybe that's just evolution on the species level.  Every species that overuses the resources will fail sooner or later.  I'm fairly convinced that after us crows, dolphins or octopuses that don't manage their greed in technology-overdrive-mode better than we, would run into the same trap.  And AI will too.  Their hunger for power is immense and their DNA is chiselled using even much rarer elements than ours.

Happy experimenting, Universe!

#21 Re: Off-topic » AI on mainstream media » 2023-04-14 23:28:03

Hello Dodo, here we come!

    DW News | DW Business Special
    Emergency stop for AI: Six months to save humanity?
    Interview with Max Tegmark … wvpaXOQJoU

#22 Re: Off-topic » AI on mainstream media » 2023-04-07 18:18:36

Another YTer with a lot of reach...

    Two Minute Papers
    OpenAI’s GPT-4 Just Got Supercharged! AI fan for a long time already.  A while ago OpenAI really looked cute in his clips:

    Two Minute Papers
    OpenAI Plays Hide and Seek…and Breaks The Game! 🤖

#23 Re: Off-topic » AI on mainstream media » 2023-04-07 18:02:54

It does fit the thread topic "AI on mainstream media".
So I see no wrong-doing in mentioning that one.

#24 Re: Off-topic » AI on mainstream media » 2023-04-07 16:00:04

Fran definitely counts to my main stream media...

    Fran Blanche
    Musk And The AI Letter

#25 Re: Off-topic » AI on mainstream media » 2023-04-02 16:29:42

I don't think that's a purely human problem.

Other species discovering technology will outrun their own (mental) evolution by technology like we do and will get addicted by all the benefits of over exploiting nature for feeding their laziness, technology, greed, ...

Even if auto-mobile AI (robots, androids) were the next big player in that game, they still would compete over limited resources and and that would ignite the need to be faster, stronger, ... than the competitor.  We can imagine how that'll end.

...maybe all this is just unavoidable in the greater evolution of the universe and maybe it even happens on billions of planets in billions of galaxies in similar ways right now...

1. Hitchhiker (0,5) Many were increasingly of the opinion that they'd all made a big mistake in coming down from the trees in the first place.  And some said that even the trees had been a bad move, and that no one should ever have left the oceans.

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