A thinking Meat


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Cake day: Dec 03, 2021


Robert Shea's son has generously released all of his father's novels on the internet under a Creative Commons license.

>As the flagship track at QCon, Architectures You've Always Wondered About showcases real-world examples of innovator companies pushing the limits with modern software systems.

cross-posted from: https://group.lt/post/81058 > Free pdf inside

Free pdf inside

I realize that if I would be reading non-stop - I would not finish all books I have. Just a passing thought before buying a new one. ;D

Open Source Surveillance
>Gather Real-Time Intelligence from Social Media, Cameras, Internet of Things, Industrial Control System devices. In addition search Wifi or Bluetooth networks and look for planes, cruises and city traffic

Actually I was reading mostly technical or professional literature, but after some friends advice started to mix more fiction, just in enjoy life more.

Seems to be an interesting book

Great article on Illuminatus!

Always interesting to see real life design choices.

Seems like sound principles and suggestions

I liked the point of view and feel it has lots of truth in it.

More Memory, More Problems
The single Postgres setting that almost took down our database

Some books listed

>Heidi Siegmund Cuda interviews Pekka Kallioniemi, the Finnish creator of ‘Vatnik Soup’ - a Twitter series and website where he identifies pro-Russian actors and propagandists from around the world

Kaip tik šį rytą pradėjau su šituo skaitiniu - labai tinka Nubo Dūmo temai panagrinėt ;)

Some review of the changes

Challenges with the traditional network stack Packet flow in the kernel with XDP The mechanics of XDP programs How to build a simple XDP program Conclusion References

>At Google, there was a document put together by Jeff Dean, the legendary engineer, called Numbers every Engineer should know. It’s really useful to have a similar set of numbers for LLM developers to know that are useful for back-of-the envelope calculations.

An example of LLM prompting for programming
>...account of an internal chat with Xu Hao, where he shows how he drives ChatGPT to produce useful self-tested code. His initial prompt primes the LLM with an implementation strategy (chain of thought prompting). His prompt also asks for an implementation plan rather than code (general knowledge prompting). Once he has the plan he uses it to refine the implementation and generate useful sections of code.

Introduced me to Lima (Lima: Linux virtual machines (on macOS, in most cases))

>That GPT and other AI systems perform tasks they were not trained to do, giving them “emergent abilities,” has surprised even researchers who have been generally skeptical about the hype over LLMs. “I don’t know how they’re doing it or if they could do it more generally the way humans do—but they’ve challenged my views,” says Melanie Mitchell, an AI researcher at the Santa Fe Institute. Interesting article trying to peak inside of LLM.

>FerretDB, an open-source MongoDB alternative database, recently announced its general availability. Released under the Apache 2.0 license, the project allows developers to use existing PostgreSQL infra to run MongoDB workloads.

New talk: Learning DNS in 10 years
By Julia Evans. Nice walkthrough on learning and troubleshooting, using DNS as example.

Ukraine forced to update Himars software after Russia jams rockets
>Ukraine has been forced to update the software on its Himars rockets because Russian forces have learned to jam their GPS guidance systems.

Three New Discordian Related Books – Historia Discordia
> ...the authors of these three titles—Kerry Thornley, James Shelby Downard and Antero Alli—themselves had their own roles, both large or small, in the annals of Discordia.

"...The premise of the paper is that while OpenAI and Google continue to race to build the most powerful language models, their efforts are rapidly being eclipsed by the work happening in the open source community..."

A sublemmy for RAW fans.

I have it - it is pretty cheap and stats are nice

a bit regards to SNAFU principle.

Even if you are not using AWS - there is a ton of info to learn from.

Nice mentioning of Algis Budrys as well.

There are many ways to play with it - one of them is https://github.com/nomic-ai/gpt4all . As for the strangeness, I would say it depends on the prompt (input).

Still, Sourcegraph is on fire.

Very cool character and story

tik šortus reikės rodyt ;)

great success!! (not). homeserver address has changed to https://matrix.group.lt - please relogin in your clients. accounts still are using base server group.lt - no changes required.

sorry for the inconvenience

A perspective for something that is happening in the mind.

actually there is a ipfs mirror for that, albeit just a dump of the file: /ipfs/QmVCjhoEFC9vwvaa8bKyJgwAByP4MXSogcyDGoz4Lkc3ox

Worth noting - article is written with regard to “native” AWS encryption, but if you use LUKS or other disk encryption setup - AWS can still snapshot running VMs. It is all about the trust. :(

love these kind of unexpected information transfers

maybe we can host the dump somehow in ipfs or similar storage?

when the last user will stop using it

Who knew? Remember - most of the data in most apps is managed so poorly that almost anybody can access it in the org.

IMHO we as humans overvalue ourselves. There is not much not boring and not polluted content by us already. In fact, there is nothing original in the world – everything is remixed. The only difference is that it is generated not by AI, but by NI and all things we perceive as originals now most of the time were considered as a bug or abnormality.

I’d say – we have already polluted the internet – it is time to move on to shit on another meadow. And it will be again destroyed by SEO.

Using most of the time — works, but has some quirks. Very good for some blog sites ;)

Thank you, this was very liberating :)

This is what I was thinking as well regarding the suggestion, not sure if that it is solvable…

The more - the merrier. I hope that it will help polish Linux based software even more.

Hi! Leave your email here - https://hackrsvalv.com . I can help for free as long as there are no hard deadlines

Yeah, it is always nice to hear the author read the book, especially if it is good :)) But what about deep fakes faking author? Will it be banned? Or available only in the underground?

Somehow I doubt it. Money is too good for Meta to pass Europeans