Aug 17, 2015
commented on What You Need to Know About the New York Times' Amazon Story
Stack ranking is horseshit. You get rid of the bad employees initially and then if you want to keep stack ranking you have to start cutting the good employees that are left and sacrificing institutional knowledge for no justifiable reason.
Articles like this (generally backed up by the people I've talked to) are the reason I ignore their headhunters. I really like working hard and doing interesting things, but I also greatly enjoy being treated like a human.
Apr 7, 2015
commented on South Carolina: Cop Shoots Unarmed Black Man In the Back
@16: Being a white guy who was beaten and pepper-sprayed in Seattle during Mardi Gras while walking away from cops - who literally did not say a word before smashing the guy next to me with that same billy club as we sat there talking doing nothing on a park bench, directly leading me to getting up and trying to walk away swiftly since it seemed they didn't want us there - it's pretty easy for me to buy into that. The narrative may be "... a few bad apples here and there...", but those bad apples are changing peoples lives forever.
Mar 24, 2015
commented on Alison Stevenson Won't Suck Your Dick
I appreciate any partner who is up front about what they will and won't do. If this encourages other people to also be up front about their own no-go's in relationships - and lets their partners respond appropriately early on - that seems excellent.
Feb 10, 2015
commented on Take a Trip Back in Time: the 120 Minutes Archive
... now I want a Yo! MTV Raps archive. I would also accept an archive of NastyNess's Sunday night megamixes from KNHC (if I recall correctly: I was young but they were amazing).
There was a project a while ago to digitize a ton of the old 80s cassette and vinyl only hip hop/rap releases: god bless those crazy people. Wish I had the URL.