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Scott P.

  • Scott P. posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    I do not envy you the impending comments from weird nerds defending Musk. That said, you might want to amend the article. The difference between 36.5 and 37 billion dollars is 500 million, not 5 billion. Not that it makes that level of wealth any less disgusting; I won’t ever see a fraction of 50 million, much less 500.

  • Scott P. posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    They say you can’t fix stupid. Apparently, you can’t quarantine it, either.

  • Scott P. posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    In my opinion, unless you’ve got the kind of personal history Rebecca describes, where voting for a rapist or harasser would be traumatic, withholding your vote isn’t helping anything but your view of yourself. Let’s say (because it’s true) that the system is fucked, and we need a complete overhaul to make sure we get better candidates, with the…[Read more]

  • Scott P. posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    I’d say Dawkins should stay in his lane, but he’s spent so much of his life careering all over the road, colliding with everything in his path, that I’m not sure what his lane even is any more. Maybe he should just park and let someone else drive.

  • Scott P. posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    So if the NYT wrote an article titled, “A Harvard Professor Doubles Down: If You Take Money From Questionable Sources, Do It In Secret,” that would have been just fine? Is it a problem of them (in his opinion) inaccurately summarizing his position (which they didn’t), or does he just not like having Epstein’s name in the title of the article?…[Read more]

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  • Scott P. posted a new activity comment 6 months, 1 week ago

    The Reply All podcast did a great episode on the Amazon drop shipping scheme. Apparently, it can work, if you are very, very committed to it. But for the most part, it’s like an indirect pyramid scheme, where the only real winner is Amazon.

    https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/dvhe3l

  • Scott P. posted a new activity comment 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Thanks! I’m so glad I went to college before this all started up. Not sure what I’d do if I had a college-age kid these days.

  • Scott P. posted a new activity comment 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Speaking of things that should be fired INTO THE SUN, the WSJ article is behind a pay wall. Maybe for the best, not sure my blood pressure could take the hit.

  • Scott P. posted a new activity comment 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Jamie Bernstein: “It seems likely that…”

    Magus: “you don’t know”

    Yeah, genius, that’s why she wrote it the way she did. We don’t know, but we also don’t need to spin ourselves into conspiratorial knots trying to explain something that already has an obvious explanation. But this is the internet, so….

  • Scott P. became a registered member 12 months ago