But there's another way to get similar numbers. There is on company in Germany still making Ts (and sportsware and such) with 100% production depth in Germany/Europe. Their lowest priced plain white shirt is about 16 Euro (~20 USD) ab initio. I guess thats a good benchmark.
(The company is also a prime example whats still possible to be done when you focus on your products instead of pleasing investors - they are debt free and private owned. They not only survived the death of German textile manufacturing in the 70s but are still a major player)
One of his assertions is that there’s “no legitimate reason to avoid Windows 7.” Well, in the case of older computers running Windows XP, there sure is an important reason. Windows 7 and Windows 8 both consume more in terms of system resources than Windows XP ever did. Some older computers simply couldn’t run the more recent versions of Windows very well, but they are quite capable of running a wide range of desktop Linux distributions.
This is about the worst and outdated argument about Linux. Win7 runs on a 1.2 GHz AMD K7 as acceptable as any Linux - and that's a 15 year old CPU. Not sure if anyone out there still uses a computer that old for business (unlike embedded) or even own it. And as soon as you put Libre/OpenOffice on and try to do something usefull, it get less than perfect, no matter what OS. But still doable - maybe even a bit better under Win7 but YMMV.
Basic line: User Experiance isn't anymore defined by OS-speed, so please guys, GET RID OF THAT OUTDATED ARGUMENT
Jackson County (southern) Oregon has a citizen inspired ballot measure to be voted on May 20, 2014 to ban the growing of genetically engineered crops (GMOs) in the county. Monsanto and friends have already put in $850K to oppose the measure by fear, misinformation and outright lies. The main lie is that it will cost the county tons of money to enforce the ban. The truth is that it will mostly likely cost nothing because the measure is self enforcing. What Monsanto does not have is the people on the ground and an already informed public from left and right, rich and poor who do not want GMOs in their food or grown near them. Everyone wants to protect farmers most of whom are small family farmers from the pollen contamination and legal harassment that comes with GE crops grown anywhere nearby. Support the campaign by going to www.ourfamilyfarmscoalition.org to learn more and to donate. The cartoon is available to be modified for use in campaigns elsewhere. Contact me if you are interested.
When we win here the opposition to planting of GE crops will go viral in the U.S. Large parts of the world have already banned GE crops including Mexico that recently has a court injunction on planting any more GE corn. We can win this one. We need your simple help and vote. Pass this image around.
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