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Lauren #Boebert’s son arrested, faces 22 charges https://www.kjct8.com/2024/02/28/lauren-boeberts-son-arrested-faces-22-charges/
🤨”Marianne Williamson announced she is unsuspending her Democratic presidential campaign.
In a statement, released the day after the Michigan primary in which a sizable amount of Democratic voters selected "uncommitted" ..Williamson pointed to what she said was the president's vulnerability in a general election..”
Euh, ça veut dire oui ça ?? ou peut-être, ou quoi ? j'aime pas ces formulation pas nettes (même si je crois que ça veut dire oui).
If you care about the planet, please make sure you sit down before you start reading this post about ExxonMobil.
The CEO of ExxonMobil just said this in an interview: "We’ve waited too long to open the aperture on the solution sets in terms of what we need, as a society, to start reducing emissions."
Who's the most influential voice on climate change? Who's to blame for inaction on climate change?
According to the CEO of ExxonMobil, it's environmental activists.
"Frankly, society, and the activist—the dominant voice in this discussion—has tried to exclude the industry that has the most capacity and the highest potential for helping with some of the technologies."
Oh, and the CEO of ExxonMobil also apparently thinks consumers are to blame for climate inaction:
"Today we have opportunities to make fuels with lower carbon, but people aren’t willing to spend the money to do that."
He thinks unnamed 'people who generate emissions' should pay for it. (Rather than, say, major transnational oil companies.)
"People who are generating the emissions need to be aware of [it] and pay the price. That’s ultimately how you solve the problem."
Worth including a quick reminder here that Exxon-Mobil made a US$36 billion profit in 2023: https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/exxon-beats-estimates-ends-2023-with-36-billion-profit-2024-02-02/#:~:text=HOUSTON%2C%20Feb%202%20(Reuters),higher%20oil%20and%20gas%20production.
Not gross revenue.
So, remind me again. Who knew about climate change before most of the public?
"Exxon was aware of climate change, as early as 1977, 11 years before it became a public issue... This knowledge did not prevent the company (now ExxonMobil and the world’s largest oil and gas company) from spending decades refusing to publicly acknowledge climate change and even promoting climate misinformation."
And just who, exactly, stood in the way reducing emissions all these years?
"ExxonMobil executives privately sought to undermine climate science even after the oil and gas giant publicly acknowledged the link between fossil fuel emissions and climate change, according to previously unreported documents...
"The new revelations are based on previously unreported documents subpoenaed by New York’s attorney general as part of an investigation into the company announced in 2015. They add to a slew of documents that record a decades-long misinformation campaign waged by Exxon, which are cited in a growing number of state and municipal lawsuits against big oil."
University College London shoutout! UCL is unwilling to set up a Mastodon account now, but they say that if there's lots of UCL presence here already it will nudge them in this direction. If you're at UCL or know someone who is, and you're on here, please reply to this to let us know! Current chief plotters: @sellathechemist , me and maybe more)
Donc l'enfant depuis ce matin est dans un mood turbo insultes, depuis 9h sa sœur et moi avons essuyé des injures telles que "caca Raspoutine" "manchottes", "espèce de fugueuse", et "tu pues le Pascal Praud".
Cet enfant va faire ressortir la Caroline Goldman qui sommeille en moi.
KDE 6 got the real game changing features right there.
- les bloqueurs de publicité seront limités à 30 000 règles, pas plus.
- ils ne pourront plus se mettre à jour quotidiennement, mais seulement lors de publication de nouvelles versions des extensions (que Google met parfois jusqu'à 3 semaines à valider)
We're locked out of our instagram, for real this time. The reason? We questioned their moderation standards in censoring pubic hair in art.
Thought experiment: imagine a language model where you can describe exactly how you want software to behave, and it produces a binary that does that. You don't get the source code, but it works 100% of the time. As long as you can install this binary on whatever device you have, does this achieve the goals of free software?
If anyone, especially the Nvidia CEO, tells you not to teach your kids maths, science, coding, art, or personal finance. Ignore him and do the opposite of what he is saying. Teach your kids the skills they need to thrive. Embrace education for all kids. By encouraging critical thinking and a love of learning, you give your kids powerful tools to shape their futures, which also helps build strong nations.
Do you have a blog at Wordpress.com? Congrats! You will soon be feeding all your content to an AI, unless you opt-out. Same with Tumblr! (Why I self-host, reason #4711) Source: https://www.404media.co/tumblr-and-wordpress-to-sell-users-data-to-train-ai-tools/ and many more
UPDATE: Seems it already happened. Content from 2014-2023 has already been shared. So your opt-out will just be honoured going forward. If and how already sent content will be handled by the receiving 3rd party after you opt-out remains a mystery
#LivePouet j'attends la fin de l'appel pour ma mission du jour : dépanner mon poêle qui a décidé à 6h du mat que non, c'est fini il voulait plus faire du feu. il se remplit bêtement de pellets jusqu'à beaucoup trop et il dit "bip bip erreur d'allumage" ...
Pourquoi parle-t-elle 30 ans plus tard ?
Parce que tu n'aurais rien écouté, il y a 30 ans
Parce que il y a 30 ans , tu l'aurais traînée dans la boue, en plus du reste.
Parce que les flics n'auraient pris sa plainte qu'avec des pincettes (et un gourdin psy pour la faire taire)
Parce que il y a 30 ans, tu trouvais tout ce que faisait X merveilleux et que tu n'en aurais pas cru un mot ou si tu l'avais crue, tu aurais applaudi X en l'enviant.
Parce que il y a 30 ans la société tout entière lui disait qu'elle l'avait bien cherché, que ça l'arrangeait bien, qu'elle le voulait en fait, et que tout était normal. Et elle le croyait.
Parce qu'il y a trente ans, elle a tout effacé pour survivre. Et qu'une autre survivante lui donne le courage de le faire.
Alors ta gueule.
You thought paying for your seat was annoying? If Meta's "Pay or Okay" approach is legitimised by the EDPB, paying an extra fee for your privacy will become a standard for other services as well.