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Really? So if Rittenhouse had been at home, those men would be alive?



Oops, you're right-- that's not the right order. Here it is.
You can say that about like every bad thing happening. If people in China just stayed home, no covid!!!

And it was an unlawful order. I'm also guessing that if no one else broke unlawful curfew, then Kyle either wouldn't have went out or if he had went out, there'd be no one there. You are allowed to defend yourself regardless of being somewhere that isn't the best decision or stupid. The best decision for BLM protesters would be staying home as well...
 

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Fortnite skins and Roblox gift cards have got to be one of the worst currencies a human could agree to be paid in.


Idle GPUs Are the Devil's Workshop

Salad, a company that pays gamers in Fortnite skins for their idle PCs, also generates AI porn.

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Salad, a company that pays gamers in Fortnite skins and Roblox gift cards to rent their idle GPUs remotely to generative AI companies, is using those idle computers to create AI-generated porn. Though 404 Media hasn’t seen evidence that any of the images produced by Salad and its network of idle gaming PCs produced nonconsensual AI-generated sexual images, it’s technically possible, and Salad has had a generative AI client that previously produced that type of content.

Salad doesn’t hide the fact that it's possible that participating users may end up generating AI porn with their idle machines, and gives them the choice to opt-out from producing such content. When I signed up for the service myself, by default it opted my computer in for jobs that produce AI-generated adult content. If I selected an option to “configure workloads types manually” it unfurled an option to uncheck “Adult Content Workloads: Lets you earn from Workloads that generate adult content.”



Clicking the “Learn more” link under that option leads to a “workload preferences” page on Salad’s website which explains that “Some workloads may generate images, text, or video of a mature nature,” and that “All data related to a container workload, including media generated, is wiped from your system as soon as it is completed. These, like all Salad container workloads are fully isolated from your Windows OS. This means none of the content is accessible in your machine.”

On the Salad Discord, several moderators explain that the adult content workloads option is unchecked by default and can’t be turned on in countries with anti-pornography laws. Several users in the Discord asked if that means they will not be able to make as much money on Salad. On the “workload preferences” page, Salad explains that “There might be times where you earn a little less if we have high demand for certain adult content workloads, but we don't plan to make those companies the core of our business model.”

Several moderators on the Salad Discord also explain that any Stable Diffusion image generation job is automatically considered adult content. Salad acknowledged my request for comment but did not respond to specific questions, including a question on why it categorizes all image generation as adult content despite multiple requests One possible explanation is that Salad can’t see what images it’s generating on its platforms, and since generative AI is often used to produce porn, it’s marking all image generation jobs as possible “adult” just in case.

Salad tracks a user’s earnings in dollars but doesn’t pay out in cash. Instead, users can use the money they earned in the Salad store, which contains a wide variety of gift cards, mostly focused on video games. There are Steam, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, Valorant, League of Legends, and Twitch gift cards. There are also PayPal balances in increments of 5-100 dollars or euros, digital Visa cards, and gift cards for food delivery services like Grubhub and Deliveroo.

Civitai, a platform for sharing Stable Diffusion models that also allows users to generate AI images on its site, is a Salad client. 404 Media has previously reported extensively on Civitai, and how the company made it easy for users to generate nonconsensual AI porn on and off its site.

In December, I reported that OctoML, the company the provided Civitai with cloud compute to generate AI images on its site, thought it had generated what “could be categorized as child pornography” for Civitai users. Following that report, OctoML decided to end its relationship with Civitai, which temporarily hampered Civitai’s on site generation ability and sent the company scrambling for new providers.

“Salad handles a portion of image generation depending on the time of day. We scale our service with them depending on the amount of demand,” a Civitai spokesperson told me. “We use multiple GPU and inference providers and continue to add new providers.”

In March, Salad founder and CEO Bob Miles shared a post Linkedin showing the company hit a "major milestone" of providing clients with just over 1 million GPU hours per month.

"Awesome. Happy to be a big part of this 😍," Justin Maier, founder and CEO of Civitai, said in a reply to that post.

“Likewise 🙏,” Miles responded.

Even as early as October, before our investigation, Miles and Maier talked on Linkedin about enabling the Stable Diffusion SDXL model image generation with Salad’s help.

Civitai and Salad declined to say how many images Salad is generating for Civitai users, so we don’t know if any PC gamers who rent their GPUs via the Salad platform ended up generating nonconsensual AI-generated porn on their computers, but it’s possible because Civitai had little protections against such content when it was a Salad client.

Additionally, while Civitai introduced guardrails against prompts that produce nonconsensual AI-generated sexual images of celebrities after our reporting, our tests showed that it was trivial to bypass those guardrails up until recently with the same kind of prompts that previously allowed people to generate nonconsensual images of Taylor Swift on Microsoft’s Designer tool. Our testing showed that it was easy to bypass Civitai’s guardrails up until April 8. After we reached out to Civitai for comment, the bypass stopped working.

"We're constantly revising and adding systems to combat abuse,” the Civitai spokesperson said. “We understand that people will always be looking for workarounds for our guardrails. There are no out-of-the-box solutions to these problems, and our ML team focuses entirely on curbing these efforts.”
look all I wanna know is if they've a job title within company roster titled "Salad Fingers" - nothing more, nothing less


this is what many have been saying for long times: the fervent support ain't from the working classes anywhere near as much as it is from the paranoid white-flighting middle-to-upper classes

Fuller talk vid;
 
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And it was an unlawful order. I'm also guessing that if no one else broke unlawful curfew, then Kyle either wouldn't have went out or if he had went out, there'd be no one there.
Already been explained that a judge found the Sheriff had the authority to declare curfew.
 

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The user that said "name one" absolutely lost that argument. They said that expecting no possible answer, knowing none of what was coming, and then resorted to pedantry to deny all the responses since the law used to arrest people was never specifically "misgendering".
 

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Summin a lil light n breezy for once (from me at least lol)

For blessed pure non-twitter users;
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The accompanying clip that probably won't play for the blessed pure, but longer and in YouTubes;
 

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The user that said "name one" absolutely lost that argument. They said that expecting no possible answer, knowing none of what was coming, and then resorted to pedantry to deny all the responses since the law used to arrest people was never specifically "misgendering".
I don't agree with you here.

It is very plain that a lot of people wrongly believe you can be thrown in jail for misgendering, or other supposed offences, because it is specifically illegal. Consider for instance where Jordan Peterson first broke into internet awareness, making false claims about what an incoming Canadian law would do. With the context that this is what many of the chumps loudly claiming free speech actually believe, they should reasonably be challenged on the basis of that context.

Secondly, imagine for instance someone said "leftists want you to be jailed for calling other people on the phone". The obvious implication of a statement that imprecise is that any potential use of your phone to call others may be punishable. It is a form of sophistry to then try to defend a claim with such broad implications by referencing very narrow specific examples of someone breaking a law which happened to involve a phone call.
 
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I don't agree with you here.

It is very plain that a lot of people wrongly believe you can be thrown in jail for misgendering, or other supposed offences, because it is specifically illegal. Consider for instance where Jordan Peterson first broke into internet awareness, making false claims about what an incoming Canadian law would do. With the context that this is what many of the chumps loudly claiming free speech actually believe, they should reasonably be challenged on the basis of that context.

Secondly, imagine for instance someone said "leftists want you to be jailed for calling other people on the phone". The obvious implication of a statement that imprecise is that any potential use of your phone to call others may be punishable. It is a form of sophistry to then try to defend a claim with such broad implications by referencing very narrow specific examples of someone breaking a law which happened to involve a phone call.
Its important to note where the argument started. It didn't start with "leftists are jailing people for misgendering", it started with an accusation at "christo-fascists" for applying their morality to others. The people levelling the accusation are themselves guilty of the same thing.

The teacher who was arrested for violating the court order, the order was he couldn't teach, and the reason was for not calling a student "they". It's not that it happened to involve misgendering, there is a clear chain of cause and effect.

Unless you're going to try to say the left wing doesn't assert it's preferred moral systems, the argument was over as soon as the meme was posted.
 

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Its important to note where the argument started. It didn't start with "leftists are jailing people for misgendering", it started with an accusation at "christo-fascists" for applying their morality to others. The people levelling the accusation are themselves guilty of the same thing.
Sure, and they could have made that point. But unfortunately for your argument, they claimed "Leftists are literally jailing people for misgendering others."

You don't get points for basing your argument on what someone could have ideally said rather than what they actually did.
 
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You don't get points for basing your argument on what someone could have ideally said rather than what they actually did.
If you think the entire exchange between multiple people is determined by the precise phrasing of one step, that is just pedantry.
 

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Just on Rittenhouse. Under US law, it was self defence.

That wouldn't fly in many other countries because the US understanding of self defense is so different from the rest of the world.

There have been plenty of cases as ridiculous as Rittenhouse and people like Rittenhouse will get to kill however they like because they can just pretend their target was threatening. If you want to reduce gun deaths in America, change the self defense laws (with domestic violence, including banning DV perpetrators from having guns)

They are that dumb
 

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Annoying that when I google this quote/fact I just created:

The US doesn't fight conflicts it manages conflicts.

Nothing comes up.
 

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Just on Rittenhouse. Under US law, it was self defence.

That wouldn't fly in many other countries because the US understanding of self defense is so different from the rest of the world.

There have been plenty of cases as ridiculous as Rittenhouse and people like Rittenhouse will get to kill however they like because they can just pretend their target was threatening. If you want to reduce gun deaths in America, change the self defense laws (with domestic violence, including banning DV perpetrators from having guns)

They are that dumb
Simply not true... And wow you guys do make up new gymnastic moves in your heads to align everything to your worldview. Did you not see the fucking videos of the incidents, the people Rittenhouse shot were not make-believe threats.

 

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It's always so adorable how these guys pretend to care about Asian people (read: Japanese and South Korean video game companies that give them fanservice) when it comes to discussion about how hot a character is.
 

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It's always so adorable how these guys pretend to care about Asian people (read: Japanese and South Korean video game companies that give them fanservice) when it comes to discussion about how hot a character is.
Supergiant realized Aphrodite wasn't the hottest character in Hades despite being naked. Solution; make her MORE naked.
 

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It's always so adorable how these guys pretend to care about Asian people (read: Japanese and South Korean video game companies that give them fanservice) when it comes to discussion about how hot a character is.
Why is Injustice Wonder Woman there?
 

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This was a pretty informative (though also fucking disillusioning) watch. Finally someone bringing up the complete crickets in regards to Baldur's Gate 3.



And oh yeah, Stuttering Craig is on the crazy train now too, huh.