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  1. Comment on The Great Hack: a Netflix documentary on Facebook & Cambridge Analytica sheds light on one of the most complex scandals of our time in ~movies

    Neverland Link Parent
    I would just like to add that if my parent comment is true, the timelines aligned, and oversight was followed, then the U.K. approved the following Cambridge Analytica ops in Africa:...

    I would just like to add that if my parent comment is true, the timelines aligned, and oversight was followed, then the U.K. approved the following Cambridge Analytica ops in Africa:
    https://www.voanews.com/africa/cambridge-analytica-played-roles-multiple-african-elections

    1 vote
  2. Comment on The Great Hack: a Netflix documentary on Facebook & Cambridge Analytica sheds light on one of the most complex scandals of our time in ~movies

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    I just now finally read this amazing article. Has everyone else read it? I feel like we are numb to this story, and it feels like there could be no new information, but for one thing:

    I just now finally read this amazing article. Has everyone else read it? I feel like we are numb to this story, and it feels like there could be no new information, but for one thing:

    There’s a gobsmacking moment, captured in the film, when Kaiser tells the select committee that the British government had classified Cambridge Analytica’s technology as “weapons-grade”. It was export‑controlled, meaning the company was bound by law to tell the government if it used it overseas. Damian Collins, chair of the committee, is seen digesting this piece of information, and asking: “So what you are saying is that the proposal was for Leave.EU to use what you call ‘weapons grade communications techniques’ against the UK population?”

    5 votes
  3. Comment on Budget smartphones - apparently there are good options. Opinions and recommendations? in ~tech

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    The only thing I have against used phones is the diminished battery capacity. Otherwise they seem great! I know on iPhones you can take a screenshot of the settings/battery screen to show the...

    The only thing I have against used phones is the diminished battery capacity. Otherwise they seem great! I know on iPhones you can take a screenshot of the settings/battery screen to show the capacity at least. I would have no problem with a used phone if I could see that.

  4. Comment on EU puts brakes on Danish plans to scrap fossil fuel cars in ~news

    Neverland (edited ) Link Parent
    Well we know exactly where this is coming from.

    Germany’s interests in car manufacturing and laws for automakers is a key reason for this, Nedergaard said.

    Well we know exactly where this is coming from.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Budget smartphones - apparently there are good options. Opinions and recommendations? in ~tech

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    I think it’s best/only for people who travel. For example you can keep your US T-Mobile SIM in slot 1, and your Czech prepaid in slot 2. That way you still get your calls and texts to your US...

    I think it’s best/only for people who travel. For example you can keep your US T-Mobile SIM in slot 1, and your Czech prepaid in slot 2. That way you still get your calls and texts to your US number, while being able to use the super cheap prepaid for the local area. This is way cheaper for data usage than using int’l data roaming.

  6. Comment on The Great Hack: a Netflix documentary on Facebook & Cambridge Analytica sheds light on one of the most complex scandals of our time in ~movies

  7. Comment on Slack Security Incident for Keybase CEO in ~comp

  8. Comment on How White Nationalists See What They Want to See in DNA Tests in ~science

  9. Comment on Budget smartphones - apparently there are good options. Opinions and recommendations? in ~tech

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    I really wanted a feature phone for this use case, but I need tethering and could not find one that did that.

    I really wanted a feature phone for this use case, but I need tethering and could not find one that did that.

    2 votes
  10. I just picked up a Nokia 3.1 for $120 in a bit of an emergency and I really like it. It's very light, Android One, very nice styling and again it's $120! I was shocked by this experience at this...

    I just picked up a Nokia 3.1 for $120 in a bit of an emergency and I really like it. It's very light, Android One, very nice styling and again it's $120!

    I was shocked by this experience at this price point. This thing is excellent for my use case, as a pre-paid EU phone as my lovely iPhone 6s Plus has only one Sim slot. Are there any other great budget phones out there?

    24 votes
  11. Comment on Tildistas in the US, who do you support in the 2020 Democratic Primary? in ~talk

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    I support Elizabeth Warren 100%. She is an anti-corruption policy machine. She is the vaccine that the self-dealing, United States of Conflict of Interests needs ASAP. My family emigrated from a...

    I support Elizabeth Warren 100%. She is an anti-corruption policy machine. She is the vaccine that the self-dealing, United States of Conflict of Interests needs ASAP. My family emigrated from a Soviet Satellite nation to escape from this crap. She is the solution.

    10 votes
  12. Comment on Prescribing Opioids for a Sprained Ankle? - New research report shows an increase in patients being prescribed opioids after experiencing an ankle sprain in ~health

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    This is of course only a US phenomenon I would imagine. My personal opinion, as someone that has had many opioids prescribed for broken bones and dental surgery, is that a >3 day supply should...

    This is of course only a US phenomenon I would imagine.

    My personal opinion, as someone that has had many opioids prescribed for broken bones and dental surgery, is that a >3 day supply should come with mandatory follow up of some sort. Possibly some drug testing and/or addiction counseling. I've had a few friends who became addicts and got them in bars after their scrips ran out.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on I want to donate to a tree-planting non-profit. Do you recommend any? in ~enviro

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    Here is a really interesting non-profit called COTAP. It combines the ideas of carbon-offset with anti-poverty initiatives. 90.9% of donations go to the projects, and it is tax-deductible, but...

    Here is a really interesting non-profit called COTAP.

    It combines the ideas of carbon-offset with anti-poverty initiatives. 90.9% of donations go to the projects, and it is tax-deductible, but only in the USA.

    The mission of Carbon Offsets To Alleviate Poverty (COTAP) is to empower individuals and organizations in developed countries to address both climate change and global poverty. COTAP counteracts your carbon emissions through certified forestry projects in least-developed regions which create transparent, accountable, and life-changing earnings for rural farming communities where income levels are less than $2 per day.

    https://cotap.org/home/mission/ describes their goal of funding smaller afforestation projects, and why they focus on them.

    I think I'm going to start with this one.

  14. Comment on House votes to condemn Trump’s language as racist. in ~news

    Neverland (edited ) Link Parent
    Here is "leftist" Google's news and the "liberal media" on this topic: https://i.imgur.com/YAqIzGY.png It's pretty amazing and disgusting. At least CNN got the headline somewhat right, and I do...

    Here is "leftist" Google's news and the "liberal media" on this topic:
    https://i.imgur.com/YAqIzGY.png

    It's pretty amazing and disgusting. At least CNN got the headline somewhat right, and I do realize that this grouping does not reflect the final vote... but still.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Virtual Characters Learn To Work Out… and Undergo Surgery (Scalable Muscle-actuated Human Simulation and Control) in ~science

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    Link to the underlying research: http://mrl.snu.ac.kr/research/ProjectScalable/Page.htm which includes a link to the code repository. I posted the video as the primary link as it is much more...

    Link to the underlying research: http://mrl.snu.ac.kr/research/ProjectScalable/Page.htm which includes a link to the code repository.

    I posted the video as the primary link as it is much more digestible for a layperson such as myself. That channel, Two Minute Papers, is also just a great channel to sub to.

    3 votes