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Comment: Re:Fatties, just eat less (Score 1) 168

by s0nicfreak (#48893787) Attached to: FDA Approves Implantable Vagus Nerve Disruptor For Weight Loss

Potatoes, apples, beans, and tofu actually are cheaper,

For one person maybe. Buying in bulk to afford to feed a FAMILY, no. The beans are cheaper, but enough fruits and vegetables to make a well balanced diet is not. And good luck getting kids to eat beans all day.

Even if your arguments made any sense, they would amount to saying that because low income workers can only spend 5 minutes on food preparation and afford only foods that make them fat, we should then spend thousands of dollars per year in medical treatments to alleviate the problems resulting from their obesity. Your premises are wrong, but even if they were right, your conclusion would still be ludicrous.

If a device that fixes the problem is cheaper than the problems, it is worth it.

Comment: Re:Anyone else concerned? (Score 1) 164

by s0nicfreak (#48819799) Attached to: Man Saves Wife's Sight By 3D Printing Her Tumor
Of course everyone can't be the top 0.3% - but the bottom 99.7% could be less shitty. To achieve this, the first step would be to cut the cost of medical school - stop making it for the rich who expect to eventually be paid enough to continue being rich (after paying off the school cost).

Comment: Re:Dupe (Score 1) 840

You didn't have to BIN it - you just couldn't use the new/updated software. They were still perfectly usable for doing something else.

My kids are on severely outdated desktops, thrown out by my husband's company when they were too outdated to do what the company wanted/needed to do; but they work just fine for browsing the web and playing old games.

Comment: Re: Dupe (Score 1) 840

In most areas the stores are close together, or there's Walmart where you just buy everything. I don't drive to the store JUST to buy oil; I drive to the store to buy groceries and yarn and pick up oil while I'm there. But if I pay someone else to change my oil, I have to drive to the oil change place JUST to get my oil changed and I can't get much else done while I'm there.

I am more bored than you could ever possibly be. Go back to work.