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Comment Re:Toyota Way: All of section 2, principles 5, 6, (Score 1) 410

The funny thing is that an American wrote "the book", W. Edward Demming that the Japanese companies used to out compete us.

There is a definite advantage to the model, which makes small incremental changes that consistently improve the process.

However, it does not tend to produce memorable products.

I doubt the hight point of Japanese car innovation, the Toyota Camry, will be gracing future Concours d'Elegance Auto shows.

The Camry is the perfect blend of the vibrancy of beige and the intensity of gray all rolled into a family sedan.

Comment Re:Loans (Score 3, Funny) 420

My nephew just turned 27, and makes 100K+ with overtime as a high voltage electrician.

I have a degree, and 20 years on him, and I make just a bit more than him.

However, my office is not 100+ ft in the air, with 45 mph crosswinds and humming 100K voltage lines of death over head.

My hats off to him, I will stick with the computer and office chair.

Comment Re:If it isn't broke... (Score 1) 145

One of the things that has changed is that back before the internet and sites like Kayak, Orbitz, etc the query rate for free seats and ticket prices was in the 1000s per hour.

With automated scrapers, those queries have gone into the millions per hour and it keeps climbing.

What you see now is TPM based mainframes with lots of middleware systems acting as buffers to handle the requests without querying the mainframe.

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