Dec 29, 2015
commented on African Moves to the US and Gets Killed by a Car in SeaTac
I think the term "car culture" is too provocative that it needs to be and it just get people riled up because the term assumes that people are making a choice and that choice is either wrong or worse "politically wrong" or "culturally wrong", and that always ends up putting people in their corners. I think a better term would be "car biased infrastructure", or an urban environment that depends too much on car driving. I've never driving a car before in my life so I depend on infrastructure to be less car based, but I would never blame (non DUI) car accidents on individual people "choosing" to drive than not, because its been my experience (or at least talking to my driving friends) that driving is less of a choose and more of a necessity, mostly created by no practical transit options where they live/work.
Jul 17, 2013
commented on Lady Gaming News Round-Up
I went to the Aisha Tyler G4 link because she's one of my favorite comediennes, and I don't know if this is a coincident, but the links of videos on the right side kinda dilutes the message for me. Kinda hard to read a post about female empowerment in gaming when there are links to videos with the titles of "International Sexy Ladies Show : Messy Cat Fight" and "Sara Underwood's Naked bike ride". I blame G4.com
completely for that.
Jul 15, 2013
commented on The Most Beautiful Street in the World?
I remember seeing a piece on that city on Aljazeera, they also have a pretty innovative "recyclables for produce" program and 90 sec wait rapid bus system. Very impressive.
Feb 7, 2013
commented on Scientology Exposed
I got the audiobook verson from audible.com
so I can listen to it while I'm working. It turned into the most fascinating audio documentary I've heard.
Jan 30, 2013
commented on Bloomberg/Businessweek Rates Seattle the Second-Best City in the States
I would be more comfortable in saying Manhattan is the most important city than the best. I have friends living in Manhattan and it doesn't seem to me that they enjoy it. They all are professionals but they barely make enough to enjoy the city they live in. I visit for a holiday flushed with Seattle disposable income and they always groan when I want to go hit the city.