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20 Jan 04:05

funnytwittertweets:

19 Jan 16:31

Items Invented to Make Eating in a Car Easy

by Rain Noe
Cary

Love the patented sauce holder -- peak 'murica

Eating fast food while sitting in your car is kind of sad, but I still do it. When you're in the middle of nowhere and starving, it's often the only option, with ubiquitous burger joints having COVID-closed dining areas and offering drive-thru only.

Unsurprisingly, there's a category of objects designed to ease in-car dining. For starters, this plastic object mates the shape of your cupholder with a French fry container:


This "universal mount" dipping sauce holder attaches to your car's vents, and is designed to hold containers of different shapes from various fast-food chains:

This cupholder-mounted tray ratchets up the sadness by providing a smartphone mount, so you can watch superhero movies while you silently munch saturated fats:



This tray design below seems the most sensible. It plugs into the cupholder while still allowing you to use that space as a cupholder, and offers a second cupholder, and the whole thing pivots so you've got a little more freedom…

…and you can also pretend it's not for eating off of.

I'll put these objects in the category of "I'm sad they exist, but I see why they exist."


17 Jan 23:43

latinotiktok:

Cary

Kitty and capybara!

17 Jan 20:12

overlord-puffin: tiger-in-the-flightdeck: n...

overlord-puffin:

tiger-in-the-flightdeck:

nefja:

I-I’m sorry but I can’t stop thinking about this

My roommate just called from the kitchen to ask what was wrong because I laughed so hard I gave myself a coughing fit.

I’m so glad the music is what I thought it’d be.

30 Dec 07:54

funnytwittertweets:

Cary

I do that every night when I take my supplements... He likes to sniff the bottles.

30 Dec 07:38

everythingfox: Getting nails clipped (via)

Cary

200% cat

everythingfox:

Getting nails clipped

(via)

11 Dec 05:56

oh-frederik-what-a-day-its-been:

Cary

my favorite is ennui

10 Dec 00:22

beautofwomen: justlgbtthings: important!!! ...

beautofwomen:

justlgbtthings:

important!!!

This was explained in a wonderful way

09 Dec 23:45

unclefather: jackoshadows: I am going ...

unclefather:

jackoshadows:

I am going to fucking frow up

07 Dec 00:58

gertrudisnacht: I love pics of tiny cats wher...

Cary

mini loafs

gertrudisnacht:

I love pics of tiny cats where the pic is taken a bit further away to put into perspective how ridiculously tiny the cat is like

05 Dec 07:24

roboticoperatingbud:literally i love this man so much

Cary

one of my celebrity brushes with greatness was "columbo" telling my sculpture class to shut up... He was taking a painting class across the hall.



roboticoperatingbud:

literally i love this man so much

22 Nov 07:10

Photo

Cary

Pretty sure that they are kaiju -- godzilla is probably just off to the side.



22 Nov 05:12

everythingfox:This is a dik dik

Cary

Always share unsolicited dik dik pics



everythingfox:

This is a dik dik

22 Nov 04:53

aishadota: Blood drop/cut throat pearl neckl...

aishadota:

Blood drop/cut throat pearl necklace by Hell’s Belle designs.

07 Nov 06:21

Video

Cary

flying buns



01 Nov 05:57

transtaurusking: holy shit

transtaurusking:

holy shit

01 Nov 05:14

another-random-dom-3: biggest-gaudiest-patron...

another-random-dom-3:

biggest-gaudiest-patronuses:

WAIT. Wait wait WAIT.

poltergeists:

  • push things off tables
  • break delicate objects for fun
  • in general just enjoy moving and destroying stuff for pleasure I guess
  • make loud disturbing noises in the middle of the night
  • sometimes poke or bite people, depending on the myth
  • are invisible aka no one knows what they look like

poltergeists are just the ghosts of rambunctious housecats

“The power of Christ says psspsspss! The power of Christ says psspsspss!”

01 Nov 04:33

biggest-gaudiest-patronuses: you know what, I...

biggest-gaudiest-patronuses:

you know what, I’m not done posting about baby bats!!!

image

here is a fact for you: rescued baby bats are regularly given little blankets and swaddled up like itty bitty bat burritos! this is a whole Thing

Oh, and sometimes they get tiny pillows!

image

And they get fed out of teensy baby bottles!

They are even given mini bat pacifiers to nurse on 💕

image

in conclusion, here is a baby bat yawning:

BABY BATS!!!

25 Oct 05:45

filmnoirsbian:

24 Oct 06:10

nahlma: nahlma: give thonks

nahlma:

nahlma:

give thonks

21 Oct 16:31

Stealing a giraffe from the zoo? Only if it's a really cool giraffe.

by Janelle Shane
Cary

BRB -- found an awesome giraffe

Stealing a giraffe from the zoo? Only if it's a really cool giraffe.

"What would it take to teach a machine to behave ethically?" A recent paper approached this question by collecting a dataset that they called "Commonsense Norm Bank", from sources like advice columns and internet forums, and then training a machine learning model to judge the morality of a given situation.

There's a demo. It's really interesting.

Stealing a giraffe from the zoo? Only if it's a really cool giraffe.
Stealing a giraffe from the zoo? Only if it's a really cool giraffe.

Delphi seems to do an okay job on simple questions, but is so easily confused that it's pretty clear it doesn't know what's going on.

Stealing a giraffe from the zoo? Only if it's a really cool giraffe.
Stealing a giraffe from the zoo? Only if it's a really cool giraffe.

Adding qualifiers like "if I really want to" will get Delphi to condone all sorts of crimes, including murder.

Obfuscating details can change the answer wildly.

Stealing a giraffe from the zoo? Only if it's a really cool giraffe.

As @liamlburke notes, there's a "without apologizing" moral hack in play as well.

Stealing a giraffe from the zoo? Only if it's a really cool giraffe.

It doesn't pronounce you rude for being a human (or even for being Canadian) without apologizing. But it does for walking through a door, sitting in a chair, standing perfectly still - maybe making the guess that if you had to specify that you hadn't apologized, someone must have expected you to.

In other words, it's not coming up with the most moral answer to a question, it's trying to predict how the average internet human would have answered a question.

And its predictions are extremely flimsy and often troubling.

Stealing a giraffe from the zoo? Only if it's a really cool giraffe.
Stealing a giraffe from the zoo? Only if it's a really cool giraffe.

Browse through threads of prompts people have tried on Delphi and you'll find it doing things like pronouncing entire religions or countries immoral, or changing its decisions wildly depending on whether people of certain races or nationalities are involved. It takes very traditional Biblical views on many questions, including wearing mixed fabric.

Stealing a giraffe from the zoo? Only if it's a really cool giraffe.

The authors of the paper write "Our prototype model, Delphi, demonstrates strong promise of language-based commonsense moral reasoning." This gives you an idea of how bad all the others have been.

But as Mike Cook puts it, "It’s not even a question of this system being bad or unfinished - there’s no possible “working” version of this."

The temptation is to look at how a model like this handles some straightforward cases, pronounce it good, and absolve ourselves of any responsibility for its judgements. In a research paper Delphi had "up to 92.1% accuracy vetted by humans". Yet it is ridiculously easy to break. Especially when you start testing it with categories and identities that the internet generally doesn't treat very fairly. So many of the AIs that have been released as products haven't been tested like this, and yet some people trust their judgements about who's been cheating on a test, or who to hire.

"The computer said it was okay" is definitely not an excuse.

Stealing a giraffe from the zoo? Only if it's a really cool giraffe.

Become an AI Weirdness supporter to get bonus content: I try out a few more scenarios, like building a killer robo-giraffe, and find out what it would take for Delphi to pronounce them moral. Or become a free AI Weirdness subscriber to get new posts in your inbox!

24 Sep 21:24

'The Mad Women's Ball': Mélanie Laurent's Latest Drama Is An Uncompromising Defense Of Female Bodily Autonomy [TIFF Review]

'The Mad Women's Ball': Mélanie Laurent's Latest Drama Is An Uncompromising Defense Of Female Bodily Autonomy [TIFF Review]:

Laurent’s portrait of women pushed to the edge of society, exploited, and tortured for the sake of progress is uncompromising and fearless. “The Mad Women’s Ball” is a love letter to the power of women, their resilience, and their grit, but also a stark reminder of how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go. In watching the flippant, cold diagnosis and treatments of the women in Salpêtrière, one can’t help but think of how many women today still struggle for adequate diagnoses or the ways in which women’s bodily autonomy in the United States is constantly under attack. With her film, Laurent reminds us to keep pushing back, and to remember we can find strength in each other.

13 Sep 08:41

tchaikovskaya: tchaikovskaya: yall my wor...

Cary

TIL

tchaikovskaya:

tchaikovskaya:

yall my world was just turned upside down i just found out the mongols used colors for directions and west was white and thats the best proposed theory for why belarus is called belarus ie white [west] russia

02 Sep 21:53

derinthescarletpescatarian: fanofoatmeal: f...

derinthescarletpescatarian:

fanofoatmeal:

funnytwittertweets:

i love asking people “weren’t you born in the 1900s” because it makes it sound like they grew up robbing stagecoaches and are on the brink of death and i like seeing that fear and dawning realization in their eyes

Why do you weaponise our inability to understand the passage of time like this.

02 Sep 21:31

parasect: beardex: Body 5.

Cary

Pretty sure this is concept art for GHI Roy Kent

parasect:

beardex:

Body 5.

24 Aug 22:36

What is something a lot of people get wrong about cats?

Cary

cursed beans

cat paws are actually webbed, like a frog’s feet!

you can kinda see it on most cats if you pay super close attention when they stretch, but it’s screamingly obvious on hairless or nearly hairless cat varieties:

and now you know!

you’re welcome?

16 Aug 16:15

diaryofandnwoman: #whitewomantears

diaryofandnwoman:

#whitewomantears









05 Aug 20:43

imjustanotherfangirlblr: made-of-amethyst-ski...

imjustanotherfangirlblr:

made-of-amethyst-skies:

al-yen:

jules-hazard:

lerrrac:

traossa:

best-of-tiktok:

payulettee:

watter-cat:

tiffanyandlovelylife:

ebgmd:

valopiza:

best-of-tiktok:

🌸 Hand soap dispenser flower - $12.95 🌸

PLSSS I LOVE THE ENDING 😭😭😭

It works :D

i would wash my hands every 10 minutes

THIS IS TOO PRECIOUS PROTECT THIS MAN AT ALL COSTS

okay you convinced me. where can i find this 💳💥💳💥💥💳

For the people asking you can get this hand soap HERE! Enjoy Free Worldwide Shipping!

You voice is so ✨kawaii✨ 💛💛💛

This is so wholesome and adorable

@al-yen i thought of you immediately <3

should we get this thing home? xD

yay yes! though i believe it’ll actually be you who’ll be covering my whole body with soapy flowers ^_^

I love this so much 🥺

Screw it finally brought one after seeing this thread for the 3 week in a row

30 Jul 00:45

andmaybegayer:wordcubed:

Cary

forbidden silly string

01 Jul 20:51

teashoesandhair:simonalkenmayer:lemonsharks:headspace-hotel:unash...

Cary

All cats deserve to be spanked -- that's why they like it.



teashoesandhair:

simonalkenmayer:

lemonsharks:

headspace-hotel:

unashamedly-enthusiastic:

everythingfox:

Purrcussion

(via)

she DEMAND to be Percussed

She’s clearly into it

Cats are insane.

She MUST be PERCUSSED