WILL YOU JOIN THEM??? 470,000 People Planning To Storm Area 51 Form Outrageous Plan by Tom_Bombadil in conspiracy

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If I were an alien life form imprisoned at Area 51, I might consider starting an online movement to raid the place. Just sayin.

It turns out that Juggalo makeup blocks facial recognition technology by Mnemonic in privacy

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So this is how society will split, like H.G. Wells Eloi and Morlock from The Time Machine. The normies will live secure, sheltered, regimented lives inside walled technocratic city states, while off in the distance a free-range juggalo sips his Faygo rock n' rye. Tastes like freedom.

The grass is always greener on the other side - because it's fertilized with bullshit. by JasonCarswell in Memetics

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The whole "greener" debate wouldn't even need consideration if weren't for the divide and conquer tactics of the barb wire industry and Big Fence.

Driverless cars are going to disrupt the airline industry - imagine the self-driving car that has a reclining seat with actual legroom, or even a bed. It’s more than a little tempting. by Orangutan in Futurology

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Now I'm imagining self driving RV's roaming continents, stopping only to sight-see and charge via extendable rooftop solar arrays.

Post the name of the SAIDIT member you most like. by Snow in SaidIt

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Just want to shoutout some appreciation for u/EndlessSunflowers always bringing positive vibes, and u/Tom_Bombadil for being hilarious

Petition: Drop Charges and extradition for Julian Assange and Wikileaks by PikonParadox in whatever

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Huh, just tried to sign it, email confirmation never arrived. Tried again with a different email, same. Also, the petition was started May 4 and only has 1220 signatures... smells fishy. At least I'm on a list now, gonna kick back and wait for my drone-strike.

CO2 levels passed 415 ppm and Reddit declared the world is about to end. Ironically greenhouses keep the ppm at 1500 for optimum plant growing. by Orangutan in environment

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Good breakdown, thank you. I was 100% onboard the global warming hysteria train since middle school (mid 90's) until it magically became the only socially acceptable opinion sometime in the last decade or so. I recently made the faux pas of hinting at my growing skepticism to my arm-chair liberal friends/family and might as well have clubbed a baby seal with a plutonium swastika... yet I'm the only one of the bunch who commutes to work on a bicycle.

Red light cameras kill civil liberties and invite corruption by dcjogger in news

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They absolutely make traffic less safe. My city has a ridiculous and growing number of red light and photo-radar cameras. Now, the instant a light turns yellow people slam on their brakes. Good times for tow companies and body shops though, and the private (out of state) companies who sell and operate the cameras and radar vans.

Leon Bridges - River (Live on Austin City Limits) by DrStrangelove in music

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I just returned from a week drinking ayahuasca with a bunch of beautiful hippies in the Ecuadorian Andes. At one point in the afterglow of a very powerful ceremony, a young apprentice Shaman played a cover of this on an old Spanish guitar, and I haven't been able to get it out of my head since... and I don't want to. Happy Easter everybody.

What Linux Window Manager/Desktop Enviroment do you prefer? by Stoner in Linux

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Ubuntu Budgie (Ubuntu with the Solus desktop environment) https://ubuntubudgie.org

"The Orville 26% Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score Proves They Are Irrelevant | Audience Score 93%" by Nerdrotic (2018-12-31) by JasonCarswell in Television

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The Orville is absolutely the spiritual successor of Star Trek, and it’s fantastic.

Oklahoma Hunter Catches Kangaroo On Camera by useless_aether in environment

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I was sure it was gonna be a dude in a suit, or a 3 legged deer but nope, definitely a kangaroo

[paranoia] From hard drive to over-heard drive: Boffins convert spinning rust into eavesdropping mic by wizzwizz4 in privacy

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Someone should record a song solely via HDD, and maybe autotune

Dewey Cox "Let's Duet" by JasonCarswell in JustDuet

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Just discovered this sub and came here to post this, beat me to it Jason, nice! Also, “beat me to it” could be a Dewey Cox song.

A CANVAS-Based Coup in Venezuela by useless_aether in Venezuela

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This is a really, really good read. Scratch that, this is really good journalism. Maybe the most insightful thing I've ever come across on r/conspiracy, and from a mod no less. Definitely deserves a cross-post to s/conspiracy. I'm a little suspicious that it hasn't been memory-holed though.

Major Corporations Pull Ads from YouTube for Allowing Rampant Pedophilia Content by d3rr in Internet

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Wow, actually worse than I thought. I really hope this scandal/movement becomes a force for good and not an excuse for more evil.

Major Corporations Pull Ads from YouTube for Allowing Rampant Pedophilia Content by d3rr in Internet

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But why now? This has been going on for years, Elsagate anyone? This particular outrage is a decade too late and obviously manufactured.

The ACLU Is Quietly Abandoning Civil Liberties | Brittany Hunter by Tom_Bombadil in VigtesSickofThisShit

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The very ACLU that once defended the free speech rights of Nazis in Skokie. Canary, meet Coalmine.

"Free Ross Ulbricht – A Candid Interview with a Determined Mother Fighting for Justice" by Jason Goodman (2019-02-20) by JasonCarswell in corruption

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Multiple life sentences for running a website :/ All of his convictions were for non-violent crimes. If it weren't for the war on drugs and the threat of crypto he might be palin' around with Bezos and Zuckerberg. Meanwhile big pharma continues to rake in billions from the completely legal and arguably engineered opioid epidemic. What's the opposite of a justice boner?

Anon has a sad realization. by useless_aether in whatever

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Legit, it's even in his wikipedia:

In 1951, along with many other Ivy League alumni, Buckley was recruited into the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); he served for two years, including one year in Mexico City working on political action for E. Howard Hunt;[23] who was later jailed for his part in the Watergate affair. The two officers remained lifelong friends.[24] In a November 1, 2005, column for National Review, Buckley recounted that while he worked for the CIA, the only employee of the organization that he knew was Hunt, his immediate boss.

But as they say, once a company man...

*edit: He might have been a stooge within the CIA, as in rich kids playing spy

Anon has a sad realization. by useless_aether in whatever

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What a time to be alive.

side note: William F Buckley was CIA... and so is 4chan (probably)

NPC Journalism by Fulgrim in deutsch

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Brilliant

Welcome refugees from /r/kotakuinaction by Lithargoel in KotakuInAction

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From r/kotakuinaction:

KotakuInAction is the main hub for GamerGate on Reddit and welcomes discussion of community, industry and media issues in gaming and broader nerd culture including science fiction and comics.

Haggis: The Untold Story by ruperttaylor in Foodfun

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This made me wonder if "offal" and "awful" have an etymological connection. Surprisingly, they do not.

The Real Reason The US Wants Regime Change in Venezuela by DrStrangelove in conspiracy

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As far as doom-porn goes, this guys stuff usually has pretty decent production value. At the very least, this video made me realize I haven't been paying enough attention to the current state of affairs in Venezuela. Also, dude might be Batman.

Snow by Entropick in VigtesSickofThisShit

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But it's the perfect texture for running, very low impact!

U.S. will seek extradition of Huawei CFO from Canada by magnora7 in WorldNews

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Totally not related, probably: China just re-sentenced a Canadian citizen to death after appealing a 15 year prison sentence for drug smuggling.

Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was given a 15-year jail term in November but, on Monday, a court said the sentence for drug smuggling was too lenient.

This is a great theme! by Tom_Bombadil in VigtesSickofThisShit

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I really like the inverted crown! Makes me imagine the queen losing her shit and throwing it across the room.

"I believe this is called a “paradigm-shift” AOC by EndlessSunflowers in WayOfTheBern

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Has she ever taken a position on 1A, freedom of speech, and internet censorship? I've searched but have found nothing relevant. That singular issue is my personal litmus test. I want to like her, but I'm suspicious of my own inclinations. In interviews she comes off as naive but passionate, which isn't the end of the world, maybe even the perfect way to start a political career. My worst fear is that her current rising star is a media charade, designed to capture and steer the Bernie wing back to the corporate democrats.

"The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense..." Buckminster Fuller by EndlessSunflowers in WayOfTheBern

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"Fuller used a portmanteau of the words dynamic, maximum, and tension to arrive at the term Dymaxion."

The Dymaxion car and Dymaxion house.

The car had 3 wheels, a top speed of 128mph, and 36mpg fuel efficiency. Plus, it looked like an art-deco rocket ship. The house was a modular, pre-fab, energy efficient tensile structure designed for mass production based on war effort aircraft manufacturing.

Fuller was way ahead of his time and a hero of 20th century innovation in service of humanity. Buckminster is also a great middle name.

SMQ AI | We All Died In 2012, The Mandela Effect, & The Changing Timeline by DrStrangelove in conspiracy

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THC is by far my favorite podcast, and this episode is REALLY out-there in the best way possible. I've always considered the "Mandela effect" a pretty lazy theory exploiting the weakness of human memory in the face of the information age, but this one kinda made me rethink my assumptions. Were Terence Mckenna and the Mayan calendar on to something? Is CERN in on it? Are we all in a simulation or just me? Not saying any of this is real, but I can't recall ever hearing about the Maned Wolf, Moon Museum, or Rainbow Mountains of China until today.

You Cannot Trust Patreon - Sargon of Akkad (Purged) by DrStrangelove in censorship

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Yikes, I had no idea Saidit utilized patreon until I saw your comment. To be honest my immediate, admittedly paranoid reaction was to delete the post out of concern for the site. Then, I didn't. That my first thought was to self-censor out of fear of reprisal precisely exemplifies the chilling effect that online censorship and deplatforming is having on public discourse. I love Saidit. What you and D3rr have created is awesome. It is, in my humble opinion, a bright shining beacon of hope for what the internet was supposed to be. Bitcoins are on the way.

Also FWIW, may I suggest looking into subscribestar? I know nothing about them other than a number of alt. media content creators have moved to them recently as an alternative fundraising platform.

It took seven miles to pull over a Tesla with a seemingly asleep driver by Mnemonic in technology

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Oh man, someone should develop a K.I.T.T Tesla upgrade. A red LED strip for the front bumper and a software patch with William Daniels voice for navigation and snarky quips. Aaaaaand nevermind, someone did it 10 years ago.

On to my next million dollar idea: an 80's style PSA to play on the dashboard infotainment center while you're auto-driven off to the precinct.

"So, you're being arrested!"

These are your Miranda Rights, followed by paid advertisements for local attorneys. Your arrest is being recorded & livestreamed in accordance with your automakers' TOS

It took seven miles to pull over a Tesla with a seemingly asleep driver by Mnemonic in technology

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I can totally see a near-future where traffic stops are made by police remotely commandeering self-driving cars. Light'em up, lock the doors, and pull them over or drive them straight to jail.

End of Human Epoch –“An AI God Will Emerge to Rule the Human Species” by The_In-Betweener in ConspiracyPhilosophy

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Great post! Utopia or Rocko's Basilsk? Or, some combination of both with competing government/corporate AI(s)?

Oswald didn't assassinate Kennedy. According to Judyth Vary Baker, Oswald was trying to save Kennedy. "Me & Lee: How I Came to Know, Love and Lose Lee Harvey Oswald." by Tom_Bombadil in conspiracy

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Anyone who finds Baker's story compelling might want to check out

Dr. Mary's Monkey: How the Unsolved Murder of a Doctor, a Secret Laboratory in New Orleans and Cancer-Causing Monkey Viruses are Linked to Lee Harvey Oswald, the JFK Assassination and Emerging Global Epidemics

Link is to a Coast to Coast AM interview with the author, Ed Haslam

'Human brain' supercomputer with 1 million processors switched on for first time by magnora7 in technology

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This is consistent with a new theory of consciousness being advocated by physicist Sir Roger Penrose and Dr. Stuart Hameroff. Penrose and Hameroff suggest that consciousness is something applied to the brain, not generated by it.

Came to the comments to mention Hammeroff. He's an anesthesiologist who thinks consciousness arises out of the quantum states of microtubules within the neuron. Basically, the brain is more a quantum antenna than a computer. Really fascinating stuff, and interesting that it comes from a guy who's an expert in turning consciousness off (and hopefully back on again).

The Video Game That Can Control Your Mind by Crazy_Bananas in conspiracy

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Oregon Public Broadcasting did a short segment on the Polybius arcade story about a year ago. I'll link if I can find it. Their conclusion was it had been a total urban legend, but that's exactly what THEY would want you to think isn't it? Some claim there is still a ROM of the game floating around somewhere on the dark web.

Apple and US Customs team-up to shakedown tech vlogger Louis Rossman by DrStrangelove in conspiracy

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Days after appearing on the CBC to expose Apples exorbitant repair costs for out of warranty devices, Rossman had a shipment of macbook batteries seized by US Customs. Coincidence?

How to Make a Faraday Cage for less than $5 | The Survivalist Blog by exPFCwintergreen in conspiracy

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1859 Carrington Event. A Faraday cage might save the electronics in your car, but unless you know of a gas station with manual pumps, your range would be the fuel in your tank.

The Government Is Blacklisting People Based on Predictions of Future Crimes by allie in conspiracy

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“Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.”

― Joseph Heller, Catch-22

The Government Is Blacklisting People Based on Predictions of Future Crimes by allie in conspiracy

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New Orleans has been experimenting with something similar on a more local level.

The Verge: NOPD Predictive Policing - Palantir

I have no idea if the no-fly-list uses this AI software as well, but I wouldn't doubt it. I do have a feeling we're going to be hearing a lot more about Palantir in the near future.

Presidential Alert just received on cellphones by magnora7 in whatever

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Little late to the party, but I wanted to add my experience. I received the alert on my current android phone as expected, but it also came through on an old iphone 4 that was not connected to wifi, had no simcard, no icloud, and no service. Interesting?

CEO of reddit openly says they are willing to use the data of It's users. They know all of our interests and dark secrets. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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FYI, this works like a charm: Nuke Reddit History Addon for Firefox.

Also, the title of that video is hilarious!

John Deere Just Swindled Farmers Out of Their Right to Repair by useless_aether in news

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The guy behind Open Source Ecology (Marcin Jakubowski) did a TED talk a few years ago. Absolutely inspiring, this is what the future should look like.

Need Apple/Mac Advice by Sunflower in technology

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I'm typing this on an old macbook pro running linux. I'm not aware of face id being required for anything yet, but that is definitely the direction apple (and everyone else) is going. If you are familiar with macOS I would recommend trying out Ubuntu.

It's pretty easy to create a live dvd or make a bootable USB drive and give linux a test drive without making any permanent changes to your computer.

If you decide you really like linux you can install it fully from the live dvd or usb drive.

No need to swap hard drives, but that's pretty easy too. All you need is a phillips head screwdriver (and maybe a torx driver). ifixit.com has tons of crowd sourced instructions and how-to videos.

AURA Statement about the Status of the Sunspot Solar Observatory at Sacramento Peak, New Mexico by DrStrangelove in conspiracy

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Legit explanation or a cover story? The statement makes no mention of the multiple other solar observatories webcams/feeds going offline.

Phase 3 Reddit Banout has Begun - TheBanout2018 by Tom_Bombadil in conspiracy

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WTF? So this is a "grassroots" pro-censorship movement? I was a little ashamed it took me till 2018 to nuke my reddit account, but now I feel ahead of the curve.

Screamin' Jay Hawkins — I Put a Spell on You by exPFCwintergreen in music

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Fun Facts: Hawkins and his band got black-out drunk while recording the original version of the song, which was subsequently banned from radio airplay for being too raw and overtly sexual (for 1950's America). It was later covered (often making the billboard top 100) by Nina Simone, Credence Clearwater Revival, Marilyn Manson, and sampled by Notorious BIG and LL Cool J among others. "I Put a Spell on You" is currently used as theme music for a number of Disney attractions.

Joe Rogan Meets Roe Jogan by magnora7 in funny

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Holy shit, this made my day.

Welcome to saidit! by magnora7 in WayOfTheBern

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Whoa, I had never read that article before. Excellent breakdown. Thanks for sharing!

Dutch courts say Pastafarianism is not a religion, rule against colander headgear by Mnemonic in Europe

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His noodly highness sheds tomato sauce tears on this sad day.

New Radicals - You Get What You Give by magnora7 in MusicVideos

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This came on the radio yesterday, like it has pretty much everyday for almost 20 years, but I got an unusually strong hit of 90's nostalgia from it. I remembered hearing it for the first time at an H&M records store while on vacation in downtown Chicago, playing over the PA. I realized I knew almost all the words, but had never really payed any attention to them at all.