11 posts • joined Tuesday 1st June 2010 09:49 GMT
that is exactly the point...
we need more taxes and duties and unemployment benefits, so average imported laptop costs 2000 euro in EU and 400 outside. That will solve it all. Normal people dont need computers anyway. And if they want some they can always buy it on black market. Why buying in shop with garantee and all if you can get it of van in parking lot. Everybody will be better off.
Got 5 Motorola DEFY MB525 free from vodafone for the office. 4 failed to make phone calls within first week. Only one had android market activated, but no apps installed. Reseting helps for few hours, so of course vodafone/motorola will not take any blame. Their dealer will just reset the phone and say: see it is working now, I have fixed that for you.
the question is not if speed is good for you or if one saves some petrol why moving slowly. The question is how is it possible that we consider normal that government will decide and force us to save petrol we paid for.
If I buy a petrol, it is mine petrol, if I decide to burn it or spill it or whatever it is still my petrol and my problem. This is not recomendition or some compaign favouring conservation, this is use of police force. We save what we paid for to use or we pay fine or we go to prison. And prison part is very real indeed, just try not to pay few fines.
Why are we discussing diferencences between 65 and 68 mph and not talking about blatant take of spanish government on our basic rights, property right.
I realize it is not such news, all government try it all the time and green agenda is especially succesful, I am just shocked by the lack of oposition. Nobody is respecting the new law, but still nobody argues from principle.
1/3 kg, here you have it one third of a kilogram.
Right, google came to Ireland, built offices, gave people work and paid 2.5% of 12 billion to Irish government. And that bankrupt them, the irish people reading.
It would take years and billions...
"For a start how the hell is any start-up going to replicate let alone compete with Intel's bloatware x86 design? ... It would take years and billions to even come close."
replace "Intel's bloatware x86" with "IBM", "Microsoft", "Nokia", american car companies, etc. You see? It happens all the time.
Fuel tax is just not good enough...
...if (when) we all switch to electric cars. There is no way to distinguish house electricity and car electricity. Fuel tax must be replaced by something else and that's what they are trying to sell.
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"...but when the commodity software costs more than the commodity hardware, you have to wonder whether monopolistic pricing is still present...."
...but when book costs more then paper it is printed on, oh wait a moment, that's it I am done with monopolistic bookshop.
hard rules of economics
"Mismatch between supply and demand in any market creates problems."
No it doesn't. Mismatch creates an opportunity. Mismatch is indication to suppliers to adapt to new situation on market. Is there any real business person that would call high demand "a problem"? Unless of course you run state garanteed monopoly...
So may be hard rule of economics is something like "...creates problems in any scheme where the nature of free market was thought not to apply..."