Except that is not at all what he's saying.
as almost every other console, ps3 are sold at a loss. maybe the ps3 as ecosystem has made a lot of money to sony, but only when factoring in the extra pricey developer kit, game signature fees, and royalty on each game sale.
Game consoles today are selling at a loss BECAUSE the margin per sold game/peripheral is enough to keep them afloat. Technically it makes sense too. Put more money into developing a solid platform and let the content bring in the money for a longer time than if the platform would be lesser than it is.
1) Only go to doctors that will act like they are 100 percent sure they know what is going on and what is the best treatment for you, whether or not they have any doubts.
I do respect the fact that doctors can't be 100% certain of things, but prescribing medicines that they know might not work sounds like VERY risky business, irregardless whether the side effects are generally safe.
What I'm against isn't imperfect doctors, it's giving away meds that even they are not sure if they work.
As you could guess, my thoughts were 2 and 3. But you, likely, know quite a few people, who would think 1 — and, maybe, 2 as well, but angrily.
I don't know about you, but I go to doctor's because they know alot more about something I need than I do myself. If a doctor told me to buy some prescription drug to "see if it helps", I would get pretty pissed and look at switching doctors. I'm not beyond reporting them either, depending on the situation. I have a very healthy respect for doctors, but pawning medicine that _might/maybe/possibly_ helps is just moronic. I can do that without the help of a doctor. Your reasoning is odd in three ways;
1. You're clearly very anti-government provided healthcare, so mixing comments like
Nobody is happy and we may end up with something worse (like government-provided health care), just because it will be different ("Change" is good, right?).
Crap, this is an outrage! When are we going to have free health care â" and free medicines? Maybe, Obama will deliver on this.
just makes you look like a sore loser.
2. Assuming that a drug doesn't work because you took half the dose will probably lead the doctor to say: "It didn't work because you took half the dose, duh."
3. Assuming that a drug is good because it is sold.
As you could guess, I'm not convinced.
This is from a guy who calls himself Anonymous Coward, a well known user on Slashdot:
Then they had the nerve to deny it, even when anybody who looked at the source code immediately after initial release could see the truth of the matter.
Moneyliness is next to Godliness. -- Andries van Dam