Phoneville, USA0 posts
Phoneville, USA0 posts
42 minutes ago
Not everyone is referencing Apple when it comes to the 300ppi…. You just have to admit that much over 300 is not going to be something an average, non-techie person cares about. They may even brag about it but they don’t really care and some probably have no idea what it even really means.
Sometimes as nerds we just get caught up in the spec-war. When it’s as you said, all about moving technology forward. Since we’re still a while away from a lithium ion replacement this is the kind of technology that will increase peoples batteries while not decreasing overall usability of their device and that’s an improvement.
The closer you stick something to your face the easier it is to see pixels. 300ppi at the appropriate distance for the majority of the public is indiscernible pixel wise. See much like you mentioned photographs… todays photographs are printed at 300ppi (sometimes even 250) and viewed at the correct distance the image is crisp, clear and no individual dot/pixel is visible. The same is true for screens… being that I would be willing to be most phone screens are intended to be viewed 18-24 inches away from the face. It would make sense that the average person couldn’t pick out a single pixel on a phone much over 300ppi.
I mean, who really uses their phone inches or even millimeters from their eyeballs on a daily, hourly basis? Not many people. The real life effect you speak of has little to do with a resolution greater than 300ppi and far more to deal with color correction/balance as well as how the viewer sees the screen distance/angle/etc.
No, they discovered things that are flame resistant on earth are more flammable in space. They still require gas (oxygen), heat and fuel to burn though. So no fiery explosion if it gets out in the vacuum of space still. :P
15 days ago
Um, no… We’re not talking about a corporation here. We’re talking about SMALL BUSINESS. When the lady that runs a small shop in your downtown wants to be able to have her weekends off but have her store open for tourists… generally that means she needs to manage costs but increase revenue so that she can afford the employee.
If the same woman didn’t need an employee it could be invested back into the business or be put in savings at the local credit union where it’s used for loans that help others generate commerce (and taxes for the state) by other means.
Thanks for accounting 101 lesson though. We all know that if you’re the size of google, amazon, ge, facebook, or someone with billions in profit you’re not going to be hiring just because you’re flush with cash.
The healthcare bill passed under the guise of “regulating inter-state commerce”… that’s 1/6th of the economy. It, also, unlike this bill, didn’t have Republican support and still managed to pass.
I’m pretty sure our government it’s trying to steer around anything anymore at this point, we’re pretty much pretending it doesn’t exist.
Because Congress has the authority in the Constitution to regulate commerce across state borders… like buying things from AZ when you live in MI.
I didn’t say they were screwed, and there’s a large difference between paying someone to build you a website or increase sales versus paying someone to CYA so that you don’t end up paying fines because you checked 1 box wrong on a form.
See one earns you money and one just costs you money.
This tax creates new cost, the money that will be used to pay for the changes and yearly costs of maintenance for this as an economic whole is much more of a ding to small business (bread and butter for job creation).
I never once made it sound like it would take a new technological advancement to code for it as far as making the charge. Like government everything though it’s not a simple piece of code, there’s caveats and if this then that’s but only when it’s a tuesday and raining purple jello. Hence the added cost of having someone to CYA. Money that could have gone to building the business, increasing the need for employees, growth, expansion and many other things which would stimulate tax revenue in ways that stimulate even more business tax revenue.
It’s not a federal sales tax no, but it does create a national sales tax policy at a federal level. So it technically is a national sales tax, it’s just not a federal tax as it’s collected by the states themselves.
Well just count yourself lucky you’ve never had to pay taxes at all apparently.
If you ever have even tried to start or run a small business you’ll know 2 things.
The only people that will be happy about this bill are e-commerce sites doing Billions in business already and accounting software that will be selling you a nice expensive upgrade when the law is put in place. Other than that it takes more money from the people, it reduces small businesses ability to grow and as with most taxes will likely do nothing to help the fat debt which is being carried by the US Government.
People that think doing a million dollars a year in sales is a lot of money are right, it is a lot of money… but it’s not a lot of profit and it’s even less profit when you have to take a chunk of cash out of your pocket to pay an accountant, buy software, and more to make sure you’re not breaking one of the 50,000+ pages of tax laws. Increasing profits increases jobs AND tax collection… this hurts both.
Amazon is for this for one simple reason, it stifles competition.