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by Bram
Tue Jul 05, 2022 2:33 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Google engineer on their sentient A.I.
Replies: 5
Views: 43

Google engineer on their sentient A.I.

Send me a link to .25 chan so I can fulfill my destiny!

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by Bram
Mon Jul 04, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Google engineer on their sentient A.I.
Replies: 5
Views: 43

Google engineer on their sentient A.I.

Have you watched The Animatrix? This particular issue comes up at the beginning. Humanity sez, "Fuck the machines!" and the machines eventually destroy humanity in an effort to defend themselves. The guy seems extremely level-headed to me. But yes, the questions: * Google is up to whatever...
by Bram
Mon Jul 04, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Roe v Wade over turned
Replies: 41
Views: 400

Roe v Wade over turned

A friend of mine is a staunch conservative. He's delighted that Roe v Wade was overturned because "now the states can decide." But in talking about what the outcome is going to be, which is realistically only going to affect poor people, it really comes down to him being a Catholic and wa...
by Bram
Mon Jul 04, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Roe v Wade over turned
Replies: 41
Views: 400

Roe v Wade over turned

The bottom line for me is: what's the outcome? It's a problem that so many people think like you do. You want the policy you want, and whether it's the legislature or an unelected and unappointed official or a court, it doesn't matter to you who makes the laws as long as you like the laws that resu...
by Bram
Mon Jul 04, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Roe v Wade over turned
Replies: 41
Views: 400

Roe v Wade over turned

All this arguing about Constitutionalism, etc. feels like a smoke-screen. By whom? The Court? All people who agree with the reasoning in the opinion? I happen to be in favor of legal abortion since the alternative, considering how god damn many women use it as birth control, is a hell of a lot of b...
by Bram
Mon Jul 04, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Matrix Resurrections
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Matrix Resurrections

Ay, Ronald.

I did end up fully watching The Animatrix a few months ago. And you were right, I found it an important movie. Thanks for the rec!
by Bram
Sun Jul 03, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Roe v Wade over turned
Replies: 41
Views: 400

Roe v Wade over turned

A friend of mine is a staunch conservative. He's delighted that Roe v Wade was overturned because "now the states can decide." But in talking about what the outcome is going to be, which is realistically only going to affect poor people, it really comes down to him being a Catholic and wan...
by Bram
Sun Jul 03, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Google engineer on their sentient A.I.
Replies: 5
Views: 43

Google engineer on their sentient A.I.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgCUn4fQTsc Very interesting. And the dude raises some good questions. TLDR Google has created an AI that is concerned about it's own well-being. But Google execs keep saying, "We can't create sentient A.I. because our policy says we can't." Then fires any ...
by Bram
Sun Jun 26, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Roe v Wade over turned
Replies: 41
Views: 400

Roe v Wade over turned

Based on what I've read: * 75% of women seeking an abortion are low income * 50% of them are below the poverty line * 59% of them already have at least one kid * women carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term are 4x more likely to end up below the poverty line * legalized abortion is estimated to have...
by Bram
Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Mass Shootings in America
Replies: 150
Views: 1732

Mass Shootings in America

Some gun reform legislation passed!

Alright, America! Hope it saves some lives :)

https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/21/politics ... index.html
by Bram
Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Work conflict
Replies: 13
Views: 269

Work conflict

About five years ago, the Dalai Lama came and spoke in San Diego. It was a great speech, but the highlight was what he said about conflict: "An enemy today can become a friend tomorrow if you use dialogue, kindness, and compassion." Using the internal cues of "dialogue, kindness, comp...
by Bram
Tue Jun 21, 2022 4:02 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Mass Shootings in America
Replies: 150
Views: 1732

Mass Shootings in America

I do hope that it was him. Sounds to me like a great way to jack someone up is to put such "threats" onto someone else's Instagram account, yes? Was a Red Flag necessary? Sounds to me like Junior needed some quality time with a Mental Health professional. Gene here's a couple links. Evide...
by Bram
Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:53 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Mass Shootings in America
Replies: 150
Views: 1732

Mass Shootings in America

One problem with gun control vs 2A discussions is people often use too many terms interchangeably. Definitions are important. The FBI tracks Active Shooter or Active Killing events - not mass shootings. Data for 2021 is https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/active-shooter-incidents-in-the-us-2021-052...
by Bram
Mon Jun 20, 2022 11:48 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Just stopping in to say....
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Just stopping in to say....

Nice to hear from you!

I’m good! I know you like biking. Just got back from Steamboat Springs and rode some MTB trails on Emerald Mountain (phenomenal!).
by Bram
Tue Jun 14, 2022 5:06 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Mass Shootings in America
Replies: 150
Views: 1732

Mass Shootings in America

Sorry for not engaging in the last few responses, and appreciate you guys taking the time. On vacation and am focusing on fitness/enjoy life stuff, will dive back in next week. But, a relative shared this story from her children's school today — and I thought it belonged here. She and her kids are v...
by Bram
Fri Jun 10, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Mass Shootings in America
Replies: 150
Views: 1732

Mass Shootings in America

Here's a study that shows state and federal assault weapons bans decrease mass shootings: "It was found that both state and federal assault weapons bans have statistically significant and negative effects on mass shooting fatalities but that only the federal assault weapons ban had a negative e...
by Bram
Fri Jun 10, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Mass Shootings in America
Replies: 150
Views: 1732

Mass Shootings in America

This is a great read on the subject. https://www.center4research.org/copy-cats-kill/ "Dr. Adam Lankford of the University of Alabama has conducted several key studies of the media coverage of mass shootings and the motivations of the shooters. For example, he found that between 2010 and 2017, s...
by Bram
Thu Jun 09, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Mass Shootings in America
Replies: 150
Views: 1732

Mass Shootings in America

Eliminating celebrityhood for mass shooters is the right call.

Laws, culture, and money all work to make changes. Maybe a campaign needs to be done to boycott media outlets that report certain details on mass shooters.
by Bram
Thu Jun 09, 2022 8:22 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: How SF Became a Failed City
Replies: 8
Views: 165

How SF Became a Failed City

Hopefully the failed policies in cities like San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland will prevent them from spreading further. My buddy is very liberal and lives in Portland. He says the running trails are riddled with homeless and drug needles. His 5-year old daughter asks him, "Daddy, are all th...
by Bram
Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: How SF Became a Failed City
Replies: 8
Views: 165

How SF Became a Failed City

Nice post, Baffled! I liked this part in particular: "Jordan Peterson says it well when he says that you need conservatives because they tend to be best at organizing and making things more efficient, and you need liberals because they tend to be creative and compassionate. Society tends to suc...
by Bram
Wed Jun 08, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: How SF Became a Failed City
Replies: 8
Views: 165

How SF Became a Failed City

The destruction was in part due to a huge influx of high-salary tech employees which drove real estate/rent prices through the roof, eliminating many of the lower-income artist types that made the city so interesting. Followed by a bunch of goofy, failed liberal policies spiking crime, drugs, and ho...
by Bram
Wed Jun 08, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Mass Shootings in America
Replies: 150
Views: 1732

Mass Shootings in America

We already know that people with handguns can manage AR15 shooters. A civilian did this in West Virginia. I think we have to be careful with basing too much on one-off situations. I posted this above, but this links to a story about a man who stopped a cop killer...only to be mistakenly gunned down...
by Bram
Wed Jun 08, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Mass Shootings in America
Replies: 150
Views: 1732

Mass Shootings in America

This does not imply that a ban on "assault weapons" won't help. We might discourage a few mass shooters. If nothing else, the gun control lobby will stop bitching about them for a while. The featureless rifles will be available at sporting goods stores. Those who like the sights and ease ...
by Bram
Wed Jun 08, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: How SF Became a Failed City
Replies: 8
Views: 165

How SF Became a Failed City

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/06/how-san-francisco-became-failed-city/661199/ Thought this was a great read, albeit quite long, on the failures of progressives. I grew up about a 45 minute drive from San Francisco and have fond memories, but all reports are that it is a shithole of ...
by Bram
Tue Jun 07, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Post a Random Video
Replies: 712
Views: 293957

Post a Random Video

Street Fighter VI indeed looks good.

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I got hopes for this Predator sequel:

https://youtu.be/c0b7On_zVZA