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VirtualOdour @sh.itjust.works
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You all remember that, right? Right?
  • I was very susceptible to such groups when I was younger, I realize now that it's simply easier to be against everything than it is to have real convictions. If we acknowledge a solution exists that requires sacrifice and hardwork then we're kinda stuck having to get involved in it...

    If we can imagine ourselves outside and above society we can claim our 'work' is more important even if all we're doing is exactly the things we enjoy like arguing online, playing with guns, going to protests, etc, etc. We're fighting against a huge and powerful evil so like of course we haven't got a proper job that would be supporting the machine!

    Conspiracy obsessives on the left and right may say different things but their lifestyles are incredibly similar, they'll find endless excuses to dismiss the idea of being involved in anything constructive while role-playing as heros in a good vs evil battle that coincidentally requires them to live out their fantasies...

  • Waymo Is Suing People Who Allegedly Smashed and Slashed Its Robotaxis
  • A technology that'll disproportionately benefit the disabled, drunk and disadvantaged while enabling an integrated transport network by making final mile economically feasible is attacked by selfish idiots and of course lemmy supports them because it's a new technology and apparently people here hate anything new.

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  • Google have done a lot of great things and run some really vital projects that have benefitted the world. Anyone that refuses to acknowledge that is not coming at things honestly.

  • Kids and their computers these days.
  • It's tragic because a lot of these people aren't just missing competent literacy but all the skills required to understand the world around them, and even worse often those ways of understanding have been replaced with religious nonsense by the people that raised them.

    Imagine trying to make sense of the world when you think scientists work like preachers and prophets simply saying whatever feels right or suits the moment.

  • violently cries and sobs
  • It kinda feels like people who don't believe trans women and cis women are interchangeable should be the ones pushing the word, those who say 'trans women are women' surely don't want the slogan to be made meaningless by having cis women as the established term.

  • Never believe the hype.
  • He should have used his available sick days, what's the point of fighting for rights if no one uses them?

    His foolish stoicism did nothing but benefit a corporation, endanger the public, and make it less acceptable for his colleges to take sickdays when required.

  • I think this is the craziest sovcit so far because he wants the pope to sign whatever this is.
  • It's from a person named Demetri to the pope informing him that he has returned to earth, which I presume is crazy person speak for 'I was born'

    He kinda says that because he is created by God and part of God that the pope works for him kinda.

    He requires a signature on a document, I think basically saying the pope agrees he was born and is now a person? The birth certificate covers the stated consequences of the popes' decision to sign or not within the given 40-day window. I thought for a moment it said if the pope refuses 'I taze' but alas he said 'take' so no idea what was planned.

    He wants to use this signed document from the pope in official situations, especially to 'prove' he isn't a normal citizen that has to pay taxes and license his car but is instead his own personal country that can do whatever he wants and gets free money for.no reason.

  • Street-Complete, like Pokemon Go but for good.
  • I love this app so much, also if you really get into it go to the open street map website and draw buildings, roads, etc to add missing places or update changes.

    I cleared my whole walkable area of questions then added all the houses and it populates new questions about house number, shop name, etc which I then went and filled out while walking round. In the zone around me the open source map is now by far the best free to access map, Google house numbers are completely random and no where has upto data shops.

    There's also a lot of cool projects devoted to mapping under-served areas, especially in regions where aid workers need information or natural disasters have changed landscapes. You draw in roads, towns, farms, etc based on areal imagery.

  • No.
  • Wait you're sticking with that it actually happened not that you were joking? What f-tier journalism school did you go to? And they tested on the origin of the world news, already an insane thing to do to in a journalistic qualification, AND they expected a totally absurd and obviously false answer?

    Were you training to work at fox?

  • UK Climate Campaigners Get 'Utterly Disproportionate' Sentences
  • Oh fun, cause a serious ecological disaster and give the ultra rich an excuse to take even more money from the government for repairs plus they get to ratchet up security using our money, probably let them silence meaningful arguments by labeling people terrorists too.

  • Roko puts self on ice floe, saving us the trouble
  • The Tcity serie are all about that too, Mark Adlard wrote about the potential path things were on with everyone living in a fully automated society within dense housing blocks. It was inspired by the emerging post industrialisation in the north of England which was at its peak in the late seventies (before thatcher and the Tories gutted it) there are some fantastic descriptions of the cultural implications exploring things like boredom and their attempts to alleviate it.

    The failed utopianism of the north, and various other projects like the London tower block communities, just before the wave broke inspired a lot of English sci-fi, it was an era when the future must have seemed so open and undecided. The early signs of collapse starting to show but it sill being so uncertain if and how the chips will fall.

    Harry Harrison though American lived in the UK and was closely involved in that same sci-fi scene, his series the stainless steel rat draws from.a lot of that same energy but from just after the wave broke and the capitalistic realism washed away all the beautiful castles built on the sand. 'We must live as stainless steel rats in the wainscott of their society'

    I can't even remember what the thread is about, so I doubt this is related, but they're great series worth finding if anyone loves old sci-fi.

  • Tesla Cybertruck gets vandalized by climate activists
  • Yep and the message it sends to 99% of the population that isn't deep in Elon derangement syndrome is that green movements are just more leftwing circlejerking idiots that are completely unserious about the causes they profess to fight for.

    Yes I would love america to have better trains and better public transport but short of a magic wand that's not going to happen this decade, if we want to improve things then we need to live in the world we're in. Cybertruck is great for converting rich idiots who'd otherwise be ICE obsessives, they'll all be getting solar roofs too so they can brag and preaching to their budies about being secure in disasters and price spikes. Though let's be honest these protesters will likely have the opposite effect to their aims and increase Elons popularity amoung the right.

    It's sad to me these people who profess to care so much about climate change or whatever always and only do aggressive, destructive and easy acts - they never put the work in to come up with creative, constructive and genuinely positive acts which help people or projects working to improve things.

  • Biden won't drop out unless polls say 'there's no way you can win'
  • The left has been shitting over its best interests this whole election cycle so I guess you could argue they'd already fucked.up as much as they had the power to so are now unable to do anything but petulantly whine

  • nypost.com Google blasted for AI that refuses to say how many Jews were killed by the Nazis

    The Google device was able to deliver a detailed description of “The Nakba.”

    Google blasted for AI that refuses to say how many Jews were killed by the Nazis

    Google is coming in for sharp criticism after video went viral of the Google Nest assistant refusing to answer basic questions about the Holocaust — but having no problem answer questions about the Nakba.

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    nypost.com Google blasted for AI that refuses to say how many Jews were killed by the Nazis

    The Google device was able to deliver a detailed description of “The Nakba.”

    Google blasted for AI that refuses to say how many Jews were killed by the Nazis

    >Google is coming in for sharp criticism after video went viral of the Google Nest assistant refusing to answer basic questions about the Holocaust — but having no problem answer questions about the Nakba.

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