This was a great match. Coco Gauff pulled off a narrow victory against Cirstea, who hit some damn wicked aces throughout:
Brilliant play by both of them. The women’s game is so much more fun than the men’s — still more about finesse then power. Gauff really plays the net well. Always knows when to close and that’s why she won.
The NYT has to lie about this or no one will vote for Biden. He’s been attempting to cut Social Security since the 1980s. Everyone knows this, but a big enough propaganda operation could turn it around enough to sway perhaps enough votes.
The most fun interaction I’ve ever had as an IT person was being on vacation and getting called by someone needing help. Now, normally, it’s not fun being called on vacation but this user was very nice and we knew each other outside of work a bit so I didn’t mind.
She asked me how to set up her VPN and do some other stuff, since at this company it was all manual at the time. I walked her through it all, even giving her the IPs of some DNS servers she could use, and going step by step through a fairly complex procedure to get it all verified and working, including RDP access to several machines.
At the end, she asked me if I could remote in and look at a hard-to-describe problem with her email. I said, “Remote in? I don’t even have a computer with me and I’m 20 miles from anything.” (I was deep in the Appalachians, was lucky to even have cell signal.)
Complete silence for a moment or two and then she said, “Wait, you walked me through at least a 30 minute setup process and gave me several different IP addresses and you did that from memory?”
“Uh, yeah? That kinda stuff is just natural to me.”
Then she said that she’d see me when I got back, we said our goodbyes, and hung up. I think I blew her mind a little bit. In fact, I know I did as she told other people that story several years later.
Let me be clear, White feminism is the single greatest obstacle I face, I owe it nothing. It's adherents do not comprehend solidarity, they demand fealty to empower themselves and their personal brands. I came into this a staunch ally, I learned better. They are a toxic plague.
I’m with Naomi Wu on this one. A decade ago, this would’ve sounded crazy to me. But she’s right. What feminism has become is disgusting. It’s harming women more than helping now, at least the dominant strain. White women’s feminism is actively evil at this point.
It will never not be funny to me that people who know literally nothing about economics can very easily out-forecast state of the art models direct from the literature, something which is true for no other major discipline. https://t.co/i9atq0ILRc