commented on Undercover BBC Reporter Finds Oppressively Stressful Conditions in Amazon Warehouse
I've done seasonal work in distribution centers before. Never Amazon's, but many like it. So far, I have yet to hear anything about the Amazon DCs that is at all out of the ordinary for a retail distribution center. Every single aspect of their operation sounds identical to, say, the DC that supplies your local Bartells, Fred Meyer, or indie convenience store.
These stories just make journalists seem completely out of touch with the reality of the modern working-class experience. Professor Marmot needs to visit a few more jobsites - from the descriptions I've heard here and in the media, Amazon is far from the worst.
commented on Sawant Just Says It: Boeing Workers Should Take Over the Factories
@7 & @8
No boeing production in Seattle for a long time- there used to be production down by Boeing Field, Georgetown cranked out an unbelievable number of Flying Fortresses during ww2.
Yes, washington factories still build military planes, but mostly transports and freighters, I don't think any fighters or bombers are built here
commented on Can You See Me Now?
The problem is not the captcha, but the fact that it's attached to a site who's sole purpose is cataloging photographs (of cocks in shoes)
commented on The Other Washington's Paper of Record Covers Comcast's Efforts to Defeat Mayor McGinn
@40, what Comcast, Wave, Centurylink, and Verizon want to build out is not what citizens want. VDSL2 and DOCSIS 3.0 might be sufficient in a less technologically oriented part of the country, but for a city like Seattle, that kind of service is not impressive. It's downright embarrassing compared to the service available in other tech-savvy cities around the world, who we are trying to compete with, service which many of our residents have experienced first-hand.
The City is not standing in the way of a top-tier VDSL2 or DOCSIS 3.0 buildout. The "legacy providers" have all the leeway and resources they need to get it done. They're just afraid of blowing money on the buildout, only to be outcompeted by a real, international grade, high speed option.
commented on The Sunday Morning News
@12: it's crude coming from northern inland oil fields (alberta, north dakota) bound for refineries further down the west coast. The refineries at Anacortez can't handle any more crude than they are now without running afoul of air quality regulations.
commented on It's Official: State Proposes Gutting Medical Cannabis Law
Ok Ben, so what next. These recommendations will be handed to some legislative committee, I assume? Which one? Anyone from Seattle on the committee? When will they be meeting to discuss it? When can we start calling/writing/visiting the committee members to tell them this is a fucking terrible idea?