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[-] [email protected] 212 points 3 months ago

So, like usual, DRM only fucked the people trying to play by the rules.

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Just curious if it's somehow got to do with anything on my end. I'm generally desktop-only, firefox-only.

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Sorry folks, this didn't look paywalled for me when I posted it.

Links others have provided:

https://archive.md/EwTss

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2023/12/20/gay-bar-pm-st-louis-police-crash-owner-arrest/71986781007/

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I currently have to stare at what is presumably @RichardvanDaalen being anally penetrated on the main page, no matter that I have blocked him, and no matter that I have hit refresh several times.

I could post a screenshot, but you'd probably rather I didn't.

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The lawsuit argues that the city is violating its own ordinance by not allowing the Office of Police Oversight to access internal disciplinary files of officers.

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The Reform police officer is on leave while authorities investigate the weekend arrest.

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The Elias Law Group is supporting the Vote To Stop Cop City Coalition.

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The roommates claim officers unnecessarily shot their pet dog, a boxer mix named Hennessey, which was left paralyzed and ultimately euthanized.

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[-] [email protected] 215 points 5 months ago

There you go. It was all OK until it impacted $$. Glad they finally did something, but wish it would have been based on an actual ethical concern.

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Thurau's nationwide examination of decades of lawsuits involving Tasers, also called "Conducted Electrical Weapons," found the devices were used on a disproportionate number of children of color and children with disabilities.

Washington says her son fits that description and attends a specialized school.

"A 14-year-old. A special needs 14-year-old, who has disorders, who do not understand what is going on," she said.

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Sen. Markwayne Mullin blamed “political correctness” for the uproar over his attempt to fight a witness during a Senate hearing.

[-] [email protected] 110 points 5 months ago

You know their answer will be that the homeless just need to work harder.

[-] [email protected] 137 points 6 months ago

https://jacobin.com/2023/09/big-pharma-research-and-development-new-drugs-buybacks-biden-medicare-negotiation

Last year, the three largest US-listed pharmaceutical companies by revenues, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Merck, spent a combined $39.6 billion on R&D. That is, admittedly, a lot of money. But less than Medicare is currently paying on just ten drugs

While Big Pharma holds vast portfolios of existing patents for prescription drugs, the innovation pipeline for new drugs actually has very little to do with Big Pharma. In reality, public sources — especially the NIH — fund the basic research that makes scientific breakthroughs. Then small, boutique biotech and pharmaceutical firms take that publicly generated knowledge and do the final stages of research, like running clinical trials, that get the drugs to market. The share of small companies in the supply of new drugs is huge, and it’s still growing. Fully two-thirds of new drugs now come from these small companies, up from one-third twenty years ago. It is not the research labs of Pfizer that are developing new drugs.

[-] [email protected] 119 points 6 months ago

DING DING DING. They can "get away with" hating trans women more easily, but it's just a stepping stone on the way to Gilead for them.

[-] [email protected] 165 points 6 months ago

I swear to god I've heard that the telemarketer/robocaller problem is finally solved like ten times over the course of my life.

[-] [email protected] 121 points 7 months ago

Republicans: OK, so how can we make this illegal?

[-] [email protected] 120 points 7 months ago

Please folks, especially those of you who like to push the "both sides" narrative. Recognize that while Democrats are not perfect, they are not these batshit insane Republicans that have wormed their way into power.

I want more choices, too. But until we have them - Republicans have been telling us exactly who they are since about 2016. Believe them. And do not vote them into power. Not locally, not at the state level, and for sure not at the federal level.

They have proven that they are incapable of seeing laws as anything more than tools to be leveraged against those not like them, and that they will skip right to violence when that fails.

I told one senator... we've got to put our heads together and figure this out. We need to be taking action right now. Because if we don't, our constituencies are gonna be fighting it in the streets. Do you want a civil war? I don't want a civil war. I don't want to have to draw my rifle. I want to make this problem go away with my legislative means of doing so,"

Translation: "Just do what I say so I don't have to get violent."

Sounds a lot like an abuser explaining how if only you hadn't made him angry, he wouldn't have had to beat you.

Fuck these people. Get them out of power.

[-] [email protected] 157 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

“You go on the metro, and people stare at you because you wear a uniform. Again, I didn't go voluntarily, I received a summons and came to the military enlistment office.

At this point I had some sympathy.

I didn't run away or hide like you. I acted like a law-abiding citizen. But when I come on holiday, they point fingers at me,” the soldier said.

And then he lost my sympathy.

It's like certain problems we have in the US, just with different players.

When "law abiding" is placed before basic ethics, problems like these arise. It's also, sometimes (maybe not here) a smokescreen people use to justify their unethical behavior.

[-] [email protected] 255 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

Ah Sony Music is involved.

Remember the time Sony Music installed a rootkit on peoples' computers via commercially purchased CDs because hacking paying customers' computers seemed like a good way to combat piracy?

Pepperidge Farm Remembers.

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