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Man insults judge who sentenced him to 12 years in prison for attacking police during Capitol riot
  • “You’re Trump’s worst mistake of 2016,” Quaglin told McFadden, who was nominated to the court by then-President Donald Trump in 2017.

    Can't even get his insults factually correct.

    Quaglin complained about his jail conditions and pushed conspiracy theories about the Jan. 6 siege during his rambling remarks in the courtroom. He also took issue with labeling the Jan. 6 attack as an insurrection.

    You see judge, I was actually an antifa agitator, not a right-wing shithead trying to interfere with an election certification. You don't understand my case at all!

  • Reminder...
  • Fuck you. There are tons of us who are extremely critical of Biden without being stupid enough to withhold a vote against Trump. But people like you will blame us anyway if he wins. And the part where you couch it in "will vote for him anyway there are dozens who just don't get it," you're talking down to a lot of people who absolutely understand what's at stake.

  • Using Lemmy make me hate Windows (or any proprietary softwares) and finally make me fully switched to Linux
  • Welcome to the Linux world! Don't get discouraged by the learning curve. It'll vary by distro and what tasks you wish to accomplish. Remember: you're re-learning or first learning a new system. Many conventions are the same. Some are different. Ask for help when you need it. You'll find many people who are willing to guide you as you go. As time goes on, you'll pick up steam and your growth will expand exponentially.

  • 'Sedition Panda' convicted of assaulting officer on Jan. 6 after judge calls defense argument 'absurd'
  • While I take your point, a quick search reveals that:

    Giant pandas are not latrine-using animals – they urinate and defecate wherever they happen to be and whatever they happen to be doing at the moment.

    So the litter boxes in schools wouldn't help this dirtbag and the poor janitorial staff will be stuck cleaning his shit off the floors.

  • Excellent
  • They tried to give him a tv show. The premise was having people from opposite backgrounds swap lives. I watched one episode. It was shit.

    He had one good (gimmicky) idea. The findings were shaky. It was still entertaining. Cancer is a son of a bitch.

  • Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in the US, a new study says
  • Recently quit drinking. Went to hit my disposable (only because I only got high once every few months or I'd have bought a refillable vape) and it was dead. Went to a shop yesterday to replace it. Found the gummies that we'd bought last year while doing spring cleaning.

    We have a lot planned for today (Saturday) including going into farmland where you can pay to pick fresh fruit plus running some errands. But I'm getting high tonight.

  • Stop cancel culture!
  • I dunno. I've watched vids in this genre when the lady performer is someone I'm already interested in seeing. They don't make me feel insecure or engender racism in me. But then again, I was already an adult when broadband internet became a thing. And true broadband, fast enough to allow instant streaming, was still years after that. I can see your point for kids growing up with it though.

  • Stop cancel culture!
  • Hahaha! I didn't recognize the name (though I thought it seemed a bit familiar). I fell for the joke. But that's probably only because I don't like blonds. If the name had been a brunette, I'd have been more likely to get it without doing a search.

  • Political consultant indicted for deep-faked Biden ad telling people not to vote
  • Yeah, but there's a difference between white-hat hacking (where you find an exploit, test it once to confirm its validity, and report it without abusing it) and actually modifying a bunch of records (the equivalent of what this would be). White-hatting tries to be minimally-destructive while proving the vulnerability.

  • If Trump wins, what would hold him back?
  • I've long accepted that if / when we reach the point of a fascist state rounding people up, my name will be on those lists due to my internet history. I'm just counting on the fascists needing a bit of time to get organized as I flee. Hope I'm right.

  • www.motherjones.com Add Rubio to the list of GOP invertebrates who won’t say if they’d certify 2024 election results

    Vice-presidential hopefuls are falling over themselves to explain why they’d undermine democracy.

    Add Rubio to the list of GOP invertebrates who won’t say if they’d certify 2024 election results

    I opened this post in News last night but had to put my phone down. Now I went to comment and it has been removed, so I’m reposting to Politics. Apologies if someone already did so. Haven’t had a chance to get on Lemmy until now.

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    www.friendlyatheist.com Louisiana is about to force the Ten Commandments in every classroom

    A bill sponsored by GOP State Rep. Dodie Horton would shove Christianity in students' faces

    Louisiana is about to force the Ten Commandments in every classroom

    > A bill sponsored by GOP State Rep. Dodie Horton would shove Christianity in students' faces

    Worth checking out the posters that an activist has prepared at the bottom of the article.

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    touchdownwire.usatoday.com Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker bashes Pride Month, tells women to stay in the kitchen

    Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker recently made a commencement address bashing Pride Month, and telling women to stay in the kitchen.

    Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker bashes Pride Month, tells women to stay in the kitchen

    Seems like someone deleted this after it got posted, so let’s call out this piece of shit. Apologies if repost.

    > “I think it is you, the women, who have had the most diabolic lies told to you. Some of you may go on to lead successful careers in the world but I would venture to guess that the majority of you are most excited about your marriage and the children you will bring into this world…”

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    arstechnica.com Google is “reimagining” search in “the Gemini era” with improved AI options

    Google's Gemini AI wants to help you plan, brainstorm, and shop inside Search.

    Google is “reimagining” search in “the Gemini era” with improved AI options

    > Google's Gemini AI wants to help you plan, brainstorm, and shop inside Search.

    It won’t suck, we promise. /s

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    USA Lemmies: Where do you live?

    I comment a lot on stories having to do with state governments and legislation or regions of the country. It got me wondering how many people I'm accidentally disparaging when I don't mean everyone in said state or region is terrible. So… Please be as specific or obtuse as your privacy filter requires. I'll start:

    I'm in the Bay Area, specifically Oakland. Despite Bay Area hate from some posters, I think it's great. How about you?

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    www.nbcbayarea.com ‘I'm deflated': Restaurant owner thinking of leaving Oakland after 2 break-ins in 1 night

    A well known, and much loved, East Bay chef is dealing with a big blow after his Oakland restaurant was burglarized twice in one night.

    ‘I'm deflated': Restaurant owner thinking of leaving Oakland after 2 break-ins in 1 night

    > Then, two hours later, the thieves returned -- helping themselves to a second round.

    It was alaMar Dominican Kitchen.

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    www.nbcbayarea.com ‘I'm deflated': Restaurant owner thinking of leaving Oakland after 2 break-ins in 1 night

    A well known, and much loved, East Bay chef is dealing with a big blow after his Oakland restaurant was burglarized twice in one night.

    ‘I'm deflated': Restaurant owner thinking of leaving Oakland after 2 break-ins in 1 night

    > Then, two hours later, the thieves returned -- helping themselves to a second round.

    It was alaMar Dominican Kitchen.

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    iPad Pro with M4 chip boasts impressive performance jump compared to just-released M3 MacBook Air
    9to5mac.com iPad Pro with M4 chip boasts impressive performance jump compared to just-released M3 MacBook Air - 9to5Mac

    The M4 is looking like a very strong generation for Apple Silicon. According to leaked Geekbench scores likely posted by...

    iPad Pro with M4 chip boasts impressive performance jump compared to just-released M3 MacBook Air - 9to5Mac

    > On raw performance might, the M4 really does live up to Apple’s promises, should deliver. Single core is up about 20% compared to all M3 chips and more than 40% compared to M2. The generational computational leap from the previous M2 iPad Pro is at least a 42% jump on single-core and multi-core.

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    www.thedailybeast.com Putin’s Surprise Attack Leaves Ukraine in ‘Incredibly Difficult’ Position

    “Disrupting Russian offensive plans is now the number one task,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an address.

    Putin’s Surprise Attack Leaves Ukraine in ‘Incredibly Difficult’ Position

    > Russia attacked with airstrikes in Vilcha, Liptsy, Liman, Izbitskoye, Veseloye, Petrovka, Kazachya Lopan, Sinelnikovo, Volchansk in Kharkiv, according to an assessment from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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    Suspect who allegedly lassoed and raped Bronx woman arrested by NYPD
    www.foxnews.com See it: Suspect who allegedly lassoed and raped Bronx woman arrested by NYPD

    New York police apprehended Kashaan Parks, 39, as a "person of interest" wanted for the horrific rape of a 45-year-old victim in The Bronx that was filmed on surveillance video.

    See it: Suspect who allegedly lassoed and raped Bronx woman arrested by NYPD

    > The video, which circulated widely online Thursday, shows the masked man sneak up behind his victim, snag her around the throat with a looped belt and drag her to the ground.

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    www.nbcnews.com Universities brace for another weekend of graduations following protests, dismantling of encampments

    During Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s commencement address at Virginia Commonwealth University, dozens of students got out of their seats and walked out.

    Universities brace for another weekend of graduations following protests, dismantling of encampments

    > During Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s commencement address at Virginia Commonwealth University, dozens of students got out of their seats and walked out.

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    www.yahoo.com 'Let her go! Let her go!' Fontana officer shoots armed man who put his partner in a headlock

    Body-camera footage released by the Fontana Police Department shows an officer being put in a headlock during a traffic stop in Yucaipa by a man whom authorities have identified as Alan Metka.

    'Let her go! Let her go!' Fontana officer shoots armed man who put his partner in a headlock

    > Seconds later, a shout rang out: "He's got a gun!"

    Body cam.

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    www.nytimes.com Trump May Owe $100 Million From Double-Dip Tax Breaks, Audit Shows

    A previously unknown focus of an I.R.S. audit is a dubious accounting maneuver that effectively meant taking the same write-offs twice on a Chicago skyscraper.

    Trump May Owe $100 Million From Double-Dip Tax Breaks, Audit Shows

    > A previously unknown focus of an I.R.S. audit is a dubious accounting maneuver that effectively meant taking the same write-offs twice on a Chicago skyscraper.

    Archive link.

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    arstechnica.com FCC fines big three carriers $196M for selling users’ real-time location data

    FCC finalizes $196M penalties for location-data sales revealed in 2018.

    FCC fines big three carriers $196M for selling users’ real-time location data

    > Although the fines were originally proposed when the FCC was controlled by Republicans, the vote to finalize the penalties was 3-2 with dissents from Republicans Brendan Carr and Nathan Simington.

    Shows what matters most to them. It certainly isn’t the wellbeing of their constituents.

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    arstechnica.com UK outlaws awful default passwords on connected devices

    The law aims to prevent global-scale botnet attacks.

    UK outlaws awful default passwords on connected devices

    This is an obviously good thing.

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    First new immersive content on AppleTV since launch of Vision Pro

    I got a notification on my iPhone. I haven’t watched it yet because I’m charging my Vision Pro after not using it for a few weeks. The content is part of the Prehistoric Planet series. It’s noteworthy because Apple-related tech podcasts have been talking about the lack of additional content for the platform for a while.

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    www.404media.co Netflix Doc ‘What Jennifer Did’ Uses AI Images to Create False Historical Record

    Documentary filmmakers were publishing guidelines on how to ethically use generative AI right as Netflix’s true crime doc was adding fake images to the historical record.

    Netflix Doc ‘What Jennifer Did’ Uses AI Images to Create False Historical Record
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