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Right, lotta Dunning-Kruger cases out in Silicon Valley.

The "alpha"/"beta" thing seems to be quite prevalent among them as well.  I'd never heard of it until that lunatic shot up the community college in Santa Barbara.  The terms have spread here to the East Coast, but fortunately they're generally used ironically to make fun of the dudebro gym rat crowd.

Only thing I can come up with is that it's a combination of some function of real and imagined slights perpetrated against them by jocks in high school and a chunk of those jock-types winding up as venture capitalists and programmers (the whole "brogrammer" phenomenon people have picked up on in recent years).

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sun May 29th, 2016 at 08:24:17 AM EST
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