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kleinbl00  ·  6 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "I hear you."

broken linky

tacocat  ·  5 hours ago  ·  link  ·  

Fixed. Now with improved article to boot

kleinbl00  ·  6 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mike Pence's Friday nights are so very Mike Pence

    At least, if Mother says it's okay... I'll get back with you.

^^^^^FTFY

kleinbl00  ·  7 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 21, 2018

You can buy 5' longboards. They're uncommon. I find the build quality on Kahuna to be lacking.

My understanding is that the tiny wheels keep you closer to the ground while also allowing you to turn tight, which is necessary for tricks, which is something longboards don't do, which is why some people put sidewinders on longboards, which requires a lot better balance than I'll ever have.

People have been known to do dumb things to get lower.

kleinbl00  ·  8 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A tweet by a reality TV star cost Snapchat $1.3 Billion in stock valuation.

I've been friends off'n'on with a Big Hollywood Screenwriter. He's got this elsewhere, but it's not on a particularly modern server:

    ...That the film was a commercial flop is not in question. Budgeted at about $140 million with another $40 million in advertising costs, the film grossed just $37 million dollars in its initial release.

    That's less than half the previous low for a Disney animated feature. The Monday after it opened, Disney had to downgrade its earnings estimates for the quarter, which dropped the value of Disney stock. And since Disney is a member of the Dow Jones Industrials -- well, let's just say it's a humbling experience to work on a movie that drags down the entire freakin' world economy.

kleinbl00  ·  19 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The entirely unnecessary demise of Barnes & Noble

To what end?

Here's the basic problem: the reason to support the sale of books is to support authors. You want to incentivize the creation of information, opinion, fantasy, all the ideas that don't exist unless you can convince a creative individual to spend his time making that instead of everything else.

There are a few ways you can get that content in front of someone who wants to consume it.

- You can kill trees, put them in boxes, and ship them everywhere. If they don't sell, it's dead trees that get recycled. If they get resold, the authors get nothing out of that.

- You can send them to libraries. An author gets paid for one book per library.

- You can sell files. Now they're either gonna get copied all around or locked into a proprietary DRM.

On-demand publishing is something individual authors can do. Amazon is the biggest player there. An eBook collective could be done... but the Kindle ecosystem is dominant.

Audiobooks? Audible has become kleenex and it's an Amazon company. So from an individual standpoint if you want to reach customers, you're going to Amazon. From a large company standpoint, you're going to Amazon.

You can want Vimeo to win but that doesn't change the fact that you haven't even browsed there in months. Youtube? You've probably seen a dozen videos today.

rd95  ·  2 hours ago  ·  link  ·  

    To what end?

To create and protect jobs from writers to printers to retailers, I guess. But then again, my opinion on the issue is probably pretty slanted. I really like books.

kleinbl00  ·  19 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The entirely unnecessary demise of Barnes & Noble

https://www.publishersweekly.com/images/data/ARTICLE_PHOTO/photo/000/040/40670-1.JPG

People haven't stopped reading. If anything, unit sales are up. We're not tracking a change in behavior, we're tracking a change in merchandising.

francopoli  ·  19 hours ago  ·  link  ·  

Also depends on where you live. Younger people are reading. Baby boomers are not. (From what I see out here in the sticks.)

kleinbl00  ·  20 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The entirely unnecessary demise of Barnes & Noble

Amazon finally agreed to pay tax in California 6 months before they rolled out Amazon 1-day. In Washington it was three months. Most analysts, in fact, saw Amazon's sales tax agreements to be predictors of where they were rolling out 1-day next The law as it exists basically says "if you've got an employee there the state can make you collect sales tax" but the law as it exists requires states attorneys general to devote resources to pursuing out-of-state companies and it doesn't pencil out. Amazon knew that building fulfillment centers would give CA and WA the ammunition they needed to make it worthwhile so they capitulated. The fact that they're now paying it everywhere is an admission that they see things going that way and it was worth capitulating for first-responder advantage.

kleinbl00  ·  21 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The entirely unnecessary demise of Barnes & Noble

    I think that's just going to hurt small businesses with physical nexus in one state, who do some e-commerce in the rest of the country.

Why would it? If you have a physical location already, you're passing through sales tax already. Compliance costs are a lookup table and a middleman; if Square promises to provide tax compliance to all merchant accounts, Paypal, Visa, Venmo and everyone else would have to do the same.

Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming have no income tax. Their infrastructure is paid for by sales tax. Their local brick'n'mortars are being punished by not only maintaining a retail location but by having to charge customers a premium; when I buy computer stuff yer damn skippy I buy Newegg rather than Amazon because it's 11% cheaper. Repeat times everything you buy.

kleinbl00  ·  21 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Fifty Shades and the secret compromises of women

    I dont know much... but I know it's a kink of very powerful woman.

    And the author ignore the fact, that submissive male are common.. and usually are very powerful people, also very directive on the pain/humiliation they want.

My experiences on the fringe of the BDSM community does not support your suppositions, nor does what little data there is.

ooli  ·  2 hours ago  ·  link  ·  

I still think the article fall apart if you acknowledge that submissive male exist.

I don't see your data, the abstract say nothing about submission proportion in male and female.. but the :

    2.2% of men, 1.3% of women said they had been involved in BDSM

make it feel that female are under-reporting (almost half as much) about the subject than male.

At least the article is right about something: people lie about their sexuality.

kleinbl00  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 21, 2018

Skateboard you're thinking of:

Skateboard we're talking about:

Skateboard you're talking about:

Skateboard under discussion:

Skateboarding is not a crime. Longboarding is also not a crime, but also serves an entirely different purpose. Covering a distance on a skateboard can be done but isn't the primary purpose. Covering a distance on a longboard is most of the game.

Braking on a longboard is a slightly different affair as a lot of the time, you shouldn't.

Note that I eat shit a lot. I would eat shit immediately were I to slide out, and I would eat shit promptly were I to ride sidewinders. As such, were I to attempt to imitate this man on the slide out I would eat shit before I got two feet on the board.

goobster  ·  7 hours ago  ·  link  ·  

Ah. Right. This is my last skateboard:

https://www.ebth.com/items/1393334-vintage-makaha-usa-skateboard

I never understood the stupid, tiny, noisy wheels. Totally useless for riding.

My skateboard was transportation. And in my day, longboards were closer to 5 or 6 feet long, you laid down on them on your back, and bombed hills.

Times have apparently changed.

kleinbl00  ·  7 hours ago  ·  link  ·  

You can buy 5' longboards. They're uncommon. I find the build quality on Kahuna to be lacking.

My understanding is that the tiny wheels keep you closer to the ground while also allowing you to turn tight, which is necessary for tricks, which is something longboards don't do, which is why some people put sidewinders on longboards, which requires a lot better balance than I'll ever have.

People have been known to do dumb things to get lower.

oneofus oneofus oneofus

kleinbl00  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mike Pence's Friday nights are so very Mike Pence

Even still. I mean tomato sauce will discolor your tupperware.

katakowsj  ·  6 hours ago  ·  link  ·  

We would never do that to Mother's Tupperware!

Really guys, let's just be cool here. Peanut butter and Jelly on Wonder Bread at my house. At least, if my wife says it's okay... I'll get back with you.

kleinbl00  ·  6 hours ago  ·  link  ·  

    At least, if Mother says it's okay... I'll get back with you.

^^^^^FTFY

kleinbl00  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mike Pence's Friday nights are so very Mike Pence

honestly pizza seems a little spicy for him. I was gonna guess milked ham.

tacocat  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·  

Cheese pizza only. Pepperoni and sausage are too suggestive.

kleinbl00  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·  

Even still. I mean tomato sauce will discolor your tupperware.

katakowsj  ·  6 hours ago  ·  link  ·  

We would never do that to Mother's Tupperware!

Really guys, let's just be cool here. Peanut butter and Jelly on Wonder Bread at my house. At least, if my wife says it's okay... I'll get back with you.

kleinbl00  ·  6 hours ago  ·  link  ·  

    At least, if Mother says it's okay... I'll get back with you.

^^^^^FTFY

your use of past tense makes me sad

insomniasexx  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·  

Me too. Maybe this will be my revival. I've missed it here.

kleinbl00  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·  

oneofus oneofus oneofus

kleinbl00  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The entirely unnecessary demise of Barnes & Noble

It's well past time.

_refugee_  ·  23 hours ago  ·  link  ·  

omg on a gut level reaction Iā€™m all about this idea actually