My wife Viv worked as a flight coordinator. "Give me a flight to Dallas with a seat that Shaq could fit in" would not faze her in the least.
if the 400 million is really the only overrun that's an astonishing record for the federal goverment
This. Compared to the James Webb Space Telescope - a ten-year, $500 million project that has turned into a 21-year, $8.8 billion project so far, that's chickenscratch.
(But I still want them to finish JWST and launch it.)
I know, Occam's Razor would explain this by simply having all airline employees be psychic, but in fact, when you call and talk to someone, they note what you talked about, then when you call and talk to an entirely different person who magically knows what you talked about before, they're just reading that note. OMG!
Like others, I've had to deal with these guys for ages. It was because of them that I put MY address on WHOIS records of domains I host for un-clued people (back when I was in hosting) - otherwise the domains would have gone their way.
Try again. He was convicted then acquitted of bribery . He was convicted and served time for extortion . Two different cases.
I was a little baffled by the "convicted then acquitted" construct at first - I presume this means convicted, then acquitted on appeal?
Well, I guess I'm a mouse. And now, thanks to you, I'm a self-aware mouse!
Well, there's a difference between that raw retail part you bought, and an identical mobo in a pre-built PC. A guy I knew did IT at a big paper in... Annapolis, if I recall. Several years ago, they upgraded to shiny new all-in-one PC's all over the newsroom. I don't remember the brand - either HP/Compaq or Gateway, probably. Anyway, a few months in, they start failing, one after another. Turns out a bunch of them had components that had all been in one shipping container in a warehouse - and that container was under the leaky spot in the roof. By the time they were built, the boards had dried out and nobody noticed, but the damage had been done.
Your retail part, on the other hand, has been in its happy little shrink-wrapped box from the day it was born.
Of course he had to open his mouth and remind Apple of the opportunity for them to start doing driver chips in-house...