Jon Wiley, head of Google Search, explains why Google sometimes kills your favorite features.
Aka “We have no idea what people use or like of our services despite our constant watch over you.”
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Well, I have said this in the past, so I hope i don’t bore you by repeating it, but I think that we live or die under the tyranny of perfection. Socially, we are pushed towards being perfect. Physically, beautiful to conform to standards that are cruel and uncommon, to behave and lead our lives in a certain way, to demonstrate to the world that we are happy and healthy and all full of sunshine. We are told to always smile and never sweat, by multiple commercials of shampoo or beer.
And I feel that the most achievable goal of our lives is to have the freedom that imperfection gives us.
And there is no better patron saint of imperfection than a monster.
We will try really hard to be angels, but I think that a balanced, sane life is to accept the monstrosity in ourselves and others as part of what being human is. Imperfection, the acceptance of imperfection, leads to tolerance and liberates us from social models that I find horrible and oppressive.
I wrote this on a friend’s thread on Facebook. I was tired of hearing a lot of bizarre, uninformed nonsense about what health insurance is and is not, and I thought it might be helpful to just break it down to facts. The post got passed around a little bit and so I was encouraged to share it here….
No, your employer should not have a say over what your insurance covers—just as they shouldn’t have a say over how you spend the rest of your paycheck. This is pretty basic but it seems like the justices either didn’t understand this—none of the majority have had a private employer insurance plan like this in a very long time. They are either incompetent or full of malice, and I will say it’s really hard to give them the benefit of the doubt as time goes on.
So, to review, conservative policy initiatives at a glance: deny Americans healthcare, labor protections, public education, environmental protections, the right to class action law suits, birth control much less abortion, but allow for laws to be flouted on religious principle, and for people to carry weapons of any caliber anywhere they want.
Oh, and corporations are people.
What could they possibly want with a badly educated, heavily armed, angry and unhappy population that doesn’t have to follow the law if God says so? I guess we’ll find out.