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Comment: Re:The govenment should just double spending. (Score 0) 767

by PoliTech (#45156895) Attached to: Shutdown Cost the US Economy $24 Billion
Well we can control costs another way ...

Because now it's in all of our own best interests to nag, cajole, and browbeat those who take unnecessary health risks. I don't just mean smokers. Eat too much? You need counseling and mayhaps a fine. Extreme sports injury? Sorry sky-diving, rock climbing, long distance running, swimming in the ocean, bicycling, hiking, camping ... all much too risky ... and you should be fined if caught participating in them without that extra "Extreme Sports Insurance". There oughta be a law!

The DEM/PUB hype machine will be happy to step up, pretend to argue about what the penalties and restrictions should be, performing yet another "Good Cop Bad Cop" routine for the TV cameras, to convince us that all we need is to pass this one small additional law, and give them that much more power.

Rince Lather Repeat

Comment: Re:The govenment should just double spending. (Score 4, Interesting) 767

by PoliTech (#45156519) Attached to: Shutdown Cost the US Economy $24 Billion
Another fun fact is that there's no actual "debt ceiling" right now. At all.

The fiscal deal passed by Congress on Wednesday doesn't actually increase the debt limit. It just temporarily suspends enforcement of it. We the people just gave a bunch of politicians a blank check.

+ - Healthcare.gov Website Violates Open Source Licensing Agreement->

Submitted by PoliTech
PoliTech (998983) writes "

The latest indication of the haphazard way in which Healthcare.gov was developed is the uncredited use of a copyrighted web script for a data function used by the site, a violation of the licensing agreement for the software.

The script in question is called DataTables, a very long and complex piece of website software used for formatting and presenting data. DataTables was developed by a British company called SpryMedia which licenses the open-source software freely to anyone who complies with the licensing agreement.

... a cursory comparison of the two scripts removes any doubt that the source for the script used at Healthcare.gov is indeed the SpryMedia script. The Healthcare.gov version even retained easily identifiable comments by the script's author ...

"

Link to Original Source

Comment: Re:Next generation of the iWatch capability? (Score 1) 414

by PoliTech (#45102675) Attached to: Shuttleworth: Apple Will Merge Mac and iPhone
heh, indeed, however this year we see some of the other tablet offerings taking just one more bite (Android), or a nibble (Kindle), sometimes just a crumb (Win8).

Apple tablet market share last year, nearly 60 percent ... this year about 50 percent. Unless the iPad 5 has some stellar sales numbers this month an beyond, it looks like the market share pie consists of less and less apple and a lot more filler and crust.

I do love pie

Comment: Re:Next generation of the iWatch capability? (Score 1) 414

by PoliTech (#45102479) Attached to: Shuttleworth: Apple Will Merge Mac and iPhone
Whatever they are working on, they are working on it without Steve Jobs (the iWatch moniker was the in the parent's headline so you may want to take that up with Iw54) . I hate the idea of Apple going to the dogs as much as anyone. But I certainly remember Apple stock prices in the 90's. Until Apple proves that they can continue to innovate without Steve Jobs, IMHO we should look at their current leadership's design and planning ability with a jaundiced eye.

Comment: Re:Next generation of the iWatch capability? (Score 0) 414

by PoliTech (#45101491) Attached to: Shuttleworth: Apple Will Merge Mac and iPhone
It's neither, it's desperation. The announcement comes a day or two after MS announced (rumored/leaked whatever) that the Win Phone 8 OS is going to be ported to the small tablet form factor (7 to 9 inch). While Apple wastes time on the Dick Tracy watch wanna-be , MS is racing with Google in attempting to take a larger bite of tablet market share pie.

I love pie

Comment: Re:Shoot first (Score 5, Insightful) 871

by PoliTech (#45060627) Attached to: Bennett Haselton's Response To That "Don't Talk to Cops" Video
"Finally, are the police really that corrupt and/or stupid?" Yes, and for anyone who says that corrupt and/or stupid cops are a small minority, remember that the so-called "Honest" cops know about that corrupt and/or stupid cop and will almost always provide cover for him/her. Complicit and accessory. It doesn't surprise me one bit that a member of the police would advise people to ignore their fifth amendment rights. It does surprise me that this fascist nonsense was posted as a serious article on /. of all places. Parent modded down as troll should be corrected. Its not like there aren't constant reports and videos of cops abusing their authority.

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