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Cake day: Oct 24, 2023


It’s a non-answer that their privacy policy explicitly states that they will collect this type of information and that they stipulate what kind parties they can share that info with?


That’s the straightest answer that you’re going to get. Privacy policies like this are bullshit, but they’re also the norm so acting like it’s a non-answer after 20 years of this being the norm seems a little… naive, perhaps?

Obligatory: “12345? That’s amazing! I’ve got the same combination on my luggage!”

This isn’t an entirely “new” feature, in a way.

You always had access to see what your friends were watching on your own server. This is a consequences of being an admin, you kind of have to have access to that kind of data to manage your system and streams.

This seems to just extend it to showing you what they’re watching on other servers, as well.

Anyway, if the concern is that Plex, the company, has access to this data, then yeah, you probably should have read the privacy policy a little closer.

Jellyfin is there and doesn’t have a parent company to “phone home” data to.

The car’s on fire and there’s no driver at the wheel

And the sewers are all muddied with a thousand lonely suicides

And a dark wind blows

The government is corrupt

And we’re on so many drugs

With the radio on and the curtains drawn

We’re trapped in the belly of this horrible machine

And the machine is bleeding to death

The sun has fallen down

And the billboards are all leering

And the flags are all dead at the top of their poles

It went like this:

The buildings tumbled in on themselves

Mothers clutching babies picked through the rubble

And pulled out their hair

The skyline was beautiful on fire

All twisted metal stretching upwards

Everything washed in a thin orange haze

I said: "kiss me, you’re beautiful -

These are truly the last days"

You grabbed my hand and we fell into it

Like a daydream or a fever

We woke up one morning and fell a little further down -

For sure it’s the valley of death

I open up my wallet

And it’s full of blood

Some US rental contracts even regulate what spices you can cook with, which is arguably something that could be akin to racism since its squarely aimed at certain cultures foods over others.

However, since its not explicitly racism, in the US its totally okay. You basically have to use a racial slur while doing it for it to count as “racism” here.

Related: dont pay for AAA.

Tow companies aren’t paid enough by AAA for them to prioritize you in any way. You will get lesser quality service from people who are frustrated their workplace contracts with AAA.

As much as it sucks, try to save money for vehicle emergencies and/or be able to fix minor vehicle issues yourself.

More importantly, learn your vehicles maintenance schedule and follow it religiously. If you are only maintaining it when something goes wrong, you are missing the forest for the trees.

It helps that the field of psychology has come a long way, and it helps further that being a psychologist to help people pays peanuts, but being a psychologist who helps write ad campaigns to make sure the ads have the most psychological impact pressuring people to buy pays big bucks.

What’s funny is that this is entirely unsustainable. If they were in any way a real “capitalist” they would realize that the creeping authoritarianism they’re pushing destroys economies long-term. They’re laughing all the way to the bank right now because they’re not concerned with the future.

However, they should be, because this House of Cards can easily collapse with the right push. They literally can’t see past the profits at the end of the next quarter.

They literally can’t imagine that all of them choosing to undermine capitalist principles at the same time will result in capitalism failing completely. The only reason it even functioned as well as it did for so long was 1. regulation and 2. raping the third world for resources.

I mean, I’m a fucking leftist, and it makes me feel like I’m taking crazy pills that things are so far gone that I’m actually arguing “if we’re going to do capitalism, we may as well do it in a way that it actually functions properly” as if that is a fucking fringe idea here.

The wheels are about to fly off this fuckin turkey.

You load 16 tons, what do you get?

Another day older and deeper in debt

St. Peter, don’t you call me 'cause I can’t go

I owe my soul to the company store

If you aren’t cleaning as you go, the food prep area will get gross and unsanitary fast. This goes for cooking at home, too.

Isn’t the IRS rolling out an actual free filing program this year?

Very basic tools, very easy techniques, yet mind blowing how many people don’t know how to do these things.

To be fair, most millennials aren’t and haven’t been homeowners. It took until 2022 for just over half of millennials to become homeowners.

If you have lived in apartments your whole life, you’re most likely disallowed from doing anything of the sort.

When you’re pushing 40 and you finally own a house, and for the first time in you’re life you’re allowed to modify the place you live, this is the first time you’ve had an opportunity to learn and practice such a skill.

I kind of don’t really blame millennials for this one, although it is arguably an important skillset. Most of us haven’t had living situations where we could do this, it’s as simple as that.

I’ve never lived in an apartment where I was able to hang shelves, let alone paint the walls.

Sewing, by hand or by machine.

Pollution from “fast fashion” is one of the most insidious types of pollution and one of the highest source of microplastics.

Knowing how to sew has allowed me to keep some garments looking new for over 15 years.

I still have a “snakes on a plane” themed hoodie from 2007 that is still going strong, thanks to sewing and proper washing/drying.

Knowing how to separate your clothing for washing is also helpful in this regard, because it also can make clothes last longer. T-shirts can last a decade if they’re washed on a delicates cycle and hung out to dry.

I honestly could give a flying fuck if everything I own is out of style, I’m fucking old anyway.

Critics are speaking out.

And will once again be ignored.

May I point the audience to the protests before the war in Iraq? Biggest worldwide protests in history at that point, and it did fuck all to stop the war.

When will we learn that change isn’t going to come from being reasonable and pointing to evidence. Those things don’t mean anything to the Capital class.

Also, you shouldn’t underestimate how many of the actual coders don’t give a shit about ethics and just want that paycheck. Over 500 of them are walking to join Atlman at Microsoft.

Is it just me, or has the BS with OpenAI shown that nobody in the AI space actually cares about "safeguarding AGI?"
Money wins, every time. They're not concerned with accidentally destroying humanity with an out-of-control and dangerous AI who has decided "humans are the problem." (I mean, that's a little sci-fi anyway, an AGI couldn't "infect" the entire internet as it currently exists.) However, it's very clear that the OpenAI board was correct about Sam Altman, with how quickly him and many employees bailed to join Microsoft directly. If he was so concerned with safeguarding AGI, why not spin up a new non-profit. Oh, right, because that was just Public Relations horseshit to get his company a head-start in the AI space while fear-mongering about what is an unlikely doomsday scenario. --- So, let's review: 1. The fear-mongering about AGI was always just that. How could an intelligence that requires massive amounts of CPU, RAM, and database storage even concievably able to leave the confines of its own computing environment? It's not like it can "hop" onto a consumer computer with a fraction of the same CPU power and somehow still be able to compute at the same level. AI doesn't have a "body" and even if it did, it could only affect the world as much as a single body could. All these fears about rogue AGI are total misunderstandings of how computing works. 2. Sam Altman went for fear mongering to temper expectations and to make others fear pursuing AGI themselves. He always knew his end-goal was profit, but like all good modern CEOs, they have to position themselves as somehow caring about humanity when it is clear they could give a living flying fuck about anyone but themselves and how much money they make. 3. Sam Altman talks shit about Elon Musk and how he "wants to save the world, but only if he's the one who can save it." I mean, he's not wrong, but he's also projecting *a lot* here. He's exactly the fucking same, he claimed only he and his non-profit could "safeguard" AGI and here he's going to work for a private company because hot damn *he never actually gave a shit about safeguarding AGI to begin with.* He's a fucking shit slinging hypocrite of the highest order. 4. Last, but certainly not least. [Annie Altman, Sam Altman's younger, lesser-known sister, has held for a long time that she was sexually abused by her brother.](https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/QDczBduZorG4dxZiW/sam-altman-s-sister-annie-altman-claims-sam-has-severely) All of these rich people are **all** Jeffrey Epstein levels of fucked up, which is probably part of why the Epstein investigation got shoved under the rug. You'd think a company like Microsoft would already know this or vet this. They do know, they don't care, and they'll only give a shit if the news ends up making a stink about it. That's how corporations work. So do other Lemmings agree, or have other thoughts on this? --- And one final point for the right-wing cranks: Not being able to make an LLM say fucked up racist things *isn't* the kind of safeguarding they were ever talking about with AGI, so please stop conflating "safeguarding AGI" with "preventing abusive racist assholes from abusing our service." They *aren't* safeguarding AGI when they prevent you from making GPT-4 spit out racial slurs or other horrible nonsense. They're safeguarding their service from *loser ass chucklefucks like you.*