elliot_crane

@elliot_crane@lemmy.world

This profile is from a federated server and may be incomplete. View on remote instance

elliot_crane ,

We’re looking at how we can use local, on-device AI models -- i.e., more private -- to enhance your browsing experience further. One feature we’re starting with next quarter is AI-generated alt-text for images inserted into PDFs, which makes it more accessible to visually impaired users and people with learning disabilities. The alt text is then processed on your device and saved locally instead of cloud services, ensuring that enhancements like these are done with your privacy in mind.

IMO if everything’s going to have AI ham fisted into it, this is probably the least shitty way to do so. With Firefox being open source, the code can also be audited to ensure they’re actually keeping their word about it being local-only.

elliot_crane ,

With it being local it’s probably a small and limited model. I took a couple courses on machine learning years ago (before it got rebranded as “AI”), and you’d be surprised at how well a basic image recognition model can run on the lowest-spec macbook from 2012.

elliot_crane ,

Yeah that’s very true.

elliot_crane ,

No, no, you got it all wrong. It’s freedom for bigots to not have “the gay agenda” forcibly foisted upon them. Don’t you see how it could be offensive to and even discriminatory against christofascists to be reminded that non-straight people exist and are human beings too? Idk dude it sounds to me like you just hate small government conservative values ™️ and freedom.

(/s if it wasn’t obvious)

elliot_crane ,

Just wear hundreds of thousands of them glued together, problem solved.

On a more realistic note though, the applications of this will probably be industrial for a good while. I found it interesting how the article mentions that they were able to develop a diamond coating over their growth substrate. That probably has some cool applications in industrial settings where diamond-plated materials are used.

elliot_crane ,

I had to check if that was actually there because at first I just couldn’t believe. It’s actually there. The author of this piece just casually put a section titled “Threat” under their contact details, as if that’s a normal thing you include when you share your writing.

elliot_crane ,

Not sure if intentional or not, but this dude also looks like the world’s most obvious undercover cop, which adds another layer to the costume.

elliot_crane ,

Does it count as “surviving” if you make it less than two weeks at the job?

elliot_crane ,

I mean, fair. I’m not criticizing him for not sticking around, I just don’t know that “survive” is an accurate term.

elliot_crane ,

I get a shit-eating grin across my face every time I see one of these chucklefucks backed into a corner like that. They always either respond with something like “no u”, “fuck you”, or both, and then yeet themselves out of the conversation.

elliot_crane ,

It unfortunately appears to be 100% authentic, with the image never having been satire. I looked up the handle “euphorio_” from the watermark and the dude is a full on right wing conspiracy theorist proud of being “anti-censorship” and “realizing”. I was really hoping for a bit of schadenfreude here from Caitlyn having eaten the onion, but no such luck.

elliot_crane ,

Surprise! It was the same handful of self-aggrandizing, self-righteous, idealistic short-sighted imbeciles that were driving all of that discussion the entire time.

elliot_crane OP ,

Thank you!

elliot_crane OP ,

Thanks! I whipped this bad boy up myself in GIMP!

That being said, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone else had thought “Kryton looks like a slice of pizza” at some point in the past.

elliot_crane ,

I like how the watermelons have a whole 10K more likes. Let’s go watermelons!

elliot_crane ,

The wordplay in Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss that name drops Copperfield ain’t aging too well.

Biden challenges Trump to 2 debates but won’t participate in nonpartisan commission's debates ( apnews.com )

Biden’s campaign proposed that the first debate between the presumptive Democratic and Republican nominees be held in late June and the second in September before early voting begins. Trump responded to the letter in an interview with Fox News digital, calling the proposed dates “fully acceptable to me” and joked about...

elliot_crane ,

But I'd love a source for the non-partisian debates being scheduled after early voting starts.

I've never heard anything about that.

The article itself mentions that both campaigns have an issue with the debate commission scheduling after early voting. But let’s assume the AP is not a credible source and didn’t fact check this.

How long before the election does early voting begin? Looks like it’s 50 days in some instances:

Early in-person voting may begin as early as 50 days before the election … The average start date is 27 days before the election.

https://www.ncsl.org/elections-and-campaigns/early-in-person-voting

So let’s look at how well the commission did in 2020. Election Day was Nov. 3, 2020; 50 days prior was Sept. 14, 2020 and 27 days prior was Oct. 7, 2020.

Based on the schedule here: https://www.debates.org/debate-history/2020-debates/ there were three debates:

  • Sept. 29, 2020: Biden v. Trump
  • Oct. 7, 2020: Harris v. Pence
  • Oct. 22, 2020: Biden v. Trump

So, yeah, not a single one of those dates is before the absolute start of early voting, and two of them are on or after the average start.

Seems like a valid and factual complaint to me.

elliot_crane ,

I didn’t set out to prove anything or argue any point other than the complaint about the debates being scheduled after early voting starts are rooted in fact.

In fact, the only thing I really did was provide relevant sources to indicate that, yes, the debate commission has a history of scheduling at times after early voting starts.

elliot_crane ,

Biden and Trump both accepted an invitation to debate from CNN and another from ABC, both within hours of this AP story going live. While you’ve got some valid points here regarding incompetence and mismanagement we’ve seen from the major parties of late, in this particular instance it seems like it worked out.

I’d also like to point out once again that my original comment was not trying to argue whether or not this was a good thing, I was providing a source showing that the debate commission has a long history of scheduling debates after the start of early voting. You even asked for a source on that, hence my reply.

elliot_crane ,

Knocking it out of the park with these memes lately PugJesus!

Let’s see the “both sides are the same”/“vote third party” crowd scamper out into the light to get shut the fuck down yet again.

elliot_crane ,

The messaging is what’s important, so keep on vectoring!

elliot_crane ,

Protest voters downvoting this: YoU cAn’T bLaMe Me FoR tRuMp!

Fucking morons, the lot of them.

elliot_crane ,

Fuck you back, fascist enabler.

elliot_crane ,

Just because I’m blaming protest voters doesn’t mean I’m not blaming Biden. His hands are in no way clean here and his handling of the situation in the Middle East has been horrendous.

All that being said though, I choose realism over idealism. We have a FPTP electoral system in the US. This inevitably results in a binary choice. Come Election Day, every voter is either choosing to enable Biden’s neoliberalism or Trump’s fascism. It is that simple.

I’m making the choice to knowingly be a neoliberal enabler even if I would prefer something else. The reason being is that any other choice makes me a fascist enabler, same for 100% of protest voters whether or not they choose to bury their heads in the sand about it. As such, I’m entitled to think that they are in fact fucking morons, and plenty of people agree with me.

elliot_crane ,

I admit I’m enabling the lesser of two evils, you deny enabling the greater of them.

elliot_crane ,

Pick up a civics textbook and figure out why you’re wrong, I’m not going to educate your ignorant ass.

elliot_crane ,

If he had self-respect he would lose the little (R) next to his name, and we can’t have that now can we?

elliot_crane ,

I don’t have them tagged personally but you can always tell. It’s at the point where I read a couple words into the comment and I can tell which dumbass it is that wrote the L take.

elliot_crane ,

Our federal government always moves slowly and almost always is decades behind popular opinion, that’s not news. What is news is that someone did something, and that person is Joe Biden. Even if it’s long overdue, and even if it could be better, he acted on the opportunity to make it happen and that deserves credit.

elliot_crane ,

“ … This is Trump Country. Our pronouns are USA and MAGA. …” Gaetz wrote Monday.

What a fivehead fucking tool Matt Gaetz is.

elliot_crane ,

That’s the one.

elliot_crane ,

Yeah.. I would unironically rock those jeans.

elliot_crane ,

I fly Delta a fair bit just because they’ve fucked me around the least out of the major US carriers. They also use Embraer models for shorter regional flights. However, yes, you’re correct in saying the odds are high that any given commercial jet in the air is a Boeing or an Airbus.

elliot_crane ,

Oh so now Mitch is back to criticizing trump again? What did Mitch get rebooted again and forget endorsing him a few weeks ago?

elliot_crane ,

One can dream I suppose.

elliot_crane ,

Couldn’t be happening to a nicer person.

(/s if it wasn’t obvious)

elliot_crane ,

Why the fuck would anyone want to be the Microsoft of anything?

elliot_crane ,

My boy is the same way; he loves getting cuddles and if he’s feeling like he’s had enough he either gives a little warning bonk with no claws out or just gets up and walks away.

elliot_crane ,

Give Marge some credit, she probably plays a mean ass-tuba as well. It’s hard to tell though, they all just point the finger at one another as soon as anyone hears one squeak out.

elliot_crane ,

Almost makes me feel bad for her colleagues. Almost.

elliot_crane ,

My biggest hope from all of this is that the resulting fallout and infighting causes the Rs to lose House majority via another wave of resignations.

elliot_crane ,

Wow.. pretty sad that this is probably her most flattering camera angle. It almost masks her fivehead.

elliot_crane ,

Biden also makes at least the bare minimum effort to stay active for a man his age, so form-fitting is naturally going to complement him more. Trump on the other hand eats everything within arm’s reach that he’s not planning to throw at someone in a fit of rage.

Johnson Needs Democrats on Ukraine, Handing Them Power to Shape Aid Plan ( www.nytimes.com )

Speaker Mike Johnson’s elaborate plan for pushing aid to Ukraine through the House over his own party’s objections relies on an unusual strategy: He is counting on House Democrats and their leader, Representative Hakeem Jeffries of New York, to provide the votes necessary to clear the way for it to come to the floor....

elliot_crane , (edited )

FTA:

… it would be the second time in two years that Republican leaders have had to turn to the minority party to rescue them …

Hmm that’s strange.. it’s almost as if building your party platform on obstructionism and an ever-shrinking in-group is a bad way to accomplish things.

E: added ellipses to make the quote fragment grammatically correct.

elliot_crane ,

It’s missing the smug dumbass who forgot to wear pants putting a construction helmet on their head and saying “this is why I vote third party 🤗”.

elliot_crane ,

Shhhh! Never interrupt your enemy when they’re making a mistake 😉

  • All
  • Subscribed
  • Moderated
  • Favorites
  • Mordhau
  • WatchParties
  • Rutgers
  • jeremy
  • Lexington
  • cragsand
  • mead
  • RetroGamingNetwork
  • loren
  • steinbach
  • xyz
  • PowerRangers
  • AnarchoCapitalism
  • kamenrider
  • supersentai
  • WarhammerFantasy
  • itdept
  • AgeRegression
  • mauerstrassenwetten
  • electropalaeography
  • space_engine
  • learnviet
  • bjj
  • Teensy
  • MidnightClan
  • khanate
  • neondivide
  • fandic
  • All magazines