Yes, but my point was that the employees are paying for it, not the company.
I think a better solution is that once you've achieved cruising altitude that passenger can petition for a vote of all passengers to have specific annoying passengers literally thrown off the planes. No parachute, just a good heave. As annoying cell phone users are - shouting in their phones, etc. - seat kickers, loud drunks, crying babies and others deserve some sort of retribution too.
Good plan. This would prevent famously annoying people from ever getting on a plane.
I can't comprehend how a US Senator would consider this worthy of her/his time.
Think of how much time a Senator spends flying between DC and his state and his summer home and to the resort the company bribing him is paying for.
Without the ability to see another person's lips it makes it more difficult to hear. When people have difficulty hearing another person they raise their voice. (yeah, it is counter-intuitive.)
People do tend to be less considerate of bystanders when making phone calls than when talking to someone who is actually in the room in my experience; you'll see someone who's having a perfectly reasonable conversation with somebody at dinner, then turn away to answer their phone and jump up an order of magnitude in loudness. I think it's the fact that one side of the conversation is private to the other people in the room; it triggers some sort of general "private talk" flag in the brain that makes you automatically and quite unconsciously begin talking as though there was nobody else there.
Not to mention the "answer a call in the middle of a conversation" rudeness.
Not all laws are in the Constitution. The law that should cover this is the ones covering "public disturbance". Your loud mouth yelling into a cellphone with a bad connection while sitting a foot away from me is going to get your cellphone broken.
Calling real quick to say, "Hey honey, they say we will be landing in 30 minutes" is a lot different than holding a full on conversation about shit I do not want to hear about at the yelling volume most people talk on the phone with.
I like you assholes trot out the "entitlement" argument. when someone asks for a common decency law. I guess your entitlement to be a rude asshole doesn't count. If people on average had common decency we would not need these laws.
There is a train line that came up with a novel idea: on part of the train you can use your cellphone, and on part of the train you can't! Gee, what a concept. Maybe we could let the airlines figure this out, rather than having Congress make laws.
Amtrack does not charge extra for "quiet cars". You can bet your ass an airplane would charge you for some peace and quiet.
Also, on a train you can get up, move around, and there is lots of room between seats. On a plane you are pressed right up against the asshole yammering on his phone right next to you.
The number of smug people continues to grow, but the degree of smugness for the small number of TVless people in 2000 was higher. It's getting too mainstream. I, for one, have felt my level of smugness about my lack of TV decline in recent years.
So you are saying that being a hipster has become too mainstream?
As is pointed out regularly on other
It might be less efficient. Each time you convert the energy you are taking some amount of loss to heat/friction. For large scale systems i was under the impression that water-gravity systems were much more efficient than batteries.
Electricity prices are higher during the work day, lower at night. The employees drive the car home and it gets charged overnight in their home on their own power bill.
Because he CAN tell us he does not have a television. Over and over.
Well that was the whole deal with CATV many decades ago, when it was beginning to be widely marketed they said we would pay for transmission of programming and not see advertising, or a very small amount of ads. We can plainly see how that's turned out, there's much more advertising than content on pretty much every channel except C-SPAN. I don't hate ads, but please we need to see a higher percentage of content versus ads.
Yeah, now we pay for transmission, programming AND we get to see ads on the majority of channels!
That comic seems to suggest we reached peak smug in 2000. I do not believe that market bubble has popped yet. Disclaimer: I have been shorting smug stocks.
The war ends with commercials being better integrated with the content, either through product placement or through matching the style of the content they are inserted in.
I would consider this worse.
Yeah, I would say that the Nigerian prince is a risky investment.