[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 weeks ago

ChatGPT takes the liberty of creating a DALL-E prompt that it doesn't feel the need to share with the user. You can, however, ask ChatGPT to share the exact prompt and seed with you to reproduce the image. Here is the actual prompt and seed DALL-E ended up working with:

Prompt: "A step-by-step visual guide on using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) in Microsoft Word. The guide includes steps like opening Microsoft Word, inserting an image into a Word document, selecting the image, and using the OCR feature to convert the text in the image into editable text. The layout should be clear and easy to follow, with each step labeled and illustrated in a user-friendly manner, catering to users with basic proficiency in Microsoft Word."

Seed: 3993182816

To be clear, ChatGPT decided on its own to create and send this prompt to DALL-E in response to my request for tech support.

[-] [email protected] 114 points 2 weeks ago

It then gave me step-by-step text instructions on how to use the OCR feature in Microsoft Word to import text from a picture, and admitted in step 3 that the function doesn't exist. There were 6 steps.

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[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

My first prompt was just, "Give me some attempts at an image that is inspired by my Lemmy username: EnterOne," (keep in mind, this is not the prompt ChatGPT gives to DALL-E) which gave me some cool results like this:

But I wanted one that was informed by my username's origin, so I explained the source material to it in detail, and asked it to create something. The first results were a little too on the nose, so I asked it to be more covert and artistic in referencing the source material. All in all, I went through about 20 iterations, because DALL-E was having a hell of a time spelling my username while keeping close to a style I liked.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

I never could get it to produce this with text over it

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Not my idea, but thought it would be a fun exercise. I'm way too picky, though, and I need to figure out how to give up on hunting for a better iteration before this absorbs my life.

[-] [email protected] 19 points 1 month ago

Wasn't Inky the driver?

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

That's insightful, thanks. Not knowing the subtleties of it, I imagined they would just need to make sure the thing has an IR receiver and is programmable, which they can test with whatever remotes and associated devices they have around. Then I could program the finished thing with my remote at home.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

Hey, wow this blew up! I should turn notifications on. I want a programmable IR volume knob. Just a big, chunky knob to set on the table or couch to control my home theater receiver. No Bluetooth or Wifi or zigbee or anything like that. That's all.

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I'm not in the tech community, but I have an idea for a device I want to get made (just for my own convenience; nothing commercial or for an organization). Is there an existing platform for soliciting someone to build an electronic gadget for me?

[-] [email protected] 35 points 2 months ago

Oh, look. Richmond's still alive.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 2 months ago

Remember to douse your campfire until it's cool to the touch before you leave. Only you can prevent forest nebulae.

[-] [email protected] 18 points 2 months ago

Do I hate the answer-my-own-question format of explaining things? Passionately

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

That is my experience, as well. That's not workable, since it would take an extremely long time to change the volume by a meaningful amount. I guess I'll need to keep my receiver remote out for volume control.

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I'm using a Sony BRAVIA TV equipped with Google TV. A Pioneer Elite home theater system is plugged in to the ARC-enabled HDMI port. When I try to adjust the volume with the TV remote, the receiver only changes the volume within a range that isn't perfectly consistent; usually displaying around -45 dB at minimum to -30 dB at maximum, while the TV is displaying a range from 0 at minimum to 100 at maximum (generic volume units, not dB, I assume). This is not the result I expect or want. Sound-wise, the difference between the ends of that range is not dramatic at all. In fact I'd say it's barely noticeable. I would expect the minimum volume to be silent, and the maximum to be damaging to my hearing (because it's the maximum volume the home theater can produce, which is very loud). Any tips or advice?

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