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Comment Re:Midnight Blue? (Score 2, Interesting) 165

I just checked the HP Envy out, it is EXACTLY like a macbook. They didnt even try to hide it.
Still, I applaud the rip-off. It shows, at the very least, that they understand how ugly the rest of their lineup is.
The guy who said "NASCAR" was right on the money. No other term quite embodies the black-hole-of-suck that is PC laptop design.

Comment Re:What. The. Funk? (Score 5, Insightful) 168

Logic fail.

he just tried to save 10 years of prison time. Had his plot gone through, there would have been no witness for the fraud, and all they could stick with him would be the murder: 20 years, instead of 30!

Had this plot "gone through" he would have actually been charged with something other than "solicitation of murder", the charge carrying a 20 year sentence. Let's assume the murder charge is worse.

And this is the reason why it is so dangerous to have laws on the book that carry a penalty that is harsher than for murder...

again, the 20 years ... not for ACTUAL MURDER. Not to mention, Im pretty sure this guy wasn't weighing his jail time options and "settling" for 20 years. I think he wanted to silence the witness(es) and not get caught doing it.

Comment Re:Then you can work, thief! (Score 5, Insightful) 645

from my post on TFA:
Here's the thing, it doesn't really matter if she is plain old lazy, or truly depressed.
The issue here is that the insurance company is making the call, and it is not their job to make that decision.
The insurance company's job is to collect premiums and pay out when the doctor says "this person has a bad back" or "this person has a broken leg" or "this person is clinically depressed".

It is my assumption that this woman has regular meetings with a doctor at which time she is assessed to see - "is she still depressed?", "Has there been any improvement?", etc.
THAT is the ONLY information the insurance company needs to make their decision.

Anything else, such as info from FACEBOOK, does not tell the whole story, hell, it might not tell ANY part of the story. It may be irrelevant, and it may just be misinterpreted completely by someone who lacks the professional designation to be making decisions and pointing fingers in the first place.

The insurance company no doubt will argue that the have to "protect their assets" and that "people scam insurance co. all the time". While that is no doubt true, we must not forget that the insurance companies make plenty of cash by ripping people off on a daily basis. It's a two way street.

Bottom line, insurance companies HAVE to take the advice of "trusted" professionals, trusted or not, really. That is why we have doctors and lawyers etc - we must have someone who has the proper knowledge to make the ultimate decision.

If they want to save money so bad, they can start by firing the person that is paid to browse facebook.

Comment Re:Registration (Score 1) 236

Maybe Im a little late on this, and no doubt the display is impressive, but you dont really seem to have a clue what the parent is talking about. The fact that you fed the same signal to two different monitors doesn't tell anyone a single thing. The way colors are display on said monitor is dependent on a profile used by the OS. If your displays arent profiled and calibrated properly, you are just talking about dumb luck when saying one looks "better" than the other. Since you "split the signal", can I assume only one (or none) of the displays were calibrated and profiled properly, and that was the profile in use by the OS? Or even worse, were you simple using the "generic LCD" type profile? Im not really blown away by the fact that you can change color spaces in the monitor either, since (I assume) color correction is still required for a properly managed workflow, changing these settings on the device would throw off calibration, and require re-profiling.

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