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Re: Morning Metaverse
Feb 21, 2024, 19:18
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Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 21, 2024, 19:18
Feb 21, 2024, 19:18
 
Mozilla Firefox 123.0, See All New Features, Updates and Fixes.

It claims to have an option to report any site that's broken for Firefox but not other browsers.

However, I can't find that option anywhere. Is this one of those things that you can only access if you are registered and logged in to a Mozilla account? If so, I'm not sure how useful it is.

EDIT: Aha, the new feature doesn't show up if you have telemetry turned off in your settings.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Feb 21, 2024, 12:31
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Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 21, 2024, 12:31
Feb 21, 2024, 12:31
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on Feb 21, 2024, 11:48:
VaranDragon wrote on Feb 21, 2024, 04:26:
How about you kill Citizen's United first? I mean Trump is a demagogue and a potentially dangerous president, but the only reason he is running against Biden instead of someone competent is because the democrats allowed themselves to be ruled by BIG money, just like the GOP. It's always about the money. Until you take money out of the equation, there is nothing really "democratic" about the entire "democratic" process. You reap what you sow.

The reason he's running against Biden is because who the hell else do the democrats have right now? Harris? For whatever reason she has spent zero time trying to impress us with her abilities to take the mantle. Maybe that's Biden's people not wanting her to steal the limelight, maybe it's her. I think she can do the job, but she's unelectable at this point. I have my concerns about Biden's age and abilities, but Biden in an iron long, with a pen in his mouth to sign bills, is still better than Trump. That's where we're at.

That's part of it. The other part is that he beat Trump once already. That makes him a known quantity. If you put Gavin Newsome there, would people still come out to vote for him? And would Republicans that don't like Trump be easily motivated to come out and vote against Gavin?

Remember, Obama wasn't really well known before running. So someone can emerge. But right now, everyone seems to think it's better to run a known winner than an unknown.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Feb 21, 2024, 11:48
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Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 21, 2024, 11:48
Feb 21, 2024, 11:48
 
VaranDragon wrote on Feb 21, 2024, 04:26:
How about you kill Citizen's United first? I mean Trump is a demagogue and a potentially dangerous president, but the only reason he is running against Biden instead of someone competent is because the democrats allowed themselves to be ruled by BIG money, just like the GOP. It's always about the money. Until you take money out of the equation, there is nothing really "democratic" about the entire "democratic" process. You reap what you sow.

The reason he's running against Biden is because who the hell else do the democrats have right now? Harris? For whatever reason she has spent zero time trying to impress us with her abilities to take the mantle. Maybe that's Biden's people not wanting her to steal the limelight, maybe it's her. I think she can do the job, but she's unelectable at this point. I have my concerns about Biden's age and abilities, but Biden in an iron long, with a pen in his mouth to sign bills, is still better than Trump. That's where we're at.


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Re: Morning Metaverse
Feb 21, 2024, 05:33
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Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 21, 2024, 05:33
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ZandarKoad wrote on Feb 20, 2024, 18:05:
On a whim I bought a lottery ticket a few times. I think it was like $1 or $2 per ticket. I shortly won $50 and immediately stopped.

I came out ahead, net. Haven't bought one since, never will again. Done. I win.

Had a similar event. First time in a casino I dropped a $100 on the little digital card thing they give you. Walked around to random machines winning and losing some. Walked out of the place $250 richer. Never went back and I bet the casino hated me. Ha!
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Feb 21, 2024, 04:26
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Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 21, 2024, 04:26
Feb 21, 2024, 04:26
 
How about you kill Citizen's United first? I mean Trump is a demagogue and a potentially dangerous president, but the only reason he is running against Biden instead of someone competent is because the democrats allowed themselves to be ruled by BIG money, just like the GOP. It's always about the money. Until you take money out of the equation, there is nothing really "democratic" about the entire "democratic" process. You reap what you sow.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Feb 20, 2024, 19:29
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Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 20, 2024, 19:29
Feb 20, 2024, 19:29
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on Feb 20, 2024, 12:39:
As to violating GoFundMe's terms of service against asking for money for a criminal prosecution, Trump and Trump Org have not yet been convicted of a crime

Key word "prosecution." So "not yet convicted" is 100% irrelevant.

GFM's TOS prohibits ANY money-raising for those charged with violent crimes. Fraud, hush money, election interference, and continual mishandling of Top Secret documents aren't violent crimes (to my knowledge, there is not yet a violent crime charge against Trump related to Jan 6), so non-violent is probably the more relevant thing to stress.

MacLeod wrote on Feb 20, 2024, 15:15:
The Flying Penguin wrote on Feb 20, 2024, 14:09:
As to GoFundMe: I don't like Trump, but if we start blacklisting companies for doing legitimate business, for political reasons, we're as bad as the morons on the far right blacklisting Disney for outspokenly supporting LGBTQ+ rights.

I'm more of the thinking that this GoFundMe shouldn't be allowed as it's objective is in flux. Or at least lock the actual payments until appeals have been exhausted. They've clearly indicated that they are appealing the decision, which means in the end, they might not have any actual payment to make... so it's disingenuous to already be rallying funds for something that may or may not happen. Because if it's overturned on appeal, you know it's going to be "Oh look, he didn't have to pay... are we returning the money? Nah, we'll keep it for other things!"

I do think that they shouldn't allow anything that's covering fraud legal payments, criminal or civil, but as of right now their terms just indicate "crime" so until they change their ToS, thats a moot point.

GFM's TOS have existed for a long time. Changing them the instant something becomes inconvenient/unpopular is a game of ever-moving goalposts. Kinda like Elon allowing those who profit from child-murder back on twitter.

Consistency is more important than fluctuating to changing political winds.

I ask you this. Should ANYONE be able to use GFM to raise funds for legal defense when charged w/ non-violent crimes? *If* the answer is yes, then Trump should be. Doing otherwise simply invited people to make baseless accusations (I mean, they already do anyway, this just adds to the encouragement).

And, as others have said, good. Less money in the pockets of fascists to spend on campaigning. I say give it ALL to Trump. Finish the GOP's political suicide started by Nixon and Reagan w/ the Southern Strategy. The GOP is dead, buried by Dixie. (for those unaware of what I mean, American political history makes a LOT more sense if you view it as a 3 party system... Democrat, Republican, and Dixie)

Society is judged based on how it treats is worst citizens. Trump is a fascist, but he is, aggravatingly, an American citizen. He should be treated equally.

Once he's convicted, then we can talk.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Feb 20, 2024, 18:59
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Feb 20, 2024, 18:59
 
ZandarKoad wrote on Feb 20, 2024, 18:05:
On a whim I bought a lottery ticket a few times. I think it was like $1 or $2 per ticket. I shortly won $50 and immediately stopped.

I came out ahead, net. Haven't bought one since, never will again. Done. I win.
Similarly I was once in a Las Vegas airport terminal waiting for a connecting flight. Saw a slot machine, put in a quarter. Got two quarters back. Now I tell people I doubled my gambling stake in Vegas.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Feb 20, 2024, 18:05
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Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 20, 2024, 18:05
Feb 20, 2024, 18:05
 
On a whim I bought a lottery ticket a few times. I think it was like $1 or $2 per ticket. I shortly won $50 and immediately stopped.

I came out ahead, net. Haven't bought one since, never will again. Done. I win.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Feb 20, 2024, 17:48
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Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 20, 2024, 17:48
Feb 20, 2024, 17:48
 
Hey, someone got lucky once, that makes it smart!

The odds of getting a million dollars in the lottery is roughly 1 in 120,000,000. You have better odds of putting a dollar on black in roulette, getting it, putting your winnings down on black, getting it, and doing this 20 times. That would get you a million dollars, and the odds of it happening are 1 in 1,800,000.

You'd be stupid to try to get the color right 20 times in a row. It's fun for some people. A lot of stupid things are fun for a lot of people, in fact, I'd wager all of us enjoy at least one stupid thing, like arguing with people on the internet. But, financially, trying to turn a dollar into a million via roulette is stupid, and the odds are higher than the lottery.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Feb 20, 2024, 17:32
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Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 20, 2024, 17:32
Feb 20, 2024, 17:32
 
Tom wrote on Feb 20, 2024, 13:37:
Lotto is a voluntary tax paid by the stupid, but at least some of that money goes to education.

This is a real bad look for GoFundMe and a poor business decision. Is their cut really worth the long term damage to their reputation? Or maybe they don't plan to be around for the long term.

A few months back here a girl who turned 18 went to the store and bought her very first lottery ticket now that she was a legal adult. She won $48 million dollars. Boy, I bet she feels 48 million kinds of stupid right now. Fact is people win all the time. Even if it isn't jackpots plenty of people win free tickets and $1-$50 on a regular basis, or smaller jackpots of 100K+. It happens to me constantly. I spend between $1-$5 a week on it, and usually only when the jackpots are really getting up there, but I win all the time. Point in fact, I won $50 on a $1 ticket 2 weeks back. I've won that three times in the last year - last year - which has covered what I've spent anyway. It's cheaper than a beer in the pub.

As for GFM power to them. Anyone is free to stick their hand out. You don't have to give them anything. It only gets stupid in cases like this where it's likely a scam and the intended recipient never sees dime one of it.
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Re: Morning Patches
Feb 20, 2024, 15:29
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Feb 20, 2024, 15:29
 
BigVlad wrote on Feb 20, 2024, 14:18:
Every donation that goes to Trump is one less donation going to the RNC, and I'm ok with that. I'd rather that money be spent on Trump's personal expenses than getting unhinged Christofascists elected. Keep donating, grandma. Trump needs your retirement money more than you do.
Exactly, I'm all about making America great by defunding the GOP. "The math keeps getting worse": James Comer admits he may have to give up on sham impeachment probe of President Joe Biden. Like there was ever any doubt.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Feb 20, 2024, 15:15
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Feb 20, 2024, 15:15
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on Feb 20, 2024, 14:09:
As to GoFundMe: I don't like Trump, but if we start blacklisting companies for doing legitimate business, for political reasons, we're as bad as the morons on the far right blacklisting Disney for outspokenly supporting LGBTQ+ rights.

I'm more of the thinking that this GoFundMe shouldn't be allowed as it's objective is in flux. Or at least lock the actual payments until appeals have been exhausted. They've clearly indicated that they are appealing the decision, which means in the end, they might not have any actual payment to make... so it's disingenuous to already be rallying funds for something that may or may not happen. Because if it's overturned on appeal, you know it's going to be "Oh look, he didn't have to pay... are we returning the money? Nah, we'll keep it for other things!"

I do think that they shouldn't allow anything that's covering fraud legal payments, criminal or civil, but as of right now their terms just indicate "crime" so until they change their ToS, thats a moot point.
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Re: Morning Patches
Feb 20, 2024, 14:18
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Feb 20, 2024, 14:18
 
Every donation that goes to Trump is one less donation going to the RNC, and I'm ok with that. I'd rather that money be spent on Trump's personal expenses than getting unhinged Christofascists elected. Keep donating, grandma. Trump needs your retirement money more than you do.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Feb 20, 2024, 14:09
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Feb 20, 2024, 14:09
 
I can't speak for other states, but Lotto here in Florida is a scam.

Sure, the money goes to education, because it legally has to. The trouble is that it's not extra money for education, as intended. Our wonderful legislature figured out a loophole: Just replace education funding with Lotto money, and keep the education funding that Lotto replaces and use it for something else.

Our schools are still terribly underfunded. Teachers have to pay for class supplies out of their own pocket. Honestly, people should be rioting in the streets over this, but the sheep are all bamboozled into believing it's 'all going to education'.

I refuse to contribute to this scam, and loudly call it out whenever I can.

As to GoFundMe: I don't like Trump, but if we start blacklisting companies for doing legitimate business, for political reasons, we're as bad as the morons on the far right blacklisting Disney for outspokenly supporting LGBTQ+ rights.

The response to the MAGA cult's political tribalism is not tribalism in return. That's stupid. We'd be no better than they are.

I'm sure if I go through all of GoFundMe's pages, I'll find some other people to dislike as well. As long as they're not violating their terms of service, I'm good with that. I'm just not donating money to them.



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Re: Morning Metaverse
Feb 20, 2024, 13:37
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Feb 20, 2024, 13:37
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Lotto is a voluntary tax paid by the stupid, but at least some of that money goes to education.

This is a real bad look for GoFundMe and a poor business decision. Is their cut really worth the long term damage to their reputation? Or maybe they don't plan to be around for the long term.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Feb 20, 2024, 12:39
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Feb 20, 2024, 12:39
 
I have zero issues with GoFundMe allowing someone to run a GoFundMe for Trump.

Anyone stupid enough to send him money is probably not spending it on Lotto this week, which is fine with me, as I consider Lotto a scam. Plus, in a perfect world, this guy will end up keeping the money and screw Trump and the donors. I can only hope.

As to violating GoFundMe's terms of service against asking for money for a criminal prosecution, sadly I will remind everyone that Trump (despite what the far left pundits are saying - they're as bad on misinformation as the far right ones) Trump and Trump Org have not yet been convicted of a crime. The two cases he's lost (the defamation case, and the financial fraud case in New York) are CIVIL cases. Yes the defamation case established he's a rapist, but it's not a criminal case (let me remind you that OJ Simpson was never convicted of murder, even though he lost a civil case brought by his wife's family, and most of us are certain he did it).

So all this blathering that GoFundMe should shut it down because he's a criminal is wrong, and I think GoFundMe's legal department is in a better position to judge whether their terms of service were violated, than arm chair attorneys.

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