culture, competition (-)
One thing I really hate about my culture is its fetishization of competition. We create needless competition in business, sports, politics, etc. Why? It is destructive, it creates more losers than winners, and it wastes resources that could be better used to solve our collective problems. Proponents claim it spurs innovation and achievement. Bullshit: it spurs cheating and gaming the system. Competition of *ideas* is better served by *cooperation* to study them.
uspol, lgbtqia+, union, union-busting
The latest episode of It Could Happen Here on Starbucks union busting is well worth listening to as a queer person: it covers the intersection between being queer, union organizing, and union-busting, including how management holds queer folk hostage by dangling medical care. https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-it-could-happen-here-30717896/episode/starbucks-union-busting-100628639/?cmp=web_share&embed=true
My guess is the source of this trouble is that the paint that’s coming off here is just packing paint on the previous repair panel. This sort of thing needs a good primer and a couple coats, or it’s gonna do this.
I'm at a DEIA committee meeting at work. The speaker, who five minutes ago related a conversation with an autistic person who told him about how they fidget and so on when engaged, rarely make eye contact, and so on. And then this guy goes on to tell us that the workforce should be making "microaffirmations" through body language, eye contact, and so on.
So the plan is to for autistic folks to mask more. You know, for DEIA.
The USA’s theocrats have long sworn that if they could not co-opt public schools, they would destroy them. They are making progress. @OCRbot
I am listening to a very famous professor in the high-integrity computing field set up for a talk and fail utterly to comprehend why others might see grey bars over the presentation or what might be done about it. (Spoilers, they're overlay panels from the sharing software and they're not, themselves, shared.)
We've all been giving virtual presentations for a few years now ... how the hell is this person *this* bad at it?!?
If you see huge planes in science fiction, you're seeing nonsense. Not only did we have trouble filling and using A380s (leading Airbus to pull the plug), but there is an inescapable technical problem involved in wingborne lift of half a million kilos: wake vortices: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI9ZHBRc2yQ
The more lift you need to generate, the bigger the patch of sky you roil up and make deadly for other aircraft.
Breakfast is ready
Gen-X, she/her, computer scientist. My 'sona's a snynx (snep/lynx) named Britt. Not from Iceland.
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