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  • Excited to post an IG story with the Dark Knight Rises bgm when the world goes dark in a couple of hours.

    On that note, also excited about the solar eclipse.

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  • I am not sure if there is already a name for this law or principle, but I have been applying this philosophy to use in everyday life with a surprising amount of success.

    I've been calling it the 'copycat law', a corollary to the infamous Murphy's Law. It goes something like:

    "Everything that can and will happen has happened."

    What that means is, you're better off copying someone's moderately successful solution than actually thinking through and figuring out a problem yourself.

    Outsourcing critical thinking to someone who's already done it before is cheaper and more effective than reinventing the wheel.

    Despite its obviously contradictory premise that nobody has to put in the effort because somebody already did, it has unveiled an important life truth.

    That our problems are really not that unique, and while the outer shell, the dressing of the dish if you'll call it, might be different, it's been the same recipe all along.

    GengarIsBestBoy Idk if this is what youโ€™re thinking of, but in psychology class Iโ€™m learning about algorithms and heuristics, which are two different methods of problem solving.

    An algorithm is a step-by-step process that gets you the correct answer every time. A heuristic is like a guess based on prior knowledge, which leads to more errors. Algorithms often take much longer than heuristics; for example, someone could use an algorithm to visit each store in their town to see which has their favorite cookies, or they could just guess with a heuristic and spend less time.

    I think in the case of what you were talking about, outsourcing critical thinking to someone else is a heuristic while thinking on your own is an algorithim.

    Jan 26, 2024

  • winterwolf0100
    Oct 9, 2023

    Happy birthdayyy!!

  • While it's been ages since I have written anything on YWS, the love for poetry and storytelling hasn't faded just yet.

    I recently started a YouTube channel where I recite poems using visuals, animation and other fun stuff. Still very new to the world of video editing but hoping this will give me a chance to continue reading and exploring interesting poems.

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  • You might be having a bad day, but think of the person who had an allergic reaction to an anti-allergen. #showerthoughts

    Spoiler! :
    The fact that GPT made this joke funnier made me quite sad :(

    Feeling down? Cheer up, youโ€™re not the guy whoโ€™s allergic to Claratin. The only drug that makes you break out in hives while curing your hives.

  • The Clarkesworld Magazine is being plagued by sci-fi stories written by ChatGPT. If asked about the irony of this statement, it can even synthesize a coherent response.

    Imagine a virtual world where there is no proper way to distinguish if someone is interacting with a human or a bot. If Meta and OpenAI were to join forces, it's not too far-fetched really.

    It would also make for an interesting character study on what it really means to be a human. And if probabilistic models have more humanity than most of us.

    What a time to be alive.

    AI Chatbot Forgeries Are Now Messing With The Sci-Fi World

  • Happy cake day!

  • Happy Cake Day!! :D

  • Happy cake day Doc ;)

  • Regardless of their scientific accuracy, personality tests are a simple way of creating believable characters. #showerthoughts

  • Happy birthday~! ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰โœจ

    DrFeelGood Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜„
    Oct 9, 2022

  • winterwolf0100
    Oct 9, 2022

    Happy birthdayyy!!

    DrFeelGood Thank you ๐Ÿ˜„
    Oct 9, 2022

  • Happy Birthday :)

    DrFeelGood Thank you ๐Ÿ˜„
    Oct 9, 2022

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