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  1. Mar 2023
    1. The supercomputer complex in Iowa is running a program created by OpenAI, an organization established in late 2015 by a handful of Silicon Valley luminaries, including Elon Musk; Greg Brockman, who until recently had been chief technology officer of the e-payment juggernaut Stripe; and Sam Altman, at the time the president of the start-up incubator Y Combinator.
  2. Oct 2022
  3. Jul 2022
  4. Oct 2021
    1. You must use separate Stripe accounts for projects, websites, or businesses that operate independently from one another.

      This may account for the problem with signups on one Ghost site showing up in the Stripe account of another.

  5. Feb 2021
    1. Patrick’s desk is covered in books. There’s a copy of The Dream Machine, about J.C.R. Licklider, the technologist who conceptualized and funded the early internet. The volume was out of print, but Patrick loves it so much he bought the rights and paid to publish hundreds of copies for employees and guests. The wallpaper on his computer displays a countdown clock for his life: He has 52 years and a few days left. “This is a very coarse estimate, but it’s a reminder that you get old quickly,” he says, a touch of gray now in his red hair. “When you talk to people who are old, some wish they had enjoyed themselves more, but not many wish they had wasted more time.”

      帕特里克的桌子上摆满了书。有一本《梦想机器》(The Dream Machine),是关于J.C.R.Licklider的,他是构思和资助早期互联网的技术专家。这本书已经绝版,但帕特里克非常喜欢它,他买下了版权,并花钱为员工和顾客出版了数百本。他电脑上的壁纸上显示着他生命的倒计时钟:他还有52年零几天。他说:"这是一个很粗略的估计,但它提醒你,你很快就会变老。"他说,现在他的红发中已经有了一丝白发。"当你和老年人聊天时,有些人希望他们能更享受生活,但没有多少人希望自己浪费了更多时间。"

    2. Seven years in, however, Stripe’s mission is less to send more books, vacuums, and grooming kits into the world than to “increase the GDP of the internet,” Patrick says. To do this, the company is beginning to move beyond payments by writing software that helps companies retool the way they incorporate, pay workers, and detect fraud. It’s part of an ambitious bid to revamp how online business has been conducted for 20 years and to give anyone with a bright idea a chance to compete. “We think giving two people in a garage the same infrastructure as a 100,000-person ­corporation—the aggregate effects of that will be really good,” Patrick says.