What does 95th %tile mean?

David Schwartz davids at webmaster.com
Sat Apr 21 15:52:47 UTC 2001

> However the way you handle this is that you don't bill for flows whose
> accounting records you have lost, so you always err in favor of your
> customer.  This gives you the right incentive to dimension your
> accounting infrastructure so that loss is minimized.  As long as the
> loss rate is in the ballpark you showed, the lost revenue probably
> doesn't justify the effort (VIP upgrades) to fix this.

> Simon.

	That is nonsense.

	If Burger King couldn't bill an average of 3% of their customers due to
billing error, they'd raise their prices 3%. The net amount paid by their
customers would still be the same and their total revenue would still be the
same. They'd still be just as competitive. They'd just be billing based
upon, you guessed it, statistical sampling.

	If you pay for it, you have to bill for it, somehow.


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