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Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

Moofie Re:What the f*$# is wrong with us? (1198 comments)

Whoops! Sentences are hard! That invitiation must have been lost in the mail, that is.

about 6 months ago
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Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

Moofie Re:What the f*$# is wrong with us? (1198 comments)

Uh, I'm sorry, the invitation to the club meeting where we let "them" into "our ranks".

(hint: Collective accountability is a bullshit philosophy.)

about 6 months ago
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How Big Data Is Destroying the US Healthcare System

Moofie Re:What a load of BS (507 comments)

"at any employer."

That is why you're not having a problem. If you have employer-provided healthcare, you don't have to worry about preexisting conditions. And now, under Albatrosscare, you don't have to worry about them on the private insurance market either.

Somebody will manage to explain to me why this is bad someday, I suppose, but I sure haven't figured it out yet.

about a year ago
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How Big Data Is Destroying the US Healthcare System

Moofie Re:Sounds like a problem... (507 comments)

By inserting the step of "declaring bankruptcy", it magically changes from "fraud" to "a viable business model".

about a year ago
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How Big Data Is Destroying the US Healthcare System

Moofie Re:Sounds like a problem... (507 comments)

No, but it is the function of health insurance companies to spread cost (risk) across a large pool. That's sort of what the word "insurance" means...

about a year ago
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How Big Data Is Destroying the US Healthcare System

Moofie Re:Sounds like a problem... (507 comments)

...or we could spread the (assumedly small) risk that any particular person would contract Nuclear Cancer or whatever, and everybody pays a small fraction of the price proportional to their share of the risk pool.

Gosh, what would that be called?

about a year ago
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U.S. Government: Sorry, We're Closed

Moofie Re:Oh no! (1532 comments)

Oh, you thought any of that was going to stop? You're adorable.

No, the only things that are going to stop are the ones Republicans don't like.

about a year ago
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Did Apple Make a Mistake By Releasing Two New iPhones?

Moofie Re:Why a 64-bit phone is good: (348 comments)

No.

Not application backwards compatibility. Apple does not control that.

I'm talking about upgrading handsets to new OSes. Who does better than Apple?

"A lot of small publishing/design houses got burned in the transition from OS9 to OSX."

Kay. From my perspective as a user, it was pretty awesome.

about a year ago
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Did Apple Make a Mistake By Releasing Two New iPhones?

Moofie Re:They didn't release enough phones, IMO.... (348 comments)

Good point. And, for my money, I prefer Apple's approach to Android's. We may get to the point where screens are high enough resolution I don't care about pixel accuracy, but we're not there quite yet.

Isn't it cool that there are several competing options in the market? I think that's a win, don't you?

about a year ago
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Did Apple Make a Mistake By Releasing Two New iPhones?

Moofie Re:Why a 64-bit phone is good: (348 comments)

Which is the phone manufacturer that has a better record of backwards OS compatibility than Apple?

I'm curious.

about a year ago
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Dialing Back the Alarm On Climate Change

Moofie Re:In before (490 comments)

"it means China and other countries not covered improve their own standard of living (by emitting GHGs like there's no tomorrow) at our expense"

What do you propose to do about that?

about a year ago
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Aerovelo's Human-Powered Helicopter Wins $250,000 Sikorsky Prize

Moofie Re:Thrust (58 comments)

I'm sure they built it that huge just for funsies. Surely it didn't occur to them to use smaller rotors, you know, like every single helicopter ever built on Earth. They probably just didn't think of it.

Man, people who do things that have never been done before are so dumb...

about a year and a half ago
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The Price of Amazon

Moofie Re:New technology makes old technology obsolete. (298 comments)

"Can i bring my reader to their store and walk out with an ebook loaded?"

I don't really disagree with what you've said, but I have no idea why you would want to go to a specific place to get an ebook. That's a use case I don't understand. Why would that be good?

about a year and a half ago
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The Price of Amazon

Moofie Re:one word ... (298 comments)

True...absent monopoly interference.

about a year and a half ago
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The Price of Amazon

Moofie Re:NEWS FLASH (298 comments)

That's a business decision by one business (who happens to be going out of business). So, yeah, not the same.

about a year and a half ago
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SpaceX Grasshopper Launch Filmed From Drone Helicopter

Moofie Re: a few VTOVL predecessors (71 comments)

Don't forget about the landing fuel you have to tote with you along your whole trip. That is not trivial weight.

about a year and a half ago
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Zynga Puts Random Stranger In Customer Support Role

Moofie Re:meh! (158 comments)

You just described the nature of the problem, and tried to say "See? No problem! As designed!" Good jorb?

about a year and a half ago

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