Showing posts from July, 2010

ChatGPT - How Long Till They Realize I’m a Robot?

I tried it first on December 2nd... ...and slowly the meaning of it started to sink in. It's January 1st and as the new year begins, my future has never felt so hazy. It helps me write code. At my new company I'm writing golang, which is new for me, and one day on a whim I think "hmmm maybe ChatGPT will give me some ideas about the library I need to use." Lo-and-behold it knew the library. It wrote example code. It explained each section in just enough detail. I'm excited....It assists my users. I got a question about Dockerfiles in my teams oncall channel. "Hmmm I don't know the answer to this either"....ChatGPT did. It knew the commands to run. It knew details of how it worked. It explained it better and faster than I could have. Now I'm nervous....It writes my code for me. Now I'm hearing how great Github Copilot is - and it's built by OpenAI too...ok I guess I should give it a shot. I install it, and within minutes it'

The Large Hadron Collider

The LHC (Large Hadron Collider) project began to be thought up way back in the 1980's.  Though just these past couple of years have seen the first experiments conducted in the 27-kilometre long tube, the intellectual beginnings date back 2.5 decades. When fully functional, the LHC will accelerate a stream of particles to 99.99% the speed of light in one direction around the 27km long tube, and do the same to another stream of particles in the other direction.  When at full speed, the two stream will be made to intersect each other, and the particles will collide.  What happens after that is what scientists are anxious to find out. LHC experiments will address questions such as what gives matter its mass, what is the invisible 96% of the Universe made of, why does nature prefer matter to antimatter and how is matter evolved from the first instants of the Universe's existence. The Large Hadron Collider (The Hadrons are particles, the collider points to the fact that it coll

Promising Electric Cars

With the news always doing stories on global warming and the numbers that describe our unending thirst for oil, it seems like anything morally righteous these days has to do with being "green" in some way. Well, I decided to jump on the green band-wagon, and write about electric cars, which I find absolutely fascinating. Not so much the engine technology, as it seems much simpler than the usual internal combustion, but moreso the fact that they still haven't been adopted by the mainstream. Why? They're better in every way that counts! The only downside is range, but personally, I don't need more range than what is talked about, and if you take a look at the statistics, YOU almost certainly don't either. So let's introduce you to some interesting EV's... [NOTE:I've ordered things so that cars that I find the most intriguing come first] Tesla Model S This cherry flavoured beauty is the Tesla Model S.  Not only does it have the curves o