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Comment Re:This always worked for me... (Score 1) 220

Weird thing is, everyone's estimate is off by a factor of roughly X, but the value of X changes from person to person. The key is to figure out what your own personal X is and start using it.

If you're the kind of person who is consistently late, then your manager already does this without telling you.

Comment Re:Coal is a campaign punchline (Score 1) 478

That's possible, but I think it's unlikely. If Trump were to regulate wind and solar into oblivion, local energy prices would go up and the power companies would simply import power from Canada and Mexico where wind and solar would still be legal and still be cheaper. They'll buy whatever energy is the cheapest. If that's not domestic power then so be it. Money will cast the final vote.

Sadly we don't have the same freedom of choice with internet yet.

Comment Re:Er...so it was about greed? (Score 3, Insightful) 158

Exclusivity agreements of this kind should be considered illegal by default. They are bad for society, and we've seen this in so many ways.

It's what Microsoft was doing to keep Linux down. It's what Intel did to keep their competitors down. I heard something (on NPR I think the other day) about how syringe manufacturers used it to keep an innovative syringe design off the market, because it was a third party syringe. The hospitals wouldn't buy it, despite the fact that it was better, because of exclusivity agreements.

I'm sure there are plenty of other examples.

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