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Comment: Re:Same gov't gives us the TSA and summary executi (Score 2) 201

by iccaros (#43056167) Attached to: With 'Obamacare' Kicking In, Microsoft Sees a Health-Data Windfall
I call bullshit, due to new laws the company I work for changed us all to high deductible insurance. I now pay 250 a paycheck for healthcare and the insurance company does not have to pay a dime until I spend $3,000 out of pocket, so yes a small few get some help, but a large group who sacrificed a lot to ensure our families had something get pushed to the edges, I get a health savings account, but I have to save $3,000 before I can see a doctor with out it costing me more than that. As for paying for preventive care My daughter needed some hearing test early in the year, she went in one day before her birthday, and the insurance company agrees this falls under preventive care, but since it was not her birthday they did not have to cover, if I would have waited another few days it would have been covered, or hay what if they explained this clearly, as I do not have time to research all the loop holes, I work 50 - 60 hours a week with a wife who does the same. So what is this hearing test cost (to be fair they did it twice) $1,000. what did they find, nothing, they want to do an MRI, but my out of pocket will be $4,000. So I have to wait to save up $2,000 for the insurance to pay a dime, and once they do pay they are not paying the entire price, no now I hit my $5,000 expected out of pocket funding, so why do I have insurance?.. Oh ya I get fined by the Government If I don't.. The Government can mandate until they are blue in the face, but if its not profitable the insurance companies will get around it. also from CNBC http://www.cnbc.com/id/100376831/How_Obamacare_Is_Changing_Your_Health_Benefits COST SHIFTING Employers will continue a push this year toward account-based health plans, also known as consumer-driven health plans. These plans come with low premiums, but high deductibles—patients are typically asked to pay the first $3,000 to $5,000 of each year's medical expenses themselves. These plans often add a health-savings account where the employee save pre-tax dollars to pay for those expenses. Though often the employer will add money to the account as well as part of the employee's benefits, the point of these consumer-driven plans, as their name indicates, is to introduce market forces to our inefficient, price-bloated medical system. "It's a step toward giving people more control," says Paul Fronstin, head of health-benefits research at the Employee Benefit Research Institute. "They say, 'We'll give you this pot of money and give you some exposure to the health care market.'" read that last part with the first, over and over until 5th grade math kicks in. You have to spend $3000 before you get a dime, but you have to save the $3,000 first ($250 a month) plus the insurance premium you already pay, so you really get no health care until you save the money. So say you like me pay $250 every two weeks to cover a family of 5. that is $9,000 a year out of your pocket. So how will this bring down cost? You will pay it, have no real choice, you will still pay for insurance and now a new group, those who make money off setting up savings plans to meet government regulations is profiting, I see no incentive for the medical industry to lower cost, hell no they have your money already. And since my medical insurance only covers in network doctors, its not like I can shop around.. They all charge the rate negotiated with the insurance company.. WAKE the fuck up.. Obama and his plan is a insurance dream, it is corporate welfare..

Comment: TIME.... (Score 1) 211

by iccaros (#42351643) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Gifts For a 90-Year-Old, Tech-Savvy Dad?
@90, Give him your time. You are missing the point of life. You don't know what he has and are just amazed, let him teach you some of what he works with, Start the day with hay Dad show me some of the things you have been working on. IT will be worth more to him and you in the long run, even after he is gone.

Comment: Re:Nullified (Score 1) 388

by iccaros (#42079043) Attached to: Stratfor Hacker Could Be Sentenced to Life, Says Judge
so he is more important than all the rest of the cases? who said reasonable... ??? this is a matter of the constitution and is this constitutional not reasonable. there is a court schedule which is over burdened, and there are others who are awaiting years for a murder case to move forward is that reasonable? is it reasonable the 100's of millions of dollars in damage he did, if he did it.. nothing so far is out of the bounds of our legal system which is the argument of the OP, who stated its unconstitutional. and as for me and my job, well I would not hack into a corporation because I was upset with some politics. No I would do more to help, like I already do, feed the poor in my area, reach out and help create jobs in third world countries.. you know working to help not working to harm. We can not fix all the issues in the world, but actions come with consequences. Take action to change your world in positive ways, not destroy

Comment: Re:Nullified (Score 1) 388

by iccaros (#42078675) Attached to: Stratfor Hacker Could Be Sentenced to Life, Says Judge
he has not received life, only told he could receive life, if he stole 700 credit card numbers and used them then its the combined time for each one of those crimes, plus the continued harassment for coming out as a victim, where the group continue to use blackmail to get their way, so I am sorry If I do not feel sorry for the high and mighty who believe they can commit crimes to prove their point because they know what is right, all to prove a point in a case for the traitor Manning who betrayed his fellow soldiers not because he believed in anything but because he was not getting promoted, he had no ideal what was in that data, did not have time to look at it before release, and now this Hammond commits crimes in protest and he is a hero.. Sorry I am not following it.

Comment: Re:Nullified (Score 4, Interesting) 388

by iccaros (#42078093) Attached to: Stratfor Hacker Could Be Sentenced to Life, Says Judge
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"8 months with no trial has completely violated his constitutional rights, therefore the state should not be able to charge him."

???

He was indited in March, where he went to court, There was no bail request from his lawyers, so he waits for the courts schedule to open for the case, which was July 23rd, where he did request bail but was denied. In that inditement the prosecution request time to gather evidence, which comes to now, when the scheduled opens and time is up for the prosecution. In the constitution he is given right to a speedy trial, but what does that mean? Well normally when ever the courts have the ability, or laws set by the state, but in this case this is his third time in court so he has not been waiting, so no his constitutional rights have not be violated.

but how were the actions of Hammond a good thing for people to hold up, The attitude of I do not agree with you so I will destroy your property is a childish way to act, and the conspiracy theories surrounding this case make it hard to tell truth from fiction.

Comment: Re:Umm ... (Score 1) 51

by iccaros (#35107570) Attached to: DoD Leads In Federal Open Source Usage
open source has to be vetted and checked before it is allowed to be used, most software I see being developed for DoD, is really just for one group and they normally do not vet the code. But the use of foreign programmers is handled thought the contact and FAR. Like we can use over seas programmers on our project, but the software has to be sent to the DoD test range before implemented, if we use cleared US programmers, they do no security checks. Is it right.. no all software should be checked but its the rules, and surprisingly we get in trouble if we go beyond the contract and implement a security check the Government did not ask for, as they will say we charged hours to unauthorized work.

Comment: Have been using Thin Clients World wide (Score 1) 450

by iccaros (#34693248) Attached to: Thin Client, Or Fat Client? That Is the Question
I have a customer who has 1,500 desktop all have been using thin clients for five years now. Now these are Trusted Solaris using Sun Rays, giving them access to multiple classified systems from a single thin client and we replaced five physical desktop under each desk. So we reduced cost, and given the customer more flexibility. Plus now they have 2 24" monitors on each desk with multiple "Desktops" open. Another customer likes the ideal of not having to replace workstations every 2 -3 years. It all matters on the Goal.

Comment: Re:Surprise move? (Score 1) 1505

by iccaros (#34538406) Attached to: Judge Declares Federal Healthcare Plan (Partly) Unconstitutional
you could buy a bond and not insurance http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffvr18.htm Types of financial responsibility A motor vehicle liability insurance policy A cash deposit of $35,000 with DMV A DMV issued self-insurance certificate A surety bond for $35,000 from a company licensed to do business in California. so no, you are not required to buy car insurance from anyone in CA just to drive a car. You just have to have money to pay for an accident.
Patents

8-Year-Old Receives Patent 142

Posted by samzenpus
from the young-inventor-society dept.
Knile writes "While not the youngest patent recipient ever (that would be a four year old in Texas), Bryce Gunderman has received a patent at age 8 for a space-saver that combines an outlet cover plate with a shelf. From the article: '"I thought how I was going to make a lot of money," Bryce said about what raced through his brain when he received the patent.'"

Comment: definition (Score 1) 257

by iccaros (#34212092) Attached to: Pluto Might Be Bigger Than Eris
I thought the definition of Dwarf Planet was: Large Enough to be round (that is enough mass to create a Spheric shape). Both meet this requirement even if Pluto is bigger Orbit the Sun. Only Pluto Have a clear Orbit no on Pluto and no on Eris Ceres is the only other object that is unquestioned as a Dwarf Planet. If Pluto is seen as bigger than Eris, then given that it is dose not have a clear orbit for as much as I know.. which is not much, means it should not be listed, or never should have been, as a Dwarf Planet.

Comment: Re:NT 7.0 or NT 8.0? (Score 1) 337

by iccaros (#34015044) Attached to: Windows 8 To Be Released In October 2012
Depending on DOD system, The New DISA Gold Disk and the WASP should have Win 7 as a part of the check. I am testing this week to see if the Aug versions did indeed check. This would take care of you SRTM and testing Phase. If its Navy, I am working on adding it to DDAMS, once testing is complete. Slow I know, but getting there.

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