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Trik'Stari

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    Trik'Stari got a reaction from PCGuy_5960 in YouTube, Twitter & Facebook to join forces in an effort to curb fake Covid19 news   
    Because that is essentially the mindset that drives those kinds of organizations.
     
    Censorship is wrong. All this does is make them look more guilty and pathetic, in my eyes.
     
    Science and scientists are not a monolith, and do not always agree with one another on a given subject.
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    Trik'Stari got a reaction from PCGuy_5960 in YouTube, Twitter & Facebook to join forces in an effort to curb fake Covid19 news   
    The only true solution (in the US) is to amend the first amendment to include all generic social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, Tik Tok, etc.
     
    These companies should not be allowed to be the arbiters of truth.
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    Trik'Stari got a reaction from PCGuy_5960 in YouTube, Twitter & Facebook to join forces in an effort to curb fake Covid19 news   
    I could make the same argument about the lockdowns and the deaths that have and will continue to occur from the mass economic ruination that is happening as a direct result of said lockdowns. I could also point out that the MSM has moved the goal post so many times now that one could reasonably make the argument that they cannot be trusted to report accurately or in good faith. First it was a "nothing burger", then "we just need to lock down a few weeks to prevent the hospitals from being overwhelmed" and then it's moved into this vague "Stop the spread!" phase that seems to have the goal of preventing the spread entirely, which is in and of itself entirely unrealistic and misleading in the first place.
     
    And this is not even mentioning the completely ridiculous hypocrisy the MSM has displayed when covering certain mass gatherings. Some are apparently harmless, whereas others are "superspreader" events. I'm not going to go in depth here because it is an inherently political spin to the larger subject. The overall point is, censorship powers must always be as heavily curtailed as possible because they will almost always end being used in a political matter.
     
    So tell me, who is trustworthy enough to decide what is, and is not, "misinformation"? Because I can't think of a single group or organization on this entire planet that I might trust to do so. Algorithms even less.
  4. Agree
    Trik'Stari reacted to Arika S in YouTube, Twitter & Facebook to join forces in an effort to curb fake Covid19 news   
    Organisation are biased towards their audience, and algorithms are biased towards their creators.
     
    Social media has created a community of division which is kind of ironic in of itself
    There is no middle ground any more.
    Don't agree with someone? Label them as something distasteful so you can ignore their opinion. Don't want to believe something on the news? "Fake news"
     
    Everyone wants an echo chamber. So even if a truely non biased Organisation somehow pops up and is the arbiter of what is misinformation, there will still be people calling them fake news, or trying to get them shut down because they aren't removing things that certain people believe should be 
  5. Agree
    Trik'Stari reacted to WereCatf in Trying to build a personal gaming PC for ~150USD   
    $150? Seriously? You think you can get a gaming-PC for that? If you need a display, keyboard, mouse and a headset and/or speakers as well, you'd be hard pressed to get anything even remotely useable even as second-hand, let alone new.
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    Trik'Stari got a reaction from Blademaster91 in YouTube, Twitter & Facebook to join forces in an effort to curb fake Covid19 news   
    I could make the same argument about the lockdowns and the deaths that have and will continue to occur from the mass economic ruination that is happening as a direct result of said lockdowns. I could also point out that the MSM has moved the goal post so many times now that one could reasonably make the argument that they cannot be trusted to report accurately or in good faith. First it was a "nothing burger", then "we just need to lock down a few weeks to prevent the hospitals from being overwhelmed" and then it's moved into this vague "Stop the spread!" phase that seems to have the goal of preventing the spread entirely, which is in and of itself entirely unrealistic and misleading in the first place.
     
    And this is not even mentioning the completely ridiculous hypocrisy the MSM has displayed when covering certain mass gatherings. Some are apparently harmless, whereas others are "superspreader" events. I'm not going to go in depth here because it is an inherently political spin to the larger subject. The overall point is, censorship powers must always be as heavily curtailed as possible because they will almost always end being used in a political matter.
     
    So tell me, who is trustworthy enough to decide what is, and is not, "misinformation"? Because I can't think of a single group or organization on this entire planet that I might trust to do so. Algorithms even less.
  7. Agree
    Trik'Stari got a reaction from Dylanc1500 in YouTube, Twitter & Facebook to join forces in an effort to curb fake Covid19 news   
    Because that is essentially the mindset that drives those kinds of organizations.
     
    Censorship is wrong. All this does is make them look more guilty and pathetic, in my eyes.
     
    Science and scientists are not a monolith, and do not always agree with one another on a given subject.
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    Trik'Stari got a reaction from Wheresmehammer in YouTube, Twitter & Facebook to join forces in an effort to curb fake Covid19 news   
    Because that is essentially the mindset that drives those kinds of organizations.
     
    Censorship is wrong. All this does is make them look more guilty and pathetic, in my eyes.
     
    Science and scientists are not a monolith, and do not always agree with one another on a given subject.
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    Trik'Stari reacted to Wheresmehammer in YouTube, Twitter & Facebook to join forces in an effort to curb fake Covid19 news   
    I would rather go through hard times and become a better person for it than get out the cheap easy way and have people run over others.
     
    Sometimes it's a lesson of restriction that makes us so much more grateful for what we have in life.
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    Trik'Stari reacted to PCGuy_5960 in YouTube, Twitter & Facebook to join forces in an effort to curb fake Covid19 news   
    ...read that again, but slowly. Do you like modern day China or soviet Russia? Because that does sound an awful lot like these 2.
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    Trik'Stari reacted to PlayStation 2 in YouTube, Twitter & Facebook to join forces in an effort to curb fake Covid19 news   
    It was, but history is something to learn from, not to rewrite.
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    Trik'Stari reacted to Crossbred in YouTube, Twitter & Facebook to join forces in an effort to curb fake Covid19 news   
    Even if there were good intentions here it would be shady. But there are not good intentions, just political ones. And it's automated censorship, which is just scary in general. No me gusta.
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    Trik'Stari reacted to Taf the Ghost in YouTube, Twitter & Facebook to join forces in an effort to curb fake Covid19 news   
    So they're going to conspire to dictate the "correct" view on a topic they themselves made highly controversial in the first place? Actual reason is they need to rewrite history about how stupid they've been. This is part of the reason the Media loves to encourage the "woowoo" conspiracy types by shining a light on them. This is what an actual conspiracy looks like. There's really no hidden, secretive groups that try to rule the world. They all have websites, lol.
     
    This is also probably Facebook's attempt to undo the self-inflicted disaster that was "Fake News". (It's been 4 years, so it's easy to forget that was a Facebook + American media initiative that backfired on them in ways few things ever have.)  So this move should also be read as an attempt to claw back some authoritative clout... by the leading tech censors of the day. 2020 sure as heck ain't over yet.
     
    Sub-story: Vaccines are big, big business. Big, big business heavily controlled by governments, in fact. Or maybe "circular graft systems" works better. Where the corruption begins & ends is pretty hard to say, but the key part of vaccines to note is they are specifically lethal injections. It's just, in theory, a trade off a few dead from the vaccines compared to a lot dead from the lack of the vaccine. If it works. Most vaccines aren't anywhere close to as potent they like to make them out to be. The ones that work, work well for specific types of immunization programs. What this is mostly about is what's going to be coming: because of the asymptomatic transmission & inoculation rates being so high, even tortured statistics won't get you a statistically significant result for the utility of a vaccine. A lot of countries will fast track the vaccine. The numbers won't actually show anything, but they'll start forcing it. That'll then cause a nasty response. That's easily predictable. This is a move to have a prepared "defense". There's 10s of billions of USD riding on this for a lot of people. This is the way they think, so that's one section of what is going on.
     
    Sub-story 2: "FullFact" is a fun bunch, being the central hub for this. One of those "good named, well connected" NGOs. Funding from the foundations associated with Google & eBay founders. So, Google (via YouTube) will tell you what is "True!" via a group funded by Google money. I guess "circular reasoning" would be kind of lost on them, eh?
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    Trik'Stari reacted to Ashley xD in It's like going back to the terminal days - Windows 10 Cloud PC in possible development   
    microsoft once again focussing on things nobody wants instead of fixing the horrible broken mess that is Windows 10's UI. 
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    Trik'Stari reacted to Ruffleduffle in Ehhh.... Your neighbors won't mind...   
    also does anyone believe amazon that they have stopped listening to audio recorded on echo devices to "improve the service"?
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    Trik'Stari reacted to Dissitesuxba11s in The perfect card for the gamer girl - Yeston Sakura 6800XT/3070 announced   
    I'm curious how well those flower petal fan blades perform.
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    Trik'Stari reacted to eeeee1 in The perfect card for the gamer girl - Yeston Sakura 6800XT/3070 announced   
    is anyone going to make a joke about gamer girls not existing
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    Trik'Stari reacted to StDragon in Chinese Foundry HSMC Has Run Out of Money, According to Ex-CEO   
    But comrade, they will. They will finance them to build chips for the milit....err...consumer market.
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    Trik'Stari reacted to HempBoosh in Walmart-exclusive router and others sold on Amazon & eBay contain hidden backdoors to control devices   
    Summary
    Suspicious backdoors have been discovered in a Chinese-made Jetstream router, sold exclusively at Walmart as their new line of “affordable” wifi routers. This backdoor would allow an attacker the ability to remotely control not only the routers, but also any devices connected to that network. 
     
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    You know the old saying "You get what you pay for", but this is a bit extreme. If I'm buying a cheap router then I expect it to perform decently. Now I'm finding out that they are potentially filled with backdoors? Feels like no matter how much research you do about tech, something bad still comes out later.
     
    Sources
    https://cybernews.com/security/walmart-exclusive-routers-others-made-in-china-contain-backdoors-to-control-devices/
  20. Funny
    Trik'Stari reacted to Maticks in Chinese Foundry HSMC Has Run Out of Money, According to Ex-CEO   
    That's ok I'm sure they will find something to rip off from TSMC to produce and sell in China in no time.
    Maybe some new cyzen processors.
     
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    Trik'Stari reacted to Intergalacticbits in Turkey Day Recipes   
    You seem like a person who likes to cook so this might be old news to you.
    My family would put a one or two red delicious apples in the turkey when baking it.
    It gives the bird a good flavor and seems to help keep it moist and tender.
     
     
     
    My mother and grandmother are both past now.
    So for the past four years I've been roughing Thanksgiving day out myself and I can't cook worth spit.
    I went to my sister's one year and it was nice but she's one of these people who doesn't really put on the feed bag lol.
    If you know what I mean. 😄
    All my life Mom used to cook it like she was feeding a small army. She loved it.
    So it's been mostly a dead holiday for me now.
     
    Last year I got the bright idea to try to make candied sweet potatoes. I found a recipe online and followed it.
    It had so much brown sugar in it. That when I ate it I almost went into some kind of shock and felt sick. 🤢
    I learned you can't trust online recipes and I had to throw that out.
     
    I can make the basics of course but I really miss it being done well and all the sweat extras that used to be part of the meal.
    Dang I wish I had another grandmother lol.
    😄
     
     
     
     
  22. Agree
    Trik'Stari reacted to jagdtigger in Tech journalist from the Netherlands joins secret EU conference after finding the login details on twitter   
    And these tech illiterate idiots are the ones who want to regulate the internet..... 🤦‍♂️
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    Trik'Stari reacted to Master Delta Chief in Nintendo issues CnD to tournament organizers for using "project slippi" an emulation mod allowing a 20 yr old game to be played online   
    It shouldn't matter if it's their 'IP' or not nor should this be seen as 'illegal'. If it's something from like so long ago and isn't that widely available anymore, they shouldn't care about it, just let them play.
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    Trik'Stari reacted to Taf the Ghost in Nintendo issues CnD to tournament organizers for using "project slippi" an emulation mod allowing a 20 yr old game to be played online   
    They would lose in a court case, but they can make it expensive. Right now they can get away with it because the cases have never gotten close enough to trial to make it a real risk. The important precedent, in the US Legal System, is Roy Orbison v. 2 Live Crew. We're eventually going to get something similar for video games, but it'll be a while. Until then, legal departments can be abusive because the cost of fighting is always too high.
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    Trik'Stari reacted to wall03 in Turkey Day Recipes   
    I was gunna post that video!
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