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Comment Re:Report: Fire destroyed generators (Score 5, Insightful) 239

"It just can't be that hard to run an airline site compared to running a web site that peaked at Alexa 100" - You clearly have no idea what you are talking about. Go learn about the complexities of running an airline, the different software required, the number of users and systems supported, etc.

Comment Re: Don't care, not my card, card issuer's problem (Score 1) 385

Poster you responded to doesn't seem to understand how the system works. Everyone, including the people paying cash pay for the credit card users because the 2% to 3% the store pays to CC company gets included in the prices to everyone, even the cash customers. I'm like you, free cash for X days, I pay the whole thing off before I incur interest, lather, rinse, repeat.

Comment Re:I'm surprised it took so long (Score 2) 183

I don't think you're being very fair to Amazon, their warehouses have had lots of automation prior to Kiva, conveyor, sorters, put walls, etc. I think the thing you aren't considering is that an Amazon warehouse has many many skus with few picks per sku per day. As you should know, this kind of sparse picking is a challenge to automate cost effectively. Sure they could have put in other goods to man solutions, but they would have spent more than paying humans, Kiva is a better fit for their problem space.

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