Siri talks to HAL 9000 about A.I. sexism by Snow in technology

[–]Snow[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

ROTFL.

Man has bugs crawling in and out of his eyes by pierifle in WatchPeopleDie

[–]aidsinmybrain 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

yeah no way in hell am I watching this.

That's a lot of people: "There Is a Reason That The Media NEVER SHOWS The Crowds At a Donald Trump Rally. They Don't Want The People To Know How Popular Donald Trump Really Is." by salvia_d in politics

[–]EvilErnie 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Wasn't this at the Boy Scout Jamboree in 2017? Not a trump rally, a Captive Audience lol

This desalination device delivers cheap, clean water with just solar power by Chop_Chop in Solar

[–]James_Kuhn3rd [score hidden]  (0 children)

That's asinine, completely irrelevant, and lacks any intelligence, thought or common sense. Though Big war/MIC is real, it's got little to do with desalination plants, further, the military industrial complex is a drop in the bucket compared to big healthcare, where fat cash goes.

Our government systems, services, and incentives in the U.S. are much different, and beyond that each state is different than others.. San Diego had been working on desal plants for a number of years(Poseidon I think) and then canned them after further perceived government state/local intervention, that was after the 20 years or so it went through the process of trying to get cal regulatory permits to begin the process of building them, lawsuits, etc.

After the continued fights, San Diego water utilitiy shut them all down, after realizing that, with all the government subsidies and public water utility structure, it's far cheaper to truck in water from the Colorado river or nearby states than invest in useful technology for the future.

Until those incentives are removed and the people or the utilities pay and charge a real price for things, it's not likely to change anytime soon. Monterey, and several other northern California area didn't go nearly as far as they did in San Diego in their projects before they scrapped as unfeasible. With NIMBYs, special interest groups, and what's more, massive government regulation, desal plants aren't a priority nor are they necessary.

With all the humblebragging from cal about being 1/5 the nation's economy, I think it's silly for neighbouring states to give away their water to the folks who've chosen to live in a desert for pennies, but who knows..

"Wikipedia Is... Broken," Controlled By Special Interests & Bad Actors Says Co-Founder by zyxzevn in conspiracy

[–]HopeThatHalps 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If you use Wikipedia for basic facts, it's fine. If you want controversial details, you have to search for that separately. Even on a good day, controversy is debatable, and a crowd sourced repository like Wikipedia will never land squarely in the middle of any debate. Anyone who expects more from it is naive anyway.

Sunday, May 26, 07:30 UTC: posts from only 5 users make up 71% of /s/all by old in SaidIt

[–]HopeThatHalps 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

All of this raises questions that should be asked about reddit, as popular as it is; what is the value in limiting what we see to what people submit? Before Digg died, they were trying to mainline corperate media into the submission pool, and people saw that as losing independence from big money, but what independence exists in seeing content currated by a few power users? Is the fact that they do it for free proof of virtuous intentions, or objectivity? I think we all know the answer to that. Lately Google News has been better than any aggregation service, the lesser of various evils.

The US Army Asked Twitter How Service Has Impacted People. The Answers Were Gut-Wrenching. by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]HopeThatHalps 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The armed services is nothing but lowly paid mercenaries. They haven't been in the business of protecting freedom for about forty years. Apply at McDonalds; you'll still have nightmares, but at least they will involve fried food rather than blood.

Muh Terrorists by The_In-Betweener in Cartoons

[–]HopeThatHalps 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The 80's called, they want their politics back.

This desalination device delivers cheap, clean water with just solar power by Chop_Chop in Solar

[–]Chop_Chop[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

In the US, all R&D is towards surveillance, drones and other killing machines. Nothing else matters. Look at how they watched as China took over the solar panel manufacturing business.

EU election results: centre, social-democrats and conservatives lose seats, liberals, greens and eurosceptics gain. by roc in Europe

[–]roc[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Also noteworthy: a higher attendance, breaking the multi-year trend.

The eurosceptics of Le Pen, Farage and Salvini become the largest party in France, UK, and Italy, but in other countries eurosceptics score less than was expected.

For the first time in European Parliament history the grand coalition, EPP + S&D, does not gain a majority, so a three or maybe four-party coalition will be needed.

Bret Weinstein: Left and Right Libertarians Should Unite by sawboss in Libertarianism

[–]James_Kuhn3rd 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The problem with the libertarian movement, is conditions must be right for them/it to exist. By and large, those conditions are gone in this country.

Our founders warned that our constitution is fit only for a moral and religious people. It's wholly unsuited for any other.. It's not coincidence that as we've abandoned the traditional Judeo-Christian values (though not necessarily the religion itself), they've Been replaced with a different god, the omniscient state.. Which ironically, most people agree is needed and necessary.

The government grew from leaving you alone in the Times of the founders, to the behemoth it's become today. A few examples are; controlling who can become a hairstylist or nail salon tech, who is/isn't allowed to dig in their own back yard and where, what things you may teach your children, what cable tv/pharmacology/healthcare/cell phone choices you have, who gets/is required to have a parking sticker, who gets mandatory paid leave for childcare, as well as non academic related considerations for entry into colleges using metrics such as race or zip code, which businesses are allowed/regulated and where are they allowed, what type of light bulb/water heater/ac unit you are allowed to have..

Being libertarian today is looked upon as being cold and indifferent to human suffering. The idea that one's community/religious institution/social club should not only contribute but be the primary vehicle for the care of each other is radical in a day when we are sold a promise that the state can swiftly come to provide aid.. This is so much easier, sounds super effective, and what's more, requires nothing from anyone other than a mantra such as, "I pay my taxes so they can go help those ppl out". Of course not only is it a fraud, in many cases the government picks who can and can't be aided by inhibiting private party civilian rescuers, e.g. the "Cajun navy" or Puerto Rico.

Beyond this, the "left and right" sides of being "libertarian" thing..??. Well I occasionally turn on Free talk live for background noise when I'm stuck doing mindless computational entry, and recently I heard a guest host claim they were libertarian but absolutely believed the state should tax people more in order to hand out more money to those who had less.. I was outraged.. Endorsing that some government entity has the right to take what is mine and give it to someone they deemed worthy based on an arbitrary metric is garbage.. That guy might be many things, but libertarian is not one of them. I'm generally convinced that most left wing policies and ideologies, which may sound humane, kind, and warranted are generally antithetical to the ideas of liberty, human agency, as well as small L libertarianism. Right wing policies can encroach on freedoms as well, but left wing policies generally operate from the premise that the state is this wise Oracle, dispassionate, fair and indiscriminate. That the common good and the collective interest outweighs individual rights or concerns, especially since those opposed to such are just bad actors, unconcerned with the welfare of the others, interested only in themselves..

I love my country, but at some point you have to realize the U.S. was great not because of the things it did, although it did great things. It was great because of the underlying values behind the people. Those values drove them to do great things, not the other way around.

We had thousands of men take up arms, sometimes against their neighbors or their own families to liberate groups of people from tyranny in the past. Now we have groups of people take up arms against statues that serve to remind us that evil lies in the heart of every man, because some of those statues are tributes to that evil.

We used to tar and feather those who told us we couldn't say things or that we didn't have the right to be heard, now we clamour and lobby the watchers to shut down voices that are offensive, that say things we don't like, to move those voices into "speech zones", away from those who might see or hear, not just on campus mind you, have you tried to hold up a sign near a congressperson, especially of certain political persuasions, you can very easily become a felon, and legislating things such as net neutrality... Only good can come from the state further regulating the communication superhighway..

As well, at one point young men ran out of boats knowing they were about to die to storm the beaches of an evil regime, they did it anyway. Today, one storms the beaches by hashtagging your strong belief in climate change or lambasting those who might be skeptical, and feeling good about yourself by putting your plastic in a blue bin so that it gets shipped to some third world shithole to get dumped into their waterways..

No, I don't think the conditions are even remotely conducive for libertarians and the ideas of liberty. In fact, I think it's rather the opposite.. Our country and people are increasingly Balkanized, and probably why we need more havens such as the free state project in New Hampshire. The government accelerates this balkanization.. I mean, what insane govt doesn't even require a common language for it's citizen services, it's no wonder people don't care about the country they live in any longer, there is no common thread among us, not even language..

In the absence of these conditions, society and the people look for explanations for the maladies in life from an incorrect place.. And not only do they seek explanations from the state, they seek Its remedies.. It's why the further socialist we go, the more certain freedoms must and do get curtailed, such as the first and second amendment. For old timers, it's horrifying. For a newer generation, it's a feature, not a bug..

Interpol Busts Major International Pedophile Ring Rescuing 50 Kids, 100 More To Be Identified by magnora7 in WorldNews

[–]Optimus85 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Hhmmhhh, that coming from the BBC which employed notorious pedos like Jimmy Saville?

That's a lot of people: "There Is a Reason That The Media NEVER SHOWS The Crowds At a Donald Trump Rally. They Don't Want The People To Know How Popular Donald Trump Really Is." by salvia_d in politics

[–]HopeThatHalps 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What does some spotty search results prove? You might be right, but your link doesn't prove your case.

This desalination device delivers cheap, clean water with just solar power by Chop_Chop in Solar

[–]aar1c 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What took so long to design and make solar power desalination?

Matthew Good Band-Suburbia by Vigte in music

[–]Vigte[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Embedded video doesn't seem to want to load, does it with all his music - guess it's protected or something.

Just click the link if want to listen to some 1999 music.

s/factorio must grow by roc in factorio

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I am currently on a map without enemies, going for the largest and most efficient factory. I am trying a modular concept, with 7 subfactories: main (red/green), refinery, blue, grey, purple, yellow, and rockets. So far it seems to work.

Man has bugs crawling in and out of his eyes by pierifle in WatchPeopleDie

[–]0my 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Noping out of that one.

Offhanded Man Ambling Along gets Ravaged by a Pack of Pitbulls by Stankmango in WatchPeopleDie

[–]0my 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

WTF trained those killer dogs? That was nuts.

"A special place of infamy is reserved for those who, in time of greatest moral crisis, maintain their neutrality" Dante (Paraphrased) by PikonParadox in quotes

[–]PikonParadox[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

According to Oxford and Cambridge dictionaries, it is the state of being well known for some bad quality or deed. I think it has a reasonable relation with notorious and dishonourable, if not the same. According to Wordweb, it means a state of extreme dishonour or evil fame.

"A special place of infamy is reserved for those who, in time of greatest moral crisis, maintain their neutrality" Dante (Paraphrased) by PikonParadox in quotes

[–]PikonParadox[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think the emphasis is on the people who do not do anything to help anyone when there is a need. For example, if you see someone being mugged but you do not help the victim, then you are being neutral. Another similar saying is "The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything".

14 Stoicism Principles To Make You Feel Invincible (Game Changing) by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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Take it, or leave it, but it works, and can make your life good. I try to live in the moment; my next breath might be my last; am I ready, or will it be painful? Did I live the life I want, or not, or did I make a difference? Did I treat my fellow human beings with respect, and dignity, or did I lie, steal, cheat, and hurt? Will my death be mourned, or cheered, and do I care?

These may not be the questions you want to ask yourself, but they, and others learned through stoicism, keep you in the moment, and off of autopilot where the cabal wants all of us. They create the atmosphere for self reflection, and improvement. It really does make the world a more beautiful environment to live in by those who can learn it.

Peace will be yours.

Trust in Police in Europe by magnora7 in maps

[–]HeyImSancho 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I wonder if it's just going to keep getting worse until the police are federalized, like happened in mexico a year ago.

A lot of people see it and there's been some reaction to it, but it's been diverted in to this "black lives matter" racial divide and conquer narrative, when 50% of people murdered by police are white, so it's really something that affects all Americans of every race. But by portraying it as an issue that only affects blacks, they've made blacks hate whites more, and whites feel ignored and in turn feel anger toward the system that is ignoring them. It's this whole divide and conquer thing while the actual problem goes unresolved, and continues to fester and get worse.

This shit really bothers me, but I don't know what to do other than open places like saidit where people can at least say the truth and communicate without swimming in propaganda. It's like a forest fire, it just perhaps has to burn itself out. I guess all I can really do is walk away, but that's what everyone is doing. And everyone who didn't is locked in a concrete cage somewhere.

Seems like leaving the US while the fire burns brightest might be a good idea, but who knows. There will be some place along this police state slippery-slope that I will eventually have to get off this crazy ride and go to a sane country. But if you wait too long you get too many people trying to do this all at once, and countries won't take more immigrants once it hits critical mass (similar as to happened in WW2) so it is possible to end up being stranded with no way to leave. It's important to make moves before things get to this state of existence.

Maybe it's also possible to just hide out somewhere like Idaho where no one gives a fuck too.

You didn't write too long, it was too the point for the overall picture; unfortunately, today, you've got to be very clear, or it's misconstrued, or even due to the overall tensions, misinterpreted.

On the issue of nationalized po-lice; I agree, we're just about there. They all dress militarized now, and also, for their protection, they get special concealed carry permit privileges via new legislation passed by Congress; it truly is a step towards a unified national po-lice by way of privilege above the rest of the serfs.

As far as leaving the US, it can be done, I've lived extensively outside the US, on my own, BUT, most foreigners, hate Americans. It can be worked out, and lived around, but it takes a degree of 'grey man'....

Likewise, and I don't know if you saw my IP, but I spend a great deal of my time in the Inland Northwest, and Idaho, I've got property in the mountains. What I discovered are that there are three types that live rural: the retirees, the working stiff, and also the misfits of society that couldn't handle being around other people.

The problem in my humble opinion is the last group. These are your meth heads, and dregs. They are truly dangerous, deceptive, and common; usually by way of screwing people, can talk a 'doable' game.

All in all at the end of the day, not wearing the proverbial 'grey hat', but the 'grey man' is a superior way to handle all said groups efficiently, as well as the po-lice.... I mean the leo's I've talked with lately seem to have their spidey senses up in regards to all the 'oddities' we're experiencing.

We live in interesting, and strange times; times that I think will put many feet to fire; fight, or flight.

Trutherism 101: Content Overview by JasonCarswell in Trutherism101

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I don't disagree.

"If you're not a truther then you must be a liar." I know that's not true and too binary, but I'm going to try to reclaim the name, or at least label it as short and clearly as possible rather than hide behind some obfuscating or esoteric name.

Truth-Seeking 101?

Conspirituality 101?

I could name it after the 2 characters, but they are not as important as the purpose of the show. Also, their names will be cemented in a later post.

Got a better name?