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Comment Belligerent Obedience (Score 1) 555

I once worked with a fellow who worked long hours, including weekends, just of his own volition. Once, his management demanded that he come in and work on a Saturday. From that day forward, he only worked overtime when demanded by his management. Belligerent obedience. When asking for more pay, he was told "we pay average", so he replied "then I will give you average work". Belligerent obedience.

I'm not sure I'd suggest being that extreme, but you should consider why are you funding your employer's business operations by using your own equipment? Use their equipment, adhere to their policies and procedures. After all, I assume you are an employee, so you can only loose by trying to fight them. If it really bothers you, start looking for a better job.

Submission + - Porsche Unveils 918 Spyder Hybrid Electric Car (inhabitat.com)

MikeChino writes: Porsche recently blew everyone at the Geneva Auto Show out of the water with their first plug-in hybrid ever. Dubbed the 918 Spyder, this stealthy-looking ride is a parallel hybrid just like the Prius – well, except much, much sexier. It also supposedly gets 78 miles per gallon, has emissions of 70g CO2/km, can go 16 miles on electric charge alone, and does 0-60 in just 3.2 seconds. The mid-engined two-seater is powered by both a 500-horsepower V8 and two electric motors that produce an additional 218 horsepower.
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Submission + - SPAM: Wireless hotspot detecting car mod

kghapa writes: For everybody who's ever desperately searched for Wi-Fi, I'm sure you know how frustrating hunting down a decently strong signal can be when on the go. Perhaps the coolest and geekiest mod I've yet seen on a car, pray that a good Samaritan drives by with one of these awesome Wi-Fi gauges in their window.
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Webcam Saves Man Stranded On Sea Ice 12

siloko writes "A German walker, stranded on sea ice after abandoning the beach in favor of a better picture of the sunset, has been saved after flashes from his camera were spotted by a tourist webcam viewer hundreds of miles away. After darkness fell over the seaside town of St Peter-Ording, the walker became disoriented and couldn't locate the coast. In desperation, the walker, who hasn't been named, started using his camera flash to attract attention, which was noticed by a woman watching a webcam of the area. She notified the police, who located the man and escorted him to safety."

Wolf In Political Ad's Clothing 25

Gerald Ford may have said, "There is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe and there never will be under a Ford administration." But he was never stupid enough to make this.

New Adhesive Device Could Let Humans Walk On Walls 4

FiReaNGeL writes "Could humans one day walk on walls, like Spider-Man? A palm-sized device invented at Cornell that uses water surface tension as an adhesive bond just might make it possible. The device consists of a flat plate patterned with holes, each on the order of microns (one-millionth of a meter). A bottom plate holds a liquid reservoir, and in the middle is another porous layer. An electric field applied by a common 9-volt battery pumps water through the device and causes droplets to squeeze through the top layer. The surface tension of the exposed droplets makes the device grip another surface — much the way two wet glass slides stick together. To turn the adhesion off, the electric field is simply reversed, and the water is pulled back through the pores, breaking the tiny 'bridges' created between the device and the other surface by the individual droplets."

Restaurant Promotes Sex In Its Bathrooms 16

Whether you want to join with your sweetheart in a perfect union of physical beauty, or just give the cute neighbor a "Brazilian Coffee Filter," Mildred's Temple Kitchen would like you to do it in their bathroom this Valentine's Day weekend. The restaurant's website asks: "Have you given any thought to moving beyond the bedroom? Check out Mildred's Sexy Bathrooms throughout the weekend of Big Love." You get the picture.' Chef and co-owner Donna Dooher says, "We've always had little trysts in our bathrooms. We're taking it to the next level on Valentine's weekend."

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