Ok, so the top marginal tax rate was 90%. How much did those millionaires actually end up paying, though?
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I'm not sure who you're buying from if you're burning out a refrigerator in less than 5 years, but if you're buying any of the major brands, you shouldn't really be seeing functional issues five years. Are you running it off of an inverter?
What objects are moving away from us faster than light and how was this determined?
Plus, what's with the business license requirement?
So.. they should learn from the dutch and build a series of walls?
Unfortunately, that solution is so obvious that the condiment makers have made it for us. Where can you even get a glass bottle of ketchup any more?
It sounds like he's saying that the way to get service is to pretend to be a shoplifter?
Smartphones already are capable of measuring three different things, and with a bluetooth measuring device for any other measurements you might want to make, are pretty much what a tricorder appears to be, except they fit in your pocket.
Good question - does the bus speed match the ram convention, or the hard drive storage convention and all other communication speed conventions?
Actually it's much worse than "who wants to be a billionaire." A show like that actually is plausible and wouldn't need to have 1000x as many viewers as the millionaire show.
You don't need an actual billion dollars on-hand, you need insurance for a billion dollars. The premium for which needs to be lower per episode than the revenue for each episode, but that can be arranged by limiting the number of questions per episode, raising the number of questions before reaching the grand prize, and increasing the difficulty of the questions. It's entirely possible to arrange things so that the risk of a payout is low enough to have a profitable show.
Of course.. you wouldn't be able to have a winner most years, so that might be a negative for viewership, but all of the factors are within your control, and you could have such a show at pretty much any budget level (that an insurance company will bother with) by tweaking the conditions.
A space mission's costs will be what they will be. If you're definitely going to do the mission, you can't get rid of them by something as simple as tweaking a number of dice rolls.
A decade ago South Korea had had a well-publicized StarCraft obsession for years. The fact that they are stuck on ActiveX is due to them being early adopters of internet banking and government activities. IIRC, a decade ago there were already articles and discussions about being South Korea being stuck on ActiveX...
No, they should not add an off switch.
They should add an on switch. The default state shouldn't be "spend my money for me on something that mostly benefits you and not me."
No, it was lost due to bad ratings.
How is this a problem?
It's important to note that "an eye for an eye" was a prohibition of escalation. It was a prohibition of taking more than an eye for an eye's worth of injury.