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CmdrTaco Visits Pixar

MarkOnBoat SAS Institute tour? (128 comments)

I can arrange a tour of the 300+ acre SAS Institute headquarters here in Cary, NC if you would like. It's beautiful - and SAS was Fortune's #1 best place to work in the USA two years in a row - last year and this. I think it's a cool place to work!

more than 3 years ago

Obama Bars Federal Workers From Texting and Driving

MarkOnBoat Maybe it's a start (236 comments)

And the next executive order will ban ALL kinds of stupidity by government workers... no, wait - isn't stupid a forever thing?

about 5 years ago

"Smart" Parking Meters Considered Dumb

MarkOnBoat Park by Phone (863 comments)

The town of Wrightsville Beach, NC uses regular parking meters. In additon to using coins, each meter has a unique serial numbered clearly marked, and you can pay for your parking using your cell phone. You have to sign up online - I managed to sign up via my BlackBerry for the first use. It's really convenient and best of all - you can "feed the meter" via cell phone without returning to your car.

more than 5 years ago

NJ Troopers Go Car-Fishing With Robots

MarkOnBoat What will they do (2 comments)

with all the bodies in the trunks?

more than 5 years ago

Favorite text editor?

MarkOnBoat Re:Other (1131 comments)

My favorite, too. I can run it on most platforms and it works the same. Nice!

more than 5 years ago



SAS stays private to protect employee's jobs

MarkOnBoat MarkOnBoat writes  |  more than 6 years ago

MarkOnBoat (900698) writes "Though SAS founder Jim Goodnight is a billionaire, he's willing to keep SAS private to protect his employee's jobs. As one reader commentd "It's nice to hear a milti-billionare essentially say 'I have enough money, and I don't need to sacrifice my employees so I can buy 9 more yachts and a baseball team.'" Checkout the article in Information Week "


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