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Comment: Re:three words, one hyphen: (Score 3, Insightful) 549

by malraid (#41784437) Attached to: Why Can't Industry Design an Affordable Hearing Aid?
Maybe lots of people wouldn't be able to get them. Or maybe prices would drop enough that you be looking at most people being able to get them. Given the nature of most electronic products, I wouldn't be surprised if competition wouldn't drive prices down so much that most people who have insurance right now, would be able to afford them (basic models close to what people pay right now for the insurance copay). In that scenario (which might be too idealistic), some people wouldn't be able to get them anyhow, same as now people without insurance don't have much option.

Comment: Most people haven't used it? (Score 1) 391

by malraid (#39648677) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: My Company Wants Me To Astroturf, Should I?
Well, people should be a bit more committed, and see the app, since it seems to be a big deal. This is probably also the fault of management for not engaging the employees more. Other than that, there's nothing wrong for putting out a good word for your employer. I'm sure every company does something similar, even if just by giving out shirts with the company logo. There's a fine line, and I'm sure plenty of companies cross over to the "wrong" side, but at least for me, it's not terrible, and to be expected actually.

Comment: Re:Put them to work (Score 1) 1054

by malraid (#39418973) Attached to: Teacher Suspended For Reading <em>Ender's Game</em> To Students
A lot of these banks are public companies. Is widely documented that bankers were saying that their banks were solid while trying to get funds from the Fed to stay afloat. This was done to prevent a run on the stock, but it not only mislead the public, it also mislead the stockholders. I think this goes beyond neglect, and into maybe fraud. The Fed helped keep things under wrap to (hopefully) prevent an even worse crisis. But I think this is illegal, besides going against capitalism. And this is the stuff we know about ... One account of it: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-28/secret-fed-loans-undisclosed-to-congress-gave-banks-13-billion-in-income.html

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