Thank you for understanding my tortured summary.....see the "Variation on Tiered Service" for a more clear description.
Hmm, good point. T-mobiles "Free Music" is a variation of tiered-service that breaks net neutrality.
Tiered service: An ISP allows customers to full stream at top speed from Ourflix (TM), but streaming from Netflix is throttled unless the ISP is paid (by Netflix or the user).
Tmo-Tiered service: For our flat rate you can have "Free Music" from our select partners Ourmusic(TM), but streaming music from sites from which we do not have agreements will cost the user their paid for data limits.
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The folks ripping the "Lunching" article are welcome to dislike the idea. But to disparage its meaning
is wrong. The people oriented/task oriented dichotomy is a canard. "I want to be at work as little
as possible" is as well.
Everyone eats. With a twenty-four hour daily cycle it is plain simple to incorporate eating at a set
time in the middle of the day..ie. lunch. Having a bunch of homo sapien programus on that same
comfortable easily adapted eating cycle has benefits for the company. Having all the silverback
"everyone else is a moron" variants sharing the fact that the inferior other is also on the same
eating cycle, and also does in fact eat, has benefits to the company.
Any misanthrope, or social phobe, of introvert, or engineer can make compelling arguments
against the humanity and value of others, but this article is suggesting, as written by the
head of a company, that the company benefits from the practice. Those who are antagonized
cannot prevent or deny that they too "eat" and also that their feeding tubes are very easily
adaptable to the idea of eating around noon everyday. Beyond their impulse or preference
the practice benefits the company.
Lastly, a company considering this early on can make it easily happen and get the benefits.
Company's that don't plan, or incorporate the idea, don't get the benefits and anger folks
by clumsily trying to make it happen ad hoc and after the fact of the company's culture..
I wholeheartedly agree.
Regarding the "How can you tax a semi at 80K pounds and a prius at 3K pounds the same rate" you don't.
Currently commercial vehicles have separate tax and DMV fees, nothing changes.
$1/1 lbs. annual car tax.
1. Incentive to choose a lighter vehicle
2. Average weight of vehicles decreasing leads to less road wear.
3. Lighter weight vehicles will use less gasoline.
4. No Hummer/Smartcar collision fears because the consumer pull for cars will be for lighter weight
The manufactures will be motivated to innovate on reducing weight to meet demand. Less death,
less gas, less road wear, initially more taxes accrued.
The desktop O/S is irrelevant. An optimized HURD kernel running flawlessly won't make a difference.
Kids today, and adults tomorrow simply won't sit at desktops and be sys admins for their desktop
computers. Think Nexus-One, Garmin 405, Nanos.
Linux due to its flexibility will live on as it retains utilitarian functionality. Whether it is a desktop
O/S pales in its ability to exist everywhere else.
Yup, I agree with the other posters. Old TVs are a liability.
In Cali. you can pay the $20 hazardous waste disposal fee,
and hope for the best.
Putting it on the curb, or simply giving it to an equally or less
responsible person ensure it will quickly be disposed of
There is a large misconception that leaving your nuclear
waste out front with a "Free" sign on it, and having it
taken, somehow means it has gone to a better, responsibility-free
place. It ain't so.
Wow, $100/month/seat for a non-profit.
There is the reputation of Raiser's Edge being expensive, but it sounds like this growing
competitor Convio is up there too. How can a small non-profit put out that dough for a member
management software suite.
Manila folders might be more effective for very small non-profits.
My provider, a regional cell-phone company MetroPCS already charges $2.00 USD for a paper bill.
What is this I hear about a class-action law suit?