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Your Moral Compass Is Reversible

jvanber 47% (295 comments)

I guess Romney's leeches must have stuck to their guns.

more than 2 years ago

Why You Shouldn't Worry About IPv6 Just Yet

jvanber orly? (425 comments)

Isn't this a re-post from 1999?

more than 4 years ago

Why Are Digital Hearing Aids So Expensive?

jvanber Re:I am in the same boat too with these things (727 comments)

I too have to wear one and it's ungodly expensive. My argument is the fact I need them to have a normal life and work. So if people can get glasses for fairly low price and it's a item that people need then why can't insurance companies provide coverage too? Reason for that it's very specialized market and expensive.

Don't get one of those cheapie $49.95 hearing aids from the ads as they do not provide the proper specs to the type of hearing loss you have. In fact it'll make your hearing worse. It'll be like listening to iPod all day long.

See if they can offer a payment plan.

Good luck.

I can easily spend at least $500 on a pair of glasses every year or two, and that's without the uber-special designer frames or the candy-lens coatings. They can top $1000 pretty quickly if you go all-out.

I'd say that a lot more people wear glasses than hearing-aids, and the technology isn't exactly new. Still expensive, and most people don't have ocular insurance.

So yeah, you can get a $50 hearing aid that doesn't work very well, and I can get $200 eyeglasses from Walmart that I hate. By comparison, however, I'd say the pricing isn't all that far off.

more than 4 years ago

Bill Gates Unleashes Swarm of Mosquitoes

jvanber Re:Assault ! (841 comments)

This willful act could be considered assault by one of the attendees and BillG arrested. Even if not stung. Worse for him, this conceivably could come under US federal terrorism laws.

Some people are allergic to mosquito bites even if the mosquitoes are disease-free. Harm is not necessary in most states to convice for assault (that's battery). Just the threat of harm.

Only female mosquitoes bite after laying eggs. I'd assume Bill might have thought of that. Its likely that none of the mosquitoes will bite anyone.

more than 5 years ago

Blizzard Unbans Linux World of Warcraft Players

jvanber Re:Now.. (300 comments)


more than 8 years ago


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