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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8500 on: May 31, 2021, 05:36:25 PM »
The real problem is, if you make wages too high for menial jobs, those jobs will cease to exist. Automated checkout kiosks in stores and self-order machines at McDís are two very real examples of where wage inflation makes feasible technological investment when it isnít feasible at lower wage levels. So do we want $7.50/hr checkout people or $15/hr minimum wage and no checkout people?  Itís not a right or wrong or moral question, itís just economics.

We can either require McDs to pay decent living wages or we can tax those making the profits at McDs to pay for welfare.   Either way, they can pay for it.   One way they get workers, the other way they don't.

If capitalism is INCAPABLE of providing employment at a decent wage for everyone willing and able to work, then it either needs to be supplemented by taxes to support those it cannot hire -- or we need to replace it with a system that provides a decent living for everyone willing and able to work.

I personally believe it's CAPABLE of doing so and just chooses not to.   

And if some businesses cannot afford to charge enough to support those decent wages, then we the people have decided those businesses aren't important enough to us, so good riddance to them.   Capital can then invest in those businesses that CAN support decent wages.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8501 on: May 31, 2021, 07:22:14 PM »
2) ALL jobs should pay decent wages.  EVERY.  SINGLE.   JOB.   If a job needs doing, then the person doing that job FOR A LIVING should receive A DECENT LIVING and NOT POVERTY WAGES.   Period.      There are no "lesser jobs" that only people deserving to live in poverty should have.
I saw this post and a list of changes you'd like to see.  Let's pretend the other things stay as-is and you're crowned "king of minimum wage" and allowed to set the value.  What would it be?  (Looking for a numeric answer)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8502 on: May 31, 2021, 10:07:49 PM »
2) ALL jobs should pay decent wages.  EVERY.  SINGLE.   JOB.   If a job needs doing, then the person doing that job FOR A LIVING should receive A DECENT LIVING and NOT POVERTY WAGES.   Period.      There are no "lesser jobs" that only people deserving to live in poverty should have.
I saw this post and a list of changes you'd like to see.  Let's pretend the other things stay as-is and you're crowned "king of minimum wage" and allowed to set the value.  What would it be?  (Looking for a numeric answer)

Oooh I'm anticipating an interesting and thoughtful response from @SwordGuy!
If you reply, can you also consider:
  • Cost of living varies a lot by region, so to simplify, maybe you can reply for one region (and extrapolate from there?)
  • Can you also provide an estimated monthly budget on the minimum wage, based on the main spending categories of Housing, Food, Transportation, Healthcare, Childcare? 
I've been thinking about similar topics recently (with no real conclusions yet). I'll make a first attempt to solve the numerical puzzle! 

I'll state my assumptions here:
Region: San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA (HCOL)
Family size: 2 working adults, 2 children
Total Monthly Budget: $9000
  • Housing: $3000 (after rent decreased by ~25% during Covid)
  • Food: $1000
  • Transportation: $1000 (2 Civics, 1 paid off, 1 with a $400 payment. Plus, gas, insurance, maintenance, annual car registration)
  • Healthcare: $1000
  • Childcare: $2000 (Child 1: toddler in daycare; Child 2: school-age kid)
  • Taxes: $1000 (wild guess)
Working schedule: 100 hours/week (Adult 1: 40 hrs/wk, Adult 2: 60 hrs/wk) * 50 weeks/yr

Minimum wage: $21.60/hour

Feel free to correct me if my calculations are incorrect and/or come from a place of financial privilege (I don't know the cost of ACA subsidies, daycare, etc).

Would anyone else like to calculate a minimum wage for your own region?
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8503 on: May 31, 2021, 10:11:56 PM »
2) ALL jobs should pay decent wages.  EVERY.  SINGLE.   JOB.   If a job needs doing, then the person doing that job FOR A LIVING should receive A DECENT LIVING and NOT POVERTY WAGES.   Period.      There are no "lesser jobs" that only people deserving to live in poverty should have.
I saw this post and a list of changes you'd like to see.  Let's pretend the other things stay as-is and you're crowned "king of minimum wage" and allowed to set the value.  What would it be?  (Looking for a numeric answer)

I don't pretend to have that level of precision in my personal knowledge.   That would be best determined by a combination of activists and economists.    The number that's been put forward for several years is in the $15 to $17 dollar range.   It should be indexed to inflation just like social security is or we'll have to fight every year to get it raised.    Benefits from the employer should be pro-rated based on a 30 hour work week.   If someone works 30 hours or more then they get whatever benefits are offered to full time employees.   If they work half that, they get 1/2 those benefits.   1/4 of that, 1/4 of the benefits.   (Right now, if you work less than X hours (I forget the exact number), the employer doesn't have to pay benefits.   So, employers work the employees less than that, i.e., they have full time part time workers.   Part time workers working two jobs put in enough hours but don't get any benefits because they are split between two employers.   Let's remove this loophole.   

With the US, Canada, Europe, Japan, Korea, and Australia/NZ setting up strong tariffs that are based on meeting (and enforcing) decent labor and environmental protections, the incentive to move factories to the country that allows the shittiest treatment of their workers and the most pollution would be greatly mitigated.   It's in the benefit of all those areas to break those economic incentives to produce elsewhere.    The rest of the world, to be competitive in the biggest markets, would need to improve their labor and pollution standards.  Our current arrangement rewards a race to the bottom.    This kind of arrangement would also put us on a more level playing field because we do have those protections (and not enough of them).

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8504 on: May 31, 2021, 10:22:02 PM »
2) ALL jobs should pay decent wages.  EVERY.  SINGLE.   JOB.   If a job needs doing, then the person doing that job FOR A LIVING should receive A DECENT LIVING and NOT POVERTY WAGES.   Period.      There are no "lesser jobs" that only people deserving to live in poverty should have.
I saw this post and a list of changes you'd like to see.  Let's pretend the other things stay as-is and you're crowned "king of minimum wage" and allowed to set the value.  What would it be?  (Looking for a numeric answer)

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Part time workers working two jobs put in enough hours but don't get any benefits because they are split between two employers.   Let's remove this loophole.   

+1 to that. Even further, decoupling employment with healthcare benefits might be another improvement to our current system. (Although it's probably too tangled up now.)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8505 on: May 31, 2021, 10:51:14 PM »
I would love to see a national health service and decouple health care from employment completely.

We would have more small businesses start up.   (Lower costs to get going and less risk due to crazy health insurance or care costs.)
That would drive the creation of more jobs.   That would also mean that more people would know entrepreneurs and thus have a greater chance of first-hand learning about the benefits of being one -- so even more businesses starting up over time.

And, of course, nobody would have to die or be crippled because they couldn't afford medical treatment.


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8506 on: June 01, 2021, 08:11:52 AM »
Hurray, another thread that has turned into a political debate

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8507 on: June 01, 2021, 09:37:10 AM »
Hurray, another thread that has turned into a political debate

well it is "overheard on facebook" and it seems most of what I see on facebook is political debates :P

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8508 on: June 01, 2021, 10:20:11 AM »
Hurray, another thread that has turned into a political debate

well it is "overheard on facebook" and it seems most of what I see on facebook is political debates :P

I have about five people in my news feed because I figured out the "take a break" feature.

PSA: It isn't good to respond to hateful or offensive posts. The way the algorithm works means that any comment, even if you are disagreeing, gives that post more visibility, so it just gets spread around more. The best thing is to pm the person and ask if they really meant what they said.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8509 on: June 01, 2021, 11:12:30 AM »
I remember when Facebook was only us cool and good looking college kids. Then they let the old and ugly in and down it went. Ugh, why do adults have to ruin everything?


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8510 on: June 01, 2021, 01:08:30 PM »
I remember when Facebook was only us cool and good looking college kids. Then they let the old and ugly in and down it went. Ugh, why do adults have to ruin everything?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8511 on: June 02, 2021, 12:25:13 AM »
I remember when Facebook was only us cool and good looking college kids. Then they let the old and ugly in and down it went. Ugh, why do adults have to ruin everything?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8512 on: June 02, 2021, 12:37:30 PM »
I remember when Facebook was only us cool and good looking college kids. Then they let the old and ugly in and down it went. Ugh, why do adults have to ruin everything?

I remember when the cool kids were using friendster and myspace . . . before this weird upstart facebook came along.  :P

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8513 on: June 02, 2021, 12:44:40 PM »
I remember when Facebook was only us cool and good looking college kids. Then they let the old and ugly in and down it went. Ugh, why do adults have to ruin everything?

I remember when the cool kids were using friendster and myspace . . . before this weird upstart facebook came along.  :P
Listen punk, everyone born 3 years before me is lame and outdated, everyone born 3 years after me is lame and entitled.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8514 on: June 02, 2021, 12:49:33 PM »
I remember when Facebook was only us cool and good looking college kids. Then they let the old and ugly in and down it went. Ugh, why do adults have to ruin everything?

I remember when the cool kids were using friendster and myspace . . . before this weird upstart facebook came along.  :P
Listen punk, everyone born 3 years before me is lame and outdated, everyone born 3 years after me is lame and entitled.

Some of us are lame, outdated, AND entitled.  Where do we fit in?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8515 on: June 02, 2021, 01:39:43 PM »
I remember when Facebook was only us cool and good looking college kids. Then they let the old and ugly in and down it went. Ugh, why do adults have to ruin everything?

I remember when the cool kids were using friendster and myspace . . . before this weird upstart facebook came along.  :P
Listen punk, everyone born 3 years before me is lame and outdated, everyone born 3 years after me is lame and entitled.

Some of us are lame, outdated, AND entitled.  Where do we fit in?

People born between 3 years before me and 3 years after me

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8516 on: June 02, 2021, 02:29:51 PM »
I remember when Facebook was only us cool and good looking college kids. Then they let the old and ugly in and down it went. Ugh, why do adults have to ruin everything?

I remember when the cool kids were using friendster and myspace . . . before this weird upstart facebook came along.  :P
Listen punk, everyone born 3 years before me is lame and outdated, everyone born 3 years after me is lame and entitled.

Some of us are lame, outdated, AND entitled.  Where do we fit in?

People born between 3 years before me and 3 years after me

I was listening to a "Gen X" play list last weekend and when the Village Peoples YMCA came on I thought, 'whats up with this classic rock old junk', thinking Gen X was just Nirvana and RATM and forgetting I am lumped in with those born waaaaay back in '65 :-)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8517 on: June 02, 2021, 02:52:10 PM »
I remember when Facebook was only us cool and good looking college kids. Then they let the old and ugly in and down it went. Ugh, why do adults have to ruin everything?

I remember when the cool kids were using friendster and myspace . . . before this weird upstart facebook came along.  :P
Listen punk, everyone born 3 years before me is lame and outdated, everyone born 3 years after me is lame and entitled.

Some of us are lame, outdated, AND entitled.  Where do we fit in?

People born between 3 years before me and 3 years after me

I was listening to a "Gen X" play list last weekend and when the Village Peoples YMCA came on I thought, 'whats up with this classic rock old junk', thinking Gen X was just Nirvana and RATM and forgetting I am lumped in with those born waaaaay back in '65 :-)

See it's weird being on the cusp of generations, because my first thought reading this was, "Hey what's this old guy doing claiming Nirvana and RATM for Gen X", I'm a millennial and listened to them in school. But I'm just on the other side of the cut-off, and my older brother is Gen X, so I guess it checks out.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8518 on: June 02, 2021, 02:57:14 PM »
I remember when Facebook was only us cool and good looking college kids. Then they let the old and ugly in and down it went. Ugh, why do adults have to ruin everything?

I remember when the cool kids were using friendster and myspace . . . before this weird upstart facebook came along.  :P
Listen punk, everyone born 3 years before me is lame and outdated, everyone born 3 years after me is lame and entitled.

Some of us are lame, outdated, AND entitled.  Where do we fit in?

People born between 3 years before me and 3 years after me

I was listening to a "Gen X" play list last weekend and when the Village Peoples YMCA came on I thought, 'whats up with this classic rock old junk', thinking Gen X was just Nirvana and RATM and forgetting I am lumped in with those born waaaaay back in '65 :-)

See it's weird being on the cusp of generations, because my first thought reading this was, "Hey what's this old guy doing claiming Nirvana and RATM for Gen X", I'm a millennial and listened to them in school. But I'm just on the other side of the cut-off, and my older brother is Gen X, so I guess it checks out.

I was born in '81 . . . which is usually listed as Millennial.  And fully claim Nirvana and RATM for my people.  But if you're upset about that I'm willing to give you Nickleback AND Creed.  For free!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8519 on: June 02, 2021, 03:20:00 PM »
Quote from: dragoncar link=topic=6907.msg2850856#msg2850856 date=1622662783


[quote author=GuitarStv link=topic=6907.msg2850824#msg2850824 date=1622659773
I remember when Facebook was only us cool and good looking college kids. Then they let the old and ugly in and down it went. Ugh, why do adults have to ruin everything?

I remember when the cool kids were using friendster and myspace . . . before this weird upstart facebook came along.  :P
Listen punk, everyone born 3 years before me is lame and outdated, everyone born 3 years after me is lame and entitled.

Some of us are lame, outdated, AND entitled.  Where do we fit in?

People born between 3 years before me and 3 years after me

I was listening to a "Gen X" play list last weekend and when the Village Peoples YMCA came on I thought, 'whats up with this classic rock old junk', thinking Gen X was just Nirvana and RATM and forgetting I am lumped in with those born waaaaay back in '65 :-)

See it's weird being on the cusp of generations, because my first thought reading this was, "Hey what's this old guy doing claiming Nirvana and RATM for Gen X", I'm a millennial and listened to them in school. But I'm just on the other side of the cut-off, and my older brother is Gen X, so I guess it checks out.

I was born in '81 . . . which is usually listed as Millennial.  And fully claim Nirvana and RATM for my people.  But if you're upset about that I'm willing to give you Nickleback AND Creed.  For free!
[/quote]

Hey now, you keep Nickelback on your side of the border.  I am just under the cutoff, and ended up changing to a millennial playlist...

Edit: stupid smart phones
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8520 on: June 02, 2021, 04:34:24 PM »
I just heard a story about a 60-something in our community having to teach a 30-something how to use Facebook for her political campaign because the 30-something didnít have a Facebook account. Apparently itís only the old fogies use FB now. The youngsters are on Instagram, Snapchat, and Tiktok.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8521 on: June 02, 2021, 04:39:13 PM »
I just heard a story about a 60-something in our community having to teach a 30-something how to use Facebook for her political campaign because the 30-something didnít have a Facebook account. Apparently itís only the old fogies use FB now. The youngsters are on Instagram, Snapchat, and Tiktok.

I mean the advertising platform is a whole other ball of worms

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8522 on: June 02, 2021, 04:50:56 PM »
I just heard a story about a 60-something in our community having to teach a 30-something how to use Facebook for her political campaign because the 30-something didnít have a Facebook account. Apparently itís only the old fogies use FB now. The youngsters are on Instagram, Snapchat, and Tiktok.

I mean the advertising platform is a whole other ball of worms

That was probably part of it, but the 30-something hadnít used FB at all, so the learning curve was even steeper.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8523 on: June 03, 2021, 06:47:50 AM »
I just heard a story about a 60-something in our community having to teach a 30-something how to use Facebook for her political campaign because the 30-something didnít have a Facebook account. Apparently itís only the old fogies use FB now. The youngsters are on Instagram, Snapchat, and Tiktok.

I mean the advertising platform is a whole other ball of worms

That was probably part of it, but the 30-something hadnít used FB at all, so the learning curve was even steeper.

That's so odd. I'm 33, and I was in college when Facebook was only available for college students, so that 30-something should be the right age to have been young when FB was "hip."

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8524 on: June 03, 2021, 07:04:08 AM »
I remember when Facebook was only us cool and good looking college kids. Then they let the old and ugly in and down it went. Ugh, why do adults have to ruin everything?

I remember when the cool kids were using friendster and myspace . . . before this weird upstart facebook came along.  :P
Listen punk, everyone born 3 years before me is lame and outdated, everyone born 3 years after me is lame and entitled.

Some of us are lame, outdated, AND entitled.  Where do we fit in?

People born between 3 years before me and 3 years after me

I was listening to a "Gen X" play list last weekend and when the Village Peoples YMCA came on I thought, 'whats up with this classic rock old junk', thinking Gen X was just Nirvana and RATM and forgetting I am lumped in with those born waaaaay back in '65 :-)

See it's weird being on the cusp of generations, because my first thought reading this was, "Hey what's this old guy doing claiming Nirvana and RATM for Gen X", I'm a millennial and listened to them in school. But I'm just on the other side of the cut-off, and my older brother is Gen X, so I guess it checks out.

I was in college when FB came out and I remember thinking it was stupid. I only signed up after having my first baby at age 33. I can't think of a good reason why anyone would need help though.
Just don't "name a live show that ages you"

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8525 on: June 03, 2021, 07:39:37 AM »
Just don't "name a live show that ages you"

A show that ages you? Well, there was that one time I went to an 11-hour indoor show with no chairs and stone floors, I'm pretty sure that took a few years off my knees.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8526 on: June 03, 2021, 09:51:34 AM »
I remember when Facebook was only us cool and good looking college kids. Then they let the old and ugly in and down it went. Ugh, why do adults have to ruin everything?

I remember when the cool kids were using friendster and myspace . . . before this weird upstart facebook came along.  :P
Listen punk, everyone born 3 years before me is lame and outdated, everyone born 3 years after me is lame and entitled.

Some of us are lame, outdated, AND entitled.  Where do we fit in?

People born between 3 years before me and 3 years after me

I was listening to a "Gen X" play list last weekend and when the Village Peoples YMCA came on I thought, 'whats up with this classic rock old junk', thinking Gen X was just Nirvana and RATM and forgetting I am lumped in with those born waaaaay back in '65 :-)

See it's weird being on the cusp of generations, because my first thought reading this was, "Hey what's this old guy doing claiming Nirvana and RATM for Gen X", I'm a millennial and listened to them in school. But I'm just on the other side of the cut-off, and my older brother is Gen X, so I guess it checks out.

This is a great example of why binning people into "generations" is stupid. Time/dates/age are continuous variables and should remain that way. The difference between a 34 year old and a 36 year old (for example) isn't huge just b/c they are opposite sides of a generation post.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8527 on: June 03, 2021, 10:17:45 AM »
Everyone who keeps replying to quote blocks past 3 levels deep belongs to the worst generation.

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« Reply #8528 on: June 03, 2021, 10:28:11 AM »
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I agree completely!

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« Reply #8529 on: June 03, 2021, 11:12:51 AM »
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Everyone who keeps replying to quote blocks past 3 levels deep belongs to the worst generation.

I agree completely!

Iím so glad someone finally said it.

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« Reply #8530 on: June 03, 2021, 01:17:35 PM »
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Everyone who keeps replying to quote blocks past 3 levels deep belongs to the worst generation.

I agree completely!

Iím so glad someone finally said it.

I like the pretty boxes!

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« Reply #8531 on: June 03, 2021, 01:32:29 PM »
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Everyone who keeps replying to quote blocks past 3 levels deep belongs to the worst generation.

I agree completely!

Iím so glad someone finally said it.

I like the pretty boxes!
I was trying to find the thread where nested quotes got so bad that the innermost quote was only 2 letters long.    I wanted to point out the results before this thread got that bad.  I thought it was in Overheard at Work (the original thread), but I couldn't find it.  Probably for the best.

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« Reply #8532 on: June 03, 2021, 02:15:14 PM »
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Everyone who keeps replying to quote blocks past 3 levels deep belongs to the worst generation.

I agree completely!

Iím so glad someone finally said it.

I like the pretty boxes!
I was trying to find the thread where nested quotes got so bad that the innermost quote was only 2 letters long.    I wanted to point out the results before this thread got that bad.  I thought it was in Overheard at Work (the original thread), but I couldn't find it.  Probably for the best.

You know you posted a goal and not a warning right? :-)

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« Reply #8533 on: June 03, 2021, 03:23:31 PM »
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Everyone who keeps replying to quote blocks past 3 levels deep belongs to the worst generation.

I agree completely!

Iím so glad someone finally said it.

I like the pretty boxes!
I was trying to find the thread where nested quotes got so bad that the innermost quote was only 2 letters long.    I wanted to point out the results before this thread got that bad.  I thought it was in Overheard at Work (the original thread), but I couldn't find it.  Probably for the best.

You know you posted a goal and not a warning right? :-)
Yes,
And the nested thread _might_ have been in the portion of the thread with orange and black boxes, all packed in lots of foam.  Or else it was just punny.

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« Reply #8534 on: June 04, 2021, 03:32:33 PM »
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Everyone who keeps replying to quote blocks past 3 levels deep belongs to the worst generation.

I agree completely!

Iím so glad someone finally said it.

I like the pretty boxes!
I was trying to find the thread where nested quotes got so bad that the innermost quote was only 2 letters long.    I wanted to point out the results before this thread got that bad.  I thought it was in Overheard at Work (the original thread), but I couldn't find it.  Probably for the best.

You know you posted a goal and not a warning right? :-)
Yes,
And the nested thread _might_ have been in the portion of the thread with orange and black boxes, all packed in lots of foam.  Or else it was just punny.
How deep do the nested quotes go? Is it like Inception where weíre not sure what reality is?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8535 on: June 04, 2021, 03:33:43 PM »
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I agree completely!

Iím so glad someone finally said it.

I like the pretty boxes!
I was trying to find the thread where nested quotes got so bad that the innermost quote was only 2 letters long.    I wanted to point out the results before this thread got that bad.  I thought it was in Overheard at Work (the original thread), but I couldn't find it.  Probably for the best.

You know you posted a goal and not a warning right? :-)
Yes,
And the nested thread _might_ have been in the portion of the thread with orange and black boxes, all packed in lots of foam.  Or else it was just punny.
How deep do the nested quotes go? Is it like Inception where weíre not sure what reality is?

Are you going to make me go and nest in the ongoing discussion on "reality" from that other thread?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8536 on: June 04, 2021, 03:34:42 PM »
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Everyone who keeps replying to quote blocks past 3 levels deep belongs to the worst generation.

I agree completely!

Iím so glad someone finally said it.

I like the pretty boxes!
I was trying to find the thread where nested quotes got so bad that the innermost quote was only 2 letters long.    I wanted to point out the results before this thread got that bad.  I thought it was in Overheard at Work (the original thread), but I couldn't find it.  Probably for the best.

You know you posted a goal and not a warning right? :-)
Yes,
And the nested thread _might_ have been in the portion of the thread with orange and black boxes, all packed in lots of foam.  Or else it was just punny.
How deep do the nested quotes go? Is it like Inception where weíre not sure what reality is?

Are you going to make me go and nest in the ongoing discussion on "reality" from that other thread?
Maybe.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8537 on: June 04, 2021, 03:39:18 PM »
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Everyone who keeps replying to quote blocks past 3 levels deep belongs to the worst generation.

I agree completely!

Iím so glad someone finally said it.

I like the pretty boxes!
I was trying to find the thread where nested quotes got so bad that the innermost quote was only 2 letters long.    I wanted to point out the results before this thread got that bad.  I thought it was in Overheard at Work (the original thread), but I couldn't find it.  Probably for the best.

You know you posted a goal and not a warning right? :-)
Yes,
And the nested thread _might_ have been in the portion of the thread with orange and black boxes, all packed in lots of foam.  Or else it was just punny.
How deep do the nested quotes go? Is it like Inception where weíre not sure what reality is?

Are you going to make me go and nest in the ongoing discussion on "reality" from that other thread?
Maybe.
:D

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8538 on: June 04, 2021, 03:44:28 PM »
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Everyone who keeps replying to quote blocks past 3 levels deep belongs to the worst generation.

I agree completely!

Iím so glad someone finally said it.

I like the pretty boxes!
I was trying to find the thread where nested quotes got so bad that the innermost quote was only 2 letters long.    I wanted to point out the results before this thread got that bad.  I thought it was in Overheard at Work (the original thread), but I couldn't find it.  Probably for the best.

You know you posted a goal and not a warning right? :-)
Yes,
And the nested thread _might_ have been in the portion of the thread with orange and black boxes, all packed in lots of foam.  Or else it was just punny.
How deep do the nested quotes go? Is it like Inception where weíre not sure what reality is?

Are you going to make me go and nest in the ongoing discussion on "reality" from that other thread?
Maybe.
:D
@Paul der Krake - itís starting to look cool, isnít it?  ;-)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8539 on: June 04, 2021, 04:14:24 PM »

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8540 on: June 04, 2021, 05:16:52 PM »
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Everyone who keeps replying to quote blocks past 3 levels deep belongs to the worst generation.

I agree completely!

Iím so glad someone finally said it.

I like the pretty boxes!
I was trying to find the thread where nested quotes got so bad that the innermost quote was only 2 letters long.    I wanted to point out the results before this thread got that bad.  I thought it was in Overheard at Work (the original thread), but I couldn't find it.  Probably for the best.

You know you posted a goal and not a warning right? :-)
Yes,
And the nested thread _might_ have been in the portion of the thread with orange and black boxes, all packed in lots of foam.  Or else it was just punny.
How deep do the nested quotes go? Is it like Inception where weíre not sure what reality is?

Are you going to make me go and nest in the ongoing discussion on "reality" from that other thread?
Maybe.
:D
@Paul der Krake - itís starting to look cool, isnít it?  ;-)


It's important to stress-test systems to see where the limits are. So far so good. Who woke up today and chose chaos?

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« Reply #8541 on: June 04, 2021, 05:30:32 PM »
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Everyone who keeps replying to quote blocks past 3 levels deep belongs to the worst generation.

I agree completely!

Iím so glad someone finally said it.

I like the pretty boxes!
I was trying to find the thread where nested quotes got so bad that the innermost quote was only 2 letters long.    I wanted to point out the results before this thread got that bad.  I thought it was in Overheard at Work (the original thread), but I couldn't find it.  Probably for the best.

You know you posted a goal and not a warning right? :-)
Yes,
And the nested thread _might_ have been in the portion of the thread with orange and black boxes, all packed in lots of foam.  Or else it was just punny.
How deep do the nested quotes go? Is it like Inception where weíre not sure what reality is?

Are you going to make me go and nest in the ongoing discussion on "reality" from that other thread?
Maybe.
:D
@Paul der Krake - itís starting to look cool, isnít it?  ;-)


It's important to stress-test systems to see where the limits are. So far so good. Who woke up today and chose chaos?

Me? I'll join the party! After all, it's Friday.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8542 on: June 04, 2021, 05:32:50 PM »
It's important to stress-test systems to see where the limits are. So far so good. Who woke up today and chose chaos?

🌈🌈 ARE 🌈 YOU 🌈 NOT 🌈 ENTERTAINED? 🌈🌈    🍆

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8543 on: June 04, 2021, 05:52:32 PM »
It's important to stress-test systems to see where the limits are. So far so good. Who woke up today and chose chaos?

🌈🌈 ARE 🌈 YOU 🌈 NOT 🌈 ENTERTAINED? 🌈🌈    🍆

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8544 on: June 04, 2021, 05:58:50 PM »
It's important to stress-test systems to see where the limits are. So far so good. Who woke up today and chose chaos?

🌈🌈 ARE 🌈 YOU 🌈 NOT 🌈 ENTERTAINED? 🌈🌈    🍆
Iím in for chaos. Game on.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8545 on: June 08, 2021, 11:13:28 AM »
It's important to stress-test systems to see where the limits are. So far so good. Who woke up today and chose chaos?

🌈🌈 ARE 🌈 YOU 🌈 NOT 🌈 ENTERTAINED? 🌈🌈    🍆
Iím in for chaos. Game on.

Sure beats working.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8546 on: June 08, 2021, 02:14:21 PM »
Cool! You can slide the slider bar embedded in news scroll. That entertained me.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8547 on: June 28, 2021, 06:54:47 AM »
Saw this on my feed. How to tell people you don't know how to meal plan without saying you don't know how to meal plan.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8548 on: June 28, 2021, 06:57:43 AM »
They aren't wrong about calories per dollar at McDonalds vs fruit.

But I'm still struggling to understand how that added up to $32.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8549 on: June 28, 2021, 07:19:50 AM »
But I'm still struggling to understand how that added up to $32.

I just did a guesstimate based on prices at my local Manhattan Whole Foods, if you bought them all organic the fruit would be about $25. Maybe the soft drink is artisanal... or more likely the grapes were especially big bunches.

Whole Foods is actually cheaper than a lot of other grocery stores in Manhattan, especially lower Manhattan, so if they live somewhere like that, I could believe it. Not that it's a good way to make a point for the population at large...