@strangeattractor 1. I like that I'm adjacent to undeveloped land. 2. I would/will repair/replace all the stuff the previous owner neglected. 3. I would include a soundproof office.
@technomancy Basic was around when a computer terminal was just a keyboard and a printer. When I struggled to learn Basic it was because I couldn't understand how the REM command (for comments) allowed it to understand English. Why don't we just write the whole program in REM commands?
@machado @ykgoon if it’s a moral ideal kind of virtue then I’d say pursuit of the virtue is sufficient. But if it’s a cultural-based virtue they’re probably just fake status signaling and should be shamed. Or they could be promoting a virtue that makes you easier to trick, in which case they should be shot. (Like televangelists promoting tithing to their business.)
@machado Seriously though. My desktop computer has screens behind all the fans. The down side is that they collect a lot of dust and I have to clean them often.
@machado I resist the temptation to store cookies inside my computer.
@interneteh genmaicha is way underrated.
@machado I, however, have an above average number of testicles. Two, to be precise.
@machado @nindokag Where I draw the line is when the attacker is using an uninvolved 3rd party as a force amplifier. It would be very hard for me to ruin someones life, but if I can get their employer to do it for me then it's canceling. It's an abuse of power. Most cancelers would say they are the underdog, except if they can cancel someone, they are clearly not the underdog. It's like a wimpy guy with a gun killing someone and saying it's okay because I'm a wimp.
@machado @nindokag I don't consider #4 and #5 to be cancel culture. Everyone has a right to not support things they don't approve of. And making fun of people is just normal behavior. Even #3 is situational, if the CEO is the public face of the company then it's not cancel because you're punishing a company for what the company says. But if it's a behind the scenes person that does not represent the company triggering the boycott then it is cancel culture.
@machado @alper It's also discounting the role that charitable giving has in society. By 'wasting' your money on emotional causes it builds social capital because everyone wants associate with that kind of person. This nature is also exploited by charities. They hold fancy networking events for all their big donors. While this brings in the money, it makes these charities less efficient at helping people due to this dead weight loss.
@alper @machado unfortunately not. (Though I can only speak for American charities). Most charities are doing good but that doesn’t mean they’re effective. The whole industry is based around making the giver feel good because that’s what brings the money in. The science shows that people are happiest as soon as they write the check. Any information they get about effectiveness can only make them feel worse. Donors rarely ask and charities don’t volunteer that info.
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