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I Conscientiously Object to Self-Driving Cars

The Man In The Loop I used to be a missile warning crew commander. My crew’s job was to operate an early-warning radar that could detect ballistic missiles flying toward North America from thousands of kilometers away. While in normal configuration, we tra…

via Ray Patrick May 27, 2023

Handgun Myths and Personal Security

When people comment on some news story about yet another instance of assault on the street -- robbery, murder, or what-not -- I commonly see expressions of gravely flawed thinking. The comment will be some form of "She should have had a gun, problem…

via White Christian Family May 25, 2023

Do Not Take the Lord's Name in Vain

As a child, I did not understand this commandment, and frankly not many adults who taught me it understood it. “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.” – Exodus 20:7 RS…

via Brett's Website May 22, 2023

Object storage can really be a pain

Object storage Troubles I’ve spent some time experimenting with S3 / Object Storage for public content. I’ve found it useful for things like fediverse attachments & PeerTube videos. What is object storage? Object storage is a form of cloud storage that wo…

via Gabe Rocks! May 10, 2023

Chat Models: A Vessel For The Preternatural

On Will And Intellect Before tackling how chat models shape up against human minds, first we should get a grasp on the will and the intellect. St. Thomas Aquinas was keen on describing human will in more ways than just free: We cannot love what we do not know…

via Tom's Webpage May 8, 2023

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