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Jokes aside, most of us live in areas that are not prone to hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, or Godzilla.
I have to ask where you found an Eden untouched by man-made or natural disasters. Where there is drought there is fire. In a warming world, storms may be fewer but stronger and farther reaching.
The radio you have in hand is more useful than the one you shoved into the glove compartment last winter with batteries now deader than dead.
My analysis suggests that rather than motivating a fresh supply of drivers, surge pricing instead re-distributes drivers already on the road. Adds minstrelmike: The writer goes on to analyze 4 weeks of pricing info from 5 areas in D.C. and plotted prices versus wait times. "Price surging can work in any of three ways: by reducing demand for cars (less people want a car for a higher price), by creating new supply (providing an incentive for new drivers to hit the roads), or by shifting supply (drivers) to areas of higher demand."
It moves current drivers from one side of town to the other. It does not put new drivers on the road. It can't because the prices change every 3-5 minutes."
The kid admitted the stunt was meant to embarrass a teacher he disliked --- and a three day suspension for a previous access violation taught him nothing.
The problem is that a substitute was teaching that day who had no way of knowing whether or not this "harmless prank" would escalate into something that could cost the man his job.
Pre-Trial Intervention, which, under Florida law works something like probation, will leave the boy without a criminal record --- if he has the sense to stay out of trouble.