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California achieves incredible new milestone with its power supply: 'It is the new reality'
  • No no no, you need to pay us a flat fee of $500 monthly no matter what, else how do we make profit for our shareholders. Because we can all agree on at least one thing right?? That a basic necessity like electricity definitely should not be publicly owned

    Oh and yay for NEM 3, super beneficial to customers

  • The return of pneumatic tubes
  • I remember seeing these Costco tubes as a kid in the 90s. Thought it was the coolest fucking thing, the vertical pipe going up from each cashier and making a maze of pipes all heading somewhere on the ceiling

  • North Dakotans Approve Age Limit for Members of Congress
  • Does it at least set some kind of (small) precedent? I don't know of anywhere in the US that has an old-age restriction like this

    (Setting aside for the moment that the constitution explicitly states that age is a factor in eligibility for office -- must be 35 to be president -- so why wouldn't age also be a factor at the other end?)

  • Tim Cook is “not 100 percent” sure Apple can stop AI hallucinations
  • Of course they can't. Any product or feature is only as good as the data underneath it. Training data comes from the internet, and the internet is full of humans. Humans make and write weird shit so so the data that the LLM ingests is weird, this creates hallucinations.

  • A Christian group teaches public school students during the school day. Their footprint is growing
  • Ex Mormon, can confirm. This was my very first thought when reading the headline. "Lol I did this as a pre-teen and teen in LA in the 90s and 00s." This is called "seminary", which in Mormonism does not mean what it means to other religious traditions. "Seminary" just means "scripted religious classes for bored sleepy teenagers taught by an unqualified volunteer parent every school day for 45 mins somewhere off campus before school starts."

    In Mormonism this means "studying" (aka the teacher reads you a standardized lesson plan and asks comprehension questions) the Book Of Mormon, The Pearl of Great Price, The Doctrine And Covenants, the New Testament, and the Old Testament. These five texts make up the Mormon canon.

    In the time and place that I did seminary, it was not formally linked to the public school system. But in predominantly-Mormon Utah, I believe seminary was officially part of the public school curriculum in most (all?) school districts and classes were often held on-campus in school classrooms and counted towards your diploma.

    So, yeah. This shit is nothing new.

  • White House: $8.2B for 10 major rail projects including US' first high-speed rail

    www.whitehouse.gov FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces Billions to Deliver World-Class High-Speed Rail and Launch New Passenger Rail Corridors Across the Country | The White House

    $8.2 Billion from the President’s Investing in America Agenda to Deliver Transformative Passenger Rail in America President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda – a key pillar of Bidenomics – is delivering world class-infrastructure across the country, expanding access to economic opportunity, and cr...

    FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces Billions to Deliver World-Class High-Speed Rail and Launch New Passenger Rail Corridors Across the Country | The White House
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