commented on How Are US Seafood Retailers Responding to the Thai Slavery Scandal?
Having already doomed any "natural" sourcing from the world's oceans, our insatiable demand for seafood is going to drive increasingly desperate measures to obtain it. The best hope for these workers is that more automated methods of harvest and processing can be devised, much as has been done for traditional agriculture. As long as the rising global middle class continues to consume deep fried prawns or king crab legs, this is only going to get worse.
commented on Fuck Off, Texas
I suspect, at this point, that Molly Ivins and Ann Richards aren't even bothering to spin in their graves anymore. They're reduced to simply trading shots of whiskey back and forth.
commented on The Tuesday Morning News
I'm no MS fanboi but that Surface 3 Pro looks pretty legit. The Surface 2 was a vast improvement over the original version, and this will be a leap over that. Even with superior market share, Apple is treading water with the iPad, and the various Android tablets run from cheesy to OK. The Surface is somewhere between tablets, which are mostly still used for casual content consumption, and a full-fledged laptop.