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Comment: Re:Bummer (Score 1) 582

by Frobisher (#42813469) Attached to: US Postal Service Discontinuing Saturday Mail Delivery
If I'm on top of it, I too can get through 2 Netflix disks in a week with my single disk plan, but without Saturday delivery that's going to be a lot harder to do. Netflix need to implement some sort of Trusted Customer system. I get those occasional emails like "When did you receive X?", "When did you send back X?". They need to have a feature on the website where you can ALWAYS say "I sent this back in today's mail". 99% of the time they get it back the next day and send me a new disk. If, over the course of two weeks I send back 3 disks and TELL them that I sent them back, they'll know I was telling the truth because they'll get them back the next day. This should put me on a "Trusted Customer" status. That means then I send a disk back and tell them that, they should immediately ship out my next disk so I get it tomorrow. It might hurt their bottom line a bit, but it would be a serious improvement to the wait time. (Or, they should make everything streaming dammitt!!!!!!)

Comment: Re:Man, oh man! (Score 1) 582

by Frobisher (#42813397) Attached to: US Postal Service Discontinuing Saturday Mail Delivery
If I'm on top of it, I can get through 2 Netflix disks in a week with my single disk plan, but without Saturday delivery that's going to be a lot harder to do. Netflix need to implement some sort of Trusted Customer system. I get those occasional emails like "When did you receive X?", "When did you send back X?". They need to have a feature on the website where you can ALWAYS say "I sent this back in today's mail". 99% of the time they get it back the next day and send me a new disk. If, over the course of two weeks I send back 3 disks and TELL them that I sent them back, they'll know I was telling the truth because they'll get them back the next day. This should put me on a "Trusted Customer" status. That means then I send a disk back and tell them that, they should immediately ship out my next disk so I get it tomorrow. It might hurt their bottom line a bit, but it would be a serious improvement to the wait time. (Or, they should make everything streaming dammitt!!!!!!)

Comment: Favourite Red Dwarf line - "Kryten" (Score 1) 190

by Frobisher (#37495098) Attached to: Discovery Brings Us One Step Closer To "Milking" Pigeons
Holly: We're a bit short on a few supplies.
Lister: Like what?
Holly: Cow's milk. Ran out of that eons ago. Fresh and dehydrated.
Lister: What kind of milk are we using now?
Holly: Emergency back-up supply. We're on the dog's milk.
Lister: Dog's milk?
Holly: Nothing wrong with dog's milk. Full of goodness, full of vitamins, full of marrowbone jelly. Lasts longer than any other type of milk, dog's milk.
Lister: Why?
Holly: No bugger'll drink it. And the advantage of dog's milk is that when it goes off it tastes exactly the same as when it's fresh.
Lister: Why didn't you tell me, Hol?
Holly: What, and spoil your tea?
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Girl Quits On Dry Erase Board a Hoax 147

Posted by samzenpus
from the take-this-job-and-shove-it dept.
suraj.sun writes "It's the same old story: young woman quits, uses dry erase board and series of pictures to let entire office know the boss is a sexist pig, exposes his love of playing FarmVille during work hours." Story seem too good to be true? It probably is, at least according to writer Peter Kafka. Even so, Jay Leno and Good Morning America have already reached out to "Jenny."

Comment: Day of the Triffids and Monkey Planet (Score 1) 1021

by Frobisher (#29651305) Attached to: What Belongs In a High School Sci-Fi/Fantasy Lit Class?
John Wyndham's "Day of the Triffids" is rooted enough in reality not to alienate non-sci-fi readers, and is a very interesting take on the collapse of society after a catastrophe. I'd also suggest Pierre Boulle's original "Monkey Planet", different enough from the Apes movies to make it almost a completely different story. Good stuff.

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