I think the distinction is between people speaking as employees of Boston vs speaking as individuals.
This restricts the Boston Police Commissioner from saying that hosting the Olympics would be a disaster, but William B. Evans (who happens to be the current commissioner) could express that opinion; I guess it would depend on HOW he expressed his opinion.
I think a Boston Olympics would be a disaster; I don't work for Boston or the state, but I just live in the area. There is no way to do it "on the cheap" and it will leave behind so many white elephants that Boston will be saddled with (or should that be howdah'd with...) that it will ruin the city's financials for the long term.
I presume the TLA's are all referring to the same organization, but I was starting to wonder what "CDP officers" and "GDP officers" were. I see that CDP is Cleveland Division of Police, but was the GDP reference (in the first paragraph "highlighted") a typo?
Tim: if the report is referring to them as CDP, I think you should have stuck with that rather than throwing in "CPD."
... but I think just referring to them as "Police Out On Patrol Emergency Responders" (POOPERs) might have been more appropriate.
I don't think I've heard of anyone actually dying due to an asteroid. No one on the International Space Station has died, right? If the person was on Earth, they would have been killed by either a meteor (or meteorite after it killed them...; thank you They Might Be Giants!).
If there are 7 Billion people on the planet, and the odds are roughly 70 million to one, shouldn't that mean roughly 100 people have died from asteroid/meteor/meteorite/space debris?
Re: Oh, the stories I could tell you about backups
Which is why:
And if the backup system isn't working, then fire everyone everywhere because this kind of thing is no joke.
Having "backup" just to check a box that says "yes we backup our systems" means nothing if the process isn't tested. Disaster Recovery is a level above basic backup, but for critical systems (and can you reasonably claim that the IRS isn't critical?) it has to be taken seriously. Fire the IT department; if they can't do it in-house, outsource it; there are companies that do this for a living.
Please do not go to any website entitled “The Intercept” for it may very well contain classified material.
So, if I set the title of my web page(s) to be "The Intercept", the military would not be allowed to visit it? Does this apply to the military in cyber command? If so, cool! Now I know how to avoid inspection by the military :-)
Fixed costs>: if you make one copy or 100,000 what remains fixed? In the case of "books" in general, that's editing, formatting, artwork, etc.
Marginal costs: how much does it cost to make (and deliver) one more? For a physical book, the cost of paper, ink, physically printing, and then distribution. For ebooks? $0 (or close enough not to matter).
Your example would imply a fixed cost of $500,000 for producing the book. Good luck in that universe because it isn't this one.
No it doesn't. Amazon's argument is not friendship, it's that their business model will make both Amazon and the authors more money.
Almost. It says that the business model at $9.99 books generates 1.74 times as much total revenue than $14.99 books. After Amazon's take, how much of that gets to authors is up to the publishers, in this case Hachette. The step of the money getting to the authors is much less transparent than one would hope. Hachette could, for example, say that at $14.99 the authors will get paid at one rate, but at $9.99 they'd get paid at a different rate.