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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.

OS/2 must die!

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