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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."

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.)

(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 (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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