Once they have individualized information, all customers lose their bargaining power. They will know exactly how much you can be squeezed. Unless you are constantly on the vigil and constantly know the best price for each product, you will be taken to the cleaners.
She would also watch Disney cartoon animations, she liked them and enjoyed them too. But somehow the simple black and white line drawing animation produced as much delight in her as did the rich colors and fast moving animations of the Lion King or Cinderella.
I think the difference is her ability to control the action. Sitting back and dumbly drinking in whatever spews forth from the screen is one form of entertainment. But if you can control what is going on, even very simple content can be very satisfying.
Gravitational waves on the other hand are extremely hard to observe, and they do not involve moving large massive bodies locally.
For comparison, we have 10,000 seats. Multiprocessor license. My code typically clocks 3 CPU months per year per user. The minimum config machine for our software is 16 processors, 64 GB memory, typical installation is 32 processor and 128 GB. Going with 5000 users average over 20 year span, I estimate my code has clocked around 300,000 x 30 x 86,400 cpu seconds. 860 billion cpu seconds almost. Which means our FE solver has clocked 4 trillion cpu seconds!
As of today I have 1 high priority and 58 total known defects.
Further the inefficiency is in the STL implementation.
Marketing and shipping dead lines are always important. We ship real software to real users who pay real dollars. 50K per seat per year. We raised 12 million in our IPO back in 1996. We are 9 billion market cap today. I stayed all the way through. The architecture I designed and implemented back in 1996 is scaling up to our current usage pretty damn good. We are not sinking anytime soon. I am quite proud of taking care of a critical component of our product for 20 years. yes, I pay attention to marketing and deadlines.
Are you sure you are working on the South African export versions? I thought they add all this emission control only to the models exported to Canada/USA/Europe/NewZeland/Australia.
Anyway that is what that random passenger, working for M&M SouthAfrica, sitting next to me on a flight from Dubai to Chennai told me.
There must be more to life than having everything. -- Maurice Sendak