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distortion park
Apr 25, 2011

epitaph posted:

twilio is firing and the hackers are mad:

anonym29 8 hours ago | root | parent | next []

To imply there is absolutely no overlap between the group of people espousing CRT and the group of people who believe the world would be a better place if every white person spontaneously died is to be willfully ignorant of an unfortunate reality.

We should be taking the opportunity to disavow the latter on behalf of the good intentions of the former.

anonym29 9 hours ago | root | parent | prev | next []

I'll believe this was actually racially blind when Twilio releases a count of each race that was laid off, and the sum of each race for employees in the company prior to the layoff. It's very simple for everyone to verify whether there was racial targeting outside the statistically probable bounds of random selection from the parent group.

I have no problem with people being woke as long as we're both working towards a provable shared reality with data rather than rhetoric.

Humans lie. Sufficient amounts of data analyzed by a suficient number of people do not.

Assuming it was possible to look at the data I call for above, would you be opposed to the public dissemination and analysis of it?

spamizbad 8 hours ago | root | parent | next []

That's not good enough. They could just lie. You need a formal audit conducted by a third party. Anything else is unacceptable.

these guys have definitely been asking for the same thing say 20 years ago, right?

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distortion park
Apr 25, 2011

Rich people have worse things to do on their late night yacht rides than debate if schools are too woke

distortion park
Apr 25, 2011


if you imagine that musky acted completely differently, he's actually a lot more reasonable

distortion park
Apr 25, 2011

fritz posted:

notch656c 43 minutes ago | root | parent | next []

I always hire a lawyer for traffic court. Show up with a lawyer and wear a suit. Don't want them to think I'm one of the poors to stomp down. If you go to low-level court in middle America you'll understand what I mean -- 99% of the people there are drugged out and wearing rags generally look like their poo poo is not together at all and these are the people the lazy/burnt-out prosecutor is geared towards crushing effortlessly.
They basically always offer some bullshit non-moving violation to make me go away. Saves me thousands on insurance premiums and has also saved me from a criminal record for my more serious tickets (like allegedly driving gasp 36 mph by a school, which apparently comes with jail time in Ohio).
Bring on the hate. Y'all know I speak truth.
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most of the people quoted itt really suck but this guy does in a particularly annoying way

distortion park
Apr 25, 2011

quote:

Ask HN: Strategies for working with engineers that are too smart?

absolutely not clicking on that one

distortion park
Apr 25, 2011

Jose Valasquez posted:

low_tech_punk 43 minutes ago | parent | prev | next [–]

If people consider marriage as a contract of exchange, then it is already a form of legalized prostitution. Monogamy might be a bigger underlying problem.
Esther Perel's Mating in Captivity in a good read on this topic.

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wait hang on there

distortion park
Apr 25, 2011

elif 15 minutes ago []

As someone who has only worked in "right to work" states, it always strikes me as absurd that people seek "job security" through a 3rd party agency rather than by individual performance and developing personal relationships.
Honestly a big part of why I quit my last job was too many unproductive/unreliable coworkers.

Am I just Stockholm Syndromed?

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distortion park
Apr 25, 2011

I too constantly wish I was having a better advertising experience (none at all)

distortion park
Apr 25, 2011

straight edge musk stan

distortion park
Apr 25, 2011

why does hn love stories about people getting kicked off stripe/their bank account so much? I'm sure a couple are legit but they always get so worked up about people who are obviously telling only part of the story and actually run some sort of scam

distortion park
Apr 25, 2011

Qwertycoatl posted:

my god that thread

No way this isn't a failed attempt at a joke

distortion park
Apr 25, 2011

fritz posted:

thrown123098 4 hours ago | undown | parent | context | flag | on: Ask HN: Why do many CS graduates lack foundational...

My computer is very much a Turing machine since each time it runs out of disk space I can buy more disks. The fact you think a Turing machine has infinite memory rather than finite but arbitrarily large memory tells me all I need to know about the sorry state of your theoretical education.

such an intelligent poster that I can tell he smells bad

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distortion park
Apr 25, 2011

Xik posted:

I know this is like the opposite of what this thread is about, but I'd like to just take a moment to appreciate that is this YC Launch post about generating and cloning voices right now is mostly filled with comments about how unethical it is and how it will primarily be used to cause harm.

It might be filled with counter-arguments shortly, but I think it shows that the HN community actually has at least some posters that seem to give a poo poo about how the technology they create is used.

utopcell 9 hours ago | parent | prev | next []

Can't you take a moment and appreciate the great technical achievement before you ?

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