How much money is made on illicit alcohol in the US?
Actually, the bigger question is that, if the "pirates" are making so much fucking money on this second-rate content (compressed, poorly packaged, difficult to find, and onerous to collect), how is it that the content creator, which have the ability to make acquisition super-easy are not able to see a dime from their work?
The simple answer is that the entire landscape for distribution has changed, and the laws are still written as if it were pre-internet.
As a consumer listening to songs I find only a small percentage of work of any single artist strikes that perfect mix that makes me want to put a song on a "favorites" playlist. As you look back at your library of songs, is there a group that you think really are just meh and how many do you still really, really enjoy performing? As a followup - if the songs you perform the most get stale for you as a performer do you look to your catalog to keep things fresh or do you prefer to write new material?
I was going to post that the range would be teh suck, and disqualify a tesla, but a stretch version with 2-3x the batteries, and high-performance regenerative breaking might actually make it a better choice. Yes, it takes a shitload of energy to get the 10 ton vehicle moving, but this is mostly an in town car - lots of stop and go. You get a percentage of that kinetic energy back every time you brake. Even with an enhanced fuel tank of 30+ gallons, the Caddy probably doesn't have even a 200 mile range in town (best guess is that it gets 8mpg in the best scenario, on Diesel). An electric vehicle would be more limited by aerodynamics and heat losses, so it might actually be range-competitive except at highway cruising speeds.
Now, there still may be a scenario (extended evacuation distance) which the batteries just couldn't handle, but for normal to moderately-extreme conditions a battery pack car very well could out-perform the ICE version.
And if you really, really, really needed to get the stuff quickly you can "upgrade" to a commercial, highspeed account (100Mbps uncapped is ~$200/mo) and upload everything quickly or - in the case of a failure - download it all back faster than they can write it to a HDD and mail it to you.
Damn straight. I'll remind myself that phones and tablets were never mean to watch movies or listen to music or share vacation photos or pull up a reference document when I'm on a job site. That's the kind of stuff I really should be carrying around a full laptop for.
Yeah, but their sync service is total shit.
This actually starts looking a lot better if you're near the TB+ mark. At 1TB, it costs the same as glacier ($0.01/GB) with no bandwidth charges and instant, sync access.
The restore data is a nice feature, but for a few hundred dollars you can almost certainly negotiate access to get your data back that quickly from someone (vs having someone else queue you up, copy to disk, and then ship). Most big cable operators have 100Mb connections now. I don't know this for a fact, but I have this suspicion that if I slipped $200 to the right person at the local comcast office, I'll bet I could use their internet to download my TB to a hard drive in one day. Probably 1/4 of that if I had a friend with comcast business services (which are unmetered).
Are you worried about the NSA? 'Cause here in the states they pretend like they need a reason to gather data. Snooping data in non-US countries is their raison d'etre.
Ahhh, capitalism - where no good deed goes unpunished by the marketplace!
Roanoke Electric Steel, now Steel Dynamics, Inc., is primarily and electric plant. I know because I designed the turning towers to bring the new primary service into the plant just 4 years ago. It's a profitable foundry.
Congratuations, you've just found out what the Republicans felt was the best system for healthcare. If the Democrats had had there way, it would be single payer - not "how much profit can we make" insurance companies.
I actually wish that the ACA had abolished employer paid healthcare. It would be a market-leveling action. Unfortunately, most people have no idea how much their healthcare actually costs, and when they find out they are overwhelmed.
You do realize that Medicare fraud isn't governmental, but rather fraud perpetrated by private corporations on the Medicare insurance system, right?
I think you didn't have what you thought you had. Qualifying HDHPs have had a minimum deductible of over $2500 for individuals and over $5000 (yes, deductible) for the last 6+ years. I know because I've been on one. And, yes, it's awesome.
FWIW, a standard, large group medical will run about $1000/mo for a family. If you're curious what the rates are for the biggest healthcare group (i.e. best leverage) in the nation are, see this: http://www.opm.gov/healthcare-...