@ezrakilty this may be comforting, but it is in error – 05:11 AM GMT
@ezrakilty I have concluded that removing the adjectival qualifier improves the accuracy and retains aspects of the comfort – 06:05 AM GMT
@ezrakilty additionally, flickr.com/photos/gandara… – per axiom – 06:11 AM GMT
@ezrakilty quite – 06:23 AM GMT
Greg is suing Keith and Henry (and other folks) which was really only to be expected, except for the Henry part, I think. – 06:38 AM GMT
Thought experiment: do you think Jeff Bezos reads the physical paper edition of either The Seattle Times or The Washington Post? – 01:20 PM GMT
now, do you think Jeff Bezos reads the online edition of either The Seattle Times or The Washington Post? – 01:21 PM GMT
My (truly unfounded on evidence or knowledge) guess is that over the past two years he has read stories from the WaPo more than the Times. – 01:23 PM GMT
… and possibly only ever touched a physical paper in incidental situations. – 01:25 PM GMT
With that in mind, what do you think today’s odds are of an extensive critical investigation into Amazon’s business practices by the WaPo? – 01:26 PM GMT
So my thinking is that while Bezos may not be directly engaging at all with the paper on an editorial basis, Amazon will benefit directly. – 01:28 PM GMT
The net effect will be to smooth the way for legislative efforts that concentrate the national retail economy directly to Amazon. – 01:30 PM GMT
He didn’t buy the paper to save it, he bought it to eliminate an obstacle to Amazon’s long-term business goals. Any saving is incidental. – 01:32 PM GMT
ha! @supertoy sounds awesome! I love that she knows some Voight-Kampff! – 01:40 PM GMT
.@JoeTheDough yes. i like it. it has a long way to go in usability and info clarity. I am the most Neanderthal person, like 99th percentile. – 04:49 PM GMT
@JoeTheDough I am adopted and that is why I did it! – 04:50 PM GMT
@JoeTheDough although what I hoped for was, like, the ability. to isolate to geographic sublocality at the village level: nope. – 04:52 PM GMT
@JoeTheDough on the other hand, there is a geo view that crossreferences based on member’s disclosed localities… – 04:52 PM GMT
@JoeTheDough … which is a free-from list, so the hit clusters reflect common usage over the site population and one individual … – 04:53 PM GMT
@JoeTheDough … may reappear in several locations each time they specify a place. That said, the grossest range of geography … – 04:54 PM GMT
@JoeTheDough … like at the US half-state size, say an area of 200^2 miles, was accurate enough to indicate the general regions. – 04:59 PM GMT
@JoeTheDough the obvious problem there is that a 100 mile radius around London includes B’ham and Brighton, so … – 05:04 PM GMT
@JoeTheDough … the geo info might boil down to “you are a Briton, sirrah! Pip pip!” – 05:04 PM GMT
@JoeTheDough but like for US $99, do it, why not? We can celebrate our shared cavemanliness. @LeavittAlone wonder if there’s a Mefi group. – 05:06 PM GMT
@JoeTheDough here’s a geo view screenie (ipad) for the US upper south pic.twitter.com/02UmuUP3LA – 05:18 PM GMT
@JoeTheDough … and for the UK (will zoom again and post) pic.twitter.com/58ZZNLxh8j – 05:19 PM GMT
@JoeTheDough 2/5 pic.twitter.com/tWgwyGJJdS – 05:20 PM GMT
@JoeTheDough 3/4 (sorry, maths is hard) pic.twitter.com/kgbPl6Yp0e – 05:21 PM GMT
@JoeTheDough 4/4. the purple callouts are single results. Oh, I should get a hover pic. pic.twitter.com/JexDmurvSR – 05:22 PM GMT
@JoeTheDough pop up w/ individual results (blurred) pic.twitter.com/W5EIkD5gQS – 05:28 PM GMT
@JoeTheDough … so geo is useful, but you are looking at self-reported data rather than the hi-rez locality info showing DNA clusters per se – 05:29 PM GMT
@JoeTheDough … but in my case, the Virginia and North Carolina locality info was exactly correct, if insufficient to scry the hamlet. – 05:30 PM GMT
@JoeTheDough still no idea where my Neandertal cave is though. Puny humans. – 05:31 PM GMT
@AlpacaQueen77 no no no Zoom is for the olds just us olds – 05:32 PM GMT
Hodads, dig Endless Summer, via Debbie D @Wfmu wfmuichiban.blogspot.com/2010/09/sandal… – 11:59 PM GMT
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