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nil  ·  17 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Laziness Does Not Exist

I've always enjoyed this video by James Murphy. It wasn't that he was lazy, he was just really afraid of investing himself 100% into something and failing.

I figure you can also work half-heartedly on stuff you don't care about as a psychological defense mechanism against said fear.

nil  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 390th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

I would say just be careful. There are a number of elaborate scams going on of people impersonating large companies on job search websites (Indeed especially). They'll usually call or text, get you to send a bunch of information, and run you through an interview process before trying to pull the fake cheque trick.

Every interview I had was in-person, wearing a mask.

nil  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Green Mountain College is up for auction

That place was named after a legit slave trader for this long and nobody said anything until now? (Or at least it wasn't a major news story.)

nil  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dad I'm in Jail: Was (Not Was) - 1988

    the master's degree, the Ph.D, the postdoctoral studies...

nil  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 8, 2020

I'd land it on "having standards" that you should try to acclimate yourself to, sir.

Are you looking for a new Dad?

nil  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 8, 2020

Yeah, I noticed that too. Complaining about a community this small going downhill shows a stunning negation of personal responsibility toward the matter. It's not Reddit circa the Digg migration. Everyone is responsible for keeping this place "interesting."

There's an old saying in Georgia, maybe Tennessee, that "the more you create the more they hate."

Not to mention the fact everyone is retreating into themselves a tad due to the pandemic. I'm working on a trip report post from my Icelandic experience a few years back.

nil  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How to confront fascism (2013)

nil  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Soon we’ll all be cancelled

Eh, the site is fine. There are functions one can use to filter out people if they're acting like real degenerates. The quitting comes from the weird personal vibe where somebody pisses off somebody else.

Also, you should try submitting more "interesting ideas" yourself. Be the change you want to see in the world.

nil  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What would you say and do?

    If every liberal pundit switched from talking about Trump as an affront to democracy to just openly mocking him, he'd probably resign in under a month.

This I (regrettably) agree with. The dude is a troll. His airtime comes from being controversial and pissing people off. I do believe in higher values but trying to fight it with that is like trying to criticize Kanye - it's just playing into what he wants. "I think abortion is wrong" is something he says now because "George Bush doesn't care about black people" is no longer controversial.

nil  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Soon we’ll all be cancelled

The term "trans-exclusionary radical feminist" can only be interpreted as an anti-woman slur if you believe the current political discourse surrounding trans issues is inherently hostile to women. You have to accept the premise that trans women are not women for "trans-exclusionary" to be seen as derisive in this context. Or "radical feminist" having anti-woman connotations. Even so, upgrading it to the status of a slur is a massive stretch.

And polling Communist Twitter is not a representation of the general public or misogyny. Those same people want to put the bourgeoisie in the gulag.

nil  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What would you say and do?

... "so you come here often?"

nil  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ennio Morricone died