Yeah... it makes me so tired. I'm neither republican nor democrat. (Although I do register one or t'other, switching back and forth depending on who has the most interesting primary.) It's not about who was right, it's about my insurance becoming more costly and my deductible being substantially higher. But try to mention that and you're shouted down, because Obamacare is so much cheaper and more available. Even the media completely misses the point, that not only does Obamacare eliminate "sub standard" plans, it also eliminates plans that are "too good", by imposing a 40% "cadillac tax". (What company would even try to afford that? Besides Google, I mean.) What we had was better than anything I've yet seen reported as available on the website. (I haven't tried to go there; I understand it's down for repairs.)
Um, not really. I'm not a cat person, but even I have to admit that cats also work. TFA even makes this point -- that cats were domesticated to kill vermin. A task they still perform today.
Our last cat, though, what a slacker. He'd wait for the trap to SNAP and then steal the payload. Or, about half of it.
> Ancient felines hunted crop-destroying rats and mice for early farmers, and in return we provided food and protection.
> In case city dwellers get the wrong idea, felines hut crop-destroying rats and mice for current farmers, also. Everyone works on a farm, including the pets.
Similar, but in my case I actually get a popup that casts aspersions on my power supply for not being genuine, and it's not intermittent -- it will always power the laptop, but it will not charge the battery.
Good point, but to be cost effective you need to know how to boil water. And this is where, I think, these cost comparisons go wonky. If the comparison is the fast food value menu vs the convenience food section in the freezer compartment, you could make a case that fast food is cheaper. (Although it can't be good for you.) But if you buy in bulk and cook for yourself, you can definitely be healthier and cheaper than McDonald's (fercrissake!, my internal voice wants to add).
I think it comes down to putting a little time and planning into eating, which isn't quite as convenient as dipping into a paper bag while killing zombies.
> It IS better for the DNC as it provides a nice new entitlement to ensnare unsuspecting weak individuals into a lifelong servitude of voting for the candidates the Party Dictates they vote for.
Except... how could that work if the entitlement in question is looked forward even less than having a live frog for breakfast?
I suspect that used textbooks are quite a bit cheaper than new ebooks.
How would a used ebook market work, I wonder?
You're right, I should have said, end well for us, not Microsoft....
> Those who complained about their canceled plans actually got better plans - less cost and more coverage.
Um, really? We didn't. Our plans (wife and I) were canceled because the company didn't want to pay the cadillac tax. For a replacement, we get higher cost, and much higher deductible. The strategy, as I understand it, is that you are supposed to live off your FSA for the first five months or so before your coverage actually starts paying for stuff. This is a definition of "better plans" of which I am unaware.
That's absolutely brilliant.
I'm trying to think how this could end well.
Right, no cronyism here. Move along now, nothing to see.
My company issues Dell laptops, and in the years I've been here I've been issued three as the old ones go out of service. As a result, and because I like to have chargers at home and at work, I've ended up with a fair number of chargers. I've noticed, though, that my most recent laptop won't charge when connected to the previous two model's chargers, despite being the same voltage and current. It'll pop up an error something like "this is not a Dell charger. The laptop will operate but the battery will not charge". I'm guessing some kind of DRM mechanism in the charger itself.
Assuming that for the sake of argument, specifying a common connector, voltage and current isn't going to do a whole lot of good if the charger and laptop have circuitry that must validly handshake before charging occurs. Unless they're going to tackle that issue also.
Funny you should mention that...