One by one, the little cracks accumulate...
We'll see how much more chaos that corpulent "Christian Leader" Pompeo can start with his "swagger" before the wheels come off.
Let's hope the change in staffing of developers will turn out to be an actual improvement and that the dozens of other outstanding issues (many of which are several years old) will now be fixed in the near future. It won't. It's very clear that the owners are running this site into the ground with ...Jump to post
The suit names the dog's owner, the Port of Portland (operator of PDX), and Alaska Airlines as defendants. The dog was not in its carrier inside the airport, for which the owner was cited at the time. The attack left the girl with injuries which required surgery, and left permanent scars on her face...Jump to post
There are no plans to hire an Airliners.net specific developer instead we have a large pool of developers we can draw upon at any given time 24/7 so it's the same as when we had Matt just different faces I've worked in software for a long time, and it is by no means "the same." Not even c...Jump to post
Y'all can argue the finer points of witholding vs refund, tables, etc etc., and none of that makes a tin pot worth of difference to 99% of voters. What DOES make a difference: ⋅ The tax cut was literally one of the only things Trump and his swampy gaggle of Keystone Kops in the GOP-contro...Jump to post
This is how they make money https://www.verticalscope.com/our-solutions/be-the-solution/ tl;dr: They buy up web properties with "organic content" (so, forums where users post stuff), stick ads all over them, and twiddle them to drive "engagement" for the ads - for example, by re...Jump to post
He knows more about everyday American concerns (as the mastermind behind Starbucks) than any Dem politician, probably. He understand the psychology of front line $12/hour employees and the customers. He also knows a lot about diplomacy. He knows the intimate geography of the USA. He knows how every...Jump to post
I find the debate over the electoral college to be pointless. It’s never going to change. The votes to amend the Constitution just aren’t there. We don’t have to amend it. States just have to change the way they award electoral votes; there’s an effort underway in which a handful of (blue) states h...Jump to post
I'm torn between wanting him to declare a "national emergency" (lol) so we can have a fight over appropriate bounds on the Executive branch overreach that was first taken up with true enthusiasm by Dubya, and intensified under Obama.... and being afraid that the courts and/or Congress woul...Jump to post
Never underestimate the power of the American moderate, for good or ill. Trump et al weren't moderate to begin with, and their "strategy," such as it is, has been to continue becoming more and more and more extreme over time, even as people peel off the edges of the "base" in tw...Jump to post
Just as the left underestimated him in 2016, I think they will continue that mistake and underestimate him in 2020. If the economy continues as it is, I think he wins. If it doesn't, he will lose. My belief is that as length of time in power for Trump and his merry band of swamp things increases, t...Jump to post
Can anybody who works in ATC explain what a "work to rule" labor action would look like in practice? Controllers in the US are legally prohibited from engaging in any form of work action. NATCA would never endorse such an action, and I have seen no examples of controllers acting on their ...Jump to post
That's the same as the scam posted by Jeff in reply #4. We've alerted Operations and Development and they will investigate any possible breach but our passwords are stored with hashed values so not sure how they could be getting them from here. You do know that hashes aren't magic, right? They can ...Jump to post
Unsurprising that there has been zero response from VerticalScope on this. The forum continues to fall into further into decay month by month. People's highly unique passwords are being echoed back to them in plaintext, and y'all don't even have a mandated password change or - at bare minimum - a st...Jump to post
The Mods have the tools for this. They could block five users and eliminate 70% of the problem, and then many of the rest would get with the program. It's not true that all posts are good posts. The value of a.net -- call it signal to noise ratio -- has declined precipitously. It is if you're Verti...Jump to post
Seeing as running the Executive branch in a country this big and complex takes strategy, and seeing that Trump and his swamp things can never seem to develop or maintain any coherent strategy, I don't see his chances as good. The authoritarians and racists and Nazis which make up his "base"...Jump to post
The ability to drop a version of the F word into any position in a sentence and have it be grammatically correctJump to post
Slug71 wrote:scbriml wrote:cledaybuck wrote:Was there a reason we couldn't have done this before Christmas without a government shutdown?
One word - Trump.
Wrong. This is all chuck and Nancy and the Senate.
I mean, what would one reasonably expect from a billionaire who literally wears $600 custom-monogrammed slippers around Washington DC: https://nypost.com/2017/03/01/commerce- ... ps-speech/
Looks like Trump sure has drained the swamp tho!
Can anybody who works in ATC explain what a "work to rule" labor action would look like in practice?Jump to post
Edit: what magog said. The lowest paid Feds they can find still make over $20/hour. You didn't look very hard, did you? Hourly wages can range from $11.30 to $16.96 depending on experience, plus locality pay From: https://www.tsa.gov/news/releases/2004/03/03/tsa-recruiting-full-time-and-part-time-s...Jump to post
At what point can people working without pay sue their employer, or maybe Trump/lawmakers themselves, for not fulfilling their part of the deal that when you work, you get paid ? This has already happened, and one of the first was the ATC union. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/11/shutdown-air-traffic-...Jump to post
And people say we don’t need the death penalty anymore. This is a horrible crime, but the maximum penalty for rape in Arizona is 28 years. If that's not enough to deter someone, then the death penalty is irrelevant (other than to satisfy a base desire for revenge, which most of the civilised World ...Jump to post
While all you old dogs were pointlessly barking at each other on the porch about Trump's pointless wall, air traffic controllers were rallying in DC with their $0 pay stubs: https://www.flyingmag.com/air-traffic-controllers-to-rally-today-in-dc https://www.businessinsider.com/unpaid-air-traffic-cont...Jump to post
Now, if y'all want something to hyperventilate about, some guy just over the river claims he found his truck with "TRUMP" spraypainted on it and burnt to a cinder after leaving it overnight at a bar because he had one too many to drink. The police over there as of yesterday refused to conf...Jump to post
Here's what really happened. https://www.koin.com/news/civic-affairs/protesters-damage-driver-s-car-no-charges-yet/1508386175 "The demonstrators gathered in the streets to demonstrate against police using deadly force. During that demonstration, a man driving a silver Lexus drove through the c...Jump to post
"We found Boeing’s poor performance is the main reason for the significant cost increases and schedule delays to developing the SLS core stage," the report, signed by NASA Inspector General Paul Martin, states. "Specifically, the project’s cost and schedule issues stem primarily from...Jump to post
September eh? So we're a year on now. Lots of investment from the new ownerJump to post
I would support this, and if there is a system of appointing particular mods to particular forums, choose very carefully the mods for the Politics forum. Also you'll want to change the policy of not notifying people when their threads are deleted.Jump to post
Vertical Scope doesn't give a crap, folks. They bought this site for one thing: pre-existing traffic numbers to which they can show ads. Meanwhile, wide latitude to interpret policy is given to mods which make entire threads disappear, not just posts, with zero interaction. Perhaps notifying a user ...Jump to post
If MikeDrop is the best PSYOPS agent the Russians can muster, I'm not too worried about waking up to borscht as the national breakfast any time soon :lol: What's the point of ANOTHER Op-Ed piece about what's going on at the Trump White House. I think we all pretty much know already. Just go to Loudm...Jump to post
I bet by Friday a bunch of WH staffers will be fired, a 'night of the long knives' to remove any possible 'disloyal' person or persons who may be behind this op-ed. Trump is like a caged wild animal, he is violently angry, and I am very afraid of a 'wag the dog' bombing in Iran or someplace in the ...Jump to post
I don't share passwords of any kind with anybody, but I'm also a recovering software engineer with a strong interest in security, and have been a privacy advocate since I was a tween. I can't say I've never once taken advantage of an opportunity to peek on a partner when a screen was left on etc, wh...Jump to post
Elect a clown, expect a circus :smile: Commentary from an article in the Washington Post about how they're scrambling to figure out who it is: “It’s like the horror movies when everyone realizes the call is coming from inside the house,” said one former White House official in close contact with for...Jump to post
The level of defeatism regarding improving mental wellness (as some are trying to call it these days, perhaps in light of this phenomenon) in this thread is quite depressing, no pun intended. No amount of prevention will ever reduce the chance of somebody stealing an airplane to zero, just like we w...Jump to post
It is a mental health issue. And it is not just diagnosing, it is about consequences. People don't get help with mental issues because the consequences of just seeking help is too high. Yes these things happen. They also happen with other systems, with other modes of transport, with other industrie...Jump to post
The point is you’re making a diagnosis and stigmatizing bi polar issues. Your comment on a mixed state being dangerous is flawed too. I didn't write the comment you're replying to but I'd like to clarify my own related comment. With so little evidence it is of course not possible to diagnose the gu...Jump to post
It'd be great if our system of mental health assessment and treatment was better, but could it ever be expected to reliably prevent those who seem to be normal but are actually suffering a psychotic break from doing something dreadful? It'd be good if we raised the bar to try to prevent unauthorize...Jump to post
He said "nah I'm a white guy" on the ATC audio. What does he mean by that?Jump to post
But what you fail to mention is that neither side is meaningfully shaped by those nutters. So, no, you aren't in bed with the nutters if you support either party. Again, the flaw in your argument is that the nutters aren't meaningfully influencing the Republican party. :rotfl: That is a good one! T...Jump to post
So what you are saying is that myself, as a Republican, should not be a Republican if I do not agree with ALL your beliefs ? That is the mantra of the left these days, so yes. They spent 8 years shouting people down and getting away with it. Now they don’t know what to do when they shout people dow...Jump to post
Authenticator Plus for Android is a free (and I think open source) app which does the exact same thing as Google Authenticator and all the other 6-digit code TOTP apps do, and you can back up your tokens in case you have to reinstall, or switch phones, etc.Jump to post
Can those of you who live in CA keep convincing your fellow Californians of how awesome it is, please? They keep relocating to AZ and are screwing up my state. Also Oregon. "Go back to California" graffiti is not an isolated incident around here any more. :checkmark: I prefer Portland Ore...Jump to post
I've lived in California a couple times and now I live in a mid-tier city elsewhere. After bouncing around plenty in my life I've come to the conclusion that my sweet spot is either a mid-tier city with a lot of culture, or small town / rural as long as I have a good support system. I'd happily live...Jump to post