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> GPU falling off the bus

I'm wondering if we could prompt llama3 with the above statement. What kind of response would it give?


> I think this is exactly what _most_ people want.

I see many comments replying to the above statement, and I am no exception.. what about the saying that goes: "Don't put all your eggs in one basket"?


> what about the saying that goes: "Don't put all your eggs in one basket"?

I think it's a lot more important to decide who you want to trust.

The problem is that there are a lot of small apps that end up being scams. Or they end up selling their software to scammers. Or they just don't have the ability to properly secure their system (LastPass).

Apple has kind of made a name for themselves as a big company that cares about privacy and is serious about security. And they don't have the reputation for totally screwing over their customers randomly like Google.

I can see a lot of people making the pragmatic decision to just keep trusting Apple instead of figuring out which other company to trust as well.


Oh, Duck Hunt! I was a big fan of this classic in my childhood during the 90s, and I was always wondering how the gun does know if I am pointing it to the flying duck. Until recent years and, from nowhere, YT suggested this video to me where I finally deciphered this puzzle: https://youtu.be/cu83tZIAzlA

> 30 secs later

Me: Oh! It's multi-pong war


We used to hear that LLMs hallucinate but, apparently, we are witnessing the hallucination of apps now!

This reminds me of another quiet funny error message, again, from Microsoft about a Windows Phone error message telling users to "insert CD and Restart Your Computer" ( https://thenextweb.com/news/this-is-the-funniest-windows-err...)


Exchange did this thing well before there were any practical LLMs. And well, while the resulting state and error message is somewhat hilarious, it is not that hard to trigger this behavior intentionally.

The HN ranking algorithm seems to be missing out something here! There's already another, older, story [1] on the same topic currently on the front page, ranked #24. I believe it would make more sense if @dang merged both threads in a single, homogenous one for more value.

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1. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=40543408


As you wish.

What are you. Some sort of omnipotent genie admin? Haha

Does the HN system surface things like the comment above to you or are you just everywhere.


@dang is a no-op but I think I happened to see this one organically. Either that or someone emailed...short-term memory doesn't retain much of these

I think dang has often mentioned that "@dang" doesn't work, but I wouldn't put it past him to have an automated search for that ;)

In an unrelated note, this "Google Blog" thing appears to have [at least] three different domain names that redirect to the same url: https://blog.google.com, https://blog.google and https://googleblog.com, why is that?!

History? The Google TLD is relatively new and would have been created last

> I got tired of hearing that YC fired Sam

This story was discussed last November, by the title "Before OpenAI, Sam Altman was fired from Y Combinator by his mentor" with +1k points and +700 comments (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=38378216).


"There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things." - Phil Karlton [0]

Based on the above statement, I find it extremely weird to see such git command named "blame", then I realized I'm not the only one:

What does 'git blame' do? [1].

Blame someone else for your bad code [2].

Git blame should be called git credit [3].

Does Git Blame sound too negative? [4].

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0. https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/19836/has-phil-...

1. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/31203001/what-does-git-b...

2. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27963868

3. https://dev.to/damcosset/git-blame-should-be-called-git-cred...

4. https://www.reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor/comments/r5lzyo/doe...


I think `blame` is on-brand for a tool called `git`.


agreed, i renamed [1] it to ‘who’ (well, actually it’s just ‘w’ since i’m a vim-diehard)

[1] https://github.com/looshch/configs/blob/master/.gitconfig#L1...


I think a better name would be “git praise”


I'm sure you know this, but for younger readers, in Subversion 'praise' was an alias for 'blame'.

For neutrality, 'annotate’ was another alias.


One advantage that "git blame" has over possible alternatives such as "git credit", "git author", or "git praise", is that it's one character shorter and maybe faster to type.

For the same number of characters, I have heard of "git glory" as a possible alternative.


and off-by-one errors.


Oh! Look, a well-researched, deeply-explained, and interactive post.

Honestly, when I initially read the domain name and noticed the TLD is ".ski" I was thinking it is from the author who wrote about Mecanical Watch [1] and other cool stuff.. it turned out to be a totally different one but of similar quality. What's the secret sauce behind this ".ski" TLD :)

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1. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=31261533


There is very simple reason for this: "ski" it the most common suffix of Polish surnames, of which the most popular is Kowalski. There are a lot of people out there either Polish or with Polish origins.

Author of https://ciechanow.ski – the site we all love here – is Polish programmer working for Apple.


On the same note there are some names that no matter the domain you know you're going to get a wizard, anyone named Thiago is a beast and I've chanced on several.


Well explained, +1. Didn't knew Ciechanowski is working for Apple. Such a genius!


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