JoelRubin
Joel Rubin
JoelRubin
Jul 2 2012
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It's how Advance Earned Income Credit worked for several years. So saying "that's not how credits work" is wrong—it's been done that way before. Read more

Jun 29 2012
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Honestly I'm pretty damned close to the Medicare limit. But my worry is that people who are well above it will just have a sudden new expense—an end-of-the-year refund increase isn't going to cut it for a lot of people. A per-check prorated credit would work, as would allowing the credit on 2013 taxes and allowing Read more

Jun 29 2012
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Come Jan 1 2014, how long until I can see help paying for insurance? Read more

Jun 27 2012
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They could have very easily installed a removable plastic cover and simply sold a plug-in analog stick instead. Read more

Jun 27 2012
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I keep hoping that 38 Studios will go into liquidation, and sell off the IP. And the company that hired all the BHG employees buys that IP, and Amalur lives again. Read more

Jun 25 2012
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Yup, that is indeed the picture they showed me twenty years ago in Bible Class to convince me dinosaurs are *gasp* still here!

Jun 25 2012
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You know what? I remember having this exact "revelation" in Bible study in Catechism class—in Nineteen-Freaking-Eight-Nine Ay Dee. Read more

Jun 25 2012
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...they made several. I don't see your point.

Jun 25 2012
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Someone say Blink?

Jun 25 2012
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Depends if I'm alone in the house and can crank the sounds or not. Read more

Jun 25 2012
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It's almost as powerful as the "silent mew"—all the action and movement of a mewling kitten, but above the range humans can hear. Read more

Jun 25 2012
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That goes beyond creepy—it's actually chilling. One, that someone would think it; two, say it; and three, hear it and actually laugh and brush it off instead of calling it out as a horrible thing to say. Read more

Jun 25 2012
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"do anything illegal OR dangerous OR are tall OR are no-white" Read more

Jun 25 2012
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My wife took shop in high school. She wound up doing all the year's assignments in two months, then just building furniture. Read more

Jun 25 2012
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EDIT: Extreme sleep deprived super-long rambling follows... apologies up front. Read more

Jun 25 2012
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Okay, high-five agree with your first point, completely disagree with your second. Read more

Jun 25 2012
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This is America, see. In 'Merikuh, people are "kids" until they're 25 if they're innocent, or law-abiding, or white, or rich, or do something dangerous/stupid/foolish. Read more

Jun 24 2012
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What discussion can we really have about a benchmark? Really? Very little. So I was trying to draw it out to a wider discussion, drawing a parallel between this and game design in general. It. Was. A. Metaphor. Read more