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  1. In Topic: What's messing with your groove?

    Yesterday, 04:44 PM

     Abyss, on 22 March 2023 - 04:22 PM, said:

     Tiste Simeon, on 22 March 2023 - 03:43 PM, said:

     amphibian, on 22 March 2023 - 01:10 PM, said:

    Hold on, Tiste. The Google "Don't be evil" was a joke slogan that took off because it was directly referring to Microsoft being evil as hell in the 90s. Everyone in tech knew exactly what Google was referring to when they started saying that.

    Google turning into a bunch of not quite as evil people was likely predictable, yet there was a chance for a bit of being better.

    I knew I could rely on this place hah. I was quite open with admitting I knew nothing about it so thanks for pointing me a way out of my ignorance :) what exactly did they do in the 90s or is that answered by Worry's video?

    There was that whole thing where MS Word would randomly replace text in innocuous word documents with characters that if subject to certain font changes would summon a fifth iteration eye/brain/testicular parasite swarm that would linger for as long as six minutes. It caused the 1988 tv writers strike as well as that thing in Guatemala with the penguins.

    Which laundry file book was this again?
  2. In Topic: What's messing with your groove?

    21 March 2023 - 11:49 PM

    I hate how much cognitive energy I expend in the USA on simple tasks. Everything is more complicated than it needs to be. I have a 25 dollar credit on Uber eats which I was going to use to get sushi from a nearby place I know well. It struck me that the price was way too high. So I double check and sure enough.

    Restuarant price - 25.95
    Grubhub - N/A
    Doordash - 28.55
    Uber Eats - 34.55 (Outrageous)

    Than there are service fees, delivery fees and and on doordash a regulatory response fee (Philadelphia capped service fees so in response Doordash just subverted the intent of the law and added a new kind of fee). You can sign up for uber One and get free delviery fees and ten percent off your order. However on Doordash the delviery fee is 50c but the service fee is 15% (5 dollars in this case) and even with ten percent off the mark up still leaves it more expensive than it normally costs. This is theft.

    The same brand/size of Milk I buy ranges at 3.98 dollars at Walmart to 6.20 at CVS to even higher at the local grocery store.

    Prices were different in South Africa sure, but 0.50 to 1.50 kind of range which in American dollar terms means within 10c American. Now sometimes for the sake of convenience its worth just buyign what you need when you need it but its like they go out of the way to create price confusion. The Uber eats thing in particular strikes me as despicable.

    Now I dont always do this much math on every purcahse its just in this case especially I could see straight away this was crazy. However the feeling I have in general in the USA is always one of am I being cheated by this delivery app, would this be cheaper somewehere else, would it be cheaper to buy this online?
  3. In Topic: What's messing with your groove?

    20 March 2023 - 04:27 PM

    Interviews seem to be going well, but they just keep dragging on and on. So many stages.

    I think I may get one offer this week, which I am excited for. Was half expecting to get the offer today but instead they said they will make a decision in the next few days and asked me if I have a travel visa to visit them for training if I got the job. This sounds good but also left me kind of worried. I mean I guess they were not gonna meet over the weekend to make a decision so I may have just been expecting too much. However when HR said to me on Friday after a quick meeting they organized for me to meet the one person who missed the panel interview that she would call me next week I may have gotten a little too overconfident.
  4. In Topic: The USA Politics Thread

    18 March 2023 - 05:46 PM

    Wyoming has banned the morning after pill. I live in a hell hole. The USA not Wyoming specifically.

    Exciting to see trump maybe face some consequences but I do worry this will just give his campaign oxygen and fuel a backlash vote.
  5. In Topic: The USA Politics Thread

    17 March 2023 - 04:18 PM

    Are you by definition employed if your not paid for your work?


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    09 Dec 2022 - 15:05
    and again. Happy birthday you fake yank. :P
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    09 Dec 2021 - 19:56
    and another one
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    10 Dec 2020 - 11:12
    happy yankee doodle birthday
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    23 Jun 2020 - 15:30
    Congrats dude. I have a friend in SA who has been trying to get out for years, poor guy. Anyway, I *thought* you were paying a little more attention to US politics than you used to. You have always paid attention but there is a discernible difference...
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    22 Jun 2020 - 22:23
    Are you really in NYC now? When did you escape SA?
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    10 Dec 2019 - 08:11
    yet again
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    10 Dec 2018 - 08:42
    and again
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    10 Dec 2017 - 07:18
    Happy birthday
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