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Comment: Re:Just Say No (Score 1) 232

by Spectra72 (#43828701) Attached to: How the Smartphone Killed the Three-day Weekend

Bingo. I'm not unreasonable to requests to cover something on a weekend or holiday. Just give me a reasonable heads up that that's the expectation. I'm on salary so we don't even have to talk about OT.

But once the issue is resolved, don't expect to see me in the office for a couple of days as I take a vacation that I'm not putting on the books.

My boss is fine with that.

Comment: Re:Oh dear ? (Score 1) 606

by Spectra72 (#41610081) Attached to: UK Man Arrested For Offensive Joke Posted On Facebook

It's one thing to punch someone in the face as an automatic/instinctive irrational response to a provocative statement made in your presence.

It's quite another when the wheels of government lurch into motion over the same thing. There is nothing automatic or instinctive about thinking about and then deciding to arrest someone over statements made in poor taste on the internet. That's not spur of the moment. That's cold and calculated.

Apple Orders 10 Million Tablets? 221

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the pricepoint-better-be-right dept.
Arvisp writes "According to a blog post by former Google China president Kai-Fu Lee, Apple plans to produce nearly 10 million tablets in the still-unannounced product's first year. If Lee's blog post is to be believed, Apple plans to sell nearly twice as many tablets as it did iPhones in the product's first year."

Comment: Re:Makes you wonder (Score 1) 388

by Spectra72 (#26718727) Attached to: US Becomes Top Wind Producer; Solar Next

Soccer has been irrelevant in the US for longer than the World Cup has been played. So your "case in point" sucks.

It's not that soccer is irrelevant because the US is no good at it...it's that the US is no good at soccer because it is and always has been (at least since the rise of college football in the late 1800's) irrelevant.

Soccer was overtaken by American style football. End of story. Game over.

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