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.


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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.

You could have an amoral, experienceless thinking machine that embodies much of what human cognition is about, but isn't entangled with an internal sense of its own experienced values

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.


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when does the gritty reboot of Gumby that humanity deserves to suffer finally arrive to exterminate this blighted species

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for some reason there’s a wiki of fictitious Windows releases and it’s an absolute fever dream

You know how life is complicated & people give all kinds contradictory advice, and THEN there are things that people repeat over and over, that you later learn are true and then YOU become one of the people who repeats it over and over?

Like be nice to people, eat greens etc?

Well I have one of those: YOU are needed, your intelligence is valued and needed in your town: your selectboard, your local conservation committee, library. I guarantee you there is something where you are needed. Do it!

all the people who recently followed me are probably super disappointed in me now

if the News Alerts app on my phone can go 180 degrees then climate change can go at LEAST 3

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everyone's showing off their political theories at Mastocon 2020 and mine is just a single sheet of paper that says "capitalism bad" and a bunch of drawings of lesbians

"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?

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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.

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Soda cap rewards over time:

- Free soda!

- Buy one get one free!

- Buy one get one 50% off!

- Buy two get 19 cents off!


- Buy 10³⁴⁡⁢⁰³⁹⁡⁸⁹⁰ bottles, get one planck length of a soda molecule 0.0004% off!

"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.


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They say that a teaspoon of a neutron star weighs as much as the Great Pyramid of Giza. That's cool and all, but which recipe is asking for that ingredient??? What could you possibly be making??? And what have you done to the oven?!!?

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@abbenm So the average worker is making 0.0596% vs 0.0321% of the CEO's pay. Wow. I'm sure that makes all the difference in their survival. I'm sure that it's much fairer.
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