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The abs that shook the pillars of civilization
  • Because they can choose whose peepee, if any, that they want to touch. And yes, they choose not to touch said podcaster.

  • Elon Musk threatens to ban Apple devices from his companies over OpenAI partnership
  • Musk raised $6 billion in a recent funding round for his would-be OpenAI competitor, xAI, whose first product, Grok, is meant to serve as a politically incorrect answer to ChatGPT. In addition to Tesla, SpaceX, and xAI, Musk is founder of brain interface startup Neuralink and tunneling venture Boring Company.

    Seems pretty straightforward to me.

  • Elon Musk threatens to ban Apple devices from his companies over OpenAI partnership
  • Musk raised $6 billion in a recent funding round for his would-be OpenAI competitor, xAI, whose first product, Grok, is meant to serve as a politically incorrect answer to ChatGPT. In addition to Tesla, SpaceX, and xAI, Musk is founder of brain interface startup Neuralink and tunneling venture Boring Company.

    In case anybody is wondering why he's making a big deal out of it.

    As to why emoji feels the need to make his own "anti-woke" AI, it's because he thinks that, at some point in the future, our AI overlords will decide to cull white people to meet "forced diversity quotas." I'm not kidding.

    https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2024/05/i-read-everything-elon-musk-posted-for-a-week-send-help/

  • Appeals court tells Texas it cannot ban books for mentioning ‘butt and fart’
  • It's not the last 40 years, it's been since Civil Rights legislation and the Brown vs Board decision.

  • Patriarchy harms boys and men, too. Helping them realize this is key to erasing toxic masculinity
  • The men's lib subreddit used to be very good as well. (It probably still is, I just haven't checked it in a while.)

  • Patriarchy harms boys and men, too. Helping them realize this is key to erasing toxic masculinity
  • Yes, because men are entitled to these things (ie that is their purview) they are expected to automatically excel in those areas. Then when they fail to live up to those expectations, they feel badly about themselves.

    I think your experience sums it up perfectly, as long as you don't get too hung up on the word "entitled."

  • euphoric recall
  • The social media algorithms were definitely much different in 2014. They tended to promote links to outside articles and trending topics, even if those links were to BuzzFeed listicles. In 2015/16 they had all changed to trying to keep people engaged on the original site, so they started pushing rage bait that would get people arguing in the comments.

    In 2014, everybody was talking about what color that dress was. In 2015, Breitbart was like the number 3 most popular shared "news" site on Facebook.

  • VFX artist explains why CGI in films is worse now
  • This sounds exactly like Boeing (and a hundred other large corps.)

  • Missouri joins other red states in trying to stamp out ranked choice voting
  • They're intentionally misrepresenting what RCV is and how it works, playing on their base's fear of voter fraud (which itself is code for Hispanic people voting.)

  • Graduate's father arrested for blocking Black superintendent from shaking daughter's hand
  • That sounds like more of an assault than a disorderly conduct.

    This is one of those situations where I like to imagine what would have happened if the guy did that to a cop. Likely a litany of charges, including assaulting an officer, and would have had the shit beaten out of him.

  • Gay Republican candidate melts down when he figured out that his party is homophobic
  • He asked that the state GOP revoke their endorsement of him. That's something.

    His previous comments imply some internalized homophobia, but this recent line of rhetoric from the Colorado GOP is obviously eliminationist, and he seems to have realized it. Maybe it leads to him more closely examining his previous attitudes, maybe it doesn't.

    I'm not saying he's like, a good dude. Just worth noting that he found a line he wouldn't cross.

  • Gay Republican candidate melts down when he figured out that his party is homophobic
  • You should just read what the Republicans will do if Trump is reelected.

    They've published their plans, and I want exactly zero of any of the "policy" they plan on implementing.

  • ‘It’s time we put a felon in the White House,’ California sheriff says
  • The article says his department's budget has increased by $270 million since newsom took office. Poor guy is underfunded!

  • Trump Campaign Sent Cease-and-Desist Letter to ProPublica Attempting to Stop Their Latest Exposé. It Didn’t Work.
  • The Trump Org and various campaign entities have, of course, denied that any wrongdoing took place, and denied that Trump had knowledge or direct involvement in compensation issues.

    "We didn't do anything wrong, and even if we did, Trump himself didn't do it."

    This is undermined by the multiple witnesses in the trial which just ended, who repeatedly testified that Trump insists on hand signing every single check that is for more than a certain amount of money. It has varied over time, but usually something relatively low, like $10k. He is characterized as a relentless micromanager when it comes to money, and is famous for (and constantly brags about) fighting every financial charge, and never paying a penny more than he has to.

    It would not be reasonable to assume that large payouts or appointments to high up positions within any Trump org could happen without Trump's knowledge and approval.

    This brings us back to:

    The Trump Org and various campaign entities have, of course, denied that any wrongdoing took place, and denied that Trump had knowledge or direct involvement in compensation issues.

    This was essentially his exact defense in that NY criminal trial, and the jury didn't buy it.

  • Yup
  • We don't know what kind of equipment those ladies are working with...

  • 'I'm not going to let you continue': ABC host stops Trump lawyer from lying about Biden
  • I use the term legacy media all the time. It refers to well-known, corporate owned media outlets, both TV and paper. The kinds of outlets that usually publish unvarnished lies from right-wingers, lest they be accused of being "liberal" and are therefore both-sidesing the US right into fascism.

    I don't know what the person you're responding to is on about, but "legacy media" is definitely a real term.

  • Newsmax Host Ominously Warns ‘You People in Your Cities’ Who Are ‘Pushing the Party That Owns 90% of the Guns’
  • Yeah, it's funny because they're all scared to go to cities because of the crime stories they see on winger media like newsmax, but then they also turn around and say things like this.

  • "My juror": Trump believed a loyalist on the jury could save him, until the very end
  • You can't forget that any true nut jobs were weeded out during jury selection.