This is what economists call a Coasian Solution to a problem of externalities. Coase's Theorem states that if trade in an externality is possible and there are sufficiently low transaction costs, bargaining will lead to an efficient outcome regardless of the initial allocation of property.
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Oh, and before you say "that's why college is stupid" it's also a good indicator of job success. No matter what your job, you're going to have to do things you don't want to.
You would think we could come up with a test cheaper than a $100K+ college education to determine if people are willing to do things they don't want to - perhaps it would be like that reality show "Fear Factor"...
I thought the goal of the SAT was to predict performance in college, not to gauge "important academic skills".
I suspect actual college performance is best predicted by having the students drink, do drugs, and have sex all night - then have a high-stakes test at 6AM in the morning! (You score some for just making it out of bed BTW)
OK so we're talking S-band, 256bps FSK uplink with CP. Is that really "old fashioned"?
What are these "old-fashioned transmitters" that are not available any more? What frequency, bandwidth, and power are required?
For chicken, I feel Gardein is pretty much already there with soy protein isolate. No real need to culture animal cells.
Steak & Fish a bit more challenging to pull off though...
I think there is a difference between nuclear power plant operators and nuclear power plant engineers. Kind of like the difference between people that use software and people that write software.
AM broadcast spectrum is about 1 MHz, or about 3.5 Mbps using typical digital modulations. AM antennas need to be very long to be very efficient, so realistic mobile devices may only get 1 Mbps or less. Also AM propagates easily, so it will be tough to have small cells with reasonably powered transmitters.
FM is about 20 MHz, or about 70 Mbps theoretically. They also have a long wavelength, but not anywhere as bad as AM, but worse than TV channels 7-13.
First stage reverses direction and comes back. Very fuel expensive, I'd be amazed if they're planning this.
I suspect parachute braking with fuel only used in the last few feet.
Can't They just live and work in India?
Why can't we all be able to live and work wherever we want?
That's how they destroyed their competition and established a monopoly - predatory pricing.
Yes, they destroyed their competition by dramatically and permanently reducing prices to the consumer. Standard Oil revolutionized the technology of kerosene production and made their supply chain highly efficient. This made a lot of their competitors mad, which is why they got such bad press. But it made lighting incredibly cheap for consumers.
The problem is that there has never been an example of "predatory pricing" where the prices to the consumers go back up to the consumer. It is a nice idea, but practically it never happens.
Lest Comcast become the 21st century version of Standard Oil.
I hope so, because in 1865, kerosene cost fifty-eight cents a gallon; by 1880 it was just 9 cents a gallon.
But somehow I doubt that Comcast TWC NBCU will be able to reduce cable prices as much as Standard Oil reduced kerosene prices. After all, Standard Oil did not depend on local government monopoly franchises to achieve their monopoly, but instead only depended on the market.
Any boat traveling the river had to pay or face the cannons of the castle.
Only the Holy Roman Emperor could authorise the collection of tolls along the Rhine - which is just like local governments granting monopoly cable franchises.
[Technically only those requiring tolls outside the authority of the Holy Roman Emperor were known as robber barons (German: Raubritter).]