Mwahahahaha => http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=4904095&cid=46497735
Consider the fact that Obamacare is now simply untethered from law or policy. This week the administration announced that you can get a hardship waiver from Obamacare if your hardship is . .
I'm sure that damn_registrars understands all of this substitution of mood for law is a necessary step so that one day soon BHO can call a press conference and announce: "I have a Single Prayer dream" in his best MLK voice.
We'll get there, d_r. Let us know if you need a diaper re-supply.
So the Tea Partiers are sold out. This will be a hard lesson. Welcome to the natural political cycle. My real point is not that there is anybody virtuous enough to hold office (there is not) but that we need to liquidate incumbents as often as possible, and then cram a term limit amendment up their backsides.
Hell is stocked with professional politicians.
I mean, if this disaster isn't controlled, we could be forced to opt for limited government, and be faced with people maturing into self-governing citizens. Isn't that like anarchy or something?
A legislative push to permit California's public universities to once again consider race and ethnicity in admissions appears to be on life support after an intense backlash from Asian-American parents who fear it will make it harder for their children to get into good schools.
CA is just gonna have to go with damn_registrars and bring in MOAR REGULATION.
Remember kids: regulation is the new sex.
Could Emanuel be the one to take up BHO's wrecking ball?
On another occasion I asked your deputy why you didnâ(TM)t conduct an evaluation by the Op-Divs of the immediate office administrative services to try to improve them. She responded that that had been tried a few years ago and the results were so negative that no further evaluations have been conducted.
Q: What is the difference between a zombie, a garden gnome, and a specimen of homo bureaucratus?
A: The gnome makes the best travel commercials, and the other two are fungible.
The bombshell came in the following exchange between the Chair of the Treasury Select Committee, Andrew Tyrie, and a very frightened appearing Paul Fisher, the Executive Director of Markets at the BOE, who has served in that position since 2009. Apparently neither Parliament nor the public knew prior to this exchange that the records of the pre-crisis year of 2007, the financial collapse in 2008, and the monetary policy maneuvers in subsequent years to prevent another Great Depression had been destroyed in one of the world's most important financial centers; not to mention the fact that critical recordings potentially relevant to the Foreign Exchange probe are also gone.
Four days after a missing flight, a patent is approved by the Patent Office for maximizing dies on a wafer.
4 of the 5 Patent holders are Chinese employees of Freescale Semiconductor of Austin TX.
Patent is divided up on 20% increments to 5 holders.
- Peidong Wang, Suzhou, China, (20%)
- Zhijun Chen, Suzhou, China, (20%)
- Zhihong Cheng, Suzhou, China, (20%)
- Li Ying, Suzhou, China, (20%)
- Freescale Semiconductor (20%)
If a patent holder dies, then the remaining holders equally share the dividends of the deceased if not disputed in a will.
If 4 of the 5 dies, then the remaining 1 Patent holder gets 100% of the wealth of the patent.
That remaining live Patent holder is Freescale Semiconductor.
Who owns Freescale Semiconductor?
Jacob Rothschild through Blackstone who owns Freescale.
Here is your motive for the missing Beijing plane. As all 4 Chinese members of the Patent were passengers on the missing plane. Patent holders can alter the proceeds legally by passing wealth to their heirs. However, they cannot do so until the Patent is approved. So when the plane went missing, the patent had not been approved.
Thus, Rothschild controlled interest gets 100% of Patent once Patent holders declared deceased.
A new report by House Republicans concludes that former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner engaged in wide-ranging, politically motivated efforts to hamper conservativesâ(TM) use of tax-exempt organizations.
On the one hand, there are the slack-jawed sycophants who claim that the IRS was "just workin' hard, tryin' to do a job".
Then there are those (me among them) who'd say that anything short of utter dissolution of the IRS and replacement with a simple, effective reform tax code would simply count as collaboration.
Poor GOP, actually facing the prospect of power with an expectation that they actually improve matters.
"You know, this is the ultimate nanny-state patronizing," Krauthammer said. "The president steps into your life and says you should be spending on x and not on y. It is bad enough that the government is taking a lot of your hard-earned money in taxes. It is bad enough that you're over-regulated in just about every aspect of life. Bad enough the government wants to control so many aspects of the economy and of the culture. But here he is stepping into your living room and kitchen table and saying you're overspending here and there. And this is why I say it is the embodiment of this hyper-liberalism. It's the perfect example. It's as if the Republicans couldn't have invented something more demonstrative of what this kind of nanny-state liberalism is about and it's precisely how the president is telling you to spend your money after taxes."
After Jolly beat Sink in FL-13, the quest for a bigger lie than ObamaCare is going to be a tough one even for champion purveyors of falsehood.
The more interesting point, though, is that the GOP is going to be faced with a mandate to do something for which it really hasn't shown much stomach: delivering on its platform.
Picked up my new 13" Retina Macbook Pro ( not the same as a plane Macbook Pro - these guys are so good at marketing.) I've been using it for two weeks. I'm learning.
My favorite surprise was when I opened up the terminal app and started trying out commands. Everything was working so I went to see what environment I was in and saw that it was bash. This made me very happy.
I think on the gui end it is o.k. I prefer but I'm getting use to the way OS X wants me to do things. I've had to learn some weird gestures to get at what I want quickly.
Here are some of the issues so far. Installing software sucks. It comes in different file formats and how it gets done varies wildly based on where I get it from. It's confusing as all get out. Without a package manager I guess updates will be on a per software basis and apparently uninstalling means removing the program and then hunting down any bits it leaves behind. That's pretty idiotic. I had a hard core Mac guy try to explain to me why this was better.
There is this gigantic track pad below my keyboard and I wouldn't care if palm detection or whatever you want to call it worked better. As I type this the window is scrolling up and down as my hands periodically bump into the track pad. So far I can't find a setting that lets me try to fix this sorry state of affairs. This is my big issue with the lack of options. If things work correctly it's fine. If they don't, you are just hosed. And it never works correctly as much as the people who make these things think it will.
Battery life on all Apple products I've interacted with lately is just flat out impressive. This laptop is no exception.
It's the most expensive laptop I've ever owned. That changes my whole approach to how I travel with it. I have to be a lot more careful. I didn't realize how much I appreciated not worrying about my $400 Acer so much. This is more on me I guess but it's still a function of the machine. I do appreciate that full disk encryption is now a part of the OS. This puts it ahead of windows and helps it catch up with Linux a bit.
When Mac people are explaining some amazing feature to me that I've been using in KDE for years and years I do chuckle a little inside. Virtual desktops for example.
Multimonitor support is weak. It doesn't work as well as it does on my Win 7 machine. I don't think I'm alone in this. When I go to conferences it's a pretty steady stream of guys coming up to present and plugging their machines into the projector. It's the Mac guys that have the most trouble.
Speaking of that - my life was increasingly becoming dongle/incompatible power cord free. Apple just set me back quite a few years as I am not back to carrying around a bunch of wire and related junk that all just do one thing for one machine. I am not a fan of that whole mess.
It's very early on. I may end up turning into a true believer. Or maybe I'll have better options by the time I'm ready for a new machine. I'd love something with this build quality that ran Fedora well.
The fact that slashboxes have stopped working and I didn't see links for writing journals in the beta has me thinking that the site will move away from the level of personalization that it had before. So I'm thinking through what I'll do as a replacement. The idea I keep coming back to is I may go ahead and use a subreddit as my new journal. It would be a place I could post - people could follow it and respond if they were interested. It's possible to set one up so that people can read and comment but they can't submit posts themselves - basically what the slashdot journal is.
That seems the easiest. I have my blog too - but I've always liked having a 'spot' that is part of something bigger where I can post like this.