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Comment: Re:Too poor (Score 1) 256

by the eric conspiracy (#46800703) Attached to: I expect to retire ...

Exhaustion of the trust fund is NOT the end of SS. There is still enough income to pay some 3/4 of the benefit just from ongoing receipts assuming that there is no change in the current law.

Usually what happens when there are issues like this on the table is the law is changed; on such change is the idea you suggested.

The real issue is Medicare funding. The ACA helps a little with that, but there will be more and fairly drastic changes needed for that.

Comment: where the fuck on the google (Score 1) 158

by gl4ss (#46799959) Attached to: Google and Facebook: Unelected Superpowers?

IPO shareholder or other shareholder information is the text where it says that the company exists to lobby for benefit of shareholders?

watf? is this again the same shit about how "a stock company has to be doing 100% and use all the dirty tricks to get maximum profit or else they're illegal since stock companies by the law have to try to do that" shit?? a stock company can exist for variety of purposes and goals, "making profit at any cost" is rarely in their stated goals or strategies.

(and since googles famous tagline for this is "do no evil" one could easily argue that if they engage in "evil" lobbying to benefit just their shareholders then they are in fact committing fraud against shareholders. and by the way if schmidt is using googles resources to lobby for exemptions for him then he is actually engaging in fraud... against other stockholders)

Comment: Re:Student Loans (Score 1) 346

by drinkypoo (#46799057) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Hungry Students, How Common?

US student loans have various humiliating processes you can use to get some deferments, but if you never actually start making money with or without your degree you still have to pay them back eventually and they never go away and if you have outstanding student loans you can't close escrow on a home, or do some other important things.

Comment: Re:Porsche Boxster E (Score 1) 352

by drinkypoo (#46798749) Attached to: Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

Luckily Audi has a lot of experience dealing with corrosion, having produced an all-aluminum car in 1994 with the A8. Lots of warnings in all the service documentation about not using the wrong fasteners, about only using tin-plated ring terminals, etc. Unintentional grounding is a problem anyway... but only if you're not intentionally grounded, through a compatible terminal.

Comment: This does not seem to be news (Score 4, Insightful) 72

by SuperKendall (#46797891) Attached to: Preventative Treatment For Heartbleed On Healthcare.gov

I have no love for Healthcare.gov, but honestly just about every site is sending out notices that people may want to change passwords. Heck, Yahoo *made* me change my password.

Like everyone else they don't know if anything was taken. And frankly, Heatbleed is probably the least of the security issues Healthcare.gov has... I'd be way more worried about backbend systems, and then it doesn't matter what your password is.

Crime

New 'Google' For the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy 136

Posted by timothy
from the and-you'd-trust-this-because dept.
First time accepted submitter turkeydance (1266624) writes "The dark web just got a little less dark with the launch of a new search engine that lets you easily find illicit drugs and other contraband online. Grams, which launched last week and is patterned after Google, is accessible only through the Tor anonymizing browser (the address for Grams is: grams7enufi7jmdl.onion) but fills a niche for anyone seeking quick access to sites selling drugs, guns, stolen credit card numbers, counterfeit cash and fake IDs — sites that previously only could be found by users who knew the exact URL for the site."

Comment: Re:Here's a trick: Don't live in the U.S. (Score 1) 346

by SuperKendall (#46797111) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Hungry Students, How Common?

The expense of food in the Netherlands is what prompted me to post...

I was living in Amsterdam for a few months a few years ago and I thought food was damn expensive (raw or otherwise) compared to the U.S. Perhaps in the 90's that was true but I think taxes have gone up substantially since then, also the fuel costs used to transport the food.

Comment: Re:Ahh (Score 1) 346

by SuperKendall (#46797101) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Hungry Students, How Common?

So you're confirming his point that starting out in a civilized country

You mean the ones with statues in every square commemorating one of the many wars you guys have constantly had?

Perhaps one of the ones that is constantly rioting because basic services can no longer be provided by the government...

OK then.

Comment: Re:Here's a trick: Don't live in the U.S. (Score 1) 346

by SuperKendall (#46796687) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Hungry Students, How Common?

You know, not having to pay for college does wonders.

For everything except your education. And your job prospects...

Although costs for school in U.S. now are so out of hand I would warrant you are better off in Europe since you can easily supplement education for very little, whereas the geas a huge student loan places upon you is nearly unrecoverable even after decades.

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