* Posts by DCA

5 posts • joined 18 Oct 2013

You only live twice: Once to start the installation, and the other time to finish it off

DCA

I have flown to Germany twice. Each time with luggage packed with EPROM burners, Z80 boards, wire, transformers....

The first time was November 9th 1989. Yes the Wall fell while I was in the air.

As I went through customs I was greeted by a nice German with a nice German Shepard and a nice machine gun. Seems my luggage was "of interest!"

I did another trip to Germany with roughly the same luggage roughly two years later. My luggage was of interest again.

Since then I have made a point of landing in Paris and driving to Germany.

Be still, our drinking hearts: Help Reg name whisky beast conjured by Swedish distillers and AI blendbot

DCA

Now how do I adjust those pesky human's program?

Reboot.

Harvard freshman kicked out of US over OTHER people's posts on his social media

DCA

Re: So to gain entry into America you MUST......

It can get crazier than that. A few years back I was an owner at a company that provided services to the US Department of Energy. When the "Buy America" stick was started we were asked by the US gov to set up a wholly owned subsidiary in the glorious USA. We did. So now we had a US registered company but no employees and no facilities. So the logical thing to do was to fly to Chicago, lease an office and hire some US citizens to work there.

I am fish-belly white, born in Canada, english speaking, have both Canadian and US security clearances, had a business, house and family in Canada which should indicate stability, and in any case I am in the 1%. As the final icing on the cake I had the hard copy of the letter from the DOE asking us to set up a business in Chicago and the resumes of the US citizens I was going to hire.

I was denied entry. The reason: "I believe the purpose of your trip is to try to take jobs away from americans. Why did your company not send an american on this trip?"

Intellisense was off and developer learned you can't code in Canadian

DCA

Incorrectly.

Boffins spot LONE PLANET roaming interstellar void

DCA

Re: Naming of astral bodies

You are very, very cruel. I must now implant a worm to remove that from my head.

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