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Comment Re: Conclusion: (Score 1) 373

I would love to see all the rural inhabitants refuse to sell or transport anything to the cities. Let's see who 'foots the bill' then.

*click* Oops, your powers off.
*click* Oops, your cell phone doesn't work too.
*click* oh, shit, you cant get gas now because you started a pissing match with the local oil refinery in the city.
*click* Oh, that place you banked with just decided not to deal with you or your little farmers credit union that was using them as a clearinghouse.

The city provides for the rural and the rural provides for the city. It's a symbiotic relationship.

For the record, I grew up in the rural farmland... moved into the city because it made sense when fuel prices spiked.

Comment Re:I don't see where the "threat" is... (Score 4, Insightful) 376

I think what the science and tech community is complaining about is feature creep. I don't need my toaster to have bluetooth to tell me the toast is done. I need the toaster to last a year or three.

I don't want a fridge that can phone home to the masters and have them pester me about a 'service tech' should come out and vacuum the coils. I can do that myself.

Just because we can put a wifi card in it doesn't mean we should. If you really wanted to make sure your fridge was at a safe temp... you can do that already with an Arduino and a sensor. No vendor lock-in... no calling home to daddy corporation with your personal habits (shopping and usage).

Give me an appliance that are built to last for at least a decade.... and I'll start letting you throw Wifi in it.

Comment Re:Make it cheaper (Score 1) 218

They should have kept the format, changed names were required, and carried on.

That's what they are doing. Instead of the quiet Stig, its the loudmouth american. Instead of the studio, they have the tent. Instead of SIARPC, they have "Celeb Mind Whatevertheheck"... instead of "The News" they have "Conversation Street". It's changed enough(according to the lawyers) so that the BBC can't go after them.

I would go so far as to say, they'd do a complete exact copy of the show if they could get away with it... but this is what we are stuck with for now.

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.

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