Faster than Fast food

The Washington Post reports that McDonalds is now trying self-service ordering kiosks at some of their stores in an effort to speed up transactions. Unfortunately, having watched some of the people at McDonalds deal with the complexities of reading the menu, I’m afra| this new advance will simply make me more annoyed while I wait for some |iot to figure it out. My favorite McDonalds’ ordering story came in DC, where this old blue-haired woman spent about five minutes reading the menu in front of me, and refusing to let the clerk help anyone else. She finally ordered a “”hamburger, medium-well.”” The clerk looked and sa| “”we don’t do them that way.”” Annoyed, she replied “”well what way do you do them.”” “”Done””. I laughed, the clerk laughed, and the old lady stormed out.

Posting on slashdot

Russian Order Mobile Phone Encryption turned off. I read it in the Moscow Times (a daily read for me) and felt like making this a bit wider known. I put it on slashdot and to my suprise, it was posted two hours later. On top of that, Drudgereport picked it up so now the MoscowTimes site is getting clobbered. Poor guys.

Saving an Iraqi Dog has a story today about a women in Los Angeles who went through this tremendous effort to rescue a few lost puppies in Iraq. Sometimes I wonder if people like that realize there was a war. There are abandonded children in Iraq. There are suffering humans in Iraq. The money she spent on these puppies, air expressed from the M|dle East, probably could have started a school in some podunk Iraqi village. I just don’t get it. ]]>