Silverseren

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Israeli director receives death threats after officials call Berlin film festival ‘antisemitic’ (www.theguardian.com)

An Israeli film-maker who won one of the top prizes at the Berlin film festival has said German officials’ description of the awards ceremony as “antisemitic” has led to death threats and the physical intimidation of family members, causing him to hold off plans to return to Israel....

Israeli director receives death threats after officials call Berlin film festival ‘antisemitic’ (www.theguardian.com)

An Israeli film-maker who won one of the top prizes at the Berlin film festival has said German officials’ description of the awards ceremony as “antisemitic” has led to death threats and the physical intimidation of family members, causing him to hold off plans to return to Israel....

Silverseren ,

Couldn't find anyone who knew what they were doing, huh? Not many medical professionals out there that want to be involved in murdering people.

Silverseren , (edited )

This is why conservatives should stop stoking rage politics. Because it puts them in a position where they can't immediately tell which side is trying to kill them. Because it could be anyone for a plethora of potential reasons.

Silverseren ,

Except this is about the primary. How is not voting for him in the primary matter? Honestly, the fact that the Democrat party in places like Florida just got rid of the primary so none of the challengers could be voted for is...dumb to me.

I might hate most of the other people running, since they're largely anti-vaccine pseudoscience conspiracy types, but people should still be allowed to vote in the primary.

Silverseren ,

Except this is about the primary. How is not voting for him in the primary matter? Honestly, the fact that the Democrat party in places like Florida just got rid of the primary so none of the challengers could be voted for is...dumb to me.

I might hate most of the other people running, since they're largely anti-vaccine pseudoscience conspiracy types, but people should still be allowed to vote in the primary.

Silverseren ,

But...they don't? Their mainline games are always a few years apart (with the exception of Bloodborne, which they had a separate team doing concurrently).

Unless you're referring to the other games they publish that no one really knows about or comments on? I don't think Metal Wolf Chaos XD, Déraciné, or Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village DX should really factor into the discussion.

Silverseren ,

Probably even higher, closer to 70%, of the time.

Silverseren ,

I just went and checked some studies on the matter. 70% of fertilized eggs fail to go to further embryonic stages and 85% of those are because of uterine wall implantation complications. So, the answer is right in between us, it's 60%.

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Fuck JK Rowling. Remember that buying any Harry Potter related products funds her transphobic and hateful actions like this.

https://news.yahoo.com/jk-rowling-donates-70k-challenge-183123131.html

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  • Silverseren ,

    @motoridersd The comment sections over there in the Twitter replies are infuriating to read. Bigot trash everywhere.

    Silverseren ,

    @morecowbell @motoridersd

    Because it's being defined in the bill in a way that makes trans people not exist. It is explicitly defining according to sex assigned at birth and nothing else.

    Meaning it would overrule any form of trans legal protections and anti-discrimination law, since it would make trans people not be a defined group.

    Silverseren ,

    @morecowbell @motoridersd

    I don't think the UK government cares. That's still the effect this specific law will have if passed.

    Silverseren ,

    @morecowbell @motoridersd

    You should look at the changes being pushed by the anti-trans groups to the law, which obviously wouldn't be reflected in the current version.

    The money discussed above by Rowling and others is being used to lobby for such a change.

    Silverseren ,

    @morecowbell @motoridersd

    Like I said, because the change they're pushing for is to have sex and gender be legally identical and define it solely by assigned at birth and nothing else.

    Which would legally erase trans people from existence and undermine any form of legal protections for trans people.

    Are there any genuine benefits to AI?

    I can see some minor benefits - I use it for the odd bit of mundane writing and some of the image creation stuff is interesting,, and I knew that a lot of people use it for coding etc - but mostly it seems to be about making more cash for corporations and stuffing the internet with bots and fake content. Am I missing something...

    Silverseren ,

    It's massively important in the sciences, both for computing purposes and theoretical design and investigation purposes.

    AI is completely revolutionizing genetics research and subjects like biochemistry and pharmacology, because it's able to extrapolate from already identified genes and compounds and find new ones or identify the purposes of genes just from their sequence structure.

    It's made processes that would take weeks or months just to identify a single new component to something that takes days or hours.

    Silverseren ,

    Not sure why anything JPost says about Gaza or the West Bank is believable in the slightest. We have so many, many examples of them blatantly lying about anything and everything in the past.

    But, of course, the retraction is much less noticed as compared to the original fake claim.

    Silverseren ,

    "impact of remote work on Minneapolis’ downtown economy"

    So nothing about the impact of remote work on actual productivity and output, which studies show are greatly improved. F your downtown, man.

    Silverseren ,

    Turn downtown back into a walkable space!

    Silverseren ,

    This guy seems like the type that pretends to be on the left, but will switch to the Republicans at the first sign of trouble. He is absolutely hated by his entire left-leaning constituency. Including by all his city reps you can see in the video, their faces clearly show they think he's an idiot.

    Silverseren OP ,

    Probably referencing a meeting Biden had with the presidents of Mexico and Egypt recently and he mixed up who each of them was.

    Silverseren ,

    Israel made an agreement with the hospital to let an ambulance go and save her. And then blew up the ambulance when it got there. There's no other definition of that than pure evil.

    Silverseren ,

    Hamas was not the one that killed her. And they weren't using her as a shield whatsoever. Israel killed her AND targeted the ambulance they were fully aware was coming to save her, since they agreed to let it go and get her, but then killed the paramedics when they got there.

    Silverseren ,

    Conservatives always accuse others of the things they do.

    Silverseren ,

    Libertarians continuing to be trash people. Nothing new there.

    Silverseren OP ,

    The interesting thing about this is that Israel (and all of the IDF defenders across the internet) has been categorically denying that anything of this sort happened at all and have actively been calling it a conspiracy theory pushed by Hamas supporters.

    Now that we have active proof it happened at least this one time, it calls into question their denial about other such claimed incidents, such as that the IDF had their helicopters just fire at anyone and everyone on the ground at the concert.

    It really does seem like they went full Hannibal Doctrine.

    Silverseren OP ,

    And what about the claim that's been floating around that the IDF had their helicopters just fire at everyone and anyone at the concert area? They've been calling that a conspiracy theory, but this really calls it into question.

    Facebook rules allow altered video casting Biden as paedophile, says board (www.theguardian.com)

    Meta’s oversight board has found that a Facebook video wrongfully suggesting that the US president, Joe Biden, is a paedophile does not violate the company’s current rules while deeming those rules “incoherent” and too narrowly focused on AI-generated content....

    Silverseren ,

    I seem to remember Facebook actively taking down videos critical of Trump back in 2016 and 2020. Hmm...

    Silverseren ,

    And somehow none of us are surprised in the slightest.

    US appeals court finds Bayer not shielded from Roundup lawsuit (www.reuters.com)

    A U.S. appeals court on Monday refused to dismiss a Georgia doctor's lawsuit claiming that Bayer AG's Roundup weedkiller caused cancer, the latest setback in the German company's efforts to fend off thousands of similar cases carrying potentially billions of dollars in liability....

    Silverseren ,

    The annoying part about all of this legislation is that no scientific evidence is ever presented. If it does cause cancer, I would love for it to be definitively shown. But that's not even attempted in these lawsuits.

    The big original suit with the university gardener who (somehow) poured glyphosate all over himself and developed Hodgkin's lymphoma developed the lymphoma...within six months after the incident in question, with other symptoms indicating sooner than that even. And since the development of such a cancer and onset of symptoms takes around a year...which was before he ever started working at the university...their own timeline debunked the claim.

    But the jury seemingly ignored that little tidbit of scientific importance.

    Silverseren ,

    Is this some sort of side conspiracy along with the "Covid vaccines are killing millions" claims?

    Silverseren ,

    I don't care about the companies involved, but I do care about misinformation and pseudoscience being spread about known biochemistry and toxicology for a personal motive. Glyphosate is used in a wide variety of scientific fields that have nothing to do with agriculture and these lawsuits don't even attempt to prove the claims of cancer.

    They are entirely emotion-based jury decisions with the plaintiffs' lawyers going that route, rather than trying to provide scientific evidence for the claimed harm.

    Silverseren ,

    Ho hum, like I haven't heard that before. I am simultaneously Big GMO, Big Pharma, Big Green Energy, Big Nuclear, and who knows what else based on what I've been called because I defend the science on any and all topics.

    Silverseren ,

    First one: Oxidative stress biomarkers, ie caused by most things and also are largely irrelevant? Biomarkers don't actually correlate to actual risk increases in themselves.

    Second one: High long term exposure, ie being consistently doused in the stuff somehow, And is looking at meta-risk, so not actual risk of cancer development. Also, the 41% even therein is based on risk increase from the original numbers, not an absolute increase. Meaning the actual risk went from something akin to 0.4% over a lifetime to 0.55%. And this only applies to someone who has massive exposure repeatedly over a long period of time.

    Third one: Has nothing to do with science or evidence of any kind. Judges in courts don't know anything about science, hence why scientific experts and organizations actually research this stuff.

    Fourth one: Is likely referencing studies already covered in #2, which again relies on actually understanding what the 41% is referring to.

    In short, a lot of media fearmongering about science would be less effective if the general public understood statistics better.

    Star Trek TOS: watching for the 1st time

    Holy hell, the miniskirts. I know it was progressive for its time, women's lib, etc. But: Female officers bending over console, butt swell hanging out. Almost every episode, over sexualized women needlessly emotional, constantly falling into male arms. Barely clothed, wisps of fabric. Spock saying that Kirk's alter ego trying...

    Silverseren ,

    Of course, in the context of the show, the miniskirts are more perceived as forced sexuality, since they are the general outfit required of female Federation members. So the idea of choice and self-actualization isn't really that obvious to see in the setting the show gives off.

    Silverseren ,

    Unfortunately, a fair number of people in medicine-adjacent fields that have less requirements on having knowledge on biology and vaccines, such as nurses and pharmacists, are anti-vaxxers.

    Silverseren ,

    The easiest way to ensure that would be to get rid of all gasoline-based gas stations and replace them with electric ones. So even if someone tries to sneak in a gas car, they won't be able to refill it.

    Trump Mar-A-Lago: FBI Reportedly Skipped A ‘Hidden Room’ And Locked Closet In Search For Documents—But Prosecutors Were Asking About Them (www.forbes.com)

    FBI officials who searched former President Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate in 2022 did not search a locked closet and “hidden room” for White House documents, ABC News reported Thursday, raising questions about whether Trump concealed more classified documents from the federal government....

    Silverseren ,

    If he kept the nuclear related documents just in the bathroom, what sort of top secret documents was he hiding in these places?

    Silverseren OP ,

    The controversy of...checks notes telling people to donate to the UNRWA relief fund.

    Meanwhile, Jerry Seinfeld just went to participate in an Israeli fantasy shooting camp where they have the targets set up to be Palestinians.

    Silverseren OP ,

    Even if it was confirmed, it was 4 people. Out of a non-profit of 10k+. Israel has presented no evidence that anyone else in UNRWA was involved in the actions of the individuals in question.

    They sure like to intimate that the entire organization is Hamas, but they have no evidence for the claim whatsoever (or they would be shouting it from the rooftops as their proof).

    Silverseren OP ,

    Your argument is similar to conservatives trying to ban all Drag Queen Story Time events because there was a single event that accepted someone that turned out to be a sex offender.

    Silverseren OP ,

    Did you miss how the Israeli government has been actively trying to censor Haaretz since they started doing proper journalism on what's going on in Gaza? There was even a political attempt to get them shut down.

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