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What's wrong with alden thead?

Reached the bad pants quota.
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Yea, I totally agree.
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

I wonder if he asked PG if he could use him as an "influencer"

There are words in social media that I have to deal with on a daily basis. I personally refuse to use them, and speak in, you know, people words.
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post

reedo, Ivri, if you haven't read it, you guys've got to grab Catch-22 before tackling Pynchon. It's just like, mandatory.
That said, +1 on starting with V.

Dawg, Catch 22 is one of my favorites ever. So damn funny. Love the crazy prostitute bit at the end
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

There are words in social media that I have to deal with on a daily basis. I personally refuse to use them, and speak in, you know, people words.

How about just "influence"? "Influencer" implies there's some type of active action, when it seems to be inherently a passive thing.

Whatever. There are very few bloggers who can write.

I love that guy with the crazy name who writes for asuitablewardrobe though.
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I have influences but they always conflict with the rest of the band.

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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

How about just "influence"? "Influencer" implies there's some type of active action, when it seems to be inherently a passive thing.
Whatever. There are very few bloggers who can write.
I love that guy with the crazy name who writes for asuitablewardrobe though.

Half of the time, it's the adoption of silly terms, like "influencer", which I deliberately change to the more sinister "persons of influence" just to take the piss. My inner nerd hates the rampant abuse of technical terms that have very specific meanings, but about which 99.9999% of marketers probably understand nothing.

The term that comes immediate lo mind is the use of the word "graph", which is a mathematical term from a very specific discipline, graph theory, which actually attempts to quantify the influence of entities (nodes) through their connections (edges) to other nodes. It's really quite fascinating, and that was a horrible attempt at a description of a very difficult field of which I have only a superficial understanding (my wife and one of my brothers are both mathematicians, and part of my doctoral thesis was in chemical physics, so I try to be careful to express any degree of knowledge about any difficult subject.)

Social media people use the word "graph" when it is completely unnecessary, and usually incorrectly. For example "the consumer engagement graph and the social graph are not always the same" can be both true and nonsensical. Maybe it's better to just say "People you know socially might not have a significant influence on your consumer decisions." Wasn't that just so much easier to understand?
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So true...nothing compared to the soggy humanities, though. (Lacananian mathematics, where in the liminal space, the penis is an integer: -1 laugh.gif )
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

I wonder if he asked PG if he could use him as an "influencer"

I'm pretty sure he has an account, as he posted a picture and asked what now.


I can't stand 99% of all social media, I was at my mothers house a couple weeks ago when some of her friend dropped by they are late 60's early 70's and the husband would't shut up about Facebook.


Why is it that all of the people of on that rich kids instagram thing look like Heroine addicts /Pete Dorethey 10 years ago?
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Half of the time, it's the adoption of silly terms, like "influencer", which I deliberately change to the more sinister "persons of influence" just to take the piss. My inner nerd hates the rampant abuse of technical terms that have very specific meanings, but about which 99.9999% of marketers probably understand nothing.
The term that comes immediate lo mind is the use of the word "graph", which is a mathematical term from a very specific discipline, graph theory, which actually attempts to quantify the influence of entities (nodes) through their connections (edges) to other nodes. It's really quite fascinating, and that was a horrible attempt at a description of a very difficult field of which I have only a superficial understanding (my wife and one of my brothers are both mathematicians, and part of my doctoral thesis was in chemical physics, so I try to be careful to express any degree of knowledge about any difficult subject.)
Social media people use the word "graph" when it is completely unnecessary, and usually incorrectly. For example "the consumer engagement graph and the social graph are not always the same" can be both true and nonsensical. Maybe it's better to just say "People you know socially might not have a significant influence on your consumer decisions." Wasn't that just so much easier to understand?

Yes, but if it's easy to understand then it must not be profound, and that means you're probably not smarter than your audience. And that's just unacceptable because I'm the smartest person ever and I'm very special and and and!!!!....
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Originally Posted by Ivwri View Post

Just started embassytown actually and it is already pulling me in. Just finished The City and The City. Was good, but not as good as some of his previous stuff. I really love the ideas in The Scar. From probability fencing to an island of Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
mosquito humanoids
to Cthulhu inspired idols that Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
one has to french kiss in order to get spatial bending perception
.
Anybody here read Gene Wolfe? Maybe I should look for the book thread...
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Have never read any Pynchon (got scared that it was more technique than content I was interested in, but his name keeps coming up so I guess I should give his stuff a shot. Would Gravity's Rainbow be a good place to start?)
I started with Gravity's Rainbow, and I'll readily admit that I struggled through it. I probably wouldn't have even picked up the much more accessible The Crying of Lot 49 if a college roommate hadn't said it was his favorite book ever (generally speaking, if someone whose tastes and opinions I respect list something as their favorite ever, I'll at least give it a shot). I haven't read V, so I can't speak to that one. My brother loved Against the Day.

tl;dr - I'd probably start with The Crying of Lot 49 if I were to do it all over again.
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can someone recommend me a simple 13" macbook sleeve/case
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I kind of stopped my Social Media consumption at Facebook. No twitter/tumblr/instagram/pintrest etc.
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