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Gestures at the 1%, who are overwhelmingly descendants of the aristocracy created by Rome and managed by the holy Roman empire

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I was talking to my handyman the other day, he’s a nice guy and likes to learn. I’m telling him about how much it sucks to grow up in car-centric suburbs, and he told me about childhood.

I told him how the freedom he had now gets people arrested for child neglect, and all of a sudden he goes “yeah it’s so dangerous now with the crisis at the border”

It’s like they’ve been through an “education” camp. You carefully lead them through understanding how the world could be very easily improved, and they’re getting it… Then some phrase reminds them of their conditioning, and they snap back to step one.

It takes months of gently leading them to see that what they’re saying makes no sense… It’s possible, but it’s depressing how many people are falling into the fox newshole

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I’ve got a suite of plugins that make this essentially anon-issue for me… My browser blocks tracking cookies, and sandboxes by domain

But still, when I see this screen 50/50 if I immediately hit back on principle

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Embrace absurdism. Yes, everything sucks and people are suffering, but it’s all for unimaginably stupid reasons.

It’s ok to laugh at the ridiculousness of it, it’s not the same as laughing at the suffering itself

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It’s funny, I was on Reddit at the time, but I didn’t see the meme.

So the one time I was asked, I didn’t know… The guy went from super excited to crushed and embarrassed

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There were angles involved - imagine throwing a Frisbee forward and running fast enough to bump into it. Now imagine you throw it up, and you run until it hits you in the back of the head

No matter how fast you’re going forward, it’s still coming at you from an angle you’re not moving

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No, it’s a lot of their footprint. And it’s entirely temporary - a mansion should last generations, but a flight on a jet is instant carbon with zero long term value

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There’s no way that was a jet. A jet is in an entirely different class than a little prop plane… It’s like comparing a motorcycle to a tank

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I don’t recognize one of those… I’m not going to say which one, because I’m sure I don’t need to know

A RULE SPY'S IN THE BASE?! (lemmy.blahaj.zone)

I searched up “Lemmy” on the PlayStore and noticed that Reddit appears right before the last lemmy client in that search X3 do u guys know if there r any other lemmy clients worth trying? I randomly felt like trying all I could find and for now I’ll stay on Jerboa and the Web UI but I use Voyager too now, mainly for DMs...

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It’s kinda depressing I’m not even in the list…

Well whatever, I still use my app daily

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Incorrect. It’s called defenestration. The impressive part is how it happened underground

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This is a much better take.

Intonation is huge, and something general models tend to have trouble with - especially with something like an audiobook, which is narration - it’s very contextual in a way not found in almost any other form of communication. It even encapsulates every other form of context through dialogue.

And not only that - a lot of audiobooks have versions by multiple voice actors. And they might change a word here or there, but it’s highly structured data - it’s truly a treasure trove

I’d go a step further and say they really want access to the dataset - not just for audiobooks, but because this is a fantastic dataset to train very context aware (and silky smooth) text to voice.

Spotify probably doesn’t have the chops to do this, but they might be trying to leverage the dataset - I’m not sure if they could sell it wholesale or not, but if nothing else they could “partner” with Microsoft or Google to train VTT capabilities into multi-modal LLMs (a pitch with all the buzzwords to make investors need to change their underwear)

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Well that’s exactly the lie they sold. Reduce? Reuse? Absolutely. No question.

Recycle? If it makes sense. Should you recycle magazines? Sure, I’m sure it’s possible… But that glossy coating means you’d have to put it through a bunch of rounds of chemical baths or something to separate that plastic crap off. Same with cardboard - if it’s glossy, it’s probably not going to turn back into wood pulp, and if it’s oily it’d also ruin the batch (after a certain amount) so no pizza boxes either.

It’s like that for just about anything you want to recycle - you have to look at the cost. And I mean full cost - the energy cost, fossil fuel used to produce required chemicals, the river those chemicals end up eventually, the environmental opportunity cost of bothering with it vs creating it fresh, and finally the man hour and infrastructure costs

Even if we publicly funded it, it’s still an externality to the producer.

And that’s the lie. It’s like bailing out a cruise ship with a drinking cup… Theoretically it seems like “hey, if we can just move faster and we all do it, it could work!” But the numbers won’t work. You can’t scoop water up infinitely fast, and the geometry is going to limit how many people can increase the speed of bailing out water.

The only way this works is by plugging the holes or building enormous systems to offset the water coming in.

Reduce, reuse, recycle is a lie because it was never possible. Not for plastics - paper works pretty well, glass can work (but it’s a lot of energy if you don’t reuse it), metals work if the price is right.

But plastic barely works to create an inferior product (where only a portion of the material is recycled - you always have to add new plastic, sometimes only a few percent, sometimes more than half). You also have to sort it, ship it, wash the crap out of it, and deal with all the micro plastic-infused solvents. Because plastic sheds from heat, cold, UV light, mechanical pressure, and looking at it funny - every step of the process, you’re dusting the surroundings in micro plastics. Even rainwater is full of micro plastics. And generally, it all ends up washed into the nearest body of water and the soil

And what’s worse, is everything is coated in plastic if not made of it originally.

The only answer is to make companies stop wrapping everything in plastic… Yeah, it’s super convenient and cheap, but we could figure out better options.

People are so worried about the AI alignment problem, but the corporate alignment problem is a much bigger threat - we have to make them want it, because the campaign to “reduce, reuse, recycle” bought them 40 years of complacency

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Nah, it kind of makes sense for the second guy.

Remember, he’s not getting triggered by the acorn, he’s reacting to his coworker yelling that they’ve been shot and actual gunfire. That’s a justified reason to pull out your weapon IMO

Granted, he should’ve tried to take control of the situation and de-escalate so he could “save” his panicked coworker, but that kind of calmness “under fire” would take actual training

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Holy shit…I thought they held up the glove between them and were sending the pic to the friend that didn’t show up

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Dragon for sure. It’s getting increasingly embarrassing to be a human…

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I really don’t think you understand what facism really is…I think you’re looking at Republicans flirting with openly enacting facism, and thinking “well, if it’s just to that degree it’ll be ok”

Facism is like this - you have an authoritarian group, and they promise a perfect world if only everyone believed their ideology.

But their ideology is garbage, and so we’re going to have problems. And so they’re going to look around and say “it’s LGBT people, they’re ruining everything!”. Then they’re going to directly or indirectly outlaw their existence, and use that to imprison them.

They’ll milk it for as long as they can… But as this goes on, you get more and more “true believers” who escalate and speed up the process

But that’s not going to fix anything, obviously. So they’ll look around again for people they can declare different… Maybe it’s black people, or Mexicans, or alleged spies from China. Maybe it’s stem workers, or college grads. Maybe it’s just anyone who doesn’t play along hard enough, and we go the ideological purity route

But again, that’s only going to make things worse, so they’ll have to find someone else to target. They require an enemy to blame for everything that goes wrong. And a lot is going to go wrong…

You can say this is all hyperbolic, but it’s really not. The Nazis started just like this, with book bans, control over education, and going after trans people. Then they went after political opposition, then things really got into swing.

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I’ve literally written expressions of existential horror in commit messages. No one reads past the preview, so just make sure the first couple lines are on topic

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Don’t listen to this! It doesn’t work.

I found a fox, then extracted urine from the man between me and the fox. He still attacked me.

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You could definitely get it repaired/replaced by the manufacturer

But, would you? You can probably return it to where you bought it, but that’s at least 10 mins of your life.

You could also throw it in the trash… That takes 0 minutes. That’s what they hope you’ll do, and so every other option is made possible, but frustrating

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How? I recycle e-waste personally, because I find disassembling it relaxing.

What is a normal person meant to do? I’ve been asked and I don’t know what to tell them

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You’re over engineering this.

Have you ever heard about the guys who brought parachutes up Everest, and just glided back down?

Instead of a heavy trebuchet, you just redesign poop bags to have a little parachute attached to them. Then you release your poop to the winds… Who knows how far your poop might go?

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Remember when profits didn’t have to grow as exponentially, and this could’ve been a thing you saw irl? I member

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Will no one think of the shareholders???

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Just another example of how numbers can lie.

Come on… Obviously this picture just turns people into furries. And yes, furry conversation has a 1 in 10 chance of turning you into a femboy furry… It’s just basic math.

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