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The Very-Many-Questions-Not-Worth-Their-Own-Thread Thread 36

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Cutlass, Dec 11, 2018.

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  1. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    To piggyback off of @Cutlass, the Saturday Night Rule is designed to take advantage of business travelers' demand inelasticity. Business travelers generally don't have as much leeway as leisure travelers to stay over for too long. They are, at least theoretically, on the clock, and the company often doesn't like its time being spent somewhere else where it is more difficult to work even if the price in travel reimbursement is lower. And a company isn't going to cancel a business meeting over the price of a plane ticket.

    So airlines can get companies to pay more to send their people home at the end of the work week.

    Low-cost airlines attempted to circumvent this concept for awhile last decade, but it petered out pretty quickly. Businesses prefer relationships with specific airlines, limiting the extent to which low-cost carriers can supplant them. The discriminatory pricing really hits smaller businesses and leisure travelers without the give in their schedule to accommodate an extra night's stay, but their demand is inelastic too so they just get screwed.
     
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  2. rah

    rah Warlord Supporter

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    I bought a cable and some software to use the RCA outputs from an old VCR to download my old VHS tapes to my computer. It was pretty cheap. Read the reviews because some are much better than others.
     
  3. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Another question: according to rules who gets to start the new thread?
     
  4. Mouthwash

    Mouthwash Escaped Lunatic

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    Pretty sure it's the last poster of the 50th page.
     
  5. Gori the Grey

    Gori the Grey The Poster

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    Should be samson, 1000th post.
     
  6. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    For the next 18 hours, yes, and then #999 gets the opportunity, etc.
     
  7. Glassfan

    Glassfan Mostly harmless

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    I get so many RoboCalls I don't even answer my cell unless Caller ID shows me it's someone I know. In the last year, Spammers began displaying "local" phone numbers - to fool us into thinking it's a neighbor or local business. But recently, I've begun receiving calls will local numbers and names.

    So annoying....
     
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  8. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    More a rant than a question..
     
  9. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    Moderator Action: The new thread is here. Thread closed.
     
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