A first edition Gutenberg bible.
Tried out Google's Bard, gave it a practitioner-level legal research question, an issue on which courts have reached conflicting answers.
Bard's answers were good as a compass but bad as a map: it pointed me in the right direction but messed up some specifics.
Bard's initial answer to the legal research question was good, though it was light on details, made subtle errors, and was outdated by about 18 months.
Bonus points to Bard including links to two reputable, though outdated, sources.
A curved hallway at Taunton State Hospital
Check out the newest episode of the Abandoned America podcast for the story behind it: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/abandonedamerica/episodes/Taunton-State-Hospital-Nothing-Ever-Dies-e20kstt/a-a9gt70c
A quiet moment at the Las Vegas airport.
#photo #photos #photography #PhotographyIsArt #Digitalphotography #summer #AltText
Black-Capped Chickadee demonstrating the proper way to signal a left turn.
I hadn't planned on making this image until later in spring with lime green leaves, but alas there was an opportunity that was too good to pass up.
This veteran hornbeam has bags of character - I just love its shape. The snowstorm lasted about an hour in the dying light of the day.
By morning the snow was gone, and the opportunity had gone. Sometimes you just have to take advantage of a short window.
#ThickTrunkTuesday #woodland #trees #forest #winter #nature #landscapephotography
Yesterday, I said that the "dark" part of the Fediverse was moving to Nostr.
This is because these folks don't like being "censored" and believe they are entitled to visibility.
They don't like moderation. That's what it comes down to.
They're fine with abuse and spam. In fact, they believe it's a net benefit to social media.
And when you look at Nostr now, that's what it pretty much is right now.
Today is the Day of Remembrance for the Japanese American community. 81 years ago today, when I was just a boy of four, FDR signed Executive Order 9066, setting in motion the evacuation of people of Japanese descent from the West Coast and our long years of internment inside ten barbed wire prison camps.
We must never let such a thing happen again in America, and and we must strive everywhere to prevent the forced relocation and mass incarceration of innocent people. #NeverForget #NeverAgain
QOTO: Question Others to Teach Ourselves
An inclusive, Academic Freedom, instance
All cultures welcome.
Hate speech and harassment strictly forbidden.