The Wedge

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  1. Preferred format of reading

    For reading out in sunlight, e-ink readers are amazing. Lounging by the pool, on the beach, in the park, or in the backyard, there's no glare or eye strain.
  2. Gotta get a real job so he can afford a new iPhone *and* a high deductible insurance plan.
  3. NHL Playoffs: Stanley's Suitors

    I hate this "we must have big market teams deep into playoffs" talk in any US/Canada major sport. If any league doesn't want small market teams in the finals, then by all means, don't put teams in those markets. And why would ESPN care in this case, anyway? They don't broadcast NHL games.
  4. NHL 2016 - The Kids Are Alright

    I hate this "we must have big market teams deep into playoffs" talk in any US/Canada major sport. If any league doesn't want small market teams in the finals, then by all means, don't put teams in those markets. Edit... and why would ESPN care in this case, anyway? They don't broadcast NHL games.
  5. NHL 2016 - The Kids Are Alright

    The annual tease is on for us Blues fans. I love a 3-0 series lead, but the Blues have to stop giving up 40 and 50 shots a game, while expecting Jake Allen to only give up 1 goal a game. Not sustainable.
  6. New Easter Tradition: Watership Down

    Oh my god. I saw this during its theatrical release in 1978. I was 5. I was traumatized. It wasn't until I read the book in my 20's. It remains one of my favorite novels, but I can't revisit the movie. It's just horrifying.
  7. Football - #WengerOut

    Does winning Copa America count in Alexis' favor on this?
  8. Survivor 34: "Game Changers" | RIP Dan Kay, Survivor: Gabon

    I have tears in my eyes after reading Zeke's incredible words in that piece. Thanks for posting it here. That was an agonizing tribal. I can only imagine what it must have been like in real time, which unedited can be hours long, right? What the hell, Varner? The immediate outrage from the rest of the tribe was comforting, though as Probst said, the bell couldn't be unrung. Varner knew it, too. He is lucky Zeke threw him a rope to stop the fall into complete madness, but that climb up the rope is going to be a rough one for Varner. Wow.
  9. Preferred format of reading

    My kids read physical books, but are discovering books I have on our Kindle account. They use their Kindle Fires to read. This past weekend they discovered using my old e-ink Kindle Touch was incredibly easy to read in full sunlight, so now they want an e-ink Kindle.
  10. The paradigm has shifted. Companies who don't adjust accordingly are in for a bumpy ride.
  11. Not just injury to the person being forcibly removed. There are 100+ other passengers who could be inadvertently injured, let alone traumatized at viewing such a physical confrontation on an airplane. United is lucky in that aspect that only ONE person was harmed physically. Imagine if someone else got kicked or knocked out in the process. There would be chaos.
  12. Not a no brainer. $800 + a hotel stay is not optimal for many people, especially after they have boarded the plane and are ready to be home. In this case, according to what I've read, this doctor had appointments to keep on Monday. That's worth a lot more than $800. The same with business travelers who have meetings, or vacationers who have chewed up their time off and need to be at work the next day or else face repercussions from employers. Also, think that this person's luggage has already been checked and is in the belly of the plane. They have to delay to find it, or else separate the traveler from their belongings for a night. That's not worth $800 in stress to most people. Once a person is seated on the plane, it's like you're in the home stretch of travel. Any bumps should take place BEFORE anyone is boarded. If anything, this incident has put a spotlight on the tiny print that most of us don't even bother with reading. We sign our rights over, expecting a service, but not realizing that the company has a ton of legal power to do whatever it wants in accordance with that fine print. United and the aviation police screwed up in their execution of that fine print. They need to get better and the public needs to keep them accountable by demanding better.
  13. It's a 5 hour DRIVE to Louisville. Hire a car or a small buss to take them charter style. There are tons of services near O'Hare that could accommodate that on a moments notice.
  14. They are at O'Hare. That's United's home hub in Chicago. There are hundreds of planes. Find another flight on another carrier. Fuel up a small regional plane for your crew. Hell, DRIVE them to Louisville. It's only 5 hours away by car. United and the aviation police screwed this up with their tone deaf actions. Once people are seated on a plane, they just want to get to their destination and not have to worry about vouchers, luggage that has to be found, etc.
  15. Still wondering why United can't just get the crew to Louisville in an alternate manner. Another carrier? Fuel up one of United's planes at ORD and fly them there? Have a chauffeur drive them the 5 hours to Louisville? All are better options than inconveniencing paying customers, whose time is worth a lot more than a travel voucher.