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Newspapers

A newspaper is the worst content format out there. It’s impossible to read without crumbling its paper and getting furious about its massive size and idiotic foldedness. Newspapers should not exist in the modern world.

 No comments    1   1 d   life

Cancel culture and dialogue

I despise cancel culture: responding to every mishap is a path to isolation.

Dialogue between adversaries should never stop, as it is the only way to find a solution that works well for both sides.

 No comments    15   8 d   business   life

Don’t tell me to change my lifestyle because of the coronavirus

The novel coronavirus poses a health risk, but the press has exaggerated it because of not having much meaningful news to report.

One’s much more likely to get run down by a car or die of a heart attack than to get this virus. Telling people to stop going outside because of the coronavirus is just as insane as warning them to not use knives due to the possibility of messing up and cutting a finger off.

By preventing everything preventable, one dies of hunger and thirst.

Worrying about actions with minuscule risks is pointless.

 No comments    5   9 d   life

The world needs victims

Problems are solved after misfortunes happen, therefore big change happens after big tragedies. This is sad, but that’s how the world rolls.

 No comments    21   1 mon   life

Microtasks

When in a queue, instead of playing useless games, I complete microtasks. I have many notes full of tiny tasks, each one taking at most a minute to complete. I can’t stand wasting time.

 No comments    27   1 mon   life

Chinese Apple fakes

Why do Chinese copycats trying to pretend they have the real thing always fail so badly? Why do they make it so obvious that what they’re selling is fake despite pretending it’s genuine? To make sure their friends don’t get scammed?

 No comments    14   1 mon   design   life

“Do not disturb” in hotels

Most hotels give customers door tags with “Do not disturb” written on them. I don’t understand why. It’s obvious that no person ever wants to be ever disturbed. If you think that it’s something about cleaning the room, it isn’t: hotels give out these tags even when you’re staying for one night.

Plus, in hotels with actual keys, you give them to the reception when leaving. So they know when you’re gone. In those with plastic cards, the hotel knows I’m in my room as soon I as open the door.

I am in one of these today, and there’s a button instead of a tag. The button works only when I have my card inside the slot (I tried the business card approach; everything works only when the card is in there), so I got a second card. And as soon as I come back from outside DND is deactivated so I have to press the button once more. This button would be super useful if it would physically block the door from being opened by hotel staff or anybody else with the key, but it just shines a barely noticeable LED.

P. S. Does the Ritz Carlton do this?

 3 comments    79   7 mon   hotels   life   madness

Florists

There is a strange job out there: the florist. Its definition is “a person that arranges and sells cut flowers”. The latter part is okay, but in this case florists would be flower vendors.

The only reason why florists have kept their jobs and not become artists is symbolisms. Apparently different combinations convey different meanings, so florists need to make sure I won’t offend the person I’m giving the flowers to. But the only people who know these meanings are, well, florists. Madness.

Florists should just make beautiful flower combinations, therefore becoming artists.

 No comments    35   8 mon   life   logic   observations

Primary sources

Facebook or any feed with an algorithm is a manipulator that only shows what is in its interests. The best way to find out the truth is to read the primary source. That’s why I read press releases, watch Eurovision without commentary, find out about metro breakdowns from the metro’s Twitter.

If I need some extra information to better understand something, I google it (yes, Google is also biased, but nevertheless).

R S S is the best way to subscribe to anything, as it is a technology and not a product. Hint hint click click.

 No comments    37   8 mon   life

Days of the week

I really like days the last digit of which matches up with the day of the week. For instance, March 11 is Monday. This eliminates the necessity to remember what day it is.

Although this pleasure ends a week later :-(

 No comments    9   11 mon   life
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