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  1. Sep 2022
    1. If a site tries to charge me for work others do for free I block them. They're not paying these people to review, there's no standard of quality for these reviews. It's not something that should be charged for. Or maybe I just overdo things, I even refuse to use the self-checkouts at stores because there's someone they can pay for that and unless I get a discount for my work I'm not doing it. People keep allowing companies to get away with crap like that and now stores will have 1 employee and 20 self-checkout stations
    2. Self checkouts should be giving us a discount for checking our own selves out. I've learned that you may put items under your cart and accidentally pay yourself by missing an item or two if you're in a pressured rush. Often I forget items in the store because I forget to bag them in a hurry. I figure the score is about even. I'm too lazy to go back and get what I forget by the time I get home. At least we should get a dollar off per $50 spent. It takes me 5 times as long to check myself out.
  2. Feb 2022
    1. https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1494322378142359554.html

      from https://twitter.com/NeilLewisJr/status/1494322378142359554

      Context:

      Some news: yesterday I learned that, by faculty vote, my bid for tenure/promotion was not approved.<br><br>I feel many things, but not shame or regret. I am so proud of our work during our time at yale, and angry that this version of that work will come to an end, this end.

      — Michael W. Kraus (@mwkraus) February 16, 2022
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  3. Dec 2021
    1. The problem with “first come, first served” is it incentivizes people to arrive early, which researchers say results in people waiting for the longest period of time. When this incentive is removed—under a “last come, first served” system—the queues are more efficient. Researchers suggest that under this model, people are forced to change their behaviors and arrive at the queues at a slower rate. When people who arrive last are served first, there is less of a bottleneck and thus less congestion in queues.

      This is utterly fascinating simply because it's exactly the opposite of what you'd expect. Yet, if you think about it slowly (read through the paragraph a few times), that's very likely to make sense.

      I don't necessarily see this in airports though. One usually arrives early not to "get in line" for the plane itself, but to get through security. Ergo, working to fix the whole "queuing" thing may (or may not be) predicated on dependencies (like getting closer parking and/or getting through security).

    1. Dogs’ innate sense of fairness being eroded by humans, study suggests https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/dogs-wolves-unfairness-acceptance-human-owners-pets-behaviour-research-vienna-a7779076.html

      While thinking about inequality in reading The Dawn of Everything, I started thinking about inequality and issues in other animal settings.

      Why am I not totally surprised to find that animals' innate sense of fairness could be eroded by humans?

      I wonder if this effect might be seen across all cultures, or only Western cultures with capitalist economies? Could we look at dogs in Australian indigenous cultures and find the same results?

  4. Jul 2021
    1. Our members are technically self-pay; however, 100 percent of our members pay their bills. All we—and they—ask is that healthcare providers not penalize them for this technical designation. Please give our members the same consideration in terms of discounts that insurance companies receive for negotiated contracts.
  5. store.steampowered.com store.steampowered.com
    1. Why is there a reservation fee?The main reason for reservations is to ensure an orderly and fair ordering process for customers when Steam Deck inventory becomes available. The additional fee gives us a clearer signal of intent to purchase, which gives us better data to balance supply chain, inventory, and regional distribution leading up to launch.
  6. Mar 2021
  7. Feb 2021
    1. Eh, that's just sales. Humans are dumb, panicky animals: just look at how J.C. Penny's "Fair and Square" initiative went.Short version: they went full-on no bullshit: no limited time sales, no fake prices discounted, things cost what they cost, no more FOMO, no waiting for deals.It tanked. Horribly.
    1. But all of these attempts misunderstand why the Open Source ecosystem is successful as a whole. The ecosystem of fairly standard licenses provides a level playing field that allows collaboration with low friction, and produces massive value for everyone involved – both to those that contribute and to those that don't. It is not without problems (there are many essential but unsexy projects that are struggling with funding), but introducing more friction won't improve the success of this ecosystem – it will just lead to some parts of the ecosystem to break off.
  8. Jan 2021
    1. Open source is fundamentally good with the transparency and flexibility it brings; however, as our reliance on it goes up, the overall investment back into the ecosystem has not. It can be easy to take for granted the time and effort many developers put into open source projects. Yet it is with their time and effort that we often save our own.
  9. Oct 2020
    1. But presenting a library author as a "snake oil" merchant and those who show enthusiasm for that library as fools for falling "hook, line and sinker" for his lies is pretty insulting and not particularly constructive.
    2. from what I've seen the benchmarks you referenced in a previous article to demonstrate the speed of SolidJS show Svelte performing pretty well. From my perspective whether Rich Harris deliberately chose to present benchmarks that especially favoured Svelte is therefore a moot point
  10. Sep 2020
    1. of course there’s 7 guys per girl, but it’s not like I wanted any friends who weren’t guys, right?

      Dude, you've got no friends at all, it's not right for you to be so picky.

      Update: it gets worse:

      I bail on Toastmasters because they charge dues and I don’t need to pay for training in public speaking.

      cy1 admits he was a user to that group from the get go. He stopped by just to see if he could get laid. It turns out I gave him too much benefit of the doubt. The men there were just an obstacle to him all along!

  11. Aug 2020
    1. worst of all, they are refusing the honor their warranty because there is some physical damage on the phone. While I understand that this is a standard warranty condition, a manufacturing defect is clearly LG's fault that they should rectify regardless of cosmetic damage.
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  15. Apr 2020
    1. The court's decision, which exonerated Hush-A-Phone and prohibited further interference by AT&T toward Hush-A-Phone users, stated that AT&T's prohibition of the device was not "just, fair, and reasonable," as required under the Communications Act of 1934, as the device "does not physically impair any of the facilities of the telephone companies," nor did it "affect more than the conversation of the user."
  16. Mar 2020
  17. Feb 2020
    1. Don't show favoritism as it breeds resentment, destroys employee morale, and creates disincentives for good performance. Seek out ways to be fair to everyone.
  18. Apr 2019
  19. Mar 2019
    1. It defines optimistic tireless , Francesca Lavazza . And in his case optimism is not so much "the salt of life" as it is sugar. Yes, because Francesca is part of that family that has made the Italian espresso more known to the world.
    1. Twelve shots, collected in a new magazine format - to hang like the classic calendars or to be preserved and browsed - in which are also represented the six site-specific installations and works of art of “nature art”, created with zero-impact techniques , from the six artists from all over the world.
    1. The ambitious challenge of the 2019 Lavazza Calendar is to talk to the younger generations with an innovative visual communication language, to move them and to overturn the principle that "good news is not news".
    1. The goal is the realization of a collective photographic reportage that tells about positive human actions that express respect for nature and for the Earth.
    1. The goal is the realization of a collective photographic reportage that tells about positive human actions that express respect for nature and for the Earth  
    2. The ambitious challenge of the 2019 Lavazza Calendar is to talk to the younger generations with an innovative visual communication language , to move them and to overturn the principle that "good news is not news".
    1. The artistic interventions, seen through the lens of the famous American photojournalist Ami Vitale, support important messages to defend the planet, celebrating the places in the world where human intervention is bringing good news for the Earth.
    1. Nature, art and 'good news' for the Earth are the protagonists of the new Lavazza 2019 'Good to Earth' calendar: reforestation, protection of biodiversity, conversion of industrial areas into green areas, virtuous projects for sustainability and safeguarding of the territory seen
    1. Good news today - he continues - there is a great need: positive examples of virtuous behavior, stories of personal redemption and environmental redevelopment that we hope will infect people, especially the youngest, and inspire a direct commitment to safeguard our planet ».
    2. the Lavazza 2019 Calendar continues to focus on sustainability and power of the binomial art and social commitment
    3. 12 shots of virtuous projects that reach deep into the heart
    1. The Lavazza ¡Tierra! Bio campaign launch features hands as the main character of the communication: they are the ideal symbol for the ¡Tierra! Brand and sum up work and sustainability.
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  23. Sep 2013
    1. o judge me to be the kind of man which the accusation and the defense in this trial will show me to be; for if you decide the case on this basis, you will have the credit of judging honorably and in accordance with the law, while I, for my part, shall obtain my complete deserts.
    1. in short, he can persuade the multitude better than any other man of anything which he pleases, but he should not therefore seek to defraud the physician or any other artist of his reputation merely because he has the power; he ought to use rhetoric fairly, as he would also use his athletic powers.

      Who determines the proper behavior of the rhetor? What if the rhetor believes it is necessary to defraud of the physician? obviously, the physician and others may oppose. There is no constant truth, so there is no constant fairness that the rhetor can exercise. POLITICS. This is ideal, but it is not practical.