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Comment Re:The benefits of Single Payer (Score 2) 116

The critical step to this "unlimited budget via the back door" is to bring the new system up, regardless of how far away from actual completion and stability it is, then immediately shut down the old systems, shred the hard drives and dispose of the hardware, so that no one can ever contemplate returning to the old system as a standby.

That's funny, because it's exactly what they did when they overhauled the Canadian federal employee payroll service (Phoenix). There are now egregious failures with the new system: unpaid employees, overpaid employees and incorrect amounts in year-end income tax documents.

Imagine receiving triple your salary, making sure to keep the extra money aside, because it *will* have to be reimbursed. And to add insult to injury, pay income tax on that huge amount, then fight CRA to have your tax return revised when the correction finally gets applied.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/...

Comment Re:Gravity ... (Score 2) 242

Mars Landing Hoax.

Watney is playing all that in a soundstage somewhere in Nevada. That's why gravity is all wrong. It's all a plot to increase NASA funding and to stick it to the Russkies. ...

I'm sorry, that was the plot to Capricorn One. Carry on.

Comment Re:As opposed to... (Score 1) 215

I could see a lossy algorithm for HTML / JS that eliminates lengthy tags and inefficient structures, perhaps even perform code optimization on heavily JS-infested pages, while rendering identically to the original.
The result of course would look nothing like the source and couldn't easily be reconstructed.

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