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AI trained on photos from kids’ entire childhood without their consent

Kids "easily traceable" from photos used to train AI models, advocates warn.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2024/06/ai-trained-on-photos-from-kids-entire-childhood-without-their-consent/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

Luna ,
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@arstechnica Seems the more I hear about how AI is being used the worse it looks.

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59 years ago today, Griswold v. Connecticut guaranteed the right to birth control.

Justice Thomas says the Supreme Court should "reconsider" that ruling.

And this week, 38 GOP senators voted against the Right to Contraception Act.

Republicans are coming for birth control.

Luna ,
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@rbreich Funny they said they wouldn't when they over turned Roe.

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New Steam Deck competitor lets you easily swap in more RAM, storage

Adata embraces the CAMM2 memory standard for its intriguing handheld prototype.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2024/06/new-steam-deck-competitor-lets-you-easily-swap-in-more-ram-storage/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

Luna ,
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@arstechnica I wonder can you install a different distro on it?

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Report: New “Apple Intelligence” AI features will be opt-in by default

Apple reportedly plans to announce its first big wave of AI features at WWDC.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/06/report-new-apple-intelligence-ai-features-will-be-opt-in-by-default/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

Luna ,
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@arstechnica Apple is at least doing this right.

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50 billionaire families have already poured $600M+ into this year's elections — mostly in support of Trump.

That's only 0.6% of their total wealth. It essentially costs them nothing to drown our democracy in dark money.

Luna ,
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@rbreich We need to tax the hell out of these billionaire families.

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AMD’s Ryzen AI 300-series laptop CPUs are its first for new Copilot+ PCs

High-end Ryzen laptop chips combine big and little Zen cores for the first time.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/06/amds-ryzen-ai-300-series-laptop-cpus-are-its-first-for-new-copilot-pcs/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

Luna ,
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@arstechnica A feature that I'm force to pay for but will never use as I'll never use Copilot.

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Remember: Trump asked oil execs at Mar-a-Lago for $1 billion for his campaign.

In return, Trump pledged to reverse environmental protections and cut their taxes.

The deal would net Big Oil $110 billion in tax breaks — 11,000% more than a $1 billion donation.

Utter corruption.

Luna ,
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@rbreich That has to be illegal and disqualify him.

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Billionaires aren’t just supporting Trump for the tax cuts.

As Peter Thiel once admitted: “I no longer believe that freedom and democracy are compatible.”

Make no mistake: The goal of American oligarchy is to tear down democracy itself.

Luna ,
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@rbreich Peter Thiel is evil as they come.

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Fracking wastewater has “shocking” amount of clean-energy mineral lithium

40% of US need for lithium could be covered by Pennsylvania's fracking byproduct.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2024/05/fracking-wastewater-has-shocking-amount-of-clean-energy-mineral-lithium/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

Luna ,
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@arstechnica The good news you don't need Chinese lithium the bad news the water is no longer drinkable from fracking.

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RIP ICQ: Remembering a classic messaging app that was way ahead of its time

ICQ will cease operations June 26. If you know, you know.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/05/rip-icq-remembering-a-classic-messaging-app-that-was-way-ahead-of-its-time/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

Luna ,
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@arstechnica I remember ICQ.

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Used Teslas are getting very cheap, but buying one can be risky

As used Teslas drop in price, are they a bargain or buyer beware?

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2024/05/used-teslas-are-getting-very-cheap-but-buying-one-can-be-risky/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

Luna ,
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@arstechnica The biggest problem is the lack of 3rd party parts and tools to service them.
It's not like an old Toyota or Chevy where you can find what ever you need at the local parts store and a tool to diagnose it that connects to your phone or a laptop for $20 to $100.

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Google is killing off the messaging service inside Google Maps

Google Maps has had its own chat platform since 2018, but it's shutting down in July.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/05/google-is-killing-off-the-messaging-service-inside-google-maps/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

Luna ,
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@arstechnica I didn't even know it had that feature.
I guess this is why they're killing it as nobody used it.

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In April 2022, the Heritage Foundation introduced 'Project 2025' with the hope of guiding America toward authoritarianism. Now, with Donald Trump at the top of the Republican ticket, that threat has only grown more dire. But what exactly are the plans of Project 2025, and how can we fight against this right-wing movement? A Q&A with Thomas Zimmer, Professor of 20th-century U.S. and international history at Georgetown University, sheds light on this dangerous project. https://thinkbigpicture.substack.com/p/project-2025-thomas-zimmer-trump

Luna ,
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@georgetakei We must stop them.

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When Trump openly and repeatedly exclaims that migrants are “poisoning the blood of our country,” or shares a video calling for a “unified Reich,” he is literally echoing the language of Hitler.

Trump is not a “populist.” He’s not a “strongman.” He is a fascist.

Use the word.

Luna ,
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@rbreich I call him a traitorous turd.

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Effective tax rates before and after the Trump tax law:

Verizon
Before: 21%
After: 8%

Walmart
Before: 31%
After: 17%

AT&T
Before: 13%
After: 3%

Walt Disney
Before: 26%
After: 8%

FedEx
Before: 18%
After: 1%

This is what a corporate giveaway looks like.

Luna ,
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@rbreich I wonder how much they paid him?

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Luna ,
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@georgetakei Not very smart of him I don't even mess with the automatic doors on minivans like that

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NC Senate passes bill to make it illegal to publicly mask for health reasons

Senators skeptical of legal trouble for harmless masking after moving to make it illegal.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2024/05/nc-senate-passes-bill-to-make-it-illegal-to-publicly-mask-for-health-reasons/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

Luna ,
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@arstechnica This what voting for people who are ignorant about health and science gets you.
They are going to really pay a terrible price when the next pandemic comes.

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First Dream Chaser spaceplane needs more work when it gets to launch site

The rest of Dream Chaser's heat shield tiles will be installed at Kennedy Space Center.

https://arstechnica.com/space/2024/05/first-dream-chaser-spaceplane-needs-more-work-when-it-gets-to-launch-site/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

Luna ,
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@arstechnica I think some parts of the TPS needed to be left off to fit in the jig or to allow access to lift points.

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Ron DeSantis signed a law that prevents municipalities in Florida from requiring that employers provide shade and water breaks for outdoor workers.

A study found that heat-related deaths in FL shot up by 88% between 2019 and 2022.

Folks, this is the GOP's vision for America.

Luna ,
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@rbreich Ron DeathSantis.

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Robot dogs armed with AI-targeting rifles undergo US Marines Special Ops evaluation

Quadrupeds being reviewed have automatic targeting systems but require human oversight to fire.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/05/robot-dogs-armed-with-ai-targeting-rifles-undergo-us-marines-special-ops-evaluation/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

Luna ,
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@arstechnica Issac Asimov is spinning in his grave.

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Intel’s and Qualcomm’s Huawei export licenses get revoked

Huawei's phone division has moved on, but laptops will suffer without Intel.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/05/intels-and-qualcomms-huawei-export-licenses-get-revoked/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

Luna ,
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@arstechnica Did AMD also revoke export?

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Luna ,
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@georgetakei She's a terrible person.

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China just launched another ambitious lunar mission. Is NASA falling behind?

China is going. NASA is talking about going. What gives?

https://arstechnica.com/space/2024/05/china-just-launched-another-ambitious-lunar-mission-is-nasa-falling-behind/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

Luna ,
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@arstechnica Congess needs to stop cutting NASA's budget.

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Chaos at Tesla: What analysts think about Elon Musk’s cuts and layoffs

Can things be turned around at Tesla, or is this the beginning of the end?

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2024/05/chaos-at-tesla-what-analysts-think-about-elon-musks-cuts-and-layoffs/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

Luna ,
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@arstechnica They need to oust Musk as CEO.

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From 1978 to 2022, CEO pay grew by 1,209% while the typical worker's pay rose just 15%.

This explosion in CEO pay relative to the pay of average workers isn’t because CEOs have become so much more valuable than before.

They've just gamed the system to line their pockets.

Luna ,
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@rbreich It pretty much is.

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Luna ,
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@georgetakei He's gone completely insane.

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UHF in UHD: Weird Al’s cult classic movie will get its first 4K release

For those of you just joining us, today we're teaching poodles how to fly.

https://arstechnica.com/culture/2024/05/uhf-in-uhd-weird-als-cult-classic-movie-will-get-its-first-4k-release/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

Luna ,
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@arstechnica I need a boxed uhd bd of it.

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NASA seems unhappy to be questioned about its Artemis II readiness

"The redundancy in the above recommendations does not help."

https://arstechnica.com/space/2024/05/nasa-seems-unhappy-to-be-questioned-about-its-artemis-ii-readiness/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

Luna ,
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@arstechnica Artemis I was the first high speed test of the heat shield.

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FCC makes last plea to Congress as broadband-discount program runs out of cash

ACP gave out last $30 discounts in April; only partial discounts available in May.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2024/05/fcc-makes-last-plea-to-congress-as-broadband-discount-program-runs-out-of-cash/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

Luna ,
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@arstechnica The present GOP congress is the worst congress ever.

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“AM radio is a lifeline,” lawmakers say; tech and auto industries disagree

A recent test of the emergency alert system found only 1 percent got it via AM.

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2024/05/am-radio-is-a-lifeline-lawmakers-say-tech-and-auto-industries-disagree/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

Luna ,
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@arstechnica One of the issues is the noise from the invertors in hybrid and electric vehicles create interference that would require expensive shielding.

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Luna ,
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@georgetakei Imagine being that petty I also doubt there are anywhere near a million of them.

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Why Germany ditched nuclear before coal—and why it won’t go back

The past year has seen record renewable power production nationwide.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2024/04/why-germany-ditched-nuclear-before-coal-and-why-it-wont-go-back/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

Luna ,
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@arstechnica Ditching nuclear energy before coal and gas was a fool's arrand.

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Two of the Arizona Supreme Court justices who voted to reimpose the state's 1864 abortion law will be up for retention in November.

Sadly, a lot of voters have historically not paid much attention to down-ballot elections.

Something tells me that's about to change.

Luna ,
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@rbreich Time to send those judges to the unemployment office.

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John Gartner is a psychologist who, as founder of Duty To Warn, has raised the alarm about Trump's declining mental fitness. This week, we had the honor of interviewing him for a disturbing conversation about why he’s more worried than ever that the media and the public are missing all the blaring red signs that Trump is slipping rapidly into dementia. https://thinkbigpicture.substack.com/p/john-gartner-trump-cognitive-decline

Luna ,
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@georgetakei I thought he was mentally unfit in 2016 and he has gotten worse since then.

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News flash: If you outlaw abortions, dictate what educators can teach in schools, and stop people from voting, you're not the party of "limited government."

Luna ,
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@rbreich Instead that's bei g the party of a goverment that is in all of your business.

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Elon Musk: AI will be smarter than any human around the end of next year

While Musk says superintelligence is coming soon, one critic says prediction is "batsh*t crazy."

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2024/04/elon-musk-ai-will-be-smarter-than-any-human-around-the-end-of-next-year/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

Luna ,
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@arstechnica Musk needs to lay off what wver drugs he has been taking.

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