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His office later noted that DOJ already has the raw footage.

and later in the article:

Johnson's spokesman suggested that the speaker was trying to keep the raw footage away from online sleuths who have helped identify hundreds of Capitol rioters and aided in the FBI's investigation.

i.e. Let's not let the taxpayers aid law enforcement. Let's make the government spend taxpayer dollars when the public could help out.

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The fact that AI can produce this is impressive as to where we have come with AI. But can this actually threaten human artists?

In the United States, a federal judge ruled in 2023 that AI artwork cannot meet federal copyright standards because “Copyright law is ‘limited to the original intellectual conceptions of the author’.” With no author, there is no copyright. See u/ 's article below.

"The answer will depend on the circumstances, particularly how the AI tool operates and how it was used to create the final work," the office said.

Under current US law, that song is probably now in the public domain. If the law changes, that could mean that in the future, music charts potentially could be filled with AI songs. As it stands, this is most-likely a public domain music machine cranking out music that anyone can use royalty-free. It depends on the interpretation of the courts.

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If you're a "person of interest", the government is happy to spend the last taxpayer dime to find out what you are up to.

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The authors may be dead, but they did exist. The work had an author.

If you're going to use a character some human ever created, hire a lawyer. The House of Mouse has their own lawyers.

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But I don't know if there's new material or not.

Continuing in personally attacking Engoron, he raged, "He’s an out of control 'Nut Job,' who fined me $10,000 over a ridiculous Gag Order

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Somebody had to do it.

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Craig DeLeeuw Robertson was an American retiree from Provo, Utah who allegedly threatened online to assassinate President of the United States Joe Biden and other government officials and was subsequently shot and killed by agents of the FBI on August 9, 2023 when they attempted to execute search and arrest warrants.

He allegedly referenced the president's scheduled Thursday visit to Utah and threatened to dig out camouflage gear and a rifle.

In other posts, Robertson identifies himself as a “MAGA TRUMPER” and describes one of his rifles as a “DEMOCRAT ERADICATOR.”

The complaint included screenshots from Robertson’s profile where he threatened to shoot (New York County District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who is prosecuting a criminal case against former President Donald Trump) in a courthouse parking garage. But when FBI agents confronted Robertson, he said it was a dream, according to the complaint.

Days after FBI agents spoke with Robertson on March 19 and told him they were investigating his social media posts, Robertson started posting content addressed to the FBI itself. He often said he knew they were watching what he was posting, and that the agents who spoke to him came close to being shot.

Additional info from:

So they didn't march in and assassinate him; they've been trying to get him to calm down since March and he still posts threats...

Me reading that sentence:

Well, Rule 4 says, "4. Post titles should be the same as the article used as source." And the source didn't put the country in the title.

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her actions were done as a test to see if the child’s father “gave a f--k at all,”

Because she obviously doesn't...

Look they've already cut off free API access. Here's some other ideas from the Muskrat playbook:

Maybe change the name to

Change the logo to ₱ (surely the Mexicans won't mind that you're using the Peso symbol).

Hmm, why not also charge money to get a blue checkmark by your Reddit username to be a verified Redditor? or maybe call them P-ers?

Oh, how about charging new users $1 to use your platform?

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TL;DR: I think it's a play to help Trump (if that's even possible) at taxpayer expense.

Another way to look at it, is that she and the Freedom Caucus are trying to make it impossible to fill the speaker position. Last time took 15 tries over 4 days. We have a pro-tempore speaker, but legislation will take a back seat to filling the Gavelmeister (I mean speaker).

This data is from Sept. 20

  • 31 far-right Republicans who have repeatedly voted against McCarthy

  • 18 moderate Republicans in districts Biden won in 2020

  • 172 other Republicans

  • 212 Democrats

  • 2 vacancies

That's 435 seats (2 vacant). From 2001 to 2021, the Senate spent an average of 164 days in session each year, and the House spent an average of 149 days in session (source The annual salary of a rank-and-file Member of Congress is $174,000 (source:

So each day of this clusterbuck, each member of congress is getting just over $1,167. Multiply that by 433 (the number of filled seats in Congress) and we spend $505,651 or half-a-million dollars each day for congress to twiddle their thumbs. It cost the US taxpayer more than 2 million dollars to elect McCarthy, and now we're going to pay to find a replacement.

While the republicans have the majority, it is fractured by extremists and moderates. The democrats won't vote for an extremist republican, so most likely 212 (Dem) + 18 moderates = 230 Nay, even if 172 others + 31 extremists say yea, the vote fails. But if the 31 extremists say nay to a moderate, it's going to take democrats reaching across the aisle, and then Gaetz plays the ouster card again.

We have a continuation resolution to keep the Government going for 45 days, or until Nov. 14. If The Freedom Caucus keeps the speaker position churning, the government may shut down because they are too busy playing "who gets the gavel?". The far right is pushing to cut funding for the F.B.I. and the Justice Department (source because this could help save Trump. But even if they got what they wanted now, I don't see New York stopping their trial, and I don't see Georgia just rolling over. Trump's bacon is being held to the fire. All the Freedom Caucus is doing is creating Chaos. I could hope their supporters would see this as an expensive Hail Mary, but I doubt it; they will probably get re-elected and this circus will continue.

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I spent way too much time overthinking this one.

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According to the article, "The only downside is that the Windows Store appears not to work out of the box."

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Then it's gonna suck to be in the Military or Border Patrol, and have to report for duty without pay. Especially when Congress will get paid.

There were about 1.4 million active military personnel in 2022.

CBP (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) has more than 60,000 employees.

WIC served about 6.3 million participants each month in fiscal year 2022, including an estimated 39 percent of all infants in the United States.

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Some of his opinions I can't agree with.

"Where young people go, older people follow," Raghavan said.

Yeah, I hate it when grandma sends a bunch of snaps rather than posting to Facebook. Looking at Forbes' "Top 25 Websites with the Most Senior Audience", look at the top sites:


You're telling me young people drove them there?

So 6-10 years ago, someone's grandkid said, "Hey, granny, I gotta go. Jimmy just found this amaze-balls puzzle at, and I'm gonna finish it before him." and that's how granny found out. /s

"Nobody wakes up every morning and says I have to run a Google query," Raghavan testified.

No, but during the day I search (duckduckgo) for various issues at work, and at home for all sort of personal information (what's that restaurant's menu/phone number?, I need a schematic for washing machine, I even search prices to print a poster at Staples vs. Walmart vs. the UPS Store but used search engines to look at various local options too).

While search engines can provide answers, they can be the conduit to get us to the answers we need (such as how much sodium is in this dish?). I can't imagine being on the Internet and going a full day without using a search engine at least once.

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I added a [USA] tag. I hope that works.

You couldn't un-see that. Please no.

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I do not think they will wait to December, but they will not bring her out in full force until after Thanksgiving. Then she will be EVERYWHERE.

  • Every radio station,
  • every shopping center,
  • every grocery store,
  • parks with lit fir trees will have speakers screaming out "All I want for Christmas is you, baby (Ah, oh, ah, oh)"

You walk into Walgreens to pick up flu medicine, and pass by ornaments like these

You'd rather hear the Whos in Whoville singing "Fah-who foris, dah-who doris, welcome Christmas, bring your light. " than this!

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"From the consumer side, the technology forces customers to do work that store employees usually do, Aside from people who don't like making small talk with a clerk, and folks who are in a rush, it's hard to see who benefits from self-checkout."

The store. If the consumer does the work, you save the wage of the worker plus benefits.

While it may sound lazy, in this economy, doing curbside pickup benefits the workers by giving them a job (that at least for now) a machine can't do, and the customer saves the effort of shopping and working for the company.

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They're higher in inflammatory fats (most seed oils are predominantly composed of omega-6 polyunsaturated fats/inflammatory fats). While our bodies do need some inflammatory and anti-inflammatory fats (sort of like we need Cholesterol) we do not need too much. Calling them toxic is a step too far, but all foods should be consumed in moderation.

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Apple cider (especially with a cinnamon donut).


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It was 2 minutes early to provide a pacemaker check for older citizens.

YouTube's creator liaison, Rene Ritchie, clarified on Twitter that Google has "no plans to delete accounts with YT videos."

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The FCC order will take effect 30 days after it's published in the Federal Register. A public draft of the order was released ahead of the FCC meeting.

So bad actors have at least 30 days to pull as much data as they can right now. People who keep their existing phone numbers may very well still be targets of robocalls because a database can be compiled right now, if it hasn't already happened. And unless you change your number and your new number is a currently unassigned number, you could still be targeted, since the number is in a list of phone numbers; your new number just wouldn't be listed as assigned to you. So maybe 10-15% of the people who change their phone numbers will be OK?

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Doesn't sound made up

A rose is either a woody perennial flowering plant of the genus Rosa in the family Rosaceae, or the flower it bears.

Sounds made up

Apples, pears, quinces, apricots, plums, cherries, peaches, raspberries, blackberries, loquats, strawberries, rose hips, hawthorns, and almonds are all members of the rose family (Rosaceae).

I'm that old, too. Can you imagine a student back then saying, "I'll have a calculator, flashlight, camera, video recorder, music collection, and games to pass the times I have to wait on others."

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Dude: numbers are in NUMERICAL ORDER!

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You're not wrong. However, I am bound by

  1. Post titles should be the same as the article used as source.
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I still find it odd that Republicans would be against getting paychecks to America's soldiers. And McCarthy is somehow the bad guy to the Republicans for making sure that Military families and Border Patrol agents get paychecks.

And then I realize it's mostly the Freedom Caucus, the real RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) who are upset.

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Welcome back to c/Lemmy Shitpost, where everything's made up and the points don't matter.

Engoron told the former president and his attorneys in court Friday that he wanted to "make clear that Mr. Trump is responsible for the large machine, even if it is a large machine," reported CNBC. However, in his written motion, the judge said that a fine of $5,000—a small financial burden for Trump—was reasonable given that it was a "first time violation."

"Make no mistake," Engoron added, "Future violations, whether intentional or unintentional will subject the violator to far more severe sanctions, which may include, but are not limited to, steeper financial penalties, holding Donald Trump in contempt of court, and possibly imprisoning him pursuant to New York Judiciary Law."

Donald Trump's looming legal troubles may have prompted the former president and his wife Melania Trump to once again revisit their prenuptial agreement in an effort to protect his financial assets ahead of impending and likely contentious litigation.

Trump currently faces four criminal indictments, including two federal indictments, as well as a civil action in Manhattan, in which a judge this week ordered the Trump Organization's New York corporate charters be revoked.

"People are speculating that Trump may be losing a lot of money in this New York suit," Harriet Newman Cohen, a high-profile divorce attorney, told Insider. "Not to mention the millions of dollars he's spending on attorneys in suits all over the country."

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Sorry to hear about your circumcision. Are you doing OK?