But when it takes so much work to get to that point, how many people are just going to leave their plan sitting around? How many people really are going to go through the bother? Amazon makes it easy, just one click and you are golden, but the ACA website doesn't.
Sure it'd be POSSIBLE.
Step 1: Fire any Union programmers.
Step 2: Hire a company to have 100 programmers working for you.
Step 3: Assign half to try to get something in the background working. Just work on a small sub-set.
Step 3.5: Assign the other half to work on the website, small details as above, and get it working.
Step 4: If not perfect, go back to step 3.
And you will have reasonable functionality in about 3 months. Good luck actually doing that... the project needs to be made into manageable chunks if they want it to be fixable, and unless you hire a good programmer (or 100), it's not going to happen.
The Breaking Bad thing doesn't work. I forget the source, but it was tried on pigs, and while the pig was deformed, it was still pig-shaped and pink at the end.
Tried that. She's now a favourite punching bag of the left. You can't win by playing "We aren't racist... so we will nominate a black man" or "We aren't sexist, look at our woman!" It just doesn't work for us. The liberals got that first, and it'd be nearly impossible to break in.
This may not be the "confess your unpopular opinions" thread, but I am of the opinion that yes, it is necessary to let the liberals win to see how wrong they are. The only issue being that it is almost impossible to roll back, but saying "For the next two years, do what you like, and we will not stop you" gives them enough time to do what they want, and see how the world really looks after that.
Reliable, scientific polling from another country (read: isolated body) is a must.
It's also worth pointing out that your point 8 makes the GOP an easy target: "They only put him there so they could say they aren't racist."
I have a problem of being chronically late.
The issue is fixed with a mix of threats by my parents, a desire to actually be where I am going, even if I really like where I am, and knowing what time it is.
I will confess that my clock in my bedroom, which is only relevant right after getting up, is set 5 minutes fast, and seeing the clock set ahead (even though if I look at my wrist, the analog dial will confirm that I am early) gives my mind just enough of a boost to get going. If the watch was set ahead, I'd be just irritated enough to intentionally be late, so I always need to know the real time too.
The solution is obvious: More geeks. More geeks running their own private "dropbox" clouds for the local community (Suspiciously like FTP, only for the less geeky). Corporations bothering to run their own email servers.
When you have a big target, it gets nice and tasty and you just want to shoot it down. Like a sugar cube on a lap. However, we all know that when we want to have sugar, and there is sugar available but in tiny spots all over the place... a little harder.
Make the targets smaller, and more spread out, and the problem is solved!
Now, I have only read the first page of comments thus far, so please pardon me if I am covering old turf.
Any time you use Google, you compromise your privacy. Which is why I just started to use DuckDuckGo instead.
The first step was installing a browser on one of my *nix computers earlier, and soon finding that I preferred Google to the default search engine (DuckDuckGo.com) because it was more useful for me. Google knew what I wanted, and could show it to me. I switched to Google.
The second step was making a purchase from Amazon (Actually, looking at a product which was later purchased from my IP address). Now I load a page, be it a HTML version of The Real Thing, or a tractor forum, and I see this product advertised along the side of the screen.
DuckDuckGo doesn't track personal information, or as far as I've read, change results based on factors like place and time. In addition, it has even more goodies (Like conversions) than even Google has.
Not to make a sales pitch, but DuckDuckGo seems to be what this thread is looking for to pop filter bubbles.
On a rural road with not much shoulder to speak of -- particularly on one that is quite hilly -- you'd expect these folks to show a little caution. Nope. They piled right into the middle of the lane, forcing me to a crawl as they slowly ascended a steep hill.
As a cyclist, this is EXACTLY the attitude I follow. I am no expert, I just can't drive, so I bike.
For example, when going through an intersection, I find 2 cars that are moving at different rates, squeeze between them (the driver in the back quickly adapts to me, and slows down, otherwise I find another set), and pass through the intersection in the middle of the lane. If you are on the shoulder, it is to let people pass. When you let people pass, you can assume you can be jostled to the side by some drivers, and on a mountain road, that is VERY bad. Especially if you have a drain: if you are forced into a drain where the bars are in-line with your bike wheels, your thin wheels fall into the gap, and you end up very flat.
Disclaimer: As a teenager, I only have looked at all this, not actually been in the middle.
However, as it seems from down here, Courtship is something done either in the 18th century or by people who want responsibility for their own actions.
Am I entirely off my rocker with this?
It already has, the first paycheck is back.
I am afraid this falls apart at the title. There are no open-minded Progressives. If they were open minded, they already are Conservative.
Susan in Seattle: Nicely done, Mr. Senik! What a delight.
By the way, do you have any recommendations for cleaning red wine from a keyboard and monitor? · 0 minutes ago
Drink soda while reading Ricochet.
An aside point, but how do you think the inner city schools got their cops in the first place?
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Lack of knowledge regarding the name of two bombs isn't a big deal. It's more along the lines of what I would call trivia. When the bombings occurred, where, and who ordered the bombing and why. Those are important. I don't care if they know the name of Nelson's ship at Trafalgar, only the importance of that naval battle.
I suspect the bombs were given names out of fondness — the same reason planes, tanks and whatnot were named. If the names were just technical shorthand, they wouldn't have been so cute.
The names of these two bombs are insignificant enough to be considered trivia. Why does this trivia matter?
Yes, but it is expected for a ship to have a name. Not a bomb. Every ship has a name and a type, but bombs are usually only given types.
The fact that the bombs were named shows a different attitude about them. Go ahead, call the names trivia, but remember those bombs had them.
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