"...featured hashtags are displayed prominently on your profile..."
I don't see #FeaturedHashtags on my own #profile page, even though I have about a dozen of them listed in the settings (link). I'm using the web interface on my #desktop and #phone. Is that feature disabled? Maybe those #hashtags only shown to others who see my page but not to me? #MastodonQuestion @feditips, maybe you know? (I looked for it on your site.)
Featured Hashtags — Mastodon 🐘
Those who still believe autonomous AI isn't a threat need to reassess their stance.
"Several #governments are lobbying the #UN for a binding resolution restricting the use of AI killer #drones, but the #USA is among a group of nations — which also includes #Russia, #Australia, and #Israel — who are resisting any such move, favoring a non-binding #resolution instead."
The #Pentagon is moving toward letting #AI #weapons autonomously decide to #kill #humans
Help your company's IT department celebrate the season with these festive holiday wreaths made out of discarded tech items such as network cables, memory sticks and leftover cooling fans and keyboard letters!
Get or make your favorite nerd one of these for the next office Christmas party!
"#Scientists who worked with us on the development of this #game found that playing Bad News improves people’s ability to spot #manipulation techniques in #SocialMedia posts, increases their #confidence in spotting such techniques, and reduces their willingness to share manipulative content with #people in their #network."
Bad News — Play the fake news game!
So much, in fact, that she very often resorted to feeding us canned #taco meat (cuz she was kinda lazy like that lol).
Canned taco #meat was.... interesting. It had the consistency of one of those old cans of Underwood Deviled Ham spread (remember those??) and tasted like spicy potted meat. Doesn't that sound delicious? 🤢
Actually, it wasn't bad. And we were grateful that there was food on the table. 💗 :blobheartcat:
Guess what? This isn't true! :eyeroll:
I've just about had it with google lately. Are there no humans that check the output anymore?? Is everything #AI now? Sheesh! This is horrible!!
#Google #snippets falsely claimed eating glass has #health #benefits — Full Fact
📢 If you drive an old car, KEEP IT. 🚘
It’s Official: #Cars Are the Worst #Product Category We Have Ever Reviewed for Privacy — #Mozilla #Foundation
"Whether or not one personally supports or opposes #cannabis #legalization, these overtly #undemocratic tactics ought to be a cause of deep concern. In a healthy and functioning democracy, elected officials represent the views of the electorate."
Flying with cash? #LawEnforcement can seize your money without telling you why
goddamn #MAGA kills again 🤬 I'm sure they're proud of themselves. :fuck_face:
"...friends said they tried to get through to Copeland before he took his own life along one of those county roads two days after a conservative news site exposed social media posts where he appeared in women’s clothing, a wig and makeup."
‘I hope it makes us all reflect;’ Community reacts to mayor’s suicide after online posts
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"I know that the discovery of the #NewWorld means a lot of different things to a lot of different #cultures. I like the sound of #Bartolomé Day. If you don't like that, call it #IndigenousPeoplesDay. Or perhaps Chris-Columbus-was-a-#turd Day. I'd even settle for just calling it #MONDAY.
😂 I'd never noticed this! 😂
So why isn't UBI more prevalent?
Because people don't understand the tradeoffs. They need more education on it.
#UniversalBasicIncome is working —even in red states
He was a #minor #bullied by his #principal so he reported her. Five days later, he was #handcuffed, detained by police who turned off his #bodycam, accused of making #TerroristicThreats by an unknown #student who was never questioned by #police or #parents. After his #arrest, he spent 3 days in #SolitaryConfinement before being brought before #court - in #handcuffs and leg #shackles.
Who is he?
He's an 11-year old #Texas 5th-grader
Who are they trying to kid? There isn't a single Republican senator who isn't thrilled with what Tommy Tuber is doing to our military: ensuring there are key military openings for #trump to fill with his minions
Does this sound like "inmate care" to you? Yeah, me either. 🤬
$509,073 - extra officer uniforms
$39,813 - gift cards from The Honey Baked Ham Company
$5,000 - district-led holiday giveaway
$2,601 - florist orders
Plus expenses for "employee appreciation & community diversion" including:
* face painting booth
* DJ services
* tropical bounce house
100s of 1000s intended for #FultonCountyGeorgia #inmate #welfare misspent on gift cards, uniforms, more
My husband and I just recently tried (smoked) some THCa hemp and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. This, from people who've been smoking traditional #marijuana for 40+ years. The next day, I told him there was no way they'd let this stuff stay legal only because it made people feel so good. He scoffed. I wish I had been wrong. 😠
"According to reports from the #UN Secretary-General on children and armed conflict, a total of 2,985 children were killed across 24 countries in 2022, 2,515 in 2021, and 2,674 in 2020 across 22 countries... "
And with aid from the #US, it's about to get worse!
THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE! 🤬
More #children’s #deaths in #Gaza in 3 weeks than annual total since 2019: NGO
"Imagine a courtroom with no audio access, no cameras, no phones, and limited access to crucial #exhibits. The witness list... remains hidden until the eleventh hour. [The #judge] adopted an early policy of deference to #Google, granting them near unilateral power to decide what’s #sensitive."
Hiding in plain sight: The most secretive #trial of 2023 is the most important #antitrust trial of the century
“Our body systems are constantly pulled downward,” Spiegel noted. “If these systems cannot manage the drag of gravity, then it can cause issues like #pain, cramping, lightheadedness, sweating, rapid #heartbeat and back issues—all #symptoms seen with IBS. It can even contribute to bacterial overgrowth in the #gut, a problem also linked to #IBS.”
Thankfully, my IBS is in remission but when it wasn't, it was awful.
We had our first experience with THCa bud last night. It was VERY impressive!! And this comes from two guys who have literally smoked (regular) weed every single day for the last 35 years. We were quite toasty lol! It was really enjoyable - and surprising. We would have never guessed we would get so blitzed from something made from hemp and not regular #pot.
Thanks, 2018 US #2018FarmBill! 👍
Per this #judge, your #internet #search #data can be freely — and warrantlessly — given to #cops. They don't even need to name the user who made the searches they're after. All cops need to do to find arson suspects, for example, is to demand the internet search company provide a list of people who have recently searched for arson-related topics. Your presumed guilt isn't a factor at all.
If this doesn't scare the bejeezus out of you then you need to reread the article.
"Terán… refused to comply with the #lawful commands of the troopers to come out of a tent."
So then PROVE Terán shot first, motherfuckers!
PROVE IT, GODDAMMIT! 🤬
oh, that's right...
Goddamn terrorists. 🤬
It's National Coming Out Day!
If you're out, that's great!
If you're not, that's great too!
It's all up to you. You can come out, or not, on your schedule, when you want, how you want, and to who you want.
There's no wrong way to come out, to live YOUR life! The way YOU want!
Because those who mind, don't matter. And those that matter, don't mind. (Dr. Seuss)
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"In Decatur, there will be #music on the Square at 4 p.m. and Amal will emerge from the MARTA station at 5 p.m."
Boost are welcome. Thanks!
#LittleAmal #Walks Across #America coming to #Decatur on Oct. 10
It wasn't just signatures of voters who want to #StopCopCity that were posted online. They also posted signer's names, addresses and phone numbers. This is clearly intimidation and harassment! 😠
Organizers of #Atlanta training center #referendum upset over signatures released online
☀️ This is The Way it should always be. ☀️
#Australia generates so much rooftop solar (RTS) power that #coal- and #gas-powered generators can't compete on pricing. During peak #sunshine hours, #electricity from privately-owned RTS panels is so plentiful that wholesale prices from regular sources is *negative*. When battery backups are the norm, we can say goodbye to coal!
Rooftop #solar 'cannibalising' #power #prices as #Australian generators pay to stay online
LESSON OF TIME - KARMA
When a bird is alive.. It eats Ants. When the bird is dead.. Ants eat the bird. Time & Circumstances can change at any time. Don't devalue or hurt anyone in life. You may be powerful today. But remember. Time is more powerful than you! One tree makes a million match sticks... Only one match stick needed to burn a million trees... So be good and do good.
#UPDATE to the story about HP's evil plot to #control and/or #disable your #printer if you don't follow their strict edicts — & also continue to #pay their #ransom #fees — even when you're not using it to #print!
CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT! 🥳
This is great news for anyone who now owns a plastic and glass electronic #brick.
ORIGINAL STORY HERE:
I am so glad I saw this story. Goddess bless this woman and her family for what they've endured! I'm glad she was able to muster the courage to do what she did.
A Brave #Woman #Forced #Married #Pastor To Admit To #Grooming And #Assault-ing Her As A #Teen In Front Of Stunned #Church #Service #Congregation
So far, there have been six people falsely arrested on the basis of facial recognition tech in the US.
You shouldn't be surprised to learn that ALL SIX people were Black. Why are we letting police departments get away with this?? 😡
In every reported #FalseArrest based on #FacialRecognition, that person has been #Black
The demolition order and other paperwork listed the wrong address. Now they want him to pay for their expensive mistake?
“When I saw [the letter] came from the city, I was quite excited. Maybe it was a letter of #apology. Maybe it was a #check. Maybe they’re going to justly #compensate me. I opened it up and realized that they were suing me.”
WSB #Atlanta: The #city mistakenly tore down this man’s #home. Now, they are suing him for $68K in #demolition costs
I almost always #translate #toots that are in a #language other than #English (I'm not even #bilingual 😢😖). I spend a lot of time on the #Explore tab, where they appear pretty frequently and if they're there then I reckon it's important enough to find out what it says.
How often will you take the time to translate a toot to find out what it says?
ooo those big bad 3rd-party monsters are so scary! 😒 Here's an idea: let people #vote for who they want.
Dems’ mission to stop a #ThirdParty presidential bid hits the Hill
"#Officials from #progressive MoveOn and #centrist Third Way are planning to brief #Senate #Dems chiefs of staff about the risk it could pose to Pres #Biden"
"I feel the need to explain something to the generation that does not remember, or never saw, a world where one person with a high school education could support a family of 5 comfortably.
"This was real. For millions of US families. It was *normal.*
"It was stolen from you."
DO NOT BUY HP PRINTERS!
If you buy an #HP #printer and sign up for the optional HP Plus #service, you'll get a #firmware #update that will FORCE you to #purchase *only* new HP #ink cartridges — for the life of your printer. And once that firmware update happens, there is *no way* to undo it.
DO NOT BUY HP PRINTERS!
HP has found an exciting new way to #DRM your printer
"May you never know the fear of having your human rights challenged every time there is an election, and may you never know the pain of watching loved ones vote against your right to exist fully, equally, and authentically."
America is a Gun
England is a cup of tea.
France, a wheel of ripened brie.
Greece, a short, squat olive tree.
America is a gun.
Brazil is football on the sand.
Argentina, Maradona's hand.
Germany, an oompah band.
America is a gun.
Holland is a wooden shoe.
Hungary, a goulash stew.
Australia, a kangaroo.
America is a gun.
Japan is a thermal spring.
Scotland is a highland fling.
Oh, better to be anything
than America as a gun.
"Last week, #ElonMusk told his employees that #Twitter — which he bought for $44 billion last year — is worth about $20 billion now. Assuming all 600 cases in #Germany go against Twitter, the #SocialMedia giant will have to fork out 30 billion euros in fine — that's nearly $33 billion dollars, or 65 percent more than what the company is worth now."
Twitter faces a whopping fine in Germany which is more than its net worth
"#Pictures convey reality in a way that words cannot. One of these days, the #parents of #children #murdered in a #SchoolShooting may make the same decision Mamie #Till did of her son #Emmett in 1955."
It Is Time to Show the American People Photographs of Children #Massacred by #GunViolence
Yesterday, the last of our littermate, sister cats passed away.
In 2005, we adopted two of the cutest, sweetest kittens *ever* from the county animal shelter. It took almost a month before Lucy and Ethel were trusting enough to let us pet them but after that, they knew they were "home". They never fought or raised a claw to each other or to us. Not once! Lucy passed in November. Ethel followed yesterday. We'll miss them dearly! ♥️ ♥️
"Telling #disabled and #ChronicallyIll people to 'stay home forever' is cruel. Our country’s most vulnerable deserve to be part of #society. That's why I'm still taking #COVID seriously. You should, too."
COVID isn't over. Why is everyone moving on but me? | USA TODAY
"And we all must speak up, before it’s too late. We must call this what it is: #fascism."
What Will Happen To Everyone Who is Not #White, #Straight, & #Male If We Don't Speak Out? | #TheHartmannReport
jesusfuckingchrist. 😒 🤬
"The hearing got incredibly creepy when Arkansas state Sen. Matt McKee asked a trans pharmacist if she had a penis. 'Do you have a penis?' he asked the woman, who seemed stunned at the question.
"'That's horrible,' she said."
My response would be "Why? Are you envious?"
Arkansas GOPer Just Asked Trans Woman At Hearing If She Has A D*ck