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Brad Ott
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My very first ChatGPT question and response:

When will the land surveying profession be fully automated?

The complete automation of the land surveying profession is a complex topic and difficult to predict with certainty. While advancements in technology, such as drones and LiDAR systems, have already had a significant impact on surveying practices, the full automation of the profession involves various factors beyond technological advancements.

Surveying tasks often require human judgment, interpretation, and decision-making, particularly in complex or unique situations. Additionally, legal and regulatory frameworks may need to evolve to accommodate fully automated surveying processes.

While some aspects of land surveying may become increasingly automated over time, it is challenging to determine an exact timeline for full automation. It's more likely that the profession will continue to evolve with the integration of advanced technologies, enhancing the efficiency and accuracy of surveying processes rather than replacing human surveyors entirely.


Posted : May 26, 2023 6:29 pm
Dave Drahn
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I used it the first and only time to jump start a lisp routine I wanted to write to make entering azimuth and distance much faster for drawing boundaries in CAD.  It took it about 20 seconds to give me something that I spent about another 20 minutes on to get working... saving me a few hours refreshing myself on syntax and looking for library documentation.  Flippin A.

I do hope it didn't mine my life force while it was doing it, though.

Posted : May 26, 2023 9:55 pm
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Brad Ott
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Chat GPT 2023.05.26

How can I cure my foot drop condition?

I'm not a doctor, but I can provide some general information. Foot drop is a condition where a person has difficulty lifting the front part of their foot, making it difficult to walk or maintain balance. The treatment for foot drop depends on the underlying cause. It's important to consult with a medical professional who can evaluate your specific condition and provide appropriate recommendations. Treatment options may include physical therapy exercises to strengthen the muscles, orthotic devices such as braces or splints to support the foot, and sometimes surgery to address the underlying issue. Your doctor will be able to guide you through the best course of action based on your individual situation.

I have tried all of those avenues. I saw 18 different specialists, had nerve decompression surgery, acupuncture, consultations with chiropractors, neurosurgeons, neurologists. No one has any answers. They say it is like I have MS, but they say I don’t have MS. The condition came upon me suddenly at age 37. I am now 53. It also affects one sister, but not the other sister. It came upon her at age 37, also. A western medical mystery.

I'm sorry to hear about your ongoing struggle with foot drop and the challenges you've faced in finding a diagnosis and effective treatment. It can be frustrating when medical professionals are unable to provide definite answers. In complex cases like yours, it might be worth seeking out specialists who specialize in rare or difficult-to-diagnose conditions. Geneticists or researchers who study neuromuscular disorders could potentially provide further insights. Additionally, you may want to explore support groups or online communities where individuals with similar experiences can share their knowledge and offer suggestions. Remember to continue working closely with your healthcare team and keep searching for answers.

How can I copy this entire conversation to share with my family, please?

To copy this conversation, you can take screenshots of each part of the conversation using your device's screen capture functionality. On an iPhone, you can press the Side Button and Volume Up button simultaneously to take a screenshot. Repeat this process for each section of the conversation you'd like to share. Once you have captured all the screenshots, you can send them to your family members through messaging apps or email.

I would rather copy/paste the text, instead of screenshots.

I apologize for the misunderstanding. To copy the text of this conversation, you can select and highlight the text you want to copy, then tap the "Copy" option that appears. Afterward, you can paste the copied text into a document, email, or any other desired medium by tapping and holding in the text field and selecting the "Paste" option.

But, that only works for each part of our chat. I want to copy the entire conversation all at once, please.

I apologize for the confusion. Currently, there is no direct way to copy the entire conversation all at once within the app. However, you can manually select and copy each part of the conversation individually, then paste them into a document or text editor to compile the entire conversation. It may take a bit more effort, but it should allow you to gather the entire text of our conversation.


You're welcome! If you have any more questions or need further assistance, feel free to ask. I'm here to help.

Posted : May 27, 2023 12:02 am
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That is what ChatGPT really excels at in my opinion - writing snippets of code tailored for a specific situation that I can't easily find using Google or Stack Overflow. Helped me out quite a bit with some Python/ArcPy scripting and LISP routines...

Posted : May 27, 2023 6:40 am
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Brad Ott
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How can we get silent online forum lurkers to be able to be financially supportive, while maintaining their desired anonymity?

Encouraging financially supportive behavior from silent online forum lurkers while respecting their desire for anonymity can be challenging. However, there are a few strategies you can consider:

1. Transparent Donation Options: Provide clear and transparent donation mechanisms that allow lurkers to contribute anonymously. Use secure payment gateways that prioritize privacy and anonymity, such as cryptocurrency options.

2. Highlight the Impact: Showcase the positive impact their contributions can make. Explain how their financial support helps maintain the forum, fund improvements, and ensure its long-term sustainability. This may motivate lurkers to contribute without requiring public recognition.

3. Exclusive Benefits: Consider offering exclusive benefits or perks to encourage financial support. For example, create a special section of the forum accessible only to donors, or provide early access to certain content or features.

4. Respect Anonymity: Clearly communicate that anonymity will be maintained and respected. Reassure lurkers that their personal information will not be disclosed publicly or shared with others, establishing trust and fostering a sense of security.

5. Engage without Pressure: Foster a supportive community where lurkers feel valued and welcomed, even if they choose not to contribute financially. Encourage their participation in non-financial ways, such as offering insights, sharing knowledge, or providing feedback.

Remember to clearly communicate your intentions, policies, and privacy practices to build trust with lurkers. By providing options for anonymous financial support and creating a welcoming environment, you can encourage lurkers to contribute while maintaining their desired anonymity.

Posted : May 27, 2023 8:29 am
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Jim Frame
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Then there's the case of the attorney who enlisted ChatGPT to provide case citations and quotes for a court filing.  They all turned out to be bogus, but the only QC the attorney did was to ask ChatGPT if the cases were real, to which it replied "Yes."  The judge was not amused when the truth came to light.

Posted : May 27, 2023 9:05 am
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My impression is that current AI is good at putting together a smooth read, but it's reliability is that of "I heard it on the internet."

Posted : May 27, 2023 9:14 am
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Posted : May 27, 2023 9:34 am
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They all turned out to be bogus, but the only QC the attorney did was to ask ChatGPT if the cases were real, to which it replied "Yes."

Back in November I asked it if it was Skynet and if it would kill humanity.  It assured me it had no malicious intent.


Posted : June 2, 2023 7:50 pm