Whut up, yo? Mostly moved to Twitter... You have an account... why don't I see you there much?
To me, it doesn't help things to have prep material for students be primarily available on the internet - that doesn't really seem to be leveling things with people that may not have good internet access.
Not that the SAT was great, but at least there were a ton of prep materials you could get and use from anywhere.
People don't live in tanning beds under power lines, so it doesn't lend much credence at all.
You may sometime want to look up the definition of "rhetorical question", which that plainly was... quite obviously the cost is far more than the sum mentioned.
Since I didn't care to know the exact answer, your looking up a figure was more to your benefit than mine. So why thank you for something I didn't ask for?
Yeah, how'd that work out for banking?
Pretty well until government protection of giant banks along with imposition of regulations smaller banks could not keep up with, meant all of the smaller banks got bought up or shut down.
Meanwhile, instead of competition we have Obamacare mandating that very expensive insurance plans be bought from a handful of providers, reducing competition further.
They are talking about shutting down an order of magnitude more coal plants. Four nuclear reactors is not going to cut it.
To me $50 billion does not seem a reasonable figure, when you factor in something else has to be built to provide the energy the plants are currently reliably producing.
That something would take a long time to build, if in fact it could be built at all (as many locations now want nothing to do with new power plants). Any viable replacement would not meet any definition they had of being "green", unless they are OK with nuclear power which seems unlikely (and again, how many replacement nuclear plants will be built for just $50 billion)?
Isn't that the same as taking a traditional class that meets on a college campus?
Which costs a LOT of money, hence the draw for a similar model that is far cheaper - thus a lot more people could explore topics for study without spending a small fortune to find what they like, or even if pursuing further education makes sense for them.
They would not have to put out a lot, just start some seed groups in a few cities for some people taking a course to encourage them to meet somewhere central to get a study group going.
I've wondered why more online educational institutions don't try something this, real groups that meet somewhere public to work through a course together.
The aspect of being paired with a working programmer eventually is also a great advantage, but just having a group to work with would lead lot more people to have enough motivation to complete a class.
lot of time (and money) spent burning discs that you likely will never need
If you have any data, over a long enough period of time you WILL need a backup. Saying "I will likely never need this backup" is a non-sensical statement, because (a) you probably will, and (b) the cost of NOT having the backup is essentially infinite in pain and grief.
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.
For that much data over that period of time, it's cheaper than a MiFi (For Verizon the cheapest plan is $30/month - for which you get 4GB/month, but then you are paying $180/six months).
If you need a lot more data then it wouldn't be such a deal, but a car is going to use a subset of data - maps and music mostly, which should fit into the 1GB/month structure they are going for here.
I was actually thinking to post, why can't I get a plan like that for a tablet...
I have a car. I cannot use it simultaneously with my laptop, tablet, and phone.
Ask me how I know you don't drive in the U.S.