May 2, 2014 efnord commented on Be More Transparent: Learning Lessons From an Asshole Like Donald Sterling.
Here's the most trenchant coverage I've seen of this:

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/arch…
Nov 11, 2013 efnord commented on Killing Cyclists Is De-Facto Legal.
@22: How does that work? "The failure to use reasonable care to avoid consequences that threaten or harm the safety of the public and that are the foreseeable outcome of acting in a particular manner." If you ignore lane markings and stop lights while talking on a cell phone in traffic, how are you using reasonable care? If you hit someone, that's a foreseeable outcome, no?
Nov 11, 2013 efnord commented on Killing Cyclists Is De-Facto Legal.
@10 Yes, they should face jail time. What part of this law do you want to change?

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?…

(1) A person is guilty of manslaughter in the second degree when, with criminal negligence, he or she causes the death of another person.

(2) Manslaughter in the second degree is a class B felony.
Jun 26, 2012 efnord commented on Transgender Marriage.
@28,39: What about cis women who were born with reproductive defects and will never be able to get pregnant? Does their lack of experience with pregnancy scares also make them "not really women" in your eyes?
Apr 22, 2012 efnord commented on Radical Rainier Valley.
@12: did you read that article? "In economics, capital, capital goods, or real capital are those already-produced durable goods that are used in production of goods or services."

There's very little productive labor, apart from simple gathering, that can occur without some kind of tool. And foraging food is easier with a digging stick and some kind of basket or container...
Jun 6, 2011 efnord commented on RE: Plant Peas on Presidents' Day.
+1 for the cold frame suggestion; I made a real basic cone with PVC, duct tape, and a plastic drop cloth over my Early Girls when they went out April 30. They looked pretty bad for the first couple of weeks, but then got huge; they're setting a lot of flowers. Did much better than the tomatoes in pots I was lugging inside and out for most of May.
May 13, 2010 efnord commented on Today in Cheap Culinary Miracles.
@6: math fail. 110 / 300 = 36.7%, not "over 57%." And 16g of protein is about a third of what you need for the day.
Aug 6, 2009 efnord commented on R-71 Errors Keep Rising.
@32 This. I'll vote for Sam Reed as long as he runs for Secretary of State; he's an honest man.
Jun 24, 2009 efnord commented on The Chemo Kid.
@14- But he has Hodgkin's Lymphoma, which is 95% survivable with chemotherapy if it's found out in time and your parents aren't delusional: http://www.wikicancer.org/page/Hodgkin's…