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Comment Slashdot Miracle Synchronicity (Score 1) 21

On May 4th, 2012 I filled out an online form for a Sony Vaio lithium-ion battery recall mandated by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. When the battery wasn't delivered within 4 months, I was given an "Incident Reference # 120819-000860" and a "Category Level 1: Order Status - Undelivered Order". Over the years, I emailed & called Sony periodically, using this reference # and was always told some excuse, given a courteous apology, and nothing happened. In April of this year I contacted the CPSC Office of Compliance and filed an official report of non-compliance. On April 25th I was assigned a new "Event # E59924916" and given a promise the battery would arrive in "30-45 days". When the 45th day arrived, I wrote Sony that I was going back to the CPSC to report the non-compliance. I was given an excuse that was non-truth, the excuse was that a new regulation required Sony to ship lithium-ion batteries by boat on the ocean. In reality the new regulation only limited shipment as "cargo" within the "cargo hold" of "passenger aircraft", but placed no regulation upon "cargo aircraft". So today I'm sitting at my computer reading Slashdot, and start this comment rant about my experience, when I notice a new email from Sony. It says, "We apologize any inconvenience this has caused you. I just wanted to inform you that the tracking information for the battery is now available please, see below for the tracking number and the link to the to the FedEx delivery website. The battery is expected to arrive today by 8p. Tracking number: 582295384066. I click the link, and it says "Delivered. Left at front door". I walk to my front door, and now I'm sitting at my computer holding my new Vaio battery in my hand, exactly 4 years, 1 month, 13 days later. God made the world in 7 days. Sony took 1,505 days to comply with a CPSC Vaio battery recall. Miracles do happen. Slashdot's a miracle worker.

Comment Poor pay = Employee theft = Sick company (Score 2) 310

After it was exposed how little Apple Store employees are paid, it doesn't seem to be much of a stretch to understand the lack of loyalty among the work force. I was in a huge national chain grocery store with millions of dollars of stock and sales, and was shocked to see the store manager wearing shoes with holes in them, and threadbare slacks, he almost looked like a homeless guy. When you underpay your employees, they will take what they think they deserve, with good cause. If America continues down this path, soon American workers will be like old Soviet workers, taking whatever they can steal to sell. Apple is the richest company ever, and pays Apple Store employees so little it's morally shameful. You must respect your employees and pay them a fair percentage of your profits to maintain a healthy company. Apple may be rich, but Apple's also sick.

Comment Re:Wouldn't be necessary with spread spectrum (Score 1) 102

ThunderBird89: you don't understand how spread spectrum works. It INCREASES resistance to interference when everyone uses the same spectrum. You're thinking in an "old school" way of doing things. The reason we don't use spread spectrum is because you can't eavesdrop on spread spectrum communications, so the CIA/NSA etc. won't allow it. Read up and learn:

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