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Comment: Re:Er, that's a bit confusing (Score 1) 160

by Stuarticus (#47573311) Attached to: The Problems With Drug Testing
The main point these idiots seem to be ignoring is also the fairly obvious point that there are perverse incentives here for the subjects to take part in multiple trials, they can't be monitored properly as they are hard to find (He's dead in a storm drain as a result if the test drugs but we can't find him so he was never part of the study). Also the big one: "Are you suffering any negative effects from these drugs we have a massive financial stake in, remember we're paying you"

Comment: Re:30% for publisher? Why have a publisher? (Score 1) 282

by Stuarticus (#47573243) Attached to: Amazon's eBook Math
The publisher does a lot more work than Amazon in this scenario, they literally just add the information you give them to their database... I completely fail to see how they figure that is worth 30%, I think they have chosen that number as it is the highest possible amount they can add while making themselves look like they get the least.

Comment: Re:Monopoly Claims Are Only A Cover Story (Score 3, Interesting) 103

by Stuarticus (#47572801) Attached to: Chinese Government Probes Microsoft For Breaches of Monopoly Law

Unfortunately for Microsoft, they likely would have been better off actually breaking the law,

Who says they didn't? Your quote from the chamber of commerce (a business lobbying group, wonder where their interests lie) seems to imply they are using anti-monopoly laws to encourage competition, isn't that kind of the point?

Comment: Re: Not France vs US (Score 1) 309

You don't have milkmen? I do, I don't order milk from him as it's a bit overpriced compared to supermarket milk, but he still drops some off now and again if he has extra. If you've ever been to France you may notice that they still have lots of nice little shops, cafes and bars in their small towns. Some people believe that these things provide a tangible benefit to quality of life and are worth preserving.

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