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Comment: Re:Incredibly useful human group dynamics experien (Score 1) 272

by armareum (#32991668) Attached to: <em>World of Warcraft</em> Can Boost Your Career

Had exactly the same thing happen for me a few years back. 5 minutes of aftercall/wrapup work at the end of each call, but got through more calls than others by being better at my job. Was left with a higher percentage of aftercall (translated as non-productive) work at the end of the day than the idiots taking 3 times as long to complete calls.

I was working for a UK government department.

Biotech

Part-Human, Part-Machine Transistor Devised 77

Posted by kdawson
from the mitochondria-look-up dept.
asukasoryu writes "Man and machine can now be linked more intimately than ever, according to a new article in the journal ACS Nano Letters. Scientists have embedded a nano-sized transistor inside a cell-like membrane and powered it using the cell's own fuel. To create the implanted circuit, the UC scientists combined a carbon nanotube transistor, lipid bilayer coating, ion pump, and ATP. The ion pump changes the electrical charge inside the cell, which then changes the electrical charge going through the transistor, which the scientists could measure and monitor."

Comment: Re:Amazon is fighting for their life here, remembe (Score 1) 137

by armareum (#31550716) Attached to: Amazon Battles Apple By Arm-Twisting Publishers

Personally, I would certainly be offended if someone said, "You will sell this product at a price we dictate, and only take 15%. You cannot charge more to make more money; you cannot try to maximize profits through selling more by offering it for less. And if 15% of an arbitrary price we set isn't enough for you to make profit -- or even enough for you to run your business, tough." And I'd fight it as best I could.

What the hell are you referring to? The publisher *is* allowed to set the price - and so clearly they *are* able to vary their profit per unit.

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