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2013-10-30 12:12:56 PM
This will end well...for the Daly clan.
 
2013-10-30 12:41:23 PM
Or as they say it:  to print money.
 
2013-10-30 12:44:29 PM
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2013-10-30 01:06:49 PM
And when the server gets maintenance, everyone gets a ticket!!!!!! Even Oprah will be screaming on the streets. you get a ticket and you get a ticket. everyone gets a ticket.

/Xerox does the backend for welfare cards, that on a weekend a few weeks ago, showed either empty card or unlimited card.
 
2013-10-30 03:11:33 PM
Statement from Xerox:  Take a close look at the track record of this company and you will see that we have gambled in markets traditionally regarded as "non-profit"...hospitals...prison...space exploration. I say good business is where you find it.
 
2013-10-30 03:32:55 PM
Am I the only one who thinks that the gal in the Xerox commercials is teh hawt...?
 
2013-10-30 03:49:18 PM
If we were smart, everyone who ever got a red light ticket from a camera would go through the hearing, the appeal, refuse to pay the fine, tell the bill collectors to go fark themselves, and then sit there and watch the red light camera companies shutter up with zero income.
 
2013-10-30 04:40:59 PM

Treygreen13: If we were smart, everyone who ever got a red light ticket from a camera would go through the hearing, the appeal, refuse to pay the fine, tell the bill collectors to go fark themselves, and then sit there and watch the red light camera companies shutter up with zero income.


That would require everyone to get off the couch and actually DO something. Can I just "Like" something on facebook instead?
 
2013-10-30 04:47:09 PM

AbsentFriends: Treygreen13: If we were smart, everyone who ever got a red light ticket from a camera would go through the hearing, the appeal, refuse to pay the fine, tell the bill collectors to go fark themselves, and then sit there and watch the red light camera companies shutter up with zero income.

That would require everyone to get off the couch and actually DO something. Can I just "Like" something on facebook instead?


Now that I think about it, I doubt even a nationwide boycott of it would help. They'd just get the government to make it a criminal offense not to pay.

It's a civil offense here in Texas, and they can't report it to your credit so they have no means by which to force you to pay so it's possible to just not pay it if you don't mind hanging up on a bill collector every once in a while. Their only means by which to encourage people to pay is a vague threat of a registration hold, and even that is (hopefully) going by the wayside if the Texas House gets their shiat together on a bill sitting in committee.
 
2013-10-30 05:01:29 PM
I grew up in Chicago and always intended on returning....but man, at this point, I'm starting to wonder if it is worth it.
 
2013-10-30 05:17:54 PM

Fark_Guy_Rob: I grew up in Chicago and always intended on returning....but man, at this point, I'm starting to wonder if it is worth it.


If you're willing to put up with Detroit:

* Detroit is currently paying about 33% more than Chicago (based on my job offers in Chicago and Detroit as a fresh CS grad) despite having a much, much better cost of living (largely because, you know, Detroit).
* There is an evening Amtrak train from Detroit to Chicago.
* There is also an evening Amtrak train back to Detroit.

Therefore, you may be better off living in a house in the very, very nice Detroit burbs on a lake somewhere and periodically dropping $60 (IIRC.  It wasn't much and was quite a bit less than the 3 tanks of gas I burned doing Ann Arbor -> Chicago -> Madison -> Ann Arbor the next weekend) on a 2-way Amtrak ticket, taking the train on Friday night, screwing around on Saturday, sleeping in with your hangover on Sunday, and then taking Amtrak back on Sunday afternoon/evening.

/Did this for a couple of interviews when I was living in Ann Arbor.  Worked out pretty well even if I did once have to take a taxi back to my dorm at 2 AM when the buses weren't running because the train had been delayed in Gary.  Best $10 I ever spent.
 
2013-10-30 05:22:25 PM
Can someone explain the headline for those of us who don't get it?
 
2013-10-30 05:24:21 PM

majestic: Can someone explain the headline for those of us who don't get it?


Xerox makes (among other things) copiers.
 
2013-10-30 08:04:05 PM

majestic: Can someone explain the headline for those of us who don't get it?


How old are you? Must not be that long since most people stopped saying they needed something Xerox'ed?
 
2013-10-30 08:55:04 PM

majestic: Can someone explain the headline for those of us who don't get it?


Because Xerox was most well known for its copiers, the headline is attempting to play on that past by repeating, or "copying", the word tickets repeatedly.
 
2013-10-30 10:22:03 PM
I'm sure this contract was issued based on the bang-up job Xerox has been doing with EBT.
 
2013-10-31 03:26:38 AM

Treygreen13: AbsentFriends: Treygreen13: If we were smart, everyone who ever got a red light ticket from a camera would go through the hearing, the appeal, refuse to pay the fine, tell the bill collectors to go fark themselves, and then sit there and watch the red light camera companies shutter up with zero income.

That would require everyone to get off the couch and actually DO something. Can I just "Like" something on facebook instead?

Now that I think about it, I doubt even a nationwide boycott of it would help. They'd just get the government to make it a criminal offense not to pay.

It's a civil offense here in Texas, and they can't report it to your credit so they have no means by which to force you to pay so it's possible to just not pay it if you don't mind hanging up on a bill collector every once in a while. Their only means by which to encourage people to pay is a vague threat of a registration hold, and even that is (hopefully) going by the wayside if the Texas House gets their shiat together on a bill sitting in committee.


Except when you owe the government money, they tend to eventually NEED money and find a way to make it easier to collect on.  or confiscate.  or boot.  or garnish.
 
2013-10-31 06:59:34 AM
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2013-10-31 08:49:25 AM
Good luck Chicago- Baltimore (City) just kicked Xerox off their redlight camera contract and shut down the cameras because they were so inaccurate.
 
2013-10-31 10:41:53 AM

meyerkev: Fark_Guy_Rob: I grew up in Chicago and always intended on returning....but man, at this point, I'm starting to wonder if it is worth it.

If you're willing to put up with Detroit:

* Detroit is currently paying about 33% more than Chicago (based on my job offers in Chicago and Detroit as a fresh CS grad) despite having a much, much better cost of living (largely because, you know, Detroit).
* There is an evening Amtrak train from Detroit to Chicago.
* There is also an evening Amtrak train back to Detroit.

Therefore, you may be better off living in a house in the very, very nice Detroit burbs on a lake somewhere and periodically dropping $60 (IIRC.  It wasn't much and was quite a bit less than the 3 tanks of gas I burned doing Ann Arbor -> Chicago -> Madison -> Ann Arbor the next weekend) on a 2-way Amtrak ticket, taking the train on Friday night, screwing around on Saturday, sleeping in with your hangover on Sunday, and then taking Amtrak back on Sunday afternoon/evening.

/Did this for a couple of interviews when I was living in Ann Arbor.  Worked out pretty well even if I did once have to take a taxi back to my dorm at 2 AM when the buses weren't running because the train had been delayed in Gary.  Best $10 I ever spent.


I have 2 friends currently doing this.  They both graduated from UofM and moved to Chicago to start out.  They both got offers from the same firm in downtown so they commute M-Th and live in a rental in Grosse Pointe during the week, head back to their places in Chicago on Thursday night.  Make a lot more than their buddies at their old jobs.
 
2013-10-31 12:32:37 PM

Eps05: majestic: Can someone explain the headline for those of us who don't get it?

How old are you? Must not be that long since most people stopped saying they needed something Xerox'ed?


I'm so old that I'm evidently the only one around here long enough to know why I posted that.
 
2013-10-31 07:29:39 PM

majestic: Eps05: majestic: Can someone explain the headline for those of us who don't get it?

How old are you? Must not be that long since most people stopped saying they needed something Xerox'ed?

I'm so old that I'm evidently the only one around here long enough to know why I posted that.


Enlighten us, please?
 
2013-10-31 07:57:28 PM

majestic: Eps05: majestic: Can someone explain the headline for those of us who don't get it?

How old are you? Must not be that long since most people stopped saying they needed something Xerox'ed?

I'm so old that I'm evidently the only one around here long enough to know why I posted that.


know that you are not alone
 
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