Tech natter, Google being evil again
So apparently Google pissed off all its ~enterprise~ users by pushing all their chrome installs with a no-consent, no-option, no-announcement-even alpha test.
Uber, ha ha
"Uber Technologies Inc. owes New Jersey about $650 million in unemployment and disability insurance taxes because the rideshare company has been misclassifying drivers as independent contractors, the state’s labor department said."
Please enjoy a random picture of one of the oddest mutant machines ever put on the road: A bus fueled by *uncompressed* natural gas.
(These were briefly a Thing in the 1930s, but a scant few of them continue in use in places that can't afford to throw away perfectly functional oddballs to this very day.)
#SeenAt the grocery store: a young verbal age child fussing at her father by repeatedly saying the onomatopoeia "wah." Her intonation was otherwise bang on for a fussing baby.
When I passed her again a few minutes later, she was "babbling" and again the randomness of intonation was perfect except she was literally clearly enunciating the words "goo goo gah."
Dad seemed very Done.
re: Miller and fragility
The thing is, a large number of people in the U.S. would agree with the racist things that Steven Miller said in public. The requirement that someone be the worst, most vile type of racist in order to be considered racist at all is just white fragility, plain and simple.
A lot of people in this country still think it's worse to be called racist than to experience generational trauma, daily sabotage, and constant emotional and material damage to your quality of life.
Miller and fragility
We already knew he was super racist. He had already said and done an entire litany of things that were obviously anti-black/brown.
The media's "sudden realization" that he's a white supremacist is an attempt to move the bar for correctly identifying someone as racist into cartoon villain territory.
His systemic attacks on PoC weren't enough for media outlets to peg him as racist, his bigoted speech wasn't enough either. Only his laughably extreme monologuing was enough.
@sublingual THAT WAS YOU OMG MY FRIENDS AND I WERE OBSESSED WITH THAT VIDEO AND SENT IT TO ANYONE WE COULD GET TO FALL FOR IT
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