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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.

Comment Re:Missing the Point about Printing Food by statin (Score 1) 88

Hmm... All those print-head nozzles, heating elements, food containers, refrigeration requirements, loading of raw materials.

And I dread the washing up :D At the very least, dishwashers will need to be totally reinvented. Or you'll have to print out a 'cleaning run' after printing food - which may not clean hygienically enough.

No, I think food printing will remain a niche technology; maybe, used in molecular gastronomy. Elements may be incorporated into modern cookery, but Star-Trek like food synthesisers certainly won't be able to print anything close to strawberries and cream, chicken wings, or even a serving of rice in the medium term.

Comment Good solution, overarching reach (Score 1) 122

I think we should put the knives away for now.

Someone else has pointed out LinkedIn's explain of their solution here:
http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=4379177&cid=45241665

I like the spirit behind this tutorial. Technically, its an excellent, creative solution to a real problem - having emails annotated with additional context of our liking. Their only mistake is the overarching reach of the solution (i.e. send all your mail to LinkedIn). That makes it basically DoA.The 'proper' solution for this would be for their app to run the IMAP proxy in the background on your *local* device (i.e. listening localhost:), under *your* control. The VPN profile would then direct mail retrieval traffic to localhost:. The app would also give you control over rules and webservices used to annotate your email. Additional points if the app was open source.

Comment Re:Missing the Point about Printing Food by statin (Score 1) 88

Interesting post. Yes, 3D Printing is very promising. But this need correction...

> What's more expensive, set up a kitchen, or a printer?

A kitchen is way cheaper to setup and run -- whether feeding a few, or a crowd. Its going to stay that way - kitchen technology is not going to stay static.

Think of kitchens as food printers that have been improved thousands of years :D If printers *will* be everywhere, kitchens *are* everywhere - they are way more important for us than printers.

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