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jacobin magazine response to kickstarter union opposition 

jacobinmag.com/2019/03/middle- - an excellent article discussing the same memo and the idea that some workers don't "deserve" unions, or are "greedy" for wanting to unionize. tl;dr (but do actually read the article) - "worker" is not defined by an aesthetic, an income level, or harsh working conditions; it is a relationship to capital; and every worker needs a union.

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like I'm not sure how i'd react to that kind of feedback.

"you know rotor, we just don't think that 14 is, you know, it's just not FUNNY."

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"The title Catch-11 was suggested, with the duplicated 1 paralleling the repetition found in a number of character exchanges in the novel, but because of the release of the 1960 movie Ocean's Eleven, this was also rejected. Catch-17 was rejected so as not to be confused with the World War II film Stalag 17, as was Catch-14, apparently because the publisher did not feel that 14 was a 'funny number.'"

14: Not Funny.

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I want everyone to remember the saga of the title of Catch-22, reproduced here from wikipedia with some stuff trimmed out in service of character limits.

"The opening chapter of the novel was originally published in New World Writing as Catch-18 in 1955, but Heller's agent, Candida Donadio, requested that he change the title of the novel, so it would not be confused with another recently published World War II novel, Leon Uris's Mila 18."

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that's a valais blacknose sheep, they get super fluffy

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modern programming is less about not reinventing the wheel and more about using a sports car to move firewood across the yard

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Our universities truly are promoting degeneracy

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pleased to announce the grand opening of my new environmental storytelling restaurant

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take me down to Prop 65 City
Where the grass is green and the girls contain chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm

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giant, invasive conifer trees that sink their roots into the concrete and destroy the old world

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@wilbr

A labor of love is great, but you need to be aware of the effects that releasing it to the world might have, including things like contributing to 'work for exposure' culture, dejobbing those who might have made a living out of producing that object for pay, and the possibility of misuse by those who would use it for evil.

Just because you want the world to see & share your cool stuff doesn't absolve you from responsibility.

just read some masto drama over on github and honestly this nonsense is why I wrote like 3 lines of open source software 20 years ago and then never ever did it ever again.

People: you are not entitled to demand anything from open source authors. They write it for them, not you. If you don't like it, fuck off outta their stuff or fix it your damn self.

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