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Comment Re:Numbers (Score 5, Insightful) 575

46,000 were involuntarily denied boarding, according to data from the Department of Transportation -- less than 0.008%.

It may be less than 0.008% but it's still forty six thousand human beings.

Also, denied boarding is a whole different ball game than being physically removed from the plane after already boarding. United should have either offered more compensation until somebody took the bait or they should have bumped one of the 4 UA employees that wanted to fly. I hope the guy that was dragged from the plane has a basis to sue because what happened is not OK.

Comment Re:If I had my way... (Score 2) 227

But... but... Think of the shareholders... If the company can't turn everything they do into a rental business, how are they going to make their quarterly profit numbers to satisfy the market and allow the Execs to keep getting their bonuses... If they can protect this business by using and corrupting the legal system, all the better...

Seems like many (if not all) companies no longer care about the long term stability of their company. They have all become so obsessed with short term profits that you have to wonder if any of them care at all about the 'big picture'?

Comment Re:default judgment (Score 1) 277

Unless there's an ironclad agreement in place that I have to turn over all security credentials 'in my brain' after my termination (and I would never agree to such an agreement), my ex-employer is going to pay dearly for that information. They should have made sure that somebody else had access to this data BEFORE they fired him. I don't know enough background information about this particular case to know if the guy is really just an asshat but I don't like this trend that system / network administrators are responsible for any type of knowledge share AFTER they have been terminated, without any type of compensation.

Comment Re:What's the benefit of sending audio to both (Score 2) 189

Sending data to both ear pieces means that both ear pieces are master, this gives you the ability to use one while the other stays charged and switch them when the first one dies, not possible if one of them was a slave. This is how I would use them, provided they are comfortable and don't fall out of the ear as easily as the current earbuds do.

Comment Re:Change the law (Score 4, Informative) 1430

It is specially ironic considering how dems went after Trump after he insinuated wouldn't accept the election results.

Don't take me wrong, I'm terrified about the prospect of the orange sexist taking office as much as anyone else, but he won the elections. These talks about having the EC changing their vote, or recounts are delusional.

It's not ironic at all. The democrats weren't the ones that started the recount process, it was a third party candidate after reading a study that showed a marked discrepancy in votes between paper districts and e-voting districts. Regardless of the outcome of a recount, if a recount is what it takes for people to finally accept the results of the election then that's a good thing.

Comment Re:Look a bit higher (Score 1) 307

if we'd hovered over his house to ogle his teenage daughter

I never read anything that indicated the drone was 'ogling' the daughter.

I have two UAVs and use them for real estate aerial photography and to take pictures of people's houses for them (It's something that people do up here in Nova Scotia). I have to sometimes fly over other people property to get the correct viewpoint or angle and I only need permission to take off or land on somebody's property. If they have an issue with anything I'm doing they have the right to contact the RCMP. This has happened to me twice. On both occasions I showed the officer my documentation and insurance and the matter was dropped.

I think that people should be required to register their UAVs in the States, it will go a long way in ensuring that people understand what they can and can't do with their UAVs. People should also STOP calling them 'drones' because of the negative connotations with that word, it's instantly associated with spying which is NOT a good thing.

Comment Re:Fuck It (Score 2) 113

I do pretty much the same thing. Any call coming in that isn't in my contact list goes directly to VM. My mobile provider has a nice VM to text service so I get to scan the text of the message and if it looks legit I'll either listen to the VM or call back. All spam numbers go into my blocked list. The number of spam or robo calls I get is pretty low now.

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