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bunnies wrote

We hired a data science consultant firm at my job and one of the citations in the final report was a twitter thread. The bar is not that high.

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bunnies wrote

I don't actually think those two things were connected, but how's that for bad timing?

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bunnies wrote

I very much sympathize and agree with your point about how the USA, given its history in global conflicts, should tread very carefully in this situation. On the other hand, I kinda feel like "really? of all the conflicts you've been involved in since WWII, this is when you've suddenly decided to grow a conscience???" (and when I say 'you' here, I mean a very vague gestures in the general direction of the USA, I know that american socialists have been opposed to all these illegitimate wars.)

But I don't really buy the overall narrative here. Looking at a source of the GDP of Ukraine that I found, the only dips are after the financial crisis, and after being invaded by Russia the first time. When did this supposed economic downturn due to NATO influence start? And if Ukraine has been selling out their economy for the hope of a NATO membership, why is no one coming to its aid? Seems like a bad precedence to set if the USA is indeed pressuring countries to join.

It seems to me like american socialists are so entrenched in the idea that american imperialism is to blame in global conflicts that it has become a self-evident truth, no further analysis needed. And any war that Russia starts is obviously a proxy war against the USA. I don't think this is the case anymore, and I think that the failure to recognize this, and incorporate it in their analysis, is what makes the DSA's response so lacklustre. (On the other hand, I don't know anything and no one should listen to me.)

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bunnies wrote

Agreed, it's bad. Take for instance the point about non-NATO European countries being pressured into joining. Like, we're not being pressured by the evil ghost of American imperialism, we're just finding out that apparently no one will help you when you get invaded if you're not part of NATO, because that will start WW3. And when it happens, socialists will write articles about how great solidarity is (in the abstract, of course), while actively advocating against sending you guns to defend yourself.

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bunnies wrote

Have you considered getting pourover equipment with higher capacity? French press coffee is always going to be inferior to well made pourover imho, and while moka tastes amazing as a small shot I have my doubts about diluting it.

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bunnies wrote

Better start preparing for C++25 "2 C 2 PlusPlus"

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bunnies wrote

Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge is generally not regarded as canon in the Frogger fandom.

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bunnies wrote

I think "wherever you drop the coins / they roll the same way" is some fucking powerful lyrics.

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bunnies wrote

sorry, prohibition is prohibited in this zone