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Old 08-31-2022, 08:24 AM
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Meanwhile back in the realm of the FREE SPEECH ABSOLUTIST:

Tesla’s ban on pro-union shirts is illegal and must be rescinded, NLRB rules | Ars Technica

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Tesla violated US labor law by implicitly banning employees from wearing shirts with union insignias, the National Labor Relations Board ruled yesterday. In addition to ruling that Tesla broke the law, the NLRB overturned a Trump-era decision in a similar case involving Walmart.
Poor Captain Apartheid can't catch a break.
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Old 08-31-2022, 08:11 PM
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The filthy jackboot of authoritarian government once again stomps on the sacred Non-Aggression Principle. :sadcheer:

The National Labor Relations Board press release is available here, along with a link to the actual decision. It was close.

The NLRB ain't what it used to be before the Taft-Hartley Act lopped off its nuts, but a ruling against Space Karen is welcome just the same.
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I can post this here, right? At least some of these signatories are in the 1%. I already posted it in the singulatiry thread, but I just needed to add...

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1,100+ notable signatories just signed an open letter asking 'all AI labs to immediately pause for at least 6 months' | TechCrunch

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Contemporary AI systems are now becoming human-competitive at general tasks, and we must ask ourselves: Should we let machines flood our information channels with propaganda and untruth? Should we automate away all the jobs, including the fulfilling ones? Should we develop nonhuman minds that might eventually outnumber, outsmart, obsolete and replace us? Should we risk loss of control of our civilization? Such decisions must not be delegated to unelected tech leaders. Powerful AI systems should be developed only once we are confident that their effects will be positive and their risks will be manageable.
fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck you. Who the hell are you to decide which jobs are fulfilling?

Do you really think making clothes, crafting hats and shoes, building a fucking automobile by hand is less fulfilling than what? Writing copy? Composing emails? It's almost like the ability to speak and write English and convincingly bullshit has become completely overvalued in our economy.
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It reminds me of an interview excerpt I read with Tucker Carlson where he admits if he was president he would ban self driving trucks and give some bullshit excuse like safety because the economic hardship on all of those truck driver families the self driving trucks would put out of business.

Of course if you talk to any trucker you would hear about the horrible conditions, being away for long periods and shit pay, but to the rich jobs arenít just things you do, they are your identity, your born in caste. These arenít people driving trucks because thatís the current option, these are truck drivers, born to drive and die that every walmart is fully stocked.

So here again we have the rich acting like the jobs they provide are handed down from high and must certainly be fulfilling their workers as their purpose in life is to perform [insert job here].
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Should we let machines flood our information channels with propaganda and untruth?
Is any one going to tell him?
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It's almost like the ability to speak and write English and convincingly bullshit has become completely overvalued in our economy.
Requisite reference to Bullshit Jobs rant.
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Composing emails? It's almost like the ability to speak and write English and convincingly bullshit has become completely overvalued in our economy.
hey now
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