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    Quote Originally Posted by mathew101281 View Post
    Most jobs can be automated.
    Time will tell. IMO, there's a Paradise Lost element to AI in that it is imbued with not only the abilities of its creator, but some of their faults as well (The Wall Street Journal's AI Report has something on this about twice a week). IM further O, the potential of automation is being most touted by two groups: those who don't understand it, and those who have a desperate need to believe that their math/programming skills can cope with all reality's vagaries, and thereby tame them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star_Jammer View Post
    Guys who use public toilets to urinate in instead of the urinals puzzle me, and often piss me off (pun not intended). Especially since I usually have to wipe pee off of a toilet seat when I have to #2.

    Use the damn urinals.
    I use the cubicals.

    I don't like weeing with someone stood next to me. Sometimes it manifests in me actually being unable to wee. I also don't like urinals because they splash back.

    I sit down though, so I won't leave anything on the toilet seat.

    Standing to wee in them is fine though - as long as you lift the seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed2962 View Post
    The problem isn't that they use the toilet, the problem is that they're so messy about it. I often wonder are these guys so careless with their when they use it at home?
    Yup. This is a peeve of mine. Lift the damn seat!
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    Facebook (and other big social media sites) is inherently a shitshow and a toxic breeding ground for hate because it refuses to actually moderate itself citing its "Impossible" whilst relying on shitty algorithms to try and do the job that they could actively pay a human being to do. Now I'm not stupid, I realise an entire skyscraper full of people wouldnt be able to.begin to moderate that much content entirely. But it would certainly do a damn sight better job then its terrible system.

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    I understand the hypocrisy in saying this on a public forum but I utterly loathe social media full stop. CBR is honestly the nearest that you'll get to me being connected to anything like that. I point blank refuse to register with Facebook, Twitter or any of those other tosspot platforms. All social media has done is bring out the worst in people, from all backgrounds and on both sides of the political spectrum. You know the unreasonable, angry mob we used to see on The Simpsons? That's the Twitter crowd to me.

    I agree in trying to find some kind of moderation for it but would add that that should apply on both sides. I don't care about statements like 'Well that lot are even worse...' or such bullshit so please don't bother. There are reprehensible arseholes on both sides.
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    I don't know, I quite like Facebook. I'm sure the toxicity is there if you look for it, but I never see it.

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    I also like Facebook and Twitter and have good friends on both. In my opinion, the best way to avoid toxicity on social media is to never look for it, and I don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillieMorgan View Post
    I understand the hypocrisy in saying this on a public forum but I utterly loathe social media full stop. CBR is honestly the nearest that you'll get to me being connected to anything like that. I point blank refuse to register with Facebook, Twitter or any of those other tosspot platforms. All social media has done is bring out the worst in people, from all backgrounds and on both sides of the political spectrum. You know the unreasonable, angry mob we used to see on The Simpsons? That's the Twitter crowd to me.

    I agree in trying to find some kind of moderation for it but would add that that should apply on both sides. I don't care about statements like 'Well that lot are even worse...' or such bullshit so please don't bother. There are reprehensible arseholes on both sides.
    I'm fairly left but I dont see why they should avoid moderation as well. Both sides have shitheads, its merely that our society is based on advancing forwards and alot of (not all) ideals conservatism tries to sell dont jive with the current speed were moving at or just dont work at all which is why your seeing more lashback and more insane rightwingers since they know its now or never.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancj View Post
    I don't know, I quite like Facebook. I'm sure the toxicity is there if you look for it, but I never see it.
    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    I also like Facebook and Twitter and have good friends on both. In my opinion, the best way to avoid toxicity on social media is to never look for it, and I don't.
    I'm glad your experiences are both different and much more benign. If we're being honest that's probably the case for most people. Just because I don't like something doesn't mean that no-one else is allowed to either. I can't stand soap opera but have no problem with other people enjoying them. There's enough room in the world for everything.

    I stand by the assertion that social media has brought out the worst in people and amplified bad human behaviour though. Bullying is rife. Even worse is the idea that some forms of bullying are somehow 'fair game' and can be tolerated. As though two wrongs make a right which they never, ever do. A person can accuse another person of absolutely anything on Twitter, without a single shred of proof, and that second person's life can be torn apart because of it. Screw due process in SocialMediaville. It doesn't exist.

    I'll stick to real, actual socialising thank you. The life I know in the village in northern England where I reside is a world away from the constant shit-storm perpetrated on social media and I think I'll stick to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetengine View Post
    Facebook (and other big social media sites) is inherently a shitshow and a toxic breeding ground for hate because it refuses to actually moderate itself citing its "Impossible" whilst relying on shitty algorithms to try and do the job that they could actively pay a human being to do. Now I'm not stupid, I realise an entire skyscraper full of people wouldnt be able to.begin to moderate that much content entirely. But it would certainly do a damn sight better job then its terrible system.
    I'm in the camp that avoids anything to do with Facebook. Not because of assholes but the lack of willinness to take responsability for the spread of misinformation and hateful ideas. Yes, it may take a scyscraper full of people to police the content, but Mark Zuckerberg is the richest person in the world and he can afford it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChadH View Post
    I'm in the camp that avoids anything to do with Facebook. Not because of assholes but the lack of willinness to take responsability for the spread of misinformation and hateful ideas. Yes, it may take a scyscraper full of people to police the content, but Mark Zuckerberg is the richest person in the world and he can afford it.
    Exactly. Its not hard to deal with it. Its just greed and laziness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChadH View Post
    I'm in the camp that avoids anything to do with Facebook. Not because of assholes but the lack of willinness to take responsability for the spread of misinformation and hateful ideas. Yes, it may take a scyscraper full of people to police the content, but Mark Zuckerberg is the richest person in the world and he can afford it.
    I also avoid it because so many prospective employers demand full access to your social media now. I just don't have any.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray Lensman View Post
    I also avoid it because so many prospective employers demand full access to your social media now. I just don't have any.
    I'm mixed on that frankly. Its mostly just "Dont talk about doing illegal shit or shitting on our company" which is fair enough. Its when buisnesses suddenly start going "Well you cant have X opinion so no job for you" is when it an issue

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    Automated toilets and faucets are more trouble then they are worth. Once the novelty wears off you get the following:
    a) A sink/toilet that won't work because the sensor is broken
    b) A sink/toilet that won't work because the manufacturer didn't test with people with dark skin or long clothes or what not
    c) A toilet which still ends up with the last person's shit in it because the sensor didn't go off to flush and they couldn't see the button to push it so it would flush
    d) A toilet which STILL ends up clogged

    When the "disruption" of tech collapses on itself the resulting burst of the bubble will be way more devastating.

    The same people who talk about freedom of speech in Hong Kong and get up in arms about anti-mask laws in Hong Kong didn't have shit to say when protesters were being beat in the streets right here in the USA and cheered on the same mask laws being passed in various states in the US.

    That being said it's messed up that a company can take away your winnings and censor you because they don't want to mess up their profits but that's capitalism for you.

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