Tonight I have quite the ethical conundrum. Honour a prior commitment to accompany my friend to a #MarkWatson #comedy show about #Empathy, or heartlessly bin him off to catch some ultraviolence at the #Khabib #Poirier #UFC bout (first time for ages it's transmitting during proper UK hours)! Gahhh! #LifeChoices No spoilers in my replies please (I'ma have to watch it tomorrow) 😔
Criterion Collection Closet Picks are my #ASMR
Considering developing a little self care app based around personal coping strategies for dealing with #anxiety and #depression, but have no #app #development experience. Could possibly achieve it with limited functionality as a website but I'm self hosting my current site and it would ideally be a separate project. Any ideas? Possible to do it as a subdomain? Dual hosting maybe? Alternatively, what's the easiest way for a total novice to create a simple android app? #coding #apps #android
whenever blobby comes across the TL it's time to remind everyone of this essay
"Blobby [...] is the libidinal ejecta of the class war machine itself, levelling all other idols in his burning immanence, a mutation emerging from the molten intensity of sociopolitical flows. He is, as Reza writes, “a manifest degenerate entity for which wholeness is but a superficial distraction.”
It is this irreverence for the whole that makes Blobby such a threat to the neoliberal order"
Great fortieth birthday bash for my S.O last night, bless her. With a number of big happy summer events out of the way (camping, birthdays, etc) I am now really excited about returning to my projects. Essays, Website, app idea, studio set up, song writing, meditation, exercise. And Florence in a few weeks too. So much to look forward to... As soon as I sleep off this hangover... 😴
Retoot of #cyriak tweet:
To celebrate the release of my book about a horse destroying the universe, I'm giving away 5 signed copies.
Retweet for a chance to get one. https://unbound.com/books/horse-destroys-the-universe/ … Also, this gif has broken my eyes
ukpol, history of prorogation
So parliament has been prorogued when:
An absolute monarch attempted to shut down instruments of dual power.
A conservative government attempted to block democratization reforms.
The nobility attempted to block nationalization reforms.
A conservative government attempted to dodge accountability for corruption.
Every time the prorogation has led to the implementation of what those in power were fighting against. We live in interesting times, comrades
ukpol, history of prorogation
When King Charles I dissolved the Parliament of England in 1628, after the Petition of Right, he gave a prorogation speech that effectively cancelled all future meetings of the legislature, at least until he again required finances. This decision led directly to the civil war and Charles' subsequent execution.
With the introduction of the First Reform Bill in 1831, the government urged the King to dissolve Parliament, in an attempt to prevent the opposition from passing democratic reforms. The bill was being debated in the House of Lords when the King arrived in parliament to shut it down.
During the Atlee government's period of post-war nationalisation, the House of Lords invited the King to prorogue parliament in an attempt to scupper reforms.
In an attempt to avoid a debate on the 'Cash for Questions' scandal, John Major prorogued parliament, leading directly to the election of Tony Blair with the largest majority in history.
WHAT PEOPLE THINK ETHICAL ISSUES IN AI ARE: wow.... we're creating... new life........
WHAT ETHICAL ISSUES IN AI ACTUALLY ARE: techbros worshiping the almighty algorithm, not caring to look at what bad patterns the machines are picking up (racism, sexism, etc) and how to avert them, and overreliance on neural networks meaning that said algorithms are treated as magical black boxes where nobody wants to (or can, really) point out exactly how the equation works (and why it may be faulty)
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