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Comment My wife freaked (Score 0) 570

My daughter's first pat down was about 3 years ago. She was close to a year old then. They canceled a flight, put us up in a hotel, and then put us on another airline without our luggage. The luggage stayed with the original airline. So we were flagged as a family/group of 3 adults and 2 children purchasing tickets a mere 2 hours before the flight without luggage. So everyone of us got the "royal" treatment. This was before today's molestations, so we were NOT expecting anything like this. My daughter was (thankfully) asleep in my arms as they were feeling up the wife, followed by my adult brother, followed by my 5 year old son. By this point my wife was "actively" questioning why they were patting down a five year old. Then they said they needed to "pat down the infant". She freaked. Started crying, asking what they were going to do, are you going to molest my baby, do you think we have a bomb, what is wrong with you people, etc... She was not quiet, she was crying, full blown panic. She was telling me to just get over there and help her so her baby won't get molested (they had just checked her 42 DD bra for bombs while she was still wearing it). I am on the other side waiting for them to feel up my jumblies (still with my daughter) in a very surreal, how the f*** am I supposed to get on that side of security without first GOING THROUGH SECURITY? Security stopped and there was actual silence throughout the line. No cell phone cameras though. Not really the fad for recording yet, I guess. Anyway a female TSA (was it TSA in 2008?) agent took my sleeping daughter gently to my wife and proceeded to gently pat her down in my wife's arms. They were very sensible with the daughter and really only patted down her back. I guess my wife got to them. Then they moved around my jumblies, asked me to cough, and told us to have a nice flight.

So anyway, these "searches" have been going on for a while now.

Comment Re:Hold on... (Score 0) 591

Bottom line: price your stuff according to what people can afford.

They need to price discriminate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Price_discrimination). (Mathematically the only way to truly maximize their global profit is to price discriminate.) Figure out a demand curve for each market and charge the price that maximizes total profit for each market. So for India they should charge X and Brazil Y and for the US Z. They will actually charge what people can afford for each market. This assumes they can actually segment and seal their market.

Comment Re:Maximize profit (Score 0) 591

From a strictly economic view: They need to segment and seal the market and price discriminate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Price_discrimination). Mathematically the only way to truly maximize their profit is to price discriminate. Then figure out a demand curve for each market and charge the price that maximizes total profit for each market. So for India they should charge X and Brazil Y and for the US Z. This will mathematically maximize their profit, (assuming they can actually segment the market).

Comment Re:If you are worried about it... (Score 0) 791

If he's buying it he won't have a landlord and he won't be a tenant, moron.

He will be a tenet to the best landlord ever, Tyler Durden. He should shave his head and stand on the stoop and wait to be invited in. I bet the view even has quite a few bank high rises in perfect view. (I would probably advise against owning a gun at this time though.)

Comment Re:Logistics? (Score 1, Funny) 941

No, they just look at the teenage girls with boobies.

They had the computer club look over the footage. I would like to see the multi monitor setup in these kids homes.

I could see the school district saying. "The computer club students were really good kids. They had straight A's before we gave them this task. I haven't really seen any of them in school since though. They must really be taking their handy work seriously."

Comment Re:Why am I not surprised. (Score 0) 941

I consider myself a moderate politically. Some might even say conservative ...

This isn't conservative!!! In the book 1984 the government was helping its people. Make them stay in shape and all the other crap. Communism is extreme liberal. That really bad Stallone and Snipes movie where salt was illegal. For the health of everybody. Government knows what is right is definition of liberal.

Maybe it is all in the eye of the beholder. You probably look at the above and compare it to how Bush acted. You can't spend as much money as he did and actually be a conservative. Obama isn't exactly running an open government and repealing the Patriot Act either. You want conservative go look at Ron Paul.

Comment Re:What could possibly go wrong... (Score 0) 277

http://www.amazon.com/Ancestor-Novel-Scott-Sigler/dp/0307406334/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1246459434&sr=8-1 Ancestor: "...scientists struggle to solve the problem of xenotransplantation -- using animal tissue to replace failing human organs. Funded by the biotech firm Genada, Dr. Claus Rhumkorrf seeks to recreate the ancestor of all mammals. By getting back to the root of our creation, Rhumkorrf hopes to create an animal with human internal organs. Rhumkorrf discovers the ancestor, but it is not the small, harmless creature he envisions. His genius gives birth to a fast-growing evil that nature eradicated 250 million years ago -- an evil now on the loose, and very, very hungry."

Comment Re:GPS (Score 0) 313

I think the first centrino laptop is more revolutionary. (Maybe just marketing). Also when Apple put Intel (inside) that was a much bigger step. Suddenly you could dual boot Windows and OSX. Windows users could switch and still use Windows when they need to.

Comment Re:Iphone? (Score 0) 313

If you have the iPhone you have to have the Blackberry. The crack berry even has a medical condition named after it. In the corporate world they are EVERYWHERE. I would venture to say that > 80% of people making > $100K has had a crack berry for at least 2 years in length (thanks to cell contracts). The Treo phone was not anything. Kyocera QCP 6035 had everything it had earlier. During that time Windows PDAs were also starting to include phones in them. A lot of the PDAs also had 802.11 wireless. I think the author just had one.

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