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Friday, 30 September 2022

Can We Make Money Delivering Food Without A Bike?

quote [ "Don't worry, it's still cold." ]

Lol. Not quite cyberpunk, but totally dystopian.
[SFW] [humor] [+1 Funny]
[by steele@6:16pmGMT] [1 comment]

Actor Bruce Willis Becomes First Celebrity to Sell Rights to Deepfake Firm

quote [ The actor calls the technology "a great opportunity to go back in time."

Action movie legend Bruce Willis has just become the first Hollywood actor to sell his rights to the possibility of a "digital twin" to the US firm Deepcake, according to The Telegraph. With the use of deepfake technology, Willis has offered his likeness to be used onscreen for future projects, following his first experience with the digital media manipulation in a commercial for Russian phone service, MegaFon, last year. ]

Hollywood has been trending towards this for a while now. Significant portion of film has always been artifice.

[SFW] [tv & movies] [+2]
[by damnit@2:14pmGMT] [3 comments]

The Double Life of New York's Black Oyster King

quote [ Thomas Downing was a fine-dining pioneer with a secret. ]

Oysters will go on the green shore
[SFW] [people] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:30amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 29 September 2022

Make-A-Video

quote [ A state-of-the-art AI system generates high-quality videos from text prompts. ]

One of Meta's AI projects that they've begun teasing. Some of the examples are pretty funny with the way they mix human parts with animals, but that's something that will capable of being fixed in the future. It's a shame all this advancement is happening in a economic system that will largely harm us instead of a post-scarcity society where we'd get more opportunities to explore our creativity.
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by steele@3:56pmGMT] [2 comments]

Solidarity Collectives

quote [ Solidarity Collectives is an anti-authoritarian volunteer network that unites several grassroots initiatives. ]

If you want to donate in the cold season. This is Ukrainian activists split off from the original Operation Solidarity who still do support trips. You can choose to donate to a pacifist fund.

They also maintain various social media presences like Twitter (nitter).
[SFW] [do it yourSElf]
[by Paracetamol@7:15amGMT] [0 comments]



The rapper Coolio has died at 59

quote [ The artist, one of hip-hop's biggest names of the 1990s with hits including "Gangsta's Paradise" and "Fantastic Voyage," died Wednesday at age 59, his manager said. ]

Coolio loco, you better call Bronco
[SFW] [obituaries] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Nuclear Tourism: When atomic tests were a tourist attraction in Las Vegas, 1950s

quote [ Las Vegas is known as the city of lights and, at one time, that light was the glow of an atomic detonation in the Nevada desert. ]

You play with BB guns we drop atomic bombs
[SFW] [history]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

His Soul is Marching On to Another World; or, the John Brown Isekai

quote [ The land of Gemeinplatz is a land filled with fantastical creatures, adventurers looking to slay them, and heroes looking to distinguish themselves from the adventurers. The most common of these heroes are those who come from Earth, who enjoy a most leisurely time with their cheat skills. It’s a perfect world, the utopia of those who wish to become overpowered and get their own power fantasy, where even the most everyman of the everyman can pull themselves by their bootstraps and become a hero. ]

lmao. Glory, glory, hallelujah. His soul goes marching on.
[SFW] [literature] [+2 Interesting]
[by steele@6:19pmGMT] [5 comments]

The Mysterious, Vexing, and Utterly Engrossing Search for the Origin of Eels

quote [ To save endangered eels, researchers have been working for decades to figure out where they reproduce. ]

Sitting alone in the den watching the eel
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

The Ungodly Surveillance of Anti-Porn ‘Shameware’ Apps

quote [ Churches are using invasive phone-monitoring tech to discourage “sinful” behavior. Some software is seeing more than congregants realize. ]

With the special task force PAP - pricks against porn
[NSFW] [religion & spirituality]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:07amGMT] [0 comments]



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