[-] gedaliyah@lemmy.world 1 points 50 minutes ago

Hamas has an annual budget between $600 million and $2.5 billion.

[-] gedaliyah@lemmy.world 2 points 14 hours ago

So we all just happily go back to living in forest?


I hope Tom Petty can be grandfathered in, even though it's not "classic rock" era?

[-] gedaliyah@lemmy.world 2 points 19 hours ago

These groups are like the Israeli Hamas - religious fundamentalists who just want violence. The only thing that separates them in my mind is the lack of political power and billions in funding. Unfortunately, they are gradually increasing in both power and funding under the likes of Smotrich and Ben-Gvir.


On May 9, 2023, a Tunisian policeman opened fire on Jewish worshipers gathered for an annual pilgrimage on the Jewish holiday of Lag B’Omer, killing two and injuring four.

[-] gedaliyah@lemmy.world 20 points 2 days ago

At this point, it seems like google is just a platform to message a google employee to go google it for you.

[-] gedaliyah@lemmy.world 36 points 2 days ago

Yes, that is exactly how radical right fascists define the upside down flag. What does she think this proves?

This has been a symbol among right wing anarchists and whìte nationalists for years that liberalism and immigration have placed the nation in peril. The fact that a supreme court justice believes that the US government needs to be dismantled should be immediate cause for dismissal.

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Toronto police say they're looking for multiple suspects who allegedly shot at an elementary school in North York early Saturday morning.

"We're not going to ignore the obvious, you know, what occurred here and what the target of the shooting was," he said. "But at the same time, it will be wrong to just guess at this point."


Tack "&udm=14" on to the end of a normal search, and you'll be booted into the clean 10 blue links interface. While Google might not let you set this as a default, if you have a way to automatically edit the Google search URL, you can create your own defaults.

[-] gedaliyah@lemmy.world 11 points 3 days ago

Prompt: Imagine that you are a capable legislator...

[-] gedaliyah@lemmy.world 27 points 3 days ago

Gosh, it would be a shame if some of those lights were to be combined or refracted into other colors...

[-] gedaliyah@lemmy.world 12 points 3 days ago

Here's a longer video I came across. Sky sounds pretty different to me, but we'll see what the courts think. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdrgFCldvrA

[-] gedaliyah@lemmy.world 26 points 3 days ago

A generation ago, most funeral homes were mom-and-pop places, often in the business for generations; think "6 Feet Under" if you ever watched it.

Like most other industries, they have now mostly been eaten up by conglomerates that have no connection to the community and only care about the bottom line. Companies like the $10-billion Service Corp Int'l or Assurant, Inc. (which literally sound like 90s TV villains) have wrecked the industry.

It's an expensive thing that most people will only use once or twice in their lifetime (the family makes the decisions more often that the deceased). It is an area in which most people are ignorant, so they just sort of trust that the people providing the service are doing what they say. If you've never paid for a coffin, you probably have no idea what one costs. You don't know the difference between a good one and a bad one. So imagine an industry where the customer is usually in a mentally vulnerable state, has little to no information, little ability to make a price comparison, is ready to spend thousands of dollars, and will never inspect or verify the product.

Now add that it is a multibillion dollar industry and you can appreciate how easy and how enticing it is for big companies to drive out the family businesses. Those sort of practices also pressure small operations to operate dishonestly in order to compete, and create room for fraudsters to muscle in.

I don't care if you are having your ashes spread in the ocean or shot into space, or if you are donating your body or being buried in a cardboard box. Find a local, family owned funeral home, set an appointment. They can help you with whatever your plans are.


Coffeezilla asks: "Is the LAM a Scam? Down the rabbit hole we go."

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The update we all saw coming.

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OpenAl is sticking to its story that it never intended to copy Scarlett Johansson's voice when seeking an actor for ChatGPT's "Sky" voice mode.

This all “feels personal," the voice actress said, "being that it’s just my natural voice and I’ve never been compared to her by the people who do know me closely.”

This comes at a time when many studios are otherwise intrigued by the idea of using AI for things like digital effects but remain, after a long history of avoiding copyright conflicts, hesitant to connect with any company potentially viewed as stealing artists' work without consent, Reuters reported.

[-] gedaliyah@lemmy.world 30 points 4 days ago

There are straight park rangers?

[-] gedaliyah@lemmy.world 27 points 4 days ago

The entire anti-abortion movement has always been based on a fictitious version of abortion.

[-] gedaliyah@lemmy.world 35 points 4 days ago

As with most things, musical theater has the answer.


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On Friday, the second-term governor spent part of a 51-minute press conference in Pierre lamenting the seven prior banishment measures and continued to emphasize her claim that Mexican cartels are using South Dakota’s Indian lands as “safe havens” to distribute drugs in the state.

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Despite seemingly having nothing else in the pipeline and the AI Pin being dead on arrival, Bloomberg reports the company is "seeking a price of between $750 million and $1 billion in a sale."


Most instances don't have a specific copyright in their ToS, which is basically how copyright is handled on corporate social media (Meta/X/Reddit owns license rights to whatever you post on their platform when you click "Agree"). I've noticed some people including Copyright notices in posts (mostly to prevent AI use). Is this necessary, or is the creator the automatic copyright owner? Does adding the copyright/license information do anything?

Please note if you have legal credentials in your reply. (I'm in the USA, but I'd be interested to hear about other jurisdictions if there are differences)

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For days, they monitored the latest news -- which brought alarming reports of six dead and hundreds injured -- while struggling to get help from Australian consular staff.

More than 3,000 people are estimated to have been stranded by a week of unrest that has shuttered the Pacific archipelago's main international airport.

The violence is the latest outburst of political tensions that have simmered for years and pitted the island’s largely pro-independence indigenous Kanak communities — who have long chafed against rule by Paris – against French inhabitants opposed to breaking ties with their motherland.

Protests began last Monday involving mostly young people, in response to the tabling of a vote 10,000 miles (17,000 kilometers) away in the French parliament proposing changes to New Caledonia’s constitution that would give greater voting rights to French residents living on the islands. On Tuesday, legislators voted overwhelmingly in favor of the change.

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