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Old 31st July 2023, 07:55 AM   #361
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Originally Posted by I Am The Scum View Post
Apparently, Twitter's new motto is "Blaze your glory"

I know how stupid that sounds. I'm not making it up. It sounds like something a life coach from a cut scene in Idiocracy would say.
Is it a "420" reference
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Old 31st July 2023, 08:08 AM   #362
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Originally Posted by I Am The Scum View Post
Apparently, Twitter's new motto is "Blaze your glory"

I know how stupid that sounds. I'm not making it up. It sounds like something a life coach from a cut scene in Idiocracy would say.
Is this a Mondegreen from the Young Guns soundtrack by Bon Jovi? I can literally imagine Musk announcing to his sychophantic followers that he wants to use the slogan and then demanding it be played really loud in the boardroom while Elon Musk sings "SHOT douuuuuuwn in a blaze your glory!" while his minions look on and say, "Yes sir! That is a very good slogan, sir!"
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Old 31st July 2023, 10:45 AM   #363
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Originally Posted by jimbob View Post
I went and clicked on the link to the "Bluechew" ad. Oh my.
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Old 31st July 2023, 11:48 AM   #364
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Originally Posted by Gulliver Foyle View Post
I've been of the opinion for at least the last few weeks that Yaccarino sees this gig as her pension fund and is acting accordingly; doing enough plamásing to keep the boss happy and nothing else.
That's great, until she starts getting named in the lawsuits and her pension fund is eaten by the lawyers fees.
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Old 31st July 2023, 11:50 AM   #365
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Originally Posted by catsmate View Post
That's great, until she starts getting named in the lawsuits and her pension fund is eaten by the lawyers fees.
Lol executives don't get held accountable in this country, and pensions really aren't that common anymore. If she has any sense she's taking her compensation in something that isn't Twitter stock. If she has a 401k it's almost certainly secure against any litigation against the company.
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Old 31st July 2023, 11:53 AM   #366
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Originally Posted by TurkeysGhost View Post
Lol executives don't get held accountable in this country, and pensions really aren't that common anymore. If she has any sense she's taking her compensation in something that isn't Twitter stock. If she has a 401k it's almost certainly secure against any litigation against the company.
Its protected against almost anything, except owing back taxes, or child support.

https://www.equifax.com/personal/edu...ment-accounts/

In facts its an oft-forgotten benefit of contributing to a 401k.
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Old 31st July 2023, 02:08 PM   #367
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Old 31st July 2023, 06:15 PM   #368
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Originally Posted by I Am The Scum View Post
Apparently, Twitter's new motto is "Blaze your glory"

I know how stupid that sounds. I'm not making it up. It sounds like something a life coach from a cut scene in Idiocracy would say.
Isn't a blaze of glory something you go out in?
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Old 1st August 2023, 12:49 AM   #369
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Originally Posted by I Am The Scum View Post
Apparently, Twitter's new motto is "Blaze your glory"

I know how stupid that sounds. I'm not making it up. It sounds like something a life coach from a cut scene in Idiocracy would say.
The first thing that came into my head was

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Old 1st August 2023, 07:21 AM   #370
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Originally Posted by Robin View Post
Isn't a blaze of glory something you go out in?
That was exactly my thought too. I genuinely can't conjure any other association for it.
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maybe it's supposed to be like smoking your glory like a joint
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Set your glory ablaze?
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Originally Posted by Andy_Ross View Post
The X has gone off the building roof
A relief. I love laughing at Musk's stupidity as much as the next guy, but I don't want to see someone get killed because his hastily installed sign plunged off a roof.
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Old 1st August 2023, 07:35 AM   #374
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Set your glory ablaze?
And possibly in Humpty Dumpty's of "there's a fine argument" hence setting arguments on fire.
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Old 1st August 2023, 07:50 AM   #375
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Originally Posted by Andy_Ross View Post
The X has gone off the building roof
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-66371435

There were 24 complaints and Twitter is to be billed for the cost of the permits needed to erect the sign and remove it.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-66371435

There were 24 complaints and Twitter is to be billed for the cost of the permits needed to erect the sign and remove it.
Another masterful gambit
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Another masterful gambit
Don't worry. Billing Twitter X is not the same as receiving the money.
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Old 1st August 2023, 02:39 PM   #378
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In his latest bout of stupidity (so far). MuskX has sued a number of researchers at the nonprofit Centre for Countering Digital Hate who were monitoring hate speech on TwitX. Idiot boy has alleged that their work (which exposed the enormous increase in hate speech on the platform) cost the company millions of dollars of advertising revenue.
MuskX also alleges that the organisation is funded by foreign governments and media companies who view TwitX as competition. Of course no evidence for these claims is provided.

Probably a MuskX tantrum over having to take tien his giant X.
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A relief. I love laughing at Musk's stupidity as much as the next guy, but I don't want to see someone get killed because his hastily installed sign plunged off a roof.
Or kept a person awake all night and they're too tired to safely operate dangerous machinery.
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Old 2nd August 2023, 05:45 AM   #380
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In his latest bout of stupidity (so far). MuskX has sued a number of researchers at the nonprofit Centre for Countering Digital Hate who were monitoring hate speech on TwitX. Idiot boy has alleged that their work (which exposed the enormous increase in hate speech on the platform) cost the company millions of dollars of advertising revenue.
MuskX also alleges that the organisation is funded by foreign governments and media companies who view TwitX as competition. Of course no evidence for these claims is provided.

Probably a MuskX tantrum over having to take tien his giant X.
Could easily be lawfare, no idea if this org has deep enough pockets to successfully fight off this lawsuit, even if it seems overwhelmingly likely that they would win.

Have to wonder if Twitter really wants to open themselves up to discovery specifically on their recent policy changes regarding right wing hate content on the site. It's quite obvious that they have, either through lack of resources to police or as a deliberate policy, made Twitter a more welcoming place for open bigotry of various sorts. Having this explored in detail in public is probably not good for their reputation.
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Twitter is now allowing verified accounts to hide their verified status. A real testament to how much the "blue check" has been devalued that anyone might want to hide this badge of shame.

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Users on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, can now hide the once sought-after blue checkmarks signaling their verified status.

In an update to its help center, X says subscribers can now "choose to hide your checkmark on your account." Doing so will hide the verified checkmark on a user’s profile and posts, but the icon may still appear in some places, according to the help center.

“Some features may not be available while your checkmark is hidden,” the help center also states, though it does not expand on which features may be inaccessible.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...arks-rcna97674
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Could easily be lawfare, no idea if this org has deep enough pockets to successfully fight off this lawsuit, even if it seems overwhelmingly likely that they would win.

Have to wonder if Twitter really wants to open themselves up to discovery specifically on their recent policy changes regarding right wing hate content on the site. It's quite obvious that they have, either through lack of resources to police or as an deliberate policy, made Twitter a more welcoming place for open bigotry of various sorts. Having this explored in detail in public is probably not good for their reputation.
Oh it clearly is, and is still backfiring badly against them. Lots of support for CCDH, inclueding donations and legal assistance.
It seems like a classic MuskX tantrum, and one tht will cost him (and ihis investors) badly.
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Originally Posted by TurkeysGhost View Post
Twitter is now allowing verified accounts to hide their verified status. A real testament to how much the "blue check" has been devalued that anyone might want to hide this badge of shame.



https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...arks-rcna97674
And also demonstrating the level of tecnhicl incompetence in TwiX.
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Oh it clearly is, and is still backfiring badly against them. Lots of support for CCDH, inclueding donations and legal assistance.
It seems like a classic MuskX tantrum, and one tht will cost him (and ihis investors) badly.
I'm assuming California especially is not a great venue for this kind of SLAPP nonsense.
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I'm assuming California especially is not a great venue for this kind of SLAPP nonsense.
Federal court.
Though there is precedent that state SLAPP laws are are substantive and therefore applicable in federal court.
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A single letter brand is crazy for searching on.
Like the Pitch Meeting for ‘It’ - “this movie’s going to be hard for people to Google”
“Oh ya, probably”.
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In his latest bout of stupidity (so far). MuskX has sued a number of researchers at the nonprofit Centre for Countering Digital Hate who were monitoring hate speech on TwitX. Idiot boy has alleged that their work (which exposed the enormous increase in hate speech on the platform) cost the company millions of dollars of advertising revenue.
MuskX also alleges that the organisation is funded by foreign governments and media companies who view TwitX as competition. Of course no evidence for these claims is provided.

Probably a MuskX tantrum over having to take tien his giant X.
Just call him MuX.
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Just call him MuX.
Or MuXy? Multiplexer are far too useful to be associated with TwiX.
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OK, 'fess up. Who played the prank on Musk to convince him that they were a time traveler and that Twitter would evolve into a humanity-ending AI unless it was utterly destroyed?
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Musk played the race card with a rant about "White Extinction>'

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OK, 'fess up. Who played the prank on Musk to convince him that they were a time traveler and that Twitter would evolve into a humanity-ending AI unless it was utterly destroyed?
Not me. I just asked him if he had an IBM 5100.
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Originally Posted by TurkeysGhost View Post
Twitter is now allowing verified accounts to hide their verified status. A real testament to how much the "blue check" has been devalued that anyone might want to hide this badge of shame.



https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...arks-rcna97674
This would be, ironically, one of the few promised features of Twitter Blue that Musk has managed to actually deliver to date.
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Musk played the race card with a rant about "White Extinction>'

Once a Boer, always a Boer.
What? I feel like I must have missed a meeting.
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What? I feel like I must have missed a meeting.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics...macist-tweets/
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Like the Pitch Meeting for ‘It’ - “this movie’s going to be hard for people to Google”
“Oh ya, probably”.
I just tried that and lo and behold the movie is the top result for just 'it'. I thought maybe I would need to add the word 'movie' to the search prompt, but it wasn't necessary. Fwiw.
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I just tried that and lo and behold the movie is the top result for just 'it'. I thought maybe I would need to add the word 'movie' to the search prompt, but it wasn't necessary. Fwiw.

Google was probably monitoring this exchange and was just trying to be helpful.



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Originally Posted by Puppycow View Post
I just tried that and lo and behold the movie is the top result for just 'it'. I thought maybe I would need to add the word 'movie' to the search prompt, but it wasn't necessary. Fwiw.
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Google was probably monitoring this exchange and was just trying to be helpful.



DuckDuckGo's top two hits are for the movie as well, although the Wikipedia article it links to on the right hand side bar is for Information Technology.
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OK, 'fess up. Who played the prank on Musk to convince him that they were a time traveler and that Twitter would evolve into a humanity-ending AI unless it was utterly destroyed?
Considering that he actually wants to add more AI to it and have it become an "everything app" that controls most of the world's finances and whatnot... it seems to me more like he WANTS to build Skynet, not prevent it. Just presumably he couldn't buy the trademark rights to "Cyberdyne Systems", so he's naming it X instead
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Old 5th August 2023, 07:53 AM   #399
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Originally Posted by jimbob View Post
I have not quite mastered the "polishing the turd" group email myself, though mine aren't without some merit and style.

But I have worked on many a project with someone who could perform this well. Mostly independent film projects.

Sometimes it falls to a new hand, prone to cliche' and over-enthusiasm, but I have seen this quality or even better from the semi-pros I've worked with.

Which, considering this came from the top of a multi-billion dollar operation...is probably not good.
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Considering that he actually wants to add more AI to it and have it become an "everything app" that controls most of the world's finances and whatnot... it seems to me more like he WANTS to build Skynet, not prevent it. Just presumably he couldn't buy the trademark rights to "Cyberdyne Systems", so he's naming it X instead
Maybe he's happy operating the Soupifier.....?
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