JamesStallion

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France mobilises police to regain control of New Caledonia airport road (www.reuters.com)

French police trying to restore order in the island territory of New Caledonia after days of deadly unrest have cleared dozens of barricades that had been blocking the main road linking the airport to the capital, Noumea, a French official said on Sunday....

JamesStallion,

These Fench fucks should get Dian Bien Phud

JamesStallion,

I think he looks much better that way, kind of like an evil Michael Caine

JamesStallion,

People use “this day and age” as a way of making sense of why things are less fun and more scary when your old.

What is a good eli5 analogy for GenAI not "knowing" what they say?

I have many conversations with people about Large Language Models like ChatGPT and Copilot. The idea that “it makes convincing sentences, but it doesn’t know what it’s talking about” is a difficult concept to convey or wrap your head around. Because the sentences are so convincing....

JamesStallion,

I find some old friends hard to hang with. They aren’t wrong, they don’t need to improve, they don’t need to be called out or change anything, we just no longer vibe. I think it would be weird that I try to force them to turn back the clock on the person they are becoming just so that we can be compatible again.

JamesStallion,

France had 3 estates, The Nobles, The Clergy, and the Everyone Else. Another two got added by political theory people over time. Number 4 is the journalists. Number 5 is the alt journalists.

JamesStallion,

We are still undergoing the French Revolution.

JamesStallion,

Indeed, and this estate makes its will known through representatives called “Estate Agents”

JamesStallion,

IE: Memes are short, contextless appeals to emotion and thus the perfect format for totalitarian propaganda

JamesStallion,

Lol, ok buddy.

JamesStallion,

Memes are short, contextless appeals to emotion and thus the perfect format for propaganda

Does this satisfy the theory pedant in you? Do you have anything to say about the actual point being made?

JamesStallion,

Ok, if you really want to ignore my point about memes and how they reflect poorly on those who use them for political messaging, we can talk about words.

Stating that a word was inventing by a rich person doesn’t make it invalid, stating that the CIA promoted an idea also doesn’t make it invalid. Nevertheless, if totalitarian isn’t a word we are allowed to use in you doubleplusgood circles, how about you give me a word that describes a country with a single party, ruling in perpetuity? I would say memes are useful for [insert your word here] propaganda

JamesStallion,

Rebuttals to memes lacking context and being appeals to emotion? That’s all I actually said. You folks haven’t talked about anything except the impurity of the sources of my terminology.

JamesStallion,

Excellent, the US is also one party. I don’t disagree. Now have you noticed that things are actually getting worse there now that all discourse is in meme format?

JamesStallion,

I would say that political discourse has become shorter, more emotional, and less informed and complex, and this very visible in the use of memes rather than arguments in modern politics. As a theory heavy person I would have thought you would agree that this is contributing to worsening conditions all around.

JamesStallion, (edited )

You’re right that that is not at all what I mean by context. I mean the kind of context that can make what appears to be a simple question much more complex.

I would say this thread supports my position more than yours, in that the only engaging discussion happening here is a result of attacking memes as propaganda. The actual content of the meme (socialism and memes are both about sharing) has been almost entirely ignored, probably because it is so shallow and meaningless (as are all memes) that there really isn’t much to say about it.

JamesStallion,

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Pan Turinism

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