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Message 2119417 - Posted: 14 May 2023, 20:24:14 UTC - in response to Message 2119415.  
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Could goats be the answer to combatting forest fires?

https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/chiles-firefighting-goats-protect-native-forest-deadly-blazes-2023-05-14/
Why not as we're using them here now for the same purpose as well as clearing out introduced weeds. ;-)

You just have to make sure that the goats don't become ferals.
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Message 2119426 - Posted: 14 May 2023, 22:13:29 UTC - in response to Message 2119415.  

From 2018: O’Hare Airport employs 30 goats, sheep, and a donkey
The grazing herd at O’Hare International Airport first began in 2013

Goats And Sheep still in use every early summer through late fall.
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Message 2119627 - Posted: 19 May 2023, 18:43:55 UTC

Nun sues Fort Worth Catholic diocese after bishop accuses her of violating chastity vow
Matthew Bobo, an attorney representing the nuns, said the accusations are “absolutely false and have no basis.” “Per canon law, he doesn’t have the authority to start an investigation or take any action. This is an independent religious organization which answers directly to the Pope,” Bobo said.
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Message 2119630 - Posted: 19 May 2023, 19:28:51 UTC

Satanists Sue Chicago For Not Allowing Them To Say ‘Hail Satan’ At City Council Meetings
Minster of Satan Adam Vavrick said his request has been stuck in purgatory, which "left me with no choice but to file suit."


What's going to happen when the Satanist have to be sworn in at the court hearings???
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Message 2119652 - Posted: 20 May 2023, 0:49:10 UTC - in response to Message 2119630.  

Satanists Sue Chicago For Not Allowing Them To Say ‘Hail Satan’ At City Council Meetings
Minster of Satan Adam Vavrick said his request has been stuck in purgatory, which "left me with no choice but to file suit."


What's going to happen when the Satanist have to be sworn in at the court hearings???

They will affirm their testimony under penalty of perjury just like everyone else. The part you think is there, is not there.
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Message 2119820 - Posted: 23 May 2023, 9:22:45 UTC

AI scanner used in hundreds of US schools misses knives

Evolv's scanner missed 42% of large knives in 24 walk-throughs.
There's an epidemic of schools buying new technology based on audacious marketing claims, then finding out it has hidden flaws, often millions of dollars later. Evolv is one of the worst offenders. School officials are not technical experts on weapons detection, and companies like Evolv profit from their ignorance.
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Message 2119825 - Posted: 23 May 2023, 12:17:50 UTC

Well the bad side of AI has already produced, for example.

2001: A Space Odyssey

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Message 2119828 - Posted: 23 May 2023, 13:01:28 UTC - in response to Message 2119820.  

AI scanner used in hundreds of US schools misses knives

Evolv's scanner missed 42% of large knives in 24 walk-throughs.
There's an epidemic of schools buying new technology based on audacious marketing claims, then finding out it has hidden flaws, often millions of dollars later. Evolv is one of the worst offenders. School officials are not technical experts on weapons detection, and companies like Evolv profit from their ignorance.

Theranos and all. Confirmation bias. The con game.
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Message 2119840 - Posted: 23 May 2023, 16:38:46 UTC

From the period before AI, we have this thread of changing history:


Tate Britain has rehung its art collection...
wrote:
The Tate Britain gallery in London has unveiled a complete rehang of the world's greatest collection of British art.

More than 800 works by over 350 artists span six centuries. Its director, Alex Farquharson, says they "want to show that art isn't made in a vacuum".

So what can the works in one of our national collections tell us about Britain and its history?...



Artfully controversial through the ages...

Enjoy!
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Take a look for yourself: Linux Format
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Message 2119948 - Posted: 24 May 2023, 21:14:22 UTC

I bet the BLM'ers are hiding behind their sofas
You gotta love lawyers & their dumb stupidity.
Lee Sergent, in mitigation, said O'Garro had apologised to the family.
He said his client was raised by a single parent and had a difficult upbringing.
"He is an intelligent young man and a young man with some potential" Mr Sergent told the court.

How did he gain entry?
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Message 2120091 - Posted: 27 May 2023, 17:09:45 UTC

I've had a thought about Artificial Intelligence, and the rash of AI bots and applications. We're talking about them as a 'thing', but I think we ought to be talking about them as a 'process'.

We're told that the ones that generate text - whether factual or fiction - are 'trained' by being given vast numbers of texts - the contents of the world's libraries.

But who chooses the training texts? At the moment, probably mostly human researchers, but you can bet your bottom dollar that in a year or to, AI bots will be choosing the training texts for the next iteration of AI bots.

And for the time being, most of the library books were written by humans. But over time, the libraries will start to include texts created by AI bots. And for the generation after that, AI bots will be selecting training texts written by AI bots.

I'm not sure I like the sound of that. It'll need more than regulation.
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Message 2120124 - Posted: 28 May 2023, 13:02:31 UTC

And it's started.

ChatGPT: US lawyer admits using AI for case research

A New York lawyer is facing a court hearing of his own after his firm used AI tool ChatGPT for legal research.

A judge said the court was faced with an "unprecedented circumstance" after a filing was found to reference example legal cases that did not exist.

The lawyer who used the tool told the court he was "unaware that its content could be false".
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Message 2120751 - Posted: 10 Jun 2023, 22:35:38 UTC

Shouldn't the FBI be investigating this human trafficking by now?

Migrants say Florida contractors pushed to get them to board planes to California.
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Message 2120867 - Posted: 13 Jun 2023, 18:01:47 UTC

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Message 2120889 - Posted: 14 Jun 2023, 7:21:01 UTC

The big boy was proved to be a mongrel lowlife and is now the focus of a new probe into his conduct.

Andrew Hastie breaks silence on defence's 'toxic culture' after Ben Roberts-Smith verdict.

I hope that he pays well for his war crimes.
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Message 2120924 - Posted: 14 Jun 2023, 21:03:22 UTC

PricewaterhouseCoopers is caught out yet again with its fingers in 2 pies at once. So much for a so called "Trusted" company.

PwC acquired stake in Top Education Group while consulting to Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency.

That's twice now that they've been caught out double dipping the system, will there be anymore incidents of this type to come?
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Message 2120945 - Posted: 15 Jun 2023, 4:24:30 UTC

I find it very telling when the "Law and Order" party attacks law and order.
https://apnews.com/article/trump-indictment-mccarthy-greene-congress-republicans-5173846881f090098a511b0dde9100a9
Could it be they are for it only when the law is used against their opponents and never when it is used against themselves?
Interesting how they moan the law isn't blind.

There is a saying: "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time."
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Message 2120947 - Posted: 15 Jun 2023, 7:00:40 UTC
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What do you expect from the party of hate filled criminals, liars, fraudsters and B.S. artists?
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Message 2121109 - Posted: 17 Jun 2023, 23:36:57 UTC

The results of a 15yr old girl's quest for revenge on ex-boyfriend.

How an assault allegedly involving 'the Sultan's son' pitted two powerful groups against each other in Indonesia.

On a balmy evening down a quiet street in the bustling capital of Indonesia, a teenage boy was ordered by a man to do push-ups.

When 17-year-old David Ozora failed to do as many as the man ordered, he was mocked and repeatedly kicked in the head, even as he lay motionless on the ground.

Filmed by a second man who also joined in on the violence, the video shocked Indonesia and triggered the most widely anticipated criminal trial in years.

The case emerged at a time of simmering anger over corruption, privilege and access to justice in Indonesia.

This month, 20-year-old Mario Dandy Satriyo, along with his co-accused Shane Lucas, went on trial, alleged to have put the teenager in a coma in an attack orchestrated by Satriyo's teenaged girlfriend.

The 15-year-old, whose name has been suppressed because of her age, previously dated the victim.

She has already been sentenced to a youth detention facility for her role in facilitating the attack.

The case has galvanised public attention because of Satriyo's prominent family, which is facing accusations of corruption and special treatment.

Social media revelations about the family's lifestyle have played a huge role in spurring authorities to act........
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Message 2121253 - Posted: 20 Jun 2023, 19:35:23 UTC

No other words for it.
Despicable
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