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I got all excited when I bought my first place 2 years ago. The place wasn't well taken care of and when I was fixing it up I put in a bunch of CFL's for my place. But it just didn't seem right, seriously. My wife in her work space was getting annoyed with the lighting so finally I had some old bulbs laying around and I popped them in, she noticed a difference before I even told her that I had changed them. I still want to use CFL's so I have them pretty much everywhere, except in places that I will be reading. This seems to be a good combo for the most part.
So reasoning here is this, I might have got a lower end CFL or a shotty product, but then I have to ask you, did you ever get a bad colour or light coming from an incandescent bulb? I've bought cheap ones all over the place and never had the issues people seem to have with buying cheap CFL bulbs. It would be my hope that they would make sure that the cheaper ones(probably older 15 year old technology) would disappear and make people more willing to switch over.
So while there might be little difference between the two if you get a high end CFL you will probably find most people get the cheap ones that give off funny colours(at least they seem to to me, but I think Incandescents give off too much of a yellow glow) and people will be less apt to go out and buy them.
I think CFL's will eventually be replaced by better LED's than we currently have. They don't have the mercury, they don't waste any heat creating light(yes CFL's still do) and they last longer. Currently they kind of suck(only currently get bulbs up to 60watts) and they cost a lot more than CFL's(cost of white LED) and the colours arn't quite right compared to the sun's spectrum. But I think that LED's have more of a future as they are still being developed and hopefully they can fill the void with a better spectrum of light than CFL's.
I ramble on too much, basically I like the idea of CFL's and I think people should use them as much as possible, but I can see the benifit of still having incandecent lighting at least for the time being, and this news is sad.
No cops were called to the scene. Some schools now have a student liaison officer that will do random things for the school like talk to students about being in trouble or dealing with matters that teachers and administrative staff shouldn't be dealing with. In this case questioning a girl and searching her. It got to the point that the officer on staff decided that this person needed to be taught a lesson and called down a female officer to do a search. This girl showed no respect for the staff at the school or the officer. Normally I would say that this went to far but from reading the whole report I say it went just how it should. If the little brat had just admitted to making a mistake she wouldn't have a court date she would have detention or just had to have her dad pick up the phone. Instead she went to the insane streach of slipping the phone into her undone pants while talking to the officer and denying everything. Even when she was found out she still said she didn't have it, and when they found it on her she said it didn't work. This is crazy I hope she gets community service, that's what this kid needs.
Oh and it's not stupid to call the cops, I think a good cop would prefer to put the hammer down on a kid before they actually start doing something serious. Lying to an office I know you think isn't a serious problem but I sure do.
On a side note I wonder if the kid was read her rights and if she had the right to refuse to talk to the police officer like a real criminal does. I've heard time and time again from lawyers you never talk to an officer all you will do is incriminate yourself more. Really though the kid should have just sat there shut up and handed over the phone and took her detention.
I agree but I wouldn't say it's as much like buying a car from a car dealership, it's more like leasing the car for a term. They can set the cap on the milage you can take it and they can put in a governer and charge you more if you damage the car removing the governer or go over your alloted. But your point is that they shouldn't be able to limit how you use it, and I don't think there is anything in the contract saying that they can. They don't have any right to decided what is a proper use of your bandwidth that you are allocated. They can't all of the sudden decide to limit how much to use.
At the end of the month if your over your limit that is set(cap) charge them more. If they are only allowed 50gigs of data and they have more charge them per gig or meg or however you want to spell it out. It's not like they are uncapping their connection and stealing bandwidth from the stream. They are using their bandwidth that was given to them to the fullest potential. It's not their problem that the ISP decided to oversell their bandwidth. Thats like saying four people can have 100 dollars having 200 and when Billy spends his 100 dollars accuse him of stealing from the other 3 because theres only 100 dollars between the last 3.