catachresis

catachresis wrote

If Windows wasn't so easy to acquire more people would end up with Macs or using Linux. Microsoft would rather have you in their market share even if they didn't get your money. I'd imagine individual Windows licenses make up such a small percentage of their revenue (compared to OEM's and businesses) it isn't worth it for them to make it harder for pirates.

Probably similar reasons to why Adobe is/was easy to pirate as well.

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catachresis wrote

Has anyone here visited Arcosanti? What was it like?

The pessimist in me thinks it’s just an expensive art project. What is arcology if it is only practiced in a town surviving off of tourism around arcology?

Afaik Arizona is one of the easiest places to build carbon-neutral earthships (did I get the name right?) and expensive architectural projects that aim to do same thing seems like green-washed high art vacation destination.

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catachresis wrote

It seems like you’ve made up your mind. Do it!

When I learned that I could use they/them pronouns for myself something clicked and it felt right.

I think it is our duty as anarchists to reject the label holding us into the ruling class, work on unlearning any negative characteristics of being raised into that class, and explore our own genders freely and without critique.

If I may recommend baedan: journal of queer nihilism. Taken from the first page: “for those of us whose queerness means the refusal of society and not any negotiation with or within it.”

I don’t have any attachment to the term non-binary, but I prefer genderqueer. My phones about to die or else I would say more.

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catachresis wrote

As long as academia is written with academics as the target audience it will never become easier to understand for the normal person. This makes me wonder if language doesn’t exist to explain some topics in an understandable way because of how far abstracted the topic is from the real world, but at that point, why?

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catachresis wrote

Is it because millions of people are investing their money in a bet against multi-billion $ hedge funds and the hedge funds are allegedly and using their power to manipulate the market because they know their fines will cost less than the amount they are about to lose? In the meantime this is headlining news and more and more people are becoming aware that Wall Street is a playing a game on a table we can’t reach and if we try they kick us to the floor?

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catachresis wrote

Reply to by !deleted31465

Please don’t gatekeep being an anti-statist.

Nicotine addiction is a real thing and helps countless people with a coping mechanism that they can rely on. Cigarettes are one of a smoker’s best friends and it can be very hard to leave that friendship. Everyone knows smoking is bad for them and it can create self-image issues. Don’t shame smokers more when they already feel plenty already.

I could agree that smoking tobacco is supporting colonial and imperialist history, therefore supporting the state , but it’s not because of the high taxes.

Yes, tobacco is bad. Yes, people can smoke if they want to.

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catachresis wrote

Reply to Fighting Spotify by ziq

Krukowski says that Justice at Spotify has received criticism from some camps on the Left, who argue that it is futile to demand anything from the streaming giant; but in his view, ‘even by formulating the demands, you’re changing the conversation.

Who was the leftist that originally spread the idea that making demands on your oppressors Is futile? It feels like a silly thing to have strong emotions about.

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catachresis wrote

Nah. The first time I heard seaweed and cattle emissions this I did the math and it turns out to feed cows enough seaweed to reduce their emissions the world’s supply of seaweed to be exhausted in a few days.

Title is also misleading because total cattle emissions are greater than just their farts. Transportation, deforestation, etc.

This might be useful in the future for the jerks that need their steak and refuse to eat vat-grown meat.

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catachresis OP wrote

If they are right then they can say “I told you so” and start their own radio show and sell rare not-gay frog oil and if they’re wrong... well they aren’t. Biden is a die-hard communist and Trump didn’t lose the election. /s

2020 is the year of doom scrolling. Thanks Reddit and Facebook.

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catachresis wrote

What does their warranty say?

If it’s an MSI 1070 I could imagine that they would be less likely to notice that it doesn’t belong (I’m assuming MSI uses their own GPUs in their prebuilts)

Are they actually going to send out a new computer or are they going to refurbish yours with a new cpu?

I have a hard time imagining you would get in trouble for this maneuver.

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catachresis wrote

Reply to comment by Hibiscus_Syrup in Friday Free Talk by Hibiscus_Syrup

I read a tip somewhere to keep a list on your phone and whenever someone mentions something they want you add it to the list. Not good advice only a couple weeks before the holidays though.

I’ve learned phone calls also make fantastic gifts (but that could just be my family)

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