Thursday, 23 September 2021

The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

quote [ The Phoebus cartel engineered a shorter-lived lightbulb and gave birth to planned obsolescence ]

Competition isn't profitable. Collusion is the capitalist way.

[SFW] [business]
[by the circus@7:28amGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Record shattered: 73 container ships stuck waiting off California

quote [ Supply chain crisis deepens as more imports snared in historic ship queue off Los Angeles/Long Beach. ]

A fascinating twitter thread filled with links about the supply chain collapse basically in progress

An interesting side effect is that all those worries about companies automating jobs away from low wage workers have basically gone out the window. Turns out you can't replace people with robots when your supply chain can't get you the parts to do so.

[SFW] [business] [+1 Insightful]
[by steele@9:43pmGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 10 September 2021

Why Bitcoin Is A Scam

quote [ In a little more than 10 years, Bitcoin has become a ubiquitous part of everyday life, and the community around Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) has grown exponentially. People have gotten rich off Bitcoin, you?re told; put money in it, and you?ll get rich too. But it?s all a lie. Doug Henwood, author of Wall Street, explains. ]

El Salvador adopting bitcoin as a currency being followed by a flash crash is just ::chef kiss::
[SFW] [business] [+1 Underrated]
[by steele@5:55pmGMT] [6 comments]

Saturday, 4 September 2021

The Shadowy Business of International Education

quote [ Foreign students are lied to and exploited on every front. They?re also propping up higher education as we know it ]

And a foreign student said to me
[SFW] [business] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:48amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 28 August 2021

UMG Seems to Think it Copyrighted the Moon

quote [ Filmmaker Philip Bloom was surprised when UMG claimed copyright to a generic moon video he shot and uploaded to Facebook. ]

fuck UMG with their copyright claims
[SFW] [business] [+9 Balls Nasty ]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [8 comments]

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Jeff Bezos Didn't Learn A Damn Thing In Space

quote [ Hi. Here?s a video about our third favorite space billionaire, Jeff Bezos, his plan to move workers into space, and his really weird voice. ]

Shitting on a billionaire and discussing an awesome show like The Expanse? Sign me up!
[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by steele@5:49pmGMT] [6 comments]

Sunday, 8 August 2021

The Dial-Up Volunteer Army

quote [ Considering the fact that many early online networks relied on volunteers to help build up their base?until one such network, AOL, got too big. ]

I got your little message on aol
[SFW] [business]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 19 July 2021

The Leisure Agenda ? People?s Policy Project

quote [ Americans spend too much of their waking lives ensnared in needlessly excessive hours of work. ]

You might like this. Note that the icons were nabbed from early Isotype.
[SFW] [business] [+1 Good]
[by Paracetamol@1:32pmGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Four-day week 'an overwhelming success' in Iceland

quote [ In Iceland, the trials run by Reykjavk City Council and the national government eventually included more than 2,500 workers, which amounts to about 1% of Iceland's working population. ]

Always be doing less.[+char limit]
[SFW] [business] [+4 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@7:55pmGMT] [3 comments]

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