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Larry Page: You Worry Too Much About Medical Privacy

Hunter Shoptaw Re:Well, he's not afraid his company might fire hi (486 comments)

That's because you don't realize you ALREADY pay for everyone else. The problem with the existing system of "we have to cover you if you go to the ER, sorry you could afford coverage yourself for preventative visits" is that ER's cost more and the hospitals bill us indirectly for those visits.

Even if all you're talking about is writing off the debt, they get to write that out of what they pay back to the government. So in the very least of terms, you're talking about paying for others health care through tax dollars at whatever cost the hospital decides. At worst, you help pay for the loss of profit by paying higher medical costs, at whatever cost the hospital decides.

The question here isn't whether you want to help pay for health care, it's how much. Would you rather pay $10/mo more or $1000/visit more? Sounds good if you don't visit the doc often, but that one time you do, it'll crush your bank account.

Some time I think the people in this country are so blinded by our brilliance that we fail to see that all the "lesser" countries around us are beating us.

about a year and a half ago
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Florida Activates System For Citizens To Call Each Other Terrorists

Hunter Shoptaw Re:Glad I'm in Pennsylvania (501 comments)

Good thing we learned from those mistakes, huh! Am I right?! We could never have something like McCarthy-ism again, we're so much more evolved.

about a year and a half ago
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Florida Activates System For Citizens To Call Each Other Terrorists

Hunter Shoptaw Re:The Haystack (501 comments)

Exactly how do you fight an idea with a gun? Imaginary bullets?

about a year and a half ago
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"Illegal to Possess" - Feds Raid IPhone Repair Shops

Hunter Shoptaw Umm, What? (2 comments)

So which part of replacing a digitizer is detrimental to public safety? I agree that people shouldn't be mislead to believe that a part is OEM unless it actually is, but I don't think that falls under "detrimental to public safety." Also, does every company get to go on HS raids or is there a buy in that Apple paid for the privilege?

about a year and a half ago
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Google Ordered Back To UK Parliament To "Explain Itself" Following Investigation

Hunter Shoptaw Re:It usually works like this (176 comments)

No he didn't misspeak, he was taken out of context.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Ordered Back To UK Parliament To "Explain Itself" Following Investigation

Hunter Shoptaw Re:It usually works like this (176 comments)

I don't remember him saying, "You didn't build that (company)!" Oh! YOU added that in there! Gotcha. Well gee I guess if we can just add in the stuff we want to believe people said then it's fine. "(the government)....makes a nation great." - Impy the Impiuos Imp Wow you are such a socialist!

about a year and a half ago
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AMD's Open Source Linux Driver Trounces NVIDIA's

Hunter Shoptaw Re:Nice heading (147 comments)

Captcha: Spelling

about a year and a half ago
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German Ministry of Education Throws Away PCs For 190,000 € Due To Infection

Hunter Shoptaw Re:They ain't dumb (347 comments)

This. It gets me that they would throw out good PC's for a virus, much less not just nuke the drive and restore from an image.

about a year and a half ago
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Cracked Game Released To Get Back At Pirates

Hunter Shoptaw Now I actually want to play it! (509 comments)

The game itself doesn't sound like something I"d normally play, but the cracked copy I'll definitely be checking out!

about a year and a half ago
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Two Changes To Quirky Could Change The World

Hunter Shoptaw Re:WTF (103 comments)

Perhaps people would pay more attention to his ideas if he made them prominent instead of burying them under that expanse of verbiage. As far as why Quirky sucks, it's probably more to do with the fact that the "inventions" on there are mostly BS.

about a year and a half ago
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Will Future Tesla Cars Use Metal-Air Batteries?

Hunter Shoptaw Re:Dunno. (171 comments)

This.

I read the description and the article and found no evidence that Tesla plans to incorporate a battery of the kind described. The suppositions are based off of other suppositions. The fact that a company patented something doesn't mean they're going to use it and basing company tactics off of something that minute is simply fishing for a story that's not there.

The fact that people have strong opinions about a misinformed fluff-piece is sad.

about a year ago
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Motorola Loses ITC Case Against Apple for Proximity Sensor Patents

Hunter Shoptaw Re:Not a troll, seconded (121 comments)

The notice wasn't directed at you so much as at the conversation, you just happened to be the bottom on the line. My apologies for the confusion.

about a year ago
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Motorola Loses ITC Case Against Apple for Proximity Sensor Patents

Hunter Shoptaw Re:Not a troll, seconded (121 comments)

A bit off topic, but I find it interesting that you seem to think the commenter named "girlintrainging" is automatically a guy, when I see very little evidence of it.

about a year ago
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Superstorm Sandy Shook the Earth

Hunter Shoptaw Re:Please stop (77 comments)

Probably because I was being an ass with my comment by making light of the fact that the name of it means absolutely nothing in reality.

about a year and a half ago
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Superstorm Sandy Shook the Earth

Hunter Shoptaw Re:Please stop (77 comments)

Well they were going to go with "Bigger than average storm for this area, but not quite a hurricane," but then marketing got a hold of it.

about a year and a half ago
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Superstorm Sandy Shook the Earth

Hunter Shoptaw Re:well, that's grasping (77 comments)

I'm just glad that we're utilizing the new standardized "storminess" metric to track global warming.

about a year and a half ago
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One Boston Marathon Bomb Suspect Dead, Other At Large After Shootout With Police

Hunter Shoptaw Re: Holy crap! (1109 comments)

I've heard this before. In this scenario, which is quite different than a residential street, you're dead. You're in an enclosed area. you can't exactly escape and bring your weapon to bear.

At least in a residential street you can attempt to find cover.

The problem I have with the CCW mentality is in the ones who seem to think their weapon magically will spring to their hand and bear down accurately on their target in less the second someone who's already drawn takes to pull the trigger. CCW means that you're weapon is concealed, which by definition means it won't be the easiest thing to get to . This is going to add precious seconds to that draw.

about a year and a half ago
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Sony Launches Internet Service Offering Twice the Speed of Google Fiber

Hunter Shoptaw Re:What's the catch? (268 comments)

If I did, would you go on every post and ask me if I did it? You said "This is Sony" and then based a comment on that fact. I was merely correcting a informational inconsistence to allow you to better consolidate your argument in a more refined and knowledgeable manner. My apologies, I didn't realize you prefer to represent invalid logic in your arguments.

about a year and a half ago

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