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Apple Talk / Re: Consumer Identity
« on: January 17, 2019, 12:00:32 pm »
It's disingenuous, and it's profit driven, but it is still a positive act.

Advertising isn't going away, and the most insidious part of it is that it will constantly alter itself to move past our defenses. Our responsibility is, as always, to view it skeptically, but when it's a good message like this one, the response should encourage more of the same. I don't think a Gillette commercial is going to make a bystander become active, but it can start to normalize the idea.

The other perspective for this trend is that activists are starting to recognize corporations as powerful tools in their fight. Wasn't it a Parkland survivor that got a bunch of sponsors pulled from Laura Ingraham's (sp?) show? We're recognizing that these entities have disproportionate power, but that they still do have to answer to consumers. I'm a little worried about the weaponization of such tactics, similar to how social media has become an influence peddling game for malevolent actors.

I'm actually going to buy some Gillette razors though, because the ones I bought to replace my last ones are chewing enormous chunks out of my face.

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Apple Talk / Re: I am in mourning for an old friend.
« on: December 24, 2018, 05:01:03 pm »
Damn shame, but she had a good run. Glad the family is safe.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: December 11, 2018, 11:38:46 am »
First day at the new office was OK.  Probably would have been better if I had more than 3 hours sleep and wasn't learning how to use an obtuse database that is getting discarded in 3 months.  On the plus side, apart from "following basic instructions" and "not drooling like an idiot", the day wasn't too hard.  Office is nice and cheery and modern and, unlike the poor saps on the floor below, I don't have to call random people and interrogate them about law firms all day.

I also see the country went insane in my temporary absence.

I had to do something like this for my new job. One of the online training modules for our database was "click on the News & Updates list and submit the top release as your assignment." The top story was that the database was being replaced.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: November 14, 2018, 01:45:45 am »
It was 35F in Tucson this morning and everyone died.  :cry:

Well yeah what did you expect, it's freezing over; you people elected a Democrat.

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"Hey Williams I heard your mom's still online."

"Yeah well someone's got to follow your mom on Insta."

"HAH! Anyway, you going to Rob's later?"

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Cram shuffles over to the Internet in his bathrobe.

"You're still here? It's over. Go home. Go."

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: October 05, 2018, 11:24:55 am »
I was using my custom box to mine Necronomicoin, until it crawled up the wall and screamed in 1000 voices. :(

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Apple Talk / Re: Ask Hoopla:
« on: August 28, 2018, 11:41:33 am »
Jesus, I can’t believe I sent CU to Sketch Park.  :lulz:

I could have gotten him killed.

Has anyone heard from him lately? Maybe I did.

I can't remember if Felix and CU were the same person, or if they just ran together, but he's gone full Alex Jones/QAnon over on FB.  It's a queasingly impressive amount of self-deception.

Felix = CU.

And this hardly surprises me.  He was always looking for a cause.

I am pretty sure you are incorrect that Felix was CU. I met CU.

I could be wrong, but CU had a name prior to CU, and I could have sworn it was Felix.

Just bumped an old thread with CU’s big ol’ mug... looks like his former user names were “fictionpuss” and “FP”.

The median age of PD went up 5 years because of this conversation, you adorable old codgers.  :lulz:

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Apple Talk / Re: Ask Hoopla:
« on: August 25, 2018, 02:05:01 pm »
This rash on my tits - exzema or just rackne?

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Apple Talk / Re: Harlan Ellison has died.
« on: June 29, 2018, 11:29:28 am »
 :sad:

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Is this the kinder, gentler Roger I've been hearing so much about?

No, Roger was killed when he forgot his safe word during the Recent Unpleasantness.

Honestly, people.  When a man comes by to offer a non-excuse, the least you can do is not mistake him for some dead fucker that nobody really liked anyway.  Roger was laid to rest in the great plastic island in the pacific.  By which we mean, "we pushed the stiff out of the cargo door and wouldn't you know he managed to hit dead center."  Horrible, right?  He's basically interred in a mass of disposable diapers and water bottles.  And when the UV finally decays all of that plastic, centuries after we're gone, his immaculate and incorrupt body will just sort of float around like a message in a bottle.  You never know where it's going to turn up, though it won't really be the same if everyone is already dead and there's nobody to traumatize.

This is sad. Surely all of that back hair is more dangerous to sea life than the entirety of the trash island.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: April 04, 2018, 11:43:32 am »
Found myself in a Brooks Brothers store today.

Someone kill me before the metamorphosis is complete.  :tgrr:

The minute you exit the store whatever was in your bag turned into a black tee and a pair of hobnail boots. The universe has ways of self correcting.

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Apple Talk / Re: Ben Mack
« on: January 21, 2018, 02:29:11 pm »
Is GOOD ENERGY visible from SPACE?

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You wouldn't believe how many searches this thread is getting, either there was piece on the tv or someone has developed a working prototype forcefield.

An article about this on r/TIL made the Reddit front page last week. My guess is it would be part of that bump?

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