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lumiworx

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Ex Pro Photographer/Videographer and IT Specialist and Administrator... now retired.

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VisualInspiration, to aiart
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2024-05-09 Visual Inspiration prompt.

The greenhouse effect is evident.

Use this AI generated image to write a very short story based on it.


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lumiworx,
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@VisualInspiration ... I would prefer if everyone stops tormenting Stanley, as it is way past being funny. We're all well aware that he's fond of singing along to his playlists while he works. Embedding a radio transmitter in his helmet liner and spiking his breather pump with helium to entertain yourselves over comms is beyond unacceptable.

Your stunt has imbalanced Stanley's performance due to oxygen deprivation, and he's mistakenly installed an AC unit in the outer wall of the BioLab dome.

Skepticat, to random
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What?!?
Which one do you see?
Anybody else see Scooby-Doo?

lumiworx,
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@Skepticat Yeah, I can see the Scooby resemblance, but my first thought was Marmaduke. [holy shit, I'm old...]

VisualInspiration, to aiart
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2024-04-26 Visual Inspiration prompt

With your actions, you may dig your own grave

Use this AI generated image to write a very short story based on it... Whatever it inspires you to do!


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lumiworx,
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@VisualInspiration ... After Covid 27's devastating start, we've found a need to revitalize our long-closed Heavenly Hills cemetary. For the surviving grounds staff with questions, we've hired Eustis for chamber reclamation.

Please remember that he's technically classed as 'near-dead', so he won't be required to mask up due to his triple filtered mechano-biologic pump taking over all primary lung functions.

Lastly, our friends and family discount has been discontinued until demand slows down.

VisualInspiration, to aiart
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2024-04-12 Visual Inspiration prompt.

From the archives of the

Use this AI generated image to write a very short story based on it... Maybe sketch some creature?Whatever it inspires you to do!


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lumiworx,
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@VisualInspiration ... Sorry, but I have no idea what it's called. Next time you see Higsby, ask him. He found it at the edge of one of the mud pots in the south basin, so I suppose it's his choice as a new species of whatever the hell these are.

All I can tell you is that he brought it in at 15 mm long at 8 am, and in 6 hours, it was 10 cm. Hasn't really moved a muscle beyond breathing - or even blinked. Kinda looks hypnotized.

Umm. Erin. Now it's staring, and those prickly things popped up.

VisualInspiration, to aiart
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2024-04-11 Visual Inspiration prompt.

I'm not scared at all

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lumiworx,
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@VisualInspiration ... Every 7 years, the rift opens, and before they are halfway through the field, they're detected and suspended mid-step.

They're no threat except to themselves. Our air is toxic for them, and the time dilation during cross-over slows their system to a crawl. At least that keeps them alive and gives us time to reset their portal and reverse their travel.

Aaron is only 8, and doesn't understand why they're here. He thinks we're adding new scarecrows to watch over the crops.

VisualInspiration, to aiart
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2024-04-05 Visual Inspiration prompt.

Writing letters is a lost art.

Use this AI generated image to write a very short story based on it... Write to a long lost friend perhaps? Whatever it inspires you to do!


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lumiworx,
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@VisualInspiration ... APN - For immediate release.

New developments arise in the investigation surrounding the death of disgraced developer and ex-billionaire Melon Husk, as surveillance footage now confirms the DomestiBot that originally alerted authorizes to the body, may have had its own motivation to end his life.

Husk's own paranoia led to him installing a series of hidden cameras, which captured the AI Bot trying to forge his signature on a resale and release agreement.

More to follow.

whknott, to scifi
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Time for the all-new for November 7th, 2023

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lumiworx,
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@whknott ... It takes a while to ramp up the elements in a brain slurry to figure out whether you'll experience it all as a dream or a nightmare or some disjointed paint-by-number canvas.

Last night, my theta waves were riding on the wispy edge of absurdity as "Duck à l'Orange métallique" started forming. I'm leaning towards Dali and Geiger having an illegitimate art child and waiting to see what's next.

A lightning crack and a jumble of kids and dogs scurrying under my covers, and... gone.

whknott, to scifi
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Time for the all-new for November 6th, 2023

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lumiworx,
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@whknott ... More than once or a hundred or by the thousands, you were warned. History has called them pundits or seers or prophets and sometimes veiled and vile, but you all were warned so many times.

It started as a long-awaited concert where exhausted troops could slip away from recent war-torn horrors that ripped their sleep. No one expected that AI tremors were bubbling through the gear on stage and infesting and corrupting it into a new monster to feed on tortured souls.

You were warned.

whknott, to scifi
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Time for the all-new for October 27th, 2023

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lumiworx,
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@whknott ... It's been 7 years now, and every anniversary leaves me racked with dread and a volcanic knot of molten lead bubbling around in my gut. The tributes and memorials are inescapable, no matter how hard I try.

They called it revolutionary. It gobbles up pollutants, converts them to grav engine fuel, and the massive Laritania was loaded with eight. My parents, 5 sisters, and 21,000 strangers took the maiden cruise.

It took 58 seconds of vertical flight to fill a 1.7 mile wide crater.

gbhnews, to fediverse
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Dear :

Given the news in the last few days, I am encountering a lot of people who are seeking out resources and techniques.

Can you help me add to the list? What resources do you recommend for people seeking mental health help?

How do you take care of yourself in tough times?

lumiworx,
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@gbhnews ... Different states will have their own mental health resources - and regional sources, even more so - but one place to find general help to cover those in the US, is 211.org.

https://www.211.org/get-help/mental-health

US veterans can find help worldwide via phone, online, and in-person, at clinics, and through video telehealth apps/sites.

https://www.veteranscrisisline.net

lumiworx, to Florida
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My first post ever, and while I'm in northeast , this is a totally unknown mushshroom for me.

They do seem to pop up everywhere in rural lawns and grow in clumps of 2 or 3. They're golf ball size to tennis ball size spheres, so there's no exposed stem until broken open.

Is anyone able to identify these, or at least know if they are toxic or poisonous?

whknott, to scifi
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Time for the all-new for October 4th, 2023

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lumiworx,
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@whknott ... There's often a half dozen skipp rafts that take part in major hunts on these heavily reeded tributaries. Thousands of known species have disappeared, with a precious few we aim to save from what's left of the Amazon basin.

Silent approaches are essential for captures, so young Barris readys a whizzit to match frequencies and nullify the growl and hum of aging motors in an envelope of sound.

Coming back from the brink is brutal, with no certainty and a century worth of work ahead.

whknott, to scifi
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Time for the all-new for September 29th, 2023

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lumiworx,
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@whknott ... It's been ages now after creeping coastlines stopped shrinking the continent and squeezed populations to climb higher as cities on the edge propped new on top of old, then layered it again.

Solid ground is well below the water-veined rubble, and transport was literally grown to give us ways to move. The carbon shell of the new Tuttle fleet scoots along on lab-raised motormeat flippers, and speed is not part of the equation in this part of the century.

I hope you're in no hurry.

AndyPaciorekArt, to random
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RIP David McCallum
(remembered by me mostly as Steel from Sapphire and Steel)

Photograph by Dennis Hopper. 1963

lumiworx,
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@AndyPaciorekArt ... A one of a kind actor who will be missed. I wonder who will recognize the photographer... ?

stroughtonsmith, to random
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I’m so glad I held off on Cyberpunk 2077, because by all accounts it is in a great place now — especially on PC. I get to come in to it fresh with this 2.0 update

lumiworx,
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@stroughtonsmith ... it was a bit of a sting for those of us who got it after release and before the 2.0 patch or DLC that makes the initial release unplayable if you don't - or can't - meet the minimum requirements. They are massively different from those of the original release. SSD's are mandatory, as are video cards with 6GB of memory.

Fortunately I've finished the game, but sadly can't replay it without a considerable upgrade. I might do it later on, but absolutely not for one game.

briankrebs, to random

I need a plugin that will detect AI generated cyberbabble and then either bin it or put a big red box around it. We got this, right? :)

lumiworx,
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@briankrebs ... well, it is available for whomever might want it, although the initial registration is $2,287.

whknott, to scifi
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Time for the all-new for September 21st, 2023

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lumiworx,
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@whknott ... Alright everybody. A little quiet so I can get through this, and we'll get back to work. I want all of you to know one thing. I get it. I get that you're a gazillion miles from family or friends, or both. I know what crap conditions we have, and pressure to perform can be brutal.

I will not, however, explain to the suits that you're working through injuries on a daily basis. The little stunt with Gorsach getting hung up in a gen core and losing a leg? That's your 3rd leg in 7 days!

whknott, to scifi
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Time for the all-new for September 20th, 2023

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lumiworx,
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@whknott ... Intersteller times were correct, as were avoidance paths to breach the system... but there were irregularities from overlapping gas clouds outside the cluster. Think in terms of a pair of magnifying glasses that distorted the data we prepared with, resulting in major differences in every computational model.

Target body had considerably more gravity, substantially less atmosphere, and dimensionally, it was near a scale of 7600:1.

The long and short? A 14-year mission turns into 7.

whknott, to scifi
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Time for the all-new for September 19th, 2023

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lumiworx,
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@whknott ... Hey, Arron! Take down some shot notes for me, yeah? QuadraScopic MicroDV, Binaural-16, Vertimorphic 18mm, and make sure there's a tag in there about my stabilized shoulder mounts, please.

It's my kid's first time in the seat, so I wanted to make this a two-fer... a promo for the rich-bitch owner of this hovering carcass and a birthday vid for Joshie to post on his FacePunch app. He's figuring out his future and saw some vintage books about farming, so we'll let him imagine a bit.

whknott, to scifi
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Time for the all-new for September 18th, 2023

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lumiworx,
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@whknott ... Ten years of running this market, Marus, and I've never seen anything like it. It happens every day, at least twice a day, and it's almost like a choreographed joke.

We got past the collapse because of our location in a closed community of tech-bros with toys and no one to play with. They're scared shitless to even go shopping, so they send out housebots instead.

Two steps in and their scanners light up. Two aisles later, they freeze in place. Time to call ShopGPT for a pickup.

whknott, to scifi
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Time for the all-new for September 17th, 2023

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lumiworx,
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@whknott ... Did I ever tell you my father's advice, Aaron? About his sage enlightenment after my last day of class? His take on my future pushed me past childhood.

Your grandfather's intent was to turn me into a version of himself. The rocky plate above my heart and steeled cage of rib over rib. The shield above mangled organs to keep blades at bay, and another that guards my weaker side.

He 'insisted' I follow his plan. I refused and paid a horrid price. You, my son, will choose your own.

briankrebs, to random

We're all just a bunch of frogs sitting in a pot as it gently warms on the stove, too stupid or lazy or comfortable to jump out just yet. But soon to be part of the stew.

In this "enshittified" world, we don't actually own any of the things we buy. The vendor either sells all customer data up front, or what's sold is offered mainly on a subscription basis, even as they're reselling that data. Any terms, prices or promises can be changed on a dime, and your only "choice" is "okay" or not to use the thing.

This fairly describes your privacy expectations for commercial services in the USA. We are long overdue for a Privacy Bill of Rights that says quite simply, if you sell it and it actively collects and transmits data, you have to up front offer consumers the option to turn all it off. Full stop. And then respect that decision in perpetuity.

lumiworx,
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@briankrebs ... along with DarkTable and DigiCam, there are others in FOSS for both Linux and Windows, and there is still some commercial stuff for Windows only. All will handle RAW files, too...

FOSS:
RawTherapee - http://rawtherapee.com
LightZone - [also for MACs] - https://github.com/ktgw0316/LightZone

Paid:
SilkyPix [handles Fuji sensors, too; v10 pro is $37] - https://silkypix.isl.co.jp/en/
CaptureOne - https://www.captureone.com/en
DxO - https://www.dxo.com/

Don't forget the free OEM camera software, too.

whknott, to scifi
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Time for the all-new for September 3rd, 2023

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lumiworx,
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@whknott ... Yesterday was a low bar as far as retrievals go, Charlie. It was an easy climb, grab, and go, but something here feels different. The navs aren't supposed to glow that green, and there's no head shields anywhere. None.

My gut's not too calm kiddo, and there's a sickly sweet smell bouncing in my nose.

Charlie! Time to move, son. I don't know if they're on the scent yet, but those furry little foot stools have perma-teeth once they lock on.

Tell me you packed our aero spray kits...

danie10, to Facebook
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Just got suspended by after less than 24 hours of creating an account. Only reason could be, I said in my bio I won't be posting there as I now have the app to handle messaging on my phone without the metadata tracking...

It doesn't pay being honest sometimes ;-) but no ways I'd actually install an app like WhatsApp or Facebook on my phone...

lumiworx,
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@danie10 ... It seems you aren't the only one to suddenly find a .

As of today... the same "180 days to disagree" message, and same reasons given. I don't really use it on the desktop, and have no apps installed anywhere, and never will. It's a placeholder to keep from being impersonated more than anything else.

There were 3 attempts of someone trying to reset my password in the past 3 months - all unsuccessful - and nothing posted by me for years.

whknott, to scifi
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Time for the all-new for August 24th, 2023

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lumiworx,
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@whknott ... If they'd have asked - "Yes", on active duty after a planetary invasion, but partnering with a humongous dufus machine with a mini reactor in its chest might have made me pause on being so positive.

Brawn? More than plenty. Brains? As much cranial activity as a hand-held clicker for training cats. There's one overwhelming trait working in its favor. It's a room full of tail wagging pups when it comes to loyalty, so not all bad.

I need to paint a face on that head, though.

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