Tag Archives: BBS

The ‘90s Internet: When 20 hours online triggered an email from my ISP’s president

Banj Edwards | Aurich Lawson | Getty Images reader comments 112 with “When checking the system this morning, I noticed your account logged in for over 20 hours,” begins a December 1998 email from the president of my dial-up Internet service provider (ISP) at the time. “Our service is unlimited, but we ask that you… Read More »

No Linux? No problem. Just get AI to hallucinate it for you

Enlarge / An AI-generated illustration of an AI-hallucinated computer. Benj Edwards / Ars Technica reader comments 69 with 0 posters participating Share this story Over the weekend, experimenters discovered that OpenAI’s new chatbot, ChatGPT, can hallucinate simulations of Linux shells and role-play dialing into a bulletin board system (BBS). The chatbot, based on a deep… Read More »