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That rock over there

Area: 0.7m^2

Population: two geese

Went for a walk in the rain to celebrate the snow being melted away, but now my coat is three times heavier than before and it's having to dry out

Again the automatic checkout next to me reads out "yellow onions" and austere byzantine peppers, but when I show mine normal apples it says "your... item"

Politics sorta 

Texas powercuts - ignoring technical recommendations - failure of "free market" (really, negligence) policies

RT twitter.com/AySz88/status/1363

When was the last time anyone voluntarily made their systems more robust rather than being forced into it by a disaster?

Because of AI, the holdings of several 2045 tranche pension funds consist only of Radeon RX 6900 graphics cards. End users have noticed the cards have been difficult to obtain on the open market.

Because of AI, 1024 sheep were thrown into the sea off the Netherlands. The remaining 476 arrived safely in the UK. This is believed to be a consequence of "half precision" floating point numbers.

Because of AI, self-driving cars have been preferentially piling up in towns starting with "A" but human-driven cars seem to follow the same pattern, probably because of GPS apps

I'm liking statements of the form "Because of AI, <some bullshit>" because modern AI has little guarantee about what it's supposed to do (sometimes you don't even know) and how accurately it's supposed to do it.

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"Why I still use RSS...I firmly believe the Internet, and what it stood for, peaked with RSS....Having only the content I want to see only be shown when I want to see it with the freedom to jump between readers as I please, all with no ads? For me, no other service comes close to the flexibility, robustness, and overall ease-of-use that RSS offers."

atthis.link/blog/2021/rss.html

Pronounce "durable" as "gerbil" and see how long it takes people to notice

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