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Comment Re:What complete nonsense (Score 1, Informative) 297

right now health insurance companies cost you about 30 cents for every dollar of your health care.(obamacare limits it to 20 cents) Adminstration of health care costs you 90 cents for your dollar.

how much more health care could be provided if adminstration costs could be cut back?

The USA has a very top heavy infrastructure and not enough grunts in the fields. everything is that way. businesses government etc.

the finance guys and upper management wont' mention it since it is their salaries at stake, but they trimed the fat from the supply chain, and lower levels. now the fat is all concentrated in the upper management fields. This country won't grow until that takes a couple of major cuts. And that won't happen for a few more years.

Comment Re:Massive failure from all involved (Score 1) 167

except this isn't about any given thought, or emotion. this isn't about muscle feedback loops and controls.

This is about how each neuron fires and why does it fire in that order.

We can make a logic gate, but the brain doesn't use logic gates yet it still gets the correct answer. (sometimes) how it does that is the biggest mystery of neuro science. In the brain memory and processors are one and the same.

What could a computer do if you gave it 32 gigabytes of level 3 cache? what if you gave it 1 terabyte of level 3 cache? your brain works closer to that than a logic chip.

Comment Re:love the subtle anti-brexit push (Score 1) 172

Except the EU has stated you want access then you have to be a part of it.

It isn't the common market British needs it is the free exchange of people and goods.

The finance centers in London have to move out because access isn't good enough. There goes 50% of London's value Right there.

The uncertianity comes from she and other brexiters promised massive growth and savings and just the opposite is happening.

Comment Re:battery life a braindead argument (Score 3, Informative) 300

exactly for a decade apple was at or near the top with annual updates and feature changes.

since 2012 and the broadwell/skylake fiasco apple basically stopped trying to keep up with laptops and desktops.

I want a new macbook (currently a 2009 macbook)but i want a modern cpu and a sd card slot. things i can't get in current line up. So many macbook owners have been waiting 5-6 years screaming for new tech and apple is failing to deliver.

I won't own a windows 10 machine and linux might be possible if all the hardware worked.

Comment Re:Only a fraction of US munitions... (Score 1) 199

The majority US troops pulled out in 2010 per Iraqi agreements. Then shia Iraqis started writing g religious laws that affected sunni Iraqis more than shia Iraqi. The sunnis tribal leaders got pissed and invited in India to assist in force the shias to back off. Instead ISIS took military control of sunni areas. If you look you can find sunni tribal leaders saying they could stop ISIS in the very early days. Those leaders were killed after that.

For the record Iran is primary shia, and suadi is sunni.

We are getting involved I. A religious holy war just like eruope of the 14-17 centuries. Oddly enough Islam just 1500 years old too.

It seems religions age like humans but by the century. Turn 15 and you become a horny emotional wreck lashing out at things for stupid reasons.

Comment Re: Think of it as evolution in action. (Score 1) 296

While I don't disagree the simple fact is all the really nasty diseases are coming from outside areas where antibiotics are abused.

This isn't Europe or Canada these diseases are coming from India and Africa where antibiotics are harder to get and more expensive. Places where they don't use anti bacterial soap on every hand washing.

Evolution is breeding these germs in places they can be bred

Comment Re:Is more education, better education . . . ? (Score 0) 495


of course you are to old to remember the 60's. you know the decade the boomers turned 20.

is your alzheimer's acting up on you again? are your depends on good and tight?

The boomer's have never taken responsibility for anything in their entire lives. massive inflation, and the top 1% earn 10,000 times the median worker yep those are thing the boomers never took care of. How about the massive debt that is going to do what? that's right pay for the boomer's retirement. currently 13 trillion dollars of national debt is owed to social security and medicare. that's right of 50% of the national debt is used to pay for boomers who are retiring and were to lazy to do anything about it.

if we could kill everyone over the age of 60 the country would stumble for maybe a year, and be debt free in 5 years. They are the drag ont he economy using more resources than they give. especially in medical care and un working.

Comment Re:you mean capitalism works? (Score 1) 372

Then why bother setting the list price at $600 if 99% of the people get it for 99% off?

You aren't making that much extra profit, and you increase your costs by a significant factor (distributing the coupons is a lot more expensive than people realize.)

So you spend 50-100% in administrative work to sell something and call it good? Why not save yourself your company, and the end users a ton of hassle and money and just keep the price reasonable for everyone to begin with?

I deal with manufacturers who do this all the time. it is laughable. The list price of a 100 amp electrical panel is something like $800 but no one actually pays more than $60-80 for one. Why bother with such a complicated scheme when you can simplify it for everyone?

Comment Re:About letting us choose everything? (Score 2) 156

The average user treats their computer as an appliance and don't know the difference.

Do you think some one who doesn't know that you can take the door off its hinges easily is smart enough to know windows drivers etc configurations?

Hell I did a system wipe fresh install of Windows 7 yesterday. It took me 4 damn hours to find find the correct Dell network driver as Dell included 8 network card drivers on their restore CD. Why can't windows search subfolders while looking for drivers? Installed one reboot watch it fail install the next. My co-workers thought some of the status screens and driver screens I brought up were voodoo magic.

Comment the expensive solution (Score 1) 285

the probelm,

The army fires lots of training rounds that are a concentrated health and enviromental hazard

the US military solution expensive biodegradble seed bullets

The practical solution.

Dig down 20 feet and pour 3 feet of renforced concrete, in roughly a hill bunker shape. pour dirt on top. Fire away for a year. once a year dig down to the concrete and put all the dirt into a giant sifter and sorter. collect all the bullets, and metal them down for reuse.

They are training rounds fired on training fields. this is easy.

Comment Re: the EPF (Score 2, Insightful) 95

That is what Trump is going to do. He is going to force the politicians to actually do all the things they say. I hate Trump but kind of executed by the prospect that all the horrible ideas republicans have are finally going to be put to the test. Wipe out Obamacare. Wipe out Medicare wipe out social security wipe out the EPA wipe out those pesky regulations that only existsed because some company was screwing people over.

Just look at the Obamacare talks. 6 friggin years of complaining and only now are they talking about replacement instead of out right repeal. Only now do they hesitate. Trump won't let them hesitate. Also the only reason Obamacare works at all is the fact that Obamacare forced the poor and cheap to pay their fair share to the best of their ability. Otherwise they get it all for free on the governments dime. Without the individual mandate we go back to the old system of 50 million plus without health insurance as why pay for it for republicans give it you for free?

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