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When I was in college, I went on a trip to New York with the "Magazine Club" and visited about 10 magazines ranging from Harpers Bazaar to Good Housekeeping. Every single editor we talked to said they did AT LEAST one unpaid six month internship to get into the business. Even though I was top of my class, that shot the dream of working for a big magazine in New York right out of my mind.
Only people with wealthy parents supporting them can afford to live in one of the most expensive cities in the world for six months without earning a dime. And that seems more than ironic for an industry mostly interested in expressing upper-class views.
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@mkeenly Seriously, if that guy's hair was white and a little bit shorter he would look exactly like Einstein. What a joke. GET A HAIR CUT HIPPY!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on “Look at This F**king Tech Worker.” Why snarking on techies’ appearances is unfair and unproductive
What's the first thing you ask somebody when you meet them at a party?
"What do you do for a living?"
Career paths and choices are considered integral to the American individual's identity, so to say that it is irrelevant and not worthy of some of the internet's unlimited space for written dialogue is glib.
And what did that question already follow?
"What are you wearing?"
Of course that isn't literally asked, it's a judgement mostly subconsciously made within the first six seconds of meeting someone. Because like the ability to define yourself by your career choice, you have an even more uninebriated ability to express who you are through clothes.
If this is the case, then watching the newest "avant-garde" career titles is just as relevant as watching the newest collection debut on a fashion week runway. They are a saturated example of where we are headed because unlike economics, they do trickle down into normalcy in a few years.
Of course by your logic, we can't have any more fashion shows until apparel works stop being squished to death in fabric mills in Bangledesh.
Quit being such a hippy!
2 weeks, 2 days ago on “Look at This F**king Tech Worker.” Why snarking on techies’ appearances is unfair and unproductive
Well said, Jesus.
But to actually take it to the religious wing of this issue: I don't understand how the Republican Party has managed to brand itself as the Christian Party while spending the entire year cutting benefits for poor people through the persuasion of shame tactics you describe here. Jesus literally spent his ENTIRE life hanging out with poor people and advocating for compassion and charity on their behalf in the Bible, and yet conservative 'Christian' Republicans have spent decades drumming up "Welfare Queens in Cadillacs" and a "society of takers." Liberals have failed by not saying, "we support unemployment and food stamps because we're Christian and that's what Jesus would have wanted," if not at the very least to mock the Republicans.
A party for fiscal responsibility is definitely needed to offset a progressive social agenda, but you'd have a hard time persuading Jesus that the most prosperous nation in the history of mankind couldn't afford to take care of its poor if he was here today.
Nathan, since you've gone there, I'd be interested in a piece on "Socialism." On one hand the word is used by poor-shamers to the equivalency of calling someone "racist." And on the other hand, Socialism was predicted to be the product of technology and hyper-productivity in a post-scarcity society. It's kind of a good problem to have even though the theorized utopian models and attempted socialist systems aren't what we actually want (they eliminate the mechanism that produces the technological innovation that made it possible in the first place).
Are the tech companies that Pando reports on creating a world where it isn't necessary for everyone to work?
If so, Republicans sure can't handle it as evidenced by their recent anger that Obamacare will cause 2.5 million people to voluntarily drop out of the work force.
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And then he buried them...
3 weeks, 3 days ago on How PBS is becoming the Plutocratic Broadcasting Service
ALL OF THIS HYPE TALK EXCITES ME GREATLY
Super glad to hear the site is going to get a redesign. I said I thought it looked bad when it was first launched. Sarah told me it was probably just the "newness" that I needed to get used to, so almost exactly one year later I went and commented again saying it still sucks...
But please don't make it look like NSFWcorp or make the print issue look like NSFWcorps newspaper! It looked so old and british and like a high school created it. I worked for a yearbook publishing company so I'm not saying that as an exaggerated analogy...
The Huffington Post is the kink of headlines. It really feels like reading a daily newspaper and I appreciate that the headline design changes with content. Please go in that direction, but with the slickness of alternet.
BEST OF LUCK!
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Interesting Times: The future of Pando
But seriously, I can't believe how cheap it is to buy 1k fake twitter followers on that site. I emailed them and asked if it was possible to pay the same amount to have the followers removed a year later. So, have a fake following while you're building a real following but then remove the fake following once that's accomplished.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Money can’t buy you love, but on Facebook it can buy you likes for anything
This is what the actual signs in London looked like
1 month ago on Guardian publishes video of GCHQ harddrive destruction, and an amazingly racist quote from Edward Snowden
@paulcarr Did you not find the part in that Fox News story where Snowden said the experience was “terrifying,” adding the Muslims “just seemed awfully … orthodox” supportive of your point?
It seems Snowden was expressing ShariaLawOphobia (TM) more than Islamophobia, and justly so:
• Theft is punishable by amputation of the right hand.• Criticizing or denying any part of the Quran is punishable by death.• Criticizing or denying Muhammad is a prophet is punishable by death.• Criticizing or denying Allah, the moon god of Islam is punishable by death.• A Muslim who becomes a non-Muslim is punishable by death.• A non-Muslim who leads a Muslim away from Islam is punishable by death.• A non-Muslim man who marries a Muslim woman is punishable by death.• A man can marry an infant girl and consummate the marriage when she is 9 years old.• Girls' clitoris should be cut (per Muhammad's words in Book 41, Kitab Al-Adab, Hadith 5251).• A woman can have 1 husband, but a man can have up to 4 wives; Muhammad can have more.• A man can unilaterally divorce his wife but a woman needs her husband's consent to divorce.• A man can beat his wife for insubordination.• Testimonies of four male witnesses are required to prove rape against a woman.• A woman who has been raped cannot testify in court against her rapist(s).• A woman's testimony in court, allowed only in property cases, carries half the weight of a man's.• A female heir inherits half of what a male heir inherits.• A woman cannot drive a car, as it leads to fitnah (upheaval).• A woman cannot speak alone to a man who is not her husband or relative.• Meat to be eaten must come from animals that have been sacrificed to Allah - i.e., be Halal.• Muslims should engage in Taqiyya and lie to non-Muslims to advance Islam.
I'm no expert on the issue though and welcome any replies offering perspective.
@Steveweiser I saw the video of the guy walking around with the hatchet after... fucking crazy. He wasn't being hostile and wanted to talk to the cameraman. Rambled the normal islamic extremism chants against the west if I remember right.
@RichardSchroeder @MatthewMountford @NotJustAPrettyFace I wrote a comment admitting that I am an ass because I didn't truly know enough about Ames' past to substantiate my opinion, but then I found this and feel unbelievably vindicated: "co-editor Jake Rudnitsky summarized the eXile's editorial policy to The Independent: 'We shit on everybody equally.'"
I stated that Ames' work "has a scent to it," and they identify that scent as "taking a shit on everybody." I was an early supporter and subscriber of NSFWcorp but cancelled my subscription because their printed publication looked like my high school produced it and because when I investigated things they "shitted on," I did not come to the same conclusions. The third time it happened, I decided I didn't trust the perspective of the publication and that it was time to cancel.
You could make the argument that Journalists are supposed to shit all over everything that already kind of stinks or "find problems to the world's solutions" (as I often call it). But if there was a boy who 'cried wolf,' there is a journalist who excessively defecated.
Yes, Ames took a glorious and justified shit on the beautiful pot of roses we believed to be our righteous tech industry, but only because Momma Lacy is good at potty training.
1 month, 1 week ago on The Techtopus: How Silicon Valley’s most celebrated CEOs conspired to drive down 100,000 tech engineers’ wages
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@NotJustAPrettyFace @MatthewMountford I'm not "resorting" to anything because I don't take issue with the facts.
That's what this means: "I think this is a great piece with a perspective unquestionably in alignment with the court proceedings."
I'm saying maybe Ames has spent his life writing alternative conspiracy pieces incapable of being taken seriously by a broad readership and that this piece likely succeeds only under Sarah Lacy's balanced moderation. I'm saying maybe that's why NSFWcorp didn't succeed as its own entity, and while this piece may be proof that the acquisition created a winning hand, I can still smell the old crazy. Just a little. And just enough to bother pointing out.
Mark, I'm going to start calling you "Loose Ames" because your stories always have a subtle scent of the internet's signature conspiracy theory docket.
Don't get me wrong - I think this is a great piece with a perspective unquestionably in alignment with the court proceedings - but I recognized it was your work halfway through, not having read the byline or having read any of your work since NSFWcorp.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Techtopus: How Silicon Valley’s most celebrated CEOs conspired to drive down 100,000 tech engineers’ wages
@Nunyabiz Not being invited to your 300-member Facebook group because my college-launched magazine only has 1,400 fans (10k print readers) really has me crying...
When I "grow up" and am ready to join the "big boys and gils," do I just email you at Nunyabiz@gmail.com or tweet you @Nunyabiz?
PS this fashion blog might be more of your flavor:
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Bay Area anti-eviction protestors turn on Berkeley-based Google employee
@Nunyabiz You're an idiot... This extremist group of LIBERALS (not Democrats) pale in comparison - both in extremism and influence - to their right wing Tea Party nut job counterparts. The only "D" in this ongoing story has been Mayor Lee who responded by charging the tech companies just enough to cover the costs of using the bus stations. There's nothing to change political party over...
Go back to Valleywag you troll.
@sarahcuda @MatthewMountford 13 months. Still don't like it.
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@JonathanFianu If I had a dime for every time I've been called Mumford since that band came out, I could afford a son.
3 months, 1 week ago on PandoDaily acquires NSFWCORP to double down on investigative reporting
@cedichou You're kind of being an asshole. I don't think any entrepreneur has been as transparent about their company's struggles as @paulcarr has, between the posts on PD, the WITN episodes, his "shameless" radio marathon begging for money from his fans and the post-shut-down interview he just shared with you. If he's "saving face" anywhere it's only in this one article on this site, and it isn't by very much. He can have it.