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Motivated Reasoning Olympics

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[later] I can't believe how bad corruption has become, especially given that our league split off from the statewide one a month ago SPECIFICALLY to protest this kind of flagrantly biased judging.
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[later] I can't believe how bad corruption has become, especially given that our league split off from the statewide one a month ago SPECIFICALLY to protest this kind of flagrantly biased judging.
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Stack

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Gotta feel kind of bad for nation-state hackers who spend years implanting and cultivating some hardware exploit, only to discover the entire target database is already exposed to anyone with a web browser.
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Gotta feel kind of bad for nation-state hackers who spend years implanting and cultivating some hardware exploit, only to discover the entire target database is already exposed to anyone with a web browser.
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tante
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The modern tech stack
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jepler
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#toomuchtruth
Earth, Sol system, Western spiral arm

Millennials

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Ironically, I've been having these same arguments for at least a decade now. I thought we would have moved on by now, but somehow the snide complaints about millennials continue.
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Ironically, I've been having these same arguments for at least a decade now. I thought we would have moved on by now, but somehow the snide complaints about millennials continue.
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chrisamico
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I'm a millennial and just turned 38.
Boston, MA
hobbified
4 days ago
No you're not.
JEFFnSoCal
3 days ago
Anyone born between 1981 and 1996 (ages 23 to 38 in 2019) is considered a Millennial, and anyone born from 1997 onward is part of a new generation, generally called Gen Z
fancycwabs
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I thought millennials weren't having kids, let alone sending them to college.
Nashville, Tennessee
rraszews
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Possibly it's time to just give up and let "millennial" mean "kids these days" and come up with a different name for the generation that came of age at the turn of the millennium, since that is how 70% of people and 100% of angry thinkpieces about Kids these Days use it anyway.
Columbia, MD
duerig
4 days ago
But 'kids these days' just lacks that scientistic gleam that makes the rant seem knowing rather than dumb. I was thinking recently that nobody talks about Generation X any more. I don't see any think pieces talking about how 40-50 year olds are cynical slackers even though it was self-evidently true when they were 'kids these days'.

Glacier

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The Norwegian adaptation of The Sword in the Stone takes things in a weird direction.
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The Norwegian adaptation of The Sword in the Stone takes things in a weird direction.
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Covarr
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As the old saying goes, a watched glacier never advances.
Moses Lake, WA

Chernobyl

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You know when you can't hear your speakers, and you keep turning various volume controls up higher and higher in confusion, and then someone hits the mute button and there's a deafening blast of sound? That's basically what happened at Chernobyl.
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You know when you can't hear your speakers, and you keep turning various volume controls up higher and higher in confusion, and then someone hits the mute button and there's a deafening blast of sound? That's basically what happened at Chernobyl.
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FarrelBuch
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Best documentary/dramatized documentary I have ever seen. The accompanying podcast series is also brilliant
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nloveladyallen
9 days ago
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He should write a book of stuff like this
Takoma Park, Maryland
sirwired
9 days ago
He did: "Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words"
nloveladyallen
9 days ago
@sirwired That’s the joke
trekkie
9 days ago
it actually hurt my head to try and read that book
ManBehindThePlan
8 days ago
I see what you did there :)

Literary Opinions

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If I really focus, I can distinguish between John Steinbeck and John Updike, or between Gore Vidal and Vidal Sassoon, but not both at once.
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If I really focus, I can distinguish between John Steinbeck and John Updike, or between Gore Vidal and Vidal Sassoon, but not both at once.
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wyeager
12 days ago
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Joke not funny. Refund, please.
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MaryEllenCG
10 days ago
I laughed.
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