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Comment Re:At what point (Score 1) 73

Why do people think that any time law enforcement is within shouting distance it is entrapment?

What would a normal person do if someone stole $800,000 from them? Call the cops. What did DPR do? Solicit a hitman. That's not entrapment, that is a criminal that is already disposed to paying to have people killed..

Comment Re:The Secret Pre-condition to winning a Hugo (Score 1) 1037

Justin Bieber is a very popular singer, but has never won a Grammy. The path between "things people like to consume" and "thing people think are good" is not so straight.

There are other authors that I happily pay money to read which I would not say are very good. There are authors which I generally think are very good but have produced specific works which I don't think are good.

Comment Re:Surge Pricing - Why The Hate? (Score 1) 250

While generally correct, the problem is that people are trying to apply the characteristics of a market in equilibrium to the case where there is an explicit shock. If a new equilibrium is achieved, then the price shift is obvious; if the market reverts to the old equilibrium after the removal of the shock then it is not so clear that you have induced supply in an efficient manner.

My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income. -- Errol Flynn Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure. -- Errol Flynn