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(Washington Post)   Healthcare.gov was built in a garage. This explains so much   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 9
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2013-10-10 10:34:20 AM
4 votes:
everystevejobsvideo.com

i dunno, subby, some pretty successful things were built in garages.
2013-10-10 11:35:18 AM
3 votes:
Before:
upload.wikimedia.org

After:
media.glassdoor.com
2013-10-10 05:48:34 PM
2 votes:

firefly212: BigBooper: I tried to look at family plans and rates, but last time I looked at my application, It somehow replicated my wife and kids three times, and our incomes of 40k + 30k= an income of a negative $700 a month.

And as for the BS about load, I've tried at some very off hour times and it hasn't changed how farked up things are. Oh, and I even tried calling. I got someone who's answer was "it's not working right now, try latter."

I too am shocked that an IT project aimed at enrolling nearly 80  million people didn't work right in the first week. Seriously though, you have until March to get in the open enrollment, and if you're shocked at rollout difficulties, you're probably also shocked that the sun comes up in the morning, that video games are glitchy as hell at launch, and that new cars have a distinctive odor to them.


If a system faceplant like this had happened under a Republican administration, you'd be howling for their blood and not blandly saying, "Chill out, problems are to be expected, it'll be fine by March."
2013-10-10 12:27:01 PM
2 votes:
If you read the article, you'll find that the "garage" part, built with open source tools, is the only part of the site that's actually working.

It's the closed-source stuff built on Microsoft server by a private contractor (who got the contract using a sh*t-ton of lawyers) that isn't working.
2013-10-10 11:00:27 AM
2 votes:
So was Amazon.com.
2013-10-10 05:44:04 PM
1 votes:

Pincy: But I thought hiring private contractors to do everything was the way Republicans wanted our government to work?


I'm all in favor of turning this over to government employees, spread across 441 Congressional and non-voting districts. That way it'll never come online.
2013-10-10 03:29:21 PM
1 votes:

firefly212: BigBooper: I tried to look at family plans and rates, but last time I looked at my application, It somehow replicated my wife and kids three times, and our incomes of 40k + 30k= an income of a negative $700 a month.

And as for the BS about load, I've tried at some very off hour times and it hasn't changed how farked up things are. Oh, and I even tried calling. I got someone who's answer was "it's not working right now, try latter."

I too am shocked that an IT project aimed at enrolling nearly 80  million people didn't work right in the first week. Seriously though, you have until March to get in the open enrollment, and if you're shocked at rollout difficulties, you're probably also shocked that the sun comes up in the morning, that video games are glitchy as hell at launch, and that new cars have a distinctive odor to them.


Video games are glitchy as hell because the game playing fanbase is okay with that.  They purchase glitchy games, complain and then continue to repurchase glitchy games in the future.  Not much reason to spend more time and money fixing them.

That's world's apart from what we have here.  This is a government run site, where people are legally mandated to use it.  The bar should be substantially higher.  Comparing it to something as trivial as a video game, cell phone, car smell, is pretty insulting.  MS Word screwing with my layout isn't the same as my pacemaker not working.  This site is certainly somewhere in the middle.
2013-10-10 12:08:18 PM
1 votes:
But I thought hiring private contractors to do everything was the way Republicans wanted our government to work?
2013-10-10 11:47:19 AM
1 votes:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Before:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x637]

After:
[media.glassdoor.com image 500x332]


And that's just after selling a printer cartridge.
 
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