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by K-R
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3414
Views: 207802

Re: Trump presidency

Republian measures try to tackle this issue directly. Most of the Republican plans provide a way around the above situation by saying "If you were on insurance in the last X months... then the new insurance company has to take you despite preexisting conditions". The Democrat's approach i...
by K-R
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3414
Views: 207802

Re: Trump presidency

For #2: Most insurance schemes you give money to, and then they give less money back. Well, obviously. If an insurance company gave out more money than was put in, it wouldn't be an insurance company for very long. For #1: Maybe its moronic to expect insurance companies to cover preexisting conditi...
by K-R
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3414
Views: 207802

Re: Trump presidency

K-R, I can't figure you out if you want to make a semantic point, or a wider political point. You propose a fairly strict scope for the word "insurance". You want to exclude schemes that cannot for test for pre-existing conditions. Do you only object to using the word for schemes that fal...
by K-R
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3414
Views: 207802

Re: Trump presidency

elasto wrote:
K-R wrote:No, you can't just call things 'insurance' and have them magically become insurance. That's not how words work.

Aside: Actually, that's very much how words work.
Yellow arson fridge after slowly horse, fourteen never atom machination.
by K-R
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3414
Views: 207802

Re: Trump presidency

There is no natural law about how insurance is supposed to work. It's a contractual agreement between two parties. It can be defined any way the two parties wish, barring any legal obligations imposed by some government entity. No, you can't just call things 'insurance' and have them magically beco...
by K-R
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3414
Views: 207802

Re: Trump presidency

morriswalters wrote:The new carrier can deny any coverage for conditions which existed prior to the date of issuance, at any price. Go broke by being effectively uninsured with regards to the cancer.
That's how insurance is supposed to work. You don't insure against things that have already happened.
by K-R
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3414
Views: 207802

Re: Trump presidency

They are also getting rid of coverage for preexisting conditions, so a lot of people will be fucked. I see this complaint about US health insurance a lot, but I don't understand it. It's health insurance , but people seem to think it's some sort of healthcare discount service or something. Is there...
by K-R
Thu May 11, 2017 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3414
Views: 207802

Re: Trump presidency

Aiwendil wrote:No, the burden of proof is on the side claiming that a crime took place. There is still presumption of innocence, even for someone as ridiculously non-innocent as Trump.
In a civil suit, neither side is claiming that a crime took place.
by K-R
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2531565

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Do the passwords (especially the newer one) differ enough from each other and all other accounts you have? Did you enter the passwords only in the official steam client? Or did you also enter and save them in your browser or other program? Generated them via 1Password. Did you run a malware scan? C...
by K-R
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2531565

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Twice in the last three weeks, I've received an email from Steam saying a login was attempted, with my correct name and password, from a new device, asking me to confirm it was me.

Which is fortunate, because it wasn't. Either time. And yes, I changed my password in between.
by K-R
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 708256

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

sardia wrote:They just called Wisconsin for Trump, it's over.
Who is 'they'? Is there actually an official tally anywhere, or do media outlets all just call states independently of one another until they all eventually agree?

538 still doesn't have Wisconsin, AFAICT, leaving Trump at 77% chance to win.
by K-R
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 708256

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

What does 'too close to call' mean? I always just figured it meant they couldn't call it yet, but on 538's tracker states are showing up as 'too close to call' at specific times?
by K-R
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6366594

Re: Random natterings

Sableagle wrote:though some suggest ... giving cats a bath of vinegar, lemon juice or apple cider.

I'm reminded of this...
by K-R
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 708256

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Are you at all familiar with the 'boy who cried wolf' story?

You know eventually there actually is a wolf, right?
by K-R
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2531565

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

My willingness to experiment varies based on 1) the importance of what I'm trying to do and 2) the risks associated with pushing the wrong thing. If I feel like a button might have a serious negative consequence, I'll avoid pushing it. Of course, sometimes there are buttons that have such a conseque...
by K-R
Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2531565

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

I'm annoyed that software developers decided that an intuitive interface means having icons with vague shapes, so I have to guess what the icon stands for, usually by activating things at random and then trying to determine what I've done. Yes, this. I've lost track of the number of times I've been...
by K-R
Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 708256

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

One should not need to decide that someone is certainly guilty in order to have a trial. Perhaps not, but you certainly ought to feel conviction is more probable than not. If this were instead about a poor unemployed person, I think there'd be a different reaction in terms of what level of probabil...
by K-R
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 107251

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

Sorry for straying a bit off topic, but would you say that your view is widely held? Because down here in Australia, a successful election campaign was built almost entirely out of the fact that the party forming government had a leadership spill and the position of Prime Minster changed hands with...
by K-R
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 107251

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

I don't know what or why you are doing what you are. This has to be a personal vendetta at this point. But if you payed attention to what I have written, I am essentially adopting the consensus view that the meta analysis of the peer reviewed literature identified. It is an examination of the body ...
by K-R
Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 50 Dead, 53 Injured in Orlando Gay Club Shooting
Replies: 490
Views: 44346

Re: Islamist attack on Orlando gay club

Orlando isn't really anywhere near Tallahassee, is it?
by K-R
Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2531565

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

...and now it's turned off sync for most labels on my phone. And changed all the label colours back to the the default grey. And my phone just went flat in seven hours, of which it was actually in use for maybe fifteen minutes. I'm also in my fourth month of a search for a power supply for a thing t...
by K-R
Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2531565

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

I have not.
by K-R
Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2531565

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

K-R wrote:no amount of...custom never-mark-as-spam-from-these-addresses filters will change its mind.
by K-R
Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2531565

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

GMail has suddenly decided that Twitter and eBay count as 'spam', and no amount of marking-as-not-spam and custom never-mark-as-spam-from-these-addresses filters will change its mind.

Also PM notification emails from another forum.
by K-R
Thu May 05, 2016 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 406
Views: 512043

Re: Forum Migration

Depending on the browser you're using, and the version, and the website, and the phase of the moon... sometimes it also works that if you click a link, and don't scroll the page , don't touch anything, while the page loads, once the page finishes loading everything, it'll go and re-scroll to the an...
by K-R
Thu May 05, 2016 7:15 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 406
Views: 512043

Re: Forum Migration

It's always been a little choppy with many or slow-loading images on a page. Once it's all loaded (and thrown the view out of place), select the address bar and hit enter, and you should be back at the intended post. Wouldn't that just jump to the top of the next page (or the current page, if it's ...
by K-R
Wed May 04, 2016 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 406
Views: 512043

Re: Forum Migration

Are you jumping to a point on the same page but not straight to the relevant post? It might be related to loading pictures - if any posts before the newest have pictures in them that have not been loaded, then you'd first jump to the correct location, then after loading pictures the page will "...
by K-R
Wed May 04, 2016 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 406
Views: 512043

Re: Forum Migration

I'm still getting the issue of not properly jumping to the first unread post of a thread when clicking the 'first unread post' button.
by K-R
Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6366594

Re: Random natterings

http://www.whats-on-netflix.com/leaving-soon/ As for why they don't advertise it sooner Sooner? Unless you go specifically looking, it isn't advertised at all . If I've got something on my list, you'd think I'd get a notification that it's about to go, instead of it just disappearing. Twice now I'v...
by K-R
Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6366594

Re: Random natterings

Are there any places that track things being removed from Netflix? My List appears to have shrunk dramatically recently.

Why there's no advance warning of expiry is beyond me.
by K-R
Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13988
Views: 1888515

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Might not be able to. It's called the Bandwagon Effect and marketers ave been using it successfully for centuries. If anything the addition of fear and uncertainty makes the Bandwagon Effect stronger ("i don't know what to do, hey they look like they've got a plan,I'll follow them.") It's...
by K-R
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:54 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 406
Views: 512043

Re: Forum Migration

Priority needs to be the favicon. I have 70 open tabs and haven't ever used egosearch, and am more important than the rest of you.
by K-R
Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 708256

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

KnightExemplar wrote:Trump's...a pretty face.
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by K-R
Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 406
Views: 512043

Re: Forum Migration

I don't believe I've ever opened XKCD or the fora in Chrome before testing it earlier, and it displayed a favicon.
by K-R
Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 406
Views: 512043

Re: Forum Migration

My favicon disappeared, so the tab just shows the Firefox default blank icon. 99% sure that's more recent than the migration, but it still seems awful coincidental. Anyone else having this issue, or is it just me? Chrome: xkcd favicon IE: default IE icon Firefox: no icon at all Ah, yep. Favicon dis...
by K-R
Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:34 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 406
Views: 512043

Re: Forum Migration

K-R wrote:My favicon disappeared, so the tab just shows the Firefox default blank icon.

99% sure that's more recent than the migration, but it still seems awful coincidental.

Anyone else having this issue, or is it just me?
by K-R
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3124
Views: 357835

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Coyne wrote:
K-R wrote:Couldn't possibly be more of a problem than the cell phones that look like guns we already have.


Especially since the cops already assume cell phones are guns.
Yes, that was the joke.
by K-R
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3124
Views: 357835

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Couldn't possibly be more of a problem than the cell phones that look like guns we already have.
by K-R
Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 406
Views: 512043

Re: Forum Migration

My favicon disappeared, so the tab just shows the Firefox default blank icon.

99% sure that's more recent than the migration, but it still seems awful coincidental.
by K-R
Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:15 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 406
Views: 512043

Re: Forum Migration

I've created a userstyle to clean up a lot of the things I don't like. It works with both prosilver and AllanStyle-subsilver. If you want to use it, drop it into the userstyle manager of your choice, and update the URLs to match whatever you typically use to access the forums (though that really sh...

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