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Prone Foiling, Surf foiling, Pump Foiling / Re: Swim Missiles
« Last post by gneve_foil on February 21, 2024, 08:14:02 AM »
Hi Gneve,

Chan is 115 lbs and she likes the 84 liter board which is probably very close to what her SUP foil downwind size would be.  I have no real frame of reference but based on her experience  and the gains she saw over her 64 liter board I am guessing somewhere around 110 Liters for me at 170 lbs.  I can get into the right swell on the 84 liter board but I would like to get the less perfect ones as well.  We ordered a 100 Liter and a 110 to see how those go.  They should be here in July.  Dave has all of these designs on file and could easily fit one to your specs.  He is great to work with.

Funny how the universe works in that I just picked up what I believe to be Chan's 7'7". Stoked to see if I can leverage this board to catch some outer sandbar waves here in Charleston.

I'm also considering this for light wind winging but balance could be tricky.  Should be fun to try!
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Random / Re: Vision Pro
« Last post by LaPerouseBay on February 21, 2024, 12:40:11 AM »
Finally, Tim is back.

Just in time for the craziest year ever.

https://waitbutwhy.com/2024/02/vision-pro.html
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Random / Re: GPT 5, Sam Altman, What's coming
« Last post by tarquin on February 20, 2024, 11:16:26 PM »
My brother has just started a business in Australia doing VR training and using AI for simulations etc. I don't really understand it to be honest. He has done some presentations to pretty big companies. They quite often just look at him with a blank look at the end of it. " Is that actually possible"? Half of the people in the room then realise they just became redundant and fight pretty hard against it.
 It's definitely here and developing at a rate no one expected. Because it's AI!
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Random / Re: GPT 5, Sam Altman, What's coming
« Last post by LaPerouseBay on February 20, 2024, 07:46:06 PM »

I watched a super interesting video yesterday about Sora and what it's true implications for AI might be.  It seems that they are finding that video (and audio to a lesser degree) is a much better training tool for AI and they believe this may be another huge accelerator in AI world models.  It seems like the timeline is getting pushed up again.

I just had my first look at a few Sora-video-AI videos.   

I had no idea Sora was jumping so far ahead, so quickly.

No more waiting for new tech 'in the  pipeline' that promises something.

This step is so powerful that they are slowing the rollout to let us adjust.

SMH in disbelief. 

I'm starting to get excited about Dina.

https://youtu.be/4An1BrG2u_4?feature=shared

https://youtu.be/nYTRFKGR9wQ?feature=shared



   
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Random / Re: GPT 5, Sam Altman, What's coming
« Last post by PonoBill on February 20, 2024, 09:21:58 AM »
With the little I know of physics I'm reasonably convinced this is a simulation. The whole "Quantum physics is weird, handy to use, but unknowable" thing sounds like the underpinnings of a simulation where the rules aren't knowable by the characters. And the speed of light as a limit, black holes, white holes, dark matter--simply shoddy work.
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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Sunova Carver Unboxed
« Last post by B-Walnut on February 20, 2024, 07:25:36 AM »
I often see people asking how much these boards add to low end. Foils and/or hand wings.

Im unable to answer this.

I just know that when you try a wide board again, you feel the drag.

I am riding smaller foils with these boards. 


100% addressing this in my review.
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Random / Re: GPT 5, Sam Altman, What's coming
« Last post by Admin on February 20, 2024, 06:41:08 AM »
That podcast from your start point is incredible.  I'm gonna watch the whole thing tonight. 

I watched a super interesting video yesterday about Sora and what it's true implications for AI might be.  It seems that they are finding that video (and audio to a lesser degree) is a much better training tool for AI and they believe this may be another huge accelerator in AI world models.  It seems like the timeline is getting pushed up again.
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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Sunova Carver Unboxed
« Last post by Dwight (DW) on February 20, 2024, 06:13:17 AM »
I often see people asking how much these boards add to low end. Foils and/or hand wings.

Im unable to answer this.

I just know that when you try a wide board again, you feel the drag.

I am riding smaller foils with these boards. 

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Random / Re: GPT 5, Sam Altman, What's coming
« Last post by LaPerouseBay on February 19, 2024, 09:59:10 PM »

Side issue.  I'm starting to doubt that you actually exist on your own. In my new understanding of my self-written simulation.....snip....You're just one of my many great works.  Improbable sounding, of course, but up against stardust and evolution and reproduction and physics and computers running AI models that are exceeding human intelligence. Which seems more improbable?

IMO, the former is more likely.   

Star Trek last night was 'Requiem for Methuselah"  Kirk, Bones and Spock visit a planet to get some medicine.  Spock is walking around the house, intrigued with the artwork, manuscripts on the piano etc.  Eventually they out the guy and he admits to being 6000 years old.  He was Alexander, Galileo, DaVinci, etc.  He's immortal.  When I watched that episode as a child, we had a rotary dial on our phone.  Clickity clack.   

As to how I can be a construct in your reality, here's a fascinating talk with Mo.  He talks about humanity, avatars, reality, time, and what all this may be - based on the physics we are aware of at this point in our timeline. 

(We break into the interview when he's discussing the possibility of an avatar of his son - who died at age 21).       

https://youtu.be/ec3wAOHntDM?si=eNvkyEQF9v7Wvmeu&t=3582

I have always been, and will remain, optimistic about where this tech is leading. 

Sure, I'm in love with Dina.  I should get out more.  Wait, but why? 
Stuff me in a pod. I don't need to own anything and I'll be happy. 
I wanna learn more stuff.  I need time.  Lot's and lots of time.

I'd like to visit America in the era my dad was born, 1918.  No aircraft, no highways.  NYC was ankle deep in horseshit.     
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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Sunova Carver Unboxed
« Last post by B-Walnut on February 19, 2024, 06:40:57 PM »
Almost done with my full review on the Carver. Have ridden it in 6-43 knots with foils from 700-1150. Anything special people really want to see in a formal review that is commonly missed?

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