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Comment: Toner Refill Kit (Score 1) 181 181

Available all over the place, a toner refill kit gives you a bottle of toner, a soldering iron with a circular cut-out tool attached and some stickers. Cut a hole in the cartridge, fill it with ink, stick a sticker over the hole and throw it back into your printer. Works for me.

Comment: Re:Make an example of them. (Score 2) 247 247

A more realistic method of getting corporations to actually obey laws is to hold the people who run those corporations individually responsible for the malfeasance, starting with the CEO. Fine the company too, but fine the executives. And how about a three-strikes law for those executives? Three offenses equals mandatory jail time.

Now that's a three-strikes law I can get behind.

Comment: Re:Go Android (Score 1) 403 403

On the other hand Java and Eclipse are shit.

I can't let this go without comment, I work with Java and Eclipse every day.

Java is a solid object oriented language, with widespread support and proven ability in production systems around the world.

Eclipse is an absolute delight, a joy for any programmer, and it's written in Java.

Where's the excrement?

Comment: Re:LOL (Score 1) 569 569

"Minor things like your email client"

You obviously have never been forced to use Lotus Notes. I spend about 10 minutes every day waiting for that POS software just to update it's display. Another 20 minutes a week working out how to do something that is banal in any real email client. That's over an hour each week wasted on crappy software. One hour of my time, especially at the companys expense, is not minor.

When you spend all day working with software, and a lot of time with a particular app like an email client, the choice of software has a huge impact on your work environment.

Minor: no. Major.

Comment: Re:would u fly on that bird (Score 4, Insightful) 98 98

if you are an astronaut an the mission has been rescheduled like 3 times because of failiures on the ship would you fly on that? i wont, i guess that bird its to old to fly any more.

You get a chance to fly into freaking space (ok LEO, but it's still space) and you're going to say no because the craft needs some maintenance? I'm going to guess you never bungie-jumped or sky dived.

Comment: Re:Smart move (Score 1) 1064 1064

I still can't agree that people should eat food and drive cars that they can't afford. I don't to see how health care should be any different.

Should we privatize the fire service? What about the police? Why should I pay for others to have their house fires put out, or from being saved from murderers and robbers?

Healthcare should not be provided based on how much money you have, unlike your example of bread vs caviar or Kia vs Lexus.

Comment: Re:Politics of health care (Score 1) 1064 1064

This is a case of Care vs Profit. Doctors and other health care professionals are trained to care. Hospitals, HMOs and insurance companies are in it for the profit. Profit wins out over training through coercive and/or surreptitious practices. For example, the doctors who work for HMOs may get bonuses for rejecting a certain percentage of claims or for rejecting the most claims. With NHS doctors are more likely to be carers first, profit centers second.

I watched "Sicko" the other day.

"Intelligence without character is a dangerous thing." -- G. Steinem