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80960KA 9 points ago +10 / -1

Dumb fucking cops love to play army man even when it's obviously retarded. Defund SWAT, when was the last time they did something other than...this.

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80960KA 1 point ago +1 / -0

The guy who wrote the book I was told to read

Obviously not by me you dumb fuck, since I don't even know who he is.

This idea long predates him and really has only gotten more plausible in light of recent research. You can get long chain (cyclo)alkanes from short-chain ones under high temperature and pressure conditions, conditions that aren't even as intense as those required for geosynthesis of diamonds from amorphous carbon. It's been done under lab conditions, and they didn't even use any of the common catalytic metals in the process. Alkanes have also been observed in space, if there's C and H but little O, and some energy, you get longer chain hydrocarbons forming.

This also doesn't imply that all petroleum comes from such sources, nor that petroleum will infiinitely gush forth from wells. Like the formation of diamond, the process would be slow enough as to be considered very much "non-renewable".

You've never even thought about this, you just parrot some "debooooonker" blog.

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80960KA 2 points ago +2 / -0

What proportion of taxes actually gets spent on utilities, services, and infrastructure versus handouts and bureaucracy for the sake of it.

Shit at this point the police are just there to write tickets and will happily stand around as a school is shot up or ooga boogas torch a CVS. Might as well defund them if that's the level of service that can be expected.

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80960KA 1 point ago +1 / -0

Bro drunk driving your Porsche is fun and you can get away with it because you're a Pelosi. I bet this dude has had the sheriff follow him home rather than bringing him in after getting popped weaving at 2AM through wine country on multiple occasions.

This was just the time that he got into a serious wreck and they couldn't let him go without causing a PR disaster.

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80960KA 2 points ago +2 / -0

You can't beat a computer program.

You also can't trust a computer program unless the source code is published and there's a way to verify that the object code on the machine is generated from the source that's published.

Currently, these machines are entirely proprietary and untrustworthy. It's mail in though that completely blows up timely processing and chain of custody. The machines could be mechanical tabulators run by the purest churchgoing grannies and the same mail in cheat strats would work.

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80960KA 4 points ago +4 / -0

We have to insert a photocopy of one of our photo ID along with the ballot, two IDs with address if no photo.

Yikes, so racist!

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80960KA 5 points ago +5 / -0

Yeah this picture was going around at least a month ago, it's the old board.

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80960KA 5 points ago +6 / -1

20% shitlib level is pretty low even for red states.

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80960KA 6 points ago +6 / -0

Dominion is a smokescreen, mail in is the gaping hole.

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80960KA 1 point ago +1 / -0

Who the fuck is Jerome Corsi? Completely irrelevant like all your attempts at justifying anything you spout. As far as I know the abiogenic hypothesis came from Russians, nothing involving this Corsi guy you trotted out like a pony.

Use chemistry and physics, retard. Tell me what's preventing it from happening on a theoretical level. There is an argument for it being unlikely, but there's also a counter argument because chemistry is fuckin cool and there are crazy routes to get to things as long as you have heat and pressure around.

There's also the recently discovered existence of an underground biosphere that could contain nearly as much microbial biomass as the surface, leading to yet another possible route to oil that's not "fossil".

This is hardly "settled science". You approach science like a redditor, something to virtue signal with rather than understand, explore, or even be curious about.

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80960KA 0 points ago +1 / -1

I suspect this has more to do with nepotistic Jeets rather than nepotistic Juice. Google might as well be an Indian company now.

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80960KA 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'm glad Google is choosing to continue to drop its average level of competence by filling the company with Jeets and women.

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80960KA 3 points ago +3 / -0

Only the most retarded dispute this.

Oh yeah it's "consensus" right. Even when all the data is questionable, you can't question the COONSENSUS, just gotta listen and believe because that's how science is done.

Just trust the people constantly begging for more global warming research funding that the "warming" they made show up in a report is real. Trust grifters like Al and Greta, and all the "scientists" that have pulled consistently wrong "climate change" predictions out of their asses for decades.

Don't trust the tide gauges that say the sea level isn't rising, don't pay attention to land use and heat island effects perturbing your local measurements...it's just muh worming! Cooonsensussssssssss! 99% of tv science men agreeeeeeeeee!

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80960KA 1 point ago +1 / -0

Most likely that it's a slapdash mess with little coherency, like most social/big tech platforms.

The tech world is held together with duct tape and bailing wire, and it's only gotten worse as mehskilled Pajeets become endemic running platforms they didn't have anything to do with creating (and were probably kinda shit to begin with).

Thinking that they're this super competent group of type A overacheivers just tells me you've never worked in the Bay Area memetech world. Even some of the really obviously smart people are completely useless because they're space cadets with work ethic reserved mostly for their pet projects.

Even in this article it talks about how Mudge ran into "no one cares" when it comes to security issues, and I absolutely believe it because I've fought the same sort of battles.

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80960KA 6 points ago +6 / -0

The whole reason for the rebrand from "global warming" to "climate change" is that "warming" predicts something specific whereas "change" just exists and alone means nothing.

Yes, the only climates that don't "change" are frozen iceball planets at thermodynamic equilibirum. It's an absurdity to cover up bullshit; even the tiny fart of an atmosphere Mars has left produces "climate change" over time.

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80960KA 1 point ago +1 / -0

You think Twitter allows masses of random third-party bots control or influence their platform

Yes.

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80960KA 1 point ago +1 / -0

I think really the core of it is "everything is bullshit", not just twitter, but big tech/social in general. Everyone is fluffing numbers, pushing pet agendas, and running platform-pimped PR for whoever's paying.

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80960KA 2 points ago +2 / -0

Doesn't even need bots, the frontend can predestine any blessed posters to be top dog, because ultimately the frontend plays by Calvinball rules that twitter makes up. Retweets and likes are just count variables in some kvs and there's nothing other than Trust In Twitter (TIT) validating that they're real. I'm pretty sure that you haven't been able to see granular "who liked this" post metadata for several years, and I suspect that's intentional.

As far as I know it's proven they can force stuff to trend, and I have no doubt they can boost users too. It's just a website, they can make it do whatever they want it to do.

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80960KA 2 points ago +2 / -0

Spot on. I've worked in "social" on the backend side where fraud is relevant, it wasn't my thing but I chatted with many people whose thing it is. This is stuff that gets talked about and there are definitely "should we study that" (i.e. will it find something that hurts the business) conversations happening in tech regularly around a lot of things. Look at general information security, a lot of times it just costs less to do dumbshit legal compliance CYA measures and get hacked, than it does to actually implement effective security. There's a ton of mediocrity built in.

You know in this vein, as a business owner, I've noticed all social media advertising is trash and overpriced

I've bought ads for some of my own projects, it's completely a scam at least at any scale less than 50 grand or so a month. Absolutely zero ROI, near as I can tell the system is more or less designed to dump your ads on the 3rd world unless you're a high roller. I have no doubt direct mail is more effective.

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80960KA 2 points ago +2 / -0

The robot fingers pressing real phones to fake ad clicks is small potatoes compared to the api keys already leased out there

Bullshit, ad fraud is a multi-billion dollar industry. That's a metric fuckton of clicks because clicks aren't worth much.

What you describe is not what's legally in play, the pretext for all of this comes down to metrics/ad fraud not public opinion manipulation (which is more often than not more spam campaigns than anything interactive).

I have no doubt they can weight how much reach [real] accounts and subgraphs can get without fully [shadow]banning them, and at that point you don't even need chatbots because the algo manipulation just funnels users to approved real active accounts and away from unapproved subgraphs. Sure, people can still find those accounts just by walking the graph deep enough, but the platform will never surface them as highly relevant even in search. This was probably most evident on Trump's tweets, where a verified nobody like Jeff Teidrich or Tea Pain would always have the #1 comment. I don't think there was any botting, the platform just moves them to the front of the line because of who they are.

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80960KA 2 points ago +2 / -0

A "bot" is just an automated account of any kind. In the context of the ongoing legal issues, it's all around advertising metrics being fluffed. Bots don't need to be interactive at all to affect advertising, just existing and posting is enough to be fraud. They're ghost users that post spam and click ads, but never participate in the market because they don't exist.

Twitter doesn't even need bots to make shit trend, they can do it from the console. Pretty sure there's even screenshots.

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80960KA 1 point ago +1 / -0

You can bot without the API. Make the same calls to the backend the frontend does, or even simulate input to the frontend. There's a pile of strategies and they all get used.

For ad fraud there are physical mobile device click farms, literal racks of phones being poked at by machines or people, so the traffic gets a real phone GUID and is harder to detect. Spammers and fraudsters are constantly looking for any channel they can exploit.

This is not anything close to as trivial as "query the API keys".

Rawdog request approach: https://kalish.medium.com/posting-tweets-with-python-without-api-keys-58591b31a27d

Browser emulation approach: https://python.plainenglish.io/create-a-twitter-tweet-bot-with-python-without-api-4d55345244ca

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