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someone: the truth always lies in the middle
me: you owe me 2 million dollars
someone: wha? no
me: as the truth lies in the middle, you owe me 1 million dollars, money please.

Jaycie awooed

It doesn’t get mentioned enough that the fascist mobilizations of the 1930’s were a direct result of the inability of contemporary capitalism to sustain its liberal facade when confronted by massive worker uprisings against widespread poverty and a lack of social services.

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Today, and in the coming years, we are going to see something similar as those in power refuse to cede their stranglehold on society. When confronted by a threat to itself, capitalism can turn in two directions (often simultaneously): a strengthening of the “rule of law” manifest through state, corporate, and private citizenry to crack down on scapegoats and suppress dissent and/or a “benevolent” alternative in which cosmetic changes suggest reform, but really only uphold the status quo.

What if it's not that gaming needs loot boxes to be profitable but rather absurdly high-budget games that are economically unfeasible?

Reminder: Advertising-funded media was driving down the profitability and perceived value of all media long before the Internet made copying easy.

Jaycie awooed

Instead of those "everyone should code" campaigns we should do "everyone should philosophy" campaigns

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Coworker: I'm tired of being micromanaged.
Me: Let's unionize.
Coworker: I'm tired of working 50 hours a week and being on-call every weekend.
Me: Let's unionize.
Coworker: Our managers are doing some really shady things.
Me: Let's unionize.
Coworker: Why doesn't anybody keep the remote team in the loop?
Me: Let's unionize.
Coworker: Talking to HR isn't fixing anything.
Me: Let's unionize.
Coworker: But I'm scared of getting fired without cause.
Me: Then... Let's unionize.

#techunions

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Can not believe how real this quotation is

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"If everything was legal for like twenty-four hours I'd start a communal garden."
#thepurge #purge #latestagecapitalism

Sending one of my old phones and a new SIM card to my cell-less sibling. I don't know how they've managed this long without one.

Jaycie awooed

my friend jackson wrote an essay about god of war and it's very good and you should read it: deorbital.media/the-game-of-th

Jaycie awooed

Wholesomeness break: my old cat never really liked being held, and loathed having his paws held, but because he was a Very Good Boy he would just sigh dramatically and try to ooze away rather than fight it.

One time I was having a breakdown about how hard my uni work was and he hopped into my arms, shoved both paws in my hand and purred hard enough to vibrate my bones until I stopped crying because he knew I liked holding him even if he found it unappealing.

Remember that there's nothing "scrappy" about a start-up with millions in venture capital backing in. VCs are exploiting our desire to root for the underdog, particularly when it comes to things like regulation.

Jaycie awooed
The real benefit of GDPR is I get emails reminding me of all the sites I have to delete my account on.

Never underestimate how often something can be explained by random clustering.

Thinking about how much the railroad networks and monopolies of old have in common with Facebook.

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“I believe that one ought to have only as much market efficiency as one needs, because everything that we value in human life is within the realm of inefficiency – love, family, attachment, community, culture, old habits, comfortable old shoes.” - Edward Luttwak

Jaycie awooed

we need more machines with this formfactor