Jun 6, 2016 guerre commented on 79 Percent Increase in Link's Boardings.

Actually the entire point of Anderson's paper is that atomic arrangements break symmetry at a certain level that comes from the number of particles in the interaction being sampled. So far from "diminishing returns"–which is a relationship where there is a decaying function, i.e. with each additional length of track you get a decayed amount of new riders, until you hit some point where you have to add thousands of miles just to get one new rider– Anderson's paper has to deal with equilibrium rate equations, that is to say why does your ice melt into liquid and not stay at some half ice/half liquid undetermined concoction. Or why does your bread not decompose into sugars and proteins. Or why if you mix salt into a glass of water it dissolves.
What Charles is suggesting is that we are at a moment where the salt is dissolving and not sinking to the bottom. Where by adding just a few miles to a long line, you force the system to change it's natural equilibrium state- and quite forcefully towards a much higher carrying capacity.
Jul 21, 2015 guerre commented on The Morning News: Seattle's Sticky Rent Control Debate, the Mayor's Trip to the Vatican, and a Bud-and-Breakfast.
When I hear people complain about NYC or SF style rent control, all I hear is a strong argument for universal rent control. The problems in those cities come from compromises with conservative forces to get rent control but only on select units.
Jul 14, 2015 guerre commented on Who Should We Endorse in This Port Race?.
You'd think Jon Persak the ILUW union guy running for city council would have run for this seat
Jun 9, 2015 guerre commented on City Officials Reject Creating a Municipal Broadband Network to Compete with Comcast.
@3 that sounds like how the Murray Administration "shot down" councilmember Sawant's inquiry into building more public housing- It'll be expensive unless the different departments work together. But we couldn't change the mission of our public utilities and offices, right? That'd be too revolutionary.
Jun 9, 2015 guerre commented on City Officials Reject Creating a Municipal Broadband Network to Compete with Comcast.
If we can't build a public option, we need to exercise eminent domain and purchase the existing network. That is how we consolidated our transport network into our currect system of public transport, and we paid for much of the fiber optic infrastructure anyway.
Jun 8, 2015 guerre commented on Mayor's Nominee for Seattle Housing Authority Board Resigns After Protests.
@16 is speaking truth. This shows that we need to build more public housing in seattle or vastly increasing wages(beyond $15), not turn the limited units we have now into a revolving door of bureaucracy.
Jun 3, 2015 guerre commented on What Seattle Will Look Like After 2050 If We Don't Get Real About Climate Change.
The difference between those of use who were educated in the science of climate change(The same science that gives you your indoor heating and your can of Coke, so no, this isn't special science) and those who put their heads in the ground is quite evident on this thread.
Jun 1, 2015 guerre commented on Drama! Pamela Banks Slams Kshama Sawant for Fundraising in New York Over the Weekend.
@1 obviously never watches TV, or reads literally anything about how it works.
May 29, 2015 guerre commented on Mayor Picks Obama Appointee to Enforce Minimum Wage, Goes Against Business and Labor Recommendations.
smells like a fundraiser, the mayor's been trading for influence within the DNC.
Apr 23, 2015 guerre commented on Ten Questions from Kshama Sawant for the City Council Finalists.
@1 Please tell us which current council members conduct themselves in a matter which pleases you, and delivers results.