I am genuinely so irritated by the semantic slippage of "pronouns" into "any language that is trans of gender."

somebody calls me "sir" and apologizes for getting my "pronouns" wrong.

somebody notes that many Latin sentences don't include "pronouns" in a question about gender-neutrality in Latin, a language which does gender both things and people.

somebody says "I don't use pronouns and I don't know anybody who does use any," a sentence which contains five pronouns.

language change, including expansions in the meaning of words, is in general morally, 'factually,' and 'rationally' neutral; linguists, and I was for awhile training to be a linguist, describe rather than prescribe; whatever.

I think THIS semantic slippage is stupid as hell. trans people said "preferred pronouns," a fixed phrase with a specific meaning, and cis people who had previously known that "I" is a pronoun were like "pronouns are when it's gender and words, got it"

@netzpolitik_org@twitter.com 🇬🇧 Leak: EU Commission expects millions of false reports as a result of the EU #ChatControl law and error-prone algorithms.

Intimate chat histories and legal nudes would end up in the hands of unknown persons.

Read more: patrick-breyer.de/en/leak-on-c


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Nice Adbusting Kampagne von @publiceye_ch zu fairen Löhnen bei @aboutyou_com, @Zalando und Co. Die wollen sicherlich nicht, dass ihr das teilt. instagram.com/p/CfeZHIoue7c/

The US federal agency totally not abusing their mass surveilance powers


Jedes mal wenn Lindner von "schweren Zeiten" oder von "notwendigem Verzicht" spricht während die Reichen immer reicher werden stirbt irgendwo einsam ein Hartz4 Empfänger.

Das ist vermutlich nichteinmal falsch...

I look forward to my GitHub copilot royalty check in the mail.

I know it's a matter of respect to call everyone by their chosen name, but I"ll never respect Facebook enough to call them "Meta". That just covers up their evil history. They'll forever be Facebook, just like Google isn't "Alphabet".

Actually, in Poland almost all ebooks are available without DRM - bookstores stopped using them because people boycotted them :D

Github copilot is now a paid subscription. Basically Microsoft stolen open source code with GNU license and used it to train AI that now is paid.

Also I hope people who use this tool will be the ones who will first loose their jobs when finally AI start to replace programmers.

Die Sparpolitik in Griechenland wurde in den letzten Jahren hierzulande oft als Erfolg verkauft. Das ist ein Märchen.

Die Schulden sind heute größer als zuvor, die Wirtschaft ist geschrumpft und der Lebensstandard der Vielen hat sich massiv verschlechtert. (1/2)

So let me get this straight:

Github scanned a bunch of open source projects.

They trained an AI with it.

They basically ignored the licenses and tried to shove a "because we are basically copying GPL code, it doesn't mean the result is GPL".

And now they are charging for it?

The battles we’re fighting for our privacy aren’t just to make our phones and computers private places today. They’re to keep our homes, cars, and minds private places in the future. They’re to protect our personhood and stave off autocracy.

#privacy #humanRights

@montyadex Well most jobs are either not essential (as proven with COVID lockdowns) - as if it was not obvious before that - or being kept for the reason of employing people (think of how much we can automate still).

In any case, humans should NOT be forced to trade in order to live, in a society of tremendous abundance and waste. This is pure evil.
So if you work 8h a day, but well you wake up 1h in advance, come home 1h later. 10-11 hours a day with everything else....then wtf life is this? This trade-based society is pure insanity. To force humans to work all of their lives, and for what!? Unless we decouple people from trading for their existence, nothing will change. No bullshit "mandatory X hours max a day". No one can respect that when you are hungry and you will make compromises. Fuck it. Forget about these nonsense ideas. Paperwork.

You wanna give people some sort of power to make choices for themselves? Provide them with their basic needs as TRADE-FREE. Either directly or give them a UBI sort of thing. Else the slave humans cannot say "Uhm...I do not accept you working me 12h a day for 5 Euros an hour!". No one can say that. Only those decoupled from reality and not understanding what poverty and abuse is, think that humans have choices in today's world. They do not.

Insane trade-based society. #tromlive
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