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Comment Streaming is shit. (Score 3, Insightful) 80

Don't want it unless they offer timeshifting and commercial skip. Why would I want to waste time watching commercials and be bound by when a show is actually airing, so I can party like it's 1993?

In fact this is so fucking useless, to me and probably a lot of people, it borderline makes me angry.

No thanks. I'll stick with my evil cable company and a Tivo.

Comment Re:Yeah, well look at Apple's INSANE markup. (Score 4, Insightful) 196

Look, I hate Apple. I hope they go out of business, sell their headquarters, and the land where it stood is razed and salted.

That said, the "last year's hardware" comment is a bit silly. I can be a hater and still be rational enough to say they make good hardware. Their hardware is cutting edge when released and their CPUs top shelf. Being in denial helps no one.

Comment Re:False decisiveness. (Score 1) 600

Not needed. Health care has a solution, and it's modeled after the HSA+HDHP plan most employees get now.

You can do private or public, but you have a high deductible insurance provider. They cover all costs after $X, you pay the first $X yourself. $X depends on income. For the dirt poor, it might even be -$500. You give them $500 for healthcare costs. They don't use it, they keep it, they do then everything else is paid by HDHP.

If you make $50k you might pay the first $4k of your own healthcare costs. If you make $100k, maybe first $8k. At $1m/year maybe you're paying the first $80k, and we cap it there. Numbers could be worked on.

Benefit of this is you will shop based on price for that $X and not waste money, but you won't go bankrupt if you have major medical expenses.

In return, eliminate Medicate, medicaid, employer insurance, most of the VA, etc... Overall of healthcare for country would actually go down, probably nearly cost neutral with what we have now.

Comment Re:False decisiveness. (Score 1) 600

You seem to be arguing with the left wingers in your head.

Sorry, dumb shit, I'm not crying that Trump got elected, though I think he's an idiot. And I'm certainly no Obama fan, though I don't think he's as bad as the rabid nuts on the right feared. Similarly, odds are Trump won't be nearly as bad as the nuts on the left think.

Comment Re:False decisiveness. (Score 1) 600

Please. Where was his love of "some parts" of Obamacare prior to the election?

Obamacare is built on a house of cards. It's basically like legislating away poverty by making it illegal to be poor. You can't keep the "good stuff" without the "bad stuff". It's a non starter. How the fuck are insurance companies going to stay in business when you can carry your "kid" until 26 and you can go sign up for insurance after you find you have cancer?

There's no fixing it. Either leave it mostly alone, or gut it. The only sensible choice is universal care with a "pay out of pocket up to $X" where $X goes up with income, and high deductible insurance then kicks in.

I expect him to make very minor tweaks and say he did something, but not really do anything.

As for bashing Trump, bullshit. I think he's a dumbass who got elected based on pandering, but I'm not entirely sad he got elected. At the very least the lulz of all the teary left wingers is worth it.

Comment False decisiveness. (Score 5, Insightful) 600

I would plan for a lot of this sort of thing from him. False shows of decisiveness. A lot of people seem to think that "doing something" is what a leader does, even if that "something" isn't well thought out or planned.

He doesn't know how to fix Obamacare but he'll "do something", lol.

I expect Trump to be worse than his base expects, but better than the melting down, hysterical media and left cries about.

Comment Re:Some examples? (Score 1) 143

It's a blurry line. One laughable story I remember making the rounds on even (somewhat) legitimate tech sites was "OMG Trump has a hidden server that's communicating with Russia and it proves he's collaborating with them!".

They can try to defend it by saying "well, that's what the 'researcher' actually said, so it's not a lie or fake!" but it's so silly as to be more or less the equivalent of a fake story.

Comment Re:China using the same censorship as liberals (Score 1) 143

Lol, the reason it's "easier to dupe conservatives" is because for the last 8 years they've been the ones losing and rabidly fear-mongering about Obama.

Quick IQ test: Who do you think will be easier to dupe with fake news over the next 4 years?

Obama Derangement Syndrome has become Trump Derangement Syndrome, that's all. Granted Trump is an embarrassment and there's certainly more to worry about with Trump, but not to the degree the left is losing its shit.

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