Went to see Aussie Floyd on Monday at Symphony Hall in Birmingham. Excellent gig, great music and amazing light show and animation. Would really recommend for any Pink Floyd fan out there.

Boost this toot if you're planning on sticking around Mastodon whether or not it becomes more popular than the birdsite.

@breinbaas yeh. I think 'to connect to' the words that do the heavy lifting.

I've always considered applications using the 'postgres' default database not to be best practice, especially when they are authing as the 'postgres' user.

Do other people agree with that?

Last day (this Sunday) to submit your talk for FOSDEM PGDay and the PostgreSQL Devroom!

Please note that the event takes place in Brussels, no pre-recorded talks are considered at this point.

#FOSDEM #PostgreSQL #FOSDEMPGDay #Conference #CfP #Brussels


Which programming paradigm, do you enjoy writing?

#programming #functional #oops

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Yes, plus also sentiments echoed in "Humans".

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Interesting point. Which could well hinge on the definition of 'use'.

This seems to usually be tested in court by how similar the outputs are to other existing works, often siding with the rights holders of the existing works.

I don't think that people will accept the view that a machine could be as 'lossy' as a human.

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Should the developer of the algorithm be considered to have a right to the resultant work?

Should the rights holders of the training data set be considered to have a right to the resultant work?

Or should the 'artist' who combined them and generated the work?

I don't think there is an easy answer here.

But I do think it's too simplistic to say that the licences of the works used to train the AI model can be ignored, which seems to be Github's current stance.

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@deavid could the model the AI generated from the training data not be considered a derived work? And thus the output of the AI a derived work?

I also don't see an explicit grant in the GPL v2 or v3 for ' learning', what clause gives you this impression?

I genuinely think there will be some interesting test cases over AI and copyright. It won't be a short or pretty road.

@FranckPachot interesting. Seems like it could be a surprise for a lot of people in many usecases though. Surely at minimum you'd need to track the column dependency graph at minimum, which could be non-trivial. Is it really a speed up that people need given the other tradeoffs?

On-site with a client doing PostgreSQL stuff for the first time in far too long. It felt good and looking forward to helping them.

Which linux distribution do you use for servers? Comment below if using another one #linux #almalinux #rockylinux #rhel #fedoralinux #debianlinux #ubuntuserver #opensuse #suselinux #linuxdistribution #linuxserver #enterpriselinux

Almost 180k new users joined #mastodon yesterday, a new record. This third #twitterMigration wave happened after Musk's Twitter 2.0 ultimatum to #Twitter workers. Each wave is stronger than the previous one. Here is my updated plot showing the three consecutive waves.

Really happy to see so many people from the other place appearing on Mastodon.

It's great to see you 👍🏻

@davidallengreen it's always amused me that the UK is the only Country Code Top Level Domain (CCTLD) which does not (actively) use it's ISO 2 letter country code.

Automattic is one of the most important companies on the Internet.

They make Tumblr, WooCommerce, Akismet, LongReads, WordPress—among others.

WordPress alone powers ~44% of the world's websites.

More interesting: despite being such a large, dominant company, few people hate Automattic.

Why is this? 🧵

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Time for a cuppa... Earl Grey please!