Best Airlines

I’ve flown a lot over the years, and I find myself sometimes saying to myself, “I should just pay the extra money and fly this other airline instead.” The problem with always seeking out the cheapest airline ticket is that it’s not always the best value. Just because a ticket is cheap, doesn’t mean you end up spending less by the end either. Below are my rankings for airlines in order, but by no means is exhaustive. Some airlines I haven’t flown, and others aren’t worth mentioning.

Continue reading “Best Airlines”

What the Debt Ceiling Bill (H.R.211) actually says

Thanks to Google Bard, I prompted the following question for each Title within the H.R.211 Debt Ceiling bill: “Summarize the following section as if I was an elementary school student.” I’m not a lawyer nor am I a genius, so somewhere below that is ideal. It’s also worth reminding people that it’s a Language Learning Model, so its specialty is analyzing language! Here are the results:

Continue reading “What the Debt Ceiling Bill (H.R.211) actually says”

A Review of the Stock-investing ChatGPT Study

Many articles have been published lately about how successful ChatGPT has been with investing in stock choices. Some even say it can “pick stocks better than your fund manager“. I read the study, as per usual, and discovered that a lot of the articles overexaggerated the study’s outcomes and is not entirely realistic. I also suggested some tweaks and ran my own tests.

Continue reading “A Review of the Stock-investing ChatGPT Study”

Questions and Answers with ChatGPT

For those that don’t know what ChatGPT is, it’s a new service from OpenAI that basically allows you to ask a question to an Artificial Intelligence that scours millions of articles to return information. According to their FAQ, “ChatGPT is fine-tuned from GPT-3.5, a language model trained to produce text. ChatGPT was optimized for dialogue by using Reinforcement Learning with Human Feedback (RLHF) – a method that uses human demonstrations to guide the model toward desired behavior.” It viewed millions of conversations across social media to return results much like how people communicate. My wife and I thought about the questions for hours before we asked, trying to keep questions non-biased, but also not something that one would simply google (or DuckDuckGo) for a quick answer. Below are the questions we asked:

Read more: Questions and Answers with ChatGPT Continue reading “Questions and Answers with ChatGPT”

I wrote a letter to my 35-year-old self when I was 30

I enjoyed the last time I did it to reflect on life and changes that I did it again. Once again, I forgot about the letter for almost two years, but now I’ll reflect on it since I rediscovered it while digging through the safe while searching for some identification cards. I’ll redact some information to protect identities.

Continue reading “I wrote a letter to my 35-year-old self when I was 30”