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Hackers Steal Data Of 4.5 Million US Hospital Patients

jimbolauski Re:Got SS number but (110 comments)

I sure am glad that I have refused to give out my SS# to hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, ... Most don't seem to care if it's omitted, so I don't have to explain that I'm not comfortable giving them that information making me look like a tinfoil hat hearing nut job.

yesterday
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Sniffing Out Billions In US Currency Smuggled Across the Border To Mexico

jimbolauski Re:Wrong problem to focus on (158 comments)

Typical response by an uneducated person, you can't dispute my point so you attack my grammar (it's = it is & its = possessive it). If you're going to attack someone's grammar make sure you have it correct otherwise you look like a fool.

about a week ago
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Sniffing Out Billions In US Currency Smuggled Across the Border To Mexico

jimbolauski Re:Wrong problem to focus on (158 comments)

I think a nation should decide if it's in their people's best interest to import unskilled labor. In the current economy with only 63% of current citizens working there is not need for more unskilled labor. Back when the US had an open immigration policy there was a need for labor that is not the case now. Increasing the number of unskilled labor immigrants will only drive wages down further for current Americans. Minimum wages laws would not need to exist if the labor market was not flooded with unskilled labor.

about a week ago
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Sniffing Out Billions In US Currency Smuggled Across the Border To Mexico

jimbolauski nobody uses cash anymore including the cartels (158 comments)

The drug cartels started using prepaid cards that you can put $10,000 on. A wallet can hold $100,000 and not draw any attention.

about a week ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

jimbolauski Re:Pft (962 comments)

You are missing the point, the people that post those things will have something vile to say to who ever they target, and they don't just target "minorities", the straight cis white male will be called a faggot with a mother that the poster violates daily, there will be threats of violence ex "I'm going to bash in your faggity face in you stupid fuck". No one is immune.

about a month ago
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The Improbable Story of the 184 MPH Jet Train

jimbolauski Airports are not much better (195 comments)

I routinely have to travel from Dayton Oh to Knob Noster Mo. It is an 8 hour drive, Flying into their regional airport which is an hour away takes about 7 hours and I have been stranded there because even though I had a reservation there were no cars to be rented. The other option is going to Kansas City which has a 90 minute drive on the end of it and takes 7.5 hours all together. Flying through the southwest it's even worse as small regional airports can be over an hour away and larger airports over two hours away. Traveling from Alamogordo NM to Colorado Springs Co by plane takes 7.5 hours while driving takes 7 hours. Maybe it's because the Air Force keeps all its bases away from large airports but I know many places where driving 8 hours is just as good of an option as flying.

about a month ago
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Manuel Noriega Sues Activision Over Call of Duty

jimbolauski Re:Huh? (83 comments)

Did activation slander him? He was portrayed as a kidnapper, murder, and enemy of the state, and is currently serving time for murder and kidnapping in Panama after spending two decades in a US jail for drug trafficking so those claims are not false. Noriega may have a case in that Activision used his likeness to sell Call of Doodie and he should be compensated for it.

about a month ago
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Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

jimbolauski Re:Silicon Valley is officially old (533 comments)

We'll do some math to help you understand how wrong you are. I'll even include sales and property tax even though those are state so they vary.
Lets first look a single person making 20k a year they pay no federal income tax, $1240 in FICA that's 6.2% in taxes they have paid. Now lets look at sales tax items, lets say they pay 10% sales tax on everything else that's $1876 for a total tax rate of 15.5%. This is not a true rate as this person would qualify for tax credits and assistance which are not accounted for.

Now lets look at someone making 40k they pay $4k in federal $2480 in FICA , $3k in property tax we'll assume they don't have a mortgage to deduct ,and 3k in sales tax, for a rate of 18.8%.

Now lets look at someone making 100k they pay 18k federal 6k FICA, their property taxes will be around 8k and lets pretend that is all the taxes they payed that's still 32%. Even if this person defers the taxes by investing the money they still will pay taxes on it when it's moved out of their IRA, 401k, ... and probably at a higher rate since taxes don't go down. The dividend and capital gains taxes are lower 10-15% for the 100k guy. Capital gains are only paid when the stock is sold and the rate is much higher is the stock was purchased within the year. Stock awards are taxed like ordinary income. I fail to see how the middle class will be paying a higher rate.

about a month ago
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Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

jimbolauski Re:Silicon Valley is officially old (533 comments)

Rich people don't earn the majority of their money as income

Profits from any companies they own are counted as income, capital gains are taxed as income once the stock is sold. How exactly are the rich earning money without it being taxed?

about a month ago
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Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

jimbolauski Re:Silicon Valley is officially old (533 comments)

Since that time, there has been a large segment of the population who, while still gaining the benefits, and using the services of this country, have actively refused to live up to the basic responsibility of living in this country. They have acted like leeches, sucking the life out of this country, using up it's resources, and driving the future generations into massive debt. They can't be bothered to pay for the government they use, because they're greedy, self centered, egotistical, myopic assholes, who don't give a damn about this country... just about themselves. They are nothing more than thieves, stealing from the future to ad their pockets in the present day.

How much should the top 10% of income earners pay? Is 50% of their salary enough? Currently the top 10% pay 70% of all federal income taxes yet only account for 40% of that income while the bottom 48% pay no federal income taxes.

In the 1940's, during the war, millions of men were called up to fight, with hundreds of thousands paying the ultimate cost for this country. The top marginal tax rate was over 90%. Now, we are paying close to the lowest rates in 60 years, and there's no requirement to submit to a draft for military service... yet we still have a segment of the population who bitch and whine like little toddlers with shit in the diapers that taxes are too high. These people are THE problem in this country. They undermine everything that this country has ever done, and spit on the graves of those who gave their lives making this country a better place... all because they're greedy little bitches.

No one likes to pay taxes, but taxes are the cost of living in society. As for the ones stealing.... those are the worthless little bitches who don't support this country, even after using everything this country offers every day.

In the 1940's only 30% of the population paid no federal income taxes while in 2013 48% paid no federal income tax that is the highest rate since the 16th amendment was passed. How many people should get a free ride on the backs of all hard working Americans? Who is stealing? It certainly is not the people paying the abundance of taxes.

about a month ago
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Massive Job Cuts Are Reportedly Coming For Microsoft Employees

jimbolauski Re:Who couldn't see this coming? (300 comments)

If the Nokia division is losing money, then they should close that division especially since it seems there is a lot of overlap in that division. Just because they are doing well now does not mean they should become complacent.

about a month ago
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Google, Dropbox, and Others Forge Patent "Arms Control Pact"

jimbolauski Re:Time to abolish patents (73 comments)

Being first to market is rarely the determining factor of success of a product, if someone can offer the exact same product cheaper or can out market the inventor it will matter little who was first. Remember how late iPods were to the market yet they dominated.

Some people will invent regardless if a system is in place but there will be fewer people bringing those inventions to market. I doubt you have ever been through the prototype and testing phase of a product, it can be very expensive as multiple iterations are needed to get the product ready to go to market, then you have tooling costs where you can go through multiple iterations too. These are iterations that your competitors won't have to go through and can offer the same product for a significantly lower cost. They can charge the same amount and spend the extra cash on marketing or keep it as profits, a luxury the inventor doesn't have.

A patent system is needed to protect inventors, they deserve a chance to make their money back. Unfortunately many companies take full advantage of these protections and use them as market barriers. The best example I know of is due to the greenhouse gass ban on CFC's inhalers, the new propellent used was HFAs and a patent wall was put around them, my son's inhaler went from $15 a month to $150 a month. I'm all for shorting the term to 3-5 years but inventors need to be protected.

about a month ago
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Google, Dropbox, and Others Forge Patent "Arms Control Pact"

jimbolauski Re:Time to abolish patents (73 comments)

The problem with your "for the greater good" thinking is simple there is a financial disincentive to develop an invention. It will take a year tops before your competitors can start selling your invention, you have about one to two years to recoup your costs. Many ideas will go uninvented because the inventor has no reward incentive to risk their capital in bringing their idea to market.

about a month ago
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Google, Dropbox, and Others Forge Patent "Arms Control Pact"

jimbolauski Re:Time to abolish patents (73 comments)

Patents do foster innovation, they allow the inventor time to recoup their investment before they have to compete in the market. Without patent protection the little guy would be fucked and has zero financial incentive to develop their idea.

about a month ago
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The Future of Wearables: Standalone, Unobtrusive, and Everywhere

jimbolauski Re:Battery life (56 comments)

And the cell radio costs more and will probably have lousy antennas.

You can easily integrate a lambda over 4 antenna into the wristband it would only have to be 4" long for the lower cell frequencies

about a month ago
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California Legalizes Bitcoin

jimbolauski Re:California also legalized using polished turds (162 comments)

Actually carrying around the turds everywhere seems pretty impractical, though.

Everyone carries around turds the human body and most animals have a good mechanism for the temporary storage of turds.

about 2 months ago
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Servo Stock 3D Printer Brings Closed-Loop Control To Reprap

jimbolauski Re:Exactly. (56 comments)

If it could be done cheaply it would, it's not just the motors that are introducing error it's the backlash in the feed screws/gearing/belt, backlash in the motor coupling, flex or misalignment of the linear rails, ... Eliminating backlash requires parts with very tight tolerances those parts are not cheap no matter how many are made, if they were cheap CNC machines would be cheap. If you want precision you need linear rails with tight fitting ball screws for control. A 3 axis setup like that is going to cost $1000 just for the table not the printer or controllers.

about 3 months ago
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Servo Stock 3D Printer Brings Closed-Loop Control To Reprap

jimbolauski Re:Move along nothing to see here. (56 comments)

3d printing accuracy needs to be defined much the same way a cnc is. Expecting to get good parts on a cheap printer with an accuracy of 1/4" is setting yourself up for failure. It's not just that the cheap models are inaccurate but that their inaccuracy is not defined leading people to think their $250 printer has 1/64" precision. Simply defining the precision of the printers will make a huge difference, like you said 200 points per rotation is not an issue, it's the backlash in the gears moving the head, the rigidity of the rails the head travels on, or the slippage of the belt drive.

about 3 months ago
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Rising Sea Level Could Put East Coast Nuclear Plants At Risk

jimbolauski Re:Where does 7 feet of water come from? (323 comments)

Water does not have a linear density ratio with respect to temperature so your number are suspect. At 4c, 370bar and 35 psu, the average temperature, pressure, and salinity of the ocean the density is 1029.502 kg/m^3 at 8c the density is 1028.957 about a 0.057% increase in volume which is what is needed for the 7 foot rise. I think in my original calcs I forgot to convert my delta F to delta K so I was off by a factor of two, that's still 25% of the sun's energy that hits earth. If you say that only 25% of that is due to expansion that's an increase of 1/8 of the suns energy that hits earth. That's still way too high to be plausible.

about 2 months ago
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Rising Sea Level Could Put East Coast Nuclear Plants At Risk

jimbolauski Re:Where does 7 feet of water come from? (323 comments)

According to a US geological survey there are 332,519,000 cubic miles of water in the oceans and they have a surface area of 129,444,000 square miles a rise of 7 feet is 171,611 cubic miles of water or a 0.05% increase. The average temperature of the ocean is 39F to get that increase in volume the average temperature would need to be 46F. That's 4.06e25 Joules to achieve that over 86 years or 4.83e23 J per year which is half the total energy of the sun that strikes the earth each year. I just have a hard time believing that greenhouse gases trap 50% more of the sun's energy and put it directly into the ocean.

about 3 months ago

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Topless lovelies playing Wii

jimbolauski jimbolauski writes  |  more than 6 years ago

jimbolauski (882977) writes "This wonderful discovery, via Gizmodo, mashing topless women, video games, and a hint of Baby oil into 12 great clips.


OK, it goes like this: Get a Nintendo Wii. An assorted group of topless buxom bombshells. Five gallons of Johnson & Johnson Baby oil. Mix it all with a lot of Wii games and a few cameras for some multi-angle action. The result: extremely not-safe-for-work and surprisingly entertaining videos that ask you "What game are they playing" after watching the girls play for a few minutes.

NSFW http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/not-safe-for-work-wii-playing/very-nsfw-video-beautiful-topless-girls-playing-wii-329839.php"

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jimbolauski jimbolauski writes  |  more than 8 years ago There are two kind of hippies in this world the ones that don't shower, work, and want hand outs all the time. Get a JOB hippie and leave me alone. dude! The second kind is the wanna be hippie they have jobs and shower but for some reason they idolize the dirty smelly hippies. They are even worse because they idolize one of the most foul creatures on earth the dirty hippie.

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