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Girl, 15, speaks out after classmate made deepfake nudes of her and posted online
  • Yeah I mean it's just a more easy to use Photoshop basically.

    I agree people need to understand better the privacy risks of social media.

    When you put out photos of yourself on the internet you should expect anyone to find them and do whatever they want to them.

    Expect, yeah I guess. Doesn't mean we should tolerate it. I expect murder to happen on a daily basis. People editing images of me on their own devices and keeping that to themself, that's their business. But if they edit photos of me and proliferate, I think it becomes my business. Fortunately, there are no photos of me on the internet.

    Edit: I basically agree with you regarding text content. I'm not sure why I feel different about images of me. Maybe because it's a fingerprint. I don't mind so much people editing pictures I post that don't include my face. Hmm.

  • Girl, 15, speaks out after classmate made deepfake nudes of her and posted online
  • This sounds like a cool idea because it is a novel approach, and it appeals to my general heuristic of the inevitability of technology and freedom. However, I don't think it's actually a good idea. People are entitled privacy, on this I hope we agree -- and I believe this is because of something more fundamental: people are entitled dignity. If you think we'll reach a point in this lifetime where it will be too commonplace to be a threat to someone's dignity, I just don't agree.

    Not saying the solution is to ban the technology though.

  • Math
  • I did an honors math+cs degree. I'm pretty good at advanced math. I never learned long division. Don't feel bad about that.

    (In case any other mathy people read this and wonder how I could understand ring theory without Euclid's division algorithm, relax)

  • AI will capture carbon through reverse buzzwordolysis
  • Transformers are not built with our knowledge of language. That's a gross approximation -- it would honestly be more accurate to say they're modelled after the human brain than that they're built with our understanding of language. A big problem is that the connection between AI and language is poorly understood -- we can't even understand what the word2vec axes are.

  • How to increase engagement of cis women on Lemmy? Are you transgender or gender diverse? Informal Survey Result: Majority of active Hexbear users say Yes and Maybe. - Lemmy

    cross-posted from: [] > Dug up their survey for it out of curiosity, you can find their original post here [] > > Interesting note on cis women

    Are you transgender or gender diverse? Informal Survey Result: Majority of active Hexbear users say Yes and Maybe. - Lemmy

    In a poll on hexbear (see link), it was observed that there are very few cis women on Lemmy. I think this is the intersection of several problems:

    • engagement of women on Reddit was always low
    • fewer women in computer science
    • I'm hesitant to recommend anything fediversy to people who don't tinker with computers like I do and thus might need a more handholdy UX.

    I gather that transgender people tend to be more into CS, though I don't see why that explains entirely such an astonishing presence of the transgender community on Hexbear.

    Anyway, I just thought I'd open the floor to brainstorming.


    Eclipse-watchers: looking at 99.9% totality is unsafe! Total solar eclipse of April 8, 2024

    On April 8, 2024, part of Canada will observe a total solar eclipse. When the Moon aligns perfectly between Earth and the Sun, many spectators will be plunged into temporary darkness.

    Total solar eclipse of April 8, 2024

    Safety tips:

    • Only use special eclipse glasses; regular sunglasses aren't safe
    • Wait for 100% totality before taking off your eclipse glasses. (If you don't have eclipse glasses, wait for totality before looking at all)
    • Have a timer prepared on your phone set to the duration of the eclipse at your location, so you know when to put your glasses back on.
    • When the sun is mostly (but not fully) eclipsed, it will likely not feel painful to look at it, but it will still damage your eyes permanently.
    33 Anime Feminist - Japanese pop culture through a feminist lens

    Japanese pop culture through a feminist lens. Feminist reviews, analysis and discussion on anime and manga.