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Comment: Re:Clinton followed a Presidential trend... (Score 1) 609

by BillCable (#49234785) Attached to: Clinton Regrets, But Defends, Use of Family Email Server
That's not the impression SpzToid's post gave. He speculated explicitly that Hillary was influenced by Bush 43's bad actions. Thus one would conclude she is excused for such mistakes.

Calling out hypocrites is about as productive and difficult a task as shooting fish in a barrel.

Comment: Re:What exactly were the rules? (Score 3, Informative) 538

After some quick digging, this appears to be the law broken:

Basically, she was required by law to archive her communications on federal servers. She did not.

Also of note, according to TSG she forwarded classified intelligence Emails to Sidney Blumenthal, who was not a federal employee.

Comment: Not mutually exclusive (Score 1) 720

McD's will of course SAY that the moves are for better customer experience and not a reaction to increased labor costs.

But that doesn't mean the labor costs played no factor.

I'm sure their bean counters did exhaustive analysis of the cost/benefit of the change, where one of the big variables was labor cost. They'd have been irresponsible not to. It's obvious both customer experience and labor costs contribute here.

Editorializing "See, minimum wage isn't a factor! Look! Look!" clearly demonstrates a bias in the article.

+ - Washington Redskins stripped of trademarks 4

Submitted by BillCable
BillCable writes:

In a major blow to the Washington Redskins, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday canceled six federal trademarks of the “Washington Redskins” team name because it was found to be “disparaging” to Native Americans.

“We decide, based on the evidence properly before us, that these registrations must be cancelled because they were disparaging to Native Americans at the respective times they were registered,” the PTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board wrote. The panel voted 2-1 in favor of the decision.

Perhaps this move will speed up the inevitable name change which was expected within the next few years.

+ - Google removes "Search Nearby" function from updated Google Maps

Submitted by BillCable
BillCable writes: One of the most useful and intuitive features of Google's Map tool was the "Search nearby" link. After searching for a location, users could click on a marker on the map to pop open a window with the address and other details. This window also contained a link to "Search nearby" — extremely useful if you want to find a list of restaurants near a hotel, the closest pharmacy, or any other business you might want to patronize. Google recently updated their map tool, and "Search nearby" is no longer present. The 300 posts to the Google Product Forums complaining about this omission indicates this is a feature Maps users sorely miss. Goggle's work-around (detailed by Google staff in said thread) are a poor substitute and unreliable. There is no indication Google will add the feature to their new tool. For now users are able to revert to the original Google Maps with the "Search nearby" feature intact. But there's concern that when Google discontinues support that the feature will be lost. So why would Google remove one of its best features?

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