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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.

http://www.inc.com/magazine/201209/bo-burlingham/who-really-creates-the-jobs.html

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Ajax#U.S._role

Feed Sling Media working on Apple TV compatibility (engadget.com)

Filed under: Home Entertainment, Portable Audio, Portable Video

So we just got it straight from the horse's mouth -- the horse in this case being Sling Media's and Zatz Not Funny's own Dave Zatz -- that the company is hard at work on adding Apple's Apple TV to the growing list of devices compatible with your SlingBox. As Dave points out, not only will Apple TV compatibility allow you to placeshift your video content, you'll also be able to stream your entire iTunes library thanks to the 'Box's audio-only mode; who needs an iPod when you can access all your music directly from your Windows Mobile, Palm, and possibly J2ME-equipped cellphone sometime in the future? As usual, we'll let you know when you can start slinging your Apple TV swag, and of course, if and when Team Sling does decide to build a Java client (hint hint, nudge nudge).

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