Jason Cochran

Stuff you never knew you never knew

Archive for July, 2011

Jul

25

2011

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The three excuses airlines use to weasel out of anything

Tweet Last week, I caught Delta trying to charge me more for a flight found when I was signed into its system. The same flight was $79 cheaper when I wasn’t signed into its system. In its response to me, Delta doesn’t deny that it delivered two conflicting prices to me. But Delta claims that the […]

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Jul

21

2011

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Delta charges more for signing in as a frequent flier

Tweet Take a look at the screen grab below. To the left is an air ticket priced by a passenger who is signed in as a Delta Air Lines frequent flier. To the right is the same itinerary, except this one is quoted on a separate Web browser, without signing in. They were priced at […]

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Jul

19

2011

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You are being erased

Tweet Your biographer is screwed. You are leaving nearly nothing behind. While you pour your energies and thoughts into the machine sitting in front of you, you are leaving nearly nothing about you that your descendants will be able to find. You know it’s true. Compared to your parents, or your grandparents, what are you […]

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Jul

6

2011

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Jon Stewart’s ‘extended interviews’ are the modern version of Johnny Carson’s couch

Tweet Johnny Carson invited his best guests to sit on the couch. Jon Stewart invites his best guests for extended interviews to “throw online.” I tweeted this thought a month ago. But Twitter is like a great trash compactor for complicated thoughts: It compresses them, it grinds them into something you can flush away, and […]

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Jul

6

2011

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When gay kids decide they may not be gay after all

Tweet Here’s what’s going to happen. Some gay kids are going to start realizing they weren’t gay after all. Most sexually questioning teenagers, even in the most conservative high schools, make friends with the misfit girl who appreciates both his plight and the fact he’s not a sexual threat to her. And the minute a […]

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