derbis

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Facial recognition startup Clearview AI settles privacy suit in the U.S. by giving plaintiffs a share of the company’s potential value, rather than a traditional payout, over lack of liqudity ( apnews.com )

Facial recognition startup Clearview AI reached a settlement Friday in an Illinois lawsuit alleging its massive photographic collection of faces violated the subjects’ privacy rights, a deal that attorneys estimate could be worth more than $50 million....

derbis ,

More like, "they will be offered part of the proceeds of any further watches we steal."

I don't know if I'm personally part of the class, but if I am, as relief I would want an injunction for them to fucking leave me alone, not shares in their operation.

derbis ,

Can I ask, why do people make comments like this? What's the appeal?

derbis ,

They ostensibly weren't until... Well, let's just say "recently"

Wikileaks' Julian Assange given permission to appeal against U.S. extradition, UK court rules ( www.reuters.com )

WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange's battle to avoid extradition to the United States received a huge boost on Monday when London's High Court ruled that U.S. assurances over his case were unsatisfactory and he would get a full appeal hearing....

derbis ,

What precedents exist to deny first amendment rights to foreigners?

derbis ,

I stuck with 7 for an extremely long time under similar reasoning. Like I missed win 8 completely and only got 10 in maybe 2018. And only because I needed a version of directX for work that was unsupported on 7.

And it was the same shit back then. 10 was pulling a lot of the same tricks. Ads, reinstalling candy crush without permission, more bloat and antifeatures.

Eventually a combination of third party tools and understanding of how to keep the garbage at bay made 10 tolerable. And, I guess, now 10 is the semi-reliable legacy alternative to the current shitfest.

Is there a Shutup10 analogue for Windows 11? Or an LTSC? Not looking forward to having to go through that dance again. But I assume the day will come.

Some US officials say in internal memo Israel may be violating international law in Gaza ( www.reuters.com )

Some senior U.S. officials have advised Secretary of State Antony Blinken that they do not find "credible or reliable" Israel's assurances that it is using U.S.-supplied weapons in accordance with international humanitarian law, according to an internal State Department memo....

derbis ,

If you don't live in a swing state, your vote doesn't matter.

derbis ,

Don't be deliberately dense. We're talking about electing the president, and you asked about a comparison between Biden and Trump.

derbis ,

Yeah, no. You said not voting for Biden is voting for a worse situation for Palestine, which is only true in swing states. Which, I suspect, you know. I didn't change the topic; you brought up non-election years and other ballot issues.

But if you need it spelled out (we both know you don't:) if you don't live in a swing state, your vote for president doesn't matter.

derbis ,

If the administration admits this, it will be legally bound by the Lahey act, which constrains military aid to countries committing human rights violations. They know how ridiculous their denials look.

derbis ,

I think it's fair to acknowledge that everything is a trade-off, and without downvotes, we have to accept the downsides.

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There are reports that low level Nazis involved in the Holocaust drank themselves stupid wracked with guilt. Meanwhile the IDF thinks they're a bunch of comedians.

derbis ,

Let's have the authorities force us to eat salad and exercise while we're at it, it's better for us

derbis ,

Meh. You're not just talking about just making it automatic or easy or recommended, but actually forcing everyone to have to go along with it and taking away the option to not do it.

derbis ,

Even at the risk of Microsoft adding more spyware to my machine, reinstalling apps I deliberately uninstalled, reverting privacy settings I set, strongarming me into using their browser, etc? All of which has been reported.

My hardware, my choice.

derbis ,

I'd be fine with what you describe in the second paragraph, but that's not what's meant by "forced." That's opt-out. Forced is what's really objectionable, especially when it's abused, as discussed in the article and elsewhere in these comments.

derbis , (edited )

Lol.

As long as security updates are bundled with antifeature updates, this amounts to "install candy crush or go to jail!"

derbis ,

I'm not sure I follow the last "or" clause, but you can bring the criminal liability to Microsoft if you think it should attach for this reason

derbis ,

No. How about you, are you anti-abortion?

derbis ,

In, I think it was 2006 or so? I had a poke around, decided why the fuck would I want to do this, and that was it.

Pondering drastically altering my resume after learning an employer that bookended several years of short stints due to layoffs shut down last year

I was the news editor of smaller of the two sister papers from 2003-2006, when I was pushed out by the IT manager (offsite at the other paper). Life conspired to keep me in town, as my fiancee was wrapping her undergrad. I got laid off the next year because the next place I worked shut down. I was able to quickly find a...

derbis ,

I'd dialed the batphone at the paper. After being a source on A1 for the Christmas edition,

Ok I need some help understanding what this means

derbis ,

I doubt he'll face repercussions. I think this is an "only Nixon could go to China" situation.

derbis ,

Somehow I read that last guy's name as Mickle Bickle

derbis ,

Yes thank you. I'm pretty worried about what happens without this guy. We still have Ed Markey but he's up there too.

Much as a lot of the worst people in government are relics from another time, age discrimination doesn't behoove us, IMO. Some of the best are also the most venerable. I'd take Bernie in a heartbeat.

Apple will require notarization for apps from third party app stores, and will disable updates for apps installed via third party app stores if staying outside EU ( support.apple.com )

As far as I can tell this basically means that all apps must be approved by Apple to follow their "platform policies for security and privacy" even if publishing on a third party app store. They will also disable updating apps from third party app stores if you stay outside the EU for too long (even if you are a citizen of an EU...

derbis ,

Hate that phrase. Great way to excuse malice.

derbis ,

It does a disservice to the health ministry to invariably pin it as "Hamas-run" like the media usually does. It's a professional, bureaucratic apparatus. Not really any more Hamas-run than the US Bureau of Land Management is Democrat-run. Which is to say, technically accurate but usually stated with a purposeful insinuation.

All this is to say that you're right, they're concerned with accuracy and credibility. But credit where credit is due, it's because of the health ministry itself, not Hamas.

derbis ,

Thanks for the heads up, will be there

derbis ,

"...AI" concerns me. I use quotation marks there because what is often referred to as AI today is not whatsoever what the term once described.

Lost me right there. Not only was and is this AI, but the term gets narrower over time, not broader. If you want to go by "what the term once described," you have to include computer vision, text to speech, optical character recognition, behavior trees for video game enemies, etc etc etc.

When I see people complain about calling LLMs "AI," I think the only definition that would satisfy them is "things computers can do that we aren't used to yet."

derbis ,

Oop, wish I'd read this comment before mine. 100% right

derbis ,

How do you short an IPO?

derbis ,

Man I really don't get how discord has become the default for so many things. It's chat. It's persistent, but not in a way that's easy to look through. Like, support forums or discussions about things that aren't just fleeting? Whyyy

derbis ,

Just a reminder that Vice was founded by Gavin McInnes, who also founded the Proud Boys and explicitly mentioned wanting to use Vice as a hipster-to-chud pipeline.

derbis ,

Sure! This is a very illuminating article about the zeitgeist in the early 00s, including an interview with McInnes with the quote where he notoriously said "I love being white."

https://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/28/style/the-edge-of-hip-vice-the-brand.html

I'm looking for a way to create webpages without HTML, any tips?

Hello! I'll try to explain what I'm looking for: I sometimes have to write simple web pages (not just text, also buttons and video players and so on), but I really really hate writing html code. What I'm used to is QML, which I like a lot, because of the ease of placing objects exactly where I need using the anchors and the...

derbis ,

Note that Wix is under boycott because it uses coercion against its employees to get them to publicly side with Israel

derbis ,

This is Morning Mood by Edvard Grieg. I usually see it more associated with, well, the morning, than with love. Especially in cartoons.

To such an extent that the Simpsons did a takeoff on it, even.

Was sure you were talking about one of the other suggestions, especially the Tchaikovsky love theme from Romeo and Juliet, haha

derbis ,

Ahhhhhh hahaha

The sax solo in this feels like a dentist's drill to me

derbis ,

You are being ridiculous and I have a hard time believing that you are making this argument earnestly.

Your argument: there were sometimes fires before there was home electricity, therefore how can we blame electricity for causing fires?

derbis ,

Almost always? I have some strong doubts about that. It's just that you don't see articles about "Nothing is particularly going wrong with redd.it"

derbis ,

Da bussy seems to have made a comeback lately especially

derbis , (edited )

I was on it back when it was in closed beta and even went to their launch party. People were even saying how much the quality was declining as the closed beta got larger. It's been a shitfest for a while - it seems tailor-made for blowhards to speak authoritatively without having any real authority on an issue.

To react to the article:

most interesting and longest-lasting corners of the internet: Quora

The first one is subjective but the second one isn't - and neither are true.

derbis ,

Can you be more explicit about what you mean

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