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Bulletins and News Discussion from July 8th to July 14th, 2024 - Nevertheless, He Persisted
  • It would make sense to stake out the place at night, and stash anything conspicuous on the roof.

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    Bulletins and News Discussion from July 8th to July 14th, 2024 - Nevertheless, He Persisted
  • If there's no VP, then the cabinet can't Article 25 you.

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    Bulletins and News Discussion from July 8th to July 14th, 2024 - Nevertheless, He Persisted
  • Well, I was wrong about the camo shorts. Still a LARPer.

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    Bulletins and News Discussion from July 8th to July 14th, 2024 - Nevertheless, He Persisted
  • Trump got a 7cent bump on predicit, which is substantially less than I expected from the general kneejerk reaction.

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    Bulletins and News Discussion from July 8th to July 14th, 2024 - Nevertheless, He Persisted
  • If you look at the video of the body on the roof, it's a white person (supposedly male) with camo shorts. The shooter being NAFO is certainly not ruled out.

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    Bulletins and News Discussion from July 8th to July 14th, 2024 - Nevertheless, He Persisted
  • I am starting to calm down and agree with this. Trump will get a bump in the polls, and he was already currently winning, but a lot could happen between now and November.

    He's still very likely to win as long as Biden stays in the race tho.

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    Bulletins and News Discussion from July 8th to July 14th, 2024 - Nevertheless, He Persisted
  • That'd be pretty funny, but would be indistinguishable from a BlueMAGA shooter. Probably the best outcome.

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    Bulletins and News Discussion from July 8th to July 14th, 2024 - Nevertheless, He Persisted
  • Reddit had issues after the recent debate as well. The site is shit and collapses under load.

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    Bulletins and News Discussion from July 8th to July 14th, 2024 - Nevertheless, He Persisted
  • Well, the shooter was wearing camo shorts for some fucking reason even though that only make them more conspicuous so they were some sort of LARPer.

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    Bulletins and News Discussion from July 8th to July 14th, 2024 - Nevertheless, He Persisted
  • That does explain a lot about the injuries/trajectory.

    That also means that the shooter was worst than I thought.

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    Bulletins and News Discussion from July 8th to July 14th, 2024 - Nevertheless, He Persisted
  • I'm sorry that hexbear has devolved into Tumblr-grade posting.

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    Bulletins and News Discussion from July 8th to July 14th, 2024 - Nevertheless, He Persisted
  • If it turns out that the deep state was trying to do Trump like JFK for some reason and they fucked up this badly, it'd be the funniest possible timeline.

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    Bulletins and News Discussion from July 8th to July 14th, 2024 - Nevertheless, He Persisted
  • The video I've seen of the supposed body of the sniper (on a building) appears to be white.

  • Trump shot ?
  • Biden's debate performance broke some, and the others are Blue-Anon/Russiagaters who are happy to call this a false flag.

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    Bulletins and News Discussion from July 8th to July 14th, 2024 - Nevertheless, He Persisted
  • If that's the case, then it's very unlikely to be an airgun.

  • Trump shot ?
  • That's pretty much true of here as well.

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    Bulletins and News Discussion from July 8th to July 14th, 2024 - Nevertheless, He Persisted
  • The only way this gets defused is if it turns out that it was a BB gun, or something that isn't considered a "serious" weapon. If it's even a .22, then this is a massive boost for Trump.

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  • It's gotta be from an airgun or a low caliber weapon (.22). Probably could have killed him if it was a dead-center hit on the head, doubt it could have done it at center of mass.

  • Follow-up to old post about man-made horror: man-made horror has been commercialized and is also live-streamed. (Brain organoid computing)
    www.nwahomepage.com Brain power: Swiss startup powers computers with mini human brains

    Swiss tech startup FinalSpark is now selling access to biocomputers that combine up to four tiny lab-grown human brains with silicon chips.

    Brain power: Swiss startup powers computers with mini human brains

    >The lab is available to researchers 24/7, uses real human neurons and uses the Python programming language, creating a “dream bridge between biology and data scientists,” according to Jordan.

    >After accessing the provided login/password, researchers gain the ability to remotely send electrical signals to neurons and receive their responses. It is then the responsibility of researchers to devise optimal algorithms for controlling the behavior of the organoids.

    >Users can mimic memory function by using periodic electrical stimulation to reinforce synapses through repetition, thus making desired pathways stronger.

    >Researchers do this by training the organoids through a reward system. The organoids are rewarded with dopamine, the neurotransmitter responsible for pleasure (and addiction).

    >Meanwhile, as “punishment,” the organoids are exposed to chaotic stimuli, such as irregular electrical activity.

    >A live view of the biochips working in real-time can be found at www.finalspark.com/live.

    Still think it's kinda neat, but with clearly disturbing implications.

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    OpenAI looking to incorporate adtech into ChatGPT
    www.adweek.com Leaked Deck Reveals OpenAI's Pitch on Publisher Partnerships

    OpenAI's Preferred Publisher Program offers media companies licensing deals.

    Leaked Deck Reveals OpenAI's Pitch on Publisher Partnerships

    Very funny enshitification coming from OpenAI. In exchange for access to real time data, it looks like they're planning to bake in partner ads. Wouldn't be surprised if this becomes just as pay-to-play as Google search.

    >Details from the pitch deck

    >The Preferred Publisher Program has five primary components, according to the deck.

    >First, it is available only to “select, high-quality editorial partners,” and its purpose is to help ChatGPT users more easily discover and engage with publishers’ brands and content.

    >Additionally, members of the program receive priority placement and “richer brand expression” in chat conversations, and their content benefits from more prominent link treatments. Finally, through PPP, OpenAI also offers licensed financial terms to publishers.

    >The financial incentives participating publishers can expect to receive are grouped into two buckets: guaranteed value and variable value.

    >Guaranteed value is a licensing payment that compensates the publisher for allowing OpenAI to access its backlog of data, while variable value is contingent on display success, a metric based on the number of users engaging with linked or displayed content.

    >The resulting financial offer would combine the guaranteed and variable values into one payment, which would be structured on an annual basis.

    >“The PPP program is more about scraping than training,” said one executive. “OpenAI has presumably already ingested and trained on these publishers’ archival data, but it needs access to contemporary content to answer contemporary queries.”

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    Grok's Woke (Grok AI weights are released)
    x.ai Open Release of Grok-1

    We are releasing the weights and architecture of our 314 billion parameter Mixture-of-Experts model Grok-1.

    Obviously done so Elon looks like less of a hypocrite in his quixotic OpenAI lawsuit. However, it is notable in that it's the largest LLM to date with open and commercially licensed weights (314B params). It's way too large for any consumer to actually run, but having direct access to a model this big may benefit researchers looking into safety and bias in AI.

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    WKUK Old Folks Home

    RIP Trevor Moore

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    Moon lander set to land human remains on the moon is crapping out
    www.bbc.com Peregrine lander: Propulsion failure threatens US Moon mission

    A US spacecraft launched from Florida to land on the lunar surface encounters propulsion problems.

    Peregrine lander: Propulsion failure threatens US Moon mission

    Due to a power issue, it looks like the lander may now no longer have sufficient fuel to make a controlled landing on the moon. This was the lander that was set to carry human remains to the moon despite objections from the Navajo nation. Hopefully, this discourages any future attempts at such a stunt, since instead of a permanent mausoleum your ashes may instead be stranded in orbit or scattered amongst the moon dust if the thing crashes.

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    The TrueAnon game already sold out.
    Storm the Capitol available now | TrueAnon Podcast

    Looks like they're scraping up some more copies somehow, but it looks like the game literally sold out within an hour or so of going live. Must have either been a very small print run, or there are more irony pilled folks willing to part with ~$80 for what looks like a kinda jank roll-and-move game than I thought.

    EDIT: Apparently the additional copies have also sold out.

    EDIT2: If you actually want the thing, it looks like they are accepting pre-orders for an another printing.

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    OpenAI is a dead letter. Microsoft has basically bought out the company for $0.

    It looks like Microsoft's ambitions to completely cannibalize OpenAI is coming to pass. Apparently, Microsoft already has a perpetual license to all of OpenAI's IP (link), and owned all the physical hardware running the OpenAI GPTs. So now that they're about to acquire basically OpenAI's entire staff OpenAI literally has nothing.

    I think the interesting angle is the anti-trust angle. The board's ouster of Altman has essentially allowed Microsoft to strip OpenAI for parts without having to compensate the other investors or receive anti-trust scrutiny. It is a massive win for MS.

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    Top AI CEO who also made the weird eyeball-scanning NFT scam fired.
    www.theverge.com Sam Altman fired as CEO of OpenAI

    Mira Murati will be the interim CEO.

    Sam Altman fired as CEO of OpenAI

    My guess is that this is the beginning of Microsoft consuming OpenAI in its entirety. As for the firing reason, it's sudden enough that it's probably personal misconduct (i.e. fraud or sex crimes.)

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    Alan Wake - The Musical

    If the next Remedy game isn't 100% sung-through then they're sell-outs.

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    Tone Indicators
    github.com GitHub - benhamill/tone-emoji: A collection of emoji to help clarify your tone in the types of text-only environments that are so common on the internet.

    A collection of emoji to help clarify your tone in the types of text-only environments that are so common on the internet. - GitHub - benhamill/tone-emoji: A collection of emoji to help clarify you...

    GitHub - benhamill/tone-emoji: A collection of emoji to help clarify your tone in the types of text-only environments that are so common on the internet.

    There was discussion on trying to have tone indicators used more often on Hexbear to make the space more ND inclusive. This is a slick looking set of tone indicator emojis that could be integrated relatively easily. Having tone indicators as emojis might make then more convenient for users and would also make them stand out much more clearly in a post.

    Here is the list in this set: /gen (genuine) /hj (half joking) /ij (inside joke) /j (joking) /lit (literal) /- (negative) /+ (positive) /ref (reference) /rh (rhetorical) /s (sarcastic) /srs (serious) /? (what tone is this)

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    Sorry
    pawb.social [Defederation] hexbear.net - Pawb.Social

    - Instance: hexbear.net [http://hexbear.net] - Type: Defederation - Affects: Pawb.Social, furry.engineer, pawb.fun - Reason: Trolling, disruptive behavior, tankie instance, harassment and abuse towards instances defederating them. ::: spoiler screenshots [https://pawb.social/pictrs/image/0b922ebe-62...

    I just wanted to say mea culpa (partially responsible) to our furry users. I saw the thread and immediately thought of the Grover Pasta and had to post.

    Anyways, Slurp Juice V3 is in the works. I'm drunk right now, drinking for the first time after working (and procrastinating) on a paper for 3 weeks. Do not AMA.

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