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D.C. Awards Obamacare IT Work To Offshore Outsourcer

cmoss Re:Why does this surprise anyone? (402 comments)

Obama is the most conservative president the US has had in the past 30 years, and possibly in all of time. This is exactly in line with everything else he has done to produce more money for the wealthiest Americans while under the conservative guise of "it's good for everyone else too". He has consistently chosen the kinds of fiscally conservative actions that Bush Jr, Bush Sr, Reagan, and Nixon all could only dream about.

It is not completely clear from the headline, but the summary and article would make me guess that this contract was issued by the District of Columbia government not the Obama administration.

about a year ago
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D.C. Awards Obamacare IT Work To Offshore Outsourcer

cmoss Re:Enough is enough (402 comments)

This government and administration is the most corrupt, unpatriotic bunch of criminals to ever curse this country. This is even more proof they do not care about America and Americans, only what is cheaper to pass their projects. They will slowly start outsourcing everything while there are competent American firms who could do this even better. When will people wake up and storm the gates?

I think this is the health care exchange for the District of Columbia not one contracted by the federal government. According to the ACA the states (+D.C.) had flexibility on how to implement the state level exchanges.

My state (VA) deferred to the federal government to implement it.

about a year ago
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Why PyCon 2010's Conference Wi-Fi Didn't Melt Down

cmoss Re:I avoid conference WiFi's... (145 comments)

I start looking here: http://www.prepaidgsm.net/en/operators.html

It is a better resource for voice but you can find details on some data prepaid SIMs.

The last trip I took I was able to get a 3g data only SIM with 1gig data allowance good for a month for ~$20. This was Austria

more than 4 years ago
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What Do You Do When Printers Cost Less Than Ink?

cmoss Re:not a bargain (970 comments)

In a free market economy(low barriers to entry) prices should trend towards the marginal cost to produce.

If prices are set too high more people will enter the market and price products below existing levels.

Willingness to pay plays more of a role in early markets and monopoly or price fixing situations.

The fact that ink prices have stayed so high for more than a decade indicates the free market/competition is not fully functional for inkjet printers.

The patents, trade secrets and chip protected cartridges that keep third party cartridges off the market provide barriers to entry preventing open competition.

more than 4 years ago
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Dell Accuses Psion of "Fraud" Over Netbook

cmoss Re:What are you talking about? (167 comments)

MS took them to court but they ended up paying to have Lindows change its name. As far as I know that court case was settled with Microsoft paying and Lindows changing its name rather than taken to judgement. There was ample support of the term "windows" being used outside of an MS product with computers

more than 5 years ago
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Parent-Friendly Wireless Bridge To Span 500 Meters?

cmoss Ubiquity Nanostation is the way to go (558 comments)

Look at the ubiquity nanostation2. It is an access point/router with a built in directional antenna.
Passive PoE.

They are a relatively new product with great specs and price.

http://ubnt.com/products/ns2.php

I have a couple of these and as well as a ubiquity powerstation. The powerstation is a great device but is heavier and more difficult to mount than the nanostation.

Retail is ~$80 each. 15km max range. ~1 lb. weight.

more than 6 years ago

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