I didn't explain my point very well. What I was trying to say was how can "laptop manufacturers that refuse to offer the 16GB RAM upgrade option" (as izacus put it) be considered market segmentation (as AceJohnny2 said in his reply to izacus). It's not a segment to those that don't sell anything to them, and because they don't sell to them, they have no (first-hand) data on how big that segment might be if they were to sell to it.
The problem with extrapolating how the result of a proportional vote would have gone from the results of a first past the post election is that people would vote differently. e.g. someone might vote tactically for lib-dem to get a conservative out under first past the post whereas they might vote labour under proportional representation.
Edit: I'm in favour of proportional representation.
> The patent covering the neotame molecule in the US, 5,480,668, was originally set to expire 7 November 2012, but was extended 973 days by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent is now set to expire 8 July 2015.
Give Animats comment below about how Sucralose is being manufactured more now that its patent has expired it will be interesting to see what happens once Neotame's patent expires later this year.
In the early days of the web I remember seeing an ASCII art pheonix made of (if I remember correctly) AGCT dna-like sequences. It rendered really slowly in netscape. I'd love to know how today's browsers handle it but alas it is lost in time...