Steve Benson by Steve Benson

Steve Benson

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  1. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    You think they loaded it in the computer using punch cards…?
    Just curious…

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    Do you suppose that they tried to use COBOL to write that web site?

  3. cjsm

    cjsm GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    What? I went to the federal site – it took my information and correctly referred me to my state site. Does that make me one of the ones who couldn’t sign up on the federal site? I. am. not. supposed. to sign. up. on. the. federal. site. So I went to my state site, entered name and address, etc, and was given how much my subsidy/tax refund would be and a long list of potential plans. Did anything not work? No. Before I comment on whether anything is broken, I have to know a firm definition of what “broken” means in this case.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago


    That would have been an improvement… Maybe they used FORTRAN or Basic 0.01

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    The whole thing runs through an old phone modem at 300 bps…

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    A friend works for what is now a contractor to Blue Cross, that doe MEDICARE: she’s a programmer in COBOL, still in use by many financial institutions. Bad programming is about as “new” and surprising as the sun rising in the morning.

  7. IntoVirginiaCreeper

    IntoVirginiaCreeper said, about 3 years ago

    And here’s another kicker…there’s nothing wrong with the tech-company – they only had two weeks two set it up: IT’S OBAMA – IF YOU DON"T HAVE to live up to standaRDS : WHY WORRY ABOUT MAKING IT WOrk for the people? He’ll just pass a decree, I mean an executive order to “fix” it.

  8. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    WOW! Now I can get insurance AFTER my house floods or burns down! I’ll call state farm and let them now AFTER an accident that I need insurance…..
    Aren’t THOSE pre-existing conditions? Just get fire insurance after the fire. etc.
    Hmmm….maybe because it would go BUST!?!?

  9. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 3 years ago

    “……When i was young i had 300 bits per second and a 40*25 display. THAT’S prehistoric…”
    Was it a Commodore 64?

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