It does happen, but it's not common. They end up on opposite sides of the judgment about 5% of the time. If you exclude unanimous cases, it's about 16% of the time.
The quick data I could find on this is a couple of years old, but as of 2011, 93% of people who made less than $16k/year paid zero federal income tax. Heck, 60% of people making $17-33k pay zero income tax. So it's definitely not true that "everyone" making over $14k pays federal income tax.
Advertising isn't big $ for cable companies. For every $10 in video subscription revenue they generate, they get about another $1 in advertising revenue, of which they keep around 75 cents.
On their conference call, they said that, since they were essentially tied at the end of 1Q, it's reasonable to assume that, by now, they have more Internet than TV customers.
2-10Mb/s download? You're kidding, right? Average Comcast customer is getting 44Mbps down (actual output). http://www.speedtest.net/isp/c...
Internet is a MUCH more profitable business than cable television. For every dollar a customer pays for TV, Comcast pays ~60 cents right out the door to the content guys (Disney, Time Warner, Viacom, etc.).
The problem with hamster-based encryption is the animal rarely survives the XOR process.
[Nice username.] =)
Actually, that's not that hard. Getting a slice of hamster is pretty straightforward. It's unslicing the lemon that's challenging.
You only get billed for cellular data, not Wifi. From the official announcement:
"and then it's a flat $10 per GB for cellular data while in the U.S. and abroad"
That's the FireTV _box_, not the stick. The Stick is 35 pounds. You give up the voice remote and a bit of processing horsepower, but unless you really want to use it for gaming, it shouldn't make a difference.
It's right there on the front page of amazon.co.uk, FireTV Stick the Most Powerful Streaming Media Stick" 35 pounds.
Try this link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/pro...
I'd also settle for say Â£80 to cover the cost of an Amazon FireTV stick.
You'd want 80 quid for something Amazon will sell you today for 35?
Commercial driver is actually the eighth most dangerous job in America. In addition, a very large portion of on-the-job deaths in other professions are a result of motor vehicle accidents.
Car companies are incredibly cheap so any extra complexity adds to the unreliability faster than the convenience.
Which explains why today's wildly more complex cars are also wildly more reliable than the much simpler cars of yesteryear.
Oh, wait, it doesn't.
...is now the SECOND-craziest SOB ever to fly one of those things.
"There's no license to be a teacher, or a banker, or a police officer."
Teacher licensing is required in every state that I know of. https://www.teach.org/teaching...
Bankers definitely require licenses, at least those who deal with client money in any significant way (look up FINRA, for example).
For police officers, you have to be vetted and hired by a government agency (which is essentially getting a license) and typically take a an exam, you can't just declare yourself a police officer.
"If the bar was effective at keeping bad lawyers out, then we wouldn't have bad lawyers (ha)"
So, because the bar isn't perfect at keeping bad lawyers out, it's worthless? That's like saying that since seatbelts won't save you in all accidents, it's not worth wearing them.
"and if we believe in a free market (which, the last time I checked, lawyers charge money), then the market should be able to sort it out on its own"
We can believe in a free market but also believe in a regulated market, particularly for things where it's typically difficult for an ordinary consumer to judge value (hiring an attorney isn't like buying an apple), and where the implications of a bad "product" can be very very serious.
Regulatory capture is a real issue, and there are lots of areas where it's a major problem (Institute for Justice has done a lot of work on this), i.e. interior decorators, to take one example, but lawyers (like doctors) are something where a state licensing process does make a lot of sense.*
*It's worth noting that, even in those professions, I disagree in some cases with the degree of regulation involved, i.e. doctors limiting what nurses and physician's assistants can do, or lawyers trying to prevent "document preparers" from handling very typical, standardized situations. If you have a house, life insurance, and $50k in the bank, your spouse is dead, your two kids are grown, and you want to leave everything to those two kids equally, you don't need a lawyer to do your will.