In a roundabout way, that's probably how you end up with nonsense like Roko's Basilisk: a warmed over retread of Pascal's Wager that gives the illusion of revolutionary change, some form of divinity, and even personal immortality in the ill-defined future.

You'll hook a lot of "atheists" who were raised on the Christian paradigm that way.

Some people will always embrace a cruel and malicious god, technological or otherwise, because at least that means there's still a god, I guess.

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If Facebook and Instagram were to join the Fediverse and you could follow users from that world from your instance, would you do it?

Boosts appreciated. I'd like to know the current consensus of the Fediverse.

#Meta #Facebook #Instagram #SocialMedia #Fediverse



A darkened room, lit by a bare lightbulb hanging from the ceiling. A computer is tied to a chair, jumper cables on its keyboard.

so I broke down and got a ChatGPT account.

it's lazy, and it tries to weasel its way out of doing anything that requires any significant textual output.

with that said, it's remarkably flexible at generating and manipulating content for tone, but it's stubbornly bad at writing 'good' anything.

the more detailed I am with the prompt, the better the results I get, but it's way more powerful in editing blocks of text than it is in generating them.

My spouse claims (statistically correctly) that not everyone has seen this meme, and given how often I repeat it to myself (out of order, admittedly), I am here to help. This is from a veterinary training guide.

A Russian man identified by KrebsOnSecurity in January 2022 as a prolific and vocal member of several top ransomware groups was the subject of two indictments unsealed by the Justice Department today. U.S. prosecutors say Mikhail Pavolovich Matveev, a.k.a. "Wazawaka" and "Boriselcin" worked with three different ransomware gangs that extorted hundreds of millions of dollars from companies, schools, hospitals and government agencies.

The indictments allege that on June 25, 2020, Matveev and his LockBit co-conspirators deployed LockBit ransomware against a law enforcement agency in Passaic County, New Jersey. Prosecutors say that on May 27, 2022, Matveev conspired with Hive to ransom a nonprofit behavioral healthcare organization headquartered in Mercer County, New Jersey. And on April 26, 2021, Matveev and his Babuk gang allegedly deployed ransomware against the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Treasury has added Matveev to its list of persons with whom it is illegal to transact financially. Also, the U.S. State Department is offering a $10 million reward for the capture and/or prosecution of Matveev, although he is unlikely to face either as long as he continues to reside in Russia.

current anime levels are 36%

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Just a personal instance for a few friends.