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Comment Re:Volunteer and donate (Score 3, Informative) 428

Seriously, how stupid do you have to be to not understand this?

  There's not some sitting in Uber HQ with his hand on a knob that controls the surge amount. Surge pricing is based on an algorithm which is based on the ride data. It has no idea about terror attacks or other disasters.

Comment Wikileaks: Propaganda arm of Russian intelligence (Score 3, Insightful) 231

Everything they and Assange have done pretty much confirms this.

I mean, come on, every day Assange is telling us that he's going to release some new leak about Clinton that's going to lead to her indictment. He's essentially the Russian version of our old friend, The Iraqi Information Minister.

Comment Re:talk is cheap (Score 1) 168

Maybe you're confused. Holder was Attorney General. He headed up the Department of Justice. Immigration and border enforcement come under the purview of the Department of Homeland Security.

Also, not that I think you're interested in actual facts, but the Obama administration has deported more people that any other President. So far more than 2.5 million people have been deported under the Obama government. That's up 23% from the George W. Bush years.

Comment Re:No (Score 1) 545

It's important to note that this is a clear violation of the exempt employee rule.

With some exceptions, the base pay of a salary basis employee may not be reduced based on the "quality or quantity" of work performed (provided that the employee does "some" work in the work period). This usually means that the base pay of a salary basis employee may not be reduced if s/he performs less work than normal, if the reason for that is determined by the employer. For example, a salary basis pay employee's base pay may not be reduced if there is "no work" to be performed (such as for a plant closing or slow period), and a salary basis employee's base pay may not be reduced for partial day absences. However, employers may "dock" the base pay of salary basis employees in full day increments, for disciplinary suspensions, or for personal leave, or for sickness under a bona fide sick leave plan (as for example if the employee has run out of accrued sick leave).

If the company is regularly doing this, employees classified as exempt could turn around and sue for unpaid overtime wages.

Comment Re:This is supposed to be the *WAY* they do their (Score -1, Flamebait) 392

The Republicans controlled congress until 2007.

In case you missed that, let me say it again.


It takes some kind of serious disconnect to blame things that happened in Congress on members of the party that were OUT OF POWER WHEN IT HAPPENED.

Submission + - Are LG Smart TV's Spying On Their Owners?

beamdriver writes: While playing with his LG Smart TV, DoctorBeet, a UK computer enthusiast, stumbled across the fact that the device was silently logging what channels he was watching and sending that data back to the South Korean company so it could better target him with advertisements.

After analyzing network traffic, DoctorBeet concluded that his TV was reporting information about his viewing habits back to LG regardless of whether he had the system option "Collection of watching info" enabled or not.

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