Inflation counts for some of that. It's important to know what baseline dollar value is.
Also, property values in CA rose faster than other areas in the country.
Yes, it is censorship in the same way that parents washing their child's mouth out with soap is censorship. Which is to say, companies are having to do it because "parents" (if they can be called that) no longer will. So we have a bunch of special snowflakes that think it's OK to be uncivilized shits as adolescents and adults because they were not reared properly as children.
At the same time you have similar little shits that enjoy taking offense to every possible slight that they can imagine. These people are social retards who delight in picking on the cultural retards. Now we have two apparently socially inept groups engaged in a the most uncultured culture war ever.
This is the world we live in today.
They are all dipshits. Both are trolling each other. It is best to just ignore them. Mod them all to hell and let the rest of us converse in peace.
Add to the mix the professional trolls that are having fun playing both sides. They are trolling us. It is best to just ignore them. Mod them all to hell and let the rest of us converse in peace.
Well, back in my day, we had The Glorious Meept!! on Slashdot and a Clinton in the White House. And all was right in the world.
Now, run along, sonny.
And then, the Laffer curve will bite him in the ass?
They do not teach the Laffer curve in the Republican school of Voodoo Economics.
Once there's enough testing done to prove it has potential, then engineers will take it, play with it, improve it, apply it, then sometime later, physicists and other scientists will figure out precisely why it works and why what the engineers did worked.
What are some recent examples of things "engineered" before science understood how they worked? (I assume that's true of many things before the age of enlightenment.)
It seems to me that a lot of stuff these days is "the science says this should work" and then see if the engineers can make it happen. Solid state lasers and transistors come to mind.
To be awake is to be alive. -- Henry David Thoreau, in "Walden"