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Comment Re:The first to quit are the good ones (Score 1) 297

Every reorganization, every revamp, every change means that some people will not like it. And those that don't like it have two options: Grin and bear it, or hand in a resignation note.

Question for 100 points: Will good people, who are sought and have zero problem finding a new job, be in the first or in the latter group?

They'll be in both. And will your other group ("people who know that they have no chance of ever being hired again because they're lazy, dumb or both").

Comment Re:WOW! (Score 1) 88

The frame is not the largest expense, but the time and expense to get a closed in frame is one of the largest barriers to providing affordable housing.

Not really, no. A tiny house like the one in the article can be frame and enclosed in a two working days. Given the time to set up and dismantle the machine, I suspect they saved a half day at best.

Everything else can be done on a budget or as time permits.

Not really, no. Not if you're building to code, and not if you intend to occupy the house anytime soon.

Comment Re:I don't know... (Score 1) 299

Something sounds fishy about this. I have a feeling we aren't getting the whole story out of this.

I have that feeling too - especially after the self serving bullshit about how he wouldn't assist the police. Followed by an explanation about how he had to call his union to discover what his rights were and what the procedure was. What kind of professional doesn't already know this stuff?

Face it, human beings are by nature energy conserving (read lazy) and it would have been a lot easier to ask first, then get the production order. The press hands over photographs and videos to the police as evidence all the time without any problems. Why is it they are trying to make an example out of him? Or has it been he's been doing his best to make trouble for authorities and this is just a clever excuse?

My bet - he said something abysmally provocative and stupid to the officer that called him. And either he's not telling us that, or he's a complete idiot that doesn't grasp what he did.

Comment And you know this... how? (Score 1) 469

I often stop at restaurants, grocery stores, other retail, bars, etc. and they are all slammed. Often the parking lots are near capacity. I like taking care of my todo list while traffic thins out and it appears that many thousands of other commuters feel the same.

And you know they're commuters and not folks a few blocks from home... how exactly?

Not to mention, you're a stupidly clueless as the original poster - failing to note the discussion was about people forced off the freeway, not people choosing to get off the freeway.

Comment Re:I'm hungry (Score 4, Insightful) 469

God forbid that someone gets off a freeway and discovers a local establishment while passing through.

Having owned a business along such a commuter route... All I can say is ROTFLMAO. You have no idea what you're talking about.

All those commuters care about is getting the hell out of Dodge and back onto the freeway and getting home. They're not even looking at the local businesses.

Comment Re:I remember the same predictions about Amazon (Score 1) 334

Yes, I agree. I had no idea how Amazon would still be around today "back then."

While I certainly how no idea how big they would get, I was pretty quickly convinced they'd be around for the long haul because they were pouring money left and right into infrastructure. While the rest of the bubble industry was buying $1000 chairs and throwing $2000/head parties - Amazon was buying land and building warehouses and distribution centers.

I only wish I hadn't talked myself into selling my shares when they went past $100 a few years back.

Comment Re:/. editors: why do you maintain this shit hole? (Score 3, Interesting) 1149

Donald Trump broke this place.

Not really, no. /. used to be mostly liberal/libertarian with a large slice of middle-of-the-road. Rightwing nutjobs, facists, and Nazis-in-all-but-name used to be downmodded into oblivion within minutes of posting.

Then Gamergate happened.

Within a few months, /. culture was almost completely inverted - and the rightwing nutjobs, facists, and Nazis-in-all-but-name gained ascendance. Things have only gotten worse since then.

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