Hell, I've wondered if the Republicans would have been semi-ok with ACA if the damn thing was designed to actually work.
The main idea of the ACA originated from conservatives (specifically the Heritage Foundation). If it had been proposed under a Republican president presumably the Republicans would have been all over it. Literally the reason the Republicans hate it so much is because it was put forward by Democrats.
instead they'll be able to focus entirely on 'How can we squeeze the most money from the saps we've got signed up with us, for the least amount of effort on our part?'
That's step 1. If that goes well, step 2 is figuring out if they can get the state to just pay them and not bother with actually serving customers at all. Not sure if they could actually get that done but I wouldn't put it past them to try.
For all their talk of how much they hate Obama and won't go along with anything he does, this kind of thing would seem like a prime candidate for somewhere to take a stand. No Mr. President, you cannot decide for us what our use of force authorization means and if you keep doing it we will hold impeachment hearings.
I guess they're afraid of being painted as "soft on terrorism"?
In short, heavy compression is the same as reducing resolution, because it throws away details.
That's lossy compression. There is lossless compression which results in (as the name suggests) no loss of detail. Now whether a particular video can be compressed enough for a particular use case with a lossless encoder is a different question.
Yeah, I mean corporations with little to no competition and no regulation generally are super favorable to their customers, with low prices, great customer service and high quality products and services. Let's take away all the rules, I'm sure it will turn out great. "Monopoly" is Latin for "good for customers" right?
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Moving the discussion to social media obviates those issues.
Yeah am I missing something or is that an extremely dumb thing to say? Are we to read "obviates those issues" as "makes those issues someone else's problem"? Because I imagine that's what they're really going for, though I'm not sure it achieves even that goal.
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