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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1550 on: July 24, 2020, 12:58:29 PM »
I can't stand "feel good" san francisco stories like this


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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1551 on: July 24, 2020, 05:17:03 PM »
Nice hats

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1552 on: August 01, 2020, 02:48:50 PM »
I'll probably read this.

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Uncanny Valley? is a rare first-person glimpse into high-flying, reckless startup culture at a time of unchecked ambition, unregulated surveillance, wild fortune, and accelerating political power. With wit, candor, and warmth, Anna deftly charts the tech industry’s shift from self-appointed world savior to democracy-endangering liability, alongside a personal narrative of aspiration, ambivalence, and disillusionment.

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Took place in San Francisco, so pretty germane to the thread. Written more for beginners, not that insightful. Heavier on summary, lighter on quirky, detailed examples.

Brands are featured prominently, but she uses zero brand names. "Australian work boots," "The cat octopus company," etc. At times, trying to figure them out was the most enjoyable aspect of the book.

Some of her descriptions made me smile. Like, "we all showed up for the meeting in the board room, everyone dressed like they were ready to traverse a glacier."
I'm reading this now and it's great. She does a nice job communicating the vibe of SF and startups/tech.

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1553 on: August 03, 2020, 12:38:37 AM »
Cross post with SF things



These people suck so much

So this guy is a total VC douchebag who hits enter in about half his tweets but he did introduce me to VC brags

 https://twitter.com/VCBrags




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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1554 on: August 03, 2020, 08:23:00 AM »
unleashed


Cheesy Mustache QB might make an appearance.

New warning: Don't get in a fight with someone who doesn't even need to bother to buy ink.

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1555 on: August 03, 2020, 09:11:33 AM »
Cross post with SF things



These people suck so much

So this guy is a total VC douchebag who hits enter in about half his tweets but he did introduce me to VC brags

 https://twitter.com/VCBrags




Lol, thank you for this.

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1556 on: August 03, 2020, 03:11:31 PM »
Let's get Wacky that backyard teaching gig for about $100K.

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1557 on: Today at 04:01:23 PM »

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1558 on: Today at 04:11:34 PM »
Why the "yikes?" do you think?  I read that and didn't see anything different from any other request to make something a landmark or whatever.

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« Reply #1559 on: Today at 04:13:08 PM »
Why the "yikes?" do you think?  I read that and didn't see anything different from any other request to make something a landmark or whatever.
I think the NIMBY hypocrisy is a little more blatant than most cases

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« Reply #1560 on: Today at 04:13:53 PM »
Why the "yikes?" do you think?  I read that and didn't see anything different from any other request to make something a landmark or whatever.

He wants affordable housing.  Just not on his street

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1561 on: Today at 04:16:00 PM »
Do they know that the new development will be "affordable housing?"  Seems like a super pricey place for a developer to invest in affordable housing, doesn't it?

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« Reply #1562 on: Today at 04:28:27 PM »
Do they know that the new development will be "affordable housing?"  Seems like a super pricey place for a developer to invest in affordable housing, doesn't it?

The development itself won’t be. The idea is that increasing the amount of home supply in the area helps the supply/demand ratio that makes the market so unaffordable.

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1563 on: Today at 04:34:22 PM »
the most san francisco thing yet.
we understand it better now that the american century is over and some of us sound more and more like serbs.

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« Reply #1564 on: Today at 04:35:23 PM »
Do they know that the new development will be "affordable housing?"  Seems like a super pricey place for a developer to invest in affordable housing, doesn't it?
One of the 10 units would be low income

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« Reply #1565 on: Today at 04:36:41 PM »
Do they know that the new development will be "affordable housing?"  Seems like a super pricey place for a developer to invest in affordable housing, doesn't it?

The development itself won’t be. The idea is that increasing the amount of home supply in the area helps the supply/demand ratio that makes the market so unaffordable.

Well crap, then why aren't they all up in arms trying to get every building in the area condemned via eminent domain and soviet style sky scrapper housing blocks put in their place?

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1566 on: Today at 04:41:27 PM »
Do they know that the new development will be "affordable housing?"  Seems like a super pricey place for a developer to invest in affordable housing, doesn't it?

The development itself won’t be. The idea is that increasing the amount of home supply in the area helps the supply/demand ratio that makes the market so unaffordable.

Well crap, then why aren't they all up in arms trying to get every building in the area condemned via eminent domain and soviet style sky scrapper housing blocks put in their place?

From what I've seen of that Reich, he probably is but in other areas that aren't the one he lives in.