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Sep 21, 2016 Chip commented on The Morning News: We Need to Talk About Skittles and Nuremberg.
If by "explains the origins of the Skittles analogy" you mean "shows that the Nazis also used food-based analogies", then I agree with you. Did you read the linked Nazi propaganda? It doesn't resemble the Trump tweet in any but the most superficial ways, and no plausible path from the 1930s German publication to the tweet in question is shown. It's lazy, inflammatory conjecture. There are common food-based idioms that express the same sentiment, and it's ridiculous to suggest (without other evidence) that this stems from Nazi propaganda.

The tweet is terrible enough without having to resort to Godwin's law.
May 6, 2016 Chip commented on The Morning News: Legislature Offers $550 Million in Corporate Welfare, Bertha Halfway Done With Viaduct Drilling.
Isn't the UW a public institution? I wouldn't call a tax break for it "corporate welfare".
Apr 26, 2016 Chip commented on The Morning News: Ijeoma Uluo's "Lemonade" and a Seattle Woman's Disappearance in Mexico.
Sand fleas are crustaceans, not insects.

Feb 23, 2016 Chip commented on The Morning News: Bill Gates Isn't on Apple's Side Against FBI, City Agrees to Pay 23rd Ave Businesses.
It sounds like Bill Gates doesn't understand what the FBI's asking for - it's not a key they want, but a modified IOS version that lets them guess passwords quickly.

Since this modified IOS could be installed on any iPhone, it very much is a backdoor.
Jan 8, 2016 Chip commented on King County's "Unprecedented" Prostitution Sting Has Shut Down a Popular Vetting Tool for Sex Workers.
Shutting down a site like TRB is like shutting down a needle exchange - all it does is make the activity supported less safe for everyone involved. This is saddening.
May 2, 2014 Chip commented on In Culture News: Remembering Jerry Manning, Burning Online Forums to Start Over, and Art Through Google Glass.
That's the first application of Google Glass I've heard of that sounds worthwhile.
Dec 19, 2013 Chip commented on Bitcoin Is a Pro-Libertarian Currency.
@6 - Yes, you can launder Bitcoins, just like regular money. My point was that they aren't inherently anonymous; they're much closer to the opposite.
Dec 19, 2013 Chip commented on Bitcoin Is a Pro-Libertarian Currency.
This technical explaination is also very helpful to understanding how Bitcoin actually works.

"Pretty much untraceable", as Stross describes it, is unaccurate. Bitcoin transactions are 100% traceable, but they map to an address, not directly to an identity. Mapping that address to a person (when, say, Bitcoins are turned into real money) is only about as hard as mapping a bank account to a person - and easier in some regard, since Bitcoin transactions are by definition preserved forever. It's a myth that Bitcoin is untraceable; otherwise, his essay is pretty spot-on.
Nov 15, 2013 Chip commented on Flowers in the Attic Is Coming to Your TV.
The soft-rock sweet child of mine in the background really sells it.
Oct 11, 2013 Chip commented on The Future of Movies Could Involve Projecting the Movies on Three Walls.
This actually sounds promising - way better than stupid 3D.

Reminds me of the CastAR stuff being done locally.