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Comment Re:But, but, but ... (Score 1) 167

And, seriously, how hard is to remember to unload your weapon before packing it?

Actually the rest of the world wants to know why you fly with a gun in the first place.

I was wondering that myself (I don't own a gun), but then realized that there are some valid reasons - you're a LEO, or going: hunting, to a gun convention, etc... But if it's because you think you're going to get mugged at Disney World, then no.

Comment But, but, but ... (Score 2) 167

They're reporting they found 33 loaded firearms in carry-on luggage in one week, and remind readers that gun-carrying passengers "can face a penalty as high as $11,000. This is a friendly reminder to please leave these items at home."

... muh freedoms!

And, seriously, how hard is to remember to unload your weapon before packing it?

From: Transporting Firearms and Ammunition


  • When traveling, comply with the laws concerning possession of firearms as they vary by local, state and international governments.
  • Declare each firearm each time you present it for transport as checked baggage. Ask your airline about limitations or fees that may apply.
  • Firearms must be unloaded and locked in a hard-sided container and transported as checked baggage only. Only the passenger should retain the key or combination to the lock.
  • Firearm parts, including magazines, clips, bolts and firing pins, are prohibited in carry-on baggage, but may be transported in checked baggage.
  • Replica firearms, including firearm replicas that are toys, may be transported in checked baggage only.
  • Rifle scopes are permitted in carry-on and checked baggage.


  • Ammunition is prohibited in carry-on baggage, but may be transported in checked baggage.
  • Firearm magazines and ammunition clips, whether loaded or empty, must be securely boxed or included within a hard-sided case containing an unloaded firearm. Read the requirements governing the transport of ammunition in checked baggage as defined by 49 CFR 175.10 (a)(8).
  • Small arms ammunition, including ammunition not exceeding .75 caliber and shotgun shells of any gauge, may be carried in the same hard-sided case as the firearm.

Comment Re:Oracle Benchmarks? (Score 2) 154

I won't prevent people from saying ... "We ran our benchmark test against several database engines, and Oracle performed the worst (trust us) . Unfortunately we are unable to post their results, but here is how everyone else did ..."

And post a table of results leaving the row on which the Oracle name/data would be blank. Pretty sure they can't keep you from simply implying things... :-)

Comment Re: employee improvement plan (Score 1) 388

If not, the employee will be judged to have not sufficiently improved, no matter how they actually perform, and at the end of the EIP deadline they are let go for cause.

One of the companies I worked for tried that with me here in Virginia when a new manager came in and replaced people. The unemployment application form had the following question: "Were you performing your duties to the best of your abilities?" I checked "Yes" (which was true). Got my unemployment benefits.

Comment Re:Sickdays==Lossofprofits, can't have those! (Score 1) 193

it nice to see, that something as a human being sick, is calculated as corporate loss.

You see... Employees are a company's most valuable asset and, um... Sorry, I forgot where I was going with this.

[ Pro Tip: When your employer starts saying crap like this, start looking for another job. ]

Comment Re:Future human habbitation (Score 1) 113

Pop quiz: what do you get when you boil perchlorates? Answer, in case you didn't know: hydrochloric acid vapours. And that's just the start of problems you're going to have.

And it's not just perchlorates in there. There's arsenic, hexavalent chromium, you name it.

Wow. So... We'll need 2 Brita / Pur filters? :-)

Comment Preaching to the choir. (Score 5, Insightful) 314

The network connection was among other rules the former chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency broke because he found them to be "stupid," including sometimes sneaking out of a CIA station in Iraq without authorization and sharing classified information with NATO allies without approval, ...

If I had a nickel for every rule or person I thought was stupid but had to follow anyway I could retire by now, but, like it or not, that's the job. Sure, at a certain level, it's also your responsibility to point things out and make recommendations, but if they are ignored, declined or overruled then you gotta live with it.

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