Sep 20, 2011
commented on Did Congress Kill Netflix?
It's very hard for the CEO of a company these days to short their own stock since they usually start with a shit-ton of it. It's actually pretty hard to move, say, the 40% of a company's stock it would take to go from a long position to a short position.
Jun 8, 2011
commented on Putting Tim Pawlenty to the Google Test
I don't want to defend Tim Pawlenty or anything, but he obviously meant, if you can PURCHASE a good or service on the internet (or find someone from whom you can purchase it) then the government shouldn't be doing it. He didn't literally mean, if it is describable in English, that the government shouldn't be doing it.
It's obviously a pretty stupid test, but it's not *that* stupid.
Apr 14, 2011
commented on Seattle Places 11th on List of 10 Best Cities for Public Transit!
@13, Washington DC's metro is actually quite good as well. You can definitely live there without a car, but the neighborhoods that are transit accessible are generally also very expensive.
My ranking would be
2. Washington D.C.
4. How the hell does that article think that Portland or SLU are transit accessible?!?!?
The safety thing is also bullshit, since public transit is considerably more safe than even walking, much less driving, so making it a valid alternative increases people's safety, even if the system is "relatively" less safe.
Jan 22, 2011
commented on Film Question: True Grit
Do you really have to experience this so many times? The original was good but not mind-blowing, just as the new one is. They're very similar plotwise but have a different feel. I think you should just ask yourself whether you're in more of John Wayne mood or a Coen Bros mood, and watch accordingly.
Jan 21, 2011
commented on Nick Licata: Forget About Surface/Transit
fukkkkkk teh tunnellllllllllllll
I don't see why it's a problem that they would only pay a billion dollars for a surface option.I don't really think any replacement is necessary really. Why not just make up the difference by selling off the land under the viaduct? If a billion doesn't cover the replacement road the replacement road was probably too expensive.