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Comment Re:missed opportuinity OP (Score 1, Troll) 170

Total garbage clickbait headline. Slashdot becomes even more tone-deaf each day. The headlines are downright political trolls. This one is copied verbatim from the linked article. It's never more obvious that the people who write articles aren't the ones who write the headlines, when you read this:

The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/29XQXxu ) reports that under the proposal, acceptable levels of toxins will be increased for more than two dozen known carcinogens and decreased for 13 currently regulated chemicals.

I don't know the reason for relaxing the standards for the >24, but the fact that they are being tightened for 13 and many more are being added is important. It sounds like some knowledgable people might be doing their best to balance economics and public health. We hope there is a scientific basis. They could also be giving a corporate handout-- I don't know. Maybe some progressives would be interested in finding out instead of screaming "baby killers" (see the article) when they find out DHMO levels are going up.

Comment Re:Healthcare Reagan style (Score 1) 205

True. The problem of course, is that very often the traits that make for a good physician are not those that make for a good social conservative. Doctors do have a tendency to want to treat sick people.

For free? No, for cold, hard cash. A doctor still works in his self interest. Don't kid yourself, we all have to eat. You just want to eat on someone else's dime.

Comment Re:Selling for $5B is sexist (Score 1) 205

And... how is it doing now? The poorest people I know are still getting no health care for themselves-- their employers give them fewer than 33 hours so that they don't have to subsidize it-- and you can't pay for even the cheapest plans on $30,000. At least their kids are on CHIP.

Obamacare has been given enough time to have results, and all it's done is tax the middle and lower class. Obamacare is a failure.

Comment Re:thats (Score 1) 205

3) Hillary Clinton has not had to declare bankruptcy.

No, instead she just stuck other people with the failure of Whitewater.

She also bought cattle futures under an unlawfully large margin, although she could probably claim ignorance on that. Wouldn't we all like to have a buddy who would do that for us, though?

Comment Re:Hater's Gonna Hate... (Score 1) 161

$35? Why not $30? Or $25? How many starving children in Africa are you willing to sacrifice for your kicks? You'll start sounding like this exchange between Milo and Opus in Bloom County back in the 1980s.

Milo: I understand that my opponent supports the 55 M.P.H. speed limit.
Opus: Saves 500 lives a year! I fully support saving lives.
Milo: Then he'd support the saving of another 10,000 lives by lowering the limit to 40 M.P.H.
Opus: 40?
Milo: Or to 20 ... Saving 30,000 lives a year.
Opus: Gee... 20 is pretty slow.
Milo: Apparently my opponent would send 30,000 men, women, and children to fiery, mangled deaths just so he can zoom along to his manicurist at 55

Comment Re:Hater's Gonna Hate... (Score 2) 161

Is this what progressives have devolved to? We point out the FACT that when a rich person-- any person-- buys something, it is a voluntary transaction that benefits both parties. Your response is, "HAH REGAN WAS TEH SEENILE TRICKLE DOWN ARGLEBARGLE". If a rich person saves the money, you complain "SCROOGE MACDUCK TAX WEALTH PUT IT BACK IN TEH ECONOMEE ARGLEBARGLE". Basically, rich people are supposed to put every dollar they earn into "charity" (read: taxes for government social programs that have about a 10% return) and then magically do it again next year, even though they have no capital or liquidity to put at risk anymore.

Comment Re:Man with too much money is blind (Score 1) 161

I don't have any problem with the seats. Indeed, when I pondered making this kind of theater (in my head, as I don't have a million bucks) I intended on replacing the seats... but that's it. His is significantly smaller, to the point that where the rear stations should be is the main entry "turbolift". Maybe he wanted it to be cozier? But for over a mil, I'd expect it to be full sized.

The lighting appears to be off, but that may just be bad photography.

Comment Re:Major Geek Fiction (Score 1) 184

I shouldn't even humor such nonsense, but if your contention is that they didn't go because the computer technology was impossible, then why don't you have a look at the samples of core rope memory that exist? They're just an incremental improvement on core memory that saves space.

The Apollo computer only had 2KB of core, actually. This may be hard to believe, but the C64 had-- get this-- 64KB of RAM.

It used NOR gates, but even if they hadn't devised those, the could have used NAND gates to create them. But as a computer engineer, I'm sure you already knew that.

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