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2009.11.04 06:38 livepunkdiefast San José: The Capital of Silicon Valley

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2023.06.10 22:39 Unhappy_Quarter154 Looking for the best photo spots for…

A musician.
Hey guys!
I’m a studio trumpet player that lives in south San Francisco.
Looking to get some pictures taken around the city for my website. Right away, my mind takes me to Hayes Valley, Pacific heights, and GG Park.
Anyone know of any other good photo spots that are awesome backdrops of parts of the city?
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2023.06.10 22:24 Limeincoconutyouhave Capitalism is when Dinosaurs Escape

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2023.06.10 22:22 tgoode96 Travelling to NZ from the UK, via USA.

Travelling to NZ from the UK, via USA.
Myself and my girlfriend are travelling to NZ for a month at the start of next year, with 4 hour stops at San Francisco (on the way there) and LAX airports (on the way back). Only now we’re reading that the process of connecting flights is different to what I’ve experienced previously (I travelled to NZ before, via Singapore.)
Can anybody simplify the process for me? As I feel like I’m reading a lot of jargon at the moment. Are you required to pick up your bag in the US and re check it in? VISA requirements etc?
Thanks in advance!
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2023.06.10 22:19 KCMelMo Sticky white flakes coating all outdoor surfaces. Trying to find cause to determine prevention

Sticky white flakes coating all outdoor surfaces. Trying to find cause to determine prevention
San Francisco Bay Area. We have an oak tree, an acacia tree and two black walnuts in our near vicinity. White flakes are dry, can be cleaned off with a damp cloth but also create a sticky residue when walked on that has to be cleaned with soap. Biggest flakes look like a peel with a crescent shape.
We want to know where it’s coming from so we can either try to prevent it going forward or determine what effect it might have on our veggie garden. Any help is appreciated.
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2023.06.10 22:11 DailyDispatchh OpenAI: Its Formation and About its Product ChatGPT and Challenges it Faces.

Article By- DailyDispatch
OpenAI is a private research laboratory that aims to develop and direct artificial intelligence (AI) in ways that benefit humanity as a whole. The company was founded by Elon Musk, Sam Altman, and others in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco. OpenAI was created in part because of its founders' existential concerns about the potential for catastrophe resulting from carelessness and misuse of general-purpose AI.
The stated intent of the company -- to work toward safe artificial general intelligence (AGI) for the benefit of humanity -- is reflected in its objective to freely collaborate with other research organizations and individuals. Research and patents made by the company are intended to remain open to the public except in cases where they could negatively affect safety.
OpenAI was originally focused on developing AI and machine learning tools for video games and other recreational purposes. Less than a year after its official founding on December 11, 2015, it released its first AI offering, an open-source toolkit for developing reinforcement learning (RI) algorithms called OpenAI Gym.
Over the next two years, OpenAI focused on more general AI development and AI research. In 2018, OpenAI published a report to explain to the world what a Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT) is. A GPT is a neural network, or a machine learning model, created to function like a human brain, and it's trained on input (large data sets) to produce outputs (i.e., answers to users' questions).
In March 2019, OpenAI shifted from nonprofit to for-profit status and became formally known as OpenAI LP, controlled by a parent company, OpenAI Inc. Almost two years later, in January 2021, OpenAI introduced Dall-E, a generative AI model that analyzes natural language text from human users and then generates images based on what is described in the text.
Perhaps the company's best-known product is ChatGPT, released in November 2022 and heralded as the world's most advanced chatbot for its ability to provide answers to users on a seemingly unlimited range of topics. Its benefits and drawbacks, as well as its uses in various industries, are still being debated.

About ChatGPT-

Chat GPT is a state-of-the-art natural language generation system that can produce coherent and engaging texts on various topics and domains. It is based on a deep neural network architecture called Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT), which leverages large amounts of text data to learn how to generate natural language.
Chat GPT has many applications in conversational AI, such as chatbots, virtual assistants, social media bots, and content creation. Chat GPT can also generate texts in different languages, styles, and tones, depending on the input and the context.
However, Chat GPT also has some limitations and challenges that need to be addressed. For example:
- Chat GPT may not always produce accurate or factual information, especially when dealing with complex or specialized topics. Chat GPT relies on the data it has seen during training, which may not cover all the possible scenarios or facts. Therefore, Chat GPT may generate texts that are misleading, incorrect, or inconsistent with reality.
- Chat GPT may not always respect the ethical or social norms of human communication, especially when dealing with sensitive or controversial topics. Chat GPT may generate texts that are offensive, biased, harmful, or inappropriate for the intended audience or purpose. Therefore, Chat GPT may need to be monitored and moderated by human experts or users to ensure its quality and safety.
- Chat GPT may not always understand the intent or the feedback of the human interlocutor, especially when dealing with ambiguous or complex situations. Chat GPT may generate texts that are irrelevant, repetitive, or nonsensical for the given context or goal. Therefore, Chat GPT may need to be enhanced with additional mechanisms or features to improve its interactivity and adaptability.


Chat GPT is a powerful and promising technology for conversational AI, but it also poses some risks and challenges that need to be carefully considered and addressed. Chat GPT is not a perfect solution, but rather a tool that can be used for good or evil, depending on how it is designed, deployed, and regulated.
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2023.06.10 22:08 Guval25 Did John Coltrane Smoke?

Did John Coltrane smoke? Are you serious? Did you ever hear Giant Steps? The brother smoked on tenor on a level the other cats could not deal with. There are stories of clubs in Chicago and San Francisco where the fire department had to be called in. One night at the Village Vanguard, Miles had to be treated for 3rd degree burns when he tried to pick up John’s horn after a set. The brother had to wear these plastic lip-guards because his reeds would often catch on fire. In mid-career, he switched to a cast-iron horn because the brass on his Selmer was always warping from the heat. Not to mention all the times the Jazz Police would bust into the club and arrest him for speeding. John Coltrane definitely smoked.
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2023.06.10 22:04 yggdrasil9652 Dark Funeral

I was wondering if anyone might have any insight into the political affiliations of the current Dark Funeral members. I went to the Decibel Tour in San Francisco last night with Cattle Decapitation, 200 Stab Wounds and Black Braid.
I mostly went for the other 3 bands and I'm not super familiar with Dark Funeral but they definitely put on a sick show. I'm just hoping they're not fash.
Thanks 🤟
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2023.06.10 22:02 GreenEyedFreak_ 31 [M4F/M4FF] #SanFrancisco Making myself available to fulfill female fantasies

Bit of a weird post but I am looking to offer myself to fulfill any kinks the opposite sex that wants to try but hasn't had luck finding someone to make a reality. Discretion is assumed. Initially would like to meet platonically to get a vibe and then proceed if there's mutual interest. Open to do what it takes to make it happen.
About me: I am educated, work a 9-5 and like to stay active. I tend to read a lot so have a wide array of topics that can converse in.
If interested DM me.
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2023.06.10 21:55 EatinSLOCal Gold Land BBQ - Review

Gold Land BBQ - Review
BBQ culture, it is pervasive across our country. From the whole smoked pigs of (Eastern) North Carolina to the sweet, thick sauce of Kansas City to the smoked meats of Texas to the classic sauce and pork products of Memphis, we have a love for cooking our meats to get that nice char (sometimes bark) with great seasonings or sauces. We in California (and even locally) have our own style of BBQ that we subscribe to – Santa Maria Style BBQ, which at times gets lumped in with the broader term of California BBQ, but we’ve yet to truly define what our California BBQ is. Santa Maria Style BBQ sometimes feels like we’re put in a box just eating tri-tip, but if I had to say on what California BBQ is, I’d want it to be like Gold Land BBQ.
Chopped Brisket Sandwich
📍570 Higuera St #135, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Gold Land BBQ is located in the Creamery, next to Mama’s Meatballs where Seabreeze Cupcakes & Sweet Treats used to be (thank god Seabreeze is just moving to a new, bigger location – you scared me!). There’s a few two seat tables outside their door, as well as the usual shared bench seating in the atrium of the Creamery to eat at. Currently, they’re open Wednesday – Sunday 11 AM – 7 PM. Pre-Order is available through their square site, which is a little tough to get to (I recommend just going to the link in the linktree on Instagram), but you have to click on “Storefront” then on the next page click on the image of their menu.
Pork Ribs (Half Rack)
For their Meats selection there is Beef Brisket, Pork Ribs, Pulled Pork, and Smoked Chicken. Sandwiches include a Chopped Brisket Sandwich, a Chopped Pork Sandwich, and a Chopped Chicken Sandwich. Sides include Ranch Style Beans, Creamed Corn, Potato Salad, and a Vinegar Slaw, as well as a slice or loaf of Garlic Toast. There are four BBQ sauces available – Original, Alabama White, Carolina Mustard, and Hot Mop Sauce. Finally, for dessert, they have a Banana Pudding.
Garlic Bread Slice, Ranch Style Beans, and Potato Salad
What I Had:
I had a half rack of the Pork Ribs, the Chopped Brisket Sandwich, the Ranch Style Beans, Potato Salad, a slice of Garlic Toast, and the Banana Pudding for good measure. Love me a good rack (or half rack in this case) of ribs, these were cooked to perfection so that the meat was firm enough to hold, but also falling off the bone! Also it had a good dry rub to it and was served dry with two sauces on the side – their Original BBQ Sauce and the Carolina Mustard. The Original was pretty good, not too thick, but not runny, with a nice tang to it. The Carolina Mustard was stellar, even more tang than the Original, and obviously had a fun yellow hue to it. Next up was the Chopped Brisket Sandwich served plain with pickles, red onions, jalapenos, and a cup of Original BBQ sauce. The Beef Brisket was delicious, the fatty parts complimented the meat. I threw on the pickles and onions, then dunked it in the BBQ sauce like the heathen I am (after enjoying it plain first). My only critique would be that the bun they used was a little bland for my liking, I felt a more buttery brioche would complement the luxuriousness of brisket better – toasted on the inside because the heel flew apart like Wonder Bread when the sauce hit it, but I’m aware that’s not how a BBQ Brisket Sandwich is traditionally served.
Banana Pudding
The sides were good too, I liked the snap of the celery and green onion in the Potato Salad. The Ranch Style Beans were topped with a little crumbly cheese and had a deep flavor with a little kiss of spicy on the back end, which kept me coming back bite after bite. The Garlic Toast was a standout among a great meal too, on top of the garlic and butter, there was black pepper (?) and extra salt that just made it all pop. Finally, Banana Pudding was awesome, it was a banana crème pudding with NIlla wafers in it, topped with whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon. The Nilla wafers had the perfect consistency amongst the pudding and banana slices, not to stiff, but gave an extra dimension and texture to the dish. Just watch out, there is a heavy dusting of cinnamon on top, which I thought was cocoa powder, so I took a bite of just the whipped cream and cinnamon, and inadvertently did the powder cinnamon challenge from a few years ago.

Would I Have It Again:
Absolutely! Food was ready as I walked in at my pick-up time, the BBQ was well done, and the sides and dessert were all smashing. Everything is priced similarly to other BBQ joints in town. Online order was a little difficult to find, but a breeze once I got there. The Garlic Bread is so good, I just would prefer a different bun for the sandwich. So with all of this in mind, Gold Land BBQ gets an Eatin’s SLOCal Rating of – Take-Out Now!
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2023.06.10 21:52 ventilatin Rancid Tourism in San Francisco

I get to spend a few days in San Francisco next month. As a big fan, I'd really like to see some of the places that inspired these guys, or go to any places where they may have hung out. I'm definitely going to hit up Telegraph Avenue of course, and I'll be taking a hard pass on the Tenderloin. Does anyone have any suggestions on seeing any other spots related to the band? I'm pushing 50 and will have my family with me (so I'm not looking for late night shows or anything). I'd like to go during the day to check things out for the most part. I'd like to take my son who is also a fan and is 12. Thanks for any recommendations!
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2023.06.10 21:43 OhNoSoAgain San Francisco could have been the best city in the USA…

Think about it: - perfect Mediterranean weather - top tech companies changing the world with AI and other crazy stuff - highest paying jobs and a rich and resilient economy - extremely diverse with lots of communities (Chinatown, Japantown, Little Kabul, etc.) - one of the most pro-immigration places ever, very welcoming to all and free healthcare, college, etc. to illegal immigrants - near top universities (Stanford, Berkeley, Caltech, UC’s, etc.) - amazing food - decent public transportation (BART) - lots of nature and parks and museums, etc. - if HSR gets completed, the top tech and media centers in the world have direct connection.
It’s so sad that homelessness and drugs and a lack of housing and enforcement of laws have ruined my favorite city :(
If you’re in or around San Francisco, please follow GrowSF and vote out the incompetent district leaders for rational leaders in 2024. This is extremely important and a chance to make a difference.
There are too many smart people here and the city is simply worth saving.
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2023.06.10 21:41 gorneaux North End Police Station, Cow Hollow - SF Landmark #218

North End Police Station, Cow Hollow - SF Landmark #218
Built on Greenwich St. in 1912 to maintain security during the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition nearby (of which the Palace of Fine Arts is a remainder), the North End Police Station was abandoned by the 1980s.
The impressive Spanish Colonial Revival building was given SAN Francisco Landmark status in 1996. It's since been converted to private use as a residence and art studio.
Watercolor - by commission
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2023.06.10 21:39 lobo9474 [S][USA-CA] Leica M5 2 lug (near Mint), Zeiss 35mm Biogon f/2.8 boxed


Leica M5

- 9.5/10 condition, best 2nd hand camera I've ever owned in terms of condition.
- Clear and bright viewfinder.
- Was overhauled by Sherry Krauter last november & battery modded (have papers to prove).
- $1650 shipped (w/ paypal fee), $1600 local.

Zeiss 35mm Biogon f/2.8

- 9/10 condition, box included.
- 7artisans focus tab & UV filter included.
- $700 shipped (w/ paypal fee), $650 local.

Bundle deal: $2,200 shipped, $2,150 local - San Francisco bay area
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2023.06.10 21:38 floppedsets One game off yesterdays parlay smh!! It’s alright tho, we’re still gonna ride this hot streak

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2023.06.10 21:32 Feeling_Principle815 Reddit has a partnership with a San Francisco startup and pays them millions to analyse all shopping-related Reddit data.

Reddit has a partnership with a San Francisco startup and pays them millions to analyse all shopping-related Reddit data.
I'm writing an article about the upcoming Reddit blackout and during my research, I discovered a very interesting connection between Reddit and a startup named I'm sharing my findings here as part of my ongoing investigation because I feel the community should know this before Monday (or my published article).
In brief:
  • Reddit formed a partnership with Vetted in 2021 as part of their initiative to build out Reddit's shopping experience and ad optimisations (probably due to the upcoming IPO). Vetted positions itself as the "GPT for shopping".
  • Vetted has access to Reddit's proprietary data firehose API, allowing them to analyse millions of posts and comments every day.
  • For these services, Reddit compensates Vetted with a monthly payment in the high six-figures range.
  • On top of getting paid by Reddit, Vetted monetizes the data with affiliate links.
This partnership got confirmed by multiple sources and you can install the Vetted Chrome extension to see the vast amount of Reddit data they analyse. They've also recently launched a Reddit bot which probably has special permissions.
I'm continuing to investigate which/if other companies have similar data-sharing agreements with Reddit. Stay tuned!
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2023.06.10 21:26 VegetableBarracuda83 “Imagine not paying your mortgage for a few months, defaulting on your loan, and then working with a friend to buy your home outright for pennies on the dollar. That's what one of San Francisco's largest landlords is doing right now.”

“Imagine not paying your mortgage for a few months, defaulting on your loan, and then working with a friend to buy your home outright for pennies on the dollar. That's what one of San Francisco's largest landlords is doing right now.” submitted by VegetableBarracuda83 to bayarea [link] [comments]

2023.06.10 21:24 VegetableBarracuda83 “Imagine not paying your mortgage for a few months, defaulting on your loan, and then working with a friend to buy your home outright for pennies on the dollar. That's what one of San Francisco's largest landlords is doing right now.”

“Imagine not paying your mortgage for a few months, defaulting on your loan, and then working with a friend to buy your home outright for pennies on the dollar. That's what one of San Francisco's largest landlords is doing right now.” submitted by VegetableBarracuda83 to sanfrancisco [link] [comments]

2023.06.10 21:07 Joadzilla Ted Kaczynski, ‘Unabomber’ Who Attacked Modern Life, Dies at 81

Alone in a shack in the Montana wilderness, he fashioned homemade bombs and launched a violent one-man campaign to destroy industrial society.
Theodore J. Kaczynski, the so-called Unabomber, who attacked academics, businessmen and random civilians with homemade bombs from 1978 to 1995, killing three people and injuring 23 with the stated goal of bringing about the collapse of the modern social order — a violent spree that ended after what was often described as the longest and most costly manhunt in American history — died on Saturday in a federal prison medical center in Butner, N.C. He was 81.
A spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons said Mr. Kaczynski was found unresponsive in his cell early in the morning. The cause of death was not immediately known.
In December 2021, the Bureau of Prisons announced that Mr. Kaczynski had been transferred to a federal prison medical facility.
Mr. Kaczynski traced a path that was singular in American life: lonely boy genius to Harvard-trained star of pure mathematics to rural recluse to notorious murderer to imprisoned extremist.
In the public eye, he fused a rare mix of styles of violence: the periodic targeting of the demented serial killer and the ideological fanaticism of the terrorist.
After he was captured by about 40 F.B.I. agents, the details of that ideology were less the subject of debate than the question of whether his crimes should be dignified with a rational motive to begin with.
Victims railed against commentators who took seriously a 35,000-word manifesto that Mr. Kaczynski wrote to justify his actions and evangelize the ideas that he claimed inspired them.
Psychologists involved in the trial saw his writing as evidence of schizophrenia. His lawyers tried to mount an insanity defense — and when Mr. Kaczynski rebelled and sought to represent himself in court, risking execution to do so, his lawyers said that was yet further evidence of insanity.
For years before the manifesto was published, Mr. Kaczynski (pronounced kah-ZIN-skee) had no reputation beyond that of a twisted reveler in violence, picking victims seemingly at random, known only by a mysterious-sounding nickname with roots in the F.B.I.’s investigation into him: “the Unabomber.” It became widely publicized that some of his victims lost their fingers while opening a package bomb. Going through the mail, among the unconscious routines of daily life, prompted flickers of nervousness in many Americans.
After his arrest in April 1996, Mr. Kaczynski’s extraordinary biography emerged. He had scored 167 on an I.Q. test as a boy and entered Harvard at 16. In graduate school, at the University of Michigan, he worked in a field of mathematics so esoteric that a member of his dissertation committee estimated that only 10 or 12 people in the country understood it. By 25, he was an assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
Then he dropped out — not just from Berkeley, but from civilization. Starting in 1971 and continuing until his arrest, he lived in a shack he built himself in rural Montana. He forsook running water, read by the light of homemade candles, stopped filing federal tax returns and subsisted on rabbits.
Mr. Kaczynski’s manifesto — published, under the threat of continued violence, jointly by The New York Times and The Washington Post in 1995 — argued that damage to the environment and the alienating effects of technology were so heinous that the social and industrial underpinnings of modern life should be destroyed.
The vast majority of Americans determined the moment they heard of the Unabomber that he must be a psychopath, and while he was front-page news his text did not generally find receptive readers outside a tiny fringe of the environmental movement. The term “Unabomber” entered popular discourse as shorthand for the type of brainy misfit who might harbor terrifying impulses.
Yet political change and the passage of time caused some to see Mr. Kaczynski in a new light. His manifesto accorded centrality to a healthy environment without mentioning global warming; it warned about the dangers of people becoming “dependent” on technology while making scant reference to the internet. To young people afflicted by social media anomie and fearful of climate doom, Mr. Kaczynski seemed to wield a predictive power that outstripped the evidence available to him.
In 2017 and 2020, Netflix released new documentaries about Mr. Kaczynski. He maintained postal correspondence with thousands of people — journalists, students and die-hard supporters. In 2018, Wired magazine announced “the Unabomber’s odd and furious online revival,” and New York magazine called him “an unlikely prophet to a new generation of acolytes.”
Becoming ‘the Unabomber’
Mr. Kaczynski’s infamous label came from “UNABOM,” the F.B.I.’s code for university and airline and bombing. That designation was inspired by his first targets, from 1978 to 1980: academics at Northwestern University, the president of United Airlines and the passengers of a flight from Chicago to Washington. The victims suffered cuts, burns and smoke inhalation. Authorities were aided in connecting several early attacks by the fact that the mysterious initials “FC” had been engraved on the bombs or spray-painted near the explosions.
The Unabomber struck one to four times a year for most years until 1987, when he left a bomb at a computer store in Salt Lake City. A woman remembered making eye contact with the man who dropped off the package that later exploded, and soon a sketch was publicized of a mustachioed suspect wearing sunglasses and a hoodie.
Six years passed without an attack. Then, in June 1993, the Unabomber struck twice during the same week.
Packages containing bombs arrived at the home of Charles Epstein, a geneticist at the University of California San Francisco, and at the office of David Gelernter, a computer scientist at Yale University. Each man lost multiple fingers. Mr. Epstein sustained permanent hearing loss; Mr. Gelernter, whose office burst into flames, bled nearly to the point of death and lost much of the vision in his right eye.
The Unabomber was growing in infamy and deadliness even as his motives became harder to parse. His first fatality, in 1985, was Hugh Scrutton, an owner of a Sacramento computer store who was engaged to be married. Between December 1994 and April 1995, he killed two more men, seemingly with no relation to Mr. Scrutton or to each other: a New Jersey advertising executive and a lobbyist for the California forestry industry. The adman, Thomas Mosser, was married with three children. The lobbyist, Gilbert Murray, was married with two children. He was so mutilated in the blast that his family was permitted to see him only from the knees down as a farewell.
It was that April, the same month as Mr. Murray’s killing, when the nameless terrorist unveiled an identity. Writing on behalf of “the terrorist group FC” — which, he explained, stood for “Freedom Club” — the Unabomber sent The New York Times a letter offering a “bargain.” He promised to stop hurting people — though not to stop attacking property — in exchange for getting a long article about his ideas published in a major periodical.
In June, The Times and The Washington Post received a 35,000-word manuscript. Citing a recommendation from the F.B.I. and the Department of Justice, the papers took the Unabomber’s offer. They split the cost of printing the essay, titled “Industrial Society and Its Future,” which The Post distributed online and as an eight-page supplement with the Sept. 19 print paper.
The manifesto claimed that the current organization of society gives “politicians, corporation executives and remote, anonymous technicians and bureaucrats” control over “the life-and-death issues of one’s existence.” That makes modern people depressed, unlike “primitive man,” who gained satisfaction from determining his own “life-and-death issues” and found “a sense of security” in what the Unabomber called “WILD nature.”
The Unabomber justified his murderous campaign on the grounds that it got “our message before the public with some chance of making a lasting impression.”
The unique circumstances of the manifesto’s distribution — in The New Yorker, the writer William Finnegan called it “the most extraordinary manuscript submission in the history of publishing” — prompted a debate about the ethics of broadcasting a terrorist’s views. The publicity seemed vindicated, however, after news of the Unabomber reached Linda Patrik, an associate philosophy professor vacationing in Paris. At first jokingly, then insistently, she told her husband that the manifesto reminded her of what he had said about his eccentric loner brother.
Ms. Patrik’s husband was David Kaczynski. When he read the manifesto online, his “jaw dropped,” he later told The Times. The language was reminiscent of letters Ted had written to David. He soon reached out to authorities.
Since 1979, an F.B.I. team that grew to more than 150 full-time investigators, analysts and others had gone through tens of thousands of leads without getting close to a real suspect. After hearing from David Kaczynski, authorities zeroed in on a 10-by-12-foot wooden shack in rural Montana. The area was so remote that during an 18-day stakeout, one agent saw a cougar kill a deer.
The home had two windows set on high; they caught light but kept the home hidden. Agents could not see inside. On April 3, 1996, one of them shouted that a forest ranger needed help. A thin, shaggy man emerged from the cabin. He was grabbed from both sides.
Life and Afterlife of a ‘Walking Brain’
Theodore John Kaczynski was born in Chicago on May 22, 1942. His father, Theodore Richard Kaczynski, worked at his family’s business, Kaczynski’s Sausages, a factory on the city’s South Side. His mother, Wanda (Dombek) Kaczynski, was a homemaker. They both descended from Polish immigrant families in the Chicago area, dropped out of high school to work and obtained diplomas at night school. By all accounts, they were gregarious, kind, diligent and thoughtful. Each sent letters to newspapers in support of progressive causes.
From boyhood, Teddy, as he was known, felt his brilliance to be alienating. When his aunt visited, his father asked, “Why don’t you have some conversation with your aunt?” Teddy replied, “Why should I? She wouldn’t understand me anyway.”
In school, he skipped two grades. He later blamed his parents for seeming to prize and cultivate his intellect over his emotions.
“He was never really seen as a person, as an individual personality,” a high school classmate, Loren De Young, told The Times. “He was always regarded as a walking brain.”
At Harvard, Teddy lived in Eliot House, home to the clubbiest and brawniest of the school’s white Anglo-Saxon Protestants, including the varsity crew team. Clad in a tacky plaid sports jacket, Teddy would enter his suite and stride past his roommates wordlessly, then open the door to his room — wafting the odor of rotting food — and slam it shut.
He went straight from college to graduate school in Michigan. His department would learn about new work of his by discovering, without any advance notice, his papers published in respected journals. “It was as if he could write poetry while the rest of us were trying to learn grammar,” Joel Shapiro, a fellow student, later told The Times.
Mr. Kaczynski arrived at Berkeley in 1967. He taught by lecturing from the textbook and did not answer questions. Yet he continued publishing distinguished work and received a promotion in the math department. Two years later he resigned, without explaining the decision to his colleagues.
The Kaczynski brothers split the cost of the property in Montana, then had a falling-out when David got engaged in 1989. After Ted’s arrest, New York Times reporters searched for friends of his in the seven states he was known to have lived in or visited. They found nobody. Some fellow students of his in graduate school said they were amazed to find they did not remember him at all. He was widely reported never to have had a romantic relationship.
During his Montana years, Mr. Kaczynski had the librarian in Lincoln, the town closest to his shack, obtain for him obscure volumes of science and literature, sometimes in the original German or Spanish. In an interview after his arrest with the British publication Green Anarchist, Mr. Kaczynski described inventing gods for himself, including a “Grandfather Rabbit” who was responsible for the existence of the snowshoe rabbits that were his main source of meat in the winter.
In the same interview, Mr. Kaczynski described how he felt goaded to violence. His favorite part of the wilderness had been a two-day hike from his shack — a plateau with steep ravines and a waterfall. In 1983, he found a road paved through it.
“You just can’t imagine how upset I was,” he said. “It was from that point on I decided that, rather than trying to acquire further wilderness skills, I would work on getting back at the system. Revenge.”
That was Mr. Kaczynski’s own narrative. Some details of his life indicated a predisposition to violence and an estrangement from the surrounding world that might also have accounted for his behavior. According to The Atlantic, Mr. Kaczynski had begun to imagine committing murder by the age of 27. In his diary, he described his bombs giving him catharsis. Though he broke ties with his brother, Ted said he would open David’s letters if the stamp was underlined as a sign of emergency. David wrote to say their father was dying and underlined the stamp.
“Ted wrote back, and the response was fairly peculiar,” David told The Times — “basically, that I had done well, that this was something worth communicating.”
At his super-maximum-security prison in Colorado, Mr. Kaczynski struck up friendships with inmates in neighboring cells: Ramzi Ahmed Yousef, who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993, and Timothy J. McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber. Mr. Kaczynski shared books and talked politics with them, and he got to know their birthdays, Yahoo News reported in 2016.
Mr. Kaczynski’s brother is his only immediate survivor.
Mr. Kaczynski’s terrorist strategy, and the ideas that he said undergirded it, enjoyed an afterlife few would have predicted in the 1990s.
The Norwegian news media reported that Anders Beivik, who killed dozens of people at government buildings and a youth summer camp in 2011, lifted passages from Mr. Kaczynski’s manifesto in a manifesto of his own. More curious was the way a variety of law-abiding Americans developed an interest in the same line of thought.
In 2017, the deputy editor of the conservative publication First Things, Elliot Milco, credited Mr. Kaczynski with “astute (even prophetic) insights.” In 2021, during an interview with the politician Andrew Yang, Tucker Carlson cited Mr. Kaczynski’s thinking in detail without any prompting.
Online, young people with a variety of partisan allegiances, or none at all, have developed an intricate vocabulary of half-ironic Unabomber support. They proclaim themselves “anti-civ” or #tedpilled; they refer to “Uncle Ted.” Videos on TikTok of Unabomber-related songs, voice-overs and dances have acquired millions of views, according to an article published in 2021 by The Baffler.
Mr. Kaczynski was no longer the mysterious killer who belatedly projected an outlandish justification for violence; now he was the originator of one of many styles of transgression and all-knowing condemnation to adopt online. His crimes lay in a past young people had never known, and he was imprisoned, no longer an active threat to society.
His online support did not indicate the number of newly minted eco-terrorists, but it did measure the prevalence of cynicism, boredom, dissatisfaction with modern life and gloom about its prospects for change.
During his imprisonment, Mr. Kaczynski copied his correspondence by hand and forwarded it to the University of Michigan’s Joseph A. Labadie Collection, an archive devoted to radical protest, which has amassed dozens of boxes of Kaczynskiana.
According to New York magazine, Mr. Kaczynski’s papers became one of the collection’s most popular offerings. In an interview with the magazine, Julie Herrada, the collection’s curator, declined to describe the people so intrigued by Mr. Kaczynski that they visit the library to look through his archive. She said just one thing: “Nobody seems crazy.”
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2023.06.10 20:34 golangprojects [Hiring] Machine learning job: Sr Software Engineer - Large Language Models at Databricks (San Francisco, California, United States)

While candidates in the listed locations are encouraged for this role, candidates in other locations will be considered.
At Databricks, we are passionate about enabling data teams to solve the world's toughest problems — from making the next mode of transportation a reality to accelerating the development of medical breakthroughs. We do this by building and running the world's best data and AI infrastructure platform so our customers can use deep data insights to improve their business. Founded by engineers — and customer-obsessed — we leap at every opportunity to solve technical challenges, from designing next-gen UI/UX for interfacing with data to scaling our services and infrastructure across millions of virtual machines. And we're only getting started.
As an engineer working on large language models (LLM) at Databricks, you’ll work closely with the teams behind Databricks’ Dolly LLM to build intelligent systems to democratize AI across a wide range of industries, from healthcare to energy, finance to government. Our teams work on some of the hardest, most interesting problems facing the business, ranging from designing large-scale distributed AI/ML systems, to optimizing distributed GPU model serving or developing novel modeling methodologies that scale to production use cases. Our work is necessarily cross-functional, and successful individuals on our team embody an unusually high degree of empathy and ownership, demonstrating an intuitive ability to understand how individual technical decisions shape Databricks’ business strategy.
Databricks has a long-standing commitment to research and open source, and though our teams are focused first and foremost on business impact, we work hard to foster a creative, intellectually stimulating environment featuring visiting speakers, academic partnerships, and industrial collaborations.
The impact you'll have: Engineers working on LLMs may specialize in different areas. Below are examples of the kinds of activities that different members of our teams perform on a daily basis.
Drive the development and deployment of state-of-the-art AI models and systems that directly impact the capabilities and performance of Databricks' products and services. Architect and implement robust, scalable ML infrastructure, including data storage, processing, and model serving components, to support seamless integration of AI/ML models into production environments. Develop novel data collection, fine-tuning, and pre-training strategies that achieve optimal performance on specific tasks and domains. Design and implement automated ML pipelines for data preprocessing, feature engineering, model training, hyperparameter tuning, and model evaluation, enabling rapid experimentation and iteration. Implement advanced model compression and optimization techniques to reduce the resource footprint of language models while preserving their performance. Collaborate with product managers and cross-functional teams to drive technology-first initiatives that enable novel business strategies and product roadmaps. Contribute to the broader AI community by publishing research, presenting at conferences, and actively participating in open-source projects, enhancing Databricks' reputation as an industry leader. 
What we look for: BS+ (M.S. or PhD preferred) in Computer Science, or a related field. 2+ years experience developing AI/ML systems at scale in production or in high-impact research environments. Strong track record of working with language modeling technologies. This could include either: Developing generative and embedding techniques, modern model architectures, fine tuning / pre-training datasets, and evaluation benchmarks. Experience deploying and scaling language models in production; deep understanding of the unique infrastructure challenges posed by training and serving LLMs. Strong understanding of computer science fundamentals. Contributions to well-used open-source projects.
Benefits Comprehensive health coverage including medical, dental, and vision 401(k) Plan Equity awards Flexible time off Paid parental leave Family Planning Gym reimbursement Annual personal development fund Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
About Databricks Databricks is the data and AI company. More than 9,000 organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, and over 50% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Lakehouse Platform to unify their data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe. Founded by the original creators of Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow, Databricks is on a mission to help data teams solve the world’s toughest problems.
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2023.06.10 20:29 statisticsndata temperature checking the scenes represented here

I live in the NC ‘research triangle’ area. I have a music project, make art products etc. and associate with the same. Everyone, and I’m not exaggerating, that I know in the art/music/poetry social circles (largely overlapping & not huge generally) is so hyper political. Authoritarian-leaning activist apparatchiks on the hunt to cleanse the scene of fascism, with some art on the side. One panic has been replaced for another, from blm to trump derangement to pandemic to tlm to the “overwhelmingly dangerous threat of general fash.” I too was once an annoying leftist, but at this point I mostly sidestep these conversations bc I find them boring & distasteful & so, so redundant - but the threat of guilt by association/contamination is ever present.
It can’t be like this everywhere, right? Aside from the downtown Manhattan scene (economically prohibitive), can people comment on what it’s like elsewhere out there? San Francisco actually seems pretty chill on an individual person basis, Philly great but kind of hectic, maybe Richmond? What are the cultural temperatures 💘💔
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2023.06.10 20:13 WepploElsi Stating location when able to travel

How do you slate your location when your main residence is outside of the filming location, but you are able to travel? For example, if I live in San Francisco and can easily get to Los Angeles for a week, how do I state that in my slate in a succinct way? What do people with two homes or family they can stay with say in their slates? Is it appropriate to just state your location as the location you can travel to? I dont want to be dishonest but I also don't want to be immediately discarded!
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2023.06.10 20:02 mateusk2mmm [NEWBIE] Just played my first whole song! Any suggestions of more songs or new stuff to learn? :)

I've been practicing for some time and just learned Fake Tales of San Francisco by Arctic Monkeys. It just felt really good to be able to play it all the way through and follow the tempo. The power chords where a little bit hard at first but with some hours i got it. Not perfect, but it was really nice to play! Do you guys have any suggestions on what to practice now? Maybe songs, or some excercises that are good for begginers? Cheers!
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