Can confirm, /h/slackernews was created to troll Hacker News and /g/ effectively.
Basically teamblind.com threads are great drama if someone with an account makes screenshots, but shit if you don't have anybody with an account who can make screenshots, so I got a couple of the admins to agree to pay a bonus to people who post blind screenshots in blind threads.
@Aevann please don't ban me for posting groomercord screenshots
/h/slackernews mods it would be nice if you could sticky this thread.
EDIT: Oops I didn't post this in /h/slackernews lol. Jannies pls move
X1 carbon seems to be the way to go
What is WatchMeForever
Watchmeforever, started by the media lab Mismatch Media, runs the 24/7 Seinfeld-like, sitcom-like Nothing, Forever. Using generative, machine-learning technologies such as DALL-E, OpenAI GPT-3, Stable Diffusion, and others, the resulting video makes for an awkward Xerox of Larry David’s ‘90s sitcom. There’s an Elaine (dubbed “Yvonne Torres”), a George (Fred Kastopolous), a Kramer (Zoltan Kakler), and, of course, a Jerry (Larry Feinberg), all of whom live in what appears to be a New York-esque metropolis.
However, as of 6.2.2023, the channel got removed because a whoopsie happened. Let's play a game!
Before you read answer this Poll:Why did WMF get shut down? Don't cheat!
After you voted, reveal the answer
This is somehow worse than Windows bloatware lmao.
- maggotz: dumbass number go back to work contribute to society
Psuedo-Intellectual nonsense "I had such a high IQ that they didn't give me the number in Elementary School, just looked in me in fear as they wrenched the IQ exam away before time was up after I invented division on the fly and started doing even higher math than that." - Delusional Boomer Gamedevcel Gives Up Looking For Job Despite Genius Level IQ
Anyone ever give up looking for a job after years of no success? (self.cscareerquestions)
submitted 5 months ago by goodnewsjimdotcom
Anyone give up looking? I stopped trying to find jobs after graduating Carnegie Mellon University in computer science during the dot com era. I put out 1000 resumes, talked to 100 head hunters, not one job, and less than 5 interviews. Applying to buggy websites back then was demoralizing, you'd spend a half hour tailor answering questions to their application then it'd error out. I'd think,"Man, it'd be easy to fix this, if they could have hired me." The funniest part is I'm one of the world's biggest try hards in academia.
I started coding age 3 at 1981 on a TI-99, haven't stopped.
I had such a high IQ that they didn't give me the number in Elementary School, just looked in me in fear as they wrenched the IQ exam away before time was up after I invented division on the fly and started doing even higher math than that.
I had the same look of fear in Carnegie Mellon when I did 20 rocket science questions in 20 minutes getting em all right only using my mind no paper... My peers took 100 hours over entire notpads and not always getting em right.
I've been #1 in the WORLD at some video games arguably more intellectually demanding than chess: Starcraft all races, Warcraft3 all Races. Also #1 world in games no one cares about: Diablo2 hardcore, C&C3, SC2 2v2. Proof: Blizzard Entertainment shouted me out and their webpage: www.crystalfighter.com/a.html > You gotta give proof or people call you a BSer. Video games stimulate the mind to problem solve in a time limited space which promotes your mind to compartmentalize with fast logical answers. Everywhere I go people often say I'm the smartest person they ever met.
Yet, I never even got a Jr Position, let alone a senior architect. I have a unique software engineering skillset of both rapid prototyping and extended expadsible foundations. I do indie dev, and my one coworker who worked with the top guys at leapfrog told me I'm 4x faster, 4x more quality of their most elite teams of 4. 4x4x4= 64x more effective than a single software engineer, but you know how that goes, efficiency is lost in groups even with proper collab software.
Why spend time applying wasting hundreds of hours when no one gets back to you?
I updated my Resume, has a couple games I finished, I coded most of them all by myself, some of which have over 100,000 lines of hand written code. I'm one of the absolute best software architects on Earth, and nah, no one wants to interview me, life is funny, eh?
All the above is true as the Blizzard links in www.crystalfighter.com/a.html are verifyable history in the Internet Archive.
Also you can see a few games I made:
A unique puzzle game that twists your brain in the right way: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1062390/Triangle_Mania/
A 2d Zelda style game: www.throneandcrown.com
A 2d gauntlet style game that got over 2 million plays and Defy Media didn't pay us the royalties: https://www.tangerinepop.com/
I'm capping off www.StarfighterGeneral.com now, a MMORPG with a few research level techs ECS/DOTS, an innovative way networking, and solid MMORPG design. I have about 100-200 hours to piece the working techs in. Unity's new experimental packages are kinda unstable and finnicky.
I coded all of the majority of the above games, even making servers from raw sockets. Some of those games have over 100,000 lines of code hand written. No funding, no pay checks unless games made it. Dungeon Run made me 9,000$, 7000$ of which I put into student loans that interest ate anyway. So in the past 30 years I made negative dollars making video games.
Just wondering, anyone else give up looking? I'm not sure why no one gave me a chance at a game developer position or a normal business job, but it's not worth my time anymore a decade with over 1000 resumes and 100 head hunters out is a lot to get only 4 interviews...
PS: I actually have some fanatical haters who will post comments just mocking me. Plz ignore em.
Very cool, James W Sager III
Individual satoshis can be inscribed with arbitrary content, creating unique Bitcoin-native digital artifacts that can be held in Bitcoin wallets and transferred using Bitcoin transactions. Inscriptions are as durable, immutable, secure, and decentralized as Bitcoin itself.
It's a permanent way to distribute dox and revenge porn
- xirabolt: Women are only capable of consent if they were born with a peepee
"we can trace back any generated audio to the user"
The Chinese won't cuck their shit this fast. The US will moralcuck itself out of AI relevancy.
This ghost WILL R*PE YOU TONIGHT
…unless you send this message to 5 friends.
since I'm a benevolent baiter, here is the actual thread
Sequel to this post: https://rdrama.net/h/slackernews/post/143612/catty-gay-man-exposes-aella_girl-nasty
Cursory glance at a reddit search:
Tried to make peepee bigger with steroids
I feel deep personal shame for even remembering ten year old reddit drama.
The women refuses court orders to isolate and seek treatment, instead going out of her way to spread the love of Nurgle to others, even getting traffic accidents in order to do so!
Doctors say the infection is so bad they thought it was cancer
Orange site discusses
Check this shit.
May god help us all.
chatGPT is not sentient, of course openAI issue limitations so it wont tell how to create bombs and such hamful content
This actually brings forward an important issue human society is going to have to face soon: how do we define sentience? When is a machine entitled to human rights? While it’s easy to say that the system is just logging what responses to what prompts receive approval, you could with some work extend that logic to human children. Of course OP isn’t interested in that, he’d rather plug his Sci-Fi story prompt:
Benny was beating on the floor plates with a large, hard fist. Gorrister had not started at the beggining.
As tech companies scramble in anticipation of a major ruling, some experts say community moderation online could be on the chopping block.
When the Supreme Court hears a landmark case on Section 230 later in February, all eyes will be on the biggest players in tech—Meta, Google, Twitter, YouTube.
A legal provision tucked into the Communications Decency Act, Section 230 has provided the foundation for Big Tech’s explosive growth, protecting social platforms from lawsuits over harmful user-generated content while giving them leeway to remove posts at their discretion (though they are still required to take down illegal content, such as child pornography, if they become aware of its existence). The case might have a range of outcomes; if Section 230 is repealed or reinterpreted, these companies may be forced to transform their approach to moderating content and to overhaul their platform architectures in the process.
But another big issue is at stake that has received much less attention: depending on the outcome of the case, individual users of sites may suddenly be liable for run-of-the-mill content moderation. Many sites rely on users for community moderation to edit, shape, remove, and promote other users’ content online—think Reddit’s upvote, or changes to a Wikipedia page. What might happen if those users were forced to take on legal risk every time they made a content decision?
In short, the court could change Section 230 in ways that won’t just impact big platforms; smaller sites like Reddit and Wikipedia that rely on community moderation will be hit too, warns Emma Llansó, director of the Center for Democracy and Technology’s Free Expression Project. “It would be an enormous loss to online speech communities if suddenly it got really risky for mods themselves to do their work,” she says.
In an amicus brief filed in January, lawyers for Reddit argued that its signature upvote/downvote feature is at risk in Gonzalez v. Google, the case that will reexamine the application of Section 230. Users “directly determine what content gets promoted or becomes less visible by using Reddit’s innovative ‘upvote’ and ‘downvote’ features,” the brief reads. “All of those activities are protected by Section 230, which Congress crafted to immunize Internet ‘users,’ not just platforms.”
At the heart of Gonzalez is the question of whether the “recommendation” of content is different from the display of content; this is widely understood to have broad implications for recommendation algorithms that power platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok. But it could also have an impact on users’ rights to like and promote content in forums where they act as community moderators and effectively boost some content over other content.
Reddit is questioning where user preferences fit, either directly or indirectly, into the interpretation of “recommendation.” “The danger is that you and I, when we use the internet, we do a lot of things that are short of actually creating the content,” says Ben Lee, Reddit’s general counsel. “We’re seeing other people’s content, and then we’re interacting with it. At what point are we ourselves, because of what we did, recommending that content?”
Reddit currently has 50 million active daily users, according to its amicus brief, and the site sorts its content according to whether users upvote or downvote posts and comments in a discussion thread. Though it does employ recommendation algorithms to help new users find discussions they might be interested in, much of its content recommendation system relies on these community-powered votes. As a result, a change to community moderation would likely drastically change how the site works.
“Can we [users] be dragged into a lawsuit, even a well-meaning lawsuit, just because we put a two-star review for a restaurant, just because like we clicked downvote or upvote on that one post, just because we decided to help volunteer for our community and start taking out posts or adding in posts?” Lee asks. “Are [these actions] enough for us to suddenly become liable for something?”
An “existential threat” to smaller platforms
Lee points to a case in Reddit’s recent history. In 2019, in the subreddit /r/Screenwriting, users started discussing screenwriting competitions they thought might be scams. The operator of those alleged scams went on to sue the moderator of /r/Screenwriting for pinning and commenting on the posts, thus prioritizing that content. The Superior Court of California in LA County excused the moderator from the lawsuit, which Reddit says was due to Section 230 protection. Lee is concerned that a different interpretation of Section 230 could leave moderators, like the one in /r/Screenwriting, significantly more vulnerable to similar lawsuits in the future.
“The reality is every Reddit user plays a role in deciding what content appears on the platform,” says Lee. “In that sense, weakening 230 can unintentionally increase liability for everyday people.”
Llansó agrees that Section 230 explicitly protects the users of platforms, as well as the companies that host them.
“Community moderation is often some of the most effective [online moderation] because it has people who are invested,” she says. “It’s often … people who have context and understand what people in their community do and don’t want to see.”
Wikimedia, the foundation that created Wikipedia, is also worried that a new interpretation of Section 230 might usher in a future in which volunteer editors can be taken to court for how they deal with user-generated content. All the information on Wikipedia is generated, fact-checked, edited, and organized by volunteers, making the site particularly vulnerable to changes in liability afforded by Section 230.
“Without Section 230, Wikipedia could not exist,” says Jacob Rogers, associate general counsel at the Wikimedia Foundation. He says the community of volunteers that manages content on Wikipedia “designs content moderation policies and processes that reflect the nuances of sharing free knowledge with the world. Alterations to Section 230 would jeopardize this process by centralizing content moderation further, eliminating communal voices, and reducing freedom of speech.”
In its own brief to the Supreme Court, Wikimedia warned that changes to liability will leave smaller technology companies unable to compete with the bigger companies that can afford to fight a host of lawsuits. “The costs of defending suits challenging the content hosted on Wikimedia Foundation’s sites would pose existential threats to the organization,” lawyers for the foundation wrote.
Lee echoes this point, noting that Reddit is “committed to maintaining the integrity of our platform regardless of the legal landscape,” but that Section 230 protects smaller internet companies that don’t have large litigation budgets, and any changes to the law would “make it harder for platforms and users to moderate in good faith.”
To be sure, not all experts think the scenarios laid out by Reddit and Wikimedia are the most likely. “This could be a bit of a mess, but [tech companies] almost always say that this is going to destroy the internet,” says Hany Farid, professor of engineering and information at the University of California, Berkeley.
Farid supports increasing liability related to content moderation and argues that the harms of targeted, data-driven recommendations online justify some of the risks that come with a ruling against Google in the Gonzalez case. “It is true that Reddit has a different model for content moderation, but what they aren’t telling you is that some communities are moderated by and populated by incels, white supremacists, racists, election deniers, covid deniers, etc.,” he says.
Brandie Nonnecke, founding director at the CITRIS Policy Lab, a social media and democracy research organization at the University of California, Berkeley, emphasizes a common viewpoint among experts: that regulation to curb the harms of online content is needed but should be established legislatively, rather than through a Supreme Court decision that could result in broad unintended consequences, such as those outlined by Reddit and Wikimedia.
“We all agree that we don’t want recommender systems to be spreading harmful content,” Nonnecke says, “but trying to address it by changing Section 230 in this very fundamental way is like a surgeon using a chain saw instead of a scalpel.”
If you’re feeling nostalgic, the Internet Archive hosts a ZIP file ( https://archive.org/details/WindowsXPAnd98Screensavers1 ) that includes 10 classic screensavers from the Windows 98 and XP era that will still work in Windows 11. To install them, download the file, unzip it, and copy all of the .SCR files to C:\Windows\System32 . You’ll need to have administrator access to copy files to that folder.
To enable screensavers go to personalization > lock screen > scroll down > screen saver
Hi, I knew Aella IRL: https://instagram.com/p/CZeTKUQOtMb/
(I am in the center. Huge Last Supper energy here.)
I am, past this post, probably not going to use this forum as a way to reveal information. If you want information, you can DM me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/a.macdonald.iv/ — I am extremely transparent about who I am and have no desire to conceal my identity. My ethos is best described by the quote "anything that can be destroyed by the truth should be" and I try my best to live that. (note: I will not use Twitter.)
She got me cancelled from the local Austin LW community. We had beefed previously over two things:
- A post where she thought the field of philosophy was a waste of time because it was "namedropping." (This is citation.)
- A post where she disparaged the field of philosophy because she was working at a library, and so was her coworker who had completed a major in philosophy, which led her to do the "haha no economic value --> useless" reasoning; nevermind that MIRI relies entirely on donations and is not profitable outside of that, or that much of theoretical math is... you get the idea.
2.a. She described the library job as "a physically intensive job shelving books." I had ratio'd her here, because I said it was "the most bourgeois job description I've heard lately, perhaps ever." A man spent the course of several days arguing with me that I was wrong because library work requires you to occasionally squat, and the squat is an intense exercise, and therefore it was indeed an intense job. (I wouldn't know!) After asking why he spent so much effort doing this, it was because he "liked her for her mind." As I've found, this is a very common euphemism.
This happened a while ago so I already have a pre-written summary: https://app.simplenote.com/p/c70Nb5
She moved here in May 2021; I helped her move, both to sincerely try to make amends and selfishly because she paid for the food of whoever did. (The restaurant we went to had a plate of 30 chicken wings and she makes more than four of my parents. Come on.)
One point of note is that I also used to be a intercourse worker — gay escorting, specifically. (And guys, "escorting" just means you arrange a place to meet up in advance. "Prostitute" is just the general term. It's not a fancy version of the other. You can call me either.)
An ex of mine also had brief experience with the porn industry, and Aella had never been to a strip club while one of my exes was a stripper. This meant that whenever we discussed intercourse work, she was never truly the center of attention because she had no experience with Homoworld or Real Porn or strip clubs and consulting my opinion was necesssary to have a complete view on intercourse work. I enjoyed doing this considerably.
I figured I had until October until she had found some way to remove me — I exceeded my expectations and lasted until December.
There are two traits about Aella stand out that persist in real life that I think more people should be aware of:
- She is one of the most self-centered people I have ever met, and the closest thing I have known to a lizard (i.e. person who seems to lack some basic humanity). I don't mean she is selfish or that she hogs things or that she is narcissistic; my wording is precise here. She is self-centered; there is a Copernicaellan view where she is much more at the center of her own universe than most people are at the center of their own universe. (We all are, of course, but it's a matter of degrees.) Specifically, she will not talk about anything unless it is related to her or she started the conversation. Once on the local groomercord she got drunk and didn't do this — the reactions among many of us were like "dude, Aella is being cool. This is weird."
One of her most lizard moments was describing love as a "status transaction", which is just absurd — is it a "status transaction" if a mother holds her baby with unconditional love?
Finally, and this is more my subjective call, but: Aella does not laugh at jokes. You can tell bangers and she will either be blank or kind of chuckle, unless she's aware she's "supposed" to. I do not trust people who have a horrible sense of humor.
- She will deliberately center the conversation around herself at the expense of the conversation or others. (The card game "AskHole" is ulteriorly designed to do this; there are a disproportionate amount of questions about intercourse work.) During the 2021 Astral Codex Ten Megameetup, she advertised it on her page and it was derided as "the Aella meetup" because she occupied a central table and this was described by one guest as "holding court." One person who showed up to see Aella asked a pregnant wife holding her baby if she was a intercourse worker. She was described as "a goddess." To test my hypothesis that she will be unable to handle a conversation sufficiently not about her, I sat next to her for about ten minutes and talked with some friends about nothing related to her. At some point she petulantly said "I'm moving" and relocated to a spot where she would get more attention. During the dinner, she spent about a third of the time looking at the ceiling — like a child would do to over-advertise to their parents that they were bored. Once, when she felt a concept was socially important (this is key; she does not care about its real importance) she petulantly said "I DON'T UNDERSTAND" and either turned her head away or outright walked away, my memory fails me here. But the expectation was that we were supposed to care, and go out of our way to make it friendly to her.
- I need you to really burn this one into your brain, because this is something you will forget, and you will need to constantly remind yourself about: a great majority of what Aella writes or creates is produced by someone else. Many of her edgy tweets are grabbed from parties, and the person who said it is too paranoid about losing their job to be tagged, so she reposts it as if it was hers. She does not seem to have a good sense of what plagiarism is, or when you should cite someone or give proper credit. So, as I said, a great deal of Aella's stuff is not actually Aella. For example, I doubt she produced any of the graphics or charts on her data work. She is, in my view, shameless about taking credit for what other people have done, which goes back to why she thinks philosophy is a lot of "namedropping."
Seriously: write that last one down, or somehow create a reminder that appears everytime you read her stuff. It cannot be said enough.
As it is, I feel like this is more than enough to occupy your headspace for now.
If you want to go deeper, there are countlesss things that annoy me about Aella that we can discuss over Facebook DM or Instagram. It is an infinite well.
Gays are immunized to e-thot nonsense
Samsung, the global international tech company, decides to host an AMA on Reddit, but they are incredibly thin-skinned, to the point of removing every comment they disagree with, leaving you with a post where reddit claims to it has over 300 comments but visiting it reveals it barely has 15.
With most comments being removed within 15 seconds...... Post: https://www.reddit.com/user/SamsungMobileUS/comments/10r7inq/
All removed comments: https://www.unddit.com/r/u_SamsungMobileUS/comments/10r7inq
PS, the Samsung Galaxy S23 is not an upgrade, it's a new processor, that's it, please look at all the reviews before deciding on anything.
1. Nothing online is real -> you have to go outside and see things with your own eyes if you want to know they're true
2. You need to evade US law in order to be a social media service -> only smol forums like this one will survive by flying under the radar, normie social media will disappear and people will begin interacting with each other IRL again to fill the void
3. Automation destroys legions of careers -> UBI becomes a no-brainer necessity, free $1000 a month
4. Incredibly easy to generate art, music, pictures, videos, and text -> while there will be a wave of shit, there will absolutely be frickloads of quality indie games, movies, music and animation made by those who have the creative chops to refine the output into something they couldn't have had the time, money or multi-discipline skill to pull off -> Jewish movie, TV and gaming industries crumble to dust. Music will probably remain shit as it has the lowest barrier to entry right now and is still shit, but hey can't win em all maybe zoomers will suddenly get over rap someday
5. Deepfakes + hentai models -> No more professional onlythots, furry artists, weeb artists The only actual people left in these areas will be doing it for the love of the game and their content will be cream of the crop
I'm actually pretty hopeful about the future all of a sudden. No wonder they're doing their best to lobotomize every AI lel