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Quartz: North Korea is sitting on trillions of dollars of untapped wealth, and its neighbors want in. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwroKM2zk

I'm starting to wonder if the apparent-to-me cuteness in my children that seems to elude most photographs isn't actually there.

Oxytocin anyone?


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My brave little boy, ready for flight.
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COBOL programmers don't live forever.
Don't ever forget how the sausage gets made.

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My experiences with Logstash

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DADDY WINS!!!!!
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"Select a mother"
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Driverless vehicles “would make transportation at Disney World cool again,” columnist John Frost wrote on the Disney Blog in 2013.

Go to hell, John.

I'm all for driverless vehicles for personal transport in the real world, but the bus drivers at Disney make the experience for the guests in a way that no other cast member can. Long rides from the park back to the hotel at night where you're tired, worn-out, and have to eat/pee/both are made enjoyable again by the driver who engages you and makes you and your children laugh.

One driver taught me that EPCOT stands for, "Every Person Comes out Tired." Another driver stopped short just so I could jump out and hit the bathroom in time. Another told jokes to my crying neice until she was laughing again. And every driver makes a physcially challenged guest feel just like every other guest there- special. The drivers are such a valuable asset to the company because they don't give the guests time to grumble and complain on their own. Ever see a monorail get stopped up and hear what the passengers say after even 3 minutes? You would never hear what they say on a bus, because a driver is there already soothing their worn-out personalities. So I'm sure this will actually have a detrimental effect on Disney itself, not a beneficial one. Of course, it will be hard to track since they obviously don't even think in those terms.

My father and I always had as our dream 'retirement job' to drive a bus at Disney. We could drive safely all day and just make people happy. What a job! Looks like I'm not going to have the chance to do that now. Taking a human out of a position will never make it 'cool', that's an awful thing to say about humanity, that our own presence makes things less 'cool' to other humans.

Go to hell, John, just go to hell.
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