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Description Get off my lawn!
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Signed On Jul 7, 2006, 00:07
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 20, 2017, 17:41 Cutter
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 20, 2017, 12:26:
Tesla found 'not guilty' in fatal May 2016 crash, says NTSB.

Not sure why this was ever a question.

It's called money.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 20, 2017, 12:35 Cutter
 
Why not have a massive garage sale or two before you go? Moving is always a good opportunity to get rid of a lot of crap before you go.

And the only monsters in that article are the scientists. Animals are not lab equipment.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 20, 2017, 12:24 Cutter
 
And how does The Donald and his idiot son-on-law propose to do this? Particularly with no money. Oh right, let the corporations run the government, they basically do that now anyway.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
17. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 19, 2017, 17:45 Cutter
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 19, 2017, 16:15:
On the one hand apps like Screentime are your friend. The allow total control over who has apps are accessible, when and for how long.

On the other hand, I know parents who force tablets and phones on their kids because they are not interested in being parents. A ban probably wouldn't work, but I wish there was something that could be done. The kids I know like this lag behind their contemporaries in key indicators: social, emotional, and academic.

Yeah, it's called State Sanctioned Reproduction. I'm all for it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
13. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 19, 2017, 15:49 Cutter
 
Ozmodan wrote on Jun 19, 2017, 13:13:
Cutter wrote on Jun 19, 2017, 10:37:
Yeah, because prohibition works so well. Rolleyes God forbid parents do any actual parenting.

Best post on this thread. When you can't limit your kids use, that is not parenting it is flat out ignorance.

Thanks. That's exactly what my pop would have done. Set parental controls for time limits on when and how much I could use, while leaving the actual phone part of it free for emergencies. But that cuts into today's paremts time they can flake out in front of the tube or watch pr0n on the net, right?

What the kids today really need are beatings. Daily beatings!

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 19, 2017, 12:11 Cutter
 
Nimh wrote on Jun 19, 2017, 12:05:
No jungle my man.. high grass is a tick magnet in the North East.

It's also a good place for Raptors to hide. Don't go into the long grass!
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 19, 2017, 10:37 Cutter
 
Yeah, because prohibition works so well. Rolleyes God forbid parents do any actual parenting.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 19, 2017, 10:35 Cutter
 
I have a cordless 40v Ryobi mower and it's great. It's super quiet and very lightweight. Came with 2 40v batteries which is enough to my front and backyard. One battery will clear the front and 1/4 of the back and the other one will finish it with about 1/4 charge left - as the batteries have little indicators telling you how much charge there is. Than I break out the Ryobi whipper snipper and blower - cordless 18v - also very quiet and light - to finish up.

I actually ended up with a slew of Ryobi tools - impact driver, circ saw, sawzall, hammer drill, as I'm now covered for everything with 4 18v batteries and 2 40v ones. They're the perfect tools for the home DIYer given what they do and their price point. Unless you have money to burn or are an actual tradesman there's really no need to go with Bosch, Milwaukee, DeWalt. My cousin, the carpenter, is of the opinion that Bosch makes the best overall tools.
 
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News Comments > ARG Teases Secret World Legends Launch Next Week
1. Re: ARG Teases Secret World Legends Launch Next Week Jun 19, 2017, 10:26 Cutter
 
What was that game EA made about this. I remember when these were supposed to be the next big thing, much like 'Teh Cloud!'. Fucking marketing people. The only industry that has to constantly make shit up to justify its own existence.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
5. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jun 17, 2017, 19:04 Cutter
 
Like kids today know who Atari is. Why would they want a console. Even MS and Sony want to get out of the market.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 17, 2017, 19:03 Cutter
 
That just flabbergasts me. 'Hrm, which one was it again? Oh well, 50/50 shot at this, here we go!' You'd think last second for something this important you'd be double checking, 'Was it the left or the right one? My left or the other left?' If I had been the guy I probably would have just drawn an X in red magic marker on the side of my bag and told the Doc, 'X marks the spot.'

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Jun 16, 2017, 21:56 Cutter
 
Man, that was straight up gangsta.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 16, 2017, 20:21 Cutter
 
panbient wrote on Jun 16, 2017, 18:34:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 16, 2017, 14:37:
Cutter, I assume a major reason for what you are describing is the lack of a profit motivation. You don't have any billion dollar corporate hospitals building new facilities to make even more billions. I'd agree with most of what you said, socialized medicine works great for some things, not so great for other things. And the system we have in the US is only great if either you are employed by a large employer with a good insurance plan, or if you have the cash.

While I agree that profit is a factor I think the bigger issue is the vastness of Canada - especially trying to provide coverage to more rural and remote parts of the country. Rural doctors are tough to come by and that's just for a general practitioner.

At the same time the government can't really diminish the value of the rural population and openly establish a multi-tiered system though in reality if you don't live in a major area you're pretty well screwed for service.

What I'd really like to see is a focus on the basics (including basic dental and optical exams - but pay for your own braces and glasses) and then not necessarily privatize specialized procedures but anything that is elective should be paid for by the patient. The old example being the removal of a wart - it's an inconvenient blemish but otherwise inconsequential (unless it's on your face / genitals), but some people will insist on visiting a doctor to have it frozen and removed. Because god forbid they suffer the indignity of having to face their peers in the local pharmacy with a package of Compound W for a little bump on their finger.

Zackly I spend close to the last 5 years trying to find a family doctor because I don't live in the big city anymore, and I'm not even fully out in the boonies. And the more remote and further away the worse it is. It's bizarre because you'd think as a doctor you can work in a small town with cheap property and low cost of living and still make the same money you'd make in the city. I'd love to have that advantage for work.

And yeah we desperately need basic dental. Over half of all Canadians can't afford to see a dentist - which also says a lot about how far out of line dentist pricing their work is. So much overall health is tied to oral health that it costs society literally billions in wasted tax dollars because of it.

I haven't had dental insurance in over 5 years now and had to get a few teeth pulled instead of fixed. So this year I'm looking at heading to Cuba or Mexico for implants. There's a massive market for this with literally 10's of 1000's of Canadians doing this every year with even more Americans doing it in Mexico. For less than a 1/4 of it would cost me here I also get a vacation out of the deal.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 16, 2017, 20:14 Cutter
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 16, 2017, 19:19:
panbient wrote on Jun 16, 2017, 18:34:
What I'd really like to see is a focus on the basics (including basic dental and optical exams - but pay for your own braces and glasses) and then not necessarily privatize specialized procedures but anything that is elective should be paid for by the patient.
It might be a "US problem", but the pricing on glasses these days, especially for things like progressive bifocals, borders on the ridiculous...

Try Eye Buy Direct. Just bought a pair of glasses from them for $50 - whole shebang and shipping - and I'm very happy with the result. Actually even better! The frames I selected are tad too small for my face so I asked for a refund - they have a 14 day refund no questions asked - and they told me to just keep them or donate them and pick a new pair and they'd adjust the price up or down accordingly if the new frames are more or less, or I could return the glasses for a full refund if I wanted. That's good customer service. On top of that the box they ship in comes with a jeweller screwdriver if you ever need to adjust or tighten them up and the lens quality is really good. Prior I got a cheap pair from Walmart as I don't have insurance for that sort of thing and the quality was fucking terrible. So if you need some cool new glasses cheap give them a try.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jun 16, 2017, 19:55 Cutter
 
State has no business in dealing with end of life issues. If someone wants to commit suicide that's their business and not Big Brother's or the Xtian right-wing extremists out there to interfere. Plenty of people out there who want and desperately need all kinds of help, so help them.

Gene Simmons, the biggest douchebag in Rock'n'Roll history.


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 16, 2017, 14:28 Cutter
 
There's one spot where US medicine shines. One of the major problems with a bureaucracy heavy system is takes forever to change and update things. The test they use for Lyme here is the really simple, old blood test they've been using since the 50s - the one that actually fails to properly diagnose Lyme most of the time. So a lot of people have to end up going to the US to get one of the newer, better tests done, and they run about $1000 bucks for the uninsured - which is absurd and the bad thing about US medicine.

Same with most other stuff. The procedures they use for the nose surgery I had are about a 100 times better and safer down there. And when I asked the doctor why they're not using them here he said it was funding. They'd been asking for a lot of this stuff for a decade and they're always told no. So, yes, for the small stuff socialized medicine is great, for the more major stuff, it's lousy - the exception being parts of Europe like France and Germany where it's all a better overall experience.

As we get older and have more problems I forsee a lot more people in this country - myself included - looking at picking up some sort of foreign health insurance in the event of any major issues. They throw oodles of money at it here and inexplicably it's like medicine and hospitals in this country are stuck in the 1950s.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 16, 2017, 13:54 Cutter
 
After sprinting home and going with her mom straight to the hospital, her dad collected the dead beast in a Taste of the Wild dog food bag and handed it over to the Maine Warden Service.

And they felt the need to plug that dog food because? Honestly that whole article is really weird. I'd swear it was something from The Onion. That whole website is weird.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2017, Part 8
2. Re: It Came from E3 2017, Part 8 Jun 16, 2017, 13:50 Cutter
 
I always thought they should do these things in the center of the US so it's more accessible for everyone to reach instead of having to cross the entire country if it's not on your coast. They'd be a lot cheaper to host and attend too.


 
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News Comments > Agony Delayed; New Trailer
3. Re: Agony Delayed; New Trailer Jun 16, 2017, 13:46 Cutter
 
Meh, I'd much rather see a good CRPG based on Dante's Inferno, or even Roger Zelazny's Azzie series.
 
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