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Comment: Re:I love my MOTOACTV (Score 1) 180

by BetaDays (#46639303) Attached to: A Third of Consumers Who Bought Wearable Devices Have Ditched Them
I love my motoactv too! I wear it as a watch. I really wish they would have made a version 2 of it. Been using it for 2 years now and have lost over 50 pounds with it's help. I could go on and on about it but I don't want to bore anyone. Also I got my wife a fitbit and she loves it.

Comment: But it doesn't send data to 57 agencies does it? (Score 3, Interesting) 499

by BetaDays (#45401047) Attached to: How 3 Young Coders Built a Better Portal To HealthCare.gov
But it doesn't send data to 57 agencies does it? I read somewhere that they have 57 different agencies that are sharing in all the data and information that people put in and search on the website and also the goverment has to follow the 503 rule (I think it's called that the one that calls for disability features and such) also all the diffrent languages is these guys website in? only english? what about Spanish? and so on that the goverment one has to have. I know the article says "bare bones" I'm sure the Healthcare.gov site worked when it was bare bones to. I'm not defending how the site is right now but I'm guessing when it was first frameworked without all the added layers of what the goverment has to have in it could be causing some of the issues. I'm not part of the site just my thoughts on it.

Oh and when I went though both sites the goverment one gave me diffrent cheapter plans than this one did. So the question is how up to date are the databases are or is it just the search Algorithms or maybe even the time of day since I did my Obama search last night and this one right now?

Comment: Re:Just price? (Score 1) 499

by BetaDays (#45400885) Attached to: How 3 Young Coders Built a Better Portal To HealthCare.gov
the healthcare.gov site doens't do that either at the level I've been able to get into the site with. Been 3 weeks since I forgot my password and every time I try to recover it the emails I get don't work. Also it doesn't tell me if dental or eye is part of the plan. Remember Obamacare doesn't cover dental or eye so if I'm going to have to change plans (I'm one of the people that is getting thrown off my current plan and have to go on the exchanges) I would like to see the cost of plans with dental and eye.

Comment: Spoons (Score 1) 754

by BetaDays (#45071971) Attached to: Digital Revolution Will Kill Jobs, Inflame Social Unrest, Says Gartner

At one of our dinners, Milton recalled traveling to an Asian country in the 1960s and visiting a worksite where a new canal was being built. He was shocked to see that, instead of modern tractors and earth movers, the workers had shovels. He asked why there were so few machines. The government bureaucrat explained: “You don’t understand. This is a jobs program.” To which Milton replied: “Oh, I thought you were trying to build a canal. If it’s jobs you want, then you should give these workers spoons, not shovels.”

Innovation is hard to schedule. -- Dan Fylstra