My experience both as a small business owner (corporate gold card) and as a regular joe (amex blue) is the opposite of this. My wife and I have been American Express cardholders for many years and are very satisfied. YMMV
They didn't vote for Romney, they voted republican and Romney was the name next to the (R). Even saying that they "voted" is kind of a stretch, it implies a decision with at least some consideration behind it. People have their favorite brands, and for some people that brand is republican.
Saying that someone who didn't vote your way didn't put any thought into it is modded +5, Insightful? Wow
I don't quite understand how they give up energy savings by using a higher input voltage?
You lose efficiency, thus wasting energy, when you convert the 208v AC into the low DC voltages necessary to run the computer. Instead of each computer having a power supply that converts from high AC to low DC some companies are using large AC to DC power supplies to power whole racks of servers. These servers run on DC.
I do wish people would stop using that as some sort of gauge of intelligence - it has very little to do with intelligence, and just modernity.
So what spending would you get rid of?
Here is a good start: http://www.cagw.org/reports/pig-book/2010/pork-database.html
Yet another example of a government agent stomping on the Constitution. What type of country has this become? One where the government can track, monitor, record, and harass citizens, yet citizens can't even record a public event without being treated as terrorists. Just disgusting.
Now they should sue and we can all pay for it with an ever increasing tax burden.
What is disgusting is all the whining on here from people that safely live in peace because other people, police officers, are keeping the ugly at bay. Don't forget about the tens of thousands of decent men and women in police uniform who were NOT abusing their power while this one bozo was doing so.
My new Nvidia GTX 460 is virtually silent. The 8800 it replaced was like a leaf blower inside my computer. Perhaps the top end cards are really noisy but I am very happy with the performance and (lack of) noise level of the 460.
Had a typical midwesterner conversation this morning in college.
But it was another conversation with another one of those potential Jerry Springer guests or what the rest of America refers to as "midwesterners"...
I was born, raised, and currently live in Missouri. Not only that but I drive, get this, a 4 wheel drive truck and own a rifle. Somehow, in spite of all that, I was able to read and comprehend your entire rambling post. I must truly be a diamond in the rough out here in the vast wasteland of drooling idiots that exists between Los Angeles and New York City.
I just don't understand why americans tolerate ISPs enforcing ridiculous caps. From a swedish perspective it seems kind of backwards, I don't really know of any ISPs here that have caps and it really seems like a concept take from the early days of consumer broadband (mid-to-late 90s there were a few swedish ISPs that tried the whole thing with caps but they were pretty much forced into obscurity since most ISPs didn't cap).
I just don't understand why non-americans don't understand the sheer size of my country and the infrastructure limitations that can impose.
Sweden: 450000 square km 9.8 million people
United States: 9830000 square km 308 million people
I guess the idea of a grounded Faraday cage around each piece of equipment escapes them?
That's going to make receiving navigation signals rather difficult...
Hummingbirds range in size from very small to not so small. While this aircraft is larger than the average size hummingbird found in nature, there are real hummingbirds that are larger.
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2) Being verifiably honest is a competitive advantage.
Maybe in a perfect world it would be. As a former, honest, small business owner I can tell you that the liars and cheaters will make more money. Being honest gained me a very loyal, but small, customer base but the big contracts almost always went to the slick talking snake oil salesmen.
That's already been decided. To take the classic example, if you yell "Fire!" in a crowded theater, you are responsible for the consequences.
Given, of course, that the theater is not actually on fire. =)