I've been a computer programmer since I first started typing in program
listings on a Commodore Vic 20 when I was about 8. My hobbies include
electronics, CNC manufacturing, photography, beer and winemaking.
I live with my wife, cat, and lots of left-over parts from unfinished
projects in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
"[T]here’s the AI trained to identify toxic and edible mushrooms, which simply picked up on the fact that it was presented with the two types in alternating order. This ended up being an unreliable model in the real world."
I thoroughly disagree with the author's assertion of the equal epistemic(?) status of the two fields "date of birth" and "sex/gender" of a birth certificate. I am at home with a world where a 5-second or even 50-year investigation of the shape of a body can't accurately reveal this (once assumed to be objective and unchanging) characteristic. Just think of it like pronouncing a baby a habitual criminal based on the debunked science of phrenology! On the other hand, the truth of passing days and years seems just about as objective as anything; and find nothing particularly sinister in the way we codify it into a civil calendar which in turn enables legal contracts like "the term of the lease shall be 12 months from November 8, 2018". Hopefully we some day arrive in a world where even if there's some reason to write down quick notes on the shape of baby genitals (one weird trick for telling babies apart with ~P(0.5)!), nobody insists on printing anything about it on our everyday ID cards, or imagines it should inform our use of pronouns or whether we should prefer white wine or lite beer.
at a first guess I'm at or above that 321 hour average, based on 8000 yearly miles driving and 25mph average rate gives 320 hours, not including whatever I do in rental cars. On the other hand, we have made a choice to do driving vacations the last few years, racking up 1200 miles at a go; that driving at least brings much greater rewards than the drive to work! ETA: Average people get 120 hours of vacation?
I salivate over these AMD benchmarks every time, but just because it shares a form factor with a desktop CPU does not make a $1299 CPU a desktop CPU. (That's assuming you even think of TR4 as a truly "desktop" CPU socket, it's a bit pricey for me)