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Comment Re:136 lbs? (Score 1) 179

However don't pilots need some muscle development to be able to move within the airplane at high Gs? They don't need to be Arnold Schwarzenger level but they should be fit toned individuals which would add mass over the stereotypical 90 pound weakling. Think back to the test pilots that have been talked about over the years. None that I saw would be under even 150 pounds.

Comment Re:is it just me (Score 1) 72

He did attempt to kill him in the first case. Not directly but by letting Davros stay in the hand mine field where he had no chance of getting out alive without help. That's out of character with what we've seen from the Doctor since the child Davros had done nothing wrong at that point.

Comment Re: Easiest way to do this. (Score 1) 205

I know it is supposed to work but for some reason it wouldn't work for me. Even though I had created a DVD from the ISO. So I had to do the upgrade from inside Windows 8.1 which downloaded the Win 10 files (even though they had already been downloaded a few weeks before). Then the upgrade went smoothly.

Comment Re:buy-back stock payoff (Score 1) 273

Who is talking about 100s of years. Short to medium term tends to mean a year to two years. That means companies will take actions that look good over the next year but will hurt the company within five years. Now, I don't expect many companies to make investments that take decades to pay off since no one can see that far in the future but a five year payoff isn't asking too much.

Comment Re:You keep using that word. I don't think it mean (Score 3, Interesting) 346

Yes, that guy exists but he wasn't using the phone network to stream his data. He was using a cable (or maybe fiber) network that is better designed to handle these sorts of loads. Unless someone is using their phone to feed data to a PC I'm having a hard time seeing how they use 2TB a month.

Comment Re:The cost of external cognition (Score 1) 137

Not so much a technology as a product but things like Superyachts are likely never going to be affordable for the proletariat just because too much raw material and labor goes into making them. For the technology that goes into making them and is installed within them, that can come down in price and become available at a price anyone in the middle class can afford.

Comment Re:We need more carrot, not more stick (Score 1) 170

LOL. That reminds me of the last company that I worked at that required us to track all of our time and account for which project we were working on. Sounds good until you get to the point where the big boss comes by and says we had spent too much time on project A so now we need to put all our time on project B. Doesn't matter if you are still spending all your time on project A, charge the time to project B. Which makes you wonder why the bother tracking the time spent on various projects.

Comment Re:A comparison would be good (Score 1) 319

I've never heard of anyone having to wait like that. Now if you deal with the normal billing CSR there's not much they can do but if you either say you want to cancel or just ask for retention then you're talking to the people that can make these deals. In my case I just told them that my contract was up, my bill had gone up significantly and the competition was offering more for this much. They were able to match the price without any argument. In my case that saved me $50 a month (triple play bundle) but in other case it could be even more as I've seen triple play bundles in some areas go for as low as $90/month.

The key being they hate the churn. Losing a customer costs them a lot of money as they know they may never get that customer back and gaining a new customer takes a lot of work since most people are loath to switch providers unless something is really wrong with their current provider.

Comment Re:WTF (Score 1) 337

Because it's up to companies like Apple to fix the low numbers of blacks in CS. Clearly the government can't do it so now the government can require corporate America to fix what the government can't fix. Otherwise what's the point of the inevitable public shaming that would follow Apple releasing the numbers of minorities employed in the company?

What this country needs is a good five cent ANYTHING!