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Old 13 Nov 2009, 09:52 am   #1 (permalink)
Hachiroku ハチロク
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Default Re: (OT) Another computer problem

On Fri, 13 Nov 2009 11:19:36 -0800, Jeff Strickland wrote:

> This one comes at me from Internet Explorer and the new Yahoo! Home
> Page.
> The Navigation Pane on the left side of the screen contain links that
> PISS ME OFF TO NO END! They open stuff by merely flying over them, and I
> HATE THAT. I don't want ANYTHING __EVER__ to open just because the mouse
> happens to fly over, and I especially don't want it to take up the
> entire screen! I don't dislike the links, per se, I only dislike that it
> takes more effort to ignore the link than to follow it. I tend to use my
> mouse to scroll a page, and the cursor moves around alot. If it happens
> to fly over one of these links then the onscreen experience is
> disrupted, I have to find a place where I can click out, then hope that
> does not invoke a new disruption, then scroll back to where I was before
> I was disrupted and hope that I'm not disrupted yet again. Then I scroll
> some more and start the whole disruption crap all over again.
> Whoever at Yahoo! that thought this would be an improvement should be
> executed at dawn on PPV, right after Maj. Hasan. Maybe before Hasan, an
> opening act so to speak.
> Are these called Accelerators? I went into Manage Add-ons and found
> these accelerators and disabled them, I thought. (the stuff still opens
> on a fly over) Yahoo! is proud that they've discovered an entirely new
> way to piss me off.

Yeah! Well, this really pisses me off!

Food fight: Burger King franchisees sue chain Dollar double cheeseburger
leads to food fight between Burger King, franchisees

* By Ashley M. Heher, AP Retail Writer * On 8:01 pm EST, Thursday
November 12, 2009

CHICAGO (AP) -- Burger King franchisees sued the hamburger company this
week over its $1 double cheeseburger promotion, saying they're losing
money on the deal and the company can't set maximum menu prices.

The National Franchise Association, a group that represents more than 80
percent of Burger King's U.S. franchise owners, said the $1 promotion
forces restaurant owners to sell the quarter-pound burger with at least a
10-cent loss.

While costs vary by location, the $1 double cheeseburger typically costs
franchisees at least $1.10, said Dan Fitzpatrick, a Burger King franchisee
from South Bend, Ind. who is a spokesman for the association. That
includes about 55 cents for the cost of the meat, bun, cheese and
toppings. The remainder typically covers expenses such as rent, royalties
and worker wages.
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