There are a lot of research labs in more out of the way locations. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, for example, isn't exactly close to any fun cities. It's in the Knoxville area, but separate, and Knoxville isn't exactly a great draw.
That is a remarkably well thought out answer and it's nice to not see a one-size-fits-all approach. Thank you!
Wow, thank you. That matches pretty well my own understanding, and it's nice to see a good familiarity of the counter arguments (eg Chicago school and Austrian).
If you want inflation protected 100% guarranteed savings, buy the inflation protected T-bonds. I maintain my savings in mutual fund and stock accounts, with only enough liquid assets for a 3 month long emergency fund. I have a mortgage, my wife has student and car loans. We are middle class with a normal amount of debt. Inflation decreases the size of our debt over time, while having no impact on salary or savings. So considering a typical inflation that's 5%, or more normally way less, what's the problem again?
What the hell do you expect the US government to do with the currency that's "evil"? Small amounts of inflation are desirable from a citizen standpoint and from an economic growth standpoint, not just from a deficit spending standpoint.
I don't know why this is considered controversial. Small amounts of inflation can actually be desirable. What other "manipulations" are people ACTUALLY worried about the US government doing?
I don't really understand what the problem with quantitative easing is. Inflation is running at record low levels, and beyond that inflation in the 2-5% regime can actually be desirable for us.
Your math is idiotically incorrect. 0.18 parts per trillion = 0.00018 parts per billion. 0.18 parts per trillion * 7000 = 400 parts per billion, or 0.4 parts per million.
Holy shit, how did I not know about Miracast already?
Coolness has been less of a factor for a while. The iPad was far and away an excellent piece of hardware. It was the first time I started to think we could really use the "third device", instead of thinking that the three-device paradigm was a corporate marketing scheme. There is a lot to be said for well executed tables for content consumption (different than those for productivity). The iPad was fantastic, and its hardware and OS excellence is what opened the consumer market. Advertising and coolness got more attention, but the product itself closed the deal. If they can continue to make the best hardware around, they have a sound business strategy.
I'm sorry, but this is a sick attitude. We have the resources to keep these people alive, any person saved from suffering and death is a success story - full stop.
I don't know about you, but here in North Carolina we still have a shit-ton of mosquitoes.
It's nice to see a voice of reason in a sea of people who just can't wait to point out all the ways this won't work. Everyone successfully vaccinated is a success story, this isn't a binary effort.
I want to second f.lux. This program is AWESOME. During the day it reduces eye strain from 6-8 hrs of monitor use by just softening the display, and at night I find it a lot easier to fall asleep after exposure to the warm tint and suppressed blues.
I found this very interesting. I work on a Model M at work, and a Das Keyboard with the Cherry MX Brown switches at home. I was always a little disappointed in the Cherry switches, they feel slightly "gritty" or not as snappy, as the author of this article found as well. My next keyboard is likely to come from Unicomp now that you pointed it out!