* Posts by Bog Minot

7 publicly visible posts • joined 7 Jun 2007

Microsoft is busy rewriting core Windows code in memory-safe Rust

Bog Minot

Re: C to Rust rewrite with ChatGPT

With regards to chatgpt, it's not good enough no. It frequently gets concepts and code wrong. I find myself correcting it upwards of 90% of the time. When I ask a question but I'm the one that has to correct it, it's not a good sign, as I might as well not have asked to begin with. I also see a lot of new people come in with concepts that they learned from chatgpt, and I (and others) have to correct them, because chatgpt got it completely wrong, or misled them in a subtle way.

Chatgpt can be useful, but there are limits to it and one has to know the limits.

With regards to GitHub copilot, I've never used it. But I would expect it to be much better given that its entire purpose is to get it right in the first place (I don't remember, but I'm not sure that at the time of posting copilot even supports rust or not)

London store brews £50-a-poop cat-crap coffee

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Black Helicopters

Don't knock it until you've tried it

@Kenny Swan and everyone else who disses this just because it's weird.

Yes, it's weird, but actual food scientists have studied these "slightly used" beans and found that the partial digestion they receive changes the chemical makeup resulting in an actual better cup of coffee. Also, there's something about them that renders them more sterile than normal coffee beans.

See: http://www.uoguelph.ca/news/archives/002065.html for an example. Yes, they guy drank it and appreciated it.

Fluorescent sow drops glow-in-the-dark piglets

Bog Minot

Glow in the dark cats

"You've been really looking forward to glow in the dark animals? how strange : for what possible use? :-D"

Well, for a start, we could all stop tripping over our cats in the dark !

Wikipedia black helicopters circle Utah's Traverse Mountain

Bog Minot

Much ado about trivia

Lots of words for a site used primarily to settle bar bets.

GPLv3 set for formal launch

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Good choice of launch date. Not like the tech press will be occupied with anything else tomorrow.

Google goes global with new-fangled ad engine

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Are you sure you don't mean Javascript?

Directgov publishes online wish list

Bog Minot

Sci fi pipe dreams

Virtual driving lessons? Virtual MOTs? Seriously, have the people being surveyed ever used a computer in the real world?