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Stereotype
Apr 24, 2010



College Slice

Capitalism and Computers interact a lot, even though they are pretty much entirely completely causally and practically uncoupled. capitalism is an economic system and computers are just a fancy way to do math quickly, they fundamental theory of neither relies on the underlying mechanism of the other. capitalism is pretty bad tho sometimes i think everyone can agree, and computers actually pretty clearly amplify the badness. this is different than just the bitcoin thread which is about a specific negative interaction between capitalism and computers; it is like a rectangle and a square, or general and special relativity, bitcoin is a subset of "capitalism and computers together are worse than the sum of their parts." also i want to say i think that computers would actually just be straight up good if there wasn't capitalism.

I think therefore that this thread spans multiple threads, and even subforums. also: never stop posting

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fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005



Lipstick Apathy

Stereotype posted:

Capitalism and Computers interact a lot, even though they are pretty much entirely completely causally and practically uncoupled. capitalism is an economic system and computers are just a fancy way to do math quickly, they fundamental theory of neither relies on the underlying mechanism of the other. capitalism is pretty bad tho sometimes i think everyone can agree, and computers actually pretty clearly amplify the badness. this is different than just the bitcoin thread which is about a specific negative interaction between capitalism and computers; it is like a rectangle and a square, or general and special relativity, bitcoin is a subset of "capitalism and computers together are worse than the sum of their parts." also i want to say i think that computers would actually just be straight up good if there wasn't capitalism.

I think therefore that this thread spans multiple threads, and even subforums. also: never stop posting

thanks op, now you really got me thinking…

Stereotype
Apr 24, 2010



College Slice

fart simpson posted:

thanks op, now you really got me thinking…

that's great to hear! i love it when we achieve the key goal of the internet: to foster knowledge and discussion

Stereotype
Apr 24, 2010



College Slice

i see now that putting things in [] brackets is like an Official Thing and i'm sorry that i did it.

alternately mod: i appreciate your attempt to make this thread more attractive by removing a possibly divisive joke part of the thread title

Zam Wesell
Mar 22, 2009

[Zam is suddenly shot in the neck by a toxic dart; Anakin and Obi-Wan see a "rocket-man" take off and fly away, and Zam dies]

capitalism bad

Stereotype
Apr 24, 2010



College Slice

Zam Wesell posted:

capitalism bad

Wow! this is pretty controversial! well that's how it goes when you engage the collective consciousness: you get some subversive ideas

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



a woman called up and asked about her sleeping medicine. she said she read it has a side effect of making her itchy and indeed she experienced this side effect. I then said you have to weigh up that side effect against the benefit. she then said that the medicine helped her sleep amazingly and couldn’t do without it.

Zlodo
Nov 24, 2006



Zam Wesell posted:

capitalism bad

and yet you touch computers, curious

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



people who complain about capitalism are like the people who want to get government out of their medicaid

Zam Wesell
Mar 22, 2009

[Zam is suddenly shot in the neck by a toxic dart; Anakin and Obi-Wan see a "rocket-man" take off and fly away, and Zam dies]

capitalism good

Displeased Moo Cow
Jun 15, 2009

The Journey BeginsTM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY2j_GPIqRA

TehSaurus
Jun 12, 2006



Zam Wesell posted:

capitalism bad

Sham bam bamina!
Nov 6, 2012

ƨtupid cat


great thread, voted 1

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011


didnt read op

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

The Game is Never Over


I voted 5 because we need more threads

AnimeIsTrash
Jun 30, 2018



if you think about it capitalism lead to linux and linux is bad

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



capitalism is good if you are born into a wealthy family and like touching computers

Cat Face Joe
Feb 20, 2005

where did you come from
where did you go
where did you come from,
cat face joe


Doctor Rope

Zlodo posted:

and yet you touch computers, curious

i don't

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chaosbreather
Dec 9, 2001

Wry and wise,
but also very sexual.



i think computers are a trap for capitalists because poo poo on computers is so easy to disrupt and when the total outlay for a worker is like a couple hundred bucks there's no way to control the means of production
unfortunately computers are a trap for everyone else, too

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