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Comment yeah.. (Score 5, Insightful) 299

yeah... its "over"... but they have the right to request the recount, so they are taking them up on that option.

And... it's not the dems requesting it, which is surprising.

Oh well, if the Greens want to waste their money, let them.

To the ACs whining about "They can't accept the outcome"... they are using legal avenues to make sure its right. It's not like the Greens are asking for special consideration because "AWMG RIGGED!!!"

Trump was crying like a 2 year old about everything (CROOKED, RIGGED, WAHH) was so unfair and as soon as he got his way, he smiled and sat contently in the corner. Just like a two year old that got his way.

Let them, they are allowed to request it and they did.

Comment ad piece to get the brand in your head b4 xmas dpt (Score 1) 74

What a waste of time.

DL has had this for YEARS. Just because you as a consumer didn't see it, didn't meant that it wasn't in the backend. Even today, there is tons of information that you as the customer cannot see. Back in 2013? They added baggage tracking to the app, but it didn't show it on a PRETTY PICTURE!!"

You won't be able to see when they store it in cold storage. You won't see which sort belt it went thru. You won't see what TSA belt it rode on. You won't see when it gets reticketed because you got changed.

That's all stuff we could see back in 2012... with bar codes and batch scanners.

This article is a puff piece right before the peak traveling season of the year... to get the brand in your head. RFID was being installed and used in the system a year ago. When I quit, we already had the RFID printers and scanners. They upgraded our hand scanners to cellular scanners (still just using the bar code, not the RFID).. and that's it.

This article should be titled "Delta invests in technology on the backend so that they dont lose your bags nearly as much". Doesn't sound as titillating as "YOU CAN TRACK IT REAL TIME (even though you could years ago) on APPY APP!!!"

Comment Re:New Thinking (Score 1) 260

Have you ever worked at an airport? It sure doesn't sound like it.

Couple quick points:

Half hour has to be the cut-off for checkin... so you need to be there sooner to make sure you are checked in prior to cut-off. You need to start boarding the aircraft at 30 prior.

What good are random terminal security checks when Bob can put his bomb in his luggage and carry the trigger in his cellphone?

Also, FAMs do not prevent bombings if suicide is just the only goal. FAMs can make sure the flight deck is safe but if Jihad Johnny sets himself off in 30C... aint much a FAM will do.

Now, I'm with you. The TSA is worthless. Unfortunately, your ideas are not based in reality.

Comment Re:No suprise (Score 1) 231

mindless bitching like that is one of the reasons why we as Americans can't get anything done. You can't make changes unless you vote. If you vote for another person, you are attempting to vote the incumbent out.

Now, what do you suggest? We have to get Citizens United overturned first... but we need to shake them up to make them scared, which requires people to show up at the polls. Getting more than 40% of voters to show up during a non-presidential year would be a start.

Comment Re:Reminds me of this car I sold. (Score 1) 271

You're right but we're talking about the general public here. You have to spell things out right in front of their noses. It also protects you against the ticket traceback.

Easier to point out that their going to lose because they agreed to it on a piece of paper vs agreeing verbally, and then arguging it in court. People on the dole (around here, at least) can get small claims fees waived. So they got nothing better to do than to collect SSDI and sue people, even if they will lose.

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