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The Onion are on a roll, and they're finding their voice again.

"Man With 20 Rifles Can’t Remember If His Goal To Start Or Stop Violent Overthrow Of Government"

Specifically, Musk was saying some anti-union shit and also stating in the same tweet that managing sucks and he hates to do it so much. I said he should turn the company over to the workers to self-manage. He could then relax and shoot more cars into space.

I couldn't resist sending a shitpost to Elon Musk on Twitter, so I guess I should lock down my account to avoid the inevitable attack from his fans.

On a related note: why the fuck do billionaires have fans?

"Property rights are the foundation of our society," says the property manager of the house that is currently under the control of the squatter who is also a landlord (see the link below for the full saga).

"Technically he's right," I think to myself, "But that's not actually a good thing and I'm ethically conflicted about this whole situation." I'm definitely not contributing to the GoFundMe in which he wrote those words, though.

@allan Yeah. Many of these jobs could already be automated (and many more could disappear entirely without anyone except the now unemployed people really noticing). They continue to exist for a whole host of social reasons, but tech isn't the barrier, as you say.

@allan I need to add both of those to my reading list (especially because my job definitely qualifies as a bullshit job; I think a different version of this job could still exist and be useful under different/better social conditions but, right now, it's mostly bullshit).

@brennen I just don't have the energy for hating reading stuff that's longer than a magazine article. Plus, I'm naturally a slow reader so if I'm going to dedicate time to something, I want it to be something I'll probably find interesting or enjoyable.

I will gleefully listen to other people tear apart things they've hate written on my behalf, though.

Spending my lunch hour requesting the local library order in various leftist titles I'd like to read, to offset the fact that Jordan Peterson's "12 Rules" was on the "featured" self the last time I visited my local branch.

(OK, it actually has nothing to do with that; really, I just want to read these books and make them available in the library for others, as well.)

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@thurloat I don't think we can ever eliminate central points of trust. To keep with the email analogy that's so common when talking about federated/decentralized networks: most people do not host their own email servers.

The trick is to prevent those trust points from eventually becoming more and more centralized, until we've effectively recreated existing monopolies. I'm not sure how to make sure that doesn't happen, except to ensure these spaces remain community funded.

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Me and bae were at a ~certain~ store the other day and apparently :abacaxi: themed stuff is quite in this season :awesome:

Eu e mozi estÑvamos numa ~certa~ loja no outro dia e aparentemente coisas com tema de :abacaxi: tÑ bem na moda essa estação :awesome:

@Modern_Industrial The police need better things to do than busting old men trying to save money on booze. Seriously.

I wish that supreme court case had gone the other way.

Side note: this is far less cool than the rum runners who semi-regularly smuggle cheap booze into Newfoundland from the French islands nearby.

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@iliana Erm... That should just say "whenever possible." Not sure how "people" got added in there... Weird autocorrect that I didn't notice, I guess.

@iliana Yes. Whenever people possible, I disable them.

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In fact, we're actually *reducing* the value to the world of already-existing works, while providing *no* additional value to the creator of the work because copyright already extends past the creator's death.

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By "ex post facto law" what I mean is that when the person created the work, they were obviously sufficiently incentivized by the copyright protection that was already being granted. Extending copyright on existing works obviously can't incentivize something that already happened.

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We make it so an intervening election has to pass before Congressional raises can take effect. Let's make it so any copyright extension can only apply to new works.

Besides, isn't it ex post facto law?