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I wonder, if there had been no Columbia disaster, how the Space Shuttle program would have continued. Would we still be launching them? Would wet have retired them around the same time anyway? Would Constellation have been picked and canceled? Would private launch contact have been started?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/nasa on February 5, 2023 12:32:52

What even makes you think he’s Libertarian? Is it because he doesn’t explicitly support socialism?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on February 5, 2023 12:27:14

They think “web30 means any new technology on the internet. I don’t know how they’re being upvoted. I guess people like the anger?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on February 5, 2023 12:24:15

Lol what exactly does that mean to you?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on February 5, 2023 12:23:07

Reddit is so desperate to believe capitalism is ending soon that they’ll even choose to believe that *a CEO secretly doesn’t like capitalism*.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on February 5, 2023 12:22:02

Don’t you know it’s gonna be alright!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on February 5, 2023 12:09:17

This is just the Snyderverse though? Actually I think this has a little more color and happiness.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on February 5, 2023 11:56:20

> Point was that he’s not really fully in the dark side like someone like Vader was, so he can’t use pain to fuel himself like they could Whether or not he was fueling himself, the point is that Rey would have always beat him because she became more powerful than him in an instant. That’s what the film is trying to convey. It isn’t trying to say “Kylo could have beaten her on another day!” No. It’s trying to say “And then Rey just became more powerful and better at fighting than Kylo because the force.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/whenthe on February 5, 2023 11:15:29

“But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on February 5, 2023 08:21:57

Not only is this an eventual guarantee, but people will willingly choose the AI that is most biased towards their views.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on February 5, 2023 07:30:07

Also. I think there’s a “I know what that is without being told!” effect. People like identifying and being “in” on the knowledge of how great something is.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/gaming on February 5, 2023 07:28:01

No, no the film clearly showed him using his pain to fuel him. That’s why he beats on his wound several times. It was not weakening him, he lost because Rey was “stronger” than him after she tapped into the force, so she beat him to the ground. It’s just that it’s kind of dumb so your mind tries to rationalize it in other ways.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/whenthe on February 5, 2023 06:57:47

But it fell into the sea. “Protected for high altitude” isn’t the same as a black box.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on February 4, 2023 15:53:14

Why does Safari support fewer things than either of the then?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on February 4, 2023 12:23:17

A company is not going to go through the rest of their stock to fulfill our-of-warranty RMA’s. Those curtesy replacements were a drop in the bucket in the supply chain, I assure you.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/ValveIndex on February 4, 2023 12:14:54

Their socialist buddy probably made up a “fact” that everyone on Mt Everest is a rich person so that’s why they don’t help anyone.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Shitstatistssay on February 4, 2023 11:44:02

Lol no that’s not how it works, Safari isn’t behind because they’re being tricked or something. The standards they haven’t implemented have been around for *years*. Firefox is in the same boat and they are still ahead. Why can’t the richest company in the world compare with a non-profit?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on February 4, 2023 11:38:47

After using GitHub Copilot I keep waiting for *everything* on my computer and my phone to finish my sentences for me. It sucks when I have to think all the way to the end of the sentence. I don’t know if that’s bad or not.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/singularity on February 4, 2023 11:01:14

All Apple has to do is keep Safari updated with modem web standards and it will work perfectly. Isn’t it a little words they don’t do that already?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on February 4, 2023 10:57:06

I don’t think you understand, terraforming is a far future technology. Nobody is talking about terraforming with current technology. If we have a large enough capacity to terraform Mars, controlling Earth’s environment will be extremely easy. It’s not an either/or kind of thing, if we’re at the point where we are terraforming Mars you don’t have to worry about earth. Remember, this isn’t the “current events” subreddit, this is “Futurology.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/space on February 3, 2023 19:25:03

Those is *not* disingenuous. Most layoffs are financially-based decisions.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on February 3, 2023 18:46:39

Titanic: Adventure Out of Time. I love it so much I made a 45 minute documentary about it:

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/AskReddit on February 3, 2023 18:22:09

He already committed to doing that back in Ep III, though. He could see his face and fully body and everything but he still committed to killing him. He wasn’t sparring his life at the end of RotS because he couldn’t bring himself to do it, Obi-Wan thought he *was* essentially dead. After all the terror he’s brought to the galaxy, I just can’t believe he would leave Vader alive if he had the upper hand.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on February 3, 2023 18:09:44

It probably took like 8 attempts and he stressed the entire time

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/OpenAI on February 3, 2023 11:30:26

> We were talking about “never”. Lol pedantic little shit.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Shitstatistssay on February 3, 2023 10:56:29

Holy shit the magic paintings from Harry Potter are actually within our grasp, like months away

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/singularity on February 3, 2023 06:22:56

> At this point it almost refuses to talk or screw about TV Shows or movies or any kind of fiction in a saracastic humourous way. Interesting they decided that this mindset is important enough culturally to implement it in the responses. There’s been a very clear movement recently where people are putting themselves against the people upset with the state of franchise films. They’ll claim that everyone has to be nice and that it’s better for everyone if we don’t say negative things about these franchise films. I guess I just didn’t realize it was such a prominent take that OpenAI felt the need to address it. That’s not good news, I suppose the fight needs to be taken more seriously.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/ChatGPT on February 3, 2023 06:00:05

You should read Nick Bostrom’s Superintelligence. There are multiple theoretical paths to AGI, and one of them is “full brain emulation.” This would essentially be scientists recreating a brain down to the neutron in electronic form. By its nature it would be faster much than a human brain and could be expanded upon and improved. I don’t know enough about the brain to say it will happen for sure, but obviously it’s an example of how there are different ways of achieving AGI that you may not have considered.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on February 3, 2023 05:42:16

Hmmm so less than half the number of devices that run Java! Apple’s got a long way to go to play in the big leagues. /s

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on February 3, 2023 05:33:44

Some reviews, just like the general population, are complete idiots that managed to get their position without any merit whatsoever.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on February 3, 2023 05:23:32

Nice. Remember, Reddit *actually* cares about workers, unlike evil business owners and CEO’s.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on February 3, 2023 04:56:59

Jesus Christs he kills like an actor in a film, and I’m not talking about the colorization.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/ColorizedHistory on February 2, 2023 12:56:41

You completely missed the entire point to focus on unconfirmed numbers, as if my entire statement was wrong. Totally unnecessary.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on February 2, 2023 12:49:42

I’m not talking about the fans, I’m talking about the boring dystopia that these stories take place in. It’s the Dark Knight syndrome turned up to 11. They all have this feel like “the world is so shit and everything is just shit, even the superheroes are sad all the time.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on February 2, 2023 12:47:19

Actually, a quick Google search shows that one *may* be more than 1000 deaths. It’s unconfirmed and other reports show lower. There’s obviously never been another attack on the level of 9/11 where so many were killed, and major military powers were forced into action. It’s not actually a controversial take, you can calm down.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on February 2, 2023 12:42:38

Yes, there’s never been another terrorist attack with 1000+ casualties, let alone 3k.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on February 2, 2023 11:41:02

Considering the incredible response it received, it’s surprising there hasn’t been another 9/11-level terrorist attack. I don’t believe the government is competent enough to be actually stop every major attempt over 20+ years. Just seems crazy nothing major has happened yet, not even in other countries. There’s just been nothing even close.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on February 2, 2023 11:04:57

No it’s more like “fuck fuck fuck this is the most high profile sinking ever and I’m the guy that was responsible for spotting the iceberg, and now they have me on the stand and are asking me why I didn’t try harder and I don’t know!”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on February 2, 2023 10:57:02

Obviously so that domestic social media companies can make more money

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on February 2, 2023 10:49:43

BUT DUDE! I creamed my pants when he called him “Vader.” That was so goooood. That’s why he calls him Vader on the Death Star it makes so much sense now!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on February 2, 2023 10:33:45

What would that solve? Nobody cares what these companies do with data. That information would be read by 0.001% of the population, and those are already the kind of people who don’t use these apps to begin with.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on February 2, 2023 10:21:30

That’s when you realize that this isn’t *actually* about protecting people, it’s about protecting domestic social media companies who feel threatened by the first foreign competition in decades.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on February 2, 2023 10:20:12

What’s the joke? That *it’s* not actually attached gender reversed masculinity? That’s not a joke.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on February 2, 2023 10:15:19

Well I use ChatGPT for work so I goes it’s good They’re getting experience with real world tools.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on February 2, 2023 04:04:23

Not sure if I use it enough for $20 a month. It’s most valuable thing seems to be understanding what’s wrong with my code, and that almost makes it worth it, but only if I couldn’t use a free version. I wonder if others are using it more for something else? Maybe it’ll eventually get so busy all the time you’ll need a subscription to use it at any time of say.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on February 2, 2023 03:38:47

Also, you’ll like this if you haven’t seen it yet:

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/titanic on February 2, 2023 02:13:27

Coming soon to a theater near you! Bonus poster design:

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/titanic on February 2, 2023 02:11:34

Sniderverse makes me want to die

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on February 2, 2023 02:02:01

No more zombie movies, there *has* to be more genres out there.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on February 2, 2023 01:35:57

You don’t have to pretend to believe this…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on February 2, 2023 01:32:45

> Sounds like it’s a gender reversed take on a typical 80’s high school movie, where a loser guy would try to become stereotypically masculine to win the affection of some pretty and popular girl in school. Eh, that’s a bit of a stretch if that’s what they’re going for. That never involved a fighting mindlessly, if there was fighting it was against the bully who deserved it. Joining fight club to impress girls doesn’t make sense in *any* cultural landscape, I hope that’s not what they’re going for.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on February 2, 2023 01:31:30

Lol the only reason people are downvoting this thread is because you’ve exposed one of the “secret plans” they liked. They would prefer if you just played along so that they can manipulate society in their preferred direction. Change the politics of this and it would reach the top of the sub, with people claiming certain groups have “infiltrated the tech sector and are threatening free society.” The hypocrisy is real.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on February 1, 2023 17:19:31

Yes I did, my assertion is that AGI is as powerful as nuclear weapons. Reread it, for the love of god

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on February 1, 2023 17:12:38

Even if the alignment issue is solved, there’s no guarantee that companies will keep it aligned. Forget negligence, what if a CEO decides he wants to be President? AIG wouldn’t just post comments on social media, it would gaslight, manipulate, hack, create controversy, etc. Governments will see AGI in the hands of private groups as a huge threat to their ability to stay in power. I doubt governments will trust anyone with it. They’ll use it to protect and benefit themselves.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on February 1, 2023 16:58:11

> Any nation that restricts AGI to government use will quickly fall behind those that don’t. There will be incredibly advanced AI that companies develop and use that isn’t AGI, that will be very acceptable to businesses. Hiring an AGI isn’t like hiring your average Joe as a slave, it’s like hiring literal Superman who could turn on you at any moment. > There will be a huge incentives against what you are suggesting. There are *huge* incentives for every government to keep it from the public. The control problem for AGI is biggest problem when it comes to actually having it. Allowing companies to own it and do whatever they want means they will inevitably lose control. This isn’t like companies being allowed to use nuclear power, it’s like companies being allowed to use nuclear bombs and the threat of nuclear bombing to accomplish their goals. That isn’t and will never be allowed.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on February 1, 2023 16:41:38

Yes I have, how did you miss it?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on February 1, 2023 16:30:34

> The problem is that this doesn’t hold in once true AGI is developed. The problem with that assumption is that AGI isn’t going to be allowed outside of government use. It will be considered as powerful as the nuclear bomb. Companies won’t be able to own it. > The rate of mistakes humans make means that there will come a point where you would prefer machines for all or most tasks - even if humans worked for free. People often prefer live performances to perfect recordings. I’m not sure this assumption is always correct either.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on February 1, 2023 15:28:32

They don’t care, they want the future to be bleak so they can sell the idea that “we need a socialist revolution.” AI is coming faster than they anticipated and they’re realizing they’re running out of time to convince people things are getting worse. Every day we get closer to exponential growth in the standard of living.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on February 1, 2023 14:23:43

> But without universal basic income or other welfare, machines that can create endless wealth will mean destitution for many. I think this is just a wild assumption this subreddit has (or a preference, I can’t tell). When businesses become more efficient and decrease costs, those savings are invested in new projects, even more complicated than before, most likely involving workers to some degree.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on February 1, 2023 14:21:45

This sounds like you wouldn’t have supported any technological advancement unless it contributed to a specific ideology. Which doesn’t even make sense, technology doesn’t have much to do with ideology (except as a medium of communication). No one is going to invent “the equality machine” and produce endless equality. This is basically like saying “If a book can’t play videos, I’m not interested.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on February 1, 2023 14:10:56

Pretty sure it was recently announced that the military was *not* going to buy them and Microsoft had laid off its HoloLenses department.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on February 1, 2023 10:51:06

But kylo definitely killed every Jedi at Luke’s school. There wasn’t anyone off world doing business for the Order or even taking a walk down the road. They were *all* there and then Kylo/Snoke killed them *all* somehow. The sequels are so basic and stupid.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on February 1, 2023 10:43:28

> Her entire character arc in the film is growing beyond being part of the uncaring corporate machine. No no that’s fine, that’s basically Hammond’s arc. What they did was do it in ridiculous style, where she actually freezes up when people are dying because she is afraid for the company. Hammond was never a cartoon character like that. He simply believed the park could be salvaged *after* everyone had been saved. He never purposefully *left people in danger* because of the company. He was always worried about everyone’s safety, it wasn’t cartoony. His major fault was confidence in technology, not a disrespect for human life. She *actually* forgot that human life mattered. That was a trait of her character. Nothing in the first film was that cartoony. It’s extremely hard to care about the protagonist when they start out as an inhumane automaton. It makes the audience hate her, when they should be rooting for her safety. > You can dislike the way that arc was handled, but that’s the entire point of her character. I could make a movie about a guy who doesn’t eat poop but and then learns to love eating poop, but that doesn’t mean the protagonist will be liked by the audience just because he has an arc. The “point” of a character is the least important aspect of them.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on January 31, 2023 17:08:47

The protagonists of the first film aren’t the ones running the place. Hammond is the antagonist if there is a human one. He’s never portrayed as cool in the film after thing Star falling apart. Can you really not tell the difference?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on January 31, 2023 13:42:54

> Jurassic World movie is honestly pretty good Jurassic World is a complete joke, it was like *Jurassic SpaceBalls*. Chris Pratt is putting on his *horrible* “hoo boy I’m a confident ranger” character and it’s so awful every time he speaks it just needs a straight man next to him to turn hood delivery into a comedy. The characters open the enclosure and go inside to look for the giant carnivore? The raptor are good guys?? The kid cry about their parents getting divorced for one scene and then it never comes up again. Their scenes come off like an SNL skit lampooning annoying child characters. The corporate woman main character actually struggles with the idea of closing the park while dinosaurs are eating the guests because the company might get shut down. That’s the property of one of the main protagonists. Then it portrays this person as cool and heroic when she manages to escape a T-Rex while running in high heels. She *outruns the T-Rex in high heels.* I don’t care how many hips you jump through to justify that, that’s just not cool or scary in a Jurassic Park film. > Safety Not Guaranteed is pretty underrated Didn’t that come out the same year as Flight? And Flight is obviously the superior film for that year.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on January 31, 2023 10:35:10

Yeah the video is wrong. Saving Private a Ryan isn’t seen anywhere close to a “pro-war.” It’s about the harsh realities of what the men that fought there went through. The characters precisely all died for one guy. Their deaths weren’t *pointless* like Germans in WWI, but the deaths don’t have to be to be anti-war. Its raw reality really does shock people into understanding war much better than before. I’d say overall it actually did a much better job of communicating anti-war themes than All Quiet on the Western Front. The ending especially derailed the “We’re all just innocent people forced here for bullshit.” The war was over, they didn’t have to go terrorize that family one more time. The theme of the film is much more powerful when the characters are sympathetic. Saving Private Riyadh will continue stick with people as an anti-war film. All Quiet on the Western Front will most likely fade into obscurity as it’s much much less rememberable.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on January 31, 2023 10:17:03

I *think* ChatGPT is made just with the API. I believe it would work pretty similar if you just include all the previous responses and questions in the new request. That obviously gets pretty expensive quick, which is why the pro version of ChatPGT is $42 a month.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 31, 2023 09:55:51

Use Dall•e Inpainting

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/OpenAI on January 31, 2023 03:08:45

Most war movies do that? I feel like a “war movie” isn’t Transformers, it’s a historically-based film. In that sense, the vast majority of war films have been anti-war since the 90’s. I feel like we’ve had 30 years of almost nothing but “war and the military are bad unless it’s defending us from aliens.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on January 31, 2023 02:54:13

It’s incredible how simple the equation is in their head. “Europe cares about workers, the US doesn’t.” That’s it, that’s all they actually considered.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 31, 2023 02:38:49

> I’ve seen text prompts for website creation where you could type in ‘make me a wordpress site in the style of twitter’ and the AI would do this…… Wait you’ve actually seen that??? Where?!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/OpenAI on January 30, 2023 22:32:08

Yeah you can talk to it generally like ChatGPT in any of the prompts by erasing the examples. They’ve just never had a “general” preset playground before, which was a huge mistake. It won’t remember the previous question/answer like ChatGPT unless you include it in the next question, but that’s why the chat version costs so much more than the API (and is more capable).

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 30, 2023 20:23:21

It’s true, this isn’t too much different than the API they’ve been offering for a year. The difference is their “playground” was hard to use and was confusing. It made it seem like you needed to provide an example for each prompt. I’m guessing these guys aren’t the UI/UX-minded part of the company.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 30, 2023 18:35:35

> Isnt that exactly what we do with reddit? Is this what’s going on? You guys actually do this? That explains a lot.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/videos on January 30, 2023 11:03:36

My mind melted when people were talking about Nazis in the Ukrainian military and their response was dozens of downvotes and just say “Russia supports Nazis too.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/ShitPoliticsSays on January 29, 2023 16:19:17

> The hostages don’t try very hard to escape their captors despite never being tied up or anything, but maybe fear explains this idk. He mentions it at the end, he claims they all feel like they do deserve to die, so they are complicit. I’ve never really been a fan of the “actually the killer is right, I don’t deserve to live,” trope.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on January 29, 2023 12:17:19

Guys this isn’t going to be a pair of glasses. Prepare yourself for something much closer to the VIVE XR Elite

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on January 29, 2023 11:54:57

> The main difference here is the speed and scale. So there’s no *moral* issue, just a preference for one over the other? > The other issue is that the AI copies art well because it was trained on their art, so you can’t downplay the human artist’s role in the AI art making process. Human assists can be asked to copy art, and it *can* be copyright infringement. AI art is the same. It doesn’t output something close to an existing image else unless you request it. If you do and you violate copyright with it, then you can be sued and the original artist can be compensated. > the AI didn’t explore or browse the internet to hand-select which art and techniques it wanted to learn. It learned them all. It doesn’t need to pick and choose. >It was fed a collection of curated art to get th it was trained on their art, so you can’t downplay the human artist’s role in the AI art-making process. You can’t downplay the fact that using public images for training isn’t morally wrong or automatically a violation of copyright. Do people want Google to compensate them every time Google Images shows their artwork? That’s not how it works when you upload images to a public place.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 29, 2023 11:29:18

The conservative politicians are playing the “insurer” game too. That’s why they only ever talk about “allowing cross-state insurance” even though that’s like the least important reform they could do. They never talk about increasing the number of doctor and hospitals and winging monopoly power away from the AMA…. Just how we can get more people on insurance, just like democrats. The entire Obamacare healthcare debate was “should we force everyone to buy insurance or let insurance companies operate across the country?” Neither party actually suggests things that would be beneficial. There’s too many powerful influencers.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/videos on January 29, 2023 11:18:13

Not if the AI can’t go pick up everyone’s lunch for free

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 29, 2023 10:11:25

Nah it wasn’t funny like at all

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/funny on January 29, 2023 09:58:46

I just road a fucking bus out to a fucking parking lot for a fucking car that wasn’t fucking there, so I had to fucking walk all the way back, across a fucking freeway and a fucking *runway* to see you wipe that stupid fucking smile off your *stupid* *fucking* *face*.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/seinfeld on January 28, 2023 12:47:35

People said Russia attacking Ukraine was like China attacking Taiwan and the United States? What idiot said that?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 28, 2023 09:17:06

What would you say the overall story even is? From what I gather it’s a pretty run of the mill revenge story? Don’t they even do the cliche >!“The main character learns to forgive their enemy at the last second…”!< thing?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/television on January 28, 2023 09:15:43

Killing off the main character of the first season is going to work even worse than in a video game. I bet they’ll have a fake out death for him and he’ll either be missing or near death for most of the season, and then return later on.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on January 28, 2023 08:56:00

That was over 100 years ago. The odds seem to be in our favor.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 28, 2023 08:51:04

> By your logic, there’s no political party other than authoritarian, because basically every politician is striving for that regardless of their alignment. The Libertarian Party is. Yes, the major two parties are authoritarian. > But what the regular people are trying to achieve is the most important thing in defining a party imo. What most people are trying to achieve is “getting” the other side. We want smaller government is just a point of division for most of them. If they *actually* wanted smaller government they would hold them accountable. They don’t, just just want their side to win the popularity contest. Hardly anyone actually wants major change. Republican voters have given the party 50 years to shrink the government. They never ever have. They’ve only ever increased spending by incredible amounts and increasing the size and scope of government. Fool me once… shame on you. Fool me 50 times… and I’d have to be even dumber than a mentally challenged person.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Shitstatistssay on January 28, 2023 08:47:02

Maintaining the status quo will always be more profitable over starting a direct war *with the United States*. The last time we saw a major power actually attack another major power was Nazi Germany, and that was because their leaders were convinced communism, the greatest threat to profits, needed to be destroyed. The people at the top just want to keep partying. There won’t be a war, they have so very little to gain and so much money to lose.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 28, 2023 08:40:11

There’s some bizarre leaps being made in this thread today. There’s not all that much distance between an army of 50 million and an army of only 48 million. Yes their population is declining but it’s not falling off a cliff! Reality rarely exists in the extremes.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 28, 2023 08:33:46

But they *literally* have existing competition. That’s not a monopoly by definition. “MONO” - poly.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXLounge on January 27, 2023 10:08:07

Literally everyone would have been happier with Gary Johnson as president. The only problem is that in our society, the source of power is division. Libertarians don’t upset enough people. The vast majority vote by thinking “if this guy gets elected that will really piss off the other side.” They actually want division so they can feel superior.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Shitstatistssay on January 27, 2023 10:05:11

No it’s just that there’s a ton of left wingers in the art community, and they’ve never held back the “Nazi” calling before. Not these idiots are eating each other.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/DefendingAIArt on January 26, 2023 11:24:31

Mmm I gotta say it’s people on the left using it like 9/10 times. I’ve never heard someone on the right ridiculously claim that a group of artists are “Nazis.” The application of the term is much wider for left leaning people.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/DefendingAIArt on January 26, 2023 08:49:11

It’s all for the clicks…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on January 26, 2023 08:08:41

First time being called a Nazi? Maybe you’ve typically been much closer to those using the term than those being labeled, but this kind of thing has been super popular in left-leaning circles. It’s no surprise they are doing it again. They absolutely do not feel like it’s going too far because they’ve slowly expanded its meaning over there last few years. The aim is to keep the power of the term, but increase its application so it can be used to dismiss people and influence others. That’s it. They don’t actually have meaning behind their words, they’re just trying to smear via labels.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/DefendingAIArt on January 26, 2023 07:56:07

Wait so after stacking and before launch they need to use a cheery picker to install the final two tiles?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXLounge on January 26, 2023 07:49:00

It’s not the official part stance if they never actually do it. In that case, it’s just a lie to take advantage of you.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Shitstatistssay on January 26, 2023 07:46:19

Those were classical liberals, the conservatives of the day were the monarchists.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Shitstatistssay on January 26, 2023 07:45:31

Yeah they’ll *only* equate you to being a horrible person!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on January 26, 2023 07:37:14

Starship will play a key role in NASA’s upcoming Artemis missions. SpaceX was contracted to land Astronauts on the moon for Artemis 3 & 4 via a specialized lunar variant of Starship. Starship will be the largest spacecraft ever developed, which will deliver unparalleled capabilities to the lunar surface, but will also require unprecedented refueling procedures. The lunar lander will need to be refueled 4+ times, each requiring a full launch of Starship, which is already larger than the Saturn V moon rockets of the 60’s. Since it’s totally reusable, this will actually cost significantly less than competitor options. We are definitely about to enter a new era of spaceflight.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 25, 2023 16:53:05

> You are mad because he didn’t do what’s right but he doesn’t need to do what’s right for him to be a good character. I’m mad they took his good character and wrote him to act cowardly even though that’s not at all how he’s ever reacted to opportunity before or after. Just for a lame Twitter-level “gotcha.” It felt like a teenager brawl rather than a battle for the fate of the galaxy. Probably why it’s so popular with that demographic. The whole fight between Vader and Obi-Wan was horribly forced. The adventure with Leia was horribly forced. There are a ton of valid complaints about this show and how it damaged Obi-Wan and Vaders character compared to the rest of the canon. The show would have been way better as a small-scale adventure on Tatooine without any Vader at all. They could have even had more time for flashbacks with Anakin. > They wrote him as he just couldn’t do it. But he always could do what was necessary, he even literally says it in RotS: “I will do what I must.” That’s why people say it doesn’t work. They obviously just wrote him the way *they* wanted, not how he would actually act. That’s considered poor writing to many people. > Not to mention the writers allude to the fact that he has some sense of what the future holds and maybe killing Vader would have derailed that future. The writers derailed Obi-Wan’s character by forcing him into a situation where he couldn’t kill Vader or be killed. That should have never happened, it forced them to write the characters as stupid or cowardly. It obviously should have been a small-scale adventure on Tatooine, that’s where his mission is.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on January 24, 2023 12:01:37

> Are you talking about the show? I’m talking about the character of Obi-Wan throughout the series > Because in the show he didn’t tell his son to kill him. You get that it’s supposed to be the exact same guy, right? That’s why people want things fit got together better. > And in the show Vader was obviously defeated and no threat to Obi Want when he walked away. What are you saying? That Obi-Wan wouldn’t realize that Vader would go on to lead Imperial Forces in genocide attacks across the galaxy? He was absolutely a threat still alive! Just because he looked hurt doesn’t mean his reign of terror over the galaxy would end. Obi-Wan would know that from the first time around. > He did care about Vader hence why you see him almost cry as he walks away and calls him Darth. And leaves not *just* one of the most evil men in the galaxy alive, but also someone who is *directly* in the way of accomplishing his *sole goal* of freeing the galaxy from the Sith and rebuilding the Jedi Order. He’s one of the only people in the galaxy capable of taking down a Sith and he *almost* did it, but chose not to!! It’s just plain stupid! This “He calls him ‘Darth’ so that makes it worth it,” is so lame compared to seeing someone do what’s necessary given the opportunity. If they couldn’t have him try to kill Vader, then they shouldn’t have had them meet at all.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on January 24, 2023 11:42:43

> Grievous was gonna kill him….Vader was no threat to him at that point Vader would eventually kill Obi-Wan. He was absolutely still a threat. Obi-Wan would know that. That’s why he left him to die on Mustafar. He thought that was the equivalent of killing home. He wasn’t thinking “well I can’t kill a paraplegic,” And just walked away. He thought he had just killed Vader. He has no issue with doing what was necessary. > and not to mention he could care less about Grievous. He couldn’t care less about Vader. He was “more Machine than man now” and he told his son to kill him.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on January 24, 2023 11:30:20

You guys don’t really get how the economy works. The companies that invest in renewables will win the contracts because they’ll best fossil fuels in price. It’s that simple. It’s already happening.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 24, 2023 10:42:09

These people are desperately trying to write this off because they do very much wanted the history books to say “and then socialism saved the world.” But it’s not gonna be like that. It was their ace in the hole. Now it’s becoming much harder to convince others that “a new economic paradigm” will be necessary in order to fight climate change. That’s why every top-level comment for this hugely positive article is extremely negative. It’s kind of disgusting they way they throw a hissy at *fantastic* world news just because they feel like they lose out on their revolution…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 24, 2023 10:38:01

Never, what? They invest in projects *all the time*. Companies and government organizations alike. It’s a *massive* part of the economy, you get that, right?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 24, 2023 10:33:26

Fortunately this difficult and unprecedented goal is actually within reach, something many thought nearly impossible until recently.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 24, 2023 10:32:14

He shot Grievous in the heart and watched his insides melt. Vader was not defeated, he was a ruler of the galaxy. And Vader was not the friend he loved, they *both* made that abundantly clear.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on January 24, 2023 10:08:17

13-17 is still “kids” too

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/virtualreality on January 23, 2023 19:29:39

Oh you must not have seen the most recent memo. It’s officially cool now to *pretend* like Star Wars was nothing special and that George Lucas was a hack.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on January 23, 2023 10:34:18

Pretty sure that’s mostly just fog. Here’s a photo I took off Hong Kong and it was pretty much the only day that there wasn’t a ton of fog throughout the bay. The place is literally a jungle, humidity was off the charts. You couldn’t get totally dry after taking a shower, and we once went most of the day without going to the bathroom because we just sweated it all out.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on January 23, 2023 10:19:30

This is just one of those “click me because I confirm your worldview” articles.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 23, 2023 08:58:41

Everyone I’ve seen do this does make a habit out of it and are overweight.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/changemyview on January 22, 2023 13:36:34

This isn’t ideal, it’s basically self harm logic. We don’t teach others lessons by abusing them, and it’s not healthy to do it to ourselves either.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/changemyview on January 22, 2023 13:35:54

Because your body isn’t a trash can. It deserves to be treated better, even when you made a mistake. This is the same logic people use to justify self harm. It’s not healthy.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/changemyview on January 22, 2023 13:33:59

But Russia is currently a foundational partner in the ISS? NASA and Roscosmos have been working together on a daily basis for 20+ years.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/nasa on January 22, 2023 12:53:59

I think the point of this is to act like Java and C++ are “real languages” while JS is a “baby language.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/ProgrammerHumor on January 22, 2023 12:48:54

Maybe we could settle for an open source network of GPU’s, like Stable Hoard. Should be cheaper at least.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on January 22, 2023 09:46:32

> Counterweights used to move the stones up the pyramid Holy shit, duh! That seems so obvious now.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on January 22, 2023 09:10:58

It’s really weird how common sense goes out the windows on here when someone explains something in a specific way. “Oh the first person has influence over the final number? That must mean there’s no limits and they can just ask for whatever!”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/changemyview on January 22, 2023 08:58:11

Just a castaway, an island lost at sea, oh Another lonely day with no one here but me, oh More loneliness than any man could bear Rescue me before I fall into despair, oh A year has passed since I wrote my note I should have known this right from the start Only hope can keep me together Love can mend your life, but love can break your heart I'll send an SOS to the world I'll send an SOS to the world I hope that someone gets my I hope that someone gets my I hope that someone gets my Message in a bottle (Yeah) Message in a bottle (Yeah) (Oh) Message in a bottle (Yeah) Message in a bottle (Yeah) Walked out this morning, don't believe what I saw Hundred billion bottles washed up on the shore Seems I'm not alone at being alone Hundred billion castaways looking for a home

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on January 21, 2023 10:50:32

He was just using that as *one* example of the timeless “motivated rebels vs powerful tyranny” theme that’s occurred countless times throughout history. The Imperial officers are all British white dudes, they’re obviously supposed to be a parallel to the British Empire of the 1700 & 1800’s as well. The Empire just represents any powerful government overstepping it’s authority.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on January 21, 2023 10:28:01

Starship is contracted to land NASA Astronauts for Artemis III on the lunar surface. It will be the largest rocket of all time, and the largest spacecraft ever. NASA will essentially be landing a craft the size of the ISS on the moon.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/space on January 20, 2023 20:59:27

And they’ll be doing it in the largest spacecraft ever! I wish more people understood the scale of Artemis.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/space on January 20, 2023 19:30:41

That depth of field is intense

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on January 20, 2023 15:15:40

“Well if I told the truth, The Phantom Menace would be number one… and I just can’t have Episode 1 at the top of my list.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on January 20, 2023 14:48:47

And it won’t become national news because of his skin color. People only get upset when they TV makes them feel like they’re racist if they don’t.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/GoldandBlack on January 20, 2023 13:35:51

You can check out classical playlists already!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on January 20, 2023 09:34:12

> He even joins in on the attack. To be fair, he probably didn’t want to be President anymore if they didn’t win that battle. Might as well go out in a blaze of glory instead of leading a hopeless people until systematic extermination.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on January 20, 2023 09:22:26

Your mistake is assuming what the executives tell you is true. It’s likely they wanted to cut these people already but are using the economy as an excuse.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/ProgrammerHumor on January 20, 2023 08:49:43

Nice, just keep being divisive, that’s what the world needs 👍

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on January 20, 2023 08:37:34

Your mistake is interpreting those conversations as hateful. Live and let live. This is the most divisive and “toxic” post I’ve seen today, seemingly done only to perpetuate the idea that debates and different options are hateful. Join the conversation or just move on. No need to be so judgmental.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on January 20, 2023 08:31:09

> Not always. But a lot of times, yes? And we call that intelligence.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 20, 2023 08:20:04

Wouldn’t sites that Google and OpenAI crawl for data be very similar?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 20, 2023 08:19:12

Oh god I misses the “inspired” the first time through, you nearly gave me a stroke

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on January 20, 2023 07:14:07

This thread is full of people that fell for the “hahaha Apple is so stupid” articles from like 7 years ago. Articles like that are written to get your clicks, not inform. But it’s years later and people are still parroting them as if they were wise realizations. Reddit’s mind is so good dammed warped by misinformation…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on January 20, 2023 06:30:30

30% will help but something much more radical definitely needs to happen soon in this industry.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 20, 2023 06:19:34

But that’s all that’s people are going to the movie for… There’s a lot of putting the cart before the horse in this thread.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on January 20, 2023 06:10:46

It’s the demand for major productions that caused the companies to combines, not the other way around. If companies were making bank on medium and small budget films, then they likely wouldn’t have been bought out. People just *want* generic stuff.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on January 20, 2023 06:08:50

Oh come on, I want taking anything negative from your comment. I was adding to it. You guys are being negative by removing posts for no real reason. That’s where the negativity started. Geez…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on January 20, 2023 05:57:46

It sounds like a “Done” app. You only write down things once they’re done.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/ProgrammerHumor on January 19, 2023 16:59:12

People who were personally given access. They didn’t sign up for anything or something.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on January 19, 2023 14:11:12

A new model from StabilityAI that can do text perfectly /r/deepfloyd

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on January 19, 2023 10:32:41

I’m dying to hear more about Deep Floyd, that shit looks incredible

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on January 19, 2023 09:57:24

Yes but they are often not necessary and cannot live in their own. Hot take but these trends don’t need to be “squashed for our sanity,” they’re just trends and if you don’t like it downvote and move on. If you’re that obsessed with the subreddit that you grow weary of the fun others are having, we might have a problem here…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on January 19, 2023 09:41:38

I’m sure that all sucks but it’s not a reason to claim “he’s the reason for car dependence in the US” when public transportation is very much present throughout the country. Just stick with the facts, there doesn’t appear to be any reason to lie about him. It’s just people wanting to push the idea that “the US would hate cars if it wasn’t for like one or two old white guys in 1920.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on January 19, 2023 09:36:30

Reddit thinks everyone *actually* hates cars.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on January 19, 2023 09:22:13

But *every* city has an extensive bus system these days.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on January 19, 2023 09:21:15

Yeahhh I’m gonna skip this arc

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on January 19, 2023 09:10:39

It’s for when you want a HUGE fucking house but don’t want to look like you’re a fancy ass Hollywood liberal in a fancy ass mansion.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/ShitPoliticsSays on January 18, 2023 17:56:16

>part of the problem for (U.S.)politicians is they are not allowed to use footage of themselves actually at work, so there is no real way to broadcast(outside of C-Span) who are legit politicians who want to make government better “not allowed to use footage of themselves actually at work” means they can’t show themselves in office or on the floor of Congress. OP wants people to see that because they think established politicians are the trustworthy ones.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 18, 2023 17:39:35

Considering the P.S. message, I’m willing to bet this is actually a PR company posting this too.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/titanic on January 18, 2023 12:30:36

I’m sorry are you saying you only want to vote for established politicians and want that information conveyed on TV so it’s easiest for you? Just because a candidate isn’t currently a sitting politician doesn’t mean they’re the best for the job.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 18, 2023 12:22:55

Android is a status symbol around here.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/gadgets on January 18, 2023 12:17:45

They mention MidJourney, which is a paid service. I think a lot of these people don’t realize Stable Diffusion can be run locally, they think all AI art is like Dall•e and MidJourney.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/DefendingAIArt on January 18, 2023 12:08:59

> I think your problem is with capitalism as a whole at that point. No it’s not at all. Capitalism ensures competition in price and quality. What I have an issue with is people saying “I’m happy with funding anything with space,” because that means you don’t care if there are better ways. It opens the door to corruption and waste. > Profitability == greed If you actually believe that then why are you not more caring about how the money is spent? All you have to do is care, giving a blank check to corporations is never a good idea. The SLS should have never been funded. A reusable rocket should have recorded the funding instead. Do you see how easy that was? That’s all you need to do, have an informed opinion. Getting teary eyed over “whatever” spending at all is just goofy. > How else would it work? You support programs because they make sense, not just because it is related to Space. People like you are the reason NASA is forced to use the most expensive rocket in history. Far too many people not seeing the difference between smart spending and cooperate corruption. All you need to do is actually care, not make grandstanding comments about how great space finding in general is. That’s 3rd grade stuff. We’re adults, and adults don’t want money wasted when it could be spend more wisely. > Maybe i dont get your argument because were talking about two different things? Here’s my argument stated as plainly as I can: It is not good to say things like “In my mind, no money / time spent on space is waste,” because that leads to a a mentality of “whatever gets funding must be good,” Which leads to NASA being forced to use the most expensive rocket of all time instead of funding reusable rockets designed to reduce costs and greatly expand NASA’s capabilities (without even needing to increase their budget). We need a mentality of “smart spending” not just “spending.” This is like us paying for an extremely expensive meal and receiving unseasoned chicken and rice, and watching you genuinely shed a tear over how great it is that we spent so much on it. Standards need to exist or we will be taken advantage of.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/nasa on January 18, 2023 11:56:56

> I define “waste” differently than you do. Something can be inefficent, and not be wasteful if its a good cause. But it never *has* to be inefficient, it only happens because so many people just don’t care. If the inefficiencies are happening just because coursing want to take advantage of the government… that is absolutely wasteful. > You just dont value space as an industry Yes I do, that’s why I actually care about corporations taking advantage of it, and forcing much less for much more, and making it seem to the general public that space is a low return investment. > I suggest you look more into how important space ventures are to our species, in ways you wouldnt even expect You are completely off base here, you don’t seem to grasp my argument whatsoever. I believe if there weren’t people saying “a money spent on space is good enough” For the last 30 years, we would be much further than we are now. > The investment (or “waste” in your mind) is extremely important to us as a civilization. My user name is Gagarin1961. Please reread my comments and try to understand my argument.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/nasa on January 18, 2023 10:15:58

Yeah I noticed that too, but I found it via, so the article probably still has the link to the picture somewhere on it, just invisible for some reason.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on January 18, 2023 09:56:05

It’s a direct counter point to the sentiment mentioned above: “In my mind no money / time on space is a waste.” That mentality will *guarantee* waste in time and money.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/nasa on January 18, 2023 09:28:28

Here’s an article from 2014 about this cartoon. It’s pretty funny, they don’t seem very confident that a machine like that will soon be invented…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on January 18, 2023 00:25:05

Some AI tools are open source, so artists actually do “own” them in the sense that they can use it to produce whatever they want and claim ownership over it as well. So this cartoon is reality.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on January 18, 2023 00:15:35

Top comment is surprisingly positive: > Whenever you think about giving someone control of everything, your first thought should always be “what if someone who’s bad gets this control/power?” and not “This is good because it agrees with me”.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/ShitPoliticsSays on January 17, 2023 14:46:31

If both are wrong then… I sound like one of those gross libertarian bros!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/ShitPoliticsSays on January 17, 2023 14:34:20

I respect human art, **but…**

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/DeepFloydIF on January 17, 2023 13:27:28

Source YouTube vid:

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Damnthatsinteresting on January 17, 2023 12:23:15

If you knowingly use data that violates copyright, I’m pretty sure you’re still on the hook for it. Just because you download a song off a YouTube video that violates copyright doesn’t mean it no longer violates copyright.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on January 17, 2023 08:07:06

Gotta protect the computer processor supply chain, it’s now the foundation of all other businesses in the US.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/worldnews on January 17, 2023 08:03:23

I believe they also essentially had to respect “do not scrape” labels on images. So I guess it comes down to whether or not the LAION dataset respected those labels as a well. I imagine they did, they seem to be very interested in not violating copyright.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on January 17, 2023 07:56:08

NASA has always dealt with companies, that doesn’t mean we have to say “any money thrown at them is good!” The exact opposite mentality would be more ideal.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/nasa on January 16, 2023 18:43:09

> In my mind, no money / time spent on space is a waste. That’s the exact mentality Boeing and Lockheed Martin wants you to have. They want you to be happy with *whatever*, so that they can take advantage of the system for monetary benefit.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/nasa on January 16, 2023 15:58:25

I picked up a Titanic magazine one time and it had a huge picture of some Cunard liners pink and gaudy lounge and it was calling it Titanic‘a first class lounge 🤦‍♂️

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Oceanlinerporn on January 16, 2023 10:40:11

I think Colin was just shocked for a second, not actually upset. Like he forgot where he was and who he was with for a second. He’s never come off as easily offended, he did laugh hysterically and uncontrollably at Eloise Cole’s death.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on January 16, 2023 09:59:51

I wonder what the anti-nuclear answer is to force a Japanese surrender? I suppose they would say the nuclear attacks played little role in Japans surrender compared to the Soviet declaration of war and invasion. But I don’t know if that’s true or not.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on January 16, 2023 09:47:09

No mention of Starship. An article dedicated to asking if the US can dedicate enough resources to space, and they don’t talk about how SpaceX is aiming to radically reduce costs with total reusability? It’s real, it’s sitting on the pad right now ready for testing in Texas. SpaceX has already changed the skyline of Cape Canaveral with two massive launch towers and a third probably on the way. NASA is following its development closely as Starship is contracted to land Astronauts on the moon for Artemis III. The cost savings are already being factored in, and the US will be landing the largest spacecraft in history on the moon for *billions* cheaper than the competition. Starship is real. NASA believes in it. There is major infrastructure being built. The main prototype is finished and testing as we speak. It’s unlike any rocket in history… and this article doesn’t even mention it. What value is it if it leaves out the most important developing factor in this analysis?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 16, 2023 09:27:16

Content isn’t necessarily a copyright violation, a teddy bear is not copyrighted, for example. We can request “The Star Wars logo” and it can recreate it pretty closely, but we can also just find the exact logo on Google Search as well. If a user was to sell something with the Star Wars logo, *that* would be a copyright violation.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 15, 2023 15:40:20

> It builds models of what art means based off analysis of the examples it is provided. Right and referencing past works when creating a new one has never been a copyright violation. It’s when it gets close to straight up copying so we set limitations. > It can then use that model, which is literally derived from the work of others to produce related art. Are you sure it’s a derivative? Do you know what that means in terms of the law? Referencing existing artwork doesn’t make something derivative.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 15, 2023 15:36:23

If a director states that their film took inspiration from seven different existing films, is that a copyright violation? Many directors will plainly state what aspects they are mimicking and from who specifically. It’s never been an issue before.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 15, 2023 15:32:17

> It’s entirely like sampling works in music. No it’s definitely not! Samples are usually note for note sections of an existing song. That would absolutely be copyright infringement if a deal was not hashed out before its release. The real equivalent would be like saying “no band/artist can sound similar to another,” which is ridiculous. > but they are taking the information from the work directly into a database and using it to generate other works. In this case the information is typically an image’s “style” and content. Since style is not protected by copyright there’s no violation in that sense.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 15, 2023 15:27:35

Style alone has never been considered “derivative work.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 15, 2023 15:17:12

“Style” isn’t protected by copyright law, though.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 15, 2023 15:06:01

I’d love for Stability to be more open about DeepFloyd! How close is it to release?? Will “training” faces and styles still be possible with a different model architecture? What are the requirements to run it locally?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/DeepFloydIF on January 15, 2023 12:30:29

And they actually watched NUKIE in last video… is this the end times?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on January 15, 2023 02:41:48

> There’s no shortage at my supermarket. It’s just that the bargain eggs that used to retail at $0.98/dozen are now selling near $5/dozen. That’s… That’s what a shortage is. You see the same amount of eggs there because the price is higher due to the shortage but fewer people are buying it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/worldnews on January 14, 2023 10:56:58

What people mean by “apolitical” is that it doesn’t focus on modern day politics and try to phrase it within the fictional universe. It’s almost impossible to have a fantasy world without any “politics.” It’s just that the politics are things like “This fuckin Dragon took out gold and our mountain and we’re going to to kill hill for it.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on January 14, 2023 10:20:36

I just can’t believe people are trying to say RoP is on par with Jackson’s films

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on January 14, 2023 10:16:37

Well I think a lot of these people refer to “the message” as pro-race-swapping and pro-gender-role-challenging. So “message free” wouldn’t mean “No messages at all.” It would mean that the specific “message” that dominates media today isn’t included.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on January 14, 2023 10:12:33

So? There’s still direct sunlight. You can see how sharp the shadows are.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/HistoryPorn on January 14, 2023 10:02:31

You go sit outside for 4+ hours. No matter where you are, the sun beating down on you without shade is draining as hell(not to mention damaging for unprotected skin).

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/HistoryPorn on January 13, 2023 23:51:20

Those are outstandingly coherent images, great job!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on January 13, 2023 13:57:19

> Obviously it was designed by Prada so it wasn’t a flagship but it introduced the capacitive touchscreen. And nobody is doubting that, but a touch screen doesn’t make a smartphone, and even LG would agree. I had a touchscreen phone after the iPhone came out but before Andfor took off. It was not a smart phone. It was like the Prada. It was *awful*. What makes a smartphone a smartphone is exceptional software. The LG Prada did not have that, it did not wow consumers, and people didn’t demand it over the superior implementation of the idea. > It’s not hard to implement something in 6 months when you run a multi billion company let’s not kid ourselves. Yes it is! This is insane, even phones today take a year or more to develop. This goes against everything we know about the development of the iPhone. Steve Jobs first requested a touch screen device to be worked in in 2005. That’s several years before Prada was announced. Apple has alert sold the Newton. Combining an iPod, a Newton, and giving it a touchscreen is not a crazy idea that they had to steal. Apple was already one of the top selling mobile device companies on the market. > GSM arena can’t retroactively take away the smartphone title when it was considered at the time. No it wasn’t, where is it ever labeled that? It’s not even called a “smartphone” on Wikipedia.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on January 13, 2023 13:52:20

> The first smartphone on the modern sense was LG Prada due to the capacitive touchscreen. Well if we’re going to redefine smartphone to mean “modem phone design” then it’s probably not a god starting point because it’s the Prada didn’t have a full web browser or multitouch screen. It wasn’t even described as a smartphone by LG. It was what was called a “feature phone.” That specifically distinguished it as *not* a smart phone. >[To be clear, this wasn’t a “smartphone” but a feature phone instead. You could run simple Java apps (J2ME), games too, but there was no Symbian or Windows Mobile hiding underneath.]( > It wasn’t launched it was announced which is exactly what Apple did. More than enough time. You think they could develop a new phone from scratch in less than 6 months? Why couldn’t LG develop a full smart phone in more than that time? > Android preceded IOs you twat Not in touchscreen interface. They changed after the iPhone was announced you twat. That’s kind of what makes a modern phone.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on January 13, 2023 12:04:55

> I’m talking about the actual first smartphone LG Prada which preceded the iphone. Then you don’t even know what a smartphone is. The LG Prada was one of the most minor entrants in the smartphone market, which RIM dominated at the time. If the LG Prada was actually good, it would have been the bigger product. But it wasn’t. It was only launched 1 month before the iPhone. How does Apple steal the idea when it takes years to develop a touch screen phone from scratch? > When looking at the world Android phones holds 70% of the market. Not everything revolves around the US. And not everything revolves around “being first.” Androids copied iOS, not whatever shitty software the Prada was running.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on January 13, 2023 11:03:13

Hahaha are you really comparing a BlackBerry to an iPhone? Don’t you think there’s a *reason* one is the number one phone in the country and the other doesn’t exist anymore? That doesn’t sound like stealing, that would just result in a lesser product, like Chinese knockoffs. The iPhone was an actual innovation.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on January 13, 2023 10:40:24

Which means they greatly benefited during Apples rise in the 80’s.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on January 13, 2023 10:01:01

They think Nuclear is the sole path to a carbon free world, so they are making things up in order to help “win” that battle. They just don’t care how much cheaper, faster, and practical renewables are. A lot of people have adopted the mentality that you *have* to use misinformation in order to win today. It’s disgusting.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on January 13, 2023 09:59:18

Hands down it will be whatever product GPT4 turns into. It will literally be like having your own teacher/assistant/entertainer all in one and in your pocket.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 13, 2023 01:50:23

It’s crazy how no one in the movies had an issue with Clone slavery.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on January 13, 2023 00:59:16

> and the ongoing essence of the Sith moves into them When was that ever alluded to in RotJ?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on January 12, 2023 23:18:44

Pretty much everyone’s opinion on the film comes down to whether or not you think Star Wars “needs to change.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on January 12, 2023 17:58:36

That’s not what’s going on in OP’s image though.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/webdev on January 12, 2023 14:31:54

When Apple announced the iPhone, the smart phone market was already a thing. Businesses were buying Blackberries in droves and setting up e-mail systems to work with them. Businesses aren’t doing ANYTHING with VR. The only people who use it are gamers. They’ll have to create their own use case that no one’s thought of yet and I just doubt they’ve done that.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on January 12, 2023 10:17:19

> Laws don’t stop people from doing things they give a legal avenue to punish acts considered a detriment to society. This isn’t a law, though, it’s a physical lockout. This actually stops people’s from doing things. The “right to repair” law that they want would be the law that removes their ability to enforce higher emission standards.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/videos on January 12, 2023 10:09:21

Weird, Tesla news usually reaches the front page automatically…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 11, 2023 18:41:02

> lol, if I don’t want to hear the insipid thoughts of an unwashed braindead troglodyte I’m going to exercise the block button. Then you don’t reply to them. You don’t abuse the block feature to “get the last word.” That’s dumb as fuck. It’s to protect people from harassment, not to create a perfect little bubble for yourself and “get” people.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on January 11, 2023 18:39:17

Shame on you for abusing the block feature 🤮

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on January 11, 2023 17:30:00

Yeah this guy doesn’t realize he just thinks society values teachers more than software developers, which isn’t true at all.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/ProgrammerHumor on January 11, 2023 17:12:29

Anyone can learn to code online for free, people just really really don’t want to learn.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/ProgrammerHumor on January 11, 2023 17:05:28

Not totally impossible, they would attach counterweights to the suits on earth so that it felt like 1/6 gravity.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on January 11, 2023 15:49:36

> Like I said, there’s no indication that Apple was going to go USB-C for anything less than an iPad. They just put it in a *remote*, of course they have the intention of including it in devices. They were early adoptions of the technology, there was every indication they would eventually move to it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on January 11, 2023 14:56:07

> There’s no indication that Apple was going to go USB-C for anything less than an iPad They were one of the first to include across their whole laptop line. Remember when people made fun of Apples new MacBook for *only* having USB-c? That actually pushed adoption forward. My new AirPod pros also have them. They have absolutely been transitioning.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on January 11, 2023 14:16:37

Apple has been moving to USB-C across its product line for years. It was always inevitable.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on January 11, 2023 13:00:15

What do you mean? I just see a bunch of posts of pictures on /r/stablediffusion. Where are these claims being made?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/videos on January 10, 2023 16:12:39

> So yeah people who think they are artists by generating ai art are full of it. Where is this happening?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/videos on January 10, 2023 14:46:01

Are there any criticisms against using AI generation for “photorealistic” images? Like if that’s all I do will I even get flack?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/DefendingAIArt on January 10, 2023 12:08:01

Ideally like Dreamchaser, with the Shuttle on top of the rocket, and no useless payload bay to drag around.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on January 10, 2023 07:21:06

The dream of the 2000’s is alive in Japan

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/webdev on January 10, 2023 06:59:18

When did Rian talk about this?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on January 10, 2023 06:46:34

“Dart Vader only said ‘I am your father’ once in the entire series!”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/seinfeld on January 10, 2023 06:21:43

What are some examples of what React can do that Vue can’t on the large scale enterprise level?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/webdev on January 9, 2023 15:55:01

He doesn’t look younger…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on January 9, 2023 15:51:22

Does she know there’s a movie by legendary author Stephen King about vehicles and semi-trucks all over the world coming alive and hunting down people? And it ends with a screen of text explaining that the Russians blew up a UFO in orbit so the vehicles lost their sentience?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on January 9, 2023 11:42:08

> that’s the origin of the phrase “that’s my 9/11”” Please tell me is a phrase the kids are using already

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on January 9, 2023 11:24:47

> True, but they were still celebrating at the end of the movie, despite the Empire not being truly defeated. They had just won the biggest most important battle thus far. It’s bigger than blowing up the first Death Star. They killed the Emperor! It was absolutely worth celebrating. We’re supposed to infer that that everything eventually resolved and they live happily ever after. > And yeah I know, It’s stupid, literally no logical explanation for the first order In TROS, a characters mentions that the entire galaxy rose up and fought off the first order after they won at Exxegol. It definitely doesn’t work but they had to mention something about the First Order because the main threat had become something else for an entire movie.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on January 8, 2023 22:23:55

Yeah this is not like having a full internet device in your pocket. Touch screens would be a novelty too if it wasn’t for how much utility we can get from a small *and* versatile device.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on January 8, 2023 13:15:23

> By holding companies to account for their actions - automated or not. Actually being highly automated makes them less accountable. They cannot possible monitor everything that goes through their system. This is like suing ISPs because they expose some child somewhere to sex every day. At some point you have to say “my kid isn’t allowed to browse the internet unmonitored.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 8, 2023 11:41:52

*Nickelodeon* targets and sells ads that “manipulate” children. It’s not something heinous. Using the term “manipulate” to mean “offer a product or service to someone” is itself is a bit manipulative. Algorithms aren’t perfect, nothing is in the world. That’s why children’s time and scope on the internet should be more limited and monitored, just like we do with films, television, and video games.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 8, 2023 11:27:39

> No… But if a director decided to advertise his film directly to kids, then he would be fined. And if he designed a marketing campaign directed at kids, the very real possibility of criminal charges would come up. I don’t believe that’s the claim. They are shying over the use of algorithms that expose these things to people who happen to be children in the platform. Personally, I’ve never seen a Facebook ad aimed at kids.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 8, 2023 11:13:30

> Social media isn’t just accidentally exposing children to things that are bad for their health. Social media would be the movie itself in my analogy. We don’t ask the director of a film to “take responsibility” because some kid was allowed to watch whatever they wanted by their parents. We ask parents to take care of their kids. > Social media isn’t just accidentally exposing children to things that are bad for their health. “Rated-R Movies aren’t just accidentally exposing children to things that are bad for their health. If they didn’t have a script, that might be an escape door. But they do. And so they get to be held responsible for their actions.” This is not how society works with established “adult” things. Only when a new type of adult thing come along do people want to “get” it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 8, 2023 11:06:29

> And nobody at school will show off posts and videos they’ve found…? Yes it’s possible to be exposed to these same harmful concepts, we all have been, even it’s just from the local news. These things exist in our world. It’s impossible to ensure a child is never exposed to body shaming or eating disorders. They’ll most likely be told by people directly like we all were before social media and how people are still bullied today. But just because movies with sex and skinny actresses exist doesn’t mean society has to change to protect children. We just ask adults to think before exposing their kids to rates R films. > In fact, isolating them from others would cause more problems, so a parent is never fully in control of the environment, and so cannot just “handle” the problem. Again, we shouldn’t be aiming for perfection here, this leads to sheltering or radical laws. The child will be exposed to the world at some point, that’s okay. It’s how you treat those things and handle it after the fact that matter most. If they see things in the world but aren’t exposed to it 100% of the time and are told it isn’t right, it’s perfectly safe for the child.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 8, 2023 10:52:23

We’re not talking about school and friends, we’re talking about social media. If more parents handled the problem themselves the problem would be much much smaller. The logic is very sound.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 8, 2023 10:34:33

I’m getting into making more “specialized” models. I’m finding that it will be able to nail a face almost every time if you train with images where you are posted in the exact same manner in each one. So I took five images of myself looking slight off the right, and I took them in different lighting just around my house. Using the right negative prompts is important too. Usually something like ((ugly)), ((disfigured)), ((downs syndrome)), ((eyes)), ((asymmetrical)). Start with just the face, so use ((close up)) and ((headshot)). Then use inpainting to expand the image further and further outward. With this technique I can get much more consistent results.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on January 8, 2023 10:27:42

People have too much shit to do. If I ask an AI how to do something in three different ways it’s not going to be frustrated.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 8, 2023 03:59:32

“This just in! High interest rates negatively affect big investment projects.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/gadgets on January 8, 2023 03:34:58

One of the best! I wish there was a subreddit specifically for generated photography/film. The ability to create real looking pictures is *insane*. I’m currently working on a series of super coherent fake stills of myself staring in a Star Wars film.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on January 7, 2023 14:50:18

But there are countless movies that are able do it. Yeah it takes work but that’s not a reason not to do it. One easy way, if you’re going to have a whole fantasy world to explain, I’d to have a character that isn’t from that world or has been living ignorant for their whole lives. Then other characters can explain it to them while explaining it to the audience. The trend these days seems to be writers doing things to make their job easier, like The Last of Us tv show writers choosing to nix the spores and use zombie tentacles instead so that they didn’t have to worry about gas masks while writing.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on January 7, 2023 11:13:16

“Okay, I’m really *loving* the passion right now, but this is more about having fun than adapting a silly video game story. We’re getting paid to work a TV show, can you freaking believe it?! Let’s not spend all summer figuring out how to write conversations without gas masks. There’s gonna be parties that we *have* to go to with movie stars!”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on January 7, 2023 10:35:19

You have to be extremely descriptive and wordy with SD. Midjourney uses some kind of “magic” on the backend to expand a simple prompt to a fully fleshed out one. SD can run for free on your local machine (if you have the power) while MidJourney is a paid service.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/videos on January 6, 2023 14:33:34

That was grandstanding. McCaine would have never canceled trade with China.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/worldnews on January 6, 2023 09:10:42

> The question is, does the fictitious entity that is a corporation have these rights? It’s not fictional, it’s a real group of people. Their rights don’t go away when they act as one. > A corporation is just a make-believe tale that we invented to protect business owners from personal liability Wanting to reduce protections for business owners is an entirely different conversation. > But does “it” have the same constitutional rights as a person? It represents the group of individual owners, why would we limit their rights just because they are acting in unison? > But how can an imaginary entities “rights” be violated? You’d be violating the right of the owners.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 5, 2023 13:35:58

Why would they be sentient? The organization simply represents a group of people. Why wouldn’t they be able to practice free speech or religion?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 5, 2023 13:04:19

Hard disagree, constitutional rights can’t disappear just based forming a legal relationship.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 5, 2023 13:01:02

> There would be no need for corporations if they didn’t stand in as persons for liability or tax purposes. Exactly, allowing legal standins is in no way immoral or wrong.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 5, 2023 12:24:18

They didn’t give them the right off personhood, they recognized that the rights of individuals don’t disappear just because they formed a legal relationship.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 5, 2023 12:16:48

Then why haven’t they already? It’s not just worth it to spend money lobbying to protect it. Nobody buys Steamboat Willie or any of these 100 year old films anymore.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/videos on January 5, 2023 12:03:10

I tried to read the plot summary of Nukie last night on Wikipedia but even that of a *slog*. I was like seven paragraphs in with five more to go and I just couldn’t do it. It’s just a series of random things happening with no logic behind people’s actions. It sounds insane. I liked the part where he shows them how kids “fall asleep” on his planet, and it’s just a series of exciting fireworks and mind blowing explosions.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on January 5, 2023 10:51:17

Yes but they’re not banning porn, what’s the courts history of requiring ID’s to view some forms of expression?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 5, 2023 09:32:46

I remember James saying it would be something they *might* be able to do in the future. But the sole priority is finishing the ship, as was everyone’s wishes.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/TitanicHG on January 5, 2023 09:27:58

You guys have been so vocal about this, I’m not sure why anyone still thinks it’s being worked in *right now*….

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/TitanicHG on January 5, 2023 09:25:43

I really feel like the characters in Jackson’s films go through an incredible amount of growth. I feel like it’s very well conveyed that they are completely different people when they come back. Yes it sprang have that last bit of growth… but they already had more growth than the vast majority of movie characters ever get already.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lordoftherings on January 5, 2023 09:14:25

Oh my god I know where this is

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/dalle2 on January 4, 2023 18:59:29

Back in those days, the women and children were separated from men in different areas of the ship.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on January 4, 2023 13:17:19

Are Starlink dishes detectable when they’re being used?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXLounge on January 4, 2023 09:37:24

> it’s been amazing to get away from the constant stress Sports video games made you *constantly stressed*???

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 4, 2023 09:23:38

I guess all they have to save is the numbers of stars and the number of lives. Everything in the game is accessed via number of stars.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 4, 2023 09:18:35

> but whining about rapists not being invited to a ceremony When did I do that?! Are you sure you aren’t just misreading or jumping to conclusions?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on January 3, 2023 20:31:57

I had that one! Post pictures to trigger more memories.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/titanic on January 3, 2023 17:38:32

Then why are people against it?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on January 3, 2023 17:05:29

By cool I mean it’s in to “get” sexual assaults. The fact that no one cares about other violent criminals attending is all the evidence you need.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on January 3, 2023 14:05:35

That might be the highest quality version of that matte painting I’ve ever seen. Gorgeous quality here OP.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on January 3, 2023 13:09:20

That’s weird, why not just ban individuals indicted for *all* violent crimes? Why only one? I guess physical assault victims aren’t as cool or something? I’m really struggling to understand why they would stop at one specific violent crime and not just blanket ban them all? What monsters are they letting get around this?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on January 3, 2023 11:19:46

I’d agree other than the fact that he could have broken a leg in that impact

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/funny on January 3, 2023 10:38:54

Why? Aerojet Rockedyne is building the engines for SLS and they’re not based on the F1, they’re based on the Shuttle engines which they were very familiar with as they built and serviced them for 30 years.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/space on January 3, 2023 10:21:44

Wait what movies are in 4:3? Wasn’t that just the VHS and early DVD formats? The films themselves were shot on film and are usually released in widescreen format these days. Older TV speeds could definitely benefit but I’m struggling to think which movies were shot on video…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on January 3, 2023 10:09:37

That’s what all these businesses do, Jerry, they write it off.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on January 2, 2023 23:16:57

> So, to summarize most of this, “loose pussy energy” is made up, but “loose” is a different insult that is widely used, but which means something completely different. What? Something completely different? I feel like you are getting that from no where. “Loose pussy energy” is definitely supposed to mean “slut” or “has tons of sex with different partners.” The point of the analogy is that they’re both shaming groups of people that don’t deserve to be shamed. I’m not sure why you guys are fighting that. > Right! This! So all the people pretending to be offended by this can just chill out. It’s not about *his* dick size, it’s about equating him with “less desirable men.” The problem is you’ve signaled out an entire group of people that aren’t involved and don’t deserve to be shamed. It’s like saying “That’s gay.” Is it really best to start equating certain groups with shame? I thought we were getting past this. > Yes! It was indeed an attempt to attack to Andrew Tate. That is the point! And you’ve misses my point. Should we equate small dicks as undesirable? Like even if they are, it’s probably not right. Would it be okay if she said “you’re giving off legit retard energy,” that would be bad because mentally challenged people don’t deserve to be lumped in with assholes.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/changemyview on January 2, 2023 17:26:15

> I don’t know what the alternate universe where people say “loose pussy energy” looks like. It’s basically calling a woman “loose,” which was and still is a relatively popular terms for “slut” or “easy.” I don’t get why it’s at hard to imagine people being upset at this. > What I do know is that if you started just saying “loose pussy energy” in our universe, you’d get absolutely bizarre side eye. Women have eventually experienced being called “loose” and it’s never been seen as a good thing. Most women would be offended that you went there. > But I think you’re wrong that people would immediately interpret it as “body shaming”, because in actuality, I think people would be so confused by the phrase that they wouldn’t know what the hell you’re even trying to say. What would “loose pussy energy” mean? They’d probably figure it out based on context clues, the same way they differed out “big dick energy” and “small duck energy.” Why are we acting like “small dick” and “loose pussy” are brand new terms to the human race? > On the other hand, for better or for worse, “small dick energy” as a phrase originates because of the toxic culture around penis size that is largely perpetuated by people like Tate! And now women are the most toxic about this topic. I never heard men mention dick size anymore, but some women constantly bring it up now because they’re told by people like you that its okay. Perpetuating negative aspects of society while being hypocritical about it is pretty unacceptable. > “Small dick energy” only makes sense in contrast to the phrase “big dick energy”. Not really, it kind of stands on its own. Women claiming a man has a small dick has been a thing *forever*. It was never okay, and adding the word “energy” after it doesn’t absolve you off the damage you are doing by perpetuating it. > And like, honestly, you can’t possibly believe that Greta Thunberg or the people cheering her on actually give two shits about anyone’s dick size. It’s not really about dick size, though, is it? It’s about claiming someone isn’t being genuine and is just overcompensating because they lack certain physical attributes. It’s a blatant attempt to attack a male’s ego and self-image. I get that some individuals deserve that, but when you do it by shaming physical attributes you’re accidentally striking a blow on many innocent people and are shaping their entire worldview. ^It’s incredible I have to explain that just because the person doing the wrong thing is a woman

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/changemyview on January 2, 2023 16:58:51

Please don’t equate it to a mosquito! That made it worse for me I’m my head. I fuckin hate mosquitoes.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on January 2, 2023 11:21:06

Yeah Alibaba only co-produces Hollywood movies that purposefully put China in a good light! That’s nothing compared to the power of TikTok!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 2, 2023 10:44:25

The general support of the opinions is signaled by the upvotes. If Reddit generally disagreed, the sentiment would be downvoted. The fact is there’s just a bunch of hypocrites around here.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 2, 2023 10:38:51

There’s nothing to clear in LEO, it automatically falls back down.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 2, 2023 10:32:35

> Anything made by an adversary (that may or may not be a key trading partner), or anything that the ruling generation sees useless (whether it gets tech or not)? Yes. That’s basically what Reddit wants. They want a seat of power that has the right to ruin the things they don’t like. They will literally tell you “the hell with limits on government, if the people want it then that’s all that matters.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 2, 2023 03:27:42

This isn’t about “getting” social media. It’s about domestic social media companies lobbying their governments to ban the most popular competition. Any foreign tech company can be used to “spy” on people. The fact that they are targeting one single company shows it’s about protectionism.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 2, 2023 03:20:44

> Basically a street legal golf cart. Is that a thing? Yes

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 2, 2023 02:50:46

Reddit: “safety regulations are the key to everything! Without then you will die! We cannot let people purchase unsafe things.” Also Reddit: “Just give me something with four wheels, it doesn’t even need sides.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 2, 2023 02:45:33

When supply is short, you have people throwing money at you so that you sell to them instead of the competition.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 2, 2023 02:40:10

These low orbit constellations deoribit themselves because they aren’t high enough. It doesn’t turn into Space junk.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 2, 2023 02:38:16

It’s literally about working with “friends” and making connections. The franchise is just a means to an end.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on January 2, 2023 01:37:31

Something else, I’m a web developer by day. I’m using StableDiffusionAPI right now out of necessity because they’re one of the only ones that have actually launched. Lol

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on January 1, 2023 22:55:08

Very interesting! Also good luck with your Stable Diffusion API, I’m in the market for one to power the backend of my web application.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on January 1, 2023 17:25:16

God damn it, neither of those people know what their talking about. 1) The first guy thinks the government/Federal Reserve expands the money supply like it did during COVID *all the time*. It was actually an extraordinary time in the financial world. 2) the second guy thinks stimulus checks are what we refer to as “printing money.” Yes the stimulus checks certainly contributed a little into inflation, but not NEARLY as much as the Federal Reserve. Stimulus checks are a red herring, I *wish* that was our biggest problem. The reality is, the Federal Reserve is doing a fantastic job at never being at the center of criticism from the average Joe. *How do they do it?*

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/ShitPoliticsSays on January 1, 2023 13:43:40

But they can also appear across the universe as if they were actually there? Sounds *very* god-like, actually. If force projection hadn’t actually happened in one of the films, we would probably be arguing against its possibility.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on January 1, 2023 08:43:15

Considering it’s the IRS, Einstein probably paid too much so they didn’t correct him.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on January 1, 2023 08:35:14

Commercial use isn’t as clear cut as that though. For example, Google can literally display almost every image on the internet in its commercial product. It’s far more of a direct use of the images than AI, which doesn’t actually distribute the data at all. Publicly available information *can* be considered fair use.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/changemyview on January 1, 2023 08:30:53

>You can decide to make your picture publically available, but forbid commercial use of your picture. That doesn’t stop someone from looking at your work and learning from it or being influenced by it. You can’t say “I will allow everyone to view this publicly displayed artwork, except that Mark guy, I do not grant him permission to view it.” That’s not a thing that artists have a right to decide legally.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/changemyview on January 1, 2023 08:09:38

> 70x probably isn’t that far off from being pretty lucrative if it isn’t already. That’s quite an assumption!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on January 1, 2023 07:36:54

Can’t wait for Windows Vista to come out!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/gaming on January 1, 2023 07:20:41

TFA technically did a U-turn from RotJ, as well. People don’t really think about it but the sequels didn’t have to feature a destroyed Jedi Order and Leia back leading the rebellion. They already accomplished these exact goals in RotJ.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on January 1, 2023 07:05:53

Rian wrote that scene to end with her running away from him. That’s her turning him down. Then he goes into full “Sith Hatred” mode and it’s clear he never really meant that in the first place. Rian is 100% the one who turned that plot away. The point of the ending was that Rey was not going to join the first order. She was “The Last Jedi” that Luke referred to.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on January 1, 2023 07:01:34

> I disagree that capitalism values private property because there is no such thing as value, except monetary value in capitalism. That’s so goofy, you’re literally using double speak. How is this being upvoted? It must be the blind. Private property is absolutely valued under capitalism in *every meaning* of the word. > I disagree that capitalized objects like “Property, factory machines, raw resources” are able to be valued except for their monetary value in capitalism. That value is real, putting value in monetary form doesn’t make it meaningless. You need to drop this argument, no one but high schoolers are going to buy it. It doesn’t make sense. Of course they are valued, and that’s *why* they have monetary value. It’s a 1:1 connection. *That’s why they use the exact same word: “value”* > That is exactly what I am saying above. There is no realized value but for monetary value in capitalism. Because valuing things any other way is arbitrary and typically unhelpful. It’s much easier to standardize the value it represents. The concept of pricing things in standard terms isn’t even a “capitalist” idea, it’s the basic idea of *currency*. Even most versions of socialism have currency and value things in a standardized way. > Every single thing can only be valued in terms of money. It would be inconvenient if I asked you “how much for one of your cakes?” And you’re reply was “I value my cakes quite a bit, but not so much that I couldn’t part with it for a fair trade.” The conversation would eventually end in you valuing cakes in terms of something else. **You’re problem isn’t valuing things in terms of money, it’s that all of society doesn’t get a say in the value of that cake.** You should say that instead of “ew dollar signs bad.” > Socialism finds money very useful too, especially for the myriad ways it can be used to serve society. So you don’t have any problem with monetary valuations? You just want to be able to have outsiders add their own input for the monetary value calculation, even if they don’t own it. See, this is the *actual* difference: It’s not money. Its the fact that you don’t want private property, and instead want public property that society can have influence on. See? It’s all about property, not money. You essentially said so. Don’t say silly things like “capitalism doesn’t value property except in terms of a standardized value.” It makes you sound really really goofy because everyone knows that’s not true. Even Marx would laugh at that.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 31, 2022 13:47:27

Eight years is quite a long plot arc for a series. This is breaking new ground.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on December 31, 2022 12:33:45

He’s not the first Rebel to do questionable things, pretty sue that was the point of Saws character in every other appearance for a decade. They have absolutely established that not all rebels are perfect little angels.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on December 31, 2022 10:53:57

They don’t have to, they want to.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 31, 2022 10:51:11

It would be nice if the sentiment is turning around, but Reddit definitely thinks calling people Nazis is cool.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on December 31, 2022 10:39:22

The problem is solvable faster and cheaper with renewables. Let me rephrase it unless it didn’t stick again: Nuclear is much more expensive than renewables and will take even longer to implement. So the point is: it’s a waste to spend time and energy on that much Nuclear because renewables are so much cheaper.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on December 31, 2022 10:16:39

They just can’t seem to get it. Why do they *need* nuclear to be the solution?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on December 31, 2022 10:10:30

> You litterally lightly called out all artists as hobbists, can you even vaguely see why this is problematic? It falls exactly in the ignorant capitalist idea that art is an “amateur job”, that can be taken for granted and that it doesn’t need to be rewarded. I didn’t say all artists are hobbiests. A hobby is something you do because you love it. The original artist made a claim that the “life affirming process and joy” of creating art goes away if AI art exists. Nothing would ever stop an artists from making art for the joy of it, even if they were never compensated again. They were claiming they could not hold your worldview about art while AI art exists. They are wrong.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/DefendingAIArt on December 30, 2022 12:27:41

Sure you can use vulgarity of a certain kind, but not of others. Can’t say “re tar ded” or maybe even “that’s g a y.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on December 30, 2022 12:09:42

Also, Tesla has only been increasing production trying to meet demand, eventually they would catch up.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on December 30, 2022 11:56:05

> Capitalism does not value private property. Yes it does. Every single definition is going to mention private ownership > It values currency (or “money” or “capital”). Money is just a means of exchange. Capital can be much more than money, you know. Property, factory machines, raw resources… these are all capital. > In this way, Capitalism is divested from reality (since real humans can value objects directly, such as for their sentimental value or their aesthetic value or their functional value or their cultural value, etc). All of that cash be roughly translated into dollar amounts. Money isn’t some kind of dirty machine, is a convenient way to communicate value in a way that two people understand. > The answer is a number in currency because only currency is truly valued by capitalism. The property is not valued itself. The currency is valued and the property is merely traded for currency. That’s so silly! The property *is* valued. It’s just done in a way that multiple people can understand and trade via means a convenient means of exchange. > It’s not a huge intellectual coup, but it is politically volatile because it raises financial risk for businesses if they have to think about more than a simple “bottom line” when they make decisions about buying/selling their property. Instead, they will have to consider the social implications of bulldozing a skyscraper in addition to the financial costs/benefits, for example. How does one value the social implications in this equation without money? And who’s signing that value? Without the value involving stakeholders, it would always approach Infinity. > After thinking we are living within capitalism and hearing socialism demonized for decades, it can be hard to envision how a socialist business can operate. Again I’m not against socialism, just the idea that we could possibly transition from private property to a centralized economy to workers ownership successfully. It’s never worked. Private property is key to worker-ownership. You’ve totally misunderstood my point and launched into a different conversation.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 30, 2022 11:48:31

> You would not say to a Buddhist monk that that’s their hobby. You would not say that they have a hobby to a person who is volunteering for Amnesty International on a war zone. Because they are devoted to work that is done for others, not really for themselves. If your art is being done for others then there shouldn’t be any worry about them finding enjoyment in AI art as well. If you see your role in society as “making the world a better place via art” then you should be happy that art is so easily created now. A Buddhist would be thrilled if there was a way to convey his worldview in seconds. An amnesty international volunteer would be thrilled if their job was automated and people across the world could be helped at 100x the speed. > Beware, I’ve never said that, what I mean is that when the process (painting was an example) is done as a time-waster, copying exactly works of others, or simply as a relaxation tool, it’s not art, EVEN if the result is a “creative” result. Sure it is! > And it’s not my definition, just please inform yourself a bit more on art history and philosophy. There’s no generally agreed upon definition of art, but the vast majority would in fact define a weekend painting as “art.” > A company comes with a briefing to me, they absolutely have already all the ideas set in stone and I am the motion designer for example. This is not art even if to the audience my “3D content video whatever” looks like art. So what if the creativity was mostly done by someone else? It’s a collaboration, and collaborations can absolutely be art. Movies are absolutely works of art even though the camera operator themselves have very little creative input. Just because your particular involvement isn’t artistic doesn’t mean you weren’t involved in making art.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/DefendingAIArt on December 30, 2022 10:42:35

Capitalism values private property, the only thing that has facilitated and protected worker-owned companies in history. I’m not joking, capitalism has provided more worker-owned companies than any socialist revolution ever did. The problem with prioritizing society over the individual is that power is often centralized and then easily abused. I’m all for more worker ownership, but it’s got to be done via private property, otherwise it’s not going to work out.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 30, 2022 10:22:42

Do you honestly think this is the perspective of a Cuban immigrant in Florida who votes Republican?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 30, 2022 10:18:50

This subreddit can’t decide if fascism or socialism “is inevitable.” Depends on the article title I suppose.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 30, 2022 10:15:10

I was thinking there’s soon going to be huge debates over which AI-written ADoS is the most “real” one.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/television on December 30, 2022 09:25:59

In the future we won’t worry about the environment when cooking things because it will all be powered by clean energy.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on December 30, 2022 09:16:09

> Edit: Really? Somebody was salty enough to use Reddit’s request for help? My word. That’s got you know the downvotes are just irrational hatred and not because you’re wrong.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SubredditDrama on December 30, 2022 09:11:50

> How can you speak about art as a HOBBY?? Because it’s something you can do that isn’t mostly motivated by money. It’s something they would do without being paid for their own enjoyment. That’s a hobby. > Art is a life choice for many, and this is very disrespectful. A hobby is anything you do that isn’t motivated by paying the bills. This is pretty close to what you describe. > You wouldn’t like someone to call your life a HOBBY If you’re not making money on it, then the art you do for yourself is a hobby. If you’re planning on selling it, then it’s your work. The difference between work and a hobby is whether or not other people buy it. > doing liquid paintings in the weekends or doing watercolors in their free times and they call themselves artists on instagram but sorry that’s not the definition of Art Sorry, you might be a more skilled, but it’s still art. The amount of effort put into it isn’t what makes something art. They can absolutely be artists by only painting on the weekend. It really sucks that you can’t appreciate it at all. > But if WE want AI art to go forward, and to actually convince conservative and traditional Artists, it is important to also understand, respect and learn about Art itself. Sounds like you need to start looking into it more! I’ve described the work I do on weekends for fun as a hobby even though I do it professionally in real life too. “Hobby” isn’t a derogatory word.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/DefendingAIArt on December 30, 2022 08:45:21

I suspect they’ll soon make use of innovative AI tools that will make customers lines easier and them more money.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 29, 2022 22:45:27

Because the simple fact is, most people don’t care if Amazon or Walmart knows they have a baby. They don’t feel like slaves to ads so the threat is nonexistent.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on December 29, 2022 16:32:01

> Gambling, drugs, tobacco, alchohol, a lot of things. Laws banning those things are unjust and immoral themselves. > I dont want to see gaming regulated, but when it includes gambling or exploiting addictive personalities in the name of money above the people then there might be a need for someone to step in. Child gambling is already illegal, there’s no need to “regulate the gaming industry.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/gaming on December 29, 2022 16:23:52

> in what weird universe does The Last Jedi is considered a cult classic? TLJ fans definitely feel like a cult, and I’m pretty sure they already christened it a “classic.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on December 29, 2022 13:02:28

> The point is that these “valid” methods almost never hold up when you try and build on it. That’s absolutely not true. Generations of students did not do math like that. > There’s a reason the a particular method was chosen. If you don’t learn it, you will be fucked later. Only because they forcibly teach one way instead of continuing to teach and accept multiple ways, as would be ideal. Instead of spending time creating a better, more diverse foundation, we just push them into higher and higher levels of math that they will forget within a year of graduation if they’re not 2% of the people that will actually use it in their careers. There’s so much that’s a complete waste of time, we need total reform.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/AskReddit on December 29, 2022 12:55:21

> Finding the right answer the wrong way is actually super bad in math We’re not talking about getting lucky with an answer. We’re talking about doing math in different but valid ways. If a student breaks the problem down a different way than common core, then it’s still wrong. That’s not the right way to teach. They’ve ALMOST got it. I support teaching things in different ways for students who think differently… but then forcing everyone to do it a specific different way ruins it all!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/AskReddit on December 29, 2022 12:31:56

I have a feeling it has nothing to do with US politics and more to do with the fact that society hasn’t told them that art regulation is authoritarian. The vast majority of the population doesn’t have a fundamental belief system that drives their politics, they kinda just go with what has more influence over them culturally. Most of these Anti-AI people don’t have a fundamental belief system, they have emotions, and if they aren’t taught *specifically* that something is wrong or dangerous, they’ll jump on board. This is why Reddit will often fall into a rabid crucible of hatred, when most of the time it’s prompting the need for love and understanding.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/DefendingAIArt on December 29, 2022 12:05:54

> “I think the “theft” part is a solid argument because it sounds like something you can pitch to regular people and is true (rather than what I believe: humans should make art because the process itself is life affirming, fun, etc and not a product)…” What the fuck is up with them thinking they simple *won’t be able* to make art at some point soon? Nothing about these tools prevents them from participating in their hobby that feels life affirming and fun to them.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/DefendingAIArt on December 29, 2022 11:58:51

There’s really no other definition, despite what some on here believe.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/changemyview on December 29, 2022 11:47:17

> I think that kids should be allowed to do math in any way that gets them the correct answer, but I disagree that common core sucks. Common core is the sole reason kids can’t do math the way that works best for them. > I would have greatly benefited from common core math when I was younger as it seems to answer that question. I don’t see any they can teach you that and let everyone else work the way they want. So what if the answer is found in a different way than you? Literally *so what*?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/AskReddit on December 29, 2022 11:35:11

> Yeah… Stuff like that is one reason I’m not really concerned about AI taking our jobs or anything. Although yours is the simpler and arguably better solution, the image that is provided in the OP is not what ChatGPT outputs for this question under raw input. **The actual output goes with font-awesome and explains what it is and how to install it**: Remember, this is /r/ProgrammingHumor. Don’t get your current events from here 👍

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/webdev on December 28, 2022 23:51:48

Yes, but also GitHub Copilot can do this and is an actual product you can use seamlessly in your workflow.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/webdev on December 28, 2022 23:33:37

Growth is good and it doesn’t nearly mean more resources must be used. Growth often refers to efficiency increased, meaning it takes fewer resources to do the same thing. Growth in the video game market, for example, hasn’t meant more resources we’re required. In fact, video games use fewer resources than in the past, as they do not have to be physically created, shipped across the world, put into physical packaging, and then run on inefficient CPUs.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 28, 2022 20:10:21

Not really, their ease of access may change, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be available.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 28, 2022 19:59:22

Infinite growth isn’t necessary or guaranteed, growth is just the preference when there are resources available.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 28, 2022 19:52:26

What’s the logical conclusion?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 28, 2022 19:10:04

Might need to incorporate more AI to actually implement that, which is why MJ needs to be a paid service. > For example you ask for a snail and it adds to the snail shell a human house, because the snail shell is the home of the snall. See this sounds insane, there’s no straightforward way to just do that programmatically. You need something that has knowledge of the content and can somehow add the relevant aspects to the prompt. My only idea is querying the GPT3 API and asking it *something* that would cause it to expand on the subject matter in abstract ways. I don’t know what that would be though. They probably [fine tuned their own language model]( at OpenAI. That costs $0.03 per 1000 characters, so it’s not expensive, but it would require knowledge of how to train something like this, and it would require a credit card from users.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 28, 2022 19:00:04

> Yeah, into stock buybacks. Some will, but this does not account for all corporate investment. Companies need to innovate to compete. > Endless growth for the sake of growth will be our downfall. There’s no necessity for endless growth… It’s just preferred over shrinking or stagnating. This is true for every economic system.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 28, 2022 18:47:39

Those profits from reduced labor costs are going to be invested *somewhere*…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 28, 2022 18:09:21

In the future we won’t worry about the environment when cooking things because it will all be powered by clean energy.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 28, 2022 14:44:27

Because it wastes an entire film and doesn’t take the opportunity to set up something unique and interesting for the finale of a 9 part epic. The subversions were supposed to be the *point* of the film. People didn’t like it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 28, 2022 12:09:32

It subvert expectations only to end up back in the same place. Those aren’t actually mutually exclusive concepts.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 28, 2022 11:55:13

> If the status quo never changes, you can have easy stories every year. Yeah I’m saying the only thing that really changed was that Luke Skywalker died in the end. At the end of TLJ we have a rebellion led by Leia Organa against a Galactic Empire led by an evil force user who’s real name is Skywalker. One could argue it’s “different” simply because the Skywalker is in charge of the galaxy personally and isn’t just a glorified henchman… or because Rey isn’t connected genetically to this Skywalker but loves him just the same anyway… … But I don’t think that’s actually that much different. So are those things what we’re talking about? Because I’m totally lost on what exactly Rian did to change the status quo.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 28, 2022 09:43:35

Luke has only been in three films previously, the same amount that his Knives Out character will now be in. How is that not hypocritical?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 28, 2022 09:32:50

> I think its pretty clear that what Rian and many others feel, is that the desire to squeeze more out of an existing property has superseded the imperative to write an interesting story first. So why did he write TLJ instead of writing a new and interesting story? Everything from Rebels vs Empire, to “I am not the last Jedi,” to “the First Order Reigns…” It’s all a direct copy of the original trilogy. Everything people claim is “new” Is just taken from RotJ. The throne room scene, the Jedi mentor dying… I guess Rey not being related to another character is different than in the OT, but it’s still just a copy from Anakin in Ep 1. > I think its safe to say that milking the Star Wars IP and its fandom by continually reusing adored and culturally significant characters and plot lines is not the same as Glass Onion having the same detective appear for different crimes, in different locales, with different people with different narrative goals. But Rian was the writer, he could have written a different story for these characters. Why are we acting like Rian had to write a similar story? He *chose* to write a 75% similar story.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 28, 2022 09:28:35

So by “milking it” he’s talking exclusively about Luke Skywalker? The guy has only been in the films previously, I felt like the franchise was actually seriously lacking Luke content. It’s a damn shame he felt like the meta was so important to him. You know what was important to me? Luke Skywalker having a happy ending after all he went through. But instead he forced a Viking funeral? Meh.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 28, 2022 09:09:46

So then why not just do a different series? If continuing characters stories under culture franchises films is “poisonous,” then what he’s doing with the Knives Out trilogy is poisonous.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 28, 2022 09:01:43

> Creating a sequel trilogy still focused on Luke Skywalker, or another Skywalker, with exactly the same plot as original trilogy is indeed milking. He didn’t have to do the exact same plot. People were certainly hoping for something different. The choice was never “keep Luke alive and do the same thing vs. Kill Luke.” If he felt that way then he killed like got the wrong reasons. Keeping Luke alive but having a different story isn’t “milking it” anymore than the Knives Out trilogy is.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 28, 2022 08:56:11

Oh wow that’s actually a good point

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 28, 2022 07:40:45

Musk is an extremely famous person. Isn’t this just some random on Twitter? How does something like that explode throughout the entire internet? Do you know who Hunter Vibin 2.0 is? And for some reason Twitter posts are seen as legitimate images to post on Reddit? Why not just post the question? What is it about Twitter that you guys love so much that you need to bring it here everyday? It just seems so weird, like you think Twitter is more legitimate than other places or something.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 28, 2022 06:35:56

Why do people post random Twitter posts? Who is this person and why did the entire internet care about what they said?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 28, 2022 06:18:46

Yeah definitely, I’ve just always been surprised that Asia didn’t “discover” the Americas in modern times before Europeans like Erickson and Columbus. The two continents are almost touching.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/videos on December 27, 2022 16:17:23

There’s a series of islands that goes from Japan up to the top of Asia, and then another chain of islands that goes across the Bering Sea. It’s definitely an exaggeration, but it’s much more of a direct trail of land that leads to North America than what the Pacific Islanders took to get to South America. Or what Lief Erickson took to get there from Europe.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/videos on December 27, 2022 16:13:34

> They were the first Japanese to arrive on the continent of North America. I’ve always wondered why this is. You can sail from Japan to N America almost without even losing sight of land. How was there not like a Japanese or Korean Leif Erickson? Is the Bering Straight just that treacherous?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/videos on December 27, 2022 15:44:10

> but that doesn’t mean you need to apply it to everything or that it’s suitable for everything. Suitable? Those that know how to use it will be able to create better arguments at a faster rate. It’s hugely relevant to all aspects of life. We need to take advantage as fast as possible or others will for nefarious purposes first. > When you start learning how to do things, it’s better to learn the hard way first, then learn the easier methods. That’s fine but by middle school we need to be teaching them critical thinking and the Socratic method. AI can help with that and teach them how to use it. > What you’re describing is a debate class. Those already exist, and will absolutely teach you how to bullshit way more than any other course. I’m describing the Socratic Method. Everywhere it’s incorporated leads to better understanding of subject matter and of counter arguments. Most schools don’t even have debate class. Some high schools have a debate club. There’s literally no downside to incorporating it. If AI can allow us to do it more often then we should embrace it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 27, 2022 15:05:59

> The purpose is for the person to formulate and put down their ideas. There can be multiple purposes. After a certain amount of time, kids are perfectly fine with doing that. Limiting them to just writing down their thoughts for 16 years straight is useless when we *can* incorporate so much more now. > The paper at the end is just to show the teacher that they understand. The paper is not the purpose of the process, it’s just a measurement. Good teachers will incorporate multiple goals into a single project. In life, everything will be measured multiple different ways. > Teachers don’t spend time having kids write both sides because the sides are immaterial to the purpose. And that’s partially why I think education needs a dramatic reform. There’s literally no reason they can’t also include the Socratic Method to a greater degree in every relevant lesson. > It’s why they have you write many papers on many subjects instead. Because the purpose isn’t to actually determine which sandwich is best for all time, But that’s not the point of debate either! The point is to show that despite research and thoughtful arguments, they can still not think of entire points of view and counter-arguments. It’s to expose them to other worldviews and ideas, and most importantly, it teaches that their “own words” are not the end of the conversation. > it’s to determine if the student can come up with a reasonable argument and express it in their own words. And debate increases that skill 10 fold because those ideas now have to actually stand up against challenge. Do you know how often I’ve bullshitted a stupid argument for an essay and got an A because it simply contained an argument? We’re talking *huge* leaps in logic. That’s not where education should end. > That’s why you do it. It’s practice. At no point is the purpose of a class to determine the correct answer through writing essays. Then you’re teaching kids how to bullshit and aren’t instilling actually important lessons… just because we don’t like AI?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 27, 2022 14:47:52

> We had a web dev at work who used an AI writer to make copyright for an email blast and what he submitted to was SO bad, but he was so proud of himself. He didn’t see what was wrong because his writing skills were very weak. That’s because school failed him at teaching him reading comprehension. This is what I want schools to teach: how to actually use this tech usefully. Yes I know some people will use it to think for them, but that’s why we have to start teaching now how to understand what it’s actually outputting. > In math, they still teach you the formula first and teachers have you write out your steps before you jump in to use a calculator. That’s what I want for essay writing > There was a fundamental skill and basis training first. Why wouldn’t we still teach that? > But I can see either way, adaptation to ai learning will be in high school and college will manifest, but I don’t see in primary school. So what? The discussion was using AI in essay writing, and since the vast majority of that happens at the higher level, you would think that that is what most people would be referring to. Nobody said we shouldn’t teach kids how to write.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 27, 2022 14:28:50

I’m not so sure it will, when people use calculators, they still need to know the meaning of the output for it to be useful. Either way, the end result will be that the people that use AI will be better at communication, persuasion, and influence.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 27, 2022 10:11:02

> you’re writing essays to show you can think critically and express that reasonably in your own words. With less time actually writing, you can spend so much more time on critical thinking. “In your own words” is practically pointless if your words are wrong or lacking detail. We should be teaching kids to understand what the output is saying and if it *actually* supports their argument. Then we should move on to debating different ideas so they are exposed to an even greater number of thoughts and viewpoints. You can see Reddit fail at this on a daily basis, they will quote things that don’t support their argument at all, because they’ve only been taught “This is how you cite a source, and if you have that then you’re correct.” > Teaching them to make prompts That’s not at all what I’m saying. I’m talking about teaching them to read at a higher level at a lower age so they can actually comprehend the output. Then comment on to exposing them to different ideas and points of view. Why do teachers only have students write one side of a persuasive essay instead of both 99% of the time? Because of the time and effort required to produce just one. But now even deeper levels of critical thinking are possible.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 27, 2022 10:05:51

> It doesn’t matter if you’re never going to need to write an English essay as an adult, you’re going to have to develop your arguments and read as an adult. You’re just doing it on paper so the teacher can evaluate your learning, not because the paper is the end goal. If quality communication as an adult is the goal, then the adults who are use AI will be able to do it faster and better than ones that don’t. Some communication is the foundation of civilization, the ones who are taught to use it at a young age will have advantages over others. This is the perfect opportunity to stop wasting so much time on individual spelling, sentence structure, and other writing basics and spend more time on persuasion, critical thinking, and debate. God knows we know more of that…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 27, 2022 09:49:43

> Because writing essays is also about learning how to express your points and get your ideas onto paper. It’s also a test of reading comprehension and logic. It still takes reading comprehension and logic to parse valuable sentences from a ChatGPT output. I feel like “crafting” a college-level essay will be a great skill for high schooler to learn. And high school-level writing will be expected for middle schoolers. And so on. Maybe expectations should just dramatically increase for students? There is huge value in increasing the quality and quantity of communication. I’m not sure if it’s wise to keep kids away from this tech instead of immediately integrating it with their daily lives as soon as possible.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 27, 2022 09:41:44

It’s certainly not a universal opinion! But the vast majority of people that are capable of emigrating do not. More immigrants choose the US than any other country. Certainly that indicates something positive?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/changemyview on December 26, 2022 21:09:03

Well I thought about poop way too long to realize it’s gotta be as simple as this.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/mildlyinteresting on December 26, 2022 20:52:43

Yeah but it’s poop so you can’t get too excited or people think you’re weird

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/mildlyinteresting on December 26, 2022 20:48:48

I’ve traveled to a dozen different countries and I wouldn’t rather live anywhere else except the US. The variety when it comes to essentially everything in life is simply unmatched. How can I feel this way if the standard of living is “actUaLlY” lower?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/changemyview on December 26, 2022 18:38:12

Use Stable Diffusion instead. It’s free and uncensored. Here’s a free website that runs with SD:

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/dalle2 on December 26, 2022 10:56:56

No this is all discretionary spending. *Some* smaller aspects of healthcare and welfare are discretionary. But actual mandatory Social Security spending is much larger than military spending. Here’s what a full budget breakdown looks like:

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on December 26, 2022 09:47:23

> Is it a bad show? No Moses made it good? All you did was talk about it’s major failings in pacing and characters. I don’t get when people say it’s not a bad show. It so obviously is, it’s is basically CW-level writing. The only reason people give it any respect is because it has better CGI.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/television on December 26, 2022 09:28:34

Housing is more of a state and local government issue anyway.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on December 26, 2022 08:47:27

It means spending it determined by “whatever Congress decides is good.” Mandatory spending is things like healthcare and social security, which are funded based on the number of people entitled in the program.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on December 26, 2022 08:46:34

I don’t know how much effort went into the writing. This did produce the “yo mamma” joke, a slow speed chase with obvious solutions, BB-8 pointing an ATST and saving the heroes, Finn and Rose miraculously flying *into* the rebel base without hurting anyone, Finn and Rose miraculously surviving a high speed crash and then making it back a mile to the rebel base with one of them conscious while the FO is aiming to kill them… and of course the movie just ends with them safely flying into hyperspace even though it’s been established that that is not longer a method of of escape (hyperspace tracking). Also, OP kind of made up parts (like Kylo feeling just as rotten as when he killed his father). So I don’t know about “objectively clear…”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 25, 2022 09:55:01

The ending was boring as hell, unfortunately. Stopping the tension to have a heartfelt moments where the fat brush guy thanked the cool American for believing in him was a horrible decision. It basically ruined the entire climax.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXMasterrace on December 24, 2022 19:05:27

We have this during peace time though? I thought it was cool on Reddit to lament mass production, though.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/HistoryPorn on December 24, 2022 19:01:27

I’m sorry is that a shark person in Star Wars?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 24, 2022 11:25:14

> The model does an ok job - not great, but enough to fool my tekBro bosses that they can now “make pictures like that colleague - hundreds at a time”. This is probably going to get lost in comments now, but this is why I feel like “premium” art services will actually still be demanded. Now that every game company can create beautifully stunning art of their game, there will need to be new ways requiring even more skill in order to stand out. I’m not sure what that is yet, but this is how it always goes.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 24, 2022 11:08:53

Unions don’t have bargaining power if the companies don’t want to employ them anymore.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 24, 2022 11:02:19

I feel like Stripe could easily ignore this. They deal exclusively with businesses, who almost assuredly support AI art (if they are aware of it). Sure, they have some artist business owners I’m sure, but those would probably be their lowest volume customers. I guess we’ll see how else they can be harassed…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/DefendingAIArt on December 24, 2022 10:46:18

To be fair, the Nazis made an anti-capitalist Titanic, and portrayed Bruce Ismay (Chairman of the board of WSL) as a greedy capitalist who was motivated to ignore ice warnings and pressure the captain to sail faster and faster into danger. He ends up getting away while thousands die. This narrative stuck with the Hollywood adaptions and is even included in the 1997 film. It seems the anti capitalists were often interested in showing how the world is currently “ruined by capitalism.” It’s not necessarily supposed to be revenge porn.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on December 24, 2022 10:33:40

Reddits really gotten into the silly “You already love socialism, you just don’t resize it” theory. It might work on teenagers.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on December 24, 2022 10:28:21

Reddit: “Capitalism is when you look out for yourself and don’t care about anyone else!”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on December 24, 2022 10:27:02

If you ask a redditor what socialism is, you’ll get at least 3 different answers. 1. It’s schools, fire departments, and police services 2. It’s when the government offers healthcare, higher education, and safety nets 3. It’s when the workers control the means or production. Each groups refuses to admit that the others exists for some reason.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on December 24, 2022 10:25:35

Just let it go… Not helpful, I know 😜

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 24, 2022 00:12:59

> but they are asking me to learn so much more. Typescript Next redux authentication and many others libraries I feel ya. But here’s the thing, I’m was a similar boat… but the difference is I told *myself* I had to learn all that to create the web app I’m currently making. Before this, I would have been overwhelmed at the idea of learning all that quickly, but for some reason I just decided to just fucking finally do it cuz it needed to get done to accomplish my goal… and you know what? It was all easier than I anticipated! It sounds overwhelming because it’s all important stuff… but Typescript is not that different I promise, and Nuxt and libraries are all designed to make their tasks extremely easy to do. And actually I used ChatGPT to figure out concepts I didn’t know about to apply it to my exact situation. So use that but with caution.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/webdev on December 23, 2022 20:01:35

I just watched history unfold before my very eyes

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 23, 2022 19:26:36

It doesn’t matter, that’s never violated copyright.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 23, 2022 14:22:05

> Digital: the number of decisions that are made before the button is pressed include location, time, light conditions, weather conditions, angle, composition, distance, and then you get into the technical settings like focus, f-stop, and depth of field. That just produces the file. Now comes selection eg out of 300 photos which ones do I pick to do post on. This is also true of AI art. The number of decisions that are made before the “Generate” button is pressed includes basic prompt design, subject matter, style, CFG scale, sampling steps, the type of denoising model you want to use, the aspect ratio of the output image, whether or not you want faces to be post-processed… … and *then* you can even add all those photography steps you listed above. You can literally include all of those decisions in the prompt itself. So by your definition, AI art can include even more input from the “artists” than in photography, and therefore it must be true art that can be copyrighted.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 23, 2022 12:51:30

That’s not what this artists did either though. There’s no “generate complete comic book” button. This person absolutely 100% deserves a copyright. The AI did not make it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 23, 2022 12:37:30

Forget trying to convince them that Gates charity matters. They’re the type of person that actually believes hiring employees is theft. I’m sure they’d even say “Charity is a trick to keep capitalism going.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 23, 2022 12:35:27

Please Reddit, please do not forget this article by tomorrow. I don’t want to see people saying “nothing is being done.” Major change is currently underway. This is what we want to happen. Sacrificing via politics was never the best route. Creating cheaper clean alternatives was always the best route. We still need to improve, but there’s every reason to believe we will continue to do so.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 23, 2022 12:31:46

After years of hearing Rian not show a single shred of regret, it was shocking to hear JJ Abrams say “maybe The Force Awakens was the wrong direction to take the franchise.” I don’t like his Star Wars movie, but damn he’s hard to hate. Rian really works at it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 23, 2022 12:13:31

Blinded by nostalgia is complete bullshit. That’s one of those “hot takes,” again. The original trilogy is legitimately better than the sequels. Everyone gets that, even casual fans.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 23, 2022 11:43:17

One built tension and released it, while the other felt like a CGI sequence from someone’s portfolio. It’s not attached to the story at all and no one in-universe notices or is affected by it at all. It’s a relatable misunderstanding vs an injected gag. Yes they both use an object in the joke, but that doesn’t mean they’re similar. It’s like saying any joke is similar to another because they both involve people.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 23, 2022 11:39:16

Lol Star Wars has been with me my whole life, it’s not going anywhere. I’m just genuinely thrilled that you guys seem to be moving on and these “hot takes” that tear down your original trilogy are rarely respected anywhere. People who do that were never going to stay around like the ones who actually care.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 23, 2022 11:28:44

Nah The Last Jedi is shit compared to Star Wars. Everyone can see it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 23, 2022 11:22:31

You really can’t tell the difference?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 23, 2022 11:21:07

Don’t forget about the scene where BB-8 pilots an ATST and saves the heroes!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 23, 2022 11:20:04

Both of those examples were heavily criticized… So this Is actually to be expected. Yet Rian did it anyway? Maybe he just couldn’t tell the difference between humor and Jar Jar.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 23, 2022 11:18:55

Why? It’s an example of good use of humor, it’s nothing like Rian’s humor.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 23, 2022 11:16:46

Can you really not tell the difference?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 23, 2022 11:15:09

He kind of sounds like the crypto version of anti-AI people. He probably thinks it’s morally wrong or something and doesn’t see the irony.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 23, 2022 10:54:47

> Yes, by this is about longer term competition and viability of the industry. Not about single contract or single decision. It’s not competition if one company is barred from winning it because they won the previous one. That’s the absence of competition. This is just a forced outcome by lobbyists. > However space industry and space exploration is about more, than immediate monetary efficiency. It is about maintaining the capacity and capability over long term. That’s not competition though. That’s the government paying more for the same thing because they want to.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/space on December 23, 2022 08:36:57

Quick question… Are you aware of the topic of the post you are commenting on? This is just so bizarre I am honestly so confused. This article is taking about SpaceX’s Starship, a rocket that is not only larger and more powerful than the Saturn V, it will be the worlds first totally reusable rocket. It’s an absolute game changer. You are confused about SpaceX fans simply because you are simply ignorant of the full situation. Yet the knowledge is right there in the article? Why wouldn’t you at least look up what a freaking starship means before talking about other rockets? Your comment is so confusing I can only rationalize it as you not caring *actually* about the situation and just wanting to shit on others.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/space on December 23, 2022 07:00:58

> Thus already when the first contractor is doing their contract, second award is contracted. So both the first award and second award contractor knows you aren’t the only game in town, when time for next round of negotiations come around. Competition and so on. But there already *was* a competition for the contract. This competition incentivized SpaceX to bid far lower than everyone else, while Blue Origin decided to bid much higher because they thought they knew a second contract was going to be given. This additional contact was added to satisfy Blue Origin lobbyists. It’s not about competition. That already took place and Blue Origin shit the bed trying to take advantage of it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/space on December 23, 2022 06:51:02

It’s so much better than “I’d catch a grenade you ya!” The only aspect people find “cheesy” today is the lack of a bass beat and the traditional band sound (just guitars and drums). If a song has that, younger people tend to dismiss it outright. “It’s all about dat bass,” right?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on December 23, 2022 06:13:26

At least it still isn’t as bad as that young adult series where the main character is literally the only girl on the entire planet *and* she can read the mind of every guy on the planet.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on December 23, 2022 06:06:02

One where NASA lands the largest, most advanced spacecraft ever made on the lunar surface!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 23, 2022 05:52:52

These people don’t fucking get to it. If everyone’s work environment involved elections and debate about company leadership and policy… there would probably be even more corruption and cronyism. Adding politics to work would definitely have its down sides…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Shitstatistssay on December 23, 2022 05:44:04

No one is choosing a new phone over an $80 battery replacement though. People aren’t buying me phones because they need a new battery. They buy a new phone because they want a new one. This idea that it will reduce waste is an after the fact justification for wanting to go after these non-European companies.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/gadgets on December 23, 2022 05:23:37

Japan is the *third largest economy in the world*. Something tells me population decline isn’t that much of a concern…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/explainlikeimfive on December 22, 2022 18:33:36

Ending private property has *always* resulted in even fewer people being in control of all the resources. *Always*. Every single time.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/explainlikeimfive on December 22, 2022 18:31:35

> Socialism isn’t immune to an aging population Funny how forgiving Reddit is of misinformation when it’s pro-socialist. The other guy literally said that capitalism is the source of the problem. But that’s not a problem, right? Misrepresenting ideology isn’t too concerning, is it? Let’s just move passed that ridiculous comment, right? It’s sole purpose was to get the conversation into “Socialism,” wasn’t it? This is called a “ploy” or a “trick.” I don’t understand why *so many* on here want to trick their peers. Why do you not care about stupid claims making your ideology look stupid? Why not tell that other guy he’s wrong as fuck?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/explainlikeimfive on December 22, 2022 18:29:37

The goal posts haven’t been moved. The claim was “growth is absolutely a requirement for capitalism to function.” If there’s a recession, doesn’t most of the economy carry on just as before or very similarly? If there’s a recession, do all stores shut down? If there’s negative growth, does the economy simply stop? No it doesn’t. Growth isn’t a requirement for capitalism to function, it’s really simple. You’re probably confused because you see politicians trying to take advantage of the situation and basically make things up.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/explainlikeimfive on December 22, 2022 18:24:12

Not true. You are mistaking political capitalization of peoples suffering with some kind of economic requirement. Politicians say it’s a problem when the economy shrinks because it means more voters are prioritizing the economy, and motivating them is the source of their power. Nothing about private property is ever threatened by a recession. Nothing about capital ownership is threatened by a lack of growth. Capitalism doesn’t require growth, everyone just wants that because (prepare yourself for this) growth means a higher standards of living.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/explainlikeimfive on December 22, 2022 18:19:37

Are you sure they’re not trying to be funny?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/AskReddit on December 22, 2022 18:06:26

Yes, like I said, they are out to “get” American companies. There’s no problem to solve here if consumers are getting what they want.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/gadgets on December 22, 2022 17:59:13

Lol and Reddit gets into such a tizzy when companies do this. But it’s the government doing it so it’s whatever. Makes you wonder who’s really pushing the “selling data is bad” propaganda.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on December 22, 2022 16:30:46

This is a propaganda subreddit targeted at a specific demographic.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/gadgets on December 22, 2022 15:59:19

These aren’t “Apple fans” That feel personally offended. Legislating features is anti-consumer. Consumers had the option to buy phones with batteries. They chose the sleek design and were fine with the idea of taking it to a place to get it repaired. Now their choices will be illegal. This isn’t about “giving people other options” or else the legislation would allow for manufacturers to make both designs. Instead they’re being anti-consumer because a lot of their constituents like when they “get” American companies. Otherwise they would be more open to other options.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/gadgets on December 22, 2022 15:57:47

> Apple is riding the brand name mainly built in another era Lol!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/gadgets on December 22, 2022 15:53:02

> If someone today were to make claims downplaying the Holocaust or Cambodian genocide, which are both very well documented at this point, I would be inclined to think they are disingenuous deniers. So then what *are* his current views on the topic? Does he still downplay it?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on December 22, 2022 14:19:18

Someone saying these things about the Holocaust would be considered a denier. Has he updated his opinion since more information has come out?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on December 22, 2022 14:17:06

So Solar is actually twice as safe?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on December 22, 2022 12:34:15

It will always be remembered because it sank

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/titanic on December 22, 2022 11:09:56

It is different, those are *actually* blatant copyright violations.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/DefendingAIArt on December 22, 2022 08:14:59

I think the point was that *scientists* can be fallable. They can use their position of authority for good or bad.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/space on December 22, 2022 08:04:23

> They still have the trademark on Mickey Mouse (both name and look) so this is not a threat to them at all. **This is the most important factor in this whole discussion** and it’s at the bottom of the comments. /u/TessaUnderscore, Disney will not lose the right to own the character of Mickey Mouse. That’s trademark. What they lose is the copyright to the films starting Mickey Mouse that were made like 90 years ago. Those films are now in the public domain and people can change or distribute it to their hearts content. Nothing about AI art will protect those films, and honestly Disney doesn’t care. They don’t make much money off their original IPs anymore. How much would you have paid to watch *Steamboat Willy*? Nothing. No one would. They aren’t going spend resources trying to extend it at this point. Trademark =/= Copyright

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 22, 2022 07:55:09

This motherfucker, every time he’s mentioned it’s for something crazier than before!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXMasterrace on December 21, 2022 20:05:24

That Navï one is a blatant copyright violation. That’s a Disney owned character.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 21, 2022 18:04:25

You are forgetting the other side of the equation. AI makes difficult jobs easier to do. Programmers who can only accomplish the same thing but quicker *might* be paid less. But this also means a programmer who needed a team to create an application can not do it by himself. It means even more advanced programming features can be implemented thanks to spending less time on other things.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 21, 2022 12:23:48

Any new great sounds in the Disney era?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 17, 2022 19:20:55

Eh it’s okay at long as you’re using it to get out of situations you didn’t consent to. That’s how Obi Wan used it at least.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 17, 2022 17:19:19

Pretty sure Lucas himself stated that this was a theme of the original Star Wars.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on December 17, 2022 15:19:23

Are you mentally challenged or is this an attempt at being funny?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on December 17, 2022 14:58:30

Not to mention he’s done work for corporations. They will copyright his style way faster than he can.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 17, 2022 13:47:33

Damn, when I first looked it up, it was listed as 29,029 feet. I was like damn that’s way to remember! Too bad.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on December 17, 2022 13:43:30

I’m repeating what T-Mobile announced, and their timeline is 2024. Again, you don’t seem to know the first thing.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 17, 2022 13:22:37

I don’t even think a Jedi would care either. It’s no more “deceptive” than using two lightsaber or literally *mind controlling* enemies.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 17, 2022 11:34:51

> I absolutely think Starlink is inherently inferior Because you don’t know anything about it > We know that 5g is already a pain in the ass when it comes to blockages, making it move and getting it to work among mountains might be expecting too much. Mountains does affect cellular connections. It’s only pain because the cell can’t have a huge physical barrier between it and the tower. But the whole idea with the Starlink solution is that the cell towers are essentially in low orbit. If you can connect with high orbit satellites then low orbit ones are going to be even easier. Yes it’s great that Apple has a solution *now*. But a solution involving low earth orbit satellites is going to be inherently better than one involving higher earth orbit satellites.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 17, 2022 11:13:49

Because you made it sound like Starlink is inherently inferior because it uses “cellular” and can’t connect in a canyon. The opposite is true. Starlink, if launched, will be far better at connecting in a canyon and will be able to be used casually, not just in an emergency. Apple made a giant investment in something really great, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be beat in just a couple years.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 17, 2022 10:53:21

I’m confused, so you don’t actually need a depth mask? Any picture will do?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 17, 2022 09:55:03

> They can pull their old products from their official platforms But they aren’t, and most importantly, they already distributed it. They’re still liable (*if* they are liable for using that training data). If a company starts a website with free Hollywood movies on it, but shuts it down before a lawsuit is served to them, they are still liable for their past actions. > You’ve got a much stronger defence against punitive damages if you can show that you’re already improving. I really don’t think they do, “I did a wrong thing but I’m not doing it anymore” isn’t a defense in anything.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 17, 2022 09:44:11

Yeah I guess this thread has to remember that next time.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/television on December 17, 2022 09:34:27

> over analyzing movies with a such a literal and lazy way that most of the time if any sort of movie or tv show took any of his “critiques” seriously it would genuinely suck the soul of most entertainment he’s analyzing I really don’t think that’s true at all. He does breakdowns of Star Wars and Jurassic Park, these aren’t exactly bright spots in the entertainment industry. If you really feel like these franchises are so strong that identifying their failures means you can’t enjoy *anything*, I don’t know what to tell you. Don’t be a dick.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/television on December 17, 2022 09:32:57

It seems they enjoy analyzing shows, while you enjoy analyzing people. They personally think your weird for putting so much thought into what they enjoy.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/television on December 17, 2022 09:25:30

> It’s not about Starlink or not. You might want to delete your comment, you’ve entirely misunderstood what they are planning on offering.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 17, 2022 09:07:08

But if you need to hold it precisely up to the sky to get out to work right, then that automation attempt at a connection is just a shot in the dark and will likely not connect 90% of the time or more. Let’s be real guys, low orbit satellite connection is better than high orbit precise connection. And you will be able to text casually, not just for emergencies. It *is* better if they deliver on that.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 17, 2022 09:05:27

But they’ve already released the full model with 1.4 and 1.5. It’s out there and they are still distributing it. How does a making another separate product protect them from lawsuits? They still need to defend the original, and of they intend to do that then why nerf the next models?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 17, 2022 08:44:34

> I’d bet what you’re picturing as rich is really just middle class comfortable. Nah one person can create a top 1% income on their own with little capital. Opportunities like this only come once in a while, jump on it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 16, 2022 16:43:13

That’s what I’m wondering as well, Reddit often conflated them and doesn’t care if someone is pushing this as long as they pitch it as “socialist” or “anti-capitalist.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 16, 2022 13:38:49

I wouldn’t expect a someone like you to understand anyway

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 16, 2022 13:11:37

A lot of definitions consider that to be socialism, and a lot of people on here consider that to be socialism.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 16, 2022 13:02:43

The paper that worries me is subreddit often supports proposals for things like a “global centrally planned economy” or “radical forced degrowth.” These are not “helping each other out,” they are the road to authoritarianism. Remember, lots of revolution happened in the name of “helping each other” and ended up being authoritarian hell holes.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 16, 2022 12:43:06

Lol that’s was just *one* of the horrible accusations thrown at me. The majority here are upvoting strawman arguments and most have more upvotes than yours. The average is a disgrace. Get over it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 16, 2022 12:37:19

Please show me where I did that? I’m pretty sure you’re actually pushing propaganda.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 16, 2022 12:33:54

No… business owners often start with nothing. I’m starting a business with this tech. Why can’t others?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 16, 2022 12:23:00

It doesn’t seem to matter to them, if an article is about a single Global Centrally Planed economy, they’ll totally be into it and lament the “idiots” and “evil capitalists” that are holding us back from it. But then you push them on the issue they will tell you they *actually* support worker ownership and don’t want a global centralized government. So then I ask then why they support this article and they just tell me “because we need socialism.” So it’s hard to say what they would actually support, it’s seem like they support socialism in general but like to argue it in terms of market socialism (because that’s easier to defend), but it’s not a deal breaker to them if that’s not the type of socialism that’s being pushed.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 16, 2022 12:18:34

I worry about the type of socialism people on here support, and I definitely don’t think it’s guaranteed to be the future. That’s just silly assumptions.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 16, 2022 12:09:56

But you weren’t talking about yourself, you were talking about all “left leaning people.” That guy is left leaning. I don’t find it to be the case at all, at least not on Reddit.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 16, 2022 12:06:50

Most people on here will tell you they support socialism

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 16, 2022 12:05:20

But like I said, it doesn’t matter how reasonable it is. No one here is even disagreeing that this is largely a socialist subreddit, but the vitriol I’m receiving now is almost unhinged. I slightly put it in a bad light and I’m downvoted to hell so that others know not to even touch the concept of criticizing socialism.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 16, 2022 10:09:27

> You are confused by the 2 No I’m not, this subreddit often advocates for socialism. I’m not calling it Socialism because that’s what I think they’re promoting, the self-proclaimed socialists call it “socialism.” > Why do people pretend Socialism is bad when someone else comes in and throws it at the community as a negative? I actually didn’t identify it as a negative. For whatever reason, the subreddit is very offended at being labeled socialist. Why do you think that is? > Stop pretending it’s bad. Simply for the fact you don’t want the lazy person to think your something they don’t understand. That’s not why I think it can go wrong. Why not discuss this instead of throw every assumption you have at me? Why are you trying to portray me as mentally deficient? > Much of the government that runs you is socalisim inside of its walls. All the while allowing the common man to suffer without the benefits of safety falls. That’s not at all what people are advocating… If we were talking about having government *only* cover healthcare, military, and food stamps, you guys would be incredible pissed off and would probably declare that ‘fascism had won’ or something. You guys definitely want vastly *vastly* more than these simple programs, and that’s usually what people have an issue with. > The bailouts that have been issued to companies who are about to go under. That’s socalisim… Well then *fuck* socialism. Seriously, why do you think I believe I support all these things? Because is it it easier to argue against? > That’s socalisim so when you come in here trying to insult a community over an ideology that is WIDLY used by the very people who would love you to do there dirty work for free. “This subreddit is socialist” is an insult? > Those companies LOVE socalisim. They LOVE IT soo much, because it means when their company is “Failing.” They know they will get bailed out. It’s happened every time a major crisis has occurred. Then I don’t want more Socialism! Seriously this isn’t working the way you intended. Maybe you should have discussed instead of assumed. > Congrats you are playing the game they want you to play. Feeding their lies and bs for free. Well done! Me? Definitely not. You’re the one who used propaganda to fight against someone who isn’t me. Try and discuss things next time. What’s really a shame is people actually supported this comment…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 16, 2022 09:54:12

It almost always does on here. Come on…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 16, 2022 09:36:20

Then why do so many hold incorrect assumptions?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 16, 2022 09:36:00

It’s not socialist because “technology is socialist” or something. The subreddit is practically a socialist one because it upvotes pro-socialist articles and has pro-socialist comments constantly upvoted to the top.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 16, 2022 01:40:38

Haven’t seen a real vector model released yet. This is probably just taste art, but I image they work really well with those “convert to vector” programs.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 16, 2022 01:24:19

And these days Reddit openly mocks this kind of mentality.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on December 16, 2022 01:16:05

AI tools are available for free right now. The rich are rich because they use the tools available to them. They don’t just sit around hopping the government will cut them checks.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 16, 2022 00:32:10

I mean this is basically a “Socialism” subreddit. It’s not surpassing at all.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 16, 2022 00:31:29

People don’t really care if they’re wrong about the details as long as they feel strongly about a certain thing.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 15, 2022 17:28:44

> For a time. Luke eventually gets his shit together. He stops being a do-nothing monk. He embraces his role as mentor to the new hero. While when Kylo was his student, he was the type to think “all satanists are eviiil!” But now, he realizes his mistake, and switches from that Christian opposition to a Taoist embrace of all. I’m not sure I get your point here. Luke didn’t embrace both the light and the dark at the end of the film… he overtly came out in support of one side. As clearly as he possibly could. He literally says, “…the War is just beginning, and I’m not the last Jedi.” I’m sorry but that’s not embrace, that’s making a a stand against something. The exact opposite. Luke’s arc isn’t that he learns Star Wars was wrong the whole time. His arc is that he feels responsible for the mess that the galaxy is in, but is convinced that it’s okay to fail if you help try to fix it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWarsCantina on December 15, 2022 13:45:13

> Why I love TLJ has a lot to do with the college classes I took at the time. Oh my god this is the most TLJ thing I’ve ever heard >I had never noticed how religious Star Wars is. Ohh boy, that’s telling. > In TLJ dark and light become friends. Kylo and rey weren’t demon and angel, they were yin and yang, flowing together not repulsing one another like magnets. Until the end when Yin told his army to kill Yang because she didn’t submit to *his* way of destroying everything. > He has completely rejected the Christian themes and embraced the monkish side of the force I don’t even know what the Christian themes are? Is “a person trying to help his family, friends, and galaxy remain free and happy” a Christian theme now? > While when Kylo was his student, he was the type to think “all satanists are eviiil!” But now, he realizes his mistake, and switches from that Christian opposition to a Taoist embrace of all. He’s interpreting the end of the film as “Luke embraces the light and dark.” I have no idea how he got there. Like literally says to the opposition “The *war* is just beginning and I’m not the last Jedi.” I’m pretty sure Mauler has said it before that many TLJ fans like a movie they saw in their heads better than what’s on screen. > The mix of Christianity and Taoism has always been a bit awkward. While on one hand we have ultimate evil, on the other we have this hippie “all is one” mentality. Those are from different belief systems, so it’s weird to see peaceful people embrace religious conflict. TLJ criticized this contradiction through character and plot. Well there we have it, TLJ is great because it criticized the franchise. > It’s beautiful, and when anyone says the movie is stupid they look very silly to me. No wayyyy… I guess I get what this is all about.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on December 15, 2022 13:39:38

> But we are already dealing with it. It will never be solved, you will never win forever. Only fleeting victories in an endless fight that will go on forever. That’s fine if you want to fight it, but many don’t. > Why are you more ok with private companies deciding what you can get but against the govt doing it? So we’re nationalizing the largest industry in the country just to get the same outcome? That’s not going to convince a lot of people. Surely we could actually improve things with different reforms? > You’re literally paying 15k per year per family and you still have to pay more if you actually get sick and what treatments you get are decided by that company, not your doctor. I have no idea where those numbers come from, I’ve spent ~$2k per year for great healthcare. Most people are like me. It shouldn’t be hard to understand that for a large portion of people, an underfunded government program is going to be a clear step down. > This is happening now and you’re fine with it. Lol no I’m not okay with the current system, but I certainly don’t think universal healthcare is the best solution.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/AskReddit on December 15, 2022 13:19:06

> But we determine the funding because we vote And what if your peers decide it to be too low? A lot of people don’t want to be beholden to other people’s influence on things as important as healthcare. “Just hope it’s well funded enough for you!” Okay. > If one idiotic party tries to make it fail by cutting funding then that’s a real risk that is on us to defend. Sounds like an unnecessary constant fight. Lots of people would prefer to be in charge of themselves. > Like literally everything. Actually the vast majority of your life is not dependent on others voting for it. > As it is now we are cutting payouts because insurance companies lobby for it. And entire healthcare systems are on the verge of failure. That’s a huge risk that a lot of people don’t want to deal with. This shouldn’t be difficult to understand.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/AskReddit on December 15, 2022 13:03:51

Public programs can be underfunded. That’s the whole point. It’s not something you just brush off.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/AskReddit on December 15, 2022 12:55:33

> In all countries other than the us that is determined by the doctor. The context of this conversation is about funding of the healthcare system. It started with someone saying “the VA is horrible.” You responded with “Because its underfunded.” Doctors don’t get to decide funding. Please address this fact.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/AskReddit on December 15, 2022 12:30:42

> IF we had single payer and continued to pay exactly what we pay now for healthcare everyone would have better healthcare than we do now. That’s the crux though. You don’t get to determine that. Other people with influence get to determine if healthcare funding is or isn’t popular. Your healthcare is in the hands of manipulators who want to gain from defending your system. It should be easy to see why people wouldn’t get excited about that.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/AskReddit on December 15, 2022 12:16:48

I’m pretty sure every writer these days has this mentality: “Okay I know people love this established franchise’s story… but I can’t just make a direct adaptation, my peers would laugh at me and make fun of my ‘easy paycheck!’ No, no, I can do this, I can do even better than the source material!”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on December 15, 2022 11:38:33

I feel like that thing should be practical instead of CGI or something. It looks like they’re just going to put a live action person into the video game.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on December 15, 2022 11:35:10

It seems like most Redditors don’t even want that anymore. Have you seen how many advocated for cutting off healthcare services to people who didn’t get vaxed? Some even admitted to me that they wanted “controlled” healthcare. It’s hard to know what someone *actually* means when they say “universal” healthcare now.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/AskReddit on December 15, 2022 11:32:01

> Those people already do a lot of flying, so planning it around an event like this would be a bonus. Probably for the same reason you weren’t aware of the space industry enough to know they’re launching every other week. The vast majority of people just don’t care about space or rockets. You’re right, you’d think people would be obsessed with space, but they largely are not. Try following /r/SpaceXLounge if you want to follow it better. They post all the cool stuff.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on December 15, 2022 11:23:36

So what if the national healthcare system gets underfunded?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/AskReddit on December 15, 2022 11:18:30

But that doesn’t mean that the healthcare system is expensive because of CEO salaries. The problem is much much larger, executive compensation doesn’t account for it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/AskReddit on December 15, 2022 11:17:31


Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 15, 2022 10:53:10

Because they drive awesome cars now and don’t have to shovel shit.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 15, 2022 10:52:30

Everyone on Twitter comes off as trying to create a reality instead of analyze it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 15, 2022 10:47:54

You know how much private flights are?? People do it, but not in the *hundreds*. Plus, these launches happen every other week or more.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on December 15, 2022 10:27:10

> I’m saying that the fundamental premise that economic growth being the primary metric for economic health is stupid. Why wouldn’t it be the primary metric? It’s like comparing the average of anything from one year to the next. This is like someone claiming “The fundamental premise that temperature increases should be the primary method for measuring environmental health is stupid.” It’s not the only thing wet look at. It’s not the defining metric that anyone ever cares about. It’s just a good way to measure last year to the next considering all economic factors. > The number of people that are homeless, starving, or without healthcare access is. That’s an important metric, but as we see in places like the Soviet Union, who did use those kind of metrics, were still lacking in many many areas. Homelessness can be solved without ignoring every other factor of life. > And in the United States, at least, we really don’t care about these things. The United States spends more on helping the poor and elderly than any other country in the world. It’s a major s issue every single election. Saying we don’t care is very reductive. > If the Dow is doing well, but people are still struggling, the economy is doing just fine! That’s not true at all? Plus, the Dow decreases when everyone is struggling. > But go ahead and equate your smartphone purchase choice as a freedom. Surely you admit that freedom of choose will decrease, though, right? I can’t tell, but does the mockery mean you don’t respect the concept? Even the homeless want freedom of choice, come on… ———————— You seem to be under the impression that the only metric that matters is the GDP growth percentage. But that’s not true at all, other metrics dominate the news and we are not hiding from them. We spend literally trillions to address them.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 15, 2022 10:05:36

> You argue in such bad faith I’m not, please try to understand my point instead of just dismissing it. > and oh now we don’t need democracy in the workplace because we have democracy elsewhere that can implement environmental policies. I saw this response from a mile away. No, no. I’m just trying to understand your premis, that’s why I asked those questions. Those weren’t supposed to be a “gotcha” or something. I don’t know if you’re aware of the full context, but environmental issues are much bigger than “dirty rivers.” People voting for clean rivers doesn’t mean they’re going to vote to solve climate change through degrowth.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 15, 2022 09:53:39

> Everything already is political. No… You’re not arguing with your coworkers about how the company should be run like we do with the nation. You just do your job and joke about management’s decisions. > And always has been. You don’t get what I’m saying. Work would be a high stakes social debate. > And I still reject this idea that growth and freedom of choice are somehow inextricably linked. It’s super weird and makes no sense logically. Maybe your just confused and should inquire further? Say you save money next year because gas prices go down and you don’t have to pay as much at the pump. In other words, your purchasing power has increased. This is economic growth. Now you have money to spend. Are you going to throw it away? No, you’re going to spend it on something you want, not something you don’t want. It’s really not too complicated, don’t over think it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 15, 2022 09:39:52

> We literally vote in politicians that make environmental laws all the time. So we don’t need socialism to fix things? We can just rely on democracy? I thought the whole point was that the system is currently unworkable due to capitalist influence? Huh. > You think its just by the good grace of the CEOs that we don’t all live in industrial sewage? My point is we don’t vote in “environment first” politicians. Even the current president, who constantly pay lip service to climate change, spent the whole summer demanding oil companies pump more oil. Is that the kind of “solution” you’re looking for? I swear, if he didn’t have a (D) next to his name, you guys would be equating him with a horseman if the apocalypse. This is exactly how worker ownership would turn out. Not a clear win one way or the other for the environment.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 15, 2022 09:33:31

Yes it is, even if you don’t want it “pitched” that way. The economy is the sum of people’s economic choices. If the problem is “the economy is spending too much on some things and not enough in others,” then the solution is a decrease (or total ending) of freedom of choice. Plus, once you start reworking the entire economy in your image, everything becomes political, even the things you didn’t want. “Are video games really necessary? Society could be a little more efficient without them…”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 15, 2022 09:27:44

You jumped in a thread where the discussion was “would socialism solve environmental issues?” If you want to talk about socialism in general, don’t do it in a thread where people are taking about specifics. You should argue against the guy saying “Socialism will save the environment.” It’s important you don’t allow others to trick people.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 15, 2022 09:18:59

> Anyways I just think we’re more likely to curb consumption when everyone has a say in the matter instead of one guy that can fund an army and build a bunker should his bad decisions have consequences. But that’s just a fantasy. We already have worker owned companies in our economy, and they are not inherently environmentally motivated. Workers would want their company to be able to compete and stay in business. They would want to make more money if offered the option. The vast majority will elect leaders who want to grow the business. I don’t see “sacrificing for the environment” to be much more common than it is today with private leaders. The public already doesn’t vote for environmentally-minded politicians.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 15, 2022 09:14:20

> There’s literally other clowns in this comment chain saying workers would have no incentive under socialism. You can’t argue against my points by arguing against other points. Do you get how frustrating that is? Don’t *deflect*. > I honestly don’t know what to say to the rest of your comment, it’s like arguing with a serf that can’t imagine anything other than toiling for the king. No I’m not. I fully support work owned companies. I just do not try to trick people onto thinking it will solve environment issues. It will not and you know it. Yet you are trying to trick people. > Using your logic, why do we elect government representatives when the people have the same desires as a king? You’re so mentally deficient you can’t even stay on topic. You are the one making the claim that workers ownership will solve environmental issues. If you don’t actually believe that you should delete you comment. > It’s literally just bringing the democratic principles we use to form our governments and society, and applying them to the workplace. Nice now stop acting like socialism will be a panacea. It won’t. Politics fucking sucks, it’s not going to actually be fun bringing that concept into work and business. Imagine how divided coworkers will become. Families can’t even eat thanksgiving together, coworkers will be at each others throats. Workers ownership doesn’t fix everything, but you guys try to trick people into believe that.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 15, 2022 09:04:21

Second comment for the additions: > The reality is when you democratize your workplace, it’s a choice made by everyone instead of one dumbfuck only looking out for himself. But everyone decides they want to make more money. They decided that almost every time. The vast majority of workplaces will continue doing business as before, or they will be more likely to go put of businesses. The reality is the incentives don’t change. > Whether we choose to be greedy fucks as a collective or not isn’t the point It certainly was when you made this comment. Your point was that it was the solution to endometrial problems. You should penalty delete your comment if you no longer believe that. > the point is if we want to consume all of earth’s resources, and pollute the world until its uninhabitable it will be on our terms, not just a decision by a few shitheads. Huh. So this has nothing to do with being a solution to environmental problems? Huh. I wonder why you tried to make it sound like that up there? Huh. I wonder if you’ll delete that comment. Hmmmm… 🤔

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 15, 2022 08:55:28

A launch per day *is* a rapid cadence.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXLounge on December 15, 2022 08:47:24

> Lmao, you got goofs saying workers will have the same incentives That’s not a “goof,” ya dunce. The workers will be the owners. They will have the same incentives as every other owner throughly history. They will have the same incentives as current worker-owned companies. The environment will not automatically take precedence. That’s just a trick. > and other goofs saying workers will have no incentives. When did I say people “would have no incentives?” That doesn’t make any sense. Are you sure you’re not confusing a different point I was trying to make? > Guess that’s what happens when you learn the definition of socialism from PragerU Wait wait wait, I’m going with your definition of socialism! Did you not pick up on that? My point was, *even if workers control the means of production*, and dispose of all private property, they will still vote to continue doing business the same way as the capitalists. The economic incentives wouldn’t change. Is this an AI bot? Why does it suddenly feel like I’m talking to an 8 year old?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 15, 2022 08:44:47

To much unnecessary pressure within the company. Wait a day between launches, give everyone a chance to breathe and double check, and proceed. One launch per day is still an impressive cadence.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXLounge on December 15, 2022 08:36:54

That shouldn’t mean you can’t denounce authoritarian policies. Maybe just take a closer look at why you actually argue with someone you think is wrong 90% of the time.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/AskReddit on December 15, 2022 08:31:19

So because NASA will never say it, I am going to unofficially announce that the ISS is in a state of emergency until a replacement craft is delivered (possibly 3 months away!). Yes I know the ISS hasn’t had a reason to abandon it in 20+ years… but these cosmonauts do not have a ride home. Period. If something happen in the next 3 months, it could spiral into catastrophe. I have faith in NASA, but Russia has me concerned. What if something else malfunctions on the Russians side. They’ve already launched a Soyuz with a hole in it…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXMasterrace on December 15, 2022 08:29:25

Bullshit this never happens. They will absolutely change it. They’re is zero reason to complicate things like this.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXLounge on December 15, 2022 08:22:04

Still avoiding the uncomfortable fact that you actually support authoritarian policies, huh?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/AskReddit on December 15, 2022 08:19:53

Oh I read it, and I saw someone who’s easily scared and runs quickly towards authority to protect them. That’s what Trump offers a lot of people. I’m sure you’ll be combines someday. They always get the people who gravitate to authoritarianism.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/AskReddit on December 15, 2022 08:18:00

The end of capitalism means the end of freedom of choice, or a simple change of ownership that doesn’t result in a different output. People can imagine it. They just can’t image Gore it could possibly be an improvement. Private property is the greatest boon to freedom in human history.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 15, 2022 08:15:41

Growth is often in line with fulfilling demand of the general population. Freedom of choice isn’t psychotic.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 15, 2022 08:13:57

Yeah these guys sure sounds like the good side…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 15, 2022 08:10:23

No matter how you “package” it, people aren’t going to buy into the idea that government should decide what is and isn’t economically valuable. Personally, that’s not something I want Trump to have control over.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 15, 2022 08:09:06

> allowing us to increase consumption further, rather than to steward the natural world more effectively, take care of people better, etc. So the issue is free choice? What is the solution? A government that determines the “correct” allocation of efficiency gains for each and everything in life? That’s not something I want Trump to be in charge of, thank you.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 15, 2022 08:02:21

Socialism is about the return for the workers. Where does that come from with growth?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 15, 2022 07:53:36

> For the people to control the means of production the people have to control the government. The Soviet people absolutely did not control their government, nor do the Chinese. If you bothered to read at least the basics about this subject then you’d know that. But here’s the kicker… The real meat of the issue that socialists don’t want to talk about… The workers will vote to continue the same practices as the capitalists did because they will have the exact same incentives. Sorry, but “Socialism will solve environmental issues,” is just propaganda. It’s just designed to trick people.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 15, 2022 07:51:18

Look at the scrambling! Maybe it’s just *not* good to be on Trumps side. You know, authoritarianism? Control of what you can and cannot see or use? Have fun voting for Trump in 2024! I’m sure he’ll scare you enough somehow…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/AskReddit on December 15, 2022 07:37:54

People don’t pass those kinds of videos around for decades. People would still be known as that without video evidence.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 15, 2022 06:57:59

Plus, I don’t think I ever did anything that would be shameful today. I mean what are these guys talking about, do they really feel like a silly video is going to haunt them for life? Or did they do some tucked up shit back in the day justifying it as “just being an asshole kid.” I think the vast majority of people don’t actually do incredibly shameful things in their youth.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on December 14, 2022 19:53:59

It’s really has nothing to do with the lack of willingness to educate themselves, it has everything to do with attacking perceived “bad things.” That’s what politicians try to do. They want to be seen as the forward thinking savior that protected everyone from the greedy evil rich. This is her whole schtick, she’s either just posturing, or posturing and aiding her banking friends. Either way it’s not lack of will.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/CryptoCurrency on December 14, 2022 15:58:29

This is so stupid, FTX was a full KYC corporation already. This is some PATRIOT ACT bullshit

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/CryptoCurrency on December 14, 2022 15:54:18

Yet people don’t choose it for browsers for various reasons. Open source software dominating its space is… not a bad thing at all. People make the Chromium situation out to be worse than it is. It’s in no way a monopoly, it’s a free resource with free competitors. This would be like saying “Wikipedia is a monopoly.” So what? They’re free, their competition is free, everyone uses them because it’s the best experience. There’s no downsides.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 14, 2022 15:49:39

See but this profile looks “fake” just because of the large number of various professional images. It looks like someone took a models profile. The photos themselves are *incredible* but the profile gives me “bot” vibes.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 14, 2022 15:31:59

Chromium isn’t a problem. It’s open source and others can branch off it and change whatever code necessary. The open source World is actually kind of weird. Companies like Google and FB put out really good open source stuff, trusted by the entire industry.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 14, 2022 15:28:08

AI pumping out *new* Seinfeld episodes is my dream

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/videos on December 14, 2022 14:21:13

I still don’t get why people are even interested in them in the first place?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/videos on December 14, 2022 14:17:42

> In fact, I am still on it and that project has been in active development ever since. I don't know if it will happen or not. We never do until the development process is complete, but I look forward to its potential ahead. That’s such a weird comment to make after they announced that it *was* happening and that she *was* doing to direct. So it was official, then she left, and now it back in pre-planning with no promises? Sounds like corporate speak for something.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWarsLeaks on December 14, 2022 13:10:31

Did you not read the rest of the comment? The trend has been “more technology = more jobs.” There is both more technology and more jobs than ever before. Technology doesn’t create fewer jobs. Your whole premise is backwards.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 14, 2022 12:00:59

No it’s not… it’s to make harder things easier to do. Unemployment has only gone up as technology has progressed. There are more jobs now than ever before. Literally. It really seems like you’ve got it entirely backwards.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 14, 2022 11:30:24

We’ve had workers shortages for years now…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 14, 2022 11:28:06

> by the time it takes your job it’s already going to be capable of anything you might retrain into Not necessarily. This might be true for general artificial intelligence, but I don’t believe that will ever be allowed for free use by the public, if it’s even possible. I think a lot of people will “retain,” so to speak and become art studio directors instead of just artists.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 14, 2022 11:26:17

They’ve only agreed that it collects data like all other social media. No one has been able to say why they’re a threat and US companies aren’t. It’s just “well we’ll get them eventually to!” That’s not going to ever happen, the only reason this is gaining traction is because US tech companies are pushing it to benefit themselves.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on December 14, 2022 11:09:33

> Do you really want an oppressive government like China’s to have your personal details? Make money? Sell ads? Idk… what? This is clearly about the US protecting US tech companies from competition. They can convince puerile it’s a threat, so they will. Simple as that. US companies get free reign over the entire country with no threat of foreign competition from the other major tech country. It makes so much more sense it hurts.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on December 14, 2022 11:03:48

China doesn’t have free speech and they take advantage of it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on December 14, 2022 10:58:50

I literally can’t think of anything else as stupid in the actual movies. Even R2D2 flying isn’t as stupid as that. The original trilogy didn’t have anything like that. So basically Rian made a movie on par with the Prequels and you are surprised people are upset?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on December 14, 2022 10:54:53

Yeah not like Instagram Reels and YouTube Stories! Those were designed with true, pure intent to entertain.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on December 14, 2022 10:48:59

This is about protecting American companies from competition. They’ve duped you. Again.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on December 14, 2022 10:47:49

Cheering on authoritarianism?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on December 14, 2022 10:46:29

That’s not what I’m talking about. I want a world where people are so excited about the Space Program that other companies start creating television commercials with the main selling point being “now everyone can finally watch the Shuttle missions as obsessively as they’ve always wanted!” The commercial isn’t actually about being about to watch the Space Shuttle live, that’s just the royalty free example they used. The world is exclusively interested in watching sports live, and that’s what this device would typically be used for. But it’s fun imagining people actually being that excited for the Shuttle that it’s as big as sports are in our world.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXMasterrace on December 14, 2022 02:38:10

They couldn’t bear to make Rey look weak/bad/uncaring so they left the main character alone and regressed a *side* character to have the film focus on. Rey is just watching the movie with us, she’s already got her character figured out.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on December 13, 2022 18:38:02

Writing a thriller doesn’t mean you can write a space fantasy. Writers *do* need to prove themselves when jumping to different genres. Nobody just assumes they’re great at everything.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on December 13, 2022 18:30:58

No no it’s the one where BB-8 saves our heroes by piloting a AT-ST!! A stroke of *genius*!!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on December 13, 2022 18:27:44

And so Google wins through blatant government force and everyone here cheers it on because they think it “gets” some people they *hate*. Good job guys.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on December 13, 2022 18:21:51

Are we sure these adjustments are for trajectory and not for keeping the capsule’s solar panels in the sunlight? Seems like adjustments are far too plentiful for actually burning fuel.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/space on December 13, 2022 14:17:58

I wish it wasn’t just a royalty free “stand in” for sports in a commercial, I wish we lived in a world where companies were advertising “you’ll never miss another Shuttle launch!” because the general public is just that excited about it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXMasterrace on December 13, 2022 14:07:16

Because people have been seeing Factory and construction worker jobs involve more and more automated machinery for the last 100 years. Since the economy still uses blue collar workers despite these automations, the new assumption is that these new tools will cause cut backs on white collar jobs. But I think the assumption that these automations result in less demand for people, but in the overall economy that doesn’t seem to be true. These automations mean savings on input, which means the economy will spend less on the same thing and have wealth left over to demand more.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 13, 2022 11:51:56

One day it will be nearly impossible for a President to lose reelection because of the spy network that would be secretly available to them. They could know their opponents political plans, or even expose their secrets. They will be one step ahead of everyone else. Or at least, whoever controls the surveillance will be able to influence the election by giving info to the guy *they* want. Maybe handwritten physical communication will become a necessity again just to avoid big brother.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/ethereum on December 13, 2022 10:18:40

If an analogy is bad, people often say it isn’t analogous at all.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 13, 2022 10:06:27

> All capitalism is at the basic level is the means of production is privately owned/controlled. When has that ever existed? Most definition of capitalism involved free markets. When people are referring to capitalism, they are referring to markets. The people who created monopoly didn’t believe the government enforced “no free market, no free pricing, no free choice” policies. They didn’t support capitalism in its actual form, not some academic definition.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 13, 2022 09:50:29

Yea I’m aware of the origins. I’m saying “they did a horrible job representing markets and our current economic system.” It Durant even have markets in it. You have to do business with the person you landed on. There’s no free pricing, you have to charge what the card says. There’s no alliterative routes. There’s no advertising or competition in any way. It’s not a good representation *just* because the creators say it is. In fact, it’s unlikely politically motivated individuals would set out to make an accurate representation in the first place, it’s a wonder why people respect their claims automatically.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 13, 2022 09:36:46

I’m struggling to find a reason why someone would quote this thread as if we weren’t in it… unless they were a dumb ass bot.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 13, 2022 09:29:08

> Depending on who owns and benefits from the colonization of an area the lines between capitalism and colonization can become pretty blurred. No not at all, colonization involved coercion, military force, and threat of force. Voluntary business isn’t anywhere close to colonialism. > I think monopoly does a decent job of showing how capitalization of property goes, albeit a very simplified version as you don’t have to pay maintenance costs and such. Monopoly doesn’t even involve *markets*, let alone work as a representation for capitalism. The whole thing is designed around making monopoly as easy as possible... almost as of that how the games creator wanted to portray things. There’s no competition, you HAVE to do business with the person you land on. There’s no setting prices you HAVE to charge what the card says. There’s no outside investment, there’s no selling of assets on the market after they’ve been bought. Monopoly is flat out a horrible representation of capitalism. Nothing about it is a free market. The only people that think it’s a good representation are people who already want to replace capitalism.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 13, 2022 09:26:33


Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on December 13, 2022 07:37:28

Did you seriously block a guy because he corrected you on the internet? That’s not harassment. That’s not how the block feature is supposed to be used. What they hell is the matter with you?!?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 13, 2022 07:27:44

Sorry, this subreddit only upvotes negative news. That was it can fuel the for for socialist revolution. Climate change is only important in terms of “how can we use it to scare people into submission?”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 13, 2022 07:23:11

Yeah but the game of monopoly always has the same ending! They MUST have a point! I’m not just saying that because I personally want capitalism to die and warp my worldview to conform to that…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 13, 2022 07:20:38

I think those are just isolated political “wins” that are prompted more than others. International trade is higher than ever, despite these growing changes:

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 13, 2022 07:18:26

> A big geopolitical situation, a new situation. Globalization is almost dead. Free trade is almost dead. Free trade is almost dead? What an idiot. Trade between countries is higher than ever.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 13, 2022 07:16:53

It’s a good summary of colonization, not really of global economics.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 13, 2022 07:13:20

That’s not an analogy for capitalism, that’s an analogy for colonization. Capitalism has businesses start and fail every day. Globalism isn’t dead, it’s literally bigger than ever, this is just propaganda.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 13, 2022 07:12:12

Which is why it’s a horrible analogy for capitalism.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 13, 2022 07:09:46

Right now we have patent trolls that file obvious patents and then sue others who violate it. With style being copyrightable, corporations would but up as many as possible.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 13, 2022 06:50:57

I honestly don’t believe they care about facts. This is actually about spreading misinformation. They don’t care if it’s wrong, that’s irrelevant to Reddit. They are here to attack and smear any way possible.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/cringe on December 12, 2022 18:02:46

And what happens when they realize something they already like was made by AI? I have a feeling people’s options will start to change as more and more established creatives incorporate AI into their work. Eventually they’ll say “eh I don’t care, it’s good.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MediaSynthesis on December 12, 2022 15:34:14

It’s still a wild conspiracy based on warped worldviews that would fit in many of their threads over there. “The rich control everything and won’t allow clean energy or cancer cures” is definitely a thing over there and in here.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 12, 2022 15:19:32

People just changed to “it’s a good thing the government spy’s on everyone, we need to get *those* guys.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/ethereum on December 12, 2022 15:16:20

I mean look at it

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/seinfeld on December 12, 2022 15:08:22

Cheaper sources of energy means wet can pull more carbon out of the atmosphere. It’s all connected.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 12, 2022 15:05:47

Suspending him isn’t defending him though. It’s the opposite. And yes everyone has a different line, that’s how the world works.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/videos on December 12, 2022 12:37:47

And he’s since been banned. That article is from last week.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/videos on December 12, 2022 12:29:40

Did Reddit already forget this happened? Elon’s Twitter suspended Kanye. How is that “defending” him?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/videos on December 12, 2022 12:12:17

There’s the dismissive bot comment I was looking for! You guys gotta update the script, this one’s getting old.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/videos on December 12, 2022 12:08:58

No, that goes beyond misunderstanding the law. If one thought about it for two seconds, they probably couldn’t even provide an example of that happening. It’s the same type of logic that /r/conspiracy uses: figure out what output confirms to their worldview, and then work backwards from there. In this community, the big conspiracy theory is “the status quo will prevent change and we’ll all die unless we overthrow them first.” This is despite the fact that the majority of new energy capacity added in the last few years was 80-90% renewables *globally*. But unfortunitely, worldviews are much stronger than facts, so people invent ridiculous scenarios to keep them going. Like the idea that “companies can trivially steal others technology throughlawsuits and prevent change forever.” It’s not really a genuine misunderstanding, it’s a wild conspiracy theory.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 12, 2022 11:21:38

>Whereas the US and the Soviet Union hashed out a common set of rules at the United Nations, this time around the world’s top superpowers can’t even agree on basic principles to govern the next generation of space activity. Can’t read the whole article but if this is how they’re portraying things, I don’t think I trust it. The Soviet Union and United States had far less cooperation than the US and China. They disagreed so heavily during the Space Race, that Kennedy threatened to bomb Cuba and the Soviets subs were within a hairs breathe of launching their missiles. It sounds like it’s just a bunch of horrible assumptions leading to an incorrect conclusion. “There is no international agreement on extracting resources from the moon, therefore that must be the goal.” Neither NASA, the US government, or China have mentioned Helium-3 or massive resource extraction. Congresses motivations for NASA are to use it as a jobs program. China wants to use it for national prestige and scientific investment. These factors make far more sense than a resource that we can’t even use and have alternatives here on earth.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 12, 2022 10:49:56

I’m sorry but “companies can sue and just take over other companies without reason“ is unhinged. That’s like a 13 year old’s interpretation of the economy and lawsuits.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 12, 2022 10:37:14

> They view it as part of a technological evolution of artist tools; from paintbrushes, to digital painting programs like Procreate, to AI. However, AI isn’t a tool. It does not require artistic input. AI is a replacement. If it replaces the artists then it must have intent on its own, as human and AI works are often indistinguishable. If you replace one input with another yet the results are the same, then the inputs must be equal.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on December 11, 2022 12:28:51

What’s with this anti-battery bullshit on this sub recently? We DO need batteries. Nuclear power can’t be relied upon to power the entire world. 1) nuclear non-proliferation is extremely important, and 2) nuclear power is extremely expensive. Nuclear is a first world solution. We have a *global* problem we’re need to work out.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on December 11, 2022 11:54:45

I WISH people were obsessed with the Space Shuttle enough to watch it land live while they’re out and about

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/seinfeld on December 11, 2022 11:20:47

So is all commissioned work not art?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on December 10, 2022 20:07:11

Totally disagree, the prompt adds intent to the artwork. If someone prompts a political cartoon of a president ripping the constitution, there’s clearly intent being conveyed.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on December 10, 2022 14:00:45

I don’t think making an appeal means “I’m wrong.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/changemyview on December 10, 2022 13:54:19

The pledge doesn’t actually create a sense of unity or community. Kids don’t know what the duck they’re saying, and they grow to resent being forced to say the same thing over and over. Don’t you remember what it was like to be a kid? This is ridiculous, literally nobody continues to do the Pledge after middle school because it’s stupid as fuck. You seem lost in some kind of patriotic fantasy, I can’t believe anyone actually think the Pledge does anything positive at all.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/ShitPoliticsSays on December 10, 2022 13:21:50

Every AI generated image is prompted by a human with intent. So I guess every single piece of AI artwork is art.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on December 10, 2022 13:05:03

Columbia wasn’t taken down by missing tiles, it has a giant hole blown in its wing.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXMasterrace on December 10, 2022 10:07:16

So you start with a prompt to generate generic figurines, and then in img2img you’re requesting Seinfeld characters? Or are you putting the character name in both prompts? Thanks!!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 10, 2022 09:42:00

Who’s saying that? Is it younger people (high school students) to each other? I just never ever see people say he’s the greatest mind ever. It must be happening on TikTok and Discord.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/KerbalSpaceProgram on December 10, 2022 09:39:31

Great job! I’ve been super struggling to generate Seinfeld characters. Started dreambooth training on them.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 10, 2022 09:21:57

No when Elon joined they hasn’t even built an engine yet. Look it up.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/KerbalSpaceProgram on December 10, 2022 08:20:31

I mean, Painting a whole scene in under 60 seconds is pretty damn impressive too. The whole things a game changer.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 10, 2022 02:31:39

Oh no I don’t think anyone believes Elon himself sat down in AutoCAD and developed the Model S. But no other rich person was willing to bet significant money on EV’s. You’re probably too young to remember but it was actually a big deal at the time.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/KerbalSpaceProgram on December 10, 2022 02:29:02

Well when Elon joined they hadn’t produced an EV yet, so I think it’s fair enough. The first major investor and company leader should definitely get *some* credit (but not all).

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/KerbalSpaceProgram on December 10, 2022 02:24:50

“You know, I just saw John Lennon holding a sign with your name on it at Broadway and 5th!” “John Lennon? On Fifth Avenue?” “Yeah, John Lennon.” “I’m sorry, John Lennon has been dead for 20 years! He’s not holding a sign with my name on it!” “Well maybe he faked it!” “I can’t see John Lennon faking his death just to become my biggest fan!” “Look I’m telling you, it was John Lennon!” “The guy who slept with Lucy Lou!? He’s out there pushing Jerry?” “You better believe it, buddy.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/seinfeld on December 10, 2022 02:10:54

> Guy has proved himself as a detriment to humanity. In what way? The first EV company and the first reusable rocket company are pretty big supplements to humanity. I don’t really know of what could’ve offset those huge benefits. > I would be extremely worried if he was in charge of humanity going to the stars. Seriously though, why? I’m not trying to troll, it genuinely seems a bit ridiculous to downplay SpaceX on this subreddit.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/KerbalSpaceProgram on December 10, 2022 01:52:20

“Oh no, I’m too old and too fat for small boats!” -Leland Sachem Trask

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/titanic on December 10, 2022 01:38:41

Damn, with no other double decker aircraft, the next Air Force One will have to be a typical 777. Doesn’t project the same level of power.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/gadgets on December 9, 2022 12:57:45

So they must HATE the government and want to see its power reduced, right?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Shitstatistssay on December 9, 2022 10:20:03

Well off it becomes a daily tool of programmers than it should go anywhere anyway.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/ProgrammerHumor on December 9, 2022 10:13:30

> Of course you can; language models can already detect and imitate practically all styles of writing, and image models have been in use for years that can detect novel instances of illegal content. This would be a nightmare for creators and they hate it even more than having to make clickbait. There would be so many false positives, and constant trends that out maneuver it and constant updates to fight it. It’s a hell of a thing to get into just to ban vague titles. > If YouTube wanted to, they could train their model to rate videos, titles, and thumbnails for various undesired sentiments and “loud” imagery, just as they already use models to detect, demonetize, and throttle sexual, profane, or hateful content. And YouTube already gets into monthly controversies over things that are and aren’t filtered. This would be even worse, and many good channels would be harmed. > Doing this doesn’t hurt the experience (“nerf the platform”) for fair players because attention is a zero-sum game, and de-escalating the sensationalism of content relaxes the pressures on everyone at once, allowing creators to make better content without penalizing their own place in the feed relative to other, less scrupulous content creators. No, it doesn’t, it instantly creates tremendous pressure to “ride the line” as close to clickbait as allowable. It creates an instant need to rectify the situation because, as was mentioned, YouTubers rely on clickbait tactics for their current revenue streams. It wouldn’t instantly create major controversy over what is and isn’t “clickbait.” > Social media feeds are completely manipulated systems and platforms boast of the work they do to control what types of sentiment gets amplified or suppressed by their algorithm. I’m not saying “there’s no algorithm,” I’m saying the connection of clickbait headlines to the algorithm is entirely fabricated by YouTubers as a deflection away from themselves. They use clickbait for the exact same reason as everyone else in the world does.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/webdev on December 8, 2022 15:31:23

> Because their INCOME depends on getting enough clicks. So it’s NOT the algorithm. > Are you so detached from reality that you don’t understand how a person’s earnings motivate them, even in unhealthy ways? No my only claim is that YouTube’s algorithm isn’t to blame for clickbait. > Literally NOBODY is denying the problem with human nature leading people to click on bait. I mean this whole conversation started with people blaming clickbait on “the algorithm,” as if it made YouTubers differently motivated than all other clickbait creators. > What YOU are denying is that the algorithm is the part of this whole chain of events that exponentially rewards leveraging that aspect of human nature. Regardless of “the algorithm” recommending popular videos, clickbait would still be used because it gets more views. > Social media platforms intentionally lean into that unhealthy aspect of human nature. THIS IS ALSO TRUE. Well I don’t think it’s unhealthy, but YouTubers are choosing to lean into that themselves because it works. If you think that’s unhealthy then you probably *should* have a problem with the decisions they are choosing to making. Nobody has to create unhealthy things to work. That itself is extremely unhealthy. > Now please ask yourself, which one of these would be easier to fix? That’s why people “blame” the algorithm so much! It can be changed! Changing the algorithm to ignore views would just mean YouTube doesn’t recommend as many videos that you’ll find interesting. **500 hours of content is uploaded to YouTube every minute.** Without views being considered, you would be recommended a TON of irrelevant crap. And after nerfing the entire site, there would still be clickbait because it would all work just the same. > It’s literally insane to switch focus away from the algorithm and put all the blame on human nature. No it’s literally insane to blame YouTube for recommending popular videos from your interests. Clickbait is irrelevant to what the algorithm prioritizes. YouTubers are just blaming *it* so that you don’t think less of *them*. It’s basic PR. > It’s like you want the click bait to continue. Changing the algorithm doesn’t change the incentive to use clickbait. It’s just a deflection because people like you are so extremely upset about it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/webdev on December 8, 2022 13:21:53

Reddit is so quirky!! LOLOLOL 🤪🥰😍😍🤓😂🤣🤣🥳😟😁😁😃

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/AskReddit on December 8, 2022 12:09:04

> As long as they’re maximizing something like initial clicks on feed items then this is going to select for the most attention-grabbing headlines and thumbnails. In other words, they want more clicks so they use clickbait headlines. It’s the exact same reason anybody anywhere uses clickbait. You don’t see YouTubers changing thumbnails after this so called “trial period.” > Even if both creator and audience find these strongly distasteful, they can’t do anything about it. Because they want more clicks. They get more money when they get more clicks. They only really find it distasteful in that a large portion of their audience finds it distasteful and they don’t want to come off as pandering losers when their whole image is the opposite. > They could similarly train models to favor other types of content quality. The model could also weight more heavily on metrics signifying deeper engagement, like audience retention, or boosting the kinds of channels that people frequently seek out deliberately through subscriptions and searches, rather than those that are more dependent on the recommendations system. They do all that already too. The fact remains that people will tend to enjoy popular videos in a topic they like because that’s a huge signifier that others will like it and find it worth a watch. It’s a very obvious metric to use, not some nefarious attempt at lowering the quality of content across the platform. But if they only did those things then clickbait would still be used because it gets more clicks and gets them more money. > It would be incorrect to say that such decisions are popular with customers just because they succeed in grabbing the attention of people driving by. And municipalities that want to improve the experience of everyone will penalize this behavior with codes that ban bright lights and distracting buildings and signage along the road, which doesn’t hurt anyone collectively since attention is zero-sum. How do you ban “clickbait?” It’s not something YouTube can analyze. Basing metrics of things other than views would provide an objectively worse experience. Clickbait tactics are just not that bad of thing to nerf the entire platform over.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/webdev on December 8, 2022 12:05:47

> I honestly don’t know why you keep saying that. You’re simply wrong. Literally every youtuber will immediately complain about having to write clickbait titles when the subject comes up. Yes they are just saying they “have to” because they “want to” get more clicks. > None of them try to hide it. Who said anything about hiding it? They are just pushing blame from themselves to a non-human entity. That way the real complaints about clickbait tactics are aimed at the faceless YouTube conglomerate instead of themselves. Some people are super passionate about clickbait tactics and they don’t want to piss them off. They’re running a business. Successful YouTubers understand basic PR like this. That’s part of why they become successful. > The reason I know how it works is because they all talk about it. And they basically said “we use clickbait tactics because they work.” If you replace “the algorithm” with “Human nature,” it all makes a lot more sense. > And aside from the real narcissists, they are all worried about causing harm to their reputations, which is why they hate feeling forced to do it. Yes they are a little worried it will damage their reputation, so they blame it on “the algorithm.” That way, people naturally blame YouTube instead of the YouTubers who are pandering to the youngsters and idiots that click on that crap.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/webdev on December 8, 2022 11:53:54

I wonder if they will relent soon enough and just demand higher standards along with accepting AI “guidance.” Maybe the grading standard for a post-graduate becomes the standard for a college freshman? Maybe the expectation moves from actually writing to fact checking and editing.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 8, 2022 06:19:51

Not yet, yours are actually cited and can be verified. ChatGPT often just makes up stuff and doesn’t cite sources. It can miscredit claims and incorrectly summarize scientific concepts. It would trick a lazy professor, but the one that actually checked will get you kicked out of school.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 8, 2022 06:04:04

Yeah Andor isn’t a profound show, it just *feels* like it after years of LucasFilm aiming largely for the 6-9 y/o audience.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 8, 2022 05:56:00

> Their income is tied to their view count, and their view count is largely dependent on how popular their post gets in the first few hours. In other words, the algorithm shares popular videos, so YouTubers use clickbait tactics to help their view counts. That isn’t any different than how I explained it earlier. Clickbait tactics get results, but the YouTubers don’t want to blame part of their audience for these largely hated tactics. Attempts to put blame on the algorithm are just deflections to keep audience from wasting time discussing clickbait tactics. They *want* to use these tactics, and they *don’t* want viewers to think less of them or make demands to change.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/webdev on December 8, 2022 05:24:39

But we already discussed ways you could potentially solve them. Is your goal to actually maintain capitalism? Because ending advertising freedom is a large step in the opposite direction anyway. If you’re going that far, why are you even concerned with whether a policy is “capitalist-caused” or not? If you aren’t trying to maintain capitalism, then your focus on advertising is entirely arbitrary. Your actual concern is “inequality of success.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/changemyview on December 8, 2022 03:23:11

We could design cities so that every business is in a “good” location. We could require business operations to be published by a central authority to make sure everyone is aware of all advantages. There certainly are solutions within the realm of possibility. So is it really about advertising or is it about “equality of output?”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/changemyview on December 8, 2022 00:04:02

Then why only focus on advertising if every system suffers from the fact that different organizations are going to have various different factors that lead to success or failure? Why not fix all factors that lead to different outputs?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/changemyview on December 7, 2022 23:54:16

> Any other system will have the same problems with location and leadership factors, but Why is it okay for other systems to have these factors play a role in success… but it’s not okay for capitalism to have it when it comes to just advertising? If there’s no reason to solve the difference in input for those issues, then there’s no reason to solve the difference in input for advertising either.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/changemyview on December 7, 2022 23:49:25

There are a lot of determinants in the success of a business unrelated to how well they that business does in society. Location can make or break most restaurants, regardless of how good it is. Different leadership can take the company in different directions. This concept has nothing to do with just advertising.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/changemyview on December 7, 2022 23:34:40

> But it’s the algorithm that will not make these videos visible to a wide audience without constant justification I mean, it absolutely will. I have several videos from channels I’m not subscribed to on my recommended feed that have less than 10k views. It’s just that people find even more videos of interest if they are also recommended popular ones.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/webdev on December 7, 2022 21:04:33

I think a lot of people are thinking this creates 3D models… but it does not. This is what you would give to someone else to turn into 3D assets. It’s basically just a specific StableDiffusion/ Dreambooth workflow.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 7, 2022 19:41:18

Or he knew exactly what to do because he’d done it minutes before. Could be either.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/funny on December 7, 2022 19:26:52

I feel like the fact he stuck his pinky out for the ring felt rehearsed. He already knew it wouldn’t fit on his ring finger.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/funny on December 7, 2022 19:18:18

They’re not “forced by the algorithm” in that it analyzes their titles for “clickbait appeal” or something. It’s just that clickbait titles get more clicks, and popular videos are shown to others. That’s it. That’s the algorithm. YouTubers are just blaming “the algorithm” because they don’t want to blame their audience, make them feel dumb, or give others a target to attack.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/webdev on December 7, 2022 18:57:26

But even the insides looked like a WWII bunker. Even for the richest family on the planet. Ornate interiors were made for rulers of small islands since before the days of Christ. These people ruled a planet and could travel across space… and they don’t even put up wallpaper.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on December 7, 2022 11:20:39

Of course they did. Doesn’t Tim own an emerald mine? Since when did he ever care about employees?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on December 7, 2022 11:15:11

Politics is irrelevant. The only thing that matters is clean energy is cheaper. Politicians are nothing compared to economics.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on December 7, 2022 11:10:11

> Or form their perspective: “We tried reason, you didn’t listen, so we escalated tactics so you will start listening.” Who’s not listening? Renewables are absolutely dominating when it comes to new capacity: We are beginning to turn the corner already. They should be a little less obsessed with politics and a little more interested in the full picture.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on December 7, 2022 11:08:25

Wait are you trying to say that the lessons is: “terrorism can be okay?” Causing mass terror? That’s okay? Not sure I’m on board with that dawg, there’s a lot of innocent people out there.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on December 7, 2022 10:55:01

> Preventing climate change is far, far more important than something as trivial as geopolitical borders. The colonists rights were being abused but a tyrannical crown. There were 27 grievances listed, including “quartering troops,” “mock trials,” and “suspending of legislatures.” It was not trivial. I doubt you’d say the same thing about those who have fought for rights since then.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on December 7, 2022 10:51:24

Also, their architecture felt extremely boring, too the point where I was happy the enemy aliens were blowing up their lame ass buildings later on. “What if everything is just diagonal concrete?” “Well that’s cool for one building, but should we really do everything like that?” “It’s such a good idea I don’t think we have a choice!” “Ohhhhh… okay.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on December 7, 2022 10:43:16

> You are vastly underestimating the logistics involved. I’m not vastly underestimating anything, I’m saying the only thing *actually* standing in the way is funding. It’s not a technical impossibility.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 6, 2022 12:11:39

Just more solved problems to apply. No one is saying “it will have a 100% guaranteed success rate!” They’re saying it’s technically possible and only requires the willpower and inspiration of the people.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 6, 2022 12:03:05

You know what I meant. Nothing about a city in Antarctica is technically impossible. We grow food and raise animals inside already. We have livable environments in Antarctica and space. There’s nothing impossible about it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 6, 2022 12:01:18

Okay!! I’d love to be selected to be one of the first on Mars!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 6, 2022 11:54:45

No… it’s sustainable, they have been growing food there already. It’s just not sustainable economically. If NASA wanted to fund a self sustained city in Antarctica, you bet your ass it would get done, because it’s literally nothing they haven’t done before.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 6, 2022 11:53:42

> My brother in Christ, it’s a technical miracle. What’s a technical miracle? Is it technical possible or not? Let’s see: > Climate control Already done in space, has been done continually without stop for 20+ years on ISS > transportation Quickly becoming extremely reliable. Article mentions Starship, which aims to greatly reduce the cost of rockets forever through unprecedented reusability > energy We have been keeping humans alive in space for 20+ years using old solar power tech. Plants should be even easier. > engineering Well, so far it seems like a lot of applied engineering, so let’s not make this aspect seem like it’s at all hard to come by. > the maintain required to make it all continue to work in the harshest environment on Earth We’ve kept the ISS going for 20+ years in a zero-g environment. ————— Okay so nothing about it is technically impossible at all. It seems like all it would need is the willpower, not a miracle. Which I guess is what this article is discussing.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 6, 2022 11:50:58

I bet you can’t wait to be able to call him a “murderer” after someone who voluntarily took on the mission dies in some kind of accident.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 6, 2022 11:40:34

There’s no need for it to be sustainable though. It’s far easier and more reliable to ship it in.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 6, 2022 11:38:47

But the serious tone is needed to sell the threat of Voldemort. The story went far beyond sports and school. It delved into an entirely different world under threat. When the stakes get higher the story needs to adapt the tone. It doesn’t make sense to treat the aspects like “splitting one’s soul to avoid death” with a silly tone.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/changemyview on December 5, 2022 09:01:17

Skylab was built a little faster, 50 years ago, and it even had a larger pressurized volume. We should have never stopped building the Saturn class…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXMasterrace on December 4, 2022 20:03:17

It would be the right thing to do, we actually paid money for this. I was really expecting something with the same quality as the unpaid Demo 4.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/TitanicHG on December 4, 2022 11:55:36

I literally said “Wow!” Those would be impressive even if they weren’t generated by AI.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 4, 2022 11:38:11

But that’s not about Apple suppressing protestors in China, it’s about them not being able to have their factories open every single day of the year. It’s actually Apple telling China “Get a handle on these fucking protestors or we will move out business elsewhere.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 4, 2022 11:32:31

But Tesla *is* currently delivering EV trucks to Pepsi. This is a truly bizarre post.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 4, 2022 11:29:24

Your brother defends Putin against your jokes about his appearance? Are you guys Russian??

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on December 4, 2022 11:20:26

So it’s not even advertising that you actually have an issue with? It’s the fact that some companies have more resources than others? That’s an entirely different concept, why label it as “advertising?”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/changemyview on December 4, 2022 11:18:43

There is not a single story about Chinese suppression on this subreddit today. There are posts about Elon and Twitter everyday. Get real.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 4, 2022 10:14:57

Twitter is not important whatsoever, yet it’s the number 1 subject in this subreddit. Apple does business in Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Where are the “disappointed” comments about that? I honestly think the hate for Musk is larger than hate for legitimate authoritarians, and that’s truly bizarre.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 4, 2022 10:11:37

Apple is aiding the CCP in suppressing its people. What in the world is disappointing about this in comparison? This is like stubbing your toe. They *love* that we so many on here think Twitter is the most important thing in the world:

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 4, 2022 09:32:10

Interested how you’re deciding on what to “modernize.” For example, you removed the docking bridge and added a helipad, but it still has all the large cargo holds and cranes, even though a passenger/cruise ship aren’t really used for transportation of goods anymore.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Oceanlinerporn on December 3, 2022 11:56:53

With how fast AI is moving right now, we’ll probably see hands solved within a year.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 3, 2022 11:53:10

It’s like playing that game where you finish a random line segment drawn by another person by turning it into a drawing of *something.* The drawer initially sees just a line, but slowly the are able to piece together what that line could be. Eventually they come up with a complete drawing themselves, and it could even see inspired by something that already exist. The “initial line” is the noise and the finishing of the drawing is the “denoising.” I don’t know if this is actually a valuable analogy though.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 3, 2022 11:47:16

Yeah fair use is what I meant, I certainly don’t own them because New Line Cinema (or whoever) own the originals.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 3, 2022 06:58:08

No way it was for the trench coat scene! Like WOW 🤩

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on December 3, 2022 01:15:40

I think that’s their point? The AI is “just tricking you into thinking it’s different.” It’s kind of confusing, as the photoshop composite could be interpreted as “this is basically what the AI is doing,” but I think their point is “this AI image is clearly just a derivative work of this photoshop.” And it might be? I don’t know enough about “derivative work” to say if it is, but there *might* be a case for some of the more “direct” img2img results.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 2, 2022 22:39:44

The layout is essentially exact. I guess that’s their point? They believe the first image is a copyright violation because it has the same layout and theme, and the AI is just applying tricks to “fool” you into thinking the AI art is “unique.” Except that *wouldn’t* be a copyright violation, and it might not even be considered “derivative” work. But I guess we’ll see how the courts see it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 2, 2022 22:32:36

Now I’m wondering what I would imagine if I’d never seen *anything* from our culture/world.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 2, 2022 22:26:35

But if it’s a subscription then most people just won’t ever sign up, way way more than would refuse to pay a one time fee in a desperate situation.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/gadgets on December 2, 2022 13:37:28

What does completely free mean? How do you pay the bills? If it was busy would there be a considerable wait time? Just wondering how it works financially.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on December 2, 2022 13:30:10

Then why do they need this new tech?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on December 2, 2022 11:33:24

They publish the results of testing the effectiveness of the TSA at preventing illicit items from getting through. All terrorists know that getting a knife/gun through the TSA is actually just a numbers game. They have a ~75% chance if success. Have 4 groups go through at multiple airports at the same time and 3 will probably get through fully armed. The TSA is not what’s stopping them.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on December 2, 2022 11:30:29

What the fuck is this shit?! Don’t people realize we haven’t caught any terrorist ever with the TSA?? Why do people still tolerate it? Why are we so distracted by division? Everyone gets that government face scanning is bullshit, why is this a thing??

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on December 2, 2022 10:57:32

Anyone even remember App Clips?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 2, 2022 10:26:45

> the hands of ‘bad actors’ who want to convince people that COVID is fake, or that NATO is committing war crimes in Russian villages etc. What convinces people those are real now? They really can’t confirm any of this themselves. It’s *just* trust in their news network. That doesn’t change when people have super photoshop.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on December 2, 2022 10:10:32

Yeah but it’s just the comments from the other side, all the ones I support are real people.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on December 2, 2022 10:08:41

They didn’t hire an 80 year old man for the first one…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on December 2, 2022 10:01:58

Well the drugs make you see trippy AI things like this?!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 1, 2022 18:41:48

They didn’t get wet at all!! They were sprayed with two huge waves!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on December 1, 2022 13:36:43

I just want a fucking used 3080 for like $550. Jesus Christs

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/gadgets on December 1, 2022 12:07:47

There are many Barbados immigrant in the USA, they are as welcome as everyone else. It’s not race motivated, as you can see, fears of culture being overrun by outsiders is a fear that many people have regardless of race. The only reason it’s pitches as such in the US is because parties use race to divide us. They *want* everyone to think the US is *uniquely* evil, even though they are the number one destination for immigrants in the world. It’s a pretty hateful message itself.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/worldnews on December 1, 2022 11:46:30

> It’s not the speech part that makes it illegal, it’s the theft part. Completely wrong, you don’t have to actually steal anything from the victim, identity theft starts at the impersonation. Lying to companies about who you are can definitely be illegal and it’s 100% against the policy of Twitter. > Again, “morally” clearly is not the determining factor in what’s allowed because then there’s a lot of other things on twitter that would not be allowed. I’m not saying “It’s immoral, therefore it’s not allowed.” I’m saying “a free speech policy isn’t violated by banning immoral actors who are impersonating someone.” > Also - a lot of the people Elon banned were doing parody. They were not trying to convince people they were Elon and commit any kind of theft. It was parody. That’s completely wrong, he banned accounts “without a parody label”: > This started because someone brought up twitters “free speech strategy”. Free speech refers to the government, not twitter. Yes but in this context, we were discussing Elons “free speech policy” at Twitter. It’s not a law, but a concept in the same regard. > But those things matter. Because again, why not those kinds of impersonation? Parody (the type of “impersonation” you keep being up even though it’s irrelevant) is still very much allowed on Twitter. You just have to tag it as parody. You seem very misinformed, which is probably why you also incorrectly thought Elon was banning people critical of him. I’m surprised you still haven’t deleted that misinformation, actually. Do you believe it’s okay when you do it?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 1, 2022 11:19:23

> So “impersonation” is not objectively not permissible. Yes it is, it’s essentially identity theft. You do not have a right to publicly trick others into think you are someone else. Free speech is never “The right to maliciously take others identity for one’s own purpose.” > Parody is allowed. That wouldn’t be the level of impersonation I’m talking about. Everyone knows when a parody is a parody, that’s what makes it okay morally and legally. If it’s not obvious then that is actually a huge problem and people will get sued or even go to jail. > There are all kinds of “impersonation” that IS allowed under free speech. And you know the subject we’re talking about is identity on Twitter. You can’t say “I’m Elon Musk” and try to trick people. That’s objectively not a right under any definition of free speech. That’s what we’re talking about. > A company allowing or disallowing you to say things on their platform does not give or take away your free speech. This conversation started because you claimed Elon was removing people who were critical of him. That wasn’t true. Then you moved to defending “impersonating famous people on Twitter,” acting as if it was hypocritical of Elon to not permit that. *That’s* what we’re talking about, whether or not it’s hypocritical of a company to promote free speech but not identity theft. We’re *not* talking about the government so I don’t know why you suddenly brought it up. > This over simplified view of free speech and literally everything with absolutely no nuance or questioning is why we can’t have nice things. No, you’ve just completely forgot about the context of *every word I was using*. It’s actually kind of embarrassing if I didn’t think it was done on purpose to avoid admitting you were wrong.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 1, 2022 10:57:46

Barbados? What’s the relevance?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/worldnews on December 1, 2022 10:46:07

Then you’ve gotta unsubscribe from /r/technology It’s astroturfed to increase the Elon hate for political reason. It used to be extremely anti-Bezos. “Amazons getting sued!” “Bezos lost $12 billion!” Now it’s “SpaceX/Tesla is being sued!” and “Elon lost $12 billion!” Not that these guys don’t deserve criticism, but it’s obvious they push articles against whoever is the biggest billionaire at the time. There’s definitely an agenda on here, and a lot of people actually seem to enjoy it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on December 1, 2022 10:39:31

> Lol why so defensive? I didnt insult you in anyway. And talked to you at face value. Yes because you weren’t implying anything negative with that comment… Lol! > You just dont know the extent of things. Not to be culturally insensitive but the ANA were goat herder tribes men stuck 400 years in the past in the dark ages. Its just not at all comparable. If you knew how things were om the ground you would not have this opinion. I know it’s not a 1:1 comparison, that’s why it’s a joke. > But anyway youre kinda being a dick so im out. *You* were a dick by implying I was a Russian troll or bot. How do you not realize that?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/worldnews on December 1, 2022 10:26:15

And I’m saying it’s objectively true that impersonation is not permissible under free speech. There’s no argument against it, even though that’s what you are implying by continually being up this point. It’s just a deflection, isn’t it?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 1, 2022 10:22:41

Yeah my names so on the nose! I’m so stupid for picking a famous Russian for my Russian bot account! You are a smarty one!! /s Seriously come on, that’s a joke about US forces famously training Iraq and Afghani soldiers for 10+ years, only to have them be overrun by the Taliban and ISIS. The article title is kind of funny considering the history of that strategy.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/worldnews on December 1, 2022 10:12:44

That’s what you were implying when you replied with this comment: My argument was that “impersonation is not permissible under free speech.” You basically replied with “well that’s debatable.” And then you blew off the conversation so you didn’t have to argue how it was debatable.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 1, 2022 10:09:12

> “French isn’t threatened, it’s just disappearing” aaaaaalright then. Your culture being a minority in your own territory is akin to being erased… That’s what conservatives say when they drive through whole cities that look like Mexico. I’m guessing you’ve never spent much time in the American southwest? Maybe you’d actually be Republicans if you lived there if this is your worldview. > Many parts of the US where spanish has become the number 1 language of use were already spanish speaking regions before they became parts of the US. And before that they were Native American language areas. Saying the French have a cultural right to that land, or that Mexican culture has a right to the southwest, is entirely arbitrary. > The US were built on multiculturalism. And Canada was built on anti-immigration laws? >Quebec was built by french settlers who were then brutalized and considered second class citizens for a large part of Canadian history until very, very recently. And you can’t just ignore the impact that authoritarian laws have today. “Revenge” isn’t a god government policy. > German was the second most popular language in the US before WW1 killed its popularity. It’s completely ludicrous to compare the two How is that ludicrous? It sounds like it languages die put in America you support that, but no where else? > “SPEAK AMERICAN” is quite a recent development in US history It’s a recent development because things have only recently been changing. There are people alive who remember when those Hispanics communities didn’t exist in such huge numbers. > where many languages and cultures have always cohabited. So is cohabitation good? Or should states enforce certain cultures? You can’t believe it’s okay for one country and not another. > The USA isn’t comparable to any other country on earth culture and language wise, except maybe with Brazil. It’s actually very comparable, you are just holding double standards today because of double standards in the past. But two wrongs don’t make a right…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/worldnews on December 1, 2022 10:05:46

The only thing off the rails is you wild unsubstantiated claims. You first spread blatant misinformation about the state of Twitter censorship, and then claimed “well we don’t even really know if impersonation is permissible under free speech!” Get it together man!!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 1, 2022 09:51:48

You must have a reading comprehension issue, there was only one typo and it wasn’t exactly confusing what it was supposed to be…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 1, 2022 09:44:04

> French in Quebec is threatened as a language, and Quebecer culture is thus threatened French isn’t threatened as a language, it’s just lost its place as the first language of residence. No different than many communities in the US being largely Spanish speaking. Are you just not aware of those communities or do you actually not think that’s bad?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/worldnews on December 1, 2022 09:42:13

It’s not actually close, and I’ll tell you why. Sure, it’s possible China could put boys in the ground before Artemis… But NASA has already been to the moon. If you’re purely concerned about the date for mankind’s return to the moon, it will certainly be an exciting “race.” But once each one is there, it will be obvious who really has a handle on the Moon as [images of Starship towering over NASA’s Artemis III astronauts]( come down to Earth. Those are tiny people and Lunar Rovers at the bottom of that image. Starship is the first totally reusable Super Heavy Lift platform, and this makes all the difference in actually utilizing missions to the moon. China is aiming for an Apollo-sized program with an eventual base. It’s ambitious, but not ground breaking. With Starship, Artemis is just the beginning for the US. It represents a total rework of the space industry. China will be playing catch up for another decade.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on December 1, 2022 09:38:56

Personally thinks Ukrainians should like the Soviet Union more than Star Wars. SW actually brought joy to Ukrainians instead of abject misery.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on December 1, 2022 09:25:30

Lol I know, I’ll not 6. Most people have an argument to make after saying something like that. I guess your only point was “It’s *possible* that impersonations are morally permissible under free speech...” Okay…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 1, 2022 09:23:12

No it’s not fucking *propaganda*, it’s *history*, you genocide denying cunt. Just go join the Russian bots trying to change Ukraine’s history, I’m sure they’d love you.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on December 1, 2022 09:21:39

This happened a decade after the revolution.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on December 1, 2022 09:19:53

Those people are genocide deniers. Be careful, Nazis aren’t the only bad guys on Reddit. It’s much harder than that.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on December 1, 2022 09:19:33

I’m saying banning impersonations doesn’t violate the morals of free speech, specifically. There’s a lot of moral things Twitter could be doing, but banning impersonations isn’t hypocritical.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 1, 2022 09:17:28

Putin wouldn’t be capitalist of the environment for success was something other than capitalism. He’s not some economic ideologue, and neither was Stalin. Yet Lenin uses him…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on December 1, 2022 09:15:05

Hahahaha so you’ll support whatever else is offered?! LOL oh my god what a silly thing to argue.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on December 1, 2022 09:13:14

No it don’t, this statute is in Ukraine and the communists subjected them to a literal genocide: Don’t forget our history.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on December 1, 2022 09:08:08

Oh no, my dude, the Ukrainians hate communists because they had the power to subject them to a *motherfucking genocide:* Our Ukrainian friends wouldn’t be happy that we were equating their hatred for the Soviet Union and Russian leaders with the American “red scare.” Millions were killed by people flying Lenin’s flag. To many in the world, the history of communism is much much more than American propaganda films.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on December 1, 2022 09:05:28

Because it worked so well for the Iraqi and Afghan trainees…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/worldnews on December 1, 2022 08:47:01

This is irrelevant to the question of whether NATO ships in war zones would trigger Article V. It’s an important concept even outside this specific situation. But I guess the internet points are cool…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/worldnews on December 1, 2022 08:45:30

That’s certainly not how Reddit is portraying it though… All the top comments are either jokes or are downplaying the authoritarianism. Because Canada is a “left wing approved” country. They can do whatever they want and the radicals here won’t say a word. Then they pretend that the only threat is the other side…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/worldnews on December 1, 2022 08:40:23

> Apparently it’s a crime for people to (gasp!) expect long-term immigrants to learn the local language? That’s what people have said saying about Spanish speaking immigrants in America, and they’ve been met with claims of being racist and xenophobic. If a US state wanted to ban immigrants who didn’t speak English, Reddit would be saying “fascism is winning in America.” But because ours Canada, a “left-wing approved” country, they get a pass at whatever they authoritarian policies want. The level of hypocrisy is truly shocking.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/worldnews on December 1, 2022 08:38:53

Republicans: “Hey, it would be smarter if most of the immigrants coming here spoke English already. After all, English is the de facto language here.“ /r/worldnews reaction : “holy crap, Americans are a bunch of xenophobic racists and it’s a terrible place that’s basically nazi germany (according to someone here), let’s talk about how they are a terrible people and we’ll try our hardest not to see the irony here.”. (Tbf, I think the comment calling us terrible drivers is spot on).

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/worldnews on December 1, 2022 08:32:20

Is that actually bad? Is it bad that there are more Americans who speak Spanish as their first language? No, of course not. So why is it bad when it’s different people doing it? Is it because they’re considered left-leaning friends of Reddit? They get a pass on whatever authoritarianism they want? This is really disappointing Reddit, your hypocrisy is honestly *shocking*.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/worldnews on December 1, 2022 08:27:17

Most US states have English at the majority language, but if some states near the border started “banning immigrants who don’t speak English,” I’m sure Reddit would feel completely different about it… Reddit is down with authoritarianism as long as it’s not republicans suggesting it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/worldnews on December 1, 2022 08:24:37

That sounds exactly like a misunderstanding, and Apple wouldn’t need to have a “stern talk” with Elon about it. You were making it sound like Elon was losing something (“…You’re not in the winning position”) or was forced to change Twitter in some way. This makes it sound like two CEOs smoothing things over, with neither begging for forgiveness. You don’t invite someone who’s mad at you to your place and call it “bending the knee.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 1, 2022 08:16:59

No they haven’t… There’s no source for that. Someone was removed for impersonation, but that’s never covered under “free speech.” Impersonation is akin the identity theft and is morally wrong.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 1, 2022 08:10:11

Man, if a US state did this for English, the top comments would be about how Fascism has completed its takeover in America. But because it’s Canada, their intentions *must* be good. They don’t hate socialism, how could they be fascist/bad?! Authoritarianism like this is unacceptable anywhere. It’s shocking people are treating this casually. The top comment is literally a joke. Forcing people to speak a language is fucking unacceptable! I feel like I’m using crazy pills! Is the hypocrisy really this blatant????

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/worldnews on December 1, 2022 08:07:21

So will Twitter be banned… or is Elon the one who’s getting what he wanted?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 1, 2022 08:00:26

> as so many people and companies rely on it for communication They rely on it for free PR. There’s no company that relies on Twitter for all its complications. That would be insane. Twitter is not nearly as important as you guys think it is. > If Musk continues to allow Twitter to become polluted I have no doubt Apple would pull Twitter, but only after some red line has been crossed. And then the EU will force Apple to allow sideloading and won’t have any idea how to feel about that. “I hope Apple bans Twitter from their store, thank god they have that power and influence.” Also “Yeah Apple shouldn’t have the ability to ban applications from their devices!” Weird.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 1, 2022 07:58:49

Glad to see Tim isn’t motivated by “getting” people, but by understanding each other and moving past things with less division.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 1, 2022 07:50:13

Wait isn’t everyone upset that there’s far less moderation in Twitter now? It certainly seems like the “no limits on speech” strategy is real.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 1, 2022 07:47:26

Why do I feel like this comment is coming from a place of spite?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 1, 2022 07:45:50

Also, Apple censors things in China in order to appease the CCP. Someone needs to talk to Tim Cook now…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 1, 2022 07:45:07

Interesting that someone being on a website is this culturally defining for people.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on December 1, 2022 07:43:35

> Preventing that is very, very, very much the spirit of anti-trust laws. But you seemed to have missed my point? How will breaking off it’s complimentary businesses, like AWS, lower prices on It won’t address that kind of strategy at all. > If you’re not going to take the time to at least glance through a Wikipedia page on antitrust law before weighing in on things you have no understanding of, at least pay attention to whatever you’re trying to argue. If you’re not going address my main points then same to you. > Pointing the finger at some big scary entity and blaming all of your problems on it without knowing how or why isn’t at all convincing. I’ve explained in depth how and why. Your only response was “anti-trust can do better!” Anti-trust doesn’t begin to address the systemic issues in the financial industry. The rich have to be allowed to fail. We r can socialize their losses. > Yes the fed is fucking us over as well, but I’m not sure you understand what it’s doing or why. Yes I do, I’m explaining it all over this thread, you’re the one that basically changed the subject from it and haven’t asked me about it at all.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/smallbusiness on November 29, 2022 17:46:55

> They regularly engage in anti-competitive predatory pricing, knowing full well they can sell far, far below cost in one industry while making up for it in others. I don’t think lower prices have ever been considered “anti-competitive.” > There’s also many ways of breaking it up too. Detach it’s web-hosting platform from its electronics manufacturing. Detach it’s streaming platform from clothes manufacturing. Detach manufacturing entirely from sales and from distribution and shipping. I could do this all day. But none of those would address the issue you detailed above (out competing on price), it would just be the government “getting” them in some kind of way. Not really the spirit of the law, you know? > Saying that it’s regulators and “too big to fail” policies is entirely ignoring the problem when the companies are performing well. The Federal Reserve are not “regulators,” they control the entire currency and tilt the economy in any way they deem fit.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/smallbusiness on November 29, 2022 17:09:47

He was also “pro-climate-action” until he actually asked for oil companies to pump more oil, too.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Libertarian on November 29, 2022 17:00:35

People weren’t starving in the last Depression, and when they came out the other side, wealth inequality was the lowest it’s even been since. The rich have to allowed to fail. We can’t let them use the free market to devour Main Street, and then turn around and say “oh well now their too big to fail!” That just creates a system where the corporations always survive and the little ones go out of business. That simply cannot be the system we promote.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/smallbusiness on November 29, 2022 16:35:42

Antitrust cases are hard to win when few companies actually control their market themselves. People say “break up Amazon!” But into what? Region Amazons? That doesn’t make sense. They need to lose their golden goose: financial regulators that foreclose on families in order to save the big players.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/smallbusiness on November 29, 2022 16:15:55

They’re the reason we were led to that cliff in the first place. Big companies need to be able to fail, siphoning wealth from the economy to grease their wheels is wrong.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/smallbusiness on November 29, 2022 16:12:51

It will be interesting to see if Hydrogen can beat synthesized hydrocarbons for aviation. It has more energy density and can utilize the existing infrastructure without adding any C02 to the atmosphere overall.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/gadgets on November 29, 2022 14:46:02

Yeah I’m beyond believing they actually care, it’s about spreading hate for capitalism. They don’t care if what they say is true, they just want people to feel angry.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Shitstatistssay on November 29, 2022 12:55:21

They have the Federal Reserve behind them unfortunately. As long as Central bankers can siphon money to banks and corporations via inflation, it will be impossible to hold the line. Central Banking has to come to an end.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/smallbusiness on November 29, 2022 12:35:12

It would be printed on the customers receipt. This image is flat out misinformation. If only these people didn’t maliciously believe that misinformations against certain groups of people is good.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Shitstatistssay on November 29, 2022 11:59:37

Lol this is some mental gymnastics to convince yourself boycotting doesn’t impact advertisers and general interest. You guys failed the most basic morality test.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/videos on November 29, 2022 11:35:51

That is actually funny, they simultaneously believe that someone is making art using their style… and that the results aren’t even art at all! Which is it??

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on November 29, 2022 11:06:24

The guy is saying the company gets to deduct it… which is wrong, the customer gets to deduct it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Shitstatistssay on November 29, 2022 10:22:24

They’re fine for the environment if we actually obtain it from the air or sea instead of releasing sequestered oil. If we can spearhead sequestration technology by funneling investment from the aviation industry, that’s a HUGE boon for carbon sequestration. If a whole industry can be launched based on this tech, then that’s basically game over for climate change, we would be in control of CO2 in the atmosphere.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 29, 2022 09:53:34

> In this case though, there’s a huge amount of energy used to capture the carbon Green Hydrogen is also very energy intensive. Even after it’s been created, it must be stopped at cryogenic temperatures. That’s not done with free energy from God. > So what is the difference between (1) using a lot of energy to capture the better storage system and (2) possibly using less energy to produce a less-effective storage system The market will be able to find which is better. There’s a good chance producing hydrocarbons is cheaper and easier to store than hydrogen. > I mean, cars are able to get 600 miles on a hydrogen tank, and the problem seems to be that there’s no infrastructure for hydrogen Well it’s because hydrogen sucks compared to electricity and hydrocarbons for field. Gas and electric charger stations don’t need to operate cryogenic tanks and expensive cooling equipment. > So the current options, as I see them are: I don’t understand how you state those three things and don’t come away believing hydrocarbons are the future of aviation.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 29, 2022 09:47:13

Creating any energy for storage requires an energy deficit, though? Is that something you believe can actually be avoided for *fuel production*? Isn’t green hydrogen particularly energy intensive?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 29, 2022 09:39:22

I think for the most part, everyday people have adopted the term “fascism” as a catch all for “authoritarianism.” They are one and the same, there is no difference between those words for the vast majority who use it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on November 29, 2022 09:10:53

Hydrocarbons are the best storage system. When you create them synthetically, it’s actually not adding CO2 to the environment overall. There are “renewable” gas stations already in operation.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 29, 2022 08:51:43

I wish this was the point he made… But he’s not going to make enemies with China.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXMasterrace on November 29, 2022 08:43:38

I wonder what will be more viable ultimately: green hydrogen or synthetic hydrocarbons? Hydrogen can be great… But not as great as jet fuel.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 29, 2022 08:36:08

So I take it you decided *not* to boycotting the slave state?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/videos on November 29, 2022 00:45:14

> brother i don’t know how many times i have to clarify that i am not defending kanye west in any way, nor am i defending his antisemitism. you said Unchecked egoism leads to this guy’s ego being for too relevant. It should have been recognized 15 years ago and led to his sales dropping like a rock. > i am defending the rap industry as a whole by saying: yes that’s the point Egoism is the person trying to create a warped worldview. For their sake and for the sake of others, we don’t tolerate that warped worldview in society… except in this one industry. Unchecked egoism prevents personal growth and promotes serious mental issues. It can even lead to thinking like “it’s not me, it’s the Jews!” Society desperately needs an ego check and the rap industry is leading people in the wrong direction.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on November 28, 2022 21:37:43

There’s something wrong here, claiming ridiculous things is not “boasting about accolades.” It’s a warped worldview they are trying to create for their own benefit and you are fulfilling their fantasies for them. They will turn on you and throw you under the bus wherever you break that worldview. I’m guessing you’re not Jewish, Kanye threw them under the bus just to keep his ridiculous worldview going. It’s actually a problem. Get real.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on November 28, 2022 21:25:49

Yes he actually is also considered the greatest of all time, which is where the confusion came from. Giving himself the nickname officially is egotistical. What if The Rolling Stones changed their name to “The Greatest Artists of all Time.” Would you really not laugh?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on November 28, 2022 21:15:36

Okay then yeah that is a little egotistical!! Lol what else you got?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on November 28, 2022 20:59:27

Mohammad Ali was called “The Greatest” by others, he didn’t write songs about how he’s the greatest. He held public fights and won more than anyone else. That’s not egotistical. Writing songs calling yourself the greatest is egotistical. Sorry Kanye shit the bed but it was always inevitable if you understand Egoism and his music. Hopefully you won’t just ride this out and keep supporting him going forward.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on November 28, 2022 20:53:12

I’m saying Mohammad Ali won 50+ fights, man on man, one on one. Kanye wrote a love songs about himself and then came out as a Nazi. Yeah I’d say it’s a little different…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on November 28, 2022 20:48:29

> Saying oil companies should pay their fair share Lol! Pay their fair share… they’re not cheating their taxes or something! And you’re wrong, he was asking them to pump more, the very antithesis of climate action. It’s literally the one thing we need to do! And he officially came out against it. It’s fucking sick how nobody cares about the hypocrisy. It’s just plain gross.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 28, 2022 20:46:12

> lmao i don’t see why people making millions and millions of dollars, who are known around the world, and are constantly topping charts wouldn’t want to feel full of themselves. Now you’re actually openly supporting egoism? This is truly bizarre. No wonder you were a Kanye fan. *Everyone* else recognizes the negatives of doing that. Everyone else laughs. > do you laugh when someone like Muhammad Ali says they’re the greatest? Lol Fucking Kanye is not at all comparable to Muhammad Ali! Hahahaha!!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on November 28, 2022 20:43:25

I’m not saying “Biden’s law raised prices,” I’m saying “Biden is a hypocrite who complains about high gas prices.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 28, 2022 19:52:45

Idk, I feel like if that’s what they were going for, the ad would say “Return My Kids VR Headset.” Instead it says “Return MY VR Headset”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/virtualreality on November 28, 2022 19:43:19

Do what you gotta do, I’m just saying it’s awkward as fuck when they start going so hard about themselves. It’s like “why is no one else laughing?” In any situation, if someone comes out so confident and yells that they’re the greatest there ever was, that’s an instant laugh from me, dawg.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on November 28, 2022 18:22:57

It’s just more of the culture of “so many men are just boys who like to play with their dumb toys.” Which is why she’s returning the one she was gifted (probably from a dumb guy). Here’s this concept is video form: To these women, VR is the lamest toy men have ever come up with to play with themselves.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/virtualreality on November 28, 2022 18:10:44

So then I guess Trump has revealed himself as an autonomous robot that receives updates from his owners wherever necessary:,4533445&hl=en

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Libertarian on November 28, 2022 18:01:08

No way, rap that’s not about egoism can be great. It’s just that rap is the only industry where someone can make a damn fool of themselves and everyone just pretends to go along with it for some weird in-group reason.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on November 28, 2022 17:08:41

That’s what’s I’m talking about… the whole industry is obsessed with egoism, it’s always been disgusting. These words would be fucking laughed at if there weren’t so many of you guys obsessed with them. Egoism is not tolerated anywhere else because it’s fucking dumb.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on November 28, 2022 16:59:40

No there’s not! Only Kanye fans think like this. It’s actually super easy not to write lyrics about how great you are.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on November 28, 2022 16:46:14

There’s a huge difference between being proud of yourself and egoism.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on November 28, 2022 16:28:57

He’s always been egotistical to the point where it broke the scales, this really isn’t that surprising. People who pump themselves up so much aren’t typically known for thinking things through and being logic-driven. Strong egoism as a personality trait makes people hate the world if it’s not entirely on their side. It’s kind of a shame people adore egoism in some industries.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on November 28, 2022 15:20:37

Lol YouTube doesn’t do basically the same thing?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/videos on November 28, 2022 14:31:15

Your only evidence is a meme picture now?! Oh my god! Let me introduce you to: /r/politicalhumor Is this a troll subreddit? Are rude political memes the true sign of a troll or not? No? Because they’re left leaning and that means it’s different? Hmmm

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 28, 2022 13:38:02

Lol thanks for finally admitting you’re the troll! God that feels so much better knowing for sure.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 28, 2022 13:27:33

Did you think I wouldn’t checked? I’m not falling for that bullshit, I can read comments history. There isn’t anything particularly trolly about the account. Your comments seem far more trolly, just making things up about people we and then demanding to be proven wrong… that’s literally troll behavior I’m sorry. Again, posting things you don’t agree with doesn’t make one a “troll.” Saying things like “prove me wrong!” makes one a troll.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 28, 2022 13:25:21

I didn’t say it was the same, but don’t lie and say you see the vast majority of flat earth references coming from non-flat-earthers bringing it up. The obsession levels are very comparable.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 28, 2022 13:17:12

Holy shit dude his account has -500 Karma because you guys firebombed his comments in *this* thread today (with a single one at -400) after dismissing him as a troll with no evidence. Note your evidence is due to the actions you’ve all taken after the fact. That’s some of the most sniveling conniving shit I’ve ever seen. Holy fuck

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 28, 2022 13:15:20

> if i thought like a trump supporter wouldn’t i support trump because i think like them? curious. Trump supporters make ridiculous claims and then ask to be proven wrong. You are doing the same. Yes you think just like them. > its kinda funny having this argument with you, you thinking op had to show some proof that he was right about the poster, when all you had to do is look at his comment history to see the evidence. Lol let’s see this evidence note that it exists all of a sudden h.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 28, 2022 12:53:35

Well to be fair all this guy is saying is that StabilityAI needlessly nerfed their 2.0 model in order to appease artists and politicians, which will eventually be irrelevant concerns because they won’t be able to fight against the coming technological change anyway. The part about capitalism dying is stupid, the only way that happens is if they purposefully kill private property… but I think his main point is just a criticism of StabilityAI’s current business strategy.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/ShitPoliticsSays on November 28, 2022 12:42:29

Lol you’re not a Trump supporter, you just think like one… that’s almost worse because people here will support you! You can’t Fucking make claims without reading and then ask to be proven wrong! That’s literally a fallacious Trump strategy! Sorry the reality of that hurt so much you had to lash out, but you are following his argument strategies exactly. If that feels wrong then you should probably hold yourself to a higher standard. Don’t be a hypocrite, that’s even worse than a clown…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 28, 2022 12:33:27

Lol so you weren’t upset when you called me a toon? That’s just something you do to people unprompted? Huh. Yeah that’s something you gotta work on, buddy…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 28, 2022 12:25:30

Lol now *you’re* upset? Don’t fucking be an ass, calling people names and expecting no reply. What an idiot. Just don’t be a little shit next time and you won’t have it thrown back at you.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 28, 2022 12:22:33

Oh my god Reagan could have shut the world down 40 years ago and prevented all the flu deaths since, but didn’t due to business profits 😭 I’m literally crying right now

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/ShitPoliticsSays on November 28, 2022 12:19:34

Oh no, I’ve been called a toon 🤡

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 28, 2022 12:16:52

Well I guess we can safely label you as a troll here…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 28, 2022 12:13:57

> And what’s the fixation about my name? It seemed extremely hypocritical that you were so witch to pass off a username as trolly. Hypocrisy is really really dumb looking. > I didn’t forgot, but if I have to explain the joke is gone. If you have to explain the joke then you told it wrong.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 28, 2022 11:59:15

> Criticism is more than fair and common. I have highlighted several reasons why this account in particular is likely a troll and not genuine, that’s all. No you really haven’t, I’m actually surprised you genuinely believe you have any evidence. An account being a month old and not liking Obama is not trolly. The state of Reddit is in shambles if you genuinely don’t think it’s possible for a new accounts to be critical of the 20+ year drone war. You guys desperately need to let others in your bubble because this is insane.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 28, 2022 11:56:36

Lol how could someone think I’m Gagarin if he’s dead? I’m not even saying “I Am Gagarin,” either. Sooo what’s up with your name? And what’s trolly about his username? Did you forget that part?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 28, 2022 11:52:31

I don’t see why his username is trolly. Now, are you actually Ricardo or are you just pretending to be someone else on the internet? Like a troll?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 28, 2022 11:42:29

That’s certainly not impossible, but it’s really not fair to automatically assume that someone is a troll just because someone criticized his presidency. I’m fact it would be weird to have any thread about a president that didn’t feature criticisms of them, wouldn’t you say? I image any thread about Trump would feature lots of criticisms unrelated to the clip. Would you really claim that those are not genuine? Or do you hold double standards based on the party?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 28, 2022 11:37:13

> Given that the account is less than a month old it’s more likely a non genuine troll account. That legit doesn’t make any sense at all. There’s nothing trolly about his comment. > Left or right, simplified sound bites for complex problems are only valuable in that they validate our existing beliefs. They’re manipulative and cynical vs genuine. Ooor they’re legitimately angry at Obama was involved in the drone war that everyone conveniently stopped caring about after he took office. It’s past of his legendary and it’s wrong t try I downplay it as “too complex.” Sounds like something a Russian troll would say about Ukraine…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 28, 2022 11:19:11

Proof he’s wrong?! That’s not how we deal with random claims, *he’s* supposed to prove his claims are right. The *only* reason to do the opposite is to dismiss anyone who isn’t convinced by random comments on the internet.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 28, 2022 11:09:14

What are you talking about? How is that believable?! The most expensive aircraft ever (all 40 years old and in need of total refit) and they’ll do it for Southwest prices? Are you kidding me?! They can’t even *legally operate* at supersonic speeds over the US so there’d literally be no point in using them! Ugh this comment makes me irrationally angry

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 28, 2022 11:06:35

I think some of you guys are more obsessed with that theory than the flat earthers themselves!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 28, 2022 11:03:05

One more left wing shill who loves to assume the worst about others so they can easily dismiss criticism.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 28, 2022 11:00:08

To be able to dismiss him as not geniune.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 28, 2022 10:58:54

NASA used technology derived from ICBM’s not the other way around. They didn’t design any ICBM. A rocket is not automatically an ICBM, there are peaceful uses for rockets. That’s what NASA was formed to focus on.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/space on November 28, 2022 10:25:25

I’ve yet to see that block feature actually used for its intended purpose. Asshat Redditors have realized it’s actually “the last word” button. If you’re really frustrated with someone you can say what you want, click that button, and you’re guaranteed to have the last word! They could just stop replying, and live with whatever reply you come back with… orrr they could have it all and make it look like you were “beat.” This is a trend that needs to die. It’s an embarrassment.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 28, 2022 10:10:18

NASA never developed ICBM’s. They’ve only ever worked on civilian projects.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/space on November 28, 2022 10:02:04

The people on this subreddit have read too much sci-fi. Just the other day, someone else was doing off on how a single company will inevitably control the entire moon just because there would conceivably be huge benefits to that. No that’s not how any of this works.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/space on November 28, 2022 09:59:15

> No, Poe’s arc is that it’s not always a good idea to rush headlong into battle or act recklessly Most of the movie, he’s not trying to rush into battle, he’s trying to trust his new superior in an existential situation and understand her plan for survival. It’s legitimately cruel to make your crew feel like they have no hope. They mutinied for the answer and stop did not get it. The movie says, “no, it’s not cruel because the leader(s) can do whatever they want and everyone else needs to just automatically trust them.” I legitimately thought it was Disney selling out to Chinese censors at first, making a message of Star Wars be something as nefarious as “listen to your superiors, they definitely know more than you,” in order to gain their favor. It’s that bad. > That’s why it ends with him leading the party on Crait to escape through the Rebel base (turning back) rather than rushing towards the First Order with the others. But he does do that? With Leia’s blessing?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on November 27, 2022 23:20:35

The worst of the worst also use free speech, that doesn’t mean free speech is tainted.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/CryptoCurrency on November 27, 2022 19:47:52

Psh I’m still bitter my mom let her friends kids destroy my Lego creations even though we had literal boxes of unused Legos to play with. Being “talked to” over something you know isn’t wrong is actually kind of traumatic.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/HistoryPorn on November 27, 2022 19:27:05

Yeah I get you are an exception, but most people don’t worship the government. They will be super pissed that the government is taking advantage of an expense they *need* to use.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 27, 2022 12:20:46

No you’re talking about real crashes happening on purpose. Fake crashes would be if they cut away from the race and showed a CGI crash and acted like it was real.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/funny on November 27, 2022 11:24:22

> Dude the oil prices are hurting people Dude… the goal of Carbon taxes is literally to raise prices of oil and gas use. What don’t you get? > the problem with the oil prices was never just that they’re high, but that they’re artificially high. Carbon taxes would make the price artificially high. People would hurt just the same, they wouldn’t care why it’s higher. Telling them “it’s okay, it’s only high due to the mandatory carbon tax,” that will just get them even *angrier* with you. Have you just *never* heard criticism of carbon taxes before? You’re acting like you’re totally ignorant of the downsides.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 27, 2022 10:06:38

> So the moral isn’t exactly “shut up and follow orders” so much as it’s, “recognise that in a structured collective environment, there might be a chain of command that’s worth having faith in, and that it’s reckless and counter productive to subvert the chain of command for your own egotistical sense of being the person who has to save the day” That’s essentially the same thing, isn’t it? I get that that’s a thing in reality, but it’s not a theme that should take up time in in Star Wars. The movie didn’t have to show us the importance of chain of command by stopping the plot to highlight it, they just needed to show it’s value in battle, like they did in every other Star Wars movie (except TRoS). Should Star Wars have a scene where the main character learns that sometimes authoritarian governments can really get things done and help certain people? That’s a part of reality but there are some much more important aspects to focus on here… Star Wars shouldn’t be a soap box for any form of authority, even military command structures. This is why we never learn the exact policies of rebel politicians, it’s not about what specific laws they want to pass once they get the Senate back, it’s about standing up to authoritarianism.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on November 27, 2022 09:58:57

Can’t one say that about politicians as well? When are they going to take responsibility for their hate inducing rhetoric? Their words have legit led to shootings.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on November 27, 2022 09:39:59

> Yamauchi agreed to buy a majority stake “to show his gratitude to the people of the Northwest for the birth of Nintendo of America here.” Oh my god that’s just something companies say when they do businesses, it’s basic PR. They didn’t do it to thank the northwest, that’s insane.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on November 27, 2022 09:32:37

Uhhh I don’t think any of the Rebels hold anarchistic views. Just being anti-Imperial doesn’t make one “anarchist.” People often see whatever they want in media. Let’s see his argument if he even has one (preferably in video form if he has the skills).

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on November 27, 2022 00:36:13

A headquarters location isn’t “support given to Nintendo” unless the government gave them tax breaks and this is their way of repaying them.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on November 26, 2022 23:14:54

A single movie isn’t going to justify the purchase of a sports team. Disney is an entertainment company, a sports team really isn’t all that weird for them to own. They own all of ESPN now.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on November 26, 2022 23:13:49

That’s kind of weird? What did the state of Washington give to Nintendo?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on November 26, 2022 23:11:05

*Any* additional tax could theoretical be redistributed as a dividend… but that is not at all a guarantee. In fact, given history, the idea that taxation would be directly redistributed is laughable. Odds are other corporations will instead lobby to divert the capital to their own businesses via legislation.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 26, 2022 22:47:54

And then got upset when oil prices raised. Which is the entire point. If you don’t like the results, you don’t actually believe in the policies.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 26, 2022 22:28:33

That’s the premise of Carbon Taxes, unfortunately. That’s why I’m in favor of supporting alternatives that are cheaper and more efficient to replace them. That way we’re actually growing the economy while making the world cleaner.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 26, 2022 19:36:15

🤣 *“…all the things wrong with me!”*

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on November 26, 2022 18:12:39

> Voting on policy instead of people is a great idea I can get behind. Referendums to determine policy is just good politics. But we can do this with “Web 2.0” – we just choose not to. Not sure if people would trust a vote that took place over a centralized system. I know I have my doubts about the “Bring back Trump” vote being legitimate. It takes something similar to a blockchain to guarantee the final results are not just made up by whoever is hosting the voting.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/ProgrammerHumor on November 26, 2022 17:09:57

Yes they price of carbon is as arbitrary as they are in the Diamond market.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 26, 2022 14:33:33

Until people start paying higher prices… Let’s not forget that the current “pro-climate-action” President spent all summer shaming oil companies and publicly pressuring them to pump more oil. That was essentially what carbon taxes would look like.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 26, 2022 14:29:48

> Sure, we could talk about it, and it might be mutually productive for us to talk about it, but how do you think it would compare to a discussion between two people who have professionally studied it, and are aware that the other has professionally studied it? Questions about quantum mechanics aren’t equivalent to questions about morality, culture, and society. It’s not a good analogy, there’s no objectively correct answer, this isn’t a strict science. Academia is almost entirely irrelevant to this discussion about normal people feeling too afraid to mention genocide. > Same principle with any other topic of human knowledge under the sun. That was all I tried to say. And all I’m trying to say is we have a huge problem here and people aren’t doing anything about it because they get caught up in *how* we got here instead for some reason.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on November 26, 2022 13:27:36

> the two of you can have a level of discussion that two total strangers simply cannot have. But two non-acedemics can have level headed conversations! There’s no reason to act like everyone is a secret Nazi, that’s insane. > I said that it is difficult to do, partially in thanks to bad faith actors, not that nobody should do it. If people aren’t bringing it up for any reason then that’s a problem, one that should be addressed head on, not “understood” and calmly explained. We’re talking about society purposefully forgetting genocide history, that’s a HUGE issue regardless of how it got there.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on November 26, 2022 13:09:18

> academic history is a field where a lot of the established people have put their opinions to paper and everybody else in their speciality have already read them, they can meet and argue particular points without worrying too much that they’re dealing with a crazy person So only academics can discuss other races dying in the Holocaust? What’s the point of this differentiation? > My point was that even the mere existence of people spouting these conspiratorial beliefs is that they can act as wreckers for the discussion that happen among the more general public. I don’t even care about “the wreckers,” I care about people like you going around saying people shouldn’t bring up that other races dying in the Holocaust. It leads to people being totally ignorant of equally important history.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on November 26, 2022 12:41:15

But now out seems like there’s almost a downplaying of the *other* races involved, to the point where people are afraid to bring it up. It may be in response to other hateful things, but the result is the same: people forget entire ethnicities were systematically murdered. Isn’t there an argument that we shouldn’t let anyone forget that any race can be targeted?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on November 26, 2022 11:52:54

Oh god they’re starting to make nuclear missile silos!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 26, 2022 11:06:02

I told people this would happen and you know what they said? “It’s fine, we can figure that out later.” Fucking whatever

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Libertarian on November 26, 2022 10:36:02

I like it better that Luke was the last of the Jedi and was able to defeat the Sith by bringing one of them back to the light. If there were 100 Jedi out there they absolutely could have just outnumbered him one day and defeated him. Not as big of stakes.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on November 26, 2022 10:32:19

Just because it *can* make sense doesn’t mean it’s relevant in a discussion about what’s best for the story. It could make sense that one day Yoda just got his head too hard on a branch, that there are thousands of Jedi left, but Yoda just forgot them because he got his head too hard! That could make sense! But it’s really stupid story telling.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on November 26, 2022 10:28:25

> Well have to see what happens when the software company learns that someone sold an image their software created for a million dollars. I think all of the AI offerings have it in their terms of service that users own the copyright if their output.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 25, 2022 22:49:48

Hasn’t that existed since the release of 1.4 though? The cats already out of the bag. Will this really assuage angry voters and opportunistic politicians?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on November 25, 2022 21:21:26

Reminds me of “Impossible Creatures.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on November 25, 2022 17:13:41

“You’re NOT an artist for posting this!” But I never actually said I was, you guys are just assuming that!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on November 25, 2022 17:09:55

This is where it almost reaches “derivative with,” But the problem with that is, which one of the 100+ photos taken from that exact spot of it ripping off? Still couldn’t be proven in court, I don’t think.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/dalle2 on November 25, 2022 11:30:30

Oh no they still don’t think you’re right, this is just a “necessary evil.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/ShitPoliticsSays on November 25, 2022 11:28:26

What aspect don’t you understand?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/CryptoCurrency on November 25, 2022 11:11:59

Nobody can just create trillions of new Bitcoin and distribute it to banks. No 30 year old has this power. The Federal Reserve, however, can and does do this with Dollars.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/CryptoCurrency on November 24, 2022 21:31:10

It’s a bunch of teenagers who have never heard the term “decentralized” before and literally just assumed the meaning.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/CryptoCurrency on November 24, 2022 21:30:03

> Now I honestly don’t know if Trump is technically fascist, honestly I don’t particularly care. He needs to be kept as far away from any power as possible and that’s the important part for me, honestly throw most of the American right in that category Ah so the strategy is, “people are too stupid to not trust him, so we should him with the worst thing possible.” Don’t you see how trading people like that makes them distrust your whole argument? This is what OP is saying, misusing words causes people to believe you don’t know what your talking about. It kind of like “the boy who cried wolf.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/changemyview on November 24, 2022 12:15:25

> in that time there was a fear of outsiders and communism and racism, which included FDR putting people in camps, which was terrible and stupid, but doesn’t in itself fit fascism. I know, I’d say it’s just general authoritarianism, not fascism specifically. What *is* your definition of fascism? > It’s one parallel with Trump and other leaders. But if it’s not a parallel with fascism then I think it’s actually supporting my point. > Did FDR also claim no media was trustworthy and was the enemy of the people, only listen to him? Only he tells the truth. No but is that specifically fascism? It just general authoritarianism? What *is* your definition of fascism? > Did FDR claim elections were rigged and convince people to storm the Capitol trying to overturn an election? > Did FDR talk about how the deep state is taking over and only he can fix it and “drain the swamp” which resulted in him putting his own swamp people and family in major positions of power? No but is that specifically fascism? It just general authoritarianism? What *is* your definition of fascism? > Did FDR fire competent people in non political positions because they pushed back against him and replace them with people that were loyal to him? > Did FDR use his presidency to personally enrich himself and his friends/family? Maybe? But is that even authoritarian? Or just corruption? What *is* your definition of fascism?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/changemyview on November 24, 2022 12:10:03

> I think pretty much everyone agrees what FDR did was a mistake but not nearly enough to be a fascist I agree, but Trump didn’t do anything nearly as bad as FDR did. FDR imprisoned American families citizens without trial, threatened to pack the Supreme Court so they’d vote his way, and even nominated an active KKK member to the SC and said there should be limits on Jews in various professions to "eliminate the specific and understandable complaints which the Germans bore towards the Jews in Germany.” Clearly somethings not adding up here if Trump is considered more fascist than this. > not the entirety of what encapsulated Trump being fascist. Well okay, but I challenge you to state a definition of Fascism that doesn’t also include FDR. And if it does, then I’d argue that the definition is incorrect.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/changemyview on November 24, 2022 10:44:15

> Trump constantly demonized immigrants and blamed them for problems in the country FDR locked minorities in concentration camps. He said they were dangerous and needed their rights completely ended. Was that fascism? Was WWII really fascists vs fascists? I don’t know if I’m willing to say FDR was a fascist just for treating minorities poorly. Moist of the world would be considered fascist today if this were the definition.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/changemyview on November 24, 2022 10:25:20

“So to celebrate a new century of peace with the USA, I want two airliners to fly dramatically in between the Twin Towers and then land safely at JFK!”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on November 24, 2022 10:10:59

As sometime who loves the photo-real aspect of SD the best, this isn’t horrible news…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/sdforall on November 24, 2022 09:30:28

Politicians won’t hold corporations accountable, not even the blue ones. Did we all just forget that the Democratic President just spent all summer shaming the oil companies and demanding they increase production? “Holding companies accountable” means higher prices, which means politicians cave and revert support. The answer is cheaper alternatives. You need to improve lives while increasing efficiency.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 24, 2022 09:22:21

> Firstly, there are plenty of shitcoins, including ETH forks that are still mined via proof-of-work. “Ethereum forks” are not Ethereum. They are fully different projects. The conversation is about ETH. >Bitcoin is still mined by proof-of-work. Yes it is, and that’s part of why some think ETH will eventually overtake it. > Also, the electricity usage isn’t zero even on ETH. It’s more comparable to a single company’s electricity use, which is very much acceptable for most people. The future is not “zero electricity use.” > And anything over zero is too much for fucking scammy bitch-ass cryptocurrency. ETH is not a scam.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on November 23, 2022 14:55:13

There are lots of good locations across the country. Ones that would be cheaper than over producing a crazy amount just to avoid having them somewhere else.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 23, 2022 12:14:24

Well you used the term “mining” which implies heavy electricity usage. Running a computer program isn’t automatically “mining.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on November 23, 2022 10:54:41

Back when I asked for this game for Christmas from my aunt, I had asked for “Modem Warfare 2.” So her boyfriend goes out and goes to like 5 stores looking in the “M” section for Modern. Finally he asked one of the store clerks and they told him it was actually “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.” I don’t know if that’s relevant but I guess if you’re asking for this for Christmas, you might want to write down the full name of the game.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/gaming on November 23, 2022 10:53:56

Oh no that’s not going to happen, it’s a waste of electricity to produce it in one place and pump it 2000 miles away.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 23, 2022 10:46:26

> A 2tb SSD nvme counts as “other hardware”. It don’t count as “mining” though. That implies heavy electricity usage, the biggest criticism of cryptocurrencies. Nobody criticizes gamers for “mining.” That would be ridiculous. > I didn’t think anyone would mistake that there’s still an electrical burden. What’s the burden? A 99.99% reduction means it uses half to a quarter as much energy as any of the big tech companies.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on November 23, 2022 10:42:30

> a private company can do as they please, and you can’t stop them from closing the moon to everyone else. Wait I think you’ve got this entirely backwards. Only a government is powerful enough to enforce a moon monopoly. There are quite a few problems with your assumptions. > owning the only thing worth owning on the moon means only you have the funds to stay there “Owning” the moon is worthless if you can’t launch anything to it or sell anything from it because governments have sanctioned your company and brought its executives to court. > No need for exaggerated ideas of them putting anti spaceship guns or whatever either. Companies firing along government assets is usually seen as unacceptable and the executives would be brought to criminal court, and would probably be tried for treason. > if space age will be just feudalism 2.0, our science has overgrown our wisdom honestly. It’s not, that would be illegal. Companies can’t just declare war on government and expect to win. Space Science will flourish as more people have easier access to the moon due to engineering advancements and economies of scale.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/space on November 23, 2022 10:25:47

Actually the main reason will be that no one wants to protect anything on the moon that will be damaged from mining. On Earth, mining harms ecosystems. On the moon, mining farms nothing alive, and there’s endless amounts of empty vistas on the moon to cherish, so aging a little industry (which orator can be beautiful) isn’t going to actually cause any negatives to occur.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/space on November 23, 2022 10:17:15

Arizona has solar in parking lots, houses, *and* in the desert. They also operate the largest nuclear power plant in North America. In addition to all of that, both states get a noteworthy amount of power from the Hoover Damn.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 23, 2022 10:02:28

Can you edit you comment? Because ETH does not still “mine.” There isn’t “other hardware” that it’s mining on. It moved from Proof of Work (mining) to Proof of Stake. The “work” was the mining. But now the network is secured by people “staking” funds on the network. Since no mining is taking place anymore, the network is using 99.9% less electricity. But when people here “it’s just mining on different hardware,” they think that the electricity burden still exists. It’s important to know that it doesn’t exist anymore.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on November 23, 2022 09:49:56

Not to mention is blatantly breaks rule #1. Not a fan of the “no-AI rule” myself, but he even announces that it’s AI in the title. So it’s like, what’s going on here? Is it because of the “PSA” aspect that they’re letting it slide? Seems sketchy.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 23, 2022 09:36:40

They already are, though? Don’t you get contacted by clearly fake accounts at least once a week?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 23, 2022 09:33:49

It would be easier to attach authenticity to a real photos. As much as Reddit hates them, this would be a perfect idea cases got NFT’s, as a “proof of authenticity from [trusted organization/photographer].” It’s immutable, isn’t controlled by any a single entity, and can be confirmed anywhere by anyone.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 23, 2022 09:32:48

You just have to be more skeptical. Please, for the love of god, think through and contact other family members if your grandson starts randomly asking for $3000, even if you do know it’s actually them. You don’t just give several grand to the grandkids.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 23, 2022 09:28:41

When he raises up his hands and tilts his head down. The actual shot happens behind the sign.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 22, 2022 10:50:27

Which part? KK purposefully made the decision not to plan put the trilogy from the beginning.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/television on November 22, 2022 09:55:54

She still made the poor decision to not plan them out, so that she could have an easier time attracting established directors. She didn’t want to work hard on the story or work hard to get a director. She just wanted to be able to say “you can write whatever you want, please just attach yourself to the next Star Wars! It will make me look good.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/television on November 22, 2022 09:52:58

Anyone would be printing money by buying those established franchises. If George Lucas instead gifted the rights to Star Wars to some random guy somewhere in the country, the company they setup would end up making billions over the next decade.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/television on November 22, 2022 09:38:27

They usually cut the final shot out, letting it play as if that neck shot was the fatal one.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/interestingasfuck on November 22, 2022 09:30:29

Unlike WWII and Napoleon, both Ukraine and Russia largely have paved roads.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/worldnews on November 21, 2022 21:32:17

I thought it was funny

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on November 21, 2022 19:06:41

So is this article just made up? How could strangers pictures be showing up in other accounts?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on November 21, 2022 19:04:34

The American company Tesla *is* doing this, but Reddit proudly spreads criticism and hate for the brand, and the President leaves them out of Electric Vehicle summits. Citizen United is not a factor here. Volvo *just* did it. If citizens United isn’t a thing in Europe why did it take so long?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 21, 2022 13:20:03

Parasite class? Is that what you call sitting around and spreading misinformation on the internet?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/space on November 21, 2022 13:09:58

Yet it’s being suggested that that might happen now. It’s ridiculous.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXMasterrace on November 21, 2022 12:50:56

Your cell phone has enough power to run a virtual reality simulation of the lunar landing

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on November 21, 2022 10:50:16

> I can’t really prove that to you Why not though? I don’t understand why you can’t just link to the comments. Every single comment is linkable on Reddit. Even if it’s deleted we can still use external websites to reveal the deleted posts/comments. Why isn’t it in your comment history? What is going on here? This should be the easiest thing ever to prove, all you have to do is link the post this happened in.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/LibertarianPartyUSA on November 21, 2022 10:29:19

And you think they won’t report it if DeSantis “smooths things over” with them? Come on… By your logic, Disney could just pick the Governor they wanted. I don’t think they have at much leverage at you think.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/television on November 21, 2022 10:19:45

You think they’re going to promise to lay off him in the news? Unlikely… DeSantis would have a field day with that threat. “The liberal media is so corrupt they threatened to use it against me for their own corporate gain!” And he would be right.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/television on November 21, 2022 10:16:34

It doesn’t sound “overblown,” it seems you just completely agree.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/television on November 21, 2022 10:01:53

What leverage does Disney have though? They can’t just move Disney World.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/television on November 21, 2022 09:59:29

Why would a fall guy help? Are the parks going to stay expensive? If so, literally no one will care that it’s was the previous CEO who did it. All they’ll care about is the current CEO is keeping the prices high.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/television on November 21, 2022 09:54:18

I’m thrilled it’s working out. But I guess when you think about it, not much else should be able to beat something that just sits in a field all day producing energy. Compare that to oil, where they have to find it, extract it, prices it, and transport it… oil doesn’t stand a chance.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 20, 2022 22:47:22

Wow, for being so authentic in every other aspect, they really got the Hallways wrong. Is that just a set piece from the movie? It’s much closer to that portrayal than the real liner.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/titanic on November 20, 2022 22:44:22

They seem to have used a real picture of the footprint, which tipped me off as it’s dated only one day after the landing, but they don’t seem to have used a real picture of Buzz Aldrin in front of the Lunar Module. He looks painted in.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/nasa on November 20, 2022 15:50:23

But Twitter is wayyyyy more important than anything else.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXMasterrace on November 20, 2022 15:44:57

“If you don’t like it, delete the app.” “Time to call your EU representatives!” Lol what is going on in their heads? Do they actually think this is a government issue or are they just using whatever weapon they can wield in order to “get” him back?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/ShitPoliticsSays on November 20, 2022 14:45:11

We only need to grow the industry 4 times?! That’s well within reason! The slow march to change continues.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 20, 2022 14:34:53

What’s trolling about the question? Seems like a great point.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on November 20, 2022 14:33:05

Nah the one guy would be saying, “a criminal?! I don’t want to be associated with them!” And the other would be saying “then why did you associate with a murderer before?”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/apple on November 20, 2022 14:31:20

What’s wrong with eye candy though? The newest Thor had a scene where he gets stripped naked and it’s just for eye candy. People like attractive people, it’s extremely pervasive throughout our entire culture. Cheerleaders are not some crazy phenomenon.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on November 20, 2022 11:35:41

So I’m confused, the ending of Black Panther resulted in Wakanda opening up to the rest of the world and supposedly ending their isolationists ways… But in the next film they’re still not trading with anyone? So they didn’t open up? Or are they just not trading Vibranium? To what extent are they actually an open country in Wakanda Forever?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on November 20, 2022 10:27:51

No… NASA was saying Moon around that time. Not sure where you got Mars.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 20, 2022 10:25:55

You realize they’re landing the largest spacecraft ever on the moon, right? SpaceX’s Starship’s internal volume is essentially the same size of the entire ISS.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 20, 2022 10:25:16

Lol worse? How?! Plus, it’s how I know most redditors don’t support free speech.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/ProgrammerHumor on November 19, 2022 14:18:23

Didn’t most employees voluntarily quit? Or am I miss remembering?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/ProgrammerHumor on November 19, 2022 13:55:08

Nothing suggests OP supports free speech. In fact, being a redditor, odds are they don’t.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/ProgrammerHumor on November 19, 2022 13:53:31

Sorry, the cultural standard for entertainment today is “dunking on” the bad guys. Everything is about “getting” certain people who “deserve it.” It’s exhausting.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/ProgrammerHumor on November 19, 2022 13:51:41

Because you breaking down the argument exposed it’s main problems. I only addressed the argument, not you yourself.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on November 19, 2022 12:13:46

There’s no way that many images could be manually curated. Maybe if you have 100,000+ volunteers. Maybe.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on November 19, 2022 11:57:02

I’m not even talking about you, though?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on November 19, 2022 11:02:09

Too bad, they’ve been identified as a marginalized group! You have to support them now. /s

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on November 19, 2022 10:40:48

Trying to shoot, and missing, that little animal was too meta for me. I wish we could have scenes where stormtroopers prove “these blast points are too accurate for sand people, only Imperial storm troopers are so precise.” Instead we got further canonization (that didn’t technically exist before) that stormtroopers are sufficiently interpret at shooting across the board. “That wasn’t incredible luck when the heroes got away! The enemy just sucks!”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on November 19, 2022 10:31:09

If there’s no significant improvement then society is losing something and gaining nothing. People find comfort in being able to visit their lost love one. This isn’t a hard concept.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/todayilearned on November 19, 2022 10:27:23

Literally there’s nothing about “raw outputs only” in the rules. But by all accounts this is an authentic output. Cropping an image and changing saturation doesn’t make it inauthentic. It was genuinely generated by Dalle. The rule is to prevent real images or photoshop composites being passed off as Dalle images. You’re just hopping on a hate train that started because several idiots were confused in a row.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/dalle2 on November 19, 2022 04:22:50

No AI prompter hates artists, that doesn’t make any sense. Artists hate AI and its fans because they feel horribly threatened. Any anger at artists you find here is a direct response to some artists unabashed hatred and vitriol for these world. I’ve personally been called horrible things already by artists. I understand the frustration towards their unnaturally hateful attitude towards us. It’s extremely distasteful.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on November 19, 2022 03:01:05

Most anti-EV people I see these days are liberal. The propoganda they spew includes “people don’t need cars,” and “EV’s are actually bad for the environment.” Don’t forget about them because they’re not conservatives.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 19, 2022 02:50:08

What’s deceiving?! Is this sub specifically for raw outputs? Removing the watermark should imply post processing.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/dalle2 on November 18, 2022 17:14:08

> He’s a horrible human being who was willing to withhold internet access to Ukraine He supplied internet access for months on end, why no praise for that? There was would literally have been worse without the voluntary efforts of this team. > he’s Transphobic I mean he’s said “I absolutely support trans,” So this can’t be the whole picture. > and also there’s lots of evidence for his secual harrasment of his workers. That’s as much evidence at I’ve presented against you. So are you going to apologize to me for sexually harassing me? Or are you going to admit that more evidence would be necessary? > If he as so much touches this project, I will leave and never care for it again. That’s a shame, you’d be losing something major over the minor missteps of someone else.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/TitanicHG on November 18, 2022 14:08:36

Tools are one thing, principles and truth and another… don’t become what you sought to destroy.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/AskReddit on November 18, 2022 14:02:19

> No it’s just that Elon Musk is a huge asshole who doesn’t care for workers rights Workers rights? Like what? Pretty sure all how employers across all hoods companies have the same rights at everyone else. This isn’t China. > has been known to sexually harass his workers Not exactly… I’m just gonna claim that you’ve sexually harassed me. Now what? Does everyone have to accept that? Wouldn’t you demand proof as well? If there’s no conviction or even evidence, there’s no real reason to pin this on him. We simply can’t just take peoples word’s on serious crimes. > create scams to defend public programs such as California High Speed Rail Boss name is not mentioned once in the Wiki article for this. I have no idea what you’re talking about. Are you sure you do? > and overall is an idiot with most of his projects. He’s the main contractor **for NASA**, and has changed the transportation industry for the better. Look, he’s said some unnecessary and stupid stuff (like the pedo remark), but these are all ridiculous claims! Would you really rather have no new Titanic production than Elon Musk funding it? I just find this level of hate so bizarre, it’s actually overriding your true desires… It’s a shame.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/TitanicHG on November 18, 2022 13:57:43

Nothings ever really gone from there internet, we just don’t know where it is at the moment…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on November 18, 2022 13:49:55

I would absolutely take some guy with a few embarrassing misunderstandings in order to get a major Titanic production again. This is like saying NASA should use Starship for Artemis because Elon is owner of SpaceX. Don’t shoot yourself in the face to spite someone else!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/TitanicHG on November 18, 2022 13:46:39

As much as Reddit made a stink about it after the 2016 elections, the majority seem to widely super misinformation against people they believe deserve to be hated. Taking a page from the conservatives, they justify it by telling themselves, “well Musk is generally bad so it doesn’t matter if these specific claims aren’t true. The ends justify the means.” They simply don’t care and they will tell you as much.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/AskReddit on November 18, 2022 13:38:02

*They’re* the one rejecting *us*. I haven’t seen 1/10th the vitriol for artists on here as there is for us everywhere else. They HATE us. They want everything we love about this technology to die and never be seen again.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on November 18, 2022 13:27:07

The B-2 was revealed before its first flight as well. Deterrents are important. Secrecy is more important for offensive foreign policy.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXMasterrace on November 18, 2022 13:20:41

Of course not, its like literally saying “the blood of those who sided with Morgoth darkens their veins.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on November 18, 2022 11:17:42

> Not if 75% of the engineers quit That’s not zero! > Plenty of reports of that. You’re making a baseless claim. I’m not, *you* are. All I’ve said is that there will not be zero devs left when you claimed there would be. Your source supports my argument.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on November 18, 2022 11:12:17

> If no existing engineers failure with the system work there it will be no guidance. Nothing says there’s no developers left, though… > If Twitter doesn’t work for months it won’t exist as a platform. Twitter is working fine. You’re talking about wild hypotheticals. I’m sure they still know how to do basic QA and won’t push breaking changes to production.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on November 18, 2022 11:00:42

“Black people won’t become fascist because they have a history of suffering from that kind of power. However, white people have never suffered so it’s safe to assume they are just continually marching towards fascism if they aren’t kept in check.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on November 18, 2022 10:58:11

> picking things up with no guidance and the system is running is another Well there wouldn’t be 0 guidance. > lift. In any case, it’s months at best to replace people and start doing changes or improvements. That’s not actually that long in the software works.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on November 18, 2022 10:55:11

> Tech work is so customized, you can’t take someone who works at Oracle and drop them into Twitter and have them know what to do. Not so sure about this, developers switch jobs all the time, and are expected to be able to pick things up relatively quickly. I don’t see why someone from Oracle couldn’t work at Twitter.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on November 18, 2022 01:58:44

They really think Twitter it’s the most important thing in the world, don’t they? Maybe it’s good someone tanked it if that’s how they see it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Shitstatistssay on November 18, 2022 00:33:38

Lol what? Most car companies don’t even have a full EV on the road. We are not past those initial investments whatsoever.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on November 17, 2022 13:35:44

I’ve definitely heard that used a lot too

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on November 17, 2022 13:12:50

I knew you it, you were being a fucking weasel.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/WhitePeopleTwitter on November 17, 2022 13:12:02

Ah there it is… Billionaires don’t steal from us. Taxes steal from us. Billionaires being taxed more doesn’t lead to free food. But supporting “shoplifting” in general is what hurts small businesses and the families that own r hem. You are supporting the shoplifters stealing from my family by supporting this image and not denouncing it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/WhitePeopleTwitter on November 17, 2022 12:24:10

And I can call out your bullshit! I thought all you guys were into people suffering the consequences of their speech. Denounce your support of theft in your original comment or else you are giving explicit support for immoral actions. You wrote your comment to make it *sound* like shoplifting was moral and in solidarity with others, but in the context of the image… it’s really not. Do you get it now?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/WhitePeopleTwitter on November 17, 2022 12:14:46

Lol yeah it’s totally not a thing, that’s why you all are upvoting “class solidarity” memes. Because it doesn’t mean anything, right? You can’t have it both ways. Own up or shut up.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/WhitePeopleTwitter on November 17, 2022 12:09:19

You were by supporting this image, upvoting it, and equating it with “class solidarity.” You didn’t condemn the theft aspect at all. Theft isn’t class solidarity and you should have said so.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/WhitePeopleTwitter on November 17, 2022 12:03:13

I’m not talking about nice social programs, I’m talking about the people that want to end private property.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/WhitePeopleTwitter on November 17, 2022 12:01:12

I think they’re mostly affected by their ability to access money. For like 12 years straight, the Federal was pumping the economy with new cash with the explicit purpose of investing it in new business ventures and jobs. Now it’s being dramatically pulled back in ways wet haven’t seen before. “Easy money,” as they call it, is temporarily over, and won’t come back until the Fed lowers interest rates.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/technology on November 17, 2022 11:31:21

Promoting theft hurts families who own business, especially the small ones. ~50% of US companies are small businesses. Promoting “general theft” based on class gets nasty really quick. Make sure you’re not giving off “All Business Owners are crooks” vibes.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/WhitePeopleTwitter on November 17, 2022 10:18:55

These people are just trying to make things worse so that they can point to social issues and say “This is why we need socialism!”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/WhitePeopleTwitter on November 17, 2022 08:53:35

If they can’t have this they move to “well the store is stupid for leaving things out and not having security. They basically arguing to be stolen from. If it’s not me then it’s someone else.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/WhitePeopleTwitter on November 17, 2022 08:51:07

Let me guess, the small business owners just trying to survive isn’t allowed in your class, are they?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/WhitePeopleTwitter on November 17, 2022 08:49:50

But I’m doing my part again the man! Don’t take this from me!!!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/WhitePeopleTwitter on November 17, 2022 08:47:04

Just yesterday I saw someone say it uses real artwork but “obfuscates” them in order to “get away with it.” 🤦‍♂️

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MediaSynthesis on November 17, 2022 08:19:41

Only after stalling peace negotiations until after election, secretly promoting the enemy a better deal.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Shitstatistssay on November 17, 2022 08:16:02

All they need is “Liftoff, we have liftoff! Thirteen minutes past the hour, lifeoff of Artemis 1.” Let the mission speak for itself.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/space on November 17, 2022 00:35:54

The comment I replied to was talking about censoring individuals, so a bit more than that too.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/television on November 16, 2022 18:39:07

Well the comment I was replying to was seemingly supporting (or at least explaining) things like governments silencing certain people (Hitler) and it’s effect on society. The comments of this particular thread had turned to more general concept of censorship and its effectiveness.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/television on November 16, 2022 18:25:51

> I mean it obviously wasn’t the censorship that made the Nazis bad Does my comment come across as saying “this alone is why the Nazis were bad?” Censorship is actually always bad, and it is one of the reasons why the Nazis were bad. They killed their own people for speaking against them. That’s very bad.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/television on November 16, 2022 18:02:58

The photo-real capabilities of these systems is the best part. I don’t get how AI art is even that big of a deal, this shit right here is better than traditional CGI, is it not? And it’s impossible faster and far more realistic. To me, being able to make painted/drawn art in existing styles is great, but this seems far more profound.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on November 16, 2022 17:57:27

Yeah, Weimar Germany didn’t end free speech and censor people, the Nazis did! Wait… are we the baddies?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/television on November 16, 2022 17:49:24

Well the assumption is alien civilizations, which could have been around as long as 10 billion years ago, would actually be far more advanced than us. This is part of the Fermi Paradox, OP is just asking “where are all the alien AI’s” instead of “where are all the aliens?”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 16, 2022 17:19:39

There’s your show! *That’s* the show!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/seinfeld on November 16, 2022 16:45:24

Back when The_Donald was a thing, I would go in there and post about things that didn’t make sense… eventually I was banned. But then Redditors started using special apps to identify if anyone has ever posted there. They used that label to dismiss anything I had to say, they warned others against me, claiming I didn’t have genuine motives. The liberals on here can actually be worse than conservatives. I’ve seen it happen before.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/changemyview on November 16, 2022 16:26:39

Vending machines are broken *most* of the time?! No they’re not…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 16, 2022 15:33:51

Are vending machines typically known for breaking down? Increased complexity in an established system is fine. I’ve been expecting shoveling like this for a decade, but my bet was on McDonalds being the first mover.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 16, 2022 15:14:14

“Then the only escape will be the virtual world we control!”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 16, 2022 15:09:13

Nah good directors balance lightness and darkness. Yates only knows how to do depression. And being able to only handle one is called being “one dimensional.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on November 16, 2022 13:32:51

Forget everything else, it’s almost all about the Fed’s target interest rate. When that goes down the stock will go up.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RocketLab on November 16, 2022 12:33:12

Not only do they have plans for crewed flights after this, the main goal is to land humans on the moon in the largest spacecraft ever made: Starship.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 16, 2022 09:36:20

They even brought in the fucking RED TEAM to increase the stakes. Haven’t seen this type of quality drama on the telly in years.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXMasterrace on November 16, 2022 02:14:29

SLS isn’t… FAKE! 🤯

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXMasterrace on November 16, 2022 02:11:38

That’s actually Back Jlack, he’s way cooler anyway

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXMasterrace on November 16, 2022 01:33:28

Fucking heroes

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXMasterrace on November 16, 2022 01:32:25

Never bet against the Red Team.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXMasterrace on November 16, 2022 01:30:32

/u/WickDaLine, how do you feel about the fans who loved the EU? Were they wronged?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StarWars on November 16, 2022 01:22:44

“It doesn’t matter. SLS launched around the moon in its first attempt. Starship is nothing in comparison.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXMasterrace on November 15, 2022 23:15:14

This is part of why I never fall for the “if market socialism ruled the world, we would have switched away from fossil fuels a long time ago, the only reason we have climate change is due to capitalism” argument. ICE workers don’t vote to downsize their jobs. The oil company workers wouldn’t vote to stop pumping. I’d love as many worker-owned companies as possible, but it’s *not* a panacea.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 15, 2022 22:11:30

A lawnmower vehicle wouldn’t go 200 miles. You’re looking for a mid-market EV, not a utilitarian-first vehicle. A lawnmower EV would be something like this, which is definitely cheap but doesn’t go as far as you want:

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 15, 2022 22:01:57

Labor isn’t the only cost, and those other costs are the ones that are projected to further drop.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 15, 2022 21:55:50

“You mean all we have to do to beat our competition is to lower our prices and we’ll actually make more money?” “Yes but Reddit doesn’t think we ever do that so it’s not really an option.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 15, 2022 21:53:24

Okay wait, you don’t think they just handed verification icons out if you pay the $8, right? It’s not like someone could create an account named “Barack Obama” and then pay $8 to get the blue check mark. They wouldn’t be verified if it wasn’t actually them.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXMasterrace on November 15, 2022 18:04:15

I made it by editing the HTML and CSS in the web inspector.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXMasterrace on November 15, 2022 17:13:04

The geese/turkey were special treats to them. If they truly felt the army wouldn’t give them food, they still did not need to steal from the same place over and over, especially when it was so far away. But again, there were no mass starvations of German soldiers. They were just doing it because they wanted to, because they thought they deserved it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on November 15, 2022 12:25:33

Yes there is: >However, "both the Quran and the hadith strongly condemn homosexual activity"

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on November 15, 2022 11:30:24

Politicians run the military, the largest polluter in the planet. Yet many see them at the solution. Maybe things aren’t totally black and white?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/Futurology on November 15, 2022 11:24:44

Oh honey it’s almost certainly against Islam, but that’s definitely *okay*.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on November 15, 2022 10:17:51

> I feel this way about a lot of book adaptions: I get you can’t put everything from the book into a movie but I greatly dislike it when they remove things from the book just to add their own elements into it. Make your own story about the surrender negotiations if that’s the story that you want to tell. I feel like the trend today is that direct adaptations are never really considered. They basically use the established name as a vehicle for stories they do want to tell. That way they have a built in audience, but don’t have to worry about finding a writer that doesn’t care about being seen as “unoriginal.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on November 15, 2022 10:14:05

> I’d disagree with the criticism of the scenes with the negotiations, it gives a good sense that they have no choice and they know it’s going to be an unpopular surrender But what’s the value of that in a war movie where the protagonists want nothing but to go home? Sure, it has value as a historic recreation of the events. But there’s a lot of history they could have recreated and cut to. It would have all been just as irrelevant.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on November 15, 2022 10:09:33

The films ending makes you lose all sympathy for the main character. They had made it, the war was over… why did they decide to risk it again for a Turkey? One they could eat sometime soon? They knew they had nearly been shot before… several times! They have suffered PTSD just waiting for battle to start, and now they are fearless? They suddenly ignore all instincts and normal human emotion to continued to terrorize this family?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on November 15, 2022 10:06:35

They didn’t shut up they just switched to bringing up every negative thing related to Musk wherever these rockets are mentioned.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXMasterrace on November 15, 2022 09:16:44

I doubt Primce_Ossomer waited long to post this, he’s pretty desperate for people to talk about his comical Twitter management.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXMasterrace on November 15, 2022 09:13:20

I think people like OP are just trying to write a narrative. SpaceX and Tesla are far more valuable to society than Twitter. They are not tiny sticks holding up the Twitter CEO. It shows what you really value if you feel like Twitter mistakes overshadow making transportation sustainable for the world, and expanding the US’s space capabilities. People need some perspective, but I’m betting more on Reddit are actually too young to even *know* that most people said/wanted Tesla to fail, or that self-landing rockets was considered impossible. These are just given to them. “But I see Twitter every day so it must be more important!”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXMasterrace on November 15, 2022 09:07:25

This guy hates Elon before it was cool!! LOL!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXMasterrace on November 15, 2022 08:59:29

The vast majority see everything as black and white in this world. Everything is either A or B, UNLESS the fucking TV makes people feel like they’re a bigot if they think that way about certain choice subjects.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/SpaceXMasterrace on November 15, 2022 08:58:00

You can jump straight into the Sequel. It’s essentially a remake and expansion pack in one. Plus it will teach players more about how to play.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/gaming on November 15, 2022 08:40:17

Their wrath is known far and wide!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on November 14, 2022 14:32:20

“Oh my god they were stabbed in the back so hard. The Allies are the real villains, the Nazis are just the antagonists.”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/MauLer on November 14, 2022 14:21:45

Nah they’re saying “We don’t want to make your original script and audiences don’t want to see it. What we do want is another [insert franchise here], so why don’t you adapt your story to that?”

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/movies on November 14, 2022 10:58:40

I don’t think the medium is the point of the post…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/RedLetterMedia on November 13, 2022 23:08:27

> If your ‘art’ can be mass-produced, it’s useless and meaningless. That’s obviously not true though. People do value AI art. > Professional animators work with keyframes drawn by one artist. I know how animation works. And they’re paid for their ability to match the key frame style. That’s *obvious*. > By clients who don’t understand that styles cannot be matched 1:1, yes. You can get ‘close enough’, though. That’s all the AI does too. > Why the fuck would any artist want to go through the 10,000 hours necessary to become a highly skilled professional just to have some worthless idea guy who has never worked a second of his life towards achieving his dreams steal his life’s work? Because they have fun developing that skill and enjoy it? > Do you have any idea what the level of death-of-art that we’re talking about here is? It’s not a death at all, though. > That’s great. No one’s going to give a shit about it. Seems wrong so far… > When everyone can create a movie, why should your movie be special? Because some will clearly be better than others. > Why should I watch your movie instead of the millions of other AI-generated movies that people have made? Why do people write new music when there are millions of songs already available? > You would unironically happily plug yourself into a virtual matrix where everything is personalized for your own consumption. You might be too emotionally compromised to discuss this fairly. > My dreams are infinitely bigger than yours. Oh! Well then you shouldn’t have any fear of this technology. Unleash that creativity! It’s almost completely unchained.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on November 13, 2022 21:37:49

> Because creating art is a human endeavor and it’s a deeply personal experience. And now computers can generate meaningful experiences too. > Humans don’t copy styles like AI does. That’s not true, professional animators are actually expected to be able to match certain styles exactly. There was not one person animating *all* of The Simpsons, that would be insane. A team of animators matched the established style because that’s what was requested of them. > You will and can never capture an artist’s style 1:1 That’s not true, professional artists are often paid to match a style 1:1. > Oh, okay. You hate artists No, I don’t… did printing companies hate calligraphers? > good to know that you’re more than happy with every working artist going out of a job. Lots of jobs have gone away and lots of new jobs have popped up in the past due to technological change. Yes the demand for artists will soon decrease… but artists themselves can learn these news tools, and there will certainly be demand for style that differentiate from the excursion ones. > Hope you keep that same ‘who cares?’ attitude when AI inevitably replaces your dream job, too. It will probably provide more opportunity for me than ever before. I would love to gain the ability to produce major software projects by myself. I’m hoping to soon be able to produce Hollywood-quality films with a handful of people. I’m actively contemplating scripts. What could you do with a whole team of artists? Maybe produce a book? Dream bigger.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on November 13, 2022 21:00:53

> We’ve also never had a machine that can emulate artists before. So why does that change things morally? Either it’s always been wrong to copy a style or it’s not. > Now let me ask you an actual question, regardless of whatever you think of legality. Is it ethical for an employer to take your artistic portfolio, train Stable Diffusion on it, and then not hire you? Yes? The ability to make art has dramatically changed. This change *is* as large as going from pre-printing press to post-printing press, I will not downplay it. But there is not ethical issue with it. It’s the worlds first true AI, an artist in your pocket. We’re looking at a real artist here, one that is just 1000x faster than a human. It learns similarly to how a real artist does, and it imagines similarly to how a real artist imagines. Occasionally companies will ask artists to match the style of others, that was never moral wrong.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on November 13, 2022 20:25:50

Hard disagree that copying a style is plagiarism. We’ve never been considered that plagiarism, which is why all these modern animations can look so similar.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 13, 2022 13:18:56

It’s also important to note that I used a model trained specifically on this modern animation style:

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 13, 2022 12:59:04

Stable Diffusion, using a specific model trained on this modern Animation style.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 13, 2022 12:40:16

Yeah for background and tiny details I would crop the image down to just that section, and then send it through, and stitch it park with

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 13, 2022 12:26:39

SUPERB Gollum! Seriously one of the best “real life” images I’ve seen of the character.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 13, 2022 11:09:19

> If I create an artwork and I don’t want to give you permission to train an AI, that should be 100% respected. I don’t think it should, there’s nothing wrong with copying a style. Again, if this were a human you would probably be lauding them for their professional ability to match other styles. The fact that it’s an AI shouldn’t matter. > Just look at the amount of scammers already selling ai art as handmade pieces. I’ve yet to see that, but what’s the actual issue there?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on November 13, 2022 10:32:05

> It really shouldn’t matter what you use the artwork for, unless they’re published as 100% royalty free, you need to ask permission. We’ve never in the history of mankind have needed to ask for permission to study someone else’s artwork and attempt to inherit their style. Redistributing someone else’s work is definitely wrong, but that’s not what’s happening here. > As simple as this, you should not use an artist creation to train a model without their explicit permission to do so. I’m not so sure that’s actually true. There would be no issue with a human copying the style of another artist.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on November 13, 2022 10:17:35

> Dall-e is a paid service. I didn’t use Dall-e, I used an open source and free image general model called Stable Diffusion. > And what makes it wrong is that the creators of the AI make money while the real artist being fed in to this thing to be copied are not consulted before hand, can not opt out, and are not compensated. They are not literal copies though, their work simply inspires the AI, just as every artist is inspired by the art they’ve seen. It’s literally not any different that a really fast human master artist. If you commission work in a certain style, as Pixar does, they will be able to produce it based on seeing other artists work, while not compensating them whatsoever.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 13, 2022 10:05:57

> Now, others can copy that style, sure, but the community will call out those attempts as “unoriginal”, as a unique style is something created with the specific intention of being distinctive and more resistant to plagiarism. I don’t think most around here care about what the asset community thinks of their output. And from what I’ve seen, most people in general don’t care how original a style is, they just appreciate that it exists at all. > If an AI copy that unique style, I’d still think about the style’s original author, which make that AI generated piece irrelevant as well. It’s not irrelevant at all, people can truly appreciate it despite being derivative. If one can’t twerk the difference without being told, then there’s a whole lot of value being generated. > It’s not all about ownership, but about who’s behind that specific style that matters. I really think they’re more upset about ownership, that’s why they reference the AI “stealing” other artists work. Most don’t seem to have some kind of connection to the author alone, they typically have a connection with the artwork itself.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on November 13, 2022 09:57:00

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on November 13, 2022 09:30:34

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on November 13, 2022 09:30:27

Stable Diffusion, which I think is the foundation of Midjourney now (without their prompt post-processing), but you can run it locally for free.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 13, 2022 03:09:09

I just find out fascinating that the AI put that unrelated artifact there on its own…

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 13, 2022 03:05:39

I avoided outreached hands because it struggles with hands, fingers, *and* multiple dimensions (like something being closer to the camera than something else) all at once. I was gonna try Sauron reaching down for Isildur but decided against even trying. And since there wasn’t a better shot of Sauron I just didn’t include him.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/StableDiffusion on November 13, 2022 02:57:14

> You can create an image in less than 10 minutes. Try some of the more complex stills! I seriously would love to see your attempt at Hobbiton or the Balrog. Those were hard.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 13, 2022 02:39:54

Incredible spot! Interestingly, that image didn’t require any photoshop editing. Plus, when one erases to the blank background and exports, the pattern doesn’t show up. It’s gonna be either full white or black.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 13, 2022 02:04:35

All credit goes to Aaron Morton Óscar Faura for that aspect! I just put his stills through the AI.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 13, 2022 01:51:49

> Its clearly weird to dodge the mention of the tool that made the art and you did it because you wanted to claim ownership of it. I didn’t though… honestly I thought it would be obvious to everyone it was AI generated. I’ve corrected most who though otherwise. Again, in this particular thread, the original commentator was talking about a post featuring John Lennon crawling around like Gullum and George Harrison dressed as a wizard. The only confused one was you. Everyone else knew what was going on. > The problem is it will be used by people like yourself to claim ownership of a skillset you do not possess, which is not truth. That is not at all what I have ever claimed anywhere whatsoever. You may be conflating me with others. Most images and 99.9% of memes don’t mention the tools used. Disney doesn’t mention “COMPUTER GENERATED IMAGES” in the title of their Star Wars films. This is just how things will be going forward. > You didnt make this. I certainly did by many definitions. Without me it wouldn’t exist at all, therefore I must be some kind of noteworthy aspect to the entire thing. On top of that, I had to “search” and edit various images beyond what the AI edited. I even had to edit images before presenting it to the AI in order to get what I wanted. I did not create several CGI models to make this, but that will soon be the “old way” of fabricating computer generated images anyway. I don’t think that’s a reason to hate the art/artists. > Your assertion that its ok to borrow from others is a functional argument…if YOU were the artist. Why? > You were a client and an AI created something for you. I’m not trying to take much credit, only that I’m giving extra love to LotR out of all the possibilities in the universe. Plus, I’d say I’m closer to a producer than a client. And producers *do* often get a *bit* of credit. > Gagarin could not be the signature beneath this work because it isnt yours. I didn’t put any signature, I made a post of Reddit

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 13, 2022 01:48:13

> Except you’re not commissioning or paying any of the artists from which you are stealing to produce a so called “better image”. Because no one was required to created them. Just studying and recreating styles is not wrong. So imho AI art is not wrong. Especially if one isn’t making money off it. > That comment is so disrespectful I can’t even believe you see nothing wrong with it. How is it disrespectful? It’s what I’m doing in comparison. The vast majority of these images were not created by one AI “commission.” It’s a combination of all the options. *Some* value is added there.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 13, 2022 01:17:45

> You brought up ownership of the art? No… you did when you said Pixar would be stealing if they developed an AI based on their own movies. > Mimicking styles is challenging (and not morally wrong) And now it’s easy. That’s the fact of the situation. > If you had spent the time working on 2d/3d art and had the idea to recreate scenes of lotr in a pixar style, then spent the time studying and learning it, then executed it with a precision and interesting viewpoint, yeah, that would be fucking impressive. 3 hours of typing in prompts aint it dude. It was definitely more than 3 hours. I probably spent that much just photoshopping various aspects manually. But 3 hours our work can still produce “impressive” work, I doubt you’d say this about to anyone else who worked 3 hours on something. > Your lack of openness until replies pressed you (because it was weird to not mention it). It’s *not* weird to not mention it, it’s going to be the standard soon. Did Disney stop “The Book of Boba Fett” to announce to the audience “This Luke Skywalker is heavily created by AI image and audio deep fake.” No, they artwork was the point, and the fact that AI was used was a minor credit that almost no one noticed. I’m not liking any anything. If someone thinks I did today with Blender, I correct them. It’s not that big an issue, it’s essentially a meme. > And you saying theres no moral issue with AI scraping the entire internet without consent or license and then allowing people like yourself to claim ownership of said styles and abilities, yeah its a moral problem. You yourself compare this AI to a human artist. Every single artist in history has studied previous work and have even copied the experts as a matter of practice. There is no moral issue with being influenced by previous artists. Even the artists at Pixar are aiming to copy a specific style, not their own. There is no moral issue with AI generated art. > Glad youve made nothing off this. I’ve respectfully responded to every point you’ve made. Just disagreeing isn’t inherently a moral issue.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 13, 2022 01:12:32

What if the person who commissioned it took various aspects of different artist outputs and photoshoped them together to create a better image than any of the individual artists’ images on their own? It might not be an artist, but it’s certainly something…?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 13, 2022 01:00:45

> Dude i am not discussing the legality of it. Neither am I. > Paying black musicians in the ‘50s 100 dollars for their libraries of songs wasnt illegal, it was immoral. Alright so you’ve got a lot of issues with most of the entertainment industry today… but you are focusing on a guy who’s just trying to spread joy for free on the internet, spending actual money (albeit ~$2) with no expectation of any compensation. You might have an issue with people selling AI art, but this is not me. You can think of these as really fancy memes. > It can only bite whats already been made and will do so without the consent of the artists who created it. People have mimicked other artists styles before, were they wrong? > At least they actually did pay someone for the art they had made for them Disney makes billions off their work, I make nothing and don’t even use their work.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 13, 2022 00:50:30

No… Pixar owns all of their “artists” work. They are totally within their right to reuse and make money off previous artists work. No one that works at Pixar is under any impression that they own what they make.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 13, 2022 00:37:32

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 13, 2022 00:13:33

> Keep on typing in prompts and believing youre doing anything meaningful or interesting that wasnt built by people far more talented and dedicated than yourself. That’s the thing though, I don’t think I’m not talented than them. I’m just providing something the community values. It seems very “popular” in that people appreciate seeing it whether they like the style or not. > You are stealing their decisions and skills and pretending you deserve the same praise. Pixar doesn’t care will most likely soon be using AI to generate their films because it will be easier to produce.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 13, 2022 00:08:21

> and you even mention how you avoided it because thats obviously what takes over the discussion. Yeah, because the fact that it’s AI should be irrelevant. One day it will be, and no one will even care. > The way youre talking about putting in “hours of effort” and thanking people is very odd. I did put hours of effort into it. This is a totally free process, you can see for yourself hope long it takes to created 16 high quality images. > Youre normalizing stealing art from artists and its a weird thing to see happening. Ohhh I see. Nope, no stealing is actually done here. I’m not making any money on this, there’s no moral issue here. Have you ever been upset at memes using work? If not, I don’t see the issue. > Dont be obtuse so you can continue acting as if this isnt creative theft. It’s not, there’s no moral quandary here.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 12, 2022 23:59:21

> You’re acting the same way someone would if they had actually made this art. How does someone “actually” make an image of John Lennon as Gollum?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 12, 2022 23:48:48

Thanks! You can upscale any image you want with this link!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 12, 2022 23:37:55

Sorry if it wasn’t clear, these were developed through AI image-to-image generation. The AI software I used was Stable Diffusion. Additionally, the model I used was trained specifically on this modern 3D animation style.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 12, 2022 23:32:11

Yeah I want to get a 3080 cuz Colab is limiting access during the week day to their higher $40 tier. So it would be great. I followed a lot of this guys tutorials:

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 12, 2022 23:00:17

Here’s some of the original Balrogs it spit out: Those were the “good” ones, too.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 12, 2022 22:55:42

Thanks, I thought “crafting” would be the least controversial way to describe what I did 😂 Still don’t know what they want me to call it.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 12, 2022 22:48:26

I considered live streaming, but most of the time is waiting around to see what’s produced and rejecting 95% of images, and then editing sub aspects of those images the same way. I also used a model specifically trained on this modern 3D animation style, which greatly benefited the quality. You definitely need a dedicated GPU, and I’d consider mine “high end” but it is like 5 years old (1070 ti). That generated about one image every 25 seconds depending on the settings,but I actually have been using Google Colab’s $10/mo option where you can run code on an AI-dedicated GPU so I can pump out images even faster (about 10 seconds per image).

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 12, 2022 22:45:49

Sorry, probably should have put a note on the title, but this is generated through AI processing stills from the Jackson films! 👍

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 12, 2022 22:35:21

> Are we that close? Maybe even closer! Google and Meta have both published a text-to-video AI model within the last few weeks:

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 12, 2022 22:19:19

So the key here might be the fact that I used a model trained specifically on “modern Disney” films. This, and other specific models, are available for free in a couple places. Equally important was the fact that the main input was a still from the Peter Jackson films. This technique is usually called img2img. So with a still loaded up, and using “MoDi_v1-pruned.ckpt” model, I used img2img and used a prompt like: `A still from an animated film featuring [your description of the still], ((Pixar))` The outputs for stills that are more complex than just a person with a bokeh background will be almost impossible to nail, so I used the specialized inpainting model (sd-v1-inpainting.ckpt) to fix the wrongs. Smaller details required me cropping the image close up and inpainting that small section, and photoshopping that back in. Rarely I had to actually paint what I wanted in the image before I inpainted it, like with the chiminies in Hobbiton. Took about 7 hours to create all these, mostly using Google Colab with a dedicated AI GPU so that I could pump out variations like a mofo.

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 12, 2022 22:14:12

The Kubrick version was done my myself, as well. I’m honored you remember it ☺️

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 12, 2022 21:58:06

I’m certain I’ll do a different style for the next one. Do you prefer classic Disney style (2D) or Anime?

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 12, 2022 21:54:44

Thanks to AI, *we* may be able to make this in a few years!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 12, 2022 21:49:24

I’m curious which ones are hideous? Not because I’m offended in any way, I just appreciate knowing how different minds interpret these AI images. After seeing so many horrifying outputs it’s hard to see what exactly is missing in the details. So your review will help me get better. Thank you!

Commented by /u/Gagarin1961 in /r/lotr on November 12, 2022 21:47:33