Ralph Haygood

Ralph Haygood

I'm an entrepreneur and scientist. As an entrepreneur, I founded CardVine. As a scientist, I study evolution, ecology, genetics, and genomics. Learn more about me at http://ralphhaygood.com/.

By Niko Bellic on Who Will Disrupt the Public Good?

@hershmire Nobody who drives to work in the "congested urban area" parks on the street. Maybe a few very early birds, after that, the vast majority ends up parking in private parking lots and garages (which are plenty expensive).

What should be done instead is banning cars from the cities altogether. Many European cities have car-free zones at the heart. New York City has sort of started on this with Times Square, many other pedestrian plazas, as well as expansion of "luxury" bike lanes. I hope they continue with it.

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 2:15 pm 1

By hershmire on Who Will Disrupt the Public Good?

While I'm totally against the private sector taking over something like this, I am for the drastic raising of parking meter rates in congested urban areas (esp. during the day). This'll turn the externalities of every idiot driving to work into direct costs.

And of course all extra revenue should be earmarked for public transport, like flying pigs.

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 1:03 pm 1

By Niko Bellic on Who Will Disrupt the Public Good?

See, the only reason why rich people don't own the rest of us as slaves is that stuff that allows us to survive on our own is just not as expensive as it should be, considering just how much money the rich have (and thus aren't able to take the full advantage of it). The free market is not allowed to work its magic and throw us into chains, and that's wrong.

Not to worry, Silicon Valley is here to disrupt that unnatural state of affairs and we can all be herded back into slavery, as the natural laws of free market demand.

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 10:52 am 2

By KarenUhOh on Who Will Disrupt the Public Good?

I'll soon be taking public my toilet-reservation app systems, LidLeasers, UriYours, and HydrantHolders, which allow pissers in your area to locate secure relief points from you and Go Green as you pile up WhizzBucks.

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 9:51 am 2

By Freddie DeBoer on Who Will Disrupt the Public Good?

ugh, that video.

Yes, bourgie white people! The world exists only for you!

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 9:31 am 2

By GailPink on Future Foretold

Except that MTV hasn't played Music Videos in over a decade.

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:07 am 1

By tploomis on The Borowitz Problem

I enjoy laughing at Republicans' expense, and the Borowitz Report is an invaluable aid to doing just that. If 6 percent of the New Yorker web traffic is the Borowitz Report, I guess I'm in good company.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 10:50 pm 1

By UncleStu on The Borowitz Problem

I think it is Andy's success that bothers Herman.

Herman is overthinking Borowitz, and is trying to sound sooo sophisticated and web savvy.

Ooooh, some fools think it's really a news article? How awful! If they're that uninformed they deserve to be fooled, and treated like fools.

Personally, I'm glad Andy's successful cause he's funny as hell, and, for all the reasons Herman doesn't like. He's a nice guy also (from what I can tell).

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 10:10 pm 1

By scrooge on The Borowitz Problem

Why do people get so upset about Andy Borowitz? Probably because of the 6%? If nobody liked him, his detractors wouldn't care, it's his success that rankles so.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 7:32 pm 1

By Jane Donuts on Introducing... Shirterate

You don't take Bitcoin? Jesus H.

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 2:52 pm 2