It’s happening! The launch window for launch attempt #2 of SpaceX Starship opens at 5am PST tomorrow. With that in mind, I just started watching For All Mankind, an Sony/Apple-produced series detailing an alternate history of spaceflight in which the Russians reach the Moon first. It’s absolutely great, and I don’t know why it took me so long to tune in. November 17th will be spaceflight Friday.
In case you’re wondering if the latest AI-based systems are ready for prime time, here’s some data that should be considered. All these LLM-based (Large Language Model) systems have “hallucinations”, a friendly word for when the systems just make shit up. In other words, they lie to you. As a result, you can’t trust the damn things. So no, not ready for any application where ground truth matters. Any application involving human safety or financial ties, nope.
We had a seriously wet day here yesterday, with 1.25 inches of rain in the afternoon. Plus, lightning and thunder. It was great.