DaDragon

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Chief enforcer of US gun laws fears Americans may become numb to violence with each mass shooting (apnews.com)

The head of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says he fears that a drumbeat of mass shootings and other gun violence across the United States could make Americans numb to the bloodshed, fostering apathy to finding solutions rather than galvanizing communities to act....

DaDragon,

To be fair to those legislators, that amendment is fairly clear with its ‘shall not be infringed’ statement. The only way out of that issue is to pass a new amendment invalidating the old one.

DaDragon,

I’ll say that it’s a logical position: the GOP loves any and all innocent lives (that vote for them). If you’re a good white Christian (to some extent you can be a good black too), you’re innocent and therefore allowed to live. If you’re a criminal, an ex soldier with PTSD, LGBT, a political dissident, poor, of the wrong religion, of the wrong race, of the wrong citizenship, your right to free and unmolested life is revoked.
Babies are good because they are not old enough to be anything but a possible future GOP voter.

DaDragon,

Less a necessarily bad person, and more an ideologically influenced one, I’d wager. Sure, there’s probably a couple psychopaths mixed in too

DaDragon,

Fair, but that argument stops working when it’s a large portion of a society. Our understandings of right and wrong are somewhat a social construct, and so subject to social change. All it really requires is a variation of ‘us v them’ mentality for most people to accept it as fact.

DaDragon,

It’s the same way I can’t completely blame Hamas fighters for everything they did on them being bad people, either.

It’s a way of acknowledging that the difference between me/you and them is not their actions themselves, but primarily their targets.

It’s why simply removing the ‘problematic’ individuals on either side can’t fix anything, and we should keep that in mind lest nothing can change.

DaDragon,

Well, his role as a symbol is more likely to resonate with people than ‘random fuck dead, more at 11’. From what I understand, most semi-intelligent people in Russia know how fucked it is anyway, it probably helps to appeal to that.

DaDragon,

New investors were covering existing loans you mean!
No Ponzi scheme here, nothing of the sort. Just good old economics!

But yes, they sold apartments and used the proceeds to finance existing, already sold buildings that weren’t built yet.

More Police Are Using Your Cameras for Video Evidence (www.themarshallproject.org)

Private security footage is nothing new to criminal investigations, but two factors are rapidly changing the landscape: huge growth in the number of devices with cameras, and the fact that footage usually lands in a cloud server, rather than on a tape....

DaDragon,

Sadly there’s little option for some stuff. Robot vacuums have become super useful, even if they are arguably the biggest security risk that exists. And that will never change, no matter how capable the products get

DaDragon,

The link doesn’t work, but I just found out it’s actually supported on mine! Although I probably won’t mess with it, since I’m not alone here

DaDragon,

Which is pretty close to what they are! Although iirc biscuits are somewhat more crumbly

DaDragon,

So you think levelling an entire region and group of people is an appropriate and called-for response?

If you’re trying to say ‘Arabs are an inferior race and deserve to die’ you’re no better than the nazis themselves were. The same goes for if you’re trying to say that the entire region should be Israeli by birthright.

The same laws that would apply to Israeli sovereignty also apply to Palestinian sovereignty. Either all countries have a right to exist, or you’d be forced to conclude that what Hamas did is perfectly correct, considering ‘only force matters’. In that light, Israel would also have the same right to respond equally genocidally.

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  • DaDragon,

    Does f95 count as porn, though? It’s only for AVN’s, I thought.

    DaDragon,

    Enjoy the fact that there’s more and more money in your bank account? I personally find solace in that fact.

    DaDragon,

    That’s what humans do, though. Maybe not probability directly, but we all know that some words should be put in a certain order. We still operate within standard norms that apply to aparte group of people. LLM’s just go about it in a different way, but they achieve the same general result. If I’m drawing a human, that means there’s a ‘hand’ here, and a ‘head’ there. ‘Head’ is a weird combination of pixels that mostly look like this, ‘hand’ looks kinda like that. All depends on how the model is structured, but tell me that’s not very similar to a simplified version of how humans operate.

    DaDragon,

    So why is so much information (data) freely available on the internet? How do you expect a human artist to learn drawing, if not looking at tutorials and improving their skills through emulating what they see?

    DaDragon,

    And that’s the reason why LLM generated content isn’t considered creative.

    I do believe that the person using the device has a right to copyright the unique method they used to generate the content, but the content itself isn’t anything worth protecting.

    DaDragon,

    Wouldn’t that lead to the same argument as originally brought against photography, though?

    A photographer is effectively negotiating with the sun, the sky and everything else to hopefully get the result they are looking for on their device.

    DaDragon,

    To be fair, I think it does, I just value the privacy of literally every internet user over the mild consequences faced by most about children. You have to break some eggs sometimes, and it’s better the children draw the short stick rather than everyone else.

    Is there an artist so horrible that no matter how hard you try that you cannot separate their art from them?

    Similar to the recent question about artists where you can successfully separate them from their art. Are there any artists who did something so horrible, so despicable, that it has instantly invalidated all art that they have had any part in?

    DaDragon,

    I disagree. You can both admit that the company makes one damn fine chicken sandwich and still not buy it because they support slave labour. Them supporting slave labour doesn’t make it a bad chicken sandwich, just as them making a damn good chicken sandwich doesn’t stop them from supporting slave labour. It’s the method that’s important, not the reason itself.

    DaDragon,

    That’s a political win situation, regardless. What’s 10 million lives if you can claim that you successfully did the work that even the great leader Mao couldn’t achieve 50 years before?

    DaDragon,

    I’m inclined to believe it, because lots of videos have that as an ending.

    [Discussion] How do you feel about age verification on Porn sites? (lemmings.world)

    Porn sites Pornhub, XVideos, and Stripchat face stricter requirements to verify the ages of their users after being officially designated as “Very Large Online Platforms” (VLOPs) under the European Union’s Digital Services Act (DSA)....

    DaDragon,

    Yep. I spent a couple years as a child in a country with country-wide blocks on some internet content. However, google images wasn’t blocked (duh.) Reddit wasn’t blocked (not that I knew the site at the time).

    Only thing it changed from a user-perspective was using either shitty and seedy VPN’s or simply going to more questionable sites the authority blocklist didn’t know of yet. And I’ll be honest, I doubt that sites like xnxx (back then) are much better for a developing child than the somewhat controlled sites. There’s so many niche porn sites out there that they can’t all be blocked. You only end up blocking access to sites that are the flattest for access by minors, ironically. (To be clear, I’m not saying that it’s great that minors access that content, either)

    DaDragon,

    What? It is not illegal for children to access pornography. It is at best illegal for people to allow children access to pornography. (Outside of countries where pornography is banned outright)

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