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Libertas_Vel_Mors 14 points ago +14 / -0

The MRNA jabs don't require an insert (because EUA) , so the insert is quite literally a giant blank piece of paper folded up and stuck in the box.

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Libertas_Vel_Mors 11 points ago +11 / -0

According to the article, it doesn't matter if you use Facebook or not.

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Libertas_Vel_Mors 2 points ago +2 / -0

That last sentence of yours is key... and the answer is fast becoming "no, it won't."

Layoffs are running fast and hard throughout tech right now - you don't see it in the headlines (except in crazy-stupid cases like Chili Piper, or a really big corp like Intel, MSFT, etc), but yeah, every day sees more and more "open to work" flags on LI. I daresay that unless you do Software Engineering, DevOps, SRE, or similar hard-cored code/engineering jobs, you're going to have a very hard time over the next year - middle-management most of all.

Woke, like cockroaches, can't survive the chill of company financials going all SHTF.

As for when it will metastasize out to non-tech sectors? I give it 3-6 months, tops, and only because of the Christmas retail season propping the works up for awhile.

(About the Chili Piper thing - Chili Piper is a company run by smooth-talking but smooth-brained execs who take their entire staff on annual trips to some exotic locale like Morocco or India, then recently turn around and lay off a shitload of their staff. They claim their financials are just fine and they still intend to make those trips, but in the very next sentence said the layoffs were to make them "more cash positive." Make of that what you will.)

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Libertas_Vel_Mors 11 points ago +17 / -6

Exactly. The time to have gotten in was 2005. The time to have gotten out was maybe 2020-2021.

Anyone holding onto a tulip bulb now is about to get a very harsh lesson in economics, courtesy of the globohomos.

(PS: That goes double for NFTs).

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Libertas_Vel_Mors 1 point ago +1 / -0

Ugh - I hate to say you're right, but living near Portland, yeah, you're quite right.

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Libertas_Vel_Mors 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yup... when Meta started shedding, everyone was like "Twitter who?" , and for awhile LI became a whore-a-thon of sympathy-trolling posts ( "poor widdle me, I gots the layoffs, pwease help me and thousands of my BFFs?" )

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Libertas_Vel_Mors 3 points ago +3 / -0

Ditto, fren. I can totally agree with what you said as well (hence the crack about Iowa :) ).

I'm fortunate in that I survived the dot-bust but got out before it totally wrecked my soul (I'm old, sue me) , but I did dip back in awhile ago between jobs, and I know a few friends that still hunt for unicorns in that swamp, a few of which are 'founders' and 'CEOs' now instead of peons.

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Libertas_Vel_Mors 13 points ago +13 / -0

That... depends.

Many aspiring tech workers make their bones in Silly Valley, but it's not a place for the lazy or the timid.

Startup culture is a work-hard play-hard culture, one that considers 80-hour workweeks to be normal. Everything runs on a shoestring. The deadlines are life-or-death, and are both unreal and unreasonable. The reason they have those cute and fancy perks (games, food, napping pods, etc) is precisely to keep you in the office and working for as many hours as possible.

The idea and the rationale is that you get a piece of the pie - pre-IPO equity (just be smart about what you get and what priority that equity has). You get this in the hopes that the startup goes IPO (or gets bought by BigTech) and you get to cash out enough to buy a house outright after taxes (or in legend, become the next IPO millionaire). The pay is usually massive as well... but it's all high-risk, and on top of busting ass, you're constantly networking to jump ship just in case the startup crashes.

The cushy-and-titanic-paycheck jobs at established FAANG-level companies (like Twitter once was, Google is now, etc) are notoriously hard to get into. Google's hiring process alone is notorious enough that people attend bootcamps and classes just to get past the initial interviews.

That's part of the hilarity of the post, though... if you got used to being fat and lazy at a big-name company, Silly Valley has no use for you - at all.

Having Twitter on your resume may fool the rubes at some insurance company in Des Moines into giving you a ton of unwarranted respect, a title, and a moderate-paying job (massive for the region, but a pittance in SF terms), but startups? Oh no... Musk's mandate is considered normal work ethic in the startup world.

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Libertas_Vel_Mors 6 points ago +6 / -0

That... that was fucking savage.

I actually have to stop and seriously respect and appreciate that.

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Libertas_Vel_Mors 3 points ago +3 / -0

Correct, though dredging could be done to make them more amenable (and as an alternate, existing ports could be expanded in deeper waters like Astoria, Port Angeles, and similar - it would totally wreck traffic in those new areas, but...)

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Libertas_Vel_Mors 11 points ago +11 / -0

No need, really - Portland and Seattle may be in lunatic-blue-run states, but nobody fucks with the ports in either town.

Besides, the Panama Canal has an absolute limit in ship size (see also the dimensions of a "Panamax" ship), so most CN < > US container ships won't fit, and would have to go around Cape Horn.

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Libertas_Vel_Mors 7 points ago +7 / -0

I've already burned through 1/10 cord of wood just to keep the house warm... and the less that wench knows about the burn pile out back, the better.

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Libertas_Vel_Mors 1 point ago +1 / -0

Sing it with me now...

"Bluuuuuueeeee, Fal-con..."

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Libertas_Vel_Mors 2 points ago +2 / -0

Houston, We Have Orbital Kek

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Libertas_Vel_Mors 2 points ago +2 / -0

I get it, though to be honest it's more like 60/40 in my experience... I'll say something that isn't popular, and 60% or so of the responses will politely disagree, while 40% scream "faggot!" and call down ever curse in their vocabulary.

Better odds than you'll get on a lefty site, TBT.

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Libertas_Vel_Mors 1 point ago +1 / -0

I was wondering how those faggots got a photo of me in bed...

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Libertas_Vel_Mors 5 points ago +5 / -0

I wonder what that playbook does if Lula is assassinated? It tends to happen a lot in South America...

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Libertas_Vel_Mors 5 points ago +5 / -0

That's why Daddy Dick's Little Whore had to lie and claim tweets were "deleted".

What do you want to bets she repeats the same lie Monday morning?

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Libertas_Vel_Mors 75 points ago +75 / -0

That... that was the funniest part. Little shrimpy trying to flex his soy like it has mass behind it... wound up on his ass whimpering like a punk bitch.

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