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Comment: Re:not true because... (Score 1) 119

by mythosaz (#47570359) Attached to: The Problems With Drug Testing

I have never, and will never, submit to a drug test.

While I am in favor of voting with my feet (so to speak), most of us can't afford to remain steadfast in our convictions when it comes to keeping our mortgage paid and our kids fed.

I had a drug test in 1996, and again in 2001, and a pair of them in 2013. I'm now subject to random testing, which irks me to no end. Unfortunately, there's no other game in town that wants to pay me six figures and not test me -- at least not one I've found yet.

Comment: Re:Sponsored by Mars Candies: (Score 1) 110

by mythosaz (#47567909) Attached to: The Milky Way Is Much Less Massive Than Previous Thought

* Men don't have to worry as much because their sizes are measured in inches.

Well, sort of.

Although more common in women's apparel, vanity sizing occurs in men's clothing as well. For example, men's pants are traditionally marked with two numbers, "waist" (waist circumference) and "inseam" (distance from the crotch to the hem of the pant). While the nominal inseam is fairly accurate, the nominal size may be smaller than the actual length by more than an inch in U.S. sizes. In 2010, Abram Sauer of Esquire measured several pairs of dress pants with a nominal waist size of 36 at different U.S. retailers and found that actual measurements ranged from 37 to 41 inches.[7] The phenomenon has also been noticed in the United Kingdom, where a 2011 study found misleading labels on more than half of checked items of clothing. In that study, worst offenders understated waist circumferences by 1.5 to 2 inches. London-based market analyst Mintel say that the number of men reporting varying waistlines from store to store doubled between 2005 and 2011.[8]

Men have been lying about a couple of inches in the pants forever too :)

Comment: Re:Lies and statistics... (Score 1) 506

by mythosaz (#47562283) Attached to: 35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

In our particular case we keep getting sent a $600 bill from a local hospital because a specialist couldn't figure out the right ICD-9 on his paperwork which he submitted 6 months after the treatment, and our insurance rejected it. They're over the SOL, but that doesn't seem to stop them from mailing us twice a year.

I sort of feel bad for the hospital. Stupid doctor. They could get paid pretty quickly if they'd send the right paperwork to my previous insurer.

Comment: Re:Lies and statistics... (Score 1) 506

by mythosaz (#47562209) Attached to: 35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

In a past life, I was fortunate to work for a large west-coast healthcare company.

The largest deductible I had in-network was $100 for surgery, and $75 for ER trips. I had to use said west-coast healthcare facilities if there was one within 50 miles of me, but we were pretty good hospitals, so I never minded.

Comment: Re:You must be kidding. (Score 1) 58

by mythosaz (#47562145) Attached to: EA Tests Subscription Access To Game Catalog

A lot of people are stupid, sure.

Most big banks offer virtual card services. Google Wallet does too. If your bank doesn't, plenty of prepaid options make for safer online shopping.

I think EA and Microsoft should do their best to charge customers whatever their customers voluntarily agreed to, by whatever the cardholder agreement says. If they're breaking the cardholder agreement, they should be held responsible.

In case of injury notify your superior immediately. He'll kiss it and make it better.