@captainbland well that didn't work
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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.
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.
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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for some reason my Recent Files list isn't updating? like, it's showing files i opened or used roughly a month ago, but nothing newer than that. there's lots of info online about removing the list or disabling it; i just want it to update properly? but nothing i've tried (permissions changes to both recently-used.xbel and the zeitgeist folder) has made a difference. what heck?
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: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/10/style/deciem-the-ordinary-stores.html
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feeling very distracted and overwhelmed by the IPCC report, blergh
software guy, wannabe cooperator
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