https://xkcd.com/2897

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When Pope Gregory XIII briefly shortened the light-year in 1582, it led to navigational chaos and the loss of several Papal starships.

  • @[email protected]
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    173 months ago

    I think it’s hilarious that you promote nerd bashing on a platform where the majority is working with IT, just look how often posts from Programmer Humor trend.

    • @suction
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      -243 months ago

      Is it „bashing“ though to point out the well researched fact that the new right wing demagogues and fascists are finding a lot of sympathy from nerd circles ? The „manosphere“, gamers, Japanese culture afficionados (because alleged racial purity), 4chan trolls, etc.

      Just saying „that’s not all nerds“ isn’t doing a good job of convincing anyone that they’re a problem and they didn’t use to be one. Something has changed.

      • @[email protected]
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        193 months ago

        What a depressing load of conspiracy nonsense you got hold of there. 🙄

        I really don’t want to get any links to pages that “prove” your point.

      • @[email protected]
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        113 months ago

        I think your average afd voter is more likely to bully nerds than befriend them.

        Academia, the place where the woke idealogy is propped up by… Querdenker nerds? Lol give me a break

      • Sage the Lawyer
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        63 months ago

        Fucking what?

        It is well documented that the more educated someone is, the more likely they are to vote for left-wing politics. https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2016/04/26/a-wider-ideological-gap-between-more-and-less-educated-adults/

        Thus the right’s war on education. They want uneducated masses to inundate with propaganda, not critical thinkers.

        Also I think your definition of “nerd” is absurdly narrow. Dictionary says it’s someone who is either highly enthusiastic about a particular topic or someone who is boringly studious. That’s like, virtually everyone with a college degree. People tend to major in things they’re enthusiastic about. Or, if they’re just after the “best” diploma, they’re probably in the “boringly studious” category.

        You can be a nerd about anything, and I’d actually wager most people are a nerd about at least one thing. It’s not limited to the categories you arbitrarily selected to make your point (without any actual evidence presented, I might add).