@pinkprius The funny thing is, Monopoly (or more correctly, The Landlord's Game) was even originally designed as illustrative of the problems with concentration of capital.
The problem is that the anti-monopolist rule-set was discarded, and the endgame of the monopolist ruleset became the goal, rather than a lesson about the failures of monopoly.
Did you hear the one about the arctic birds who ate an entire marijuana field?
There was no tern left unstoned.
Bay Area, posters Show more
H-1B already requires fair wages for the position, and an attempt to find a US worker first. As I understand, the American tech companies are using it properly, to bring in experts in the field and paying them similarly to what a US expert would get.
It's the Indian consulting firms that are running underpaid, abusive operations, against the letter of the law.
USA politics Show more
Liberals have forgotten how very conservative President Clinton was. Listen to the 1994 State Of The Union and compare it with the 2018 one and tell me which one is more fascist. Clinton had them chanting for Three Strikes And You’re Out. Chanting.
The idea that liberalism has to get back to its roots — um, okay. Which roots? The Clinton years when we bombed Iraq every week and cut welfare? JFK’s Vietnam War? When were the glory days exactly?
I love that the BSOD Xscreensaver has a cryptolocker mode
@LexYeen Er, Sun Trip.
Here's the thread where I found out that was a thing: https://mastodon.social/@bhtooefr/99687976694345221
cnpol, solar power Show more
Hmm, I'm not sure how I feel about this: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/03/19/dont-bet-decline-chinese-solar-pv-production/
On one side, it's good, because it means there's more renewable energy being deployed.
On the other side, the "pay the loan or we seize your ports and possibly run military operations out of them" is awfully imperialistic. Then again, at least it's diminishing America's power?
infosec, "responsible disclosure" Show more
@srn Although it also means you're not dropping a zero-day on users of the product, if you give the vendor a chance to fix it before disclosing, so I do feel like "responsible disclosure" is a valid term.
Now, if the vendor tells you to fuck off, or isn't responding after a certain point? Yeah, drop that zero day.
Austin bombings Show more
This is such an example of how the press applies attention selectively to control impact
Like there’s barely any coverage of racially-targeted domestic terrorism it’s being treated as a niche issue
But the smallest thing to connect Muslims to terrorism and it gets talked about for years
Like like they’re only targeting black people of fucking course this is a white supremacist terrorist trying to make black families fear to raise their chin