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This is where you can find me now folks ! From what I gather @purism doesn't plan to moderate, at least as long as it's not outright abuse.

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If the new German government coalition contract requires open-source software for public/government projects, then does that mean it requires the monetary system, which they require all citizens to use, to be open-source, or at least interoperable with open-source software and money?

The answer will obviously be "no", which is how you know what actually matters for central planning and control. Your public school's video conferencing app does not.

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If you don't fight for what you want, don't cry for what you lost.

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AI, at best, can never be anything more than a human facsimile servant, and never a master of humanity, because it has no, and never will have, a soul.

A soul cannot be created by writing code with computers. The very act of coding requires selective, collated, curation of information as there is no such thing as an infinite capacity HDD. An infinite capacity HDD alone is an oxymoron.

Change my mind.

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1789 aristocrat: "If you adopt democracy, you will be ruled by retards."

2021 alert person: "That prediction aged well. Didn't seem like it for the first hundred years or so, but now, wow, we're fucked."

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I wanna be 16 again, so I can ruin my life in different ways. I have new ideas.

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It's amazing how many awesome words there are, that I've never heard in my life.

psittacism: The mechanical repetition of previously received ideas or images, without true reasoning or feeling; repetition of words or phrases parrot-fashion; an instance of this.

Derives from psittacid "of or pertaining to parrots"

For at least 50 years all discourse on health and disease by layman and expert alike has devolved into a psittacistic circle jerk.

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Old and busted: "digital nomad"

New hot shit: "neo-kaczynski"

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They want you to give up! I want you to keep going & win big

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This got my Facebook account flagged just now. A Covid warning.....there is nothing about covid in this picture....

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El Salvador is speculatively attacking the US Dollar with their new bitcoin bond.

The game theory is playing out as expected.

H/t @BitcoinIsSaving

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The #BitcoinBonds are rated a solid IMFLOL+ so definitely worth looking into.

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something very @SuricrasiaOnline : the "hash function crisis", where some academic comes out of nowhere breaking all commonly-used hash functions at once, even being able to find collisions *by hand* for one of them

this actually happened in 2005, where Wang broke MD2, MD4, MD5, RIPEMD, HAVAL, SHA-0, and a theoretical attack (which is now becoming practical) against SHA-1

Wang's paper was initially rejected for being completely incomprehensible, but then attended the related conference for that anyway, and gave a 10 minute unplanned talk where she demonstrated the attacks (including the by-hand collision finding for MD2)

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Was just picking up a pizza and was in a line. One woman in the whole place had her mask on (including the workers..). She took it off and says "I feel dumb, but the sign said we had to wear a mask."

I just smiled and nodded...lady if you are still at that place in this whole mess no one has time to catch you up...🤡

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Remember the old days when they used to teach that mutating viruses were a good thing because the virus would be less deadly than it's predecessor because of self preservation?

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I’ve transitioned from blocking squirrels from the bird feeder to blocking birds from the squirrel feeder. If I’m relegated to consuming squirrel meat, I want the biggest, most fat mutant-squirrels on the planet. It’s all over...

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