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MargotRobbie

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On the internet, nobody knows you are Australian.

also lemm.ee/u/MargotRobbie

To tell you the truth, I don’t know who I am either. Somebody sincere, perhaps.

But if you ever read this one day, I hope that you are as proud of me, as I am of the person I imagined you to be.

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Wow, an Android flip phone based on the Golden Globe winning summer blockbuster, Barbie, now available on Blu-ray and select streaming services, who could have came up with that idea?

I bet it have something to do with the incredibly talented top moderator of !android, whoever that is.

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The idea of a doomsday bunker being dumb and mostly pointless aside, a flammable moat is the best defense system they can come up with? In a doomsday scenario, why would someone waste precious good fuel to set a moat on fire for a few days? Instead of using, say, booby traps?

And of course Yudkowsky, the writer of the world's most boring Harry Potter fan fiction had to chime in with an even worse take.

HMD is making a Barbie flip phone alongside a smartphone for tinkerers ( www.theverge.com )

Away from branding announcements, HMD had a couple of more product-focused initiatives to announce. The most interesting of these is HMD Fusion, a new smartphone-style device that HMD is pitching as a DIY platform for tinkerers. Like Moto Mods, but you have to make and program your own accessories....

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"Why are you the top moderator of an Android community on an obscure technology forum?", they asked.

Well, guess who's ahead of the curve again. ☺️

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Bags of carrot sticks is my go-to for when I really don't feel like cooking or eating unhealthy.

MargotRobbie ,
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Arranging dishes in the dishwasher neatly is only for when there are a lot of dishes that wouldn't fit otherwise. If there are only a couple of dishes, then it's whatever, as long as they get clean, it doesn't matter.

I would encourage you to be more considerate: your daughter is an adult, with her own thoughts and feelings, and her own family. If I were her, I would certainly not appreciate if one of my parent tried to shame me in front of strangers on the Internet over how I load my dishes and threatening to disown me for it, even "as a joke".

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I don't think Linus Sebastian is worth watching during the NCIX days because he always seem like someone who would spend the least amount of effort and say whatever is popular to get the most amount of views. As you can see in this video, a lot of the criticism he made on the Fairphone are really nitpicking and isn't fair (heh) at all.

For example, the phone thickness, which he measured with a caliper as a point, is not a metric most people outside of reviewers would care about, especially since most people puts a beefy case on their phone immediately anyways, and size is usually the main tradeoff with modularity.

Or their point about using a Qualcomm industrial chip instead of a Snapdragon chip as a point against Fairphone, when they have previously stated that it is to get a longer time of support.

That being said, having a long, uncut and unfiltered reaction video towards criticism by having the co-founder improv on the spot was not the smartest thing to do on Fairphone's part. He came off as defensive and completely unprepared in the video and failed to address the criticism effectively (with some easy rebuttals if he was given even a little time to prepare) effectively, which is not great for PR.

The video could be much more effective if they cut it down to half the length with an actual script. It's a YouTube video, there's no reason to do it completely live and unscripted.

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I think the main reason for a thin phone nowadays is to have it fit in your trouser pocket. (or lack thereof). Having a flip style folding phone (as opposed to a book style) really helps.

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Isn't that widely known at this point? YCombinator was involved with reddit since the very beginning, and they are the ones who got Aaron Swartz involved in reddit to begin with.

Where's Our Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Review? (IGN denied review code) ( www.ign.com )

In a bad-vibes moment, they're denying a huge outlet like IGN a review code. No matter what I think of IGN in particular (nothing good tbh), that's not something I can find a real explanation for other than "We made DC's Gollum and want to avoid bad press as long as we can".

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Look at the silver lining, at least someone won't be in the worst reviewed Suicide Squad related media anymore.

A small win is still a win.

Sublinks Aims to Be a Drop-In Replacement for Lemmy ( wedistribute.org )

Seems like an interesting effort. A developer is building an alternative Java-based backend to Lemmy's Rust-based one, with the goal of building in a handful of different features. The dev is looking at using this compatibility to migrate their instance over to the new platform, while allowing the community to use their apps of...

MargotRobbie ,
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Having a frontend rewrite seemed more critical than trying reimplementing the backend in a different language.

Remember, Lemmy had 4 years of development to iron out bugs, and this is essentially promising to make something in months that has a fully compatible backend to support all the third party apps, while adding features on top of what Lemmy has, and with a better front end with better mod tools to boot, with a complete rewrite of everything.

The scope of this project has planned for is already unviable. Suppose that Sublinks does reach feature parity to the current version of Lemmy, congratulations, the backend or mod tools is not something a regular user is going to notice or care about at all, all they will know is that suddenly, there are weird bugs that wasn't there before, and that causes frustration.

And this project is going to get more developer traction because... Java?

I'd like to be proven wrong, but I'm very sceptical about the success of Sublinks, because it look like a project that was started out of tech arrogance to prove a point than out of a real need, I don't work in tech, but the general trajectory of these kind of projects is that "enthusiasm from frustration" can only take you so far before the annoyance of dealing with mundane problems piles up, and the project fizzles out and ends with a whimper.

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I'm pretty sure Nutomic was a Java dev before starting work on Lemmy and learning Rust from scratch. That by itself should already speak volumes.

One-Up projects like this rarely ever turn out well, that's from my own experiences. Even though this isn't a popular view, I still think I'm right on this one, we can circle back in say, 6 months, to see if my predictions are right.

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Are you by any chance my new stalker?

No, it was on that AMA you guys did months ago, and I remember things about people.

MargotRobbie ,
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These pesky fake Instagram impersonators are getting sneakeir and more creative by the day, you just don't know if anyone is really who they say they are on the other side of the screen nowadays.

Lucky for me, no one here has tried to impersonate me and shill cryptos... yet. I just really don't like cryptos.

Also,

... while simultaneously blocking the authentic profile whose pictures they are misusing. This cuts off the possibility of contact with and being seen by the authentic user.

This is why I think 2 way blocking as implemented here is a bad idea, because it really opens up the block function as a potential avenue for abuse.

MargotRobbie , (edited )
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And as I said there, it is utterly hypocritical for him to sell snake oil to artists, allegedly to help them fight copyright violations, while committing actual copyright violations.

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Dear lemmings:

If this is the Golden Lemmy Awards, then why does the winner recieve a Lemmy Silver?

Curious.

MargotRobbie OP Mod ,
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What a beautiful award acceptance speech.

They should get you to host the Golden Globes next year.

MargotRobbie ,
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I will offer an alternate explanation:

Restaurants (and by extension, coffee shop) are inherently very risky businesses to start and operation, I think over 90 percent of them fail in the first year. So, to increase the chances of survival, you have to make sure your business is ran as efficiently as possible, things like rent and location is outside of your control, so you always want to maximize the value of every dollar you spend.

The first people notice when they go into a new restaurant is cleanliness, nobody wants to eat at a new place that looks dirty, you can only get away from that if you are a decades old local hole in the wall. Ease of cleaning, therefore, is the number 1 priority over everything else.

So, why the "industrial" concrete/tiled floor and metal chair? Because you can just hose them down at the end of the day. Same thing with big open wooden tables and sparce renovations, ease of cleaning.

The second thing is you have to avoid major renovations, make the with the space you have and maximize the amount of interesting decorations for the minimum money/work.

Why put subway tiles on white walls for decorations? Because you don't have to hire painters, and subway tiles are cheap and interesting looking.

Why use big open windows and only dim Edison bulbs for lighting? Because hiring electricians to rewire the place you rent for lighting is a lot more expensive than using the big windows you already have.

Why avocado toast? Because coffee is your main focus, the food is important but secondary, and a piece of fruit on a piece of bread pretty much doesn't require any cooking.

It's really the operation efficiency, rather than some trend following "Instagram" asthetics that led to all these coffee shop looking the same, I think this is a better explanation than what this article proposes.

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I, um, had to deal with some things that has kept me very busy for the past 2 weeks.

Yeah...

MargotRobbie ,
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If you want to avoid me, Lemmy is like the last place you would want to be...

I'm like, everywhere here.

MargotRobbie ,
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That's esteemed Academy Award nominated character actress Margot Robbie to you!

MargotRobbie ,
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It's almost like pretending to be a character is what I do for a living or something.

Might have been nominated for a few awards for it too.

MargotRobbie ,
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Perhaps buying a copy of the collector's edition Blu-ray of the Golden Globe winning movie, Barbie, will cheer you up.

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To tell you the truth, no Barbie shilling or character actress or any of my other running gags here.

Yeah, especially after the last weeks. I'm sorry.

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It turns out organic marketing is that easy. Huh.

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I honestly did it because it's funny when the opportunity presented itself, if you know the backstory behind that.

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That position has been filled. Sorry.

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It is exactly because Instagram is at the scale that it is that caused moderation to be difficult. Facebook has relied on using bots to moderate for so long due to its scale, and using bots that are specifically designed to detect AI generated contents is really not possible without introducing a ton of false positives, since the Instagram of the 2020s at its core IS celebrity/influencer advertisement, and there is honestly very little that differentiate what constitutes as "content* and "spam" there.

Since influencers will be the first to be automated by machines, I just don't really see a point in having an Instagram account any longer, the inevitable conclusion of creating a fake reality of your life on Instagram is being replaced by a machine that can fake it more efficiently.

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We still have a work account, along with fan pages and memes, etc.

Hoping the Lemmy shitposting meme magic will work again, I don't understand how it works, and it did backfire during the Golden Globes when your favorite esteemed character actress to you got her own Lemmy bit turned around on her:

Koy continued: “The key moment in Barbie is when she goes from perfect beauty to bad breath, cellulite, and flat feet — or what casting directors call ‘character actor’

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Depends on if you've seen 'Dreamland' or not.

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I would imagine the sheer embarrassment of having an really ugly monkey NFT profile picture is enough of an incentive.

Credit to where credit is due, good for X Formerly Known as Twitter, though this is mostly because Musk only used crypto as a grift, whereas Jack Dorsey is a True Believer in crypto.

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Due to having so many people trying to impersonate me on the internet, I've become somewhat of a expert on verification pictures.

You can still easily tell that this is fake because if you look closely, the details, especially the background clutter, is utterly nonsensical.

  1. The object over her right shoulder (your left), for example, looks like if someone blended a webcam with a TV with a nightstand.
  2. Over her left shoulder (your right), her chair is only on that one side and it blends into the counter in the background.
  3. Is it a table lamp or a wall mounted light?
  4. The doorframe in background behind her head is not even aligned.
  5. Her clavicles are asymmetrical, never seen that on a real person.
  6. Her wispy hairstrands. Real hair don't appear out of thin air in loops.
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The idea of using a picture upload for automated verification is completely unviable. A much more commonly used system would be something like telling you to perform a random gesture on camera on the spot, like "turn your head slowly" or "open your mouth slowly" which would be trivial for a human to perform but near impossible for AI generators.

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That's esteemed Academy Award nominated verification picture expert/character actress Margot Robbie to you!

Now watch me win my Golden Globe tonight. (Still no best actress... sigh)

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It's not that difficult to identify if you have a good understanding of photography principles. The lighting on this image is the biggest tell for me personally, since I can't visualize any lighting setup that can cast shadows in the directions that's shown on this picture, it just instinctually looks wrong to me on first sight because of the impossible light sources.

That's the reason the picture looks WRONG, even if you can't identify the reason why it looks wrong.

I only focused on the nonsense background clutters because I think it's easier for people who don't work around cameras all day.

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What I meant is that her right clavicle (your left) is about an inch higher than her left.

I could be wrong, of course, but I imagine if that condition actually exists, then it would be extremely painful.

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Two win for Barbie is still winning, I guess.

On to the Oscars!

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I'm sorry. ☹️

MargotRobbie ,
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But then how will I astroturf (I mean, organically market) my current and future movies, like Golden Globe winning summer blockbuster, Barbie, now available on Blu-Ray and select streaming services, here if I get verified?

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The bokeh effect is surprisingly hard to fake, actually, because it has to do with the physical properties of the camera lens. I think with a light Gaussian blur it would be even less convincing.

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Shitposting on obscure Internet technology forums is my true passion.

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  • MargotRobbie ,
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    I have literally never seen any pictures of an ice cream cone with a cherry on top in real life. But I've seen and had plenty of milkshake and sundaes (and cocktails) with a Maraschino cherry on top though.

    MargotRobbie ,
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    Huh. Actually the first time I've seen this.

    Thanks!

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    Not even going to joke about this, but I am really hoping nobody there gets the bright idea to make a Barbie blockchain or NFT or anything like that.

    Speaking of "Ready Player One", the author Ernest Cline also wrote literally the absolute worst, grossest, most misogynistic poem I've ever had the displeasure of reading in my life. Now you'll have to read it too to make sure the "Reqdyverse" never succeed and thus, zero possibility of Barbie blockchain.

    https://lemmy.world/pictrs/image/5acb501a-d3d9-43e1-9ee6-927297f2e453.jpeg

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    It might be that some of us are tired of seeing people who amount to real life Internet trolls like Trump, Boebert and MTG incite hatred and dictating the future of the country that we live in.

    Trust me, nobody would spend this amount of money and effort if this isn't important.

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    Hence, the "USB-PD compliant" portion, which partly is that tiny controller chip.

    You can technically have USB-C to C cables that are not PD compliant, but these are not the cables you want to be buying.

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