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Secret A-Hole Cafe | Main | Daily Tech News 12 July 2023
July 11, 2023

Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (7/11/23)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

“LA is finished watch how bad it gets out there,” Rapper 50 Cent.


After Biden Economics he's more like 35 Cent.

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Quote II

"While some student-athletes believed the hazing was in jest and not harmful, others viewed it as causing significant harm with long-term consequences," Northwestern University President Schill


Hard to believe this activity didn't make it to social media.


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Quote III

“Absolutely ‘You’re taking a ‘real’ woman’s place,’ that’s the part of the argument that’s still extremely transphobic. I see trans women as real women. Megan Rapinoe, lesbian soccer player.


Let's be honest, she will not suck a trans woman's dick. So get off your soap box, Vagisil breath.


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Quote IV

Representative Wolgamott is a true friend and supporter of law enforcement and increased public safety," Brian Peters, Executive Director Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association


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Even the Fabulous chortled at this bit.............


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She should be thankful someone bought her book and actually quotes from it. Instead Sarah Silverman is on the warpath.

Sarah Silverman is not laughing when it comes to ChatGPT. The comedian is now suing OpenAI and Meta—along with two other authors named Christopher Golden and Richard Kadrey—alleging that ChatGPT and LLaMA have both been trained on the trio’s copyrighted books.

Silverman, Golden, and Kadrey argue in the respective complaints, which were both filed on July 7 in the Northern California federal court, that OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Meta’s LLaMA were trained on copyrighted material, which includes published literary works from the trio. While both OpenAI and Meta make mention that they do not train on copyrighted material, the authors allege that some of the training data come from a shadow library of sources like Library Genesis, Z-Library, Sci-Hub, and Bibliotik, which are internet-based torrent repositories that include copyrighted books. In an exhibit from the author’s lawsuit, the plaintiffs asked ChatGPT to recite excerpts from Silverman’s book The Bedwetter, to which it relayed passages from the memoir verbatim.

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The next time some bureaucrat says there is no waste, fraud or corruption point them to fourth-generation cattle rancher Russell Johnson. I wish someone left an excavator on my property.

DEMING, New Mexico — Millions of dollars of steel are wasting away in the high desert after being neglected by the federal government for two and a half years since President Joe Biden halted Trump-era border wall construction.

In the 901 days since Biden took office, not one has gone by that fourth-generation cattle rancher Russell Johnson has driven his truck down the dirt roads behind his house and not been greeted by fields of construction materials that have been left behind and forgotten by construction crews.


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I have mixed thoughts. Did the father give up his man card years ago? Is it nice he went along to get along? Or was it the right thing to do?

In a sweet wedding day moment, the father of the bride grabbed his daughter’s stepdad and pulled him to his feet so they could both walk her down the aisle.

Bride Amy Walkinshaw was raised by both her dad, Andy Collins, and her stepdad, Jeff Bennett, who has been in her life for the past two decades.

The 31-year-old knew as soon as she got engaged that she wanted both men to be involved in giving her away.


Any way it looks like it was a peaceful day. No word about the asshole uncle.


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I'll let you in on a little secret. When it comes to pets. I'ma softy. And it looks like I'm not the only one.

About half of U.S. pet owners say their pets are as much a part of their family as a human member

Families come in all shapes and sizes. And for a majority of Americans, family includes their pets.

A bar chart that shows most pet owners see their pets as part of their family, and many say they’re on the same level as humans.
Most Americans (62%) own a pet, including about a third (35%) who have more than one. And nearly all U.S. pet owners (97%) say their pets are part of their family, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.


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Obese person dies from the consumption of alcohol and drugs. Idiots don't know how to use a generator and die from carbon monoxide poisoning. All sad to the families of the deceased. How is this anyone's fault but their own? Leave it to the Snow Flake Generations.

But as Faster Horses approaches its 10th anniversary this weekend (“Party of the Decade,” as the festival is calling it), the question remains: What responsibility does a billion-dollar company have to ensure that the thousands of college-age kids paying hundreds of dollars to experience live music remain safe throughout the gigantic party it’s hosting?

Of them all, Faster Horses has developed a reputation for the number of tragedies and assaults that have taken place on its grounds: According to a 2021 MLive story, there have been 91 reported assaults and 30 instances of criminal sexual conduct over eight festivals. Bonnaroo has attracted approximately 1.3 million people over its 20 years, and there have been a reported 15 deaths, or roughly one death per 90,000 fans. At Faster Horses, approximately 343,000 fans have attended over its nine years, with seven reported deaths, or roughly one death per 49,000 fans. According to MLive, in 2015, a woman died of a heart attack “after consuming a high level of hydrocodone”; in 2018, a 19-year-old was fatally struck by a car while walking to her campground; and last year, a 48-year-old man with a heart condition was found dead at his campsite.


As comedian Ron White once quipped, "You can't fix stupid."


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The ONT Musical Interlude & Premium/No Ethanol Emporium


Born on this day: 11 Jul 1949
Jeff Hana, from American country rock band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band who scored the 1971 US No.9 single 'Mr Bojangles'.via thisdayinmusic.com

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On this day:11 Jul 2011
Rob Grill, lead singer and bassist for the 1960s rock band The Grass Roots, whose hits included 'Midnight Confessions', 'Temptation Eyes' and 'Let's Live for Today', died after suffering a head injury from a fall caused by a stroke. He was 67. via thisdayinmusic.com

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On this day:11 Jul 2014
Producer and drummer Tommy Ramone (Thomas Erdelyi), from the influential punk rock band the Ramones died aged 65 following unsuccessful treatment for bile duct cancer. He was the last surviving original member of the Ramones before his death. Erdelyi was also an assistant engineer for the production of the Jimi Hendrix album Band of Gypsys. via thisdayinmusic.com


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“Unfortunately, she recorded his death,” But, she will always know that her husband won a Genius Award.

At least four people, including a father, have died in recent months for following a new and deadly TikTok trend, Alabama authorities said.

The thrill-seekers jumped or flipped off the backs of speeding boats, only to break their necks on the wake and drown, according to Capt. Jim Dennis of the Childersburg Rescue Squad.

“Last six months we have had four drownings that were easily avoidable. They were doing a TikTok challenge. It’s where you get in a boat going at a high rate of speed, you jump off the side of the boat, don’t dive, you’re jumping off feet first and you just kinda lean into the water,” Dennis told WBMA.

The trend — dubbed boat jumping — has been an issue for first responders over the last two years, the captain said, but has especially picked up since the beginning of the year.


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I don't know about you, but I always look forward to my Amazon deliveries. Genius Award Winner.

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That was a nice trip. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Paramedics Take Dying Woman On Final Trip To The Beach

Two paramedics in Wauchope, Australia, went above and beyond their call of duty to fulfill the last wish of a palliative care patient.

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