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    I have never heard of that distribution until...

    I have never heard of that distribution until now, but I haven't really kept up with all of the distributions out there for the past few years. As I get older, I can only keep up with changes in...
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    Fedora will be RHEL-based, so I can't help quite...

    Fedora will be RHEL-based, so I can't help quite as much with that. But there are plenty of RHEL/CentOS resources available if you're having trouble finding Fedora-specific help.
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    The "insurance" is for end users affected by...

    The "insurance" is for end users affected by "faulty encryption". It doesn't apply if the CA gets compromised. It doesn't apply if the server gets compromised or is misconfigured. It doesn't apply if...
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    I run the Debian Testing branch, and occasionally...

    I run the Debian Testing branch, and occasionally I have to rollback an update because something breaks (that comes with "testing").

    ClamAV has long been the standard free AV to use, and it's in...
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    Linux is pretty much all I've run on my desktops,...

    Linux is pretty much all I've run on my desktops, laptops, and servers for nearly 20 years.
  6. I used to root my devices, but over time there...

    I used to root my devices, but over time there have been fewer reasons to do so. The last time I rooted a phone was a Galaxy S3 because many of the things I wanted Tasker to do required root access...
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    I use the Sennheiser Presence...

    I use the Sennheiser Presence bluetooth headset. I use it both for my cell phone and for PC/PS4 gaming (using the USB bluetooth dongle for the latter, and I've received many compliments from other...
  8. Manufacturers usually won't undercut their...

    Manufacturers usually won't undercut their distributors.

    Distributors usually base discounts on volume. Online retailers usually do high volume on low margins and sell at or near the minimum...
  9. It's pretty normal with government contracts,...

    It's pretty normal with government contracts, especially if they have a vendor that has a proven relationship and quality of service at a reasonable price.

    I've seen some where a vendor had a...
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    1.04s for DOM and 4.15s for all images - 25Mbps...

    1.04s for DOM and 4.15s for all images - 25Mbps connection here.

    Mobile (Verizon) was about the same. But really, I wouldn't have noticed it if I hadn't been using timers.
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    Federal crime in the US...

    Federal crime in the US. $500 fine per recipient (or more if they can show greater monetary loss).



    Also a federal crime in the US (see above link).



    It is a federal crime in the US to...
  12. This PDF will have what you need to know about...

    This PDF will have what you need to know about how EU VAT affects US-based sellers: http://2016.export.gov/europeanunion/build/groups/public/@eg_eu/documents/webcontent/eg_eu_089244.pdf
  13. The part on pricing was vague, but it is not...

    The part on pricing was vague, but it is not uncommon at all to use an external source for pricing. Any decent shopping cart software can do that with minimal effort - even allowing you to update...
  14. On the site list, the first, fourth, and fifth...

    On the site list, the first, fourth, and fifth are custom; second is Wordpress; and third is ASP (maybe custom, maybe not).

    Whoever told you that it costs more to do it with already existing...
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    Several hospitals and other services have been...

    Several hospitals and other services have been dropped because the rate reductions the insurance company wanted after increasing premiums on consumers would have required more than 1/3 of staff to be...
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    OKC isn't exactly the middle of nowhere. ...

    OKC isn't exactly the middle of nowhere.

    Before the ACA was passed, 3-4%/yr were my usual increases.

    The ACA went into effect in 2010, by the way. Not all provisions have been implemented yet.
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    Got my finalized premium. It's actually an 87%...

    Got my finalized premium. It's actually an 87% increase instead of 75%. I'm going uninsured. I would be paying more for insurance than I made as a department manager at Walmart 10 years ago.

    If...
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    I have a pre-existing condition. My pre-Obamacare...

    I have a pre-existing condition. My pre-Obamacare plan had a rider for that condition (asthma). Medications were covered, and I rarely paid more than $10 for an inhaler (basically when I lost too...
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    Load testing.

    Some of my e-commerce clients see a 25-30x jump in traffic and sales. They can't have their site go down.
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    Unfortunately, it's becoming an either accept...

    Unfortunately, it's becoming an either accept insurance or don't environment for providers. Costs of compliance are forcing many providers who would often offer a "cash discount" into affiliation...
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    You can still get dropped (I was last year). And...

    You can still get dropped (I was last year). And if an insurer drops you, they are not allowed to do business with you the rest of that year.
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    They are the only insurer providing individual...

    They are the only insurer providing individual plans. There were more than five eight years ago. Because they cannot draw from the national pool like they could before, insurers have pulled out...
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    Got my notice of a 75% increase as well as most...

    Got my notice of a 75% increase as well as most area providers being out-of-network now, including trauma centers. Out-of-network services are not covered under out-of-pocket limits, by the way.
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    This. Before ACA, insurance companies could...

    This.

    Before ACA, insurance companies could use their entire national pool of insured to mitigate risks. After, they are limited to only using the pool within the state. That's why some insurance...
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    But if you are dropped for an allowed reason, you...

    But if you are dropped for an allowed reason, you cannot be reinstated, even if the cause was a third party's error.
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