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  • Originally posted by LynahFan View Post
    When I lived in LA, we'd go out to eat regularly in Manhattan Beach, which is one of the ritziest beach towns in LA. It was always amusing to look around the restaurants to see how many devoted fathers were taking their "daughters" to dinner.
    "Nieces" is the by-word in Europe.

    A fair number of "nephews" as well.

    You get that in any fancy restaurant in NYC, too. The rich sure are family-oriented.
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    • Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post

      And that was a typical, boring hedge fund guy. Imagine what the tech bros in Seattle and San Jose are telling dates now.
      This alludes to it. Reading through the Comments is also an incredible indictment of how tech went from a refuge for lonely, interesting, rebellious people to being as much a salary magnet for boring, entitled as-sholes as law or finance.

      The Social Network also showed this, although I don't think it meant to. There is a reason tech billionaire as-swipes like Bezos, Zuckerberg, Moskovitz, Spiegel are the way they are.
      Last edited by Kepler; 03-12-2021, 11:11 AM.
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      • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
        This alludes to it.
        The jokes about INC tickets remind me of a joke among the nerds at my Catholic HS (early 2000s):

        "Have you acquired a girlfriend yet?"

        "No, I've been looking at eBay listings...still no luck, I keep getting sniped by the varsity letter guys!"

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        • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

          This alludes to it. Reading through the Comments is also an incredible indictment of how tech went from a refuge for lonely, interesting, rebellious people to being as much a salary magnet for boring, entitled as-sholes as law or finance.

          The Social Network also showed this, although I don't think it meant to. There is a reason tech billionaire as-swipes like Bezos, Zuckerberg, Moskovitz, Spiegel are the way they are.
          I blame Mark Cuban. He was really the first high profile tech dudebro billionaire, “he’s a nerd but he’s got a yacht and owns an NBA team!” That and the 2008 crash, probably made it a lot less socially acceptable to be in finance.
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          • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
            I blame Mark Cuban. He was really the first high profile tech dudebro billionaire, “he’s a nerd but he’s got a yacht and owns an NBA team!” That and the 2008 crash, probably made it a lot less socially acceptable to be in finance.
            I blame War Games. The CS majors I knew in college said the year before it came out the frosh were still all indistinguishable from the guys at the TMRC in 1959, but four years after they looked like business majors.

            I knew law faculty who said exactly the same thing happened because of LA Law. One year Jews and that homely girl from Fritz the Cat, the next year quarterbacks and cheerleaders.
            Last edited by Kepler; 03-12-2021, 01:23 PM.
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            • I don't know if old school tech people were replaced as much as they evolved over time to match the new place their careers occupied in society. It's not like if given the choice between just doing what they like, versus doing what they like and getting money/status, anyone would have purposely chosen the former. Put people in tech now in it back in the 60s, they would end up like those in the 60s did; same thing the other way around too. It's just a different environment.

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              • Originally posted by French Rage View Post
                I don't know if old school tech people were replaced as much as they evolved over time to match the new place their careers occupied in society. It's not like if given the choice between just doing what they like, versus doing what they like and getting money/status, anyone would have purposely chosen the former. Put people in tech now in it back in the 60s, they would end up like those in the 60s did; same thing the other way around too. It's just a different environment.
                I disagree completely. I think it's different self-selection -- so different that it's mutually exclusive. Tech was a non-conformist, anti-social, middle finger mindset. Now it's a comfortable, workaday, afford your younger second wife's boobjob mindset.

                I'm sure banking was counter-culture, once. As a sector matures the money moves in and the soul is squeezed out. Look at film or music. Always the same.

                The first guy to invent the wheel was probably a Sumerian surf punk. Probably got rooked out of the royalties by a priest, too.
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                • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                  This alludes to it. Reading through the Comments is also an incredible indictment of how tech went from a refuge for lonely, interesting, rebellious people to being as much a salary magnet for boring, entitled as-sholes as law or finance.

                  The Social Network also showed this, although I don't think it meant to. There is a reason tech billionaire as-swipes like Bezos, Zuckerberg, Moskovitz, Spiegel are the way they are.
                  One of my brother in law's best friends from high school was a real estate lawyer in the Bay Area. His wife, who was also a lawyer, was one of the first 250 or so employees at Facebook.

                  She said the atmosphere there was like a frat house. She was rich, young, and very attractive and did lots of partying with the Facebookers.

                  Anyway, she was probably at least 5 years younger than my BIL's friend, and closer in age to the tech bros. She ended up leaving him for someone from work.

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                  • You gotta be careful.

                     
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                    • Woof.

                      A hate crimes bill in South Carolina no longer protects gay or transgender people after a Republican leader said including them would likely lead members of his party to withdraw their support.

                      A House subcommittee on Thursday passed an amendment removing sexual orientation, creed, gender, age and ancestry from the bill. The measure now includes just six protected groups, all of which have long been included in federal law: race, color, religion, sex, national origin and physical or mental disability.
                      62 years ago.

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                      • Advice on helping right now, from someone who's had her boots on the ground for 3 years (CW: I will be using hockey analogies poorly):

                        Stuff like suggesting court packing and telling those in afflicted areas to simply "move" is like yelling "shoot" on the powerplay. You're basically announcing "I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS GOING ON AND I AM PROUD OF IT!"

                        Drop the "savior" complex. Pitying me won't help. I've encountered a fair share of those who think I'm always to be treated like "you poor thing." Those who say "you poor thing" are those who also step over homeless people on the way to brunch. Lose the ego.

                        Best way to help: little things. Goals don't get scored without someone helping to dig out pucks on the boards, putting hits on someone, blocking shots with your body, or starting a fight after something awful happens to the star.

                        I've learned I can't mute Republicans, but I can implement a planned ignorance strategy.



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                        • I know not all men, but I don't know WHICH men. And the good ones don't call out the bad ones.

                          That's why I treat cisgender males like they're more radioactive than Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Three Mile Island combined.
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                          • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                            Woof.



                            62 years ago.

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                            Some Dems support anti-trans legislation .

                            https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/03/...s-legislation/
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                            • Hell in a handbasket.

                              Arkansas legislature passes bill to allow EMTs & doctors to refuse to treat LGBTQ people
                              The bill to allow health care providers to turn away patients due to their religious beliefs is headed to the Republican governor's desk.

                              They're not going to fucking stop trying to expel, jail or kill anyone that doesn't look and act like they do.

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                              • How are doctors licensed, could they lose professional credit/acceptance similar to lawyers and the Bar Association? It seems like this would fly in the face of their professional ethics.
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