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Comment Re:ATT is NOT a charity (Score 1) 75

You mean committing fraud? AT&T has been offered and accepted deal after deal granting them special tax breaks, subsidies,. and some big fat checks, not to mention right of way over other people's property in exchange for not cherry picking the rich neighborhoods. Time for them to pay up.

Comment Re:minwage $11.40-$9.90 (Score 1) 487

"suggestive evidence"
"The evidence suggests that"
"Our point estimates suggest that"
"We find suggestive evidence that a higher minimum wage leads to overall increases in restaurant exit rates – depending on the specification, we find that a $1 increase in the minimum wage leads to approximately a 4 to 10 percent increase in the likelihood of exit, although the estimate is only statistically significant in certain specifications"

Suggestive evidence in science speak is the same as: 'we found exactly jack shit, but we wanted to publish something'. Their reviewing peers are economists too and accept the paper because finding jack shit is on par for economics research and the 'suggestive evidence' is in line with the consensus.

Comment Re:I thought Linux was supposed to be secure? (Score 2) 96

Nothing is so secure that a complete idiot can't screw it up and render it insecure (consider, fort Knox but someone stands the guards down and leaves the doors and vaults open).

When we say Linux is more secure, what we mean is that a reasonably competent person has a better chance of coming up with a reasonably secure Linux machine than they do using another OS.

Comment Re:Online ? Authors never shopped in real life (Score 1) 230

It's not the same. The price in Beverly Hills is the same no matter who you are. Everyone sees the same price. The coupons are available to everyone and offer the same discount to everyone. The sale is marked for all to see.

Imagine if there was no point at all in getting advice from a friend, acquaintance, or coworker about where the find the best price on X because the price will be different for you anyway. Also no point in shopping for the best price because by the time you've checked prices at 3 or 4 places, they will all be different when you click to buy.

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