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Povertymaxxed and bolognapilled
  • Worse still is the pronunciation of "bologna". How. Just how. None of you seppos have the right to tell me about how I pronounce "herbs" or "pecans". Then again, our pronunciation of "lieutenant" is messed up.

  • Rule elitism
  • Copyright gives the copyright holder exclusive rights to modify the work, to use the work for commercial purposes, and attribution rights. The use of a work as training data constitutes using a work for commercial purposes since the companies building these models are distributing licencing them for profit. I think it would be a marginal argument to say that the output of these models constitutes copyright infringement on the basis of modification, but worth arguing nonetheless. Copyright does only protect a work up to a certain, indefinable amount of modification, but some of the outputs would certainly constitute infringement in any other situation. And these AI companies would probably find it nigh impossible to disclose specifically who the data came from.

  • Finally one of the sovcits is noticed by CPS.
  • But since vaccination is considered a medical procedure, you cannot give a vaccine without informed consent. In this case it's the parent's consent because the child is incapable of giving informed consent. There is plenty of case law stating that medical practitioners cannot perform medical procedures if the patient has withdrawn consent despite the best of intentions and practices. It's ultimately not up to the healthcare provider except in very specific cases, and vaccination is not one of those.

  • Finally one of the sovcits is noticed by CPS.
  • Parental consent is usually used as a substitute where a child is too young to give consent for a procedure. In Australia and the UK once a child is able to understand the procedure and associated risks they are considered "Gillick competent" and their consent outweighs the parent's, but until then the parent is the one who gives consent on the child's behalf. Parental consent is also used as a substitute when the child is incapacitated by injury or illness such that they are incapable of giving informed consent. Health practitioners and first aiders can also assume consent in life-threatening situations where the patient is incapable of giving consent (e.g. giving CPR to someone in cardiac arrest).

  • Rule elitism
  • Nobody has been able to make a convincing argument in favour of generative AI. Sure, it's a tool for creating art. It abstracts the art making process away so that the barrier to entry is low enough that anyone can use it regardless of skill. A lot of people have used these arguments to argue for these tools, and some artists argue that because it takes no skill it is bad. I think that's beside the point. These models have been trained on data that is, in my opinion, both unethical and unlawful. They have not been able to conclusively demonstrate that the data was acquired and used in line with copyright law. That leads to the second, more powerful argument: they are using the labour of artists without any form of compensation, recognition, permission, or credit.

    If, somehow, the tools could come up with their own styles and ideas then it should be perfectly fine to use them. But until that happens (it won't, nobody will see unintended changes in AI as anything other than mistakes because it has no demonstrable intent) use of a generative AI should be seen as plagiarism or copyright infringement.

  • TIL we have a cricket team
  • I feel like Australia did this to the field hockey world. North-western European countries like Norway and Denmark seem to love the sport, but we had the top spot for quite a few years. Barely anyone in Australia gave a single shit. Because everyone plays soccer, rugby, cricket or Aussie rules. Kinda sucked as a hockey player.

  • If you don't work IT, retail, or food service what do you do for work?
  • I highly recommend Science Vs, 99% Invisible, and Cautionary Tales. Pretty good if you're into nerdy stuff. I also recommend Endless Thread if you're interested in stories about the internet. What audiobooks have you enjoyed recently?

  • PSA.
  • Yes! I should have clarified. Wedding rings getting stuck on old people's fingers will be the main use case for those tools, meaning people will have to buy a lot of titanium cock rings before it's cost effective for hospitals to have electric cutting tools as standard.

  • PSA.
  • Hospitals will generally have ring cutters like this:

    Picture of a pizza-cutter like implement with an arm underneath the serrated cutting wheel.

    They are hand powered and very cost effective for gold and silver rings. Diamond tipped cutters usually need something like a Dremel to power them. They look something like this:

    Picture of a ring cutter similar to the one above but it has an electric screwdriver like attachment to power the wheel..

    They are much more expensive compared to hand powered ones, and pose a higher risk to a patient so they would require additional training to use it, which is another extra cost.

  • no really how do we fix this?
  • I thought everyone was overreacting until I used Google on the computers at my college and I realised that DDG had been insulating me from all that horror. Thank goodness I switched when I did.