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...it looks a hell of a lot bad ass when you open up a system that's got it's guts exposed and just start hot-swappin' like a mofo
A mechanic was removing a cylinder-head from the motor of a Harley motorcycle when he spotted a well-known cardiologist in his shop. The cardiologist was there waiting for the service manager to come take a look at his bike when the mechanic shouted across the garage "Hey Doc, want to take a look at this?"
The cardiologist walked over to where the mechanic was working on the motorcycle. The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and said, "So Doc, look at this engine. I open its heart, take the valves out, repair any damage, and then put them back in, and when I finish, it works just like new. So how come I make $25,000 a year and you get $160,000 when you and I are doing basically the same work?"
The cardiologist paused, smiled and leaned over, then whispered to the mechanic...
"Try doing it with the engine running!"
why the US government is pouring billions into buying companies instead of heavily funding useful research. You can give $10 billion to a company to squander or you can invest $10 billion into a battery research and just give the findings to the whole of the US industry for free
You're linking two not-really-related issues. Bailouts for large companies are intended to avoid a chain reaction of collapses and thus preserve economic confidence. Publicly funded "Blue Sky" research will provide for very long term improvements to the human race from scientific progress. If you're wanting to increase the money supply to prevent a recession, you're better off allocating the cash to areas that can absorb them readily (such as construction and consumer finance). Or just get Ben Bernanke a helicopter...
What a god awful method... pay for service to a service person who is already paid to do the job they are asking you to do.
You have misunderstood the OP, and basic economic theory. Dealing with a rush job is costly to the IT staff, and to the other customers whose jobs are delayed in response. Recovering the full cost of such a job is the only way to not waste resources. Without such cost recovery, people will gladly cause a loss to other internal divisions of $80000 to save their own division $500, and everyone will flag their jobs as "rush".
He is not advocating getting paid twice for the same job.
Transmission losses are one of the biggest arguments in heating the home with gas vs. electric, since with gas you're getting 100% of the avalible heat from the fuel, as opposed to electric where at most 90% of the heat is converted into electricity at the plant, you lose another 7% in transmission and then another 1-2% in the heater itself = 18-19% energy loss from a coal or natural gas power plant vs. heating with gas in the home
There is a "loss" that comes from building a natural gas AND electricity infrastructure, instead of just one or the other. It's easier to go from electricity to heat, instead of natural gas to electricity.