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Comment: Re:"Surge Pricing" (Score 3, Insightful) 90

by BasilBrush (#49505631) Attached to: How Uber Surge Pricing Really Works

Many stores will simply close altogether; it's not worth staying open in an emergency subject to price fixing laws if they can just sell at the same price after the emergency is over anyway.

Sure it is, because the stock will sell far faster - assuming it's the kind of store that sells practical items.

Given that they would be open when the emergency is over anyway. All that period of high sales would be wasted opportunity.

And that's just from the purely selfish capitalist angle. Mostly shops are run by decent human beings so will strive to be open in times of need anyway because they don't want to cause even more suffering.

Comment: Re:Misinformed (Score 1) 136

**Colligan laughed off the idea that any company â" including the wildly popular Apple Computer â" could easily win customers in the finicky smart-phone sector.

âoeWeâ(TM)ve learned and struggled for a few years here figuring out how to make a decent phone,â he said. âoePC guys are not going to just figure this out. Theyâ(TM)re not going to just walk in."**
Ed Colligan - Palm CEO - 2006.

Comment: Re:Misinformed (Score 1) 136

Gruber is only saying that 3rd party apps suck at this stage. Every thing else about the Watch he loves.

The iPhone didn't even have 3rd party apps when it launched. And it's first round of apps were web apps, which also sucked.

And yet the iPhone has been the most successful smartphone ever.

Comment: Re:Capitalism (Score 1) 479

You're missing the part where Henry Ford offered those wages to ALL his employees. And the part where he lowered his salary to the same as the workers.
Because neither happened.

Even if it had have been the same, it's telling that you have to go back 100 years to find your second example.

Comment: Re:Socialism! (Score 5, Insightful) 479

by BasilBrush (#49485299) Attached to: Seattle CEO Cuts $1 Million Salary To $70K, Raises Employee Salaries

Capitalism allows business owners and leaders to CHOOSE to make decisions like this.

Count of business owners making such a decision under capitalism: 1

Socialism forces them to do it. Liberals don't really understand the importance of this distinction.

Oh, we understand perfectly.

Comment: Re:Who wears a watch these days (Score 5, Insightful) 290

8. pour water in cup.
9. pour in the tiniest drop of milk
10. extract tea bag.

You're not an Englishman, you're an animal.

Those steps should read:
pour water in cup.
wait for 4 minutes.
extract tea bag.
add milk.

Only an animal lets the milk and the teabag meet. And an Englishman lets the tea brew. What you have there is slightly milky water with a bit of brown dye in it.

When someone says "I want a programming language in which I need only say what I wish done," give him a lollipop.