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Lauren Leffer
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Both were possible per-month rate options in 2022. The expense depends on how many requests the payee wants to make from Twitter’s API. $99 covers 100 requests, $1,8999 grants up to 2,500 requests. Read more

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It is the case in almost all jurisdictions. DoNotPay said it planned to use an accessibility loophole that allowed a defendant to wear AirPods. Then, the AI would act as an in-ear coach.

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Great question. Shutterstock still hasn’t gotten back to me with any additional info, but I would guess: No.

Shutterstock is subscription based and users get a certain number of image downloads per pay period based on their license agreement. In standard searches, only downloaded results count towards your limit and Read more

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Actually, I wrote this to highlight that almost all of the politicians voicing public disagreement with the idea of regulating a public health hazard are being payed by the industry responsible. The problem isn’t the idea of public debate and discourse, but of a corrupt network of fossil fuel cronies twisting the Read more

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Hi, yes Gizmodo blogged about the initial commissioner’s comments to Bloomberg because it was news. Nowhere in that original post did we insinuate that federal changes would mandate removing or modifying the stoves already in peoples’ homes and nowhere in this follow-up did I say that restrictions on gas stoves Read more

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Sure, but Tesla’s driver monitoring and camera system is notoriously lacking. Consumer Reports found that, even with repeat updates, the in-cabin camera doesn’t reliably detect when a driver is inattentive, or issue warnings.

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Fun fact: In earlier iterations, the issue was apparently that the AI was too polite. It said “thank you” too often and could get itself caught in an endless loop of pleasantries. Browder told me that to fix the problem, they had to train a secondary AI component simply to determine if it should respond at all, or Read more

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Yes, but as you pointed out: crypto isn’t a bank and the industry has done its best to avoid the same regulations and oversight that banks face. Read more

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Fair point. Actually he has multiple sets of triplets/twins. I guess the safe estimate is at least 5 ejaculations. Read more

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Not necessarily, as that’s not how IVF and surrogacy work. But he has ejaculated at least 10 times. Read more

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Not sure about “Ms Leffler” though. Never met her.  Read more

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I have been to Alaska. It’s an incredible place. Although the Cook Inlet doesn’t fully freeze over, it does get seasonal sea and estuary ice. NOAA issues forecasts for the ice extent there regularly (https://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data/raw/fz/fzak30.pafc.ico.afc.txt). And surface ice isn’t the only icing issue. Ice on Read more

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Misoprostol is not listed as a REMS drug and is already widely available at most pharmacies. Its prescribed for multiple applications beyond abortion too. Read more

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Maybe, but also the new system lets landlords double-dip so it partially incentivizes against landlords flipping all these units to full-time short-term rentals instead. They get the rent from the long-term tenant as well as a sizeable chunk from the short-term sublets without any of the direct hassle of short-term Read more

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Great question! That’s why the specificity of the vaccine is important—it doesn’t block all opioid function, just fentanyl. Morphine, oxycodone, etc... should all theoretically still be able to work for anyone given this vaccine.

I imagine the idea is also not to distribute this widely to everyone—but to use it as a Read more

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