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An Algorithm Told Police She Was Safe. Then Her Husband Killed Her.
  • The police accepted the software’s judgment and Ms. Hemid went home with no further protection.

    This is what happens when you rely on your Nintendos, instead of using your damn brains.

  • Chinese firm ByteDance, which owns TikTok, has lost its appeal against a European Union decision to designate the company a digital "gatekeeper"
  • And then they unveiled their, "ByteDance: We're totally not the CCP" logo.

    And everyone laughed harder.

  • Geometry
  • Equilateral triangle. All three sides are equal length and it has three interior angles that add up to exactly 180 degrees.

  • Radioactivity
  • There's a couple of YouTube videos where urban explorers re-visited Chernobyl many years after the accident. They explored the area around the plant and visited the hospital where Russian firefighters were taken after they were exposed to debris from the reactor's core.

    Their clothing was seriously contaminated and was removed and stored in a room in the hospital's basement. The explorers visited the basement where the clothing is still stored today. They didn't get close to the clothing because it is still contaminated. As in, "not safe to enter the room" contaminated.

  • Tesla Steers Onto Train Tracks It Apparently Mistook for a Road, Police Warn
  • Who needs a driver? This car has AUTOPILOT.

    But seriously, Tesla "autopilot" is nothing more than a cruise control you have to keep an eye on. Which means, it's NOT "autopilot." This technology is not ready for the real world. Sooner or later, it's going to cause a major, horrible accident, involving dozens or people. Musk has enough connections to avoid any real-world consequences but maybe enough people will get over their child-like worship of billionaires and stop treating him like he's the next Bill Gates.

  • Tesla Steers Onto Train Tracks It Apparently Mistook for a Road, Police Warn
  • This is that "AI" that investors keep jerking themselves purple over.

    Real "Self driving cars" will not be available in our lifetimes.

  • Investigation platform Bellingcat warns of ‘censorship’ on X after research on Russian attack on children's hospital in Kyiv is labeled spam
  • Who would have guessed that a social media platform owned by an apartheid-loving fascist would trend conservative?

  • State why
  • "please state why"

    Because of the nature of the time-space continuum.

  • Most consumers hate the idea of AI-generated customer service
  • The point of modern "customer service" is to NOT provide customer service. If you can drag out the conversation to the point where the caller rage-quits in frustration, then the company can avoid spending any money on fixing any problems they've caused.

  • Why is my Twitter feed full of right-wing content when I don't consume political content?
  • I'm seeing this on YouTube, as well. I'm interested in gaming and entertainment, but in the last couple of months, I've been getting absolute right-wing dipsh*ttery in my "Recommended" list.

    It feels to me like YouTube is trying to rage-bait users into engaging in this trash, even when those users have shown no interest in it.

  • 70%
  • If the Republicans win this one, you won't have to worry about voting ever again.

  • Google Chrome ships a default, hidden extension that allows code on * access to private APIs, including your current CPU usage
  • I already ditched Windows for Linux a month ago because of spyware. Everything Google-related is next. My phone is going to be the hardest thing to de-infest.

  • Organize, Vote, Resist
  • There are dictionaries that tell you what the words "liberal" and "conservative" mean. Quit relying on your own snazzy spidey-sense and check them out.

  • Archaeology Problems
  • LISTER: What makes you think these aliens exist?

    RIMMER: They must do, Lister! There’s so many things that are strange and odd. So many things we don’t have any explanation for.

    LISTER: Like, um, why do intelligent people buy cinema hot dogs? Do you mean that sort of weird and mysterious thing?

    RIMMER: No, Lister, I mean like the pyramids. How did they move such massive pieces of stone without the aid of modern technology?

    LISTER: They had massive whips, Rimmer. Massive, massive whips.

  • Thanks to a $1 billion gift, most Johns Hopkins medical students will no longer pay tuition
  • Yup. Every time there's a feel-good story like, "a corporate donor spent $20,000 so a dozen orphans didn't have to be fed into the Orphan Crushing Machine" the media never questions why the Orphan Crushing Machine needs to exist in the first place.

  • Front and Backflipping
  • THIS is what "AI" will really be used for. Making bullshit*t.

  • Please Help Reverse This
  • He's required to say that. Sadly, he doesn't actually love you.

  • Big Bird
  • Oscar the Grouch is a scavenger.

  • though i recommend listening to audiobooks
  • The point (which I guess I needed to point out) is that this isn't a work of fiction, anymore. Government has been granted unprecedented power to conduct surveillance on innocent people with no warrants or accountability. Companies carry out data harvesting and location tracking in nearly every consumer product connected to the Internet. Microsoft has literally incorporated spyware into Windows 11 (CoPilot / Recall). We are living in a real life surveillance state right NOW and our government and corporations are clearly fine with it. And that's where the "how-to" guide comes into it. That's the BAD THING. I really didn't think I needed to spell it out, but damn.