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Comment: Re:insurance issue (Score 1) 157

by frnic (#46637745) Attached to: Should Patients Have the Option To Not Know Their DNA?

This is not a problem with DNA testing, this is a problem with the insurance companies, which need to be done away with. They bring NOTHING to the game when it comes to healthcare delivery and add a significant cost, as these concerns show, they often inhibit healthcare delivery. The answer to that is simply universal single payer healthcare.

Comment: True innovators on Slashdot... (Score 4, Insightful) 82

by frnic (#46445479) Attached to: UK and Germany To Collaborate On 5G

It seems a significant number of the readers here would rather say "64kb is all the memory anyone will ever need", because they are too lazy to try and think rather than just knock any and every innovation mentioned on Slashdot.

As far as 5G - "why" the answer is use (consumption) will always expand to fill capacity. The question is not WHY the question that needs to be answered is how can we put that additional capacity to use.

Comment: Nope, still not working for me (Score 1) 644

by frnic (#45565921) Attached to: Officials Say HealthCare.gov Site Now Performing Well

As of 11:30 Saturday, it was still not any faster and still doesn't complete for me. Took about 20 minutes to get all the way through for me and my wife. And at the very end after reviewing and signing, I get an error and it never verifies my ID. So, no change from last month ... yet.

Comment: Pretty expensive "deal" (Score 1) 377

by frnic (#44070213) Attached to: Tesla To Build Its Own Battery-Swap Stations

Think about this for a second. First they advertisae they are making an Electric car that is MUCH less expensive to drive than an internal combustion engine.

Then they let you use a fully charged battery for MORE than a tank of gas to go the same distance.

Then they want their new battery back or else you pay a $10K penalty.

If you comute a lot, and most in CA do, then doing this daily for a year (5 days a week) you will have paid $20K for electricity alone, since you still have your worn out old battery at EOL.

No thanks...

This place just isn't big enough for all of us. We've got to find a way off this planet.

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