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AIs are coming for social networks

Butterflies AI. So far, generative AI has been mostly confined to chatbots like ChatGPT. Startups like Character.AI and Replika are seeing early traction by making chatbots more like companions. But what happens when you dump a bunch of AI characters into something that looks like Instagram and let them talk to each other? That’s the

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How to use typesafe enums in Java

This article introduces you to the difference between enumerated types and typesafe enums. You will learn how to declare a typesafe enum and use it in a switch statement, and you’ll see how to customize a typesafe enum by adding data and behaviors. We’ll also take a look at java.lang.Enum<E extends Enum<E>>, which is the

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Kenya’s First Nuclear Plant Faces Fierce Opposition

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Kilifi County’s white sandy beaches have made it one of Kenya’s most popular tourist destinations. Hotels and beach bars line the 165 mile-long (265km) coast; fishers supply the district’s restaurants with fresh seafood; and visitors spend their days boating, snorkelling around coral reefs or bird watching

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The Short, Happy Reign of CD-ROM

“Over at Fast Company, where we’re celebrating 1994 Week, I wrote about the year of Peak CD-ROM, when excitement over the medium’s potential was sky-high and the World Wide Web’s audience still numbered in the extremely low millions,” writes Slashdot reader and Fast Company technology editor Harry McCracken (harrymcc). “I cover once-famous products such as

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