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Musk’s X (formerly Twitter) demands money from laid-off employees, claims they were accidentally overpaid due to currency conversion errors
  • Twitter's original plan was to run in cash infusion mode as long as possible. They never even substantially tried to monetize. They had links to all the other platforms, that all the best celebrities in journalists. Besides having just some tech debt issues they could have easily spun an AI product and sold the exact interests of their entire user base to the highest bidder.

    Everybody sliding into AI right now isn't an accident. They train a model on the corpus of everyone's interactions. It creates a model deeply seated with everyone's likes and dislikes. They can use the model to infer stuff that's not even exactly stated. They can lump people together that you wouldn't be able to do in a conventional manner.

    That user base, in the right hands, was worth the money. Just not necessarily for shoving ads in their faces on the site.

  • Boeing sales tumble as the company gets no orders for the 737 Max for the second straight month
  • If public attitude ever got significant enough that they couldn't fill a certain model of plane they would definitely stop buying them, that said I'm not sure we're at that point.

  • You have 15$. How would you spend it so that you'll be the happiest you can be for 15$ ?
  • Huh, turns out I can never go to Romania. I would eat until I pop.

  • Majority of Black Americans believe U.S. institutions are conspiring against them, poll finds
  • System is rigged against them. Less generational opportunities ends up less college. Lack of black bodies in tech means less work experience. If you don't have work experience or degrees, it makes it hard to get hired.

    Doesn't happen that lack of generational wealth puts them is poorer sections of town away from the best business opportunities.

    <20% of the pop in my area is black. < 5% of my resumes were anything but while male.

  • The Google Pay app is dead
  • You still need biometrics, passwords, pins.

    I get the nerves, but I can't find any reasonable way it's less secure

  • Parents with bilingual children, how did you do it?
  • When I visited Ireland I was very impressed by the Irish cartoons. Anywhere I went I hardly heard a lick of anything but English, but it was obvious what they were there for and it was very cool thing.

  • How long would it take to travel 80 miles in a car travelling 80 miles per hour?
  • There's tires with a circumference of 13.2 ft.... Chef's Kiss

  • How many alts do you have on lemmy
  • 0, but at some point I'll roll another and swap. Even Lemmy doesn't need to know that much about me :)

  • Google is ready to fill free streaming TV channels with ads
  • Maybe this will be the straw the causes them to port librelec to it

  • Simple question: Are you a nice person?
  • I'm balanced.

    I'll help you push you car. I'll hold the door for anyone, I'll let you in, in traffic. I'll over-tip the wait staff, even the ones having a bad day. I give kids in my neighborhood freezypops when it's hot AF. I'll go out of my way to make sure your food allergy is covered and you'll have safe snacks at my gathering.

    I won't give the guy begging on the corner money. I won't help you forever if you never reciprocate. You skip a paycheck, I won't wait for you to get it sorted.

    I won't remember that you hate mushrooms. I won't remember your kids name or wife's face. I'll forget you birthday if it's not in my calendar. I'll tell you I need to focus on something for an hour and go take a nap.

  • Trump denies mocking soldiers, says only "a psycho" would have called them "losers" and "suckers"
  • Maybe it's Mandela but I really think he did this on video...

  • Physical Media (Blu-Ray, Music CDs)
  • I probably bought 500 discs when Blockbuster went under. And they're still in an okay market for players they're not gone yet, but at some point they will go the way of the dodo

  • Physical Media (Blu-Ray, Music CDs)
  • The biggest problem I have with physical media nowadays is that the players are slowly getting enshitified

    You can't buy a tape deck anymore you can hardly find a reasonable quality record player that's not audiophile level.

    There's very little choice in DVD / Blu-ray players now. I don't expect that media to be easy to maintain forever so drm free digital is a much better choice.

  • What jobs were you horrified to learn are done by people with little to no experience or training?
  • When firing people is difficult, it's not infrequent to promote them to hire someone useful to backfill.

    Those people keep rising the ladder through seniority and attrition.

    They never do anything bad enough to get fired and just make everyone below them miserable cuz they don't understand the business and like to prove that they're in charge because of fear of inadequacy.

  • Adults and teens pick dumbphones to curb social media addiction
  • It's not strictly social media. It's boredom. We're basically using these things to groom ourselves to have attention problems.

    And in the end it's not that they can't, but they actually have absolutely no reason to want to. There's no immediate or probably even no intermediate consequence to sitting down on TikTok for 2 hours. You get your serotonin boost and nothing bad happened.

    Of course you could have spent the time constructively, learn a new skill, cleaned the bathroom, but those are the exact opposite of getting that serotonin boost.

  • L.A. County wants to cap rent hikes at 3%. Landlords say that would push them to sell
  • I'm guessing landlords would just property swap.

    Buy, evict, rent at a higher price

  • A PR disaster: Microsoft has lost trust with its users, and Windows Recall is the straw that broke the camel's back
  • Yeah, you can be damn sure I'm going to disable this at some grand level for my ORG if it makes it to us.

  • Microsoft blocks Windows 11 workaround that enabled local accounts
  • I hope they haven't disassembled it and sold it on eBay for bribe money

  • Butts, breasts, and genitals now explicitly allowed on Elon Musk’s X
  • I don't engage with it so I'm only getting whatever the default is :)

    My school releases the buses and notifies people on Twitter. If not for that I wouldn't be there at all

  • Day-Old Pasta Makes a Great Stir-Fry | Kenji's Cooking Show (16m)

    Kenji shows a great way to get use out of some day old pasta. I always do stir fry rice from day old rice but never considered using old noodles. The recipe works out great and sounds like a time and money saver.

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    Is "Wagyu" ground beef a scam?

    Ethan has a great guest star and does a blind taste test to see if "American Wagyu" ground beef is anything special.

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    The Statue of Unity is the world's tallest statue, with a height of 182 metres (597 feet), located near Kevadia in the state of Gujarat, India. It depicts Indian statesman and independence activist Vallabhbhai Patel (1875–1950), who was the first deputy prime minister and home minister of independent India...

    The project was first announced in 2010, and construction started in October 2013 ... with a total construction cost of ₹27 billion (US$422 million). It was designed by Indian sculptor Ram V. Sutar and was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, on 31 October 2018, the 143rd anniversary of Patel's birth.

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    How camera captures rate changes due to amount of light

    The camera auto adjusts exposure and it gets all derpy with rolling shutter :)

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    Črni Vrh Slovenia ice formations circa 2016

    Slovenia

    High above the village of Črni Vrh, fantastical ice formations—including spikes over a yard long—encase the trees and lookout tower atop Mount Javornik. The windswept ice, or hard rime, is the result of fog freezing after a week of snow and gales. This image appears in the December 2016 issue of National Geographic magazine.

    Photograph by MARKO KOROŠEC

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/article/visions-of-earth-pictures-15?sf182424686=1&utm_campaign

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    [SPOILER] S[8||11]x01 non-spoilery Review

    spoiler

    Damn they got down to business right away! Loved the humor. Love the story, Cheezy streaming refs went on a little long. Fry, Leela and the Professors Voicing had a few rough spots that wouldn't have happened in the last incarnation, it honestly kinda reminded me of some of the early voicing in season 1. John DiMaggio's performance was flawless. I love that they kinda mixed in a small anthology, had most of the people make cameos.

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    It would appear there's currently a battle on /r/place between pro-spez users, anti-spez users and admins as the guillotine is being perpetually drawn and erased

    It would appear there's currently a battle on /r/place between pro-spez users, anti-spez users and admins as the guillotine is being perpetually drawn and erased

    Video in action hosted here

    https://www.reddit.com/r/place/comments/154wiwk/admins_clearly_messing_with_things/

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    Barbecued Butter Chicken - How to Make Firehouse-Style Grilled Chicken - Food Wishes by Chef John #trigger irregular intonation

    It's Summer in the norther hemisphere, Time to BBQ!

    He shows how to proper break down a whole chicken then how to do a nice take on BBQ

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    Let's make TOE CLAMPS by This Old Tony

    This Old Tony has been a fixture on my Youtube list for AGES, his unique editing, smooth voice and knack for posting interesting machining content are absolutely unmatched.

    This particular video is his latest installment. I'll post some of his top stuff later on.

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    Blocked Drain 803

    Ollie is a drain clearing expert in Australia. He records every job and posts nearly daily, minimal editing. He shows you every step, what he's thinking and how to correct problems as he goes along. He's never political, always polite and he almost always gets the job done.

    I've watched everything he's put out for the last few years, kind of a guilty pleasure.

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    Buttermilk is not (necessarily) butter milk by Adam Ragusea

    It never occurred to me that buttermilk was a fermented product.

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    Shrimp & Olive Skewers | Makin' It! Episode 3 | Brad Leone

    Brad takes a run at a delicious bouquet of shrimp and olive.

    Production quality is great, it's a good time.

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    I thought this rotating house was impossible. by Tom Scott

    Tom Scott has relaxed his release schedule, so it's kind of special when we posts a new video these days.

    This house rotates, plumbing at all, the owner is kinda fun and very forthcoming with details.

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    Well-Preserved 3,000-Year-Old Bronze Sword Found In Germany

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bronze-age-sword-germany-180982399/

    archaeologists excavating a gravesite in the southern Bavarian town of Nördlingen found a 3,000-year-old sword in excellent condition

    >Given the soft nature of bronze, historians have previously wondered whether such blades served a ceremonial purpose, rather than a practical purpose on the battlefield. A few years ago, scientists even staged sword fights in order to learn more about how the Bronze Age weapons could have been used effectively in battle, despite being much easier to damage and harder to repair than their iron successors.

    Hey, are you guys supposed to be playing with the artifacts?

    it's research!

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    "Blood falls" in Antarctica. This water contains ferrous iron, which, combining with atmospheric air, oxidizes and forms rust. It gives the waterfall that blood-red colour

    Source:

    /r/interestingasfuck /u/XyRow666

    I honestly found this one googling around, but XyRow666 presented a far nicer collage than anywhere else I could find.

    more info: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/blood-falls

    Roughly two million years ago, the Taylor Glacier sealed beneath it a small body of water which contained an ancient community of microbes. Trapped below a thick layer of ice, they have remained there ever since, isolated inside a natural time capsule. Evolving independently of the rest of the living world, these microbes exist in a place with no light or free oxygen and little heat, and are essentially the definition of “primordial ooze.” The trapped lake has very high salinity and is rich in iron, which gives the waterfall its red color. A fissure in the glacier allows the subglacial lake to flow out, forming the falls without contaminating the ecosystem within.

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    The Rainbow Mountains of China

    The Rainbow Mountains of China within the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park are a geological wonder of the world. These famous Chinese mountains are known for their otherworldly colors that mimic a rainbow painted over the tops of rolling mountains.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2016/03/02/rainbow-mountains-china-earths-paint-palette/?sh=223d61af3e5e

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    The Crooked Forest

    The Crooked Forest (Polish: Krzywy Las) is a grove of oddly-shaped pine trees located in the village of Nowe Czarnowo near the town of Gryfino, West Pomerania, in north-western Poland. It is a protected natural monument of Poland.

    This grove of 400 pines was planted in around 1930. Each pine tree bends sharply to the north, just above ground level, then curves back upright after a sideways excursion of one to three meters (3–9 feet). The curved pines are enclosed by a surrounding forest of straight pine trees.

    It is generally believed that some form of human tool or technique was used to make the trees grow or bend this way, but the method has never been determined, and remains a mystery to this day. It has been speculated that the trees may have been deformed to create naturally curved timber for use in furniture or boat building. Others surmise that a snowstorm could have bent the trunks, but there is little evidence of that.

    Many people have been trying to find an answer to this mystery, but since the town of Gryfino was largely abandoned between the early stages of World War II until the 1970s, the people who were there before the war and probably had the answer to the mystery of the Crooked Forest are now likely gone forever.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crooked_Forest

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    World's Longest Wingsuit Proximity Flight | Mont Blanc, France

    Usually, when you pop into a youtube video, you can see where the meat is by all the most watched parts. This one just shows 521k clenched anuses watching the whole thing :P

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    The world's worst video card?

    Ben Eater makes a video card from scratch. In a later video he goes back and makes it better, but his execution here is absolutely amazing.

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    Earlier this year, this lenticular cloud appeared over Turkey.

    There are a lot of hoax or fake weather pictures on social media, but the viral pictures of a rose-colored cloud in Turkey are legitimate. On January 19th, 2023, a strange cloud appeared above the Bursa province.

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