Time to do something about the spam by Gravi in SaidIt

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kys faggot

3 insightful

Gee, I wonder why saidit has such a deadmall vibe?

Time to do something about the spam by Gravi in SaidIt

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How much time it takes to create all the accounts

Unfortunately once the program has been written I think it involves literally 0 additional human minutes to spawn new accounts.

Time to do something about the spam by Gravi in SaidIt

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Maybe. But Occam's razor would suggest that spammers are insidious and it's a neverending tide - as soon as they find a site their posts will stay up on they will flock to that site (much of it is to game search results/link farming). Spam has been a problem here since I can remember. You find the same thing on unmaintained blogs, fora, whatever - no bitter redditors needed.

Time to do something about the spam by Gravi in SaidIt

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You remember the GPT bot that was replying to a bunch of comments... It unquestionably made the site worse.

Why don't beta males revolt against this unfair society? by dbdr in AskSaidIt

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lol because they're betas

Saidit should add a donation page by elonmusk7 in SaidIt

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lol it's literally at the bottom of every page (did you try looking?)

I'm tired of saidit not listening to us by 211 in SaidIt

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Let's take the power back by shitposting for 24 hours

Yes, that will bring the powerful to their knees.

Obvious spam trouble here by [deleted] in SaidIt

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singapore, india, phillipines do not speak english

Is this a joke?

You have no idea what languages are spoken in those countries, do you?

(No, don't open a new tab to Wikipedia, cheater)

You Are the Carbon They Wish to Reduce by Questionable in environment

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So what's the non-propagandist answer to dividing Earth's resources among 8bn people?

Buy Apple Mimosa in Las Vegas at Mimosa Royale by MimosaRoyale in Food

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Isn't this post spam?

puter: an advanced open-source desktop environment in the browser by Drewski in technology

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Look-and-feel is very reminiscent of gOS.

Harder To Outrun China’s New Humanoid Robot by hfxB0oyA in technology

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Don't run away, you'll only die tired.

Sweden officially joins NATO, ending decades of post-World War II neutrality by neolib in WorldPolitics

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Yes, they pledged a years-long commitment to a billion-dollar military alliance against a nuclear-armed adversary because the midfielder playing for a city of 50,000 people was hospitalized, brilliant.

Last month Joe Rogan had a guest on his podcast. His guest was a "black man" who was "wrongfully imprisoned" and you'll never guess what he's been up to... by Oyveygoyim in whatever

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I appreciate the scare quotes around "black man" - finally Saidit has realized that race is imaginary.

Hitler tried to save europe by declaring war on half of europe. by jacques1102 in whatever

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this mf said "the elders of zion"

Reddit finds its "fact-checked" narrative for the WPATH files dump by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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(Mutatis mutandis "our" "side")

‘Stunning Act of Scientific Censorship’: Journal Retracts Peer-Reviewed Study Critiquing COVID-19 Vaccine by boston_blackie in news

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Prob. worth noting:

Its peer-review process involves asking experts to review a given article in a few days. Adler told Retraction Watch in 2015, "Yes, Cureus has an unusually fast review process, which is an important part of the journal’s philosophy." Nevertheless, the speed and the quality of this peer review process has attracted the criticism of librarians and scientists. A study by librarians of Emory University found that Cureus was in the top 2 of institutional publications deemed predatory or untrustworthy.

In January 2024, 56 of its papers were retracted.

From the Wikipedia article)

80% of African Languages are Oral Only by MagicMike in whatever

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The claim is that entire cultures have no way to pass down knowledge outside of oral tradition.

This is true (of most cultures) which has its pluses and minuses (see also Socrates)

You seem to have a poor grasp on the distinction between languages and scripts so I'm not sure how fruitful further discussion will be.

Dear banned redditor, why are you here? by Reddit-mod in AskSaidIt

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Should misogyny and inceldom merit bans?

Dear banned redditor, why are you here? by Reddit-mod in AskSaidIt

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Still not banned, because I don't have a Tourette's-like need to post the gamer word.

But I came here looking for a free speech alternative - though I'd forgot Ellen Pao's name, my arrival too was during that exodus. I heartened by the idea of the "Pyramid of Debate" and was dumb enough to think it would be adhered to/enforced.

At the time it wasn't as bad as voat. I've regretted every day since.

A US company is accused of illegally hiring children to clean meat processing plants by [deleted] in news

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The amount they'll be fined will be less than the money they save by hiring illegals.

(Jailtime for the C-suite? Hahahahahahahahahaha be serious)

Transgender Muslim inmate serving 55 years for killing baby files $150K lawsuit for not being allowed to wear hijab by jet199 in NotTheOnion

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This is not really news (but it's perfect tabloid bait for the NY Post) - no judge has ruled anything.

Filing long-shot/frivolous court cases is what you do when serving a life sentence... you've got the prison library and all the time in the world.

Nebraska, USA: A single hailstorm reduced a multimillion dollar solar park, consisting of 14,000 solar panels, into a pile of toxic debris within minutes—once again showcasing the costly and ludicrous nature of Net Zero. by [deleted] in news

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There is no way for 8 bn human beings to live a 20th century American lifestyle with Earth's resources but y'all ain't ready for that conversation.

80% of African Languages are Oral Only by MagicMike in whatever

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I don't know what you're talking about. Almost every African language is written with the Latin alphabet.

Fighting the smartphone ‘invasion’: the French village that voted to ban scrolling in public by PanzersGhost in Europe

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Based

80% of African Languages are Oral Only by MagicMike in whatever

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lol 80% of human languages are oral only.

Quick, what's the standard orthography for Swiss German?

Republicans Who Screamed About A Crisis On The Border Oppose A Plan To Fix It by Cancelthis in politics

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It isn't fucking rocket science

You fine and jail employers found to be hiring workers illegally.

Republicans Who Screamed About A Crisis On The Border Oppose A Plan To Fix It by Cancelthis in politics

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Enforce existing laws.

Wait, so you're saying it's illegal to hire people who can't work legally??

Even if repubs support this bad bill there's no way to trust biden will uphold it.

And how was immigration enforcement under Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama, Trump...?

Joy Reid hot mic moment by xoenix in whatever

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Well, he finished one but in the meantime he was pretty gleeful and reckless with the American war machine, e.g. vaporizing civilians because it's cool and goes boom, drone assassinations, exceeding even the previous droner-in-chief etc.

I appreciate the overtures toward rapprochement with DPR Korea, for example, but to pretend he's this anti-war, anti-imperialist isolationist is laughable. Trump absolutely believes the U.S. should lead the "global order" (which can only be enforced militarily.)

Police officers given suspended sentences after leaving aspiring footballer with 'serious anal injuries' by jet199 in PoliceMisconduct

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What crime, in your estimation, would necessitate extra-judicial violation with foreign objects?

I'm sure he must have threatened them.

Can't eject flash drive from notebook computer because it is "currently in use". ~ I have this problem with Windows 11 but Linux does not give me that error. Why is it Microsoft can't do better than the free operating systems? by In-the-clouds in Linux

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It is the fate of operating systems to become free.

Microsoft is not such a great operating systems company. And this is not necessarily because their operating systems are all that bad from a purely technological standpoint. Microsoft's OSes do have their problems, sure, but they are vastly better than they used to be, and they are adequate for most people.

Why, then, do I say that Microsoft is not such a great operating systems company? Because the very nature of operating systems is such that it is senseless for them to be developed and owned by a specific company.

-- Neal Stephenson

how likely is it that someone blows my head off tomorrow? by [deleted] in Homeless

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Fairly unlikely.

That said, try to sleep somewhere that is both not immediately visible to passers-by but also never sleep anywhere with only one exit that an attacker could block you in. I've had stuff stolen while I slept next to it, even touching it, but if they can take it without waking you up, they will.

Random violence is rare but even so if you're not sleeping in an "obvious" place (e.g. park bench, doorway, all of which are ~a jillion per cent more likely to be harassed by the pigs anyway) I think you wouldn't present an appealing target to the sorts of boys who go out looking to do violence to the homeless.

Who is responsible for the mass immigration in our country? by Oyveygoyim in whatever

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lol how many jews own tree trimming businesses

"Say the word Jap near me and i'll knock yer teeth in" by Zoomergroid in TumblrInAction

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"Say the word Jap near me and i'll knock yer teeth in" by Zoomergroid in TumblrInAction

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"Say the word Jap near me and i'll knock yer teeth in" by Zoomergroid in TumblrInAction

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Yes, all words are contextually dependent and can be interpreted radically differently in other countries or cultures.

Fanny is another word that's taken entirely differently outside the U.S., for example.

Jap is considered a racial slur in North America due to the deeply negative connotation it acquired during WWII.

Outside the U.S. it is benign. I doubt a Japanese expat in Sydney would have any problem with it.

I don't like the Japanese, so I'm going to call you a Jap, which is clearly being used as a slur

You've hit the nail on the head.

Paki is almost the exact opposite case - them's definitely "fighting words" in much of the English-speaking world but due to the relatively paltry Pakistani-American population few Americans realize there's anything offensive about it.

Apple admits to secretly giving governments push notification data by Cancelthis in Socialism

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It's because Apple + Biden are sOcIaLiStS lmao

Apple admits to secretly giving governments push notification data by Cancelthis in Socialism

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Is this mis-posted? Why is it here?

I’ve been employed in tech for years, but I’ve almost never worked by [deleted] in TechCompanies

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See also Graeber's "Bullshit Jobs."

Greta Thunberg EXPOSED! She’s FINISHED!!! by WoodyWoodPecker in politics

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Yup!!!!!!! I'm sure we'll never hear from her again

NY State Politician Says Raccoons Keep Breaking in and Crapping on Flag by [deleted] in NotTheOnion

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Based raccoon

Morgan Freeman says the terms ‘Black History Month’ and ‘African American’ are insults by hfxB0oyA in news

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so that you understand why you're offending people

Someone being wrong doesn't offend me. I just don't waste my time.

They want your EV car to have almost no range whatsoever ... to limit your travel, freedom and car ownership altogether by [deleted] in technology

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Good

These ‘Luddite’ Teens Are Abstaining From Social Media by Drewski in culture

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The Kids Are Alright

magnora7 is asking about notabug on reddit, but not here (active here "2 months ago") by nabtard in SaiditAlternatives

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n. /'twaɪsɚ/ crook; swindler.

I Animated Bill Burrs Infamous 'Philly Rant' From 2006 by busyyellow2 in funny

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Listening to the way he wins the crowd over 10 minutes is a masterclass.

The AR-15 is protected by the Second Amendment by Drewski in firearms

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They'll pry my suitcase dirty bomb from my cold, dead, glowing hands.

How accurate are stats saying "5%" of people aged 18-29 in the US are "transgender or non-binary"? Could it be demoralization propaganda? by VacaLeitera767 in debatealtright

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They are the guys who simply are too weak, cowardly, ugly and lacking in T to be men.

Ms. Jenner would like a word

I tried some spray paint space art in 2022, some turn out pretty good, I've actually sold a few already by EndlessSunflowers in Art

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Anywhere inside should be well ventilated (and you should be wearing a respirator) anyway.

"Social media in general, especially Twitter, were eroding civilization. If civilization collapses before Mars becomes self-sustaining, then nothing else matters. Human consciousness is gone." - Elon Musk by AXXA in SocialMedia

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"If you had the power of geoengineering to terraform Mars into Earth, then you have the power of geoengineering to turn Earth back into Earth. So the argument that if we trash Earth we need another planet doesn't work."

-- NdGT

New Zealand Bans Cigarette Sales To Everyone Born After 2008 by thenewsline in WorldNews

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On the other hand, New Zealanders, on average, live much happier and more satisfied lives than Texans, sooo...

Farmers stand in front of their Kansas farm now contaminated by the Keystone oil spill by In-the-clouds in news

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If Biden became a boltcutter-carrying, black hoodie-clad ecoterrorist he would be the most based president ever.

🤡🌎 by EternalSunset in NotTheOnion

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/u/ActuallyNot shilling for Big Lexicography lmao

A trash heap 62 meters high shows the scale of India's climate challenge by [deleted] in environment

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Environmentalism is not the same thing as climate change.

This is true, but

Fires caused by heat and methane gas sporadically break out and some deep beneath the pile can smolder for weeks or months. Bhalswa and Ghazipur landfills contribute to the country's total output of methane gas.

Methane is the second most abundant greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide, but a more potent contributor to the climate crisis because it traps more heat.

(and needless to say much of that trash is plastic, which releases massive amounts of air pollution during its manufacture.)

A trash heap 62 meters high shows the scale of India's climate challenge by [deleted] in environment

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for you burgercels 62 m ~ 205 ft

What if in the end mass shooters have just had it with the F'ed up society we are in and simply lived up to their fantasies? Haven't you ever felt like you wish to shoot all your public enemies? by Hadit in AskSaidIt

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drop all social media and a lot of your internet time too. But for real try the volunteer thing. You might only be one person but you can help 10 or 100 people if you do one night working at the food bank or soup kitchen.

This is real af

What if in the end mass shooters have just had it with the F'ed up society we are in and simply lived up to their fantasies? Haven't you ever felt like you wish to shoot all your public enemies? by Hadit in AskSaidIt

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violence against a number of people that I can count on a few hands isn't gonna make a dent or accomplish a damn thing.

Actually it will strengthen popular support for the security state.

What are the odds? by chottohen in corruption

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Please post the gas companies that Pelosi, Romney, and Kerry's kids worked for.

(You can't, it's made up.)

(But this is days old, and the fake news has already spread, and the damage is already done.)

Forget the football...Qatar is also hosting the 'camel BEAUTY World Cup'! Long-legged beauties strut their stuff to be named the most attractive by [deleted] in censorship

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Those backwards A-rabs are so wacky! Anyway, I'm off to watch the Westminster Dog Show

Whetstone - a Calm OS by [deleted] in technology

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Checking the time on a smartphone is another one of those actions that puts a smartphone in your hand. To untrain this impulse, Whetstone will never give you the time of day.

Arguably trading apps for physical wristwatches and alarm clocks is a prime example of The Unix Philosophy.

Twenty-six years ago, two technologists envisioned a different kind of future: one where humans and quiet, unobtrusive computers comfortably co-existed.

In their prophetic 1996 essay The Coming Age of Calm Technology, Marc Weiser and John Seely Brown spoke of a time when tiny, Internet-enabled computers would be embedded in everything from clocks, to toys, to microwave ovens. When such a time came, they advised, the design patterns of the Mainframe and Personal Computing eras would no longer serve us; instead, Ubiquitous Computing would require us to "radically rethink the goals, context, and technology of the computer and all the other technology crowding into our lives."

This is huge, a total paradigm shift, really forcing me to rethink what a phone is and could be. Thanks, OP.

Stop trying to make me eat insects: Every single week there is a story from the media trying to convince me that I need to eat insects. This is a Davos obsession. Steak, chicken, fish are all special treats that are bad for the environment, you see. These should be reserved only for Davos attendees. by Chipit in Food

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If you have a plan for making industrially farmed beef and chicken or commercial fishing even vaguely sustainable for 8 billion people, I'd love to hear it.

It's official: France bans short haul domestic flights in favour of train travel by [deleted] in Europe

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You should read the article.

It's official: France bans short haul domestic flights in favour of train travel by [deleted] in Europe

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baseddddddddd

When Will the Last Bitcoin Be Mined? by Blink18-2 in bitcoin

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~2140.

In the list of things that are racist we have arrived at…. Shark Week by ClassroomPast6178 in TumblrInAction

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I don’t come from a family of scientists.

TIL I learned that scientists come from when two white men get together and raise a family of white male children.

AI learns to write computer code in ‘stunning’ advance by [deleted] in programming

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That's literally the story of every technological advance in human history.

The politics of masturbation - Was the sexual revolution a government psy-op? by jet199 in politics

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No, people just like to fuck.

The wild life of billionaire Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who has apologized for Elon Musk’s layoffs and is known for eccentricities like eating one meal a day, and taking ice baths by Hiii in technology

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Low-calorie diets (e.g. IF, restricted mealtimes) are strongly correlated with increased life expectancy. Just saying.

Thanksgiving coming up! Please post your recipes and pics! by [deleted] in Food

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Mmmm, plastic

Thanksgiving Dinner by Musky in Food

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Two different meat dishes on Thanksgiving? That's bold.

Private Documents Reveal Trudeau Was Going to Use Tanks to Stop Freedom Convoy Protests by Chipit in WorldNews

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lol that's not what tankie means

The price of a worker's life in America: Caterpillar fined only $145,000 for willfully ignoring safety requirements causing a man to fall to his death in a vat of molten iron by Countach_3D in LaborRights

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lol a fucking bulldozer is worth more than a human life (two human lives!)

The price of a worker's life in America: Caterpillar fined only $145,000 for willfully ignoring safety requirements causing a man to fall to his death in a vat of molten iron by Countach_3D in LaborRights

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For comparison, the $145,027 fine is > 0.003% of Caterpillar's $4.5 billion profit last year - less than half the price of a medium-sized bulldozer, less than two days' pay for their CEO.

Do you getting a college education is a good thing? by 8thmonitor in whatever

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The correct answer should of course be the knowledge

I don't know that there's a "correct" answer but I would say that if too many people opt for the degree it's time to reexamine what we want incentivized in our educational system.

If your kids go to study liberal arts and are happy acquiring debt so they can flip burgers, so be it.

While this stereotype is rooted in reality, and there are plenty of very educated people making essentially fast food wages, statistically university graduates still make more money than their secondary school-educated counterparts. It is important to remember that this is precisely why many people attend university.

Otherwise they do it to get a fulfilling career by studying something useful, in which case typically the bit of paper at the end is what they need.

But "useful" is hard to gauge and can change a lot in 4 years. (I would argue that pharmacists are useful but the influx of trained pharmacists caused their wages to stagnate. Again, if "useful" were the sole criterion bedpan attendants would be making more than social media VPs.)

Even someone with a degree in Angolan literature or ethnomusicology is more appealing to most employers than a similar candidate with none, and I know of few people with useful degrees who actually end up in a career closely related to their area of study 10+ years after graduation.

Otherwise everyone could get jobs by just reading a book on the subject.

The textbook is meant to be a supplement for teaching, not a replacement for it. Gaps in the autodidact's knowledge are often apparent to everyone else; the role of a professor cannot be replicated by watching YouTube videos.

Saidit pulling a Reddit??? by [deleted] in WayOfTheBern

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🙄

iT wAs TeH jEwS

An "insightful" vote counts as 2 points; "fun" votes count as 1.

Saidit users who aren't "alt-right," why aren't you? by Markimus in politics

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Because I'm not retarded.

Living Free And Taking Control With John Bush (15:25) ~ Jason Bermas by JasonCarswell in Solutions

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The Atlantic Is A Shitty Propaganda Rag Run By Elitist Wankers by [deleted] in politics

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Caitlin Johnstone makes as much sense as tits on a turtle.

Perhaps you simply ought work on your reading comprehension.

While it may be a hyperbolic to refer to an entire 150-year-old publication that has published Mark Twain, Martin Luther King, Wm. F. Buckley, and David Foster Wallace as "a shitty propaganda rag," I think the central premises hold up:

that Applebaum's piece is incredibly dangerous and irresponsible, and that fears of popular speech are rooted in elitism.

It may be somewhat tenuous to link the two and assign such a position to The Atlantic's editorial board as a whole but as usual Ms. Johnstone + Mr. Foley's analyses provide insight into consensus manufacture in the West.

Why does someone's gender identity have more authority than biological sex? by jacques1102 in TumblrInAction

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a beaten down straight white man ... would have to actively try to sleep with men

Even then, the discourse surrounding "gay white men" is pretty toxic.

(not entirely undeservedly, in my opinion, I should add. But just like the also-deserved criticism of professional white feminists, it ends up getting hijacked by this weird determinism and demands for self-flagellation from the worst non-white Cluster-B narcissists.)

The Atlantic Is A Shitty Propaganda Rag Run By Elitist Wankers by [deleted] in politics

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Yes, and it's also a source of some of the best contemporary writing from the U.S. and elsewhere. Whaddaya gonna do? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

It's always represented the consensus of centrist thought, but it also allows dissidents willing to push the boundaries of that discursive fairway (you may appreciate this cover story aimed squarely at its élite readership, for example).
do love the johnstones though

Teacher tells her deaf students that people can hear farts and their reaction is hilarious by [deleted] in NotTheOnion

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Can confirm that many deaf people have had the experience of learning that farts make noise in an embarrassingly public setting, it's A Thing.

Who is the coolest user on Saidit? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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/u/magnora7, no question.

Ex-Nato head says Putin wanted to join alliance early on in his rule by [deleted] in DownTheMemoryHole

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Taibbi has gone in depth on this - Putin himself publicly said, "I would not rule out [joining NATO]."

56 Miles (90 km) Above Earth - Successful Amateur Rocket Launch by zyxzevn in space

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That's just the edge of the disc, you fucking brainwashed dupe

Elon Musk's Reason for Aquiring Twitter is to Turn it into a Mega app. by raven9 in TechCompanies

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RemindMe! 3 years

Koios is a file tagging system that uses extended attributes by LarrySwinger2 in technology

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Refusing to give the unlock code of your phone to the authorities is a crime by [deleted] in privacy

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Un homme interpellé en possession de cannabis refuse de donner les mots de passe de ses téléphones portables. Il est renvoyé en correctionnelle pour cette affaire, mais aussi pour avoir refusé de remettre la « convention secrète de déchiffrement d'un moyen de cryptologie », un délit passible de trois ans d'emprisonnement.

This is horrifying.

Tech of Yesteryear – Where old computers find their final resting place by [deleted] in technology

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