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by JasonL
04 Sep 2020, 10:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9116
Views: 434375

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Rome is pretty notorious for tourist food. It's a general rule that areas of the highest tourist traffic have the worst food.
by JasonL
03 Sep 2020, 16:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7399
Views: 384438

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

It's just "ne" in Japanese or "eto ... ne". It's a particle meaning something like "right?" but it's used a lot like "umm" in sentences.
by JasonL
03 Sep 2020, 13:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9116
Views: 434375

Re: Observations of the Random sort

In the US, "authentic to be avoided" simply means "I need 4 extra cups of sugar per serving and I need to make sure everything remotely bitter has been relentlessly stomped out - it should basically taste either like ice cream or french fries".
by JasonL
02 Sep 2020, 11:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?
Replies: 666
Views: 85948

Re: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?

Zizek is just a straight communist and is generally subject to the normal criticisms of straight up communists. The power and oppression lenses are definitely useful ways to interrogate events if you don't insist they are the only ways to analyze outcomes. I think that under careful scrutiny most of...
by JasonL
02 Sep 2020, 10:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9116
Views: 434375

Re: Observations of the Random sort

I'm not sure which element of pasta sauce is doing the stomping. It's an unbelievable upgrade to always use good quality canned tomatoes like Cento or Muir Glen. Always whole peeled never diced. To prevent diced tomatoes from disintegrating out of a dice in the can a preservative is added that defin...
by JasonL
31 Aug 2020, 09:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?
Replies: 666
Views: 85948

Re: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?

I like to listen to stories from inside a tribe other than my own told by people I consider generally careful and thoughtful. Basically I wanted to see what the take was going to be on achievement. Would it be test scores don't matter, do parents feel that way or just reporters and reformers etc.
by JasonL
30 Aug 2020, 21:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?
Replies: 666
Views: 85948

Re: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?

I listened to the first episode. Their definition of white is one foreign even to me, and I grew up among upper middle class prep school strivers. ditto Chana keeps saying "white parents" when what she means is "wealthy parents" or even just "parents". There’s a super strange pivot in here I found ...
by JasonL
30 Aug 2020, 08:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?
Replies: 666
Views: 85948

Re: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?

Did you guys listen to this? There’s a super strange pivot in here I found fascinating.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/23/podc ... GPnXeRyPBm
by JasonL
19 Aug 2020, 13:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?
Replies: 666
Views: 85948

Re: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?

My cousin who had to rebuild his life after a car accident and traumatic brain injury gets interviewed for his story here.



Also you tube version.
by JasonL
17 Aug 2020, 14:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9116
Views: 434375

Re: Observations of the Random sort

My company started a migration south and west into regional centers over a decade ago from Boston. I kept reading all this stuff about positive returns due to network effects in big cities and rents kept climbing but at the same time I see the same patterns in our entire client base, almost every in...
by JasonL
11 Aug 2020, 09:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Revealed preferences time
Replies: 64
Views: 3511

Re: Revealed preferences time

I do not trust the CDC to get much right. I do not trust tge authoritarian states to even bother with risk calculus or to reveal if it goes wrong. If there is broad consensus among non authoritarian non CDC agencies about one I’d probably go a couple of months. Unlikely I’d go earlier.
by JasonL
10 Aug 2020, 14:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1556
Views: 83627

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

Er ... savings accounts as things you bother doing rule of 72 on? Um, that's not really what ...

This is not financial advice.
by JasonL
08 Aug 2020, 11:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If you leave
Replies: 23
Views: 1813

If you leave

So I always laugh at people who say if Other Team wins I’m moving to another country. I’m kind of feeling that way myself rn, because all the teams are the stupidest versions I’ve seen and I don’t believe the center will hold. I think it is entirely possible the teams are “Q Anon truth must be expos...
by JasonL
31 Jul 2020, 18:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Universal Corona Income
Replies: 47
Views: 5930

Re: Universal Corona Income

EITC expansion is an obvious first step so we will never do it.
by JasonL
31 Jul 2020, 18:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Universal Corona Income
Replies: 47
Views: 5930

Re: Universal Corona Income

I’m relatively neutral on extending unemployment as an emergency measure. The idea that this approach represents how things should work forever is profoundly misguided. Printer can go brrr over the short run but a full commitment to forever UBI is astronomically more expensive and would require a fu...
by JasonL
31 Jul 2020, 17:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2220
Views: 181225

Re: Home $weet Home

Nice!
by JasonL
31 Jul 2020, 17:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Universal Corona Income
Replies: 47
Views: 5930

Re: Universal Corona Income

I definitely think it should be slashed for every twitterian who acted like the $1200 check was all greedy America was doing.
by JasonL
27 Jul 2020, 15:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?
Replies: 666
Views: 85948

Re: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?

Josh Szeps' Uncomfortable Conversations is pretty good.

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cH ... 8xMjc3NA==
by JasonL
27 Jul 2020, 11:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 437
Views: 45848

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

It does feel like the next person will be Cottonesque. There isn't another competing narrative. Certainly not anything close to fusionism, or even fiscal hawkishness or anything. It's cultural. I think Trump needs to lose then the attempted Cottonarian needs also to lose, then maybe elephants will t...
by JasonL
27 Jul 2020, 10:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona Capitalism
Replies: 21
Views: 1465

Re: Corona Capitalism

Yeah no outside masks. It's fcking 93F and 95,000% humidity. If anyone is going to insist on that they are going to get rebellion.
by JasonL
24 Jul 2020, 15:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1447
Views: 77037

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

I'm in agreement with much of that but also unsure of carts and horses. If the forces that gave us trump are grassroots, the problem is grassroots and we were always going to be arguing about this regardless of leadership.
by JasonL
24 Jul 2020, 09:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona Capitalism
Replies: 21
Views: 1465

Re: Corona Capitalism

The "ugly" produce thing is bullshit / a scam. As recounted by multiple people on twitter, the idea that there is produce that is just left to rot unused solely because it doesn't look good enough for a produce display is complete bunk, because there are multiple processed uses for everything. It d...
by JasonL
24 Jul 2020, 09:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona Capitalism
Replies: 21
Views: 1465

Corona Capitalism

That stuff you tried and love or hate while living the 'rona life. Do Like: Factor prepared meals. Especially while i'm doing surgical recovery, it is a high quality way to do portion control and eat not bad food. Just do microwave, the oven over cooks everything. Love: my online butcher. I use Port...
by JasonL
23 Jul 2020, 14:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 275
Views: 30221

Re: PS 411

There's nothing to read. It's an upcoming podcast series. Ah. so s/read/listen/ and otherwise my statement holds. The producer is pretty decent. She did early work for Planet Money. It will have a slant but probably will be fair. Unless she’s gone insane with culture war over the past year or so.
by JasonL
23 Jul 2020, 10:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10073
Views: 590521

Re: Petty annoyances

I "won" a Hello Fresh gift thing from work worth 8 meals or something. I found their customer service infuriating. They wouldn't let me use the second set of 4 meals without signing up for a plan with payment out of pocket even though that's totally not what the gift thing said. The 4 meals we got w...