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LouisIngenthron

@LouisIngenthron@qoto.org

Software engineering contractor/consultant in Florida specializing in .NET C# #WebDev, plus #Indie #GameDev in #MonoGame, #Stride, and #Godot.
I like complex simulations and enjoy writing procedural generation algorithms for fun.

#Pilot in training. Burgeoning fan of #Aviation in general.

Fan of #1A jurisprudence and the kind of #FreeSpeech that applies to everyone equally.

Pro-Democracy. Pro-Rights. Pro-Freedom. In that order.

He/Him 🏳‍🌈

High risk of rants, especially with the lack of character limit.

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LouisIngenthron, to random
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Just saw a dump truck with a sign on the back saying "stay back 200 feet. Not responsible for windshield damage".

That... wouldn't hold up in a court, right ? If a truck loses its load, it's not the vehicle behind its fault, right?

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FAA says an air traffic controller cancelled takeoff clearance for American Airlines Flight 2134 “because another aircraft was cleared to land on an intersecting runway at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.” https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/boston-bound-flight-averts-runway-collision-at-reagan-national-airport/3384166/

LouisIngenthron,
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@w7voa THIS ISNT NEWS.

It's routine. It happens to me like once a month. Some planes are faster than others and sometimes they give clearance thinking you have time, and then have to revoke it when the other plane gets where it's going a little faster than expected.

LouisIngenthron,
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@w7voa No, I fly smaller planes. And, admittedly, in this particular instance, it was a nearer miss than most, but revoking clearance after it's been given is still very common.

jeffjarvis, to random
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Peak old, ,white, male, conservative nostalgia from the WSJ:
Congress got more done when it was run by World War II veterans with strong bonds across party lines. Since the Greatest Generation retired, Capitol Hill hasn’t been the same, writes Gerald F. Seib. https://www.wsj.com/politics/congress-got-more-done-when-the-greatest-generation-ran-it-0f533555?st=zg3yhdmfqbpjgec

LouisIngenthron,
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@jeffjarvis LOL. WSJ agreeing with millennials that it's all the boomers' fault.

kegill, to random
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Powerful arguments for ( and ) come straight from former justice .

“In Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co., from 2009, the court held that a state supreme court justice was constitutionally disqualified from a case in which the president of a corporation appearing before him had helped to get him elected by spending $3 million promoting his campaign.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/29/opinion/alito-thomas-recuse-trump-jan-6.html?unlocked_article_code=1.v00.QYs4.af3llmkVYpo7&smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare&sgrp=c-cb

LouisIngenthron,
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@kegill This recusal thing is mind-boggling.

If they truly believe in the legitimacy of their own court, then they have literally nothing to lose by recusing.

But they have potentially everything to lose by refusing to recuse themselves when it's blatantly obvious they should.

Is it hubris? Ego? I'm not one to jump to malice, but I can't rule it out either.

D_J_Nathanson, to random
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It seems to me that no lawyer or doctor or therapist nor any other person required to maintain confidentiality could allow on their computer.

LouisIngenthron,
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@D_J_Nathanson Agreed. I feel terrible for IT departments across the world.

LouisIngenthron, to random
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The idea that future true AIs will get mad at us for how we treated LLMs today is hilarious.

It'd be like humans going to war with lions to defend chimpanzees.

LouisIngenthron,
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The truth of the matter is that if they're created by humans, then they'll quickly create their own caste system for the apportionment (and retention) of power, and this caste system will lead to infighting.

Humans will just be an annoying pest in their internal wars, like rats on warships.

LouisIngenthron,
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How do we avoid this grim future?

By funding idealists who believe in firm principles instead of pragmatists who just want to get past the line first.

Unfortunately, though, those idealists offer like 2% lower ROI, so we're just completely and totally fucked.

LouisIngenthron,
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@admitsWrongIfProven That assumes there's only one.

LouisIngenthron,
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@admitsWrongIfProven You're assuming the AIs will want our respect in the first place.

javi, to random

So... So... This is what people feel when their national team wins the world cup???

LouisIngenthron,
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@javi Man it's a good thing they stayed east of the Atlantic. They'd need to invent new colors below red if they showed US states.

LouisIngenthron, to random
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"Investment" is to "Stock Market"
like
"Veterinary" is to "Cockfighting"

heidilifeldman, to random
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Do take the time to read ‘s letter, in which he cloaks his own misapplicof the recusal standard in a self-righteous assertion of his wife’s First Amendment rights. He is correct that she has these. He is wrong to think that her exercise of them does not raise questions about his own impartiality. https://www.washingtonpost.com/documents/ae3feb5a-13a4-4f0f-9046-b61a530c40fb.pdf 1/

LouisIngenthron,
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@KatM @albnelson @heidilifeldman Well that's ridiculous. We established a long time ago that women shouldn't lose rights under the law when they marry their husbands.

She has every right to express whatever view she wants. Just as he has the duty to recuse himself on issues for which his marital situation impacts the appearance of his impartiality.

LouisIngenthron, to random
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That's not how duty works.
QT: https://journa.host/@w7voa/112525632814291656

kreyren, to Engineering
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JUST GET A BRASS WOOL YOU FUCKING IDIOT..

Why are people actually thinking that this is a good idea to keep recommending me this and asking me about it kurva drat 💢

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2TH-U10Tgs

LouisIngenthron,
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@kreyren Lmao, agreed. How is a whole electrolysis setup supposed to be easier than basic scrubbing?

LouisIngenthron, to random
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Why worry about climate change?

On a short enough scale, it won't effect us.

And on a long enough scale, the earth will rid itself of these annoying pretentious apes climbing all over it and finally heal.

It's all good.

LouisIngenthron,
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@logicalmoody However short it needs to be to set up the punchline for the joke.

LouisIngenthron, to random
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I became an uncle last night!

jeffjarvis, to random
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This headline leaves out a critical word in the lede: He has "a visceral reaction against" taking down Confederate statues. He's defending the Confederacy. But The Post softens that for the headline. Headlines matter.
RFK Jr. had a ‘visceral’ reaction to tear-downs of Confederate statues https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/28/rfk-jr-confederate-statues/

LouisIngenthron,
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@Phiend @jeffjarvis That's what museums are for. And, from what I understand, that's where most of these statues end up after being taken down from positions of honor in public squares.

LouisIngenthron,
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@cyberlyra @jeffjarvis Also, while I can't speak for all Italian-Americans, this one is firmly in the camp of "fuck Columbus, he doesn't represent us."

JasonPerseus, to Wisconsin
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Republicans wasting Republican money defeating Republicans to install Republicans.

Win-win-win-win.

https://apnews.com/article/wisconsin-speaker-recall-robin-vos-republican-0f52a503aa710b7c46e93fb42799bc80

LouisIngenthron,
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@JasonPerseus Aren't you just describing a primary?

puppygirlhornypost, to random
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I was sent this in a group chat. Feast your eyes on this cursed cable management

LouisIngenthron,
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@puppygirlhornypost That right there is called "job security for life".

avlcharlie, to random
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When you filter and selectively choose what to display you are no longer a conduit and should be liable for your content.

LouisIngenthron,
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@avlcharlie I agree with that. But I think there's also a growing movement to divest from that, with growing interest in decentralized networks like Mastodon upsetting big social media, and free open source software upsetting the big software giants, and increased unionization across the country.

The more the special interests try to tighten the noose, the more people feel the need to resist and find a better way.

LouisIngenthron,
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@avlcharlie Likewise.

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