Most people say LLM are just language prediction systems… but how do human minds work comparatively? Can ChatGPT think, understand, or comprehend? Can you?
It’s been a while since Ben, Brian, and Lyle geeked out… join us.
NFT insider trading, tech experts urge to resist Crypto industry influences, larges plant is a Sea Grass in Australia, Safari is popular, Microsoft Excel reduces remote data types – and Lyle’s hot take on meditation.
Professor Warren Sack joins me to speak about the history of Algorithm, including Donald Knuth – Art of Computer Programing, Five Axioms of Algorithms, and When Computers Were Human.
This is Part 1 of 2 on Algorithm.
In this non-edited episode of GeekSpeak Lyle calls Ben impromptu to chat about using lasers for listening to rooms remotely, lasers being used to view into rooms, Ben’s recent focus on Music Production, and finally a story about California being better about communicating recycling possibilities on packaging.
Due to the popularity of the WeAreNetflix podcast I am contacted a bit about my thoughts on company podcasts. The WeAreNetflix podcast started off based on an internal only podcast that Michael Paulson and I started as a hack-day project.
This episode is 20min of me talking about company internal podcasts. Feel free to ask me questions about this episode on twitter. -@lyle
The San Lorenzo Valley in Santa Cruz County has a partial Do Not Drink / Do Not Boil order in affect: is that order appropriate, what causes Wildfire water contamination, and what are good actions we as a community can take?
Our guest is Andrew J Whelton, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering at Purdue University.
Professor Whelton has studied two other Wildfires in California with water contamination and has some thoughts on our situation for the #CZULightningComplex
Dedi finds a wifi solution they like, Greg is on the road for the first time since the pandemic, Miles is playing with Rust, and Lyle is happy to have the Geeks virtually together to celebrate 20 years of hosting the show.
Ben Jaffe deciding to end his fantastic podcast Linear Digressions, Lyle celebrating 20 years hosting GeekSpeak, and geeking out on playing instruments that do not have “frets” like the Cello and Trombone.
My vacation included fixing motors, accepting glasses, and milling redwood with chainsaws.
Warren Sack is back for a conversation of the Natural and Institutional Language from the French Encyclopédistes, touching on The Wealth of Nations, Babbage, Lovelace, Donald Knuth, Information Theory, Work vs Work, James Prescott Joule, Functions & Operations and much more.
Learn why the true language of Software is not Physics.
On this episode Lyle interviews his daughter Gwendolyn about the social software she uses in High School – iMessage, Instagram, SnapChat, TikTok.
And they play with Lyle’s new RodeCASTER Pro.
Ben and Lyle chat about elevators, the fear of dropping things, Podcasting, how we experience thoughts, drawing, learning, music, meditation, Time Tracking, Theme:Focus, Memory and being Present.
What does it mean to implement “hailing a cab” in software and how does this new translation stack up to the existing institution?
Discussions based around “The Software Arts: Chapter 2”, "Translation"with the author Warren Sack.
We talk about the differences of the humanities understanding of translation where meaning is lost, created, or changed, and compare it with the software concepts of perfect translation like compiling code.
Make sure to check out Part 1.
MicroLEDs, Google Chrome Extensions are more private, macOS is locking things down, Expanse and other shows we are watching, and a post show covering wonderfully geeky PostGraphile.
Brad Smith (@brad), the founder and CEO of Simplecast, talks with me about the creation of Simplecast from initial musings to venture capital infused growth, and building partnerships. Brad is also an expert on the podcasting landscape and walks us through some wonderful changes that Apple and Google have recently made that should help the podcasting community.
And, of course, this wouldn’t be GeekSpeak if we didn’t get technical – Brad is a geek and is proud of it.
Lyle Troxell and Ben Jaffe about the current state of the Geek Speak podcast, conversation styles, and Lyle’s L5 S1 Back Surgery Fusion with instrumentation.
New Geek Rich Zurad joins Ben and Lyle to cover the JRR universe badly, the Star Wars vs Star Trek argument, cover some of the podcasts they like, and their pet health problems.
For the Netflix podcast I did a quick jaunt to Amsterdam – here is an audio-blog type entry of my time there – Lyle.
Ben Jaffe and Lyle Troxell talk about the culture at Facebook and at Netflix and about vulnerability at work.
Lyle tells a story about doing a branching talk about branching narratives. A quick chat about Star Trek Next Generation and even Ben’s broken dryer.
Wind prediction with AI, Anti-Vax movies pulled from Amazon Prime, Web Authn, and Home Automation and the cloud.
Miles and Lyle chat about software development esp. about Ruby and ORMs which leads to a bit about the GeekSpeak Rails website, podcast chapter marks, recording podcasting, including hardware and budgets. A bit of inside baseball.
Generative Adversarial Networks are a pattern of Machine Learning that can do some amazing things – in this episode we chat about them effecting our concepts of truth.
And we include an episode of Linear Digressions from Ben and Katie to really explain how GANs really work.
Miles walks us through buying a used 2015 MacBook Pro and upgrading it with a better hard drive. And we talk programing languages: Kotlin, Swift, Groovy, Java, Python and more.
It’s a programing rich episode of GeekSpeak.
Software engineer and “I’ll show it to you at hackday… chap”, Guy Cirino joins Lyle for a chat about hacking at Netflix, driving across Asia, high energy particle physics at CERN, and improving streaming video better for everyone.
UCLA Health technical project manager Robert Smith joins for a discussion on the state of personalized medicine and computational medicine.
The goal of personal genomics is to move toward being able to interpret each person’s individual genetic sequence, and predict it’s effect on their bodies and health.
Some flight in the news, laws managed by git source control – and how awesome collaboration can be using git. A large discussion: does Facebook’s benefit outweigh its drawbacks and how can we make social networks better for society or do they just represent who we are. The geeks chat about Geek Speak being Therapy for Mansplaining.
In 1996 Tom is in Australia dumpster diving to find a computer… he needs this already out-of-date hardware to prove that “you can simulate ecosystems.” For the last 22 years Tom has been maintaining and improving Noble Ape a software “ecosystem” which allows one to simulate life, language, weather, and internal thought.
iPhone Max, Meditation, Amplify Mesh, Adobe Apps, Procreate, and Podcasting
“I chat about a few things I am into lately.” – Lyle