hanktank61, to television Dutch
@hanktank61@NerdJoy.social avatar

Today, in the Netherlands, caretakers all over the country dropped work for 2 minutes at 14:00 .
As respect for a colleague who was killed by a patient last month.

Violence against people working in medical jobs, by patients or people connected with them has increased a lot in the last years .

#DailyDoseOfSunshine #kdrama #Netherlands #reality

realTuckFrumper, to random
@realTuckFrumper@mastodon.social avatar

The Biden impeachment is over despite 'the best efforts of the House GOP’s worst people' https://www.rawstory.com/comer-biden-impeachment-2667929762/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon

Blinxeto,
@Blinxeto@mastodon.social avatar

@realTuckFrumper

Too bad #Reality has not place in the land of…

SergKoren, to instagramreality
@SergKoren@writing.exchange avatar

“Reality isn’t about what you think or believe is real. Reality is.”

#reality

sfwrtr, to Batteries
@sfwrtr@eldritch.cafe avatar

Want some for your post-apocalyptic story? Four years after the pandemic started, 7 out of 7 examined -powered candles had burst batteries. 3 out of 7 had destroyed circuitry and were irreparable. I restored four of the candles to working order with a lot of cleaning and scrubbing, but of course they required fresh .

Takeaway: Nothing battery-powered left for four years will work when found. Much of it will be destroyed.

Bonus: Gasoline has a shelf life and may be useless in 6-12 months. Sorry, no verisimilitude in Mad Max.

and

sfwrtr,
@sfwrtr@eldritch.cafe avatar

@WearsHats

diabetic...[infrastructure is critical]

Modern medicine is the true miracle of our times. People who're nostalgic for the olden days haven't aged enough or aren't thinking their needs through. My natural lifespan was 50 but I survived cancer and the spouse's was 38 because of a burst appendix. We've got meds that keep us alive. Unlike insulin, we might go a couple years before dying miserably. Things need to think about when stories.

kravietz, to random Polish
@kravietz@agora.echelon.pl avatar

Taka obserwacja kulturowo-socjologiczna: na Fediverse od dawna jest trochę Rosjan “z Rosji” (w sensie, że nie emigrantów), głównie uciekinierów z mainstreamowych rosyjskich sieci społecznościowych typu VK po wprowadzeniu cenzury kilka lat temu. Poza grupą autentycznie szurniętych nacjonalistów (którzy też byli wtedy w Rosji ścigani, stąd ucieczka z VK) z większością z nich do wojny i przez pierwszy rok można było normalnie dyskutować. Mam tu na myśli dyskusję na poziomie jaki mogą prowadzić ludzie mający czasem odmienne poglądy ale potrafiący wysłuchać argumentów drugiej strony i z nimi polemizować lub je przyjąć. Ale w ciągu ostatniego roku dokonała się ciekawa zmiana kulturowa. Jeżeli mogę dokonać kilku uogólnień na podstawie niedawnej (i chyba ostatniej) dyskusji z nimi:

  • W złym tonie jest podawanie… źródeł informacji. W dobrym tonie jest pisanie “swoimi słowami”. To znaczy, jeżeli ktoś napisze “ja wiem, że rakiety S-300 nie mogą trafiać w cele naziemne” to ma to z ich punktu widzenia większą wartość poznawczą niż ”nawet ze źródeł rosyjskich wynika, że mogą - tutaj jest link do TopWar.ru” (popularny portal wojskowy w Rosji). Nie mam pojęcia z czego to wynika, podejrzewam jakiś podprogowy komunikat o tym, że wszystkie linki mogą prowadzić do exploitów i wirusów.
  • Całkowite pogrążenie w oficjalnej rosyjskiej narracji - oni nie wiedzą, że Charków był regularnie ostrzeliwany od lutego 2022 i autentycznie myślą, że rosyjskie ostrzały Charkowa zaczęły się dopiero w odwecie za ukraińskie ostrzały Biełgorodu czyli około grudnia 2023.
  • Całkowita brak zdolności do konfrontacji z informacją nie pasującą do tej oficjalnej narracji. W naszej kulturze, jeżeli ktoś poda informację sprzeczną z naszą wiedzą to zaczyna się kopanie w źródłach - albo ja mam błędne źródło, albo on/ona i na podstawie uznawanych przez obie strony można to ustalić. Rosyjskie “pokolenie wojenne” po prostu kończy dyskusję, nie było tematu.
  • Ciekawe zjawisko “podwójnej moralności” - wobec “swoich” przyznajemy nieco więcej (np. ludobójcze cele Kremla w zakresie “złamania Ukrainy”) niż wobec “obcych” (negowanie tych wypowiedzi i upieranie się, że to tylko “”emocje”). Ale to akurat Rosjanie mieli zawsze, to nie jest nowe zjawisko.
  • Odrzucanie dowolnych relacji świadków czy wręcz materiałów wideo z miejsc wydarzeń na tej podstawie, że “nie było cię tam na miejscu, nie wiesz jak było”. W konsekwencji tuzin bezpośrednich relacji wideo z danego miejsca jest odrzucany jako “niewiarygodny” ale obwieszczenia oficjalnych przedstawicieli władzy jest traktowane przynajmniej jako wyraz oficjalnej wersji.
  • Bezkrytyczne podejście do częstych w rosyjskiej oficjalnej narracji zmian stanowiska o 180°. Fakt, że dzisiaj władza mówi coś całkowicie odwrotnego niż wczoraj nie wywołuje absolutnie żadnych refleksji na temat tego, że władza może w danym przypadku kłamać oraz, że jutro powie coś inne niż dzisiaj. Jest prawda życia, i jest “prawda etapu”.

W większości są to zjawiska dość oczywiste dla każdego kto ma kontakt z Rosjanami “z Rosji”, nowością dla mnie była obsesyjna fiksacja na “swoimi słowami” oraz odrzucanie źródeł. Nie wiem w jaką stronę to idzie ale wygląda na to, że oni sami siebie zagnali w jakąś sekciarską informacyjną czarną dziurę. Długofalowe konsekwencje, przede wszystkim dla rosyjskiego społeczeństwa, będą dramatyczne.

doboprobodyne, (edited )
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@kravietz

May I add some hashtags in order to solicit views of psychologists and others who deal with human (or animal) cognitive modelling of reality? I would be fascinated to read about the degree to which we're all vulnerable to bias, the highest-yield methods of protecting oneself from bias (especially in social media), and of helping reflect back to others their own views in a way that lets them critique them. I think the last point is especially hard, especially if the other person has no desire for critical thinking (and as humans, we are terrible at critical thinking!).

If there are any textbooks on the subject, ideally written by scientists &/or aimed at scientists, I'd be keen as mustard to know about them!

If anyone has opinions on the work of Han, Lee, Wang, & Baldwin (librai fact checking automation - https://github.com/Libr-AI/OpenFactVerification ) I'd be all ears too.

Please feel free to boost this if you think answers might interest you.

Wen, to instagramreality
@Wen@mastodon.scot avatar

Sometimes I feel like this in real life 🤣

Tom Gault Cartoon

#Cartoon #Gault #Reality #Redundancy

mikemathia, to instagramreality
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masterdon1312, to world
@masterdon1312@mastodon.social avatar

It is almost as if the is telling us a morbid joke: we will kill you if you resist and kill you if you hide, and if you refuse, and if you concede, and we will devour your land and gulp your oceans and kill you with hunger and thirst.
The massacres will be televised, broadcast in broad daylight. Our judges will legalize them.

https://mondoweiss.net/2024/03/are-we-indeed-all-palestinians/

Nonilex, to Israel
@Nonilex@masto.ai avatar

During the historic gathering of 3 presidents last night, pro- protesters interrupted the event. Again, instead of ignoring their protestations, the presidents addressed the concerns.

All 3 men remarked on the in , reflecting on the difficulty of trying to solve intractable challenges such as as . said there have been “too many innocent victims, Israeli & Palestinian,” in the conflict.


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Nonilex,
@Nonilex@masto.ai avatar

’s vs. ’s , in 8 charts

The gaps between of the economy & the

American economic pessimism has been bafflingly persistent despite major indicators showing that the economy is actually strong. Unemployment is low, is significantly down, are up, the stock is hitting new all-time highs, & it looks like TheFed might keep the US out of a .

-Vox
https://www.vox.com/politics/24094752/biden-trump-strong-economy-2024-inflation

SherBeareth, to Law
@SherBeareth@mastodon.world avatar

👀

has been as fast as he can for trying to stay one step ahead of and the and he has been successful at doing it, apparently leading him to truly believe that he could always prevail by sheer force of . When the didn’t go his way, his couldn’t take it and he simply an alternate in order to .”

https://digbysblog.net/2024/03/18/sometimes-money-speaks-louder-than-words/

HunkThunderzone, to instagramreality
@HunkThunderzone@beige.party avatar

You're gonna wanna sit down and get your Shocked Face™️ ready:

"Researchers who studied the issue have found that undocumented immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than American citizens. From 2012 to 2022, undocumented immigrants were 14% less likely to be convicted of murder and 41% less likely to be convicted of any criminal offense. Similar research by Michael Light at the University of Wisconsin found lower rates of "homicides, sexual assaults, violent crimes, property crimes, traffic and drug violations" among undocumented immigrants."

https://popular.info/p/new-data-explodes-myth-of-crime-wave

#reality #migrants #crime

SpiritualBNR, (edited ) to instagramreality
@SpiritualBNR@mstdn.social avatar

Richard Rohr's contemplation inspired me to write about my own difficulty facing reality as my dog approaches the end of her life. Find my blog post here: https://www.spiritualbnr.org/living-in-reality

#SBNR #Spirituality #Self #Ego #Contemplation #Reality #God #Death #Mourning

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SpiritualBNR, to instagramreality
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Richard Rohr reminds us that the self is a small, petty product of the ego, but the Self is everything. "People with a distorted image of self, world, or God will be largely incapable of experiencing what is Really Real in the world." You can find his meditation here: https://cac.org/daily-meditations/our-limited-perspectives/

#SBNR #Spirituality #Self #Ego #Contemplation #Reality #God

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esmie, to nature
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Join renowned physicist Nassim Haramein for an extraordinary event. Get ready to dive into a captivating evening of thought-provoking discussions and groundbreaking insights.

Date: Sat Apr 20 - 21, 2024
Time: 12:30H -13h30 next day (Central European Summer Time)
Location: Chamonix, France - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/billets-nassim-haramein-the-nature-of-reality-tour-chamonix-830114273137

@consciousliving

sflorg, to instagramreality
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Some have suggested that the world we call could very well be nothing more than a very complex and technical that is being run somewhere other than what we know as reality

https://www.sflorg.com/2024/02/ai02242402.html

_L1vY_, to random
@_L1vY_@mstdn.social avatar

Via janus.bsky.social
@janusrose 10:09 AM · Feb 22, 2024

" has shut off our ability to download our emails after we received an anonymous tip that they’re going to be deleting our entire website today.
fun times in the media death spiral!!! will update once i know whether or not we’re all fired"

11:09 AM · Feb 22, 2024

"hey guys what’s everyone up to today? i’m just backing up 14 years of my professional work onto an external hard drive"

_L1vY_,
@_L1vY_@mstdn.social avatar

Via karl (sad trombone noise enthusiast)
@brainnotonyet
12:54 PM · Feb 22, 2024

"Save all the media you can from #vice but from other sources as well. We need to try to keep as much continuity as we can in our records of #reality it’s imperative we preserve records of the present and recent past."

banned_tweets_of_john_cusack, to Palestine
@banned_tweets_of_john_cusack@mastodon.social avatar

@palestine

A young couple on their day. Just a small ceremony in an improvised tent, no gatherings, no celebration, everyday jeans for the groom, no real wedding dress for the bride, three red roses as bridal bouquet. No honeymoon - just the fear of loosing each other every minute. [Picture by Khalil.]

banned_tweets_of_john_cusack, to Palestine
@banned_tweets_of_john_cusack@mastodon.social avatar
metin, to Meme
@metin@graphics.social avatar
masterdon1312, to DadBin
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MatthewChat, to instagramreality
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Rasta, to Birds
@Rasta@mstdn.ca avatar

"A Guide to Bird Photography."

"Photos you want" VS "Photos you'll get."

(I tried a feeding post, raccoons took the seeds)

(via Rosemary Mosco rosemarymosco.com )

ScienceDesk, to science
@ScienceDesk@flipboard.social avatar

Could our Universe be a simulation? How would we even tell?

@arstechnica writes about "the philosophical debate on the nature of our Universe."

https://flip.it/1B6_rQ

#Science #Philosophy #Computer #Reality #ScienceFiction

estelle, to Quotes
@estelle@techhub.social avatar

“Mass discovered that its audience was ready at all times to believe the worst, no matter how absurd, and did not particularly object to being deceived because it held every statement to be a lie anyhow. The totalitarian mass leaders based their propaganda on the correct psychological assumption that, under such conditions, one could make people believe the most fantastic statements one day, and trust that if the next day they were given irrefutable proof of their falsehood, they would take refuge in ; instead of deserting the leaders who had lied to them, they would protest that they had known all along that the statement was a lie and would admire the leaders for their superior tactical cleverness.”
― Hannah Arendt, "The Origins of Totalitarianism"

estelle,
@estelle@techhub.social avatar

"We must confess that our adversaries have a marked advantage over us in the discussion. In very few words they can announce a half-truth; and in order to demonstrate that it is incomplete, we are obliged to have recourse to long and dry dissertations."

— Frédéric Bastiat, Economic Sophisms, First Series (1845)

@socialpsych

#halfTruth #quotes #sophisms #truth #postFactual #fakeNews #propaganda #Hasbara #complotism #reality #populism #socialMedia #antisemitism #judeoPhobia #Paris #liberalism #optimistSchool #Bastiat

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