I wonder when they will show a UAP\UFO in physical form to everyone.
So much talk about it - but no physical evidence is shown.
I have no doubt that tech like that exists somewhere in the universe - it’s not unlikely at all.
Just think about the tech advancement the last 200 years, and then what if there exists others that are 1 million years beyond our timeline.

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In-reply-to » Russia blowing up the Nova Kakhovka dam is an incomprehensible war crime. Among other things, it drains water from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, water that is needed for cooling. They are trying to generate a widespread disaster.

Has anyone tried to call Mr. Putin and say please stop? 🤔

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In-reply-to » Russia blowing up the Nova Kakhovka dam is an incomprehensible war crime. Among other things, it drains water from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, water that is needed for cooling. They are trying to generate a widespread disaster.

@abucci@anthony.buc.ci I agree with you on this, and find it crazy that he’s not been stopped yet.

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In-reply-to » Russia blowing up the Nova Kakhovka dam is an incomprehensible war crime. Among other things, it drains water from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, water that is needed for cooling. They are trying to generate a widespread disaster.

@abucci@anthony.buc.ci I think the problem is that NATO does not want to get directly involved, because that scales up everything.
So they provide with the things they can to help instead. It worries me a bit (even though I live in the South of Norway - and Russia borders in the north), but it helps a lot that we have Sweden and Finland next to us. But if shit hits the fan - then it won’t be easy to get anywhere from here, unless we steal a boat and go to England or something like that (or get on a plane).
I try not to worry, but it’s in the back of my mind still.. But we have talked about it in my family, and if things happen then we have a plan on what to do first.

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Paid the tadpoles a visit again. Also there were lots of small fish. I threw in crumbs of old bread and the fish loved it. It wasn’t too hot actually, 22°C when leaving the house.

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In-reply-to » Russia blowing up the Nova Kakhovka dam is an incomprehensible war crime. Among other things, it drains water from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, water that is needed for cooling. They are trying to generate a widespread disaster.

@prologic@twtxt.net yeah, it’s a horrible waste.

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In-reply-to » Russia blowing up the Nova Kakhovka dam is an incomprehensible war crime. Among other things, it drains water from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, water that is needed for cooling. They are trying to generate a widespread disaster.

@abucci@anthony.buc.ci Ahh I see. Admittedly I haven’t been really following the the war, maybe I should have, but I find the whole things a waste of human existence 😢 I only hope one day Putin and his “henchmen” pay for their crimes.

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In-reply-to » Russia blowing up the Nova Kakhovka dam is an incomprehensible war crime. Among other things, it drains water from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, water that is needed for cooling. They are trying to generate a widespread disaster.

@prologic@twtxt.net I don’t agree. I think he’s a thug who benefits a lot if everybody thinks he’s a madman.

All through this war, there has been a repeated cycle:

  • We can’t give Ukraine weapon X; that will provoke Putin and he’ll drop a nuke!
  • Russian propagandists threaten they’re about to drop nukes
  • After lots of hand wringing, some country gives weapon X to Ukraine
  • No nukes are dropped

We’re on like the 5th iteration of this. Now it’s about F-16 fighter jets. In the meantime, a lot of Ukrainians AND Russians are dying en masse.

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In-reply-to » Russia blowing up the Nova Kakhovka dam is an incomprehensible war crime. Among other things, it drains water from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, water that is needed for cooling. They are trying to generate a widespread disaster.

Yeah I get what you mean; but Putin is a mad man 😱

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In-reply-to » Russia blowing up the Nova Kakhovka dam is an incomprehensible war crime. Among other things, it drains water from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, water that is needed for cooling. They are trying to generate a widespread disaster.

@prologic@twtxt.net I said nothing about an international violent response. You added that 🤔

If someone punches you in the face over and over again, you don’t stand there and take it to avoid “begetting violence”. You stop them from punching you, and do your best to ensure they never punch you again. That’s not “violence begets violence”. That’s rationality.

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In-reply-to » Russia blowing up the Nova Kakhovka dam is an incomprehensible war crime. Among other things, it drains water from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, water that is needed for cooling. They are trying to generate a widespread disaster.

Hmmm whilst I agree with you, I worry about this sort of thing s lot.

Violence begets violence

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In-reply-to » Russia blowing up the Nova Kakhovka dam is an incomprehensible war crime. Among other things, it drains water from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, water that is needed for cooling. They are trying to generate a widespread disaster.

This demands a response from Europe, the world, not just Ukraine.

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Russia blowing up the Nova Kakhovka dam is an incomprehensible war crime. Among other things, it drains water from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, water that is needed for cooling. They are trying to generate a widespread disaster.

They must be stopped, immediately, without hesitation. This is unacceptable behavior, crossing every red line we have no matter our politics, without any doubt.

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Hmmm, my camera battery died prematurely once again. Sigh. On the positive side, though, on my way home I saw lightning in the Northern distance and thought, ah great, that’s moving away from me, the South West looks kinda nice. Eventually, I got a tiny, tiny, tiny bit drizzled on, basically nothing. Not a minute at home and it started raining like there is no tomorrow. Perfect timing. :-) It turned out that the weather was coming from the North North East today, which is uncommon, so that’s why we also got some thunder and ligthning. The active front was actually directly heading at me. It now smells really great outside. I love it.

Oil pollution:

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A few dragonflies were at the pond, but I didn’t really get a good photo of them. They were too quickly. Or I was not fast enough at focusing when they hovered slowly. 06 is the best shot. Except for the film. There I got very lucky a few times. I reckon I could have done a better job at cutting, the final video looks a bit more blurry than the original clips. But I’m too tired now. The sunset was pretty cool. Extremely red lighing everywhere, just magnificent. Enjoy: https://lyse.isobeef.org/waldspaziergang-2023-06-05/

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In-reply-to » Dear Stack Overflow, Inc.

Seems to me you could write a script that:

  • Parses a StackOverflow question
  • Runs it through an AI text generator
  • Posts the output as a post on StackOverflow

and basically pollute the entire information ecosystem there in a matter of a few months? How long before some malicious actor does this? Maybe it’s being done already 🤷

What an asinine, short-sighted decision. An astonishing number of companies are actively reducing headcount because their executives believe they can use this newfangled AI stuff to replace people. But, like the dot com boom and subsequent bust, many of the companies going this direction are going to face serious problems when the hypefest dies down and the reality of what this tech can and can’t do sinks in.

We really, really need to stop trusting important stuff to corporations. They are not tooled to last.

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Dear Stack Overflow, Inc.

Stack Overflow is being inundated with AI-generated garbage. A group of 480+ human moderators is going on strike, because:

Specifically, moderators are no longer allowed to remove AI-generated answers on the basis of being AI-generated, outside of exceedingly narrow circumstances. This results in effectively permitting nearly all AI-generated answers to be freely posted, regardless of established community consensus on such content.

In turn, this allows incorrect information (colloquially referred to as “hallucinations”) and plagiarism to proliferate unchecked on the platform. This destroys trust in the platform, as Stack Overflow, Inc. has previously noted.

It looks like StackOverflow Inc. is saying one thing to the public, and a very different thing to its moderators.

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In-reply-to » People complain about the noise that the crows in our area make. Well … https://movq.de/v/7b8c06eb73/noise.ogg Notice anything?

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org @movq@www.uninformativ.de I’ve always liked the sound of crows, and I really really hate the sound of motorized vehicles, so I also find it absurd. I’ve come to think that some people are at some level afraid of nature, and nature sounds remind them of it.

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