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Comment: Re: Wow... Just "no". (Score 1) 204

by GrumpySteen (#48865229) Attached to: Healthcare.gov Sends Personal Data To Over a Dozen Tracking Websites

This is said repeatedly, and yet the previous administration, with a Republican house and senate, never advanced a bill for it


No, the previous administration didn't introduce the bill. It was introduced back in 1993 by a group of about 20 Republican sponsors. It didn't get enough traction to go anywhere.

There are a lot of similarities between the ACA and HEART, but there are differences too.


Comment: So what? (Score 2, Insightful) 224

by GrumpySteen (#48865067) Attached to: Facebook Will Let You Flag Content As 'False'

This changes nothing.

Facebook isn't a reliable news source. It was never meant to be a reliable news source and will never be a reliable news source.

Nobody should ever rely on Facebook to provide reliable news in the first place, so making it less reliable and more biased should have no effect on anyone who isn't a complete fucking idiot.

Comment: Re:Worst idea ever. (Well, one of them). (Score 4, Interesting) 168

by GrumpySteen (#48849101) Attached to: FDA Approves Implantable Vagus Nerve Disruptor For Weight Loss

The implants have been used to control certain forms of epilepsy for some time. The side effects are known, which is how the possible use for weight control was discovered.

This isn't some random shit that someone started doing, so take your idiotic fear-mongering elsewhere.

If a thing's worth doing, it is worth doing badly. -- G.K. Chesterton