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Comment Re:yep (Score 4, Informative) 671

Basically you are telling us your employer sucks and really doesn't care about their employees.

Say what you will about Starbucks and their burnt coffee, but here's what Howard Shultz had to say about the subject:

Starbucks wonâ(TM)t use the new law as an excuse to cut benefits or lower benefits for its workers...

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2021922111_westneat29xml.html

Apparently, cutting your employee's health insurance is so low Starbucks will not stoop to it. But there are plenty who will, and it is the sign of a shitty employer.

Submission + - Delta to purchase Microsoft for pilot tablets (seattletimes.com) 1

Frosty Piss writes: Delta Air Lines plans to buy 11,000 Microsoft Surface 2 tablets for its pilots to replace the heavy bundles of books and maps they haul around now. Delta says the Surface tablets will save it $13 million per year in fuel and other costs. Right now, each pilot carries a 38-pound flight bag with manuals and maps. Other airlines, including American and United, have been buying Apple's iPad for that purpose. One reason Delta picked a Microsoft device was that it's easier to give pilots separate sections for company and personal use, said Steve Dickson, Delta's senior vice president for flight operations. Another reason for picking the Surface tablet is that Delta's training software also runs on the same Windows operating system as the tablets, reducing the need to redo that software for another device, Dickson said.

Comment Re:Are you serious? (Score 5, Informative) 682

Sounds like the parent and child are separated. Nothing wrong with trying to stay connected at a distance...

Giving a 4 year old a phone is not the solution to that problem.

By the way, my wife and I Skype three times a week with our grandchildren who are about that age. Works much better than handing them a phone.

Comment Re:Does anyone understand the "zombies" craze? (Score 1) 220

But... if they're gearing up to fight "zombies", they can stockpile all the weapons they want and only appear to be a little paranoid.

So, like this?

So, Dave, what's with all the automatic weapons and the cases of surplus MRE packages? Coomunists? Race war? The IRS? OBAMACARE ? No?

Oh, ZOMBIES?

Yes, that's only a "little" paranoid, Dave...

Comment Re:Highly unusual? Hardly. (Score 1) 149

For my "run of the mill" TS, they contacted people I had forgotten I even knew from high school (I'm 49). They knew about increadibly minor things I did 35 years ago and had long since forgotten.

If the money were not as good as it is, I would have skipped the extended anal probe, specially because I get to do it all over again every few years.

After the second time, I requested and recieved (via FOIA) a copy of the report that I keep and review when ever a "reinvestigation" comes up.

Comment Re:Yeah... (Score 3, Informative) 149

We really want a guy who owes the Mob 200K in gambling debts being leaned on to turn over top-secret information to erase his gambling debts.

There is no evidence that he is "owes the Mob 200K". There *is* evidence he used counterfit chips.

Also, if you think "the Mob" still has any control over legitimate licenced gambling establishments (such as those in NJ and NV), you really need to get out of the basement and take off the tinfoil, get a bit of sun.

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