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Comment stop it already (Score 1) 524 524

This thread and series of modded-up comments proves that the majority of Slashdot users have no idea how financial markets work, nor how they enable society to progress to the level it has achieved today. Go back to your little cubicle to write code, go home to your wives, 2.5 kids and white picket fences, and stop making a fools out of yourselves. You made the choice to work for steady, meager wages, so stop complaining about people who make real contributions to the world and sign your 150k/year paycheques.

Comment Re:they STARVE genius if they don't buy the flour (Score 1) 574 574

Profit is a sign that a market is inefficient. All free markets are continually moving to a point where there is no profit. I, for one, like the fact that i don't live in a "Soviet Russia" where there are shortages. In a nice country, there are no shortages, and i find it pleasant that i know that there is always a ticket i can buy. The marginal utility of said ticket is higher for me than the others who think it's stupid to buy the ticket for that price. What can i do? Nothing needs to be done.

Comment Re:That would be all well and good (Score 1) 461 461

This has only been held back by government regulation. People will pay for something as much as it's worth to them. If it costs too much, then it won't be produced. It's stupid to assume that improvement and excellent service are worth the price for everyone.

Comment Re:The most interesting part of the review: (Score 1) 354 354

What if the software used to test modern CPUs is better-configured to give meaningful differences between very fast modern CPUs. Perhaps the old software would have all modern processors off the charts and wouldn't give meaningful numbers for comparison.

Comment Re:Science or Religion? (Score 1) 1136 1136

What's interesting is that sea levels rose by 300 feet in the past 11,000 years. What makes people think they are the pinnacle of this trend and that it stops here? We have lived with rising sea levels and adapted. I look forward to global warming and believe it will be beneficial to humanity with greater crop yields, lower costs of heating, and greater areas of arable land.

"And do you think (fop that I am) that I could be the Scarlet Pumpernickel?" -- Looney Tunes, The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950, Chuck Jones)