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(Guardian)   Phony Stark: we don't need Twitter users from the frickin' EU   (theguardian.com) divider line
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6 days ago  
Twexit?
 
6 days ago  

Madman drummers bummers: Twexit?


Sorry folks, thread's closed.
 
5 days ago  
My dad brought up some random nonsense GOP talking points about Twitter today, and I said I think Twitter will still exist by Christmas, but I don't see it making it to the summer.

I'm becoming less and less confident in the first part of that.
 
5 days ago  
I don't think Melon knew that Twatler was a global company or even cares that it is. He's probably just fine with shedding all it's non-US business.
 
5 days ago  

BMFPitt: some random nonsense GOP talking points


You said "random nonsense" twice.
 
5 days ago  
The GDPR fines they are setting up for...

Oh wait. That's why they drive all their advertisers away. To have no revenue for the fine to target x% of revenue.

Genius
 
5 days ago  

Gubbo: The GDPR fines they are setting up for...

Oh wait. That's why they drive all their advertisers away. To have no revenue for the fine to target x% of revenue.

Genius


"In fact, going by our latest P'n'L, you owe us money."
 
5 days ago  

Madman drummers bummers: BMFPitt: some random nonsense GOP talking points

You said "random nonsense" twice.


There is apolitical random nonsense.

There are also GOP talking points which are coherent, but obviously bullshiat.
 
5 days ago  
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Muskrat doesn't need anyone else to run Twitter
 
5 days ago  

Moose out front: Madman drummers bummers: Twexit?

Sorry folks, thread's closed.


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5 days ago  
We'll make our own Union, the American Union, with Blackjack, and Hookers and no privacy rules, and free* speech will reign.

*Subject to approval
 
5 days ago  
Tony Stark:
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Phony Stark:
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5 days ago  
Feh. Elon puts rockets in space; he's not afraid of a trading bloc that generates one-fifth of global GDP. Who the hell does the EU think they are?!
 
5 days ago  

BMFPitt: I said I think Twitter will still exist by Christmas, but I don't see it making it to the summer.

I'm becoming less and less confident in the first part of that.


Before this and the "amnesty" he announced for suspended accounts (this will probably get watered down or completely walked back when even more advertisers bail), I would have said before summer as well.

He's admitted that revenue has already fallen way off so unless he has some crazy profitable subscription scheme (8 bucks for a check mark ain't it) things will end much sooner.

I'm no banker or businessman but I wonder if he's going to double down and inject more capital in this thing to temporarily keep it afloat.

He's crossed home plate a few times in his career (after starting at at least second base with a good lead). A failure of this magnitude would shatter a lot of people's weird worship of him as some genius.
 
5 days ago  

centrifugal bumblepuppy: [pbs.twimg.com image 850x704]

Muskrat doesn't need anyone else to run Twitter


Wow, that's a special kind of evil.  Was that the plan all along?  Did they rehire people because the initial severance was too generous and they wanted to reset it shorter?  Definitely sounds like a Musk move, and maybe not even illegal, but holy crap that's shiatty.
 
5 days ago  

Priapetic: centrifugal bumblepuppy: [pbs.twimg.com image 850x704]

Muskrat doesn't need anyone else to run Twitter

Wow, that's a special kind of evil.  Was that the plan all along?  Did they rehire people because the initial severance was too generous and they wanted to reset it shorter?  Definitely sounds like a Musk move, and maybe not even illegal, but holy crap that's shiatty.


It explains why he's closing up shop in places like the EU. I hear they have labor regulations over there.
 
5 days ago  

Priapetic: centrifugal bumblepuppy: [pbs.twimg.com image 850x704]

Muskrat doesn't need anyone else to run Twitter

Wow, that's a special kind of evil.  Was that the plan all along?  Did they rehire people because the initial severance was too generous and they wanted to reset it shorter?  Definitely sounds like a Musk move, and maybe not even illegal, but holy crap that's shiatty.


I read it as the employee got 3 months, then got another 4 weeks, so effectively 4 months' severance. Plus the few days of actual work he did prior to being fired again. That should be what he should get. At least.
 
5 days ago  

wax_on: I don't think Melon knew that Twatler was a global company or even cares that it is. He's probably just fine with shedding all it's non-US business.


Isn't Twitter supposed to be trying to get their advertisers back?
 
5 days ago  

dericwater: Priapetic: centrifugal bumblepuppy: [pbs.twimg.com image 850x704]

Muskrat doesn't need anyone else to run Twitter

Wow, that's a special kind of evil.  Was that the plan all along?  Did they rehire people because the initial severance was too generous and they wanted to reset it shorter?  Definitely sounds like a Musk move, and maybe not even illegal, but holy crap that's shiatty.

I read it as the employee got 3 months, then got another 4 weeks, so effectively 4 months' severance. Plus the few days of actual work he did prior to being fired again. That should be what he should get. At least.


I'll bet he had to forfeit the three months severance as part of the re-hire.  If not, then not so bad.  But if so, ubershiatty.
 
5 days ago  

Priapetic: dericwater: Priapetic: centrifugal bumblepuppy: [pbs.twimg.com image 850x704]

Muskrat doesn't need anyone else to run Twitter

Wow, that's a special kind of evil.  Was that the plan all along?  Did they rehire people because the initial severance was too generous and they wanted to reset it shorter?  Definitely sounds like a Musk move, and maybe not even illegal, but holy crap that's shiatty.

I read it as the employee got 3 months, then got another 4 weeks, so effectively 4 months' severance. Plus the few days of actual work he did prior to being fired again. That should be what he should get. At least.

I'll bet he had to forfeit the three months severance as part of the re-hire.  If not, then not so bad.  But if so, ubershiatty.


Well, after re-reading it, and others' posts as well, that's my new take. He loses the 3 month severance and got just the 4 week severance. I'd sue if I were him, for sure.
 
5 days ago  

BMFPitt: My dad brought up some random nonsense GOP talking points about Twitter today, and I said I think Twitter will still exist by Christmas, but I don't see it making it to the summer.

I'm becoming less and less confident in the first part of that.


The idea is to destroy the citizen journalism that happens there.

It's why the Saudis, Israel, and Russia want it gone.
 
5 days ago  

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Phony Stark:
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5 days ago  

BMFPitt: Madman drummers bummers: BMFPitt: some random nonsense GOP talking points

You said "random nonsense" twice.

There is apolitical random nonsense.

There are also GOP talking points which are coherent, but obviously bullshiat.


What are the shiat they're telling people to believe?
 
5 days ago  
You're all criticizing the business decisions of Elon rather than congratulating Elon.  Another epic own by Elon!
 
5 days ago  
Elon is a sign of the future. The entire planet will be captive to a capricious man-child one day, if we last long enough.
 
5 days ago  

centrifugal bumblepuppy: [pbs.twimg.com image 850x704]

Muskrat doesn't need anyone else to run Twitter


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5 days ago  

dericwater: Priapetic: dericwater: Priapetic: centrifugal bumblepuppy: [pbs.twimg.com image 850x704]

Muskrat doesn't need anyone else to run Twitter

Wow, that's a special kind of evil.  Was that the plan all along?  Did they rehire people because the initial severance was too generous and they wanted to reset it shorter?  Definitely sounds like a Musk move, and maybe not even illegal, but holy crap that's shiatty.

I read it as the employee got 3 months, then got another 4 weeks, so effectively 4 months' severance. Plus the few days of actual work he did prior to being fired again. That should be what he should get. At least.

I'll bet he had to forfeit the three months severance as part of the re-hire.  If not, then not so bad.  But if so, ubershiatty.

Well, after re-reading it, and others' posts as well, that's my new take. He loses the 3 month severance and got just the 4 week severance. I'd sue if I were him, for sure.


No, he got laid off and told he would receive 3 months.  Then brought back on, and then fired and told he'd get a month if he signed a form that said he can't sue them.
 
5 days ago  

MSkow: I'm no banker or businessman but I wonder if he's going to double down and inject more capital in this thing to temporarily keep it afloat.


Doesn't really matter how much capital he injects.  The problem is, as Trump found out, when you're a chaos demon the kind of people who are willing to work for you aren't exactly the most competent and trustworthy bunch.
 
5 days ago  

mistahtom: BMFPitt: Madman drummers bummers: BMFPitt: some random nonsense GOP talking points

You said "random nonsense" twice.

There is apolitical random nonsense.

There are also GOP talking points which are coherent, but obviously bullshiat.

What are the shiat they're telling people to believe?


That there are a mass of illegal immigrants at the border. That there is no beneficial use of abortion. That racism has never occurred in the United States. That guns are useful. That there is no climate change. That...
 
5 days ago  

MSkow: BMFPitt: I said I think Twitter will still exist by Christmas, but I don't see it making it to the summer.

I'm becoming less and less confident in the first part of that.

Before this and the "amnesty" he announced for suspended accounts (this will probably get watered down or completely walked back when even more advertisers bail), I would have said before summer as well.

********He's admitted that revenue has already fallen way off so unless he has some crazy profitable subscription scheme (8 bucks for a check mark ain't it) things will end much sooner.******

I'm no banker or businessman but I wonder if he's going to double down and inject more capital in this thing to temporarily keep it afloat.

He's crossed home plate a few times in his career (after starting at at least second base with a good lead). A failure of this magnitude would shatter a lot of people's weird worship of him as some genius.


I give it a few more weeks before he institutes microtransactions to tweet if you don't buy a checkmark.
 
5 days ago  

Bonzo_1116: I give it a few more weeks before he institutes microtransactions to tweet if you don't buy a checkmark.


Gacha mechanics where the famous figures you're allowed to send tweets to can be bought with Melon tokens, and if you buy 10 at once, then you're guaranteed the ability to @ a 4 star famous person.

Not that they'll reply, but you can @ them like you could before, but semi-exclusively.

Melon is a secret 6 star famous person, but he only did that so people would stop being mean to him.
 
5 days ago  

Moose out front: Madman drummers bummers: Twexit?

Sorry folks, thread's closed.


Well shiat, he finally did tell me.
 
5 days ago  
At this point I just feel sorry for these people, are they that sensitive that referring to the United States of America simply as the States, actually offends them?  Because that isn't a new nickname for the US.  In fact, it's actually kind of a flex that you can simply stay "States" abroad and everybody knows which country you're talking about even though we are not the only country that has states.

I love the bit about the women's soccer team kneeling during the national anthem.  Kneeling is still a display of respect, and there's nothing less patriotic than just accepting problems you see with your own country.
 
5 days ago  
Damnit, wrong thread
 
5 days ago  

electricjebus: At this point I just feel sorry for these people, are they that sensitive that referring to the United States of America simply as the States, actually offends them?  Because that isn't a new nickname for the US.  In fact, it's actually kind of a flex that you can simply stay "States" abroad and everybody knows which country you're talking about even though we are not the only country that has states.

I love the bit about the women's soccer team kneeling during the national anthem.  Kneeling is still a display of respect, and there's nothing less patriotic than just accepting problems you see with your own country.


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5 days ago  

Priapetic: centrifugal bumblepuppy: [pbs.twimg.com image 850x704]

Muskrat doesn't need anyone else to run Twitter

Wow, that's a special kind of evil.  Was that the plan all along?  Did they rehire people because the initial severance was too generous and they wanted to reset it shorter?  Definitely sounds like a Musk move, and maybe not even illegal, but holy crap that's shiatty.


That's actually way less evil that what a company i used to work for, did to an Indian colleague of mind. They hired him when he was on a student visa, one that allowed you to work for a few months while your h1-b application got processed.
After a while, the head honcho told him that the visa was ready, he just had to go back to his home country to get his passport stamped.
Once he was back home, they told "surprise, sucker, we never even applied for the visa !"
The guy had been living in the USA for three years now, he had a car, an appartement full of stuff... He lost everything just because the guys at my company wanted a cheap developper for a few months.
 
5 days ago  
Is anyone sick of this yet?
 
5 days ago  

SafetyThird: Is anyone sick of this yet?


Heck no! I've gone from popcorn to nachos because this is fantastic.
 
5 days ago  

SafetyThird: Is anyone sick of this yet?


Sick of watching Musk trip over his own ineptitude over and over again costing him billions? no

Sick of watching Musk fark over employees over and over again while single handedly blaming anyone but himself for the problems he's cause? Yes very much so
 
5 days ago  

padraig: Priapetic: centrifugal bumblepuppy: [pbs.twimg.com image 850x704]

Muskrat doesn't need anyone else to run Twitter

Wow, that's a special kind of evil.  Was that the plan all along?  Did they rehire people because the initial severance was too generous and they wanted to reset it shorter?  Definitely sounds like a Musk move, and maybe not even illegal, but holy crap that's shiatty.

That's actually way less evil that what a company i used to work for, did to an Indian colleague of mind. They hired him when he was on a student visa, one that allowed you to work for a few months while your h1-b application got processed.
After a while, the head honcho told him that the visa was ready, he just had to go back to his home country to get his passport stamped.
Once he was back home, they told "surprise, sucker, we never even applied for the visa !"
The guy had been living in the USA for three years now, he had a car, an appartement full of stuff... He lost everything just because the guys at my company wanted a cheap developper for a few months.


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5 days ago  

The Brains: The idea is to destroy the citizen journalism that happens there.

It's why the Saudis, Israel, and Russia want it gone.


Why would destroying Twitter prevent that?  Other platforms will easily replace it.
 
5 days ago  

mistahtom: What are the shiat they're telling people to believe?


All the people who got fired just say around playing videogames all day or were asleep at their desks, and so on.
 
5 days ago  

psychosis_inducing: SafetyThird: Is anyone sick of this yet?

Heck no! I've gone from popcorn to nachos because this is fantastic.


It's not quite as entertaining as right wing radio hosts dying of COVID after catching it at an anti-mask rally.

But Twitter won't exist long enough for me to get bored of watching it die.
 
5 days ago  

BMFPitt: psychosis_inducing: SafetyThird: Is anyone sick of this yet?

Heck no! I've gone from popcorn to nachos because this is fantastic.

It's not quite as entertaining as right wing radio hosts dying of COVID after catching it at an anti-mask rally.

But Twitter won't exist long enough for me to get bored of watching it die.


::Smiles in Herman Cain::
 
5 days ago  
Elmo is a moron either way, but has anyone considered that maybe he has a huge hate boner for Twitter and what that entails?

Like whether he's trying to build the company up or destroy it, it will end in the same dumpster fire. I'm still curious which branches he'll fall on depending which side of the tree he falls.
 
5 days ago  

wax_on: I don't think Melon knew that Twatler was a global company or even cares that it is. He's probably just fine with shedding all it's non-US business.


He fired the human rights team on Twitter, which was responsible for a lot of work trying to prevent authoritarian countries from using Twitter against their own people (not that they always succeed). Clearly human rights isn't a concern any more.
 
5 days ago  

BMFPitt: Madman drummers bummers: BMFPitt: some random nonsense GOP talking points

You said "random nonsense" twice.

There is apolitical random nonsense.

There are also GOP talking points which are coherent, but obviously bullshiat.


Depends who's talking.
 
5 days ago  

mistahtom: BMFPitt: Madman drummers bummers: BMFPitt: some random nonsense GOP talking points

You said "random nonsense" twice.

There is apolitical random nonsense.

There are also GOP talking points which are coherent, but obviously bullshiat.

What are the shiat they're telling people to believe?


[Insert every pro-rape statement made by a Republican here]
 
5 days ago  

king of vegas: Elon is a sign of the future. The entire planet will be captive to a capricious man-child one day, if we last long enough.


Thanks, capitalism!
 
5 days ago  

BMFPitt: The Brains: The idea is to destroy the citizen journalism that happens there.

It's why the Saudis, Israel, and Russia want it gone.

Why would destroying Twitter prevent that?  Other platforms will easily replace it.


That's a problem for future them.
 
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