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  • FWB 22 Dec 2013 10:14:34 44,670 posts
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    She had a history of writing shit. Glad it got picked up and got her fired. Dipshit.
  • jablonski 22 Dec 2013 11:02:23 4,224 posts
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    Mr-Brett wrote:
    It's interesting but as usual with these twitter analysis things it get pretty overblown. Something spreading worldwide isn't the same as "The whole world was waiting for one person’s plane to land..."
    Quite a nice summation of why I have pretty much given up on humanity in the modern age - from the tweet, to the reaction, to the bloodthirsty bandwagon, to the "claiming I got there first", to her getting fired, to this analysis article, and lastly to me feeling the need to comment on it, and my post-modernist comment on my comment....

    We are folding in on our selves.
  • FWB 22 Dec 2013 11:26:42 44,670 posts
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    Your comment was ironic, post-ironic in fact. You're a hipster.
  • jablonski 22 Dec 2013 14:22:54 4,224 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    Your comment was ironic, post-ironic in fact. You're a hipster.
    Not really. Marks me out as a self-aware nihilist I'd say.
  • wayneh 22 Dec 2013 14:37:03 2,354 posts
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    It was a stupid comment to make on social media but FFS should she lose her job? What if she can't get another one because of the backlash, she may lose her home, her family etc etc etc. I wish people would think before more before witch hunting online. One stupid comment shouldn't be able to ruin one persons entire life otherwise we'd all be living in the gutter.

    Act like a dumbshit and they will treat you as an equal

  • FWB 22 Dec 2013 14:49:36 44,670 posts
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    She has previous. It wasn't a one off. She's in PR and if she is so stupid not to realise what she was doing, she can't do her job. She's besmirched her company.

    It's shit that it might affect her future job prospects, but she comes across as a thoroughly unpleasant individual. She'll be sorry, not because of what she said, but cos she got called up on it.

    Edited by FWB at 14:51:13 22-12-2013
  • localnotail 22 Dec 2013 15:01:37 23,093 posts
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    "There is no delight the equal of dread, a long as it's someone else's".

    Meanwhile... I remember Akinator The Web Genie from ages ago, but it is better than I recall. Just guessed Gustavo Fring and then Papa Moomintroll!

    Edited by localnotail at 15:03:11 22-12-2013

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • wayneh 22 Dec 2013 15:10:15 2,354 posts
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    @FWB So deal with it internally, suspend her without pay for a month and give a written warning but at least give her a chance to demonstrate it won't happen again. I hate this 'trial by social media'.

    Edited by wayneh at 15:10:34 22-12-2013

    Act like a dumbshit and they will treat you as an equal

  • FWB 22 Dec 2013 15:12:11 44,670 posts
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    If only, but it's been going on for a while. The company did nothing until the public reacted. Most companies are like that.
  • Razz 23 Dec 2013 11:02:42 61,288 posts
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    Hula hoop + Go Pro = Awesome *fap fap*

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  • Immaterial 23 Dec 2013 12:45:59 1,394 posts
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    edit: damn websites and their hatred of hotlinking. I AM ENTITLED.

    Celebrities mixed into Old Masters.

    Edited by Immaterial at 12:49:15 23-12-2013

    Think I'll just switch everything off.

  • RyanDS 23 Dec 2013 12:50:39 9,436 posts
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    wayneh wrote:
    @FWB So deal with it internally, suspend her without pay for a month and give a written warning but at least give her a chance to demonstrate it won't happen again. I hate this 'trial by social media'.
    She does PR. You don't get worse PR than that tweet.

    How could you even consider not firing her?
  • Ka-blamo 26 Dec 2013 13:57:46 7,368 posts
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  • RichieTenenbaum 26 Dec 2013 14:56:30 2,215 posts
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    I thought that tweet was funny
  • mcmothercruncher 27 Dec 2013 09:30:41 7,107 posts
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    have fun out there in the sales guys!
  • Metalfish 30 Dec 2013 18:17:05 8,819 posts
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  • Bremenacht 30 Dec 2013 18:28:28 18,459 posts
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    I could have that as background noise all day while working. Violent storm 11!
  • El_MUERkO 30 Dec 2013 22:05:03 17,050 posts
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    Epic coat is... EPIC

    Edited by El_MUERkO at 22:05:38 30-12-2013
  • LeoliansBro 30 Dec 2013 22:09:49 44,420 posts
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    Jesus, even I wouldn't wear that.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • MrTomFTW Moderator 1 Jan 2014 00:14:58 38,355 posts
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    This is the greatest thing I've seen in 2014 so far.

    Guy buys animatronic band from pizza place, programs it to perform 'Pop, Lock and Drop It'

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  • Trowel 1 Jan 2014 00:42:12 17,797 posts
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    Fuck a duck
  • mcmothercruncher 2 Jan 2014 10:06:00 7,107 posts
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  • Benno 2 Jan 2014 10:38:09 9,933 posts
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    jablonski wrote:
    Mr-Brett wrote:
    It's interesting but as usual with these twitter analysis things it get pretty overblown. Something spreading worldwide isn't the same as "The whole world was waiting for one person’s plane to land..."
    Quite a nice summation of why I have pretty much given up on humanity in the modern age - from the tweet, to the reaction, to the bloodthirsty bandwagon, to the "claiming I got there first", to her getting fired, to this analysis article, and lastly to me feeling the need to comment on it, and my post-modernist comment on my comment....

    We are folding in on our selves.
    Happy New Year, heres to 2014!
  • neilka 2 Jan 2014 10:55:55 16,106 posts
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    My New Year's Eve included watching the lovely Bec Hill do this and now I'm trying not to sing it at work.



    Edited by neilka at 10:56:34 02-01-2014

    Lastly, I am gay, disabled, and a liberal.

  • localnotail 3 Jan 2014 09:49:30 23,093 posts
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    Charming start to the year.

    Isaac Asimov predicts in 1964 what the world will look like in 2014

    Tech predictions are pretty good, but I thought this one was very prescient:
    [M]ankind will suffer badly from the disease of boredom, a disease spreading more widely each year and growing in intensity. This will have serious mental, emotional and sociological consequences, and I dare say that psychiatry will be far and away the most important medical speciality in 2014.”
    Edited by localnotail at 09:49:47 03-01-2014

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Mr-Brett 3 Jan 2014 10:18:24 12,805 posts
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    That's not the most joyful nugget from that piece but pretty close to the truth. I like the moon colonies and underground/water housing better :)

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  • LeoliansBro 3 Jan 2014 10:23:14 44,420 posts
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    There's always a bit of chicken and egg to the Asimov / Clarke / Heinlein predictions - how much is prescience on their part and how much is it their role as 'futurologists' setting the agenda for future development? Given their undoubted impact with the latter, their predictions of the future becoming true is a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy. It's also telling that the areas where they get it wrong are generally down to technological problems.

    Put briefly, society tends to move as they predict in part because that's where they told society it should go.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Mr-Brett 3 Jan 2014 10:45:21 12,805 posts
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    I suspect there's an element of that, the old Art imitating Life and vise versa. Also I wasn't around 50 years ago so couldn't say for sure but I imagine some of it was fairly safe bets. What I find most interesting is how close some of it is to the date, in the last year we've had lab grown burgers and satellites communicating with laser appear, I guess these were established things in his prediction but still.

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  • localnotail 3 Jan 2014 11:27:57 23,093 posts
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    Philip K Dick made some similarly accurate predictions, but they are both extrapolating from existing tech really, I guess. 50 years predictions are not as impressive as hundred year ones. Still interesting though.

    Edited by localnotail at 09:39:18 04-01-2014

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • senso-ji 3 Jan 2014 11:51:42 5,923 posts
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    Not a 'nugget of of joy' as such, but it does have a hillarious wtf moment at the end:

    http://vidd.me/yvi

    Edited by senso-ji at 11:55:08 03-01-2014
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