Ash78, full of malaisy ennui
ash78
5/29/20
4:42 PM
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Don’t forget how in October he’ll ease up on the trade war with China and try to ride the resulting economic bump into a win through his magical negotiating skills. I’d say that’s his biggest secret weapon right now, especially since he screwed the pooch on his Covid response and is trying to paper over most of what Read more

5/29/20
1:39 PM
2

This is apolitical, but I would honestly think Trump would push for more voting by mail due to the chance of reaching more rural voters who might not bother to make the journey to a distant polling place (as opposed to larger cities that have longer lines, but denser coverage). Fraud aside, vote by mail seems like a Read more

5/29/20
11:13 AM
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Taking a cue from the Birmingham church bombing, what this whole thing needs is a bunch of other people joining in to protest all senseless police killings. The fact that it has become such a polarized BLM issue both helps and hurts — it allows for compartmentalization as simple “a black issue, sort of like you Read more

5/28/20
4:10 PM
4

Very possible. I’ve been with Roku for 12 years now and still think of them as a mostly open-source developer platform, not a serious business entity (at least not one trying to make money from negotiating with HBO...). I guess that speaks to how far they’ve come, being a huge public entity now. Read more

5/28/20
3:03 PM
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My wife is always amazed when I tell her about my summers growing up in the late 80s, early 90s. I spent a total of 1 day in 15 years at a daycamp and hated it. She went to sleepaway camps a couple times each summer, structured sports, daycamps. It was like night and day. Read more

5/28/20
2:12 PM
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We’ve always been a little cynical of the long summer break (to the point we actually researched places with year-round school, which also gives you a lot more vacation opportunities in all four seasons, not just the major holidays). To that end, we’ve usually stock up on workbooks and things to keep the kids busy for Read more

5/28/20
11:24 AM
4

My dad was an engineer and even way back in the 80s, we had a system where I would try to call a friend and if they weren’t available, a cassette tape would pick up after 4 or 8 rings (customizable!) and play a message, after which you could record your note. Read more

5/27/20
5:00 PM
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I had a TI-81 in the mid 90s and created a little program to load a low-res LCD image called “MEM CLEARED” that I created, pixel by pixel, to look exactly like the actual MEM CLEARED confirmation that the teacher would check before each test. Read more

5/27/20
4:37 PM
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Well, if they take a cue from the pizza places and parcel carriers, the fee will never actually go away. It’ll be there just in case Covid comes back again, so they have to plan ahead!

5/27/20
3:39 PM
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I’ve been having this recurring dream where. Wait, what? No, please, you go ahead. Sorry to interrupt. Probably my connection. Nothing. OK, so in this dream I’m standing on the edge of a pool and thinking of diving in. I’m not sure if that means...no, diving. Not driving into the pool, I’m not talking about like Keith Read more

5/27/20
10:26 AM
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What’s worse is going from a pretty loaded V6 car into a stripped down I4 “SUV.” I’ve literally been upgraded into a car that costs substantially less to buy, but because it was an SUV it commands a higher rental rate. Read more

5/27/20
10:25 AM
2

This is like a gearhead’s trick question. The Mazda5 was one of the brand’s top sellers in Canada, but dead last in the US. That format is also pretty popular in Japan and Europe. I’m surprised it sold for as long as it did, honestly, and you should be glad to you still have one. Read more