Feb 16, 2015
commented on I, Anonymous
Hmm, googling Kultur Shock and Seattle bars does bring up some interesting results... ;)
Jan 26, 2015
commented on My New Favorite Supremes Song: "Bill, When Are You Coming Back"
GBTG (gotta be that guy): Odds of dying in Vietnam were around 0.5% (1 in 185), a quick perusal of the interwebs shows. Admittedly, minorities were more likely to be on the front lines, I'm assuming, so that number could go up for 'Bill'? (FYI, The Civil War was more than 3x worse than any other American war, at about 6.7% casualty rate.)
This misconception about war deaths reminds me of my sister, many years ago, telling me, "Well, I can't really be picky because so many guys got killed in Vietnam." No, close to statistically insignificant in the sad scheme of things.
Jul 22, 2014
commented on On the Future of Work
I'm with #16 on this one, at least regarding MS, specifically. I'm thrilled anytime I can pick up a contract there. But I see the general point about being forced to contract.
Aug 2, 2013
commented on Google Vs. King County Metro Transit
Talking about 'beta'! Mercer Island to Seattle doesn't seem to work at all. Just get error message 'We could not identify a connection between your starting point and your destination..." for any two addresses I could come up with between MI and Seattle.
Not to mention, when I typed in 'SE 28th St' (north end of MI), it let me select from a list but then showed me the Bellevue one instead on the map. These were the mistakes I found with ten minutes of poking around.
Aug 1, 2013
commented on Seattle, Micro Living, and the New Spirit
'Sittlichkiet'. Nein. 'Sittlichkeit' ('keit' adding a '-ness' sense onto 'Sittlich', or customary).
Tsk, tsk, rookie mistake. You know the bombastischen Arsch-hats are going to be lying in wait when you use foreign terms!