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You should not be allowed to do DMCA searches on words that are over two thousand years old.

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I mean, I understand you need to make money but if you choose to use the name of an ancient Greek Goddess as your trade name, you can't get exclusivity. You just can't.

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Still doing the Final Draft on Alan Wake 2 but might switch back to a replay of Spider-Man 2.

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All 3 of the current series. Spider-Man, Miles Morales, Spider-Man 2. The first one was released in 2019, I think.

US Copyright Office denies protection for another AI-created image (www.reuters.com)

The U.S. Copyright Office has again rejected copyright protection for art created using artificial intelligence, denying a request by artist Jason M. Allen for a copyright covering an award-winning image he created with the generative AI system Midjourney.

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Or the novelty of AI-created art will wear off and we'll go on with our lives.

Why is my cat so anxious? (lemmy.world)

This is Cleo. She is 2.5 years of age. I have posted about her before actually. I worry about her because she gets so anxious that it harms her. She has had an outbreak of hives on her skin, especially her ears, for the last week or so, and she has been picky about when and what she wants to eat, if at all. We got a kitten in...

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Hives suggests she's allergic to something. Yeah, see a vet.

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I'm pretty sure those crusaders are not from the Americas.

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There's also the Republic of Ireland, the Republic of Korea, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the United Republic of Tanzania, the People's Republic of China, the State of Kuwait, the Kingdom of Belgium, the Republic of Latvia, the Principality of Monaco, the Kingdom of Spain, the Kingdom of Sweden, the Commonwealth of Australia, the Republic of Peru, the Republic of Paraguay, the Republic of Ecuador and a whole ton of other countries who are called by the last word in their official names because that is HOW ENGLISH WORKS.

And if you really gave a damn about all the people in Latin America, you'd call them by the proper names of their countries.

But if you insist I'm wrong, go over to lemmy.ca and post a thread telling them they're American. See what they think.

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You can't use the second because the official name for Mexico is United Mexican States.

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I have a solution.

We rename the continents.

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Where does "Troi's mother comes to visit" fall?

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Mine keep getting caught on stuff if I don't clip their claws.

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Scratch is from the end of the original game, but I did hear that Sam Lake confirmed in a tweet that American Nightmare is canon.

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@echoplex21 I love the DLC, they are just crazy nightmare mode.

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@Katana314 Pretty sure that's Saga Anderson from the FBI. The co-protagonist.

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Funny, because photography is actually the precedent on this. A monkey took a picture, it was not copyrightable.

I'd advise you to keep a record of your creative process here, because it may come down to how many prompts you used to steer it.

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Well, computer forensics IS a thing. Computers keep a record of everything done on them, and if it comes down to a lot of money at stake and a lawsuit then those computers can be looked at.

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Yeah, but detectability isn't a new question, is it? It's just a twist on the old question of "Did someone else create it other than the guy who claimed it?"

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It would create jobs.

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I prefer this too. I look at things from kbin.social so I never learn just how many downvotes I'm getting.

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@rx8geek Useless? I put little ice cubes in their water!

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@liztliss My personal theory is that they know we aren't a cat like them, but they figure we think the same way they do and that most everyone shows affection and communicates like a cat. I could be wrong, but it seems to fit.

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    The problem here is that people want a service and businesses want a product. The "free-rider" period is businesses masquerading as a service in order to accumulate a product: Us.

    Because that is what they are selling. Our writing and our thoughts and our interactions. They are selling them to advertisers, to AI developers, and in the case of membership communities they are selling us to each other. But make no mistake, they are selling US.

    The problem with the enschittification model is not that "it's from the point of view of a freeloader err, free-rider" but that "it applies to a poor business model." It can only be solved when the business model changes, when userbase is no longer a product, or consumers AND a product, but are treated as the recipients of a service and members of a community. Right now only the Fediverse model does that.

    What's really killing the business end of this is the rot economy. Vampire capital keeps throwing money at companies that present their userbase as a product. The vampires want a profit, and they are told that the profit will come from a largue userbase creating user-created content. So they lure the product to the company by presenting it as a service, and then pull the rug out so that they can monetize the userbase and get endless growth. Things get progressively worse as they try to min/max the business: minimizing the costs and maximizing the revenue by rent-seeking from the users. Then the users, the PRODUCT, up and leave.

    Enschittification is happening because companies see users as their product, their source of content, and their source of revenue all at the same time but have presented their business to the users as a service.

    Their business model needs to radically change. And social media needs to shift to governments and non-profits providing it.

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    I know everyone thinks I'm a brittle American, but I'm kind of sick of everyone blaming Americans for choices that are made by people who think poorly of Americans.

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    Okay, even pro-AI guys have to think this is a terrible idea.

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    I JUST bought a new refrigerator yesterday and already it's obsolete.

    Tesla’s secret team to suppress thousands of driving range complaints (www.reuters.com)

    About a decade ago, Tesla rigged the dashboard readouts in its electric cars to provide “rosy” projections of how far owners can drive before needing to recharge, a source told Reuters. The automaker last year became so inundated with driving-range complaints that it created a special team to cancel owners’ service...

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    He's only doing electric cars to kill public transport, I bet.

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    We have @kbinmeta for questions about kbin itself.

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    I worked for a guy in Oklahoma City he did.

    Biggest asshole I ever worked for. Made the Jewish chick work Christmas, when everyone else was home, because she asked for a Jewish holiday off.

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    Moved my Mastodon account over to Firefish for the features.

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    Everyone who called Firefish stupid needs to come see this and reconsider.

    Twitter is now X as the little blue bird disappears (www.theverge.com)

    Twitter is transforming into X, as the site’s former bird logo has now been replaced by an official new X logo. Elon Musk, who owns the transformed social media site, began signaling the change early Sunday morning with a series of tweets, starting with one that said, “and soon we shall bid adieu to the twitter brand and,...

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    He killed the blue canary in the outlet by the light switch. Where is the birdhouse in our soul now?

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    https://joinfediverse.wiki/Getting_started_with_your_Fediverse_account

    Also, if they miss quote-tweets there's Firefish, which is still on ActivityPub and can talk to Mastodon, that has quote-posts.

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    @garrettw87 Calckey rebranded as Firefish last week. And managed a way smoother transition than Xwitter has.

    Hateforking alreading happening for Fireffish (bungle.online)

    "i'm not having another plush.city moment so here's the fucking screenshots, read for yourself the outright hostility and bad faithb no alt text sorry i do not have the time, some other kind soul can do it or i'll do it at a later date (📎5) RE: holy shit contributors to iceshrimp are definitively hostile to firefish i had a...

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    One of the longest and most immature feuds I've ever had online was with a woman who turned out to be 41.

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    Ooo, maybe we should start a fandom-wank style community and collect all this. We just need a good name. Fedidrama? Fediwank? Fediwars?

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    Oh yeah.

    Ragnell OP ,
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    Yes.
    And extra infuriating they want to roll this stuff out after making it LESS reliable.

    Ragnell OP ,
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    I know you're joking. But I cna't help myself having to exxplain here that rebooting a computer is not about rest, but about restarting all services correctly.

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    Enshittification is not a conspiracy because a conspiracy requires communication and planning. Enshittification is just how idiots act when trying to make money.

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    And the best part is they all talk to each other so there's no community splitting.

    Unlike with Bluesky, where we can't talk to them.

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