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>>permanent underclass

And Costco seems to go the other way and target a more affluent base. Not sure what their average cart size but it has to be well over $200. I rarely go in there and get out for much less than that. And I can get prime briskets there for about $3 per pound which is crazy.

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Marketplaces / Re: Etailz CEO gone
« on: March 13, 2019, 10:15:30 PM »
>He sold his company for $75M

I never really understood this. From what I saw and what I knew of the company they didn't really have anything really proprietary. They were great at selling stuff on Amazon which definitely has value. But they had no unique products or anything like that. Just a bunch of stuff you can get 20 different places.

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Marketplaces / Re: Etailz CEO gone
« on: March 13, 2019, 05:56:51 PM »
I met the guy a couple times. Seemed like a young, cocky prick to me.

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Web Development / Re: What Happened to the Uber-for-X Companies
« on: March 08, 2019, 12:48:44 AM »
>>helping fill that low end employee slot

I think it is also a simple second job for a lot of people. I have a few friends who are teachers and they do Uber Eats deliveries on the weekends or evenings. Just a few hours here and there but the extra $200 or so a month they get makes a pretty big difference to them.

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Water Cooler / Re: What bankruptcy looks like in Google Trends
« on: February 15, 2019, 05:12:26 PM »
>>Payless ShoeSource

I went through so many pairs of Pro Wings as a kid!

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When I was in Austin a few months back we did a bike tour on some electric assisted bikes. Loved it. For someone who doesn't bike much it was a great way to get around a city. If I lived in an urban environment where I had to commute a couple miles something like one of these would be excellent. I think the ones we rode were about $4000 each.

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Water Cooler / Re: I feel like I know these people
« on: February 13, 2019, 04:54:03 PM »
>good Carolinas replacement

Saw one for Washington yesterday: "Let me adjust my man-bun and hold my artisinal pumpkin apple hard cider"

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Water Cooler / Re: “Fourth Industrial Revolution”
« on: February 13, 2019, 04:49:38 PM »
>>This startup is raising $750 million to outmaneuver Domino's and Pizza Hut with pizzas made by robots

I could see them competing with Domino's and Pizza Hut. But until they can figure out a way to properly stretch the dough and not press it out they won't be able to compete with "real" pizza places. There are definitely structural differences in the dough with those two different methods. But if they can get me my pizza 10 minutes quicker and that cuts down on the times the kids ask "when is the pizza getting here?" I am all for it.

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>>tax refund as a forced savings account

I am HORRIBLE at saving. I have a few different services that automatically take some money and tuck it away but for the most part if it is in my account I spend it. It is nice getting a big chunk all at once in the spring to do stuff like pay for a vacation, buy furniture, tires for the van, etc. that cost more than a couple hundred bucks. I haven't updated my withholding since I started my current job 5 years ago and we have added 2 kids.

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>>I can see how a middle-class family of 4 could suck up some gb

There have been many, many times the kids have turned off the TV but haven't stopped Netflix on the Roku. So it is just sucking up data with nobody watching for hours.

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>>Cheerwine

Goes great with Carolina barbecue. I am not really a fan of it outside of that context though.

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Marketing / Re: Amazon Begins Testing Delivery Robots
« on: January 24, 2019, 06:47:02 PM »
>>Bezos called and asked me how I wanted my personal bot customized.  I told him 'double deuces with spinners.'

Come on RC, this is your chance to get your robot puppy!

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>>I'm guessing this Carl thing is going to be more beefy-tasting?

Throw enough toppings on the Beyond Burgers and they aren't bad. They have a similar texture and look to real burgers and covered in mayo, ketchup, mustard, pickles, tomatoes, etc. they are a passable substitute and much more burger-like than any other meat substitutes I have tried. Don't know if I would ever purposely order one but they are a decent option.


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Water Cooler / Re: Lynsky-esque Mind Fuckery
« on: January 03, 2019, 06:04:17 AM »
>>I could feel my wallet quivering

I am kind of scared to go to one of those meetings. They are great at what they do and I would be scared I would sign up.

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