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Comment Re:"Times Less" Makes No Sense (Score 1) 524

No, the reason they say "3 times less than X" rather than "1/3 less than X" is because the former sounds like a bigger difference than the latter. With the former we subconsciously think 3 times X. It is similar to why you sell almost the same number at $0.99 as at $0.98, but see a marked drop off at $1.00.

Comment Re:Print it out ahead of time (Score 1) 310

In other words, you taught the better routes to Waze and now it lets everyone know. I have discovered that in areas where few people drive with Waze it chooses main roads over back roads. It is only after I have driven to a destination over back roads a few times that it starts using those particular back roads.

Comment Re:This suprises me not at all (Score 3, Informative) 34

In some ways it is worse than that. Many IT professionals are aware that they do not know exactly how to meet the government regulations (and criteria for certain quality certifications). In addition, they know that they can be held accountable for doing so (even though they are not even aware of all of the regulations they are accountable for). However, most of those regulations (and certification standards) offer them an out if they have purchased a service from someone else who promises to make them compliant. Theoretically, that someone else will be held accountable if they are discovered to not be compliant. In practice that does not happen. AND the IT professional who fobbed the responsibility off on them is no longer responsible (as long as they have done their due diligence by hiring a company that is big enough to not be held accountable).

Comment Re:Cable Packages, Duh (Score 1) 198

Actually, ESPN costs something like $2 a month PER SUBSCRIBER to the cable company. In other words, in order for ANY of a cable company's subscribers to be able to watch ESPN, the cable company must pay ESPN for ALL of their subscribers. ESPN does the same thing with their premium's "Free", but only if your ISP pays ESPN some amount for each and everyone of their subscribers.
Or to put it another way, if you have cable TV, you are paying for ESPN, whether you have any interest in sports or not.

Comment Re:Curse them for revealing the DNC's voter fraud! (Score 2, Interesting) 287

You apparently did not bother to review Comey's oath sworn testimony to Congress where he said that she did indeed have thousands of classified emails, that she did NOT turn over anywhere near all of the work-related emails, and lied about the whole situation from the beginning.

Comment U.S. has not actually joined the agreement (Score 2) 130

The article says that the U.S. has joined the agreement, but that is not actually true. Obama has not even submitted this agreement to the Senate to START the process of the U.S. joining it. Until the Senate ratifies it, this agreement is not legally binding upon the U.S.. If other countries want to bind themselves to an agreement based on the assumption that all future Presidents and Congresses will honor Obama's word on this treaty, that is up to them. But if they do so, they are being foolish because the reason Obama has not submitted it to the Senate is because he knows the Senate will reject it (just like a previous Senate rejected the Kyoto accords...even without them being submitted that Senate voted 99-0 on a statement opposing the Kyoto Accords).

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