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(Info Wars)   John McAfee on Obamacare: "The software architecture will never work - it can't be fixed...This is not the normal process for developing software. I don't know what it is, but I've never seen it before"   ( infowars.com) divider line
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NFA
2013-10-22 06:32:46 PM  
This yet again proves that corporate America is failing.  No matter how much money the American taxpayer throws at them, they still can't make a workable product.
 
2013-10-22 06:34:59 PM  
"I don't know what it is, but I've never seen it before"

LOL get out much do you?
 
2013-10-22 06:45:39 PM  
Remember, this is a guy that went crazy and murdered a guy. This is who Infowars chooses as an informative source.
 
2013-10-22 06:50:24 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Remember, this is a guy that went crazy and murdered a guy. This is who Infowars chooses as an informative source.


Because if there's anyone I trust to fix bloated, ineffective software, it's McAfee.
 
2013-10-22 06:55:02 PM  
John McAfee weighing in on this issue isn't so much the pot and the kettle as the inner edge of the event horizon of a supermassive black hole and the kettle.
 
2013-10-22 07:01:05 PM  
The only thing I would trust McAfee's opinions on are drugs and hookers.
 
2013-10-22 07:02:13 PM  
John McAfee: Obamacare Unfixable, Scrap it!

http://Infowars.c
-*click away*
 
2013-10-22 07:15:34 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Remember, this is a guy that went crazy and murdered a guy. This is who Infowars chooses as an informative source.


they do since it fits their narrative. if he praised it, they would call him a murderous lunatic.
 
2013-10-22 07:48:36 PM  
So they asked John McAfee, who wrote an antivirus suite that was bloated to the point of nigh-unusability before retiring to experiment with psychoactive substances and may or may not have killed a dude.

If he doesn't get what's going on with the ACA site, maybe it's not so bad after all.
 
2013-10-22 07:48:36 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: The only thing I would trust McAfee's opinions on are drugs and hookers.


And yet the White House supposedly asked him to consult on the project.
 
2013-10-22 07:48:47 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Remember, this is a guy that went crazy and murdered a guy. This is who Infowars chooses as an informative source.


It's worse than that.  The House GOP wants his help too
 
2013-10-22 07:49:18 PM  
To be fair McAfee is an expert at creating terrible software.
 
2013-10-22 07:49:59 PM  
Cool! Another troll Greenlight!!!!!  Good Work, FARK, you farkers.
 
2013-10-22 07:51:05 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: cameroncrazy1984: Remember, this is a guy that went crazy and murdered a guy. This is who Infowars chooses as an informative source.

Because if there's anyone I trust to fix bloated, ineffective software, it's McAfee.


To be fair, he hasn't had anything to do with the company for 20 years.  Even he admits that the software is crap now.
 
2013-10-22 07:51:27 PM  
John McAfee on bath salts "BLarrtggthaabble pbbbbthhhhttthhhhaaa iooolamadomaaar"
 
2013-10-22 07:52:23 PM  
Do they mean this John McAfee?

The one who has a penchant for the forests of Belize?
www.wired.com

Or are they talking about some other John McAfee?

You know, like a sane John McAfee who could be counted on offering a realistic assessment of a difficult situation?
 
2013-10-22 07:52:25 PM  
The derp is strong with this one
 
2013-10-22 07:52:28 PM  

The RIchest Man in Babylon: cameroncrazy1984: Remember, this is a guy that went crazy and murdered a guy. This is who Infowars chooses as an informative source.

It's worse than that.  The House GOP wants his help too


McAfee, when it first came out, was awesome. Now it's used in less than 5% of computers, and is steadily losing market share. This is because it became a bloated mess and a demonstration of poor programming.
 
2013-10-22 07:52:47 PM  
Now I don't feel bad for stealingdownloading that crapware from BBSs
 
2013-10-22 07:52:55 PM  

exick: John McAfee weighing in on this issue isn't so much the pot and the kettle as the inner edge of the event horizon of a supermassive black hole and the kettle.


Bazinga!
 
2013-10-22 07:53:12 PM  

Triumph: Marcus Aurelius: The only thing I would trust McAfee's opinions on are drugs and hookers.

And yet the White House supposedly asked him to consult on the project.


I thought that was the GOP. The White House supposedly asked for help from Verizon.
 
2013-10-22 07:53:38 PM  
Why is the American government letting an on-the-run murderer look at their design documents and the backend software architecture of a government website?


PS They haven't and they're not.
 
2013-10-22 07:54:31 PM  
You think the federal exchange website is "Obamacare" subtard?
 
2013-10-22 07:55:02 PM  
It's probably in the article, but I just listened to about 5 min of Alex Jones' Monday show and he said the strategy was to never provide the people with a working website.  The plan was to not allow people to sign up and get Health Insurance then fine them $5,000 every year because they don't have it.

Obama thinks he's so smart with his diabolical schemes, but you have to get up pretty early to get one by Alex Jones.
 
2013-10-22 07:57:09 PM  

Fart_Machine: Triumph: Marcus Aurelius: The only thing I would trust McAfee's opinions on are drugs and hookers.

And yet the White House supposedly asked him to consult on the project.

I thought that was the GOP. The White House supposedly asked for help from Verizon.


You may be right - I was half listening and doing like five other things.
 
2013-10-22 07:58:04 PM  
 
2013-10-22 07:59:52 PM  
Is that the same John McAfee who gave Lindsay Lohan her first batch of crabs?

Sorry, I have no idea who he is.
 
2013-10-22 08:00:52 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: The only thing I would trust McAfee's opinions on are drugs and hookers.


www.adweek.com

And guns. He seems to know a fair amount about guns, too.
 
2013-10-22 08:00:58 PM  
I wonder if Republicans realize how farked they are when their anti-Obamacare crusade has been reduced to pissing and moaning about a website.
 
2013-10-22 08:01:13 PM  

Obscure Login: It's probably in the article, but I just listened to about 5 min of Alex Jones' Monday show and he said the strategy was to never provide the people with a working website.  The plan was to not allow people to sign up and get Health Insurance then fine them $5,000 every year because they don't have it.


What would be the purpose of that?

That would maybe make sense if everybody were required to purchase healthcare through healthcare.org -- but, in fact, NO ONE is required to use the website.  Most people don't need to do anything to comply with the PPACA mandates...and, those that do can still buy insurance directly from the vendor.  Healthcare.org is simply a plan to make comparison shopping easier.
 
2013-10-22 08:03:50 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: I wonder if Republicans realize how farked they are when their anti-Obamacare crusade has been reduced to pissing and moaning about a website.


They're not that farked as long as the "liberal" media insist on confusing that website with the entire PPACA.
 
2013-10-22 08:04:31 PM  
infowars?

pfft...until prison planet weighs in on this I don't care.
 
2013-10-22 08:05:21 PM  
John McAfee , the guy who's begging for millions for an imaginary product designed to play on fears from recent NSA revelations?

Or do you mean John McAfee, the guy  who's never developed a large-scale web application?

Or is it John McAfee, the guy who's been out of the the tech industry for almost twenty years?
 
2013-10-22 08:05:26 PM  
Obamacare is unfixable because of a bad website? Technically, it doesn't even require a website. Everybody could sign up by phone, mail, or a local office. You know, how we did things in 1990.
 
2013-10-22 08:07:40 PM  
Fine, but what does the guy who created the dancing banana gif think about it?
 
2013-10-22 08:08:34 PM  
infowars.com, the bastion of objective, fact-based media.
 
2013-10-22 08:09:03 PM  

ChrisDe: Obamacare is unfixable because of a bad website? Technically, it doesn't even require a website. Everybody could sign up by phone, mail, or a local office. You know, how we did things in 1990.


If you call the ACA 800 number, it refers you to healthcare.gov.  So good luck with that.
 
2013-10-22 08:09:18 PM  
According to the Zombo guy, you can do anything with Obamacare. Anything at all. The only limit is yourself.
 
2013-10-22 08:09:55 PM  
INFOWARS?  Are you farking kidding me?

Uh no, I think I won't take malware with my batshiat derp today, thanks very much.
 
2013-10-22 08:10:07 PM  
The one thing I like about this is he's making a proclamation about the overall viability of a website and his time horizon for being proven right or wrong is only about three months.
 
2013-10-22 08:10:56 PM  

fusillade762: Marcus Aurelius: The only thing I would trust McAfee's opinions on are drugs and hookers.

[www.adweek.com image 652x367]

And guns. He seems to know a fair amount about guns, too.


HOLY shiat. I used to be indifferent towards this clown, now i farking love him
 
2013-10-22 08:11:15 PM  
1) A fugitive
2) Infowars
3) ???
4) What was the point?
 
2013-10-22 08:11:19 PM  

Almost Everybody Poops: infowars.com, the bastion of objective, fact-based media.


Every time they're wrong it just means they thwarted a plot by revealing it.
 
2013-10-22 08:11:46 PM  
So John McAfee adds another skill to his resume: Attention Whore.

Actually, it was already there.

He has nothing substantial to say.  Nothing to see here.  Move along.
 
2013-10-22 08:11:50 PM  

ChrisDe: Obamacare is unfixable because of a bad website? Technically, it doesn't even require a website. Everybody could sign up by phone, mail, or a local office. You know, how we did things in 1990.


Hurrr Durrrr....

If it was just a website that's one thing. It's the entire system from Front End (the website) to the Back End, databases and information data transfer, storage, catalog, etc.

Where do you think all the data gets input from the phone, mail, office, etc? Even in 1990 they had computer databases that tracked information.

The data going into the system is garbage and garbage is coming out.

Now I know mythbusters proved you can polish a turd... But, it's still a turd.
 
2013-10-22 08:11:59 PM  

OgreMagi: ChrisDe: Obamacare is unfixable because of a bad website? Technically, it doesn't even require a website. Everybody could sign up by phone, mail, or a local office. You know, how we did things in 1990.

If you call the ACA 800 number, it refers you to healthcare.gov.  So good luck with that.


Or, you can just go to the vendor directly.  Nothing in the law requires people to go through the government portal. Absolutely nothing.
 
2013-10-22 08:12:55 PM  

blue_2501: he hasn't had anything to do with the company for 20 years.  Even he admits that the software is crap now.


THIS.  He is a mad genius who knows his shiat and McAfee software only turned into a mess after he was long gone.
 
2013-10-22 08:13:21 PM  

blue_2501: Benevolent Misanthrope: cameroncrazy1984: Remember, this is a guy that went crazy and murdered a guy. This is who Infowars chooses as an informative source.

Because if there's anyone I trust to fix bloated, ineffective software, it's McAfee.

To be fair, he hasn't had anything to do with the company for 20 years.  Even he admits that the software is crap now.


To be fair, it's been crap for twenty years.
 
2013-10-22 08:15:30 PM  

eraser8: What would be the purpose of that?

That would maybe make sense if everybody were required to purchase healthcare through healthcare.org -- but, in fact, NO ONE is required to use the website.  Most people don't need to do anything to comply with the PPACA mandates...and, those that do can still buy insurance directly from the vendor.  Healthcare.org is simply a plan to make comparison shopping easier.


Yeah, it made zero sense. He usually says stupid shiat, but this was off the charts stupid.
 
2013-10-22 08:15:39 PM  
Usually technology people don't make public comments like this. For instance, if you don't know how a piece of technology is architected (such as John McAffee does not know exactly how this web application is architected) then you'd state so and leave it at that. A few people who are really insecure and need to prove that they are smart to everyone around them constantly would be the exception to this rule - they would extrapolate from whatever it is they think they do know, then build up a straw man and take it down, all the while patting themselves on the back.

Those of us who have to work in this industry, or have done so most of their lives, have a name for people like that.

We call them assholes.
 
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