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Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

drfred79 Re:Well, There You Go. (490 comments)

What I didn't notice in your post was any type of rebuttal, only a personal attack.

2 days ago
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Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

drfred79 Re:Interesting slam of Judith Curry (490 comments)

MDSOLAR why do you post links from that biased site every time climate comes up? Do you work for them? Post from respectable sources.

2 days ago
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Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

drfred79 Well, There You Go. (490 comments)

I guess there is no need for a top down socialist style economy to solve man-made global climate change. Oh wait, what? This was never about the climate, you just wanted an excuse for a top down socialist economy? That's a little devious don't you think?

2 days ago
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News Corp Australia Doesn't Want You To Look Closely At Their Financials

drfred79 Re:Good! (131 comments)

People who are angry live shorter lives. This with clean consciouses live longer.

5 days ago
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News Corp Australia Doesn't Want You To Look Closely At Their Financials

drfred79 This is old news (131 comments)

I'm pretty sure I heard this years ago. Murdoch has been subsidizing his original paper out of nostalgia. What a non-story though. They only made multi-millions and if they keep only making multi-millions, one day, in the far future, they could possibly go in the red. The government does that every day.

5 days ago
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

drfred79 Re:Washington DC think tanks (443 comments)

Seriously just join the EPA, or Greenpeace that internationally funnels money to influence politicians. Green peace Russia receives funds from Russian oil to shut down foreign oil research. BUT THAT'S OKAY. Russian oil is thinking green.

about a week ago
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

drfred79 Re:Well, that's bad news... (443 comments)

Realclimate.Org....... The governmental agencies are crooked enough. Do you really need a full throttle biased website? "Hey guys wattsup just said climate change is fake!"

about a week ago
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

drfred79 Re:Washington DC think tanks (443 comments)

Debunk this latest what? Latest gloss over to cover up horrible weather models. I seriously wish my full time job was debunking Anthropomorphic global climate change piggybackers

about a week ago
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

drfred79 Hiatus? (443 comments)

Hiatus presumes reoccurrence. Never use past days to predict future occurrences.

about a week ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

drfred79 Re:How about backing off? (167 comments)

That's the problem with these Chinese social networking soldiers. They try to use hypocrisy to say that things are either okay or not China's fault. You're right. America can be a hypocrite and still say true statements

about two weeks ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

drfred79 Re:How about backing off? (167 comments)

The Chinese social networking army has really fluent English speakers.

about two weeks ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

drfred79 Re:How about backing off? (167 comments)

You make me want to download lantern. Back in the day the United States was actively promoting democracy. France, our biggest ally in the revolution received a colds shoulder from us as we favored the rebellion. Screw China and screw totalitarianism.

about two weeks ago
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The Great Taxi Upheaval

drfred79 Re:The Free Market has the Technology Now (218 comments)

The United States Court System is already designed to deal with this. Without, sadly, multiple regulatory bodies. Let's say the Highway Patrol Service determines the cause of the death, which they should. The family of the deceased can file a lawsuit for the defective part. During the discovery phase the truth would come out way faster than the crack team of sleuths at the NHTSA finished their four star dinner with GM executives. Regulation breeds complacency and false security. Regulators are fallible. Who knows what society has lost ( better gas mileage, faster cars, real electrics!) Because of the NHTSA.

about three weeks ago
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The Great Taxi Upheaval

drfred79 Re:The Free Market has the Technology Now (218 comments)

That's the worst part! People are actually dumb enough to trust the stock market because they its safe from regulations. Regulation breeds complacency and a false sense of security.

about three weeks ago
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The Great Taxi Upheaval

drfred79 Re:The Free Market has the Technology Now (218 comments)

If one app has one price and says they are the cheapest and another app has their price and says they are the cheapest I am capable of the critical thinking skills necessary to ignore the cheapest statements and look at the price. It's something I was just born with.

about a month ago
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The Great Taxi Upheaval

drfred79 The Free Market has the Technology Now (218 comments)

What was previously missing from the free market was perfect information. We live in an age where perfect information can be possible. Over regulation is now a hindrance to society.

about a month ago
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The CIA Does Las Vegas

drfred79 Re:Ridiculous (124 comments)

I agree. If the current media want trying so hard to be the political wing of the government then people would take their credibility more seriously. You have parts of the media actively censoring information that is "inconvenient" for the government.

about a month ago
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Why TiVo's Founders Crashed and Burned With Qplay

drfred79 Re:what's an iPad? (50 comments)

You're. Blaming auto type on a non-stock keyboard.

about a month ago
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Why TiVo's Founders Crashed and Burned With Qplay

drfred79 Re:what's an iPad? (50 comments)

Let me just clarify, that sure fine, Apple developers earn more money from apps. But when your developing a free app that is purely an interface for your hardware it's best not to disclude 90% of the market because you bought a first gen iPad from Steve Jobs for $900.

about a month ago

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The Obamacare Rollout: What Really Happened?

drfred79 drfred79 writes  |  about 10 months ago

drfred79 (2936643) writes "Risk management expert Robert Charette was interviewed by the IEEE Spectrum website about his views on the rollout of healthcare.gov. Contrary to DHHS Kathleen Sebelius' testimony Robert Charette believes that it will take much longer to fix healthcare.gov:

Jones: Last week, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius assured her inquisitors at a congressional hearing that her department has brought in experts that have a handle on the problems the site is facing. How confident should we be in Sebelius’ assurances?

Charette: Not very. They’re talking about dozens and dozens of items on their punch list—both in terms of functionality and performance issues. They’ve got just over 30 days to get through the list. Let’s just say that there are 30 items on it. What do you think is the actual probability of getting through testing them, making sure that the system works end to end and that there are no security holes all in a single month? How do you expect to get that done, knowing that every time you make a fix, there’s a high probability that you’re going to introduce an error somewhere else?

Jones: Let’s spin this forward a bit. How do you think this next month will actually go?

Charette: They said that they needed five weeks at the minimum to test it, and they’re still making all these changes. Where will that five-week window fit? If they had stopped right then and tested it for five weeks, they wouldn’t have been able to finish on time. And five weeks was probably the absolute minimum they needed, assuming everything worked. They’re patching the system as they go along and as Sebelius admitted, they’re doing very local unit tests (which, by the way, is what got them into this mess in the first place, with each contractor saying, "Well, my stuff works"). If they discover something major, they may have to run the whole system test again.

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