Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Accounting & LLMs?

    A self-employed Canadian real estate broker with an MBA struggles to employ AI for bookkeeping due to the complexity of categorizing expenses and capital assets according to CRA’s regulations. Attempts with various large language models for categorization, revenue recognition, and vendor reconciliation have been thwarted by their limitations, necessitating a manual approach for accurate financial…

  • Exerpt from an LLM working sesh

    with Google Gemini Advanced, the wee hours of 18feb2024 Robin L. M. Cheung One of the most productivity-boosting ‘side effects’ of working with an A.I. as a sidekick is that it really is like working with a human, with a cool personality that ‘gets’ even nuanced jokes, but totally not like working with a human,…

  • Opting Out of Demon-crazy: A right only immigrants have. Too bad I was born here…

    They are free to do business as they choose and I thought our code of ethics (I realize that as a photographer and not a Realtor this may not apply to you) it explicitly explains something that Jordan B. Peterson probably didn’t read in his physiologicst code of ethics I’m guessing they also have an…

  • ✝️ Happy Birthday, Katie ❤️

    ✝️ Happy Birthday, Katie ❤️

    What stars does my daughter fall asleep by at night??!

  • GPU to GOD in two steps

    For me, possibly one of the most compelling scenarios that added to my finally being convinced that “everything happens for a reason,” that that reason really is for an “overall & for everyone over the course of the long term, the best possible outcome from that moment forward,” if we just “let go and let…

  • Demoncrazy: Treating cancer with a Band-Aid®️

    You guys are so caught up in it all that you can’t see: as Matthew tried to explain to us, a bad tree cant bear good fruit, and the bad tree here is capitalism, demoncracy–the pillars of society made of cancer that you want to salvage by treating with a band aid…And even then, as…

  • Backwards Logic World…

    The most relevant reason for believing that someone accused of war crimes and/or crimes against humanity, in this case; you all claim to know well a popular aphorism that is plain to see in the multiple serial catastrophic, existential-scale ‘goings-on,’ yet it looks like the most obvious, simplest, most time-tested and seminal of explanations is…

  • Right Tool for the Right Job…

    “Scale” is relevant: it’s relevant for the same reason that the emergent antisocial motivations that can arise from the dynamics within and between sociological constructs can no more be examined or treated by using the tools that are applicable to lower order complexities any more than you would use F=GM1m2/r^2 to calculate the force of…

  • Hello world!

    The most relevant reason for believing that someone accused of war crimes and/or crimes against humanity, in this case; you all claim to know well a popular aphorism that is plain to see in the multiple serial catastrophic, existential-scale ‘goings-on,’ yet it looks like the most obvious, simplest, most time-tested and seminal of explanations is…

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