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sudo wrote

This isn't a meme, it's an infographic. There have been lots of infographics in the past that didn't cite their sources, and for some of them it turned out their information was wrong. As a result, lots of people will now ignore infographics unless their sources are cited, because they don't want to be misled, and they don't have the time or energy to verify the numbers on their own. If you are the creator of this infographic, then I strongly urge you to put your sources at the bottom in fine print. If you're just reposting this from somewhere else, don't post infographics that don't cite their sources. That way, you won't be responsible for spreading misinformation, in case the numbers quoted are wrong.

Also, I don't think I'm being pedantic by saying that office workers aren't typical. I know there are a lot more hourly service jobs where I live than there are office jobs. Maybe office work is "typical" work for you if you're a privileged white person, but not otherwise. Proletarians outnumber labour aristocrats.

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Come to think of it why do they speak English?

Because the audience speaks English. If they spoke Xhosa all the time, the viewer would have to constantly look back-and-forth between the subtitles and the video. That would result in them missing a lot of on-screen details. I think the director's solution of having them mostly speak English, with a few splashes of Xhosa mixed in, worked pretty well. Yes, you have to suspend your disbelief that Wakandans would routinely speak in English, but I think that's better than nerfing the enjoyability of the movie.

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The only people I've met who are hostile towards free as in freedom software are capitalists in the software industry. They objections are usually something like, "How will my business survive if someone makes a libre version of my app?" If their business relies on people paying them for something that could be done for free, then their business doesn't deserve to exist.

There are some other people who hate it because they think it's low quality or virus infected, but usually those people are referring to free as in beer software.

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Careful, Best Buy LP will follow you into the bathroom if they see you concealing. Make damn sure you're in a blind spot before you conceal. If you can get it from a store with less aggressive LP, I would do that.

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I said I don't attack people in memes. I attack the fuck out of ideology.

I'll give you that, then. But it's not hard to read between the lines, especially when you post them right after arguing with someone of said ideology. You did the same thing after arguing with a transhumanist, IIRC. It's pretty obvious that you're posting them to spite the other person.

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sudo wrote

You said that you didn't attack people's ideologies in memes. I provided three instances of you doing exactly that. Whether or not I do the same thing is irrelevant, especially since I never claimed not to.

And, for the record, I didn't post mine on the heels of an argument with someone in order to put their ideology on blast, like you did.