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The CA tax code has been extremely hospitable to Toyota Priuses.
4 months ago on BREAKING: Sources say Toyota fleeing CA, taking 5,000 jobs to more business-friendly Texas
Even Greece has a drawn-out process for bankruptcy, ironically not for debts to the government.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Startups Anonymous: The most expensive lesson I learned was to start a startup in Europe
@DouglasCrets Europe is so taxed-jigged that American companies use 2 EU countries to hide their profits.
@Nchira @worstall@boobah I hope you like being gridlocked in a sea of pink mustaches. (For elaboration see my comment above.)
6 months ago on Auto dealers vs Tesla, taxi commissions vs Uber: Just the same damn rent seeking
The medallions are finite because taxis consume a finite resource, the congestion capacity of the traffic system. Medallion put a hard limit on the amount of taxis that are on the street and thus their effect on congestion. Unless the transportation startups can disrupt their way out of the fundamental law of physics that two taxis can't occupy the same space, they have to operate under the same system.
Or they could set up an exchange like the ones existing for other finite resources e.g electric power is bought and sold, where drivers/companies would bid for the time/area/customer slot.
@OstapBender16 Well someone is but IMHO it's not Snowden.
6 months, 4 weeks ago on Guardian publishes video of GCHQ harddrive destruction, and an amazingly racist quote from Edward Snowden
The fact that he was a racist and THEN risked his life among others because of his "at the racism shown by members of the US armed forces. “Most of the people training us seemed pumped up about killing Arabs, not helping anyone,” " shows that he is a jerk or a man who when faced with the falsehood of his prejudices, discards them?
Your argument is that the public expenditure/GDP ratio should fall by decreasing the numerator. The Greek governments have been doing that for the past 4 years, leading to a GDP shrink of 28% and a consequent plummet in the private expenditure part of the numerator leading to an unchanging if not increasing ratio.Krugman's argument, which thus far remains untested, is that the only way to reduce the ration is to increase the denominator. Private bussiness is wiped out and the only remaining avenue is EU investment.
You admonish Mr. Krugman that he keeps making the same wrong predictions but you fail to base your assumptions to reality. P.S. If you don't believe that the Greek Goverment has slashed spending google the image "evangelismos overcrowding"
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Access denied | Foreign Policy
@Penenberg In the 4th paragraph you need to either add an object to your gerund or change it to a noun.
1 year ago on Why Time Warner Cable is like a newspaper
Greg Kumparak should change his byline photo ASAP. Now make a top 40 people in tech by dating/cruising site impersonators.
1 year, 5 months ago on The 41 hottest guys in tech
Also the unlocked S4 will cost $100 less than the iPhone 5. In Greece the iPhone 5 costs $962 setting it at almost double the minimum wage, while the S3 is only $724.
1 year, 5 months ago on Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is a plasticky powerhouse
Most of the people I know wear glasses. I can name with certainty only one that wears a watch. Seeing as you're your even younger than me I doubt you're wearing one. Therefore I think a wrist device will have this barrier to overcome, however I think smart glasses are a very toug hsell unless they are incospicuous or have lasting stylishness. Plus prescription glasses have a 50$ floor price for the simplests optics and filters WITHOUT the frame.
1 year, 6 months ago on Forget ‘mobile vs. desktop,’ the future of computing will be a question of ‘head vs. wrist’
I don't understand what the big deal is. The fact, that Apple has been shipping whorehouse goldenpages in Siri for the past year, has largely been ignored while he is providing a totally nonreprehensible service.
1 year, 6 months ago on What Bang With Friends teaches us about anonymity in tech
Reading this makes me happy, that I graduated the year, social media exploded.
1 year, 6 months ago on How one digital dad has adapted
@JenniferSiegler If you thought, the fiscal cliff were a problem, then you would also believe that government spending can create jobs and wealth, otherwise it would be a non-issue.
1 year, 7 months ago on Dear Huffington Post: It’s time to grow up
So they should just join the fold of "views on shape of earth differ", instead of occupying a massive and totally unrepresented niche.
@andrewfister Yes wage-earners should keel over and die the minute they retire so they don't burden society.
1 year, 8 months ago on Muni is 100 years old. Too bad it won’t die like a human that age
On the warehouse conditions point I think that shopping from local bussinesses only changes only the intermediary, not the source.
1 year, 8 months ago on I admire Amazon. I just don’t shop there anymore.
1 year, 8 months ago on Why are so many news sites still so unreadable? A few of the best and worst
I actually find your font too big not the others too small. I prefer small fonts which minimize scrolling, allowing a more relaxed, off-hands reading stance. Also consult your optometrist, perhaps you need prescription glasses.
That ad look awful.
1 year, 8 months ago on The amazing disappearing QR code! How ugly can work for you
I'd buy you the Humble Bundle and over the counter anti-depressants.
1 year, 8 months ago on I want absolutely nothing for Christmas
@eringriffith @jim_shook And "(If you think I’m being condescending, see Google’s man-on-the-street video on what a browser [IS].)" I think...
1 year, 8 months ago on What will ad-tech look like without cookies?
I hate the fact that everything is a -gate. That is the true Journalismgate of our time.
1 year, 11 months ago on Mapgate Is Over. Apple Won. Customers Won. Google, Not So Much.
de jour actually
2 years, 3 months ago on Craigslist is Squashing Innovation, and We’re Letting It Happen
de jure != du jour
@ErikaBatista He is British. Absurd is a synonym of funny for them.
2 years, 4 months ago on An Open Letter To Randi Zuckerberg: How Could You Do This to Real Entrepreneurs?
@ErikaBatista How does on edit posts on this platform? Oh Disqus where art thou?
@MironLulic Have you ever been to an EE/CS engineering school?
@ScottMcGrew Well the JOBS act couldn't have come at a better time for them. If they don't get crowdfunded I don't know who will.
@kjpopp If I remember correctly Apple was one of the first companies to move its supply chain to China in the 90's when the human rights and pay situation were even worse. So it was the leader of indentured servitude.
2 years, 4 months ago on Apple Should Keep the Jobs in China
Though, according to pandoticker, Randi Zuckerberg is producing this show, not some outsider.P.S I just realized Zuckerberg= Mountain of Sugar in German
2 years, 4 months ago on The Dumbing Down of Silicon Valley
I guess it's a little better than disqus, and a lot better than FB comments. A few questions though, are the users' comments on all sites connected? Is that the default font size? It's hard to read without my contacts! It would be nice, if each user could change it. Are the comments indexable by search engines?
2 years, 5 months ago on Pando’s New Commenting System: Because We Hate You