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Hey, y’all! Just another random, loudmouthed, opinionated, Southern-fried nerdy American living abroad.

This is my lemmy account because I got sick of how unstable kbin dot social was.

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Consumer Reports urges USDA to remove Lunchables From National School Lunch Program ( advocacy.consumerreports.org )

Consumer Reports called on the Department of Agriculture today to remove Lunchables food kits from the National School Lunch Program. CR recently compared the nutritional profiles of two Lunchable kits served in schools and found they have even higher levels of sodium than the kits consumers can buy in the store. CR also...

X automatically changed 'Twitter' to 'X' in domain names, breaking legit URLs ( mashable.com )

On Monday, it appears X attempted to encourage users to cease referring to it as Twitter and instead adopt the name X. Some users began noticing that posts viewed via X for iOS were changing any references of "Twitter.com" to "X.com" automatically....

Saber Interactive CEO thinks people are being too hard on 'naive' Embracer Group ( www.gamedeveloper.com )

So, who needs to shoulder the responsibility for Embracer's colossal failings? Some might point the finger at Embracer CEO Lars Wingefors, who earlier this year said the company would "always maximize shareholder value in any given situation."...

NYPD Officials Orchestrated Smear Campaign of Police Critic Using Confidential Details of Her Rape, Lawsuit Alleges ( www.thecity.nyc )

In the lawsuit, filed in the Eastern District of New York on Monday, Rachlin alleges that in mid-2020 NYPD officials cut off her access to the North Brooklyn precincts her nonprofit serves and told precinct leaders not to work with her. ...

Fake Photos, Real Harm: AOC and the Fight Against AI Porn ( www.rollingstone.com )

In 2023, more deepfake abuse videos were shared than in every other year in history combined, according to an analysis by independent researcher Genevieve Oh. What used to take skillful, tech-savvy experts hours to Photoshop can now be whipped up at a moment’s notice with the help of an app. Some deepfake websites even offer...

Fake Photos, Real Harm: AOC and the Fight Against AI Porn ( www.rollingstone.com )

In 2023, more deepfake abuse videos were shared than in every other year in history combined, according to an analysis by independent researcher Genevieve Oh. What used to take skillful, tech-savvy experts hours to Photoshop can now be whipped up at a moment’s notice with the help of an app. Some deepfake websites even offer...

Musk Admits He Doesn't Fact-Check Himself and Has Two Burner Accounts on Twitter ( www.rollingstone.com )

Elon Musk‘s erratic posting on X, formerly Twitter, has come back to haunt him once again as a 22-year-old Jewish man pursues a defamation case over tweets in which the tech mogul baselessly suggested the recent college graduate was an undercover federal agent posing as a neo-Nazi during a street fight between far-right...

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It’s a problem when it’s defaming someone.

Stopthatgirl7 ,
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Y’all gotta stop listening to Elon Musk without the world’s largest block of salt.

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I love BG3, but I’m doing a durge run for the first time and have been really disappointed in the evil option. Like, it wants you to be a crazy, egotistical murder hobo. The dialogue options with your party are so over the top I never choose them, because my character is more of the DL serial killer than murder hobo. There’s zero subtlety if you go down the murder route.

Brazil Supreme Court justice orders investigation of Elon Musk over fake news and obstruction ( apnews.com )

A crusading Brazilian Supreme Court justice included Elon Musk as a target in an ongoing investigation over the dissemination of fake news and opened a separate investigation late Sunday into the executive for alleged obstruction....

Helldivers 2’s Politics Appear To Be Flying Over The Heads Of Some ( www.forbes.com )

There is currently a very funny, kind of sad dust-up over Helldivers 2, in which self-proclaimed “anti-woke” gamers have previously heralded it as a rare game where they believe “politics” does not play a factor. Their faith was been shaken by an Arrowhead community manager they believed they found to be (gasp)...

Larian publishing director on mass layoffs: 'None of these companies are at risk of going bankrupt. They were just at risk of pissing off the shareholders' ( www.pcgamer.com )

Speaking with Game File (users will encounter a paywall) at the Game Developers Choice Awards, Larian director of publishing Michael Douse gave his take on the current state of the industry, including some sharp criticism on the wave after wave of mass layoffs we've been seeing....

‘Romeo & Juliet’ Play Starring Tom Holland and Francesca Amewaduh-Rivers Faces ‘Barrage of Racial Abuse,’ Producer Says ‘This Must Stop’ ( variety.com )

The Jamie Lloyd Company has hit back after its production of Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” has been the subject of what they call a “barrage of deplorable racial abuse” aimed at an unnamed cast member....

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You step on people you see as beneath you, and suck up to those you see as having power.

Mother’s Custody In Danger After Officer Shot 11-Year-Old Son ( www.mississippifreepress.org )

A Sunflower County, Miss., woman could lose custody rights to her children nearly a year after an Indianola police officer shot her then-11-year-old son, Aderrien Murry, in the chest at the family’s home in May 2023. In court filings, Sunflower County Prosecuting Attorney Gwendolyn Jimison cited the shooting while accusing...

Roblox Studio boss: children making money on the platform isn't exploitation, it's a gift ( www.eurogamer.net )

In an interview with Roblox Studio head Stefano Corazza at GDC in late March, where a new suite of AI-powered creation tools was demoed, I asked about the reputation Roblox hac gained and the notion that it was exploitative of young developers, since it takes a cut from work sometimes produced by children....

Roblox Studio boss: children making money on the platform isn't exploitation, it's a gift ( www.eurogamer.net )

In an interview with Roblox Studio head Stefano Corazza at GDC in late March, where a new suite of AI-powered creation tools was demoed, I asked about the reputation Roblox hac gained and the notion that it was exploitative of young developers, since it takes a cut from work sometimes produced by children....

Roku explores taking over HDMI feeds with ads ( www.lowpass.cc )

Roku is exploring ways to show consumers ads on its TVs even when they are not using its streaming platform: The company has been looking into injecting ads into the video feeds of third-party devices connected to its TVs, according to a recent patent filing.  ...

60 Percent Of Playtime In 2023 Went To 6-Year-Old Or Older Games, New Data Shows ( kotaku.com )

A newly released game industry report by market researcher Newzoo shows that while the PC and console market grew 2.6 percent in 2023, overall playtime decreased as gamers spent more and more time in a smaller list of old games like Fortnite* *and League of Legends.

Laura Loomer: Letitia James, Kamala Harris, And Fani Willis Are ‘Ghetto Black Women’ ( angrywhitemen.org )

On her Rumble show, Loomer Unleashed, conspiracy theorist Laura Loomer interviewed white nationalist Peter Brimelow whose organization, VDARE, is currently being investigated by New York Attorney General Letitia James. During their conversation, Loomer went on a wildly racist tirade in which she called Letitia James, Vice...

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Not earthquakes this big. There hasn’t been one this size there in 25 years.

‘Lavender’: The AI machine directing Israel’s bombing spree in Gaza ( www.972mag.com )

In 2021, a book titled “The Human-Machine Team: How to Create Synergy Between Human and Artificial Intelligence That Will Revolutionize Our World” was released in English under the pen name “Brigadier General Y.S.” In it, the author — a man who we confirmed to be the current commander of the elite Israeli...

‘Lavender’: The AI machine directing Israel’s bombing spree in Gaza ( www.972mag.com )

In 2021, a book titled “The Human-Machine Team: How to Create Synergy Between Human and Artificial Intelligence That Will Revolutionize Our World” was released in English under the pen name “Brigadier General Y.S.” In it, the author — a man who we confirmed to be the current commander of the elite Israeli...

Court Bans Use of 'AI-Enhanced' Video Evidence Because That's Not How AI Works ( gizmodo.com )

A judge in Washington state has blocked video evidence that’s been “AI-enhanced” from being submitted in a triple murder trial. And that’s a good thing, given the fact that too many people seem to think applying an AI filter can give them access to secret visual data.

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Yes. When people were in full conspiracy mode on Twitter over Kate Middleton, someone took that grainy pic of her in a car and used AI to “enhance it,” to declare it wasn’t her because her mole was gone. It got so much traction people thought the ai fixed up pic WAS her.

Amazon Ditches 'Just Walk Out' Checkouts at Its Grocery Stores ( gizmodo.com )

Amazon is phasing out its checkout-less grocery stores with “Just Walk Out” technology, first reported by The Information Tuesday. The company’s senior vice president of grocery stores says they’re moving away from Just Walk Out, which relied on cameras and sensors to track what people were leaving the store with.

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?? I didn’t post this anywhere else? Or even see it anywhere else?

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I scroll through to see if things have been posted before. If I don’t see it, I assume it hasn’t. And I use a client so I don’t see if there are cross posts because it doesn’t display them.

NYC AI Chatbot Touted by Adams Tells Businesses to Break the Law ( www.thecity.nyc )

In October, New York City announced a plan to harness the power of artificial intelligence to improve the business of government. The announcement included a surprising centerpiece: an AI-powered chatbot that would provide New Yorkers with information on starting and operating a business in the city. ...

Dems who censured Rep. Tlaib over Palestine comments largely silent on GOP Rep's call for nukes ( www.thehandbasket.co )

I reached out to spokespeople for all 22 Democrats Monday morning with a simple inquiry: I wanted to know if they planned to make a statement or take any sort of action—like a censure—against Rep. Walberg for his call for the destruction of Gaza....

Anthony Albanese demands accountability from Israel over death of aid worker in Gaza ( www.sbs.com.au )

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says the Australian government is demanding "full accountability" with a request for a call-in from the Israeli ambassador over the death of Australian aid worker Lalzawmi Frankcom in what her employers described as a "targeted" Israeli airstrike in Gaza....

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