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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

DexterIsADog Re:Is there an SWA Twitter police? (875 comments)

I think you lost the thread of the post to which you replied.

I didn't say it was a *minor* flaw.
I didn't say it was a *slight* error in judgment.

I said that people are flawed, and the knee-jerk reaction of the poster I responded to, who said the agent should have been fired, was not an appropriate response.

I also didn't say she didn't deserve punishment. I think some discipline, coaching, maybe reassignment are appropriate, but not summary dismissal.

I think you didn't really read the post to which you responded.

2 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

DexterIsADog Re:Is there an SWA Twitter police? (875 comments)

Did you really compare a gate agent dealing with an asshole to a mass shooter? It's astounding that you think you know anything about that person by reading one article (if you did read it).

Thanks for the reveal; now I know not to take anything you say seriously.

2 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

DexterIsADog Re:Is there an SWA Twitter police? (875 comments)

Every word you wrote is delusional fantasy. You're insane. Here's a tip; stop rage posting.

Step back, and don't post again until you reengage your brain.

2 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

DexterIsADog Re:Customer service? (875 comments)

Thanks for posting twice - I guess you didn't get your rage out the first time.

He probably could have sat with his kids if he were nice about it. But he wasn't.

I'm tired of the attitude that possession of a child gives you the right to act like an asshole.

2 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

DexterIsADog Re:Is there an SWA Twitter police? (875 comments)

"Where do you work, I wonder, that you believe people who have flaws, like we all do, should be treated like used tissues?"

Probably a place where police/SWAT don't show up with machine guns if he whines "Timmy's being mean to me".

Okay, you win the prize for "asshole, over the top reply" on this one. SWAT? Machine guns? Really?

I'll be even your dog doesn't take you seriously.

4 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

DexterIsADog Re:Is there an SWA Twitter police? (875 comments)

My post really touched a nerve. First, you don't have all the facts. Second, if you think an asshole customer and a harried service person don't get into this kind of nonsense all the time, in every service industry, then you're seriously out of touch.

I manage 90+ people with what I hope is a reasonable level of compassion. Hopefully you don't manage anyone else.

4 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

DexterIsADog Re:Is there an SWA Twitter police? (875 comments)

Criminal behavior? Really?

Okay, now you're just talking out of your ass.

I'm not going to take anything you say seriously, so feel free to keep digging, but I'm done with this nonsense. Maybe you'll get up to prison time for the gate agent in your next post.

4 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

DexterIsADog Re:100% sure there's more to it than this one side (875 comments)

story. Don't all of you sheep realize that stories like this are posted in this fashion just to get your panties in a bunch so that you'll post irate comments and then keep coming back for more? You're being manipulated here and you're oh so willing to take it because you just enjoy being outraged/offended..

Yes, you are correct.

But I point out that you are grazing here too, in the role of "observer too clever to take the bait, who then takes the meta-bait so he can make his observation and feel superior."

I would fall into that category too, except I preemptively offer that I'm no better than you. :-)

4 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

DexterIsADog Re:Is there an SWA Twitter police? (875 comments)

Absolutely. Have a bad day, make one wrong judgment call, and see your livelihood vanish. Good luck getting another job.

Where do you work, I wonder, that you believe people who have flaws, like we all do, should be treated like used tissues?

4 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

DexterIsADog Re:Customer service? (875 comments)

Spoken like someone who doesn't have kids. He wasn't line cutting - he just wanted his kids with him so they could sit together.

Yes, he "just wanted his kids with him", so he CUT THE LINE. Hey guess what OTHER way he could have had his kids with him? By getting on board with them in their assigned boarding spot!

4 days ago
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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

DexterIsADog Re:Admiral Farragut - and Cmdr. Taggart (701 comments)

I had never heard the story until my niece's graduation from Annapolis (she went Marines, so she's a 2nd Lt. now).

When the superintendent of the academy got to the punch line, it was pretty thrilling to hear the entire graduating class shout, "Full speed ahead!" I also liked his advice - "wear sunscreen!"

That was even better than sitting in the Hugo awards ceremony the year Galaxy Quest beat out The Matrix, and the MC said, "I can't resist this - Never Give Up!" and hundreds of us shouted back "Never Surrender!" Both the writer and the director were there to receive the award. It must have been a little like living out the movie.

about a week ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

DexterIsADog Re:AI is always (564 comments)

I understand your point. Mine was that it's so computationally hard, you may as well talk about using unicorns and blue fairies.

Really, is there any difference if you'd need a computer the size of the galaxy running for 20 billion years to produce a result?

Sure, possible in theory. But so what?

about two weeks ago
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CDC Closes Anthrax, Flu Labs After Potentially Deadly Mix-Ups Come to Light

DexterIsADog Re:To go back to the basics (89 comments)

Well, at least you've backed off claiming you were looking for the "rules", and that "the rules" should result in criminal prosecutions, when your interest from the beginning was in seeing someone prosecuted.

So you're focused squarely on the wrong point, but at least you're focused.

Congrats. I'm done wrestling the greased pig that is your supposed argument.

about two weeks ago
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CDC Closes Anthrax, Flu Labs After Potentially Deadly Mix-Ups Come to Light

DexterIsADog Re:Having been a health and safty rep (89 comments)

No. Just no.

Remember what you actually wrote?

So will there be criminal charges?
That is what should happen surely?


You didn't inquire (excuse me, "enquire") about "rules" and how they apply, you wanted to know who is going to jail. And the CDC is governed by HHS. While OSHA rules probably apply to most CDC operations, oversight is by HHS, and the OIG (office of the inspector general).

The point is not whether there are "rules". Of course there are rules. The point is that your knee jerk reaction to a report of accidental mishandling of the materials was, "Who's going to be prosecuted?" Not only off point, but not even a sensible reaction to the incident.

Feel free to keep walking that back if you like.

about two weeks ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

DexterIsADog Re:AI is always (564 comments)

...But in principle, physics can be simulated by an algorithm. Therefore a human brain can be modelled at the particle level and run in simulation.

This caught my eye, because it is so far beyond human capability, you might as well say, "unicorns can be wired in series to produce any level of artificial intelligence desired." A simulation running at the particle level, hmm. I think that's in the realm of "not enough time left in the universe to produce a meaningful result before final proton decay."

Obligatory xkcd: http://www.xkcd.com/505/

about two weeks ago
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CDC Closes Anthrax, Flu Labs After Potentially Deadly Mix-Ups Come to Light

DexterIsADog Re:Unsafe storage of dangerous materials? (89 comments)

I'm guessing that there are laws about such things...

And there you have it. You're just guessing, and you have no idea whether a crime was committed. There was no suggestion in the article that any crime *was* committed. A search on "was cdc anthrax exposure a crime?" yielded no front page results even speculating on it.

Yet you took the time to *repeatedly* post the question of prosecution. Did you read the article? Did you do any search to answer your own question? I'm "guessing" no.

about two weeks ago
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My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

DexterIsADog Re:Dimmable LEDs (278 comments)

Tesla!

Hee hee!

Oh, wait...

about three weeks ago
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On 4th of July:

DexterIsADog Re:That's How I Know I Got Old (340 comments)

Try Disney World. They have fireworks every night of the year. You can also get this helicopter tour, and I'm sure there are other options. Much cheaper than renting a plane and pilot on your own.

http://www.viator.com/tours/Orlando/Fireworks-Helicopter-Tour-over-Disneys-Epcot-Center/d663-5168EPCOT

The only drawback is that you are in proximity to Disney World, The Shittiest Place on Earth (tm), in the middle of Florida, the most brain dead state in the union (sorry, Alabama).

about three weeks ago
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On 4th of July:

DexterIsADog Re:missing option (340 comments)

Really, ironic, and not apt? Independence Day celebrates the big "fuck you" the colonies gave to the brits. Giving some kind of "fuck you" to local laws seems a fitting celebration.

about three weeks ago
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On 4th of July:

DexterIsADog Re:Missing Option: I HATE fireworks. (340 comments)

Yes, because anyone who cannot afford to pay for a baby sitter should forego ever eating out or watching a movie.

Not "forego ever", just until your kid is old enough that it doesn't ruin the experiences of all the other paying customers. Really, you take a crying baby into a movie theater, or a restaurant which doesn't have a plastic mascot? Shame on you. How uncivilized.

about three weeks ago

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