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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:57 pm 
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While I doubt a public pillory of Facebook would accomplish much, I don't really what happens to that gang of thieves. People tell me that I should cut Zuckerberg slack because his behavior in Congress looks like he's on the autism spectrum.

I don't care about the autism spectrum. I don't discriminate for that.

I care about the asshole spectrum.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:04 am 
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While I doubt a public pillory of Facebook would accomplish much, I don't really what happens to that gang of thieves. People tell me that I should cut Zuckerberg slack because his behavior in Congress looks like he's on the autism spectrum.

I don't care about the autism spectrum. I don't discriminate for that.

I care about the asshole spectrum.

You probably know more about Zuckerberg than I do. I don't know anything about his personal life, nor do I wish to know about him. He is the founder and CEO of Facebook. That makes him responsible.

As to the question of whether raising awareness about his conduct will make a difference, all I can say is that it should.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:18 pm 
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They even made a movie about it. I most certainly don't believe everything I see in the movies, but the Winklevoss legal case is public record. Anyone who can make you feel sorry for those two overprivileged airhead twins has gotta be pretty bad.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:53 pm 
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Social Network isn't a documentary. I usually check non-documentaries against what can be found in the actual historical record.

So yeah, the film does portray Zuckerberg as a massive dick, going back to his college days. The thing is, a lot of that checks out against the word of people who actually knew him.

That he screwed over those jock twins ... yeah, they are not very sympathetic. It's how Zuck treated women, treated Sean Parker (ok, on the deserving part of the spectrum, we can debate that), treated former friends, screwed over other people in building Facebook ... that's the stuff that's really disturbing.

Though it isn't a documentary, you can check out these portrayals. Thing is, it seems to be spot on.

Of course, when you read about most of the Silly-Con billionaires and their behavior, the horrible way Steve Jobs treated his own daughter Lisa, etc., you realize ... Zuck just fit himself into a mold. I can respect that Jobs was a genius and a visionary and that's why they lured him back to Apple. But let's be honest - in many ways, as you also can observe from recent films, which are not documentaries, but can be checked against the record ... he was an asshole.

P.S. just heard some stuff about Elon Musk and his factories, this morning, that reminds me he fits this mold - as well.

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A close relative was a classmate of Divya Narendra, the other person instrumental in developing the Harvard Connection. From what I can tell, he's just moved on from the affair.


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