Like the Healthcare and Finance reforms, this is a step in the right direction, but we should be doing much better (thanks, Republicans) The F-35 is already way over budget and it is predicted to cost 1.5 trillion over the planned lifetime, This is for a tool that barely works. The brilliance of the evil plan was spreading production to almost every state so each one will have a stake in the pork.
I withdraw my application to copyright arithmetic.
Certainly the supply of people who want to work for $20 million far outweighs the demand. There doesn't seem to be any correlation between CEO income and performance, so it's a buyers market. So the question's a little more complicated then your reply would indicate.
what do these guys do for $20 million that they wouldn't do for $10 million ?
Still, I'm not convinced that wireless will necessarily be a competitive solution to getting internet to the home, except as a second tier option.
Even if wireless can eventually get you 100x more data than current wireless, future fiber & cable will probably also be 100x that of current fiber and cable. Expectations & demands will probably scale up such that wireless might still not be good enough for home internet access except for a small segment of the population, or those that just simply don't have any choice. Already, I'm seeing comments from people saying that 6/1 Mbps is holding them back.
Do any LTE services have reasonable data rates? The 5GB package from Verizon isn't going to take a whole lot of video use.
FTTH might help, but it might just be another duopoly situation.
I think Netflix doubling prices was really just setting up Instant as a separate service. It's unreasonable to expect that the free, then later, $4 instant add-on was going to continue for too long. I wasn't happy with it though, so I dumped the discs.
They do lose content, but they also constantly add new. I imagine they don't have much choice without paying a lot more.
It would be nice if channels were unbundled, but I think that's just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. The idea of linear channels just seems increasingly antiquated. Yeah, there's live events, but the reasons for dedicating a specific band for them are diminishing when events can be streamed live.
Yes. A new Cessna 172 Skyhawk probably cost $310,000 or more.
Even renting an older (though nice and very well-maintained) airplane is $90/hr, which at least includes fuel.
Some people kit-build planes, but that's a lot of work and it all has to be done and maintained right.
Insurance is expensive. Renting a hangar stall is expensive. Continuing education is expensive.
Regulations don't help, though there are low-regulation categories. Those are a considerably higher risk category because some of the people that take advantage of the lower barrier to entry are a bit more lax in doing things properly.
Learning to fly often isn't a good career move because pilots are now generally paid poorly.
One really has to want to fly badly, especially to give up several other hobbies to afford flying.
I think you may have a mistaken impression of corporate structures. I don't think many corporations would allow electrical engineers have that kind of control unless said electrical engineer started the company.
I also doubt Lenovo or HP engineers would be in a position to point fingers, their consumer PCs aren't very good either, criticizing competition's build quality won't do them any favors when it invites reciprocation.
Clipping waveforms is a problem that can also ruin expensive speakers too.