dccorona
dccorona
12/22/18
2:39 PM
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I don’t taste much vinegar in it, to be honest. There’s a zip, but I think they’re incorrectly associating it with vinegar...it’s from the garlic powder.

12/22/18
2:38 PM
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Heinz has on-and-off made their ketchup, but it’s not “Heinz ketchup”, it tastes different. There were places in the country where Heinz was the supplier for McDonald’s, but making McDonald’s recipe ketchip (I don’t think they are a supplier at all anymore). It’s possible that people in those areas heard (truthfully) Read more

12/22/18
2:34 PM
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Ironically, I personally prefer Hunts, and I think it might be because Hunts tastes the closest (that I can find) to the McDonald’s ketchup that is actually served near me. There’s a garlic-powder zip in both that Heinz lacks, and honestly to my palette that makes it just kinda boring.
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10/23/18
10:01 PM
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Their screen resolution decisions tend to be driven by a combination of a few things, none of them “sell the more expensive phone”: get it over 300ppi (because that’s what “retina” has been as an advertising concept, so you can’t go below that), and make it something that cleanly scales from their previous sizes so Read more

10/23/18
9:54 PM
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Probably because they couldn’t miniaturize things enough on an LCD to do the notch/edge-to-edge screen in any smaller size. It’s pretty clear what they think the ideal size for devices are...the X was basically the same size as the 6/7/8, the XS max is almost identical in size to the plus version of all those phones. Read more

10/23/18
9:31 PM
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Honestly, though, picking between Android and iOS is like deciding whether you prefer a steering wheel or a joystick. The differences are so foundational to the experience of the phone, in a way that no two cars are ever going to differ. Maybe a more realstic comparison would be 2-door sports car to full-size van or Read more

10/23/18
9:29 PM
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The main one is, of course, iOS. Aside from OS, the chipset is the big thing...this is the exact same SoC as on the XS, and is the most powerful on the market by a pretty significant margin. Coupled with the lower resolution screen, you’re getting what may in fact be the best performing phone on the market. The extent Read more

10/23/18
9:27 PM
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In others, they are new underpowered devices, like the iPhone SE or 5c, featuring appallingly outmoded hardware Read more

10/21/18
10:11 AM
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But they could go do the same thing way cheaper somewhere else. They could go locate this project in Southfield, or Dearborn, or Novi (where, it’s worth noting, Google has decided to put a similar business)...etc. etc. No shortage of Detroit suburbs that’d be happy to have them, probably give them some manner of tax Read more

10/21/18
10:07 AM
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It was pulling in $1m a year in taxes, and was almost certainly going to continue to sit stagnant for another 35 years without some sort of incentive, so they’re losing out on a lot less than they’re actually giving. Corktown is a pretty stable neighborhood, but the train station is barely Corktown. If it leads to Read more

10/21/18
10:03 AM
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They definitely are assuming that. But with what is going on in Brush Park right now after they built LCA, they have pretty strong evidence that that is exactly what is going to happen. Not to mention that residents get you more that 2.4% tax, because to be a resident they have to live somewhere, and Detroit doesn’t Read more

10/21/18
9:57 AM
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In the article you linked, where an argument to not give the tax break is laid out, LCA is called out specifically as an example of where the city got a bad deal...but it absolutely did not. For one, that project was primarily funded from public investment, not tax breaks. Olympia has already refinanced much of the Read more

10/8/18
8:49 PM
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Not sure if they’re incorporating it into this service yet, but Microsoft Research was working on a pretty neat solution to this problem a few years ago, where they would essentially use ML to predict the most likely suite of next actions for the user to take and pre-render and then buffer the frames necessary for Read more

10/8/18
8:47 PM
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Microsoft has a lot more experience with gaming and gaming technology, and a better cloud both in terms of technical functionality and datacenter penetration. I think they have a clear advantage over Google here, and unless Google comes up with a way to apply their superior (but not that significantly so) ML Read more

10/8/18
8:42 PM
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There’s no reason they can’t build their first party, and they’ve shown with the recent studio announcements that they’re serious about doing just that. Saying they won’t ever be able to compete there lets them off the hook...they should be more than capable of becoming competitive in that space again.

9/3/18
2:44 PM
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The maintenence is already included. That’s actually part of the value proposition...you get the “scheduled maintenance” package, but you can actually just do a vehicle swap when the time comes, so instead of spending half a day at the dealer, you just get a new car brought to you and they take your old one, service Read more

9/3/18
2:42 PM
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It might actually mean the opposite, at least if the “switch on demand” model is the one that catches on. Instead of deciding after a couple years that you want to dump your car and get an SUV, and then a few years later deciding you want to go back to a sedan, etc. etc., you can get whatever you want whenever you Read more