catachresis

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 Tequila_Wolf in Friday Free Talk by Tequila_Wolf

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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catachresis OP wrote

I know it’s not my fault and it’s something with them and that’s why I’m upset. I want to get to know them and give them the space they need. It probably is themselves not feeling ready, like you said. I just want to be able to talk to them more.

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catachresis OP wrote (edited )

Reply to comment by cyberrose in Getting ghosted sucks by catachresis

Thank you so much. I’m totally okay with deleting the app, but I want to give it another week. I’m just bummed about getting ghosted cuz this person is really cool and I was enjoying our conversations a lot. I know they are shy and I want to give them the space to do that, but I don’t know if it’s within my space to message them again saying don’t ghost people, but I want to give you space, but I think ur really cool and I want to get to know you or something along those lines.

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catachresis wrote

As a non-binary service worker gendered honorifics always make me feel weird. I appreciate pleases, thank yous, and questions about my well-being/small talk. The creation of an gender neutral equivalent to sir or ma’am would be nice but I don’t know what that would be.

In the hypothetical where I wasn’t uncomfortable being called sir or ma’am, I think I would appreciate it.

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catachresis wrote

Make music for yourself, not for other people. Anti fascist black metal would be cool and I’m sure a lot of metal fans like you would appreciate the change.

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