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William Gibson predicted the downfall of [Twitter] in one of his books, right?

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Perrsun wrote: »
    I clicked through so you don’t have to:
    - Elon Musk is no longer the wealthiest person, according to Forbes, after a decline in Tesla share price meant that LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault knocked him from his lofty perch.

    - Musk held the title of the world’s wealthiest man since September 2021, when he overtook Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

    Arnault made his fortune building the world’s largest luxury conglomerate, which includes brands like Louis Vuitton but also Tiffany, Tag Heuer, and Celine.

    Someone who became mega rich making bullshit only rich people purchase feels appropriate and stupid at the same time.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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    DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    edited December 2022
    yeah essentially their version of Tumblr was a roundtable forum where ideas were discussed and politics were politicked (lol) and these two anonymous pre-teen bloggers shaped the course of human history

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    Kane Red RobeKane Red Robe Master of Magic ArcanusRegistered User regular
    Perrsun wrote: »
    I clicked through so you don’t have to:
    - Elon Musk is no longer the wealthiest person, according to Forbes, after a decline in Tesla share price meant that LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault knocked him from his lofty perch.

    - Musk held the title of the world’s wealthiest man since September 2021, when he overtook Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

    Arnault made his fortune building the world’s largest luxury conglomerate, which includes brands like Louis Vuitton but also Tiffany, Tag Heuer, and Celine.

    Listen, that guy undoubtedly deserves to have a nice time, but seeing as he seems to largely stay out of the public eye I guess it's better him than Musk.

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    yeah essentially their version of Tumblr was a roundtable forum where ideas were discussed and politics were politicked (lol) and these two anonymous pre-teen bloggers shaped the course of human history

    God its depressing how that actually might become our reality with shit weasels on the right.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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    EinzelEinzel Registered User regular
    Crippl3 wrote: »
    didn't Ender's Game have Ender's siblings twitter post so hard that they ended up emperors of the Earth or something

    He ain't no Peter.

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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    Maddoc wrote: »
    My cat now is the first cat I've ever had that just eats when he's hungry

    I can leave him food and he'll just stop eating when he's had enough, it's amazing

    I've always had one cat that does the ol scarf n barf. We can't just put their food down at dinner time because he'll eat it all instantly and then throw it up. So they get to graze all day instead.

    Never had a fat cat though. Not sure how we've been so lucky because they've mostly been lazy as hell.

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    neverreallyneverreally Registered User regular
    yeah essentially their version of Tumblr was a roundtable forum where ideas were discussed and politics were politicked (lol) and these two anonymous pre-teen bloggers shaped the course of human history

    They said it was writing on a forum basically, but I can imagine a world where something like a V-Tuber with an adult voice could somehow gather an enormous following as some sort of politician thing.

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    ProhassProhass Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    I think they actually rose to power through a series of unusually persuasive Blogspot posts.

    No that’s how you become a dune guild navigator

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Reminds me of Lady in the Water where M night shyamalan wrote a story that like brings about world peace.

    Which is funny because Steven King wrote himself into the dark tower series as pretty much Steven King, so imaginative.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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    Quantum TigerQuantum Tiger Registered User regular
    Maddoc wrote: »
    My cat now is the first cat I've ever had that just eats when he's hungry

    I can leave him food and he'll just stop eating when he's had enough, it's amazing

    I have one cat like that and another who will eat anything that's not nailed down, especially the food her sister leaves

    Every day is a constant battle

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    MillMill Registered User regular
    Guess I should have specified with the spyware, I was referring to employees that were supposedly doing this. Like if any employees were installing spyware to spy on their coworkers, it was likely ones that were rightwing chuds. That either became that shitty after they were employed at twitter or were already that shitty and they went to work for twitter because the company needed one of the "good guys" to straighten it out.

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    You know whats weird to me is there aren't a lot of covers of Sam the Sham's hit Lil Red Riding Hood. This song feels like it should have a million sad girl covers.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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    see317see317 Registered User regular
    Preacher wrote: »
    You know whats weird to me is there aren't a lot of covers of Sam the Sham's hit Lil Red Riding Hood. This song feels like it should have a million sad girl covers.

    Probably used in a trailer for a werewolf huntress movie?

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    see317 wrote: »
    Preacher wrote: »
    You know whats weird to me is there aren't a lot of covers of Sam the Sham's hit Lil Red Riding Hood. This song feels like it should have a million sad girl covers.

    Probably used in a trailer for a werewolf huntress movie?

    I dunno a quick youtube search didn't turn anything up (though I'd hestitate for a google search because of all the porn, lil red riding hood is very naughty).

    I always remember this song because of a crappy Bruce Willis movie "Striking Distance" where the serial killer plays the song to his victims.

    So what I'm saying is coming in 2023, check out my new film "Hood" which stars Sexy Werewolf hunter Red Riding Hood.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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    NeveronNeveron HellValleySkyTree SwedenRegistered User regular
    Mill wrote: »
    Guess I should have specified with the spyware, I was referring to employees that were supposedly doing this. Like if any employees were installing spyware to spy on their coworkers, it was likely ones that were rightwing chuds. That either became that shitty after they were employed at twitter or were already that shitty and they went to work for twitter because the company needed one of the "good guys" to straighten it out.

    They didn't install spyware to spy on their coworkers, they installed spyware because some rival corporation/foreign government/alphabet agency offered them big bucks for giving them a window inside Twitter.

    That's not a right-left thing, it's a "needs the money and doesn't have loyalty to Twitter or any moral scruples about the act" thing.

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    Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. normal (not weird)Registered User regular
    Tox wrote: »
    Hahaholy shit

    Chili lady wrote:
    CNBC wrote:
    Chappelle introduced him as the richest man in the world and the crowd booed him so hard they altered reality

    There is nothing we cannot achieve through collective action.

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    TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    Corporate espionage is just a side hustle.

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    I mean not like I have loyalty to people that ain't got loyalty to me.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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    HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    Tox wrote: »
    Hahaholy shit

    Chili lady wrote:
    CNBC wrote:
    Chappelle introduced him as the richest man in the world and the crowd booed him so hard they altered reality

    There is nothing we cannot achieve through collective action.

    See also: Eli Lilly

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    R-demR-dem Registered User regular
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    As you can see, my dog never grew into his ears, much like Elon Musk never grew into a functioning useful adult, but of course my dog is far cuter and snugglier

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    That dog is looking at you like you're eating something that he wants to be eating

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    Kane Red RobeKane Red Robe Master of Magic ArcanusRegistered User regular
    I call this one: "Dad is grilling chicken."
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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    This really is just a whole lot of fun to watch.

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular

    Is this legit? Cause lol

    Lmao

    If so

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    Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
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    Sir FabulousSir Fabulous Malevolent Squid God Registered User regular
    edited December 2022
    Do people want snake pics?

    I can post my baby girl in this thread but some people are likely to be averse so I'm hesitant.

    Edit: I cannot stress enough that the 'snake pics' I'm talking about would in no way feature my penis.

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    FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    Sneks can be cuties

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    edited December 2022
    Pit vipers generally look angry.

    Pretty much all other sneks are cute and smol.

    Edit: except some of the big ol’ pythons, they are chonky.

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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    I think I already posted this one but yes, sneks can be fine. I don't personally like them as pets, but I'm not the only one living in this house so
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    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    My child has been pooped on by a snek

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    you gotta give your kid the opportunity to even the scales.

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    R-demR-dem Registered User regular
    My danger noodle awaiting a feeding. This was last summer. He's currently reptilia non grata because it's cold and snowy and snek no liek.
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    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    edited December 2022
    Well she’s pooped on me so based on the iron law of Fire Emblems that means the snake must be weak to my poop

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    JokermanJokerman Everything EverywhereRegistered User regular
    Skinnier jokerman with a cornyboi noodle
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    MrMonroeMrMonroe passed out on the floor nowRegistered User regular


    Three members quit a couple days ago

    Ok I will make a bet here:

    Twitter will, within 18 months, establish basically a Trust and Safety Council, with a new name, but with the same fundamental authority and structure, after Elon is forced to reckon with all the same issues that caused Twitter to implement that council in the first place.

    Unless there's like... not a Twitter at all by then.

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    I needed anime to post.I needed anime to post. boom Registered User regular
    i do think that a certain degree will be musk forming a differently named council. he's been talking shit about the Old Guard all weekend, you don't just let the old guard chill out after that. you have to look big and powerful and like you're making the good decisions. you're the cool boss. he's gonna show he's Tough On Crime. he's gonna make the Real Thing. Not that fake shit Jack made. He's the man for the hour.

    now will it function? will it be useful? fuck knows man. musk just does shit the second it enters his brain. zero impulse control lunatic.

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    I went back and read the old thread and I cannot believe that Twitter doesn’t have separate environments to do any of its shit.

    Like, it’s a miracle that Twitter wasn’t on fire, sinking into the ocean even before Elon decided to overpay for it.

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    valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I don’t think the spyware thing, which was from the whistleblower report, was necessarily a right thing.

    A lot of interested parties for getting hooks into large US tech companies.

    Where can I see said Twitter whistle-blower report info?

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