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Andy Wolber Explores Online Word Processors' ODF Support

endoboy Re:Handle ODT files reasonably well (70 comments)

"reasonably well", which translates to "OK, as long as the files are simple and you don't care what they look like"

about two weeks ago

US Lawmakers Push For a Permanent Ban On Internet Access Taxes

endoboy Re: No special cases (100 comments)

>>Economists have worked out that the cost of regulations in the US drives the median income down from $113K to $42K

wow..... "citation needed", as they say in wiki-land

about two weeks ago

I'm most interested in robots that will...

endoboy Re:Pleasure (307 comments)


just to be clear, a 3-way does not involve your mythical girl bringing 3 of her friends....

PS-this is not a zero based arithmetic problem; it also doesn't involve your mythical girl bringing 2 of her friends

about 2 months ago

Dirty Diapers Used To Grow Mushrooms

endoboy Might want to rewrite that summary (97 comments)

Tortured sentence structure anyone? Or are they really are landfilling babies at the experimental mushroom farm???

Not that we ever expected much from the editors at /., but one could hope for a bare minimum of literacy.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Can I Prepare For the Theft of My Android Phone?

endoboy Re:oops... just wanted to read the comments (374 comments)

wow... must have struck a never someplace... my trivial comment has been modded 8 times.

about a year ago

Mt. Gox Shuts Down: Collapse Should Come As No Surprise

endoboy Re:Can someone explain this theft? (232 comments)

Nice analogy... if you want a real world example of this happening, consider the storage facilities for fine wine in Manhattan-- flooded during hurricane Sandy
For (largely unexplained) reasons the storage facilities still won't allow the customers access to (or even look at) the wine they're supposedly storing...


about a year ago

How Silicon Valley CEOs Conspired To Suppress Engineers' Wages

endoboy Re:Why do people think that? (462 comments)

parent is a moron.....
yes, the marginal cost of adding another connection to a pipe that's already buried in the street is (as you state) fairly low.
On the other hand, digging up (and repaving) a couple miles of street to install the pipe in the first place is fantastically expensive.

1 year,4 days

Microsoft's New Smart Bra Could Stop You From Over Eating

endoboy April Fools Day? (299 comments)

OK, they're off by a few months, but my first reaction to the headline was definitely "clearly, this is a joke...."

about a year ago

Neo900 Hacker Phone Reaches Minimum Number of Pre-Orders For Production

endoboy Re:200+ == Mass Production? Really????? (109 comments)

It's mass production when the resources required for development and testing are much smaller than the sales.

For instance, reliability testing for something as complicated as a cell phone should require tens or even hundreds of units. Electrical testing, certifications, developer's units, demos, bench units, betas, it all adds up, and I'd be very surprised if the minimum number isn't in the hundreds. You can always scrimp on testing to save on development cost, but that tends to be a result in (severe) quality problems.

about a year ago

Neo900 Hacker Phone Reaches Minimum Number of Pre-Orders For Production

endoboy 200+ == Mass Production? Really????? (109 comments)

they might have a shot with 20k, but 200 is ridiculous.... it's closer to the sample size that one would use for for pre-production testing.

about a year ago

Elon Musk Talks About the Importance of Physics, Criticizes the MBA

endoboy Breaking News.... (343 comments)

Successful business leader XXX announces that his college program (or lack thereof) is better than any other....

about a year ago

How Will the Console Wars Look At the End of 2007?

endoboy Re:Who SHOULD win... (523 comments)

I was declaring myself to be an archetype

making statements of this sort about yourself is pretty much a guarantee that you're a loser... are you going to explain to us that you're really a genius next?

more than 8 years ago



explain it to me:: what's wrong with healthcare.gov?

endoboy endoboy writes  |  about a year ago

endoboy (560088) writes "OK-- so, I'm a pretty liberal guy, but still:: If you're going to promise a program that will solve a great problem, it's important to actually get it done. I have no experience building anything at the scale of healthcare.gov, but surely lots of folks here do. Slashdot seems like the place to ask-- what went wrong, and what is to be done about it? Can the website be made to work, or are we headed for a long slog of diminished expectations?"


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