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(USA Today)   Healthcare.gov works great if you take away all those damn people wanting to sign up for it, says the Chief Technology Officer in charge of the site."These bugs were functions of volume,'' Park said. "Take away the volume and it works.''   (usatoday.com) divider line 221
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2013-10-06 02:05:56 PM

someonelse: stirfrybry: PanicMan: And?  This is a fixable problem.

Plus if they did build up a huge infrastructure to handle the load perfectly from day one, people would be complaining it was overdesigned and too expensive.

yes, people often complain when things work too well.

The things you libtards tell yourself are hilarious

Not as hilarious as someone who uses "libtard" unironically.


Not as hilarious as people who make up words.
 
2013-10-06 02:06:04 PM

someonelse: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Silverstaff: TuteTibiImperes: If anything this just shows how wildly popular the ACA is, so while it's inconvenient, it's a good sign.

The Republican Talking Point is that entire storm of traffic to the exchanges was almost entirely the media and Congressional offices, because everyday people are rejecting them en-masse.

Then again, these are the same people who thought Unskewed Polls were the "real" way that the 2012 election would turn out, that global warming is "junk science", and that the Iraqi people would cheer us and celebrate us as liberators and the post-war occupation would be quick and easy.  They aren't known for the best working relationship with facts.

So... How is a minimum wage worker supposed to afford these private health plans?

You're saying the subsidy for 100-400% of the poverty level isn't enough?


I'm not saying anything. I'm asking a question which so far no one has been able to answer.
 
2013-10-06 02:07:17 PM
Wow, those farkers work for Rockstar too?
 
2013-10-06 02:07:21 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I'm not saying anything. I'm asking a question which so far no one has been able to answer.


If you're too poor, you get Medicaid. If you don't qualify for Medicaid because you make too much, you get subsidies to pay for insurance through the ACA. The less money you make, the bigger the subsidy.
 
2013-10-06 02:08:28 PM

SauronWasFramed: I spent 3 days trying to create an account and was finally able to do so. Two days later, I still haven't been able to log in.

The Obamacare defenders dismiss the failures of the website forgetting :

We have to buy insurance by 12/15 or else. Else what? Whatif you don't pay the fine?

The government compared the failure to apples I phone. We aren't required to buy an iPhone

The insurance isn't affordable or free. If. However, I could log in, I would find out if the subsidy calculator estimate of $19000 with a $12000 out of pocket is accurate or not.


The only failure is a logistics issue. You still have over 100 more days to sign up, so give it a little time.
 
2013-10-06 02:08:40 PM
Never once had a problem all week creating an account. I only got the "server is down" once and that was after I had signed in and tried to finish the account. Signed in this morning with no wait time, no glitches or anything, and finished my account. The only problem I had is with verifying my identity which requires me to call them apparently (I'm sure that will be fun). But this gives people in the US something to whine about...if it wasn't this, it would be something else.
 
2013-10-06 02:09:05 PM

DamnYankees: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I'm not saying anything. I'm asking a question which so far no one has been able to answer.

If you're too poor, you get Medicaid. If you don't qualify for Medicaid because you make too much, you get subsidies to pay for insurance through the ACA. The less money you make, the bigger the subsidy.


Hah. That sounds great. Do you know what the subsidies are for a person making $35k/year?

Hint: not nearly enough to afford the mandated private insurance.
 
2013-10-06 02:09:19 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: someonelse: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Silverstaff: TuteTibiImperes: If anything this just shows how wildly popular the ACA is, so while it's inconvenient, it's a good sign.

The Republican Talking Point is that entire storm of traffic to the exchanges was almost entirely the media and Congressional offices, because everyday people are rejecting them en-masse.

Then again, these are the same people who thought Unskewed Polls were the "real" way that the 2012 election would turn out, that global warming is "junk science", and that the Iraqi people would cheer us and celebrate us as liberators and the post-war occupation would be quick and easy.  They aren't known for the best working relationship with facts.

So... How is a minimum wage worker supposed to afford these private health plans?

You're saying the subsidy for 100-400% of the poverty level isn't enough?

I'm not saying anything. I'm asking a question which so far no one has been able to answer.


How about no subsidy for people living in states that do not expand Medicaid?
 
2013-10-06 02:09:52 PM

ekdikeo4: People fail to understand the difficulty involved with providing enough server capacity for something like that.  Especially considering that within a week or two, you won't need half or more of the capacity that you would've liked to have had at launch.  So, although it looks kind of bad at start, just like with GTA Online, traffic will eventually level out, and things will be "normal".


Sitting on every Teablogger's hard drive, with a "DO NOT SUBMIT UNTIL JANUARY" note:

"Why did Fartbongo waste all this money on extra servers the site doesn't need?"
 
2013-10-06 02:10:35 PM

stirfrybry: someonelse: stirfrybry: PanicMan: And?  This is a fixable problem.

Plus if they did build up a huge infrastructure to handle the load perfectly from day one, people would be complaining it was overdesigned and too expensive.

yes, people often complain when things work too well.

The things you libtards tell yourself are hilarious

Not as hilarious as someone who uses "libtard" unironically.

Not as hilarious as people who make up words.


Lulz. "Libtard" is OK but "unironically" gets your vag all sandy. Internet douche-potatoing at its finest.
 
2013-10-06 02:11:00 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Hah. That sounds great. Do you know what the subsidies are for a person making $35k/year?

Hint: not nearly enough to afford the mandated private insurance.


So you know how it works, but still ask the question as though you don't know, and are upset other people don't answer your question as though its being asked in good faith?
 
2013-10-06 02:12:23 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: someonelse: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Silverstaff: TuteTibiImperes: If anything this just shows how wildly popular the ACA is, so while it's inconvenient, it's a good sign.

The Republican Talking Point is that entire storm of traffic to the exchanges was almost entirely the media and Congressional offices, because everyday people are rejecting them en-masse.

Then again, these are the same people who thought Unskewed Polls were the "real" way that the 2012 election would turn out, that global warming is "junk science", and that the Iraqi people would cheer us and celebrate us as liberators and the post-war occupation would be quick and easy.  They aren't known for the best working relationship with facts.

So... How is a minimum wage worker supposed to afford these private health plans?

You're saying the subsidy for 100-400% of the poverty level isn't enough?

I'm not saying anything. I'm asking a question which so far no one has been able to answer.


Your question presumes said subsidies are inadequate. Unless you're confused about how they work? This information is widely available.
 
2013-10-06 02:12:38 PM

someonelse: stirfrybry: someonelse: stirfrybry: PanicMan: And?  This is a fixable problem.

Plus if they did build up a huge infrastructure to handle the load perfectly from day one, people would be complaining it was overdesigned and too expensive.

yes, people often complain when things work too well.

The things you libtards tell yourself are hilarious

Not as hilarious as someone who uses "libtard" unironically.

Not as hilarious as people who make up words.

Lulz. "Libtard" is OK but "unironically" gets your vag all sandy. Internet douche-potatoing at its finest.


You're a retard, and I mean that unironically.
 
2013-10-06 02:13:44 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: DamnYankees: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I'm not saying anything. I'm asking a question which so far no one has been able to answer.

If you're too poor, you get Medicaid. If you don't qualify for Medicaid because you make too much, you get subsidies to pay for insurance through the ACA. The less money you make, the bigger the subsidy.

Hah. That sounds great. Do you know what the subsidies are for a person making $35k/year?

Hint: not nearly enough to afford the mandated private insurance.


You asked about a person making minimum wage.

Hint:  35k is not minimum wage.

Next question?
 
2013-10-06 02:13:57 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Silverstaff: TuteTibiImperes: If anything this just shows how wildly popular the ACA is, so while it's inconvenient, it's a good sign.

The Republican Talking Point is that entire storm of traffic to the exchanges was almost entirely the media and Congressional offices, because everyday people are rejecting them en-masse.

Then again, these are the same people who thought Unskewed Polls were the "real" way that the 2012 election would turn out, that global warming is "junk science", and that the Iraqi people would cheer us and celebrate us as liberators and the post-war occupation would be quick and easy.  They aren't known for the best working relationship with facts.

So... How is a minimum wage worker supposed to afford these private health plans?


Simple:

1. Medicaid expansion.  The ACA was designed to expand the number of low-income people covered by Medicaid.  A minimum wage job would generally be enough to get Medicaid under the ACA as written, so they wouldn't have to buy private insurance.

This didn't happen in a lot of Red States because it was the one place that Republicans won in court, saying that the Federal government couldn't force states to expand Medicaid coverage, so it's up to state governments to expand it if they choose.  So, they are supposed to get Medicaid, and in many states they can now get it when they couldn't before. . .but in some Red states they can't because Republicans thought it would be worth good political points to shoot holes in the ACA and pray that it fails rather than let the poor get healthcare.

2. Tax subsidies.  For those who would be above the line to get the expanded Medicaid.  The plans are heavily subsidized on a sliding scale, based on income and family size to make the plans affordable to low incomes.

These subsidies are paid for by taxes on medical devices & equipment.  Repeal this tax is another thing Republicans have tried to attach to the Continuing Resolution, which would basically make the ACA a net loss by getting rid of the tax that would fund it.

The ONLY way that somebody can't get affordable health insurance under the ACA now is if they live in a state where the state refuses to expand Medicaid as listed in the ACA, which they explicitly only do so they try to make it fail.
 
2013-10-06 02:14:49 PM
I would be more impressed with Obamacare if Obama were the first one  sign up for it. Congress should have been the next 535 to sign up for it.
 
2013-10-06 02:14:51 PM

DamnYankees: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I'm not saying anything. I'm asking a question which so far no one has been able to answer.

If you're too poor, you get Medicaid. If you don't qualify for Medicaid because you make too much, you get subsidies to pay for insurance through the ACA. The less money you make, the bigger the subsidy.


Don't waste your time.  He already knows this.  It's a common rhetorical device to keep throwing up question after question in an effort to make something look bad.  Doesn't matter if the question's been answered one hundred times before.
 
2013-10-06 02:15:20 PM

LoneWolf343: someonelse: stirfrybry: someonelse: stirfrybry: PanicMan: And?  This is a fixable problem.

Plus if they did build up a huge infrastructure to handle the load perfectly from day one, people would be complaining it was overdesigned and too expensive.

yes, people often complain when things work too well.

The things you libtards tell yourself are hilarious

Not as hilarious as someone who uses "libtard" unironically.

Not as hilarious as people who make up words.

Lulz. "Libtard" is OK but "unironically" gets your vag all sandy. Internet douche-potatoing at its finest.

You're a retard, and I mean that unironically.


Ironically, people who call other people retards on the internet unironically, are retards themselves.
Buh bye, troll.
 
2013-10-06 02:15:20 PM

LoneWolf343: someonelse: stirfrybry: someonelse: stirfrybry: PanicMan: And?  This is a fixable problem.

Plus if they did build up a huge infrastructure to handle the load perfectly from day one, people would be complaining it was overdesigned and too expensive.

yes, people often complain when things work too well.

The things you libtards tell yourself are hilarious

Not as hilarious as someone who uses "libtard" unironically.

Not as hilarious as people who make up words.

Lulz. "Libtard" is OK but "unironically" gets your vag all sandy. Internet douche-potatoing at its finest.

You're a retard, and I mean that unironically.


Well, that's classy AND substantive. Well done. Your mom should give you a cookie.
 
2013-10-06 02:16:01 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: DamnYankees: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I'm not saying anything. I'm asking a question which so far no one has been able to answer.

If you're too poor, you get Medicaid. If you don't qualify for Medicaid because you make too much, you get subsidies to pay for insurance through the ACA. The less money you make, the bigger the subsidy.

Hah. That sounds great. Do you know what the subsidies are for a person making $35k/year?

Hint: not nearly enough to afford the mandated private insurance.


You can file for an exception if the cost of the cheapest option available is still more than 8% of your yearly income.  That would be $2,800 for someone making $35k a year.
 
2013-10-06 02:17:03 PM

someonelse: LoneWolf343: someonelse: stirfrybry: someonelse: stirfrybry: PanicMan: And?  This is a fixable problem.

Plus if they did build up a huge infrastructure to handle the load perfectly from day one, people would be complaining it was overdesigned and too expensive.

yes, people often complain when things work too well.

The things you libtards tell yourself are hilarious

Not as hilarious as someone who uses "libtard" unironically.

Not as hilarious as people who make up words.

Lulz. "Libtard" is OK but "unironically" gets your vag all sandy. Internet douche-potatoing at its finest.

You're a retard, and I mean that unironically.

Well, that's classy AND substantive. Well done. Your mom should give you a cookie.


Don't lecture me about class, you dingleberry.
 
2013-10-06 02:18:00 PM

DamnYankees: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Hah. That sounds great. Do you know what the subsidies are for a person making $35k/year?

Hint: not nearly enough to afford the mandated private insurance.

So you know how it works, but still ask the question as though you don't know, and are upset other people don't answer your question as though its being asked in good faith?


You're right, I was being Socratic.

My point is that "Obamacare" basically does nothing for most people without insurance. The poorest of the poor can still get Medicaid, and the upper middle class can afford private insurance (or receive it through employers).

The people who need it most are still without healthcare. Great job.
 
2013-10-06 02:18:32 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: someonelse: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Silverstaff: TuteTibiImperes: If anything this just shows how wildly popular the ACA is, so while it's inconvenient, it's a good sign.

The Republican Talking Point is that entire storm of traffic to the exchanges was almost entirely the media and Congressional offices, because everyday people are rejecting them en-masse.

Then again, these are the same people who thought Unskewed Polls were the "real" way that the 2012 election would turn out, that global warming is "junk science", and that the Iraqi people would cheer us and celebrate us as liberators and the post-war occupation would be quick and easy.  They aren't known for the best working relationship with facts.

So... How is a minimum wage worker supposed to afford these private health plans?

You're saying the subsidy for 100-400% of the poverty level isn't enough?

I'm not saying anything. I'm asking a question which so far no one has been able to answer.


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+will+poor+people+pay+for+obamacare
 
2013-10-06 02:18:46 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: DamnYankees: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I'm not saying anything. I'm asking a question which so far no one has been able to answer.

If you're too poor, you get Medicaid. If you don't qualify for Medicaid because you make too much, you get subsidies to pay for insurance through the ACA. The less money you make, the bigger the subsidy.

Hah. That sounds great. Do you know what the subsidies are for a person making $35k/year?

Hint: not nearly enough to afford the mandated private insurance.


I seem to remember something about a public option.  Which the Plutocrat Party wouldn't hear of.  Because socialism.
 
2013-10-06 02:19:10 PM

LoneWolf343: someonelse: LoneWolf343: someonelse: stirfrybry: someonelse: stirfrybry: PanicMan: And?  This is a fixable problem.

Plus if they did build up a huge infrastructure to handle the load perfectly from day one, people would be complaining it was overdesigned and too expensive.

yes, people often complain when things work too well.

The things you libtards tell yourself are hilarious

Not as hilarious as someone who uses "libtard" unironically.

Not as hilarious as people who make up words.

Lulz. "Libtard" is OK but "unironically" gets your vag all sandy. Internet douche-potatoing at its finest.

You're a retard, and I mean that unironically.

Well, that's classy AND substantive. Well done. Your mom should give you a cookie.

Don't lecture me about class, you dingleberry.


I don't know wtf your problem is, but you're being quite a dick. Football is on. I'm out. Enjoy your odd little meltdown.
 
2013-10-06 02:19:12 PM

Fark_Guy_Rob: I've worked for software companies that produced software for use by the US government and I've worked at software companies that produced software for use by the private sector.  The differences were staggering and confirmed every stereotype about the government workers you've ever heard.  Utterly depressing.


This was my gut feeling. Its pretty inexcusable to not have proper capacity in place especially in this case when you knew exactly when to expect load.
 
2013-10-06 02:19:43 PM
I do not understand why the Republican party does not capitalize on this failure to present to the public their own plan and to explain in clear and definitive terms how their own plan will provide better coverage to all citizens of the nation with substantially less hassle.
 
2013-10-06 02:20:01 PM

JohnAnnArbor: skullkrusher: Typhoid: No one thinks this is a giant DoS attack?

virtually guarantee it's a DoS attack

Conspiracy!
------------------------------
One possible cause of the problems is that hitting "apply" on HealthCare.gov causes 92 separate files, plug-ins and other mammoth swarms of data to stream between the user's computer and the servers powering the government website, said Matthew Hancock, an independent expert in website design. He was able to track the files being requested through a feature in the Firefox browser.
Of the 92 he found, 56 were JavaScript files, including plug-ins that make it easier for code to work on multiple browsers (such as Microsoft Corp's Internet Explorer and Google Inc's Chrome) and let users upload files to HealthCare.gov.

It is not clear why the upload function was included.

"They set up the website in such a way that too many requests to the server arrived at the same time," Hancock said.

He said because so much traffic was going back and forth between the users' computers and the server hosting the government website, it was as if the system was attacking itself.

Hancock described the situation as similar to what happens when hackers conduct a distributed denial of service, or DDOS, attack on a website: they get large numbers of computers to simultaneously request information from the server that runs a website, overwhelming it and causing it to crash or otherwise stumble. "The site basically DDOS'd itself," he said.


the site went down the moment it went online for the first time. Unless we're to believe there were people sitting at their computers hitting F5 because they couldn't wait to see the obamacare website, I'd say it was an attack
 
2013-10-06 02:20:05 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: DamnYankees: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Hah. That sounds great. Do you know what the subsidies are for a person making $35k/year?

Hint: not nearly enough to afford the mandated private insurance.

So you know how it works, but still ask the question as though you don't know, and are upset other people don't answer your question as though its being asked in good faith?

You're right, I was being Socratic.

My point is that "Obamacare" basically does nothing for most people without insurance. The poorest of the poor can still get Medicaid, and the upper middle class can afford private insurance (or receive it through employers).

The people who need it most are still without healthcare. Great job.


Uh huh.
 
2013-10-06 02:20:24 PM

Lee451: I would be more impressed with Obamacare if Obama were the first one  sign up for it. Congress should have been the next 535 to sign up for it.


Their employer provides adequate healthcare.
I don't have to worry about signing up either, and I'm not a member of Congress.

/If you want the government to stop providing a very common employment benefit, that's a whole different issue
 
2013-10-06 02:20:29 PM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: DamnYankees: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I'm not saying anything. I'm asking a question which so far no one has been able to answer.

If you're too poor, you get Medicaid. If you don't qualify for Medicaid because you make too much, you get subsidies to pay for insurance through the ACA. The less money you make, the bigger the subsidy.

Hah. That sounds great. Do you know what the subsidies are for a person making $35k/year?

Hint: not nearly enough to afford the mandated private insurance.

I seem to remember something about a public option.  Which the Plutocrat Party wouldn't hear of.  Because socialism.


Single payer is what the democrats should have fought for, instead mandatory private insurance. Oh well.
 
2013-10-06 02:21:55 PM
Perhaps this explains why that woman drove all the way from Connecticut to DC last week?
 
2013-10-06 02:22:16 PM

PanicMan: And?  This is a fixable problem.

Plus if they did build up a huge infrastructure to handle the load perfectly from day one, people would be complaining it was overdesigned and too expensive.


========

^This^
 
2013-10-06 02:23:33 PM

stirfrybry: in other words, incompetent implementation.


Not really. This is a common problem in most engineering domains: road/water infrastructure, power generation, internet, etc. The problem is that the peak load is much higher than the  average (or base) load. Their current peak load is about four times their estimated base load. As a rough estimate, this means they could spend 4x as much money in infrastructure to handle this once-in-a-lifetime event, or they could wait a month for demand to subside. It's true that the quality of service is terrible in that first month, but the tradeoff is savings and efficiency down the road.

To put this in non-computer terms: what happens if everyone in the city flushes their toilet at once? Two things: first, the municipal water supply is overwhelmed and the water output to each house slows to a trickle, and the sewers start to back up as their capacity is exceeded. Eventually everyone's toilet bowl fills back up, but it takes a lot longer than normal, and eventually the sewers all drain, but it takes a lot longer than normal. That system is designed for a certain base load usage, not a peak usage. That way we don't need a 5' diameter sewage pipe under every street in the city.
 
2013-10-06 02:25:56 PM
So how's the security been so far on this system. If my herpes/genital warts issue ever becomes public, it could really play havoc with my dating prospects.
 
2013-10-06 02:27:22 PM
I laughed out loud at the "DDoS'd itself" part.  If true, that's something worth teaching budding programmers for years to come.
 
2013-10-06 02:27:29 PM
Well that's what you get when you outsource all the IT needs to the lowest bidder. You get what you pay for.
 
2013-10-06 02:28:20 PM

rkiller1: TuteTibiImperes: If anything this just shows how wildly popular the ACA is, so while it's inconvenient, it's a good sign.

Popular? 366 signed-up (some have not paid) in Rhode Island and 373 applications in Connecticut. http://www.wpri.com/news/politics/state-politics/healthsource-ri-obam a care-sign-up-total-at-366-so-far

Page views != paid signups. Just ask Drew.

In Washington, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said HealthSource RI received 3,000 page views a minute when it opened, which the Democrat called "an amazing number" that demonstrated residents' interest in buying insurance through the new marketplace.


3k a minute is considered amazing? The entire article seemed like they were describing a turtle race.
 
2013-10-06 02:30:24 PM
Is it just me; or was this thing designed to be a boondoggle from the beginning?

1400 pages, that nobody read; craptastic website architecture.

9 million a day? That's 3% of the population. We had 61 days from October 1st. Here we are, 5 days later, and nobody has been able to even look at their options. We'd need 33.33 days, at that rate, to get everybody signed up.

/ I know that not everyone needs to sign up; but, a bunch of people need to.
 
2013-10-06 02:31:22 PM

stirfrybry: 1% of income is not miniscule, moron. I guess you don't understand the words "which ever is greater".
Low information voter. You're one


It's only one percent if your income is 400% above poverty level. For a two-person household, that's 62,000 dollars. For a four-person household, that's 94,000 dollars. Below that, it slides between $95 and 1% (as you point out, whichever is greater). There are some families that are completely exempt.

Beyond that, you're just wrong. The average American household spends about 10% of their income on health insurance, and the penalty is (at most) 1%. It's far cheaper to take the penalty than it is to buy insurance. The only people who are buying insurance are the ones who want insurance. If you don't want or don't need insurance you're not going to eat the extra 90% of the cost just because you're already 10% of the way there.
 
2013-10-06 02:32:22 PM
Testing.  What is it?
 
2013-10-06 02:34:11 PM

Lee451: I would be more impressed with Obamacare if Obama were the first one  sign up for it. Congress should have been the next 535 to sign up for it.


You do realize that Congress is obligated by law to use the exchange?
 
2013-10-06 02:35:17 PM

ekdikeo4: People fail to understand the difficulty involved with providing enough server capacity for something like that.  Especially considering that within a week or two, you won't need half or more of the capacity that you would've liked to have had at launch.


Amazon figured it out a while ago. If they aren't allowed to use commercial services, then maybe they could sweet-talk the NSA into lending them a few hundred racks of servers.
 
2013-10-06 02:35:43 PM
I think it's awesome that the troll/TP line for Obamacare is now "They didn't anticipate how popular it would be, therefore failure!!!"

I'll wait a couple of weeks before I sign up.  Honestly, this feels like patch day in WoW terms.
 
2013-10-06 02:35:47 PM
As the grumpy guy in my office likes to say " Business around here would be so much easier if we didn't have customers to worry about."
 
2013-10-06 02:37:02 PM

Mike_1962: Lee451: I would be more impressed with Obamacare if Obama were the first one  sign up for it. Congress should have been the next 535 to sign up for it.

You do realize that Congress is obligated by law to use the exchange?


Unless they are a democrat. I remember reading something about an exemption.....
 
2013-10-06 02:37:21 PM

iheartscotch: Here we are, 5 days later, and nobody has been able to even look at their options.


If by nobody, you mean the 13k Kentuckians who have applied and 6k who have enrolled then sure.

http://www.kentucky.com/2013/10/05/2861764/kentucky-emerges-as-key-p ol itical.html
 
2013-10-06 02:39:32 PM
I guess it's true.  Everyone hates 0bummercare and wants nothing to do with it.

/the NASA website is down and that really hurts
 
2013-10-06 02:41:32 PM

stirfrybry: Typhoid: No one thinks this is a giant DoS attack?

your tinfoil hat is too tight


I live on a planet where shutting down the government because you didn't get your way is par for the course, but a DoS attack is going too far? That's... special.

/It DoS-ing itself is also awe-inspiring
//slowclap.gif
 
2013-10-06 02:42:09 PM
So, the Republican talking points will be that this is a complete disaster and should be repealed.  (Remember, that's the goal behind their calls to slow it down, not to slow it down to fix technical issues).

Never mind that, website issues aside, that people want to sign up so bad they are flooding the site.

Still, on a tech level, this could have been handled with a rolling rollout.  Social Security did something similar with being able to access your personal info online.  I think they used a simple filter like whether your Sos. # was odd or even.  The rolled out half, then a few months later, when they had gotten the load down, they rolled out the other half.
 
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