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Comment Save me! (Score 1) 662

All these comments filled with your micro-aggressions totals to over one mini-aggression.

I will report this site and its contributors to the nearest college student president. Then I'll be off to find my non-denominational, mono-gendered Yoda doll and vegan, cruelty-free GreenLube then proceed to sooth my hurt feelings.

Comment What about their web site designers? (Score 4, Insightful) 215

Are the people who produced the horrid piece of trash they now call a web site part of the 15% being sent packing? What used to be a fairly easy way of getting stories in an easy-to-use format is now a jumbled mess of shitty colors and blocky outlines.

I, and many others I have heard, have stopped going to their site as a direct result of the change. If Mayer, or the morons in charge of web design, were hoping to get more eyeballs to their site, they have failed miserably.

Comment Re:Two simple suggestions. (Score 4, Insightful) 1818

Trolls have always been an integral part of slashdot, and part of the "uncensored" appeal of the site.

Agree 100%. To this day I still laugh at myself when I get suckered into a goatse/rosebud/tubgirl click. If ye can't handle the gutter, read at +2 or higher.

To reference back to an old post of mine from 2003 ''Reading /. at -1 is like driving through Cracktown in a covertible that's stuck in first gear. There's a whole culture "down here"''

Comment Re:Everybody uses health care (Score 1) 311

Please find me a single person who never uses health care and incurs no cost to the system. Go ahead, I'll wait.

You're asking two different questions, one of which is ridiculous.

Everyone at some time will need to see a doctor. Without exception. That is not the issue. The issue is why should someone be forced to hand over thousands of dollars every year but get nothing in return when instead they can pay when they need to?

Do you walk into a store every month, hand over a couple hundred dollars and tell them, "When I need it, I'll be back."? Of course not. You pay when you purchase your goods.

Yet somehow people have been swindled into believing that handing over their money now means they won't have to pay in the future. Which is of course completely false. You continue to pay even after you've already paid.

I have a minor medical issue, nothing which will kill me. Even though I and my employer have paid tens of thousands of dollars over the years to provide me with medical coverage, I have to convince my doctor that to get this issue resolved it is a medical necessity, otherwise I am on the hook for hundreds of out of pocket expenses.

What the hell have we been paying for all these years if I have to cough up more money? It is demonstrably cheaper and more efficient for me to pay when I need the service than it is for me, and my employer, to lose money down the black hole of insurance every year. If I were to pay as I need, I would incur no costs to the system.

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