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this site is pretty good

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 1 December 2010 00:26 (thirteen years ago) link

Hate how the entire site is condensed into something like the width of 4 fingers. Big gaping white spaces on both sides, and I'm on a laptop.

Good news, everyone! (kelpolaris), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 00:31 (thirteen years ago) link

you should ask a question abt why they chose to do that, be curious to hear their answer, bet they have a good reason

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 1 December 2010 00:33 (thirteen years ago) link

im pretty amazed at all these questions asked abt companies and then the ceo or like the lead designer shows up to answer it

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 1 December 2010 00:35 (thirteen years ago) link

got to think that culture will be hard to maintain as the site grows

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 1 December 2010 00:36 (thirteen years ago) link

love this site

markers, Wednesday, 1 December 2010 00:42 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

This is great fun!!

http://www.quora.com/Esteban-Buttez is where I'm sending out some truth.

I 'ate you, Win Butler! (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 6 January 2011 13:39 (thirteen years ago) link

If this question is typical, it says a lot about the user base (and needs an answer from Esteban imo): http://www.quora.com/As-a-Silicon-Valley-engineer-visiting-LA-for-the-first-time-what-are-the-best-places-to-visit-to-hook-up-with-a-hottie

Tarzan Bot (seandalai), Thursday, 6 January 2011 14:17 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.quora.com/When-and-why-did-pop-music-become-so-terrible

Now YOU TOO can talk about autotune with social media gurus!

Matt DC, Thursday, 6 January 2011 14:19 (thirteen years ago) link

to be fair the first answer is otm!

Popular music got "bad" when you got "old."

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Thursday, 6 January 2011 14:28 (thirteen years ago) link

"You don't need social skills, you need money and a good grasp of graph theory".

Matt DC, Thursday, 6 January 2011 14:31 (thirteen years ago) link

british pop has been so terrible for the past two years and not even "pass out" and "katy on a mission" can disguise it

― lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 12:33 (1 month ago)

Ah Lex you cantankerous old codger.

Matt DC, Thursday, 6 January 2011 14:33 (thirteen years ago) link

eight months pass...

iphone app

Autumn Almanac (Schlafsack), Thursday, 29 September 2011 22:50 (twelve years ago) link

eight months pass...

The level of questions on this site are 10% great and the rest are like I'm reading a retard's Google search entries.

dandydonweiner, Tuesday, 19 June 2012 23:49 (eleven years ago) link

decent idea, kind of annoying implementation that rewards the most nit-picky of wikipedia types

brony ver (s1ocki), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 00:08 (eleven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

How would you explain it to a 5-year old why higher taxes on the rich doesn't fix everything?

I can think of half a dozen different ways to put it, but the best is probably the one my dad told me when I was five years old.

My dad, who was a Goldwater Republican and one of the smartest people I've ever met, used the analogy of a careless fire brigade carrying buckets of water up and down hills for miles. As each one passes the bucket to the next, some of the water is spilled on the ground.

You might think that because so many people are involved that each one is watching the other and ensuring they don't waste any water. But it's precisely because there are so many hands involved that, though each one spills only a small amount, it adds up to a massive loss.

No one person is responsible for the lost water, because each one can rightfully claim that he spilled only a little bit. In the end, the final person in the chain gets a tiny splash of water, but it removes a full bucket of water from the source.

You can use the bucket brigade to move water from one place to another, but unlike the natural water cycle (supply and demand), short temporary bucket brigades created in response to disasters (spontaneous charity), well-designed aqueducts (churches, nonprofits, and other permanent charitable institutions), it's a very inefficient process.

(When I was little, I was irritated that this analogy seemed so simple. I thought it couldn't be true, because if it was, people would be too smart to fall for it. When I got older, I gradually realized my dad was right about this, as he was about so many other things. But to this day, I still remember this analogy. I wish I knew if it was original to him or something he read somewhere.)

Knowing what I do now, I would extend this by saying that the economy is like a pool of water. It's all connected. Whether you draw water out at the shallow end or the deep end, the shallow end (the poor) will still go dry first

ledge, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 08:42 (eleven years ago) link

Why do you need to explain taxes to a 5-year old in the first place? Why would a 5-year old want to know about them? When I was that age, all I cared about was the Smurfs and my wiener.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 12:47 (eleven years ago) link

two years pass...

Work on problem sets together

j., Monday, 8 December 2014 03:47 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...
seven years pass...

How Quora Died
https://slate.com/technology/2024/02/quora-what-happened-ai-decline.html

(imo: Quora was never good and SEOptimized to be as much of an Internet plague as Pinterest)

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 8 February 2024 23:42 (one week ago) link


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