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Jerry Holbert

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Anyone notice how long it takes GC to load sometimes?

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    @dtroutma

    No.
    Btw I won’t go all tech nerd on you about how “Your bandwidth is low or you should be using a better browser etc.”.
    I just never noticed this site loading slowly and I doubt they invested anywhere near $100 Million and 4 years of work into it either.
    Just shows you what happens when the government gets involved in things.

  3. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @dtroutma

    Anyone notice how long it takes GC to load sometimes?

    I’ve noticed a few times when Gocomics has been balky, but that is the nature of the Internet. It’s been very rare, though. If you have frequent problems, I’m inclined to think your ISP may be at least partly to blame. Of course, as ConserveGov seems to miss, hosting a collection of images is a heck of a lot simpler than what Healthcare.gov is supposed to do.

    The comments section of this site is pretty lousy. There is no way to know if someone responded to your post, unless you go back & check. There is no way to allow private communication between members of the site. That’s basic stuff in this world. Almost every other site I’ve seen provides a far better mechanism for interacting with the community.

    Are you listening GoComics?

  4. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Btw I won’t go all tech nerd on you

    I will! According to Alexa.com, 60% of sites load faster than GoComics. GoComics receives about 130,000 visitors a day.

    Healthcare.gov was getting over a million visits a day, early on. The number has dropped, I assume because lookie-loos got discouraged & people realized that they weren’t going to get on & sign up in 15 minutes. For comparison, ehealthinsurance.com is probably the biggest site for individuals buying health insurance. They get about 17,000 visits per day.

    In truth, the people doing the Healthcare.gov site should have talked to folks at Amazon & Ebay for hints on how to design a site to deal with massive load. Those sites process far more transactions, though with a much simpler model.

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    Next screen: "If you have had this screen for more than four hours consult your physician…
    "

  6. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 3 years ago

    EXACTLY what’s happened in Massachusetts! They’ve had RomneyObamaCare since 2006 and everybody’s DEAD! Holbert should know too; he lives and works there amongst the corpses, cartooning for Murdoch ‘news.’

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    How is it the web site when the government couldn’t get the requirements to the company until last spring?

  8. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    And many of you idiots want a fully government run healthcare system (Single Payer….lol). They can’t even set up a friggin website with a $100 Mill and 3-4 years and you want them to handle the ENTIRE medical industry?

  9. CUNTHFUNYPAGS

    CUNTHFUNYPAGS said, almost 3 years ago

    The only thing scarier would be them making the goal of 7 million by enrolling dead people in it…cause they already get to vote

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    No your wrong, it came from kathleen sebelius people, if I am wrong give a post.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    My “government” health care is run far more cheaply, and given their underfunding to keep up with demand, do an excellent job, it’s called “Veterans Administration”. I live in a very remote “middle of nowhere” and still get service, and meds don’t cost me, and the agency bids on prices, and gets them for FAR less than Medicare pays. (Thanks to Republican legislation.)


    If my lived in a large city close to VA facilities, like my son, and my niece and her husband (disabled by a stroke, not ’service connected" but still a vet) care would be far better. BTW, it usually takes 2-3 times as long to get an appointment with my “private” doc, than to see VA.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Can you support your contention; to the point that HHS wrote and released the contract with a final approval say?

    IMO, the Obama administration bears responsibility for this. Some have tried to spin the delays being necessary to prevent the GOP from having ammunition during last November’s elections. That’s bologna.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/us/politics/from-the-start-signs-of-trouble-at-health-portal.html?_r=1&

    Republicans say the technical issues prove we should abandon the ACA entirely. I suppose Medicare Part D needs to be done away with, because there were plenty of technical glitches when that rolled out.

    http://chirblog.org/how-does-the-aca-first-week-compare-to-medicare-part-d/

  13. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    Actually, Wilber and Orville were neither first nor did they have the best design. This guy beat them on both counts.
    .
    http://www.gustave-whitehead.com/
    .
    All the Wright brothers had going for them was better press much like Obama. The mediocre got the press and we ended up with an inferior product…

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Enoki

    Whitehead may or may not have had a working airplane before the Wright Brothers. All of them were quickly displaced once the aviation industry took off. (Pun intended.)

    Whitehead’s “No. 21” craft was not technically superior to the Wright’s. He pretty much copied Lilienthal’s gliders.

    Lilienthal Glider circa 1893


    Whitehead No. 21

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Nice try but David said nothing about The Wright brothers being first nor did he say they were the best. What he said was, " Your so called flying machine only went 120 feet. It will never work. Throw it out."

    Thanks, TM. Enoki’s was dodging the point, but couldn’t even give a compelling rebuttal.

    The Wrights, Whitehead & all of the other amateurs were quickly displaced once the idea of fixed wing flight became a serious endeavor. Curtiss, Martin, McDonnell & Douglas took the Wright’s idea & made it viable.

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