poplargrove

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poplargrove ,

What is the tool she is holding? A little scythe?

poplargrove OP ,

I think their point is that you could have people in the bottom quartile who learned what they are expected to, are capable, but are failed anyway because of how they compare to others.

(Assuming curved tests really work like that, never bothered reading the pretty long grading policies)

poplargrove OP , (edited )

I did post it as a joke. Note how I started my comment with "I think their point is", that isn't my view :)

There's also difference between pretending to miss for a joke that dividing things into quartiles necessarily means a bottom 25% exists (what the meme does). And noting that it's weird failing people based on how they do compared to others and not if they actually actually learn (me suggesting what the user JackGreenEarth was probably trying to get at).

poplargrove ,

Doesn't necessarily have to do with conservatism. Not everyone wants to be randomly flashed without consent.

poplargrove ,

Yes a fair comparison.

poplargrove ,

I'm glad you mentioned beaches, people don't wear bikinis where I live so the idea of someone flashing me was quite weird.

I shouldn't comment on the event I guess.

poplargrove ,

I imagine the downvoters assume the post is making a point about Muslims in general, which it isn't.

It isn't Islamophobic thinking Muslims are transphobic, they are. Much like most of the world outside the West.

poplargrove ,

The article mentions there are aleady a few issues, some quite old. The article is useful for raising awareness and hopefully getting the fix prioratized higher.

poplargrove ,

Here's a related, interesting example for BlueSky, on generating disguised links and preview cards (with content the url doesn't actually contain) for anyone curious: https://github.com/qwell/bsky-exploits

poplargrove ,

They really shouldn't have omitted in the title that it's rejected asylum seekers they want to repatriate.

poplargrove , (edited )

For those who don't understand, this is clearly a light-hearted interpretation of Junji ito's The Human Chair /s

https://rehnwriter.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/junji-ito-human-chair.jpg

poplargrove ,

If posts were signed, it wont matter what instance youre posting from since your identity would be tied to your public key and not the account on a Mastodon/lemmy/etc server.

Thats more decentralized. It helps when you get banned, a server shuts down etc.

poplargrove ,

I'ts honestly hilarious that a Pakistani movie only seems to have white characters.

The description of jinn as being made of smokeless fire along with some being good and others bad, are exactly the Quranic descriptions of them, so its nice seeing some of the creator's culture make its way to the film.

The disputed territories I imagine are a reference to Jammu and Kashmir. One of the characters called the dispute "idiocy", interesting.

poplargrove OP ,

So I forgot I made this post. Seeing a notification with your comment was ... something.

poplargrove , (edited )

The website is run by two Youtubers, not journalists. See their about us.

You can see this in their rigour, quoting OpIndia, a hindu-nationalist source known for misinformation and Islamophobia (its wikipedia entry) and reduxx.info, an anti-trans news source.

Recommended articles towards the end of the article also make it clear this is just right-wing ragebait website: African Rapist Allowed To Remain In The UK After Arguing That Deportation Would Harm His Mental Health and Sheetz Convenience Stores Accused Of Discriminating Against Minority Job Seekers By Refusing To Consider Applicants With Criminal Record

poplargrove , (edited )

The person was not convicted because the laws on child protection and internet crime that exist do not cover posessing CP while not producing it. If a law has holes, it can be ammended, it doesnt mean the hole was intentionally written to enable this crime.

Deciding to call an entire country a backwater because of the mistake some lawmakers made is just silly. Also the Supreme court thats handling the appeal in said backwater:

"How can a single judge say like this? This is atrocious," source

poplargrove ,

Thanks, thats a proper newspaper.

I wasn't suggesting the ruling wasn't made btw, just that the source can't be trusted to give an accurate account of it. Also we shoudln't send traffic to websites that e.g troll about diversity.

poplargrove , (edited )

I'd be surprised if conservative India with its many poor regions didn't have a bad rate of rape, but why think India is particularly bad, enough to call it a backwater? Need some sources on that.

And that user using absolute numbers instead of the rate of rape really gives away them being clueless about this.

poplargrove , (edited )

The country that passed a new law on child protection to cover holes like the penal code not covering male child sexual abuse, is trying to keep the holes open?

The same one that overturned a case where a hole in the child protection law allowed abusing minors so long as there was no skin-to-skin contact. And instead now the law is interpreted to cover that case? Source

poplargrove ,

That wasn't cherry-picking, it was to show how there have been holes in the child protection law and they have been fixed. There isn't some evil attempt at keeping these issues open.

Also if law is all there is to preventing rape, why does India have a lower recorded rate of rape than many developed european countries and the united states? Because there is a lot more to it, like social factors. E.g would you report a rape if it would bring shame and no longer being a virgin would make it difficult to get married?

See https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_statistics under "by country" then sort by decreasing order the tab for "Rate per 100,000 population".

poplargrove ,

You replied to my comment on this case of CP so I thought you were referring to the child protection law. I made a snarky reply because it looked like you were obviously wrong, sorry about that.

The best censorship is creators' self-censorship. ( shota.nu )

spoiler"At least our free countries don't have morality police controlling what people can wear" - "Just because you don't see them doesn't mean they don't exist... maybe they're just better dressed and better hidden... they don't have to control what you wear if they can control what you see..."...

poplargrove ,

I recoginze pixiv from them hosting one the largest mastodon instance, pawoo. Which is widely blocked for child porn.

Wasn't surprised reading the article on pixiv's policy change:

The prohibited content includes (but is not limited to): "Sexual exploitation of a minor, incest, bestiality, rape (or any other non-consensual sexual behavior)," and "non-consensual mutilation of a person or body part."

Oh the horror.

poplargrove , (edited )

Reading the sources you'll see they pushed to ban sexual depictions of minors and rape on one website, and changing the names of such tags on the other two.

How puritanical banning child porn.

This doesn't deserve sympathy and isnt comparable to not providing payment services to sex workers.

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  • poplargrove ,

    If you look at the other replies, you'll see people politely explaining. You didnt have to make these rude replies.

    poplargrove ,

    Deepfakes are being used to personalize political messages in India, here's a fun article on it which also points out an instance all the way back from 2020: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/2/20/deepfake-democracy-behind-the-ai-trickery-shaping-indias-2024-elections

    It also mentions using deepfakes to target constituencies speaking different languages, to defame opposing parties, and even creating deepfakes to cast doubt on legitimate videos:

    Ahead of the state election in November, the caller requested that Jadoun alter a problematic but authentic video of their candidate – ​​whose party he did not disclose – to make a realistic deepfake. The aim: to claim that the original was a deepfake, and the deepfake the original.

    poplargrove OP , (edited )

    Agreed, would've still been funny placing the "I'm fucking sorry man" after the second sentence.

    EDIT: Bored so I went ahead and removed that line.

    poplargrove ,

    I've a few times shared personal information to people I am friendly with in public chats, accidentally or while not putting much thought into it. I imagine there are others like me who wouldn't want to be doxxed.

    poplargrove ,

    I imagine the photographer asked, and this was specified with the image wherever OP got it from.

    poplargrove ,

    I think you're mixing up ethnicity with what the area was. The whole area was Palestine before the UN partitioned it in 1948.

    Prior to the 1917 British Mandate in Palestine, Jews made up 6% and Arabs the remainder. By 1948 it was 33%, so in 1930s there were a fair number of Jews: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/11/27/palestine-and-israel-brief-history-maps-and-charts

    poplargrove ,

    Except we could apply this reasoning to things that actually matter and are valuable to us. Things we do and care about might not matter at the scale of the galaxy we are in but they can still matter to us.

    poplargrove ,

    Get to fuck

    Is that actual slang or a typo somehow? Reads so wrong.

    poplargrove ,

    Looks just like mine! I find it adorable when he chants the 15 muted praises for the bound ones. His little eyes rolled back, mouth drooling ☺☺☺

    As the Internet Gets Scarier, More Parents Keep Their Kids’ Photos Offline ( getpocket.com )

    Here's a non-paywalled link to an article published in the Washington Post a few days ago. It's great to see this kind of thing getting some mainstream attention. Young children have not made an informed decision about whether they want their photos posted online.

    poplargrove ,

    Being able to put out lots of works isn't the same as being able to come up with good, meaningful art?

    poplargrove ,

    What does it even mean to bruteforce creating art? Trying all the possible prompts to some image model?

    The approach people take to learning or applying a skill like painting is not bruteforcing, there is actual structure and method to it.

    poplargrove , (edited )

    Sulaiman Ahmed @ShaykhSulaiman

    Guy should leave the outrage to the Christians.

    X automatically changed 'Twitter' to 'X' in domain names, breaking legit URLs ( mashable.com )

    On Monday, it appears X attempted to encourage users to cease referring to it as Twitter and instead adopt the name X. Some users began noticing that posts viewed via X for iOS were changing any references of "Twitter.com" to "X.com" automatically....

    poplargrove ,

    I can't imagine how bad things must be for amateurish mistakes like that to have gotten through to the actual app.

    poplargrove ,

    It does smell a little funny but the taste and texture makes up for it. Especially as part of this desert (durian pulut) that comes with sticky rice and a kind of syrup.

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