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(he/him) Aging tech nerd, living in Silicon Valley. I'm an avid hiker and geocacher.

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CultureDesk , to ukcomedy
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Will Forte has released a statement on the indefinite shelving of his "Coyote vs. Acme" movie, which completed production in New Mexico in 2022, was written by Oscar-nominated Samy Burch, stars Forte and John Cena, and scored highly with test audiences. Addressing the team who made the film, Forte wrote: "You would be so proud of it, a movie that should be seen, but won’t. Please know that all these years and years of hard work, dedication, and love that you put into this movie shows in every frame. That’s all folks." IndieWire has more.

https://flip.it/lafaR7

For more stories like this, follow @IndieWire's Film Magazine, @film-IndieWire

not2b ,
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@CultureDesk @bloodykneelers Maybe the tax laws need to be changed to make this kind of cultural destruction less attractive.

malwaretech , to random
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Since we're all listening to the CEO of a graphics card company's take about programming, I was wondering if anyone wanted to hear my opinions on particle physics or what you need to become an astronaut?

not2b ,
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@malwaretech I think he is wrong (about his claim that we don't need programmers any more), but on the other hand the reason nVidia is so far ahead of AMD in GPUs is because their software stack is so much better (and unfortunately proprietary and opaque) so the company has invested a lot in software to get that lock-in.

petergleick , to random
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The argument that Trump doesn't have enough cash to pay his fraud penalty is garbage.
He turned his ill-gotten gains into real estate assets. What if he had turned them into artworks or crypto or gold bars? Liquidate those assets and make him cough it up. It shouldn't matter where or how he's hidden his money.

not2b ,
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@petergleick The Saudis didn't pay him $2 billion. They gave him that money to invest, despite his lack of track record as an investment manager. He will get commissions, I have no idea of the details but often a hedge fund manager gets a percent or two a year (so $20 mil or $40 mil per year).

mattblaze , to random
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NYS appellate court has reportedly denied Trump's request to secure his appeal with only a $100M bond (instead of the $464M required).

I'm unsurprised that he couldn't raise the full amount, but $100M is less than I expected. I wonder if he's deliberately trying to goad James into seizing his buildings, to campaign off the "injustice".

not2b ,
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@CarlG @mattblaze Possibly. He also needs $90 million to appeal the E. Jean Carroll judgment. He might have a hard time raising all that he needs in a month even if he liquidates assets, he can't sell that fast. He'll have to borrow money, which is an interesting proposition: have the guy who might be the next president owe you half a billion. Or, have the guy with a reputation for stiffing creditors owe you half a billion, and have no way to proceed against him for four years if he becomes president.

laprice , to random
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Read the LATimes article about Trump's appeal and I don't see a fairly critical item of information that I wouldn't be asking about if I didn't follow @GottaLaff and @Teri_Kanefield
which is to say there is no mention of the bond he had to post; nor any mention of how the bond was funded.
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2024-02-26/donald-trump-appeals-454-million-judgment-in-new-york-civil-fraud-case

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@Teri_Kanefield @laprice @GottaLaff I wonder if he'll just try to brazen it out: not paying because he is appealing, not bothering with the bond, trying to block any attempts to collect by who knows what means.

w7voa , to random
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A belated text apology tonight from AT&T. Some customers are being promised refunds. https://www.att.com/makeitright/

not2b ,
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@w7voa Ah, but are they going to reconsider their efforts to drop land lines in California now? They are asking the public utilities commission to let them do it.

TheConversationUS , to random
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Ukrainian architectural treasures such as the Cathedral of the Transfiguration in Odesa, the Mariupol Drama Theater and the Korolenko Kharkiv State Scientific Library, have been riddled with bullet holes. Trenches were dug through archaeological sites, like the Bronze Age and Medieval settlements of Irpin and Bucha (and then covered in minefields).
Russia has made a concerted effort to destroy cultural symbols to erase Ukraine’s sense of identity.
https://theconversation.com/the-russia-ukraine-war-has-caused-a-staggering-amount-of-cultural-destruction-both-seen-and-unseen-221082

not2b ,
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@TheConversationUS The Russian assault on Ukrainian cultural treasures is terrible and must be stopped. But there's another assault on ancient churches and mosques that is taking place, and Americans are funding that assault. Not just "riddled with bullet holes", but reduced to rubble. Here's a BBC analysis: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-67983018

samlitzinger , to random
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Lara Trump says she thinks GOP voters would like to see RNC pay Donald Trump's legal fees

https://apnews.com/article/9c25a74e096439cd7b0ac37c96530675

not2b ,
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@samlitzinger I think it is great. Let her steal all the campaign funds to pay Trump's lawyers, leaving nothing to fund ads or get out the vote or campaign swag. Go Lara. The funds can't be used to pay fines, but she can urge donors to send money directly to Trump so he can pay NY state and E Jean Carroll. Suck up every conservative donor's dollars and flush them all down the Trump toilet. He will have to flush ten times, so keep that money coming.

arstechnica , to random
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iMessage gets a major makeover that puts it on equal footing with Signal

How Kybers and ratcheting are boosting the resiliency of Apple's messaging app.

https://arstechnica.com/security/2024/02/imessage-gets-a-major-makeover-that-puts-it-on-equal-footing-with-signal/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

not2b ,
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@arstechnica As long as you have to have an Apple device to participate, it will never be on an equal footing with Signal.

w7voa , to random
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NBC: Elon Musk quietly visited the White House in September, marking what appears to be his first meeting there since President Biden took office in 2021. https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/elon-musk-quietly-visited-biden-white-house-september-rcna139836

not2b ,
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@w7voa Seems odd to specify "Biden White House" instead of "White House" in the headline. Most of us know who the president is.

Jugi , to art
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It‘s so funny to me that on all other platforms almost no one sees my posts. And then there is mastodon with no algorithm at all and for the first time I have the feeling that my art isn‘t that bad at all. 💙

not2b ,
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@Jugi There's an algorithm, but it is a simple and transparent one: your followers see all your posts (unless they've muted you or muted a hashtag you included). If you use a hashtag, people who follow that hashtag see your post. If someone boosts your post, the followers of that someone see your post (and if that someone is @lisamelton a whole lot of people see it). There's nothing else that artificially boosts or limits your engagement. The users, not the owners, choose what gets seen.

dangillmor , to random
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Sleazy (big-name) publishers, in league with the slimy ad-tech industry and fueled by enshittified Google policies, are destroying -- absolutely destroying -- any reason to trust online product recommendations. This is long but you should read it:

https://housefresh.com/david-vs-digital-goliaths/

not2b ,
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@dangillmor Perhaps it's time to name names other than Google here. If you read the article, seems Better Homes and Gardens in particular has been publishing fake reviews to get to the top of the rankings and that Google has been trying to fight this stuff (not effectively enough, perhaps they are afraid that if they go nuclear against the worst offenders it will hurt their revenue).

mattblaze , to photography
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Las Vegas Strip, Paradise, NV, 2023.

An unlimited* buffet of pixels at https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattblaze/53029077258

  • restrictions apply.

not2b ,
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@mattblaze If for some reason anyone needs to go to Las Vegas, the arts district (near the old downtown, well north of the Strip) is interesting. Otherwise I didn't find much that I cared for there; I don't gamble.

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dangillmor , (edited ) to random
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If you've ever posted anything on Reddit, your words are going to be sucked up into an "AI" database. The people who profit from this are Reddit and the "AI" company.

What do you get? Screwed, again, by tech companies that have pure contempt for your privacy and rights.

https://www.engadget.com/reddit-reportedly-signed-a-multi-million-content-licensing-deal-with-an-ai-company-124516009.html

not2b ,
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@dangillmor Deleting your posts probably won't remove the actual data, it just makes them invisible to ordinary users. I suspect that they can still sell older snapshots of their data to anyone. Possibly EU users have more protection but IANAL.

NewsDesk , to worldnews
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AP reports: A top U.S. envoy says Israel has not presented specific evidence for its claim that Hamas is diverting U.N. aid, and adds that criminal gangs are increasingly targeting truck convoys carrying desperately needed aid. https://flip.it/hr6tv9

not2b ,
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@NewsDesk The trickle of aid that is getting in is not adequate to keep the population alive, so it isn't a surprise that desperate people are stealing what they can, some for profit but some just to make sure that their families can eat.

petergleick , to random
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At $460 million, all Trump needs to do is get ~460,000 MAGAs to cough up $1000 each for an NFT or other worthless memento, or ~18 million suckers to buy a $25 hat.

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@petergleick Maybe so, but that means that those donations aren't financing his campaign or that of other Republicans. His fans don't have infinite resources.

TechDesk , to random
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Forget about Bard, Google's answer to ChatGPT. It now has a new name. Google announced its AI chatbot will be known as Gemini and it comes with a new logo, app, website and subscription service. CNET has the details:

https://flip.it/gpAKu2

not2b ,
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@TechDesk Bard was a better name, because it suggested creativity and making things up. But even with that warning people relied on it to do things it just cannot safely do, like provide legal citations.

w7voa , to random
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I saw Donald Trump in person, on average, several times a week for four years during his presidency. I never once thought he looked like Elvis Presley. I never heard anyone else remark that he bore a resemblance to the late singer.

not2b ,
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@w7voa The right half of the picture doesn't look much like him, other than the hair and eyebrows.

w7voa , to random
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“Today, the militaries of the United States and the UK, with support from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, and New Zealand, conducted additional strikes against military targets in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen.” - Statement from US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin

not2b ,
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@w7voa That isn't the way to protect shipping. Instead, press for a cease fire in Gaza: the plight of Gazans is the only reason that these attacks are occuring.

malwaretech , to random
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That clip of Biden supporters drownings out protestors calling for a Gaza ceasefire by chanting "4 more years" is some pretty dystopian shit. Between that and Pelosi claiming everyone is a Russian plant, it feel like the options for 2024 are literally just gonna be MAGA or MAGA lite.

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@malwaretech If that is the choice we face, I will have to take MAGA lite, because that leaves open the possibility of better people voted into office in the future. If Trump wins, he has made it quite clear that he will make sure his side never loses again. My brother compares the choice to skin cancer vs pancreatic cancer. Both are bad. The latter is fatal.

Green_Footballs , to random
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I don’t know if it’s true that most people get more conservative as they get older, but in my case, I’m very much more left-leaning than I was earlier in my life. For those who get more conservative, I think it’s probably because they’ve shut down their ability to feel things deeply.

not2b ,
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@Green_Footballs But the meaning of "conservative" seems to have shifted. In the original sense of "to conserve" it might mean that an older person might want to keep what works, and focus on making that work even better. So, in the US, keep and build on the New Deal, Medicare, Medicaid, the environmental laws, labor unions, civil rights, regulatory agencies, all the things that improved life from the 30s through Reagan. Today's "conservatives" don't want to keep any of that, they want to tear it all down. As an old guy, I want to keep all that and build on it.

mattblaze , to random
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Spent much of my weekend re-reading the Church Committee final report in preparation for my surveillance class. If you're not familiar, this was the special Senate committee formed in the wake of Watergate, etc, to investigate abuses by (and in the name of) intelligence and natsec agencies (such as the infamous COINTEL program).

The report is long, but remains jaw dropping half a century later. (See Book II for domestic activities).

Online here: https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/sites/default/files/94755_I.pdf
https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/sites/default/files/94755_II.pdf

not2b ,
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@mattblaze I loved The Lives of Others. So well written and acted, with complex characters. It could have been much more heavy handed. I learned a lot.

rbreich , to random
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So let me get this straight. Gov. Abbott of TX says he’ll defy federal law because an “invasion” has happened at the border, but the GOP refuses to fix the border because that would hand Biden a political win? Have I got that right?

not2b ,
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@rbreich House GOP, I think. Looks like the Senate GOP was willing to make a deal, or at least enough of them to get past a filibuster.

w7voa , to random
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not2b ,
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@w7voa That is a laughably silly take. If a challenger to Joe Biden got 40+ percent in a primary the press would be saying that it is all over for him, and Trump is basically the incumbent on the other side.

But the media might let him get away with it and start saying that it's all over.

dangillmor , to random
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Extremist legislators in Tennessee and Oklahoma -- with more right-wing states on the way -- are looking to ban women from traveling out of state for abortions. They also want to imprison anyone who helps them.

https://jessica.substack.com/p/breaking-travel-bans-proposed-in

Resistance is not futile. This is fascism and has to be stopped.

not2b ,
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@dangillmor How will they enforce it?

futurebird , to random
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The half-baked philosophical conundrum that keeps me up at night most often is simply: why is my consciousness limited to me in particular? Why am I not everyone? Or everything? or nobody? Or you? Or an ant? Or an ant colony? How did I find myself in this particular stream and what is the nature of the boarders that keep me within it?

This idea generally frustrates and freaks me out and I doubt there is a sensible answer, I doubt it's productive to think about, but I worry on it over and over.

not2b ,
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@futurebird I assume that my consciousness is akin to software that runs on the hardware of my body, which is why it is limited to me in particular. And only to parts of me, since my body is doing so many things my mind is unaware of.

w7voa , to random
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Reporter Vaughn Hillyard of NBC News says he was informed by the Trump campaign that he — as today’s pool reporter — was no longer allowed to travel with and take part in the former president’s stops before his Rochester, NH rally. https://deadline.com/2024/01/donald-trumps-campaign-cuts-off-access-after-refusing-to-allow-nbc-news-vaughn-hillyard-as-designated-pool-reporter-1235799928/

not2b ,
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@w7voa So, will the rest of the media back him up, or will they let the Trump campaign exclude NBC from the pool going forward, with the threat to exclude anyone else for asking the wrong questions?

LALegault , to random
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This is a country who has known fascism and refuses to be ruled by it again. Bravo 🇩🇪, over to you America 🇺🇸.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters in Berlin protest the #AFD

not2b ,
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@AdrianRiskin @SharonCrockett @DEDGirl @LALegault @Mary625 I think this depends on what kind of propaganda it is. Neoliberal propaganda works very well against the educated, probably better than on struggling workers, but fascist propaganda has no difficulty persuading the uneducated.

not2b ,
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@loshmi @CJPaloma @AdrianRiskin @SharonCrockett @DEDGirl @LALegault @Mary625 In Europe, the word "liberal" corresponds more to the word "libertarian" as used in the US. Americans use the word "liberal" in a different way and that causes confusion in international discussions. No American would call Margaret Thatcher a liberal, for example.

not2b ,
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@Mary625 @violetmadder @loshmi @Natanox @CJPaloma @AdrianRiskin @SharonCrockett @DEDGirl @LALegault Clinton was open about his intent to move the Dems to the right from the beginning. He campaigned on "ending welfare as we know it", for example.

not2b ,
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@Mary625 @violetmadder @loshmi @Natanox @CJPaloma @AdrianRiskin @SharonCrockett @DEDGirl @LALegault The phrase "welfare queen" was from Ronald Reagan. I think Clinton didn't care strongly either way and his line was a tactic to take an issue off the table (by surrendering to the right). He didn't demonize welfare recipients the way Reagan did, tried to claim there was a "third way" to help them. But it still left struggling people in a worse position.

TechDesk , to random
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Bing's integration of ChapGPT, the generative AI technology, is large part of the company's attempt to redefine the search industry. But will it be enough to close the gap with Google? Cryptopolitan has more. https://flip.it/Ff7Rji

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@TechDesk Adding an LLM to search makes it much worse and more dangerous. A couple of lawyers have already faced sanctions for filing legal documents with fake citations that they didn't know were fake.

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A team at the University of Chicago just released a tool called Nightshade that makes invisible changes to digital images. The selling point is that these changes “poison” AI models that try to use the images as training data.

https://venturebeat.com/ai/nightshade-the-free-tool-that-poisons-ai-models-is-now-available-for-artists-to-use/

not2b ,
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@grammargirl My guess that even without this kind of technology, AI generated images would already be toxic pollution for makers of new images, so it isn't safe for them to continue to browse the net and scoop up everything. That is because people post the bad ones (they are often funny) so if those get sucked in along with their descriptions, they will just train the new models to create extra limbs and fingers. And even the good ones are often in the uncanny valley. So my guess is that they will just go with the images they have already collected together with new stuff they know the provenance of, and Nightshade won't matter.

dangoodin , to random
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Does anyone know of any attacks, either PoC or in the wild, that use malicious printer cartridges to infect printers? I saw this article from 2022

https://www.action-intell.com/2022/10/05/hp-bug-bounty-program-finds-reprogrammable-chips-open-printers-to-malware/

It says that HP's Bug Bounty program found such attacks are possible, but there are no details about who reported the bug that made such attacks possible. I remain skeptical about the accuracy.

Any help from experts in the form of pointers to attacks or analysis about whether printer cartridges are a viable infection vector would be much appreciated.

not2b ,
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@dangoodin "Misspeaking" means stumbling over words, perhaps accidentally omitting a "not" or using the wrong word. Intentionally spreading a false story isn't misspeaking.

not2b ,
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@dangoodin Dan, I love your work. But if there is one thing that annoys me greatly it is that journalists are allergic to calling out lies even when they are blatant. It isn't just "diction". Anyway, I don't want to yell at you so have a good day.

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not2b ,
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@parismarx Meta is better positioned to do something in AI than in VR, they've done competent work in the area, unlike VR where they've spent $10 billion or more to produce laughable crap. Doesn't mean that they will be successful.

dangillmor , (edited ) to random
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Apple solves its patent infringement dispute by removing a key feature from the new IWatch.

(Already-sold watches keep the feature, but new buyers are out of luck.)

Will it reduce the price?

Fairly sure that's a rhetorical question for which the answer is no...

https://9to5mac.com/2024/01/17/apple-watch-series-9-ultra-2-without-blood-oxygen-sensor/

not2b ,
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@dangillmor Not an Apple fan, but they are only turning the feature off in firmware, meaning that if they win the appeal they could restore it.

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not2b ,
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@w7voa Which is not news. And CNN spent all day covering that shit. On MLK Day.

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Post Canada's and Meta's ban on Canadian news content, sharing journalism on social media has been tough to say the least.

And yet The Tyee has seen much growth here on .

We want to see how far we can go. If you enjoy coming across Tyee stories on your Mastodon feeds, share our profile with your friends, or repost this toot, to help us get to 6,000 followers. 🐘🌟🗞

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not2b ,
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@thetyee Canada passed a law saying that if anyone posted a link to a news article belonging to a Canadian publication, Meta would have to pay, even though Meta wasn't choosing what to link, the users were. I wasn't surprised that they said "no deal", because they don't give a crap about news but they do care about profit. What Canada should have done instead is pass a tax on digital advertising, and use some of that money to fund journalism. The only way Meta and Google could escape that would be to leave Canada altogether.

argumento , to palestine
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Hey, . The war in is a tragedy, and a crime, and thousands of civilians have been killed and war crimes committed, by both sides.

But in all its cruelty and destruction, it PALES when compared to 3 months of genocide in .

Twice as many civilians have been killed, in way less time.

There has been a SYSTEMATIC destruction of hospitals and vital infrastructure.

There's clear intent to expel all Palestinians from .

1/2

@palestine

not2b ,
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@polezaivsani @mapachin @palestine @argumento The Wall Street Journal, which no one has ever credibly accused of being pro-Palestinian, reports that 70% of the houses in Gaza have been destroyed. So why are you sure that Israel is targeting only the sites that they believe host or is used by Hamas? If that's their intent they are incredibly poor shots. See https://www.wsj.com/world/middle-east/gaza-destruction-bombing-israel-aa528542

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@polezaivsani @mapachin @palestine @argumento Gaza (the city) was a city of 500,000 people. Now it is an evacuated ruin. The destruction was indiscriminate, and included many ancient churches and mosques. See https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2024/01/07/exp-gaza-bashir-pkg-fst-010712a-seg1-cnni-world.cnn (CNN is generally a pro-Israeli source, even Israel's defenders are taken aback by the scale of the destruction).

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@polezaivsani @mapachin @palestine @argumento No, deliberation means that they did it intentionally. I deliberately drove to work today, and there was a good reason for me to do so. Maybe they feel that they have a good reason to completely destroy the city of Gaza; they certainly did so very effectively.

Clearly we aren't going to convince each other, so I'm going to mute the conversation.

CultureDesk , (edited ) to random
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A Naples restaurateur has done the unthinkable (for Italy) and added pineapple to a pizza. Gino Sorbillo says he created the Margherita con Ananas to "combat food prejudice," but it has created uproar. What do you think: Does pineapple belong on a pizza?

https://flip.it/VSmVcz

not2b ,
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@CultureDesk I don't like pineapple on pizza, but if someone else, more power to them. So, it belongs on a pizza if you like it and asked for it, otherwise it doesn't.

Italians may differ, they are strict about such things. I still remember hearing "Signore, cappuccino, that's for breakfast!" on my first trip to Italy.

w7voa , to random
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US "strongly condemns the January 7 airstrike on Kanan Village in the Sagaing Region town of Khampat, Burma. Reporting indicates this latest attack killed at least 17 civilians, including nine children. This is yet another example of the horrors experienced by people in Burma since the military coup and the violence it has fueled across the country." - US Amb. to UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield

not2b ,
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@w7voa Unlike other airstrikes that killed innocent civilians, the one in Burma wasn't funded by US taxpayers.

luckytran , (edited ) to random
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A report from the ground that COVID is spreading rapidly in Gaza. Gaza is a public health crisis. We need a ceasefire now, and world leaders to stop denying that the pandemic is still going.

not2b ,
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@luckytran COVID is the least of the problems for civilians in Gaza. A very young population could survive that. There is no clean water, so cholera and other water borne diseases. Inadequate food, so starvation. Continued bombings. The death toll continues to climb.

jerry , to random
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Hey, @trending_bot is pretty cool. It boosts the trending posts from a some top instances. I know some people have asked for algorithmic feeds - it's certainly not the same, but it will help get trending things in your home timeline that might not otherwise land there.

not2b ,
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@jerry @trending_bot I already look at "trending" occasionally so I don't think this would add anything (unless something is trending on "some top instances" but not my instance).

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Just a reminder that the US Air Force forced Chobani to change their yogurt formula to not contain any hemp seeds because some military people ate it, and if you’re not a white billionaire guy they’re that strict about something that might have contained something you could potentially have made pot out of but didn’t and in some alternate universe might trip a drug test.

https://toot.community/@Bewickwren/111712433044579577

not2b ,
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@hacks4pancakes NASA has always contracted out most of the work, to companies like Boeing or Lockheed Martin. They brought in SpaceX to compete with them.

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