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Classic BBC Sci-fi Series Blake's 7 To Return On Syfy Channel

jjsimp Re:I'll miss the old school special effects (213 comments)

Actually, if it's anything like Syfy's current shows. Avon will now be a female and she will have a love triangle with another female and a male character.

about a year and a half ago
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Classic BBC Sci-fi Series Blake's 7 To Return On Syfy Channel

jjsimp Re:I'll miss the old school special effects (213 comments)

I still don't like the new Doctor...bring back David Tennant. I was overjoyed with the ending of the Pond arc. I couldn't stand Rory and Pond together. Please BBC, no more couples for the Doctor's companions.

about a year and a half ago
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The Nielsen Family Is Dead

jjsimp Re:They hated me.... (170 comments)

It's free money if they send you the nielsen survey through snail mail. They sent one to me and it had three dollars in the envelope for my time filling out there survey. I promptly through the envelope in the trash and spent the three bucks on something. A few weeks later, I got another envelope with another three dollars in it. I sure hope they stay in business and keep sending me envelopes of money all they want.

about a year and a half ago
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The Nielsen Family Is Dead

jjsimp Re:It has been dead for more than a decade. (170 comments)

I doubt that 18-49 is the only demographic that matters to advertisers, otherwise we would not be flooded with the Viagra, hair club, electric wheelchair, and Depends commercials. All ages are covered by different shows. Energy Drinks, Xbox games, Condoms, and beer are on the Reality TV/MTV channels. The depends, viagra, hair club are on NCIS/CSI/Price is Right shows. Birth Control pills/devices, tampons, and femine hygiene products are on the singing with the dancing stars shows. Kids toys and games are on the Saturday morning cartoon/Disney/Nick shows.

about a year and a half ago
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The Nielsen Family Is Dead

jjsimp Re:No, we don't (170 comments)

You need more fiber in your diet, if it takes you 20 minutes to take a shit.

about a year and a half ago
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In Wake of Poor Reviews, Amazon Yanks SimCity Download

jjsimp Re:Not sure... (511 comments)

Now everyone that funded them just has to wait the 18-24 months to enjoy the DRM-free game that the developers created. Crossing my fingers for a great game experience.

about a year and a half ago
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Do Kiosks and IVRs Threaten Human Interaction?

jjsimp Re:Speed and cost (294 comments)

...desk monkey hired for their appearance...

I think the manager that hires the majority of the people for their appearance needs to be fired. I see way too many troglodytes mashing keys in stores. There are a few attractive people working behind counters, but for the most part they are hideous creatures that belong under a bridge or in a carnival freak show.

about a year and a half ago
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Do Kiosks and IVRs Threaten Human Interaction?

jjsimp Re:Not at the grocery store (294 comments)

I'll speak for my fellow anti-socials. I do not expect the moron in front of me has never used a computer before, using coupons, paying in pennies, or buying some item that needs the employee to check the driver license of the computer-illiterate moron.

about a year and a half ago
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Do Kiosks and IVRs Threaten Human Interaction?

jjsimp Re:Not at the grocery store (294 comments)

Usually the kiosk has a "do not bag item" button. Press that next time it doesn't register that light item.

about a year and a half ago
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Do Kiosks and IVRs Threaten Human Interaction?

jjsimp Re:Problem Solved (294 comments)

meant without cream and sugar.

about a year and a half ago
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Do Kiosks and IVRs Threaten Human Interaction?

jjsimp Re:Problem Solved (294 comments)

This will work except when the customer orders a small, medium, or large. Coffee shops like to use italian for their coffee sizes. I don't speak italian, so I don't know if Venti, Tall, or Grande is the bigger size. Keep your coffee down (here in the USA) to small, medium or large please. I hear it everytime, I pass a starbucks "I'll have whatever the large is". Solve that problem and coffee ordering will be easier. That and if someone orders a coffee with no other verbs, you just get him a cup of damn, black (with cream and sugar) coffee.

about a year and a half ago
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Do Kiosks and IVRs Threaten Human Interaction?

jjsimp Re:sorry but (294 comments)

You're not alone, it doesn't really work for some americans, either. Especially the americans with a strong southern accent. I get a kick out of listening to how many times some of the people I know, with strong southern accents, repeat themselves over the phone to a automated voice system.
I usually have an easier time understanding a Brit, unless he's using cockney, than some people in my own country.

about a year and a half ago
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Do Kiosks and IVRs Threaten Human Interaction?

jjsimp Re:People don't want to avoid people, just asshole (294 comments)

They'll just do what Walmart did, increase the limit number. Instead of the 10 items or less line, they have the 20 items or less line. I miss 10 items or less lines.

about a year and a half ago
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Do Kiosks and IVRs Threaten Human Interaction?

jjsimp Re:A Kiosk won't upgrade me (294 comments)

I must be doing it wrong. You are supposed to tip the hotel check-in person, too?

Will these people get a nametag that instead of their name, says "You are supposed to tip me". How am I supposed to know who to tip and who not to tip? Are we supposed to tip everyone nowadays? We already tip the baggage handler, the valet, the hotel cleaning staff, and the elevator guy. How many more people do I have to support, because employers are too cheap to pay their staff?

Bring out the Manager, perhaps they need a tip, as well. Sorry for the rant about tipping, not because I am cheap, but because it is becoming a PITA to figure out who to tip, who not to tip, and how much to tip. Also, frustrating to carry around that many single bills in my pocket. I just really wished they started including all these tips into the room cost and stop nickle and diming me.

about a year and a half ago
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Do Kiosks and IVRs Threaten Human Interaction?

jjsimp Re:Speak for yourself: (294 comments)

That would work as long as they hide their customer service questionaire behind a code provided by the human tech support.

about a year and a half ago
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Do Kiosks and IVRs Threaten Human Interaction?

jjsimp Re:"Jack In The Box" too. (294 comments)

Congress is not acting fucktarded. They are acting like the greedy, self-serving bastards they have always been. They are just so blatantly obvious of their greed now than in the past, that they seem so fucktarded.

about a year and a half ago
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Do Kiosks and IVRs Threaten Human Interaction?

jjsimp Re:Most kiosks are made for speed (294 comments)

Don't they usually have keys with the picture of the food on it?

about a year and a half ago
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Do Kiosks and IVRs Threaten Human Interaction?

jjsimp Re:Place item in bagging area (294 comments)

Haven't shopped at home depot for awhile, but most of the kiosks I have run across have a button on the screen that says something to the effect of skip bagging for this item.

about a year and a half ago
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Do Kiosks and IVRs Threaten Human Interaction?

jjsimp Re:Place item in bagging area (294 comments)

Not around here. When the kiosks first came out, no one used them (was a wonderful line skipping time for us introverts). Now people are waiting in line to use one of the 4-8 kiosks. Usually I have to stand in a cashier's line, because either the line is too long for the kiosk, or there are clueless users of kiosks using them.

about a year and a half ago

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