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Comment: Re:"Approacheable FPS" (Score 1) 183

by lexman098 (#48347871) Attached to: Blizzard Announces Overwatch, a First-Person Shooter
Casually having fun with an FPS doesn't mean you don't have to find a terribly unbalanced game such that even experts can be killed by the newbies. All that does is anger the experts and the newbies still die most of the time. It's true a lot of good FPS have kind of a steep learning curve, but it goes with the territory. This game will fail as a lesser clone of TF2, which for the most part does a great job with balance.

Comment: Re:What a partisan, biased summary (Score 3, Interesting) 739

by lexman098 (#48278685) Attached to: Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare

I'm probably paying for some geriatric coverage that I'll never use until I'm 60. Just like I pay to maintain roads that I'll probably never use. Welcome to society.

It's true that part of the O-care strategy was to get younger, otherwise under-insured, people to subsidize the pool. It's reasonable to disagree with this, but young people got some benefits too. They can stay on their parents plan longer and medicaid was expanded.

I don't believe Obama purposely deceived you as you make it sound. It's true he said you could keep your plan, and he shouldn't have, but political speaches don't lend themselves to asterisks. What he should have said (and probably meant) was that if you like your plan you can keep it if:

A) The insurance company continues selling it (he can't control this)

B) It meets the new minimum coverage guidlines (most will)

Instead of getting so easily upset over progress you should take a look the problems and try to constructively shape the solution. O-care isn't *that* great, but nothing would have changed without it and we needed a change in our health care system.

Comment: Re:Short answer: No (Score 1) 294

by lexman098 (#48112943) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: An Accurate Broadband Speed Test?
I think part of the responsibility of the ISP to make the correct peering agreements such that my traffic isn't appreciably slowed within a reasonable area. When I use the default settings I usually see perfect speeds, but that website lets you select further out locations and often the next state over gives me horrible speeds. This is corroborated by lag in video games etc. The point here is that it's not just the ISP's responsibility to give me the advertised speed within their network. Those speeds are irrelevant. I want decent speeds all over my section of the country (at least), and it certainly *IS* the ISP's fault from my perspective if they can't properly deal with their peers.

Comment: Re:Exxon Wants To Kill The Planet (Score 2) 201

Maybe by "exxon" the OP was referring to the shareholders (owners)? No one's saying we should confiscate their profits, just limit the destruction they can cause in the pursuit of. You say WE should limit our own consumption of oil, but what you might not have noticed is that WE are trying on certain fronts to do just that. However, companies like exxon invest some of that large profit in preventing government (OUR) action on this front.

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