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Comment Re:slashdotters are happy (Score 1) 153

I don't think that's true at all. Most of the pro-life voters I've known are people who genuinely care about protecting the unborn. Most of the pro-life politicians at least appear to be using the abortion issue as a means to get elected (though I suppose it is also possible that they're genuine but clueless). The number of pro-life folks who are actually misogynists is probably fairly small, though I'm sure that they do exist.

Comment Re:Define Absolutely Necessary (Score 1) 35

Please define absolutely necessary.

Those proposing regulations should be able to explain what is "absolutely necessary" about their regulations, and let people decide for themselves. What we don't need are self important people telling us what is absolutely necessary just to regulate something.

I am really sure that most regulations and such start out with the best of intentions. But what I do know is that every time an edge case comes along, those regulations get expanded, to the point of ridiculousness. After all, we have to shut down that kids lemonade stand because it violates some health code somewhere.

Comment Re:It's pretty simple (Score 1) 34

common measuring stick

Here is your valuable program certifying a gasoline powered alarm clock as compliant.

It's a pencil whipping operation. Nothing of value is being lost here. The 'ceritification' is just a bit of red tape everyone has to go through to sell to certain customers, leech federal grants and other stuff. The red tape employs a bunch of lawyers and adds another hurdle for anyone that might try to compete with GE et al. This is precisely the crap that Trump was elected to kill.

Comment Re:prediction... more good comments... not (Score 1) 151

I'm running out of armchairs to sit in while I solve all the world's problems!

I kinda wonder though have we reached th epoint where we just throw our hands up in the air? Are opinions - some of them more informed than a lot of people think, not to be discussed?

Slashdot is more than programmers, even the the programmers are loathe to admit it.

Comment Re:It's pretty simple (Score 0) 35

Now, Energy Star isn't a safety standard, so it's not exactly critical, but it's still a great thing to have a common measuring stick for all to use.

While I'm generally in favor of having more information on product labels (especially food which I ingest), has anyone ever really used this Energy Star rating when choosing appliances?

I mean, I recently got a fridge. First thing I looked at was dimensions...what is the largest fridge I can get that will fit the space in my kitchen, and allow full access from the doors.

Next, I looked at those with ice maker and water access on the door.

I cook a lot, so I wanted to maximize my fridge space for food and hence, I opted for models that had ice makers in the door, rather than having the unit in the fridge taking up shelf space (french door with freezer below models).

With this I looked how the insides were cut up..opting for more shelf space vs too many drawers.

It happened to be a sale weekend (memorial day?) so I found my perfect model on sale delivered and installed for about $1K off normal regular price.

I've yet to see the "Energy Star" rating on this unit. I supposed it it were a coin flip between 2 units, I might give the Star rating a look and use it as a factor.

But if not that many people are using this and it would save 30% off a federal agency, then why keep it?

Comment Re: prediction... more good comments... not (Score 1) 151

At issue is a government that ignores them and ignores good things (like the keystone pipeline) in order to appease a portion of the electorate.

Explain how the Keystone pipeline will help all Americans.

You know everything about it, and that is good to have an expert in here, so we'll wait for your informed post.

I don't think this is quite what you think it is.

Comment It's about time! (Score 2) 35

Did you know how many people were killed by EnergyStar? Little known is that O'Blama and Hillary were using the electrons saved by the EnergyStar system to fund Pizzagate, and Acorn.

Finally America is winning again, and that goddamned EnergyStar will sing to the depths of hell, where it belongs.

Comment Re:Do we really need more people? (Score 1) 152

If you hate them so much, why do you work with children? Why not seek another profession?

Probably wants to feed his or her family. I worked with college students almost my entire career, and after working with millennials, I wasn't too fond of them either. But I liked my paycheck.

Comment Re:I hope he wins his suit (Score 1) 602

Board certification is not required to practice medicine in any state, however you do need to be licensed to practice in that state. you can also be licensed to practice in many states even though you don't practice there.

from your first link
"There are 24 boards that certify physician specialists in the United States and there is no legal requirement to attain it"

not sure what you are trying to prove.

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