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.

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.

"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.

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

[–]DrStrangelove 4 insightful - 2 funny4 insightful - 1 funny5 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

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

Also, the title of that video is hilarious!

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

[–]DrStrangelove 4 insightful - 1 funny4 insightful - 0 funny5 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

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

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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

[–]DrStrangelove[S] 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

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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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.

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?