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5 points · 1 day ago

If trading created no value then why would people trade?

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Because some people think profit is unethical by nature. They're silly.

where the fuck is the mute button for democrats who “reeee” during the hearings.


Shut up losers

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12 points · 4 days ago


31 points · 4 days ago · edited 4 days ago

I suspect we will be hearing much more about Billy Browder.

15 points · 5 days ago

And now he's mine.

Republicans typically don't approve of science, logic, or facts. So you might have a hard time finding the GOP equivalent of this.

But if you want to volunteer, there's several campaign firms that focus to primarily support GOP candidates. For example, America Rising Squared is a non-profit group that pushes conservative agendas by trying to discredit climate change. Their executive director, Brian Rogers, admitted to sending out "trackers" that stalked prominant environmental activists that are trying to help slow down climate change. They also pursued emails of EPA employees that disagreed or were critical of President Trump.

Now, they don't do actual scientific research, but they do work hard to slander Democrats in Washington by invading their privacy. If you want to work towards preventing people from creating a healthier Earth, then maybe that's the organization for you.

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-1 points · 5 days ago

So naturally, since I'm opposed to your political associations, I must be disapproving of science, logic, and facts? I'm wondering where the animosity is coming from for asking a simple question.

I understand if you disagree with someone, but your rhetoric is exactly why half of America wants nothing to do with your silly nonsense. Enjoy the "blue wave".

Dang dude. I'm sorry I tried to help you when you asked an easily Google-able question in a tech-based subreddit. At first I wasn't going to Google it for you because I was thinking that people need to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. But then I figured that the moral thing to do would be to help out my fellow human, even if I disagree with them.

I'm sorry for trying to help you. I've learned my lesson and now know to ignore your requests for help in the future.

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Nice turn-around there, but you should sincerely reconsider the way you dehumanize and demean those that you disagree with, because if your original comment is sincere, and not tongue-in-cheek (as it suggests), you've got a lot of growing up to do.

I doubt you're a very good data scientist, with all those prejudices and bigotry, that is.

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Eh I've figured that Ocasio-Cortez being on the ticket will split the (D) vote pretty well, making (R) candidates look much more tame in the eyes of tepid liberals.

Let them run socialists. It's in our favor.

Original Poster28 points · 8 days ago

Exactly! If they have to spend money to buy fake followers, then they should get another hobby. Sad and pathetic!

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11 points · 8 days ago

It's not about the count, it's about expanding the network. Each bot gains followers in different subnetworks, and as a result, the messaging from the purchasing entity is able to have a larger reach. It's about narrative control.

Yeah, even if an AI could predict this with some accuracy better than chance, I'd be very leery of deploying a system to do this. It's a little bit too "Minority Report" For my tastes. I mean, what do you do with somebody the AI flags? They haven't committed a crime yet, and are we really going to go to a place of putting somebody in jail for something they might do? Or can we afford to put them under constant surveillance to make sure they don't do something? For that matter, would it be justified to put somebody under constant surveillance because of this AI?

OTOH, you could argue that we already live in a soft police-state where we are all already under constant surveillance, so...

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We're already at a point of constant surveillance.

34 points · 12 days ago · edited 12 days ago

This steps into very controversial waters - like 1984 controversial.

If an AI can determine you to be a "threat to yourself or society", then your right to free expression and freedom itself is dependent on the public's trust in the magic crime preventing AI.

We couldn't even get violent proclivity right without giving COMPAS AI a racial/ gender bias towards black men, what makes you think a school shooter AI will even work?

This is both draconian, and unbelievably niave.

Nikolas Cruz said he specifically wanted to be a school shooter, and the police wrote him off until he committed the act. How about we train our police to properly enforce the law (and we should probably come to an agreement concerning what "proper" is) before we take away their basic decision-making ability and hand it over to unintelligible neural networks and a false sense of hope?

This teeters on the edge of "thought crime", where the government is welcome to intervene as they see fit, giving them a blanket excuse of "well the AI said they're a threat!" Welcome to communist China.

Any society willing to sacrifice liberty for security will deserve neither and lose both.

67 points · 13 days ago · edited 13 days ago

"When did you become an expert on submarine development?"

"Last night"

Original Poster1 point · 15 days ago

Sure. Link to the dataset?

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1 point · 15 days ago · edited 15 days ago

I'm saying the data probably isn't public. The reporters are getting snippets of raw intelligence that the DoD is distributing; you won't find information of current US troop movements openly. It's fairly common to receive numbers like this as statistics, rather than data, as a form of transparency while maintaining security of the forces that are forward deployed.

Just imagine what sort of insights could be unknowingly derived from an open data policy when it comes to defense, then think about how those insights could be leveraged to yield a competitive advantage over the enemy. You're asking for data that almost absolutely is classified.

Original Poster1 point · 15 days ago

Oh, I agree. A lot of this harassment has been reported even in the press, though (google news is a hoot), so I wondered if anyone had collated something that verifies/backs this up. And/or if there was richer data than the snippet being reported that is public (there often is).

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We wouldn't have very good OPSEC if that was the case, now would we? Haha

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I had a conversation with someone who really thought that because these people don't know our laws, they shouldn't be punished for breaking them. Why have such cruel punishment for such a simple process crime? We're putting children in cages! (We're not.)

Original Poster-1 points · 20 days ago

I am a scientist and I cannot accept any reality that does not make any logical sense.

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Alright, I get your angle now. Haha, I take back my nastiness.

I feel like we agree on a lot (from the two comment threads we're working in).

Original Poster1 point · 20 days ago

Thanks. I totally agree AA for education. But AA for employment or promotion is a different thing. I see too many less qualified women get better jobs than more qualified men and we must do something to stop it.

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It's really about power and a heirarchy of victimhood, so I just reject it all.

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Yea I think you left out the key word density in the description lol

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He also started each coloring in Texas, where it would make more sense to start the visualization in the city provided. I had to look at it three or four times to understand what he was trying to convey.

Original Poster4 points · 21 days ago · edited 21 days ago

I appreciate the input. I was basing it off a map that used Texas as a starting point as well. I wonder how you could use that concept with cities outside of the US though. Also Texas is easier to visualize because it is a large area state and has many small area states around it unlike California or Alaska for example.

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You're making very ambiguous comparisons, and the methods you're implementing are preventing others from understanding the point. The starting position, intuitively, should be in the cities labeled beneath the map. Perhaps look into cartograms (which are even popular this week).

Yeah I wouldn't link my personal Twitter account on here if I were you. We have left-leaning lurkers which aggressively PM The_Donald users on reddit. It's happened several times to me, and I can't imagine what the difference would be if they knew my personal info.

Just giving you a heads up.

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Original Poster5 points · 22 days ago

Same username here as on Twitter, and I'm pretty 50/50 with politics and personal posting on here anyway.

Alright fair enough, I just wasn't sure if you were familiar with the platform or not. Sometimes I'll see new people using their first/last in their user ID thinking the site will be like Facebook.

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Original Poster3 points · 21 days ago

I've been on the train for a couple years. I got fed up during my undergrad.

Who is this guy? Why do I see his face everywhere?

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11 points · 22 days ago · edited 22 days ago

Imam Sayim Hadir. He's the leader of the US ISIS recruitment propaganda team, and even had a TV show on Cartoon Network for a little while. He's responsible for dozens of identifications on live television in relation to mass shootings, and has been known to be armed, and dangerous. I'd watch out for this guy. He's directly paid by George Soros, and probably Planned Parenthood.

This. Law enforcement should be notified of this. Reddit should be turning over the IP address immediately.

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That's nothing a subpoena can't fix.


Well at least they are admitting they're fascists.

ELI5 what is this exactly mean, is it a threat of removing district courts?

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Activist judges wouldn't be able to make blanket rulings, which should be reserved for SCOTUS.

Original Poster52 points · 25 days ago

or for when legislation specifically allows them to do it:

If district courts have any authority to issue universal injunctions, that authority must come from a statute or the Constitution.

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Exactly, they've been (questionably) over reaching with their blanket injunctions, which is a gray-area of the law.

3 points · 28 days ago

Does anyone know when/where that tape was made?

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ProPublica. I'll let you figure out who's funding them.

5 points · 28 days ago

The US hasn't won a war since, despite being at war since. Makes ya think

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I'm sorry, I can't hear you past all this freedom.

2 points · 28 days ago

You are a sad cultist of a dying empire.

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You misspelled 'Making America Great Again'.

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