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1. New VC-backed startup enters the scene
2. People flock to it
3. They discover it’s a surveillance capitalist (and still have no clue what that is)
4. They’re shocked (because, see 3)
5. It’s too late, they’re too big and they’ve exited
6. Goto 1



Roughly one sixth of sewing done.
I'm feeling the "now I'm invested" urge to keep going but I'm also noticing fatigue so I have to force myself to leave further progress to the evening.

So far looks good. Though I am considering doubling the amount of stitches just for looks which would mean I would be only 1/12 done.

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People getting upset that the fox "has been removed from the Firefox logo" when it hasn't makes me despair at humanity.

Because among so much nonsense, it's super easy to check if it's true. Especially if you actually use Firefox.

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"Remain Calm: the fox is still in the Firefox logo"

I have seen posts getting this wrong even on here.

Finally made progress on the pleather calendar. The only remaining step should be re-sewing the covers together, after the glue has set.

Though I'll have to pace myself. If I sew for too long I end up getting sloppy and I would really like this to end up looking clean.

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Another version:

"I don't like steel furniture, it's so cold to the touch."
"There's nothing wrong with steel, it's just not for you."

Finally the reverse:

"I like the card drafting."
"There's nothing inherently good about drafting, you just happen to like it."

I wonder if the people doing that would realise how silly they're being if I brought those up or if they just got defensive and/or got the mods to ban me.

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While it's not as bad as the blatant douchebag behaviour in video games it still serves to make for a hostile environment.

I mean. For example:
"The food in that place is fine, but their best sauces come with pasta and I don't like pasta."
"There's nothing wrong with pasta itself, it's just not for you."

That's basically how the _short_ version of those exchanges have gone. Imagine that happening _every time_ you say you don't like or care for something.

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A fairly common form of the exchange:
A: "Criticism."
B: "Claiming the criticism is invalid."
A: "Politely expands or explains criticism further."
B or C: "It's not a design fault, the game is just not for you."

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Seems like some people on BoardGameGeek have started using "sounds like this game is not for you" as a way to dismiss criticism from their own minds.

Because while the statement itself is true, it goes without saying and in-context tends to come as a "I disagree and want to have the last word while sounding civil" comment.

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Don't Talk To Me Until I've Overanalysed Every Social Interaction I Had Yesterday, Convinced Myself I've Alienated Everyone I Spoke To, Imagined Every Way I Could Fuck Up Today, Been Overwhelmed By Horror About The Future, And Had My Coffee

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I just bound my Discord push-to-talk button to First Gear for this meeting, and let me tell you, it’s incredibly satisfying to shift out of a room shattering zinger.

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I'm working for a big tech company in California. Yesterday all employees received an email from our security guys.

We have to deactivate all personal assistant gadgets (like Alexa) during worktime in the homeoffice.

They have evidence that these gadgets are recording audio from conference calls.

Nothing new to me but notable that I've got this order.

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