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Posted: Jan 18, 2018 - 11:55am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

I've visited Austin exactly once. It was far bigger than I had imagined and yes, traffic was a total clusterfuck.

 

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Posted: Jan 18, 2018 - 10:00am

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I've visited Austin exactly once. It was far bigger than I had imagined and yes, traffic was a total clusterfuck.

 
I hardly recognize it anymore. Kind of sad.

We're 1/2 hour east now. Love it.
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Posted: Jan 18, 2018 - 9:22am

 cc_rider wrote:

I think WF is still HQ'ed here, that might be part of it.

Texas has room, but Austin does NOT. The infrastructure is hopelessly outdated: the water/sewer systems date to the 30's. Property values have skyrocketed, along with rents and property taxes (Texas has no income tax). People are literally being taxed out of their homes: property taxes do not consider your ability to pay. Small businesses are moving away in droves: their rents have quadrupled and more.Traffic is rated among the top (bottom) ten worst in the country.

Amazon has the ability to create its own town. There is plenty of land in Texas, and not so far out of Austin (or Dallas) either.

 
I've visited Austin exactly once. It was far bigger than I had imagined and yes, traffic was a total clusterfuck.
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Posted: Jan 18, 2018 - 9:17am

 miamizsun wrote:

isn't austin the hq for whole foods?

texas has a lot of room for expansion

unless we start paving the everglades we're going to have to purpose some space

 
I think WF is still HQ'ed here, that might be part of it.

Texas has room, but Austin does NOT. The infrastructure is hopelessly outdated: the water/sewer systems date to the 30's. Property values have skyrocketed, along with rents and property taxes (Texas has no income tax). People are literally being taxed out of their homes: property taxes do not consider your ability to pay. Small businesses are moving away in droves: their rents have quadrupled and more.Traffic is rated among the top (bottom) ten worst in the country.

Amazon has the ability to create its own town. There is plenty of land in Texas, and not so far out of Austin (or Dallas) either.
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Posted: Jan 18, 2018 - 7:50am

 islander wrote:

No. The government occasionally tosses a bone out to the masses (usually in exchange for a vote). 

I had a project that would have required a little work from them (about half of which they were doing already) , and some from my team. I figured the work load at about 2/3 for my team and 1/3 for their team. I was going to provide the tracking system and framework. The result would be a substantial energy savings and some good PR.  I offered to give them 50% of the energy savings as a credit on their invoices. They said "great, but we want 100%, and you can't use this as PR".  We went round and round, but in the end, their guy said "if there are savings to be had, we want all of it". I did the project without them and still got about 75% of the energy savings, so I came out ahead financially. But I was astonished how hard headed they were and so utterly unwilling to let us share in any part of the savings from a program that we identified and initiated.

 
politicians are the most opportunistic people ever

i can't think of anyone even close (see #metoo debacle)

want to hit a home run?

get politically connected

lobbying is the greatest roi in history
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Posted: Jan 18, 2018 - 7:46am

 cc_rider wrote:

The issue has been making the rounds here for some time. I don't know where they think those 50,000 (?!) people are going to live. It's one more reason we moved out of town.

Disclosure: A friend works at the local Amazon distribution center and loves it. 

 
isn't austin the hq for whole foods?

texas has a lot of room for expansion

unless we start paving the everglades we're going to have to purpose some space
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Posted: Jan 18, 2018 - 7:43am

 miamizsun wrote:

there's a lot of suction in south florida

i'm thinking austin, atlanta or northern virginia will win out

hey did you know that in a lot of cases walmart has better online pricing than amazon?

 
The issue has been making the rounds here for some time. I don't know where they think those 50,000 (?!) people are going to live. It's one more reason we moved out of town.

Disclosure: A friend works at the local Amazon distribution center and loves it. 
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Posted: Jan 18, 2018 - 7:41am

 miamizsun wrote:

there's a lot of suction in south florida

i'm thinking austin, atlanta or northern virginia will win out

hey did you know that in a lot of cases walmart has better online pricing than amazon?

 
As a dad who just went through Christmas, I've noticed that for electronic gadgetry (especially the Nintendo stuff my son wants), Walmart usually has equal or lower prices.  The majority of the sellers of that stuff on Amazon are independent privateers, much like on eBay.
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Posted: Jan 18, 2018 - 7:31am

 miamizsun wrote:

how about the us gubmint?
{#Wink}

 
No. The government occasionally tosses a bone out to the masses (usually in exchange for a vote). 

I had a project that would have required a little work from them (about half of which they were doing already) , and some from my team. I figured the work load at about 2/3 for my team and 1/3 for their team. I was going to provide the tracking system and framework. The result would be a substantial energy savings and some good PR.  I offered to give them 50% of the energy savings as a credit on their invoices. They said "great, but we want 100%, and you can't use this as PR".  We went round and round, but in the end, their guy said "if there are savings to be had, we want all of it". I did the project without them and still got about 75% of the energy savings, so I came out ahead financially. But I was astonished how hard headed they were and so utterly unwilling to let us share in any part of the savings from a program that we identified and initiated.
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Posted: Jan 18, 2018 - 7:10am

 islander wrote:

As a citizen of Seattle and a former vendor to Amazon Web Services I say: be careful what you wish for.  There is a lot of upside with these guys, but it's tricky. I've never seen a company more self interested, and I've worked with Microsoft and the Bells.

 
how about the us gubmint?
{#Wink}
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Posted: Jan 18, 2018 - 7:08am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
Let the municipal suck up competition begin!
 
there's a lot of suction in south florida

i'm thinking austin, atlanta or northern virginia will win out

hey did you know that in a lot of cases walmart has better online pricing than amazon?
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Posted: Jan 18, 2018 - 7:05am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Let the municipal suck up competition begin!

 
As a citizen of Seattle and a former vendor to Amazon Web Services I say: be careful what you wish for.  There is a lot of upside with these guys, but it's tricky. I've never seen a company more self interested, and I've worked with Microsoft and the Bells.
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Posted: Jan 18, 2018 - 7:01am

 miamizsun wrote:

Amazon reveals the 20 cities that could be the home of its next headquarters

"Getting from 238 to 20 was very tough – all the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity," said Holly Sullivan, head of public policy for Amazon. "Through this process we learned about many new communities across North America that we will consider as locations for future infrastructure investment and job creation."

Here are all the potential candidates:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Montgomery County, MD
  • Nashville, TN
  • Newark, NJ
  • New York City, NY
  • Northern Virginia, VA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Toronto, ON
  • Washington DC


 
Let the municipal suck up competition begin!
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Posted: Jan 18, 2018 - 7:00am

ha! 

Amazon reveals the 20 cities that could be the home of its next headquarters

"Getting from 238 to 20 was very tough – all the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity," said Holly Sullivan, head of public policy for Amazon. "Through this process we learned about many new communities across North America that we will consider as locations for future infrastructure investment and job creation."

Here are all the potential candidates:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Montgomery County, MD
  • Nashville, TN
  • Newark, NJ
  • New York City, NY
  • Northern Virginia, VA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Toronto, ON
  • Washington DC

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Posted: Jan 7, 2018 - 3:59pm

 kcar wrote:
Can we pass the hat to buy Alex Jones a one-way ticket to that secret colony on Mars? It doesn't matter if the ship doesn't reach its intended destination...

Don't forget to pack his Hillary Clinton doll for the long trip:

gif of Alex Jones shirtless and screaming as he runs out of TV studio

 
I wonder if he has any clue how much damage he does.
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Posted: Jan 7, 2018 - 2:13pm

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Posted: Dec 12, 2017 - 8:40pm

Can we pass the hat to buy Alex Jones a one-way ticket to that secret colony on Mars? It doesn't matter if the ship doesn't reach its intended destination...

Don't forget to pack his Hillary Clinton doll for the long trip:

gif of Alex Jones shirtless and screaming as he runs out of TV studio
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Posted: Dec 12, 2017 - 5:20pm


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Posted: Dec 4, 2017 - 11:14am

 Proclivities wrote:

Long sleeve shirts now available through Merch, but you need to submit new designs - cannot change existing short-sleeve options.

 
They've been rolling out that option for a while; I've had it for a couple of months. It's nice because they are a good way to diversify... if you get your keywords nailed down so that people searching for "squirrel shaving" find yours first, it'll probably be there 2 or 3 times (standard + premium shirts + long sleeve) before the ones that only keyword "rodent depilatory" ... 

But I'm not selling any, yet. Some people are selling them but the default price gives us half as much margin as on the basic T, so I don't list them at $24.99. Mine are $28.99 or $29.99. 


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Posted: Dec 4, 2017 - 10:41am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Ah, cool. I wondered who got that one *marks it down as inorganic*

 
Long sleeve shirts now available through Merch, but you need to submit new designs - cannot change existing short-sleeve options.
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