did they try turning it off and then back on?
did they try turning it off and then back on?
did it have to listen to Beethoven's 9th symphony while doing it
Henry Ford kept cutting the cost of making the model T (the famous line about "customers can have any color they want, as long as it is black" illustrated that point - it was least expensive to paint the cars black) - so then they could sell it cheaper, but still made a profit
the other "Henry Ford" story often told is how they offered a $5 daily wage (a version of the story here) - but once again, the underlying intent was to increase worker productivity and decrease employee turn-over (people hated working on the assembly line, but if you paid them enough
if you could solve the "scarcity" problem (the "Star Trek" vision of the future) - then you might be able to get rid of "money", but that would also require changing basic elements of human nature
a petition to stop bad reviews? c'mon people
as far as "suicide squad" goes - I loved the "Batman: Assault on Arkham" animated flick. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it (my local library system has it on dvd) - very much not for the youngsters though (PG-13 all the way)
to be honest, I've been turned off by any film with Wil Smith in it for quite a while - so I probably wouldn't have seen it anyway (even had a chance to get a free ticket and passed). DC does straight to dvd/whatever animated films very well - and keeps releasing terrible live action movies
... but kept dying from dysentery on the way
... but if somebody did a scientific study, which has a conclusion, then I'm convinced I don't exist
they were paying people to retire at 50, and then promising them benefits for the rest of their lives. Add in massive corruption and a shadow economy and they had the worst of both crony capitalism and socialism
The answer might be "simple" (cut welfare benefits, root out corruption, make business friendly changes to the tax code that encourage "free market" capitalism) - but by no means easy.
The EU is collapsing, so Greece will default soon anyway
security wonk rule of thumb:
you need to control access to/the flow of "sensitive" information and therefore establish policies. Once policies are established they must be enforced. There isn't any allowance for "intent" - was the information "sensitive" were the policies violated. It isn't that complicated
My additional option is "it depends" - short and entertaining = "good", if you can convince Will Ferrell then maybe,
but, yeah - i don't come here for video
saw it this morning - wasn't expecting to be blown away and I wasn't, but also wasn't disappointed with the movie. I'll have to see it again (eventually) to decide whether it is a good movie or not (e.g. "Phantom Menace" gets worse every time I stumble upon it)
yes, there are massive plot holes. yes, it is predictable. No Jar Jar, no midi-chlorians, handles the whole "Star Wars universe" burden as well as can be expected - basically a good time
yes, revise the U.S. tax code - like politicians will ever do that
a less knee jerk/punish big corporations perspective in the WSJ:
The companies expect to achieve $2 billion in cost savings as well as significant tax benefits from the deal, under which Pfizer’s tax base would shift to Allergan’s home base in Ireland in a so-called inversion. As a result of the move, Pfizer expects to cut its tax rate to 17% or 18%, from its roughly 25% rate currently, because corporate taxes in Ireland are lower than in the U.S.
the owner "paid" for the increase in employee salaries by lowering his salary.
Also worth pointing out that people are making "at least" $70,000 - which implies that some (i.e. "more valuable") people are making more than $70,000. So this isn't some sort of "commune".
Under the "nothing new under the sun" category - Henry Ford did something similar during the early days of the assembly line (1914), introducing a $5 a day minimum wage (increasing from $2.34). The problem Ford had was people hated working on an assembly line. Employees would work a relatively short time then quit. The constant hiring and training was expensive - but more than doubling the daily wage was enough to increase employee retention and actually saved the company money
simplify the tax code, institute a flat tax, abolish the bloated corrupt bureaucracy that is the IRS
although I for one welcome our kinder gentler overlords at the IRS that I'm sure will come out of this obvious example of incompetence
You can have my encryption when you pry it from my cold dead hands.
You actually think terrorists will obey anti-encryption laws? You're a special kind of stupid, aren't you?
Thank you, I'll be here all month. Try the veal.
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