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Comment common mis-conceptions (Score 1) 182

There is a difference between a debt and payment for services yet to be rendered. The legal tender argument is/was aimed primarily at taxes, tariffs, rent and such to prevent corrupt governmental bodies or landlords from demanding payment in land or other mediums. There is no federal statute that a private business, a person, or an organization must accept currency or coins as for payment for goods and/or services. Private businesses are free to develop their own policies on whether or not to accept cash unless there is a State law which says otherwise. For example, a bus line may prohibit payment of fares in cents or dollar bills. In addition, movie theaters, convenience stores and gas stations may refuse to accept large denomination currency (usually notes above $20) as a matter of policy. Another example is bridges or toll roads. Many have gone to a fast path or credit card ONLY scheme and that is totally legal.

Comment Re:This is NOT new (Score 1) 564

That is the way the ratchet shifter worked. Click up a gear or down a gear but the actual position of the shifter remained in the center. If you were a real gearhead you had the indicator functioning correctly, but if you hacked it, the way most of my greasy friends and I did it, you had to always be aware of which gear you were in, kind of like a dirt bike or older motorcycle, forget where you were and things could get messy quickly.

Comment Re:And? (Score 1) 307

Really ?? That's good to know I'll look into it. We've had them provide specific tools and in-house addons for email stuff, especially for large scale mailing list management and tools designed to manage PHB's 'distribution list' skills. A company wide reply all storm can be a killer on your mail structure and intranet in general when 2 or 3 levels of management decide to visibly 'concur' on a subject without regard to the scope of whom they are replying.

Comment Re:And? (Score 2) 307

I work for one of M$'s largest enterprise customers. We had at one time the largest M$ email implementation in the world (that may have changed) and while they will bend over backwards adding special features and such for us, and provide excellent support, I've never seen one line of source code, nor have I ever heard of anyone who has at my place of business. Not that I'm saying it doesn't or hasn't happened...

Comment Not sure ?? (Score 1) 1836

Can a commercial proprietor actually improve the culture on a site ? I doubt it. You can do some technical fixes, several of which you apparently already have a handle on, but I am convinced the crowd that hangs here is the only way to improve interaction. Implementation of any sort of restrictive rules will just drive the core further away...

Off the top of my head I'd say STOP astro-turfing lousy commercial ads pretending to be articles, but that would likely drive down the $$$ value of the site in its' new overlords eyes and thus be an unacceptable solution.

Comment Don't believe anything the TSA says (Score 1) 500

I find it hard to credit the TSA with anything. I don't believe more guns are being carried on planes, just that the TSA may have stumbled onto a few more by blind luck. Even a blind chick finds a kernel of corn now and then. That kind of statistical increase is unrealistic, more likely the TSA has finally tripped over a search procedure that works, or maybe even hire 2 or 3 competent workers which would account for the increase.

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