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Comment: Price fixing (Score 1) 255

by iamhassi (#46803163) Attached to: SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon
Am I then only one that sees that price gouging is going on with SSDs?

I bought my Corsiar 115gb SSD for $69.99 in July of 2012. That's almost 2 years ago. Today a generic 120gb SSD costs $69.99 from newegg. 5 more gb, same price 2 years later. If I want a Corsiar SSD again, a 120gb one costs $109, $40 *more* than what I paid 2 years ago!

More manufactures make SSDs now and more devices use SSD now, but you're going to tell me years later the prices haven't dropped?

Come on, give me a break, obvious price fixing is going on with SSD prices, I can't be the only one that sees this, when the was last time that prices on computer hardware went up years later? Never? This is just like the one billion dollar LCD price fixing scheme a few years ago, I'm sure this will be in the news a few years from now.

Comment: Re:I'm not going to stand for this (Score 3, Insightful) 310

by iamhassi (#46780385) Attached to: Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

Not with my knees.

You're right. I'm guessing these office workers have never been waitresses or had a job requiring 8 hours of standing because if they had they would appreciate being able to sit instead of standing. Standing prolonged hours causes varicose veins and can cause knee and joint pain. Sitting just causes a fat butt. Solution is to get up and walk around every so often. Most of these office workers have regular scheduled breaks, they need to use their breaks to get up and be active.

Comment: Re:Weak? No, it is not. (Score 1) 310

by iamhassi (#46780295) Attached to: Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

A person can buy a Maserati, but i said person doesn't change the oil and let water and particulate go into the gas tank, the car will turn into garbage. The car wasn't garbage. The owner was a careless fool at best (and a f*tard at worst.)

clearly you have never owned a Maserati if you think they are not garbage.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1583

by iamhassi (#46780181) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

At the time there were limited arms (you took about 2 minutes to reload) vs able to empty a couple clips in that same amount of time, now.

Further, rifle, cannon and naval mines were about all there were. The most literal interpretation of that 2nd amendment means I could possess nuclear weapons, bacterial weapons, chemical weapons, and were I wealthy enough, my own tanks, APCs, fighter jets, bombers, etc. In short, the 2nd amendment favors the rich because they can arm themselves to the hilt, should they wish. Not very equal, is it?

Do you think weapons were free back then? Yes, if you have more money you can buy more weapons, just like back then, I'm sure the rich could buy a dozen rifles and load them all and then not have to reload, just grab another rifle and fire. Nothing has changed, but this is not the 2nd amendment's fault anymore then it's the 1st amendment's fault that the wealthy can afford TV commercials to get their free speech message across and the poor can not.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1583

by iamhassi (#46780139) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

When the constitution was ratified, the militia was the only defense that the United States had, and all able bodied men were expected to be ready to serve.

Now, whether the militia is the intent of the second amendment is a question that we have been asking for a long time now. The wording of the second amendment is not particularly clear on that.

And yes, I know that this opinion is not popular on a site as conservative as slashdot. That is why we see this as a front page story bashing the person proposing the re-examination of the second amendment.

We are "bashing" because someone wants to change the rights of the people. The Constitution is a list of rights for all the people, not certain groups, they did not mean "only a small group of people should have guns, the rest of you should not", because that gives too much power to the government which is exactly what this country was fighting at the time when the Constitution was written, another government that had too much power and did not give a voice to the people.

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Comment: Re:It's time we own up to this one (Score 1) 149

by Bruce Perens (#46730395) Attached to: NSA Allegedly Exploited Heartbleed
I think we need to take a serious look at the "many eyes" theory because of this. Apparently, there were no eyes on the part of parties that did not wish to exploit the bug for close to two years. And wasn't there just a professional audit by Red Hat that caught another bug, but not this one?

Comment: Re:It's time we own up to this one (Score 3, Informative) 149

by Bruce Perens (#46729769) Attached to: NSA Allegedly Exploited Heartbleed
I'd say more than just the "community". We have a great many companies that incorporate this software and generate billions from the sales of applications or services incorporating it, without returning anything to its maintenance.I think it's a sensible thing to ask Intuit, for example: "What did you pay to help maintain OpenSSL?". And then go down the list of companies.

Comment: It's time we own up to this one (Score 4, Insightful) 149

by Bruce Perens (#46729661) Attached to: NSA Allegedly Exploited Heartbleed

OK guys. We've promoted Open Source for decades. We have to own up to our own problems.

This was a failure in the Open Source process. It is just as likely to happen to closed source software, and more likely to go unrevealed if it does, which is why we aren't already having our heads handed to us.

But we need to look at whether Open Source projects should be providing the world's security without any significant funding to do so.

Comment: Re:Plan not grandfathered and minimum standard. (Score 1) 722

by Bruce Perens (#46718695) Attached to: Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

Jeff, I'm sorry that you're paying more. I'm envious that your state is implementing single-payer, though! California considers and rejects the bill every session, so far.

MVP itself is not-for-profit. Interesting that they think the pool in the two states they focus on is now that much more expensive. I can't imagine why.

Thanks

Bruce

Comment: Re:It's California (Score 1) 722

by Bruce Perens (#46718469) Attached to: Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

To pick a nit, if you require medical attention after an auto accident, typically the at-fault driver's auto policy would need to cover that.

If they are so kind to stick around and your expenses do not exceed the limits.

Certainly such scams existed, but 30 seconds of googling can typically separate the good from the fraud.

The web helps. At the time, I was not able to see the plan until the salesman was present.

Comment: Re:It's California (Score 1) 722

by Bruce Perens (#46718303) Attached to: Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

I think you are confusing laissez-faire capitalism with freedom. In this particular case the insurers had the task of operating a risk pool, but no incentive to allow any but the lowest risk customer into the pool. Freedom was harmed overall, as a significant number of people had no viable path to medical care.

There are a good number of people who, like you, would feel less encumbered if they were able to live on an island without any civil services and thus without any burden to pay for their fellow man rather than themselves. My surmise is that few of them would survive very long. However, I would encourage you to try if you are able to find such a place. Go ahead, prove me wrong.

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