the fall of bitcoin has already started, it will be regulated, taxed in some places and banned into oblivion in others. the big sell-off is coming soon.
I see no proof in history that communism could even scale to the size of a town.
in practice, people in communist countries work very hard to be in poverty.
Not a red herring at all, most florescents including CFL go into the trash.
the rich and middle class also do that, most CFL end up in the trash, and from the landfills will eventually go into groundwater.
false, the "heat" is mostly infrared and shines on objects in the room. And it's where the people are, compared to heating the whole damn house. and only 14% of energy is even used for lighting. your arguments just went into the realm of "statistical noise" of difference.
most people don't even eat swordfish. however, most dead CFL (and more than half on the market are such crap) end up in landfills.
yes, let's make $1 crap toys with $10 worth of supplies on a 3D printer! we'll beat those damn chinamen !
there is a "voluntary consultation" process that Monsanto has with the FDA, which takes 3rd party test data without question, the FDA does not create its own tests.
To answer your question, the paltry few millions are spent to give appearance of safety testing.
oh, communism has been done on small scale, in "communes"
not sure any system scales to the size of a country though
I'm afraid my cat decreased your throughput by 5%
But it doesn't stop them from keeping it on a windows machine that isn't properly maintained or isolated.
I really doubt those numbers. I suspect, e.g., that unemployed people are drastically undercounted. (This has been true in the past. I don't KNOW that it's true this time.) I'm certain that income from criminal activities is underreported. Etc. (There's also racial bias in the counts, and even some political bias...though that's usually accidental. You could say that about racial undercounting, also. Census takers are reluctant to interview truculent people in low-income areas, often due to fears of personal safety.)
IFAIK the census *tries* to be accurate. This doesn't mean that it *is* accurate, or that it doesn't have systematic biases.
I smell a conspiracy. No WAY government workers finish ahead of schedule, unless it's for breaks, lunch or end of day.
He included China. He did, however, admit that he couldn't estimate the fraction above the limit. Still, if he's right, and over 1% of Chinese make over $40,000 (due to inequality in distribution), then many on Slashdot may NOT be a part of the global 1%. China is the dominating factor here, and it's an unknown.
It sounds to me as if you're confusing refactoring, where existing, good, well tested, code is kept, and reorganized so that it's more maintainable, extendible, and better suited to current needs, with rewriting, where good code is thrown out and new code is written introducing new bugs.
Refactoring does not take "years". Ever.