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Simon Fraser
Computer-friendly since 1982. Dog-friendly since 1970. Mostly harmless. Screedwriter.
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Simon Fraser 7h
Everybody should save the photos above and show them to any Trumper who ever calls you a nihilist.
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Simon Fraser 11h
Replying to @dodo @MarillaWex
pursuant to your interests
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Simon Fraser 12h
On a phone call a few moments ago, I said the word “Grad!” Like I was saying, “Great!” But nope, I said grad, which isn’t a word that makes any sense in the context of the conversation. Hopefully, it means something good in some other language and that can excuse my brain fart.
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Simon Fraser 13h
Replying to @MegaBranZero
I’m not saying a tool is insidious, I’m saying the applications of automation that we don’t really notice are. I’m crying wolf because where many other people see novelty and convenience, I’m seeing some wolves. I’ve already been bitten by a few of them.
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Simon Fraser 21h
Ken Burns’ Vietnam doc is on Netflix now
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Simon Fraser Jun 20
You’re talking about paved roads. I’m talking about the total shift in how we interacted with our tools, each other, and society as a whole over the course of about 15 years, from HTTPS to Web 2.0. More powerful than any religion.
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Simon Fraser Jun 20
Cody - “household” automation is even more insidious b/c it’s not as immediately noticeable. Butterfly effect. By the time it’s noticed, it’s too late, already part of our systems.
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Simon Fraser Jun 20
There are different kinds of automation. Some reduce time but have little to no impact on labor. Some outright replace humans.
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Simon Fraser Jun 20
It’s not about optics. It’s about morality and practicality. Separating them from their parents increases the chances they’ll be fucked up for life and more likely to engage in criminal activity, exacerbating the problem they claim to be preventing.
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Simon Fraser Jun 20
If you bring shitty store-bought meatloaf to a potluck, you can’t blame the other guests for not eating it. It doesn’t mean that all meatloaf is shitty. Maybe you should check the ingredients.
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Simon Fraser Jun 19
Yeah, you seem like the type that would poke a caged animal. You’re going to have a difficult life.
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Simon Fraser Jun 19
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Simon Fraser Jun 19
Actually, you’re linking to the Washington Times, not a reliable source given its previous association with the Unification Church and subsequent devolution into conspiracy baiting. Also, Obama no longer holds government office and can’t do anything about this policy.
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Simon Fraser Jun 19
C’mon. People who pirate movies don’t have loved ones.
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Simon Fraser Jun 19
That’s tragedy, not irony.
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Simon Fraser Jun 18
Replying to @shortweird
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Simon Fraser Jun 18
Optimism is not an authentic analytic. It is fraud-friendly and can turn on a dime. Your sales numbers will normalize. Be prepared and be patient.
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Simon Fraser Jun 18
Replying to @shortweird
And can indicate extreme mental states and/or diminished critical thinking ability. The essence of fanaticism. I’ve become so dour.
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Simon Fraser Jun 18
Having a cage like this inside a much larger room is psychological warfare. Only practical purpose is to cause mental distress in the inhabitants.
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Simon Fraser Jun 16
Uhh no one was talking down to me, Sean. I’ve only just joined the thread.
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