briantrice
Oakland, CA
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I am a mad computer scientist.

Nov 20, 2015 briantrice commented on I, Anonymous.
Get a motorcycle or scooter and filter around it. :)
Oct 1, 2015 briantrice commented on Here's the Lecture About Anxiety Disorders I Wish Someone Would Have Given Me When I Was Entering College.
This is pretty much why I dropped out.

I was stuck at a low/middle-tier engineering college with >2 years of AP courses as an incoming freshman, and expected to make sense of major requirements and a major choices itself with no real access to counseling, and more or less melted down over the period of eight months. I vaguely recall being told I was on some engineering dean's list coming in, and dropped out with no returned calls or met visits over those months. I hated every minute of it, hated the pasty white douchebags in my choices of majors, except for when I was tutoring other students and running a maths computing lab.

So, thanks for writing this. Hopefully it helps some student from the same fate.
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Jul 20, 2015 briantrice commented on How Washington's New Transportation Package Forces Electric Vehicle Owners to Pay More for Not Using Gasoline.
I love the overreaction here; words on a page take on whatever tone the reader wants to hear.

The real complaint is a near-elimination of a promised investment in vehicle charging infrastructure. The fee structure is a bad fit, but not unfair - but there's no EV investment happening as a result.

Also, the average EV probably does not do 14,000 miles per year, because the charging infrastructure is inadequate (compared to electric power available).
Jul 20, 2015 briantrice commented on How Washington's New Transportation Package Forces Electric Vehicle Owners to Pay More for Not Using Gasoline.
Speaking for the motorcycle contingent, a tiny slice of the EV market, the fee feels even more unfair, considering our tires wear less on the roads.

Maybe the state could tax tires by estimated vehicle load instead, but I have no hope that our legislature can handle a complex task like re-thinking anything...
Jul 20, 2015 briantrice commented on Both Sides Rally Supporters for Tonight's Rent Control Debate at Town Hall.
@1 Let's be clearer: "because you know...they absolutely hate us". Or hate governing. Or hate making poor peoples' lives easier. But not "because Seattle"; that's victim-blaming.

Seriously, this city is sitting on a demographic time-bomb. So many people I know are in or close to a crisis situation WRT living spaces.
Jul 17, 2015 briantrice commented on Bertha's Contractor Says the Tunnel Won't Be Finished Until 2018. So We Got to Go on a Tour of the Tunnel!.
@3 So, in other words, no version of this project is too stupid or expensive for you to accept. Got it.
Jul 14, 2015 briantrice commented on The Story of Cascadia's "Really Big One" Has a Lot to Do with Colonial Hubris.
This is about the scientific process of investigation not following valid leads to catalog phenomena. Thanks for pointing it out.
Jul 13, 2015 briantrice commented on Who Should We Endorse in the 3rd District City Council Race?.
@16 With the internet, one can acquire the impression that one understands events without context, as mediated by journalists, and speak on it without reservation (like "from afar, it looks like").

I'm well aware of the perspective that Dan Savage has confirmed here. Just because it's true does not make your commentary valid; bullshit is not lies, but a lack of regard for the truth.