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Re: Random Irrelevance

Postby Kingsman » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:29 am

Drudge headline: "Turkey orders women to stop laughing in public." My first thought: ""Hillary Clinton." Will we have eight years of listening to her cackle whenever POTUS is asked an embarrassing question?
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Re: Random Irrelevance

Postby BobbyBeetleMishawaka » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:30 pm

The National Science Foundation will spend just over $200,000 to investigate “systematic gender bias” at Wikipedia, reports the Washington Free Beacon. The grant states:

Under-representation of female scholars and associated scholarship reduces the quality and completeness of Wikipedia, imposing significant costs on the millions of readers who rely on it. . . . The findings from this research should clarify where in the complex chain of knowledge gender disparities arise. The findings should also bolster ongoing efforts to address those disparities, in this case by improving quality and reducing bias on academic—and more general—Wikipedia.

Yale sociology professor Julia Adams will receive $132,000, and Hannah Brueckner, associate dean of social sciences at NYU–Abu Dhabi, will receive $70,000 to study the site.

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Re: Random Irrelevance

Postby Happy Mom » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:32 pm



Okay, that is hilarious and I even feel bad for the poor girl!!! :shock: :lol:
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Re: Random Irrelevance

Postby BobbyBeetleMishawaka » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:55 pm

Since it looks like Studebaker won't be reopening any time soon, perhaps our local manufacturing economy can focus on products like this:

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Re: Random Irrelevance

Postby Kingsman » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:53 am

Has anyone reflected on just how lousy this century is so far? Can our nation survive till 2099?
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Re: Random Irrelevance

Postby Happy Mom » Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:12 pm

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Postby BobbyBeetleMishawaka » Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:05 pm

Not sure this is going to end public urination. Who knows, perhaps Mayor Pete and DTSB will put some up around town to see if it helps.

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Re: Random Irrelevance

Postby Happy Mom » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:18 am

ByDAVID HANCOCKCBS NEWSJanuary 28, 2015, 7:55 PM
Comcast apologizes for changing customer's billing name to profanity

You know they may be thinking it about you, when you're arguing with a customer service representative.

But it's a stretch when you actually see it in writing: "A**hole".


That's what happened to a Spokane, Washington couple after they sparred about their bill with a customer service representative from Comcast. When Ricardo and Lisa Brown got their monthly service bill, the husband's name had been changed from Ricardo Brown to "A**hole Brown."

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Comcast bill received by Ricardo and Lisa Brown of Spokane, Washington. Note the profanity in upper left. ELLIOT.ORG
To make matters worse, Lisa Brown met resistance trying to get the profanity removed and the billing name corrected. That's when she reached out to a consumer advocacy writer, Christopher Elliott, who writes on travel and consumer affairs for The Washington Post, USA Today and other other publications. The Brown's Comcast saga was first reported in Elliott.org.

"You know employees talk about customers behind their back and say things like this," Elliott told CBS News. "But I've never seen anyone put something like this in writing. This falls into the category of 'What were they thinking?'"

Brown told Elliott the family was having financial difficulties. She'd called Comcast to cancel the cable portion of her account, for which she had to pay a $60 fee. The representative, however, escalated her call to a retention specialist who tried to persuade her to keep the cable service and sign a new two-year contract.

"I am shocked," Brown told Elliott. "I was never rude. It could have been that person was upset because I didn't take the offer."

CBS News requested comment from Comcast Wednesday night but did not receive an immediate reply. In reporting the story, Elliott spoke with Steve Kipp, Comcast's vice president of communications for the Washington region, who gave this statement:

"We have spoken with our customer and apologized for this completely unacceptable and inappropriate name change," he said. "We have zero tolerance for this type of disrespectful behavior and are conducting a thorough investigation to determine what happened. We are working with our customer to make this right and will take appropriate steps to prevent this from happening again."

It's not the first public relations black-eye for Philadelphia-based Comcast, the country's largest cable service provider. Last August, CBSNews.com reported how one customer was put on hold for three hours while trying to cancel service. Another customer recorded the difficulty he had canceling service over an eight-minute phone call.

"I'm a bit stunned by this" said Elliott. "Comcast is a big company. They can't control all their employees. But you'd think this is part of the basic training they give to their employees -- don't call your customers a-holes"

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