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Comment: Re:ABOUT FUCKING TIME! (Score 1, Interesting) 460

by DoofusOfDeath (#49198993) Attached to: Ubuntu To Officially Switch To systemd Next Monday

I'm thinking of a few specific aspects of how the ACA passage happened.

The first is Pelosi actually convincing members of Congress to vote on the bill before reading it. I.e., her infamous "you'll have to pass the bill to find out what's in it" gambit. (It takes a lot of self control to not go into a tirade every time I think of that.)

The second is this: NPR did a great story talking about a variety of healthcare systems around the world, in terms of cost, outcomes, and implementation details. (Germany's looked especially good.) But nothing in the ACA seemed to indicate any of those vetted designs was seriously considered. It's like the authors of the ACA suffered from Not Invented Here syndrome. Or perhaps just as likely, the lobbyists didn't find it to their liking.

Comment: Re:Watching systemd evolve (Score 3, Insightful) 460

by DoofusOfDeath (#49197753) Attached to: Ubuntu To Officially Switch To systemd Next Monday

"But but ...

When you pretend to be a foolish version of someone else, in order to mock them, you only make yourself look foolish.

If you really have a valid point to make, argue against your opponents' best points. Don't make an ad hominem attack against a caricature of the opponent.

Comment: Re:No lyrics. (Score 1) 174

by DoofusOfDeath (#49195201) Attached to: Musician Releases Album of Music To Code By

Step 1: remove lyrics.

Beyond that, it'd be pretty easy.

Not for me. There are some purely instrumental pieces that captivate me every time. Especially Rimsky-Korsakov's Russian Easter Festival Orchestra.

(Note: Even if you're not a huge fan of classical music, I suggest giving that piece a full listen through just once. It may blow your mind.)

Comment: Important information for TV consumers (Score 2) 142

by DoofusOfDeath (#49189473) Attached to: A Critical Look At CSI: Cyber

I suspect that If the producers maximize profit by some combination of good writing/acting, product placements, syndication / iTunes / Google Play / etc. fees, it's a win.

I don't see technical accuracy as an explicit factor anywhere in that formula. Heck, I loved The Office, and I'm just guessing they weren't realistically depicting life at a paper company.

This reminds me of vehicles traveling at the speed of plot.

He's like a function -- he returns a value, in the form of his opinion. It's up to you to cast it into a void or not. -- Phil Lapsley