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Posted in: Rapper Nicki Minaj says Dutch police told her they found pot in her bags See in context

Marijuana is tolerated in the Netherlands (up to some grams)

The issue was taking it out of the country

Which is kinda weird since it's tolerated in the country, so taking it out of the country should be the destination's country's problem

For example: guns are legal in the USA, and US customs won't arrest ya if ya walk out of the border with a gun. It's the destination country that would arrest ya if ya walk in with a gun and if guns are illegal there

Look at Turks and Caicos recently, where American tourists are getting arrested for accidentally bringing in gun bullets in their luggage. US won't arrest ya for walking out with ammunition - it's the destination country that would

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Posted in: Ten Hag defiant on his future after Man United stuns Man City in FA Cup final See in context

First-half goals from Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo set up the win.


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Posted in: 'Anora' wins Palme d'Or, the Cannes Film Festival's top honor See in context

Where are the Chinese films

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Posted in: Lucas on 'Star Wars' critics, diversity, and sneaking into Cannes See in context

Truth Social recorded a $300 million loss this quarter.

They can restructure, next?

Or they can go broke

The problem with Truth Social goes beyond just a net loss of $327.6 million in one quarter. After all, many tech companies were a loss leader in their early years

The big problem with Truth Social is that they only earned $770,500 in revenue. Not even a million USD! That's minuscule 0.235% of their net loss. Trump probably has that much loose change just in his couch!

They're burning thru money way faster than even Netflix or Amazon in their early years

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Posted in: Nvidia's profit soars, underscoring its dominance in chips for artificial intelligence See in context

These CEOs dress like dorks at these presentations.

The geeks have inherited the earth

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Posted in: MLB says robot home plate umpires unlikely for 2025 See in context

Lol, reminds us of this:

Video: MLB Umpire Blows Call On First Pitch Of The Game


On the very first pitch of Saturday's Orioles-Royals game, Blakney blew an obvious strike call that was so bad it not only earned a reaction from the announcers in the Bally Sports booth — but also confused the ball-strike ticker.

"Fastball is right down the middle for ball one.................... What?!" the broadcast laughed.

"My goodness! Not on pitch one! ... What part of that pitch is not a strike?"

Fans have clearly had enough on social media.

"Umps are BEGGING for the robots to intervene at this point," a user said.

"It seems like umpires are testing to see how bad they can be before getting canned. This is just terrible."

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Posted in: Trump campaign calls Cannes film 'The Apprentice' blatantly false; vows legal action See in context

Hollywood has long batted blatantly for Democrats during election season so no surprise here.

This film is not Hollywood

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Posted in: Muted on world stage, Taiwan speaks up at Cannes See in context

Good for Taiwan

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Posted in: Microsoft unveils 'AI-ready' PCs See in context

AI spotting software better hurry and catch up so teachers will be able to see if any of their students are actually learning anything and if the dumb ones are getting high of a score as the smart kids that actually do their work.

There are software like that already

Heck, ChatGPT makes one themselves:

"ChatGPT maker fields tool for spotting AI-written text"


They're using their AI to spot AI works. Think about that, lol

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Posted in: Microsoft unveils 'AI-ready' PCs See in context

Microsoft unveils 'spy-you ready' PCs.

They already do that - with or without AI

As well as your other devices

Pretty much the only way one gets out of it is to get off the grid

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Posted in: Tokyo startup to develop reusable rocket in tie-up with U.S. partner See in context

Excellent. Japan partnering with the West for leading rocket technologies

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Posted in: Microsoft unveils 'AI-ready' PCs See in context

All the new CPUs have NPUs (Neural Processing Units) built-in, including Apple

Your smartphones will have it too

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Posted in: U.S. aims to stay ahead of China in using AI to fly fighter jets, navigate without GPS and more See in context

Chinese technology is advancing at a faster rate than the U.S..

Specially AI..

Can't even compete with Chat-GPT, and that's such a low bar, Lol

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Posted in: Chip giant TSMC's April revenue jumps 60% on-year See in context

TSMC also isn't allowed to export its top chips to China

And with TSMC fabs being built in friendly places around the globe, TSMC technology will be safe from Chinese invasion, while friendly places will continue to have their chips

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Posted in: Man arrested for allegedly having sex with minor at welfare facility where he works See in context

I'm sorry, I don't get it. What's the difference? "non-consensual sex" and "rape"?

One is surprise sex maybe?

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Posted in: Technology crushing human creativity? Apple's 'disturbing' new iPad ad has struck a nerve online See in context

The ad rubbed some creatives the wrong way.

> “Creativity is in our DNA at Apple, and it’s incredibly important to us to design products that empower creatives all over the world,” Myhren told Ad Age. “Our goal is to always celebrate the myriad of ways users express themselves and bring their ideas to life through iPad. We missed the mark with this video, and we’re sorry.”

This right here is the crux of the matter. It's not about the couch potatoes who use the iPad to just watch viral videos and play Candy Crush. It's about the creatives who use the iPad Pro to create content in the first place.

That's who Apple don't want to lose. Apple has always positioned their products for the creative industries (music producers, visual editors, graphic artists, etc). If Apple loses cred among workers in those industries, then they're screwed. It's not like ya see much Apple in the billions of business spreadsheets floors

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Posted in: Panthers rout Bruins 6-1 in Game 2 to tie series See in context

So many fighting penalties, lol

But they settled it at the end on the ice, so let's see if there's no carryover to Game 3

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Posted in: Japan's former world figure skating champion Uno retires See in context

He also suffered a Grand Prix Final loss to 19-year-old American Ilia Malinin, the only skater to land a quadruple Axel in competition.

At the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in 2018, Uno won silver medal in men's singles. At Beijing 2022, he won bronze in both the men's singles and team event.

He can't keep up anymore with the Malinin and Nathan Chen people in the sport - the very athletic ones who can score so high in the free skate

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Posted in: South Korea's Yoon takes responsibility for missteps after 2 years in office See in context

The worlds's "democracies" seem to be in a bit of a rut.

I'd rather be in a democracy where ya can vote out a leader ya don't like, than in a country where ya have no say at all whether the leader stays or goes

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Posted in: Hummingbirds and hooves take over red carpet at Met Gala See in context

And next week these outfits will be in closets never to be worn again, and this will all be yesterday's 'news'.

Yes, the point of the gala is to be outlandishly unique, not to be common

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Posted in: Apple's biggest announcements from its iPad event: brighter screen, faster chips and Pencil Pro See in context

The MacBook Air, the base model still only starts with 8GB RAM

Lol, Apple has always been quite cheapskates with RAM memory for some reason, especially when they're selling premium devices. They did the same holding iPhones to laughably low RAM capacities for years

It doesn't matter how much ya insist your OS efficiency is - the more apps/programs that people open, the more it'll fill up the RAM. And as apps/programs constantly get updated with more features and thus become bigger and bigger, the faster it'll fill up the RAM of your aging device even more. It's unavoidable

It's planned obsolescence - over the years, your aging device can still be quite good in all areas, except with such low RAM, it becomes such an annoyance that you'd feel you have to upgrade anyway

8GB is perfectly fine for most people.

8GB is fine for most people who pay for budget computers. Not fine for premium prices. Spend a bit of that high profit margin and provide more RAM

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Posted in: Summer movies: 5 breakout stars to watch in 'Sing Sing,' 'Quiet Place, 'Horizon' and more See in context

Here are a couple of movies that are not sequels or remakes:



How many of ya biggest complainers are going to see even one?

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Posted in: Ethan Hawke and Maya Hawke have a running joke about ‘Wildcat,’ their Flannery O’Connor movie See in context

Oh look, a movie that's not a sequel or a remake

How many of ya biggest complainers are going to see it?

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Posted in: How to be a 'Fall Guy': Stunt performers on their rough-and-tumble life See in context

Oh look, a movie that's not a remake or a sequel

How many of ya complainer guys are going to see it?

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Posted in: 'Operation Madonna': Rio readies for singer's free mega-concert See in context

Madonna's fourth performance in Rio will contribute some 293 million reais (U.S.$57 million) to the local economy, an income 30 times higher than what city authorities invested, according to the mayor's office.

And she'll put a lot of money into the local economy

She'll help the city more than most people

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Posted in: Apple profit ebbs as iPhone sales under pressure See in context

Thought Huawei was supposed to have been doomed due to US sanctions on it? Well those sanctions don't seem to have worked now, did they? Yet another case of blowback?

Huawei cannot be doomed because they'll always have China in their back-pocket where they're too big too fail. (That's also like saying Apple cannot be doomed because they'll always have the US market.)

But that's not the point of the sanctions anyway. The sanctions don't care what happens to Huawei inside China. (After all, if they're spying, why would the world care if Huawei spies on its own Chinese citizens?)

It's outside China where Huawei is being affected - its businesses outside China has been shrinking steadily, e.g. it used to be just over 6% but now has fallen under 4%, etc.


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Posted in: Non to English at Paris Olympics, say French MPs See in context

"You can't overlook the fact that many global sports events that are broadcast globally have chosen to use English for their communication, in their titles, slogans and advertising," Culture Minister Rachida Dati told parliament.

Many global sports got popularized in English-speaking countries!

Of course they'd be using sports terms in the language where it got popular

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Posted in: To fend off tourists, town starts building big screen blocking view of Mount Fuji See in context

Why not put a screen on top of the Lawson instead?

Are those Chinese tourists?

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Posted in: Number of vacant homes in Japan tops record 9 mil See in context

The value of a house depreciates over time in Japan

While the land has value, often times it's better to just build a new house

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