commented on OH NO! The Erotic Bakery Is Closing
TIL 1986 is "old Seattle." I guess that would make me "old Boston." Except no, that would be preposterous. Oh, you West Coast and your young little cities....
commented on Black Kids in White Houses
The current young generation is headed forward a post-racial society, and will succeed, as long as us cantankerous, bitter old fogeys don't fuck it up for them.
Of course, that assumes any of us actually WANTS a post-racial society. And I'm starting to think an awful lot of us don't. And boy, does that suck.
So much for one man's dream. We could have it, if we'd quit bickering.
commented on King County Executive: Metro and Sound Transit Should "Act As One"
The whole Washington model of separate transit systems for each county is the most cockamamie thing I've ever experienced. Adding a sort of "overlay" system only makes things more ridiculous.
Dump CT, MT, and PT, and have only ST cover them all. (And dump that retarded subarea equity crap.)
commented on How Amazon Buys Seattle's Silence
Amazon has merely monetized what Google was going to make an eventuality anyway. E-books expand the availability of literature to more people and with less effort; libraries would be all about it, if not for the DRM and other hidden costs, and they still somewhat are despite that. And besides, books kill trees. How can Seattle say no to trees? It's much more a crunchy eco-green city than it is a dusty crackly paper city.
commented on Screw Comcast and CenturyLink
I thought those meters sent their signals directly back over the same power wires they are metering.
I don't understand the whole discussion of needing another solution. You've already got freaking wires right there.
Alternatively, slip a SIM in there and work out a deal with a cellular provider.