Pet peeve of the day: all the people talking about how ChatGPT is not “conscious” and how it does not “understand” what it is saying, but just putting likely-sounding words together into likely-sounding sentences.
Extra bonus points for using an example of a math problem as a way to show how these AI chat-bots talk about things they don’t really understand.
The irony. The lack of self-awareness. It burns.
It’s Sunday, which means no more cat pictures, and instead just the usual -rc release.
Prize for odd bug this week goes to an otherwise harmless off-by-one buglet that then in turn confused clang sufficiently to generate bogus code that our ‘objtool’ checks then (correctly) complained about it.
This is the kind of exciting lives that us kernel developers lead.
Replying to all the random individuals that seem to think that I’m “endorsing” one of the Fediverse products over any other, and seem to be making a big deal over #akkoma vs #mastodon etc.
That’s not the case. I’m actually a horrible MIS person, and I would never want to maintain my own server. I’m a programmer for chrissake!
The same way you should fear me if I hold a soldering iron, you should be very very nervous if I were to do any server management.
So all credit (or blame) for the choice of Fediverse platform goes to @monsieuricon, who maintains kernel.org and just made it really easy for me to try this out.
… and on a similar note: not only am I not much of a MIS person, I’m also not much of a social networking person.
I foresee a lot of disappointment in the future of any followers of this account 🔮.
Random first trial post: today, March 14th, is the 29th anniversary of the Linux 1.0 announcement.
Of course, there are other arguably more important dates in Linux history, but this is one of them.