commented on Why McGinn Lost
Even though I don't agree with McGinn on everything (and some things I really disagree with him on), I bit the bullet and cast my vote for him. I'm not super upset he lost though. The Stranger is a lot more fun to read when the writers don't live up the mayor's ass.
commented on Get Your Head Out of Your Ass and Help Clean Up the Duwamish River
Thanks for posting this. As I understand it, the EPA proposal has four types of action:
1) Dredging the contaminated waste out
2) Covering it with sand and gravel caps
3) Enhanced monitoring
4) Doing nothing
Many people who I respect have made the case that removing more of the contaminated waste is the most certain and permanent solution. The other three actions don't do much to solve the problem. Even capping which sounds OK to a degree is an uncertain and temporary fix.
commented on Would You Pay for YouTube?
I just paid a dollar last night to watch a kids program that my son likes. He was super happy and I considered it a dollar well spent.
Oct 23, 2012
commented on Such Nice People...
This is the result of the type of "work" folks like Ellen Taft and Dominic Holden are so fond of. I'm guessing that their response to this would probably be something between "Can't make an omlette without breaking a few eggs" and "Good riddance. One more pitbull that won't scare the crap out of me".
Oct 3, 2012
commented on The Problem With Netflix's "Legacy" Model
Whether you paid $22 buck to Google because you are impatient, doesn't make much difference because Netflix got your monthly subscription fee too. I don't think Netflix sees itself as a Legacy service. They probably see themselves as the US leader in online movie market share (they moved Apple to #2 last year). Licensing rights are an incredibly complex and competative environment, but the future is exculsivity. I have a feeling that Netflix understands that too. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/21/arts/t…