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Comment Re:Just like finding a crashed airliner under the (Score 1) 294

Subs are found by the noises they make, not looking for debris in their wake. The US has a vast network of underwater listening microphones stretched out across the Atlantic and the pacific which would be the first indication of a sub of the type NK has. Not to mention that passive sonar is likely already employed (given the nature of the NK threats and US banter) and any NK sub is likely already being tracked so if it moves it would be a lot easier to detect than a crashed airliner.

I'm not going to say it would be easy, but it would be a lot easier to detect than a crashed airliner that went off radar in an area known for strong and unpredictable currents.

Comment Re:/. won't either (Score 1) 447

Maybe the Burger King restaurants in your area operate differently, but in my area, it seems like every sandwich and side has been sitting around long enough to make it luke warm and barely palatable. Even slices of cheese do not melt. It is awful. The only chance at getting something hot and fresh is if you find a bunch of cars going through the drive through during the dinner rush or something and even then, you need to be at the tail end of it.

It is a shame too. Because if you do get a fresh sandwich and fresh french fries or onion rings, they are quite good. IT is almost worth chancing it every once in a while when the lines for the neighboring restaurants are full and there are only a couple cars at the BK drive thru. (a side note, the Wendy's in my area seem to be like that too.) Everywhere else seems to get enough business to either keep the food in the warmers fresh or to be made to order or something.

This stunt by BK- regardless of how stupid it seems, will not impact if or when I go to Burger King in the future. Other factors get in the way first.

Comment Re:United flight was NOT overbooked (Score 2) 575

Because the definition of overbooking is BOOKING too many passengers on a plane. Those employees weren't BOOKED, they were tossed in because someone screwed up, and the airline wasn't willing to pay up handsomely to just mitigate the issue and move on. They may lose millions for want of a few grand.

Comment Re:Numbers (Score 2) 575

I bring this up because it seems to me a possible better approach to this nonsense is to simply state that if you miss your flight due to no fault of the airline, you will be charged the fare

Um, they already do that. For decades now, you have to pay a huge fee to have your ticket be transferable.

Comment Re:Numbers (Score 1) 575

Yeah, they're counting heads on all flights, ignoring the fact that many of those people fly several times a year. The total number of travelers is much, much lower. If 46,000 Uber/Lyft riders were kicked out of their rides, it would be the top story every day.

Comment Re:Slow day in tech, then? (Score 5, Informative) 575

$1,350 is the MAX. Here's what I found:

If you are bumped involuntarily and the airline arranges substitute transportation that is scheduled to get you to your final destination (including later connections) within one hour of your original scheduled arrival time, there is no compensation.
If the airline arranges substitute transportation that is scheduled to arrive at your destination between one and two hours after your original arrival time (between one and four hours on international flights), the airline must pay you an amount equal to 200% of your one-way fare to your final destination that day, with a $675 maximum.
If the substitute transportation is scheduled to get you to your destination more than two hours later (four hours internationally), or if the airline does not make any substitute travel arrangements for you, the compensation doubles (400% of your one-way fare, $1350 maximum).
If your ticket does not show a fare (for example, a frequent-flyer award ticket or a ticket issued by a consolidator), your denied boarding compensation is based on the lowest cash, check or credit card payment charged for a ticket in the same class of service (e.g., coach, first class) on that flight.

Comment Re:This reminds me (Score 1) 300

They must have been hoping to catch someone retired so long that his last job paid less than that.

"Hey Gladys! Someone wants to pay me $30K a year! WE'RE RICH!"
"Edgar, we get more than that from social security. Did you forget to take your meds this morning?"

I would take $30K/year if it was for a 16 hour work week. Or maybe they meant $30/hr. That would still be a little low on the coasts, but decent in flyover country.

Comment Re: Not our problem. We'll be dead by then. (Score 1) 620

Despite my fond wishes that this might be a joke, my guess is it's probably meant sincerely. After all, you don't know where to put a question mark relative to speech marks. So it's clearly unreasonable to expect you to understand the differences between a greenhouse and a global runaway greenhouse effect.

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