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Daily News Stuff 20 July 2021

That Was The Week That Wasn't Edition

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  • Facebook is not killing people, says Facebook President Joe Biden.  (CNBC)

    With additional reporting by Journalists for Censorship representative Kara Swisher.

    Facebook responded angrily to Biden's earlier remarks, with a company spokesperson insisting that Facebook's death toll for June had been the lowest in several years, and warning that the President's behaviour had been flagged as "problematic".


Anime of the day is Ryouko's Case File from 2008.  It's a supernatural police procedural: Ryouko Yakushiji is a police officer specialising in weird and disturbing cases, the weirder and disturbinger the better.

It's a little like X Files if Mulder and Scully were a single character, but only a little because the supernatural events don't hide themselves conveniently away to allow room for skepticism.  People go splat, quite publicly.



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Disclaimer: It goes bang, and you go splat.

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1 One wonders what the not-at-all horrible monsters at facebook said to the rapist in chief to get his handlers to put a "correction" up on his teleprompter.   I mean, if one actually believes that misinformation itself is killing people, then it follows that facebook is at least the third largest killer in that domain, and saying that they aren't exposes that either you don't really believe that misinformation is killing people, or that facebook isn't deliberately misinforming people.

Posted by: normal at Tuesday, July 20 2021 11:16 PM (LADmw)

2 I'm unconvinced re Muse. I read everything that the Muse rep posted; I saw nothing to indicate that he was *leaning* on, or doxxing, or otherwise threatening the life of @xmader.

It seemed more like he was simply saying look, the laws say you can't do this, and whether we do it or someone else does it, someone is likely to try to guard their interests under the law, and it won't go well for you.
This is the one case I've seen lately, where it seems that the putative plaintiff is on pretty solid legal, moral, and ethical ground. Indeed, all of the detractors in the original thread have the flavor of, everything should be free, and you are an evil suck bastard if you don't agree.

Posted by: Kurt Duncan at Wednesday, July 21 2021 01:10 AM (y8o1E)

3 According to the Reddit thread, he edited his posts, removing the stuff that appeared threatening, including pointing out the guy's a Chinese national living in (IIRC) the US, and that if the Chinese charge him with something, that could cause him to get deported.

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, July 21 2021 01:34 AM (eqaFC)

4 Hmmm. Pixy's site loads. Can't get Ace to load on Wednesday a.m.
Anyone else having issues or is it just my internet?

Posted by: My life is insanity at Wednesday, July 21 2021 06:06 PM (DEzaZ)

5 You brought the curse with you!  frown
Got Ace fixed, then this server went down and took several more hours to get back.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, July 22 2021 02:57 AM (PiXy!)

6 Poke?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, July 22 2021 06:35 PM (PiXy!)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?




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