fear breasts, as the moth fears the candle
Monday, 4 January 2021

Inside the Whale: An Interview with an Anonymous Amazonian

quote [ It's like a modular datacenter on wheels. And customers rightly expect that if they load a truck with all their data, they want security for that truck. So there's an armed guard in it at all times.

It?s a pretty easy sell. If a customer looks at that option, they say, yeah, of course I want the giant truck and the guy with a gun to move my data, not some crappy system that I develop on my own. ]

Interesting look at sales and self-image at Seattle.
[SFW] [business]
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Wednesday, 30 December 2020

The Customer Is Not Always Right

quote [ Customer entitlement at restaurants is at an all-time high, making work unsafe and unbearable for many in the industry. The way we think about hospitality needs to change. ]

They're the customer, I'm chopped meat
[SFW] [business] [+7 Underrated]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:47pmGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 18 December 2020

How Offshore Oddsmakers Made a Killing off Gullible Trump Supporters

quote [ The emotions and strategies behind record-setting bets on a MAGA victory that never came. ]

You bet the president is sweating
[SFW] [business] [+6]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:03amGMT] [22 comments]

Saturday, 28 November 2020

#BuyNothingDay ? Tactical Briefing

quote [ With the advent of the coronavirus pandemic, the upcoming shopping season ? beginning with Black Friday and continuing through Xmas to the New Year ? is going to be a lot different than it ever was in the past. Not only have thousands of small and medium-size businesses gone belly-up, leaving only the most ruthless and eclipsing corporate monopolies alive. ]

Oopsie, a little late for this year's edition, brought to you by Adbusters and the BlackSpot Collective. From Vancouver, if I got this right.
[SFW] [business] [+3 Good]
[by Paracetamol@8:59pmGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Comcast to impose home internet data cap of 1.2TB in more than a dozen US states next year

quote [ In January and February [2021], Comcast will give its Xfinity customers not on an unlimited plan a ?credit? for any data usage charges over 1.2TB during those months to ease them into the new limits. Then, starting in March, non-unlimited customers who exceed 1.2TB in a month will be charged $10 per 50GB of data, for a maximum of $100. ]

So we had that article proposing they charge a tax, equal to $10 per day for telecommuters.
It?s not about who would dare implement these COVID fees. It?s ?Who will be next??

When people were still vocal about saving Net Neutrality, Comcast said they would never cap your data or throttle your speed. FCC voted out those rules in 2017.
[SFW] [business] [+3 Sad]
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Saturday, 14 November 2020

Economists suggest $10 daily tax for those who work from home

quote [ The base argument here is that people who work from home aren't using gas, buying coffee, doing things to help the economy that those who go into work tend to do.

Deutsche Bank researcher Luke Templeman is suggesting a $10 a day work from home tax in the U.S. ]

I read this bullshit logic and now I'm asking you to share the burden of my curse. I think my ears are bleeding.
[SFW] [business] [+3 WTF]
[by snowfox@7:05amGMT] [13 comments]

Thursday, 12 November 2020

TikTok says the Trump administration has forgotten about trying to ban it, would like to know what?s up

quote [ The deadline to sell US assets expires this week ]

Hard to keep up with your agenda!
[SFW] [business] [+1 Funny]
[by Paracetamol@6:18pmGMT] [6 comments]

Quibi Leaders? $1.7 Billion Failure Is a Story of Self-Sabotage

quote [ Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman are phenomenally successful businesspeople with precisely the wrong instincts for a streaming service. ]

I don't where I've been streaming but I've been alright

[SFW] [business] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:57pmGMT] [6 comments]

Saturday, 7 November 2020

Paying for Contrast « optional.is/required

quote [ Rather than pay for space, where bigger costs more, everyone gets equal size, but you pay for contrast and legibility. It is a fascinating way to think about constraints. When you can simply keep adding pages to a newspaper, bigger costs more, but with situations where adding more is impossible, customers pay for something else. That could be contrast. ]

Iceland! Dieter Roth! Shades of money in the 1950s!
[SFW] [business] [+2 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@5:46amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 30 October 2020

Capitalists Are Bad At Business

quote [ Capitalists are bad at business. ]

I've always thought that there was no way that capitalism could be a long term viable economic idea. It's nice to see someone who's crunched numbers to highlight all of that. It's a bit long, at 51:53, but worth it.
[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by Headlessfriar@12:00pmGMT] [1 comment]

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