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Well, AI made our search unusable dogshit. But AI *also* made us miss our climate goals, so
  • Yeah imo Ireland has never had a left-wing government, we tend towards right-populist/right centrist/neoliberal. "Stable but shit" is how I described it to my brother just this hour gone while discussing politics. We're currently seeing the beginnings of an organized racist right as well

  • Well, AI made our search unusable dogshit. But AI *also* made us miss our climate goals, so
  • I think it was Upton Sinclair who said "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it". I've never studied history or philosophy, but I think it's clear that if someone's class interests require burning the world down, they will do it. They are doing it - we are doing it - with regret, with sympathy, with an appreciation of the ironies. We don't need a greater appreciation of Heidegger, we need real-world social restraints on the behaviour of the powerful.

  • Well, AI made our search unusable dogshit. But AI *also* made us miss our climate goals, so
  • I live in Ireland and these companies keep trying to build data centres here even though they are using way too much of our energy as is :)) From an Irish environmental org:

    A few years ago when researching new gas power stations in Ireland, we noticed that many of these developments were being proposed alongside another type of infrastructure: data centres. [...] As of June 2023, there are 82 operational data centres in Ireland, with another 14 under construction. Additionally, 40 data centres have had planning permission approved with another 12 awaiting a decision. [...] Data centres account for 18% of all electricity use in Ireland [...] This is putting unprecedented strain on the electricity grid, with grid operator Eirgrid estimating that data centres may account for up to 27% of Ireland’s electricity demand by 2028. The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) in Ireland has noted a risk of rolling electricity blackouts...

  • Stubsack: weekly thread for sneers not worth an entire post, week ending Sunday 23 June 2024
  • It's mad that we have an actual existential crisis in climate change (temperature records broken across the world this year) but these cunts are driving themselves into a frenzy over something that is nowhere near as pressing or dangerous. Oh, people dying of heatstroke isn't as glamorous? Fuck off

  • Stubsack: weekly thread for sneers not worth an entire post, week ending Sunday 9 June 2024
  • All I can say is bring it on. These guys seem to assume women will be furious about being replaced in this hypothetical scenario. I imagine most women would be relieved to have more free time and greater opportunities. Losing your role is only scary if you have benefited from your social position.

  • Stubsack: weekly thread for sneers not worth an entire post, week ending Sunday 9 June 2024
  • Apparently deaf people never have kids. Hmm. Alright. Okay.

    This guy isn't even the first techbro to suggest recently that if disabled people are allowed to have kids, eventually we will all be disabled. I know very very little about genetics, but I'm still pretty sure it doesn't work that way.

  • Enforced positivity policy at Humane
  • In January, Humane laid off about 10 employees. A month later, a senior software engineer was let go after she questioned whether the Ai Pin would be ready by April. In a company meeting after the dismissal, Mr. Chaudhri and Ms. Bongiorno said the employee had violated policy by talking negatively about Humane, two attendees said.

  • Enforced positivity policy at Humane
  • In January, Humane laid off about 10 employees. A month later, a senior software engineer was let go after she questioned whether the Ai Pin would be ready by April. In a company meeting after the dismissal, Mr. Chaudhri and Ms. Bongiorno said the employee had violated policy by talking negatively about Humane, two attendees said.

  • A Story in Two Pictures, Or Solidity? Why Worry!
  • If you were someone who believed in IQ like a religion, but had just made a stupid and costly mistake, I would hope you'd take a second to think. Maybe IQ isn't everything, and it's definitely not the only thing, that makes people successful or unsuccessful.

    Instead he busts out a slur and jokes about having an IQ of 26

  • Reimagining AI | Planet Critical

    A video interview with the artist John Wild about AI, AGI, eugenics and Silicon Valley TESCREAL cultism. Posting without watching.

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    Interview with Dr Abeba Birhane on Irish radio

    "AI for dummies" interview from Irish radio with Dr Abeba Birhane, who's on a UN advisory board about AI.

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    Spotted this ad in an old copy of Smash Hits. Possible tagline for this server?

    According to wikipedia, Runaway received "mixed reviews".

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    Dan McQuillan on Resisting AI | Yeah Nah Pasaran! On 3CR

    www.3cr.org.au Dan McQuillan on Resisting AI

    This week we have a chat with Dr Dan McQuillan about his book Resisting AI: An Anti-fascist Approach to Artificial Intelligence.

    Dan McQuillan on Resisting AI

    Interview on Australian anti-fascist radio show Yeah Nah Pasaran! with Dan McQuillan, computer lecturer and author of "Resisting AI: An Anti-fascist Approach To Artificial Intelligence". Interesting comments on AI as a tool of/for austerity politics, and an argument that AI is inherently anti-worker. Probably nothing new to people in here, but eloquently stated and put into a wider political context.

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    Building an entirely new city from scratch in Northern California: an environmentally friendly way of providing more housing, according to some silicon valley types

    www.theguardian.com Plan for 55,000-acre utopia dreamed by Silicon Valley elites unveiled

    Flannery Associates, the California group behind the $800m effort, launched a website showcasing renderings

    Plan for 55,000-acre utopia dreamed by Silicon Valley elites unveiled

    Sure, why attempt to improve the climate resilience or affordable housing in the cities where millions of people already live, when you can just buy land upstate and get a whole new toy to play with? And why tell local, state or national government anything - they'll only be supplying the land, water, sewerage, utilities & transport links. You pay your taxes, you deserve to get something back.

    This is going to be one hell of a planning application. What's the land use code for "feudal stronghold"?

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