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The Computer Hosting President Algorithm Is Failing But Since It Abolished The Government's Ability to Collect Taxes How Will We Fix It?

The new Transformer series on Netflix is exactly what we all feel about zombies in fiction. The Autobots and Decepticons are exhausted with themselves. Like the Suicidal Tendancies, they just want a Pepsi.

It is sad. How can animator characters act like they don't even want to be in the animation?

Just bad storytelling all around.

It's that time of the month again, where I say, "oh shit, Medium is still a thing?"

We have spent years telling people that voting is the way to get politicians to listen. Both voters and the leaders now believe this. So when it comes to reaching out with letters/social media posts voters aren't heard, they are 'complaining.' Protests are no longer a political tool, but terrorism. This is the world we have created.

Creative professions are deeply undervalued. Artists, writers, and all kinds of creatives are underpaid. People shamelessly steal their work and treat it like a disposable commodity. People act as if it just magically appeared one day and don't bother to credit whoever made it.

Ironically, people everywhere keep trying to use that same work to make money, without having done any of the work themselves.

Our society dismisses creators while voraciously consuming the things they create.

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Seriously, I hope people stop referring to the things they create as "content". You're not just making generic stuff to fill up space on a website owned by people who don't care about it. Your work deserves more respect than that. You deserve more respect than that.

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The worst thing about 21st century internet culture? The fact that two generations of people have been conditioned to refer to everything they do as "content".

Are you a writer? An artist? A photographer? A film maker? A blogger? It no longer matters. You're a content creator and something something monetisation.

Professionals using video conferencing during : Sorry. Please bear with me, I'll figure it out. Virtual meetings (insert nervous laughter).

NO. YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO BE PREPARED AND TEST THINGS BEFORE HAND. IT IS CALLED BEING A PROFESSIONAL.

The conservative governments want schools open because kids won't go & they will have more future voters.

How? A child with a snotty nose will be sent home. Do you know any kids without snotty noses?

Parents will tire of picking up 'sick' kids & quit sending them altogether. These children will grow to adulthood without a proper education and vote conservatively.

Hang out with me this Sunday evening at the Women in AI book club!

5pm PST/8pm EST
I hope I get at least one question about giraffes
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I think my Bluetooth toothbrush is spying on me.

Your favorite rap jam:

Too many emails!

Too!

Too!

Too!

Too many emails...

Famousl last words:

"Can I borrow your charging cable?"

Also, does Apple care about privacy or is that an ad campaign? Obviously the maker of this cable has the license to make proprietary Apple cables.

Every other internet platform after today--

"Hey, give us your mobile number to..um..secure your account. Yeah. That's it. You can trust us."

Nearly every platform and service we use is a stack of hacks on top of hacks on top of hacks, and wearing a trenchcoat.

Past birbsite: Look at all the cool things you can do with our API!

Present birbsite: Please come to our site, we need your data and eyeballs. You can only have so many tokens to our limited API.

Future birbsite: 3rd party apps and logins are no longer possible, we shut the API down for your safety. And we need your data and eyeballs.

Birbsite platform hack is scary, hey?

Seriously tho, let's ban TikTok because they're going to steal our data that and are so very good at keeping private.

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