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Comment They Knew (Score 2) 104

I find it difficult if not impossible to believe that Wells Fargo management didn't know this was going on. "Improperly created accounts" is one of the classic ways to steal from an employer. They're also great for laundering ill-gotten funds. Banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions all have audit processes designed to ferret this out. So they knew, and they understood that it was their customers getting ripped off, and they were OK with that. Someone needs to go to jail, but that won't happen.

Comment Re: Other than Brother... (Score 2) 387

>Their ultra expensive laserjets are pretty good.

I beg to differ. My experience was the same as yours back into the nineties, but no longer. I purchased three very high end multi-tray HP laser jets around 2008 for a 28 person office that used a lot of paper. While the front quality and speed was good when they worked, the paper handling part of these machines broke or wore out constantly. We would replace all the rollers and gears, etc., and they'd work great for a while. Then the paper jams would start again, and we would find that some cheap part had worn out again. Anecdotal evidence, surely, and ymmv, but caveat emptor.

Comment Re:Don't blame Google (Score 1) 140

Well, no one could have anticipated this. Or at the very least the organization that put up these kiosks would have needed a lot of Internet experience to think that this might happen.

All it would have taken to anticipate this is five minutes shoulder surfing the computers in the nearest public library. Any library. Anywhere.

Comment Re:Good thing you have a choice (Score 4, Insightful) 537

It wouldn't be illegal under FCC in the US, but it's still endangering people by blocking calls to emergency services. It shouldn't necessarily be legal.

I'm pretty sure that the bar has a landline telephone. Pick it up; punch 999 (UK), 112 (EU), or 911 (US). It's not that hard. If it was my bar, I'd install a couple of pay phones back by the WC for nostalgia's sake and a little extra profit. They also get emergency numbers for free. Otherwise, join the smokers out side for your Twitter fix. I'd be happy to stop bye if I was in the neighborhood.

Comment Harmon-Kardon Turntable (Score 2) 316

Harmon-Kardon turntable running through H-K amp and Advent speakers. I do copy the vinyl albums to cassette tape for when I just want music playing in the background. Playing the vinyl is for when I just want to sit in a chair and listen to the music. Some of it is ripped to MP3 for portability, but I am not the kind of person who goes around outdoors with headphones on. I want to hear the birds and the oncoming train.

Comment Re:Interesting (Score 2) 130

Some mornings it's hardly worth chewing through the restraints to get out of bed.

You have misquoted Emo Phillips. The correct quote is: "Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps."

That's entirely possible. However, it is also possible that he is misquoting me, since I have been using that tagline since the days of logging into BBSs using Telix on a 286 in the late 80s. I am sure that I copied it accurately from the guy I swiped it from, because my tagline management program was really good at that.

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