I cut my own hair ;-)
Things change in complex situations as the totals go up. Think of the SARS example I gave you, 1 in a hundred is manageable because once you locate the only one that is sick the rest can move away inside the shelter to avoid contagion while they can improvise a way to deal with the only patient but once you increase the nunber in hundres or thousands its unlikely that those that are sick can be isolated before they infected others. I used a shelter as example because those that use only quality (percentages) instead of quantity (magnitude) in their analysis fail to realize that reality is unscalable, in the example you can increase the quantity of people but not the size of the shelter. In any natural or unatural catastrophy magnitide is what will decide the fate, for example you can think China has a number capabilities to cope with disasters and war but the fact is the size of the population in itself lends itself to make things worse in no time once an event get unmanageable.
Magnitude makes rules change. With termperature as quality and heat as magnitude
you can increase the temperature of a teaspoon of water by one degree using a match. To do the same with a cup of water that wont be enough, you will need a lighter. To get a one degree increase on ten gallons of water you need a stove. To get that effect in a lake you need a nuclear device. As magnitude goes up do not get easier.
I would delete that post as it does not have relevance, but that's just me. I took the discussion here. Higher profit margin does not necessarily mean more efficient. People that make shoes in the United States don't work liked people in China.
because they can, they want a higher profit margin.
Fage is a 13 year old kid I believe.
hello. you know chinese?you can speak it?