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    02-06-2023, 12:04 AM
    C. Ross replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    By one calculation, the countries backing sanctions against Russia constitute 16% of the world’s population but 61% of its GDP....
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    02-05-2023, 11:39 PM
    C. Ross replied to a thread chatgpt in The Bilge
    Indeed. As I posted earlier, most people I know working on AI are frustrated at their ability to move quickly from promise to reality. This stuff...
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    02-05-2023, 09:04 AM
    C. Ross replied to a thread chatgpt in The Bilge
    The threat of AI to humans, I think, is that it will replace humans for many tasks. I don’t think the proximate threat is AI becoming sentient and...
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    02-05-2023, 01:12 AM
    C. Ross replied to a thread Not again…. in The Bilge
    Great news Norman! (Im sorry I missed the first posts … I was traveling and didn’t visit the Forum for a few days…. Sending you and your wife...
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    02-05-2023, 01:09 AM
    C. Ross replied to a thread Hey StevenBauer in The Bilge
    Great trip Steven! I was just with a colleague from Singapore two weeks ago….your pics and his description makes me want to go!
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    02-05-2023, 01:00 AM
    Sweet, Dave. Thanks.
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    02-05-2023, 12:58 AM
    C. Ross replied to a thread Greetings from isla in The Bilge
    I sent our friend a PM on the 22nd. Haven’t heard back yet. Hoping for the best!
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    02-04-2023, 09:59 AM
    C. Ross replied to a thread chatgpt in The Bilge
    I wouldn’t try to convince you otherwise. But when people turn on Siri or Alexa they clicked a box on a consent form that they almost certainly...
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    02-04-2023, 09:38 AM
    I’m guessing cabinets with drawers. Maybe library card index files. And lots of dust and shavings.
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    02-04-2023, 09:34 AM
    C. Ross replied to a thread chatgpt in The Bilge
    Most of the AI researchers I know are less astounded by their results than frustrated that they can’t yet build algorithms that are broad enough,...
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    02-03-2023, 09:23 PM
    C. Ross replied to a thread chatgpt in The Bilge
    Mike, you’re a Singularity guy? It seems plausible to me.
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    02-03-2023, 08:38 PM
    C. Ross replied to a thread chatgpt in The Bilge
    Certainly. An example: https://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/ai-cardiology/overview/ovc-20486648 ChatGPT is generative AI. Most of...
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    02-03-2023, 10:18 AM
    C. Ross replied to a thread pr0nish in The Bilge
    Great Lakes-ish Michigan suiting you and Kat?
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    02-03-2023, 10:15 AM
    C. Ross replied to a thread chatgpt in The Bilge
    ChatGPT is fluent and charming but often wrong. I think it will be used widely in places where those attributes are ok: customer service initial...
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    02-03-2023, 10:07 AM
    C. Ross replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    What if the EU and US applied the same sanctions to China which they have to Russia?
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    01-30-2023, 10:54 PM
    C. Ross replied to a thread Going to the movies in The Bilge
    All within a few miles of me The Parkview has movies and live music. The others are all movies.
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    01-24-2023, 05:51 PM
    When judging hygiene in restaurants, weigh it against hygiene in your own kitchen. The things we do and don’t do regularly in our own kitchens...
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    01-23-2023, 01:50 PM
    George, exactly. Just good government. :)
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    01-23-2023, 01:24 PM
    #40. I agree with you on almost everything Norman, as usual. I don’t think “privatization” ideas are wise. But - right now retirees are...
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    01-23-2023, 02:31 AM
    C. Ross replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    #8752 thank you for the additional information. I do know about Russia violating the deal but your points are important. Perhaps we can conclude...
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    01-23-2023, 02:25 AM
    C. Ross replied to a thread Headed to London in The Bilge
    It comes quickly. Except the shifting. God intended man to have a stickshift in his right hand, not his left. There’s a reason they call the left...
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    01-23-2023, 01:22 AM
    Norman, I get your points. But there is a Social Security Trust fund with $2.8 trillion in reserves. By law those must be invested in Treasury...
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    01-23-2023, 12:35 AM
    Great project! I loved seeing L.W. Batter’s build back in the day. Seems a perfect boat for your waters.
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    01-23-2023, 12:09 AM
    C. Ross replied to a thread Cincinnata in The Bilge
    Public polling too. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/dec/24/jacinda-arderns-popularity-plummeted-this-year-things-could-get-worse-in-2023 ...
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    01-22-2023, 11:09 PM
    I was in Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire for a brief trip with my daughters in September. The Union flag was popular outside shops on High Streets...
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    01-22-2023, 10:24 PM
    C. Ross replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Meanwhile, a quiet and incomplete success (Emphases in the original piece.)...
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    01-22-2023, 10:15 PM
    C. Ross replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Here’s what we’ve been told: Two comrades in a war zone, one who says “Now, there’s this woodenboat forum. Most guys there are real pieces of work,...
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    01-22-2023, 04:52 AM
    C. Ross replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Johan, I wish no one ill. I offer sincere condolences to anyone who dies, especially those in service to others. Vadim said his service in...
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    01-22-2023, 03:01 AM
    C. Ross replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    #8638 - agreed. Either conflict avoidance or pacifism. Gandhi wrote two letters to Hitler, before the invasion of Poland in 1939...
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    01-22-2023, 02:08 AM
    Joe - post #6 is exactly right from my experience (less than yours). I like open kitchen restaurants in part because you can see the standard of...
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