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Forum: Business Bytes 17 July 2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By jimmy101_again
BB tried snail mail (I used if for a couple...

BB tried snail mail (I used if for a couple years) but couldn't catch up to Netflix. Netflix seamlessly went to streaming. A nimble, well managed BB should have been able to do the same thing. Indeed...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 July 2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 336
Posted By jimmy101_again
Though if the "tube" (it really wasn't a...

Though if the "tube" (it really wasn't a submarine) couldn't physically get to the boys then that would have been discovered as it was transported into the cave. So at least that test would have been...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 336
Posted By jimmy101_again
But that really was never the question. Change...

But that really was never the question. Change the question to: Either ride in the sub or scuba dive with a significant chance of death and I think what you choose might be different.

Fun fact:...
Forum: Rantidote 16 July 2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 863
Views: 71,007
Posted By jimmy101_again
Today I've received three phone solicitations...

Today I've received three phone solicitations (all different) on my work phone and one on my cell. All were recordings being driven by an AI and all had a female voice (sounds like the same female...
Forum: Business Bytes 16 July 2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 334
Posted By jimmy101_again
Yes, but Blockbuster had already been driven off...

Yes, but Blockbuster had already been driven off the corporate cliff, probably back in about 2003. (Their stock peaked in 2002 and by 2010 had last more than 90% of it's peak market cap.) The fact...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 336
Posted By jimmy101_again
Yes we did have a thread on Tesla's exploding....

Yes we did have a thread on Tesla's exploding. And whether are not the Tesla 3 actually works remains to be seen.
Forum: Business Bytes 16 July 2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 334
Posted By jimmy101_again
I don't thing Blockbuster really even lasted up...

I don't thing Blockbuster really even lasted up until digital streaming. Netflix beat them to DVDs by mail and then to digital streaming. Blockbuster pretty much had one foot in the grave before the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 719
Posted By jimmy101_again
I wonder what the flag display looked like.

I wonder what the flag display looked like.
Forum: Business Bytes 16 July 2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 334
Posted By jimmy101_again
I think the best description of "what Blockbuster...

I think the best description of "what Blockbuster did wrong" was they made gigantic piles of cash for a decade or more. When you are making that much money you can't imagine that a new way of doing...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,378
Posted By jimmy101_again
Well Putin certainly seems to have let the Turnip...

Well Putin certainly seems to have let the Turnip know who is more important. He kept the Donald waiting on the tarmac. :lol:
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 July 2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,378
Posted By jimmy101_again
I wonder if the Turnip is smart enough to know...

I wonder if the Turnip is smart enough to know that the Queen doesn't actually have any political power.
Forum: Moot Court 13 July 2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,266
Posted By jimmy101_again
I think it is important to remember that the...

I think it is important to remember that the position a lawyer takes is 100% determined by whomever is paying that lawyer. A lawyers position on a case should not be construed with reflecting their...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 July 2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,198
Posted By jimmy101_again
You can however import tons of sketchy "diet...

You can however import tons of sketchy "diet supplements" made anywhere in the world into the US for both personal use and for resale.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 July 2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,198
Posted By jimmy101_again
Import for personal use is iffy at best. Import...

Import for personal use is iffy at best. Import for sale is outright banned. ... and what keeper posted.
Forum: Police Blotter 12 July 2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 835
Posted By jimmy101_again
The original cite didn't give much detail on the...

The original cite didn't give much detail on the munition. I figured it could have been a 50 caliber slug, which would be completely safe. The later post with a link to an image suggests ... how the...
Forum: Rantidote 12 July 2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 51,633
Posted By jimmy101_again
fixed it for you

fixed it for you
Forum: Moot Court 10 July 2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,266
Posted By jimmy101_again
Congressional rules basically have the weight of...

Congressional rules basically have the weight of law on the actions of congress. If not why have congressional rules? The Republicans implemented the rule to avoid having confirmation hearings on an...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 July 2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,198
Posted By jimmy101_again
The pricing structure you described is usually...

The pricing structure you described is usually called "cost plus". The price is based on what it cost to produce the product plus some amount of profit. Businesses hate cost plus and try to instead...
Forum: Moot Court 10 July 2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,266
Posted By jimmy101_again
There is actually legal and lawful precedence for...

There is actually legal and lawful precedence for the Dems insisting the confirmation is postponed until after the midterm elections.

The McConnel Rule:...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 July 2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,198
Posted By jimmy101_again
Yep. And that doesn't contradict any of the...

Yep. And that doesn't contradict any of the points I made. The US has a dysfunctional health care system, everybody knows that. But the problem isn't $50K treatments and the manufacturers shouldn't...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 July 2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,198
Posted By jimmy101_again
What if the cure actually costs $50K? Should the...

What if the cure actually costs $50K? Should the maker donate it? Should you donate it?

Do farmers have a moral imperative to donate food to the hungry? Do builders have a moral imperative to...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 July 2018, 01:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,198
Posted By jimmy101_again
Studies typically put drug costs at about 15% of...

Studies typically put drug costs at about 15% of medical spending in the US. Drugs are almost always more cost effective than other solutions (or non-solutions), even when it appears that the price...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 July 2018, 12:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,198
Posted By jimmy101_again
But the prices are set based on the value to the...

But the prices are set based on the value to the customer. A $50K cure for Hep-C ends up being cheaper for the patient (and the health care system overall) than living with the disease.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 July 2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,198
Posted By jimmy101_again
Not only are both of those things true but it is...

Not only are both of those things true but it is also true that overall the health care is better. USians pay more for less effective health care than most of the rest of the first world.
Forum: SLC 04 July 2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,028
Posted By jimmy101_again
Since soccer is a "continuous" sport I think the...

Since soccer is a "continuous" sport I think the average speed is a relevant metric. It clearly shows a fair amount of the 90 minute standard game time is not spent actually running, or even jogging....
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