top Where Whistleblowers End Up Working
I saw things at work which were questionable or illegal like my mgr. dumping outdated chemicals into the process at a water treatment plant and falsifying reports to the state regulatory agency. I kept some records and pictures but never said anything about it because I feared that my job would be in jeopardy. One manager was corrupt and a co-worker filed a lawsuit which he won but then had to change jobs, sell his house and move to another city.
top Ask Slashdot: Who Should Pay Costs To Attend Conferences?
The employer should pay all costs.
Favored groups or departments received better treatment but I wasn't intimidated by a manager who tried to make me pay for and drive my vehicle to attend a great training conference 125 miles away. I got a company car and a gas credit card.
top Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?
I bought my son a Compaq and he used it until he realized he needed something better. Bryan was a gamer and needed to keep up with his friends and enemies, so when he was about thirteen he bought all the stuff to build a powerful gaming rig. My only contribution was Visa.
He assembled the thing in a day and then spent hours finding software to install and doing the set up work. So, then I thought that I need a new PC so we ordered all the same components and he built one for me.
I still have a GIGANTIC Antec case on my desk.
top Court: Car Dealers Can't Stop Tesla From Selling In Massachusetts
I used Consumer Reports and other sites to find out what the dealer pays for the truck I bought. The dealer gets money back from the auto maker on every sale too. I was polite but firm in negotiating with the salesman, and the "Let me check with my manager" isn't just a line of BS. It is so the dealer doesn't take a loss from a sales person increasing their commission by making more sales.
top Home Depot Confirms Breach of Its Payment Systems
So, cash is now a verb? Cool.
top Home Depot Confirms Breach of Its Payment Systems
Just use cash instead of plastic. Go to your bank, get real money, QED. Cashiers are shocked when I use a fifty or hundred dollar bill to pay for a purchase.
top Restoring Salmon To Their Original Habitat -- With a Cannon
Piss off. This is like fixing land rape with a parking lot.
top Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos
WTF? Idiot celebs. End of comment.
top Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges
No one is above the law. Except cops, I guess.
top NASA's Competition For Dollars
Is there a lack of science classes in the education system? There was a science lab in my seventh grade school, a better one in high school. The teacher should have been working at a college but must have liked working with teen students. Mr. Munson was a genius and the students who could keep up with his work as he filled the room with algebra and geometry equations got a once in a lifetime opportunity to test their limits, no slackers.
top Coffee Naps Better For Alertness Than Coffee Or Naps Alone
After work you get home on a caffeine buzz and can't goto sleep. I'm a sleep can't sleep expert. I call BS.
top The American Workday, By Profession
I worked for a public utility at a water treatment plant. The plant operated day and night, every day. The shifts changed every month and there was a especially bad shift when I worked three PMs and two nights, the next shift was the same 3/2 with different days off.
.The most difficult time in my life. I would tell my sons to be patient with me when I was being rude or not rational. Any shift workers out there?
top Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?
It would take hours for me to learn this game again, it is difficult to play. My brother Pete had a collection of challenging board games and our dad threw them in the trash after Pete moved out to goto UC Berkeley.
top Slashdot Asks: How Prepared Are You For an Earthquake?
I have canned and frozen foods that would feed me for weeks, dry pastas and sauces in jars. I own a camping trailer that has a stove, refrigerator, toilet and shower. Protect "Electronics and data..."? What do you mean? Unplug the PC 'till power is restored.
top Magnitude 6.0 Quake Hits Northern California, Causing Injuries and Outages
I hope it's not a foreshock.
top Western US Drought Has Made Earth's Crust Rise
There was a 6.0 earthquake in the Napa Valley area near San Francisco today 2014-08-24 03:20:44 UTC-07:00. Could the changes mentioned in the LATimes story contribute to movement along the San Andreas Fault?
Sorry for the huge URL.
top Slashdot Asks: Cheap But Reasonable Telescopes for Kids?
I own a Parks 20X80 giant binocular and a decent tripod. Versatile and portable, easy to set up and use. From my suburban location I can see the planets as a disc not a speck, craters and lunar maria on our moon and Saturn's rings. It's easy to track objects by hand.
When I drive to dark sky areas in the local mountains or go over the hill to the desert the Orion nebula and Andromeda galaxy are just brilliant. I use the Parks for terrestrial viewing and can watch hikers on a popular mountain trail six miles distant. .
top Broadband Subscribers Eclipsing Cable TV Subscribers
We're being hurt by the profit over anything else business model . Yeah, I have huge bills for TV and net, a land line and two cells. I used to have a antenna on my house to receive free TV and my RV has one so I can get local news and weather while on the road.
Net access is not a luxury but a necessity.
As a bonus, my electric company has the highest or nearly highest electricity rates in the US of A.
about a month and a half ago
top F-Secure: Xiaomi Smartphones Do Secretly Steal Your Data
There is no privacy. I knew a man who repaired pagers and police radios, etc. He worked in a small shop that was surrounded by copper screens and everything was grounded to eliminate any stray signals. Think of a clean room. So who can live like that?
top For Fast Internet in the US, Virginia Tops the Charts
There were problems with TV and Net service. A tech arrives after 2-3 days and as soon as we talk to him it's obvious that the guy is not well trained or smart. He had a cutting and crimping tool and was going to replace the ends on the runs to my house. I said no. He makes a call and the second guy arrives with the same lack of ability. While talking to them I ask my son to call again to tell Cox WTF we're dealing with.
My son is one of those tech wizard big brain guys and found some program to analyze our connection. The phone answer people have no idea what he is telling them. So, a third Cox tech arrives and he knows we were being treated poorly, sees how much packet loss there was, etc., gave us a new modem and said there will be no charge.
Service has been good since then but my bill is close to USD $190 per month.
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