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Comment Re:I'm ok with that (Score 1) 68

As someone who is in charge of printer services, and google cloud print and such for 15000 users, I can assure you that my goal is to be "Paper Less" as fast as possible. It is an ongoing goal, and hence it isn't "paperless". There are times people still need hard copies, but getting people to print less has to be a sustained effort to educate people on alternatives.

That being said, most teachers still want hard copy versions of student work, because it is faster and easier to grade 30 assignments on paper than it is to do so on digital, but only if you ignore having to haul those papers around to and from schools, passing the assignments out, collecting them, and giving back the graded versions etc etc.

It is all about perception, they don't count certain aspects against their "grading" time, because of the disconnect between managing the assignments and grading them.

Comment Re:Depends on price (Score 1) 279

I actually saw something on this about a year or so ago, where a movie gave a DVD or Digital Download of the movie you were seeing as part of the ticket, and sold the tickets at a slight premium over normal. From what I recall, it worked very well, and ended up making the movie theater much better profits than Theater and expected DVD/Digital sales of similar movies.

The whole point is that it was quickly shot down because it still wasn't "enough" money. They want Piracy. They need it to justify screwing their existing customers.

Comment Re:Wrong even if correct (Score 1) 246

He doesn't understand the benefits of Deflationary currency. The benefits include less (or no) need for Government support programs (welfare, SS etc). It would require less in taxes, allowing people to keep their earnings (and wealth). It would increase a whole slew of things we really haven't seen in a very long time. Working hard as a youth (when it is easier to "work hard") would pay huge dividends long term for society.

The assumption is that rich people wouldn't spend their Coin, and horde it. This is largely false, as really rich people would buy the comforts that they desire. Catering to the wealthy would be a way to acquire wealth. As opposed to today, working as wage slaves to the wealthy class, buying everything on credit and depending on debt for a lifestyle.

Comment Re: Wrong even if correct (Score 1) 246

You are correct. Real deflation is caused by money supply not increasing at an appropriate rate to counter increases in productivity and commerce (velocity). BTC is deflationary since most of the Inflation period has long since past. It was HIGHLY inflationary at the beginning, Long term, it was always designed to be deflationary.

Comment Re:Wrong even if correct (Score 1) 246

Fluctuation in BTC is due to perception, not reality. But since perception is reality, if you buy BTC whenever there is a huge problem with BTC and the exchange prices drop, you'll be correctly interpreting the value of BTC. Those people who buy High and Sell Low are those that have a desire to be popular, but never are.

Comment Re: This works for me (Score 1) 407

> There's a lot of rif raf on both sides to muddy up the averages. But most smart people are Democrats, and most racists Republican.

Wait, so your argument is that the Republicans have some handful of IQ 400 superbrains to balance out all their dummies?

There's no meaningful difference between a Democrat and a Republican on IQ scales and on a great number of measurements. Even most blue states have a lot of red, and most red states have a lot of blue.

> That's not in dispute anywhere.

More like, that's not sourced anywhere.

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