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$42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

Digital Mage Re:Obamacare exists because... (288 comments)

Why piss on the doctors and not the hospital bureaucrats who actually set the pricing rates with insurance. Unless the doctor is running his own practice, it's the hospital network managers who are setting the rates and creating the 2 tier system.

This is akin to pissing on developers for charging a higher price for business level software and a lower price for consumer grade software. In most cases it's not the developer setting the price on that.

about 4 months ago

IT Job Market Recovering Faster Now Than After Dot-com Bubble Burst

Digital Mage Re:Depends on the Area (242 comments)

I'll check around with the recruiters I know to see if they have any admin positions they are aware of as well as any internal boards. Sounds like you are doing the right things.

about a year and a half ago

IT Job Market Recovering Faster Now Than After Dot-com Bubble Burst

Digital Mage Re:Depends on the Area (242 comments)

I don't know what your situation is but I can tell you Detroit has a huge demand for tech workers. Ford and GM are hiring a lot of tech workers causing a supply shortage of skilled tech workers in the area. I get calls from recruiters all the time looking for people in the area and recruiters are telling me they are having a hard time filling positions. Don't bother with with job boards and instead make sure you have a LinkedIn account visible to recruiters and post your resume to the local hiring firms.

about a year and a half ago

Book Review: Digital Vertigo

Digital Mage Web 6.0 (65 comments)

Would someone tell me how this happened? We were the fucking vanguard of the internet. The Web 2.0 was the technology to own. Then the other guy came out with a Web 3.0. Were we scared? Hell, no. Because we hit back with a little thing called Web 4.0. That's Web 3.0 + 1. But you know what happened next? Shut up, I'm telling you what happened—the bastards went to Web 5.0. Now we're standing around with our cocks in our hands, selling Web 4.0. Suddenly we're the chumps. Well, fuck it. We're going to Web 6.0!

more than 2 years ago

NSA Chief Denies Claims of Domestic Spying

Digital Mage Re:Wut? (149 comments)

You make an excellent point. Unfortunately it is undermined by posting anonymously. A post that makes the point that individuals should be willing to lose it all should not be sent from the shadows of anonymity.

about 2 years ago

See the PyPy JIT In Action

Digital Mage Horrible Name (109 comments)

I'm sorry...I don't want to see how it looks or play with your PyPy. I will most definitely NOT click on your online demo to show your "Assembler".

more than 3 years ago

Sciencey Heroes For Young Children?

Digital Mage Re:Burt Rutan (614 comments)

I second this nomination, he might not be young in age but he is definitely has done a lot of cool stuff.

more than 3 years ago

House Passes Massive Medical Insurance Bill, 219-212

Digital Mage Re:Not reform, capitulation. (2424 comments)

veterinary care and LASIK show exactly what happens when providers have to compete.

Both examples are optional procedures. The real competition isn't with other vets and LASIK practitioners but with the customer's choice to perform said procedures. When it comes to life saving health care people don't look at the cost. Unless people are unwilling to pay X amount of money for life saving procedures and walk out the door (assuming you can in an emergency), health care will always be expensive unless other regulatory limiters bring it down.

more than 4 years ago

House Passes Massive Medical Insurance Bill, 219-212

Digital Mage Re:Unintended consequences? (2424 comments)

I wouldn't worry about people emigrating....odds are they would move to a country with a government run health care system anyway...they just don't realize it. Even Rush made that mistake with this quote:

I don't know. I'll just tell you this, if this passes and it's five years from now and all that stuff gets implemented -- I am leaving the country. I'll go to Costa Rica

By the way, Costa Rica has a health care system subsidized by the state:

..and with the way real estate prices have gone in the U.S. they won't be moving anytime soon. In 5 years they'll have forgotten about what they were bitching about anyway.

more than 4 years ago

Obama Choosing NOT To Go To the Moon

Digital Mage Re:Same old garbage. (920 comments)

At this rate, without question the Chinese will be first to the moon.

Ah, no...they would be 7th as the U.S. landed 6 times on the moon despite all of those self-centered attitudes and special interest agendas in those days.

more than 4 years ago

Which Game Series Would You Reboot?

Digital Mage Re:Two Words.... (1120 comments)

I don't even know how this got marked up insightful...but then again a really high quality remake with really deep dramatic writing on the plight of the fast food worker could be a funny dark comedy action game.

more than 5 years ago

Which Game Series Would You Reboot?

Digital Mage Two Words.... (1120 comments)


'Nuff Said

more than 5 years ago

Man Robs Convenience Stores With Klingon "Batleth"

Digital Mage The question is... (579 comments)

did he grab any prune juice while on the way out of the store.

more than 5 years ago

The Zen of SOA

Digital Mage Zen of SOA / Art Of War (219 comments)

I didn't see a section devoted to governance of SOA because without a strong IT Department your "Zen of SOA" will quickly become the "Art of Interdepartment War" as each division of the company will try to control or influence the service if they they have to connect to it. A strong IT Department can push back on the other departments for the greater good of the company and force departments with rogue apps to eventually use the services.

more than 5 years ago

RNA Interference Leads To Nobel Prize

Digital Mage *Shakes Head* (105 comments)

For a second there I thought the title said "RIAA Interference Leads To Nobel Prize". I have found their interference with people's lives to be creative, but Nobel Prize worthy...hardly.

more than 7 years ago


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