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MHLoppy MHLoppy @fedia.io

Currently studying CS and some other stuff. Best known for previously being top 50 (OCE) in LoL, expert RoN modder, and creator of RoN:EE's community patch (CBP).

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Ina did a pre-sleep Suisei doodle
  • Holy fuck the second post wasn't just within an hour, it was twenty minutes later

  • Pentagon ran secret anti-vax campaign to incite fear of China vaccines
  • but even when he was unnamed, the Guardian had piles of hard evidence to back up the 2012 Pentagon stories.

    I guess to me, the difference between publishing some documents [1][2] or slides [3] as per your example with The Guardian isn't that different (again, for me) as implicitly saying "the source(s) is/are legit" if whoever's publishing the information has a track record of being trustworthy regarding factuality since I can't necessarily verify the authenticity of that evidence anyway.

  • Pentagon ran secret anti-vax campaign to incite fear of China vaccines
  • While I can certainly believe the US would do this, the article is very light on evidence: a "senior official" is their source.

    The article says "In uncovering the secret U.S. military operation, Reuters interviewed more than two dozen current and former U.S officials, military contractors, social media analysts and academic researchers. Reporters also reviewed Facebook, X and Instagram posts, technical data and documents about a set of fake social media accounts used by the U.S. military. Some were active for more than five years." which seems like it's not just hinging everything on one person. I don't think naming the military / government sources would be reasonable here, so I'm not sure what more burden of proof you're after that they could actually provide.

    It also doesn't say whether studies showed the efficacy of the Sinovac vaccine. All reports at the time (which could definitely be the result of propaganda) said it was nowhere near as effective as the big 2 (later 3) western vaccines. Was/is Sinovac comparable to the western vaccines?

    Also in the article: "Although the Chinese vaccines were found to be less effective than the American-led shots by Pfizer and Moderna, all were approved by the World Health Organization.", so no, not as effective, but:

    • "Social media posts decried the quality of face masks, test kits and the first vaccine that would become available in the Philippines – China’s Sinovac inoculation."
    • "“COVID came from China and the VACCINE also came from China, don’t trust China!” one typical tweet from July 2020 read in Tagalog.
    • "Another post read: “From China – PPE, Face Mask, Vaccine: FAKE. But the Coronavirus is real.”"
    • "Although the Chinese vaccines were still months from release, controversy roiled the Muslim world over whether the vaccines contained pork gelatin and could be considered “haram,” or forbidden under Islamic law. Sinovac has said that the vaccine was “ manufactured free of porcine materials.” Many Islamic religious authorities maintained that even if the vaccines did contain pork gelatin, they were still permissible since the treatments were being used to save human life. The Pentagon campaign sought to intensify fears about injecting a pig derivative."

    These quotes I've copied are not simply campaigns of "Sinovac is less effective".

    Then they chuck in Osama Bin Laden and the South China sea for some reason. Yes, the CIA stealing blood samples from Polio Vaccine recipients was oafish, but those were real vaccines. There was no propaganda comparison.

    In context, what's there about Osama bin Laden feels fair to me. It's saying don't get.. whatever this is (psyops?) and healthcare mixed up because it can damage the latter (i.e., "here's one time where the two weren't separated and it caused healthcare problems as a consequence"). It's not about whether the hepatitis vaccination thing was a propaganda effort or not, or if the vaccines themselves were real or not -- it still lead to worse health outcomes because people became distrustful as a result of it.

    The South China Sea part also seems not unreasonable in context. (paraphrased) "there was some existing distrust among Filipinos due to past actions by China, such as <recent action>" seems.. on topic to say in a discussion about public trust?

  • Instinct (fan animation)

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    Kobo has streamed on bilibili
  • She seemed happy (sans drama of course), but there were still some differences between what she wanted to do and what she could do despite her pushing the boundaries a lot. Based on how everything's played out it seems almost inevitable to me personally that after a few years she'd move on -- under much better circumstances -- to explore things she could never do with Hololive.

    Of course any opinion any of us have is just speculation and guessing. Maybe she would've stayed on indefinitely - nobody knows for sure ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • Kobo has streamed on bilibili

    <episode recap>

    Last time, on bilibili

    • the entire holoCN branch was disbanded
    • Coco graduation (though in fairness, it seems like that probably would've happened at some point anyway)
    • sustained harassment of some members (e.g., Fubuki)
    • sorrow
    • sorrow
    • sorrow
    • sorrow

    </episode recap>

    So basically it was a jolly old time. It seems fair to be wary of putting on the wax wings again, knowing that they melted last time.

    I think this is the VoD of Kobo's stream but I can barely almost slightly read JP let alone CN: https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1Hy41187ta/

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    New to Fedia io any magazine suggestions?
  • It's a small instance with fairly low activity (322 monthly active users reported). [edit: excluding this one] The only two local magazines I know with semi-consistent activity and >100 subs are @[email protected] and @[email protected] and even the latter seems to be only sporadically active right now. The head mod of the former mag (hitstun) has done some cool local CSS stuff though!

    The thing about federation is that you can subscribe just fine to communities on remote instances, so that's where you'll probably end up getting most of your feed from.

  • Pentagon ran secret anti-vax campaign to incite fear of China vaccines

    > > > The covert effort began under Trump and continued into Biden’s presidency, Reuters found. Health experts say it endangered lives for possible geopolitical gain. > >

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    Microblog Memes @lemmy.world MHLoppy @fedia.io

    Self-talk

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    www.sbs.com.au South Australia proposes a ban on political donations

    South Australia's Labor government says it wants "money out of politics" and will introduce legislation to ban electoral donations.

    South Australia proposes a ban on political donations

    > > > * South Australia's government will introduce legislation to ban electoral donations. > * Newly registered political parties and unendorsed candidates would be entitled to receive donations of up to $2,700. > * Premier Peter Malinauskas said the reforms may face legal challenge. > >

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    Bettel's self-talk
  • Gavis Posttel: Xitter (this is a few days old at this point)

  • Hololive x Star Wars: It's over Nerissa! Biboo has the high ground (fan animation)

    Wow another great animation featuring Hololive English Advent Vtuber CATSEKI THE MOST EVIL BEING OF ALL TIME OF ULTIMATE DISTRUCTION ULTIMATE LIFE FORM JUDGEMENT CUT END OF ALL WORLDS DESTROYER BLA

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    theconversation.com Pharaoh at the NGV is the greatest exhibition of ancient Egyptian art ever seen in Australia

    Many exhibitions of ancient Egyptian art have been held in Australia. Pharaoh, at the National Gallery of Victoria, is outstanding for its scope, scale and presentation.

    Pharaoh at the NGV is the greatest exhibition of ancient Egyptian art ever seen in Australia
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    Gura is still Gura even after 2 years (clip)

    Gura and having control of individual fingers, what could go wrong?

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    Ina did a pre-sleep Suisei doodle
  • Just Ina things I guess

  • Ina did a pre-sleep Suisei doodle
  • Priestess post: Xitter (the screenshot was taken well before posting, so the time shown is a half-day off)

  • Joint Beauty - Tokyo Friday Night (feat. Kana Hanazawa & Mori Calliope)

    Calli posted a message about this a couple of days ago on YouTube community

    > > > !! 2024.6.12 Release !! [OP: it was actually on 6.14 lol] > > > > New song by Joint Beauty > 「東京Friday Night (feat. 花澤香菜 & Mori Calliope)」 > > > > A song feature singing beside legendary Kana Hanazawa!! 本当に聴いて欲しい!! :} > > > > streaming: linkco.re/Rn9DpqRA > mv: youtube.com/watch?v=z2Hsp26oF1E&t=0s > > > > The MV is animated, too! And it's so nostalgic, it really brought me back to my days in random Tokyo nightclubs following around my favorite DJs and performers for their shows. Some of them went from midnight to 5am, then everyone got on the first train and went home. > > > > I was really honored to join this collab! Meeting Hanakana was something I never envisioned happening in my entire life (Mori circulation..........) considering so many anime I've watched from childhood until now featured her voice. We exchanged music and I got to watch her work her magic in the studio!! > > > > Jointbeauty-san is a fantastic producer who has taken the producing scene by storm in Japan working with some real rising stars, and he's done a couple tracks for my new album "Phantomime" as well. I'm honored he liked my work enough to challenge me with some more soft-spoken J-rap! Don't worry, I got some English in there though. ;} > > > > I have no words to describe hoW grateful I am for the opportunity!! > Check out the song, and we'll celebrate when the MV premieres too, yeah?! > > > > \-Mori > >

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    [Satire] Coalition to announce its 2030 emissions targets in 2050

    theshovel.com.au Coalition to Announce Its 2030 Emissions Targets in 2050 — The Shovel

    "We’ll take a measured approach, which means waiting to see how much Australia’s emissions are in 2030, allowing a further two decades to pass, and then putting in place a target that is no longer relevant"

    Coalition to Announce Its 2030 Emissions Targets in 2050 — The Shovel

    > > > Peter Dutton has finally put a date on when his party will reveal its 2030 emission reduction targets, saying Australians only had to wait another 26 years to see the detail. > > > > “We’re not going to rush into this. We’ll take a measured approach, which means waiting to see how much Australia’s emissions are in 2030, allowing a further two decades to pass, and then putting in place a target that is no longer relevant,” Dutton said today. > >

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    Australia Community Anniversary Thread
  • Procrastination is a hell of a drug

  • An interview with AMD CEO Lisa Su about solving hard problems

    > > > This week’s Stratechery Interview is with AMD CEO Lisa Su. Su began her career at Texas Instruments, after earning her PhD in electrical engineering at MIT, where she played a significant role in developing silicon-on-insulator transistor technology. Su then spent 12 years at IBM, where she led the development of copper interconnects for semiconductors, served as technical assistant to CEO Lou Gerstner, and led the team that created the Cell microprocessor used in the PlayStation 3. After a stint as the CTO of Freescale Semiconductor, Su joined AMD in 2012, before ascending to the CEO role in 2014. > > > > Su has led a remarkable run of success for AMD over the last decade. After decades of being an also-ran to Intel, AMD has developed the best x86 chips in the world, and continues to take significant share from Intel in datacenters in particular. AMD has also been a major player in console gaming, in addition to its traditional PC business and graphics chip business. That GPU business is now increasingly at center stage, as AMD takes on Nvidia in the market for datacenter GPUs. > > > > In this interview, conducted a day after Su’s Computex keynote, we talk about Su’s career path, including lessons she learned at her various stops to the top, before discussing why AMD has been able to achieve so much during her tenure. We discuss how the “ChatGPT” moment changed the industry, how AMD has responded, and why Su believes the long-run structure of the industry will ultimately work in the company’s favor. > >

    If you get paywalled (I wasn't for this post, but idk how this site is set up?) TH has recapped a little bit of it here.

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    Hardware @lemmy.world MHLoppy @fedia.io

    An interview with AMD CEO Lisa Su about solving hard problems

    > > > This week’s Stratechery Interview is with AMD CEO Lisa Su. Su began her career at Texas Instruments, after earning her PhD in electrical engineering at MIT, where she played a significant role in developing silicon-on-insulator transistor technology. Su then spent 12 years at IBM, where she led the development of copper interconnects for semiconductors, served as technical assistant to CEO Lou Gerstner, and led the team that created the Cell microprocessor used in the PlayStation 3. After a stint as the CTO of Freescale Semiconductor, Su joined AMD in 2012, before ascending to the CEO role in 2014. > > > > Su has led a remarkable run of success for AMD over the last decade. After decades of being an also-ran to Intel, AMD has developed the best x86 chips in the world, and continues to take significant share from Intel in datacenters in particular. AMD has also been a major player in console gaming, in addition to its traditional PC business and graphics chip business. That GPU business is now increasingly at center stage, as AMD takes on Nvidia in the market for datacenter GPUs. > > > > In this interview, conducted a day after Su’s Computex keynote, we talk about Su’s career path, including lessons she learned at her various stops to the top, before discussing why AMD has been able to achieve so much during her tenure. We discuss how the “ChatGPT” moment changed the industry, how AMD has responded, and why Su believes the long-run structure of the industry will ultimately work in the company’s favor. > >

    If you get paywalled (I wasn't for this post, but idk how this site is set up?) TH has recapped a little bit of it here.

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    Melbourne shivers through coldest temperature in years as south-east collectively feels the cold

    www.abc.net.au Frigid start to winter for south-east states as Melbourne shivers through coldest day in five years

    Through early next week much of the south-east will wake to temperatures near freezing, and along the ranges minimums should plunge to around -5 degrees Celsius.

    Frigid start to winter for south-east states as Melbourne shivers through coldest day in five years

    > > > Through early next week much of the south-east will wake to temperatures near freezing, and along the ranges minimums should plunge to around -5 degrees Celsius. > >

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    Mozilla reverses course, re-lists extensions it removed in Russia

    > > > In alignment with our commitment to an open and accessible internet, Mozilla will reinstate previously restricted listings in Russia. Our initial decision to temporarily restrict these listings was made while we considered the regulatory environment in Russia and the potential risk to our community and staff. > >

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    An ounce of prevention: Now is the time to take action on H5N1 avian flu, because the stakes are enormous
  • I worry that if mass graves due to covid weren't enough to jolt near-unanimous support for protective measures, little else will. Would of course love to be proven wrong :(

    edit: for the sake of clarity / not accidentally misrepresenting things, graves would be dug up there (as per the article) with/without covid, but the number of bodies being buried in that manner went to ~7x the amount during non-covid according to the article.

  • Today is Cover's 8th birthday
  • happy postday: Xitter

  • Bijou has a new nickname
  • It's really quite short and memorable, it's just CATSEKI THE MOST EVIL BEING OF ALL TIME OF ULTIMATE DISTRUCTION ULTIMATE LIFE FORM JUDGEMENT CUT END OF ALL WORLDS DESTROYER BLA - super easy!

  • Hit head to taste seafood
  • Yeah, she seems to hang around with HolostarsEN a bunch

  • Bijou has a new nickname
  • We seem to be on a cat thing: Xitter

  • Teemo + Gnar lemon meme (by しおね)
  • Pixiv source (has slightly less compressed image)

  • Hakka on the taste of seafood
  • You've heard of press X to call Jason and press F to pay respects, now it's time for hit head to taste seafood: Xitter

  • Bijou almost got kidnapped (??) in Japan (clip)
  • Stealing a comment from epiccarrot88:

    Guy: "OH SHOOT, THIS CASH MACHINE IS SHOOTING OUT MONEY! I GOT TO SHARE IT WITH SOMEONE!" Runs up to Biboo Guy, in Japanese: "YOU GOTTA COME HERE NOW, THIS CASH MACHINE IS SHOOTING OUT MONEY, COME ON!" Biboo: "Huh? Am I being kidnapped?"