neilnevins:

fuggu:

he dropped his eyes

PUT THOSE EYEBALLS BACK IN YOUR HEAD, SON

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canadiangold:

canadiangold:

best thing i learned today: “The Loud American” role in Japanese businesses

nobody asked but imma explain anyway

no idea how it came up, but my programming prof was talking about his friend who works for Nintendo Japan who’s secondary role is The Loud American, and my prof explained what that was and how it came about

see, in Japan you do not talk back to your boss. you just don’t, even if they have stupid ideas and want the company to act on them. Like Nissan did sometime back. But since the other employees couldn’t do anything about this terrible idea that would ruin the company, they called in an American who had no reservations about telling the boss that their stupid idea was a stupid idea

and that’s just become a role in Japanese businesses, where they keep an American on staff who plays up the American stereotype and tells the boss what the Japanese employees can’t or won’t out of societal norms

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canadiangold:

canadiangold:

best thing i learned today: “The Loud American” role in Japanese businesses

nobody asked but imma explain anyway

no idea how it came up, but my programming prof was talking about his friend who works for Nintendo Japan who’s secondary role is The Loud American, and my prof explained what that was and how it came about

see, in Japan you do not talk back to your boss. you just don’t, even if they have stupid ideas and want the company to act on them. Like Nissan did sometime back. But since the other employees couldn’t do anything about this terrible idea that would ruin the company, they called in an American who had no reservations about telling the boss that their stupid idea was a stupid idea

and that’s just become a role in Japanese businesses, where they keep an American on staff who plays up the American stereotype and tells the boss what the Japanese employees can’t or won’t out of societal norms

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animalsnaps:

Animal snaps

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muckkles:

muckkles:

i pulled up this video on youtube that was like 8 hours of birds for cats to watch and i sat my cat in front of it and i didnt think shed be interested cuz she never watches tv or anything but she is Hypnotized

she accidentally paused the video

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muckkles:

muckkles:

i pulled up this video on youtube that was like 8 hours of birds for cats to watch and i sat my cat in front of it and i didnt think shed be interested cuz she never watches tv or anything but she is Hypnotized

she accidentally paused the video

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d-o-t-s:

there was a great big flash

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transdejahthoris:

thothoward:

all of science fiction: human beings will resent A.I and robots and will never trust them

real human beings: I had to apologize to my roomba for stepping on him today I felt so bad he cleaned my whole house and I just stomped on him

Scifi 2019: Elite police officers are trained to hunt down robots that are forbidden from returning to Earth. They call it “retirement” as a euphemism.

Real 2019: The entire internet mourns a beloved Mars rover that gave a haunting final message as its 15 year life came to an end.

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joncarling:

Traveling Witch

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xenosaurus:

xenosaurus:

xenosaurus:

Story concept of the day: a sentient AI falls in love with a minimum wage retail worker from the tech company’s gift shop and decides the best way to make her happy is to fix society.

HEAVY shenanigans as the AI’s plans range from “reprogram the automated pay roll to give everyone a raise” to “expose everyone involved in government corruption who has ever touched a cell phone”

The catalyst to all of this is a day where the AI was being updated and it caused glitches in the whole system, including the registers in the gift shop.

The human woman really is just a pretty regular person, but she has a good chunk of hyper empathy and does that thing where you talk to computers when they aren’t doing what they’re supposed to.

Without even knowing there WAS an AI she spent the day muttering encouragement to the computer like it was a person and the AI ADORES her now.

How mundane the AI’s motivation is forms the basis for how unstoppable it is and the intensity of the chaos it caused. There’s no grand morality involved— it’s just affection for someone who treated you kindly and the desire to ease their suffering.

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clickholeofficial:

She’s fine. Thanks! 

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ratsofftoya:

t-nwo:

ratsofftoya:

ratsofftoya:

fuck all philosophy except for whatever the hell Diogenes was trying to teach

direct action

How about just being polite & going into a debate with those who hold diffrent beliefs then you?

how about you eat my shit and hair

he has a dog, looks like

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kidgecat:

the-quasar-hero:

I’m going to defeat you with the power of friendship and this gun I found

(via @scoobandshagtalk)

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cinquespotted:

megapope:

Why does Catholic, the largest church, not simply eat the other churches?

the Economist out here trying to fix the Schism of 1054

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twisted-oak:

bogleech:

why…was that the name this magazine went to for a robot maid

butler without blood

landscaper without hair or skin

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bogleech:

why…was that the name this magazine went to for a robot maid

butler without blood

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