* Posts by jospanner

185 publicly visible posts • joined 8 May 2019


US Surgeon General wants cigarette-style health warning labels on social networks


Re: Key factor?

No, no, it’s those dang iphone thingies!

Feds sue Adobe and execs for stinging subscribers with 'hidden' cancellation fees


Re: Simple, don't pay

do you think i could do this with my car insurance

Asda IT staff shuffled off to TCS amid messy tech divorce from Walmart


Re: TAX the companies that outsourcing abroad

It is nice to see someone acknowledge the injustice that was done to working class industrial labour, I’m too used to seeing Americanised muh-free-market ideologues blaming poor people for not all magically getting white collar jobs overnight, or calling industrial labour “unskilled”.

Stanford Internet Observatory wilts under legal pressure during election year


Re: No one does like being caugh lying.

The republican party famously against the death penalty


It’s always telling who fights against election time media misinformation and who doesn’t.


Re: You literally can't make it up

Inflation happened which is why we need to elect a convicted conman, you know, to be responsible with the economy.


Re: No one does like being caugh lying.

Guy looked at his watch, which is why we need a theocratic dictatorship.

Microsoft cancels universal Recall release in favor of Windows Insider preview


Re: Recall of Recall...

good news, The Onion is under new ownership

Tesla shareholders agree to pay Musk staggering sum of $48B


Re: Pay the workers better?

Oh yeah mate, Elon got where is because he just works several million times harder than everyone else. It's amazing, really. His caloric intake must be that of several entire nationstates.

I'm sure coming from money didn't have anything to do with it, capitalism is of course a perfect meritocracy where everyone gets their just desserts, and those lazy useless fools who actually build the cars deserve no extra recompense for actually making the product that Elon and investors profit from.

If they wanted to be billionaires, they should have worked harder back when they were 4-24 years old in their state schools and community colleges, which is exactly how all billionaires got where they are today.



I think it's funny how drug addicts are universally derided unless they're in charge of billion dollar companies and then we all look the other way.

Version 256 of systemd boasts '42% less Unix philosophy'


And why do *they* want it in their distros? Do you reckon it's influence from Red Hat, over-represented because of the money involved? Cos I can definitely see that happening.

The thing that confused me is how everyone and their spouse seems to be dunking on SystemD and yet it's, apparently, everywhere.

I'm not big into Linux distro politics so please forgive me.


Why do you think SystemD is as popular as it is? Genuine question.

The origin of 3D Pipes, Windows' best screensaver


tbh i don’t think that many british 8 year olds were into the demoscene

NASA hits wrong button, broadcasts ISS emergency training by mistake


I like to think they’d play appropriate music for motivation purposes

Adios, accountability: X to hide 'likes' for everyone this week


People made fun of his favourite manbaby billionaire :(

OpenAI to buy electricity from CEO Sam Altman's nuclear fusion side hustle


Re: I would love for Helion to succeed

I do not believe their accounts in the UK as reported to the UK Tax Office.

Meta faces multiple complaints in Europe over plans to train AI on user data


Or maybe certain groups of people, ie corporations, have a disproportionate say over politics.

California upgrade company aims militarized 'Tactical' Cybertruck at police forces


Re: Bwahaha. Please do!

My Clio has a greater cargo capacity.


Re: Musk Exposure

I'm sorry people are making fun of your cybertruck.

Meta algorithms push Black people more toward expensive universities, study finds


Racism is when you highlight discrimination of a particular minority. Got it.

Blue screen of death or Eurovision's Windows95man performance – what's less annoying?


sounds dope

You want us to think of the children? Couldn't agree more


Re: Please, please stop it. Damnit.

Someone’s not getting any

Stack Overflow simply bans folks who don't want their advice used to train AI


Re: Overpaid

ok sephiroth

OpenAI slapped with GDPR complaint: How do you correct your work?


Re: Good luck with that

OpenAI’s work is just a plagiarism machine so who cares, it’s going to be useless in a couple of years once it’s inbred from all the AI generated slop on the internet anyway.

ByteDance 'would rather' torpedo TikTok than sell it off


Social Media :)

Social Media (Chinese) >:(

Ring dinged for $5.6M after, among other claims, rogue insider spied on 'pretty girls'


Re: Damaged self esteem

femboy subreddits got you covered

Waymo robotaxi drives down wrong side of street after being alarmed by unicyclists


Re: a crowd of electric-powered unicyclists

You sound like so much fun, oh my god. ❤️

White House tweaks HIPAA to shield medical files of those seeking reproductive care


Re: Is our info or not?

Some day it’s going to sink in just how unpopular this christo-fascist crap really is.

Senate passes law forcing ByteDance to sell off TikTok – or face a US ban


Don’t worry, I’m sure this will be the start of regulations on all social media, concerning misinformation and political manipulation, not just ones that happen to come from China! :)


A quarter of 5-7 year olds now use smartphones, says regulator


Re: How the great rewiring of childhood is causing an epidemic of mental illness

I grew up with gender dysphoria, and I would have killed for puberty blockers as a teen. Now we can’t get them any more, and the waiting list to get them for “research” has been filled up many times over.

So yes, thanks for your “concerns”, it’s always the ones who it never affects who talk the most shit about other people’s psychiatry and medicine.


Re: How the great rewiring of childhood is causing an epidemic of mental illness

Weird how so many weighing in on this issue and so few voices of those of us who grew up with these problems.

Unintended acceleration leads to recall of every Cybertruck produced so far


Re: Remind me

That’s unfair!

Mr DeLorean, as far as we know, isn’t outrageously antisemiticly and transphobicly social media brained, addicted to his own multi-billion dollar private social media echo chamber.

The more I think about that, the more pathetic it sounds.

Devaluing content created by AI is lazy and ignores history


wtf does “run with ai” mean?

mba brains really do treat it as a talisman

Senator Warren slams Intuit's 'junk fees' as America's Tax Day rolls around again


Re: A solution?

Cities need people in them, capitalism isn’t sentient, etc.

The market is not some god that we have to worship, it is not a force of nature, housing is a thing that does not even have to be subject to its whim. It can be brought to heel.

If you want to live in a world of spiralling housing costs where the market dictates that only the rich can live in certain areas, do not be shocked by the existence of homeless people, slums, ghettos, all the myriad problems of inequality and social unrest, an absence of working class labour or horrendous traffic and planning issues as everyone needs to commute for god-knows-how-many miles just to serve the hyper rich….

This “but the market says so” thought-terminating garbage needs to stop.

What's up with AI lately? Let's start with soaring costs, public anger, regulations...


Re: It's only economically sensible to replace human labor with AI...

tbh we did say this about off shoring manufacturing and resource extraction jobs

X's Grok AI is great – if you want to know how to hot wire a car, make drugs, or worse


Re: Guardrails my ass

Why would you want to describe your god awful politics as “the latest bandwagon”? you don’t seem very smart.

Twitter's lawsuit against anti-hate-speech crusaders gets SLAPPed out of court


People like you are literally too stupid to realise that you are stupid. There’s no other way to put it.

Musk burns bridges in Brazil after calling for senior judge to be impeached


Re: it "does not know the reasons these blocking orders have been issued."


undermining democracy is fine but *think of the money, won’t someone think of the money*!!!

Tough luck, bosses, AI is coming for your job, too


I mean we didn’t give a shit when entire towns and cities were left destitute by offshoring industrial labour, leading to huge spikes in suicides, violent crime, reliance on benefits, and generational poverty that still haven’t gone away 40 years later in some parts; why should things be different this time?

And why *should* things be different this time?

Want to keep Windows 10 secure? This is how much Microsoft will charge you


Re: Microsoft are doing everything they can....

I love how the discourse around this is how we need to cut more services to relieve the tax burden, not investigate why we’re paying more than ever for almost 0 service.


Most climate change activists I know of will point out that electric vehicles are not a great solution and that we really need either better battery tech or public transport. Both, tbh.


fair would be making a decent lightweight OS that doesn’t need unnecessary hardware upgrades.


Re: gog/linux

I’m sorry, what does 0patch have to do with this? I’m confused.


The number must go up.

FCC to reinstate net neutrality in the US until someone decides to scrap it again


Re: Framing the issue

Truth Social is where like 50% of current twitter traffic belongs anyway, have you seen the replies to literally any thread made by a high profile gay or trans person? It looks like something off of stormfront.

Uber Eats to rid itself of pesky human drivers with food delivery by robo Waymo


Given statistics on police violence released this week, i don’t think African American lives matter all that much either.

Report: 83% of UK software engineers suffer burnout, COVID-19 made it worse


Re: Empty coffer

This is literally how we got the weekend but ok

Virgin Media sets up 'smart poles' next to cabinets to boost mobile network capacity


Re: Danger of Death

This is very fun to do, as long as the battery is outside of the car

BBC exterminates AI experiments used to promote Doctor Who


Re: Apologies to Jim Croce

Oh yeah Doctor Who has never been political.

CEO of UK's National Grid warns of datacenters' thirst for power


Re: Is it just me...

I love how people like you are long on moaning and short on solutions. You want validation above everything else.

Climate Scientists are all idiots, unlike you. You are privy to special knowledge. Always the smartest person in the room, aren’t you? And yet, for some reason, no one takes you seriously.