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Schneier on the potential impact of ChatGPT and similar tools on political lobbying is, whew, not making my week any better schneier.com/blog/archives/202

Just added a few more links to my Awesome Fedi Admin Resources list: https://codeberg.org/nev/awesome-fediadmin/

If you know of any other guides, examples, or other resources for people running their own fediverse servers, let me know!

#MastoAdmin #FediAdmin

The cat just went over to the HomePod mini on my desk, meowed at it, and Siri said "sure here is some music for you" and the cat perched on the window sill listening to Garbage and Elliott Smith.

I just want to know how long this has been going on.

I was doing an activity with my youngest and then told him I had to go back to work. He motioned to my laptop and said "Okay, go touch your letters daddy." which is such an amazing burn.

Neither Microsoft, nor Amazon, nor Google, nor Meta are hurting for money. They are not belt tightening so they can survive the coming crunch.

They're doing just fine and could have easily found productive things for all those people to do.

They're laying off tens of thousands of people to make shareholders happy.

I would like to return this week and get a refund, or at the very least speak to its manager.

If your company asks you to install their corporate spyware on your personal device, the correct answer is "LOL no." If it's that important that they reach you at all times (spoiler, it is not or they'd staff multiple shifts), they can give you a corporate phone, laptop, and car.

Forget to charge all of these should you want a moment of peace.

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“ChatGPT has no inner being, it has been nowhere, it has endured nothing, it has not had the audacity to reach beyond its limitations, and hence it doesn’t have the capacity for a shared transcendent experience, as it has no limitations from which to transcend. ChatGPT’s melancholy role is that it is destined to imitate and can never have an authentic human experience, no matter how devalued and inconsequential the human experience may in time become.” #AI https://www.theredhandfiles.com/chat-gpt-what-do-you-think/?utm_source=mastodon

Cllr Bravo is excellent on what we owe one another:

“When every neighbourhood, every public space, every city service and so many people are impacted, I don’t see any other choice but to lean in with everything we have. Pointing fingers at fed&prov govts for their policy decisions and funding reductions is fair, but it doesn’t relieve city council of our obligation to respond.”

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2023/01/16/torontos-budget-fails-to-address-our-most-urgent-crisis.html

you EXPLOIT the working class? you exploit their labor power like the commodity? oh! oh! revolution against capitalism! revolution against capitalism for One Thousand Years!!!!

“The GOP Florida legislature is now compiling a list of names and titles of university educators and staff who do work related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

Ron DeSantis wants them rooted out of higher education.

That's how things are going in “free” Florida.”
Carlos G. Smith

Last few RTs...

Having spoken to many antifascists in and around the Toronto area, it seems very clear that Caryma is in fact working to dox and smear antifascist activists, while normalizing actual fascists, and pretending that she's "on the left" while occasionally even claiming to be an antifascist.

She is very much a fraud ass grifter, but now that it's escalating to Andy Ngo-esque behavior, I figured it was time to say something directly.

The woman is bad news, I'd avoid her. Cryptofash

chaos on my feed. half of you are doing real shitposting and the other half of you seem to have gotten lost on the way to linkedin

Have you guys heard of this? It's brand new, but I think it'll be big.

It is a capital mistake to believe, as some people do, that the members of the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives don't know how to govern or how the House is supposed to function. They know both far too well. They just don't want to govern, and they don't want the House to function.

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a42486305/house-republicans-spending-bills/

The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a torment nexus is a good guy with a torment nexus

me: im into polyarmory
her: you mean polyamory right?
me: [with multiple swords] what
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