Reconciliation was used a few times during the Bush administration to pass tax cuts. The ACA was not the first use of reconciliation to pass something other than a budget, not by a long shot.
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Ten years ago the comments to this story would have been riddled with crude, misogynistic jokes. In fact, I wonder if the story was meant to elicit such a response from Slashdot. Congrats on rising above, everyone.
But EA is a "job creator", so those tax breaks "trickle down" to the hoi polloi in the form of jobs.
Didn't Paul Vixie write cron? Well, if he did, then he has no credibility in my book, because cron is a flaming piece of shit.
Give me Microsoft Task Scheduler any day of the week, Paul Vixie.
"Vixie" doesn't even sound like his real name.
The online poker industry is young yet and has not had time to establish a strong lobby in Washington, DC. Once they do, it will become a respectable, job-creating industry run by innovators that make this economy strong... and these sorts of stories will disappear.
You know, that's all true. The only people who do believe that the parties are equally bad (geminidomino) don't actually pay attention to politics.
what if they're home on youtube because there simply aren't jobs available? Not sure what industry you're in, but in mine, if you're over 50 and unemployed right now, you are screwed.
IBM is entitled to all the handouts they want - it's only the unemployed and welfare mothers that aren't entitled to handouts. Christ are you some kind of socialist?
are they actually brute forcing it, though? I always figured they had different, secret means of attacking the ciphertext. Possible ways that were designed into the algorithm to begin with... so it isn't so much a matter of brute computing power.
that is a good question - it seems like prosecutors are also complicit in the "circling of the wagons" - they also seem to make an effort to protect bad or dishonest cops, and I don't understand why.
A few bad apples making the other 1% look bad...
seriously, why do cops always circle the wagons to protect dishonest cops?
List of all open source iconoclasts --
Miguel de Icaza
Theo de Raadt
notice any similarities between the names?