By now, most of my readers have already heard that Backpage founder Michael Lacey, was found guilty of a single count of money laundering for a $16.5 million transfer to a bank in Hungary, which was supposedly done to conceal the illegal source of the money.That seems weird, since the jury did not find him guilty of any crime in which he supposedly earned that illegal money … [Read more...] about Backpage and The Iron Law of Prohibition
In my previous post on this subject, I gave a brief outline of how ChatGPT is based on a neural network that has been trained on a huge sample of digital documents to recognize human-written text, and how it generates responses to user prompts and questions by using that recognition capability to decode which token to add to the end of the conversation, thus building a response … [Read more...] about What is ChatGPT doing wrong?
Almost everybody these days is making a statement about Israel and Gaza. And many of those who haven't said anything are being attacked for "keeping silent." I don't need to worry about that, because nobody cares enough about what I say to call me out for not saying it.Furthermore, even though the conflict has been going on for my entire life, the historical rights and … [Read more...] about My Statement On Israel and Gaza
Ever since OpenAI released ChatGPT to the world, people have been fascinated by its successes. And even more fascinated by its failures. I realize ChatGPT is no longer the hot new thing, but in this post I'm going to attempt a simple explanation what ChatGPT is really doing, in the hope that we will have a better understanding of what it can do. Or not do.I'm not an AI … [Read more...] about What Is ChatGPT Doing?
John Correia and Mike Willever have just released their analysis of the shooting of Ta’Kiya Young by a police officer in Blendon Township, Ohio. I've been blogging about their commentary on police shooting videos at Active Self Protection for the past few days, and I think they're pretty even-handed.This incident began when two officers were helping a motorist in a Kroger … [Read more...] about Ta’Kiya Young Shooting Analysis