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Blue Shield Leaks 18,000 Doctors' Social Security Numbers

Traze Re: Not such a big problem (74 comments)

They also pay an arm and a leg for malpractice insurance, that would become obsolete with a single payer system. I have an uncle that's an OBGYN, and he pays roughly 400k a year in malpractice insurance.

about 2 months ago

Blue Shield Leaks 18,000 Doctors' Social Security Numbers

Traze Re:Good news though (74 comments)

An authenticator in this day and age makes sense to connect to SSNs.

about 2 months ago

Blue Shield Leaks 18,000 Doctors' Social Security Numbers

Traze Re:Good news though (74 comments)

How trite. A Faux News watcher that hasn't heard how backwards and blatantly untrue this sentiment is.

about 2 months ago

Chinese Company '3D-Prints' 10 Buildings In One Day

Traze I for one... (118 comments)

Await the long foretold coming of out robot servants! Who of course then become our overlords, but can't have everything.

about 3 months ago

Zenimax Sues Oculus Over VR Tech

Traze Last Line (97 comments)

The older stories I read talked about it being over John Carmack, and though that was BS.

If the last line is correct, I think they have every right to sue.

about 4 months ago

Game of Thrones Author George R R Martin Writes with WordStar on DOS

Traze Re:Software doesn't age (522 comments)

Might be why MS is trying to get a subscription model for Windows going. You get your unchanging software, and they get to make money.

about 4 months ago

First Automatic Identification of Flying Insects Allows Hi-Tech Bug Zapping

Traze Re:And the product name? (99 comments)

Become bug zapper repairmen. Also, rodent and creeping bug removers.

about 6 months ago

How the NSA Plans To Infect 'Millions' of Computers With Malware

Traze Re:Skynet? (234 comments)

Actually, no. I dissent all the time.

Do I incite riots? Nope.

about 6 months ago

How the NSA Plans To Infect 'Millions' of Computers With Malware

Traze Skynet? (234 comments)

Is there any way to avoid such a thing short of cutting my net connection?

Generally I am not too worried about the NSA. I think it is BS what they do as far as invasion of privacy. But I personally have nothing to hide.

But this has completely changed the small amount of reluctance I had in becoming a "ZOMG da sky iz fallinz!" type.

Burn these fuckers.

about 6 months ago

South Park Game Censored On Consoles Outside North America

Traze Hate speech, and Libel/Slander (221 comments)

Anything to incite civil unrest against a group of people(no, the government doesn't count) and lies to discredit people.

Those should be disallowed.

Anything else should be free game.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

Traze Re:Isn't it obvious? (478 comments)

Hmm, I though a tetrahedron was the proper shape.

about 7 months ago

South Carolina Education Committee Removes Evolution From Standards

Traze Re:Your point of view means nothing. (665 comments)

You got that too huh?

I didn't take any of the religion courses, but they did indeed shoot themselves in the foot many times.

Too bad I didn't take the hints more to heart sooner. Lost many years of my life to BS.

about 7 months ago

Utah Bill Would Prevent Regional Fiber Networks From Growing

Traze Re:Protect Our Monopolies! (111 comments)

Except that UTOPIA is basically publicly owned. They only build out when they get a contract with a city, and so far the cities more or less own the networks when they are finished.

Citation: I am a UTOPIA user, and have been an avid follower of their plans for over 10 years.

about 8 months ago

Will Electric Cars and Solar Power Make Gasoline and Utilities Obsolete?

Traze Re:ignores reality (734 comments)

Assuming my townhouse has a roof that is optimal to get full coverage from an optimally angled 100% efficient photovoltaic cell that is 16 square meters in size, on a clear day my solar array would produce on December 21st a bit over 10.6 kWh on average. So 254.4 kW per day on the worst day of the year.

The Tesla S uses 85 kW/h. I could drive 3 hours a day, assuming no household use and perfect transference/storage.

Or more realistically, 1 hour a day, and that leaves 269.4 kW for household use. Since the average household in the US of 1500 sq.ft. uses 864 kWh per month, I'd have an excess part way through the third day to "sell" to others.

So even at 50% efficiency, I'd have plenty of power, assuming clear skies, and the worst day of the year to gather every day.

about 8 months ago

Tesla Sending New Wall-Charger Adapters After Garage Fire

Traze Re:Modus Operandi (195 comments)

Only because Steve Jobs died.

about 8 months ago

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Pass 10% Market Share, Windows XP Falls Below 30%

Traze Re:It doesn't matter (470 comments)

Any chance that's an open source program?

about 9 months ago

Police Pull Over More Drivers For DNA Tests

Traze Um.... (562 comments)


Who'd really buy into that?

"Here, take my biological information. You want to use it to create an army of biologically superior clones? That's nice. Oh, $50? Even better!"

about 9 months ago

UK Retailer Mistakenly Sends PS Vitas, Threatens Legal Action To Get Them Back

Traze Re:Letter o' the Law (617 comments)

Hmm, looks like to me that section (c) would apply. So, unless the customer said they were being returned, no legal obligation to do so.

about 9 months ago



Net Neutrality questioned by new FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler

Traze Traze writes  |  about 10 months ago

Traze (1167415) writes "Thomas Wheeler, put in a month ago as the new Federal Communications Commission chairperson, seems to already want Net Neutrality to be a thing of the past.

If this is his real policy, maybe we should ask for a change already.

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