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Reverse Engineering Read Later Data from the Apple News App

As we navigate the digital world, we often come across articles we don't have time to read but still want to save for later. One way to accomplish this is by using the Read Later feature in Apple News. But what if you want to access those articles outside the Apple News app, such as on a different device or with someone who doesn't use Apple News? Or what if you want to automatically post links to those articles on your blog? That's where the nerd powers come in.

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AI and The Potential Risks of Autonomous War Bots

In 2008, I had the opportunity to tour SPAWAR, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, now known as NAVWAR. SPA/NAVWAR is a research and development laboratory for the U.S. Navy. During my visit, I was fascinated by the various autonomous military robots that were being developed and tested there. I photographed the tour and wrote about it for WIRED News.

Fast-forward to 2023, and with the emergence of large language models like ChatGPT and Bing AI, it's possible to imagine how these robots could be controlled using AI in ways that are frankly somewhat terrifying. With great power comes great responsibility, and we must consider the potential risks of relying on AI-powered machines in warfare.

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Wednesday, March 8th, 2023

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Explosive Experience: How Illegal Fireworks Almost Blasted Me Out of My 20th-Floor Apartment (And Why My Cats Are Still Hiding Under the Bed)

On the night of July 4th, 2018, I was in my apartment at The Vermont in Koreatown when illegal firework mortars started exploding right outside my window on the 20th floor. The massive amount of explosive materials being set off on the street below was almost too much for my apartment to handle. My cats were less than impressed with the spectacle, and I can't blame them. Despite the danger, I couldn't resist capturing the colorful chaos with my camera. And let's just say, it was an explosive experience!

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Using GPT-3 to Write Captions Based on Image Keywords, People, Albums, and Locations

Have you ever wanted to caption your photos automatically? With the GPT-3 Davinci model from OpenAI, you can do just that! By using image keywords, people, locations, and the album name, you can use AI/ML to generate captions that are not only descriptive, but also entertaining (and frequently hilariously wrong).

In this post, I’ll explore the capabilities of GPT-3 for writing captions based on image data, and how it can add a new dimension to your photos.

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Back in the Blogging Game: A Decade Later

It's been over a decade since I last wrote a blog post, but I'm excited to be back. I started blogging in 1998, and it's been a wild journey ever since. So much has changed in my life, and I'm eager to share it all with you.

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