But isn't this (almost) the opposite of what you're talking about? Granted, Dell is making some $ the slimy way by charging to do a quick and easy install of free software that I could probably walk my mom through, but:
All that bloatware you mentioned made money for Dell, etc. because Ebay, Norton, etc. paid Dell to make sure that their software was installed with a prominent icon on the desktop. I don't think this ever increased the cost of a PC to a buyer (ignoring the time and effort to remove said bloatware). In this case, Dell is charging to install Firefox and then pocketing the $ directly, which skates awfully close to charging for FF, and Mozilla sure isn't seeing on pence of it.
In this particular case, that couldn't happen, although I don't necessarily trust any government rules to not be overly broad or open to misinterpretation and abuse.
The case here is that an otherwise normal woman has a pathology linked to her mitochondria that will in all likelihood be passed on to her children. For the most part, paternal mitochondria don't get passed on, so the father isn't an issue. So a third party egg donor is screened to make sure she has "normal" mitochondria and provides some eggs, as does the woman who wants a child. The donor's eggs have their nuclei removed and replaced with those taken from the "bad" eggs. The hybrid eggs are then fertilized using the father's sperm and implanted in the original woman using normal IVF techniques and then she carries her own child.
Where are the mod point when you need them, this should be +11 or so.
Based on my experience, the way my public HS handled this was pretty much the optimum. There were 3 academic sections for the "big" subject (English, math, history, some sciences), my recollection of the names is fuzzy but they were essentially advanced, average, and remedial. The latter is pretty self explanatory, and really, the best way to deal with somebody who needs extra help is to give it to them both to help that student and to keep from disrupting others.
The other two weren't really that different from one another; the advanced class moved a bit faster, maybe had a little extra time to explore an interesting subject a bit more in depth, and had a LOT less busy work. And that's a good thing, since nothing bores advanced students and makes them stop caring than having to do the same busy work over and over again. I'll also point out that the same student could be advanced in on subject and average in another.
And yes, I went to a good public school, they do exist.
Special Magistrate Harold S. Eskin ruled that the city’s codes allow Robin Speronis to live without utility power but she is still required to hook her home to the city’s water system. Her alternative source of power must be approved by the city, Eskin said.
At the hearing, Eskin noted that city officials have not actually been in Speronis’s home to make that determination.
The International Property Maintenance Code is used in communities throughout the United States and Canada. The code states that properties are unsafe to live in if they do not have electricity and running water. Speronis has electricity and water. She gets running water by collecting rainwater and electricity from solar panels."
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There's technical truth to what you say, but streaming video is probably less of a problem than you think. I would certainly hope that in a classroom full of students that they aren't all streaming different HD video - if they're watching video at all, it should be relevant to classroom learning and they should probably all be watching the same thing (or at most 2-3 different videos in groups). Probably projected on a large screen at the front of the room, but assuming they all watch on their own school issued laptops/tablets, the school could just implement multicast.
As for kids in a household, my 3 and 6 year olds really could care less whether their YouTube video of choice is 1080p or 480p. This may or may not change in a few years, but 2 continuous 480p streams doesn't come close to saturating my 3 Mb/s pipe.
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I'm not sure on the pay cap, but it should definitely be decided by the investors and not a compensation committee that's made up of members of the board who all sit on each other's boards and play golf together.
I do agree 100% on the bonus, though. First, I have a big problem with the concept of a "guaranteed" bonus; if the company hasn't performed well, why is the guy in charge getting a bonus? Of course, it doesn't take much thought to get at the real reason they have these given that we're talking about US corps. The CEO's salary gets taxed at normal rates. Bonuses, however, get taxed at the much lower capital gains rate. This is one reason you'll see a Fortune 500 CEO agree to work for a $1 (or even $1M) salary but then take home a huge bonus.