This is the trailer for three Doctor Who episodes that will be released in or around November 2023. So frustrating that still no date is mentioned, I'm sure I'm going to totally miss it when it finally appears on tv and they announce the release date five seconds before.
Listening to The McCarricks, a husband and wife band consisting of one cello and one violin, making really cinematic music. I just noticed that they do have an EP on TIDAL and Spotify, but it's not the one I have and am listening to (which is self-titled).
I've seen them as support for Kristin Hersh and it was quite magical, their music with a video projection on a screen behind them. Bought the EP from them in person.
Europe's Biggest Dance Show is happening again now, listening to it via Studio Brussel. The BBC set we had a little ago was quite good, Ukraine coming up too (they had a good show last year). Looking forward to Belgium too.
Eleven radio stations in ten countries over Europe broadcast a show together, to share the best dance music of the continent. Each country does a half hour set, of course mainly showcasing their own music.
Also if your mobile app's 2fa screen doesn't survive switching to the authenticator app.
Natalie Portman spoke at the United Nations about violence against women. She posted it as an Instagram reel, I've mirrored it for those who don't want to access mainstream media.
It has been my belief that training a system on content to generate other content, is making a derivative of that content. With most free licenses this is not allowed without mentioning the source (all of them) and in case of normally copyrighted work it's just plainly forbidden.
I hope this case, and the others they mention, succeed.
BBC News - Game of Thrones author sues ChatGPT owner OpenAI
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Finally Mastodon will show incoming text formatting (with today's release) and the rest of us can stop wondering how garbled our posts are going to be on Mastodon and we can just post as we intended. Mastodon people still can't write rich text though. Baby steps.
It's not true though that Mastodon used to strip all formatting from posts. They were just very selective about what formatting they preserved:
- paragraph breaks were preserved
- hyperlinks were preserved
- some inline images were preserved
What tended to be messed up on Mastodon:
- context provided by emphasis
Both Friendica and Pleroma seem to have the same problem that video files are loaded the moment they appear in your timeline(*), whether you click play or not. And both are completely ignoring the provided cover image. Mastodon does this much nicer, showing the cover image, the actual PeerTube channel account, and only loading the video in an embedded player after you click to do so.
(*) I know, because when I'm browsing on cellular data I'm almost immediately out of my data bundle if a PeerTube video post appears in my Friendica timeline.
Just like I mentioned for The 4400, I have not seen the last season of The Dead Zone I have on disc either. Here I have seen season one to four on my discs and watched them many years ago, but forgot to watch my season five disc. I've found out there actually is a sixth season as well.
I watched the series because of Nicole de Boer, but her involvement became smaller and smaller, explaining my lack of interest. In this fifth season she's only in a few episodes. More in the sixth.
Let's see whether I still remember the plot. Some guy, Nicole's character's husband gets into a coma. Many years later he unexpectedly wakes up, finding his wife remarried with his best friend. He also finds that he suddenly has visions of things, and decides his mission is to stop bad events and investigate crimes.
My technique: follow interesting people since they tend to know, or work with, interesting people. Here's Melissa Barrera, who I only know because she acted in Scream with Jenna Ortega, singing on stage and being rather good at it.
(The event is related to a Frida musical and a friend's album release and Hispanic Heritage Month, see her caption)
My favourite period? This exact moment when King Edward desperately wanted a male heir to succeed him on the English throne, was dying, and nature told them no. Every descendant, even from the lines they didn't want (bastards, Catholics), was female. So on his death bed, he placed a woman in line of the succession for the first time ever: Jane, a 16 year old girl and I think one of the brightest people ever. She did become queen that next day and stayed so for a few more days, deposed by another woman (Mary I) who raised an army.
This is Tudor times and I don't know whether that counts as medieval or modern.
Jenna Ortega's new Dior campaign photos are finally posted by the Dior Instagram account. Some had already seen them in the wild, as it includes a street advertising campaign. They promote the jewelry collection "Rose des Vents".
Photos by Tyler Mitchell.
The mentioned site is fun (though I don't see the quoted questions, but different ones).
Reading through the various answers cures you from ever thinking these kind of AI can give logical answers. The 'I bought 10 apples ...etc' question had a massive amount of totally wrong answers, the 'five planets closest to the sun' question shows that many computers can't even count to five, and a disturbingly low amount of them knows that the Earth's 'distanceToEarth' is zero.
A long time ago I watched The 4400, a series with Jacqueline McKenzie. I have all four seasons on disc, but somehow never got around to watching the final fourth season. Let's start it now, I hope I remember enough of the previous seasons.
It's a somewhat scifi series, with 4400 people suddenly returning to earth after presumably having been abducted by aliens. Jacqueline is not one of those, but a police person investigating things around it. As strange things happen: they start to show special abilities, they form a cult like organisation, and what really happened to them while they were missing is still unknown.
I liked seeing Eliza Dushku in the two seasons of Dollhouse. The concept allowed her to act different characters each episode and I see why she (co-)created the show like that. It's not unlike iZombie in that respect, where Rose McIver had great fun acting differently each week.
But the concept of people having their mind completely wiped and replaced by another personality, then sent on engagements with often (as they call it in the show) 'romantic' aspects, I choose to see as something purely fictional. If you'd consider it as a real thing, there's obviously a big problem with (lack of) consent. In show they have a flimsy excuse of a contract signed by participants. iZombie had Liv's personality only half mixed with someone else's, and that's actually quite smart.
It was weird seeing how in some episodes writers were well aware of this consent problem and dealt with the consequences in the story, then in a next episode it was as if they themselves were wiped and they were oblivious again (but this time with a male subject).
Season two the story and subject matter was quite different and avoided the problems of season one. This was mainly due to the different things happening with Echo's mind, which I can't say due to spoilers.
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