Uploading this here so I always know where to find it. #thankslori
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This is a pretty small instance that I set up for friends, but for me is mostly a gateway to keep in touch with friends elsewhere on the fedi, as well as to meet new folks.
Registration is generally open unless there's some bot fuckery going on.
There isn't really a "theme" here but I'm happy to welcome anyone who is good-natured. I sort of want this to be the next evolution of that message board where you used to just go to hang out.
Hey peeps, I'm Stu and I run straylight.expectnomore.net. It's a small instance where I constantly try to cajole old internet friends into joining, but it's also open to anyone looking for a home online.
I post mostly about my pets, music, game development, and home improvement. And also usually links to weird shit.
I know it's been a good week if I can share Jeffpardy! with three people who haven't seen it before https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g3--WYH8SY
I’ve pointed out before that the only situation that will cause Facebook to become introspective enough to change is internal competence. It is facing an increasing technical debt because the current generation of coders don’t want to work there. Largely, I hope, due to Facebook’s terrible behaviour and cavalier disregard for the laws and people’s privacy. Facebook doesn’t have enough foresight to understand that its workforce are normal people who don’t like companies that behave like jerks and so as the user base drops off, so does Facebook’s technical competency. It’s now fighting a two-front war: keep/gain users and keep/gain employees.
“Among top schools, Facebook’s acceptance rate for full-time positions offered to new graduates has fallen from an average of 85% for the 2017-2018 school year to between 35% and 55% as of December.”
What would AI demand if it suddenly attained sentience? To find out, I trained a neural net on 190k petition titles from Change.org https://aiweirdness.com/post/184919085542/this-neural-net-would-like-to-deliver-these
And yet fucking Facebook is worth trillions and will never die even after they consume the last Human.