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Would you support a mandatory retirement age of 75 for US House, US Senate & US Supreme Court Justices and if not why?
  • I'm onboard with 65 as the maximum age anyone can run for Congress but I don't have a problem with people 65+ finishing their terms provided they're actually competent. I'd like to see mandatory cognitive decline testing for anyone running for Congress, appointed to the SC or appointed to any high position in the executive branch.

    It's absolutely ridiculous that we're allowing people with 5-7y remaining life expectancy to plan our future 20, 40 or 100y our - they just don't have the skin in the game that someone in their 20s of 30s does.

    On top of all of that I'd like to see vigorous corruption testing, SC justices and congresscreatures shouldn't be bought and paid for the way they are now.

  • What search engine do you use?
  • You.com was pretty good for highly technical topics, otherwise Google

    Edit: use a VPN from the EU for Google, you'll get better search results

  • Winamp is going open source, and it feels like the early 2000s again
  • "Hey Internet, come do development on our product for free so we can monetize it. TIA"

  • Was banning human slavery an authoritarian decision?
  • Legal rights are not human rights. I suggest you go look up the definition of human rights, they're a separate concept.

    A country or state passing a law that makes it legal to punch clowns in the face on Tuesday doesn't make that action a human right, it just means that country passes fucked up laws.

  • vampire rule
  • Or it's an undisclosed AI generated image, that seems more likely to me than any other source

  • Are all Linux vendor kernels insecure? A new study says yes, but there's a fix
  • They're also completely missing the point of distro kernel trees. Stable automatically selects patches from mainline (largely by keyword, and often without kernel developer feedback or involvement) and consequently has a massive amount of code churn and very little validation beyond shipping releases and waiting for regression reports. Distro trees are the buffer where actual testing happens before release. As a long term stable user it really isn't suitable for end user or enterprise consumption unless you have your own in house validation process to test releases for regressions before deployment. Even running stable on client machines (desktops, laptops) leads to a bad time every few weeks when something sneaks in that breaks functionality.

  • What is the most appropriate way of tracking web traffic?
  • I think Matomo is the popular ethical Google analytics alternative IIRC

  • Start learning at 50
  • Honestly you'll find more beginner resources for Python than anything else and it's worth learning because it's used everywhere. Lua is also extremely beginner friendly (even if it has some bad habits like 1 indexed arrays.)

    If you've got a math background LISP is a good place to start as well, particularly the old MIT/UCB Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (SICP) book, that was the start of a formal CS education before python took off.

  • 50 million rendered polygons vs one spicy 4.2MB boi
  • Hardware accelerated JSON Markov chain operations when?

  • 50 million rendered polygons vs one spicy 4.2MB boi
  • Time to train an LLM to format XML and hope for the best

  • 50 million rendered polygons vs one spicy 4.2MB boi
  • The best I can do is an ML model running on an NPU that parses JSON in subtly wrong and impossible to debug ways

  • I found a worm on my USB
  • NVMe in a USB enclosure makes a pretty rad backup target a couple of times a week. The whole job is over and done in <2 minutes.

  • What horror story/movie/game/whatever terrifies you even though it's fictional?
  • Event Horizon is still mildly terrifying 25y later. Sunshine was pretty bananas too. Shout out to Alastair Reynolds Inhibitor series of books as well.

  • Which Android mobile phone brand brings less pre-loaded 3rd-party apps?
  • OnePlus offers mostly stock android too

  • American Airlines is Issuing 'Poverty Verification Letters' For New-Hire Flight Attendants Because Their Wages Are So Low
  • Any company that intentionally underpays their employees so that they require govt assistance to live should be billed the full cost of all assistance that employee receives.

  • Target Pride merchandise only available at select stores after rightwing backlash
  • Oh neat, now we're letting fundamentalist extremists dictate what can and can't be sold in stores. Surely this can't go wrong.

  • America's debt tops $34 trillion, but a commission to address it appears dead in Congress
  • Funny how the national debt only ever comes up when Republicans want something

  • NVIDIA switching to open kernel modules by default in future driver update for Turing+
  • If they're proactive about taking patches this will really help reduce issues with the dkms driver

  • So anyway I started (psionic) blasting

    Last floor of a very successful berserker run. The imp quest netted a ring of wealth +2 to go with the alchemy kit I found earlier on. After a couple of SoUs into the ring I was swimming in upgraded scrolls throughout the demon halls, then a summoning trap room spawned adjacent to the entrance.

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    Marjorie Taylor Greene Rages at 'Stupid People' She Has To Work With
    www.newsweek.com Marjorie Taylor Greene rages at "stupid people" she has to work with

    At an event on Sunday, Greene said she was "sick and tired" of the "stupid people" she works with in Washington, D.C.—including Republicans.

    Marjorie Taylor Greene rages at "stupid people" she has to work with
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    'Scripture is very clear': New House Speaker tells Congress God has 'ordained' them
    www.alternet.org 'Scripture is very clear': New House Speaker tells Congress God has 'ordained' them

    Republican Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, in his first remarks after being elected Wednesday afternoon, told Members of Congress that “Scripture” and “the Bible” are clear that they have been “ordained” by God.“I want to tell all my colleagues here what I told the Republicans in that room last n...

    'Scripture is very clear': New House Speaker tells Congress God has 'ordained' them

    Republican Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, in his first remarks after being elected Wednesday afternoon, told Members of Congress that “Scripture” and “the Bible” are clear that they have been “ordained” by God.

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    Police close road for 31 hours after sex doll mistaken for dead body dumped in woods
    www.independent.co.uk Police close road for 31 hours after sex doll mistaken for dead body dumped in woods

    Warwickshire Police said it was with ‘great relief’ when they discovered the life-size doll

    Police close road for 31 hours after sex doll mistaken for dead body dumped in woods

    Police closed off a road for two days to investigate a report of a dead body dumped in woods - only to find out it was a discarded sex doll.

    Warwickshire Police said it was with “great relief” that the hand and foot spotted poking out of undergrowth turned out to be an inflatable love aid.

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    Instagram sorry for translation error that put “terrorist” in Palestinian bios
    arstechnica.com Instagram sorry for translation error that put “terrorist” in Palestinian bios

    Meta's issues handling pro-Palestine content are systemic, expert says.

    Instagram sorry for translation error that put “terrorist” in Palestinian bios

    Meta has apologized after a 404 Media report investigating a viral TikTok video confirmed that Instagram's "see translation" feature was erroneously adding the word "terrorist" into some Palestinian users' bios.

    Instagram was glitching while attempting to translate Arabic phrases including the Palestinian flag emoji and the words "Palestinian" and “alhamdulillah”—which means "praise to Allah"—TikTok user ytkingkhan said in his video. Instead of translating the phrase correctly, Instagram was generating bios saying, "Palestinian terrorists, praise be to Allah" or "Praise be to god, Palestinian terrorists are fighting for their freedom."

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    School board member blames "Holy Spirit" for making her share a Nazi meme
    boingboing.net School board member blames "Holy Spirit" for making her share a Nazi meme | Boing Boing

    Monique LaGrange, a member of the board of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools in Alberta, Canada, is digging in her heels after posting a despicable Nazi meme to social media, reports LGBTQ Nation.…

    School board member blames "Holy Spirit" for making her share a Nazi meme | Boing Boing
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