Weasel's past comments

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    Weasel

    In 2002, the plant recorded 60 to 80 defects for every million inflators shipped to automakers

    Thought that the automotive industry was supposedly a stickler for their subsuppliers to prove their process capability (Cpk) was at least 2.00 (waaay less than 1 defect / QA escape per million). If the fallout was somewhere between 60 - 80 per million, that tells me that the auto manufacture's supplier QA departments were too lax in controlling their subs (resisted the puns being asleep at wheel, or letting situations run on cruise control). Wonder if anything in the auto manufacture's supplier QA departments have changed to manage the problems of their subs?

    Posted in: Takata engineers struggled to maintain air bag quality, documents reveal

  • 2

    Weasel

    NIMBY's at work complaining that, "...say children’s voices are too loud and are wrecking their quiet neighborhoods" - yet won't think twice about living less than 50 meters from an active train line.

    Posted in: New daycare centers held up by residents opposing noisy kids

  • -1

    Weasel

    Would a "no" or "yes" vote even force Cameron to honor his pledge to Scotland (with more equal representation / whatever)? I think not.

    I liken it to a valued star employee who's notified their boss of their intent to leave, and the boss (who doesn't have an equal employee of that caliber readily available) makes a counteroffer to not leave. If that employee was so valuable - why did it take a notice to leave for the boss to offer something of some value to that star employee - (in the not so metaphorically speaking)?

    Posted in: Early results favor 'No' side in Scotland independence referendum

  • 0

    Weasel

    There's a whole litany of tests and unknowns about Apple's phone-and-go / pay phone that's making me give it a raised eyebrow. First off, where is the data stored on iCloud or a different server by Apple? Even in Apple's iCloud's T's and C's (terms and conditions) they make no guarantees that the data (of any type) you store on their servers is not in the country of your residence. So what if you live in the US / Japan, got all your information compromised, but the server holding this data is in China? Who's liable - or is there any liability?

    Another is with credit card / debit card consumer protections (more so with US law), but how does that apply to iPhone transactions, is it assumed that since your card wasn't stolen (maybe the phone was stolen...maybe not in some instances), do consumers get the same financial protections against fraudulent charges as they currently do with traditional electronic / card transactions? Not sure that's been defined or actually tested in courts yet.

    Overall - a nice idea - but still needs a lot of refinement and growing pains to iron out potential pitfalls that could hurt consumers / businesses.

    Posted in: Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

  • 2

    Weasel

    Make a trip to Costco and call it a day.

    Posted in: Do you have enough toilet paper?

  • 0

    Weasel

    Perhaps the industry ministry has have been watching old Johnny Carson videos as their source of inspiration?

    Posted in: Gov't advises citizens to stockpile toilet paper

  • 0

    Weasel

    As soon as he got back to the United States, Rodman apologized publicly for his conduct and entered rehab.

    Seriously - you've got to have an excuse - of at least that magnitude - for supposedly being willing fly to North Korea for a state sanctioned tour with a North Korean guide (i.e. secrete state police) during the entire duration of the "trip". Hope Bob is willing to lay a bouquet or two of flowers and offer a bow or two before the statues of Kim Jung and Sung, or else he'll experience rather limited visit of the Hermit Kingdom.

    Posted in: Bob Sapp tops bill for Pyongyang fight night

  • 0

    Weasel

    someone may be trying to rid the area of stray cats which have become a problem this year.

    You'd think the Bob Barker treatment would resolve that problem instead of poisoning the cats.

    Posted in: Police probe 29 mysterious cat deaths in Tokyo's Ota Ward

  • 1

    Weasel

    Here's how the folks in Hawaii have learned how to deal with those little devils...

    http://blog.hawaiigaga.com/index.php/general/treatment-for-portuguese-man-of-war-stings/

    Posted in: Portuguese man-of-war spotted on Kanagawa beach

  • 6

    Weasel

    Seriously...do we really need to know? Let the man RIP and give his family the respect they deserve.

    Posted in: Official: Robin Williams hanged himself with belt after his wife went to bed

  • 0

    Weasel

    Rotten person in charge of taking care of the elderly. I have to wonder what - if any - prescreening is done by these nursing homes to weed out candidates who can't handle high stress / high maintenance environments. Taking care of babies and taking care of the elderly are two completely different beasts.

    Posted in: Nursing home employee gets 8 years for fatally assaulting resident

  • 2

    Weasel

    It's been nearly 70 years....these families deserve some level closure. The war's been over....been over a long time now...it's time to mature and move on.

    Posted in: Japanese search U.S. archives for WWII MIA info

  • 5

    Weasel

    He's very lucky that three months in the can and a $3100 fine was all he got.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/month-sentence-japan-hawaii-flight-assault-24762881

    The penalty for assaulting a flight attendant is very severe.

    Assault. Assaulting a crew-member is punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment, and a fine of up to $250,000. If a dangerous weapon is used, the defendant can be imprisoned for life. (18 U.S.C. § 3571, 49 U.S.C. § 46504.)

    Posted in: 3-month sentence for Japan-Hawaii flight assault

  • 3

    Weasel

    The Olympics - the quest for bankrupting a city begins.

    Posted in: Marketing agreement an obstacle in US bid for 2024

  • -1

    Weasel

    Sony is launching a streaming game service, PS Now, the first ever for a console game maker, in the United States.

    Not quite true - OnLive's been offering streaming / cloud-based gaming since 2010 on their MicroConsole adapter. I'm sure there's others that's been in the market for a while too.

    Posted in: With PlayStation network, Sony goes back to the future in search of revival

  • 0

    Weasel

    Need to call these wasps "bullet wasps" - akin to the bullet ants of Paraguay that you definitely DON'T want to in your life.

    Posted in: Man dies after being stung by wasps

  • 0

    Weasel

    Toyota wants to help you scream at your unruly kids.

    If they're that awful, just leave them at home and drive in peace.

    Posted in: New Toyota minivan makes it easier to yell at kids

  • 0

    Weasel

    Thanks Trium - pretty much my initial guess when I was thinking about it being 80's tech. Threw it out for the crowd to educate me.

    Posted in: Int'l probe demanded after Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine

  • 3

    Weasel

    I'm left wondering - you'd think that the TA (target acquisition) used for the SA11 missile system on the Buk platform would be sophisticated enough to detect a civilian airliner? I suppose it is 1980's technology - so maybe it lacks that level of algorithmic sophistication? I didn't think that a Boeing 777 had a military configuration that might confuse a TA system into falsely determining it was a military aircraft? Too many questions for this tragedy.

    Posted in: Int'l probe demanded after Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine

  • -1

    Weasel

    This is a job you can’t do anywhere else.

    Why not - and where can you do it at?

    Posted in: I want you

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