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I never touched any GPT crap, let alone BingGPT. Enjoy the doomsday! Off I go to the high seas alone!

Dramatic talk aside, it is obvious enough. US companies are trying to gather data and train AI by giving it to people for free so that they can install it in war robots and continue their genocide economy. If this feels like conspiracy...

Guess what HoloLens is powered by? ClearView face recognition database. https://interestingengineering.com/innovation/microsoft-smart-goggles-fail-us-army-tests

ClearView powered. https://www.thedefensepost.com/2022/02/04/usaf-facial-recognition-tech/

https://www.business-standard.com/world-news/ai-powered-us-military-drone-kills-operator-during-simulated-test-report-123060200227_1.html

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The account is restored, it seems.

That said, why so much American nationalist sentiments in here? USA is at fault for USA's problems. Implying USA is being controlled by this mysterious outside "alien" entity just means USA is not a sovereign or democratic country and is so weak even before it is invaded by a military. Is USA, that has intervened in 100+ foreign countries illegally, so weak? The reality is people who vote are idiots, and USA has a dictatorship with two parties that are sides of the same coin. Maybe collectively choosing a non-Dem/Rep party, like a socialist one, could help?

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Ubuntu LTS GNOME for 4 years -> tried Linux Mint Cinnamon for 1 month -> back to Ubuntu LTS GNOME for 2 years -> became less noob so Debian Stable since July 2023.

I no longer plan to hop as I feel comfortable in Debian/Ubuntu APTverse with GNOME DE. Have it both on desktop and laptop dualbooted besides Windows. And since I rarely participate in Linux community and do not have the social validation disease, I am good.

Often we say infinite growth (capitalism) is not sustainable and reasonable. Can we also say infinite progressivism is also not sustainable and reasonable?

This question is social/political, and meant to trigger a nice debate on the negatives of imbalanced infinite progressivism we seem to be heading in social and technological spheres, ignoring science, practicality and reason....

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Is equal portion of the pie not an economic prospect, rather than a societal one? Is progressivism not about social change using rational consensus?

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What are we trying to find should then be a good question. What is it that we are still finding, that is still lost?

TheAnonymouseJoker OP ,
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There are no rightwing ideas. This is called open discussion. Nobody is pushing Nazism or pedophilia here so everything else should be open and acceptable for discussion.

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My point is breaking the old norms should be seen as a flexible tool and not a rigid ideological thing where if you have a prybar, every problem looks like a crusty door.

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If they are calling me "not sincere" and "JAQing off" and pushing rightwing ideas allegedly, this is all I can say. They gave a prepackaged reply.

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A lot better than some of the weird defensive replies. Thanks.

My only proposition with this topic is to make people think if every "old" thing needs to be uprooted, or if selective things are changed to bring a better balance to society. Everything is clearly not a problem, and problems are more specific than that. An example would be "traditional" way of making products that last long and are sustainable, as opposed to "modern" capitalist way of making products.

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not in an "endless growth" type of sociopathic way, but in a strategic and structured way so as to fundamentally change the structure of society

Grad users keep swinging me back :/

necessary is a holistic remaking of society

What exactly would classify as not "traditional" in a pejorative sense? "Traditional" sustainable way of making products and goods versus "modern" evil ways of making garbage products? I was trying to get some answers and ideas through this thread on the aspect of what is bad "traditional" versus good "traditional" thing, but some are mistaking me for entirely wrong reasons.

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My goal was to not do this exercise for the sake of it, or to push some BS you seem to think I do, but to gain a consensus or discuss ideas on what exactly is "traditional", because not everything "traditional" is evil. But seeing everything old as bad seems to be a wrong fad. Defining these ideas and words as society and time progresses is critical to continue getting answers to questions that allow bringing change in society. Our society is metaphorically moving at the speed of light right now, especially with the collapse of rightwing diaspora and us being in late stage capitalism and the fall of Western superimperialist hegemonic order.

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Progressivism is a process for the outcome, whereas economic equality is the ultimate outcome as far as resource (and role) distribution goes. I could be wrong but to me it looks like that, since its all about the class war, and to end class war, capital distribution seems to become the defining target for all things.

I was trying to look at it from a different lens, one where progressive people tend to irrationally see anything "traditional" as bad. How do we define it? It is a thought poking my head for a while, and is what makes me try and pursue my own path on the leftist spectrum, distancing myself even from capitalists disguised as socdems.

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Would sustainable long lasting products be considered "capitalism" or "traditional"? Isn't sustainability not a capitalist thing? Would it not be a good "traditional" thing, since we have decades old products we are able to reuse without buying new stuff? How or what would exactly be bad in this?

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Often some of these labels are stuck to capitalism, which I am trying to also think of as absurd. Defining traditional aspects can help see what is beneficial for us, as we forge society into something anti-capitalistic.

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I... made this post exactly for asking that. How can we define traditionalism? What is it exactly? After all, it is not limited to just horrible societal feudalistic practices we demonise so much. There are traditional gender norms preferred openly by all, as well as "traditional" methods of creating sustainable and longlasting products, something rare and unseen today.

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Thanks a lot! I find it stupid that this reddit behaviour is being replicated here. I assume this is happening because I am trying to pose an intellectually challenging question and not a lighthearted post, or some people are just unable to tolerate questions that may shake up their worldviews.

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As a cis man from Asia, I see we are definitely getting closer to accepting people with non-hetero preferences. There is progress, but I doubt some societies with extreme religious fundamentalism will change soon. It does not help that NATO loves weaponising trans people for neoliberal white power agenda.

TheAnonymouseJoker OP ,
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do you feel that your “traditional” gender roles are threatened by the existence of trans people?

Cis man from India. Not one bit. I have always welcomed trans and non-binary people, anonymous or not.

I am just more concerned with how "traditional" versus "progressive" is defined in various aspects of life that are not restricted to social discourse, and how we accept or deny them.

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any policy purely based on tradition is worthless. Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people.

The first part is correct. But the second part often is about creating sustainable or longlasting quality products, thinking for the long term and so on. So its not just useless peer pressure for redundant things. Partly it is though.

Mind that if something happens to be a tradition but still has a good reason to exist, it should be evaluated like any other idea in terms of being good or bad.

Someone finally gets it. Thanks!

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Your point might be valid but „not everything traditional is evil“ and „cultlike“ are both terrible ways of communicating it.

I had trouble communicating it because I did not know how to frame it. It is not like I have seen this being asked anywhere either, so I thought it would make for an interesting Asklemmy.

How do we identify when progression for the sake of progression is wrong, same as keeping tradition for traditions sake?

I can see it being offensive too, for those who want questions to not challenge their worldviews at all. There is no easy way around it, even if I could word it better.

There is no intent of manipulating people, if you checked my history, or checked that I have had an account on Lemmygrad instance for a good while. Socialists are not very forgiving of grifters, if I happened to be one.

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It does not help that NATO loves weaponising trans people for neoliberal white power agenda.

Expand and explain further please.

My description of the current "order" is cis normative western superimperialist surveillance capitalist media-military complex. If you looked at the history of, or how there is overwhelming presence of white people in police, military and capitalist positions in western countries, or how there is a "blue eyes blonde hair" preference among Europeans openly called for by the big Western media outlets during Ukrainian refugee escape (non-whites were stopped and beaten on Poland border), you can see it far more openly than your assumption of me not seeing things that seem obvious to you.

The goal of western superimperialist capitalist order has always been to consider whites at the top. The funding and encouragement for Muslim genocide in Palestine is a clear example. Muslim journalists were quickly ousted since October, and Arab resolution for ceasefire was vetoed by USA. You have African-Americans who got assimilated into western capitalism and today cheer for it and shit on Africans and Muslims as per convenience and for appeasing their white "masters". English fascism never died with Hitler's regime, it existed before and after it and still does. Uyghur genocide propaganda was fake western concern for Muslims, when China was protecting them from radicalisation.

The systems that insist on slow rolling out human rights in order to preserve

I think the "system" is already tearing apart, both itself and via social opposition. Capitalism is unsustainable, and that is the backbone of western imperialism with social discriminatory values embedded within it. USA's skin colour based social order was inspiration for Hitler to enact racial segregation policies in Germany.

TheAnonymouseJoker OP ,
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Responded to them.

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A lot of hardware tools makers, Japanese and German stationery item makers, or brands like Victorinox are considered a "tradition". There is definitely not a mislabelling of tradition, but rather the definition in social discourse could be amended, or the understanding of tradition versus progressiveness understood better by people. I made this post for this reason.

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Many are bad, but many are good too. It is all about objectively looking at things, and considering if they are dissociated from the "traditions" we consider bad. This post was made to encourage that.

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Atleast I see things happen that way in social discourse, on social media, and on people trying to fake personalities based on social agendas to gain brownie points. And I do not like it, which is why I am careful in refusing to follow whatever seems trendy to the left. People happen to follow trends and think in a binary manner, and discarding nuance is heavily encouraged via constant information overflow on internet and media.

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Because label associations are often not based on objective thinking, but rather for reductive uncritical thinking purposes, to discard nuance, to put people in boxes.

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Their traditional part arises from them making tools in a factory in Switzerland to this day. Them sticking to that instead of outsourcing to anywhere else, roughly sticking to a composition for steel mixing, and very few amendments to tool designs is tradition.

It is no different for Sheaffer, Lamy, Staedtler, Pentel, Uni, Tombow and numerous writing instruments makers. There is definitely a rigid "tradition" in their process of doing things. You can likewise find this in many categories of items being made, guns (S&W), furniture, locks, keyboards, hell even ThinkPads. It is not some "formula".

Of course, I did not come to discuss favourite brands, but that the meaning differs, and while this may simply be unspoken today, it is better to try and define these things to quantify and understand it as part of social sciences.

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A lot of trans people and feminists are utilised to push Washington Consensus neoliberal agenda. It is not exclusively trans people. There are videos by CIA themselves on YouTube showing how they "celebrate" (assimilate) POCs and women.

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It's happening because you led off with calling transgender persons and their allies irresponsible, immature cultists, with some flimsy attempt to couch your rhetoric.

Please go gaslight someone else. I did not call them the bullshit you attached to how I phrased the whole thing.

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Does it not apply already? I assumed the left is capable of civil discourse and self critique. If what I proposed is in conservative bias (which it is not but assuming), my years of history, not including Lemmygrad, tells otherwise.

Discussion is the fabric of social discourse and progressivism. You are saying the opposite, so does that make you a conservative? I can play this nasty game too, but I hate it and am not immoral enough to do this. If you do not want to discuss, just sit on the sidelines. But do not play games. There are enough walls in this thread to talk to.

TheAnonymouseJoker OP ,
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I do not feel like getting validation from others and am confident about my moral intent. Yours is looking dicey.

TheAnonymouseJoker OP ,
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The walling off began way before I even started replying. The bias was manufactured by those people, not me. And some even find it ridiculous.

propose anything other than full acknowledgment of their rights to live, love, exist, and pursue personal goals without need for justification.

Wait, where have I ever questioned this? Can you link it?

TheAnonymouseJoker OP ,
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I have no need to unpack the obvious here. This is more obvious than anything "obvious" I have been told I should know.

TheAnonymouseJoker OP ,
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They do not need to be weaponised directly for English fascism agenda. If they are immobilised using the lure of a good paying job in capitalism, they remain busy in bread and circus. This immobilisation of people has created an impossibility of revolution in western countries, and thus the stigma and hatred against socialism.

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True true, have zero critical thinking. I guess you really are Mr. glass, as you say I am. I would never in a million years seek qualities you have.

TheAnonymouseJoker OP ,
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What is progressivism, really? It is progress. What is progress? Adaptation to evolving conditions. What is adaptation to evolving conditions? Survival of the species.

I can see the lolbertarian in you. Someone I never seek to be, proudly so. An understanding as primitive as this leaves no room for critical thinking and open discussion.

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Maybe you are the white saviour nobody likes?

TheAnonymouseJoker Mod ,
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Jerboa. I have not bothered to look around, and only tried Eternity (Infinity) for a while, decent.

TheAnonymouseJoker Mod ,
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Closed source app filled with ads, promotes subscription mindset, not a good thing.

TheAnonymouseJoker ,
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You should learn to word the spicy nuclear takes in a more obvious manner. Read the fucking room.

TheAnonymouseJoker Mod , (edited )
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Not open source. I find Yandex to be objectively the most superior search engine for all purposes, as they work outside Western jurisdictions. Better privacy than Google/Bing.

If you want a "private" search engine, Searx metasearch with "default language (all)" option works about 85% as good as Yandex.

Edit: 85% is only meant for text/link results. Yandex also has reverse image search, video search and other things with no competition in sight.

If you want lesser private but more ordinary results, Startpage is great.

Everything else is same tier or bad/useless. DDG (western censorship), Ecosia, Qwant, Google, BingGPT and others included.

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DDG (uses Bing index) censored a lot of non-mainstream portals both at socialist left and conservative right spectrum, pushing Western neoliberal agenda websites that run Washington/Brussels propaganda. This was done during Ukraine conflict and seems to be a continuing theme, probably even for Israel genocide. Some call DDG as a "diet Google", since Google/Bing have done the same thing since long ago.

I am not sure how Kagi deals with this problem, since it is a different style of search engine, putting users in their own search bubbles, and has its own indexing to begin with.

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I recommend keeping Yandex as second opinion, and Searx with "default languages (all)" results option as third opinion. Relying on one for news is very problematic for critical thought and truly free, democratic discourse.

Windows 11 vs Ubuntu vs Fedora 39 vs Arch Linux - Speed Test! (youtu.be)

Even though different Linux distros are often fairly close in terms of real-life performance and all of them have a clear advantage over Windows in many use cases, we can't reject the fact that Arch Linux has undoubtedly won the competition. And now I'm so glad to have another reason to proudly say "I use Arch btw"...

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This gets shared around a lot more than you think. I see it a lot on 4chan and even in internet comments.

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