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Comment Re: Be careful of your data (Score 5, Insightful) 110

That's pointless advise, because there's no way to be careful with your data. You can't copy save games to a flash card, and there is no online save functionality either. So the person who is "careful" with their data is equally as susceptible as the person who doesn't give it a single thought.

Comment was it due to work schedule, or medical expense? (Score 1) 513

Why does everyone assume he was fired because of the work-left balance issue? He told them on day 1 his wife had cancer. Presumably he was going to be getting medical insurance, including for his wife. Since there are no pre-existing condition clauses anymore, and since many large companies self-insure (not sure if this includes BAE or not), I think it's just as likely he was fired because they figured he was going to cause a big spike in their costs due to expensive cancer treatment. HR had probably been getting crap about doing what they can to reel in their health care expenses, they saw a big budget buster, and said HELL NO. Of course those may not be fair assumptions on their part (maybe she already has insurance from another source), but they can't exactly go asking too many questions without creating evidence of discrimination. So just play it safe and get rid of him right away.

Comment Re:$20K per "work"? (Score 1) 65

That PDF is a piece of work... From what I can tell the total award is $12,700,00? Anyone know what they mean by "work" here?

Slashdot say "Court Awards Massive Damages" and then completely fails to say what was awarded. Careful there, AC. I think this might be part of slashdot's "RTFA DRM", and your post may be considered circumvention measures.

Comment Re:Hyland's teething tablets (Score 1) 309

Several times since I became a father, useful medications for children and especially for infants have been pulled off the market simply because of claims that parents are using wrong dosages...If infant tylenol cold and flu hadn't been yanked off the market for these ridiculous reasons years ago

I'm not sure what this "infant tylenol cold and flu" that you speak of is. I've never heard of it, and Google can't seem to find anything about it either.

What I do know is, when my first daughter (now 6 yo) was born we bought some Tylenol Infant concentrated drops. They were great since (like many kids) she didn't want to cooperate in taking her medicine. A few years later when it expired my wife went and bought some more. When I went to give it, I realized the dosage was way different and required giving her a ton more liquid to swallow. That sucked, since she was so uncooperative. I drove to like 10 different stores trying to find that same stuff before doing a google search. I was furious to discover that it was discontinued.

Then I thought a bit more about it. My wife bought the regular stuff thinking it was the same as the concentrated stuff. What if it had gone the other way...we started with the regular and then bought the concentrated accidentally. I always check the labels and dosages on kids stuff just to be 100% certain, but I'm extremely cautious. I bet a lot of people don't. Most people memorize dosages of stuff and just go by what they know. When I need to take a tylenol or my wife needs a benedryl, we don't check the labels for the proper dose. We know what the dose is and just take it. Most people do the same. And it totally wouldn't surprise me if a lot of people carry that habit over to their kids.

Acetaminophen is dangerous if not dosed properly (which is why, amusingly enough, the bottle of Kirkland brand acetaminophen that Costco sells says something like "this product contains acetaminophen" on the cap) . And I think it's a good idea removing the ability for someone to accidentally give their kid 2.5x the intended dosage, even if that means you now have to endure the more difficult task of getting them to swallow a greater quantity of it.

Comment Re:The questioner reveals their own dishonesty (Score 1) 460

See how much effort it takes to clearly and fully rebuke a single statement? Now you expect me to preemptively do that for a dozen random things that he rattled off his brain? No...we'll start with the first and then work from there if necessary.

See this is the problem with spouting out bullshit. It takes you only 30 seconds to make up any sort of bullshit that you want when you dont need to be accurate or provide sources. It then takes the other party at least an order of magnitude more effort to provide a logical, coherent, and factual response. Its a very common tactic to just spout out so much bullshit that the other party can't reasonably have time to counter it all. Then they spend all their time just countering your bullshit and they've said nothing that they wanted to say, and effectively you've neutralized them.

Comment Re:The questioner reveals their own dishonesty (Score 2) 460

Wow, you got a lot of dishonest stuff there yourself. So lets start by addressing the first one.

Under Obama, we stopped counting people as unemployed if they gave up looking for a job.

Can you provide some citations for your claim? Because the only thing I recall being change was Obama making our unemployment tracking MORE accurate, not less. Here's my citation (and select quotes):

"the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), beginning Saturday, will raise from two years to five years the upper limit on how long someone can be listed as having been jobless."

So it used to be after 2 years someone would stop counting against the unemployment figured, and during Obama it was changed so that they continued to count for 3 years more. The only affect that would have is to INCREASE the unemployment figures and make Obama look worse, but they did it anyway to be more accurate.

"Stacey Standish, a bureau assistant press officer, says the two-year limit has been used for 33 years."

So the previous 2 year limit (which I had often heard as attributed to Bush 43, but never looked up myself) apparently goes back to Carter (1977)

Comment Re:Sad to see Trump... (Score 5, Insightful) 381

And if Obama and Democrats in congress push a health care plan directly modeled on Mitt Romney's Massachusetts health care plan (a plan which was considered a success by most Republicans), Republicans will be against it. This is not a new phenomenon, and it is not unique to one party or one president.

Comment Re:Perhaps globalism might be in fear for once. (Score 1) 1560

Yep those were all pretty terrible. And on the flip side, you couldn't even manage to name one good thing the foundation did. How many yuuuuuuge Hillary portraits did it commission? How many of Hillary's Universities...I mean Entrepreneur Initiatives did the foundation settle lawsuits for? How many of Hillary's golf courses did the foundation pay fines for? Can't you think of even ONE good thing they did?

Comment Re:Meh (Score 1) 59

Binging new content is one of the worst things about Netflix.

Shows become a chore to get through. You have to get through them soon or you risk getting spoiled and can't talk about it with other people.

Exactly. It's bad enough when I've got something going on with the family that it prevents me from watching Game of Thrones for 24 (or even 48) hours and now I've got to avoid spoilers being dropped everywhere. Having to do that for a few weeks would suck.

But aside from that...I'll admit I don't know much about the depth of writing for any of Netflix's shows, but I feel like there are lots of shows that would actually suffer from binge release. For shows that have plenty of depth involve, you want time to watch each episode, absorb what you saw, rewatch it again, discuss it with friends / family / coworkers / strangers on an internet forum, got back and look for what they saw, and THEN move onto the next episode. 1 episode per week works really well for that. But if they were binged dumped, you either lose the ability to discuss 90% of the mystery (because it's resolved before the end of the season), or you need to make pacts with other people to pace it out. And then if you make a pact, you've got to worry that they are honoring it. In cases where episodes were pre-leaked online, there are some people who I've been pretty suspicious about their "predictions" (I suspect they either watched it and pretended like they didnt, or they are passing along "theories" that they actually read online from someone who already watched). It seem to me that for these types of shows, the ratings/profitability of those types of shows would be negatively impacted from binge release.

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