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Author Topic: Twitter is Dead, Long Live X!  (Read 42154 times)

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Re: Twitter is Dead, Long Live X!
« Reply #945 on: August 10, 2023, 12:21:51 pm »

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Re: Twitter is Dead, Long Live X!
« Reply #946 on: August 10, 2023, 01:21:58 pm »

Rich people should not be allowed

Uhh... I'm in the top 1% for income globally.  No question I'm "rich", even though there are people that have 1000x (or more!) than me.  Apparently I'm more than 20x the global "median" income.

Fun fact: if you are a single adult and bring in a mere $18000 annually after taxes (which is something like a full-time job at only $12/hr): you are more wealthy than 89% of the world population, and still like 6x the median.

At what point are you "not allowed"?
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Re: Twitter is Dead, Long Live X!
« Reply #947 on: August 10, 2023, 01:27:09 pm »

If you earn the average yearly income of your country in the first few hours of the year, youíre probably too rich.
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Re: Twitter is Dead, Long Live X!
« Reply #948 on: August 10, 2023, 01:40:29 pm »

Measuring based just on money earned is pretty silly since that results in literally homeless people being "rich". What is much better is a measure based on local cost of living and what your money can actually buy you.

For instance in large parts of California (where I live) making $18,000 a year is basically living in poverty. So like sure at $30k, you may make more then that dude in africa who is supporting six people, owns his own home, and has money saved up for a rainy day, but by any reasonable metric he is much richer then you.
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Re: Twitter is Dead, Long Live X!
« Reply #949 on: August 10, 2023, 01:52:49 pm »

We should move this subtopic to Armchair Economics.
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Re: Twitter is Dead, Long Live X!
« Reply #950 on: August 10, 2023, 02:05:07 pm »

Rich people should not be allowed

Uhh... I'm in the top 1% for income globally.  No question I'm "rich", even though there are people that have 1000x (or more!) than me.  Apparently I'm more than 20x the global "median" income.

Fun fact: if you are a single adult and bring in a mere $18000 annually after taxes (which is something like a full-time job at only $12/hr): you are more wealthy than 89% of the world population, and still like 6x the median.

At what point are you "not allowed"?

This thread is about a person who spent millions to buy a company just to jerk his ego and run it into the ground.  And no matter how many stupid stunts he does for headlines, will still end up with incomprehensible wealth.  He cannot blunder his way into poverty.
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Re: Twitter is Dead, Long Live X!
« Reply #951 on: August 10, 2023, 02:38:26 pm »

x okay, for the sake of completeness there is also the third misuse: posting art on it.
Twitter always has been used (misuse, lol) to post art, as far as it existed. It indeed came to prominence after Tumblr's suicide, which happend in similar circumstances ; to court advertiser, they started to monitor and censor content and artist fled to Twitter. It gained traction in the artistic community not because it was especially good, but because the community was fed up with the competition.

The destruction of Tumblr has nothing to do with its reputation of being a lunatic and everything to do with suddently banning porn.
As for dA, it is alive and well, it is just a niche, specialized social media, with a limited reach toward non-artists, which is a problem when you expose to sell your services.
The dA community has its grip with the management (the "french press" incident got a number of accounts deleted because the CEO missed an opportunity to shut up once) - but otherwise manages to stay clear of controversy. And yeah, you post art on dA, there is an art website beyond what Mr. Mekotur presents in his videos.

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Re: Twitter is Dead, Long Live X!
« Reply #952 on: August 11, 2023, 03:35:58 am »

I thought that was a joke, did he really name his kid X?

Of course not, donít be silly.

He named him X ∆ A-12.
What the hell kind of name is that, that's worse than what Michel Jackson named his.

How would you even pronounce that?
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Re: Twitter is Dead, Long Live X!
« Reply #953 on: August 11, 2023, 04:07:57 am »

I thought that was a joke, did he really name his kid X?

Of course not, donít be silly.

He named him X ∆ A-12.
What the hell kind of name is that, that's worse than what Michel Jackson named his.

How would you even pronounce that?

I have no idea dude. Elon is just batshit crazy.
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« Reply #954 on: August 11, 2023, 04:34:56 am »

At least here there are I think there are some basic rules in place to protect kids from parents coming up with truly unacceptable names.

Like, almost anything will pass, but you can't name your kid Adolf Hitler, etc.
Pretty sure that would have also filtered out this X-nonsense.

Not sure if any checks are in place in the US, but I guess with enough money you could buy your way through.
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« Reply #955 on: August 11, 2023, 09:13:00 am »

From what I could tell from a quick check, AE isn't actually the kid's legal name -- that name's actually illegal/invalid in cali, where the poor bastard was born. Apparently they basically put a placeholder in lieu of the name on the actual documentation, so the kid's legal designation right now is, like, a line of dashes or something. They'll have to get it changed if they want a driver's license or SSN or whatever, but considering the parent they may just never actually need it.

Any case, near as I can tell there's not any federal level legislation on naming in the US, it's all state level, so what exactly passes muster is going to change from location to location.

But yeah, if that looks and sounds like Elon is fucking over his kid on a lark, well. Yes. That's exactly what's happening. Him being an idiot potentially making a child's life harder in the future.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2023, 09:30:38 am by Frumple »
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« Reply #956 on: August 11, 2023, 09:20:10 am »

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Re: Twitter is Dead, Long Live X!
« Reply #957 on: August 18, 2023, 12:05:54 pm »

This genius wants to remove blocking :D

I guess annoying losers with fake blue checkmarks really need their crap to be seen.


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On the bright side, my last week on tw... X will be entertaining, I'll annoy all those vatniks that blocked me.

« Last Edit: August 18, 2023, 12:07:58 pm by Strongpoint »
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Re: Twitter is Dead, Long Live X!
« Reply #958 on: August 19, 2023, 06:01:18 am »

The mute will still be around, so I don't see the big deal. Tweets aren't DMs nor part of an invite-only group chat. If previously-blocked users had wanted to see and comment on the content, they'd still have been able to do so through roundabout methods.
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Re: Twitter is Dead, Long Live X!
« Reply #959 on: September 01, 2023, 05:58:41 am »

TwiX to get even more creepy.

Not saying I don't understand why they want to (for operational/business reasons), but if I was ever tempted to participate in it then this is rather reducing any residual urges I might have had.
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