I confess myself a bit baffled by people who act like "how to interact with ChatGPT" is a useful classroom skill. It's not a word processor or a spreadsheet; it doesn't have documented, well-defined, reproducible behaviors. No, it's not remotely analogous to a calculator. Calculators are built to be *right*, not to sound convincing. It's a bullshit fountain. Stop acting like you're a waterbender making emotive shapes by expressing your will in the medium of liquid bullshit. The lesson one needs about a bullshit fountain is *not to swim in it*.
Ted Gioia on ChatGPT as a confidence game: "The con artist always gives people exactly what they want. And in a post-truth society, nobody does this better than AI." https://tedgioia.substack.com/p/introducing-the-slickest-con-artist
For all the people out there — politicians, pundits, prosecutors, all of them — breathing a sigh of relief because Trump appears to be politically doomed anyway, so no need to go after him any more…
For all those people, I will say this again, very slowly:
There are a whole lot of would-be authoritarians out there
who are not nearly as stupid as Trump
and are watching Trump very carefully:
not whether he succeeds in toppling our democracy,
but what ••price he pays•• for trying.
Pfizer and Moderna defending their price increase of Covid vaccines - from about $20 to about $120 - by saying the price “is consistent with the value delivered”
In other words, it’s the price they feel they can get away with because the vaccines are so crucial to the well being of much of the planet.
Capitalism is awful
Sometimes, when I really like a picture that doesn't have alt-text, I write some myself and suggest it to the poster. Explaining that I can't boost it because of my blind followers who have a right to be part of the conversation.
And I provide a link to one of the really helpful descriptions of how to write good alt-text. There are quite a few around but I just like this one.
So I'm friendly and try to be helpful and mostly people weren't aware and appreciate it.
Georgia election officials, supported by the Republican Party, tried to prevent 70,000 citizens from voting on a Saturday before the Senate runoff election.While Republicans didn’t get away with it, the fact that they tried should be a national outrage.
Everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct! Thank you. Mastodon.cloud is maintained by Sujitech, LLC.