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Colorado Sued By Neighboring States Over Legal Pot

Bruinwar How long has the War on Drugs lasted? (140 comments)

Decades?

Trillions spent on it? And I can still go down the street & score. Why are people crossing into Colorado to score when Billy next door grows it? This really makes no sense.

Stressing their law enforcement resources my ass... Nebraska is making money on these busts, we know that. Now they want to double dip & get some of Colorado's tax windfall.

about half an hour ago
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Single Group Dominates Second Round of Anti Net-Neutrality Comment Submissions

Bruinwar Re:I'd expect Fawkes masks to start making stateme (183 comments)

Yep, my total cost of healthcare here went up by about 40% but not as a result of the ACA. My employer's raised it but not because their costs went up my 40%. They raised it because they could. We are a Fortune 500 company & are self-insured. Their costs did not rise by anything close to 40%. OH, the HR asshole brought up the ACA, hinting around about reasons why we got such a huge increase, but when I brought up current healthcare inflation, he had no straight answer.

2 days ago
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Single Group Dominates Second Round of Anti Net-Neutrality Comment Submissions

Bruinwar Re:I'd expect Fawkes masks to start making stateme (183 comments)

In the states, health insurance skyrocketed after obamacare forced insurance companies to carry high risk people as well as the 'rights' demanded by special interest 'social justice' groups that the rest of us must now pay for.

A fast search led me to factcheck.org where they disagree with you. Anecdotally I know of not one single case where this is true. Everyone I know got a better deal under Obamacare. Some stories are remarkable how much Obamacare helped them. This is personal experience only. But after a decade of alarming inflation of health care premiums, we are finally seeing it slow (4%).

The Affordable Care Act has it's problems. It could be fixed. But return to lifetime caps, dumping high risk clients, & no coverage for existing conditions, no thanks. & yes, we did have "skyrocketing premiums" regardless. Become a cancer survivor & your opinion will change.

2 days ago
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Warmer Pacific Ocean Could Release Millions of Tons of Methane

Bruinwar Re:What we actually Need is some Bloody Panic (329 comments)

Back in the real world, all the computer models completely failed to predict the last twenty years or so of nothing much happening. Just as the models that predicted a new ice age in the 70s completely failed to predict twenty years of warming.

What models? Computer models from the 70s? Citation please. Or did you mean the pop science in the media? It was never a real theory, it was entertainment.

about two weeks ago
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Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

Bruinwar Re:Humans are supposed to be vegan (252 comments)

Killing a rabbit likely was done with the cooperation of a few people to corner it & hitting it in the head with a rock. Plus thanks to our sweat glands humans are the only creatures that can run for hours & hours in 90+ heat. That is how you catch an antelope! & hit in the head with a rock.

Yes, if that antelope was female & had milk, we consumed it.

about three weeks ago
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Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

Bruinwar Re:What about eggs... (252 comments)

Depends on who you ask. Those whom get there main income from Big Pharma will say eggs are bad. Others seem to be saying they are good. Still others are saying they are bad unless the are free range organic.

I say they are good! I just had three & they tasted delicious! They just happened to be organic as my wife bought them. Personally I would balk at the price & buy the factory eggs. But that makes her unhappy so I opt for the expensive ones. Happy wife=happy me.

about three weeks ago
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Internet Sales Tax Bill Dead In Congress

Bruinwar If they really want to help (257 comments)

If a state wants to actually help their local retail businesses, then they should eliminate sales tax.

about a month ago
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Big Data Knows When You Are About To Quit Your Job

Bruinwar Re:I've worked at a Fortune 50 for the last 2 year (185 comments)

I've done the same thing to Comcast/Uverse/WideOpenWest lots of times for the last ten years. They never take me seriously until I call for the disconnect! TOO LATE! The new service is installed. Damn I am happy to have three providers!

about a month and a half ago
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Colleges Face New 'Gainful Employment' Regulations For Student Loans

Bruinwar Missing the point (331 comments)

It seems that most are missing the point here. It's not just student loans, it's GI Bill money & other grants going to waste on bullshit colleges/trade schools. The potential student is sucked in by the intense marketing (ITT Tech & be a GAME DESIGNER!!) & goes to see the sales person...(counselor) & they hard sell them on some useless program & set up all the financing for them. Just sign here...!!!! RTFA

Quite often jobs listings actually specify bachelors degree from an accredited college. Phoenix University degrees SUCK! A waste of all our money, not just student loans.

about a month and a half ago
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The Raid-Proof Hosting Technology Behind 'The Pirate Bay'

Bruinwar Re:They deserve praise (144 comments)

Don't get me wrong, I hate the MAFIAA as much as the next guy, but people seem to forget about following the money.

Music is one beast that can thrive from independant distribution and marketing. It's relatively cheap to build your own recording studio and make a name for yourself on facebook.

Movies on the other hand, do take years and millions to make. The money comes up-front from a studio and the studio hopes (expects?) to make money off of ticket sales, merchandise, DVD/Blu-Ray, etc... Yes, there are independant film makers out there, but without those box-office sales, we wouldn't have Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, or a slew of the other CGI-dependant movies with big-name actors/actresses.

Would anybody mind sharing how we can get to this eutopian world where every multi-billion dollar produced movie can be made free to the unwashed masses? It's not like a movie can tour the countryside and get money from concert sales...

Make a kick-ass movie, I will likely buy a ticket. Make a decent movie, one that I really want to see but not at current ticket prices, I will wait for it a while. But not forever. If it does not show up on Netflix I might rent it, burn it, then watch it at my convenience, then toss the disk. If I really want to see it & missed it at the flicks due to time constraints, I will download it. If the entertainment industry wants me to pay, make it convenient, let me watch it how & when I want to, & keep the price point reasonable. $6.99 for On Demand is too much as I can rent it for less. They can make money this way, but they might have to let go of their old business models.

about 3 months ago
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German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

Bruinwar Re:define "customer" (290 comments)

from what i understand of the definition of "customer", a "customer" means "someone who is paying for a service". here, there's no payment involved, therefore there is no contract of sale. i would imagine that it's fairly safe to say that we're most definitely *not* quotes customers of google quotes.

if on the other hand these individuals are actually _paying_ google for service and are not receiving a response, _then_ i could understand.

Google Play Music. $9.99 a month. I'm sure some people, including Germans, pay for it.

about 3 months ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Bruinwar Re:plants (588 comments)

2 million+ years of eating animal products & suddenly it's bad for us. As bad a tobacco! You are lumping all animal products with factory produced food. Organic, grass fed, wild meats/fats are not at all the same thing.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Surface Drowning?

Bruinwar Re:Love my Pro (337 comments)

Actually I do go to work... just not working from home after hours/weekends in the summer. Little to no gaming. Believe it or not, I actually go outside. And do stuff.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Surface Drowning?

Bruinwar Re:Love my Pro (337 comments)

Funny how giving a positive review of my Surface Pro gets modded -1 troll.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Surface Drowning?

Bruinwar Re:Love my Pro (337 comments)

I use it much the same as the Android tablet I used to use. The keyboard helps also but is certainly not the reason I like it so much. It's FAST! That is why I love it. No more tap tap tap fuckmeyoupieceofshitadroidLOAD! Plus I don't have to be forced into using bullshit mobile sites that are difficult to deal with & have no option to "view full site". IMO most apps (iOS/Android) are useless, the full web site is usually much better. The Surface Pro also runs my employer's Cisco VPN client, useful for logging directly on to my machine at work when some light stuff needs to be done.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Surface Drowning?

Bruinwar Love my Pro (337 comments)

Just wanna say, I love my Surface Pro. Cost me $450 about a year ago & bought a keyboard through Amazon for $45. Rarely do I even bother to turn on my desktop as it's really only useful for gaming & work which I do very little of in the summer. Windows 8.1? What is all the fuss about it? I boot to my desktop & it works pretty much like Windows 7. What is with all the hate?

about 4 months ago
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CDC: 1 In 10 Adult Deaths In US Caused By Excessive Drinking

Bruinwar Re:Leading cause of preventable death (454 comments)

Legal or not, abortions will always happen. Making it illegal would likely cause the abortion rate to rise. Plus make it less expensive. Maybe preventing unwanted pregnancies would be the best way to avoid abortions.

about 6 months ago
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Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy

Bruinwar Re:40 and done (710 comments)

OK will do! Stay far away that is. Yep, I work with people like you. Likely start late, long lunch, then wonder usually quite loudly, why others want to leave on time. I start quite early, get things done before the interruptions start. Leaving on time is my goal. You want me to work late, pay me. I'm sick of unpaid OT. It never got me anywhere.

about 6 months ago
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Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy

Bruinwar Re:40 and done (710 comments)

Agreed but for me it is a fairly recent thing. Only for the last year or so. That's after years of 60 plus a week. No more.

about 6 months ago
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US House of Representatives Votes To Cut Funding To NSA

Bruinwar Patriot Act II? (164 comments)

Are not a lot of these people the same people that helped pass the Patriot Act? So now they are attempting to de-fund the Patriot Act? Did we not debate this right here on slashdot way back when that the Patriot Act would unleash all this surveillance? Why not just pass the Patriot Act II & make it illegal again? Better yet, how about a vote to repeal the Patriot Act?

about 6 months ago

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From saveigoogle.org

Bruinwar Bruinwar writes  |  about a year ago

Bruinwar (1034968) writes "For those of us who been dragging our feet finding an alternative start page to iGoogle, today we got hit with a dialog bomb: "iGoogle will be shutting down in 31 days". It goes on to tell you to back up any data you have stored there.
This appears to have caused a significantly reduced response times at sites offering iGoogle replacements."

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