drislands

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drislands ,

I mean realistically, the people who enjoyed it back in the day have outgrown it. So "new" content like this skibidi business, which is the same kind of humor as they used to enjoy 10+ years ago, is deeply unappealing.

drislands ,

I read a bit about this the other day. He absolutely used his connections and skills to make this money.

In fact one of the first things that happens is he gets a free place to live while working. He's documenting this process the whole time, you see, and someone who was a fan let him stay in their trailer.

He winds up making money by reselling coffee marketed as "for dog lovers".

How in the fuck a homeless person is supposed to even start doing that is beyond me, nevermind getting a free place to stay.

drislands ,

This is one of the things about businesses I don't get.

If you cut your staff, your ability to make money goes down with them. Why would layoffs be the reaction to reduced sales? It's like they don't have any money in savings or something.

Oh wait.

drislands ,

Holy God, what the fuck?

drislands ,

I dabbled with CLisp a while back, and I loved it -- but I'm not sure what problems it solves. Do you mind expanding on that?

drislands ,

Groovy!

It's such a joy to use the closure system, whether iterating over a list with each or removing redundant references with tap.

drislands ,

Fellas, is it geriatric to not want food poisoning?

drislands ,

Jokes on you, whippersnapper! My ass is behind 7 proxies layers of depends!

drislands ,

I can't fathom how you'd find that funny.

drislands ,

Hell yeah! Groovy programmer here, mapping closures over lists of objects.

drislands ,

Real answer: when people finance their phones, the provider needs to check their credit to confirm if they're actually eligible.

drislands ,

Probably so they can re-check you in the future when you inevitably renew your contract.

Not that I agree with that. It should only be stored as long as it takes to run the check.

Reuters: US Supreme Court leans toward Jan. 6 rioter in obstruction case, with Trump implications ( www.reuters.com )

The justices heard arguments in Joseph Fischer's appeal of a lower court's ruling rejecting his attempt to escape a federal charge of corruptly obstructing an official proceeding - the congressional certification of President Joe Biden's victory over Trump that the rioters sought to prevent on Jan. 6, 2021.

drislands ,

Woof, what a frustrating chain of comments that was to read. Nicely done for staying even keeled the whole time.

drislands ,

I know I'm being that guy here, but this is a butchering of the meme format. Woof.

drislands ,

ROAR!

drislands ,

Last time I saw a discussion on this, someone said it's been literally over 100 years since the last time someone died on set from a live gun being fired. There are so many rules and regulations in place I can understand why a producer would assume things are just automatically going to be fine no matter what.

Granted, that's the kind of "taking things for granted" attitude that leads to counties repealing fluoride requirements for municipal water. People get so accustomed to things working well that they forget it takes work to keep it working.

drislands ,

I did mean The Captive, yes. I knew there were instances of death by blanks, but didn't realize one of them involved love ammo too.

drislands ,

Sometimes I think that I could easily comprehend any idea, as long as I carefully read about it.

...then I see stuff like this and realize there are ideas so far beyond my current understanding that I feel like I'd need a PhD to wrap my head around them.

drislands ,

My partner suggested "Tesla Tittyflips" as a modern replacement to "punch buggy". That's been a fun game on long drives.

drislands ,

Where were you in twenty-twentyfour when Bolton threw Trump off hell in a cell and plummeted 20 feet into an announcement table?

drislands ,

Yeah, I'm sorry to say that's looking more and more like the case. Lemmygrad and Hexbear were the most obvious and have been either defederated or blocked by most, and it seems like the users have made their way to ML.

I was just about to look into what options I had for blocking all users from the ML instance automatically, and I'm sure others are considering the same.

For your edification, the people spouting pro-CCP propaganda like those in this post are called "tankies".

drislands ,

That's a good point, but the lack of punctuation makes your comment really hard to read.

drislands ,

Not just that -- Twitter started automatically granting the blue check to any account followed by a certain number of accounts with the check. These people never paid but are being labeled as if they did.

drislands ,

That's one of the reasons I like Java. It definitely has problems, but it's been around so long that there are an insane number of libraries to work with. And you can practically guarantee that your project will run on a given computer with minimal fuss.

drislands ,

You must have missed it. When he tried the first time, the Supreme Court stopped him. It wasn't a conspiracy by Biden's administration. And since then his administration has been successfully canceling student loan debt for certain subsections of the population.

drislands ,

That's Cory Doctorow, my guy. He's not making an ad.

drislands ,

What company, EA? When did people stop buying their games?

drislands ,

It's unfortunately classic Lemmy. Every post has at least one person commenting something along the lines of "Why would anyone like this?" as opposed to, y'know, actually engaging with the content.

drislands ,

Easy -- their methods aren't sufficient to begin with. No amount of training data would be enough. But perhaps they can develop new methods with what they've learned.

drislands ,

I'm down for technology making use of otherwise-unused energy is great. But that prompts the question -- is the oxygen it's pulling from unused energy? Could this negatively affect the oxygenation of blood?

drislands ,

That's a fair point. I suppose it depends on how much oxygen it takes, exactly.

drislands ,

https://12ft.io/

Worked for me!

ETA: ...or so I thought. Can't read more than 2 paragraphs, ugh.

drislands ,

Way to show you didn't read even the blurb.

Spielberg also directly addressed the current conflict in Gaza for the first time, saying: “We can rage against the heinous acts committed by the terrorists of October 7th and also decry the killing of innocent women and children in Gaza.

drislands ,

It's infuriating. Every top level comment I've seen is showing they can't read more than a few sentences without commenting.

drislands ,

Honestly good point.

drislands ,

It's bullshit that the opposite of "important" is "unimportant" instead of "portant"

drislands ,

I get what you mean, but considering how many influential people are having their anti-trans opinions broadcast (see: JKR), I think this kind of article is more necessary than you might think.

Redditors Vent and Complain When People Mock Their "AI Art" ( futurism.com )

Setting aside the usual arguments on the anti- and pro-AI art debate and the nature of creativity itself, perhaps the negative reaction that the Redditor encountered is part of a sea change in opinion among many people that think corporate AI platforms are exploitive and extractive in nature because their datasets rely on...

drislands ,

Agreed. Consider this absolutely batshit take from the reddit post linked in the article.

Your art looks pretty good, so most people wouldn't be able to tell it's AI unless you told them it's AI.

Generally it's always best to just lie and tell everyone you made it yourself, just to avoid all the toxic people that hate AI, because not having to read hateful comments from people like that is reason enough to lie. Don't need to provide any evidence or go into details, just tell everyone you made it yourself and ignore anyone that question it.

"Your art". I'm sure clicking the "regenerate" button on mid journey for 5 hours took lots of work. It's hard not to feel real hate for these people.

drislands ,

That's fair. I'll admit I've not done it myself, I've only seen folks talking about it -- and of the people I personally know that have done it, the activity has been described as clicking regenerate until you like the results.

'Everyone in the World Needs to See This': Footage Shows IDF Drone Killing Gazans ( www.commondreams.org )

Adding to the mountain of evidence that Israel is engaged in a genocidal war on the Gaza Strip, Al Jazeera on Thursday aired footage of what the news outlet reported was an Israeli drone targeting four Palestinians in Khan Younis last month....

drislands ,

There are plenty of American Jews that don't support what Israel is doing.

drislands ,

In the context of the conversation we're currently having? Yeah it does matter, because the person I was replying to suggested that all Jews support what Israel is doing.

drislands ,

Right? Some absolutely braindead takes in here.

drislands ,

Great advice all the way through. No notes.

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