Are you sure that they don't make TVs? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siragon,_C.A.
I willingly and knowingly eat peanut butter with trans fat (hydrogenated oil).
"Natural" peanut butter always gets gross and oily and has a texture that I can't stand.
Having food that I like to eat is kind of important to me as otherwise I simply don't eat enough food.
Do you think that --easy-off-store-extension-install will work for this?
I always just wanted a 'Do you think this is a shit question?' option.
You know that your redneck in Alabama doesn't actually have to buy health insurance, right?
If he's poor enough he can pay nothing.
If the cheapest plan would be over a certain percentage of his income, he can pay nothing.
If he just doesn't feel like paying for it he can instead pay a fee.
If he doesn't feel like paying a fee then he can pay nothing and the worst that happens is they take the fee out of his income tax return.
If he really wants to he can do his taxes in a way that he won't get an income tax return and lose nothing.
Though, honestly, if you look at the rates they are rather reasonable even for lower and middle income people. They're pretty high for people that are well off but I don't think Mr. Alabama redneck is in that group. And health insurance as it is right now, even without the Affordable Care Act, is not insurance like life insurance. It's already a socialized system where the healthy subsidize the sick.
How would you fix the health care system? The system was obviously broken and costing way too much of our GDP for worse results compared to other countries. And the baby boomers are getting to that age where there's going to be a glut of people needing care. There's no way around that.
I'm honestly more in favor of a single-payer system but I'm all for giving the ACA the benefit of the doubt. It's not like it can't be changed if it turns out that it just doesn't work.
Indeed, I find her interest in discourse on the subject frightening because she's the official that ordered spying, including theft of credit card info, on UN officials.
Citation for the curious: Spying on United Nations leaders by United States diplomats
And then there's good evidence (National Institute of Health study among others) that the part of our brain that inhibits risky behavior doesn't fully develop until about 25.
And Nvidia has been crushing AMD/ATI in the PC market for a while (the Steam hardware survey shows 52.38% Nvidia to 33.08% AMD/ATI with 14% Intel).
Hopefully this will even things out some but I don't see it making OpenGL or DirectX obsolete.
OpenGL and DirectX have so much momentum and market share that game devs are going to have to target and support them for a while yet.
Also, until we get more solid details about Mantle we won't know how good it really is. I am cautiously optimistic but at most this will cause me to delay my next video card purchase until things shake out.
I seriously doubt he pays a phone bill unless it's prepaid, certainly not for data. Bitcoin doesn't require a bank account (which often charges a monthly fee if you have too little money) and people can't beat you up and take your bitcoins.
And exactly how is selling your laptop to maybe afford one more month of rent going to help your living situation? Then you're just homeless without a laptop.
I think he has proved that keeping the laptop is worth its weight in food as a potential income source.
I don't understand why people always hate on the homeless. Is it so impossible to imagine a situation where you're down on your luck and fall through the cracks? Not everyone has a safety net of family and friends. I almost feel like the idea scares people so much that they get reflexively angry about as a form of denial.
"It's impossible! This could obviously never happen to me and so these people must be scammers, scum, or addicts!"
If you replaced the beggar with a penitent monk then it would be different. I mean, this is simple apply the Golden Rule morality. I don't get what is so difficult about it?
Now, if you made it clear that you don't want him cleaning your windshield and he did it anyway then it would be different.
Obviously FOSS is work and consumed at no cost in good morale standing.
Your fart analogy falls short. That isn't work in line with the context that I used work and your smelling it is not consumption with regards to how I was using consumption. Yes, it is consumption but in the way that reading a book is also consumption and thus pedantry.
I have no reason to believe that's true one way or another, it's just another potential idea.