Good morning everybody, and welcome to Wednesday. Despite all the first-of-month mailman emails, I just now realized it's officially March now. Good thing I haven't written any dates yet today.
Florida’s “anti-woke” power grabs in K-12 and public universities should be opposed—but not by defending progressive illiberalism.
There’s no public commons on the web. It’s a race to the bottom, and the bottom is gross. You want me to log in to read? I think I simply will not read.
OK let me get this straight.
Musk criticizes the content safeguards GPT3 (and probably GPT4 too), use as woke, and therefore wants to build an alternative, which I am supposed to believe will not use fewer content safeguards. It’s gonna be that anti-woke thing that magically turns out to not be bigoted that we keep being promised.
Anti-woke shit ends up at bigotry every Goddamn time, and yet I am supposed to pretend these are people of goodwill bla, bla, bla.
You are not a parrot. And a chatbot is not a human. And a linguist named Emily M. Bender is very worried what will happen when we forget this.
Good afternoon everybody. Just preparing for quit-hundred hours.
Granny Weatherwax: “sin, young man, is when you treat people like things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.”
Mightily Oates: “It’s a lot more complicated than that–”
“No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.”
“Oh, I’m sure there are worse crimes–”
“But they starts with thinking about people as things…”
–from Carpe Jugulum, by Terry Pratchett.
I need to figure out how to migrate all the podcasts I have in Downcast on my old phone to my current phone. I think I'd listen to more of them if I didn't have to be stuck at my desk to do it, but my podcast subscriptions are somewhat disrupted right now between devices.
Each time we build a field validation from scratch, accessibility doesn’t come out of the box. In this guide, Sandrina breaks down what we need to take into consideration, so that nobody gets stuck on an inaccessible invalid field.