Sally Rooney is the Andy Rooney of midwit pseudo-educated faux-sophisticated poseurs.
Oh fuck that. Way to waste everyone’s time.
That Elizabeth Holmes was able to pull that kind of a scam for as long as she did I actually think is an example increasing gender equality. https://t.co/DkKqY1xy33
— Angie Schmitt🚶♀️ (@schmangee) September 17, 2021
Same. A bunch of mediocre women everywhere means that gender equality is closer. Women making mediocre movies, writing mediocre books, running companies poorly or fraudulently — shit, that’s stuff men have been doing forever. When women get in on the action and don’t have to be truly exceptional to be out there is when equality is in sight.
The basic advice isn’t bad, but I disagree with “it’s a mistake to want to be hot in the first place.” I think that shouldn’t be a primary goal of weight training, but it is a worthy goal. It makes a huge difference to one’s life. She’s reacting to past trauma and yo-yo dieting, I understand, and that’s fine but she’s largely wrong in her thoughts about motivation.
Getting strong first should indeed be your priority. I do agree with her there. But working out to look better is something I’m very, very, very glad I did and it motivates me a lot. She’s making assumptions that getting hotter will not and cannot motivate anyone, which is just completely bogus. It is extremely motivating to me and to many people.
Sat through a horrible job interview for an hour then the guy was like “btw, this only pays 30k so if you’re looking for a job that pays better, look elsewhere” so I said “ok I will” then he was like “?? wait no” lmao this was hours ago and I still feel incredible
— Kristin (@fencheeks) September 15, 2021
Mooks are always surprised when you up and walk out of a bad job interview. Done it at least four times in my life and it always feels good.
Open source projects are often not better — and are often even more totalitarian — than closed ones. Gnome is total trash and has been for quite a while. Will never use it if I have any other choice.
At least they aren’t pretending it’s for “security” because of course it’s not and never truly is. It’s just about control — it is when Microsoft does it, when Apple does it, and when anyone does it. People just get a thrill out of having that power. That’s all. If you believe it has a single thing to do with security ever, you’re a fucking idiot.
In San Francisco schools, where approximately 90% of kids over the age of 12 are vaccinated, there have been zero COVID-19 outbreaks since schools resumed in-person learning nearly a month ago. https://t.co/58CqHFDkLW
— Annie E. Casey Foundation (@AECFNews) September 15, 2021
That’s because the vaccines fucking work. We should have mandates everywhere and for everyone except the very few who can’t get jabbed for actual real medical reasons.
Fuck your religious exemption and truly fuck the anti-vaxxers.
Just found out that two more of my childhood friends from North Florida are dead now, one by drunken car accident, one by suicide. Both within one month of each other. The first one was probably suicide too, knowing what I know.
Gonna be the last one standing soon enough it appears of my friend group from back then. Damn.
I tweeted this as a preprint, now accepted. Infectious virus is found in small aerosols (<5 microns) in exhaled breath. More viral RNA is in small aerosols than large. Alpha variant yielded 10-100x more viral RNA in exhaled breath. My note: probably even higher with Delta. /1 https://t.co/i26fOztOs3
— Linsey Marr (@linseymarr) September 15, 2021
And yet many orgs/govs deny this is even happening or possible. Everything is a bigger failure than I ever could’ve imagined in the optimistic 1990s.