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On How the Other Half Condos

@deepomega sf water is primarily from hetch hetchy

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 6:31 pm 0

On How the Other Half Condos

there's also apocalyptic doom on tap in LA in the form of ABSOLUTELY NO WATER and RAGING INFERNO(s) that should not be discounted ... the whole place could become uninhabitable relatively soon

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 12:22 pm 1

On Zoo Stories

Let me just point out that you almost certainly mean a captive bolt pistol, not a bolt-action pistol, and that both of these things exist and are not the same.

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 2:21 am 2

On Welcome To The New American Housing Bubble (In Coastal Elite Cities)

I can assure you that Twitter is not "saving" my neighborhood unless you mean saving it from being affordable

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 3:44 pm 1

On How To Make Weeknight Pasta Sauce

Canned tomatos probably contain more BPA than anything else you eat. The acid leeches it out of the plastic can liner.

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 6:22 pm 0

On Report: Jane's Addiction Vastly Oversimplified Complexities Of Petit Larceny

@deepomega Not so simple. The cost of the security guard probably comes out of the store's rate of profit, not from a zero-sum spending budget. Also, it's widely noted that even forcing totally useless spending (war goods, for instance) can be beneficial. It wasn't my thesis, obviously, but it was about making the argument that the glazier's paradox doesn't apply.

Posted on August 2, 2011 at 2:53 pm 0

On Report: Jane's Addiction Vastly Oversimplified Complexities Of Petit Larceny

A friend did his undergrad thesis on how shoplifting was a net benefit to the economy because it causes stores to employ security guards and pay them (more than they lose through shoplifting). The marginal effect of choosing to shoplift is positive, and therefor shoplifting is not only not wrong but actually a moral imperative.

Posted on August 2, 2011 at 2:18 pm 0