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Comment Malpractice.. (Score 5, Informative) 229

>McAfee: Healthcare costs would be cut by 75% if medical malpractice lawsuits were outlawed or at least massively curtailed.

Or around 2.5% -

Maybe if we design our system so it's not so hard to apologize when a doctor makes a mistake that would help...

Comment Shameless Plug - How about the current sites? (Score 1, Informative) 470

I looked at all the current presidential candidates websites to see how good their security/tech was:

In summary:
Epic fail - Jim Gilmore, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki
IPv6 - Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio.
Complicated Setups - Clinton and Christie
CloudFlare and WordPress are popular

Comment Except Bernie is already fighting the game (Score 4, Insightful) 239

by showing up as competitive without having a SuperPAC at all.

I don't see Lessig's referendum only strategy to be any more likely to come to pass than his previous let's build our own SuperPAC attempt. He could have actually ran for senator and had some impact from within the system. It would have also gotten him more of a podium for advocating for these changes.

Comment I like (Score 1) 325

gerrit (especially how implented via LibreOffice/Openstack)

Launchpad (what Ubuntu uses) also just added git support, and it's $250 flat a year for a proprietary project. This would not be hosted locally though ( I wouldn't recommend starting a new project with Bazaar today.. but if this was 5+ years ago it might be perfect for your use case.. (great Windows client)

Comment Re: Switching (Score 5, Insightful) 147

>3) I don't trust LibreOffice to output documents that won't embarrass me in front of my boss. People will say "PDF", but bosses always want to edit things.

Then you better use the same exact version of MS Office with the same fonts installed on your machine....

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty. -- Plato