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  • 4 days ago
    Comment sashinator

    This is a short-term fiscally efficient choice

    however, the next logical step is to mount projectile weapons onto these sentries and program them to fire those at people “as a deterrent” (violating Asimov’s laws of robotics in the process as a side effect, as a “by the way”)

    I believe this... approach is leading us down an arms race path perhaps even riskier than nuclear weapons because it is both more gradually incremental and more deceptively benign but equally deadly on a mass scale and as easy to grow beyond our control

  • 11 days ago
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  • 11 days ago
    Comment sashinator

    0 - number of new conflicts US DoD got involved in

    give credit where credit is due

  • 12 days ago
    Comment sashinator

    Carter also warned there remained a risk that the UK could be dragged into a deadly future war if “escalation led to miscalculation” in an existing regional conflict, as he argued that the world was “a very uncertain and anxious place”.

    “We have to remember that history might not repeat itself but it has a rhythm and if you look back at the last century, before both world wars, I think it was unarguable that there was escalation which led to the miscalculation which ultimately led to war at a scale we would hopefully never see again,” the general said.

    When pressed if he was predicting there could be another major world conflict, Carter said “I’m saying it’s a risk and we need to be conscious of those risks.”

    *gulp*

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  • 13 days ago
    Current Event sashinator

    Top Republicans back Trump’s efforts to challenge election results

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other GOP officials offered support for the president’s attempts to undermine faith in the outcome, despite the lack of any evidence of widespread fraud.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Comment sashinator

    party is over

    if he retaliates now, he will be retaliating as a rogue agent. no media support, no government office

    his only hope is that his base turns on Murdoch-owned media and they reverses their position, incite base, base protests increase, escalate, get violent and forces a court ruling to rule election results fraudulent

    that would prolly spiral US into civil unrest

    it will be interesting to see if trump has the stomach and capacity to pull that off

    short of that, out of moves. 4D check mate. maybe retirement in Sochi and taking long reflective walks with Snowden

  • 3 weeks ago
    Comment sashinator

    This is so where Apple was with PC market in 1990

    they were fat, rich, complacent, and their competitors were making the same thing as Apple cheaper as Apple slipped further and further behind in market share

    by the time Windows 95 came the market was completely off where they were going and they were a niche luxury for designers and architects

    by the time Windows 98 was released, Bill Gates had to bail them out cause they were running out of cash and the stock was worth nearly zilch

    then they called back in the turtleneck messiah , released the iMac, then the iPod and the rest is history

    so in five years time they better release an iMac equivalent to bounce out of the rut or in 8 years they are gonna need another bailout only this time there will be no Steve Jobs to redirect the company

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  • 3 weeks ago
    Comment sashinator

    A non-peer-reviewed study...

  • 1 month ago
    Comment sashinator

    i feel like i have schizophrenia

    am i in an inverse truman show?

    every time i read 'brain cloud' i remember it is verbatim a line from the movie "Joe v Volcano" used by the doctor as plot device whereby the doctor falsifies the protagonist's (a hypochondriac) diagnosis, giving him a few weeks to live as a ruse by a billionaire, laying the groundwork to find a person to pay to throw themselves into a volcano on a remote island in the pacific so local tribesmen would surrender mining rights for a mineral essential for manufacturing of superconductors

    am i going nuts or is the audience trolling me via credible news organizations?

    recently, there was a story about a herd immunity declaration by signed by more than 15,000 scientists and medical practitioners around the world, including “Dr Johnny Bananas” and “Professor Cominic Dummings” including a resident at the “university of your mum” - according to the followup

    the cherry on the cake is that this came to light after Sky News (?!) did the fact-checking. i mean... Sky News verifying data to expose an obvious troll in mainstream media... that's gotta be peak meta meme trollolololulz or something

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  • 1 month ago
    Comment sashinator

    yay

    that won't proliferate the global arms race at all

    also, maybe we can hook the trigger to AI so we can automate decisions of when best to deliver 80 tonnes of explosive payload anywhere in the world in an hour

    i am sure russian and chinese military strategists are going to receive this "news" with smiles on their faces, happy in the knowledge that US military can now hit them a nuclear ballistic missile with a 60 minute warning to mobilize their defenses

    i say "receive news" in inverted commas because they were probably well aware of and discussing development of similar capabilities to counter for some time

    can someone explain to me how Elon Musk fooled everyone into believing he was not part of the military-industrial complex?

  • 1 month ago
    Achievement sashinator

    Midnight Express

    Published 50/50 expression snaps! Congratulations sashinator on this achievement!

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  • 1 month ago
    Expression sashinator

    Fear and adrenochrome | Spectator USA

    Adrenochrome fascinates the QAnoners less as a drug than for its role in ritual: drug-crazed Luciferian elites sacrificing young children on an altar

  • 1 month ago
    Expression sashinator

    An interview with feminist punk icons the Guerrilla Girls

    'The Art of Behaving Badly' is the first book to document the career of the Guerrilla Girls from 1985 to today. Here, the collective's founders discuss their ongoing fight for equality in art and the world.

  • 1 month ago
    Analysis sashinator

    The Inside Story of MacKenzie Scott, the Mysterious 60-Billion-Dollar Woman

    Amazon’s first employee, Jeff Bezos’s ex-wife, and one of the world’s richest women is rewriting the philanthropy playbook

  • 1 month ago
    Comment sashinator

    moral panic hysteria

    people who play LPs backward and find Satanism in Chris De Burgh's "Lady in Red" or Harry Potter clearly have too much time on their hands to be outraged by what is clearly, in this case, nothing more than fiction inspired by contemporary culture

    Cuties is clearly a film about widespread cultural nymphomania driving little girls into being sexualized from a young age in the same way it pressurizes women into being oversexualized past the age of consent. which is to say that film is every bit about pedophilia by way of societal norms as it is about gender biased chauvinism by way of societal norms; societal norms laid bare and discovered by young people who merely mimic behavior in order to seek attention and find acceptance in a continuing and self-perpetuated cycle

    and the movie is hardly subtle on this topic. it really hammers the audience over the head with the theme. to the point where it becomes utterly unenjoyable as a drama about a character. i struggled to finish it; i only didn't assume presentation morality lesson déjà vu because of controversy surrounding it so i watched till the bitter fucking Hollywood end - where the protagonist inexplicably abandons all behavioral momentum, and, for reasons yet to be determined, mid Act III climax, does a complete 180 reversal and gives the audience the proverbial "happy ending"

    the movie is more akin to an after-school TV special; a moral lesson with clear-cut, black/white message. there's virtually no theatrical nuance, no sub-themes, no character development, no suspense or drama to speak of all reflected in the film's cinematographic style, ham-fistedly made to look to be documentary-like; observational, not dramatic

    it is a single-perspective film, with all other characters made to look as either 2-dimensional cardboard cutouts or, in the case of father figure, absent altogether (the protagonist's father, a major plot device is spoken of frequently but is only ever spoken of and makes an appearance as a phone voice for a sum total of 10 seconds of "screen-time")

    on a personal note - compromising the material in order to have moral alibi on the publicity tour is not an approach i particularly value artistically. im more inclined to applaud thematic subtlety and direct, confrontational publicity rather than the other way around (it is in my view, if nothing else, braver to chose to defend oneself from accusations of sensationalizing a topic over offending the religiously extreme but that's just me)

    in spite the production team's effort to make their case that this movie should and could never be interpreted pornographically even more obvious than it could possibly be by hit-you-over-the-head plot constructs, those who are most guilty of sexualizing minors with actual sex abuse, deliberately chose to ignore these material compromises (presumably made in order to avoid the very politicizing of media to fabricate public concern by feigning it) and the filmmakers now appear to be in the midst of discovering that, as the saying goes, those who trade liberty in exchange for a little bit of security receive, in kind, ample amounts of neither of those; a most unfortunate and foreseeable set of circumstances

    be that as it may, to set aside the interpretation of Cuties as something other than a critique of the very hypocrites whose scrutiny it was inevitably to fall under and to interpret the backlash against it by deliberately ignoring the painstaking effort ...

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  • 1 month ago
    Comment sashinator

    What you gonna do?

  • 1 month ago
    Comment sashinator

    2020 bingo

    who had ‘Rick Moranis gets sucker punched’?

    If you’re also the one with ‘POTUS tests positive for corona virus’ and ‘brain-eating amoeba contaminate water supply’ card congratulations it’s a bingo

  • 1 month ago
    Comment sashinator

    Only to the degree we are willing to use it towards those ends

    same question can be posed about all technology since the first stone axes

    a stone blade can be used as a great tool to fashion other tools from leather and wood or it can be used to slit someone’s throat

    The technology itself is ethically agnostic, morally impartial and inevitable

    it is up to us to inject morals and ethics into that inevitability

  • 1 month ago
    Comment sashinator

    Title reads like The Onion headline

  • 2 months ago
    Comment sashinator

    yeah, duh

    cuz non religious people a) don’t breed in great numbers and b) don’t vote

    it’s the tragedy of the secular

    besides “religiously unaffiliated” and “other” are not necessarily non-religious

    it can be anything from mysticism through Buddhism (aka Hindu heresy) all the way to ‘praying at home’

    just because they are not going to a church doesn’t mean they are secular

    and besides it is religious zealots politicians seek out and try to appeal to because they are above all zealous

    seculars tend to be more apathetic when it comes to legislative agenda to promote their beliefs because it is precisely the fact that their beliefs are unimportant to them which makes them nonreligious

  • 2 months ago
    Comment sashinator

    Rupert Murdoch propaganda

    'posts report' is some subtle BS

    she has yet to publish anything resembling any claims that can be followed up with either a) sources, b) places, c) dates, d) peer-reviewed publications

    she's like the Corey Feldman of Covid-19

    Virologist: I have something important to reveal that proves pandemic virus was lab-generated in China!

    Public: Okay. What is it?

    Virologist: Can't tell you right now. Keep watching this space, follow me as I do talk shows and eventually there might even be a book tour

    Public: Okay. Can you give us any specifics?

    Virologist: Not right now. But keep watching this space! Something big is coming your way soon!

    Public: Why can't you reveal this now?

    Virologist: Can't now. Totally not viable.

    Public: Why?

    Virologist: cuz China and shit but keep watching this space! Revealing something VERY big! Soon!

    Public: ... yeah... no

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  • 2 months ago
    Interactive sashinator

    Ancient Earth

    Earth looked very different long ago. Search for addresses upto 750 million years ago in Earth history

  • 2 months ago
    Expression sashinator

    Hillary Clinton Urged Americans to Vote During the Unveiling of a New Monument to Suffragists in Central Park

    A new monument to Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth debuted on the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment.

  • 2 months ago
    Current Event sashinator

    A Band of Illegal Gold Miners Have Completely Destroyed an Ancient Kush Settlement in Sudan | artnet News

    Jabal Maragha, an ancient site in Sudan dating back to the the Kingdom of Kush, has been devastated by gold diggers.

  • 2 months ago
    Expression sashinator

    Happy Birthday Peggy Guggenheim: How The Feminist Art Collector Changed The Game

    Peggy Guggenheim was a modern art collector and a feminist that art history can’t ignore. She founded her own namesake museum in Venice, supported young, unknown artists and wrote a tell-all biography before her passing in 1979.