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Apr 16, 2020, 05:46 AM
 
Theres no real problem having a different minimum living wage regionally as this figure is going to vary quite a bit over time anyway.
Seems to me that a minimum living wage ought to be enough to house (mortgage rather than rent), feed, clothe, educate and cover healthcare for two adults and two kids. Some might argue a modest family leisure budget and a holiday once a year is also fair. Working full time and not being able to feed yourself is outrageous. Moreso working in a supermarket.

Every full time job for adults ought to cover that otherwise the business model is wrong.
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It was claimed “not enough” was undefined, while “not enough to live on” was defined as the poverty line.

I brought up the fact the poverty line was a single number to show its definition is somewhat arbitrary. If “not enough to live on” can be defined arbitrarily, so can “not enough”.
     
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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Every full time job for adults ought to cover that otherwise the business model is wrong.
This is a reasonable argument.

My argument is wrong ≠ pointless.
     
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Apr 16, 2020, 11:09 AM
 
Republicans: Raising the minimum wage would put make businesses unprofitable and force them to shutdown.

Democrats: Raising the minimum wage results in local consumers having more money to spend locally, increasing profits at local businesses.

Have experiments or analyses been done to measure this sort of outcome?
     
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Apr 16, 2020, 11:43 AM
 
I think Reaganomics trickle-down theory failure might be proof. The Repubs are fearmongering. Big business can definitely afford to pay $15 min wage and the CEOS will still get million-dollar bonuses. <50 employees? Not sure.

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Edit: to put it another way, if I need three apples, one or two apples is better than no apples, correct?
As my grandfather used to say, "It's better than a kick in the head, sure." (enhance with wicked maine drawl here)
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Republicans: Raising the minimum wage would put make businesses unprofitable and force them to shutdown.

Democrats: Raising the minimum wage results in local consumers having more money to spend locally, increasing profits at local businesses.

Have experiments or analyses been done to measure this sort of outcome?
From when this was last brought up in the PWL ages ago, the argument is more...

Republican economists: MW is a price floor, and it constricts demand as price floors do. Increasing the MW will constrict the demand for labor, and will therefore increase unemployment.

Democratic economists: that’s the theory, but not what actually happens.

The Democrats don’t need to get to the increased consumer spending argument because their thesis is the Republicans are incorrect in the first place.


If I recall correctly, the Democratic economists have decent data to support their proposition, but I’m sure there’s some level we could set the MW and it would end up doing what the Republicans say it would do.
     
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Apr 16, 2020, 12:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I think Reaganomics trickle-down theory failure might be proof.
GIven the deification of Reagan by modern day Republicans, I don't think trickle-down is widely believed to be a failure.

The Repubs are fearmongering. Big business can definitely afford to pay $15 min wage and the CEOS will still get million-dollar bonuses. <50 employees? Not sure.
Given that McDonalds' and Wal-Mart's employees are the biggest consumers of welfare and other government benefits, one wonders that, were those benefits not available, would Wal-Mart and McDonalds have to raise their wages?
     
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Apr 16, 2020, 12:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Republicans: Raising the minimum wage would put make businesses unprofitable and force them to shutdown.

Democrats: Raising the minimum wage results in local consumers having more money to spend locally, increasing profits at local businesses.

Have experiments or analyses been done to measure this sort of outcome?
Republicans/Tories: Lets run the experiment for 40 years and see if we are right. Oh we aren't. Never mind lets keep doing it in case the facts change.

Democrats/Labour: Lets try it our way and see shall we?

Republicans/Tories/brainwashed masses: What! Are you mad!! What if you are wrong? Also bosses like it this way.
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
GIven the deification of Reagan by modern day Republicans, I don't think trickle-down is widely believed to be a failure.
And those two things are related how?
And by not a failure do you mean wildly wildly WILDLY inefficient?
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Apr 16, 2020, 01:50 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
And those two things are related how?
And by not a failure do you mean wildly wildly WILDLY inefficient?
Republicans love Reagan and believe he was the perfect president. He swept the '84 election, showing how unified our country was. No president since him can compare.

Because of that perception, his policies must be assumed to be wonderful and perfect.

According to a significant percentage of the US population, trickle down is still a valid theory. Any information suggesting otherwise is fake news, liberal university bullshit, Democratic propaganda, socialism, communism, etc.
     
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Have Christiane Amanpour and Ghislane Maxwell ever been in the same room?
     
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We need leaders like Martin King Luthor and people that an unite all races, color people together. His hard working abiulities is a must to follow by everyone.
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Originally Posted by taha166 View Post
Martin King Luthor
“Soon after his debut, Marvel was quick to introduce their own character, Professor X Malcolm.”
     
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Originally Posted by taha166 View Post
Martin King Luthor
Arch nemesis of Supremacyman.
     
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"I have a dream that one day, children will be judged not by color of their sun, but by the content of their kryptonite."
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Arch nemesis of Supremacyman.
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Aug 17, 2020, 04:41 AM
 
What are those notification windows that appear in websites called? They have small [x] on there to close and are usually positioned on the top of the browser and fill up the entire width but can also appear anywhere in varying sizes. Oftentimes many websites have 1-2 that I have to close before I can even view the page. Any Safari blockers for this?
     
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Aug 17, 2020, 08:18 AM
 
If they are not an actual new window, they are a modal popup done w javascript.
     
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Aug 17, 2020, 09:21 AM
 
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
If they are not an actual new window, they are a modal popup done w javascript.
I've heard them referred to as lightboxes.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Aug 24, 2020, 11:41 AM
 
Lightboxes tend to be for enhanced image viewers (akin to looking at images on a backlit table in the design studio).
     
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Aug 31, 2020, 06:14 AM
 
I know that meaning of the word, but I’ve heard it for all those cookie notification/subscribe to our newsletter type things as well.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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What decade do you put the aesthetic from Mad Men and early Bond movies in?

I say 50s. 60s is flower power shit, and the beginning of youth culture going mainstream. The style I’m talking about is too “adult” to be 60s.

It doesn’t have that goofy and tacky aspect of the 50s, but I’d still say it’s closer to that than Woodstock.
     
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May 6, 2021, 03:53 AM
 
Also, paging Oreo and Spheric...

What’s the deal with this type of Japanese architecture? Is it post-war reconstruction? There seems to be a lot of it.

     
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May 6, 2021, 09:19 AM
 
Sorry. Should have been way more specific.


This...



But without the balconies or the recessed parts. Basically, a featureless block with windows.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
What decade do you put the aesthetic from Mad Men and early Bond movies in?

I say 50s. 60s is flower power shit, and the beginning of youth culture going mainstream. The style I’m talking about is too “adult” to be 60s.

It doesn’t have that goofy and tacky aspect of the 50s, but I’d still say it’s closer to that than Woodstock.
Mad Men spanned the very late 50s through the late 60s. The 60s didn't become "flower power shit" until the late 60s. And, even then, no era is ever uniformly whatever shorthand style we use as its identifier.

The early Bond movies are most definitely the early 60s. You can date them most easily by the cars used throughout the scenes, most especially Bond's DB5, which was released in '63.
     
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Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
The 60s didn't become "flower power shit" until the late 60s. And, even then, no era is ever uniformly whatever shorthand style we use as its identifier.
I guess what I’m getting at is we come up with these shorthand identifiers for a decade, and what we picked for the 60s was flower power shit.

This actually segues into one of my pet theories, which is these identifiers always end up centered around the end of that decade. This is another reason I want to put Mad Men as 50s, even though it’s chronologically in the 60s. The “style guide” for that show isn’t very removed from the late 50s. Same with early Bond.

I’d say 2001 is working with a similar style guide for the 1999 part, and that’s almost the 70s.



As an aside, what made me think of this was going through 20s newspapers. What we think of as 20s iconography wasn’t really present in 1925. Totally there in 1929.
     
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May 6, 2021, 12:22 PM
 
Mad Men took place in the business world, which aside from Peggy's hipster friends, didn't venture into peace and love. Advertising is war, man.
     
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HAL, open the pod bay doors... of your mind.
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Sorry. Should have been way more specific.


This...



But without the balconies or the recessed parts. Basically, a featureless block with windows.
I’m not an expert on Japanese architecture, but I do know that anything added to the outside of a building in a geological fault zone is primed to fall off and cause additional damage in the event of a tremor.
     
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That makes sense, but then Japan seems to triple-down on overhanging signage.

Here in Chicago they have so many regulations for overhanging signs they’ve become rare-ish. Probably best for safety, but I miss them.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
That makes sense, but then Japan seems to triple-down on overhanging signage.
My initial reaction was that you're right, but looking back through my photos of Shinjuku, it seems that all signage is solidly anchored, and there are very few individual signs — they're mostly a solid, narrow rack of signs per building, running up the side of the building. Nothing overhanging the way you see it in Hong Kong or so.
     
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You can see a lot of those in the panorama on the right.

Chicago’s even a step down from that. Most signs are flat against the building.
     
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How much does a “gig economy” person (Uber, Instacart, etc.) need to screw up before you ding them?
     
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The last time I gave an Uber less than 5 stars was when the dude very clearly chain smoked in the Kia he used for Uber. Wife and I literally had to change clothes when we got home because we reeked of cigarette smoke. Uber gave us a $5 credit.

We had an Instacart shopper sub brats ("sausages") in place of ground sausage a few weeks ago. That...wasn't acceptable, though they were tasty for breakfast. I don't think we said anything.
     
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I’ve had three Instacarts in a row where the instructions were “put each pound of this deli item in a separate container”, and what I get is one big container. Sometimes they’re out, but then you should text me that.

Annoying, but I’m not going to ding someone over it.

The time before that, the shopper did this, and for something else managed to get neither the item I asked for, or the specific replacement. I really felt I needed to complain about that one, but I get stymied by knowing how precarious a job like that is.
     
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Was there some sort of war inside Apple over whether the word “internet” should be capitalized?
     
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I don’t know about within Apple, but I’ve been chastised for not capitalizing smaller interconnected networks that I called “the facility’s internet systems”.

It goes back to about 5th grade for me; the Internet should be capitalized, but lesser systems (that may be connected to the big system) don’t get capitalized.

Now if I could find that darn grammatical rule so I could express that a bit better, that would be great.

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