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Comment: Re:The TripAdvisor URL (Score 4, Funny) 307

by rfrenzob (#48416941) Attached to: UK Hotel Adds Hefty Charge For Bad Reviews Online

I am a developer who dabbles in entomology as such I was simply thrilled to walk in and see a roach scurrying across the lobby floor. This set my hopes high for the room and I would not be disappointed! Some people read, watch the telly, play games, etc before bed. I enjoy getting out my equipment and studying insects. What can I say, we all have our hobbies.

While visiting the States for a conference in Chicago last year, I had the pleasure of eating at Ed Debevics. If you have never eaten there, the servers are a bit on the rude side for comedic effect. Based on my conversation with the desk when attempting to get a new light bulb for my room I'm assuming the attendant worked at Ed's while studying abroad in Chicago. "There is a shoppe down the way. Go get one yourself."

As far as the breakfast, it was simply delicious. The powdered eggs were served at a perfect 22C (72F). Not so hot as to burn the tongue but not so cold as to be crispy with a layer of frost. The pastries had a new green flavor enhancer on them. I have forgotten the name but it was excellent. Highly recommend.

Don't believe the negative reviews! I definitely feel I got more than my £36 worth out of my stay at this fine hotel!

Comment: That number seems low (Score 1) 256

by rfrenzob (#47613791) Attached to: 40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

I've always assumed that if you are unlucky enough to be on a jet that has to make an emergency landing for any reason, you end up on a watchlist somewhere.

Tail light out? Watchlist.
Electrical fire due to a wiring short? Watchlist.
Drunk and disorderly passenger on the same flight? Watchlist.

Comment: Safety finish line (Score 1) 702

by rfrenzob (#47398981) Attached to: TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

Can we please jump to the safety finish line?

No materials other than your ID, boarding pass, and a single credit card may be carried past security. Period.
No luggage may be checked.
All passengers must discard all clothing at security and travel in TSA approved hospital gowns. New clothing may be purchased outside the secure area at your destination.

+ - Slashdot BETA Discussion-> 60

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mugnyte (203225) writes "With Slashdot's recent restyled "BETA" slowly rolled to most users, there's been a lot of griping about the changes. This is nothing new, as past style changes have had similar effects. However, this pass there are significant usability changes: A narrower read pane, limited moderation filtering, and several color/size/font adjustments. BETA implies not yet complete, so taking that cue — please list your specific, detailed opinoins, one per comment, and let's use the best part of slashdot (the moderation system) to raise the attention to these. Change can be jarring, but let's focus on the true usability differences with the new style."
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Comment: Breaking news: NSA not monitoring (Score 1) 293

Why does it seem like the news stories will soon turn to what the NSA is not monitoring.

The Guardian is reporting that the NSA is not tracking the sales of bread at the grocery store on the corner of 5th and Main. Sources can confirm that other products in the store such as green beans, apricots, and chocolate syrup are being actively monitored.

Comment: Fall guy (Score 2) 177

by rfrenzob (#44923151) Attached to: NSA Posts Opening For "Civil Liberties & Privacy Officer"

Wanted: Someone to take the public's wrath and the shocked outrage of Congress the next time there is a scandal.

By accepting this position, you acknowledge and accept that you will be terminated during or immediately after the required investigation during the next scandal.

Benefits include full medical, dental, vision, 5 weeks a year vacation.

Comment: Re:This is nothing more than a declaration of inte (Score 1) 817

by rfrenzob (#41763261) Attached to: Texas Attorney General Warns International Election Observers

Don't forget about that civil war that is coming if Obama wins.

Can we just skip ahead to the magical point in the future where the recounts are done, the lawsuits are complete, and the insanity around the election dies down so we return to life as usual?

Don't sweat it -- it's only ones and zeros. -- P. Skelly