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What US Health Care Needs

Quikah Re:Interesting... (584 comments)

This only works in Libertarian utopia. In the real world the folks who didn't bother to save or buy insurance get pissy and cause massive social unrest.

more than 4 years ago
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What US Health Care Needs

Quikah Re:"ostensibly qualified" is fuzzy (584 comments)

I've thought for a long time that maybe there was a place for someone who's more than a nurse but less than a doctor. But the politics of that industry gives politics a bad name. It'd be the demarcation dispute to end them all.

Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner.

more than 4 years ago
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A Playable PAC-MAN On Google Doodle

Quikah Re:Meh (286 comments)

They stay blue forever in 2p mode.

more than 4 years ago
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In UK, Hacker Demands New Government Block Extradition

Quikah Re:Define "unauthorized access" (349 comments)

Argg, there is no such thing as a default windows password.

more than 4 years ago
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In UK, Hacker Demands New Government Block Extradition

Quikah Re:But now (349 comments)

FYI: There is no default windows password.

more than 4 years ago
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Photos of Chinese Sweatshop Used By Microsoft

Quikah Re:I don't want to say it's not serious (539 comments)

Bzzzt. You can live "off campus" no problem, if you want to.

Bzzzt! that is not what the human rights report says. Workers are not allowed off campus except during specified hours, so unless they can find alternative housing in the plant, which they can afford, yes they have to live in the dorms. Are you being paid to spread misinformation?

Since they point out the need to buy a mattress when Chinese don't even use mattresses I would say this report is suspect.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Airs Super Bowl Ad

Quikah Re:First Polanski (315 comments)

The point of the ad was "holy shit, Bing is actually getting some traction, better start reminding people to use google."

more than 4 years ago
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Routine DNA Tests For Newborns Mean Looming Privacy Problems

Quikah Re:GATTACA (268 comments)

Wow, this is a new argument I haven't heard.

I don't see how people who elect premium heathcare plans are penalized? The general idea is everyone is provided a base level of healthcare, if you want more you can buy it, the premium should just be the cost over and above the baseline.

Young people have equal consideration, everyone gets the same base level of care. doesn't matter if they necessarily need it. Keeping the populace healthy is not really "free" stuff. It is pretty essential to a functioning society.

more than 4 years ago
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Routine DNA Tests For Newborns Mean Looming Privacy Problems

Quikah Re:GATTACA (268 comments)

You can implement the mandate by adding a tax. Congress has the power to levy tax to "provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States"

more than 4 years ago
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Routine DNA Tests For Newborns Mean Looming Privacy Problems

Quikah Re:GATTACA (268 comments)

General Welfare clause is Article 1 Section 8, not the preamble.

more than 4 years ago
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Routine DNA Tests For Newborns Mean Looming Privacy Problems

Quikah Re:GATTACA (268 comments)

General Welfare clause is a perfectly reasonable justification to the constitutionality of federally run healthcare.

more than 4 years ago
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Toyota Pedal Issue Highlights Move To Electronics

Quikah Re:Safety Critical (913 comments)

Someone went out and tested this themselves with a Lexus ES350 which is the car that was involved in the fatal crash due to stuck accelerator. You CAN stop the car, but you only get one chance, if you let up on the brake and try again your braking power is dramatically reduced. If you do it a third time you have no brakes. The brake fade to nothing.

This is most likely what happened in that crash, the driver noticed the car accelerating, braked to slow down to 70 then let off, it happened again, braked then let off at 70. Then the panic set in, he probably had little braking power left at that point.

more than 4 years ago
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US Grants Home Schooling German Family Political Asylum

Quikah Re:It's a slippery slope (1324 comments)

Because they can't get a Green Card otherwise.

more than 4 years ago
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3D Blu-ray Spec Finalized, PS3 Supported

Quikah Re:What? (157 comments)

I've even heard of DVD players available in Japan (of course, not here in the US) with a USB jack supporting similar functionality. And, there's one on my FiOS box that I suspect will someday do the same thing...

Are you sure they are DVD players? BD-Live capable Blu-ray players can do that, available worldwide.

more than 4 years ago
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Court Orders the Pirate Bay To Delete Torrents

Quikah Re:So... the dutch? (455 comments)

Macromedia doesn't exist anymore, they were bought by Adobe.

more than 4 years ago
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Car Glass Rules Could Impair Cell, GPS and Radio Signals In CA

Quikah Re:Ahh, that explains that ... (762 comments)

They cannot axe Buick, it is a big seller in China.

more than 4 years ago
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Student Loan Interest Rankles College Grads

Quikah Re:Experience from academia (1259 comments)

A student loan is very high risk, the high interest rate makes up for that risk. If you default on a car or home loan the lender can take the asset you bought with the loan. What recourse does a lender have if you default on a student loan?

more than 4 years ago
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Student Loan Interest Rankles College Grads

Quikah Re:All mine were cheap! (1259 comments)

FICO credit scores max out at 850, what credit score are you talking about?

more than 4 years ago
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Obama Makes a Push To Add Time To the School Year

Quikah Re:That's New York for ya. (1073 comments)

The Friends apartment had Monica's Grandmother on the lease still supposedly, so rent control would presumably have kept the rent low.

more than 4 years ago

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