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This is why customer service folks often keep a mirror by the phone, looking at their own faces helps to keep their emotions in check when dealing with a difficult customer.

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But we already know the answer to that question.

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In a more perfect world, people would demand union representation, and flee from “right to work” (anti-union) states.

Unfortunately the billionaires have used millions to convince the thousandaires that the hundredaires are the real threat.

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I wonder if they still make that shampoo I like?

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“This MIT-trained engineer left a big plumbing company so he could disrupt the market with an innovative product”

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we need a great culling

Are you calling for slaughter?

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It’s exactly the same as their regular accents except every third sentence is, “Jesus Tapdancing Christ it is fucking cold in here, somebody turn up the heat!”

The HU Band - Wolf Totem (Mongolian Hunnu Rock) (youtu.be)

The Hu (stylized as The HU) is a Mongolian folk metal band formed in 2016. Incorporating traditional Mongolian instrumentation, including the morin khuur, the tovshuur, and throat singing, the band calls their style of music “hunnu rock”, a term inspired by the Xiongnu, an ancient tribal confederation of uncertain origins,...

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For those interested, a version with English captions is here.

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What the hell is a snap?

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I’ve been using Ubuntu for years and I literally had no idea. Admittedly, I don’t deal with servers or anything, so I guess some of the stuff coming from their package respositories could be “snap” format and I wouldn’t really notice.

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Robbers Cave has been debunked. Short version:

Muzafer Sherif’s first experiment (“Middle Grove”) failed when the two groups worked together to figure out that they were being manipulated. The second experiment (“Robbers Cave”) was only apparently successful because the “camp counselors” were explicitly aiding and abetting the feud between the two groups.

Of course, Sherif didn’t mention these details when he publicized his results.

A third of Bumble's Texas workforce moved after state passed restrictive 'Heartbeat Act' abortion bill | TechCrunch (techcrunch.com)

Bumble has lost a third of its Texas workforce in the months since the state passed the controversial abortion SB 8 (Senate Bill 8), also known as the Texas Heartbeat Act, over a year ago. This new data point was shared by Bumble’s Interim General Counsel, Elizabeth Monteleone, speaking on a panel this afternoon at the SXSW...

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This seems highly suspicious.

Bumble laid off 37% of their workforce just 2 weeks ago:

bloomberg.com/…/bumble-to-cut-37-of-jobs-plans-ap…

If you read the article, Ms. Monteleone says:

We — since SB 8 — have seen a reduction in our Texas workforce by about a third. Those employees are choosing to move elsewhere,” she told the audience at the event. “There are a variety of laws in Texas that I think many people find incompatible with living a healthy life and being their authentic self,” added Monteleone, suggesting that not all the departures may be tied directly to this specific piece of legislation, but possibly to several other Texas laws or proposed laws that don’t sit well with Bumble’s employees.

Not a word about their decision to cut their own workforce – some of them are surely part of that “reduction in our Texas workforce” (note how she doesn’t say they transferred to other locations, or left the company of their own free will). I guess their huge layoff happened “since SB 8”? cough

It sounds like they are trying to do damage control, by spinning their layoffs into a narrative about TX reproductive medicine laws.

Believe me, I’d like nothing more than to see big companies like Toyota, JP Morgan, and USAA give the finger to Texas. But I don’t think Bumble is being honest about this, and I don’t think they constitute a blip on the radar of the TX economy.

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they are laying off globally

“Globally” presumably includes Texas.

Obvs, I don’t have any insight whether they laid off Texas employees at any greater or lesser rate than their global rate, but “a reduction in our Texas workforce” is completely vague, and could refer to layoffs or voluntary departures.

no conspiracy here. Texas just sucks

It’s possible that they are trying to distract from the layoffs, AND Texas just sucks. The two are not exclusive.

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Yes, the article mentions it. Ms. Monteleone did not (at least, among items attributed to Ms. Monteleone).

The article is not speaking for Bumble. Ms. Monteleone IS speaking for Bumble.

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We’re headed rapidly toward a social credit system, but run by our corporate overlords instead of government. To quote The Stupendium:

You seem so surprised, what did you expect?

We’re thinking outside of that box that you checked

The terms were presented in full to inspect

You scrolled to the end just to get to “Accept”

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I wonder how selling the car impacts the data stream? If you could show that the automaker and LexisNexis aren’t properly handling the transition of the car’s owner from one to another – effectively penalizing the original owner for the actions of a subsequent owner – there might be a legal angle of attack to assert damages.

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Perhaps. There is a lot you can do to present the right appearance w/ respect to financial transactions. There’s not so much you can do when companies are exchanging data about your routine activities behind you back. Or they assume it is about you, who is going to hold them to account? Nobody.

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I’m an IT professional and I am not sure of that at all.

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You labor under the impression that they would only track & keep data if the user was logged in.

Who changed the username in the on-board OnStar system? Did you think to perform a full factory reset on the car’s electronic systems, before selling the car? CAN you?

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In many jurisdictions a woman having nonconsensual sex with a man isn’t even considered rape

It wasn’t defined as rape in the US until 2013. The FBI only considered “penetration” to be rape until the definition was revised, so national statistics didn’t represent ANY female-on-male rapes, unless the female used a body part or object on the male victim’s anus.

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Fortnine just did a video reviewing these results, and illustrating the practical issues with high grills.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpuX-5E7xoU

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