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Hey! You want to rent some office space, you total piece of shit asshole?

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This week the Portland Thorns finally got rid of their old coach and made the assistant coach Rob Gale the new interim head.

I bet the Thorns social media manager goes into work every day pleading with Rob to put on a black t-shirt and read the following lines while they film it for TikTok:

“Doesn’t seem to matter what I do,
I’m always coach number two,
No one knows how hard I try…”

mathowie,
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Seriously though, I’m not a fan of the change. Rob was always Norris’ right hand man and I don’t think much will change. Also? They have the former interim head coach from the Houston Dash, Sarah Lowdon as their other assistant coach.

I’d much prefer management put women in high positions on women’s pro teams, especially those with previous #nwsl head coaching experience.

I guess for now, Rob will be Kenough for the Thorns.

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@mrakes Yeah, I hope something can change but I think they need a bigger shake up. Norris was just a goal coach previously and they also lost their previous amazing goal coach just a couple months back. I do wonder why they didn't give Sarah the job since she has filled those shoes before on the Dash.

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A dentist in town has one of those movie marquees on his sign and he’s anointed himself the pun king of the city, but I can tell most of the jokes each week are ripped from tweets or Instagram memes.

It gives me a whole new appreciation for artisanal, single-origin, locally sourced original puns.

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@luckie_reubs he does that one every 6 months

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new post: Feeling duped by Amazon's "magical AI" bullshit https://a.wholelottanothing.org/feeling-duped-by-amazon/

mathowie,
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@jessamyn yeah, that’s a good point. I had a couple sentences I wrote about how it was offshored labor and that it was kinda messed up but when I was editing it I didn’t want to sound xenophobic, as if I wished they were American jobs, but your larger point is a good one that I didn’t dig deep enough into.

mathowie,
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@acb oh yeah, duh, I'll edit to clarify that

mathowie,
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@glennf @jessamyn I remember going to the store just after lunchtime, and I see my receipt says 4pm for my order. I thought I got charged immediately but I think I never saw the charges until a few hours later because I remember being worried I'd be overcharged for an item I didn't take out of the store.

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@jessamyn I remember thinking at the time there’s no way you can have enough weight sensors and how are they all networked at once?!

Watching the movie Parasite when the dad walks up stairs and lights perfectly turn on with each step I was like IMPOSSIBLE in the theater because there is no motion sensor on earth accurate enough then [spoiler] you find out a basement slave does it all by hand.

mathowie,
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@djfiander @jessamyn but what about his crowd-sourced bean-to-bar chocolates called Turks and Cacaos

mathowie,
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@jimfl “human misery” is also coincidentally how I’d describe the hideous UI of the AWS console.

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Watching any form of sports these days, you're pummeled with ads for all the various sports betting outfits and it's like hey advertisers: I've seen Back to the Future Part II and I am aware of what all gambling all the time leads society to.

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A data set of one, but: I recently bought an induction burner hotplate to see what cooking on it was like compared to gas.

Other night I made Chana masala, which required blooming a heap of spices. My indoor air quality monitor hardly changed, AQI went down a couple points.

Next night we cooked Indian again, this time on our gas stove burner. AQI went down 20 points, chemicals shot through the roof.

Burning propane indoors seems even worse than I thought.

mathowie,
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@eviltrout yep same fan speed both times

mathowie,
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@laze yeah I forgot to mention I ran the overhead fan at the same speed on both cooks

mathowie,
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@cweirup I got the one America's Test Kitchen said was good, about $150. It makes a noise after you're done cooking, which is weird, so I often unplug it whenever I've plated everything. It's not that noisy while it cooks. https://amzn.to/4b0Nzfs

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I have to buy tickets to a soccer game at SeatGeek Stadium in Chicago, so I pulled up my SeatGeek app I use for handling my home soccer season tickets and there were only highly marked up tickets for resale.

I go to the soccer team's own site, click "buy single game tickets to this match" and I'm directed to "My Pro Venue Tickets" where hundreds of seats in every section are sold at face value.

I guess stadium naming rights don't come with exclusive distribution?

mathowie,
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I can't wait to use Brown Bag Tickets to grab seats at the next game held at the Ticketmaster Arena

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guy typing on a laptop quickly while sitting in a Starbucks with a cup next to him

"that person is doing creative work, probably their first screenplay!"

guy typing on a laptop quickly while sitting in a 2006 Toyota Camry in a parking lot

"hold my hands kids, we're gonna cross the street to avoid whatever is happening here"

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Why is the biggest TV ratings star in sports getting paid about the same as an office manager in a moderately successful company?

mathowie,
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A couple years ago a friend ran into the second-string center for the Portland Trailblazers in town and I guessed as a bench warmer who only played a few minutes a couple times a week he probably made like 600-800k a year which was about double the NBA minimum salary until I looked it up on Wikipedia where his salary was listed at $2.4M/yr

mathowie,
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@grumpasaurus women’s pro soccer pays new draft picks more. WNBA has a lot more games than soccer, how are they not making money with the sport?

mathowie,
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@bouriquet the contract was fixed for all the first five draft picks. These numbers were set in stone, she had no negotiations allowed. Draft picks after her got even less.

mathowie,
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@isonno the two US soccer teams are paid equally now. The USWNT coach is the highest paid women’s soccer coach on earth, earning 2.5M per year to match up with the men’s team coach

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