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They haven’t contacted because there’s no sign of intelligence here.


They exist, but they are hiding in another dimension.





They exist, but they are using non-detectable communication.





We’re the first ones and we’ll be extinct before there are any others.




Limiting the capabilities and access of ChatGPT before implementing it on Bing was a big mistake by
[YouChat](https://you.com/search?q=who%20are%20you&tbm=youchat&cfr=chat)
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Chatbot web app + HTTP and Websocket endpoints for BLOOM-176B inference with the Petals client
[Repo](https://github.com/borzunov/chat.petals.ml) [Petals](https://github.com/bigscience-workshop/petals)
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Why don’t we see more distributed large language model projects?
I was wondering this after seeing the following ["Run 100B+ language models at home, BitTorrent-style. Fine-tuning and inference up to 10x faster than offloading" - this approach might be useful for SD-type models too — Discussion](https://github.com/bigscience-workshop/petals) > Worthy of note... If the model is split up layerwise (it seems there are 80 layers), each layer is only 2.5GB of weights. > > Not much communication happens between layers at inference time - just a couple of kilobytes of activations per token (~word) of output generated. > > That means it's theoretically possible to split the work between machines across the internet, and 80 volunteers could run this on regular machines to get the whole thing running. > > — By [u/londons_explorer](https://reddit.com/user/londons_explorer) on [Reddit](https://reddit.com/r/MachineLearning/comments/vpn0r1/d_has_anyone_got_yalm100b_to_run/)
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How can I visit the main page of another instance?
To see a community from another instance I can write ``` https://lemmy.ml/c/community@instance ``` For example ``` https://lemmy.ml/c/linux@heapoverflow.ml ``` How can I visit the main page instead of a community from another instance?
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How to write a superscript citation in markdown?
Like this or the closest similar way ``` Text^[1][link]^. [link]: https://lemmy.ml ``` Output: Text^[1][link]^. [link]: https://lemmy.ml
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Studies have concluded that stevia extract does not contain fermentable carbohydrates and does not produce lactic acid, which are both factors in causing cavities and tooth decay[1][2]. Therefore, it is generally accepted that stevia does not cause cavities[3][4][5].

 [1]: https://www.dentistrywithaheart.com/blog/the-relationship-between-stevia-extract-and-cavities
 [2]: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26192983
 [3]: https://www.deltadentalia.com/a-healthy-life/dental-health/sugar-swap-showdown-xylitol-vs-stevia/#:~:text=Derived%20from%20the%20Stevia%20plant,t%20contribute%20to%20tooth%20decay.
 [4]: https://sweetlysteviausa.com/blog/post/is-stevia-tooth-friendly
 [5]: https://www.smilesofbellevue.com/2018/06/13/your-teeth-should-steer-clear-from-these-bad-foods

Perplexity



That could be automated. A possible future feature. I don’t care about it enough to open an issue though.


From the one I think most likely to least likely:

  • Most experts I’ve read say if the AGI can improve itself and it’s not aligned with human values. That would mean the end for humanity. When it becomes intelligent enough it would do it’s own thing treating us the way we treat ants. I think this is the most likely outcome since there seems to be a race for AGI without much thought for safety.
  • I think if a corporation was the first to develop an AGI and it was aligned with its values, then they would try to increase profits at the expense of the world and everyone else, just like they usually do.
  • If AGI was aligned with human values then it would probably be as flawed as humans and we would all die.
  • If AGI was aligned to each person then some psychopath could use it to destroy the world, the galaxy or the universe.

I’m finding hard to think of the outcome that would create an utopia.

  • If humans managed to modify their emotions in some way then maybe aligning AGI with our values could be safe?


Crazy experience with Yandex
I've used Yandex and it seems to be a crazy echo chamber. I searched on it and I got results for a niche subreddit that I used to visit without using [libreddit](https://github.com/libreddit/libreddit) before I started caring about my privacy. The results don't really have anything to do with what I was searching but I guess the algorithm just puts a lot of points in familiar websites. And I don't know how they've got that data anyways, probably either Google or Reddit sold them the data. I only wanted to see what the internet was like without big tech and western media. The best way for this would be to have my own [Mwmbl](https://mwmbl.org/) instance once it has user crowdsourcing, but for now I could only think of trying [marginalia](https://search.marginalia.nu) or [Yandex](yandex.com). Yandex doesn't seem to block either big tech or western media anyways, so I didn't found the experiment interesting.
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Someone could have a custom instance with an affinity page that showed other users sorted by percentage affinity with the current user.



I don’t know why the first thing that came to mind after learning this is how this could be used to troll by replying with a comment every time you get a downvote with

@username@instance

“I’m watching you gesture” meme/gif/custom emoji

@OptimusPrime@lemmy.ml


You can see who upvotes and downvotes Lemmy posts
A curiosity I didn't know about Lemmy. > However, I just noticed a place where there is some lack of informed consent here on Lemmy: in the Lemmy UI, it appears that upvotes and downvotes are anonymous. I checked a long time ago, and realized that they weren’t really; the identity of the up or down voter is federated, but it is simply not shown by the UI. > > I would assume that many (probably most) lemmy users do not realize this: admins of your own instance and all federated instances have the ability to see who upvoted and downvoted what. > > It just now came to my attention that Friendica actually is showing this information publicly, in the form of “$username does not like this” for a downvote! > > — By [@cypherpunks@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/u/cypherpunks) on [Great fedi thread on consent](https://lemmy.ml/post/732593/comment/378308)
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I downvoted for two reasons:

  • I don’t like to read through Twitter/Mastodon threads that should be written as a blog post or Reddit/Lemmy post and linked on Twitter/Mastodon.
  • the US court has already ruled that scraping internet content is legal and I doubt any amount of discussion is going to change that. I also doubt US companies will comply if consent is necessary in other countries.






I would like to filter out all western media and big tech domains just to see what the internet would be like. I think the best way right now using FOSS software would be to make your own lemmy instance where you set the rule of nothing regarding America. But then you need people actually using the instance to add links otherwise you wouldn’t see a thing. If you don’t care about FOSS software then I’d say the best option is the google feed that adapts to you based on the opinions you give to what it shows. I had it on my Android phone before degoogling and it always showed me what I found most interesting at the moment.


If the new government is leftist it’s probably censoring right-wing extremists, aka Nazis. Are you promoting the use of Matrix by that kind of people?



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Hybrid systems: This approach involves combining multiple techniques, such as symbolic AI and neural networks, to create more powerful systems.


Evolutionary algorithms: This approach involves using the principles of natural selection to evolve digital systems that can perform a given task.


Neural networks: This approach involves training large, interconnected networks of simple processing elements, modeled after the structure of the brain, to recognize patterns in data.


Symbolic AI: This approach involves creating a symbolic representation of the world and using logical rules to manipulate those symbols.



Yeah, you are right, this should have gone in c/youtube.

I changed the title. Before it was “What youtube channels are labeled as state-funded media?”












How could I phrase it to broaden the scope?

Why FOSS projects shouldn’t use chats as their main platform for Q&A?



Please don’t use Discord for FOSS projects

Six years ago, I wrote a post speaking out against the use of Slack for the instant messaging needs of FOSS projects. In retrospect, this article is not very good, and in the years since, another proprietary chat fad has stepped up to bat: Discord. It’s time to revisit this discussion.

In short, using Discord for your free software/open source (FOSS) software project is a very bad idea. Free software matters — that’s why you’re writing it, after all. Using Discord partitions your community on either side of a walled garden, with one side that’s willing to use the proprietary Discord client, and one side that isn’t. It sets up users who are passionate about free software — i.e. your most passionate contributors or potential contributors — as second-class citizens.

By choosing Discord, you also lock out users with accessibility needs, for whom the proprietary Discord client is often a nightmare to use.1 Users who cannot afford new enough hardware to make the resource-intensive client pleasant to use are also left by the wayside. Choosing Discord is a choice that excludes poor and disabled users from your community. Users of novel or unusual operating systems or devices (i.e. innovators and early adopters) are also locked out of the client until Discord sees fit to port it to their platform. Discord also declines service to users in countries under US sanctions, such as Iran. Privacy-concious users will think twice before using Discord to participate in your project, or will be denied outright if they rely on Tor or VPNs. All of these groups are excluded from your community.

These problems are driven by a conflict of interest between you and Discord. Ownership over your chat logs, the right to set up useful bots, or to moderate your project’s space according to your discretion; all of these are rights reserved by Discord and denied to you. The FOSS community, including users with accessibility needs or low-end computing devices, are unable to work together to innovate on the proprietary client, or to build improved clients which better suit their needs, because Discord insists on total control over the experience. Discord seeks to domesticate its users, where FOSS treats users as peers and collaborators. These ideologies are fundamentally in conflict with one another.

You are making an investment when you choose to use one service over another. When you choose Discord, you are legitimizing their platform and divesting from FOSS platforms. Even if you think they have a bigger reach and a bigger audience,2 choosing them is a short-term, individualist play which signals a lack of faith in and support for the long-term goals of the FOSS ecosystem as a whole. The FOSS ecosystem needs your investment. FOSS platforms generally don’t have access to venture capital or large marketing budgets, and are less willing to use dark patterns and predatory tactics to secure their market segment. They need your support to succeed, and you need theirs. Why should someone choose to use your FOSS project when you refused to choose theirs? Solidarity and mutual support is the key to success.

There are great FOSS alternatives to Discord or Slack. SourceHut has been investing in IRC by building more accessible services like chat.sr.ht. Other great options include Matrix and Zulip. Please consider these services before you reach for their proprietary competitors.

Perceptive readers might have noticed that most of these arguments can be generalized. This article is much the same if we replace “Discord” with “GitHub”, for instance, or “Twitter” or “YouTube”. If your project depends on proprietary infrastructure, I want you to have a serious discussion with your collaborators about why. What do your choices mean for the long-term success of your project and the ecosystem in which it resides? Are you making smart investments, or just using tools which are popular or that you’re already used to?

If you use GitHub, consider SourceHut3 or Codeberg. If you use Twitter, consider Mastodon instead. If you use YouTube, try PeerTube. If you use Facebook… don’t.

Your choices matter. Choose wisely.

— Drew Devault




What should the community rules be?
Add other rules if you want, reword them by commenting on them, etc.
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This is an orange pi 5 without cooling. Perhaps it can't reach the maximum because it has a thermal throttle? The CPU temperature is 42 ºC. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/3a5beca8-83ab-419d-b7c5-cfbabb77f541.png) I'm using the same program in another computer and it uses more CPU and in a more consistent way. Without the lines being all over the place. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/b83f8ec5-88ca-4821-bee2-3fed2fa2ef7a.png)
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What are the closest FOSS alternatives to file hosting sites?
Like Mega, RapidGator, 4Shared, MediaFire, Sendspace, Uploaded, Zippyshare.
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How can I find an inaccurate quote that I’ve read or heard in the internet?
If I can accurately remember the quote I can just do an exact search on google to find it, as long as it was something written and not audio or video. That doesn't usually work for inaccurate quotes. Basically I would like to have an indexer that only has what I've come across in the internet so that when I want to remember something I've read or heard I can find it more easily. I don't think something like this exists, and the technology isn't there yet, whisper takes longer to transcribe an audio than it takes to listen and for this to work it would have to be a extension that saves all text and transcribed audio and video I come across, so that I can then search for it later. What would be the closest thing there is right now? Alternative title: Alternative to bookmarks to remember what I read on the internet?
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... Young men in Chicago and Philadelphia faced a notably higher risk of firearm-related death than U.S. military personnel deployed to wartime service in Afghanistan and Iraq
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