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And that's good enough for me.
I fail to see how, in a thread about HoN, mentioning the fact that its #1 competitor also *exists* is offtopic.
While I'm here, I might as well mention that LoL is a fun and innovative game, with some seriously talented industry players (Tom Cadwell, for example) working on it. I wasn't in the HoN closed beta, but I popped in here to see if people liked that, too.
That saying isn't "witty" at all. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/witty
I live in downtown Chicago, and I feel safe anywhere at any time.
But I've also lived in the South Side. There are certainly bad neighboorhoods, but for the most part they keep to themselves. The place I lived in, Hyde Park, was not the world's safest place, but it's nothing like the stories I hear about the UK, with gangs of unruly youth roaming around causing trouble. For the most part, if you didn't trouble trouble, trouble wouldn't trouble you.
Also, you misspelled "feral".
Yeah, it's not worth it to save those kids from malaria, at the expense of the Bald Eagle... in Africa... where bald eagles are...
You're obviously talking about two different instances of banning DDT... but it's worth noting that the GP is full of shit and DDT is still used actively to combat malaria. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDT#DDT_use_against_malaria
That's not market efficiency. In your example, the moviemakers would respond by making movies 19.99 globally, with the market failure of the Chinese not being able to afford movies.
Price discrimination* is a key part of economic efficiency when a monopolistic competitor** has control over their market goods. If the competitor sets prices without discrimination, this causes inefficiency because buyers (the Chinese) and sellers (the moviemaker) never get to trade, and market efficiency is defined as maximizing trade within the market.
* The market kind, not the racist kind.
** A monopolistic competitor refers to a competitor that has control over a narrow niche in a wide market, and is not the same as a monopoly.
Is there a tool to write the tool that writes the code ?
If you're using Mathematica, that would be Stephen Wolfram
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That line about fry cooks should read, "they almost certainly wouldn't be able to do it".
Thank Slashdot's dusty, broken old codebase and its lack of an edit function.
Sure thing, Karl Marx. Except not.
I'll bet you ten bucks that if you gave the McDonald's fry cook some money and said, "Make me a fry stand", they almost certainly would be able to do it. And if they can... well... McDonald's likes to hire managers from within their own ranks.
Also consider this. If you post on Slashdot, you are probably a programmer working for a corporation or LLC. Why don't you quit your job and work at a startup? You might have invented an elaborate explanation for why the unfair market forces of capitalism are keeping you out, but the simple explanation is that ownership of and/or responsibility for capital is HARD. Otherwise, everyone would do it, in our free market for capital.
To use another of your examples: money grows on trees, but has done more, the tree-picker or the orchard planter?
And if you do own a startup, good job. But I've seen you before. In addition to being a terrible person, you spout all kinds of pretty-sounding economic nonsense. People tell you you are wrong, routinely, and they say why, but you keep going on. Take an economics course.
Run by an Amish.
You're comparing a fit, adult professional cyclist to a fragile uncoordinated child? And suggesting they take the same safety measures?