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

Sedated2000 Re:Customer service? (928 comments)

There are major parts of this story that many don't seem to take into account. The story we all hear is the story that this man ran to the news with. He never states exactly what he tweeted, he merely paraphrases what it said and it changes in different articles I've read about this. This leads me to believe he's not being completely forthcoming in his version of what the tweet said.

Another point is after the initial situation with the agent he admits to blurting out "Twitter will be hearing about this!". Perhaps. you have a different life experience, but the folks I meet in life that use phrases and tactics like this are far from reasonable people. They are the "I'm taking my football and going home!" types, when they don't get to be quarterback. His children were too old to qualify for the Family Boarding policy SWA has which is after the A group but before the B group. He'd had to have paid more for his tickets to get his children in the A group with himself. He simply chose not to and was hoping to get his kids through with the higher paid tickets for free. He intentionally planned his trip poorly by either not buying the correct tickets he wanted, or going with an airline that would let him buy assigned seats.

A major issue is that he did not simply state "The agent for flight X was very rude, I'm dissappointed @SWA". He proceeded to give her name and location out. This is what he admitted to openly, and based on his previous behavior that he admitted to, I'm inclined to think it was worse than he said. She very well might have been nervous for her safety, you don't know her situation, and nobody has heard her side of things yet. She might have an abusive ex she is trying to avoid, etc. It was not his place to do that. She might have been wrong, but nobody knows for sure because nobody has heard her say anything. Visit this man's twitter. It's private now, but you can still see he styles himself as a social media buff. He knows exactly what he's doing. At least be fair to her and cast judgement later.

about 3 months ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Sedated2000 Re:Cash Needs To Go Away (753 comments)

There is a trend however, of criminals kidnapping people and taking them around to various ATMs with their credit and debit cards until their accounts are empty.

about 3 months ago
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What Happens When Gaming Auteurs Try To Go It Alone?

Sedated2000 Re:Molyneux's games fail because... (86 comments)

Molyneux's games fail? Fable is one of the most popular games on Xbox. Every iteration of it has been fun for me. I know others who loved his other games, they just weren't in my genres.

about 3 months ago
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Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

Sedated2000 Re:Why do we have screen savers? (349 comments)

Newer plasmas do not suffer from burn-in issues. In fact, if an image is "stuck" after being displayed for an extended period of time, the solution is to simply watch TV on it. After a short while it returns to normal. Someone left a game paused on my TV for over a day once, and yes there was a slight shadow of it for a short while, by the time a half hour show was over it was gone.

about 4 months ago
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CDC: 1 In 10 Adult Deaths In US Caused By Excessive Drinking

Sedated2000 Off topic but I have to ask (454 comments)

I realize this is off-topic but I have to ask. Are some of the slashot ads now spawning malware tabs? This is a brand new install of windows with full A/V and firewall, clean install of firefox with no plugins. I know the ads are bad (some play audio now without permission), but one appears to be spawning multiple windows to fake updates for firefox or installs for malicious plugins. On a tech news site. This never used to happen before. I apologize for the post, but this is just ridiculous.

about 4 months ago
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Tesla Makes Improvements To Model S

Sedated2000 Re:gullwing doors (136 comments)

And on Deloreans, the windshield is designed to be kicked out. At that point though, I don't care if my doors are in poor condition, the car is totalled.

about 4 months ago
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Daniel Ellsberg: Snowden Would Not Get a Fair Trial – and Kerry Is Wrong

Sedated2000 Re:Ellsberg got a fair trial (519 comments)

Fair enough. I'm interested to hear about this "spy training" too.

about 5 months ago
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Daniel Ellsberg: Snowden Would Not Get a Fair Trial – and Kerry Is Wrong

Sedated2000 Re:Ellsberg got a fair trial (519 comments)

Are you sure he did? He claims now that he was a CIA trained spy, and claimed before this even that he took the job at the NSA expressly to gather evidence. Someone who is taking a job to gather evidence doesn't go through proper channels to report. If you can post where NSA admitted, I would like to see because I haven't been able to find anything where they admitted it. A lot of his behavior and speech goes against what I would expect someone to do and say if they had only good intentions at heart.

I do believe his first leaks were good, alerting everyone to the NSA snooping network. Everything after that questions anything positive about the first part.

about 5 months ago
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Stanford Getting Rid of $18 Billion Endowment of Coal Stock

Sedated2000 Re:Activist investors (208 comments)

Coal is expected to overtake oil as the leading energy source soon. The coal companies themselves have already stated this will have no effect on their financial health, and that it's pretty much just a "makes us feel good anyway" action on the part of Stanford. After all, they sell their stock but certainly someone bought it.

about 5 months ago
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Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

Sedated2000 Re:victorian clerks.. (312 comments)

A coworker of mine had one. Then one day I went to get a soda from the break room and while passing by his cube I heard a loud bang. His chair had exploded and dropped him square on the floor. At least they honored his warranty and mailed him a new one.

about 6 months ago
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College Board To Rethink the SAT, Partner With Khan Academy

Sedated2000 Re:For what jobs? (134 comments)

The Newport News Shipyard has a well known apprenticeship program with a full school and everything. I know several people who got their bachelors degree there and were working and getting paid while they did it. They now work to design the ship and sub components. My own brother was in it for a while before he switched to an outside school (still paid for by his employer) and is working on his master's degree as we speak. The Hampton Roads area alone has several large shipyards, large manufacturing plants and rail yards.

about 8 months ago
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Scientists Create Pizza That Can Last Years

Sedated2000 Re:Three Years? (225 comments)

Very cool! I love WWII history. Would love to one day have real artifacts in my collection but to date it's a solitary "War Bonds" poster, and many signed books and pictures from veterans and historians.

about 8 months ago
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Scientists Create Pizza That Can Last Years

Sedated2000 Re:Three Years? (225 comments)

That was very brave of you. My dad was in the service until the early 80's though, and he said he was often given leftover K rations too. Your cousin should keep some of those though, re-enactors and collectors pay well for those.

about 8 months ago
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Scientists Create Pizza That Can Last Years

Sedated2000 Re:the good news (225 comments)

I have to mention that MREs now are at least as good as anything I've had canned from something like Chef Boyardee. The Chili MRE is actually better than most canned chili brands I've tasted. I was also shocked that when I added cold water to the milkshake bag, it really did taste like a milkshake. Not the best clearly but close enough to be considered a nice treat to find in the MRE bag.

about 8 months ago
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Elon Musk, Tesla CTO Talk Model X Details, Model S Upgrades

Sedated2000 Re:Best new feature: (155 comments)

That's a huge misconception. My Delorean needs only 11" of clearance between me and the car next to me in order to fully open my door. Try doing _that_ in a sedan. The hinges aren't needed at all :)

about 8 months ago
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Senior Managers Are the Worst Information Security Offenders

Sedated2000 Re: Seen it on the job: (181 comments)

No, around 265K

about 9 months ago
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Senior Managers Are the Worst Information Security Offenders

Sedated2000 Re: Seen it on the job: (181 comments)

I built a brand new 1850sqft house with all the bells and whistles (granite/hardwood floors) for less than 300K. I live in Hampton Roads, Virginia. My house isn't unusually cheap or expensive for what I got either, it's about middle of the road in price.

about 9 months ago
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EV Owner Arrested Over 5 Cents Worth of Electricity From School's Outlet

Sedated2000 Re:Theft (1010 comments)

I don't think the issue at first is the 5 cents of power. It's the danger that might have been caused by him plugging in something in a circuit he knows nothing about without asking first. It could have caused damage to school equipment or caused an electrical fire. He could have damaged his car and tried to sue. For me the amount of power he took isn't really any concern, it's the risk he might have caused.

I don't however, agree that putting him in jail overnight was reasonable. This should have been handled by a simple fine.

about a year ago
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China Creates Air Defence Zone Over Japan-Controlled Islands, Issues War Threat

Sedated2000 Re:War (519 comments)

Wasn't it found that there was someone with a gun on the other side who fired first? I remember reading (or seeing in a documentary) that there was someone who was intentionally trying to start the shooting.

about a year ago
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The Feathered Threat To US Air Superiority

Sedated2000 Re:It's the T-38, fifty years old (195 comments)

Thanks for this post. Now it makes sense when I see Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell get in to a jet to fly before the Apollo 13 mission. I thought at first it was just part of his regular duty to stay up on flying jets. That's a pretty impressive way to travel to your launch.

about a year ago

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Follow up to the October 28th Cold Fusion Test

Sedated2000 Sedated2000 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Sedated2000 writes "Slashdot previously ran a story on the cold fusion reactor by Andrea Rossi. Skeptics and optimistics debated over the merits of the test, and who the mysterious US "customer" who ordered the test was. This test has now been completed and some of the results were posted. According to Wired, the reactor produced an average of 470 kilowatts for more than five hours. This fails to meet the one megawatt goal set by Rossi. A mysterious glitch is cited as the culprit."
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