I don’t even know what the ballpark number for a server is — for me, it would be like knowing what the price of a sword is.
Cue co-founder Daniel Gross talking to Quentin Hardy of The New York Times about the brilliance of Amazon’s cloud services. (via parislemon)
FWIW that kinda makes Daniel sound like an idiot. Amazon’s big 68gb boxes cost about 1.3k a month on demand. That’s the kind of # that a competent tech co-founder should know off the top of their head. Oh wait, he’s the CEO, ya forgivable then. I’m sure Dens doesn’t know this number.
He’s crazy for thinking he’d need 50 extra engineers to run on their own hardware though. That’s just retarded.
You know, soothing words are nice, but maybe it’s time that the two people who want to be president of the United States stand up and tell us what they are going to do about it, because this is obviously a problem across the country.
New York City mayor MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, during his weekly radio show, reacting to today’s mass shooting in Aurora, CO.
(via the New York Times)
Mass shootings of middle class white people by the obviously insane are not a real problem. This sort of thing is incredibly rare. You’re more likely to get struck by lightning.
The real problem is socioeconomic. Despite making up only 13% of the population 50% of the murder victims in the US every year are African American, and the bulk of them are poor. So let’s talk about how much racism is a problem. Let’s talk about the underclass. Let’s talk about the drug war. Let’s talk about huge portions of our major cities that are still engulfed by crime on a day-to-day basis. Let’s talk about the real broken parts of our culture and what can be done about it.
If we want to call on our politicians to talk about problems let’s at least ask them to talk about real problems and not overhyped media panics.
(Source: inothernews, via rickwebb)
Preferential tax treatment is everywhere in the tax code. I’m a renter, I am paying a tax penalty. Quite literally, I pay a penalty every year to the government because I do not own my own home and I can’t take the mortgage deduction. Our tax code literally penalizes people for renting. Up and down the tax code, we incentivize and penalize behavior. This is not some radical new incursion.
- Chris Hayes (via emmawelles)
I’m sympathetic to this as a legal argument but do you really want to be comparing the mandate to the mortgage tax deduction which is a god awful public policy that directly contributed to the recent housing collapse/recession?