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when_we_win_remember 3 points ago +3 / -0

Why is emu illegal, though? Some kind of DMCA bullshit? That seemed like kind of what Nintendo was alluding to by saying "decryption."

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when_we_win_remember 2 points ago +2 / -0

I do think that you only really need real time data. That's what they use for traffic pricing. I guess I'm just being argumentative.

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when_we_win_remember 3 points ago +3 / -0

As we have not had permission from the business owner concerned, we are not able to comment on this account as it would breach data protection.”

So much respect for their customers they arbitrarily close their accounts. I don't think this looks how they want.

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when_we_win_remember 4 points ago +4 / -0

Shit man, when the competency crisis really gets going we won't have electricity. They just don't put data centers in countries that are unstable like that. They host from somewhere else.

Fine dining has been the opposite of OK since COVID. I don't know if that's competency so much as macroeconomic trends. But there is a big issue getting competent servers.

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when_we_win_remember 3 points ago +3 / -0

You could have a model that learns from previous pricing changes that could be considered AI.

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when_we_win_remember 5 points ago +5 / -0

I'm with you there, and Wendys has also been the one in my life that's open all night. That's one of the few times I actually eat fast food. When you are on the road a million miles from anywhere and you roll through a town past 9pm, you take what you can get. It's not like you can even go to a grocery store.

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when_we_win_remember 3 points ago +3 / -0

I used to think the spicy chicken was really good when I was a young man. But now everything from there just kinda makes me sick. Kind of like Morgan Spurlock from that shit movie, if you don't eat a lot of grease, fast food can impact you pretty negatively.

Actually, I still think it tastes pretty good, but eating it makes the body feel unpleasant compared to eating real food.

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when_we_win_remember 3 points ago +3 / -0

I like it. Maybe there won't be a line at the drive through.

That said: The only Wendy's surge I'd bother with is the 2am. At which point people don't care. But I'm just saying the main "surges" I've seen at Wendys are when nothing else is open. Then they get a big line because there's a large unmet demand for off-hours food now. Almost nothing is open past 9 post-pandemic. But you still have all the same people that work nights or wake up at 2 pm or whatever.

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when_we_win_remember 7 points ago +7 / -0

If wendy's were raising their prices for some other reason than the fact that the ingredients are through the roof, that could help people. As is, people may in fact not eat at Wendys, but if they try to buy healthy stuff at the grocery store the prices will also be killing them. So what you really want is lower prices and people making better choices.

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when_we_win_remember 3 points ago +3 / -0

That seems absurdly cheap. That shit was $6/lb for me, I'm pretty sure, pre-COVID.

Ok it's $5.50 , but that's still a lot more than what you're saying.

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when_we_win_remember 2 points ago +2 / -0

A couple of guys who wore that microphone like a weapon-and-shield-in-one made Vice. I don't know if it was so much Vice being good as being willing to give these guys a press credential. And some money. I don't know if there is a world in which you make money off those trips. Probably not, which is why you don't see anyone doing it. SO here's to you, Vice, for sometimes being a accidental good waste of some billionaire's money.

The attempt at a money making version of that is all the dildo stuff. It's the exact opposite of sending a camera crew to Africa, because you can have the whole story written by someone using Twitter who never leaves NY. And you can scale that. There are more than 3 guys willing to write dildo stories; 3 guys willing to interview cannibal African warlords, IDK.

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when_we_win_remember 3 points ago +3 / -0

Step 1) Put down ridiculousness

Step 2) Wait for people to complain

If they complained enough, step 3 take it down.

If they didn't complain enough, step 3 leave it up. Narrative is advanced.

For every "caught" narrative, they will remove the Indian and keep the land. They will turn one beer gay without a fight. They will hire a serial plagiarist (not even referring to any particular incident here -- there are so many)

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when_we_win_remember 7 points ago +7 / -0

Remember that list from the Smithsonian (I think it was)? It had everything from being on time to working overtime on it.

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when_we_win_remember 1 point ago +1 / -0

Don't forget "let's allow the government to imprison people over the contents of their hard drives". No matter what is on them, however offensive it is, that's a power you don't want to give to the government. And for any real case other than just 'FBI found CP' , there will be some victim or some crime to alternately charge the pedo with. Making porn illegal is bootlicking, IMO. You can still honeypot people using CP. Finding the pedos is good.

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when_we_win_remember 1 point ago +1 / -0

Well, a Jewish woman wrote the Japanese Constitution, so I guess in a way...

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when_we_win_remember 2 points ago +2 / -0

And obscenity requires a "common man" judgement over it, which due to our degenerate society would make nearly all porn fail to meet it.

I hate to say it, but I agree with you. And society has extended the definition of art a long way, too. Performances that would once have been obscene are now considered art. There really isn't another definition of art other than "what people like."

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when_we_win_remember 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'll give you that, but we don't prosecute people for their predilections. Only their actions. You have to extend logic to the point where distribution of this pornography is a harm to the child. Which isnt' that hard to do. In the case of porn featuring actual children. Your victim in the Loli case is not very sympathetic (or real).

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when_we_win_remember 1 point ago +1 / -0

CP is CP because you can prove that someone under 18 was depicted. Emphasis on someone. There has to be a victim.

Now, arguably, if you did draw a specific human doing sexual activities, that is underage, then you would be creating CP. It kind of has the same effect, right? It's trying to prevent children being exposed before they can consent to it.

Look I follow the harm principle to the edge of reason on this. What I mean by that is extending the most broad definition of harm for the sake of children. This strikes me as a caution. It's already sketch to charge people with distributing CDs, and in fact the prosecution of "CP" has already resulted in many government overreaches. So that's as real a threat as the pedos.

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when_we_win_remember 1 point ago +3 / -2

You can't just go around justifying wrong things on account of "it will stop a nuclear war." Those things are still wrong. The bizarre Saw-like contraption that makes other things result in nuclear war is morally separate.

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when_we_win_remember 10 points ago +10 / -0

3 of the sides of that table have only 1 person on them. I thought he was going to be a different table or something.

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when_we_win_remember 1 point ago +1 / -0

It's certainly not any real kind of engineering problem. It's a problem with the bullshit debt-based economy and currency. An Excel problem.

This is a big deal to people who think the dollar actually has value.

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