• @Eheran
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    1607 months ago

    Are you serious, they did not use proper filters to block the really harmful UV? One can only hope that they get sued to shit.

    • chaogomu
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      It’s not that they didn’t block UV, it’s that they installed UV lights in the DJ booth because it would “look cool”.

      It was a purposeful choice, and no one stopped to think about why it was a bad idea. Which is totally on brand for people running a convention based around NFTs.

        • @The_Cleanup_Batter
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          917 months ago

          So it wasn’t just UV A or B which is found in normal sunlight, but the extremely dangerous and potentially cancer causing UVC radiation that your body does not have a natural resistance to and most sunscreen does not protect against either.

          Monumentally stupid.

          • @agent_flounder
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            727 months ago

            bored ape conference

            Monumentally stupid.

            youdontsay.png

            • @kameecoding
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              147 months ago

              hey man, you can’t just use youdontsay.png I have minted it using my lifesavings it belongs to me.

              • @[email protected]
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                27 months ago

                I’m gonna go put youdontsay.png on t-shirts that I’ll sell on Amazon and good luck finding a lawyer to sue me with your youdontsay.png money.

            • @The_Cleanup_Batter
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              107 months ago

              Yes. It’s got powerful germicidal effects mainly because it absolutely shreds and scrambles cell DNA with direct exposure. Bad for cells. Unfortunately it doesn’t discriminate between single and multicellular organisms.

          • monsieur_jean
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            Probably a mix up of sorts and the responsibility lies with the contractor that installed it. I don’t believe the Bored Apes crew organized everything themselves down to the lights, it’s not their job. They just paid a company to do it for them.

            Asia is much, much more serious than the West regarding sanitation, especially since COVID. UV door frames at the entrance of public transportation is a thing. Where I live, before entering a pharmacy during COVID I had to step in a pond of sanitizer, then was sprayed with the same, then had to wash my hands.

            I’m not surprised the contractor had a stockpile of UV tubes to be used specifically for sanitation purpose. Now, did they just confused them with regular black light tubes or did they use them on purpose, or a mix of the two? I guess there’s going to be an investigation to sort that out. Wouldn’t like to be them, the Hong Kong judicial system is not known for being lenient, quite the opposite.

        • 🗑️😸
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          207 months ago

          They thought it would be the “can’t make babies” kind of sterilization. They were just trying to help prevent the creation of more crypto bros.

          • @Agent641
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            Scarcity creates wealth, according to their logic. In 2047 when all but the last two cryptobros have died from ingesting the LD-50 of jaegerbombs, those last remaing, blind, hairless brain damaged cryptobros will be valued at trillions.

            • @LemmysMum
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              27 months ago

              Only until there’s one left. The second to last one keels off this mortal coil and immediately all their combined wealth disappears due to lack of demand.

          • @TheControlled
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            17 months ago

            “Where is there a eugenics lab we can rent some sperm and egg sterilization lamps from?”

    • @xkforce
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      927 months ago

      Nfters and not thinking ahead: name a more iconic duo

    • @linearchaos
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      617 months ago

      I saw a case of this in a documentary, a club installed ‘pretty’ powder blue UVC lights everywhere and it crisped up the attendees. The UVC part of the light doesn’t register to your eyes, so your pupils stay wide open and the designers added tons of it because it wasn’t that bright.

        • @linearchaos
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          47 months ago

          I had no idea this event was in Hong Kong, the last time it happened was in Hong Kong too.

      • Spaz
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        47 months ago

        Yeah was going to say why does this sound familiar… 100% lawsuit incoming.

        • @linearchaos
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          57 months ago

          Big Clive on YouTube just posted a reaction video to this story. He mentioned that it happened recently in Hong Kong at an event by the fashion label Hype Beast. He then goes on to look through pictures of the event and actually located what appear to be germicidal tubes used instead of black light tubes.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DlfLthx89E

    • @[email protected]
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      67 months ago

      They used the wrong type of bulb. Ordinarily the bulb will be made of a UV blocking glass, and not be quartz based. I think? So it’s not usually the shroud that stops UV except in cases of Halogen bulbs. These would be CFL without any shield except perhaps a cage to protect against things thrown.

        • 🍔🍔🍔
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          127 months ago

          what exactly am i looking at here? is this an open floor plan bathroom?

          • Cethin
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            57 months ago

            I’m assuming it’s not a bathroom and just a display thing. I don’t know why, but they have an obsession with toilets and the stuff in them. They made a sewer based mobile game with the monkeys before. It makes the fact people are that into them even more confusing.

  • Black Xanthus
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    857 months ago

    Damn, screwed twice by the same Ape…

  • @SeethingSloth
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    717 months ago

    Laughing at these people for getting their retinas burned like I see many people do (not just here) is in really bad taste imo. Even cryptobros don’t deserve that.

    • @[email protected]
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      417 months ago

      “Even the most horrible human being on earth deserves to wipe his ass.” ― Charles Bukowski

      • @AtmaJnana
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        37 months ago

        Which is saying something, coming from him. Chinaski Bukowski did not have a high opinion of humans, in general.

  • The Barto
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    357 months ago

    Who’d have thought that a group of conmen would skimp on safety to make some money… I’m shocked, shocked I tell you!

    • @herr
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      It’s more likely to be down to incompetence. I can’t imagine the party UV lights are more expensive than the fuck-you-up UV lights.

      EDIT: Someone else mentioned these might’ve been used during COVID for sanitation, and are extremely cheap leftover wares now that the pandemic is “over”, which would actually make them a lot cheaper.

      • @dustyData
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        87 months ago

        Never attribute to malice what can be explained by plain incompetence is a saying. But I think a new modern corollary can be made. Never attribute to incompetence what can be easily explained by greed, which just circles back to malice and is stupidity at the same time.

  • @Viking_Hippie
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    357 months ago

    Come to think of it, Radioactive Man looks kinda like he could be a differently coloured “bored ape”

  • flicker
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    317 months ago

    Misread this as Concerned Ape and became… Concerned. And also mad I didn’t know there was a convention.

    • @[email protected]
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      87 months ago

      No this is not our Lord of Stardew :) These are actual dumb people that think NFT’s are a good idea and went to a conference for them. Ick.

      • @[email protected]
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        07 months ago

        To be fair the idea behind nft’s is great when its about tracking a commodity, item or piece of information.

        Its making them “THE” commodity that is cringe levels of stupid.

        I still hope that one day press will have professional onlines cameras generating an nft with location, time and camera id for every piece of footage. No more fake news with misused imagery.

        • @[email protected]
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          17 months ago

          I get what you want, I mostly fail to see how NFTs help there either. If a digital camera is generating the SHA256 or whatever that even links to the video file (and this would only work for the RAW, not even compressed for transmission data), then it’s a computer generating the data. I don’t really see why you couldn’t just have a computer generate a “fake camera” - it’s not like you’re going to be able to audit all the cameras a news org uses, and it’d be easy for someone to say they “lost” a camera, or it was stolen or whatever. And for the user submitted stuff from smartphones or their video cameras … etc.

          The problem with NFTs is always the link to the actual thing IMO. There’s just no cryptographic way to link a physical item or anything that doesn’t itself fit on the chain, nor is there a way to verify the original claims input that’s outside the blockchain - i.e. it’ll verify when the NFT was uploaded to the chain, but not when the video was taken. There’s no obvious way for the blockchain to validate the GPS data provided (or not) by the camera that took the video etc.

          • @[email protected]
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            17 months ago

            Appreciating your points, it’s true that while the camera wouldn’t be foolproof, the nft can still significantly augment the traceability of media. When official channels and news is encouraged to source footage from there then certified uploaders would add a layer of trust, and legal reuse could be monitored effectively with a clickable badge/mark It’s not without its vulnerabilities, but it’s a step towards a more accountable media landscape. And makes it easier for people to dismiss random propaganda imagery shared online.

            • @[email protected]
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              17 months ago

              Does it? People misunderstood SSL so badly thr browsers started hiding the lock icon and actual details of the certs.

              But your idea still comes down to who you trust. If you trust the NYT then you’re going to go to their site they already control to see their images. If you aren’t sourcing the images from random third parties then this does nothing. And if you’re already trusting random Facebook pages, they can also NFT their posts.

              You seem to think no one can certify upload accounts now? But of course they do already.

        • @[email protected]
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          17 months ago

          Right, it’s sad how nfts are just a joke now because of the worst possible execution of what an nft could do/be became a massive scam

  • @Clown_Tempura
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    127 months ago

    Not a particularly surprising sort of capstone to finish off this whole stupid NFT thing.

    • @[email protected]
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      97 months ago

      Not sure why you were voted down, because I feel the exact same way. No one should have to suffer vision loss from a public event, horrifying.

      • @[email protected]
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        47 months ago

        The sentiment is fine but ‘retard’ is a slur the way it’s used here, that’s probably why.