Commutes are free for employers. If those 2 hours lost on the road would be paid, remote work would have been the standard since the 90's.

but seriously, somewhere between 2000 and 2019 the IT industry seamlessly transitioned from

"we provide precision engineering tools, your data is yours, you should not need to trust us or anyone, mathematics is your guarantee, crypto 4 ever. "


"give us your data. all of it. give. no secrets. hold nothing back. in return we will... train AIs on it.. and provide unspecified 'services'... for someone, who may be you... that can change at any time... and we are funded by, uh. Look, a unicorn!"

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Facebook's '10 Year Challenge' Is Just a Harmless Meme—Right?

Opinion: The 2009 vs. 2019 profile picture trend may or may not have been a data collection ruse to train its facial recognition algorithm. But we can't afford to blithely play along.

Hot take: "Debate" as a form of conflict has filled the cultural niche that Dueling once did. It's the same form of fake ritualised combat, and insecure white men like doing it because it makes them feel they're more capable at something than they actually are. Just as no one who was good at dueling would have actually been any good at fighting in a war, no one who's good at debate is actually any good at changing people's minds.

Remember: the red pill in "The Matrix" was based on estrogen pills. Any man who claims he's redpilled is symbolically becoming a trans woman. Facts not feelings, MRAs; if you don't like the facts, find a different metaphor.

Kill the concept of "RT does not equal endorsement."

Don't share content if you don't endorse it.

Don't spread it. Let it die.

Do not give it a platform.

"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."

the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."

with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.

Men generalize about women all the time, but a woman makes one generalization about men and suddenly it's all like "Not me! Not all men! # NotAllMen"

‘Traditional masculinity’ deemed ‘harmful’ by American Psychological Association
– article:
'...The American Psychological Association (APA) officially labeled “traditional masculinity” as “harmful” in a new report.

The label is in the report titled “Guidelines for the Psychological Practice with Boys and Men,” a first of its kind for the association, which was featured in the January issue of “Monitor on Psychology” magazine.

“Traditional masculinity ideology has been shown to limit males’ psychological development, constrain their behavior, result in gender role strain and gender role conflict and negatively influence mental health and physical health,” according to an excerpt in the 36-page report...'

the .pdf report:

Policing isn't just a system that solidifies the class and racial order - it also big business.

Internet Nazis: I was bullied in middle school so clearly I had no choice but to become a Nazi :( :( :(
Every queer and PoC kid: uhhh yeahhhhhhhhhh, about that

1) it's cool that soldier 76 is gay
2) it's very clearly a calculated safe move by blizzard to do so
3) if you rely on major corporations to deliver queer content you'll be forever trying to make a meal out of table scraps
4) support small queer artists directly

The reason what few conservative intellectuals there are rarely have anything close to a coherent worldview is that the purpose of conservative writing is to create and spread rhetoric which justifies people's biases towards power. The point is not to figure out what to do, or what is happening, or to convince anyone. The point is to keep pushing people in the direction they are already headed for.

hello, fair maiden. i couldn't help but notice that in the background of your latest erotic photograph, your laptop seems to be running micro$oft winblows, a non-free operating system that spies on you and violates your four essential freedoms. i'd like to start this quick explanation of how to rectify your situation with by letting you know that i don't expect any sort of compensation for this. i help people out for free :)

DS9: colonialism leaves a messy legacy of scars but we can work through it if we try


Ways to improve the world that aren't confrontational

- Teach
- Model what you want to see
- Ask people to explain their motivations a bit
- Dissent, but move on
- Decline to participate
- Hang out with who's been left out
- Share resources

When I say it's impossible to talk about someone in French without gendering them, this is not strictly true. There is an entire system of "inclusive writing", complete with neopronouns (there are no gender-neutral pronouns in what I'm going to call "classical French") to remedy the language's huge flaws.

But the use of gender-neutral language in France isn't simply a question of using the words to make them more commonplace. It's a political battle.

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Even more annoying than capitalism itself is how poorly its most ardent defenders even understand it. Today’s “surprising” expose: “Portugal Dared to Cast Aside Austerity. It’s Having a Major Revival.”

SHOCKED to hear that ignoring advice that’s the macroeconomic equivalent of “if your car’s check oil light is on you should put even less oil in to teach it not to be so dependent on oil” worked out well

society: you're not a man unless you drink beer, lift weights, abuse women, crave wealth, drive recklessly, compare dick sizes, get into fights...

me, a nonbinary person who does none of those things: i am not a man


:drake_dislike: too many people want to be artists and we need to gatekeep harder

:drake_like: capitalism has produced a society that undervalues creative work and forces people to work long hours, leaving little time to pursue creative interests. people attempt to square this circle by pursuing art as a living, but capitalism is only interested in profit and paying workers as little as possible, forcing artists to pursue only commercially viable projects and fight over crumbs at that

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