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Comment: Re:Why the surprise? (Score 1) 177

by Grishnakh (#49606049) Attached to: When Enthusiasm For Free Software Turns Ugly

You're obviously not very good at reading comprehension.

>>The kernel is the only thing they have in common.
>You didn't know it, but the kernel is Linux,

Obviously, I did know it.

No, Android is NOT "Linux". "Linux", in the context here, means desktop Linux. Tablets are NOT desktops. You may not like this fact but I know lots of people have problems with reality, that's life.

Comment: Re: Garbage (Score 1) 152

by Grishnakh (#49605503) Attached to: NASA Gets Its Marching Orders: Look Up! Look Out!

You're not a "Christian conservative" if you're Catholic. Catholics aren't even Christians. (Don't believe me? Go find some Southern Baptists or some fundamentalists and ask them if you're a Christian; they'll say no.)

Here's some litmus tests for you:
1) Do you believe the Rapture is going to happen soon?
2) Do you watch Christian movies starring Kirk Cameron?
3) Are you a fan of the "Left Behind" books?
4) Do you believe there's a "gay agenda"?
5) Do you believe President Obama is literally the anti-Christ?

If your answer to these is "no", then you are not a "Christian conservative".

Comment: Re:More like to his own parents (Score 3, Interesting) 86

Without skullduggery, we would know Bill Gates as "that embedded BASIC guy". And there would be nothing wrong with that, either. It would certainly be better than "headed corporation convicted of deliberate anti-trust actions", although he certainly is spending a lot of money to Rockefeller his way into a cushier spot in the history books.

Comment: Copays? How about cash price? (Score 2) 55

by thogard (#49605051) Attached to: Hacking the US Prescription System

When you try to get a prescription filled in a pharmacy they take your ID and insurance card and send that off to your insurance company. If you have a prescription for something simple and cheap like penicillin that cost say $3 the conversation looks something like this:
Pharmacy (to insurance co): Joe Sucker gave me a $25 co pay card for penicillin.
InsCo: Tell him that it is $30 and you now owe us $22.
Pharmacy to Joe: You owe us $25.

If Joe had asked cash price, the conversation would have been:
Pharmacy (to Joe): That will be $3.
Joe: But I have a $25 co pay
Pharmacy: Do you want to pay $3 or $25?

Comment: Re:Let's see, stranger things have happened (Score 1) 283

by Grishnakh (#49603343) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic

I'm subscribed to a bunch of Democrat newsletters and politicians' email lists. I know perfectly well what liberals want and what Democrats are pushing. I also don't even have a TV and strictly avoid Faux News.

If you think the Democrat party doesn't have immigration as one of its top issues, then you are clueless.

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