327 points

TwitterBoy showing his blatant ignorance against one of the people who literally invented modern machine learning.

Nothing shockingly unexpected from the very stable 10D chess master genius of course, but oh my, how embarrassing it must be for all the people working for him.

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125 points

It’s the same whenever he gets shown up.

“I’ll save those schoolboys with my robot submarine!”

*submarine won’t fit in cave*

*schoolboys are rescued by a diver*

“Pedo guy…”

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38 points

I’m sure he can be forgiven for not knowing the name of a scientist whose work his employees build upon

The fact that he didn’t believe them when they claimed to be a scientist though

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6 points

Ttereal tellers is ttattElonkows nothing about AI. Anyone involved in the field knows all of the big names because we read their papers, listen to their lectures, and talk about their models. He then goes on to be dismissive of work he’s not even close to understanding. It’s blatant ignorance, and Elon is used to just being able to power through his ignorance by either BSing his way past people who know no more than him or firing anyone who is actually qualified and as a result disagrees with him.

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219 points

I wonder if Elon chose a timeframe of 5 years because Yann LeCun won the Turing Award in 2018.

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I don’t think he deserves that much credit

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16 points

Usually I’d say you gotta end that with a /s. But I think the 7 way orgy should be enough.

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10 points

Found the /p/ troll

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3 points

Holy shit, this is some seriously delusional nonsense, seek help

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63 points

That gives him too much credit.

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36 points

He’s a dumbass. There’s actually no rhyme or reason why he chose that specific number.

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23 points

He isn’t that smart.

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153 points

The Internet as a whole seems a lot less interested in actually listening to anyone with credentials to back themselves up (Musk obviously included).
Literally, people will just “nuh-uh” a piece of fact for purely emotional personal reasons.

Maybe it’s that we made the Internet so full of disinformation that everyone is just automatically refusing to listen to others, maybe we have created a social group that just assumes they are more educated than everyone else cause they read some stuff in the internet.

Maybe all the smarter people with credentials have done the smart thing and left the internet, cause if I hear one more person tell me I’m wrong and that people totally explode in the vacuum of space cause they watched a movie. (Someone even called me confidently incorrect after I provided the research paper I cited when working on decompression in a vacuum), I honestly will think humanity has no right to claim themselves master of any part of nature and I will praise the universe for wiping us out hopefully Armageddon style, with an asteroid with a bunch of oil drillers on it.

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59 points

My theory is that as people get more success in life, they tend to get “busier”. They have families, careers, hobbies they’ve invested time in, money to take travel vacations, etc. They just do more “stuff”. This results in less time and interest towards getting into arguments with randos on the internet.

The internet is extremely accessible and economically inexpensive though, so almost everyone can get on here if they want, regardless of any personal degree of any sort of life proficiencies.

Together, these factors result in it being the mass of humanity with some of the cream skimmed off. So that’s what we tend to see around us, the internet is the skim milk of humanity. Then to avoid all the watery garbage so prevalent everywhere, we further clump into more segmented communities where we can find more like-minded people to associate with, simply because that’s more enjoyable.

This is one of the reasons I think it’s important to actually put effort into interacting on here, to try to help prevent it from worsening before we can address some of the underlying technical problems it has introduced into our societies.

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12 points

So we are kind of like cheese curds.

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4 points

I hate how well this analogy works.

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1 point

Yeah

There are jobs where it’s specifically to be in the Internet but if you are actually doing “important” stuff and/or just busy living you likely won’t be trying to scrape through social platforms for a sense of cheap easy joy and validation.

I think in it’s earlier days when it was the cool new social space it made more sense to show up and show off but if you have connections now you no longer need or maybe even want that kind of exposure.

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-15 points

are you making a testable prediction? it’s not a theory, it’s a take, hypothesis at best

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It was true before the internet too, there was just less opportunities to witness it because you didn’t interact with thousands of strangers at once.

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13 points

Well… Yeah that probably checks out. I have met an engineer who was sure 9/11 was planned demolition even though we literally sat and did the math to prove it was essentially a damaged free fall with no outer explosions… And a biologist major who believed in creationism…

People are full of bad takes in shocking hypocrisy. This is definitely just the more public long lasting version of all those.

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11 points

To paraphrase the post,

We people have always been ignorant, we just keep the receipts now.

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6 points

Maybe it’s that we made the Internet so full of disinformation that everyone is just automatically refusing to listen to others, maybe we have created a social group that just assumes they are more educated than everyone else cause they read some stuff in the internet.

i’ve always thought the decline of capitalism, or even just the accumulation of its downturns, had the consequence of people trusting authorities less than they used to, and that scientists just get thrown in the same bag (“people who mess with this convoluted stuff as if they know what they’re doing and just keep making my life worse”)

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Maybe it’s that we made the Internet so full of disinformation that everyone is just automatically refusing to listen to others,

We’ve made a vast social space where people can get validation and acceptance as easily as they can choose to be challenged and face threats to their own sense of self importance and their egos, and this isn’t to sound disparaging, we ALL have sensitive egos and all feel a resistance to facing challenges, so what will we all choose over and over? It’s natural that we seek the path of least resistance that also boosts our positive feelings about ourselves.

We’re not a rational or reasonable species, we use rational and reason to explain our emotions but those explanations are rarely accurate or based in reality.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF98ii6r_gU pretty sure this is the one [from the series] your post made me think of… My take away as relevant here is that it’s not overcomplicated: If your a marginalized person and you know your rights, all the facts and appeals reason will be dismissed by those who buy into the fear-based moral panic propaganda about you, solely on your intrinsic traits.

That’s not a two-way street.

Choosing not to engage with such people does not put me in an information silo in the same way that the population influenced by right-wing authoritarianism choose to stand on both sides of a contradiction and refuse to analyze the true root causes of their woes; that you can’t class traitor yourself onto the side of the ultra-wealthy, and that their Supreme Leader will throw them under the bus at the first incentive.

A person who chooses to protect their energy from such a Facebook uncle, does not consitute a both-sides.

Not that I went looking for anyone pressing a “both-sides” angle…hoping we can leave it behind in terms of “information silos”

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I think it’s because people have grown up with or are the people who were lied to by the smart people with credentials. And now that a lot of that information has been disproved, don’t trust the system. If you’ve tasted the credentials system, it’s known that a lot of that is nepo, wealth, political, etc., it casts a doubt on everything. Now you have to weed through everything to find out if it’s right regardless of credentials. Who do you trust? Also, new information comes along and theories change, so who’s to say that those theories are going to stick around. Basically, it’s complicated.

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They haven’t left, they just chum the water a bit and sit back and enjoy the show.

With hard vacuum though, I believe I remember you may get a couple seconds of consciousness before you pass out from the stress. (unless it’s explosive which could knock you out instantly) You should usually get a couple minutes without any permanent injuries before death from asphyxiation. Any injuries would more or less be your larynx and eardrums, both from air getting rapidly pushed out. To minimize it you would need to be actively exhaling while opening the tubes to your ears (what you do when popping them) which will allow air to escape less forcefully.

Emboli and frostbite will however happen towards the end of those minutes. But with us being mostly a mix of liquids and solids, (with dissolved gasses) which take time to sublimate, (evaporation in a vaccum) no insta-freeze or red mist.

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139 points

Honestly why do people even engage with this hack.

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62 points

To attempt to wake up those people who think Elon is actually God’s gift of mankind.

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14 points

A wake up call on those people will have to go straight for their gut, instead of trying to throw facts at their faces. Even then, it’s a hard task

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134 points

These types of people really need to stop being a part of the problem by getting off Twitter.

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31 points

I never really used Twitter, but I’d start using Mastodon, if only to get people to start using Mastodon?

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Thank

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7 points

mastodon is fantastic and is honestly better than lemmy community wise.

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7 points

I’m not gonna lie, I have two problems with Lemmy, lack of niche communities (But we’ll wait for Reddit to finish dying) and I seriously can’t find the fucking porn

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How does one use Mastodon (or Twitter)? It just seems like a fire-hose of miscellaneous people’s thoughts. I think I prefer a discussion forum environment centered around specific topics.

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Mastodon is really great in my experience. Very sane environment. It’s not the same for everybody, but it’s at least worth a shot.

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bluesky is ok

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Really? Jack Dorsey says it’s suffering from the same mistakes Twitter made. Is it still better than Mastodon? I thought Mastodon was as close as we got to solving the problem for now, just lacking adoption and with your typical fedi-drawbacks

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13 points

which one… Elon? (i’m all for it)

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10 points

It’s too far gone for Elon leaving to save it. Although it would still be nice if he did.

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11 points

Yes. Exactly like every other non-nazi still on there must do. It’s the Modern equivalent to “don’t feed the trolls”

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2 points

Amen

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1 point

Just got off Twitter, it feels real good

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0 points

It’s not better here. Sorry. There’s just less people so it might seem that way. Outside is best.

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It is absolutely better than Twitter in my experience. Fascists and incels everyday, everywhere. It’s a pool of hate. I don’t see that here !

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