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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-11-17 06:20
Subject: [links] Link salad boogies back to Stumptown
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”The Speed of Time’ - by Jay Lake — A reader reacts to my short story, “The Speed of Time”, with a fairly profound “Huh? Meh.”

Celebrated Apple design far beyond ‘shelf appeal’Apple is focused more on physical feel and user interaction with its new Retina iPad mini and the thinner, lighter iPad Air. The latter seems to Jeff Carlson to have achieved all that the company must have envisioned with its original iPad.

Why You Shouldn't Say "You're Welcome" — Ah, the intersection of culture and society. (Via David Goldman.)

Early care for psychosis catches on, raises questions

The Gayest Place in America?

Growing Clamor About Inequities of Climate Crisis

Why Obamacare? 3 Charts — Because as always, the reality is very different from what the conservative shills in Your Liberal Media would have you believe.

?otD: Where did you wake up today? Where will you go to sleep?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 9.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Weight: n/a (traveling)
Number of FEMA troops on my block closing down donut shops: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)

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User: willyumtx
Date: 2013-11-18 04:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I remember pondering about the use of "You're welcome" when I was in my teens. I felt that such a response wasn't very polite and in some way showed a disparity in the power dynamic. Hard to pin down what exactly made me feel that way.

In Chinese (Mandarin) the response to "Thank you" is a statement that means "Don't be (so) polite" which seemed to more self-effacing than "You're welcome." This may have influenced the way I felt about "You're welcome."

Nowadays, I see "You're welcome" as just an understood shorthand way of acknowledging the thanks that one is given.

Sometimes I will say, "No worries" in response to "Thank you" but that seems like it has potential pitfalls.
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