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Just noticed that you're fairly tech-literate and know what the heck you're talking about. You mentioned you were an architect, correct?
What's your background with programming/coding/software dev? Did you take a couple of computer science courses in college? I am genuinely curious
correct, i've studied architecture @ the technical university in Delft and one of the directions i took in the latter part of my masters is something called Hyperbody. Its basically architecture which is parametrically driven. Which means I had to take several courses in Java & Phython as well as Grasshopper (visual programming software for Rhinoceros3d). So i know how to read some basic code & program a little, but its far from me being able to program my own videogame lol.

@ the firm I work aswell as my own company i specialize in parametric/program solutions for architectural problems that require that (complex facade patterns, bridges/volumes with a lot of double curved surfaces etc.) Which is mostly Rhinoceros3d/grasshopper & Revit/dynamo. so not a lot of hard code though it does happen every once & so often. :)
 
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I just realized I mainly use snopes for random stuff that circulates on social media, like those viral posts about chemicals for covid or whatever that you know are garbage but you just want to double check. Never really used it for politics except for maybe a couple of Trump's tweets (and anything Trump related will have a lot of supporting related articles across multiple sites).

I agree in that it shouldn't be the only fact-checking tool you use. I remember a post about the covid vaccine that circulated in Whatsapp in Mexico, and it seemed fake but it wasn't on snopes. Had to search for an official statement from the government office to "fact check" the claims in that post, which turned out to be fake and were debunked a few days later by the government itself.
This might be a bit late,
but i had to think of this thread when coming across this, and it add another layer as to why I don't trust so called "factchecker" sites.

the Balade of Snopes and The bee.

 
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This might be a bit late,
but i had to think of this thread when coming across this, and it add another layer as to why I don't trust so called "factchecker" sites.
I'm surprised that the Snopes vs. Babylon Bee feud didn't blow up on reddit. The three threads I could find on that had 0 comments.
Snopes' fact checks for the Babylon Bee are labeled satire, but it's still weird that Snopes is fact-checking a satire website at all.
 
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I'm surprised that the Snopes vs. Babylon Bee feud didn't blow up on reddit. The three threads I could find on that had 0 comments.
Snopes' fact checks for the Babylon Bee are labeled satire, but it's still weird that Snopes is fact-checking a satire website at all.
notable is also how they're only currently labeling it (after the facebook apology) as satire. It reeks of political favoritism, which is a nogo when you're (claiming to be) an fact check site rooted in (presumably)) objectivity.
 
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What the actual fuck?

Facebook and Instagram threaten to charge for access on iOS 14.5 unless you give them your data

Okay, so the headline is very sensationalized, but still:

facebook-instagram-att-warning.jpg


The audacity.
 
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Facebook and (especially!) Instagram have become advertising platforms rather than social networks. Firstly it was passive (such as getting money to promote leggings or whatever), but now it's become active as well, a marketplace of sorts. Nobody knows how to milk it better than FB Group, but these choices (along with their data policies) will kill the networks. It will slowly turn into an ad catalogue.
 
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Facebook and (especially!) Instagram have become advertising platforms rather than social networks. Firstly it was passive (such as getting money to promote leggings or whatever), but now it's become active as well, a marketplace of sorts. Nobody knows how to milk it better than FB Group, but these choices (along with their data policies) will kill the networks. It will slowly turn into an ad catalogue.
Very manipulating to put a heart symbol next to "will you share your data with us" in the insta-screenshot.

As if it's a grand gesture a user makes when choosing for "yes"...
 
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