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Comment: Obamacare exists because... (Score -1, Flamebait) 279

by eWarz (#46802829) Attached to: $42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand
Obamacare exists because the poor can't be bothered to pay $90 for a doctors visit. Instead they rack up a $900 bill at the local hospital (because hospitals are required to see you, doctors aren't) and they never pay it. This means that the hospitals must raise their fees for everyone in order to accommodate the losers that don't pay. Obamacare fixes this by requiring that everyone have health insurance. if everyone has health insurance, the majority of the bill gets paid, which should stabilize healthcare costs. This also ensures that a 'union' (health insurance companies) puts downward pressures on the prices sought out by healthcare providers.

Comment: Dear Dice.... (Score 0, Offtopic) 641

by eWarz (#46711143) Attached to: Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie
As somebody who initially HATED your beta and your purchase of Slashdot (wasn't kidding about my comments disappearing early on. You guys should PROBABLY look into that one) I'll say that the beta has come a long way, and I like it. I've been trolling slashdot far longer than my uid claims ( i was googling google and impressing the girls since the 90s son!...before which, the true geeks knew that altavista and hotbot were the hot mess :P) and i'm genuinely impresssed by the beta. Keep up the good work.

Comment: In the US.... (Score 1) 77

In the US we file what is called a charge back. Quite simply, if you didn't explicitly agree to the charges, you can file (and win) a charge back. The burden of proof would be on the merchant to prove that you consented to the charges. Combined with the fact that they are required by ICANN to transfer the domains, the merchant in question really has no legal standing. it's only the morons that would pay this transfer fee...but there are QUITE A FEW morons in the world.

Comment: Re:A person prone to distraction (Score 1) 367

by eWarz (#46599413) Attached to: More Than 1 In 4 Car Crashes Involve Cellphone Use
If it's obviously their fault....ban them for 3 years from driving, throw people that violate the order in jail for 3 years. The problem will quickly resolve itself. Just this morning i witnessed a woman this morning on the way to work chatting away, holding a cell phone to her head.

Comment: Re:10 year old software? (Score 1) 179

by eWarz (#46207473) Attached to: Windows Replacement? ReactOS 0.3.16 Gets Themes, CSRSS Rewrite, and More
"crappy ribbon bar" is a matter of opinion, many of us like the ribbon. The real reason is that office 2007/2010 tends to be much more complex due to the shear amount of extra code. The biggest issue with ReactOS is stability. You still (to this day) can't use it for even the most basic tasks. I've been with (and coded for) ReactOS since before it was's sad that it still has yet to break out into something much better. I hope that it will eventually flourish, but as of right now i will not get my hopes up.

Comment: Re:Morons (Score 1) 564

by eWarz (#45803135) Attached to: PC Makers Plan Rebellion Against Microsoft At CES

No offense bro, i'm definitely not 'for' android replacing a desktop OS, but yes, it can do all those things and more. The latest versions of android on most premium smartphones come with an office clone that reads and writes various office file formats. There are bazillions of apps out there for reading and writing PDF files, etc. In addition, as far as printers...remember. Android is Linux. Printer vendors for the most part keep their printers Linux compatible. I can even write Ruby/Ruby on Rails code if i choose to do so on an android based device.

No, the real issue with Android? It's designed for a touch based device. Production level PCs are currently mouse and keyboard based devices. It will be very hard for any company to change that. Instead, if an OS vendor wants to succeed, they need to cater to that market.

Oh and to anyone claiming that microsoft is catering to that market, they aren't, and they've admitted as such, and are working to remedy that in the next major Windows release, due out in 2015.

Comment: Re:It's not freaking out- it's having options (Score 1) 944

by eWarz (#45785855) Attached to: 60% of Americans Unaware of Looming Incandescent Bulb Phase Out
It's not about what's best for you, it never has been. it's about what's best for our energy grid. A single 100 watt incandescent is equivalent to 7 CFL bulbs. This leads to massive energy savings. Sure the bulbs are flawed, but the flaws have been/are being worked out as time goes on.

Comment: Re:I really really don't understand the hysterics (Score 1) 944

by eWarz (#45785827) Attached to: 60% of Americans Unaware of Looming Incandescent Bulb Phase Out
Here in America, most 'bulk food' items cost just as much as buying a weekly supply on sale at the local grocery store, so there is no need to buy in bulk. My biggest problem with CFLs is they We don't follow common usage patterns with CFLs. They are subject to extreme temperature changes, and occasionally run 24/7. Incandescent bulbs have treated us well. That being said, we've switched over to CFLs for the most part. Only outside lighting is still incandescent.

The first version always gets thrown away.