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On How Amazon Solved the Problem of Work

@mockdavairus Please support the claim that "a stable job" can only be provided by sticking with one employer your whole working life.

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:47 pm 0

On How Amazon Solved the Problem of Work

Yes, but the idea of life-long career was a brief, weird bubble in the middle of the 20th century. Like stay-at-home moms, it is a recent economic development that will return to what it always should have been: a very hard to achieve luxury.

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 5:48 pm 0

On Everything You Have Needed to Know in 2014 (So Far)

@melis After years of work, I've figured out how to monetize commenting!

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:55 pm 0

On Everything You Have Needed to Know in 2014 (So Far)

@102576993@twitter Yeah, except it's actually a total failure of that deconstruction, and GRRM is clearly SUPER interested in all the things he claims to not care about. As evidenced by the prevalence of very accurate prophecies, religions which are totally all secretly the same religion, and mysterious princes with a claim to the throne.

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:54 pm 2

On Reasons to Weep

How about this: We obliterate the corporate income tax, and raise marginal tax rates on individuals.

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 1:01 pm 0

On Introducing... Shirterate

How "high net worth" are we talking here? I am a slovenly straight man, but also I am not required by my career to wear suits. Am I out of your demo?

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 2:51 pm 0

On The Potato Salad Kickstarter Is the Science Fiction Villain We Deserve

Thesis: This is fundamentally no different from commodities trading, only the payoff is "a joke." You throw money at this and maybe it will turn out to be a meme you can post on facebook.

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 3:25 pm 0

On Do You Have a Question for Evelyn Everlady?

@Gef the Talking Mongoose This, too, shall pass.

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 3:46 pm 0

On Gentrification Eats Its Own

The alien-condos thing gets a bit more fraught when you take into account how many Chinese buyers there are in the new york housing market.

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 6:39 pm 1

On Death to Negronis

I was in a bar in Melbourne two years ago, meeting an Australian friend who I knew only thru twitter. He suggested the place, which as near as I can tell was an "American-themed-bar" made by people who HAD been to America, but PRETENDED they hadn't. This was where I first had an Americano - a drink so sickly-sweet and yet bitter at the same time, that I assumed it was a political statement about America invented by the bar. I winced, drinking it, but I also nodded with mutual respect. We had earned this disgusting fucking drink, and it was a point well-taken that they'd named it after us.

Only later did I discover the drink was far older and far less pointed. So fuck Americanos.

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 5:54 pm 0