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Saturday, 30 October 2021

Do these photos look real to you? Your answer could be cause for concern. And that’s terrifying.

quote [ Photographer Jonas Bendiksen takes a look at the town of Veles, North Macedonia, and its role in manufacturing fake news in a new book that raises important questions — with a twist. ]

The deepfake future is terrifying. This is a pretty brilliant demonstration of the dangers.

[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+1 Interesting]
[by hellboy@8:49pmGMT] [5 comments]

Sunday, 17 January 2021

Natty Light Has Created The ‘World’s Most Expensive Piece Of Art’ In Grand Central Station

quote [ Dubbed ‘Da Vinci of Debt’, the beer-sponsored art installation is made up of 2,600 college diplomas ]

Never would have expecting this kind of compelling art from this source.
[SFW] [art] [+2]
[by hellboy@1:29amGMT] [8 comments]

Thursday, 10 December 2020

FTC sues to break up Facebook, sell off assets like Instagram and WhatsApp

quote [ The FTC's suit asks a federal court to force the sell-off of assets such as Instagram and WhatsApp. ]

About damn time. Fuck Zuckerberg.

In the thumb, the more lifelike face is the wax figure.

More info here:

The Smoking Gun in the Facebook Antitrust Case
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+5 Good]
[by hellboy@4:55amGMT] [11 comments]

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

What I learned about male desire in a sex doll factory

quote [ If we look at it closely and with compassion, male desire is more complicated than most people assume it to be ]

Hey guys, I found a way around 2257. I don't know why, but this seems relevant to your interests for some reason.

(Also, why is there no "sexuality" category? Did I make myself go blind?)
[NSFW] [do it yourSElf] [+3 Interesting]
[by hellboy@8:59pmGMT] [4 comments]

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

The Town That Went Feral

quote [ When a group of libertarians set about scrapping their local government, chaos descended. And then the bears moved in. ]

Ah, libertarianism. When actually put into practice, it works about as well as any sane adult would expect. With bears.

Full article in extended.

[SFW] [politics] [+7 Funny]
[by hellboy@7:20pmGMT] [21 comments]

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Scientific American Endorses Joe Biden

quote [ Scientific American has never endorsed a presidential candidate in its 175-year history. This year we are compelled to do so. We do not do this lightly. ]

I'm far from thrilled about Biden or Harris; I've never been a fan of either. But there's no question that with Biden in the White House there's at least the possibility of a continued national debate about how to deal with healthcare, the climate crisis, the exploitive economy, or any of the other ways in which American capitalism is badly broken. I'm not optimistic at all that Biden or the Wall Street establishment that backs him will listen and do what's necessary. But unless the Dumpster Fire is removed, there is no conversation and no hope at all. If he doesn't leave office the country is done.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Good]
[by hellboy@8:02pmGMT] [9 comments]

Monday, 14 September 2020

Hints of life on Venus: Scientists detect phosphine molecules in high cloud decks

quote [ An international team of astronomers, led by Professor Jane Greaves of Cardiff University, today announced the discovery of a rare molecule—phosphine—in the clouds of Venus. On Earth, this gas is only made industrially, or by microbes that thrive in oxygen-free environments. ]

It's not 100% certain, but it looks like there may be (microbial) life on Venus. So 2020 isn't completely without good news. Though it wouldn't surprise me if this turned out to just be the discovery of some new abiotic process instead, it's that kind of year.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by hellboy@5:19pmGMT] [5 comments]

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Philadelphia DA Krasner Threatens to Arrest Stormtroopers

quote [ “My dad volunteered and served in World War II to fight fascism, like most of my uncles, so we would not have an American president brutalizing and kidnapping Americans for exercising their constitutional rights and trying to make America a better place, which is what patriots do,” said Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner in a statement. “Anyone, including federal law enforcement, who unlawfully assaults and kidnaps people will face criminal charges from my office.” ]

THIS is what I want to see more of.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+10 Good]
[by hellboy@8:23pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Lev Parnas: "President Trump knew exactly what was going on."

quote [ Lev Parnas, an associate of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, talks with Rachel Maddow in an exclusive interview about the extent of Donald Trump's knowledge of the work he was doing to manipulate the president of Ukraine to help Trump smear political rival Joe Biden. ]

The jig is up. Parnas says Trump, Giuliani, Barr, Pence and Nunes were all in on it, and it had nothing to do with fighting corruption. He has texts, notes, and tons of other documentation, which is now in the hands of the House Democrats.

(feel like I'm channelling bbqkink, but Maddow has the scoop of the decade here)
[SFW] [politics] [+4 Interesting]
[by hellboy@6:18amGMT] [9 comments]

Monday, 23 December 2019

Finland is winning the war on fake news. Other nations want the blueprint

quote [ Russia's neighbor has developed a plan for countering misinformation. Can it be exported to the rest of the world? ]

Meanwhile here in the US one of the major parties is actively opposing election security, Facebook has open for business when it comes to fascist disinformation, and media consolidation means investigative journalism is dying.
[SFW] [politics] [+1 Underrated]
[by hellboy@11:54amGMT] [0 comments]

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