Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The $ins of $ilicon Valley - Amazon - Walmart on Steroids

Everything people have complained about Walmart applies to Amazon on steroids.  They treat their workers like crap (white collar and blue collar), they have unsafe working conditions, they avoid taxes, they pretend to be progressive except whenever it is slightly inconvenient for them, they bully Seattle on minor taxes and they act like Trump whenever they want.



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Friday, March 26, 2021

The $ins of $ilicon Valley - Google - The Fish Rots from the Head

Google does a much better job than the other four "horsemen" of the tech world 'keeping its nose clean' (by standards not set by lying conservatives) but it still has some problems, the most prominent of which is its management culture which seems to ignore the will of its stakeholders, employees or the populace at large to do short term, frankly STUPID things like fire diversity experts in AI.

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

The $ins of $ilicon Valley - Apple - The Company Store

Just because Apple built something new and only controls HALF the mobile market place doesn't mean that it should also be able to take a cut of or set ANY price it wants for anything that is used in their "walled" garden.  We also touch on Apple's collaboration with China to maintain the Great Firewall and the horrific conditions of Foxconn warehouses that Apple is "shocked shocked shocked to find gambling in this establishment."

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Monday, March 8, 2021

A Little Every Day

 By Emmit Other

Little things in your love language

Life by a thousand cuts

Show me you love me

And I bask in your kindness and affection

The sexual permutations of your magnificent body

That I love to compose symphonies with my hands with your flesh as the strings

Moans validation that you are there

And your desire is very real

I love you

In all the big and little ways

That show me you are mine

And I am yours

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Shermaning the Culture War - Remember the Alamo and Wagner

Today is the anniversary of the Alamo and a lot of left wing and moderate Texans are shocked right now that the Alamo is getting the "Christopher Colombus" treatment.  This podcast is about how cultural elements can be stuck together, like Wagner and Nazis, and how despite the 'positive' framework of the Alamo is going to be respun thanks to MAGA and the acceleration of the culture war from a cold war to a 'hot war' thanks to the far right and Qanon, and how "Nice White Centrists" should get used to it because in a culture war there are casualities.

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