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Comment Re:When you have a bad driver ... (Score 1) 961

> I'd rather have a competent driver in a bare-bones sports car on the road with me than a clueless housewife ...

"Roger Rodas was a highly skilled driver who would not have taken a risk with his friend and client Paul Walker’s life, an engineer for Rodas’ race team said Tuesday."

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/12/03/paul-walker-roger-rodas-porsche/

Comment How about.... (Score 1) 238

...offering employment contracts which don't bind employees in intellectual slavery. Some employers - especially tech employers - lay claim to every thought, word and deed of value that the employee creates during his term of employment - even if done in his own time and on his own dime.

Comment Re:Different restaurant, same owner (Score 1) 845

Whether its real call for violence or not, its indicates an attitude problem with the owner. And attitude is everything in hospitality - it informs everything: the staff you hire, the ingredients you procure, how kind you are to customers that make a mistake, or disagree with you ... This guys attitude is Not that of a hospitable restauranteur.

I see the problem with GG in restaurants. I support the ban. After all, its for the benefit of the OTHER patrons in the place. But I still prefer not to eat at venues where attitudes like this flow from the top down.

Feel free to disagree - just remember its your ass kicking he may call for tomorrow because of a bad tip or Yelp review.

Comment Re:I tested it two weeks back (Score 1) 644

> Plans went from 600$ a month to 900$ a month for gold.

Wow - that seems a lot. I live in Australia. Here private health insurance plans go for much cheaper - even when you factor out a rebate the Government provides for taking private insurance (i.e. a rebate for not using the public health system.)

E.g.: http://www.frankhealthinsurance.com.au/quote
--
(Select zip code 2000)
You're a family living in NSW with adults aged 35 and 32. Your Private Health Insurance Rebate tier is 'don't apply rebate'.
    -- Better Hospital and Some Extras with 50% Back = AU $244.40/month
    -- Best Hospital and Lots Extras with 50% Back = AU 359.20/month

Comment Re:Why not release multiple controllers? (Score 1) 206

... and install a hollow cube outfitted with kinect 2, that would measure your hands and recommend a suitable sized controller for you?

$100 million is a lot of money.

What about addressing the tons of us, who still prefer a KB/mouse combo to thumbsticks on a XBox controller? There are even XBox mouse/kb adapters out there to fulfill this demand.

Comment myus.com (Score 2) 206

Around $100/year has them receiving your US online purchases at your personal US address (their Florida warehouse). They scan shipment invoices -- you view the invoices in a web interface and tell them which shipments to 'consolidate' and ship, They stuff everything together and ship Fedex or UPS. An 12"x8"x6" box costs about $50-$60 -- you save money when you've consolidated multiple shipments.

In Australia, any import under $1000 is duty free.

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