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by JasonL
Yesterday, 20:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11564
Views: 616677

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Isn’t it supposed to be one of the least depressing?
by JasonL
Yesterday, 18:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 231
Views: 9967

Re: Net Neutrality

If Madison River was allowed to block VoIP traffic, do you think we end up where we are with that sort of technology or do corporates 100% stick to PBX? I think that’s a fair point. We don’t get where we are under title 2 and we don’t get where we are with no consumer actions. What I’m saying is th...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 17:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 231
Views: 9967

Re: Net Neutrality

The mostly and the terms under which targeted actions were taken matter. It was not a title 2 common carrier until 2015. Title 2 didn’t apply to IP networks because Pulver et al got exemption in 2004. So going back to title 2 is supposed to make voip type innovations more likely?
by JasonL
Yesterday, 16:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 231
Views: 9967

Re: Net Neutrality

My basic thing is if attaining NN also entails the full suite of Title 2 regulatory authority, you have to do a pretty good job convincing me that the essence of permissionless innovation that carried the internet to its state through June 2015 is not threatened by that broad regulatory environment....
by JasonL
Yesterday, 14:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11564
Views: 616677

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

I don’t know why the variable pricing would persist in a competitive rates environment. I can’t imagine real risk sufficient for some bank to hold the line on high rates for ok fundamentals but social nightmare guy. Credit union goes, meh lower rate come here, Big Bank goes “nope! Too much risk look...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 13:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 231
Views: 9967

Re: Net Neutrality

Haha
by JasonL
Yesterday, 13:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11564
Views: 616677

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

I'm not sure I see a business case in the US. In parts of asia there's still this idea of "do you have someone rich or prominent who will vouch for you" so there's already this odd kind of social agreement about credit worthiness thing. Deal is, if the market for loans is large and competitive, I ca...
by JasonL
13 Dec 2017, 19:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1679
Views: 85140

Re: Towing the Lion

How is that not her interrogative?
by JasonL
13 Dec 2017, 18:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8433
Views: 232622

Re: Observations of the Random sort

I have borosilicate beverage tumblers and tall drinking glasses. No license I don’t think.
by JasonL
13 Dec 2017, 08:14
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Massive brawn to go with our massive brains
Replies: 454
Views: 18183

Massive brawn to go with our massive brains

Yoga music and yoga voice are the reasons I don’t take yoga classes.

And yoga woo. Can’t we just say we are strength stretching? No? Karma up in the yoni? ok then.
by JasonL
12 Dec 2017, 19:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 994
Views: 31288

Re: Inequality

I found that claim questionable myself, but I don’t know what they saw. It is not a pervasive feature of the rural south or even Appalachia
by JasonL
12 Dec 2017, 19:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 994
Views: 31288

Re: Inequality

I’d be fine with “the persistence of regional poverty in developed countries may surprise some Here is what it looks like in several places - Alabama, rural Spain and Italy, France, the UK etc. Here are factors in each place including government efforts.”
by JasonL
12 Dec 2017, 17:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 994
Views: 31288

Inequality

Overall I do not dispute that Alabama is shitty. Obviously so. The harder thing is to digest the intra country variances in standard of living - which are quite large in developed countries. Rural shitholes are shockingly not what you might expect in many countries. I’m more familiar with Appalachia...
by JasonL
12 Dec 2017, 15:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 994
Views: 31288

Re: Inequality

Comparing everyone’s shittiest zip codes to
Sri Lanka strikes me as fair. That’s not usually how these things go tho. There’s this thing where we are asked to imagine all of Spain being Barcelona
by JasonL
12 Dec 2017, 13:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8433
Views: 232622

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Haha I have that exact same thing. 3 months running
by JasonL
12 Dec 2017, 12:58
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?
Replies: 418
Views: 17650

Re: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?

It’s really bad in that ep.
by JasonL
12 Dec 2017, 12:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?
Replies: 418
Views: 17650

Podcasts - Watcha listening to?

My wife - the only person who gushes more than Kmele over her newfound love John McWhorter.
by JasonL
12 Dec 2017, 12:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 994
Views: 31288

Re: Inequality

Also untrue.
by JasonL
12 Dec 2017, 12:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 994
Views: 31288

Re: Inequality

They can criticize. They can’t say this doesn’t happen in developed Europe because that’s a lie. The difference is the implication for policy. It’s like when the UN ranks healthcare and puts Cuba ahead of the US. That’s retarded. When UN ease of doing business rankings strip “worker rights” from mea...
by JasonL
12 Dec 2017, 11:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 994
Views: 31288

Re: Inequality

The kind you see all over the place in Spain for example when you say “this doesn’t happen in the developed world.” It can be bad but unrelated to things we should adopt for total wellbeing in Spain and Italy.
by JasonL
11 Dec 2017, 22:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 994
Views: 31288

Inequality

What are you reading as confirmation that rural Spain is anything like the first world? But yes you can be appalled. It’s just that if they are go by to say no first world countries look like this, that’s a lie and engineered to make some kinds of poverty look not so bad.
by JasonL
11 Dec 2017, 16:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 994
Views: 31288

Re: Inequality

If "exists" is the criteria, they are downplaying things that happen in the eurozone. Spain and Italy tend to get a pass on all this stuff for some reason.
by JasonL
11 Dec 2017, 16:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 640
Views: 30369

Re: Private Money!

I don't like things where I can't find a value story I like, but this is all very new. So, for example, if the argument is the value of btc is related to skepticism of USD as reserve currency, you'd think you'd see the TIPS spread get all wacky anticipating large inflation as a corollary. You don't ...
by JasonL
11 Dec 2017, 14:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 994
Views: 31288

Re: Inequality

Take the UN thing with a grain of sand or ten. They like to use poverty defined as half of within country median. So for example, PPP adjusted median French household income is like $30,300. Their poverty line is, under this measure, household $15,182. The US median is like $43,500, for a poverty li...