• @[email protected]
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    People like me? What exactly is that supposed to mean? My race? My occupation? My financial or marriage status?

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        233 months ago

        How could I be expected to know the intent of your question when so little context is provided? If you ask such a general question, you can only expect a vague answer based on whatever I guessed was what you wanted. In order to not guess and more accurately answer what you want I have to ask for more detail on what you’re asking. Otherwise I just have to assume you didn’t actually want an answer.

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          (Always end it with an accusation. You people are all alike.)

          But seriously.

          It’s simple. Think about what characterizes you. Think about those who share these characteristics. Think of that group.

          What horrible errors are members of that group often guilty of?

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            Ah, I see. Well I suppose my horrible error is thinking differently from you, then.

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            I think this is what’s so confusing for most readers… my characteristics don’t put me in a group - some facets of my personality can be grouped with others but in some sense of the word I’m unique. There are almost certainly people out there with nearly identical sets of views, I guess, but nobody else shares my precise experiences. So what characteristics are you curious about… Hobbies? Race? Culinary Preferences? Age? Interest in literature? There are thousands of ways to group people so uh… the question is extremely vague and feels very reductive.

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              Coming back to this thread because I’m now convinced OP is a troll

              Very well said, though! Our characteristics make us all unique. We have some common attributes, but no one is the same person as anyone else. Even identical twins are different people and can’t really be “grouped”

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      But seriously. I’ve seen a thousand conversations where everybody bitches about some person or people.

      And the recipients of the bitching are always those other guys. People totally unlike you or me.

      So I figured that was some gratuitous low-hanging-fruit-grabbing right there.

      Which brings us to my question.

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        But seriously. I’ve seen a thousand conversations where everybody bitches about some person or people.

        In a number of your comments, you’ve said things like “you people are all the same.” What group of people are you talking about? Is your question directed at them (us?), or a separate group? All your statements and questions are vague and reductive, to the point that no one has any idea what you’re getting at.

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    I work in software. If you go to college for a bachelors in Computer Science, (I hope) at some point you’ll be taught the story of the Therac-25.

    Beyond that, blockchain, LLMs, stable diffusion/DALLE/etc.

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      I actually know a guy who got his weener near-fatally microwaved by a buggy medical device.

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          Sorry, nothing to tell. Old family friend. Vietnam vet. Always going to the doc. So I ask what’s up. Apparently when he went in for his dick treatment they accidentally turned the dial all the way to fishsticks. Internal burns. Ongoing treatment.

          Why he was getting his dick nuked in the first place? He will not say.

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    If I’m taking this seriously, OP seems to be getting at the idea that people always insinuate “the other” is responsible for horrors, but that people in the same group are innocent? I don’t think everyone does that though

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      No I’m not insinuating anything like that.

      I expanded on my point elsewhere in this thread. It isn’t anything fancy.

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      I relate.

      I think it’s because so much of our work and play these days involves concentrating upon ideas and stories and abstractions and such. We’re all focused in our head.

      Which means that our attention is turned away from everything else. IE the whole world.

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    People like me either forgot about it, or put it off until the very last second.

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    As an over thinker - I probably created too much of a soap box for my inner accuser.

    As someone who’s facetious, I’ve probably offended plenty of those around me.

    As a cyclist, I am that kind from time to time.

    As a chocolate eater, I absolutely support slavery and I’m not proud about it.

    As a meat-eater and wanna be veggo - I’m ashamed of how we treat and farm animals.

    But as a human, I’m fucking always confused, forgetful and utterly imperfect, not deserving of any redemption whatsoever. If I was more charismatic, I’d probably start a suicide cult

    edit I like the question, but maybe if you framed it so it encouraged a little more curiosity, you’d probably get more traction?

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    Sorry you’re getting so much hate over this.

    Those people’s answers must be “I get defensive when somebody insinuates that I have EVER made a mistake.”