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Comment: Harper’s, The Baffler, The Believer (Score 1) 163

by _Ludwig (#46775929) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Good Print Media Is Left?

Harper’s (not to be confused with Harper’s Bazaar, which is an especially boring fashion magazine,) The Believer, and The Baffler all have good literary and art coverage as well as long-form lefty political journalism. The New Yorker is good too, and not as New York City centric as you might think, aside from the theater/music/event listings, but it’s weekly, so kinda expensive and easy to fall behind on. There’s some good stuff in Rolling Stone and Playboy from time to time but I wouldn’t keep either one on the coffee table where people could see them.

Comment: Re:... really 13 years to update? (Score 1) 341

Shouldn’t these negotiations happen between the government and the vendor before the original contract is ever signed, instead of between the government and Microsoft in sudden death overtime? It’s just as negligent to lock yourself into a rapacious business relationship as it is to put off necessary upgrades until vendors have you over a barrel.

Comment: Re:Greenspan's right (Score 1) 516

Sorry for the double-reply, but I meant to also say that you’re right about shared households. I live in one, and think they should be encouraged and thought about beyond “need new roommate, post to craigslist.” I suppose “intentional communities” is the jargon for what I mean.

Comment: Re:Greenspan's right (Score 4, Informative) 516

SF refuses to permit building more real estate or even building upwards

I guess you haven’t looked anywhere in the direction of Rincon Hill in the past few years. Or been to South Beach, or Mission Bay, or looked at Lennar’s plans for the Candlestick area. I look forward to all this luxury development increasing the housing supply and driving down rents. I’ll just be over here not holding my breath.

Comment: Demographics (Score 1) 255

The article doesn't mention if/how the wrong answers correlate to age or poverty. If you're old enough that computers are still a strange new thing, or poor enough to never have had access to one outside the public library, it's not surprising you wouldn't know those terms.

Comment: Re:So what happens (Score 1) 253

by _Ludwig (#46405479) Attached to: Comcast Turning Chicago Homes Into Xfinity Hotspots

Maybe I'm giving them too much credit, but I assume the FBI would be aware of Comcast's wifi sharing initiative. Just like running a coffee shop with free wifi that a customer did something unsavory with; the feds wouldn't come kicking in the door assuming that the shop owner was the culprit. They might knock and ask to see logs, but in this case they would get those from the ISP.

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