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Jul 3 patbareb commented on Big Phone's Machine Intelligence.
Nice! I'm going to start calling the whole cell company monolith, Big Phone.
Apr 1 patbareb commented on Derschangigan's Is Real, and Open Now: Exclusive Photos!.
Kept reading the name as DerShenanigan's, which I feel actually has some promise.
Feb 16 patbareb commented on I, Anonymous.
Hmm, googling Kultur Shock and Seattle bars does bring up some interesting results... ;)
Jan 26 patbareb 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.
Sep 8, 2014 patbareb commented on Those Who Don't Know History Are Doomed to Repeat It. Here's What Happened Last Week.
Proposal - a flying class between Economy and the very expensive Business class. It'd be $100 more than economy and do nothing more than give you a few more inches of leg room. Each row of Legroom Class would bring in $600 extra for the airline so could pay for the loss of a couple of rows, right?
Jul 22, 2014 patbareb 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 23, 2013 patbareb commented on Did You Know It's the Season When Giant House Spiders Walk Around Seattle Homes?.
Nice Times article about the myth of night time spider bites.…
Aug 2, 2013 patbareb 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 patbareb 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!
Mar 26, 2013 patbareb commented on I Went to A Big Spectacle and All I Got Was This Big Spectacle (SAM's Big Unveiling).
'Video synced to surroundings' claim sounded very cool, so pretty disappointed by what I saw at the performance. Footage looked extremely generic to the region. I hope & pray we'll be able to see some visual patterns emerge in the display that give a sense of parrying or at least acknowledging its setting. And for god's sake, why not also have real-time feeds coming in from remote cameras? (Or even from NW webcams. The WaMu falcons, digitally remixed, would've been cool to see, no?)