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Pokémon let's go's throwing mechanic makes me real mad. Where are the curve balls? where's the physicality of the thing? Why does the ball never go in the direction I throw it in?!

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How internet memes are used to manipulate your behaviors: An example.

Chances are that you have seen this meme floating around, especially around elections. It isn't what you think it is. It is not a friendly digital handshake. It isn't meant to help neighbors mend fences. It is a deliberate instrument of psychological manipulation.

I worked in Marketing for nearly two decades. I know this kind of device when I see it. Let me explain.

I fed over 8,000 CNN Business headlines to a neural net to see which new headlines it would predict.
For some reason, it predicted companies behaving rather badly.

With PayPal leading the march on removing access to online services to left-wing groups it is clear that we will soon need to fill in the gaps as this trend deepens within the liberal technology community.

Tired -> drink coffee -> tired and irritable

idea: pension fund as a cooperative. Shares voting rights are exercised by first taking an internal vote and then voting as a block.

When white men criticise things as being "identity politics", they are generally engaging in a form of identity politics themselves to reinforce their own position.

There can be no agency in a hierarchy - only the receiving of orders from above and the compulsion to push them below. Individualism and hierarchies are mutually opposed, but they are sold together in through obfuscation. Many believe that hierarchies somehow produce individual autonomy, although this is clearly an ignorance of the highest order. Tell me when you're packed on to a commuter train or stuck in your car on a motorway at your boss's order how free you feel.

Work hard so you can buy presents for the people that you can't see because you're both working for so long to plug that hole in your scarcely existent relationship. Work hard to produce and sell those presents so that everyone who works hard can plug that hole.

Because currently it sucks and that's the best way to have it organised independent of governement (which is probably important for a communications service).

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Worker cooperatives / worker ownership of businesses should be way more common, partly because they'd help eliminate C level executives being a narrow point of failure that can tank the whole business. This Deciem stuff, wherein the CEO went on some drug trip over Christmas, lost his mind, and has, over the period of 10 months, destroyed a very successful business, is fascinating, and he would have been deposed and the company would still live on, if worker's had a say:

That voice that's telling you that you didn't do enough today is capitalism and it's lying.

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