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bgrinter

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Work in IT and live in Australia 🇦🇺

Interests include aviation (private pilot), sci-fi, reading (love Pratchett!) and scale modelling.

“The real algorithm is the friends we made along the way”

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bgrinter, to random
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Seemed like a great idea at the time…
https://mastodon.social/@campuscodi/112559479294594886

NanoRaptor, to random
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I found a redback spider nested up in the box next to my uranium test source and I’m fighting the urge to do the funniest thing.

It’s not a strong compulsion but it’s there y’know?

bgrinter,
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@NanoRaptor super powers are just a spider bite away… 🕷️

NanoRaptor, to random
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53 in a matter of weeks.

bgrinter,
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@NanoRaptor @ajft common problem on Falcons. I’m a short arse and still has it just touching my head. Found a local place to reglue, can’t recall though how much

NanoRaptor, to random
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For the 'strayans.

bgrinter,
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@NanoRaptor lol - triggering many bogans 😝

bgrinter,
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@NanoRaptor lol 😂

XW - jealous. Wish I’d nabbed an XY Futura when they weren’t house money

NanoRaptor, to random
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bgrinter,
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@huwr @siracusa @NanoRaptor it should be renamed here “Oi, Shazza”

gedeonm, to random
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Here’s the thing: AI wasn’t created by artists or writers or actors or any other creative types. It was created by those who wish they were the creative types, and want to avoid doing the thing they perceive as “work”.
https://tech.lgbt/@jnadeau/112528218028765178

bgrinter,
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@gedeonm @jnadeau
Best one I saw was “AI should be doing tiresome work for creative people, not creative work for tiresome people”

davemark, to TeslaMotors
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"Chinese automaker BYD is rolling out cars capable of driving more than 1,300 miles without refueling or recharging"

That's New York to Miami without a recharge. US cars are lucky to get 1/4 that range.

The bar has been set pretty high.

Oh, and they are priced at $13K. Yikes.

https://apple.news/AQV2DtmurQA-tW6Qln_7hPA
#EV #Tesla #Hybrid #Transportation #Cars

bgrinter,
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@davemark what’s the govt subsidy on it?

drahardja, to random
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Agreed, except for “summarization” of text that I haven’t read (e.g. “summarize this financial report for me”), because there is no way to tell if the summary is accurate and does not omit important elements.

I think Microsoft Copilot for helping coders has legs. Coding problems tend to be the same set of queries repeated over and over, with slight variations in theme: perfect for LLMs. https://cleverdevil.club/@jonathan/112504327461154045

bgrinter,
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@drahardja @jonathan not sure I’d trust anything. Let me write my own bugs 😝

https://futurism.com/the-byte/study-chatgpt-answers-wrong

bgrinter, to random
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Sunset in Parkes #sunset

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cs, to space
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bgrinter,
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@cs only issue will be the astronauts sound like Chipmunks

timrichards, to random
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I'm thinking, for a change, of not buying a local SIM (or eSIM) for my upcoming trip to Switzerland. It's only ten days, so if I use data sparingly and stick only to wifi on some days, I should be able to use my Australian number on Telstra's $10/day international roaming day pass, and not spend much more than a new SIM. Hmmm worth a try I think.

bgrinter,
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@ThermiteBeGiants @timrichards Vodafone roaming is very cool

bgrinter,
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@timrichards @ThermiteBeGiants rather than stuffing with sims and temp numbers it’s nice to just use your own number - worth the $5 a day

erkpod, to random
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For a simple lift such as at a railway station that only has 2 floors, I suggested a single button marked GO. It's simpler than expecting people to know what button to press.

I have seen this in action at Perth Underground station. https://aus.social/@jessta/112433585648157837

bgrinter,
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@erkpod @timrichards @jessta brought to you by the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation - “Share and Enjoy”

timrichards, to australia
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Fair point - if you're not using digital payments, you should make the effort to get used to them. Cash is (mostly) going away. (This article also contains a guide to getting started with digital.)

Cash is dead. Why are we still pretending it isn’t?

(maybe paywalled) https://www.smh.com.au/money/saving/cash-is-dead-why-are-we-still-pretending-it-isn-t-20240510-p5jcl1.html

bgrinter,
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@timrichards few people in my feed who probably wrap their heads in alfoil to stop the government reading their thoughts beg to differ

bgrinter, to random
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@clive a 30 year old 737 in Senegal - I’m sure it was immaculately maintained…

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/387749

Mor696, to random
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@clive

Curious?

How old is this plane?
Who is doing the maintenance? It's not Boeing if it's owned by a transportation company. Boeing can't possible be held accountable for a plan that has been sold and maintained by another company.

bgrinter,
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bananabob, to space
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Boeing’s first astronaut launch called off due to faulty valve

Oh come on would you take a Boeing flight into space? What if the door fell off?

https://www.theguardian.com/business/article/2024/may/06/boeing-starliner-launch-scrubbed

#TheGuardian #Boeing #NASA

bgrinter,
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@bananabob problem was the ULA rocket not the capsule

drahardja, to tesla
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“I understand that this period of change may be challenging and that patience is not easy when expecting to be paid, however, I want to express my sincere appreciation for your understanding and support as we navigate through this transition.”

#tesla #ev #cars #supercharger

“Read the wild email Tesla is sending to suppliers amid Supercharger chaos”

https://electrek.co/2024/05/03/read-the-wild-email-tesla-is-sending-to-suppliers-amid-supercharger-chaos/

bgrinter,
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@drahardja nationalise the network as essential services

golgaloth, to Starwars
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You remember that time the rebellion handed an untrained farm boy one of their precious few X-wing fighters?

bgrinter,
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@golgaloth as a kid I just assumed they had more X-Wings than pilots. Bit like the USAF given a drunk former Vietnam era drop dusting pilot an F/A-18

Independence Day Hello GIF

drahardja, to tesla
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Is this for real? Did Elon just lay off ’s entire Supercharger business division?

“Rebecca Tinucci, senior director of the electric vehicle maker's Supercharger business, and Daniel Ho, head of the new vehicles program, will leave on Tuesday morning, the report said.

Musk also plans to dismiss everyone working for Tinucci and Ho, including the roughly 500 employees who work in the Supercharger group, The Information said. It was not clear how many employees worked for Ho.”

The Supercharger system is probably Tesla’s most beloved and successful product. What is going on?

“Musk lays off Tesla senior executives in fresh job cuts, The Information reports”

https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/teslas-musk-trims-senior-management-amid-more-layoffs-information-reports-2024-04-30/

bgrinter,
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rileytestut, to random
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The reviews are in: 4.9! 🥳

bgrinter,
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@rileytestut @lisamelton congrats!
My son loves it 😁

timrichards, to random
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Tried stringing along a scammer calling from "Telstra" and she hung up in the middle of the call. Don't know what's going on there, I try to sound meek and agreeable but they somehow suss me out. What should I be doing to waste more of their time?

bgrinter,
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@timrichards I’m using that one in future

stroughtonsmith, to random
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"Notably, Apple confirmed to us that emulators on the App Store are permitted to load ROMs downloaded from the web, so long as the app is emulating retro console games only.”
https://mastodon.social/@macrumors/112276237167362787

bgrinter,
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@Sonikku @stroughtonsmith @macrumors what I call “retro” will be different to what my son calls retro

video games 80s GIF by RETRO-FIEND

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bgrinter,
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@drahardja some people have too much time on their hands 😂

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