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William Gibson predicted the downfall of [Twitter] in one of his books, right?

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    PellaeonPellaeon Registered User regular
    Pellaeon wrote: »
    And they're already trying to shut down one of their back-up data centers from what I recall reading an earlier article. They have a Data center in San Francisco which I think shares or is at least near the building of their Headquarters, they have another one in Portland, Oregon and another one in Sacramento, California. From what I recall reading about it, they're looking to shutter the Sacramento location in an effort to cut costs:

    https://www.datacenterdynamics.com/en/news/report-elon-musk-considers-shutting-twitters-sacramento-data-center-leaving-just-two/

    Wasn't one of the whistleblower things that if they lose a particular data center they lose all of Twitter data irreplaceably

    I'm assuming they know the Sacramento one is not that critical, but then again boy genius so

    At least some of this comes up in this long thread. Though as a whole and individual elements it’s truly awful. I warn anyone with any technical or engineering background this will probably cause searing pain. I’m still recovering frankly.

    Yeah was the stuff.

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    minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    edited December 2022
    I’m going to shake up my mortgage and disrupt my property tax bill.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    Jragghen wrote: »
    Quick, let's shake things up at this bank. It'll involve guns.

    ooooh, sounds exciting and innovative!

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    BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited December 2022
    Jragghen wrote: »

    Quick, let's shake things up at this bank. It'll involve guns.

    Move fast (because they triggered the silent alarm) and break (into the bank vault)

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    CelloCello Registered User regular
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    ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    That's not what opt means, Elon.

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    ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    It means scry 1, draw 1.

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    OghulkOghulk Tinychat Janitor TinychatRegistered User regular
    Cello wrote: »
    Clearly he just wants to be evicted and move the company to Texas

    Swear to fuck I'm gonna be so mad if one of these stupid local governments around here decides to give him some stupid tax incentives to do that

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    FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    Oghulk wrote: »
    Cello wrote: »
    Clearly he just wants to be evicted and move the company to Texas

    Swear to fuck I'm gonna be so mad if one of these stupid local governments around here decides to give him some stupid tax incentives to do that

    I guess it's a good thing you're always angry.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    so he's going to try to end-run around the thing that took $billions in ad moneys out of Zuckerberg's mouth? I think if Facebook couldn't get around it, Apple's not going to be fooled by Elon's weaseling.

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    facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
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    minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    I mean, that’s pretty much how billionaire philanthropy usually goes, so it’s wildly unsurprising. Despite all his talk, he would never do something purely for the benefit of others.

    Ah, it stinks, it sucks, it's anthropologically unjust
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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    facetious wrote: »

    Oh yes, the amount of money they said could solve world hunger. Which is why he "donated" that amount, but wouldn't say to whom.

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    minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    Because obviously he knows better how to feed the hungry than an organization that has spent… (checks notes) 70 years feeding the hungry.

    Ah, it stinks, it sucks, it's anthropologically unjust
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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    Burtletoy wrote: »
    One weird trick to save money. Debt collectors hate him. Just stop paying your bills!

    i've been doing this for years. yet another idea he did not create

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    BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    I mean, that’s pretty much how billionaire philanthropy usually goes, so it’s wildly unsurprising. Despite all his talk, he would never do something purely for the benefit of others.

    MacKenzie Scott is just like "I dunno I gave 5 million dollars each to 200 different charities. Didn't even cost me a dime" and Elon musk is donating his money to himself.

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    MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    Now she just needs to do that a few thousand more times

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    BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    Maddoc wrote: »
    Now she just needs to do that a few thousand more times

    Oh for sure. But I do think, unlike all the other philanthropic billionaires, she has actually given away, like, $5bn per year for the last 3 years.

    Still a ways to go, but, like, she's actually doing it, unlike all the other "The giving pledge" billionaires who are in fact most famous for not giving any shit away ever.

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    LanzLanz ...Za?Registered User regular
    Doodmann wrote: »
    What's even funnier about all this is that in real terms "colonizing" mars isn't much easier than "colonizing" some large asteroid we find on a fairly stable orbit. And with that we could at least mine the shit out of it for material outside of a roughly equally deep gravity well.

    Mars is a dead planet and we're several magnitudes of logistics and technology from changing that. We should be working on some kind of genetic "lifeboat" but that can exist underground much easier than in space and the main advantage of being up there is that you're already up there the deltaV has been burned.

    The goal should be to be building stuff in space, not jamestowning ourselves on a desert less hospitable than antartica.
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    WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    facetious wrote: »

    I got audited once cause I wrote 56 cents by accident instead of 65. Over 11 cents... But this will go on unpunished I bet

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    facetious wrote: »

    I got audited once cause I wrote 56 cents by accident instead of 65. Over 11 cents... But this will go on unpunished I bet

    it's not inherently illegal, just usual rich person tax loopholes

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    nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    facetious wrote: »

    I got audited once cause I wrote 56 cents by accident instead of 65. Over 11 cents... But this will go on unpunished I bet

    it's not inherently illegal, just usual rich person tax loopholes

    In fact it's extremely common unless there is something here different then Bill Gates many "donations" to his own charitable orgs that he wrote off.

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    ThegreatcowThegreatcow Lord of All Bacons Washington State - It's Wet up here innit? Registered User regular
    Pellaeon wrote: »
    And they're already trying to shut down one of their back-up data centers from what I recall reading an earlier article. They have a Data center in San Francisco which I think shares or is at least near the building of their Headquarters, they have another one in Portland, Oregon and another one in Sacramento, California. From what I recall reading about it, they're looking to shutter the Sacramento location in an effort to cut costs:

    https://www.datacenterdynamics.com/en/news/report-elon-musk-considers-shutting-twitters-sacramento-data-center-leaving-just-two/

    Wasn't one of the whistleblower things that if they lose a particular data center they lose all of Twitter data irreplaceably

    I'm assuming they know the Sacramento one is not that critical, but then again boy genius so

    The Sacramento one did take a shot in the teeth last year during the statewide blackouts due to the heatwave and did partially go offline, but was restored due to all the engineers and on-call datacenter employees they had on staff...Key word had. There's no word on how many on-site engineers/data center operators are left within the company, but a large portion of them are indeed gone.

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    asofyeunasofyeun Registered User regular
    facetious wrote: »

    I got audited once cause I wrote 56 cents by accident instead of 65. Over 11 cents... But this will go on unpunished I bet

    it's not inherently illegal, just usual rich person tax loopholes

    In fact it's extremely common unless there is something here different then Bill Gates many "donations" to his own charitable orgs that he wrote off.

    if anyone remembers that patagonia billionaire who donated money to 'charitable causes' Adam Conover has a good breakdown of how, exactly, that process usually goes

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Cu6EbELZ6I

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    TefTef Registered User regular
    edited December 2022
    And even if you put aside the fact you have to be a gormless naive idiot to assume billionaires are donating money for altruistic reasons

    What a fucked up way to distribute wealth. So what, I have to go bow and scrape to bill gates, tug my forelock to Warren buffet, make a sympathetic video that goes viral enough Musk takes an interest? That’s some feudalism shit for real.

    I prefer that good old, “give us our fair share or we’re burning your shit down and guillotining you and all your mates” style, tyvm

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
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    milskimilski Poyo! Registered User regular
    edited December 2022
    To be pedantic about the "solve world hunger" thing, no, $6 billion cannot solve world hunger, but nobody ever told Musk it could (this makes sense when you consider there are like 7 billion people and feeding everybody forever is likely more than $1/person).

    Somebody from the UN criticized Musk, noting that $6 billion could "help" solve world hunger and resolve a specific short term hunger crisis. Musk lied and said "prove to me $6 billion can solve world hunger and I'll donate it" in order to do lovely things like delegitimize food aid and play into the narrative of governmental/charity organizations having no competence at controlling money.

    Unfortunately, everyone, even the people who think Musk is an ass, ran with the framing that Musk used for the whole incident, which means a lot of people reflexively assume $6 billion can solve world hunger even though it can't and nobody credible ever really argued it could; even by saying Musk's sham donation is "instead of solving world hunger" or whatever is kind of falling into Musk's trap since most people will probably think (correctly) that doesn't add up.

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
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    Are there no fighters left here anymore?
    Are we the generation we've been waiting for?
    Or are we patiently burning, waiting to be saved?
    Our heroes, our icons have mellowed with age
    Following rules that they once disobeyed
    They're now being led when they used to lead the way

    Do you still believe in all the things that you stood by before?
    Are you out there on the front lines, or at home keeping score?
    Do you care to be the layer of the bricks that seal your fate?
    Would you rather be the architect of what we might create?

    They laid out the blueprints, they poured down a base
    Concrete solutions to slow our decay
    But when they are gone
    Who the fuck's gonna take their place?
    Yeah, will it be the cynic, the critics galore?
    The cliché apathetic, passed out on the floor
    The trusting complicit who collectively ignore

    Do you still believe in all the things that you stood by before?
    Are you out there on the front lines, or at home keeping score?
    Do you care to be the layer of the bricks that seal your fate?
    Would you rather be the architect of what we might create?

    Don't you remember when you were young
    And you wanted to set the world on fire?
    Somewhere deep down, I know you do
    And don't you remember when we were young
    And we wanted to set the world on fire?
    'Cause I still am, and I still do

    Make no mistake, we are not afraid
    To bear the burden of repeating
    What they're thinking anyway

    Let's raise the stakes
    On the bet we made
    Let's decide to be the architects
    The masters of our fate

    Yeah, we still believe in all the things that we stood by before
    And after everything we've seen, here maybe even more
    I know we're not the only ones and we were not the first
    And unapologetically we stand behind each word

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    Quantum TigerQuantum Tiger Registered User regular
    edited December 2022
    "Personal safety risk"

    As if anyone who meant him harm couldn't just look up the publically available information on their own

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    JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    Musk tweets constantly and Twitter has no security team or like, security architecture so anybody that's wants to find him already knows where he is.

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited December 2022

    The number of protesters on both sides is growing.

    The number of armed protesters is growing too.

    The anti-fascist and LGBTQ rights supporters side has more people and guns at the moment. As seen here, a group carrying guns arrived a little while ago.


    It’s about an hour before the Christmas drag show starts. Both sides have grown quite a bit, but the LGBTQ side far outnumbers the far-right protestors side by about 4 to 1.

    this is why they will never take my hope, my fight from me. i'm not special; we all are. those that benefit from telling us we're alone will find out just how wrong they are

    it sucks that we have to fight, but when i feel defeated i have to make myself remember we're in this together. they can't defeat us all

    edit: whoops wrong thread

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular

    Useless fun fact: Covid 19 is the disease, not the virus

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    Great - that sounds like another version of the "hospitals are calling every death a Covid-19 death because then they get more MONEY" conspiracy theory

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    MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Great - that sounds like another version of the "hospitals are calling every death a Covid-19 death because then they get more MONEY" conspiracy theory

    Oh don't worry, that conspiracy is well represented in the replies

    Follow the money

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    Maddoc wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Great - that sounds like another version of the "hospitals are calling every death a Covid-19 death because then they get more MONEY" conspiracy theory

    Oh don't worry, that conspiracy is well represented in the replies

    Follow the money

    I did, it went to Musk. He's very wealthy.

    Also remember when he sent a bunch of CPAPs to hospitals and called them respirators.

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    Sir FabulousSir Fabulous Malevolent Squid God Registered User regular
    They keep calling new kids 'human' because they get more social services than if not.

    That's why I call us the Apes of Theseus. How many DNA changes are required before we're *not* human?

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    Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    god he's so fucking stupid
    i'm exhausted

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    GilgaronGilgaron Registered User regular
    Wait until he finds out how long we've been calling things influenza!

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