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That’s weird, why is Passover relevant to this? I’ve been assured that these protests have nothing to do with antisemitism 🤔

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I’m sure it’s antisemitism, not the armed NYPD officers that have been on campus last week heating and arresting protestors.

What does that have to do with Passover?

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It’s Israel’s fault since they associate themselves with Judaism

I was with you until this. Criticizing Israel’s government is absolutely legit (and IMO justified at the moment) but criticizing Jews for being Jewish is… weird.

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Gotcha, agreed. To be fair, there is a LOT of antisemitism on the Palestinian/Arab side, so the Israeli govt is not the only one causing this conflation of Israeli policy and Judaism at large.

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IDK, it got you to reply, and at least my comment had something to say about this issue rather than being only a meta-comment on someone else’s post. What would you like to discuss?

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The article mentions how Jewish students are afraid that something will happen, which seems pretty reasonable to me given how heated the rhetoric is on this subject. The last time there was a protest at Columbia, protestors’ signs included such gems as “Al-Qasam’s Next Targets”. That doesn’t strike me as a statement hoping for peace.

In one instance, video captured a person holding up a sign that said, “Al-Qasam’s Next Targets,” referring to Hamas’s armed faction, near several Jewish counterprotesters.

nytimes.com/…/columbia-protests-antisemitism.html

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If your position begins with “Death threats made to someone’s face are bad, but…” you may want to reconsider your stance. Hate and dehumanization is the source of this whole clusterfuck.

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I’m going to assume you mean well, but this is bordering on “She was asking for it, did you see what she was wearing?”

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OpenBSD being based in Canada

Huh, TIL… That’s cool!

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Nice! PCRF is legit too, one of the better charities out there.

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EOS is amazing. It’s been my daily for about a year now.

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“I’m not owned!!!” Iran insists, as F35s freely roam deep into their airspace

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Among highly skilled hackers, I wonder what percentage are either on the spectrum, furry, or LGBTQ (or some combination thereof). It’s got to be at least 50%. Anyway, great work here!

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The self-declared communist joined pro-Moscow separatists

Horseshoe theory strikes again!

Microsoft’s VASA-1 can deepfake a person with one photo and one audio track (arstechnica.com)

On Tuesday, Microsoft Research Asia unveiled VASA-1, an AI model that can create a synchronized animated video of a person talking or singing from a single photo and an existing audio track. In the future, it could power virtual avatars that render locally and don’t require video feeds—or allow anyone with similar tools to...

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We’re going to need strong digital signatures on everything, and we need it fast, else we won’t be able to believe anything we see. It will be Steve Bannon’s “flood the zone with shit” dream come true.

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I mean the opposite scenario, where if there’s no signature we assume it’s fake.

France urged to repay billions of dollars to Haiti for independence ‘ransom’ (www.theguardian.com)

France should repay billions of dollars to Haiti to cover a debt formerly enslaved people were forced to pay in return for recognising the island’s independence, according to a coalition of civil society groups that is launching a new push for reparations....

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Sure, OK, but this probably the worst possible time to funnel billions of dollars into Haiti. Who would they even give it to?

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Holding a “my employer sucks” banner in front of your employer’s offices will get you fired regardless of who the employer is or your views on geopolitics.

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Technically, it was literally inside their office.

That’s even worse. This at its core has nothing to do with Palestine or anything else. It’s people loudly and publicly criticizing their employer on their own freaking premises. What did they expect? This isn’t like protesting the government, where you can essentially say what you want. Your employer has no duty to let you disparage them, much less do so while seeking as much attention as possible.

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Good thing we’re talking about a specific country here.

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True! Unfortunately the Google Union is minuscule in relation to the company.

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I misread the time and thought it was 4 minutes and 97 seconds. It’s actually 4.97 seconds, WTF?

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