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Comment Re:Interesting, but... (Score 1) 173

I've been noticing that, especially with orange juice. The half gallon is now slightly less... I lived overseas for a decade while I think it was starting to happen, so it was sort of a shock to me when I returned to the U.S. to find that.

That's why I brought it up as the solution to the OP's idea that it wouldn't work if people can now get the full amount out. The manufacturer's will just reduce the full amount and keep the price the same.

Comment Re:Interesting, but... (Score 1) 173

...that will never work. ... and you would sell less bottles as you would squeeze more out of each.
I cannot see how the manufacturers would be interested in that.

Manufacturers can easily work around that. They'll just sell smaller bottles.

The 64oz bottle will now be the 62oz bottle and the 32oz bottle will become the 30oz bottle. They can make the label a little larger and it'll barely be noticeable, while people get the thrill out of getting every last ounce of ketchup.

Comment Re:Visibly bad air but great place (Score 1) 137

The best thing about New Delhi is that it's an hour or two in a coach bus to Agra and the Taj Mahal

I think the best thing about Delhi is Hauz Khas, which is, of course, a beautiful historical building, within Delhi. Or a few old ones together. Quiet, somewhat run down and a peaceful spot in a city of awesome chaos.

The flip side is the horrendous air pollution, nonstop coughing for nine to ten days (the lengths of the trips I had there), leading to some of the worst nosebleeds I've had in my life.

Comment Re:Smartphones (Score 1) 202

Here's my idea of proper adult supervision. "Here you go, kid. There's only one thing I want you to remember: Nothing you see on a screen can hurt you, because nothing you see on a screen is real. Have fun."

Spoken like a true human who's never earned the title of parent.

Hey, I do babysitting for $15 an hour... Here's my number, 36-24-36, give me a call...

Comment Microunits Sound Normal (Score 2) 412

21 microunits, each packed with a tiny kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and living space into 300-square-feet

I don't get it... Why are they calling 300 square feet "microunits"? Sounds like a relatively normal size to me... Of course, I live in midtown Manhattan, so for $2,200 a month my wife and I get a 350 square foot place in a building with 20 of them (though I think unit 1D, by the stairwell might be smaller). We have a nice kitchen...

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