Most of the people who hate Walmart and McDonalds do not shop there and can afford not to shop there.
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So, you "have" to go to Walmart because Walmart is the only place that can offer you what you want at the price you want it? And then you make a comparison to the DMV? This is economic ignorance.
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You use the word "habit" as if you couldn't help yourself. You yourself explain that you went there because it was very easy. They offered you the service you wanted. Then, later, you decided you didn't want it anymore, because your priorities changed.
Patrons are happy at Walmart and McDonalds, or they wouldn't patronize the establishments religiously. Yet these are two of the most "hated" brands for reasons that have nothing to do with the services they provide patrons.
> It wasn't too long after that that I realized this segment of the market was new enough and moving fast enough that a lease would make more sense
I would be interested to hear the justification, which is missing in your post.
You seem to be suggesting that you are brilliant because you chose to lease, yet you did not include any justification or math to support that implication.
The size of the project is irrelevant. You are engaging in a logical fallacy. $100k is equal to $100k for projects of any size.
You have the burden of proof backwards, my "pro-science" friend.
That is not how trackers work. Most trackers simply operate by relative gas expansion. The sun heats one side of the horitontal tube/bag more than the other due to position, and that causes the tracker to push the panel in the right direction. No motor, no eye, almost no moving parts. Not at all over engineered
You make this sound simple. You are glossing over a lot of detail that requires non-programming skill. Especially given he is clearly trying to avoid a management role, why eould you even suggest this? At a minimum, he needs to understand the business and managerial and risk mitigation functions he will need to play, in order to determine whether he has the skills required and desire to play those roles.
You know that you don't have to just add useless and uninteresting words to something that already had substance, right? At least borrow some quotes from Socrates' Dialogues to spice things up: There is admirable truth in that. That is not to be denied. That appears to be true. All this seems to flow necessarily out of our previous admissions. I think that what you say is entirely true. That, replied Cebes, is quite my notion. To that we are quite agreed. By all means. I entirely agree and go along with you in that. I quite understand you. I shall still say that you are the Daedalus who sets arguments in motion; not I, certainly, but you make them move or go round, for they would never have stirred, as far as I am concerned. If you're going to say _nothing_, at least be interesting about it, post anonymously, or risk looking more clueless / foolish. This is why the moderation system is in place, and mods typically don't listen to inanities like "Well said" when deciding on what to spend their points.
1. I'm too busy to sit around thinking up additional words to throw in so I can score "mod" points
2. The people I like on Slashdot are too busy to read a bunch of additional words I only threw in so I can score "mod" points
3. It's not in my nature to waste words, or to waste time
If other posts here on Slashdot are any indication, "Mr. Councilman" is just as likely to lose political points by supporting the poor.
Actually this particular councilman represents an extremely high-rent district--Manhattan's upper east side. I doubt there are many wealthier neighborhoods in the world. He's not doing this to 'score points', he's doing it to do the right thing.
It is my opinion that poverty is partially systemic. Our economic system depends on there being a pool of available workers (unemployed and underemployed). So as long as there is capitalism and a functioning free market, there will always be poor people. That being the case, we have a responsibility to make sure the basic needs of everyone are met. Increasingly in order to succeed in school and in life, Internet access isn't really a luxury.
Time and again, history has shown a healthy middle class is the best road to alleviate poverty on a grand scale.
Let me fix that for you:
Time and again history has shown the way to have a healthy middle class is to alleviate poverty on a grand scale.