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Comment Re:education is only useful for jobs (Score 1) 314 314

It's a combination of many factors without many cost-saving aspects. Reduced state support is a big reason for the increase in public school tuition, otherwise there is also, increased administration, increased funding for sports (only a few of the top programs make a profit, most make losses), a tiny increase in the salaries above inflation (although these have often been cut in the last 5 years for academics) and an increase in services provided (particularly for dorms, but also the university in general, the gyms now are much better than they were 30 years ago). There may be more, but those are the most common reasons given for an increase in tuition in the studies I've read, although I haven't read any recently so they may be slightly outdated.

Comment Re:Well three things there slick (Score 1) 424 424

If you purchase before the release date many steam games allow you to download the game before hand in an encrypted format. At the designated release time, the keys are distributed and the game finishes installing. So you can often play it quicker than if you were to go to the store (though your point is valid for games that aren't a new release but are readily available in a store).

Comment Re:If you chose "Not registered; intend to vote" (Score 1) 390 390

Can you give any evidence of this occurring? Many cases of false registrations (e.g. ACON) occur because they have to submit all registrations they receive even if it seems clearly false to them [e.g. Mickey Mouse] (the requirement to submit all registration is necessary, so you don't have a liberal/conservative leaning group rejecting conservative/liberal aligned people who think they will now be registered).

Comment Re:Courts are supposed to be predictable (Score 1) 186 186

The Senate race in Minnesota was a mandatory statewide recount. The Democrats didn't ask for it, and they certainly didn't focus on only Democratic precincts. Getting within 200 votes is hardly a Democratic strategy, I imagine they focus on winning by more than 0.5%

Comment Re:That's gonna be an interesting world view (Score 1) 169 169

A 1% return is likely to be above inflation. Also the kid has no choice, it was declared treasure, which means that it will be available for sale to a museum at the appraised value. In any case, because it is split 50-50 finder-landowner he wouldn't be able to keep it unless he could also agree with the landowner.

Comment Re:I found it: (Score 2, Informative) 236 236

In typical legalese fashion the letter contains contradictions:

Unless you provide us with notice that you wish to opt out within 30 days of us providing notice to you in your bill or through the mail, we will assume that you give us the right to share your CPNI with the authorized companies as described above.

Q4. How do I give my consent to share CPNI? A. Unless you provide us with notice that you wish to opt out within 45 days of receiving this letter, we will assume that you give us the right to share your CPNI with the authorized companies described above.

Its only a 50% difference after all.

Comment Re:A victory for sanity. (Score 1) 1056 1056

Given how long it takes a vaccine to go to market it isn't surprising. Varicella vaccine was invented in the 70's yet was only released in '95. Hepatitis B vaccination is also probably within the last 30 years. I know it wasn't around when I was a baby. HPV you already know. Thats just from my memory.

Comment Re:Optionally (Score 1) 1656 1656

Yes, but whites were barred as well, they had 'the same rights' to marry someone of their own race. If you consider that forcing one to marry within their 'race' (which is biologically meaningless, but in many cases gender isn't clear cut) unfair then why should a male not be able to marry the same people as a female or vice-versa?

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