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Devac  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ‘Queer Eye’, Jordan Peterson and the battle for depressed men

    I think it's because women are generally too smart to fall for that kind of bullshit.

I know smart women (edit: and men, obviously) who uncritically beelined to material affirming their views and biases too. It's not about peoples' intelligence or gender, and far more about people feeling lost, lacking direction or sense of belonging.

Devac  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Wait, are we doing it wrong? [Potential major Hubski experiment]

Hot damn, the chat also looks amazing!

Thank you for sharing it.

Devac  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Musk Inside™

I knew about Korolev, never dug too deeply on the finance side of his dealings. And a lot of news just slipped past me, like his uninformed view of COVID and opposition to lockdowns.

    a guy who was one of dozens who said "let's ignore banking laws and put that shit loosey-goosey on the Internet" being hailed as the father of the Internet economy

I legit forgot he's behind PayPal.

    a guy who has used billions in tax breaks to Brand X the longstanding institutions of Western life.

That one I remember, but I also remember throwing the towel after reading five different sources that presented different takes on the story while (probably all) being technically correct.

Now I'm torn between retracting my "there's a lot to admire" statement entirely or rectifying it into something essay-length. :/

Devac  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Musk Inside™

He talked about AI like someone who thinks Terminator is a documentary, and the initial hype around the Boring Company (or whichever not-hyperloop tunnel thing) tried to make them look like inventors of tunnels and elevators. There's a lot to admire, but not taking him with a grain of salt just isn't wise.