Following Random Musings Page 1333

  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 9 Jul 2019 21:10:39 21,355 posts
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    It's a face swapping program. Basically you give it a bunch of images of a person and it can mimic their face onto anything. And it's getting increasingly more difficult to spot seemingly. And yes there's porn.
  • ZuluHero 9 Jul 2019 21:13:53 7,619 posts
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    That's awesome, didn't know that was a thing. I only just realised that the top one was Jim Carrey! Really is amazing. So...porn you say?
  • Addy__ 9 Jul 2019 21:16:23 1,912 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    That's awesome, didn't know that was a thing. I only just realised that the top one was Jim Carrey! Really is amazing. So...porn you say?
    Deep throat fake.
  • Fake_Blood 9 Jul 2019 21:17:19 9,813 posts
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    If we fed an AI enough of your drawings we could make a pretty interesting deep decks filter.
  • mrpon 9 Jul 2019 21:25:08 35,552 posts
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    Let's start with Alastair.
  • Alastair 10 Jul 2019 09:19:25 23,925 posts
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    Decks has never done a drawing of me.
    For which I am kind of secretly relieved...
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 10 Jul 2019 09:44:58 21,355 posts
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    It can be arranged.
  • Load_2.0 10 Jul 2019 10:04:34 30,113 posts
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    OK I have to admit to reading the Daily Mail on occasion. Mainly for the comments section.

    Anyway.

    Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi is the son of an Emarati Sheikh and ruler of Sharjah in the UAE.

    This chap basically caned himself to death, orgies, drugs etc.

    Now if you die of an OD you can expect the DM comments sections to be fairly vitriolic. Usually it's along the lines of "good riddance" and "sorry but it their own fault" that sort of thing.

    So if you add in the fact he was extremely rich and Arab the comments section should have been absolutely rammed full of Gammons expressing their opinions.

    Instead there has been a a dedicated cyber team (I am assuming employed by the UAE or by the Sheikh) who have flooded the comments section to ensure anything derogatory is buried under a sea of comments expressing an outpouring of pity and sorrow.

    It's kind of amazing. They have created a whole community of people to comment:


    I won't link to the DM but these are the current top comments:


    Brenda, East Midlands, United Kingdom, 1 week ago

    Rest in peace young man. Sincere condolences to his family.

    viiqiqnjk, Toronto CVB P, Cape Verde, 1 week ago

    Devastating news. At that age. RIP my friend and deepest condolences to his family and friends.

    andover, cardiff, United Kingdom, 1 week ago

    Far to young RIP my sincere condolences to family and friends x

    Lycra10, Uk, United Kingdom, 1 week ago

    What a handsome young Man. Very talented and Clever. Taken too soon. Life can be very cruel. R.I.P ....

    BP, UK, United Kingdom, 1 week ago

    Very sorry for the parents of this handsome young man. Rest In Peace.

    Lycra10, Uk, United Kingdom, 1 week ago

    What a handsome young man. Very talented and clever. Another one taken far too soon. Thoughts are with his family/friends.....

    Mehmet Salih, london, United Kingdom, 1 week ago

    May god rest his soul in peace ..... rahim allah ruwhih condolences to his family He truly was one of the nicest person RIP

    jt26000, South Norwood, United Kingdom, 1 week ago

    R.I.P and deepest condolences to the family

    Lancashire Lass, preston, United Kingdom, 1 week ago

    What a bonnie lad, condolences to his family and friends.

    MayoT, London, United Kingdom, 1 week ago

    Death comes to all of us at anytime without a reason or a warning. It is sad when we do not expect it, however God almighty has very good reason why he call a soul back, We should never fear Death unless we have done something bad, hence why it is very important to be kind to all good or bad . RIP




    For me it's fascinating to watch such a blatant campaign across UK media.It's not just the DM either any site that covers this story and has a comments section is being flooded with messages.
  • General_Martok 10 Jul 2019 10:14:53 916 posts
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    It's fascinating and scary in that they seem to have free rein to manipulate our media outlets...at least the comments part.
  • senso-ji 10 Jul 2019 10:37:33 9,921 posts
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    Aren't most comments on the biggest traffic sites done by bots?
  • fontgeeksogood 10 Jul 2019 11:17:49 7,427 posts
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    What a terrible loss of a bonnie handsome lad, my sincere condolences to the family

    - Dave Britain, Britain
  • Psychotext 10 Jul 2019 13:52:24 65,780 posts
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    We can make up for it here I guess?

    lol, what a cunt... the local coke dealers must be seeking counselling.
  • ZuluHero 10 Jul 2019 14:04:49 7,619 posts
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    Nope - he paid in advance!
  • Psychotext 10 Jul 2019 18:25:26 65,780 posts
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    Just spent fucking ages trying to cancel my TV package with BT.

    She just couldn't get it into her head that I've never used it. Not even plugged it in... it was just a good way to get a really good deal with a bunch of cashback.

    You'd think in this day and age they'd realise that not everyone watches TV, or at least not live TV.
  • Kami 10 Jul 2019 18:33:30 2,711 posts
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    @Psychotext - I can't remember the last time I watched live TV. I did a while ago binge the whole box-set of Bones, but since I already pay for Amazon Prime and it was on Prime, didn't really cost me anything but those sleepless nights I wouldn't have been doing anything with anyway.

    But does remind me of a failed attempt at conversation at the checkouts yesterday.

    Cashier; So, you watching Love Island?
    Me; I don't really watch TV.
    Cashier; Oh, so you're watching On Demand?
  • Psychotext 10 Jul 2019 18:52:09 65,780 posts
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    Cashier; So, you watching Love Island?
    Me; I'd rather be dead.
  • TheSaint 10 Jul 2019 19:00:52 18,904 posts
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    If it wasn't for sport I'd have binned it years ago.
  • ZuluHero 10 Jul 2019 19:02:24 7,619 posts
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    What's Love Island? Is that a porn?
  • Psychotext 10 Jul 2019 19:06:58 65,780 posts
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    TheSaint wrote:
    If it wasn't for sport I'd have binned it years ago.
    Funnily enough, she said: "But you've got BT sport!"

    I was tempted to say "which fucking part of 'I've never even plugged it in' are you struggling with?".

    I also thought it was funny that their big selling point to one of their services is that you get UK call centres. Though I guess in these Brexit days I shouldn't be surprised about anything.
  • KnuttinAtoll 10 Jul 2019 19:07:07 7,529 posts
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    TheSaint wrote:
    If it wasn't for sport I'd have binned it years ago.
    I'm sure he appreciates it
  • Mr_Sleep 10 Jul 2019 19:25:54 22,908 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    What's Love Island? Is that a porn?
    Pretty much.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 10 Jul 2019 20:00:43 21,355 posts
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    The only way I can achieve climax is by imagining straffing the island in an apache helicopter.
  • fontgeeksogood 10 Jul 2019 20:03:58 7,427 posts
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    Ooh nae not me Triumph Stag!
  • Deleted user 11 July 2019 06:53:26
    @Psychotext if you ever rang BTs Indian call centres you’d know why saying “UK call centres” was a positive thing.

    One of the few times I’ve sworn on the phone was speaking to their old call centre. Being told for the umpteenth time to turn the router off and on as I’m passed to various clueless “experts” all reading the same script wasn’t fun.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 11 Jul 2019 07:10:53 17,792 posts
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    @Load_2.0

    You can tell by the repetition of certain words and phrases that they’ve used bots.
  • mothercruncher 11 Jul 2019 07:16:23 16,670 posts
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    We worry about our future robot overlords but they have compassion in spades it seems.
  • nickthegun 11 Jul 2019 08:22:54 79,117 posts
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    It's amazing (or not) how much people value local call centers. I've seen a few internal statistics at work and it's always one of the things people value most about the business.

    Most people will only contact a service provider three times, when they join, when they leave and when something fucks up and if you don't get the last one right, the second becomes more likely.

    And, yeah, it's one of many reasons I'm binning Vodafone at the end of my contract.
  • Load_2.0 11 Jul 2019 08:30:28 30,113 posts
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    Call centre staff are employed primarily to shutdown customer problems. Solving them is obviously the ideal outcome but overall it's to stop the customer reaching anyone else in the business.

    They have such limited power. If the problem doesn't go through the decision tree nicely you are in for a frustrating experience for both parties.

    Multiply that by a factor of ten if it gets routed to India where any autonomy or ability to action change is completely absent by design.
  • challenge_hanukkah 11 Jul 2019 08:47:08 11,540 posts
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    Load_2.0 wrote:
    Multiply that by a factor of ten if it gets routed to India where any autonomy or ability to action change is completely absent by design.
    Entirely this.

    I used to work for a bank where a large part of the bereavement services went abroad to India and those guys were totally fucked over. So much was done wrong and caused real inconvenience for everyone. The thing is they knew what they were doing was wrong and was likely to cause upset, but their process was so strict they weren't actually allowed to get it right.

    It was mental.

    Edited by challenge_hanukkah at 09:07:43 11-07-2019
  • Fake_Blood 11 Jul 2019 09:02:51 9,813 posts
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    My favourite thing about those callcenters is the crappy audio quality coupled with just enough delay to make any normal conversation impossible.
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