ok white boy
107 posts • joined 8 May 2019
Brits, Euros, other people in the comments as if our own governments aren't bought and paid for by the richest people in society.
A place where rioters get kangaroo trials sorted out in a matter of hours, but the cops whose negligence killed dozens at Hillsborough get away with fitting up dead working class people for two decades.
Government and other forms of authority will always tend to expand. Almost every reduction in government and authority has come at the expense of people's health or lives. This isn't the sort of problem that you fix by voting Lib Dem.
Libertarian socialism - the idea that authority is fundamentally a problem to be overcome - is the way forward.
If this sort of thing doesn't terrify you, or if you think that the government won't abuse it, remember that the government has no reason not to do what ever it wants with this information, and that governments have no inherent moral restrictions.
British police have raped women who have then had children, all in the name of stopping ecological protests. They harvest data from every possible source. There are cameras everywhere, and now the police are trialling facial recognition tech.
The purpose of the state is to further the interests of those who control it and benefit from its monopoly on violence, and those people are inevitably the rich and powerful.
If you're not paranoid, you're not paying attention.
Yeah this seems like a reasonable case.
If the Tesla's "autopilot" makes drivers think that the car can drive itself, when it can't, then this is clearly a Tesla problem.
Don't sell the car as having an "autopilot" mode. This is like if seatbelts came with a notice that said "protects you regardless of whether you wear it or not!" It's not babying, it's actively misleading.
"explain away why a very, very small number of people should be allowed to hoard vast resources in defiance of every logical argument about efficiency and societal well-being."
Capitalism is a very inefficient system, yes.
State-capitalism or free market capitalism, it's awful at distributing resources to those that need them.
Nothing re-affirms my belief in socialist libertarianism and my belief that the police are arseholes than being pulled over for riding my motorcycle for fun.
How am I spreading a disease by going out for a ride? Or a drive? This is not a gathering, this is me, alone, on a bike, with a helmet on, with a face covering on, hooning around at under 60mph, officer. Bugger off.
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Genuinely great watching the white middle class southerners show how they just expect everyone else in the world to bow down to them. The sheer arrogance of people for who society is engineered around throwing a hissy fit when asked to consider that other people exist.
You designed the system based on your own biases. The problem is that it isn't being used by *you*, it is being used by a wide set of English speaking people. Stop being so self absorbed and understand that different regions and cultural groups have different accents and vocab.
If that upsets you, tough. Grow up. Other customer facing jobs have to deal with the difficulties of human interaction. You're not special.
It's not just 'incomplete', though, is it?
Certain groups get favourable coverage in these things for a reason, and others get ignored.
It's because you didn't think to include them. And you didn't think to include them *for a reason*. It's because you didn't consider it to be that important, if you even considered it at all.
Yes, racism implies a power relationship.
The words "<Ethnicity> sucks" have a very different function depending on the power of the person saying it, and the power of the ethnicity it is being said about.
You might not *like* being challenged, but it doesn't equate to someone having legit worries about their security or safety.
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