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Comment Re:The Doctor (Score 1) 218

It's almost like we needed a scapegoat for the change to be accepted, like how the George Lazenby James Bond movie is less well received even though one could argue that it's a much more coherent story than many of the other movies...

Most reviewers regard "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" as one of the better Bond movies, if not the best.

Comment Re:Yeah but it makes a good story (Score 2) 213

Saying that it's "not true" is wildly overstating the case. The results of the investigation were that, bottom line, the KLM captain took off without clearance. Several things contributed to that, including simultaneous radio transmissions (which meant that neither could be heard). Excessive cockpit deference may have been a contributor as well. It's not clear that it was, but there was enough evidence that it was to drive the industry to roll out Crew Resource Management over time.

Comment Re:Really?!? (Score 1) 1448

Up until late 19th century, the age of sexual/marriage majority matched being a biological adult.

The idea that marriage is now much later than it used to be is a common misconception, at least for Europe and the US. Really, the outlier in (relatively) recent history was the post-WWII era, when age of first marriage dropped sharply from the levels of the late 19th and early 20th century. In 1890, average age of first marriage for women in the US was 23.5, and 26.5 for men. http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/marriage/data/acs/ElliottetalPAA2012figs.pdf In the late 18th century, average age was 20-22 for women, ~26 for men. http://www.amazon.com/Marriage-England-1500-1800-Abridged-footnotes/dp/0061319791/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1327690657&sr=8-3

Comment Re:Oh, look! Just what the economy needs! (Score 1) 600

Our 11 person firm had our policy cancelled due to ACA and we were forced to choose a different one for 30% more per year. Does anyone in Washington know who really creates jobs in this country? HINT: its not companies with more than 50 employees.

Actually, yes it is. For a detailed discussion, see below, but the short version is that small companies don't disproportionately create net new jobs; _new companies_ do.


Comment Re:Infiltrate! (Score 2) 108

"Forget the recent invasions of other countries, the US destabilized a democratic government and installed their own puppet dictator in Iran just over thirty years ago."

The coup against Mosaddegh was 60 years ago, not 30 (1953). Also, the dictator (the Shah) was already there.


Comment Re:Make Good Use of Them (Score 1) 253

Rumour has it that Ford's deal is a fairly significant part. I'm not sure that he'd be interested in just a cameo, to be honest. He doesn't owe Lucas squat, and has done so much since then that he barely remembers those movies, so if he's on board, it's because it's worth it for him to be on board. Sure, his role won't be as significant as in Crystal Skull, obviously, but he'll get a few action scenes and lots of dialogue, I'm sure.

I just hope he's still flying the Falcon. It's not a Star Wars movie without the Falcon breaking down (again).

Comment Re:will be abused in 3...2...1... (Score 1) 106

Additionally, the person will have had to intentionally sync their card with their Twitter account to enable this in the first place. It's a stupid idea from a consumer perspective, although kind of brilliant from a marketing perspective, as now not only do we make purchases but we announce them to the world, but it's not nearly as prone to abuse as folks here are making it seem.

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