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Comment: Re:Manufacturing profitibility is complicated (Score 1) 215

by idontgno (#49400063) Attached to: The Dystopian Lake Filled By the World's Tech Sludge

That's pretty irrelevant. Wal-Mart's success is fundamentally based on the premise that low immediate prices swamp all considerations of durability and reliability. You buy stuff at Wal-Mart because you don't really believe it's cheap fragile junk, and the low price gives you incentive to keep on foolin' yourself.

The retail prices are lower, at the point-of-sale. The average Joe Sixpack consumer is not doing a TCO calculation, so the sales model works for them.

Comment: Re: Maybe it's time these companies learn... (Score 1) 124

by idontgno (#49370721) Attached to: SeaWorld and Others Discover That a Hashtag Can Become a Bashtag

I always thought the meal was happy because it was finally getting out of that God-forsaken place. Even being hauled away to be dismantled by a shrieking 4-year old and being consumed piece-by-piece is better than remaining within the confines of a McDonalds establishment.

I'm joking. I think.

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