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Comment: could we please stop linearly extrapolating? (Score 1) 323

by ThorGod (#48397591) Attached to: MARS, Inc: We Are Running Out of Chocolate

I have a strong suspicion that the many resource depletion posts we see on here employ faulty forecasting techniques.

In this case, the article never mentions anything about how prices adjust to:
-demand
-supply constraints
-externalities

It's through prices that all those things communicate and avoid dire situations.

Comment: Re:Is there anything to show benefit/harm from it (Score 3, Interesting) 613

by ThorGod (#48289877) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

Messing with sleep is reason enough. If you get people out of step they're more likely to:
-make mistakes
-work less/put less effort into work
-be angry/experience negative emotions

And the list goes on. All of those lead to significant economic losses in aggregate.

Comment: Re:Obj-C (Score 2) 316

by ThorGod (#48007047) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Swift Or Objective-C As New iOS Developer's 1st Language?

I tell people this when they bring up iphone vs android. From a developer point of view, I prefer the iOS/objective-C/Apple way.

This is with the huge caveat of general happiness on my part. Android's making everyone run linux. I've always wanted to see Windows knocked off the top spot (for economic and CS/IT reasons) - and it's finally happening

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