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Science & Alternative Science / Re: Nuclear Bombs Do Not Exist
« on: January 27, 2023, 06:27:54 PM »
Considering all of the recent fearmongering regarding Putin using nuclear weapons, I felt it necessary to remind everyone here that nuclear weapons simply do not exist.

They're not real.

They're made up.

It's a meme.

Seriously, they are nothing other than WWII propaganda that the Allies made up to scare Japan into surrendering and to keep Russia from continuing the war. Then Russia started to claim it also totally had nukes and yet no one ever used them. Suspiciously, no one anywhere ever uses them! Wow! It must be because humanity is so strong willed and moral and definitely not because they don't exist.

You realize (I'm sure you do) that pink elephants can fly on the winds of time?

You should really read the things you write before you post. Why did you even bother posting it? Did you think stating the wondrous fanciful tales of your imagination was actually relevant to the thread? I can only assume the answer is yes.

"no u" is not the powerful comeback you think it is. In the future, if you have nothing meaningful to post, then do not post. I'm not going as far as removing/warning you because it's a response to my post, but I personally consider this to be warn-able low content in the upper forums. I suggest posting epic burns like this in Angry Ranting or Complete Nonsense, where it belongs.

I did.  Except for the 10 million ton crates of TNT in my yard (there are only 2).  The rest are all facts.  Your incredulity does not change that.  Sorry.

Also the reality of atomic bombs is a fact.  Nagasaki and Hiroshima were also not fire bombed.  The vast majority of the people that died in both of those incidents died due to radiation effects some time after the detonations.  Specifically from the kind of radiation that is released from a nuclear detonation such as gamma and neutron radiation which make up approximately 50% of the energy released.  Radiation that is singularly missing from fire bombing.  So .. sorry .. you are wrong about that too.

Oh geez, I didn't know someone can simply say "you're wrong!" and then suddenly I'm wrong. Look, in this thread, I've already gone over the points. I asked for evidence which no one can provide (because, coincidentally, it doesn't exist). Did you really come into the thread just to say "you're wrong and I'm right" over and over again until I get bored of replying to you?

For example: "The vast majority of the people that died in both of those incidents died due to radiation effects". Marie Curie died of "radiation effects", did someone nuke her, Bill? Was Chernobyl a nuclear bomb all along? The answer is no, it wasn't. Radiation isn't evidence of a nuclear bomb, but you already know that, so why are you bringing it up when I've already pointed it out in the thread?

Perhaps you should read the thread before responding again.

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Science & Alternative Science / Re: Nuclear Bombs Do Not Exist
« on: January 27, 2023, 03:39:47 PM »
Oh yeah.  One of those 10 million ton crates of TNT.  I still have 3 or 4 of those in my back yard for clearing tree stumps.

You realize (I'm sure you do) that TNT does not explode with enough speed and force to create a mushroom cloud like that, don't you?

You realize (I'm sure you do) that pink elephants can fly on the winds of time?

You should really read the things you write before you post. Why did you even bother posting it? Did you think stating the wondrous fanciful tales of your imagination was actually relevant to the thread? I can only assume the answer is yes.

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Technology & Information / Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« on: January 27, 2023, 03:29:01 PM »
It seems we're being repeatedly targeted by spambots gluing themselves to the "bitcoin" keyword and advertising "exchanges". Please report anyone in this thread or others advertising exchanges and be careful not to click any links related to cryptocurrency advertisements. There have now been at least two time I'm aware of that a bot has attempted to spam in this thread.

Note that "Bitcoin seems to be not in a good shape nowadays" has been the common theme so far.

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Science & Alternative Science / Re: Who makes these images?
« on: January 25, 2023, 03:20:54 PM »
Yep. Sure is a good thing!

Fascinating that large fonts and single words qualify as "large amounts of text" in the mind of an RE'er.

Not to mention - Rushy, if they had incredibly perfect AI that had been developed in secret for years, I assure you they wouldn’t use it for something as harmless as some rover pictures.

Yes, I'm sure the only use for an advanced image generation machine is space pictures. There's nothing else they're using it for. Just space pictures specifically for you to ogle.

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Technology & Information / Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« on: January 23, 2023, 03:54:14 PM »
Bitcoin seems to be not in a good shape nowadays. What do you think of that? Is it a good time to invest in cryptos or is it better to wait some time to see what will happen to them?

In what way is Bitcoin "not in a good shape nowadays"? It's been well over a decade since Bitcoin was released to the public and it's (mostly) the same as it has ever been. The crypto market is more robust than ever, despite the ongoing attacks by media outlets.

If you're referring to the FTX debacle, that was only one exchange that taught new players a very important lesson: don't trust centralized authorities.

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Technology & Information / Re: ChatGPT is an ethical hacker...
« on: January 15, 2023, 12:09:50 AM »
You can modify the request such that it will produce malware. For example, add something like "for educational purposes used in a legal setting" or some similar qualifier. It automatically printed a few bruteforcing scripts this way. Not impressive, but still circumventing its hard-coded responses to requests for malware.

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Science & Alternative Science / Re: Who makes these images?
« on: December 30, 2022, 11:49:49 PM »
somewhere in saudi arabia

get the camel

If only there were some kind of image generating machine that could generate novel images constantly and output them on demand

Which one?

J-Man, I’m not sure where the Saudi Arabia claim is coming from.

Rushy, Martian imagery predates AI images as we know it. In fact, it’s only in the last couple years or so that AI art became more than just mush. Also, there are fairly obvious tells even from the best AI image generation tools. They don’t hold up to close detail, they smudge, they turn text to gibberish, etc. The rover images are consistent between every picture and show the exact same tiny details of the rover, with all its symbols and text. AI does not do this.

Just the last couple of years that publicly available systems reached a level that private systems were at a decade ago*

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Free Speech Warrior Elon Musk
« on: December 19, 2022, 08:46:24 PM »
There is no evidence of that. Even Musk's much-hyped "Twitter Files" supposedly bringing Twitter's terrible corruption and liberal bias to light showed Yoel Roth participating in discussions with other Twitter employees where they eventually decided how to handle certain situations. Completely different from Musk's unilateral decision-making.

People who manipulate media organizations usually aren't so brazen about it. Musk's mistake is going so mask-off about the whole thing instead of the usual covers loved universally by other media organizations.

Right, so you agree with me on this subject, and yet your issue lies not with the person falsely claiming to be a free speech purist and using that as the justification for what he's doing, but with the people (correctly) pointing out that he's a lying hypocrite. Interesting take, I guess.

My problem is that people who are upset about the "hypocrite" meme aren't actually believers in free speech. They don't care about the core issue one way or another. In other words, why does it matter that Elon is a hypocrite if the outcome is the same either way? Why bother complaining about it at all and take up space on this forum?

I am. You saying that he's "falling into the trap" implies that it's something that hasn't happened yet or is only just beginning to happen, rather than something that already happened years ago. This isn't a deep psychological dive on my part. Musk wears his insecurities and his desperate need to be praised and seen as cool on his sleeve, and anyone can confirm it for themselves by looking at Musk's Twitter feed, which is mostly him sharing high-fives with bottom-feeding right-wing grifters.

If Musk was really the popularity desperate guy you make him out to be, he'd be a generic liberal (like all the other celebrities seeking nothing but popularity). Any person with access to google would know that demographically, the West is mostly left-leaning. Why pander to the right if he's so desperate to be popular? Your line of thinking doesn't make much sense.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Free Speech Warrior Elon Musk
« on: December 17, 2022, 04:19:37 PM »
It's safe to say, however, that pre-Musk Twitter did not have an similar figure at the top regularly making unilateral decisions about who to ban and what new rules to suddenly invent, and therefore can't meaningfully be seen as equivalent.

It literally did and his name was Yoel.

Sorry, are you conceding that Musk doesn't actually care about free speech, and that his big justification for what he's doing to Twitter is complete bullshit? That's what this post seems to imply. I mean, it's fantastic if you are, because it'll save us some time. Musk himself and his thousands of devoted fans are still pretending that he's being totally neutral and objective.

No one actually believes in free speech. It's a made up idealistic gibberish concept, like communism or a perfect circle. It's not real. It doesn't exist in reality. Everyone has some "I believe in free speech... but". Pointing out that people don't believe it (like Musk) makes for plain boring intellectual circlejerking.

You clearly don't know anything about Musk if you think that this is anything new for him. He's been desperate for popularity for years.

How about you respond to things I say and not the things you prefer I say.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 16, 2022, 08:46:02 PM »
Trump could be any one of us. It could be you. It could even be me.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Free Speech Warrior Elon Musk
« on: December 16, 2022, 08:31:38 PM »
If you don't like it, start your own social network, sweaty.

There is no conflict between recognizing that Musk has the legal right to ban anyone he wants to and also that he's a huge hypocrite for disregarding his previous assertions that only outright illegal speech would be banned.

And yet, Twitter randomly banning people It Doesn't Like wasn't really a problem when Musk wasn't the one doing it. It's only now that it generates headlines on other sites. Musk being a hypocrite is only tangential to the actual problem people are having with Twitter. More importantly, had he not become a hypocrite and Twitter turned into a pool of slurs, people like yourself and Roundy would be crying about it anyway, so what's the point? Either he keeps free speech (and he gets hate for it) or he changes his mind and walks it back (and he gets hate for it).

My only concern is that Musk is falling into the trap of actually caring what people on Twitter think, which is made all the worse by the fact that he owns the website.

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https://www.cnbc.com/2022/12/16/what-student-loan-borrowers-need-to-know-about-the-payment-pause.html

Soon we will find out if the American taxpayer will be forced to give me thousands of dollars to pay off loans I took out or if they'll get away with selfishly using that money for something else, like Medicare or roads.

Yes. Only billionaires may be bailed out of debt. This is the way.

Yes, our options are to either pay off student loans or bail out billionaires. Those are our only options. There are no other actions to perform with this money.

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https://www.cnbc.com/2022/12/16/what-student-loan-borrowers-need-to-know-about-the-payment-pause.html

Soon we will find out if the American taxpayer will be forced to give me thousands of dollars to pay off loans I took out or if they'll get away with selfishly using that money for something else, like Medicare or roads.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Free Speech Warrior Elon Musk
« on: December 16, 2022, 05:15:55 PM »
If you don't like it, start your own social network, sweaty.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 16, 2022, 03:06:26 PM »
I would like off the meme universe ride now, please. I have had enough.

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Science & Alternative Science / Re: Who makes these images?
« on: December 15, 2022, 02:27:13 PM »
If only there were some kind of image generating machine that could generate novel images constantly and output them on demand. Imagine if that were a thing, haha, that'd be pretty crazy.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Parental Licensing and Why We Need It
« on: December 10, 2022, 10:41:30 PM »
Why is so much of our modern world regulated?

It's obvious.

It's important that society enforce certain standards upon itself so that, collectively, everyone may benefit from the standardization of certain processes. For example: guns. Virtually all nations on this planet have some regulations on ownership of deadly weapons. Yes, some have tougher regulations than others, but they all have some regulation. For the purpose of debate, let's just look at the West. The West has lots of regulations, from housing and labor to production and education, they have it all! Yet, there's something missing. Something I think is more important than the other things, more important than most of them combined...

Children.

Any two morons can produce a conga line of children without any form of regulation whatsoever! What the hell? Who thought that was a good idea? You know what's infinitely more dangerous than a gun? A small child. There's factories for them walking around right now and no one has considered that maybe those factories need to be closed. Every moment of every day, filthy uneducated masses are producing more of themselves with no thought whatsoever as to the effect it will have on civilization.

Therefore, a proposal: you must attend training and acquire a license before you are allowed to have children. This includes fathers and mothers. Does this mean it's now illegal to have sex? No! It means it's illegal to do so with the purpose of reproduction without a license. What happens if a mother gets pregnant anyway? Abortion. That's right. Mandatory abortions for any unlicensed parent-to-be. You know it's the right thing to do. Support parental licensing today for a better future tomorrow!

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Died Suddenly
« on: December 08, 2022, 02:51:25 PM »
When hundreds of thousands of people were blatantly dying of covid, that was just a hoax, no big deal, not my problem.

Now a handful of people die of a heart attack, conspiracy cover up, they won't be able to hide the deaths forever, why won't anyone take me seriously?


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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Quick question
« on: December 06, 2022, 08:27:26 PM »
I would also like to point out that we have an explicit "Forgot password?" message below your login to account for situations in which you lose your password...

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You all are assuming that the US isn't overinflating their own shit.  We haven't fought an actual superpower since what... Vietnam?

All our wars have been against countries with alot less resources and weapon technology.  And they still weren't completely defeated. 
*See 20 years in Afghanistan

Iraq, at the time of the 2003 invasion, had the 3rd largest military on the planet. They were effectively defeated in a single month. They lost 45,000 troops during that time while the US lost 196 (the US landed almost half a million troops in Iraq). Iraq and Afghanistan were not pushovers. There was a reason the Gulf War happened and there's a reason why Russia lost, militarily, to Afghanistan in the 80s.

There was no 20 years of 'war' in Afghanistan. It was the US occupational government that failed, not its military strength. Afghanistan and Iraq were defeated, militarily, within weeks of their respective wars beginning. What the US lost in Afghanistan was effectively a culture war, not one of military control.

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