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#1
And then there are days wherein after I break a toe and probably a metatarsal with it, I just go get a random tattoo out of a vending machine. The end.
#2
Quote from: Cain on January 15, 2023, 06:02:47 AM
Quote from: Suu (parody account) on January 13, 2023, 12:46:03 AM
The redundancy annoys me.

Yeah, there's definitely a few "tells" that it is generated.

That said, I've found it a useful tool for quickly generating NPCs or even small plot ideas. On it's own it came up with the idea of a hidden Ayleid city (?) in the heart of the Clockwork City (??) which the factotums need to hire the PCs to get into because the defences prevent them from being able to breach it (???) because the Worm Cult (????) were trying to steal an artifact from it first.

Which is batshit, but you can definitely work with it. Correcting it and re-defining parameters and exclusions make it a great brainstorming tool.

I also made it give me a summary for an entirely made up 1890s period "techno-thriller" involving sabotage of the telegram system, which was fun.

It may also turn out to be a worthwhile tool to help overcome writer's block. You stuck but have some ideas? Throw in some prompts and see what comes up.
#3
Quote from: altered on January 13, 2023, 09:12:26 AM
Quote from: Suu (parody account) on January 13, 2023, 12:41:42 AM
Quote from: altered on January 09, 2023, 12:03:21 AM
Funny enough, I think academia is going to be the first place to get well and TRULY fucked by AI for the combination of 4 important aspects:

1: Academic papers are usually kind of samey (with good reason), which makes writing them very automatable.
2: Feeding source material and new research in and getting a paper out is something most academics who are worth a damn think they would enjoy doing, because it'd reduce the time spent on writing papers and lower the barrier to entry for getting helpers on board.
3: The bleeding edge of AI is largely coming out of academia, so will likely have a lot of access to academic source material.
4: AI models that have high contextual awareness are the norm now, which means you just have to turn the temperature down real low and have it focus on turning data into words with zero creativity.

We already have shit like computer aided chemical synthesis design and automated theorem provers out there literally churning out almost wholly computer generated papers, and have had them for years now. Academia is already primed for this sort of thing and people would hardly notice at first, even in the "hard sciences". It might even have good side effects. Then again, it'll probably concentrate institutional power even more with good politicians who can't do science worth a fuck.

We already have software to catch them, and honestly, some of them are very, very "off" when you read them. It's a regurgitation of facts but with no argument. It's fucking WEIRD. That, and they cite incorrect 99% of the time. I know all of this will be fixed eventually and I'm out of a job to a bunch of Zoomers who speak entire sentences with one word, but it's not making the waves people thought it was going to.

Also, I'm in the humanities, so our papers are generally more flowery and have a detectable voice. I'm sure dry STEM professors with no sense of critical thinking skills will think their students are geniuses or some shit reading this garbage.

Oh, I was definitely thinking STEM there.

Get ready for rocket scientists that drank their way through grad school getting jobs at NASA and SpaceX.
#4
Or Kill Me / Re: Who takes care of the caretaker?
January 13, 2023, 12:54:11 AM
I finally have a doctor's appointment for myself tomorrow. I still very much need a dentist's appointment. My thyroid is enlarged from Hashimotos, I started vomiting pure acid again, and my period has almost stopped. Over/under on her blaming it on my weight and not my stress levels.

Mr. Suu's doctor's don't know what to do about how he hurt his hip. It has bone mets, but the pain appears to be muscular. He tried to get out of PT today and both his PT and myself laughed until HE cried.

My cat had radioactive iodine treatment and just got home after 2 days at the medspa where he was an asshole to the staff. He is now capable of contaminating me with 1mSv over the next week until the I-131 decays to half life. So things have gotten interesting. If I accidentally ingest some of his shed iodine, it can make my thyroid worse. Naturally, Mr. Suu is in such condition as he cannot scoop litter or feed Walking Chernobyl, so it's all me. All I really have to do is not let him sit on my lap for too long and wash my hands with dial, but I really wish I had a Geiger Counter right now.
#5
Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
January 13, 2023, 12:48:14 AM
Quote from: Faust on January 07, 2023, 07:46:33 AM

They said thinking of human lives like that is monstrous but at least he is admitting it which most of his army comrads wouldn't.

Spend more time around lower military ranks. This shit is par for the course.

#6
Quote from: Cain on January 10, 2023, 10:37:57 AM
Meanwhile I'm using the AI to shitpost with my RP group:



The redundancy annoys me.
#7
Quote from: altered on January 09, 2023, 12:03:21 AM
Funny enough, I think academia is going to be the first place to get well and TRULY fucked by AI for the combination of 4 important aspects:

1: Academic papers are usually kind of samey (with good reason), which makes writing them very automatable.
2: Feeding source material and new research in and getting a paper out is something most academics who are worth a damn think they would enjoy doing, because it'd reduce the time spent on writing papers and lower the barrier to entry for getting helpers on board.
3: The bleeding edge of AI is largely coming out of academia, so will likely have a lot of access to academic source material.
4: AI models that have high contextual awareness are the norm now, which means you just have to turn the temperature down real low and have it focus on turning data into words with zero creativity.

We already have shit like computer aided chemical synthesis design and automated theorem provers out there literally churning out almost wholly computer generated papers, and have had them for years now. Academia is already primed for this sort of thing and people would hardly notice at first, even in the "hard sciences". It might even have good side effects. Then again, it'll probably concentrate institutional power even more with good politicians who can't do science worth a fuck.

We already have software to catch them, and honestly, some of them are very, very "off" when you read them. It's a regurgitation of facts but with no argument. It's fucking WEIRD. That, and they cite incorrect 99% of the time. I know all of this will be fixed eventually and I'm out of a job to a bunch of Zoomers who speak entire sentences with one word, but it's not making the waves people thought it was going to.

Also, I'm in the humanities, so our papers are generally more flowery and have a detectable voice. I'm sure dry STEM professors with no sense of critical thinking skills will think their students are geniuses or some shit reading this garbage.
#8
Quote from: Cain on January 06, 2023, 02:55:49 PM
A true Scientologist would simply be able to redirect matter to avoid catching Covid.

Report them to the nearest OSA official.

My sister is not a Scientologist, that was clearly the problem. Regardless if they paid her double time to attend "religious acceptance training" at her job. Wherein she would bank close to $40 an hour sitting there making fun of shit over the course of 2-3 days.
#9
Quote from: Scribbly on January 05, 2023, 07:27:46 PM
December 2019 I was hospitalised with a mystery respiratory illness which did not respond to the usual treatment. Blood oxygen was frighteningly low. I could not taste, smell or *hear* which is a symptom I haven't heard discussed much but was easily the most distressing for me other than... y'know... not being able to breathe. I spent the better part of two weeks in and out of consciousness and was pretty sure I was on my way out.

I was eventually discharged and was still very ill until January. My hearing didn't return fully until March. I suffered bouts of sudden exhaustion, fatigue and nausea until June and I still sometimes get exhausted though generally when I've exerted significantly. It has made it difficult to get back to stuff like regular exercise and I'm hoping that as I do I'll discover a lot of it is down to 2-3 years of minimal activity rather than anything permanent.

There were no tests so I'll never know for sure. But I'd been in and out of London a lot around that time and I suspect that Covid was with us during that flu season and people just didn't know what to look for.

The first "official" Covid case in Florida was recorded on January 1st 2020, it was a child in Jacksonville, but because it was a minor, the records were not released for way too long because "There's no way this is COVID, it has to be another coronavirus!" My sister was very, very ill for Christmas that year, and then gave it to my husband. I've never seen him so sick. It didn't stick with me, I had 2 days of "meh" and then a roaring, deep hot cough for a month. We were told it was RSV because all of our flu tests popped negative. Sister worked for a Scientologist veterinarian at the time but my dad also travels everywhere, including Italy. So she's sure she got it from a Scieno that just returned from China who brought in their pet to her work, or Dad brought it home from Italy where it already was, also. They found it in waste water going back as early as November in some cities. It was spreading before they caught it.

Remember that mysterious "vaping disease" in Fall of 2019? Yeah, that.
#10
Quote from: Doktor Howl on January 05, 2023, 12:33:12 AM
I have the antiviral.  Dramatic difference.

I mean, everything tastes like shit now, and I have no sense of balance, but that beats what was happening.

Never lost my senses. Just felt like my bones were trying to leave my body at all times.
#11
I'm on an archaeology Mastodon, which is great for networking career-wise, but definitely not as chatty as Twitter. My server also doesn't federate with the others well and I think they did it on purpose.

I do have a Post.news account as well, which is more like old Twitter, but still in beta. I got permabanned from Twitter for calling out MAGA bullshit and asking them if they masturbate to photos of dead brown children, but hey, Musk let Nazis back on so I was hoping for a chance.
#12
Or Kill Me / Re: Who takes care of the caretaker?
January 03, 2023, 01:38:00 PM
Quote from: Telarus on January 03, 2023, 04:49:20 AM
Damn, that must have been terrifying. Liv once messed up her meds & just figuring that out over a couple of days was  scary. Very glad he's doing better.

Malnutrition is a hell of a drug. 0/10 do not recommend.

Stress actually made me fuck up my meds also. I started taking cyclobenzaprine instead of levothyroxine because the pills at my dosage look the same. Didn't understand why I was so tired for a week.
#13
Quote from: Doktor Howl on January 02, 2023, 02:17:36 PM
Quote from: Suu (parody account) on January 01, 2023, 09:44:25 PM
Quote from: Doktor Howl on January 01, 2023, 08:06:36 PM
Jenn and TGG and I all have covid.

I was more angry I was sick than I was sick, but the chills and aches the first night were hell on wheels. Tylenol was the only thing that worked.

For us, the only thing that stops the horrible chills is theraflu (which may also be Tylenol).  Nothing stops the all over sunburn effect, or the total lack of energy.  There's an antiviral that works on this paxlovid or some shit, we're getting that today.

Definitely get the antiviral. I didn't have a fever so they wouldn't give it to me. Also had the 3 vaccines at that point, but it was over the summer so protection had waned from my November 2021 booster. My sister and BIL dragged me to comic con because they didn't want me home moping over Jeff's diagnosis. So I bought him a bunch of Doctor Who Cybermen things and brought myself home Covid.

I also did Theraflu, my brother swears by that shit, and napped. A lot. I got the bivalent booster as soon as I could.

You will pop positive on the antigen test longer than symptoms and contagiousness will last. I was done and "better" in 5 days, but had some dizziness and breathing issues for another 2 weeks, which I tend to get with other respiratory viruses anyway, and then I fully recovered. My sister gets heart palpitations, she's had it twice post-vaccine, and possibly was one of the first cases in Florida because that's when she was working for the Scientologists (Now THAT's a story).
#14
Quote from: Doktor Howl on January 01, 2023, 08:06:36 PM
Jenn and TGG and I all have covid.

I was more angry I was sick than I was sick, but the chills and aches the first night were hell on wheels. Tylenol was the only thing that worked.
#15
Quote from: Telarus on January 01, 2023, 01:06:20 PM
Holy fuck where am I? Sweet Eris' holy tatas WHEN am I??????

The Great Return to PD continues.