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Comment: Re:what is interesting is not that it won (Score 1) 591 591

You don't seriously think the meaning of the law was changed, do you? Have you been paying attention to any of this health care debate or how the system was rolled out? If the SCOTUS changed the meaning by deciding it should be a broken law, that would be a bad joke and they should be ashamed.

Comment: Re: what is interesting is not that it won (Score 1) 591 591

Yes, there is a mistake in the writing of the law. The intent of it however is clear, do you think the people who voted it in or the president who signed it thought that the subsidies were only suppose to be for the state exchanges, not the federal ones? Obviously not as we can see from how it has been implemented. The courts are suppose to read a little deeper than just 4 words and in this case they did that (well most of them).
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Google, Apple, and Others Remove Content Related To the Confederate Flag 816 816

davek writes with news that Google is removing results related to the Confederate Flag from Google Shopping, the company's online marketplace. They're also blocking advertisements involving the flag. They say, "We have determined that the Confederate flag violates our Ads policies, which don't allow content that's generally perceived as expressing hate toward a particular group." At the same time, Apple is removing from the App Store any games or other software featuring the Confederate Flag. This, of course, follows the recent shooting in South Carolina, which triggered a nationwide debate over whether the flag should be flown at government buildings (or anywhere). Major online merchant websites like eBay and Amazon have already taken the step of banning merchandise relating to the flag.

Comment: Re:Could you tell a difference at distance? (Score 1) 535 535

The only thing people who carry are afraid of is being in the wrong place at the wrong time and having to watch their loved ones die because they didn't have the means to at least try to defend them or get them to safety.

The world must be a scary place for them!

The good thing about first aid and insurance are that they help make realistic issues better. I don't keep a surgical table or have volcano insurance because those aren't issues I will realistically have to deal with, and if they are then there are others better equipped to handle them

Comment: Re:Corollary: It's difficult to be "clever" in Jav (Score 1) 414 414

I think that's one thing that makes Java both desired and despised. There are a lot of "clever" code chunks in other languages that are short AND easier to read. Even if it's not as easy to read, it's much nicer to decipher 4 lines of "clever" code than 100 lines of enterprise code spread over multiple files. To find out what a function does, you sometimes have to dig down through several layers of classes and compare across files. It's straightforward if you have the time to deal with it and you don't have to know too much about complicated theories to do it.

Gosh that takes me back... or is it forward? That's the trouble with time travel, you never can tell." -- Doctor Who, "Androids of Tara"