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GottaLaff, to random
@GottaLaff@mastodon.social avatar

How’d I miss this one?

Lauren ’s son arrested, faces 22 charges https://www.kjct8.com/2024/02/28/lauren-boeberts-son-arrested-faces-22-charges/

Eka_FOOF_A,
@Eka_FOOF_A@spacey.space avatar

@GottaLaff
Son being just as much of a criminal as mom.

FrankFrank,
@FrankFrank@newsie.social avatar
GottaLaff, to random
@GottaLaff@mastodon.social avatar

🤨”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..”

https://www.cnn.com/webview/politics/live-news/michigan-primary-02-27-24/h_65b4f95352c58db5315096872a2a3632?cid=ios_app

GottaLaff,
@GottaLaff@mastodon.social avatar
jztusk,
@jztusk@mastodon.social avatar

@GottaLaff

Agree. And NYT is sure to spin this into their anti-Biden narrative. Williamson is a bad person for doing this. I was just putting out an idea for why she was doing this.

daph, to random French
@daph@oc.todon.fr avatar

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).

Phipe,
@Phipe@diaspodon.fr avatar

@daph @FoucPerotin

habavi pourquoi se casser le cul hein !

daph,
@daph@oc.todon.fr avatar

@Phipe @FoucPerotin c’est bien connu qu’aucune meuf ne fait ce job.

ajsadauskas, (edited ) to climate
@ajsadauskas@aus.social avatar

If you care about the planet, please make sure you sit down before you start reading this post about ExxonMobil.

So.

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."

https://fortune.com/2024/02/27/exxon-ceo-darren-woods-interview-pay-the-price-for-net-zero/

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.

No, really:

"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."

Gets better.

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."

https://fortune.com/2024/02/27/exxon-ceo-darren-woods-interview-pay-the-price-for-net-zero/

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.

Profit.

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."

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/exxon-knew-about-climate-change-almost-40-years-ago/

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."

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/sep/14/exxonmobil-documents-wall-street-journal-climate-science

@fuck_cars

Reverendender,

He’s not dumb, he’s just an asshole

yogthos,
@yogthos@mas.to avatar

@ajsadauskas @fuck_cars These companies are faced with a stark choice: either they continue down their current path of extracting fossil fuels, or they face extinction. The transition to renewable energy sources is too great a leap for them to make, given their existing profit margins and business models.

This is why nationalizing energy production is the only practical way forward.

helenczerski, to mastodon
@helenczerski@fediscience.org avatar

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)

helenczerski,
@helenczerski@fediscience.org avatar
helenczerski,
@helenczerski@fediscience.org avatar

@WiltClan @sellathechemist Yes, this isn't a department thing - it's a whole-university thing. If they don't mind sharing who they are on Mastodon, that would be great.

scudery, to random French
@scudery@piaille.fr avatar

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.

heldum,
@heldum@mastodon.online avatar

@scudery du coup il le dit avec l'accent ?

scudery,
@scudery@piaille.fr avatar

@heldum
ah non pas du tout mais ce serait drôle !

SuperDicq, to random

KDE 6 got the real game changing features right there.

straw,
@straw@comp.lain.la avatar

@lanodan @SuperDicq @jeanjack to this day linux mint mate and xfce still ship with compiz and i think it's definitely gives me more confidence in that project to recommend to new users
it's not enabled by default but hey, it gives that underrated and important feeling of a system being not just usable but almost fun or interesting in a way, and i think that really helps drive adoption
atleast when i find out of ordinary or playful feature like that that's how i feel, even since i would poke around 98 or xp as a kid and find little details like that

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tk,
@tk@bbs.kawa-kun.com avatar

@SuperDicq Living like it's 2007. :blobfoxmlem:

sebsauvage, (edited ) to chrome French
@sebsauvage@framapiaf.org avatar


Rappel : À partir du mois de juin, Chrome (et ses dérivés) vont fortement se merdifier.
En effet va entrer en vigeur le ManifestV3 de Google.

Conséquences:

  • 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)

(suite)

Sans_DeC,
@Sans_DeC@framapiaf.org avatar

@sebsauvage Ce n’est pas à partir de juillet que Google abat la concurrence en mettant fin aux cookies tiers dans Chrome ?

incroyable_anis,

@sebsauvage c'est pour ça qu'il faut utiliser Firefox

vagina_museum, to random
@vagina_museum@masto.ai avatar

We're locked out of our instagram, for real this time. The reason? We questioned their moderation standards in censoring pubic hair in art.

LegalizeBrain,
@LegalizeBrain@mastodon.zaclys.com avatar

@vagina_museum pretend to be surprised...

ronanmcd,
@ronanmcd@mastodon.green avatar

@vagina_museum and yet this is totally fine

mjg59, to random
@mjg59@nondeterministic.computer avatar

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?

sldrant,
@sldrant@mastodon.social avatar

@ben @mjg59 with a compiler analogy I'd say no if the compiler is not also open, as consent to that compiler could be withdrawn at any time

penguin42,
@penguin42@mastodon.org.uk avatar

@mjg59 @sil I don't think it's related to C's modelling of the hardware, I think it's related to having a definition of the input language. Could you replace your LLM by anohter LLM implementation that would be able to handle all the valid input that yours provided?

nixCraft, to random
@nixCraft@mastodon.social avatar

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.

shokuninstudio,
@shokuninstudio@mastodon.social avatar

@nixCraft Jensen has always been a cunt. His bike jacket thing is there to make him look cool when he’s one of the biggest dip shits in tech.

peterbutler,
@peterbutler@mas.to avatar

@eugenialoli @nixCraft but there’s a difference between “don’t make computer science your only focus” and “don’t teach your kids to code”

There’s much value in learning to program software even if it becomes much less lucrative as a career

jwildeboer, (edited ) to random
@jwildeboer@social.wildeboer.net avatar

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 ) 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

GhostOnTheHalfShell,
@GhostOnTheHalfShell@masto.ai avatar

@misteraffable @jwildeboer

Skynet didn’t or isn’t turning out to be like the movies. We can have faith that the owners of tech will make very different and terrifying in new and creative ways

GhostOnTheHalfShell,
@GhostOnTheHalfShell@masto.ai avatar

@hllizi @jwildeboer

have them cross reference each other too

daph, to random French
@daph@oc.todon.fr avatar

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" ...

Emmaf_77,
@Emmaf_77@piaille.fr avatar

@daph arg. Argument supplémentaire pour pas prendre de poêle à pellets...

daph,
@daph@oc.todon.fr avatar

en attendant, rigolons avec CISCO

Jeanneadebats, to random French
@Jeanneadebats@eldritch.cafe avatar

Pourquoi parle-t-elle 30 ans plus tard ?

Parce que tu n'aurais rien écouté, il y a 30 ans
(déjà que)

Parce que il y a 30 ans , tu l'aurais traînée dans la boue, en plus du reste.
(Déjà que)

Parce que les flics n'auraient pris sa plainte qu'avec des pincettes (et un gourdin psy pour la faire taire)
(déjà que)

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.
(déjà que)

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.
(déjà que)

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.

Maintenant.

Alors ta gueule.
(déjà que)

niavy,
@niavy@masto.bike avatar

@Neko0001 évidemment je n'étais pas présent à l'audition, mais ma femme m'en a raconté certains détails, c'était dur pour elle.
@TritTriton @Jeanneadebats

Neko0001,
@Neko0001@travelpandas.fr avatar

@niavy @TritTriton @Jeanneadebats

J'ai recommencé comme témoin avec une avocate récemment, ça m'a secouée, pourtant elle était très bienveillante, pas du tout un juge, au contraire.
Raconter face à face c'est vachement éprouvant.

noybeu, to random
@noybeu@mastodon.social avatar

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.

https://noyb.eu/en/28-ngos-urge-eu-dpas-reject-pay-or-okay-meta

linos, (edited )
@linos@graz.social avatar

@noybeu
Excellent work of yours!

Something similar is already happening with discount cards and discount prices at #OEBB and other train companies. Without sharing data one can not purchase the cheap tickets.

aral,
@aral@mastodon.ar.al avatar

@noybeu @AnneTheWriter1 Excellent point, beautifully made.

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