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    Ha! Twitter wasn't worth what he was claiming he was willing to pay for it; especially now. It's like he ran a sting operation on them because they are fucked now which brings up a valid question. What's real online? Twitter took mind fuckery to a whole new level.
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    Cancel that cancellation... the Twat bought Twitter after all....


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    Apparently Valerie Bertinelli is now trolling Twitter.... she's impersonating Elon the twat himself, to "retweet" Democratic election messages....

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    In what fucking world does it make any sort of sense to have an Aspergers/Autistic person in charge of Twitter?

    It makes Facebook being run by that creepy weirdo seem less crazy.

    If Elon wants some free advice after 7 or 8 years I can tell him that taking on a social media site there is no right way to do free speech and whatever you do is going to make a bunch of people angry and abusive and what you used to do for fun for free starts to cost $$$ and be less fun.

    I learned today that Hungary, a country with a fucking nutjob running it only it has 4 Twitter moderators for a population of 9.7 million.

    We have way more than that here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post

    Don't know anything about this guy but his English isn't as good as the original Mandela and he wasn't a native speaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seshmeister View Post
    In what fucking world does it make any sort of sense to have an Aspergers/Autistic person in charge of Twitter?

    It makes Facebook being run by that creepy weirdo seem less crazy.

    If Elon wants some free advice after 7 or 8 years I can tell him that taking on a social media site there is no right way to do free speech and whatever you do is going to make a bunch of people angry and abusive and what you used to do for fun for free starts to cost $$$ and be less fun.

    I learned today that Hungary, a country with a fucking nutjob running it only it has 4 Twitter moderators for a population of 9.7 million.

    We have way more than that here...
    You won’t get free speech on the big platforms. You get free speech on the small platforms like this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seshmeister View Post
    Don't know anything about this guy but his English isn't as good as the original Mandela and he wasn't a native speaker.
    Mandela Barnes could speak entirely in a foreign language and he would still be more coherent than the fool he's running against....


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    I don't know about other countries but candidates in the US and UK seem to get poorer every year. Either it's the selection systems or the fact that good people don't want the gig any more. I heard an ex French president say it's the later in France.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seshmeister View Post
    It makes Facebook being run by that creepy weirdo seem less crazy.
    Meta might be slashing jobs soon. Stock tanked I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seshmeister View Post
    I don't know about other countries but candidates in the US and UK seem to get poorer every year. Either it's the selection systems or the fact that good people don't want the gig any more. I heard an ex French president say it's the later in France.
    Good people don't want it... plus you have to follow the money and see who's behind a lot of the current people in power. The money holders are the ones who decide to back a candidate or not. Clearly they can't control strong minded candidates so they choose weasels that can be herded to support their causes.
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    Elon Musk Fondles Dogs

    Comedians, Actors & Chiptune Artists Suspended From Twitter Because Elon Musk Has No Idea What He's Doing
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    A number of high-profile, verified users have had their Twitter accounts suspended over the last few days after seemingly breaking, but also not breaking, some new rules instituted by the site’s new owner, Elon Musk.

    Musk, who bought the social media platform despite not knowing what to do with it, how to run it or being able to afford it, began his tenure last month by celebrating the return of free speech, quickly reminding anyone that the people championing “free speech” the loudest are rarely interested in any such thing.

    One of the big reasons his brief reign has proven so unpopular—along with mass (possibly illegal) firings, uncertainty over paid membership costs and just general Divorced Guy ramblings—has been his promised overhaul of Twitter’s verification process, which grants public figures (and those working in lines of work rife with impersonation, like journalism) a little blue tick next to their names. It’s a tiny little thing designed to simply let the masses know you are actually the person you’re claiming to be, but for brainworm reasons Free Speech and MAGA weirdos have spent years obsessing over them, elevating an administrative feature into something they think is a discriminatory, digital caste system.


    As such, one of Musk’s first orders of business as Twitter owner was to float the idea of replacing the current verification process—one where Twitter manually verifies with your people/company that you’re actually you—with...a system where anyone can pay $8 for a blue tick (a move that has since been delayed until after the US midterm elections).

    Because this is such an astoundingly stupid (and dangerous!) idea, many verified users have been spending the last few days changing their usernames and profile pics to the same ones used by Musk himself, in clear and obvious examples of what’s going to happen on a global scale should the verification process be overhauled in this way.


    Musk, wildly in over his head and having spent the last few days flailing around like a substitute teacher who has lost the class, sought to cut this practice—simply a taste of what’s to come!—out earlier today when he said “Going forward, any Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying ‘parody’ will be permanently suspended”.


    Popular Australian satire website The Chaser appeared to be one of the victims of these new guidelines, their account being locked down not long after changing their name to resemble Musk’s, despite clearly following this rule and marking their account as parody (they also didn’t even change their name to ‘Elon Musk’, they changed it to ‘Elom Musk’).

    Their account has however since been restored, with the new name ‘Elon Musk Fondles Dogs’:


    They’re not alone. Ethan Klein has met a similar fate. And Kathy Griffin. Even Chipzel, who is not only a huge chiptune artist but has also done the soundtracks for games like Super Hexagon and Dicey Dungeons, found her own account suspended today, having earlier changed her name to ‘🌈elon musk “parody”’, which again does not violate the rule as Musk himself stated it.

    UPDATE 11:59pm - Chipzel’s account has been kinda restored, though with this warning page appearing before viewers can access her feed:

    What both do appear to violate is a different rule he hastily introduced straight afterwards, which incredibly seeks to stop verified users from changing their display name (Tweets will always display two names, a display name you can edit and your actual Twitter username, which you cannot). In a follow-up Tweet, he says “Any name change at all will cause temporary loss of verified checkmark”, which given the frequency with which people do this—for everything from sports events to Halloween to the holiday season—is incredibly funny:


    Former NFL punter (and Kotaku commenter) Chris Kluwe is another verified user who has been suspended, having also changed his profile pic and display name to match Musk’s (along with tweeting some mean things about Tesla cars). That’s a pretty heavy-handed rule just to try and stop people making fun of you on the internet!

    If only Twitter had some kind of existing verification process that could easily sort out which accounts were real and which were fake. Ah well!

    It’s weird that all these accounts were fully locked down, instead of just temporarily losing their verification like he clearly stated, but with half of Twitter’s staff fired and the other half burned to a crisp I guess mix-ups, hastily-implemented policy decisions, not knowing which hare-brained idea you actually got suspended for and billionaires wailing “I’m not owned! I’m not owned!!” are going to be the norm for the foreseeable future.

    I’ve contacted Twitter for clarification on just which rule the affected accounts broke, and will update if they can ever find out and get back to me.

    UPDATE 2, 1:25am ET November 7: Here’s a notification another verified user received, spelling out the ways in which their account details were in violation of new Twitter rules, and the steps required to have their suspension lifted (basically delete the Elon profile pic and name):

    https://www.yahoo.com/video/comedian...043000925.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZahZoo View Post
    Good people don't want it... plus you have to follow the money and see who's behind a lot of the current people in power. The money holders are the ones who decide to back a candidate or not. Clearly they can't control strong minded candidates so they choose weasels that can be herded to support their causes.
    Gee Zah, which "causes"? The oil and gas industry? Fox News? Big pharma? I'm sure as a wise old man you don't support any of that!

    It's kind of like watching Nitrous Oxide fumble around here saying things like "all politicians are corrupt" after voting for the most corrupt bastards in modern US history and rationalizing it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seshmeister View Post
    I don't know about other countries but candidates in the US and UK seem to get poorer every year. Either it's the selection systems or the fact that good people don't want the gig any more. I heard an ex French president say it's the later in France.
    For the qualified people there are better ways to make a living than politics. Also there are a lot of people with money who want a political puppet. Typically unqualified bullshit artists are willing to be a puppet because they couldn’t make the same money and live the lifestyle any other way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickdfresh View Post
    Gee Zah, which "causes"? The oil and gas industry? Fox News? Big pharma? I'm sure as a wise old man you don't support any of that!

    It's kind of like watching Nitrous Oxide fumble around here saying things like "all politicians are corrupt" after voting for the most corrupt bastards in modern US history and rationalizing it...
    Do you have a crystal ball? How the fuck do you know who I vote for? You know zero about me.

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    You can learn a lot about people who’ve put 31 thousand posts on a message board…
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro Express View Post
    For the qualified people there are better ways to make a living than politics. Also there are a lot of people with money who want a political puppet. Typically unqualified bullshit artists are willing to be a puppet because they couldn’t make the same money and live the lifestyle any other way.
    Politics can be a pretty good gig. I knew a lot of reporters, lawyers and teachers that salivated at the chance to win something from the city/county/state level after having to deal with the elected deadwood and morons. Once you are in mostly you are in unless you do something really stupid and even then guys like Matt Gaetz still get mulligans. And if all else fails become a lobbyist or a consultant if you get run out of office...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashstralia View Post
    You can learn a lot about people who’ve put 31 thousand posts on a message board…
    Ha! Ha!
    That’s a naive statement. How do you know someone you never met?

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    Musk is a dick and I probably wouldn't agree about much with the right wing writer of that tweet but it is perfect.

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    Yeah.... Alyssa Milano walked right into that one. Guess she was too busy being a TV star when she was a kid to read a history book?

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    Maybe Musk didn't know either - he seemed to respond to the explanation not to D'Abrosca.

    Also I thought he said he was working day and night to turn around the company yet he is spending time reading Alyssa Milano tweets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seshmeister View Post
    Musk is a dick and I probably wouldn't agree about much with the right wing writer of that tweet but it is perfect.
    Not really. I don't want to be overly technical, and Milano is a fucking dunderhead. But what we know of Volkswagen was more or less founded by the British military after the war. The initial VW Beetle offering was literally driven by no one in Germany prior to, nor during the war. Countless German workers essentially were in a reverse financing scheme where the gov't took payments regularly while promising they'd get a car in a couple of years after shelling out 500 marks IIRC. The idea was to motorize Germany that was far behind the UK, France and certainly the US in car ownership with a cheap car. But by the time they began manufacturing the average German could have bought an Opel for the same price and much better terms. But the war started and production shifted from Beetles to The Thing or Kübelwagen, kind of a Jeep like field car for the Wehrmacht and regular Germans were fucked out of the A$$hole money they paid to eventually own a car. The massive VW factory became a White Elephant and a net drain on the Third Reich as it could not be utilized to produce at the capacity that its size and cost should've entailed. So while there is some truth to it, it's hard to categorically say that VW was Hitler's baby and the Nazis created Volkswagen, they really didn't. It was a postwar reactivation largely oversaw by British Army officers initially for use by Occupation forces, then becoming a fan favorite car largely promoted by veterans of the Allied forces that initiated the VW we know today. That said, not a fan of anything but the old air-cooled Beetle...
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    And in another ironic twist, a Jewish engineer actually helped create the Volkswagen. But of course the Nazis didn't give him any credit for it...

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/the-un...swagen-beetle/

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    Now that we have had a chance to see this unfold, are you honestly saying Ford that Twitter was a better place pre-Elon? That is insane if that is your position.
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    I don't think Twitter was all that great before or after Elon. Never had an account, and never planned on it even before he took over. But he's been so horrible at managing it since he took over, there's now a good chance it won't survive. And now that he's just randomly banning anybody who disagrees with him (as well as firing all the competent employees) it's practically a clone of Cheeto's "Truth Social" now (or whatever his trainwreck knockoff is called)

    That said, I'd really like to see Farcebook eliminated entirely from the face of the earth before Twitter. I have personally witnessed that shithole melt someone's brain into a sea of antivaxx, COVID conspiracy believing, Q-Anus theory spreading bullshit.

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    The problem is a benign version of Facebook and Twitter is really useful and both only really work with a degree of a monopoly. If you don't want them owned by a government which would be a bit creepy then you have to have them owned by a billionaire.

    I think that's becoming the real issue of our times on a lot of issues.

    I'm a very anti authoritarian kind of person. I think a lot of people that think the same as me get mixed up on the detail. It's shit having the flawed government control something but it's even worse to have a billionaire dictator.

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    Musk isn’t running all these companies himself. He’s what is known as a DARPA darling. A private sector face for the defense department. A lot of his money and technology come from the government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seshmeister View Post
    The problem is a benign version of Facebook and Twitter is really useful and both only really work with a degree of a monopoly. If you don't want them owned by a government which would be a bit creepy then you have to have them owned by a billionaire.

    I think that's becoming the real issue of our times on a lot of issues.

    I'm a very anti authoritarian kind of person. I think a lot of people that think the same as me get mixed up on the detail. It's shit having the flawed government control something but it's even worse to have a billionaire dictator.
    Not much difference. Corruption is corruption. Fascism is when the government and private sector collude and that’s what we have. When you have private companies putting their people into the regulatory agencies then the nightmare begins. Bribery and blackmail are quite effective.

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    Elon Musk orders removal of Twitter suicide prevention feature, sources say

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    The new Knives Out movie is a pretty unsubtle kick in the nuts of Musk...

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    Ah the Twitter thing is just one part of the government waging battle against the other. The internet,smart phones and social media all came out of government labs and programs. Silicon Valley and Stanford University have been part of the military, intelligence apparatus for a long time. Elon is just a face on something much bigger than him and apparently that does not like what the FBI was doing inside of Twitter. We all knew this shit was monitoring and manipulating but I guess the panties got pulled down a bit. If you want a real thrill read up on the Aladdin manipulation of the financial markets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro Express View Post
    .... Elon is just a face on something much bigger than him and apparently that does not like what the FBI was doing inside of Twitter. We all knew this shit was monitoring and manipulating but I guess the panties got pulled down a bit. If you want a real thrill read up on the Aladdin manipulation of the financial markets.
    Elon is an autistic weirdo and has no idea what the FBI was actually doing in Twatter. He thoroughly missed the plot and completely mischaracterized search records...

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