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Comment: Re:News (Score 1) 211

by Minwee (#49097135) Attached to: 800,000 Using HealthCare.gov Were Sent Incorrect Tax Data

-- That's funny, because the various levels of US government has provided me with roads, plumbing, housing, access to safe water, electricity, dial-up and then high-speed internet.

Do you understand the differences between state, municipal, and federal government?

Do you understand how that is relevant to this conversation? If so, please share it with the rest of us.

Comment: Re:News (Score 1) 211

by Minwee (#49097123) Attached to: 800,000 Using HealthCare.gov Were Sent Incorrect Tax Data

I just don't understand how Slashdot can be flooded with stories of US corporate incompetence and malfeasance at every level, and at everything, and yet people swear up and down they can be trusted with healthcare. No, they cannot. The private sector is filled with bad and/or stupid people. CYA. The US private sector does not have your back. Ever.

Thanks for clearing that up for us.

Comment: Re:Software testing ... what a novel concept (Score 1) 108

by Minwee (#49094495) Attached to: Scotland's Police Lose Data Because of Programmer's Error

This (like many others) is actually management error. Management failed to oversee programmers. Management failed implement test. Management failed.

And Management lost potentially incriminating records which contradicted what Management had stated publicly. Management destroyed evidence of unlawful behaviour carried out by Management, and it can no longer be used against Management. And the worst that will happen as a result of this is there will be a mildly embarrassing story in the BBC followed by an increase in the IT budget, ostensibly to prevent further "mistakes".

Management succeeded . Brilliantly.

Comment: Re: Welcome to the U.S. of A. (Score 2) 148

by Minwee (#49074521) Attached to: Wheel of Time TV Pilot Producers Sue Robert Jordan's Widow For Defamation

My uncle dies. He wrote a book and has a significant estate. In his will he leaves me the revenue from that estate.

I don't see how I could possibly be bound by any contracts involving that estate at all.

Try this. Your uncle writes a book that has significant value. He forms a corporation which owns the rights to that book, has the corporation enter into a number of contracts and then names you as CEO. At that point it doesn't matter if he lives, dies, or is abducted by aliens and carried off to Betelgeuse VI. The corporation, not the individual, is responsible.

Comment: Re: Welcome to the U.S. of A. (Score 1) 148

by Minwee (#49074481) Attached to: Wheel of Time TV Pilot Producers Sue Robert Jordan's Widow For Defamation

You can't challenge Game of Thrones with Wheel of Time.

The heck you can't.

Even if I used every volume of A Song of Ice and Fire, all of the Calendars, Atlases and Graphic Novels, I still couldn't prop up this desk nearly high enough to reach the window. Wheel of Time can do all that and still leave me with two extra books to straighten out the chair.

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