there's lots of small businesses that are hanging at the 49 employee number to avoid the Obamacare mandates.
I think most everyone can see that these two reactions in particular apparently weren't anticipated as side effects as widespread as they seem to be at this point.
Italy's cutoff for corporations being required to pay into the socialized medicine system is ten employees. That's why 90% of its workforce is employed at companies with less than ten workers.
This was not only anticipated, it was planned. Gotta kill those evil big corporations y'know!
Quite many buttloads, I'd presume.
Fortunately a buttload of pressurized air doesn't actually have much force behind it.
Source: personal experience.
They just need to be sure they regularly dose their cows with the right antibiotic...
From the SUMMARY:
several different farms across the U.K. have turned up evidence for a new strain of MRSA — bacteria which have evolved resistance to common antibiotics
The artist is an art-producing AI, who was compiled from source code that is open.
Why did this get modded funny? Am I seriously the only weeabee in a thread about Japan? Are you guys not aware of Hatsune Miku? The computer doesn't compose the music on its own but it's a publicly available application that allows you to synthesize voice. Some of the music they play at her concerts were composed by fans (who weren't paid to do so). Here's an example that would be disturbing even if it wasn't still crawling out of the uncanny valley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTXO7KGHtjI
Because the average patient doesn't have the background to understand what they're getting themselves into. Without laws to the contrary snake oil salesman can claim whatever they want about a treatment or medication. Do you really want to live in the 19th century?
You're right, laws to protect citizens from "snake oil salesmen" were indeed important in the 19th century since no one could google "snake oil" and realize that this wasn't going to cure their cancer. Now you can. Welcome to the 21st century.
Should I change the password and enable WPA?
Or allow my neighbors in a 12,000 sq mile radius to share my connection?
I like sharing, it seems neighborly.
This just in! President Obama announces the immediate formation of a new free nation-wide wireless network simply called "Linksys".
Rule 34 on Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards. -- Aldous Huxley