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I'm speechless, and not in a good way.

1 day, 15 hours ago on In defense of Chipotle, or: Why I paid $26 to have Postmates deliver me Chipotle

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O.K., his fine writing is great.  David, how about reviewing every new episode of Big Bang Theory while you're at it?

5 days, 22 hours ago on “Silicon Valley” kicks off season 2, proving once again it’s the most underachieving show on television

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David, I think you're the only person left reading the Time 100.  It's become more irrelevant than your navel-gazing is telling you.

1 week, 2 days ago on The TIME 100, which celebrates mass murderers, dictators, and the occasional tech founder, needs to be stopped

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Instead of blaming Apple (too easy), how about replacing all of the School Board members that came up with this stupid idea in the first place?

1 week, 3 days ago on LA school district, shocked that iPad program didn’t magically fix everything, demands money back

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I hope you guys/gals aren't planning to do an excruciatingly detailed analysis of every episode this season.  Why not just watch, enjoy, and discuss with your colleagues around the water cooler like everyone else?

1 week, 6 days ago on “Silicon Valley” kicks off season 2, proving once again it’s the most underachieving show on television

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From the NY Times today: "Kleiner and its lawyers did little to celebrate the win, with the lawyer Lynne C. Hermle saying that it “never occurred to me for a second that a careful and attentive jury like this would find either discrimination or retaliation.” Kleiner issued a statement saying it was committed to supporting women."

Where's the gloating?

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Kleiner partners respond to judgement in Pao trial with two line, gloaty statement

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Paul,


I also don't see any 'gloaty' in what KPCB said.  Their statement is succinct and carefully written.  Maybe you could explain what you apparently saw that I missed.

On the other hand, Ellen's statement is poorly written, and could have used much more reviewing & editing by her legal team.  "Now it's time for me to get back to my career."  Huh?


Mike

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Kleiner partners respond to judgement in Pao trial with two line, gloaty statement

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I'm more offended by his choice of attire.  Seriously, jeans and T-shirt would probably look better.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Meet Pierre Omidyar! A handy primer for new First Look hires

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I don't think Coffee Technologies sounds silly, it is silly.  And so is this event, which sounds like a pointless clusterf---.  I'll just continue to enjoy my Ritual Roasters latte.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Capping a big month for coffee startups, Blue Bottle Coffee acquires Perfect Coffee

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@SusanPReinhardt Pando, how about disabling the accounts of users who post this garbage?

2 months, 1 week ago on What Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush doesn’t get about “millennials”

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@MarinPerez You're right.  Local elections can have a significant effect on one's everyday life, much more than state and federal elections.  As you know, it takes time to understand the candidates and the issues.  It doesn't take much effort to post a link to a current event.

2 months, 1 week ago on What Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush doesn’t get about “millennials”

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Tweeting about current events should not be considered "politically active".  Unless you want my parent's generation to determine your future, get out and vote. Do it consistently. Every election.

2 months, 1 week ago on What Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush doesn’t get about “millennials”

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I feel sorry for those who think this is food, and for those who continue to invest in this ridiculous idea.

3 months, 1 week ago on Soylent raises $20M for its love-it-or-hate-it food replacement drink

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I wouldn't put it as strongly, but the issue is all the money in politics that skews the results.  Until this insane amount of money goes away, we can't expect much in government to improve.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Yes, liberal billionaires outspent conservative billionaires in the midterms — but that’s only part of the story

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David, I think it's time to take some action: recommend her for a role on the next season of HBO's Silicon Valley.

http://pando.com/2014/08/14/hbos-silicon-valley-may-fix-its-female-problem-in-season-2/

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Um, why did the Wall Street Journal cut Obvious Ventures’ one female member out of a photo?

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No reason to post any more stories about The New Republic until they close, which is now inevitable.  The only question is how long will it take?

4 months, 3 weeks ago on The New Republic’s Chris Hughes in 2013: “We are not the next big trend in Silicon Valley.”

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I didn't even know that the New Republic was still in business...

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Basically everybody who’s anybody just resigned from the New Republic

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David, why didn't you link to the MJ article with your byline and just be done with it?  I'd prefer to read it from the source.

5 months ago on How Comcast and HP are corrupting elections in America

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Amazon is selling a year of Prime for $199 and providing a free electronic doorstop as part of the package deal.

5 months ago on Ashes, ashes, we all fall down: Amazon cuts the Fire Phone’s price again

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@uberme You made some great suggestions.  Unfortunately, the only thing that Uber executives and their investors understand right now is exponentially growing revenues.  If that situation changes, then expect some major changes to the company and its totally broken culture.

5 months, 1 week ago on Amid escalating scandal, Uber publishes new data privacy statement

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This is totally inside baseball, or inside journalism.  As long as you and Matt are writing good stuff that I want to read, I don't care about the other noise, and you shouldn't either.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Taibbi: “Commenting on Paul Carr is completely beneath my dignity” (But that doesn’t stop him)

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Big Bang Theory wasn't ruined.  It was never funny.  It's basically "Friends", but with nerds.

6 months, 1 week ago on HBO’s “Silicon Valley” may fix its “female problem” in Season 2

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Even worse than this article were the weekly reviews of the latest episodes.

6 months, 2 weeks ago on HBO’s “Silicon Valley” may fix its “female problem” in Season 2

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The Fire Phone is a failure.  The iPhone 6 sold more in the first day than the Fire Phone has sold over its short existence.  Amazon should rightly kill it now so that people can quickly forget it ever happened.

7 months ago on Amazon’s going to invest $55M in its hardware division. Now it just needs to take hardware more seriously

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Someone needs to foot the bill.  If Uber doesn't do it, then the drivers need to pay for it themselves and carry proof indicating that they can carry passengers in a commercial capacity.  Good luck with that.

8 months, 1 week ago on Uber urges CA riders to oppose ridesharing bill, neglects to tell them what bill actually does

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There is a different type of insurance required when working for the ridesharing companies.  Many insurance companies won't provide coverage under one's existing personal policy.

8 months, 1 week ago on Uber urges CA riders to oppose ridesharing bill, neglects to tell them what bill actually does

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This is the minimum that the CA legislature should do, and there's good reason that it passed the Committee and the Assembly unanimously  Any user of these services should be able to feel confident that their driver is indeed fully insured whenever they are working for the ridesharing company.

8 months, 1 week ago on Uber urges CA riders to oppose ridesharing bill, neglects to tell them what bill actually does

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My biggest concern with Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, vs. the taxi industry is this isn't fair competition.  Either we should lift the regulation on the taxis, or apply the same regulation to the start-ups.


8 months, 1 week ago on SF cab drivers form a union while Rome burns

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What about Peter's assistant, Monica?  You conveniently left her out of your criticism, why, because she's not a coder?  I have a lot of respect for that character since: 1) She has to work for Peter Gregory, 2) She herself probably knows a lot about start-up financing and so on, otherwise Peter would not have hired her.

I like that the show reasonably accurately represents Silicon Valley as it is today.  Not every television show needs to be a vehicle for social change, although I'm glad to see that Mike Judge is changing it up for Season 2 to keep it interesting.  Hopefully you had similar criticism for Randi Zuckerberg's short lived, completely lame, and extremely unwatchable show of the same name.

8 months, 2 weeks ago on HBO’s “Silicon Valley” may fix its “female problem” in Season 2

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@sandyvanderbleek On one point, I agree with you.  Pando shouldn't be wasting another moment on this topic.

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Now we’ve seen Secret’s ugly soul, will investors act?

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@justinrigg I'm not sure that a comparison with standardized admission tests is valid.  How about 'badges are like participation ribbons"?

8 months, 3 weeks ago on 7 ways to fix the most important problem facing online education

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For most things any PR is good PR.  Maybe if we just ignore it, Secret will crawl back into the hole from which it came.

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Now we’ve seen Secret’s ugly soul, will investors act?

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What determines or who decides an 'expert'?  Most of the reviews on sites like Yelp are complete nonsense and unhelpful in determining whether a restaurant should be patronized or not.  Many of the reviewers have no idea what good food should taste like and what good service should be like.

8 months, 4 weeks ago on Foursquare’s redesign will make expertise the new gamification

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@Alexander Fulks I don't want this site to be about politics  I can find much better political writing somewhere else.

That being said, I also don't want this site to be a breathless cheerleader for the startups they cover.  Some of the articles can border on this.

9 months ago on State of Pando: Exploding traffic, surging revenues… but some mistakes too

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@rbottoms The latest fleecing seems to be the online academies.  Unfortunately, it gets our servicemembers no closer to a high-quality, high-paying job.

9 months ago on 7 ways to fix the most important problem facing online education

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@rbottoms No offense meant.  I'll choose my words more carefully next time.

Anyway, there's nothing like learning in a real classroom with classmates and an in-person instructor.  On-line learning can't be taken as seriously for this and many other reasons.

9 months ago on 7 ways to fix the most important problem facing online education

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What happened to that long screed that was posted yesterday?  Why was it taken down?

Although I thought the tone of the comment was too harsh, the points were good.

I don't need no silly badges, and I think it adds more unnecessary confusion regarding people's skill set.

9 months ago on 7 ways to fix the most important problem facing online education

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I come to your site every day, but I absolutely can't stand the name.

Pando, it sounds like Panda.  I'm hoping you'll eventually change the name to something less lame.

9 months ago on State of Pando: Exploding traffic, surging revenues… but some mistakes too

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The car sharing companies should be paying market rate for these parking spots, otherwise, the City is needlessly throwing taxpayer money at them.  Don't the car sharing companies already pay to park their cars in privately-owned parking garages?

9 months, 2 weeks ago on In pilot scheme, San Francisco gives away public parking to carsharing companies

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@Rudi Leismann Rudi, thanks for your local perspective. MBA types call this phenomenon a "network effect".

9 months, 2 weeks ago on Pacebook: Orkut’s fate shows how stupid land grabs are

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A Google-acquired social network not surviving against Facebook?  Who could have guessed?  A good prediction is one that almost nobody saw coming.

9 months, 2 weeks ago on Pacebook: Orkut’s fate shows how stupid land grabs are

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Box needs to post some really, really, really good revenue numbers going forward, or the IPO will look like a reality only in the rear view mirror.

9 months, 3 weeks ago on Box delays its IPO to raise more private cash, but at what cost?

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The media unnecessarily built her up, and now they're unnecessarily tearing her back down.  Then again, she shouldn't be missing such an important meeting.

10 months ago on Marissa Mayer overslept. Get the pitchforks!

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To paraphrase/steal a line from a great series on HBO: Daniel Shifrin clearly does not have a great understanding of humanity.

10 months ago on Good news, world, there’s a new Travis Kalanick in town. And he’s worse!

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Tony may soon be stating that he still works at Google, I mean Nest, when he's already left the building, off to found another start-up.

10 months ago on Once a trailblazer, Nest is now three moves behind (Oh, and it will share data with Google)

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This and the "Yo" app may be the first sign that the next tech bubble is near.

10 months, 1 week ago on Washboard wants you to pay $15 to get $10

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O.K. my fellow techies, get out into the real world, attend some Art & Wine Festivals, and purchase some actual jewelry hand-made by actual artists.

10 months, 1 week ago on Wearable jewelry makes its big, boring debut while we all await the real innovation

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I've used PayPal for eBay and other personal transactions for a long time and notice little if any difference over the tenure of David Marcus.  The buzzwords he uses in his e-mail don't seem to align with reality of the service.

10 months, 2 weeks ago on David Marcus bails on Paypal (and Southland). Here’s his leaked departure memo

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@davepaz I too don't see how airbnb can work in condos or apartments.  If I'm a tenant, there's no way any self-respecting landlord should let me sub-lease out my apartment to some random people.  Most rental agreements don't allow for such behavior anyway.

1 year ago on The Airbnb/New York spat is coming to a head

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