... meanwhile on anti-vax FB pages that I have gotten into, they are having measles-parties, mumps-parties, and the like. Intentionally exposing their kids to disease.
And I wouldn't actually call the button "tiny" either: http://i.imgur.com/023wVgV.png
Thank you for noticing. Fixed. And back to bed. (Feeling pretty awful this week - diabetes medication change).
And so, TrustyCon -- the Trustworthy Technology Conference -- was born. It was a sellout, with 400 people attending at $50 a head, and another 300 on a waiting list who couldn't get in. Slashdot's Tim Lord managed to get in, and got to speak briefly with several people there, including one of the TrustyCon organizers, Joel Wallenstrom. These were crude interviews, done on a "catch as catch can" basis, and the sound in them is poor. (Google sent a camera crew and shot over seven hours of the conference speakers, which you can watch on YouTube if you want to view TrustyCon presentations in good HD with great sound.). Will there be another TrustyCon next year? According to The Register, "The conference organizers said that, at this point, the plan is to hold another get-together next year, but that a final decision will be made closer to the time."
Replaced with what?
Nothing is as cheap or plentiful. I agree we need to limit coal plants by laws to protect it from being all used up. But doing so will increase the price by large margins and encourage others to mine coal in different spots and competitors to move in to get a piece of the action since prices going up 250% mean very very large profit margins.
The article is ignorant of how basic economics work.
The AC is ignorant of what was written in the article.
Not really. Limit supply you increase demand.
There is coal just sitting in beaches outside of Anchorage Alaska and in many many places. It is un mined as people want to suck the muck on the bottom of the cook inlet for gold since it went up 600% in value instead.
You think with energy spikes and this coal going up to thousands of dollars a 500 pound ore that everyone and their brother won't want in on the action of free $$$?
The Koch brothers and others will quickly pay top dollars to anyone who can bring in coal and invest in some power plants thanks to the new 200% profit margin they can provide due to scarcity of electricity.
If you buy up all of the coal mines while you're at it, you'll not only drive up the price since it's all have to be imported, but the time taken to rebuild all of those plants would take quite a few years, during which time other competition would have moved in, making it much less lucrative to start a new coal power plant.
And in laws of economics you will create a surge in demand to mine new coal. Witness what happened when Gold went up 600% in the last 10 years? There are shows on TV now where people suck up mud in Alaska because 2 ounces of gold can easily cover the cost and pay people for a week!
Alaska has lots of coal unmined as an example that are all over its beaches too. The reason why is it is uneconomical to mine it when West Virginia does it cheap nearby the customers.
When you try to interfere with the free market like buy up all the coal and limit energy you only increase the demand and reward for someone to enter. I would like to see coal energy banned. We need it for steel and we are wasting it all right now and we wont have any left. Slowly ban it I may add to prevent what I described above but shit that is socialism! Lobbyists and the tea party will throw a violent revolution at least in the US.
The title and summary are clearly slanted by how it describes the case as Apple demanding $40 per Samsung device, then uses that claim to say Apple "is asking for obscenely high patent royalties". If you read the rest of the summary carefully (no, I didn't read the article!), what is happening is an Apple expert witness will be presenting evidence that the patents in use by Samsung are worth (by his judgement) $40 per device.
Being an expert witness for Apple he is payed by Apple, so that what Apple payed him to say.
Yes, I can come up with a thousand free market answers. And yes, that pretty much answers your question.
Would you buy a vehicle from any company whatsoever if you knew that parts were difficult to acquire? A manufacturer can play a game with parts availability only if they don't plan to stay in business.
Maybe we should go back to renting our phones from ATT as well.
Sure would be great if I can make a law that bans competition from out of country, out of state, or whomever I do not want to compete with me when I negotiate a contract job.
What I could charge? The sky would be the limit.
Of course that is evil damn socialism for me and we can't have that now can we? But if some businesses or corporations do the same thing. Then it is for the good of the economy and ok etc.