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I got pulled over around 8 years ago when I was in college. After the standard "ID please?" and running license and plates, she came back and asked "Do you know how fast you were going?" "Fast enough to find love" I retorted faster than my brain could tell my mouth to shut up. After a brief pause I just lost it and started laughing. She leaned down with a huge grin on her face and simply said "Slow down a bit. Have a nice day." To this day still probably the most simultaneously dumb and brilliant thing I've ever said. Glad she had a sense of humor
We have some big files that need to be sent from a remote computer to the company server each day.
The work computer has a 10 MB DSL connection and the server has an optical fiber (50MB) connection.
The remote worker is not tech savvy.
I can imagine three ways of handling that:
1. Files stored in the local computer and send them each day to the remote server (via a scheduled backup that will run automatically at a certain hour). The computer user can shut the computer down at the evening.
2. Files stored in the local computer synchronized automatically using a kind of "Google Drive" that the server has natively included.
3. Files in the remote server and access them remotely via WebDAV or similar.
I'm split on this one. I mostly agree with you. But, there is a reasonable expectation that parts of the plane won't fall apart in flight and injure you. For Pete's sake, the thing could have come loose during take-off or landing and smacked someone in the head...
After reading the article however... When the parent says 'The entertainment unit kept falling down, and to entertain a two-year-old you have to try to keep that TV up' then clearly the parents are to blame as well. Falls once? Maybe it wasn't fastened in securely... Put it back up, carry on. Second time it falls? Seriously, don't risk your kid's safety. Switch seats, notify an attendant... Anything except put it back up and act like everything's going to be alright.
The airline is negligent in this case, sure, but $200k for a situation the parents could have easily avoided? That's just ridiculous. Pay for any hospital fees and post-op care and call it even. Parents need to learn their lesson on this one.