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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

worldthinker Re:Mod parent DOWN (501 comments)

Interesting ASSUMPTIONS you're making. Why do you think that?

2 days ago
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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

worldthinker Re:He just doesent' get it.. (501 comments)

If you can't even get an interview then it isn't about smarts is it?

2 days ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

worldthinker Re: Local testing works? (778 comments)

So you taint all poor people because you think someone is lazy?

about a week ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

worldthinker Re:Local testing works? (778 comments)

You have made 2 failures of logic.

1) You assume most people on welfare were black
2) You assume that people on welfare always stay on welfare

In the 1960's 1970's, millions of poor blacks actually made it into the middle class when they got access to good paying jobs in places like Detroit, Ohio, etc.

about two weeks ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

worldthinker Re:Local testing works? (778 comments)

Maybe some of them reached the middle class and aren't as poor and desperate anymore.

about two weeks ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

worldthinker Re:A win for freedom (1330 comments)

earned benefits are the property of the employee. There were already mechanisms in the ACA that would have shielded an employer from "paying" for abortion. But an employer has no more right to say how an employee uses a benefit as they do their earned money. This decision will not stand the test of time. It will fall in a like manner that the Bowers v. Hardwick case was revisited and overturned decades later with the majority opinion admitting the SCOTUS had been "wrong".

about a month ago
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Fox Moves To Use Aereo Ruling Against Dish Streaming Service

worldthinker or Slingbox... (210 comments)

n/a

about a month ago
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House Majority Leader Defeated In Primary

worldthinker Re:hahaha! (932 comments)

At the time, the people making the pronouncements against Galileo were the Church. It only took 500 years for them to apologize for that...

about 2 months ago
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Getting the Most Out of the Space Station (Before It's Too Late)

worldthinker Re:Relations were OK until Obama undermined Ukrain (155 comments)

So are you suggesting that it was up to the Americans and Russians to determine the choices a sovereign people should make? How about if someone made those choices for you? Oh Wait, they already do...

about 2 months ago
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White House: Get ACA Insurance Coverage, Launch Start-Ups

worldthinker Re:I went back to corporate America because Obamac (578 comments)

That type of account was worthless because it practically covered nothing! There are HSA policies available in the exchange. Suck it up...

about 4 months ago
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What If the Next Presidential Limo Was a Tesla?

worldthinker Re: Convenience of gasoline (330 comments)

Would an escape require more than 280 miles? And a typical Presidential entourage is like 30 cars.

about 5 months ago
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White House: Get ACA Insurance Coverage, Launch Start-Ups

worldthinker Re:I went back to corporate America because Obamac (578 comments)

I call BS on that... The ACA benefits are the same for all policies whether in the exchange or not. They are the minimum ALL policies must have. And about complaining about stuff you'll never use, you don't really understand how insurance works insurance do you?

As for me, I've signed up, paid for it and am receiving benefits from it. I had gone for 2 years without and could not get insurance back because of pre-existing conditions. Now, thanks to the ACA, I have it and I have services and deductibles comparable to what I had before plus the new ACA benefits. And the policy cost is about $120 LESS per month than what I was paying before . And there is the exchange subsidy on top of that.

about 5 months ago
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White House: Get ACA Insurance Coverage, Launch Start-Ups

worldthinker Re:I went back to corporate America because Obamac (578 comments)

The cost of insurance before "ObamaCare" was also "Insane" so quit blaming the high prices on the ACA. If anything, since the ACA was passed, the annual rate of insurance increases has slowed dramatically. The very fact that you can get a private health plan with no restrictions for pre-existing conditions - which most of us have in some form -- should be a cause for appreciation.

The long term effect will likely be that people in small business and small 1 person companies will indeed carry private individual plans. I like the prospect of not being tied to a job because of health insurance. I also like the prospect of not having to work 2 or more jobs just to be able to get it.

about 5 months ago
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Why Is US Broadband So Slow?

worldthinker Re:Municipal Fiber (513 comments)

Thanks, this is useful.

about 5 months ago
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Tim Cook: If You Don't Like Our Energy Policies, Don't Buy Apple Stock

worldthinker Re:Fiduciary Duty (348 comments)

Absent any other directive of the board to express particular values. For example, Google says its goal is not to maximize quarterly profits but to add value over time. If you don't like that approach, then don't invest. This was set out in its IPO and by-laws. Boards of Directors can also make such policy decisions.

about 4 months ago
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Why Is US Broadband So Slow?

worldthinker Municipal Fiber (513 comments)

The best way is to allow cities and counties to create municipal fiber utilities that provide uniform and universal access of its citizens to ISP's. Municipalities can require multiple ISP's to service the city providing service level and price competition. The capital outlay for the fiber infrastructure is born by the city/county and is capitalized in use fees. Cities would set SLA standards for customer service response and repair times. Penalties for non-compliance and the right to replace ISP's that don't perform.

We would get the fastest and most robust internet connections available on the planet. We would get TV and phone service bundled on one wire. We would get lower monthly bills.

about 5 months ago
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Ohio Attempting To Stop Tesla From Selling Cars, Again

worldthinker Washington State is also trying to block Tesla! (387 comments)

I'm shocked to find out that Liberal and Libertarian Washington State is trying to interfere with Tesla's business model. Washington has the most Tesla sales per capita and yet these legislators obviously paid off by the auto dealers has put forward a bill that would stop Telsa from adding stores.

http://www.geekwire.com/2014/p...

about 6 months ago
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Canadian Health Scientists Resort To Sneaker Net After Funding Slashed

worldthinker You get the best government you deserve (168 comments)

If the people of Canada think this is horrid and despicable, they only have to look into the mirror to see who is responsible for electing a Tory government. Next thing you know, your precious universal health care will be under siege. Wake up neighbors!!!

about 6 months ago
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IBM Dumping $1 Billion Into New Watson Group

worldthinker Failsafe? (182 comments)

Hopefully they will have programed an Asimovian 3L failsafe into the damn thing. :-)

about 7 months ago
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A Rebuttal To Charles Stross About Bitcoin

worldthinker Re:Bitcoin is vulernable to government manipulatio (396 comments)

Because ultimately its worth and value will lie in its exchangeability for REAL currencies. Sovereign governments do not take kindly to their currencies or their sovereignty being threatened.

United States citizens need to consider that transactions for US based events that are not denominated in dollars could be considered barter units and have different taxable implications. Such taxes must be paid in US dollars. So ultimately, you're going to have to cough up real US dollars sometime.

Basically, if the United States Britain, and Japan follows China's lead, Bitcoin would be completely worthless.

about 7 months ago

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T-Mobile's Massive DataCenter Upgrade

worldthinker worldthinker writes  |  more than 6 years ago

worldthinker (536300) writes "Last fall, T-Mobile's Bothell Washington Data Center was taken out by flooding which resulted in the outage of their main US website and the activations of new subscribers. In a bid to shore up their IT Infrastructure, T-Mobile has leased space in a Data Center development near Wenatchee Washington. This area in rural Eastern Washington has suddenly become home to a slew of data centers since the construction of a Microsoft Facility in East Wenatchee as well as a Google Facility in The Dalles Oregon. Proximity to the massive electrical grid of the Bonneville Power Administration was a major decision point in this area sprouting data centers."
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