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Comment: Re:An Illiberal's solution to every problem - taxe (Score 1) 554

by will_die (#48400575) Attached to: The Downside to Low Gas Prices
Based on facts you don't know why the USPS is broke.
Congress want to protect the taxpayer from having to take over the duties that the USPS said they would do,back in the 70s, the postmaster general and the postal unions want to make the taxpayers pay for their poor management and keep things as they are.
The postal accountability law,2006, requires the USPS to actually do some proper financial management and dropping it would not make them competitive again; even ignore the money they owe for this they would of lost money for the last couple of years. Without the money set aside they would not be able the meet the obligations they agreed to back in the 1970s and the people who retiring now would not have the monies that they are suppose to get. Privatization would solve nothing of this since the obligations would follow the company who purchased the USPS.
BTW the 75 years is number of years that is for ACCOUNTING purposes they have to figure future liabilities. It is NOT how long they have to fund benefits. That 75 years of accounting is followed by the DoD, social security, department of Housing, etc.

Comment: Re:You know they'll botch it (Score 1) 706

by will_die (#48366367) Attached to: President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility
You are using a non-standard definition of net neutrality, one that is used by previous bills or what President Obama used.
Net Neutrality was defined by Obama and would be under his proposal would treat VOIP the same as HTTP the same as video the same as QoS traffic from any source.

Comment: Re:net neutrality isn't protocol agnosticism (Score 1) 200

by will_die (#48323447) Attached to: Net Neutrality Alone Won't Solve ISP Throttling Abuse, Here's Why
No it does not! Read the various bills that have come out and you see that your definition does not apply.
Net Neutrality would mean that my ISP can no longer setup a spam email filter, it would mean school ISP can no longer block access to various sites(reason why some groups have been supporting net neutrality), it would mean my ISP cannot block traffic on various ports know for various security attacks and with no common usage.
What you are defining goes under the term application neutrality.

Comment: Interesting numbers. (Score 1) 739

by will_die (#48276935) Attached to: Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare
So we now have around 13% of people without insurance or around 1-2% below what we before. However around 70% of those have been into Medicaid; which has alot of problems because of the way that is paid for not to mention the increasly few doctors that are accepting it; it does give the liberals their single payer system.
According to the numbers insurance for young men has gone up close to 80% yet they said it has gone down, they need to look at the numbers vs what they put in words; they do cover that by saving prices will go down in the future.
This are still parts of the web sites that are not working or have been implemented, according to the governments own reports, yet according to the article everything is great.
However at least with from the article insurance cost for company provide insurance plans have leveled off and not increased. Then you see they ignored the past couple of months, focusing only the times of economic recession and the costs that people will have to pay for insurance next year.
How about some real number like the percent of people who got âoeif you like your policy, you can keep your policyâ or those on Obamacare who had "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor." work for them?

Comment: Re:Wishful thinking (Score 1) 272

by will_die (#48248827) Attached to: A Library For Survival Knowledge
There are plenty of old mines load with raw materials that are easy to get to. The reason no one currently cares about them is that the amount of money and time it would take to extract can be invested into places that would yield a higher return.
Switch the situation around and if you are back to hand tools and older style explosives and those mines are of use again.
Looking at current problems with wild boars and deer, hunting would not be a problem, it might harder for the first couple of years (there goes the canned goods that you can find) but after that you would probably be killing just to protect your farming.

Comment: Re:Not a great loss... (Score 3, Informative) 108

by will_die (#48148089) Attached to: Oracle Database Certifications Are No Longer Permanent
Oracle already has the version in the name of the certificaton.
That certification is good for the lifeof the product what is changed with the time limit is that with an active Oracle certification you get access to software and some other services. If you don't keep the certification active you lose that access.
So my old Oracle DBA certification of Oracle 7 (15+ years old???) will no longer give me access to the web site and software unless I upgrade the cert however I am still certificated as an Oracle 7 DBA for as long as I want to claim it.

+ - Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

Submitted by stephendavion
stephendavion (2872091) writes "You might be super happy to toil away on your phone or tablet the entire time you're on a plane, but not everyone is pleased to see your face buried in your device during takeoff and landing. The Federal Aviation Administration's new, more relaxed rules on gadget use aren't sitting well with one group — flight attendants. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, the nation's largest flight attendant union is now suing the FAA to have the ban on gadget use during takeoff and landing reinstated. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA argues that the change has caused many passengers to ignore flight attendants' emergency announcements, and that the new rules violate federal regulations requiring passengers to stow all items during takeoff and landing."

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