The Antisocial Network

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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Thad » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:38 pm

Yeah, that's why I said "Hard to say what long-term impact it'll have." Zuckerberg is pulling his "I'm sorry, we'll do better" act as per usual; FB making a few token gestures and the big advertisers quietly coming back is definitely one possible outcome and I wouldn't bet against it.

Part of this, and part of why some of the companies have set long timelines like "for the rest of the year", is they want enough time to see how this plays out, how much of a hit they take, and whether it's worth it.

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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Mongrel » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:41 pm

Brentai wrote:It's always fun to watch Facebook get smacked around, but the list of players here gives me pause. Verizon? Coca-Cola? These aren't stalwarts of internet fair play and sensible advertising limits; what the fuck are they actually on about?

Big plodding corporate behemoths aren't particularly fond of end-of-days levels of chaos even when it's not hitting their share prices.
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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Brentai » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:49 pm

That wasn't true for a time but actually looking into it both of those companies seems to have purged the death cultists from their stack, so who knows, maybe this really is a tidal shift. I can't even imagine it any more.
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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Mongrel » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:52 pm

Brentai wrote:That wasn't true for a time but actually looking into it both of those companies seems to have purged the death cultists from their stack, so who knows, maybe this really is a tidal shift. I can't even imagine it any more.

Oh greed makes them happy to dabble, and they get away with it for little things or for short whiles, but when shit gets this big as 2020 has been, that gets uncomfortably existential.

I suspect all the crazy mask shit literally killing thousands of people paying customers in particular may be pushing a fair few rich conservative assholes to the point where they think this is all a bit much.
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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Thad » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:23 pm

Related: Reddit finally bans /r/The_Donald.

They don't deserve any praise for doing the right thing so long after it became clear it was the right thing, but it's an interesting sign of which way the wind is blowing that they finally felt like they had to do it.

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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Mongrel » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:31 pm

Also most of the posters there had already moved offsite.
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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Mongrel » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:38 pm

Oh hey, they banned the TERF subreddit too! (r/gendercritical).
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Re: The Antisocial Network

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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Yoji » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:52 am

Yeesh, the comments are full of variations of BUH WHO CARES I HAVE NOTHIN TO HIDE

Do they really not understand the potential for abuse and manipulation here? Shrug all you want, but don't act surprised when you look up at an LED signboard one day and see your face and social credit score. Dumb shits can't see cyberpunk dystopia when it's an inch from their faces.
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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:36 pm

Büge wrote:



Weeeeeeeeeeeee!

(not surprised)
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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:23 pm



Almost as good as the time he pretended to be a woman for sock puppet praise of his review of Frozen(!). Only he forgot to actually switch to a different account to make the comment.
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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Joxam » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:39 pm

I mean I would never agree with that asshole but there are absolutely genetic markers that make getting transplants for some people next to impossible, the problem is that its the exact opposite than what he's describing.

Turns out most white people are perfectly fine with taking organs from the most people possible, but like, my mom had to wait a decade for a kidney transplant and both my uncles who had kidney failure died without one because of how rare it is that a native person is compatible with organs that come from none native donors.
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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Mongrel » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:19 pm

Joxam wrote:I mean I would never agree with that asshole but there are absolutely genetic markers that make getting transplants for some people next to impossible, the problem is that its the exact opposite than what he's describing.

Turns out most white people are perfectly fine with taking organs from the most people possible, but like, my mom had to wait a decade for a kidney transplant and both my uncles who had kidney failure died without one because of how rare it is that a native person is compatible with organs that come from none native donors.

Yep, I think most of us understand and know there all sorts of barriers to transplants. It's absolutely fair to point out the scientific reality that smaller minority groups are going to sometimes have a tougher time with medical issues like this, both genetically, and socially in terms of having less representation or access to medical care which might help identify them as a donor.

Race can sometimes impact this, albeit indirectly and Indigenous populations in particular have all kinds of unique stuff going on (fun fact: Starr explained to me that what we layfolks normally talk about as "family" factors for transplant matches are referred to as HLA, or Human Leukocyte Antigens. Though of all people on the board, you might already know that one!). But, yeah, that's not what Stevie was foot-in-mouthing about. And all of these differences are effectively negligible when it comes to justifying how we treat one another as people.

I've actually been amazed at the barriers that turn out NOT to be. Like yesterday I learned there's a lot of organs you can transplant between genders as long as everything else is a match, including hearts! I would have thought there'd be a lot more complications, but nope!
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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Brentai » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:28 pm

Basically the dude knew you needed a certain amount of genetic compatibility and assumed people of other races are too "different" to ever be compatible.

The fact that this turns out to be untrue not only blows his argument apart but also takes the entire concept of differentness out back and has it put to rest.

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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:57 pm

Well! People are gonna be talking about this one for a while!

Twitter accounts of prominent figures, including Biden, Musk and Obama, compromised in major hack. Accounts of Uber and Apple also appear to have been compromised as part of scam instructing followers to transfer cryptocurrency (via The Guardian)

The best part was that this was that the scam:


Straight up "Send me bitcoin and I'll double it".


EDIT: Twitter has just suspended ALL verified accounts ahahaha. holy shit.
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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Niku » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:25 am

hahaha it sure is good this was used for a bitcoin scam and not to cause nuclear war hahaha

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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Grath » Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:30 am

If the responsible party had any morals, they would've tweeted out "The pee tape is real" as Trump, with a gif of Toad giving a thumbs up.

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