bloodrose

bloodrose wrote

My husband sometimes shares stuff with me that annoys me and once when I asked why he wants to hurt me so much, he said he figured if he could harness my eye roll, he could power the entire world.

After reading this:

I need the structure and the discipline.

I have to ask, ziq, are you in league with my husband? Trying to get me to roll my eyes so hard that I create infinite power? Because my eye roll game on this one was tight.

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bloodrose wrote

  1. “Do I look fat?”

It’s the first question that most people ask when they try on something new, because “Do I look fat?” has become the new “Do I look bad?” And then usually, the person they’re asking would respond by saying something like “No, you look good.” It’s sad really, because the word “fat” continues to be used as an insult when it’s really not.

God, this. I had to tell my daughter she can't call others fat even if they would call themselves fat because a lot of people find it to be an insult. It is hard to tell your child "it is okay that mommy is fat but don't ever say anyone is fat" without breaking their fucking brain. I'm tired of fat being an insult. It should be a descriptor, not an insult.

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bloodrose wrote

Work != activity. When you say people become unhappy without work , I would argue that it is a lack of activity and community that hurts people ,not a lack of labor or work .

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bloodrose wrote

I met an an-com over Christmas. They asked what books I had read to inform my viewpoints. I did not have quick, canned response. So, I sounded like a phony, I think.

My keyboard is broken. I am finding dictation on the computer much more difficult than on my phone. People have said I have an accent and asked where I was from. The dictation not understanding me makes me wonder how accented my voice is.

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bloodrose wrote

I don't think you analogy holds up to the problems technology introduces. In 2016 in the United States, foreign agents used facebook to start and manage facebook groups and organize people to act in a foreign country's best interests. Literally, housewives in Texas were holding in-person group meetings to organize election efforts for Donald Trump, thinking they were all just a group of Texas women who were interested in the same thing when really some dude in Russia started the group for agitation.

The problem with technology is its incredible ability to lie to us and the insane amount of work we have to do to tell what is fact and what is fiction. The article here is that Russia was able to trick its people into thinking it was on a world wide web when it was only inside the country. That's a really large number of people fooled by technology. That's really scary.

A better analogy would be to say will we fight the revolution in person or send our robots to do it instead? Yeah, the robots might be stronger than us but how can we be sure they won't be hacked on the battle field and come for us?

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