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Comment: Re:simple fix (Score 1) 221

Life involves physical activity. Where do you draw the line? What's enough "physical activity" to qualify? Is Jeopardy a sport? There's physical activity involved in pressing that motherfucking button, right?

What about charades? Obviously no one plays charades in real life but they do it in movies so let's analyze it like it's a real thing. There can be quite a bit of physical activity there and there is scoring with an objective winner. Is that a sport? If so, why is that a sport but Monopoly isn't?

The physical activity bit just feels like a terrible line to draw because it is so arbitrary and hard to judge.

How about this: people can call whatever the fuck they want a sport and then we just go with it.

+ - HealthCare.gov Developers Run Into Hostile Legacy Systems 5

Submitted by rjmarvin
rjmarvin (3001897) writes "HealthCare.gov developers are getting hit with a barrage of flak from President Obama, congress, the tech community, and the American people. But the problem is, when running into integrating problems with health care companies' hostile legacy systems, developers are essentially reduced to cats wearing cones of shame http://sdt.bz/65262. The front-end government-side developers were saddled with SLA-style agreements written by enterprise healthcare IT teams who probably wanted to write better code, but were constrained by the health care industry's cones of shame."

+ - Child 'Cured' Of HIV Remains In Remission After 18 Months->

Submitted by starr802
starr802 (2949817) writes "A Mississippi child born with HIV has been in remission for 18 months, a sign that the virus is gone for good.

The case, presented in March, has recently been updated in the New England Journal of Medicine, which confirms the 3-year-old was infected in the womb, and after aggressive treatment shows no signs of infection.

"We might be able to intervene early and spare children a lifetime of therapy,” Dr. Katherine Luzuriaga, a University of Massachusetts AIDS expert involved in the baby's care, told AP. “That is the potential impact of this case.""

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Comment: Re:Freedom of expression? On Slashdot? (Score 1) 1448

What is so horrible about letting people believe what they want, and feeling free to speak one's mind either in agreement or disagreement?

Who is stopping him davide? If someone says something I find offensive, are you saying that I have no right to want to avoid lining their pockets? What exactly is the point you're getting at?

Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1) 572

I've walked through camps in the 3rd world, where people live in shanty towns and their homes are much more in-line with the definition of camp than people hosting LAN parties.

What does the Cold War have to do with any of this?

It doesn't sound like a simple shelter when you have a TV, playstation/xbox/computer, and a LAN set up to play games with friends. That sounds like a LAN party or a hotel room. Maybe to you, a simple shelter includes these things, but to me, it does not.

What you put inside of this "simple shelter" doesn't dictate the simplicity of it. If I come across a lean-to on the AT and put a computer in it that runs on a diesel powered battery, have I suddenly made that shelter to be something other than "simple"? If so - are the hikers on the AT who stay there not camping suddenly? You're funny...

Comment: Re:Wouldn't that waste more energy? (Score 1) 312

Sure, it will consume more electricity, but say the extra electricity is $0.10 per PC times 18K PC's is an electrical bill increase of $1800. So we would need to generate 24 bitcoins in that 8-12 hours to break even and more to make money.

Using more electricity to generate money is not a "go green"-initiative, as others have pointed out. This proposal should be rejected as it is going to use more electricity.

Comment: Re:life-long updates (Score 1) 687

by The_PS4_Will_Fail (#43233137) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Is a Reasonable Way To Deter Piracy?

I have had my CC stolen out of my mail and charged $3000 forcing me to be late on my fucking house payment, my car payment, my insurance payment, and my cable bill. The fraud was reported the day after and STILL it took over TWO MONTHS to give my money back during which time I had 30 day lates on some of my payments because even though I called the organizations I was late on payments for, two of them "forgot" to process my fraud report. I then had to go through 3 months of back and forth with the companies, police, my bank, and Experian/Transunion just to repair my credit.

Did you mean to say that you had a debit card stolen from your mail? Because your story doesn't make any sense if a credit card was stolen. I'd also suggest that you should position yourself financially to better absorb a 3k hit. Living hand to mouth like this is just asking for trouble.

Comment: Re:A stupid issue (Score 1) 1174

That would be a great argument if people actually married before they had children. Or if they stayed married for at least 18 years after having children.

But that only happens in a small minority of cases.

A small minority, huh? What's the percentage we're talking here? Also - what study did you find this interesting statistic in?

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