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Obamacare Exchanges Months Behind In Testing IT Data Security

PoderOmega Re:Even supporters should want to kill this thing (398 comments)

It needs to be put down like a rabid dog and THEN we can evaluate what our options are after that.

Is there some reason we can't see what our options are before we kill it so we have a superior plan ready to vote on in congress? I keep hearing repeal and replace but until I hear a real plan for "replace" I am really only hearing "repeal".

about a year ago
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Obamacare Exchanges Months Behind In Testing IT Data Security

PoderOmega Re:Social security numbers? (398 comments)

Working in the health insurance arena I can say that almost all medical insurance carriers use SSN to identify their members. Occationally an employer will want to use something else and either the carrier refuses to support it or it is like we are asking them to murder their children to make it happen.

about a year ago
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Retailer Calls Rivals' Bluff On "HDMI Scam"

PoderOmega "Suit their specific needs" means upselling (664 comments)

I like when companies throw out the line about offering a range of products to suit specific needs of consumers. It actually means that they are confusing the consumer and most definately will push the most expensive product to the consumer by telling them it is be better in some miniscule way that the consumer would not have noticed to begin with.

more than 3 years ago
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Doctors To Patients: First, Do No Yelp Harm

PoderOmega You can fairly review some things (581 comments)

I do think that it is tough to give definitive bad reviews on diagnoses and outcomes of treatments due to the complexity of our bodies. However, I think it is completely fair to give reviews based on the experiences with the staff and office itself. If you wait an hour after your appointment was scheduled, if the nurse or doctor was rude, or if the office was not in a clean condition, I want to be able to read those reviews.

more than 3 years ago
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Mandatory Automotive Black Boxes May Be On the Way

PoderOmega Another thing to buy/break on a vehicle? (619 comments)

All horrible privacy issues aside, I'm not a big fan continuing to add expenses to vehicles. Airbags and safety systems are great, but is this really going add that much safety to a driver and passengers? We will have to pay for these black boxes when we buy the car, and what happens when the "black box" malfunctions? Does the car shutdown? When you get pulled over does the cop somehow check that the device is working and ticket you if it doesn't? I'm guessing the way it needs to be mounted and the eletronics won't make it a cheap device, but I could be wrong.

more than 3 years ago
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2010 Election Results Are In

PoderOmega Re:Fear & Ignorance (1530 comments)

You make it sound like the elderly loves entitlement programs because it is a free lunch. Most elderly people "love" Social Security and Medicare because they need it to live. They paid into the programs as well, it isn't like someone decided later to give them a free bus pass because they're old.

more than 4 years ago
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Google To Add Pay To Cover a Tax For Gays

PoderOmega Re:So Much For Employee Privacy! (1036 comments)

I'm not arguing it either way, just answering the question: "My question though is why is there this extra tax on supplying health insurance for domestic partners?"

more than 4 years ago
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Google To Add Pay To Cover a Tax For Gays

PoderOmega Re:So Much For Employee Privacy! (1036 comments)

There isn't an extra tax. Domestic partners health premiums cannot be paid pretax like a spouse or child's can. The part of the premium for the partner is considered income (imputed income).

more than 4 years ago
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Women Dropping Out of IT

PoderOmega Re:Children? (706 comments)

I'm guessing here, but I think the UK vs US issue here is attitudes towards time off.

more than 4 years ago
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Details Emerge On Futurama's "Rebirth" (and Return)

PoderOmega Re:hmm (183 comments)

It was strange that they did that, because Comedy Central has only aired the movies all at once, and has advertised it as a single movie. It was split up into 4 parts but played back to back.

more than 4 years ago
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Officers Lose 243 Homeland Security Guns

PoderOmega Re:More Proof of Government Incompetence (125 comments)

I understand your point regarding incompetence, but the only reason we know about this is because this is a government agency. If it was private company the public would have no idea. You could make an argument regarding hiring standards between the government and private companies, but based on my experience private companies hire lazy and incompnent employees as well. Where is the public report from a Health Care company where mistakes cost hundreds of premium paying customers money or time to recoupe money due to sloppiness on the insurance company? Or worse, where are the reports where people were delayed necessary procedures? You won't see it because it is a private company. I agree the government may not do a great job managing heathcare, but this is not a valid example.

more than 4 years ago
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Spector Tried To Gain Back Rights To Deus Ex

PoderOmega Re:mmm (7 comments)

I would say that Invisible was decent. Comparing "decent" to the original Deus Ex is like comparing a nice steak to a frozen pizza. I like both, but given the choice, the pizza looks pretty bad.

more than 5 years ago
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Are Console Developers Neglecting Their Standard-Def Players?

PoderOmega Re:Wii (200 comments)

Were you using component cables and had the video set for 480p? With the Componet cables and 480p it looks pretty good to me. Not like my PS3 but pretty good. Metriod, Smash Brothers, and Punch Out look good for only 2x the hardware of a Gamecube.

more than 5 years ago
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A $99 Graphics Card Might Be All You Need

PoderOmega Re:Vacuum your case out... (618 comments)

I found the same issue with a slot cooler way back when I had a Radeon 9800. However, I found that leaving an empty slot between the cooler and the video card did make it 5 degrees celsius cooler under load. Worked great if you don't need the slots.

more than 5 years ago
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The End of Tax-Free Internet Shopping?

PoderOmega Re:which state(s)? (784 comments)

There are plenty of companies that offer a database like this. I believe CCH is one of them. I've used one to integrate into a web shopping cart application because the company I was working for had a nexus in several states.

more than 5 years ago
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EA Releases DRM License Deactivation Tool

PoderOmega Re:All aspects of securerom? (226 comments)

Do you use Process Explorer? Running Process Explorer and even after closing it triggered something in SecuROM that would prevent Heroes V from running. Newer versions of Process Explorer do not cause the issue though.

more than 5 years ago
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Tales From the Support Crypt

PoderOmega Making the cursor go "up" (855 comments)

My favorite story is when I first showed my mom how to use a mouse. She wanted the cursor to go up on the screen so she lifted the mouse off the pad. It kind of made sense if you hadn't used a mouse before, but it was still hilarious.

more than 5 years ago

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