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@hhardy01 Indeed I did. And indeed it is, at least certain flavors. There is what you might call cognitive empathy which has more to do with theory of mind and reasoning about people's feelings and isn't directly related to whether you have compassion for them or not.

Then there's the low level amygdala-driven feeling distress at another's pain, and this is pretty much 'an emotion' and not really very reliable as a guide to action since it's subsumed by ones prejudices and ideas about desert.

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To be fair there /are/ some criticisms of even an ideal, functioning meritocracy. The term was coined for just such a one and their critique, that it would become a hereditary ruling class that 'knows' it deserves to rule is worth grappling with, though to my mind that has more to do with the dangers of not having the highest quality schools and other opportunities available to all. And buying into the mythical Calculus of Human Deserts.

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inventing a horrible new t-shirt that says "i was raised in the hood" under the network neighborhood icon from windows 95

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Can you imagine getting kicked out of your local gaming group for showing up with a depleted uranium d4 and fucking up the table trying to roll it

orau.org/ptp/collection/consum

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birbsite, AH! real furries, slight woo Show more

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👋 ICYMI, I released a new bot this past weekend that makes new Animorphs covers: @animorphs

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An encouraging email from Linus Torvalds where it seems like he might finally be admitting that his behavior isn't okay, but the proof will be in whether he actually changes.
lkml.org/lkml/2018/9/16/167

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Linux kernel community... but good news for a change! Show more

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“I need to change some of my
behavior, and I want to apologize to the people that my personal
behavior hurt and possibly drove away from kernel development
entirely.”

I did not expect to see this kind of introspection from Linus Torvalds lkml.org/lkml/2018/9/16/167

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The left needs to reassert its claim on the ideal of freedom. Right now we're fixated on equality, which is useful in a limited way but breaks down rhetorically and theoretically when loaded too heavily. (e.g. "In the year 2081 everybody was finally equal.") Freedom is an extremely powerful ideal and Friedmanites and social liberals shouldn't be allowed to monopolize it. In 1941, FDR could talk seriously about "freedom from want" as one of the four essential freedoms. Let's go back there.

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re: not how the song goes Show more

Put together a mock up of my Jeep with black trim and bumpers. Not perfect but it gets the idea across. I think I like it.

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with things like this, i keep wondering why people keep shrugging off my warnings about the EEE of linux distributions via WSL.
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Nintendo Switch Online sucks because it’s so cheap it probably isn’t having an appreciable effect on Nintendo’s bottom line, yet not being free means thousands of kids will no longer to be able to play online with their friends. That makes me very sad

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ok so like u know dry bones from mario? the skeleton koopa. deep furry lore question, can u be a dry bones furry

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You know that colour called "medium brown"?

I thought of a better name, but it's medi-ochre.

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The famous essay "death of the author" is named as an obscure pun that probably only Barthes himself ever actually found funny and I love this

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