Follow-up

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Continuing the discussion from Jonathan Haidt's book presents stark data on the negative effects of smartphones on youth:

… Haidt explains how he went from being a young progressive who judged everyone else to a middle-aged centrist who only judges progressives

Hidden Brain: Escaping the Matrix

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now do truth social. it’s a seriously weird world but my mind reels at the idea of reddit being the worse investment

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Seems like it is: Truth Social reports $58 million loss: share price in freefall

Also: love your new avatar.

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Amazon is phasing out its checkout-less grocery stores with “Just Walk Out” technology, first reported by The Information Tuesday. The company’s senior vice president of grocery stores says they’re moving away from Just Walk Out, which relied on cameras and sensors to track what people were leaving the store with.

Just over half of Amazon Fresh stores are equipped with Just Walk Out. The technology allows customers to skip checkout altogether by scanning a QR code when they enter the store. Though it seemed completely automated, Just Walk Out relied on more than 1,000 people in India watching and labeling videos to ensure accurate checkouts. The cashiers were simply moved off-site, and they watched you as you shopped.

Instead, Amazon is moving towards Dash Carts, a scanner and screen are embedded in your shopping cart, allowing you to checkout as you shop. These offer a more reliable solution than Just Walk Out, whose impressive technology was truly ahead of its time. Amazon Fresh stores will also feature self check out counters from now on, for people who aren’t Amazon members.

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shocked philip j fry GIF

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I’m sorry, but smoke and mirrors and surrveillance is not “impressive technology…truly ahead of its time”

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I read that as tongue-in-cheek, i.e. the “impressive” technology is truly beyond our current capabilities without cheating with mechanical Turks

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Peter Navarro Begs Gorsuch to Let Him Out of Prison

https://www.meidastouch.com/news/peter-navarro-begs-gorsuch-to-let-him-out-of-prison

What’s that Peter? Chow time? I can’t hear you over the screams.

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One of UK’s most wanted arrested at Heathrow Airport after 27 years on the run

Richard Burrows, now 80, is accused of historic sexual abuse of children.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/one-of-uk-s-most-wanted-arrested-at-heathrow-airport-after-27-years-on-the-run/ar-BB1kVNFA?ocid=msedgntp&pc=HCTS&cvid=ac90a80b821a4282981f840cd148a176&ei=80

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https://archive.ph/mYTM4

It’s dead, Jim.

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Was the risotto moldy again?

:popcorn:

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Remember the dead body in the water reservoir in Rochester NY less than a week ago?

Well, today’s newsfeed offered two entirely different deaths at two water filtration/pumping stations in Chicago:

What is going on?

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Looks like a swing and a miss, damn.

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