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Postby MR25 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:50 pm

I wonder if/how this will affect the potential The Last of Us TV series, depending on how he presents.

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Postby PFiDC » Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:54 pm

Given the rising stigma of casting non-trans people in trans roles wouldn't that carry over to casting trans people in non-trans roles?

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Postby Lemon Berry Lobster » Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:55 pm

That probably won't be how it plays out.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:38 pm

Given the rising stigma of casting non-trans people in trans roles wouldn't that carry over to casting trans people in non-trans roles?
I highly doubt anyone will raise a fuss about that.... For reasons.

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Postby Faftorial » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:08 pm

Ricardo Montalban as an Asian (on Hawaii Five-0) wouldn't cut it today:

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:02 pm

Given the rising stigma of casting non-trans people in trans roles wouldn't that carry over to casting trans people in non-trans roles?
I was kind of thinking about that, but in another way. Elliot is FTM (female to male). Would it be inappropriate if he played a MTF trans character?

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Postby PFiDC » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:10 pm

I don't care who he plays. Acting is pretending to be someone/something you're not.

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Postby blackjack68 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:13 pm

I’m thinking about how this affects The Umbrella Academy.

Of course, if Five is an older guy in a 13-year old boy’s body, I guess Vanya could port into a different body as well.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:48 pm

Hewlett Packard, one of the original Silicon Valley tech companies, is moving their corporate headquarters to Texas.

I wonder if WFH helped with this decision. Not having to move as many people or buy office space for everyone would be a lot cheaper. Tax burden lower in Texas as well...

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Postby mikey » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:55 pm

I'm probably biased by Joe Rogan...but it seems like a lot of major players are leaving or will leave their socialist paradise for the fairer grounds of Texas...

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Postby Faftorial » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:08 pm

Hewlett Packard, one of the original Silicon Valley tech companies, is moving their corporate headquarters to Texas.

I wonder if WFH helped with this decision. Not having to move as many people or buy office space for everyone would be a lot cheaper. Tax burden lower in Texas as well...
I think HP is a shell of what it used to be.

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:29 pm

I can’t help but think of a 90s keyboard when I hear Hewlett-Packard

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Postby Faftorial » Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:38 pm

I can’t help but think of a 90s keyboard when I hear Hewlett-Packard
HP had their very own flavor of UNIX (IRIX).

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:22 am

HP's downturn started when Carly Fiorina (remember her?) was brought in as CEO, and merged with Compaq. Tens of thousands of layoffs later, she was bounced.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:19 am

That's heart wrenching.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:32 am

Your regular reminder that porn companies and their online brethren all support and encourage child exploitation and violence against women.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/04/opin ... iZtjXlb8vu

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Postby shafnutz05 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:40 pm

Your regular reminder that porn companies and their online brethren all support and encourage child exploitation and violence against women.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/04/opin ... iZtjXlb8vu
That is a harrowing, dark read. I agree, pornography has become wayyyyy too mainstream.

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Postby AuthorTony » Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:50 pm

Who knew Zodiac can't spell?

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Postby dodint » Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:59 pm

51 years to unlock inane ramblings. Cool.

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Postby tifosi77 » Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:16 pm

One of my co-workers at Fox was the daughter of the SF Chronicle cartoonist played by Jake Gyllenhaal in the movie. So that's fun.

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Postby mikey » Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:40 am

This may not be non-political and it may not be mildly interesting...

The New 2021 Minimum Wage Rates Are:

Alaska: Will increase to $10.34 based on the Consumer Price Index. There is no separate rate for tipped workers.

Arizona: Will increase to $12.15 per hour starting in 2021 based on the Consumer Price Index. The minimum wage for tipped employees will remain at $9.

Arkansas: Will increase their minimum wage to $11 as part of a series of annual increases that started in 2019. This increase is the last in the current series. The tipped minimum wage is $2.64.

California:

Small employers with 25 employees or less must follow the new minimum wage order of $13.
Employers with 26 or more employees need to comply with the increased standard rate of $14.
California is one of 7 states that does not allow businesses of any kind to pay a lesser tipped minimum wage rate.

The following California cities/counties minimum wages will be increased as well:

Belmont: $15.90
Daly City: $15.00
Hayward: $15.00
Novato: $15.00
San Diego: $14.00
Santa Clara: $15.65
Santa Rosa: $15.20

Colorado: The minimum wage will increase to $12.32. The tipped minimum wage will increase to $9.30. The Denver local government is increasing the minimum wage to $14.77 with another increase to $15.87 happening in 2022.

Connecticut: Will increase to $13 on August 1, 2021. The tipped minimum wage is $6.38, but bartenders must be paid $8.23 for hours worked.

Delaware: Will increase to $10.25. The tipped minimum wage is $2.23.

Florida: Will increase the minimum wage to $10.00 on September 30, 2021, as part of a 6-year plan to increase it to $15.00 per hour. The tipped minimum wage is $5.63.

Illinois: The minimum wage will increase to $11.00, with plans to increase it to $15.00 by 2025. The tipped minimum wage is $6.60.

Maine: Will increase to $12.15, and the minimum wage for tipped employees increases to $6.08.

Maryland: Will increase to $11.75 for employers with at least 25 employees. The increase will continue until it reaches $15.00 in 2025. Employers with less than 25 employees must comply with a minimum wage increase of $11.60. The minimum wage for tipped employees remains the same at $3.63.

Massachusetts: Will increase to $13.50 until it finally reaches $15.00 in 2023. The tipped minimum wage is also increasing to $5.55 and will increase in steps in tandem with the standard minimum wage rate.

Michigan: All wage employees must earn an increased rate of $9.87 in 2021. The minimum wage for tipped employees is increasing to $3.67.

Minnesota: Will increase to $10.08 in 2021 for large employers, and $8.21 for small employers. Tipped employees must earn the standard minimum wage; there is no minimum wage set for tipped workers.

Missouri: Will increase its minimum wage in 2021 to $10.30 for non-tipped employees. Missouri’s separate minimum wage rate for tipped employees is $4.73.

Montana: The minimum wage will receive an increased rate of $8.75. Businesses that make over $110,000 annually must pay their tipped employees the standard minimum wage rate. However, if they make less than $110,000 annually, they are allowed to pay tipped employees $4.00.

Nevada: Will increase the minimum wage rate to $9.75 on July 1, 2021. Tipped employees must be paid the standard minimum wage rate.

New Jersey: Will increase to $12.00. The tipped minimum wage is also increasing to $4.13.

New Mexico: Will increase its standard minimum wage rate to $10.50 in 2021. Tipped employees will see an increase in their minimum wage rate when it also rises to $2.55 on January 1, 2021.

New York State:

Will increase its standard minimum wage to $12.50 in 2021, except for fast-food workers in the state, whose minimum wage will be increased to $15.00 on July 1, 2021.
Officials increased the New York City minimum wage rate for all employees, regardless of business size, to $15.00 in 2019.
New York workers who receive tips follow a separate pay structure based on what industry they are employed in.

Ohio: Minimum wage employees will receive an escalated pay of $8.80, and tipped employees will be paid an increased rate of $4.40.

Oregon: Will increase the standard minimum wage rate until 2023 continues in 2021 with an increased minimum wage of $12.75 taking effect July 1, 2021.

South Dakota: The state’s minimum wage will expand to $9.45 in 2021. The minimum hourly cash wage for tipped employees is $4.725 from $4.65 (the employer must make sure the employees receive no less than the current minimum wage and must keep a record of all tips received by employees).

Vermont: The state’s minimum wage will increase in 2021 to $11.75. The minimum tipped wage for employees is $4.65.

Washington: Will increase its minimum wage to $13.69 in 2021. The State of Washington does not allow businesses to pay tipped employees at a lower rate than the standard minimum wage.

## 2021 Minimum Wage Rates That Will Remain The Same ##

Alabama

$7.25 standard minimum wage
$2.13 tipped minimum wage

Georgia

$7.25 standard minimum wage
$5.15 if not covered by federal regulations
$2.13 tipped minimum wage

Hawaii

$10.10 standard and tipped minimum wage

Idaho
$7.25 standard minimum wage
$3.35 tipped minimum wage

Indiana

$7.25 standard minimum wage
$2.13 tipped minimum wage

Iowa

$7.25 standard minimum wage
$4.35 tipped minimum wage

Kansas

$7.25 standard minimum wage
$2.13 tipped minimum wage

Kentucky

$7.25 standard minimum wage
$2.13 tipped minimum wage

Louisiana

$7.25 standard minimum wage
$2.13 tipped minimum wage

Mississippi

$7.25 standard minimum wage
$2.13 tipped minimum wage

New Hampshire

$7.25 standard minimum wage
$3.26 tipped minimum wage

North Carolina

$7.25 standard minimum wage
$2.13 tipped minimum wage
North Dakota

$7.25 standard minimum wage
$4.86 tipped minimum wage

Oklahoma

$7.25 standard minimum wage
$2.13 tipped minimum wage

Pennsylvania

$7.25 standard minimum wage
$2.83 tipped minimum wage

Rhode Island

$10.50 standard minimum wage
$3.89 tipped minimum wage

South Carolina

$7.25 standard minimum wage
$2.13 tipped minimum wage

Tennessee

$7.25 standard minimum wage
$2.13 tipped minimum wage

Texas

$7.25 standard minimum wage
$2.13 tipped minimum wage

Utah

$7.25 standard minimum wage
$2.13 tipped minimum wage

Virginia

$7.25 standard minimum wage
$2.13 tipped minimum wage

West Virginia

$8.75 standard minimum wage
$6.13 tipped minimum wage

Wisconsin

$7.25 standard minimum wage
$2.33 tipped minimum wage

Wyoming

$7.25 standard minimum wage
$2.33 tipped minimum wage

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Postby MR25 » Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:46 am

Those tipped minimum wages 😬

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Postby dodint » Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:57 am

That's something of a misnomer. If tipped staff do not make enough in tips to get to the standard minimum wage the employer has to make up the difference. So the effective minimum wage is always the standard minimum wage. That said, if you get allocated wages from an employer they're likely to reduce your shifts or let you go. At least that's how it was when I was a manager at Eat 'N Park.

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