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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

Iamthecheese Re:Oh good (903 comments)

These people can't afford the way they are living. They need to rejigger their lives. The destitute don't have that choice between steak and ramen noodles. They can't save money by halting the data side of their cell phone plan. They can't cancel a subscription, put off a purchase, or call in a debt. In that situation "lower your expenses" would involve becoming homeless, not eating, or selling their only means of income.

5 days ago
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Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

Iamthecheese Muck funny in politics and muck Ficrosoft. (363 comments)

The only reason politicians pretend to listen to arguments like Microsoft is making is the money passing under the table. The only reason Microsoft needs to argue this point at all is to present the pretense that politicians are uninformed, as opposed to corrupt.

5 days ago
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Emails Cast Unflattering Light On Internal Politics of Healthcare.gov Rollout

Iamthecheese Re:I'm wrong, shouldn't figure trillions in my hea (391 comments)

You forgot to include the economic boost from the people now able to return to work faster/not dying/getting preventative care so they never get sick. Also the lowered cost of care for people who now can get treated before it becomes an emergency. Most of the cost of Obamacare is recognizing costs that were, until now, hidden.

about two weeks ago
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Emails Cast Unflattering Light On Internal Politics of Healthcare.gov Rollout

Iamthecheese Re:This is supposed to be the *WAY* they do their (391 comments)

So what you're saying is they should delay care until it becomes an emergency? Or are you saying if they don't get treated the problem will go away?

What you really want to say is that they don't deserve to be treated and should rot in the streets. Go on, let it out.

about two weeks ago
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Emails Cast Unflattering Light On Internal Politics of Healthcare.gov Rollout

Iamthecheese Partisan bickering (391 comments)

Fingerpointing is more important than solutions. This is a common and deep-rooted problem in politics, one that crosses party lines without pause. We have to stop this incompetence... What's the best way to accomplish this? I know! Let's start bickering about whether the Democrats or Republicans are at fault!

about two weeks ago
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Are Matt's Robot Hexapods Creepy or Cute? (Video)

Iamthecheese .5 seconds per cut (35 comments)

If the only way to make your video more compelling is to jiggle it like a twelve year old with his first Penthouse maybe you should be using different subject matter. Not only has the video of 10,000 cuts been done a million times it wasn't that interesting in the first place.

As for the robot I couldn't judge. Maybe a video of it lasting more than two seconds would help.

about two weeks ago
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Tinba Trojan Targets Major US Banks

Iamthecheese Re:Flash and Silverlight (61 comments)

>If everyone ran a linux desktop, they'd be forced to learn how computing works And that is why we won't have the year of Linux on the desktop for a very long time, if ever. People don't want to spend their time learning new computing skills, especially esoteric ones. They want to do their work and play their games.

about two weeks ago
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AT&T Proposes Net Neutrality Compromise

Iamthecheese compromise (241 comments)

I want you to give me all your money. You want to give me nothing. Let's compromise. Give me what's in your wallet, then we'll both be happy.

about two weeks ago
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3D-Printed Car Takes Its First Test Drive

Iamthecheese Does it drive? (132 comments)

No, "does it drive" is well down the list of questions I would ask. I want to know whether all the parts were printed, material costs, labor costs, whether it's street legal, safety, durability and/or ease of repair... In short I want to know whether there's a logical rational to saying anything but "meh". Considering they dodged every one of those questions the answers are probably down Meh road, past Slashvertisement junction, left at Hype street and first notachanceinhell on your left.

about two weeks ago
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Navy Guilty of Illegally Broad Online Searches: Child Porn Conviction Overturned

Iamthecheese These people are dangerous (286 comments)

There is a group of people out there walking free guilty of illegally taking and spreading pictures of children. They don't care about the law and they don't believe there will be any consequences. Every day I contemplate the world my children face with this kind of person, and it enrages me. It should enrage you too. The NSA must be stopped.

about two weeks ago
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If We Can't Kill Cancer, Can We Control It?

Iamthecheese Innovation (140 comments)

I feel medical publishing needs to move away from the current paradigm even more than the open-access journals that have been discussed so widely. The company that made this advance, Agios doesn't seem to be a typical "big pharma" company: They are running lean on market cap (350 million in outstanding shares) and big dreams. Imagine a world with a hundred more companies like this could be creating equally innovative solutions. Then realize that the biggest drug company has a market cap that could be funding over 500 Agios's.

Given advertising costs that number is a little deceptive. Nevertheless we are talking about human trials in the US, an enormously expensive process. It's popular to be conservative about medicine, especially in the US and there's a good reason for that but there's a line between looking for more likely results and wasting money on almost exclusive focus on incremental improvements. We've crossed that line.

Medicine is science and science is moving faster all the time. As a society we need to keep up by focusing capital on smaller, more agile companies, not only to prevent the tragedy of unaddressed new problems but to move the state of the art forward as fast as possible. There are lives to be saved.

about two weeks ago
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To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

Iamthecheese Re:And low-emission transport trucks, too (491 comments)

Sulfur is nothing compared to the storms and crop damage global warming will cause. Choose your battles.

about three weeks ago
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AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

Iamthecheese Re:Seriously? (533 comments)

Either you're torrenting at the same time or they're not actually giving you the full 4. Neither is a problem with the 4 Mbps spec

about three weeks ago
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Responding to Celeb Photo Leaks, Reddit Scotches "Fappening" Subreddit

Iamthecheese Re:Sub Reddits that still aren't banned... (307 comments)

Interesting that you would bring up misogyny but not the great amount of misandry. You even went out of your way to do so since "sexism" would have been easier to address. In any case I, for one, feel censorship is always evil. It's a slippery and well traveled slope from censoring things that make most people uncomfortable to censoring things with which the zietgeist disagrees.

about three weeks ago
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FAA Scans the Internet For Drone Users; Sends Cease and Desist Letters

Iamthecheese Re:Responsible Agency Enforcing Law (222 comments)

The law itself is bad -- It's crushing innovation that would otherwise create a whole new dynamic part of the economy.

about three weeks ago
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Intel Discloses Core M Broadwell Speeds, Feeds and Performance Expectations

Iamthecheese Imagine, a Beowulf cluster of these! (60 comments)

Why just tablets? This sounds like a full powered, full featured processor for smart phones and a serious attack against AMD's mobile market share.

Their marketing promises are largely useless (productivity up to 19% better? 3-D graphics up to 47% better? What does that even mean?) but with graphics, wireless, and fast processing in a low power chip they're already there.

When I saw a mention of a "small L3 cache" I looked at Intel's site (warning: PDF) which also didn't five actual L3 cache sizes. By the way you'll find more technical information about the chip there than in the article. L2 is 256k per core. Cache aside in general it's a solid midrange processor at mobile level power usage. Here's hoping to see them in a phone soon.

about three weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Iamthecheese Re:Feminism (1134 comments)

When they're abusing statistics with the goal of spreading hate, when many mainstream feminists have rabidly man-hating quotes strung behind them, and when they don't collectively struggle for equal responsibility that definition sounds pretty damn hollow.

about a month ago

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Scammer's sentenced to super short, suspended stint

Iamthecheese Iamthecheese writes  |  about 6 months ago

Iamthecheese (1264298) writes "A scammer who used an Indian call center to sell free virus scanning software received a suspended sentence and a 5,000 pound fine yesterday. Members of the swindler's organization used cold calling and claimed to be Microsoft. Saying the victim's computer was infected, they tried to sell antimalware programs available free from microsoft for 50 to 100 pounds."

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