The women who coined the expression “Surfing the Internet”. I’ve been surfing the internet since 1996, when I first got access to the online world I’ve been using since then. Just never thought about who created the expression, so it was nice to know.

From Quora comes the story of Russian surgeon Dr. Leonid I. Rogosov, the team medic of the 6th Soviet Antarctica Expedition who, in April 1961, along with other 11 members of the group, after being isolated from the external world by a strong winter storm, felt sudden appendicitis symptoms and need to perform surgery… on himself.

Haruki Murakami’s new novel hits bookstores in Japan, 1st in 6 yrs. Although “1Q84”, his trilogy, gave me mixed feelings, I have to admit Murakami’s writing style appeals to me. So I’ll probably check “The City, and Its Uncertain Walls” once it becomes available.

Phind: AI search engine is, as suggested, a search engine based on artificial intelligence. I do believe one of the better applications to LLMs is to provide answers users are normally used to ask via search engine queries. Phind works a lot like Bing AI, but is less mainstream and competent to the extent I could test it.

After every 20 to 50 questions it answers, ChatGPT servers need to “drink” the equivalent of a 500ml water bottle. Microsoft was estimated to have used 700,000 liters of fresh water to cool down its servers while training ChatGPT-3, the same amount needed to fill a nuclear reactor’s cooling tower and to produce 370 BMW cars. The consumption can be even bigger for its successor, ChatGPT-4.

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