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  • Yes the Boston Marathon bombings. The police found the backpack(s) and reddit went on a crusade looking at footage and photos from before the explosion...identifying at least one person who had a similar backpack and declaring them the bomber. Then, of course, came trying to ID them. I'm pretty sure they figured out who one of them was but - shocker - it wasn't him. Neither of the actual bombers were even on reddit's suspect list.

    As much as I like to make fun of it, at the time I was really hyped on the idea of a thousand strangers coming together to help. It would have been a really cool ending to the store if reddit actually helped but the whole thing was soured by people taking it too far by putting names to their "suspects"

  • Dungeons & Dragons will release its 2024 ruleset under a Creative Commons licence
  • Yeah, I joined their campaign when someone had to drop out. We're up to 14 now and I deeply regret the decisions I've made along the way but it's too hard to backtrack now lol

    When we're done with this one we're gonna do the GM's homebrew and I'll be putting more thought into what I want to play. I'm sure you'll be seeing my post requesting input in the coming weeks...the possibilities are very daunting.

  • when google bought datasets from reddit
  • How are you getting these summaries? I'm trying to get my own silly results like this but it doesn't show up anywhere I've tried.

    I tried on Android and PC then tried a different Google account in Chrome on my work laptop. I even made sure AI Overviews were enabled on the Labs page

  • Linus Tech Tips (LTT) release investigation results on former accusations
  • I agree but it did shake my confidence enough to make me back off. I watched LTT mostly for entertainment (GN for news and reviews) and I've since "filled that spot" so it'll probably only make its way back into my watch list once a different thing falls off.

  • Linus Tech Tips (LTT) release investigation results on former accusations
  • I saw that which is why I'm willing to give them another chance. I really don't think Linus is a scummy guy or anything, they just grew too fast without thinking.

    I haven't had a strong desire to get back into the channel but if a video pops up on my feed again, I might resub.

  • Every damn day
  • One of my biggest social media pet peeves. A screenshot of a headline is a useless post. They either took the screenshot and chose to not include the link or - more likely - they copied it from some Instagram page

  • Sky voice actor says nobody ever compared her to ScarJo before OpenAI drama
  • I don't think anyone is claiming that they scrapped the hired actor's voice completely. I'm inclined to think they supplemented the training data with Johansson's long career.

    OpenAI has not been very open about where they source anything and there's more evidence than not that they've used copyrighted material in the past.

  • Sky voice actor says nobody ever compared her to ScarJo before OpenAI drama
  • I don't think it's a witch hunt to call it into question, though. I feel bad for the voice actor they hired but what they showed of it is remarkably similar to Johansson's iconic voice from Her.

    It's akin to (though not nearly on the same level) as having a voice that says "it's-a-me, Vincenzo! Wahoo!" and saying it's just a coincidence that it sounds like Mario

  • Sky voice actor says nobody ever compared her to ScarJo before OpenAI drama
  • I think it's fair to err on the side of shadiness with OpenAI considering their training data controversies with gtp and Sora.

    I don't mean this argumentatively but would you be surprised if it came out that they did use Johansson's voice to train it?

  • How many communities do you have blocked?

    My preferred way to browse here is using All and blocking communities I don't want to see. That way I get exposed to new things I wouldn't seek out on my own (for example: British archaeology)

    I accidentally blocked a community while trying to block a user and when I went to unblock it, I saw I had 1250 communities filtered. If I had to guess, 90% are either porn, sports, or anime.

    What about you?

    Subset Games created two amazing games: FTL & Into The Breach

    I'm not sure if this counts as a "patient gamer" because I played them to death years ago...but I've been playing both again recently and they're just perfect little games with a ton of replayability. They're not retro (FTL 2012, ITB 2018) but they're old enough to regularly go on sale which is great!

    Highly recommended if you like roguelite strategy games.

    If you have any similar games to suggest, please leave a comment. I'm sure there's tons of great strategy games I've missed over the years

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    Arca - Love You In Chains 「love you in chains」

    LYRICS: not fair to love you in chains sniahc ni ouy evol ot fiar ton not fair to love you in chains sniahc ni ouy evol ot fiar ton not fair to love you in chains not fair to love you in chain

    「love you in chains」

    Both artists are considered "art-pop"

    Kind of a weak connection but man...I've loved the posts but someone had to get us away from space-related songs!

    You must be this tall to ride.

    I was messing around on Bing trying to generate animals camouflaging into various environments but never spit out what I had in mind. It did, however, expose me to furry porn despite my prompt not requesting it.

    Some other examples (not including the aforementioned one because I don't want to get banned lol):




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    Malawi Mouse Boys - I'm So Tired Of You

    Connection: it's a song about Satan

    The link has 2 songs but I couldn't find this song on its own. "I'm So Tired Of You" is the first thing they play

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    Golden Vessel - sun+tide sun+tide

    Taken from my new album “everythingeverydayeverything“ which is out now via sumoclic: Socials: https://soundcl


    The moon has a strong influence on the tides

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    Tierra Whack - Body of Water

    Supersoakers are (usually) filled with water

    New album coming out soon too!!

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    It's not living a lie if you're not living at all.

    Connection: Villain Mode is about living a lie

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    The Books - There Is No There

    Of course she's not there....There Is No There!

    The Books were a project by Nick Zammuto and Paul de Jong, two very different musicians who found common ground in their appreciation for strange production and "found sound" sampling.

    They amicably split after a decade of making music together to pursue solo projects but neither has released anything in the past 5+ years. I've seen them live 3 times and would do it again if they did a reunion tour

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    San Fermin - Sonsick

    Rising Sun to Rising Son

    Sunsick to Sonsick

    Does that count as a pun?

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    IDLES - Gift Horse

    I'm gonna my gift horse to the old town road

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    Jamiroquai - Black Devil Car

    Old Black Devil

    This is a fun community. I'm gonna spice things up with a personal challenge after this post to only link songs that are less than a decade old.

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    Modest Mouse - 3rd Planet

    The world is the 3rd planet

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    Lou Bega - Mambo Number 5 Lou Bega - Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...)

    Lou Bega's official music video for 'Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of.)'. Click to listen to Lou Bega on Spotify: feat...

    Lou Bega - Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...)

    Both songs are from a numbered series lol

    1-4 were demos using the same sample and they weren't good

    Walt Disney: Frozen

    Based on two rumors/conspiracy theories:

    1. Walt Disney had his body cryogenically preserved in the hopes of being resurrected later. Unsubstantiated but funny

    2. The film was titled "Frozen" so when you search for "Walt Disney Frozen" you don't learn about the first rumor

    [META] This community shouldn't exist.

    Somehow the body disappeared when I posted this so I am going to copy my comment that inspired the post:

    This community doesn't fit Lemmy. Why are we segregating tweets? I'll bet the mods here don't even know why /r/whitepeopletwitter existed in the first place because if they did, they'd know we don't "need" it here. It's arguably worse if they don't know because they're separating tweets by race for no fucking reason

    Seriously just delete this community and use microblogmemes or whatever. Can't believe this reddit shit got copied over here.

    Mastodon (and similar) posts tagging Lemmy communities shouldn't automatically show up on Lemmy

    Interoperability is great and all but they're two different types of sites and the majority of the posts aren't directed at the community, they're just mentioning them. They rarely generate discussion and the hashtags/links make for garbage post titles on here

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