Trolls on Hacker News for past two years: You can't moderate us! Reddit/Facebook/Twitter are de-facto public platforms that are irreplaceable and removing someone violates their free speech. This deprives them of the chance to interact with the public and is a real, tangible harm!
Trolls on Hacker News today: Moderating us doesn't work! It just shifts people to other platforms and causes no net change to anything.
Oh, wow, great job Disney disputing the claims of pay disparity:
"Disney has made historic investments to expand the earning potential and upward mobility of our workers"
Earnings "potential", upward mobility are both hypothetical things. That can be offered instead of money.
Wow! You know how certs mints always advertise themselves as containing "retsyn"? I don't know if they still do, but it was definitely still a thing in my lifetime. Turns out that's just a bullshit word they made up for a combination of like flavorings and food colorings. They were allowed to just invent this vaguely medicinal-sounding ingredient whole cloth to impart their candy a patina of scientific legitimacy. Some real snake oil shit.
UGHHH SMBC-comics is so frustrating. It's kiiinda in the right wheelhouse, at least asking interesting questions, but has absolutely dumbshit answers.
What makes humans morally worthy that might separate us from machines isn't that we're "emergent", it's the qualitative aspect of our experiences: our love, our happiness, our contentment, our self-actualization or whatever's at the top of Maslow's hierarchy.
That's what! Not ineffable. Articulated in brain structure.
"The founder of MoviePass is back, and this time he’s not messing around." -- wait, hold on. MoviePass is still there, right? It's still... something. I think.
But the founder is "back" ? Just back? Like lobster rolls for summer? Like a black fly in your.. well not that one, but like... MoviePass still exists right?
Tucker Carlson, free speech
Weird how the right wing only wants to defend free speech when it's inciting mass murder.
The insanely weird tone & culture (if it is a culture) of amazon review writers is an untapped gold mine.
They write like something out of a 1980s readers digest column (pictured), or else like they are coming off an orgasmic high directly stemming from buying the product (also pictured).
If you were looking for the "next" Yahoo answers (probably soon to be RIP), I think this is it.
"it doesn't make sense to nuke an asteroid"
How about diverting it instead?
"It would take a crazy amount of energy to destroy an asteroid! The equivalent of 4,000 nukes!"
Ok, so don't do that. How about diverting it?
"we wouldn’t want to blow up an asteroid to save Earth."
Uhm, could we divert it instead?
"So instead of being worried about asteroids killing us, we should look at them in wonder."
WTF? I'm still on the "lets not have asteroids kill us" team.
You don't need to destroy asteroids, just divert them. And diverting them is a perfectly reasonable idea.
To give up on that whole idea of prevention because you addressed one uniquely bad form of prevention is crazy short sighted.
Who am I? No one important. A rando white male opinionator in the US.
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