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Comment Re:So don't buy it (Score 1) 209

Nope. Only the NFL broadcasts live games on the major OTA networks as far as I'm aware. It varies by market, but MLB, NHL and NBA all mostly broadcast on local/regional cable channels.

Local networks pay the leagues/teams insane amounts of money (literally, billions of dollars) for exclusive broadcast rights in their region.

Comment Re:The math (Score 1) 376

No worries. It really doesn't detract from the point. A 40% increase in that span is still significant.

I'd hesitate to claim that this rate of change is unprecedented, though. The resolution of much of the historical data is on the order of thousands or tens of thousands of years, so we wouldn't be able to detect CO2 release rates faster than that. I wish we could. The geological history was active enough early on that it would give some nice insights into the sensitivities of the varying forcings.

Comment Re:The math (Score 1) 376

Your reading comprehension (and the OPs understanding or sloppy writing) are what's lacking here.

It can be stated correctly in several different ways, e.g.:
The current level is 140% of what it was (400/280=1.4) 200 years ago.
The level has been raised by 43% (280+280*0.43=400) over 200 years.

The way it was stated is incorrect:
The levels were raised by 140% (280+280*1.4=670) in 200 years.

That would mean that the current level is 670ppm, which is not the case.

Comment Re:There is more to life than "productivity" (Score 1) 137

Then you work for the wrong companies (or in the wrong industry entirely). I'm also an above average performer in my skill areas and if someone followed me around tracking everything I did, it would look like I'm slacking too, but my employer doesn't do that. They leave me alone to work or use my time as I see fit with the understanding that I get the things done that I need to and that I'll be there prepared & on time when I need to be. Unless an employee consistently logs less than 40hrs, they'll only start looking at charged vs logged time and how someone uses their computers if they aren't performing and that's mostly just in the worst cases to help identify what people can do to improve. The company can and will eventually use misuse of resources, tardiness or mis-logged time as cause to fire someone if they ignore their manager and continue to not produce at a reasonable level, but in that case they should be fired.

Comment Re:There is more to life than "productivity" (Score 1) 137

That's the kind of bullshit that causes companies to implement these Orwellian surveillance and control mechanisms.

You're right that hours on the job aren't what matter to the bottom line for the company, but in many cases it is extremely difficult or impossible to create a fair performance based compensation scheme that doesn't cause conflicts of interest. All you're doing by trying to get away with the minimum instead of just doing your job, is promoting greater levels of tracking and control to ensure that lazy bastards like you stay on task and generate some value in return for pay. If it wasn't for you and those like you, the rest of us could establish a relationship based on mutual trust with our employers that benefits all with greater flexibility and minimal restrictions.

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