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    Yesterday, 09:13 PM
    jono replied to a thread Ukraine in The Padded Room
    Or that's just one more case of their optimism bias: the Kremlin line is that 2014 was a CIA op because all protestors are paid actors. Strongly...
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    Yesterday, 06:34 PM
    jono replied to a thread Antiwork in The Padded Room
    That's what they told you. But there's a reason that seat is cramped. In the hallways they admitted it in hushed tones: "We used to need 3 seats...
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    Yesterday, 12:16 PM
    jono replied to a thread Ukraine in The Padded Room
    The truly bizarre part of that question appears to be an assumption that it somehow matters which people were murdered where. As if a random...
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    12-03-2022, 05:22 PM
    jono replied to a thread Antiwork in The Padded Room
    For better and worse, that's exactly the kind of problem the (non-train) engineers love to solve so the talent of the operator isn't required. As you...
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    12-03-2022, 05:06 PM
    "Why? We live in the Hot-Take Economy... The machine needs fuel, and the cheapest option is consistently the Idea Nobody’s Heard Yet." It's easier...
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    12-03-2022, 02:29 PM
    jono replied to a thread Antiwork in The Padded Room
    There could be 10x as many as long as they don't compete for each other's workers. Meanwhile the Air Force hires pilots who never have to leave the...
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    12-03-2022, 12:15 PM
    jono replied to a thread Antiwork in The Padded Room
    I don't know how usual that is, but it's certainly true in some places. I live in a hub where there are many rail companies that come through and use...
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    12-03-2022, 12:02 PM
    jono replied to a thread Antiwork in The Padded Room
    Technically there are 7, but since the union(s) negotiate simultaneously with all of them...
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    12-03-2022, 11:58 AM
    jono replied to a thread Antiwork in The Padded Room
    Easy solution: let the railroad use automation to fill in whenever someone wants off on short notice. When the unions are willing to allow that...
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    12-03-2022, 11:46 AM
    jono replied to a thread Antiwork in The Padded Room
    I thought that 16 years ago. One conversation with a newly retired engineer and the ensuing rabbit hole disabused me of that: union contracts have...
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    12-03-2022, 10:45 AM
    jono replied to a thread Antiwork in The Padded Room
    I did read that. The benefit for labor comes in toast's post. I'm a little bit familiar with that side of it, even though it wasn't fully detailed in...
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    12-03-2022, 10:28 AM
    jono replied to a thread Antiwork in The Padded Room
    It takes a lot of drama to distract everyone from noticing that the status quo serves both rail ownership and labor at the expense of everyone else....
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    11-30-2022, 11:32 PM
    And since it's the NFL, I'm equally unsurprised that they scheduled his suspension to produce the comeback in Houston and just waited to see if...
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    11-30-2022, 09:26 PM
    I used to work for an old friend of the Wizards of the Coast guys, who had lots of thoughts on their model (every third one was a regret--the houses...
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    11-30-2022, 12:14 PM
    jono replied to a thread Ukraine in The Padded Room
    I think the pope is more hopeful than historically accurate. Is leaning into Russian bigotry to try to get them to reject an even worse aspect of...
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