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Truthless Believers 0

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Those Who Forget the Past . . . 0

. . . would doom themselves–and the rest of us–to repeat it.

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Please, Porridge Not 0

Florida Woman.

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Establishmentarians 0

The Arizona Republic’s E. J. Montini argues that the Sun Devil is in the details.

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It’s All about the Algorithm 0

At Psychology Today Blogs, Robyn Koslowitz discusses a TikTok challenge which, as nears as I can figure out, involves parents telling kids to go into a bathroom, telling them it’s a safe space where they can curse all they want. Then the parents record the result and post it to “social” media.

Koslowitz lists a number of reasons that this is a bad idea, starting with the idea that it’s a betrayal of trust (that is, saying that a place is safe, then then violating that space. The line that caught my eye, though, was this:

When a parent is filming their child for the sake of content creation, the focus moves off the child and parenting and onto an algorithm.

One more time, “social” media isn’t.

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The Swift Vote Conspiracy 0

Sam and his crew find themselves dismayed by the delusional dimensions of this dis coarse discourse.

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The Swift Vote Conspiracy 0

Rex Huppke wonders how the right-wing ever saw through the dastardly plot. A snippet:

As a liberal in good standing, all I can say is: Dammit, how did they figure it out?

I guess some of it was obvious. Pop superstar Swift has encouraged young people to register to vote and get involved in the electoral process, while her Chiefs tight-end boyfriend Travis Kelce has encouraged people to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others from a deadly and wildly contagious virus. Those are pretty liberal things to do.

But I didn’t think right-wing sleuths would connect the dots this quickly.

Oh well. The vaccinated cat is out of the reusable shopping bag, so I might as well let everyone in on the entire plan.

To echo Paul Harvey, follow the link for the rest of plan.

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Taylor Mad, Reprise 0

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Eggomaniacal 0

Florida Man.

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The Bullies’ Pulpit 0

One more time, “social” media isn’t.

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People of Walmart 0

Florida Man.

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Going to the Dogs 0

Florida Woman.

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Submarine Attack 0

Florida Man.

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A Fish Story 0

Splish, splash, he’s taking a bath.

Remember, Alabama is right next door to Florida.

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Fly the Fiendly Skies 0

You may find yourself bedeviled by the experience.

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Artificial? Yes. Intelligent? Not So Much. 0

“AI” for a Chevy chaser.

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Artificial? Yes. Intelligent? Not So Much. 0

Michael Cohen hoists himself on the “AI” petard.

Michael Cohen, former President Trump’s ex-fixer and personal lawyer, said in newly unsealed court filings that he accidentally gave his lawyer fake legal citations concocted by the artificial intelligence program Google Bard.

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Cohen wrote in a sworn declaration unsealed Friday that he has not kept up with “emerging trends (and related risks)” in legal technology and was not aware that Google Bard was a generative text service that, like Chat-GPT, could create citations and descriptions that “looked real but actually were not.” He instead believed the service to be a “supercharged search engine.”

Just because you see (or hear) it on a computer screen, it ain’t necessarily so.

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Fly the Fiendly Skies 0

You just might get a surprise.

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Phoning It In 0

Florida Man.

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Chickened Noodle 0

Florida Man.

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