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Yep, I created the new Avatar font
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Now that Disney owns Lucasfilm, I assume they would go with Coca-Cola for Star Wars tie-ins. Clever of Pepsi to maintain this legacy of partnerships past.
I’m not sure Linkedin has quite the same effect on people that Tiktok seems to. Certain social networks have a culture of amplifying drivel.
“The alternative to occupation would be a more complete destruction of the country.”
You seem to be conflating a theocratic regime being in charge with the bloodshed of war, or as you call it, occupation. A great many people died and were horribly injured throughout the 20 year war. But you think the wrong regime would have been a “more complete destruction?”
Try clicking on the articles about any of the current or former leaders and see what they were up to in the 1980s.
Just because the organization called the Taliban was officially formed later does not mean that it’s not the same folks who fought the Soviets.
Those are interesting points. I’m not in the Armageddon bunker business, so I don’t have a horse in the race. I was pointing out that the potential that previously loyal warriors will immediately turn on their bosses in times of strife is not a new problem. It’s also worth noting that the event that prompted all of this discussion was Mr. Page’s move to New Zealand now, with plenty of time to build social ties before any hypothetical Mad Max scenario takes hold.
That’s an age-old question that keeps the powerful up at night. Here’s the best answer I can come up with:
It helps that throughout history, the best Army guys tend to have rigid personal moral codes and decades of experience conforming to strict honor systems. If the original owner’s claim to the enclave is seen as legitimate and he has the wherewithal to continue allocating resources to those he favors (and again, their families), this tends to add up to the potential for a great deal of personal loyalty to that person to form among any elite Army guys that happen to be on the scene.
By that logic, no medieval castle would have survived any period of tumult. But they often did, and I think a similar gameplan would apply. I think it would turn out some of the toughest “Army buddy” types would rather have themselves and their families inside the fortress with the lord (or equivalent) and would fight like hell against any wayward “Army buddies” who tried to storm the place.
Right, except that your “problem” is also the relationship Apple has with its customers. You did nothing to build the trust and loyalty that you mock in your snarky write-up. Apple did, to the point that their users would prefer to trust them with their personal information over someone else (you).
The tone of your whole piece is sophomoric- you essentially suggest that all of Apple’s customers are uninformed and lacking agency (unlike you).
All of this because you could no longer automatically glom some people’s emails for whatever future use you dream up? I hope you realize how you’re coming off.
Frankly, I wouldn’t be keen on you having my email. You might accuse me of “sitting on my butt” or worse if you decide I’m not a good customer or whatever.
His scene seems to have attracted a sardonic detractor, so I’m inclined to believe it actually is real.
I applaud the creativity, but the phrase “strong suit” originated from bridge and refers to a different kind of suit.
I realize I’m probably being patronizing myself by pointing that out. As Bart Simpson once said, “The ironing is delicious.”
Well, we know there are bugs in this reality. I believe the relevant field of study is called entomology.
I think the earlier commenter meant ‘drug’ as in street drug. But though that may have once been true, these days there are plenty of other designer drugs that come in tiny doses, many of them not as friendly as LSD.
>>There wasn't a single point when I learned this. Like most little kids, I enjoyed the feeling of achievement when I learned or did something new. As I grew older, this morphed into a feeling of disgust when I wasn't achieving anything. The one precisely dateable landmark I have is when I stopped watching TV, at age 13.
I wouldn’t dare question Paul Graham’s accomplishments, but I’ve always found it odd that some people are so proud of their abstention from television. There are time-wasting things on tv, but there are also time-wasting books, albums etc. I think not watching television and advertising that one didn’t was once an easy intellectual badge of honor. When there were only a few networks and the programming didn’t vary much, perhaps this made sense.
Every so often I still hear someone proudly say that they don’t watch television today. I usually wonder exactly what they mean, now that we are all able to choose the exact film or program we want and play it on demand. Surely it’s not a mark of excellence not to stream, say, the Criterion Channel?
A CCTV Company Is Paying Remote Workers in India to Yell at Armed Robbers
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I remember playing the Squaresoft RPG Parasite Eve and enjoying it despite how silly the mitochondria-oriented premise seemed. It would be amusing if it turns out that mitochondria are indeed hugely powerful in determining human outcomes.
That’s terrible. I’m sorry to hear that that happened to you.
I think his taking that away from the film and applying it toward you probably had more to do with the worldview he was being exposed to at home than the Indiana Jones movie itself.
Did that depiction strike you as pretending to be true-to-life? If so, I must tell you that I don’t think that was Spielberg’s intention. And as the other response notes, in the film the villainous behavior you refer to was clearly seen as unacceptable to other, equally Indian, characters in the film.
More importantly, even if you were right that what that part of the film was about was “depicting Indians,” what good does this observation do? Are you hoping people will stop enjoying the film and stick to more “reasonable” fare?
Your experiences are completely different from mine. LA is the second largest city in the US, so I’m sure it contains all extremes. But in my experience it is full of young people who are striving and hustling. There seem to be more young people there with passionate professional dreams than most places.
Chicago is also huge- maybe you just got lucky in making your move?
I would argue too that the scarcity of a collectible needs to be organic for whatever specific reason.
Taking the example of fine art, there is a clear reason that an original piece is unique. When artists release numbered prints, the buyers are aware that the numbering could have continued but the print run was stopped at an arbitrary point. For this reason, they are rarely anywhere near as valuable.
These days “chase” sports cards are often given extremely low print runs of just a few or even one copy. But in my view they will never have the collector appeal of older cards that are rare in large part because few of them happened to survive.
Creating artificial scarcity is an obvious way to manipulate collectors, and NFTs are completely built around that practice.