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June 15, 2011

Overnight Open Thread

How Times Change

And note that AoSHQ plays a central role in most/all of these activities.

Me? I'm just waiting for the neural implants.


The benefits of keeping the UAW out of your company: Zero layoffs, Zero strikes, Zero pay cuts
Workers at Subaru's plant in Indiana do good work and seem pretty happy. So no UAW seems like a win-win for all concerned, well except for union bosses.

In its 22-year history—a period that has spanned three recessions, a global financial crisis, massive U.S. auto bankruptcies, and the departure of Isuzu, a founding partner, from the operation—SIA has rolled out more than 3 million vehicles and has never resorted to layoffs. Instead, it's given workers a wage increase every year of its operation. Staffers also enjoy premium-free health care, abundant overtime ($15,000 each, on average, in 2010), paid volunteer time, financial counseling, and the ability to earn a Purdue University degree on-site—all in a state that has lost 46,000 auto jobs and suffered multiple plant foreclosures in the past decade.

More Photos From WWII
Warning - some of these may be graphic and/or disturbing.


Ever Opened A Door For A Woman?
Then you're a sexist pig.

Men who open doors for women are guilty of 'benevolent sexism' according to a new study by feminist psychologists.

Helping the ladies choose the right computer as well as carrying their shopping are also signs of 'unseen' sexism in society, according to the report.

Referring to a group of men and women as 'guys' is also a no-no, says the research, meaning that even men who seem enlightened could be unknowingly committing daily acts of sexism.

It's always cute when chicks do 'scientific' studies proving that all men are sexist. Now take off yer lab coat.

How Not To Let Internet Trolls Get You Down

"Trolling can (1) be frustrated if users correctly interpret an intent to troll, but are not provoked into responding, (2) be thwarted if users correctly interpret an intent to troll, but counter in such a way as to curtail or neutralise the success of the troller, (3) fail if users do not correctly interpret an intent to troll and are not provoked by the troller, or, (4) succeed if users are deceived into believing the troller's pseudo-intention(s), and are provoked into responding sincerely. Finally, users can mock troll. That is, they may undertake what appears to be trolling with the aim of enhancing or increasing effect, or group cohesion.
Or you know, mock them into tearful submission. Warning to the trolls: Teh morons here troll themselves. For fun. And practice.

Some Commercials From 1983

10 Awful Fashion Trends For Men
Luckily many of these are confined purely to runways and niche sub-groups.


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