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So whenever there's any sort of "culture", there's always a backlash to that culture, then a backlash to the backlash. I wonder when being a "bro" will be a badge of pride. See also: nerds, geeks, any racial slur that is eventually "taken back" by the slurred, etc.
21 hours, 56 minutes ago on Grubhub targets cash-rich, brain-poor consumers with “Bro, do you even takeout?” ad campaign
@Fightin One So between wage fixing and sending millions of your own citizens off to die in labor camps, you'd choose the labor camps? O_o
2 months, 1 week ago on REVEALED: Emails, court docs show how Sony stood up to Steve Jobs’ and Pixar’s wage-fixing cartel
@joebutler Nope, they'll buy their way out of it.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on REVEALED: Emails, court docs show how Sony stood up to Steve Jobs’ and Pixar’s wage-fixing cartel
@mistermisterior Whoa there buddy, your logic gets in the way of drumming up a story that isn't there about gender roles and women-in-tech-insert-firestorm-here.Please note that those topics are serious and real issues, but making a big deal that people are holding the highly visible CEO of huge public company to a high standard is ridiculous. Male or female, she should have had someone make sure she was on time for the meeting.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Today in are you kidding me?: Quora question asks how Marissa Mayer was “allowed” to oversleep
I hope he asked some hard hitting questions.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Awww, no one else has shown up to Tim Draper’s press conference about his Bitcoin win
@stim @neon2012 He did it 100% right. He found paying customers before he wasted his and his friends' time creating something that no one wanted. Make sure there's interest before you invest time.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Startups Anonymous: How a sole-income earning, non-tech, thirty-something (with kids) started his company
I hope they succeed, but their cash burn is pretty intense.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Professional funnyman (and Box CEO) Aaron Levie joins the stellar Southland lineup
Hey Cale, next time you want to use your platform to take a swipe at a public figure, just be honest about it. Don't try to dress it up with this patent defense stuff. It gets in the way of your ridiculous, unprofessional venom spitting.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Even rich, obnoxious comedians can’t afford to fight patent trolls
@ThomasGardinier There's a difference between not fracking and not dumping fracking waste into the ocean.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Fracking Waste is Being Dumped Into the Ocean Off California's Coast
And I just ate the last of my white cheddar popcorn. Fuck. How will I be able to watch this unfold otherwise?
7 months ago on Revealed: Gawker’s sworn affidavits explaining why its greedy interns didn’t deserve to be paid
@dstalkI didn't say it was. The people that do that shit hurt their draft stock just the same.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Grotesque NFL reaction to an openly gay player proves why Congress must pass non-discrimination law
@littlemac "SEC Defensive Player of the Year" does not translate into "borderline". It doesn't mean he will take the NFL by storm, but he definitely was not a mediocre player in college.
His draft stock will fall not because he's gay, but because he's created a media circus and NFL GM's and head coaches despise players that present a distraction in the locker room.
This makes a lot of sense politically. Individual states are starting to decriminalize it but there's large amounts of people that still think any drug is the tool of the devil and making a unilateral move on decriminalization will put Obama square in the crosshairs of these people. It's better to let their elected officials in Congress take the heat for any attempts to decriminalize nationally. That way his administration can just shrug and say it wasn't them, it was Congress.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Obama responds to DEA criticism by pretending he has no power to curtail the drug war
In the race for ad impressions there's no time for fact finding. Gotta make those duckets.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Facebook isn’t dead and buried to teens, but dodgy journalism lives on
@PaddyMcGrath I had the same thought. I quickly went to the comments hoping someone else caught it too.
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Rallying’s Roots, Muddy Roots
@pyalot glad you could work the word "sheeple" into a sentence. Do you feel better now?
10 months, 3 weeks ago on It’s time for Silicon Valley to ask: Is it worth it?
@MichaelMartinez I typed up a big diatribe but then I realized you have no content to your post so I wonder if this is just you trolling. I'm going to wait and see.
There are three things that are guaranteed to make money regardless of the economic situation: Communication, food and getting laid. They are basic human needs and there's always a market for them.
11 months, 1 week ago on The lay of the land: How sex apps tread the fine line between fratty and classy
Seems like the header image is broken. Specifically http://www.speedhunters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/SH_9FF_GTCS_new-25-1200x800.jpg is not loading for me.
1 year ago on 9ff GT9 ClubSport: The Brain Melter
The 2010 one is clearly the best. If you could just go ahead and do all the coding, I'll cover the launch party and the twitter account.
1 year ago on Client requests through the years
@NancyLHVenture Right, but a subscription service selling shaving razors directly to men is doing just fine. Why would this be different?
1 year, 1 month ago on One way to get attention for your startup: Talk straight about vaginas
@sca721 Holy shit man, not everything is a conspiracy. It's probably the first stock image of something religious he found.
1 year, 2 months ago on Yup, sexually-repressive nations watch a lot of porn too
@BrooklynBrett Right, except I never said "maybe we need more government". There is a middle ground between "work harder" conservatism and "we need more social programs" liberalism. Maybe we could start by scaling back the gigantic scope of the security state that has built up over the past decade and put some of that cash towards education?
1 year, 2 months ago on Silicon Valley’s ugly rich-poor gap: What’s the tech world gonna do about it?
@Todd Dunning Ah yes, the traditional "If only they worked harder" conservative. You understand that when you start out disadvantaged you can't just magically make that go away through hard work? When you come from a poor background you don't have the same networking opportunities, the same access to technology, the same access to education? There are outliers that everyone likes to point to as success stories, but they're usually one in a million, or at least one in tens of thousands. You can keep ignoring the growing income gap all you want. Once the poor feel they have nothing left to lose, they'll have no problem shooting you in your face and taking your stuff regardless of how hard you worked for it. You can yell about "trustafarian occupy potheads" all you want, whatever that means, while an angry mob kills you.
You stay classy, Paul Carr.
1 year, 3 months ago on CEO Supper Club: “If Travis stops acting like a prick, I’ll stop calling him a prick”
@carljones tech startup news is srs bsns
1 year, 5 months ago on Manual Retweeting, misguided thumbkissing, and other social media sins
I'm pivoting from reading this article to going to dinner. When I get back I may pivot and play some God of War. I'm crazy unpredictable like that.
1 year, 5 months ago on Memo to Fab: Don’t call yourself a “pivot” unless you want others to call you a failure
@texxsmith @TeejOud Holy shit man. I know plenty of people that call it coding. And your first statement can be applied to you as well. Who the hell made you the arbiter of what term is correct? NO ONE.
1 year, 5 months ago on Ten websites that teach coding and a bunch of other things
As a longtime gamer, my first thought is "Please don't sell to EA. Please Please Please."
1 year, 5 months ago on Holy crap, Supercell is now valued at $770M, doing $2.4M a day
MedExpress is getting a quick, harsh lesson in the Streisand effect. You'd think in 2013 people would know better.
1 year, 5 months ago on Boo hoo: Ebay merchant sues consumer over negative (but accurate) feedback
What's the status on this? Dying to get my hands on a few of them for myself and friends.
1 year, 5 months ago on The Medium? Book. The Method? #maximum Attack
Slap an Apple logo on that and don't change anything else and all the detractors would stand in line overnight to get one.
1 year, 7 months ago on My 3-year-old nephew gets the Chromebook Pixel, why don’t you?
@khurtwilliams I like how you slam the writer and then plug your own blog post. What a choch.
@phatcatllama Are you fucking retarded? He gives multiple instances where Apple execs try to tie "porn" to Android. It's very clearly a marketing tactic they're using.
1 year, 7 months ago on Apple’s war on porn is a front for its battle against Android
Guys, I need Apple to enforce morality for me. I'm too tired.
Just a rumor I've heard, but I think "mobile" is a "thing".
1 year, 7 months ago on 1997 called and wants its study back
@mePando3 "Seriously, a counteroffer disqualifies someone?" No, constant "counter-offers" that are obviously just used to extort more money from the current employer.
1 year, 8 months ago on Loyalty cannot be faked
@Guy Manningham Your attempt to get me to read your blog via inflammatory political statements has failed, sir. Try harder.
1 year, 8 months ago on Talking about paywalls without talking about tablets is just wrong
We use Hipchat but there were some serious security issues with it (not sure if they've been patched). Kind of interested in what Flowdock is doing, although we tried them around this time last year and it was very young then. I'd be interested in a follow-up on what you guys settle on.
1 year, 9 months ago on Dear Yammer and the entire cloud wave: If you expect companies to use your software, it has to work
My uneducated guess about the Oracle/Sun acquisition was that a lot of it had to do with getting their hands on (A) java, which powers a lot of their software offerings and (B) MySQL, which was becoming a serious threat to them in the enterprise DB space. That was just my guess.
1 year, 9 months ago on Why Oracle is not buying HP: It’s still about the software to Larry
You go get 'em Sarah.
1 year, 10 months ago on One Laptop Per Child still not changing the world enough for Silicon Valley bloggers
Any plans to add code completion for Ruby/Rails?
2 years, 2 months ago on Code Smarter. Code Together
@fredsters_s @Max Woolf Question is...do you have nothing better to do than talk about it? I think that's worse.
2 years, 4 months ago on Sources Say AOL Seeking Buyers for Engadget and TechCrunch, Arrington “Not In The Least Bit Interested”