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Matthew Gregg
Dad, Hacker, Ops, writer of boring posts, animal lover and occasional photographer. I live in the south, but try not to act like it. Coffee in, typos out.
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Maybe the blind trust of OpenAI/Sam could be misplaced.

Leaked OpenAI Documents Show Sam Altman Was Clearly Aware of Silencing Former Employees

https://futurism.com/sam-altman-silencing-former-employees

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@matti @manton As one who did originally engage and didn’t, until now, with that “news”, I didn’t mostly ouf of exasperation. I didn’t see a point in continuing, Sides have been chosen.

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@manton Assuming the story isn’t just PR from OpenAI, which is what it appears to be, they are claiming it was done out of incompetence, not malice. This does not help their case.

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@manton Have you listened to the voice? To me what matters is if the artist that was asked to do the voice, said no, thinks the voice sounds like them. Enough so, to lawyer up.

What part of the story isn't being told quite right?

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@manton But it does sound like her, and they asked her to do the voice. Even if they didn't already have a history of disregard to artists with training data.

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@pratik FWIW I don't think the folks that want to leave are doing it just due to AI bad takes, but others in the past as well.

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@manton We know how OpenAI got it's training data. We know they disbanded internal safety groups. In the case of the Sky voice, we will never know the truth from OpenAI's end, only some rather damning evidence of what was done in public and with Scarlett Johansson. The deference you're showing towards OpenAI is worrying.

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@manton Can you point out the places where OpenAI has done something to make you trust them so much?

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@petebrown Very much agree.

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@pratik You’ve been using it as I meant. Thought you might be running single apps per space.

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@numericcitizen Apple keeps throwing more power at a device that can’t utilize it. I think that is why folks keep hammering it’s limits. And it does have some ridiculous OS limits for such a powerful device.

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@pratik I’ve you’ve been using SM with only one app/window per stage, you’ve been missing out.

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@pratik Couldn’t you drag Finder into the stage with the app then drag drop?

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@jsonbecker Dabbled with Erlang in a past life. Wouldn’t say no to a change to Elixir.

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@manton I work in the Ruby/Rails world and used to admire 37Signals, Jason and David. Over the last few years they have done things that have turned that admiration into distain. Frustrating.

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📺 Trying to watch Tencent’s “3Body” and the pacing is glacial.

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@ronkjeffries The Deco’s are XE5300. I don’t think you can have separate SSID’s for 2.5 and 5. You can for 6, but I use that as a dedicated backhaul network. The Firewalla is a Purple.

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@mmetcalfe Looks like I'm wrong. I thought you could add multiple fediverse destinations. The most you can do is have posts show up on your M.B fediverse account and one other cross-posted account.

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☕️ When will I learn that an Americano is not good coffee. #coffee

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@mmetcalfe Isn’t your first point possible? I believe you can setup multiple mastodon accounts to sent to.

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Have been using History Book for a while now and it’s such a great tool.

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Excised Eero devices from my network a while back. Replaced them with a Firewalla and Deco mesh. Highly recommend.

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One of my favorite things is going to bed late, wife is asleep, phone has long been on sleep focus, I put my phone on the MagSafe charger….. BAAACHING!!!!

Come on Apple, make that sound respect Focus modes.

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@canion Loved the show. Any wait for more.

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@odd Must have been put there when the tree was small, then grew around it. Too high in the tree for anyone to stick it on easily, recently.

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An Eastern Shovel tree. A tree truck with a red plastic toy shovel stocked oddly out of it. It appears to be growing out of the truck. Green trees can be seen in the background.

I do wonder how this happened.

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Realized that the most janky website I visit is YouTube. To penalize Firefox or combat ad blocking, I guess Google thinks it’s ok to slow the site down or simply break it.

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@manton Thanks for clarifying "replying". Haven't seen an issue with the feed download, it was a surprise to see happen.

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@maique Musk's handling and promotion of Tesla's FSD as working well is bad enough, but pushing it to everyone like this is scary.

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@manton Sorry for all the questions recently. Currently trying to use Micro.blog's bookmark feature a bit more and it seems weird to be able to "reply" to random web links added as bookmarks. What's the thinking with that? Also it seems like adding a bookmark with trigger M.B to download that sites RSS feed into M.B?

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Every now and then my Discovery radio will slip into, music.apple.com/us/playli… mode.

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@manton 👍🏽

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@manton Anyway to limit comments included on a blog to be only from M.B and not from other cross-posted services?

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@val Thank you. We live next to a pond and have momma Sliders in our yard digging nest all the time. Hardly ever getting to see the hatchings.

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Starting a new little Python project. Step one, what’s the preferred packaging and virtual environment setup this week? Almost went with Ruby, just for this being long solved problem.

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Found a tiny turtle friend. Baby Yellow-bellied turtle sitting on an opened hand. Vibrant green grass in the background.

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Ended up watching the entire season of “Three Body Problem” yesterday. So good. 📺

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Youngest had an outdoor piano recital today. Seems like a good #ADayInTheLife choice.

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Just realized a weird pre-internet thing with me. I have had car insurance well before the internet was a thing, with the same agent from my hometown. This meant a phone call to do any insurance business. As much as I loath making a phone call, I find that I will call that agent before using the company’s ... braintube.com
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We were in a car accident April 30th. No injuries, but our car has been in the shop since then. 3+ months! I really don’t want to get another vehicle, but don’t think I can ever trust this car again.

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Totally thought Hijack on ATV+ was a movie. It’s a series 🤦🏽‍♂️

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Glad Silo in ATV+ was renewed for a second season. Great show, love the intensity.

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These gulls know what’s up.

Three sea gulls sitting on top of a yellow sign. The words, “Voted World’s Best” are written on the sign in red lettering.
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On vacation this week and giving the 3.0 Micro.blog client a spin. It’s come a long way and I think it’ll be my full time client now.

Distant image of four people standing in the surf of a beach. The water is blue and green with visible white foam. In the distance a fishing boat can be seen.
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My governor…..

I look forward to the day democrats are so rare we have to hunt them with dogs

– Henry McMaster

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Flowertown festival this weekend and traffic is extra terrible.

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Enjoying the new Hipstamatic more than I should. Lack of ads and the temporary nature of posts makes it a fun distraction, but I’ll probably grow tired of all the over processed photos.

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Tiny blooms on our Pawpaw tree.

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🎬 I realize I am kinda late to this, but finished watching “The Batman” last night and it’s a great movie hiding in a way too long ok movie. I’d love to see about an hour edited out of it.

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I guess @manton can remove Twitter crossposting now.