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Is there any significance to people using emojis that match their skin tone?
  • Why would someone want to add gendered pronouns to a language

    For adding specificity to lamguage. If you are talking about several people, the disambiguation can be handy.

    We could have add pronouns that distinguish by size, or age, etc.

    The really stupid feature of most indo-european is the arbitrary gendering of most nouns.

  • Americans, what's the plan if Trump wins the election in November? (serious)
  • I'm a govt. contractor. I will retire the day before he's swarn in. I'm not sure what I'll do beyond that. A lot of Americans already retire to Costa Rica or Panama. I'll have to decide whether to run away or stay & resist.

  • Biden administration is sending $1 billion more in weapons, ammo to Israel, congressional aides say
  • Biden's going hard on diplomacy, most of which we don't see. We do see some of the carrot and stick approach he's using. The stick is the canceled shipment. The promise of future arms is the carrot he's dangling in front of isreal.

    Biden reeeeealy wants to see Netanyahu gone

  • It's movie night. You don't know who's coming but you have to pick a movie everyone vibes with. What do you choose?
  • The problem with Airplane is that you have to pay attention to appreciate it. That's a little harder to do with invited guests

    The Police Squad TV show failed because nobody was used to paying attention to TV.

    +1000 for 12 Angry Men. A fantastic drama for a group to watch together.

  • What person can help me sort out the big picture of my life?
  • Sounds like you are looking for a mentor, "life coach", or even a therapist. Life coaches are unregulated and ill defined. The kind you would want are not likely to be looking for such a young client. Is there an older family member you can talk to (not parent or sibling)?

    Talking through things can bring clarity, even if the person you are talking to has no advice.

  • Mozilla Stands Against Google's New Advertising Tech
  • Google is an advertising company. Their goal is to maximize profit from advertising. Avoiding government regulation is part of that goal. By imposing "good enough" self-regulation they hope keep governments from stepping in. Their solution is definitely better than the currently dying 3rd party cookie free-for-all.

    Mozilla is right to question whether "targeted" ads are a good idea at all. I personally find it easier to ignore non-targeted ads, myself. But, if Mozilla decides not to cooperate & holds out for the Platonic ideal tech, they may cause ad dependent web sites to block Firefox completely. That would not be good for any of us.

  • The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements—A Review

    www.robkhenderson.com Without Belief in a God, But Never Without Belief in a Devil

    The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements—A Review

    Without Belief in a God, But Never Without Belief in a Devil

    Why we are attracted to extreme m9vements

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