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  • Late rush may have turned holiday season around  [View news story]
    How are unused registers helping customer service?
    Dec 31, 2015. 11:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Late rush may have turned holiday season around  [View news story]
    Seth,
    Nothing you said really explains why walmart has 40 lanes but never seems to have more than 3-4 open or how that is efficient use of capital or floor space. Nothing we talked about has to do with long lines or moving from one lane to the other lane.

    Comparing empty unused registers to security systems is apples to rocketship comparison (I mean that apples to oranges doesn't do it justice the comparison is so flawed).

    Saying you need 50 registers for black friday and only 4 the rest of the year is really poor rationalization. But it is your right to think that way. I'm sure the register companies and the guy getting the kickback appreciate it.
    Dec 30, 2015. 02:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Housing price index increased more than expected in October  [View news story]
    If you manage your finances correctly 50k is a lot of money for a small family or single person. Anymore than 2 dependents though and I think it would be difficult.
    Dec 29, 2015. 03:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Housing price index increased more than expected in October  [View news story]
    Not sure I understand the bottom 70% comment. Are you saying only the top 30% of US population can afford homes? That doesn't really make sense considering homes are selling at a brisk pace.
    Dec 29, 2015. 10:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Late rush may have turned holiday season around  [View news story]
    Brand new Walmart down the road from my work. Like 40 -50 registers/check out lanes with at least 10 more self-checkouts.

    3 of the non self-serve lanes were open. Just 3... I never understand it but someone is getting a kickback on the materials and computers used as registers. why else would a cut throat cost cutting company buy 40 registers when they know at peak hour they will have at best 5-10 open.
    Dec 28, 2015. 03:00 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Force remains with new 'Star Wars' movie  [View news story]
    Sell the news is in play. It was already in the shares when it ran up to almost 130 now it is settling back down to a more realistic range likely.

    The next runup should start once the company starts disclosing ancillaries (toys, games, spinoffs, theme park additions).
    Dec 27, 2015. 02:05 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Force remains with new 'Star Wars' movie  [View news story]
    I can't help it mtnduck9 I'm easily entertained. SW was excellent.
    Dec 27, 2015. 01:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Force remains with new 'Star Wars' movie  [View news story]
    @DrP79,

    You are probably right if it was given today... huge improvements in spending need to be made. Lots of waste going on and it's possible if we could ever become truly efficient education systems wouldn't need handouts.

    @Ted
    Appreciate your 20 or years of service in the education field but after talking with close family members with many more decades than you I'll have to disagree with all but the private teachers get paid more than public.

    Look at the money alone into sports at colleges and you immediately see your assessment is wrong. Teachers are poorly paid where it matters most and that is in public schools grade k-12. Money is wasted all over school systems and someone who has been in it as long as you and not noticed just isn't looking hard enough. Recall the track and field facilities that are redone every 2-4 years while desks and classrooms are lucky to get updated every 10 years. Education is the focus though they tell us.

    Sports are valuable but not that valuable. 98% of student athletes will become viable sports stars and make it a career.
    Dec 27, 2015. 12:48 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Force remains with new 'Star Wars' movie  [View news story]
    Well CEO's aren't the only people in the super rich category. The C-suite in its entirety including boards are almost universally paid more money in a year than the average person would spend in a lifetime.

    If that disparity doesn't make a person think something is wrong then they are likely just a right-wing hack whose greed will never satisfy the growing black hole inside themselves.

    Education itself is very bloated and most of it unnecessarily required. Think job postings that say "MBA required" but when you actually get the job it turns out you could have done this with a GED.

    This isn't really the forum for this kind of talk though ^_^.
    Dec 27, 2015. 12:07 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Force remains with new 'Star Wars' movie  [View news story]
    I'm not a socialist by any means but imagine if half of CEO's pay went into education for lower economic classes...

    CEO pay has definitely gotten out of control and hopefully it'll correct itself but due to man's natural urge for greed it'll likely have to be regulated at some point.

    Or we'll end up like the movie Elysium a desperately poor and suffering world with a separate class with overflowing wealth.
    Dec 27, 2015. 11:42 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill - Archer Announces Amendments To Its Credit Facilities Today, Including An Additional $75 Million From Seadrill As A Backup  [View article]
    FT,
    Wait doesn't that mean you are being disrespectful to the two commenters who wish to bring JF up since he is an important functioning member of SDRL?

    In every SDRL article I have red JF comes up. You are the only Author who seemingly refuses JF has an affect on SDRL.

    Reporting you for blanket dismissal of your readers thoughts and ideas. Hope you lose your contributor status on SA as you clearly shouldn't have that title.
    Dec 24, 2015. 09:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. trucking demand falls back  [View news story]
    There are certainly some places that may take more time. places in Alaska that are always covered in snow would be one of those. I would think though computers would react to loss of control better than humans would.
    Dec 23, 2015. 06:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill - Archer Announces Amendments To Its Credit Facilities Today, Including An Additional $75 Million From Seadrill As A Backup  [View article]
    He let FRO crumble iirc; he is a billionaire and cares very little for shareholders. SDRL will likely restructure in some way before there is a significant move higher in oil. Current shareholders like in most other restructures will get nothing.

    Your assertion that JF's character has no business in this conversation is pretty telling. You are likely a books and numbers guy but rarely ever look up from those to see what is going on elsewhere. Dangerous imho.
    Dec 23, 2015. 05:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. trucking demand falls back  [View news story]
    Unsure of your age but I'm only 29. The first industry to welcome autonomous driving will be trucking companies. 10 techs for every 100 vehicles vs 1 driver for every 1 vehicle is likely a favorable cost savings.
    Dec 23, 2015. 04:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill - Archer Announces Amendments To Its Credit Facilities Today, Including An Additional $75 Million From Seadrill As A Backup  [View article]
    Maybe surrounds is to subjective... how many successful people have 2+ friends go to jail for financial crimes?
    Dec 23, 2015. 02:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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