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Comment Re:all voting should be paper and pencil (Score 1) 393

We have machines that act very similar to your description except the paper copy is spooled through a view window and remains inside the machine. After finishing the touch-screen voting it will print and scroll vote by vote for visual verification.

A couple things that I don't like:
1. It's a Diebold machine (not a stellar reputation)
2. I have no clue what happens if I disagree with the printed ballot since it's all internal
3. One year the paper roll was jammed in the machine. I told the poll workers but they didn't seem to care. Who knows how many paper ballots were printed on top of each other...

I don't like the machines. Eventually we'll get one that is trustworthy.. but not until capitalism has run its course.

Comment Re:USA next? (Score 1) 104

Fuyao (they do automotive glass, possibly other stuff) opened up a production facility near by at a former Delphi location.

An aquaintence quit her job and began working there in quality control. She said the Chinese management staff is going to drive that place into the ground, they don't understand American workers are not going to put up with the same abuse factory workers in China occasionally face.

Comment Re:It might work out (Score 3, Insightful) 104

I former co-worker told me a story from his first week in a union shop (he was non-union). Walking the floor, he noticed a screw was a bit loose on a panel, so he grabbed a screw driver to fix it. He got yelled out because maintenance was a union responsibility. Two weeks later, the screw was still loose.

I'm not anti-union. I'm anti-dumbassness. The reason so many people are tired of unions is because shit like this. The desire to work to make the company successful is completely gone in union shops, it's just show up, do the bare minimum and collect a paycheck. (not saying this about all unions, but UAW is notoriously bad).

Comment Re:Well shit (Score 1) 258

I'm suprised these companies have not sued convicted murders for damaged due to them eliminating one source of revenue stream from society. On top of that, they basically remove themselves as a functioning member of society so that is two revenue streams gone.

Won't somone think of the non-value adding suits?

Comment Re:dry ink (Score 2) 223

I had a similar experience. Bought a decent HP wireless printer but the cartridges went bad before I could even finish the ones that came with the printer. I cannot justify buying new ones for the very limited amount of printing I do. It's just an 8lb paperweight now.. or something for my 2 year old to play around with.

Comment It's the humidity for me (Score 1) 388

Last summer we kept our house at 78F (about 25C) but it was relatively dry. This summer we dropped it down to 74F due to an extremely wet June/early July just to get the moisture out of the air.

At work it is similar, I'm in a large open office area. Even if the temperature is reading 72F, you can feel immediately if it stops working because the humidity creeps up. It can get uncomfortable quickly in business casual dress. Of course there are a few women who constantly complain they are cold, walk around wrapped in blankets and wearing gloves with the finger tips cut off.. but overall it's not too bad.

Comment Re:What is being missed... is the $2 million part. (Score 1) 456

While you are probably correct, I am sure there is much more to the story.

Do we know if the current situation is even efficient? That $2mil might be to upgrade all the systems enough that it will save $100k/yr in more efficient operation.

If you think about how long they have milked the current system, maybe they do well with their budgets.. just not enough info to decide if $2mil is wasteful.

Comment Re:Drug-Resistant Virii, Lysol-resistant bacteria (Score 1) 479

Or ask why He saved Dick Chaney by killing someone else in order to harvest the organs but why He kills thousands of children with cancer every year.

I was debating with someone a few weeks ago. I ended the debate with "The Bible was written by man, it was translated by man, it has been copied by man, and it has been interpreted by man. How the hell can anyone believe it is the true word of God?"

Comment Re:This makes me feel safe (Score 2) 357

With cockpit doors being locked now, it seems stupid to do anything to an airplane these days. Sure, you might get a few hundred casulties and the loss of a plane and possible some casulties on the ground.. there are far worse things they could do. Black Friday at a Wal-mart? Sporting events, train stations..

TSA is smoke and mirrors. 9/11 cannot be replicated.. even if they somehow breached the cockpit doors the crew and passengers will not sit idley by.

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