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No. Even if it weren’t for the whole Qatar kerfuffle, I still wouldn’t watch it, because I find watching soccer dreadfully boring.



Having some light-hearted quips ready to steer the conversation away from work sounds like a good idea. I’ll try that next time, thank you!


I would, too. Especially since the people mentioned do, in fact, have hobbies that have nothing to do with their job, which are also far more interesting. But thanks for putting my mind at ease. This topic has come up so often that it now takes real effort not to be mentally checked out of the conversation. I now refuse to engage in this topic, not because I want to be a jerk, but to preserve my sanity.


Exactly. Whenever work comes up as topic (which is painfully often), I start wondering if work is just their personality now. Because these people actually do have hobbies and interests, and I will gladly talk to them about those, but for some reason, they talk about work more often then they do about their hobbies. And I don’t understand why that is more interesting to them.


I don't want to talk about work with my friends, mine or theirs. Am I being rude?
I **hate** talking about work. I also listening about work. I don't exactly enjoy my job, so I try not to waste my free time thinking about work, talking about work or, heaven forbid, doing something for work. However, my friends talk about their jobs all the time and it's painful to listen to. I told them as much, but the topic keeps popping up. I'm just not that invested in the specifics and minutia of their workday. I either lack the knowledge to understand their work process or, more often than not, just don't care. That is, unless something bad happened and they want to vent, I'm okay with that. But I still get looks, as if I should be interested about their job. Which, I'm sorry, I'm just not. Am I being unreasonable in trying to steer the conversation into a topic that isn't work-related?

Shockingly enough, still not as shit as the anime this invention took inspiration from.


Dude really thinks the future is people walking around with expensive VR/AR headsets. From Meta, no less. Delusional bastard.





So, am I understanding correctly that someone had to lie down in a ditch to take that second photo? Just to make the building look more opressive or some shit?


I can clap with one hand. I learned it when playing piano; I had to keep my fingers loose and relaxed and at some point I discovered that if I keep the muscles in my fingers relaxed, I can make them clap by waving my arm around.


No kidding. You think Twitter’s bad now? Just you wait. Consider that Musk is a thin-skinned egomaniac. Now consider that Twitter has one of the most vocal toxic people on the internet. This can only end well.


Exactly. I will be very surprised to see the Metaverse take off. Because right now, nobody wants it, not even the Meta employees.



Why? Is there a wooly mammoth-shaped hole in our current ecosystem?


I wish it would hurry up. Less people using Netflix, the better.


Oh, cool. I’ve been wanting a Linux tablet for a while now. There’s also (in theory anyway) Pine64’s PineTab, but it’s been out of stock forever. I might pick this up instead, if the reviews are favorable.



At this point if you’re watching YouTube videos on youtube.com, you’re just asking for a bad time.





Are there any good alternatives to Glassdoor?
Because according to [this](https://libreddit.kavin.rocks/r/antiwork/comments/w2q99i/glassdoor_just_lost_a_lawsuit_and_must_now_reveal/) they must now reveal user details.

“They won’t just be burning the midnight oil, they will be burning the 3am oil, they won’t even leave the factory type of thing, whereas in America people are trying to avoid going to work at all.”

What's the cheapest hardware that can playback videos at 1080p?
There are so many options out there, it's kind of dizzying. I'm looking for a cheap solution that I could hook up to a TV and ethernet, so it could run a flavor of Linux (or BSD) and play videos at 1080p. Bonus points if it can handle 1080p@60 FPS. Other than that, it would be used for light web browsing. I was looking at Raspberry Pi 4, but is there anything else you would suggest?