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those are certainly all valid points.

but there’s another side to this: the rise in extremely shitty and entitled attitudes that people in general have regarding their behaviors in public spaces, that being a creeping breakdown in basic civility and decorum.

I remember a time when people would just get onto a plane, sit down, and endure their flight. air travel has never been particularly comfortable or enjoyable. there was always an unspoken social contract between fellow travelers to at least do what we could to not make it worse for each other, but now? so many people don’t give a damn about how their actions affect others, often taking very selfish action at the expense of others’ comfort which push the boundaries of even the most understanding person’s patience.

removing smelly shoes, eating pungent foods, and engaging in many other annoying or obnoxious behaviors that air travelers simply would not have done 5-10 years ago at a far higher rate with a “fuck you” attitude isn’t something you can simply blame on smaller seats and less legroom. combine that with a flagrant disregard for in-flight staff and their instructions or attempts to de-escalate to the point of engaging in violence has reached outrageous levels. bigger seats with more legroom and serving in-flight meals isn’t going to make these people stop acting like animals. whatever it is that caused these people to believe that acting like entitled assholes is ok now did not originate from airlines trying to squeeze out a profit, even though it may be a contributing factor to making everyone else miserable.

the people who act this way ON the plane act this way OFF the plane, too.

whiskeypickle,
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wtf is “the Real”?

the vast moronity of ai travelers can behave like civilized people, even when annoyed by the burdens of air travel, and news flash: it always sucked. I’ve flown for over 40 years, and even before 9/11 TSA security theater, before the shrinking seats and legroom and lack of inflight meals, flying was uncomfortable, tedious and awful. The difference today? an increasing sector of society believe they’re entitled to act like selfish assholes all the time and that the price of an airline ticket entitles them to treat the entire plane like their own home where they’re allowed to act, do, and say whatever they want, regardless of how the actions and behaviors affect anyone else— worse, because they know (or think) that, once in the air, there’s nothing anyone can do to stop them. It’s that kind of entitled, selfish, and childish mindset that makes them believe they can lash out and attack others without consequences when the flight crew tries to hold them accountable.

THAT is the problem now, and the discomfort of flying just makes these horrible people worse, it’s not what caused them in the first place. And people who act this way on flights also act this way in restaurants, subways and busses, movie theaters, and other public spaces where they selfishly don’t give a damn how there behavior affects others.

the airlines can be blamed for making flying uncomfortable but not for the fact that these people are selfish assholes who resort to violence when confronted.

whiskeypickle,
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literally nobody said that.

whiskeypickle,
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As a designer, there is a limited purpose to use generative graphics as assets in a composition for various purposes. I might want to generate a cloud background, or perhaps a small object to use here or there. Certainly not an entire composition, because they always come out bizarre or warped, or having some sort of weird hallucination in them. But generative AI can create, for example, a flower, or a building to be used in background, or to cover up an empty space. Once you place that item, then I would have to go in and touch it up a bit to make it look like it fits and adjust the lighting and fix any weird quirks that might have, but it’s a lot better than having to have a photographer go out and take a photo of it or to pay for a stock photo of it and license that plus every problem that comes with that.

So generative AI tools in Photoshop, for example, can end up saving a lot of time and effort and money for licensing stock photos, especially when I only need a portion of it, but it doesn’t comprise but a small portion of an entire composition. 

whiskeypickle,
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Copyright, in theory, is great. It’s the current state of intellectual property law, especially in the United States, that’s the problem. 

whiskeypickle,
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What a great way to put it

whiskeypickle,
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well, if you really want to get specific, it’s because large corporations with a vested interest in maintaining and consolidating IP rights for as long as possible while neglecting small artists and individuals were the ones in charge of writing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and then the US strong-armed most of the rest of the world into adopting most or all of it via compliance by means of a great many treaties, trade deals, etc. in the wake of 9/11 and the expanding militarization during the “War on Terror” at the time. it was pretty underhanded.

Or, in other words: capitalism screwed the little people, and we’re still paying the price.

whiskeypickle,
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possibly under the current law. when it comes to, say, lab-grown meat, there are specific, patented processes for doing that which can produce a specific result that could possibly be copyrighted. I think it would be hard to argue in court that it’s a “creative work”, but maybe? it wouldn’t surprise me if some particularly unscrupulous company made an attempt to do so.

we very badly need IP law reform.

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do you hurt others to stop the hurt in your heart?

whiskeypickle,
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I’m sure you mind will conjure whatever it needs to to fit your delusion.

whiskeypickle,
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lol

whiskeypickle,
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you really have constructed quite the little world for yourself to justify being so angry all the time.

whiskeypickle,
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obviously a copypasta, and you’re not capable of that level of insight. plus, I doubt you could string that may coherent words together. plus, it would have taken you much longer to write this all out than you had between your last comment.

also, this sounds like something you might have overheard? did you think I’d find this clever?

whatever. I think it’s funny you worked so hard.

whiskeypickle,
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wow, you really believe that, don’t you? amazing… just… wow … I genuinely feel bad for you.

I would never put that much effort into a single comment, especially for you. plus, I don’t know nearly enough about psychology to make up a story like that.

whiskeypickle,
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wait, I just caught part of something— you’re going into some modlogs just to try to hurt my feelings? you’re that desperate?

hahahaha

whiskeypickle,
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all out of gas, I see.

lol

whiskeypickle,
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I’m genuinely sorry that you have so much pain inside you that you have to work so hard to make everyone else around you miserable.

but watching you do it makes me laugh. especially because you’re so bad at it, lol

whiskeypickle,
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scraping the mod logs…. wow!

that out of ideas… maybe time for a nap?

whiskeypickle,
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seven? didn’t you say it was 3 earlier? can’t even keep your numbers straight, lol

whiskeypickle,
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hahaha, WHAT???

I don’t any of those things…

well, I am a Star Trek fan, but lots of people are.

whiskeypickle,
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I’m a designer. I’ve never even studied psychology. where did you get that idea?

whiskeypickle,
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you were spamming earlier with a list of names you thought were me. there were 3 or 4 names. now you say it’s 7. your story keeps changing.

I think you’re getting tired.

whiskeypickle,
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seriously whomever wrote that copypasta obviously knows their shi about psychology, but I couldn’t understand any of it but the story part. I’m a designer. I ca tell you anything you want to know about photoshop, illustrator, indesign, I also know some Swift, some C++ form when I used to do some development. I even do some web design, so I know html and css. edit: and javascript

but no psychology, and I sure don’t have a phd. I have an MfA, from a design school

whiskeypickle,
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oh, boy, you are confused. sigh

whiskeypickle,
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ya know, I’m beginning to think that what you really wanted from all of this truly horribleness, the really nasty way you interact with people, is to just talk to someone. and this is the only way you know how.

am I right? is this your extremely fucked way of… are trying to get to know me? because, man… you wasted so many hours acting like a terrible person. this is not how you make friends with people.

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