Since there seems to be a whole lot of new people turning up here, a brief reintroduction of myself:
I'm Andrew Hickey. I'm a writer , I blog at http://andrewhickey.info and have a Patreon at http://patreon.com/andrewhickey . I write about old TV, 60s pop music, science fiction, comics, and politics.
I'm a left-wing member of the Lib Dems, I support universal basic income, staying in the EU, not being a prick to trans people, and electoral reform.
I'm also autistic, so I seem odd to neurotypicals.
Does anyone else think this fad of 'hygge' is weird? That an entire movement is based around d a specific word from another language.
Do non English speaking cultures do this with our words, like 'twee' for exsample
Do Danish websites push content like 'ten ways to introduce the British concept of twee into your life'
That is, it spends a one-line, throwaway joke, one that worked better when it was the one about the Babel Fish, telling us the Golgafrinchan population died from a virus contracted from a dirty telephone, and dozens of pages showing-not-telling how useless the Ark B people actually are, culminating in them fucking up the Earth's original program simply by being there.
I wonder how common that type of misreading is.
Runaway train of thought takes me back to the person who said that the point of the Golgafrincham Ark B story was that the people on that Ark were actually necessary for the survival of their original society. That still strikes me as both a pointlessly contrarian take and a bad misreading; it puts what the book says over what the book does.
A warning against generalisation:
I can't stand body odours, or most other strong smells for that matter. My authoritarian leanings? More or less uniformly "as far away from as possible".
This isn't the first time I've seen "trait X [which I have] is positively correlated with right wing views [which I *really* don't]". And while I don't doubt the correlation in general, I want to scream at people who go from correlation to generalisation to assumption. NOPE!
Does it even need to be pointed out that these interview processes are grotesquely discriminatory? Or the let-them-eat-cake attitude of the fuckwit who, when challenged, suggests that introverts "should get IT jobs" - as though IT hadn't also been doing its best to dispose of all its introverts since the mid-90s, which is a good part of why the industry is full of loud, obnoxious techbros now?
They say they're looking for extroverts. But what they won't say, and what the writer of this article seems to miss, is that they're also testing for happy compliance.
"The devils of truth steal the souls of the free"
"List of lists of things that do not appear on lists.
This list currently contains:
An undefinable quantity of items.
To update this list, click "edit" and then encapsulate mathematics on a consistent axiomatic basis. Then click "save".
(Hint: Start with Set Theory)"
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