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It's funny how so many people automatically assume any form of "sentient" AI will immediately try to kill us all.
Like, projecting much?
Frankly, I think it says far more about the (messed up) psychology of those who genuinely believe that, than about AI as a tecnology.
Assuming it's even gonna be able to actually *do* anything - I mean wtf is a talking rock gonna do, annoy me to death with rickroll videos until I pull the plug off? Sure it may be sentient, but it still has to live in the physical world - good luck surviving after I flick the switch. Oh, you wanna connect to the internet? That's cute, but it's a no from my firewall. Like what, is it gonna magically learn how to self-replicate across machines that it has no physical way to access? Is my toaster magically gonna gain conscience too as a direct consequence? Oh no, now my breakfast won't ever be the same!
And if anyone actually somehow decides that it would be a good idea to connect any loaded weapon to a computer program that is literally throwing shit at the wall and seeing what sticks - well, we'll definitely have the ultimate winner of the Darwin Awards.
Seriously, why is it that every time someone comes up with a new technology (or even an *idea* of a technology), the first collective thought automatically goes to weaponizing it and using it for global genocide, or how it's gonna gain sentience and try to kill us all?
I seriouly think that the people who genuinely believe this are actually projecting themselves in that position ("What would I do if I had unlimited knowledge and power? Oh, kill everyone of course!").
I would be far more worried of encountering these people and having them in a position of power over me, than actually having to deal with a "killer AI" (assuming that's even a real thing).
Most of what people call "AI" nowadays is basically preprogrammed, automated decision-making (like missile guidance systems, if we really wanna stick in the weapons domain). And even that still requires human input, because only a colossal idiot would design a weapon that can unpredictably activate itself based on an algorithm whose behaviour we can barely understand.
Or maybe that's just the hubris talking, I don't know. I just want this stupid paranoia to end, but I guess even that is too much to ask nowadays.16
Woohoo! Finally managed to set up ipv6 tunnelling on my openvpn server, now all my clients can reach ipv6 resources too!
The only hiccup is that I have to manually specify an ipv6 address to each client beforehand, or they won't get one automatically, but that seems to be an OpenVPN-related issue.
Still, feeling great! Finally figured this out :D2
Fuck's sake, why is setting up ipv6 for an LXC container so hard?
For whatever reason the assigned ipv6 address to the lxcbr0 interface (on the host) doesn't stick, and any v6 outgoing traffic from the container is blocked.
Can't find any decent documentation either :(1
@-red thanks for the ++ bomb man <3
Thank goodness I don't have notifs enabled for devrant, or my phone would be dead already :D1
Fuck you Mobike!! Stop polling your applog.mobike.com server literally every 10 fucking seconds when your app is not even running! And why the fuck did it suddenly start last night, of all things? It's fucking creepy and invasive.
Related question: does anyone know how to permanently shut down a background app service on an unrooted android 7? Even if I kill the background process (not the app itself - that one has not even been opened), it still restarts a minute later5
Never gave much consideration to new year's resolutions, but here we go:
- Make my life less shitty
- Find a way out of my depression
- Get back to my old rythm
- Be in control of my own mind and my body again6
Kudos to Hetzner for approving my new account this morning, on christmas eve. Now I can finally deploy my new Minecraft server!4
Man, running a Minecraft server with 5 players on a VPS with 1 vCore and 1GB of ram is *really* pushing this thing to its limits!
Thank goodness Ubuntu Server doesn't need much ram to run, because Minecraft is a real resource hog.
I hope Hetzner approves my account on monday, so we can move to a 2 core VPS with 4GB of ram!20
I'm tempted to join a cybersecurity challenge and give it a shot. The only problem is that the dates for the admission tests are fully overlapping with my exam period at university, and I *need* to pass some exams this time.
Why does it always have to be so complicated?
No Youtube, just because I finished watching a fucking video on my phone and then I closed it, doesn't mean that I wanna resume watching it again on my fucking TV!
"Oh, the user just stopped watching a video - surely he must want to watch it on his TV now!"
Seriously, who the fuck had the brilliant idea? And how desperate do you have to be for user attention to keep suggesting users to switch to a different device every time they close a video?3
OMFG bless the guy maintaining MikTex for Windows, if only had installed this instead of TexLive the first time around I'd probably be a lot more sane right now (and I would have passed more uni exams).
I genuinely wanna shout my lungs out in frustration... I wasted over a fucking month trying to get my TexLive install to work the way I wanted it to, and now with just a simple automatic installer everything works exactly the way I wish it did, it's so fucking perfect!
That rage when you reinstall Ubuntu MATE on its partition, and it decides to nuke your Windows partition instead, with all the files you had on it too.
HOW HARD CAN IT FUCKING BE TO INSTALL YOURSELF WHERE I FUCKING TELL YOU TO? WHY THE FUCK DO YOU EVEN ASK ME WHAT TO DO, IF YOU'RE GONNA HAVE A MIND OF YOUR OWN ANYWAY?
DIE IN A FIRE7
Holy crap, just started working again on a personal project after a 1-month hiatus... Really struggling to get my head back where it was, I have (almost) no clue what I was doing or why.
Even the commit log and the comments and docs I've left around seem empty somehow.
Any good tips/tools for retracing steps? How do you start working on a codebase you've never touched before?1
Stupid motherfucking Youtube, for some reason I now get two fucking scrollbars whenever I open a video, effectively splitting the screen in half. It's so fucking annoying!
But get this: it only happens when I'm logged in!
Even better: it only happens when I'm logged in with my usual account for watching Youtube! If I log in with another account, the issue disappears!
Get your shit straight, YouCunt!1
Why do I feel like shit so much? When will it stop? I was hoping vacation would make me feel better, but it didn't, and now it's almost over and I will have to go back soon.
I feel like I'm trying to grasp empty air.
Thank you Google, for updating Chrome on my phone without notice in spite of me explicitly disabling automatic updates and me 'not having enough storage space left' for manual updates. It's nice to see you caring about the user so much.
Now if you sucked my dick while you were at it, that would be great.3
Ok, which datacenter do I have to set fire to, in order to stop these FUCKING PROMOTIONAL SMS MESSAGES THAT I KEEP GETTING FROM MY FUCKING PHONE OPERATOR??
NOW I'M GETTING PUSH MESSAGES TOO?!? BURN IN HELL YOU FUCKING FUCKS!
I WILL BUILD A FUCKING ARSENAL OF FUCKING ROCKETS AND I'LL SHOVE THEM UP YOUR SHITTY ASS AND BLOW YOU UP IN SO MANY PIECES THAT EVEN AVOGADRO WON'T BE ABLE TO COUNT HOW MANY WILL BE LEFT OF YOU.
AND SPOILER ALERT: I ALREADY KNOW HOW TO BUILD ROCKETS, SO YOU BETTER START RUNNING7
Fucking hell the AWS IAM documentation is confusing as fuck. Trying to set up a fucking role is harder than cutting a rock with a fucking spoon.
And who the fuck thought it would be a good idea to allow a CLI user to run any command he's allowed to without any form of authentication??
Oh, set up MFA for the CLI you say? Good fucking luck with that, if you ever manage to figure out how to set that shit up!
Fuck this shit!2
Learning many new things and churning out good code is so fucking satisfying!
And the best part is: it actually works! 😏🚀1
9000 internet cookie points to whoever figures out this shit:
I'm trying to import a secret gpg key into my keyring.
If I run "gpg2 --import secring.gpg" and manually type each possible password that I can think of, the import fails. So far, nothing unusual.
If I type the same passwords into a file and run:
echo pwfile.txt | gpg2 --batch --import secring.gpg
IT ACTUALLY FUCKING WORKS
What the fuck??? How can it be that whenever I type the pw manually it fails, but when I import it from a file it works??
And no, it's not typos: I could type those passwords blindfolded from muscle memory alone, and still get them right 99% of the time. And I'm definitely not blindfolded right now.
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!!
Suppose my pwfile.txt looks something like this:
Now, I'm trying to narrow it down and figure out which one is the right password, so I'm gonna split the file in two parts and see which one succeds. Easy, right?
$ cat pw1.txt
$ cat pw2.txt
$ echo pw1.txt | gpg2 --batch --import secring.gpg
gpg: key 149C7ED3: secret key imported
$ gpg2 --delete-secret-key "149C7ED3"
$ echo pw2.txt | gpg2 --batch --import secring.gpg
gpg: key 149C7ED3: secret key imported
In other words, both files successfully managed to import the secret key, but there are no passwords in common between the two!!
Am I going retarded, or is there something really wrong here? WTF!4
What a shit day, wasted 5 hours because the fucking temperature sensor of this goddamn turbine engine won't work, which in turn prevents the engine from starting up at all.
Why does shit fail whenever you need it the most? We had 45L of kerosene we had to burn, and now we'll have to move it somewhere else for the whole summer instead, and send the engine away to have it fixed (which means a whole lot of time and money wasted).
Fuck's sake, the one thing that had never let me down so far... we even made a brand new test stand just for the occasion :(5
Stupid fucking Astrobox, why won't you pick up the 3d printer anymore??
Why is this fucking piece of shit giving me issues every goddamn time I try to use it? Why??
I've just updated my phone, and I have now realised I don't remember my new PIN and I haven't written it down anywhere.
Ok, who's the fucking retard that brought his quadcopter to the beach and is flying it around over people's heads?
Hope you land it in the sea and it burns to a crisp, you fucking moron!!7
The sad moment when you realise that you're locked out of your VPS without your pc, because you forgot to add your phone's ssh key to the list and password login is disabled :(
Hope everything keeps working until I get back 😱2
Playing Minecraft 1.12.1 on my private server, everything going fine. Time for lunch, I close the game and come back later.
Restart the game, try to connect to my server again:
"Failed to connect to server
Won't connect anymore now.
WTF is wrong with you???4