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Started training a bot that tries to analyze and identify hate-speech on Twitter.

A few things became quite apparent after only a few days:

1. There are huge networks of (seemingly) fake accounts that like and retweet each other's posts. Someone is operating this at a _massive_ scale.

2. Reporting and banning fake accounts seems futile. You're fighting a hydra that spawns new accounts quicker than one can report them.

3. I'm feeling sick to my stomach just browsing through the logs.

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Watching Nature Documentaries Can Produce "Real Happiness," Finds a Study from the BBC and UC-Berkeley

openculture.com/?p=1069854 t.co/Tca0dbZIEV

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Tim Cook’s Company-Wide Email on Hkmap.live Doesn’t Add Up
daringfireball.net/linked/2019

(submitted by srameshc)

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Artists and photographers on the fediverse aren't limited to Pixelfed!

The fediverse has two well established Mastodon instances for art and photography.

Your friends and fans can follow your mastodon.art or photog.social account from Pixelfed or other supported implementations!

#mastoArt #photography #fediverse

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opponents of EVs say that EVs don't solve pollution because the power plants still run on coal or whatever.

but what they don't mention is that coal plants have less emissions in general than the hundreds of thousands of cars on the road every day, so it's still a net positive

and of course, if we fix the power plants...

but fukushima scared neoliberals away from nuclear, even though there are several modern reactor designs that are near impossible to push into a run-away meltdown state
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Ugh. Why do I have such a hard time getting myself to do work that I actually do like doing when I get into it?

#AmProcrastinating

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50 ways to leak your data: apps’ circumvention of the Android permissions system
blog.acolyer.org/2019/09/25/50

(submitted by mpweiher)

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Astronaut 1: I can't find any milk for my coffee.
Astronaut 2: In space, no one can. Here use cream.

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Wouldn't it be great if the organizations responsible for allowing private data to be stolen and released had to actually answer for that loss in a meaningful way...?

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Removing One Maine Dam 20 Years Ago Changed Everything
therevelator.org/edwards-dam-r

(submitted by howard941)

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Hey! I’m new to Mastodon. It was recommended to me by some fellow artist friends. I live in Melbourne, Australia and I live for my art.

I concentrate exclusively on animals which means I’m usually doing some kind of wildlife art or pet portraits. Here’s a charcoal piece I did fairly recently called “Thy Fearful Symmetry”. I used a reference courtesy of Kaz Turner.

#wildlifeart #charcoal #tiger #tigerart #traditionalart #mastoart

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How do I know Republicans aren't really religious? Because if they genuinely cared about their souls they wouldn't do all the things they do.

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Engage in random acts of kindness and altruism. This has been linked to mood boosting.

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