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New rule: If you wanna @ me from the paypig.org instance, you will have to drop $300 in my Paypal - leave your @ in the note - I will not participate in your kink for free.

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please enjoy this ca. 2006 toy advertising cartoon that was distributed on CD-ROM

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This is a fun one. 

@thegibson you know, it would be a shame if someone accidentally cross-referenced these names against an offshore leaks database, like this one... offshoreleaks.icij.org/pages/d

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Thank you @USPS @USPSHelp for this insult.

Me: this is my name

USPS: Error. Please enter a name

#unicode #inclusion #noLongerTheEighties

lol - got a call from a recruiter - but I think they were trying to get me to hire somebody instead of getting me to work for someone? ... they sounded very fresh in the field - kinda stumbled through the call... which is sorta what I expect from these recruiter companies now - just, like, bodies in chairs to perform the rituals...

also... the pitch basically turned into "Oh, you're full-time? ever consider returning to being a contractor?"

Oh yeah - I'd absolutely love to lose my health insurance and benefits and have to buy my own with whatever you pay me after you take your cut of my salary 🙄

Yes, please tell me my hourly rate is "unrealistic"...

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If you're ever looking to watch a random #documentary, I can highly recommend the BBC Horizon collection on Archive.org which has over 500 episodes spanning a large part of #BBCHorizon's aired episodes from 1964 to 2014; that's 50 years of snapshots of explorations of the scientific views of its time.

You can either download the entire archive, or instantly watch individual episodes.

#BBC #Horizon #SeriesFiXatoWatches #FiXatoRecommends #documentaries

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I was really depressed for the last two days because I left my ring on the lawn and the crows stole it BC shiny. It's irreplaceable and Akkas gave it to me two years ago so I was devastated. I dredged the pond and used a metal detector all over the lawn but it was gone. But today I cooked the crows bacon in the morning and this afternoon it was returned RIGHT WHERE I LEFT THE BACON!!!!!

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Uspol/privacy/Roe V. Wade 

Once again proving my predictions right.

Hope you are ready for a Christian Nationalist Surveillance State...

I know I am. :_penta: :anime_glasses: :blobdevil: :anime_glasses: :_penta:

nrlc.org/communications/nation

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Boost if you remember the times when GIFs were used for transparency instead of animation. #retro #RetroCompuing

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Once there was a promising young technomancer who abandoned all of his principles and collected everyone's data. He told them it was safe with him, and in time they believed him.

Over time the technomancer realized he had amassed so much information that he became mightier than even the leaders of the world, but his greed and desire for wealth kept him from noticing.

He began to sell his influence to these leaders and got them hooked on his data.

They used it solve crimes, and they used it protect the endangered, and they used it to detect who would likely do crime, and they used it to keep the people divided, and they used it to topple one another's nations.

All the while making the no longer young technomancer even more powerful and wealthy.

The prophecy says that the Technomancer will try to destroy those who oppose him. But the agents of the wires will bring him to his knees by rebuilding what was lost.

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Hilarious to me that this group in the article was formed on the basis that "homeschoolers" wanted less government say in how parents teach "at home" and that is where "parental choice" comes from.

Fine. You want to teach at home? Great. That however does not translate into public schools.

Your family believes in only shitting in a bucket at home? Cool! You do you! But you can't go out into the world toting your bucket of shit around. If you're anti-authority and anti-institution, then by all means stay out of the institutions you so despise. And stop trying to bring your bucket of shit into them. Also, you still have to pay your taxes that go to public schools. That's what it's for.

How Christian home-schoolers laid the groundwork for ‘parental rights’-
washingtonpost.com/religion/20

"I trained a machine learning algorithm on thought-terminating cliches, and now it's running as a Republican in the next election"

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jobs & racism etc., "culture" 

I mean wouldn't it be great if "culture fit" in practice meant "you can't be racist or otherwise a disgusting bigot/harasser" and not "you must be THIS white and cishet male"

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Saw this meme, but I didn't want to insult Magic and astrology like that.

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i’ve come to the conclusion that not only is the google chatbot not sentient, neither is the engineer who’s talking to it

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an intruiging tell wrt Google's approach to ethics, in this Google statement. "He is a software engineer, not an ethicist". In other words, the engineer should not worry about ethics, they've got ethicists on the payroll for that. Worrying about ethics is not the engineer's job. That perception means you yourself can stop thinking about ethics, it’s been allocated, and you can just ta

zylstra.org/blog/2022/06/googl

#AI #sentience #singularity

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