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

mcl630 Re:What?!? (877 comments)

I agree... we don't really know what his demeanor was. If he was loud, abusive, or threatening, he should have been kicked off the flight for that, not for a tweet about rude service. If he stayed calm and complied with the airline employees' instructions, then only the gate agent was in the wrong.

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

mcl630 Re:RUDEST PASSENGER EVER (877 comments)

Nowhere in TFA did it say he had a "temper tantrum" nor did it say he yelled at the agent. True it only tells one side of the story, but you're applying your own imagination as to how things really went down.

And the slashdot summary states the children were age 6 and 9.

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

mcl630 Re:RUDEST PASSENGER EVER (877 comments)

Southwest allows families with children aged 4 or under to board between the 'A' and 'B' groups, or during the 'A' group if the parent is in the 'A' group.

http://www.southwest.com/html/...

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

mcl630 Re:Yet Another (877 comments)

They're aren't rude and irrational people in the 3rd world?

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

mcl630 Re:this story is missing information (877 comments)

Calling someone "rude" is neither intimidating nor harassment.

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

mcl630 Re:Customer service? (877 comments)

Their policy says it extends to children aged 4 and under, his kids are older than 4.

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

mcl630 Re:Customer service? (877 comments)

She said he'd be arrested if he didn't delete the tweet. The arrest would violate the 1st amendment.

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

mcl630 Re:Customer service? (877 comments)

The gate agent was correct in telling him he could move back in the line to join his kids, but they couldn't cut in line and move up to join him. That's the policy and they tell you this when asking you to line up. The guy was in the wrong and then whined on twitter about how they didn't bend over to kiss his ass. His tweet naming the person could be construed as harassment or slander.

Calling someone "rude" is neither harassment nor slander. Slander requires a lie of fact, calling someone rude is purely opinion. Harassment involves repeated or persistant attacks, a single tweet doesn't cut it.

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

mcl630 Re:What?!? (877 comments)

If the review only contains truth and opinion you have nothing to worry about. If you lie, on the other hand, you can be sued. Defamation, libel, and slander cases are nothing new.

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

mcl630 Re:What?!? (877 comments)

If he left the tweet online and walked out of the airport he wouldn't get arrested. The tweet isn't the issue, his persistent demands that he's let onto the plane would be the issue.

He wasn't given the choice to walk out of the airport. He told to a) delete the tweet and reboard, or b) go to jail. There no was option c to leave, and he even if he had, he wouldn't have been refunded for the unused tickets.

Arresting someone based on something they said or tweeted (that wasn't in any any threatening) *is* a first amendment violation. I'm sure you're right, though, they would have called it a public disturbance or some such. How complaining calmly about poor service is a disturbance or threating is another question. In general, airline employees are given too much latitude to be a*holes in the name of protecting safety.

4 days ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

mcl630 Re:The Re-Hate Campaign (1116 comments)

What part of "we don't think Eich is the right person to run Mozilla" equates to a "hate compaign"?

about 4 months ago
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Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

mcl630 Re: It wasn't just private opinion. (824 comments)

Depends what exactly Bloomberg and Case were supporting (I don't know the real stories here). If they were trying to repeal the 2nd amendment entirely, then yes I would support them (the employees). If they were trying to take 2nd amendment rights away from a specific class of people (other than the mentally ill and ex-cons), then yes I would support them (the employees). If they were just supporting background checks and/or banning ridiculous weapons and cartridges, then no. It's moot point anyways, as no one at Bloomberg or AOL publically called for them to step down.

about 4 months ago
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Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

mcl630 Re:I think one thing we've glossed over (824 comments)

That for-profit corporation (Mozilla Corporation) is wholly-owned by a non-profit (Mozilla Foundation). Mozilla Corp has to bend to the will of Mozilla Foundation, whatever will that might be.

about 4 months ago
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Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

mcl630 Re:It wasn't just private opinion. (824 comments)

They're *asking* him to step down, not *forcing* him to step down. Employees of Bloomberg or AOL could have asked Michael Bloomberg or Steve Case to step down if they wished to. They didn't and it likely wouldn't have made a difference if they had tried.

Also bare in mind, Mozilla Corp is wholly owned to Mozilla Foundation (a non-profit). The goals for Mozilla Corp are whatever Mozilla Foundation wants. If Mozilla decides they don't want this guy to be their CEO, that's their perogative. Bloomberg and AOL are/were public-traded for-profit corporations. Their goals are/were to make as much money as possible for their shareholders. If their shareholders wanted to get rid of Bloomberg or Case based on politics rather than profits, it's their perogative as well.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Posts Source Code For MS-DOS and Word For Windows

mcl630 Re:Why are they posting old source code? (224 comments)

Nothing in the your quote contradicts what I said. I've used DOSBox to play old games. There is a setting to adjust the speed of the emulator.

In fact I just took a look at one of the config files, the setting is called "cycles" and it is in the "cpu" section of the config.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Posts Source Code For MS-DOS and Word For Windows

mcl630 Re:Why are they posting old source code? (224 comments)

According to the computerhistory.org article, subdirectories were added in DOS 2.0.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Posts Source Code For MS-DOS and Word For Windows

mcl630 Re:Why are they posting old source code? (224 comments)

Dosbox allows you to slow down the emulated DOS environment to make old games run fine.

about 4 months ago
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Recent news events re: Bitcoin ...

mcl630 Re: US dollar (192 comments)

Value is a product of both supply and demand (human desire as you put it). Given the same demand, scarcity will raise prices, over-supply will lower them.

about 4 months ago
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FISA Court Reverses Order To Destroy NSA Phone Data

mcl630 Re:Handy (59 comments)

From TFA:

The data preserved beyond five years cannot be accessed by NSA intelligence analysts for any purpose, and can only be accessed by technical personnel for ensuring continued compliance with the government's preservation obligations, Judge Walton wrote in his revised order.

So no, they can't search it, at least not without running afoul of the FISA court's order (not that that has stopped them before).

about 5 months ago
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What If the Next Presidential Limo Was a Tesla?

mcl630 Re:Probably still (330 comments)

Dealers have a lot of political clout.

about 5 months ago

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