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Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor

buybuydandavis Re:Global Warming? (273 comments)

the hiatus? that scientists now think is being caused by heat being sent to the deep oceans? where we're now seeing significantly increased methane seeps?

The hiatus? What hiatus?

You mean the Inconvenient Truth that falsified all the major climate models of the "settled science" of global warming? Oooopsie. The dog ate all extra heat. I mean he buried it in the yard. I mean the ocean. Yeah, that's the ticket. The ocean. Yeah.

You see, that's the way science is supposed to work. You make a model. And claim the science is settled, and only "denialists" don't believe it. And then when reality proves it's wrong, you rationalize why it was wrong. Even though it was settled. And is settled. Forever and ever. Amen.

It's like the Pope, you see. Pope's are infallible. But sometimes they were wrong in the past. But they're always infallible now.

about a week ago
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Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor

buybuydandavis Re:Global Warming? (273 comments)

The Science is Settled! The Science is Settled! The Science is Settled!

Nyah nyah nyah nyah. I can't hear you. Nyah nyah nyah nyah.

The Science is Settled! The Science is Settled! The Science is Settled!

about a week ago
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Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website

buybuydandavis Re:Experience with Kynect (210 comments)

Manual overrides are key to most designs, particularly in new systems.

It's not going to all work perfectly. Not gonna happen. Make sure a person can brute force a solution. You can automate more when the requirements are better understood, and have stabilized.

The goal should be a *process* that works, whatever the tech, and that includes *people*.

about two weeks ago
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Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website

buybuydandavis Re:The blame lies with Oregon (210 comments)

Instead, Oregon placed a gag order on everyone involved in the project to hide the problems from the public.

That's the way government solves problems - point guns at people to shut them up. Problem solved!

about two weeks ago
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Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website

buybuydandavis Re:It's a complot (210 comments)

If you want socialized health care, fucking socialize it and take private business out of the equation entirely, it will never work as long as there greedy businesses mixed in with it.

Yes, only people who offer value in free exchange are the greedy ones. Men with guns who take they want aren't greedy at all.

about two weeks ago
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Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website

buybuydandavis Re:It's a complot (210 comments)

Yes, the Kulaks are always sabotaging the plans of the Party!

about two weeks ago
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Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website

buybuydandavis Re:Correction: (210 comments)

Now you're catching on.

about two weeks ago
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Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website

buybuydandavis Re:Good answer! Fraud is their main source of prof (210 comments)

And no, killing people is not "an enormous, extremely profitable business" for the government. It is quite the opposite.

Killing people - not so profitable. Threatening to kill them - very profitable. That's where the power is at. Things are the way they are because most people support men with guns making it that way.

about two weeks ago
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Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website

buybuydandavis Re:Reputation (210 comments)

Yes, that's part of the tactic of the corps. No bureaucrat is going to cut his own project. Or his own budget.

So the corp over promises, and the bureaucrats sign on, thereby committing to the project and the relationship. The bureaucrats are never going to say "please cut the project where all my expertise and relationships are", even if he's not being greased under the table. Which the decision makers are.

about two weeks ago
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Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website

buybuydandavis Re: Because they could't sue the Government (210 comments)

Healthcare should have never been allowed to become for profit.

You win the Thug of the Day award. Yes, people shouldn't be *allowed* to exchange value for value based on their own preferences. The government should step in and shoot them. Yay! What a Brave New World!

about two weeks ago
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Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website

buybuydandavis Re:Because they could't sue the Government (210 comments)

and so got temporary exclusivity from the FDA

It's the guns of the government that caused the problem. When the government no longer enforces medical monopolies, we'll stop paying monopoly prices.

about two weeks ago
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Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website

buybuydandavis Re:Because they could't sue the Government (210 comments)

It's costs that much because men with guns prevent competition from others who would provide those chemicals at a lower cost.

When I'm free to purchase medical care from anyone willing to provide it, it will be time to talk about market failure in health care. Until then, the medical mafia is just another shakedown operation enabled by government guns.

Health care is cheap. Government control is expensive.

about two weeks ago
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Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website

buybuydandavis Re:Because they could't sue the Government (210 comments)

Obama seems to think he can spend money as he sees fit, contrary to law. Congress decides spending & passes the budget, not the President.

Then reality has shown him to be correct. Rules are enforced on the ruled by the rulers. Rulers don't enforce rules on themselves. Rules are for the peasants.

about two weeks ago
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Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website

buybuydandavis Re:H1-B and outsource are responsible for this (210 comments)

Government agencies don't operate in the same way businesses do. For example, the requirements documents are NEVER frozen. Some reptilian politician gets a burr up his ass, writes some new regulations, and *POOF* the requirements have to be changed and any code already written has to be either dumped or changed to reflect it.

And even if the requirement documents never changed, even if they were chiseled in granite, they'd still be shit.

When doesn't this happen in government IT? Shit requirements in, they're run through a blender every other month, and a system slowly grows, while the bureaucrats sign off again and again, because he who spots the problem is held to have created the problem.

about two weeks ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

buybuydandavis Re:Just okay? (441 comments)

But HR won't.

about two weeks ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

buybuydandavis most are missing the major issue (441 comments)

H1Bs may or may not be good. Local workers may or may not be good.

The larger issue is the use of H1Bs by the various subcontracting pimps.

If Google or Msoft is directly sponsoring an H1B, they're doing their due diligence on who they're getting. It's arguable whether that is "good for the country" or not. It probably is.

But the majority of H1Bs are going to subcontracting pimps, and they aren't scouring the world for geniuses. The warm body orgs aren't hiring the best and brightest, they're pushing who they have in their systems, and under their thumbs. Who they have the paperwork on.

The decision that the true hiring org makes is which pimp to procure from, not which genius to hire. It's hugely corrupting to the businesses involved, as the slush fund generated by taking 25% off the top of dozens of salaries is huge, so that millions of dollars turn on which pimp gets hired. If you think that none of that slush manages to find it's way back into the pocket of the corporate decision makers who choose the pimp, you are deluded.

Corporations corrupted, shareholders robbed by middle management decision makers, citizens put out of work, labor laws evaded, disposable human cogs imported to the country, who often plan on leaving, and thereby are willing to take legal risks in a foreign land, knowing that they'll be getting out of dodge in a few years anyway.

What's not to like?

about two weeks ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

buybuydandavis Re:English to English translation (441 comments)

and they both leave the room thinking they understood what was said, when in fact, neither did.

That's quite a common occurrence in meetings where you don't have someone with real requirements gathering skill. When other people are running the show, I like to end meetings with "just for laughs, why don't we right down what we just agreed on?" Invariably, hilarity ensues.

about two weeks ago
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

buybuydandavis Re:Every week there's a new explanation of the hia (458 comments)

And know we might have am idea of where that missing heat went... Thereby possibly being able to improve the models.

How do you improve on perfection? The SCIENCE WAS SETTLED! Didn't you get the memo?

about two weeks ago
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

buybuydandavis Re:Every week there's a new explanation of the hia (458 comments)

Scientists in general and especially climate scientists and the IPCC, need to stay out of the public/political debate, it only undermines the public's faith on their impartiality.

You've got the migration patterns wrong. Ideologues and zealots got into science, and drove the unbelievers out.

about two weeks ago

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