My guess is they will start making everyone boot up their devices to ensure that they work, and are not just PC looking bombs. Of course, that would have the opposite effect since Win10 is bombing with most people anyway.
Then you do not understand diabetes. Insulin is not optional. Yes, there are soem Type 2s for which it is, but for every Type 1 out there, and many Type 2, it is mandatory. It does not matter whether it is $25 a bottle, $250 a bottle or $2500 a bottle. If you need 3 bottles a month, you need 3 bottles a month, regardless of the price.
Contrary to what the article says, there are two kinds of generic insulin widely available in the US: Novolin N (a long acting [12-14 hour]) insulin and Novolin (a short term [4-5 hour] insulin). Both of these are available in WalMart pharmacies for about $25/bottle. By contrast, the Novalin N that I buy at CVS through my insurance is about $280/bottle. Unfortunately neither of these insulins are in wide use, most diabetics use a rapid acting insulin (Novolog, 45 minutes), and a longer acting insulin (like Lantus), that have a duration of closer to 24 hours. It woudl be absolutely fantastic to see a wider variety of insulins available at reasonable prices, but I fully agree with what Kevin Riggs said, that the generic part is not the problem, it's the manufacturing cost (et al). What this effort needs is a Bill Gates sort of benefactor to kick start the whole thing (as a lost cost start up), then operate a company as a non profit to provide the generics at cost. But then you have another issue, who will sell them? Do you honestly think that CVS would prefer to sell you a bottle for $25, when they can instead sell one for 10 times that? Keeping in mind that their markup is probably 10X as well.
Dammit robots, knock it off, first you come here and take our menial labor jobs, now you want my medical right to take my (future) seeing eye dog anywhere I please? What next, are you going to take away my ability to drive me and my seeing eye dog around by ourselves?
I was thinking almost the exact same thing. Usenet was the free speech haven [sic] until google somehow ended up controlling it and turned it into groups and drove it into the ground. Irc is still very much alive, but not really the same sort of forum flavor that usenet had (I can still find articles I posted to usenet 20+ years ago).
If I did not know any better, I'd say this is a precursor to Comcast filing a civil suit against Netflix since "They helped create Netflix." I'm sure they are entitled to at least 50% of Netflix's profits.
Wine and beer are as distinct as bottled water and soda
Have to disagree here, or maybe not. Consider the Wine Cooler -- for sales purposes, most wine coolers are labelled (and sold) as beers, having dropped the "wine" portion of their name years ago. So the distinction between wine and beer does have some grey area, and I can understand why a winery with a trademark would be concerned about "another alcoholic beverage" with the same mark. Just like I can understand why "Royal Crown" would be concerned about someone selling "Royal Crown Flavored Water." In today's market the distinction between flavored water and sodas is pretty thin, as it is between alcoholic beverages.