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11/22/19
3:17 PM
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Guessing your sources would be horrified by the Japanese practice of mimikaki.

9/13/19
11:53 AM
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Think you for saying this.  I’m reading all sorts of post-debate chatter claiming he held his own and shit like that. The emperor has no clothes.  The performance I saw—esp. the response you cited—verged on senility.  He needs to get out of the way.

9/11/19
6:00 PM
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Strange PSA regarding mise-en-place... I was looking at some Japanese Yakumi set up for MEP, but thought it was bizarrely expensive. I realized stainless steel 1/9 steam pans are about $2.50 each, so bought a boatload of those instead.  I love those things.

9/11/19
5:56 PM
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Interesting.  Long time lens wearer who is bothered zero by chopping onions.

9/7/19
10:01 AM
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Don’t get the croissant thing—it is a French word, so pronouncing it the way the word is supposed to sound seems appropriate. I’ll agree anyone putting on some exaggerated French accent while doing so is being a pretentious dick, but if you don’t want to pronounce croissant, use “crescent,” the English word. Trying to Read more

9/7/19
9:47 AM
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I would take synergy off the list. But that is maybe because I spend a lot of time with economists.

6/18/19
2:05 PM
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As a wanna-be-economist, what bothers me about this is that you are mixing fixed and variable costs. You say “the one variable a restaurant owner can’t control is how many orders they will get in a given day,” but you have done that. By allocating fixed costs—overhead—on a per pizza basis, you have to assume you are Read more

5/1/19
11:27 AM
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I should have said “good cause.”  If memory serves, that usually means a personnel record with prior warnings for most entry level jobs. 

5/1/19
11:24 AM
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You buried the lede—IMHO, this is the key: “The inflatable approach also makes the curtain’s bulge easy to invert after your shower.”  The whole time up to then I was thinking “who is going to want to blow it up every time they shower?”  The inversion is a cool concept. 

4/29/19
2:50 PM
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If I’m recalling correctly, you don’t get benefits if you quit or were fired for cause. But I’m also recalling that a lot of employers don’t think about that and may try to be spiteful (the whole you are fired) thing—that spitefulness May turn more self-interested when their unemployment insurance goes up. That may Read more

4/26/19
1:56 PM
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And none of the things you identify will, you claim, reduce the company’s net revenue yet will generate money that offsets fines and leaves shareholders whole? Amazing—why don’t they do these things now, given that you seem to think of them as both immoral and profit-maximizing? Ponder that.  Here—I’ll put it in Read more

4/26/19
9:53 AM
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I am fascinated by your response. Just who do you think “absorbs” penalties and insulates owners? If your answer is that fines get passed to customers, that’s sophomoric. Companies are profit maximizing, which means the price the offer their good for And the value they provide are market-optimized to generate the Read more

4/25/19
8:43 PM
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Oh for fuck’s sake. Penalties paid by a company are paid by the shareholders in that sense already. An enterprise that is owned by shareholders has some value and the shares you own reflect your ownership of some small percentage of that value. When that value decreases by some amount (say the company gets fined), Read more

4/25/19
5:01 PM
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Eh, just realized I’m talking to someone who thinks replacing a simple hose on their hot water heater is a DIY project.  Never mind.

4/25/19
4:59 PM
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Way to miss the point. There is no pool of corporate revenue that is “owner profit” outside of dividends. But most internet companies are growth stocks, not earnings stocks, so they don’t pay dividends. Since they don’t distribute profits to owners, but rather reinvest them, there is no pool of “owner profits” you Read more

4/25/19
10:42 AM
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Come to think of it, if I “robbed a bank for $10,000 and the police gave you a fine for $5,000,” it would mean I’d have make $5K. Which makes bank robbery pretty lucrative?

4/25/19
9:42 AM
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You are so laughably full of shit. You think *anyone* believes the crap you are shoveling? You “inspect” every item you purchase to make sure the count is correct, you anticipate a new tool breaking halfway through a job, you know when bolts that were supposed to be included with a mount were accidentally omitted by Read more

4/25/19
9:27 AM
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Because there is a difference between things that violate regulations and criminal acts?

4/25/19
9:26 AM
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So Google, which has never paid dividends, would get off scott free? Gain isn’t recognized by investors until they sell their shares in the absence of dividends.  If you go after pure profits, it doesn’t change anything.