ObamaCare Website Incompetently Designed as World's First Website Designed to Perform a Dedicated Denial of Service Attack on Itself;
In Shocking Development, Administration Blames Others For Its Failures

First of all, I'm sorry I didn't give you a warning to go find a fainting couch before I put in that hard-to-believe headline that Obama is blaming others for his failures.

I know I just rocked your worlds and stole any sense from your universes. I'm sorry for that.

First, let's talk about how awful this thing is built.

Five outside technology experts interviewed by Reuters, however, say they believe flaws in system architecture, not traffic alone, contributed to the problems.

...

One possible cause of the problems is that hitting "apply" on HealthCare.gov causes 92 separate files, plug-ins and other mammoth swarms of data to stream between the user's computer and the servers powering the government website, said Matthew Hancock, an independent expert in website design. He was able to track the files being requested through a feature in the Firefox browser.

Of the 92 he found, 56 were JavaScript files, including plug-ins that make it easier for code to work on multiple browsers (such as Microsoft Corp's Internet Explorer and Google Inc's Chrome) and let users upload files to HealthCare.gov.

It is not clear why the upload function was included.

"They set up the website in such a way that too many requests to the server arrived at the same time," Hancock said.

In case you missed it, @johnekdahl noted last night that the administration has reset everyone's passwords in an effort to... I don't even know what. It's a drastic step, though.

Well, I suppose that's one way to try fix this. Generally speaking, the "your username got eaten by the computer machine or lost in the interwebs tubes so choose a different one, and no, we don't know what happened to the original" isn't a best practice solution. If I were a cynic, I might suggest they're just wingin' it at this point.

Now here's where the story takes that shocking turn I mentioned in the headline: I know none of you will believe me, but via NRO, the NYT reports -- I can't even write these words, they are so difficult to believe -- Obama is blaming other people for his failures.

The technical problems that have hampered enrollment in the online health insurance exchanges resulted from the failure of a major software component, designed by private contractors, that crashed under the weight of millions of users last week, federal officials said Monday.
...

[B]ecause of the initial failures [of the first step functions of the software], other parts of the complex system have yet to be proved under the intense strain of real-world conditions. And outside experts said that White House officials should have spent more time tending to the computer code and technology of the Web site, rather than recruiting Hollywood celebrities to promote it.

“It’s poorly designed,” said Luke Chung, the president of a database company in Virginia who has publicly criticized the site in recent days. “People higher up are given the excuse that there are too many users. That’s a convenient excuse for the managers to pass up the chain.”

...

White House officials declined to identify the private contractors who had built the account creation function, citing a decision to keep that information private.

As someone once said, upon Obama's reelection as President: "Which predecessor will Obama blame now for his failures?" I guess it's the Obama of 2011.

Oh wait, no, that's silly; that would be confessing to having erred.

The Buck Stops With Unnamed Independent Contractors Whose Names Cannot Be Divulged Due to Privacy Laws.

via @gpollowitz and @jonahnro

Posted by: Ace at 04:46 PM



Comments

1 Top Men

Posted by: Joethefatman™ (@joethefatman1) at October 09, 2013 04:47 PM (MnSla)

2 I shoulda known becoz every time Obama was named in there, it was a BLINK tag

Posted by: Bigby's Chocolatey Fingers at October 09, 2013 04:48 PM (3ZtZW)

3 Nice website, President Blackberry.

Posted by: parteagirl at October 09, 2013 04:48 PM (Plx/u)

4 Remember when this was supposed to be the most technologically skilled White House ever, then they tripped all over themselves because they didn't know how to handle any of the tech there?

Yeah, they haven't learned much in 5 years.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 09, 2013 04:48 PM (/Crba)

5 The designers are most likely cronies of some big contributor. That is how ALL of his shit has been awarded since he took office. Has to be either him or Pelosi who he kicked this can to.

Posted by: Vic at October 09, 2013 04:49 PM (zZbNF)

6 Why not just blame Bush? Apparently, he's at fault for all of Barry's other fuckups.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 09, 2013 04:49 PM (g1DWB)

7 In case you missed it, @johnekdahl noted last night that the administration has reset everyone's passwords in an effort to... I don't even know what. It's a drastic step, though.


LiV's: "I don't have another password..."

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 09, 2013 04:50 PM (IXrOn)

8 I think they outsourced it to illegals becoz all the tables are tagged MESA

Posted by: Bigby's Chocolatey Fingers at October 09, 2013 04:50 PM (3ZtZW)

9 "The buck stops here" said Obama, never.

Posted by: 141Driver at October 09, 2013 04:50 PM (/E3ql)

10 I'll bet these contractors were not chosen for skill or competence.

I bet these contractors were chosen by
(1) how much tax payer money there were willing to launder back into the Democrat Party
(2) how many homosexuals worked there
(3) how many Muslims worked there
(4) how many no-flush urinals they had in the building

Posted by: Garden Gnome at October 09, 2013 04:50 PM (99eOS)

11 Well, I have finally sorted it all out in a list. I can now tell you what Obama is and is not good at. Ready?

Things Obama Is Good At

1. Talking about how great Obama is;
2. Blaming others for when things go wrong.

Things Obama is Not Good At:

1. Everything else not on the first list.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at October 09, 2013 04:50 PM (OWjjx)

12

Obama's HandsOff Legacy

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 09, 2013 04:50 PM (IXrOn)

13 "As someone once said, upon Obama's reelection as President: "Which predecessor will Obama blame now for his failures?"

I blame Bizzaro Obama!

Posted by: mrp at October 09, 2013 04:51 PM (HjPtV)

14
Si se pued ..... que ?
Que ? un momento, por fuckin' favor ....
cagada

Posted by: Ash Heap of History at October 09, 2013 04:51 PM (HJQ6Q)

15 Even CBS noticed.....


On CBS This Morning, CBS declared that the ObamaCare rollout has been “nothing short of disastrous.”


http://tinyurl.com/kwul935

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2013 04:51 PM (bCEmE)

16 I know I just rocked your worlds and stole any sense from your universes. I'm sorry for that.

I don't know how we'll be able to go on. Maybe I should bake a pie.


Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at October 09, 2013 04:51 PM (/kI1Q)

17
>>>"The buck stops here" said Obama, never.

But he DID say "The buck stops."

Posted by: Bigby's Chocolatey Fingers at October 09, 2013 04:51 PM (3ZtZW)

18 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 09, 2013 04:50 PM (IXrOn)

And you have won and won early. Well done, indeed.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at October 09, 2013 04:51 PM (OWjjx)

19
Static HTML bitches!
now then I'm going back to my mini vacation in MO wine country.

Posted by: tsrblke (Phone) at October 09, 2013 04:51 PM (xhr2b)

20 Seriously, why is the name of the company we paid over $600 million to design a website a state secret?

Something is definitely fishy here. Not much of a surprise, I know.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 09, 2013 04:51 PM (g1DWB)

21 >>The Buck Stops With Unnamed Independent Contractors Whose Names Cannot Be Divulged Due to Privacy Laws.


As noted above in the article, the White House CHOSE to keep the contractor's names private. I wonder why?
There are no privacy laws with respect to public contracts, as far as I know.

Posted by: Dr Spank at October 09, 2013 04:52 PM (qRasw)

22 ecause of the initial failures [of the first step functions of the software], other parts of the complex system have yet to be proved under the intense strain of real-world conditions.


Domino Disasters On The Horizon

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 09, 2013 04:52 PM (IXrOn)

23 now then I'm going back to my mini vacation in MO wine country.

Posted by: tsrblke (Phone) at October 09, 2013 04:51 PM (xhr2b)


Hey tsrblke, where you be?!

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2013 04:52 PM (bCEmE)

24 I smell panic in the air. If I were working for the Canadian firm that did a lot of the design and work on this site, I'd have quit a while ago. They wasted $600 million dollars on a site that wasn't properly designed by a knowledgeable architect and then implemented as designed. I'd be willing to bet the request for feature change list is out the door and down the street.

People outside software design don't understand that throwing money and people at the problem make it worse the further down the road the changes are made. I'd be willing to bet the gov't side had a mantra of "I'm paying $600 million dollars for this site, you'll make any changes I want".

Posted by: bonhomme at October 09, 2013 04:52 PM (yETln)

25 Uhhhh... this is a Government contract, and thus his information IS public Record...

GAO should know.... but of course, that would mean some Reporter would actually have to ... Oh.... I don't know... find some facts before reporting? Instead of interviewing other Reporters about what THEY think?

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 09, 2013 04:52 PM (lZBBB)

26 As noted above in the article, the White House CHOSE to keep the contractor's names private. I wonder why?

Because then we would find out how much said contractor donated to Obama's campaign and the DNC and that might be a story which the media would have to ignore.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at October 09, 2013 04:53 PM (OWjjx)

27 DESIGNED to fail.

Posted by: Crotchety at October 09, 2013 04:53 PM (k4hO9)

28 As noted above in the article, the White House CHOSE to keep the contractor's names private. I wonder why?

---

They don't want anyone to know who was laundering payments for this thing back to their campaign, as it sure as shit wasn't being spent on any development of this chunk of shit.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 09, 2013 04:53 PM (/Crba)

29 A drunk Elbonian IT team would have been a better selection.

So the system DDOS itself.

It gives itself a Kevorkian. It is its own Death Panel.

Great.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2013 04:53 PM (ObMtJ)

30
Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2013 04:52 PM (bCEmE)
Herrmann!
currently in our BnB room recovering from the morning wine tasting and walk.

Posted by: tsrblke (Phone) at October 09, 2013 04:53 PM (xhr2b)

31 If I can't use Bosco, what can I use?

Posted by: George Costanza at October 09, 2013 04:54 PM (z3MpN)

32 This book is too hard!

Posted by: Joe Biden reading HTML For Dummies at October 09, 2013 04:54 PM (ma+gB)

33 My husband worked for TransCanada for a number of years. CGI was the company that managed their helpdesk. When he heard that that company was in charge of the software code for this he just laughed and told me that CGI was a hiss and a byword at his job.

Posted by: Beanerschnitzel at October 09, 2013 04:54 PM (8d63Z)

34 We are using a shitty (for the operating room) software program for our patient charting, EPIC. The thing is horrible, not intuitive, and we are constantly told any changes we want will be in the next update. Guess what? The woman who owns the company (located in Wisconsin, of course) was a HUGE donor to the Obama campaign and to Democrats. My BIL (pharmacist) and his hospital (Kaiser--yes that Kaiser) are using it too. He had to go to EPIC headquarters for a meeting. They are in the process of building a 600,000 square foot state of the art auditorium that seats over 14,000 people). It's not what you know, it's who you know.

Posted by: runningrn at October 09, 2013 04:54 PM (PLOz8)

35 I thought it was revealed the other day that it was done by some firm UP IN CANADA.

Because we can't do web development in the United States.

Posted by: © Sponge at October 09, 2013 04:54 PM (xmcEQ)

36 GCI Federal, I think Jack.

Posted by: @SCOAMT at October 09, 2013 04:54 PM (s0HyR)

37 The problem is they only had 3 years and $634 million and change to make it happen. You really are being too hard on these guys ace. How about you take your jackboot off of the Administrations neck? MMMMMkayyyyy?

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Using my Liberal Logic at October 09, 2013 04:54 PM (32Ze2)

38 I wonder if there's some sort of program that'll allow me to put in whatever info they're asking for on the site, then drive it right in, bypassing all the BS on the website? I bet the Russkies got something going like that. Imma ask 'em

Posted by: Bigby's Chocolatey Fingers at October 09, 2013 04:54 PM (3ZtZW)

39 Of the 92 he found, 56 were JavaScript files, including plug-ins that
make it easier for code to work on multiple browsers (such as Microsoft
Corp's Internet Explorer and Google Inc's Chrome) and let users upload
files to HealthCare.gov.


It is not clear why the upload function was included.

YET.....

Posted by: Tex Lovera at October 09, 2013 04:54 PM (wtvvX)

40 Remember when this was supposed to be the most technologically skilled White House ever, then they tripped all over themselves because they didn't know how to handle any of the tech there?

They were all Macintosh people, and the STUPID WHITEHOUSE is all Windows. They probably have all that nice crypto that is based on the spin of subatomic particles and stuff.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 09, 2013 04:55 PM (yETln)

41 "White House officials declined to identify the private contractors who
had built the account creation function, citing a decision to keep that
information private."

Bwahhahahaha. How about DumbassDunderheadPissant Inc. of Chicago? Bet they donated half of their contract to the reelection of King Obama committee.

Posted by: Bob at October 09, 2013 04:55 PM (qTsuK)

42 Seriously, why is the name of the company we paid over $600 million to design a website a state secret?

Something is definitely fishy here. Not much of a surprise, I know.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 09, 2013 04:51 PM (g1DWB)


Maybe because it's Canadian.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 09, 2013 04:55 PM (IXrOn)

43 I think the guys at Brazzers can help best with 404care. Were all fucked anyhow.

Posted by: dananjcon at October 09, 2013 04:55 PM (wmU4G)

44 Herrmann!
currently in our BnB room recovering from the morning wine tasting and walk.

Posted by: tsrblke (Phone) at October 09, 2013 04:53 PM (xhr2b)


Ah....I'm near some wine country in MO but it's not Hermann.

Enjoy!

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2013 04:55 PM (bCEmE)

45 do you still think you can reason with these people? bargain with them?


negotiate?


Prisoner's Dilemma, redux 2.0

Posted by: Major _______ de Coverly at October 09, 2013 04:55 PM (omBWL)

46 And outside experts said that White House officials should have spent
more time tending to the computer code and technology of the Web site,
rather than recruiting Hollywood celebrities to promote it.



Nah. Miley Cyrus would have just screwed up the coding and fucked the security guard.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 09, 2013 04:55 PM (8ZskC)

47 As noted above in the article, the White House CHOSE to keep the contractor's names private. I wonder why?

I would assume a Freedom of Information Act request would take care of this.

Posted by: tofer732 at October 09, 2013 04:55 PM (z3MpN)

48
The 'net routes around damage!

Unless, you know, Obama.

Posted by: Bigby's Chocolatey Fingers at October 09, 2013 04:55 PM (3ZtZW)

49 I didn't build that!

Posted by: King Barrycade of Genius at October 09, 2013 04:55 PM (5ikDv)

50 I wonder if anyone is using the password "SCOAMF?"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 09, 2013 04:55 PM (lVPtV)

51 As previously observed, this is just the registration part of the process that Obamacare is failing horribly to handle. Imagine what fun will result once Obamacare percolates down to the actual point of delivery of real medical care!

Posted by: torquewrench at October 09, 2013 04:55 PM (gqT4g)

52 What did you expect for the low, low price of $650,000,000?

Posted by: RWC at October 09, 2013 04:55 PM (fWAjv)

53 But don't worry, folks - Kathy reminded all of us yesterday that if we didn't want to buy Obamacare this year, all we have to do is pay the fine (that isn't a tax).

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at October 09, 2013 04:55 PM (PZ6/M)

54 What's that old seat sniffing fence post picture taker, Chuckles Jhonson, been up to lately.
I remember when he had mad programming skilz.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 09, 2013 04:55 PM (xdC/M)

55 I'd be willing to bet the gov't side had a mantra of "I'm paying $600 million dollars for this site, you'll make any changes I want".

---

No way I take that bet because I'm positive that happened.

This is the kind of project, and administration, where management doesn't want to give you any input until they see what is supposed to be the final product, at which point they want a total redesign from the ground-up.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 09, 2013 04:55 PM (/Crba)

56 It would have worked fine if Ted Cruz had not shut down the government days before it was supposed to roll out! All the fine tunning could have occurred then, but Cruz wanted to ruin it because he hates Obama cause he is black.

Posted by: A future post at the Daily Kos, probably up in about 5 minutes at October 09, 2013 04:56 PM (OWjjx)

57 One possible cause of the problems is that hitting "apply" on HealthCare.gov causes 92 separate files, plug-ins and other mammoth swarms of data to stream between the user's computer and the servers powering the government website,


The little retarded kid who wears a helmet & rides the short bus?
Yeah, I'm laughing like him.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 09, 2013 04:56 PM (NKBxV)

58
**bounds in, looks around**


"Nope, not stoppin' here."


**bounds out**

Posted by: The Buck at October 09, 2013 04:56 PM (N/Sup)

59 I'd be willing to bet the gov't side had a mantra of "I'm paying $600 million dollars for this site, you'll make any changes I want".

---

That, "ID10T", or "12345" are likely in use by a lot of people.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 09, 2013 04:56 PM (/Crba)

60 We are not going to name the contractor that Boosh recommended, Haliburton, because of privacy issues.

Oh, what? Never mind.

Posted by: Jay Carney at October 09, 2013 04:56 PM (wR+pz)

61 Nah. Miley Cyrus would have just screwed up the coding and fucked the security guard.


But it would be with a foam finger, so it would be ok!

Posted by: runningrn at October 09, 2013 04:56 PM (PLOz8)

62 The entire Obama Administration is a DDOS attack on the United States.

Posted by: zombie at October 09, 2013 04:57 PM (+cx5n)

63
Ah....I'm near some wine country in MO but it's not Hermann.



Enjoy!

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2013 04:55 PM (bCEmE)



Son's Marine buddy from MO is arriving next week for a visit. Has never been to the South.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 09, 2013 04:57 PM (lVPtV)

64
Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2013 04:55 PM (bCEmE)
St. Gen or Augusta.
the wife and I usually do a day trip to Augusta, but wanted an overnight trip this time.

Posted by: tsrblke (Phone) at October 09, 2013 04:57 PM (xhr2b)

65 JavaScript has its place, but if you're using it to manipulate all that data in process to send it flying all over the place, it's going to choke a bit.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 09, 2013 04:57 PM (yETln)

66 "I'd be willing to bet the gov't side had a mantra of "I'm paying $600
million dollars for this site, you'll make any changes I want".
It isn't just the goldbricking consultants in cases like this - it's the government guys not knowing what they want. Or how they want it done.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at October 09, 2013 04:57 PM (x4x3r)

67 All your medical record are belong to us

Posted by: An Outside Contractor Posting from a Secret Location at October 09, 2013 04:57 PM (8ZskC)

68 ecause of the initial failures [of the first step functions of the
software], other parts of the complex system have yet to be proved under
the intense strain of real-world conditions.


Well that makes sense.

No need to test it out thoroughly before launching, unlike something important, like Barry's fucking campaign software.

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 09, 2013 04:57 PM (YVx8A)

69 Pixy Misa would straighten that shit out, pronto.

Posted by: Phinn at October 09, 2013 04:57 PM (oFH2D)

70 49 I didn't build that!
Posted by: King Barrycade of Genius at October 09, 2013 04:55 PM (5ikDv)



Somebody else built that!

(You can't forget that part!)

Posted by: runningrn at October 09, 2013 04:57 PM (PLOz8)

71 Drudge had 35 million visitors in the last 24 hours, his site doesn't crash.

On another note, WTF is the script that is always running on AOSHQ that causes my chrome browser to become unresponsive? It's always this site, what is it?

Posted by: scofflawx, PhD Candidate at October 09, 2013 04:57 PM (Mmwdu)

72 Uh oh.

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 09, 2013 04:57 PM (YVx8A)

73 Ace, would I be off-topic here to note that Valley Forge Park, you know, where Washington and the Army wintered, is now "shut-down"? Why does this remind me of "The Scouring of the Shire" in what seems like a good response?

Posted by: Quint&Jessel, Sea of Azof, Bly, UK at October 09, 2013 04:58 PM (6KSs1)

74 Because of the initial failures [of the first step functions of the
software], other parts of the complex system have yet to be proved
under the intense strain of real-world conditions.


So, the man with no credentials elected on Hope change Ignorance decides to build a website with software based on Hope Change Ignorance.

Shocked, I am...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at October 09, 2013 04:58 PM (wtvvX)

75
Son's Marine buddy from MO is arriving next week for a visit. [b[Has never been to the South.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 09, 2013 04:57 PM (lVPtV)


There are some in MO that might take exception to that. LOL!


Where's he from in MO?

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2013 04:58 PM (bCEmE)

76 Im outie, later

Posted by: Bigby's Chocolatey Fingers at October 09, 2013 04:58 PM (3ZtZW)

77 And outside experts said that White House officials should have spent
more time tending to the computer code and technology of the Web site,
rather than recruiting Hollywood celebrities to promote it.


Tech guys suck. Look, all they do is drink low calorie beer and talk nerdish shit I have no comprehension of. Meanwhile, my buddy Jay-Z has the highest quality spirits and I get an occasional side boob from Beyonce.

Posted by: Prezidentin B to the O, Hollar! at October 09, 2013 04:58 PM (OWjjx)

78 So, we have no idea who is awarded federal contracts now? Shoosh, transparency x eleventy.

Posted by: Chaos, it the other dark meat at October 09, 2013 04:58 PM (oDCMR)

79 The economic fate and personal privacy of millions of people is hinging on Java Script.



Heh.




Posted by: dananjcon at October 09, 2013 04:58 PM (wmU4G)

80 What's that old seat sniffing fence post picture taker, Chuckles Jhonson, been up to lately.


Upding!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 09, 2013 04:58 PM (8ZskC)

81 any news on the location of the Project ORCA team?

Posted by: The Dude at October 09, 2013 04:58 PM (vJdyz)

82
This is quite amazing.

Of all the components of Obamacare, the website is the component which should have the least amount of trouble. It's just an enrollment.

Eventually this will get fixed. But it's still immeasurably stupid.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at October 09, 2013 04:58 PM (TpXEI)

83


I'm surprised they didn't make it Open Source.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette: laughing so hard at October 09, 2013 04:58 PM (IXrOn)

84 St. Gen or Augusta.
the wife and I usually do a day trip to Augusta, but wanted an overnight trip this time.

Posted by: tsrblke (Phone) at October 09, 2013 04:57 PM (xhr2b)


Close to St. Gen.

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2013 04:59 PM (bCEmE)

85 I like her use of the Royal "we " when talking about single payer.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at October 09, 2013 04:59 PM (ZPrif)

86 Posted by: torquewrench at October 09, 2013 04:55 PM (gqT4g)

I work inMedical IT... have a friend who works IT for a Health Insurance Company...

The information they are getting to sign people up is either incomplete... or wrong... so even though people are signing up, they will NOT get Insurance based on the info currently being delivered to the Insurance company...

Come Jan 1? There are going to be a LOT of very angry people.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 09, 2013 04:59 PM (lZBBB)

87 Maybe HHS hasn't updated its adobe software in a while?

Posted by: dananjcon at October 09, 2013 04:59 PM (wmU4G)

88 When your the smartest man in every room and the smartest man in the World, why ask real experts for an advise?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 09, 2013 04:59 PM (UbDLm)

89 Heh heh... It's probably standard vs metrics..... that's what messed us up..... right into the surface of Mars bitches

Posted by: NASA Engineers at October 09, 2013 04:59 PM (/jHWN)

90 71 Drudge had 35 million visitors in the last 24 hours, his site doesn't crash.

On another note, WTF is the script that is always running on AOSHQ that causes my chrome browser to become unresponsive? It's always this site, what is it?


What about Google, Amazon and EBay? And why the heck are we outsourcing tech jobs to fricking Canada? Remember when Mitt Romney killed that lady with his outsourcing and cancer ray eyes, but mostly his cancer ray eyes!

Posted by: runningrn at October 09, 2013 04:59 PM (PLOz8)

91 The part about dozens of JS and CSS files reminds me of my own company's website, that loads at least 40! I am not the lead developer, but if I was the SPRY and excessive Jquery libraries would be the first to be thrown overboard. Next would be the ColdSpring Framework (I hates frameworks!).

In other words, bad web design isn't limited to the public sector.

Posted by: Serious Cat at October 09, 2013 04:59 PM (UypUQ)

92 20 Seriously, why is the name of the company we paid over $600 million to design a website a state secret?

Something is definitely fishy here. Not much of a surprise, I know.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 09, 2013 04:51 PM (g1DWB)


Remember. It's not just that we paid over 600 million. It's that the original cost was only 93 million. They went 600% over budget and it still doesn't work.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 09, 2013 04:59 PM (AvRtW)

93 wrong thread

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at October 09, 2013 04:59 PM (ZPrif)

94 It's always this site, what is it?

Posted by: scofflawx, PhD Candidate at October 09, 2013 04:57 PM (Mmwdu)

Unicorn shit.

Posted by: John Smith at October 09, 2013 04:59 PM (wR+pz)

95 The pak service goons stopped lawn mower guy from cutting the grass at the Lincoln Memorial.

Posted by: Retread at October 09, 2013 05:00 PM (IS2o0)

96 Where's he from in MO?

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2013 04:58 PM (bCEmE)



I'll find out in a bit. Just went out and tapped him on the shoulder while he's wearing ear protection and using the gas blower on the driveway. He flipped out. Afghanistan or something. Sigh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 09, 2013 05:00 PM (lVPtV)

97 Come Jan 1? There are going to be a LOT of very angry people.
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 09, 2013 04:59 PM (lZBBB)


Just as long as they are still agree on Nov 2!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 09, 2013 05:00 PM (UbDLm)

98 85 I like her use of the Royal "we " when talking about single payer.


Posted by: Flatbush Joe at October 09, 2013 04:59 PM (ZPrif)


I like that she self identifies herself with that statement...

'WE' want this.... thus stating that she is NOT an impartial Journalist, but an Advocate.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 09, 2013 05:00 PM (lZBBB)

99 The information they are getting to sign people up is either incomplete... or wrong... so even though people are signing up, they will NOT get Insurance based on the info currently being delivered to the Insurance company...


Did you hear today that once you are signed up, you cannot delete yourself!

Posted by: runningrn at October 09, 2013 05:00 PM (PLOz8)

100 I thing AVG free anti-virus and a quick scan should do the trick.


Posted by: dananjcon at October 09, 2013 05:00 PM (wmU4G)

101 Is anyone just a tad concerned that the IRS, the very same IRS that has been sending out tax information on political opponents of this regime, is the organization that will be managing this clusterfart?

There is almost nothing these clowns won't know about us. And they will do whatever they want with it.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 09, 2013 05:00 PM (g1DWB)

102 Ooooh Shep is breathless.....something about an ASSAULT RIFLE!!! WHITE MALE!!!

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2013 05:00 PM (bCEmE)

103 Pixy Misa would straighten that shit out, pronto.


#twoweeks.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 09, 2013 05:01 PM (NKBxV)

104 GREAT SCOTT the feeding frenzy we saw with this exact rollout in the President Romney timeline

Posted by: Dr. Brown at October 09, 2013 05:01 PM (iJ3YG)

105 @27
If they designed it to fail, don't you think they went overboard? If the ultimate goal is single payer, I have a hard time imagining Americans saying, "Yeah, let's give the government even MORE control over healthcare!" after this clusterfark.

Posted by: parteagirl at October 09, 2013 05:01 PM (Plx/u)

106 Aren't govt contracts announced in the Commerce Business Daily? I read an article earlier that named 3 or 4 contractors. The only one I recognized was Booze Allen.

Posted by: Dingbat at October 09, 2013 05:01 PM (pVdyT)

107 I have tried since day 1 to get on, have found the policies on another site (value penguin) and have gone directly to the insurance companies after finding there plan info on value penguin.

The insurance sites (at least Humana) direct you to apply through the marketplace. It is truly a clusterfuck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: Lauren at October 09, 2013 05:01 PM (ELdpj)

108 What are they talking about not naming them? I thought they released it?

Posted by: RWC at October 09, 2013 05:01 PM (fWAjv)

109 “The primary benefit of JavaScript frameworks is that you can do in 30 to 100 kilobytes what once took hundreds of bytes to perform.”

Not that that’s necessarily the issue here, although it does sound like they used the kitchen sink approach. I see it a lot here with inexperienced developers. They just copy functionality from other sites, and end up including toolkits/code that has nothing to do with their site.

And since they don’t pay attention to validation and the error console, they don’t know something’s wrong until it’s very wrong.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 09, 2013 05:01 PM (QF8uk)

110 Resetting passwords only makes since if they had a security breach.

Posted by: Serious Cat at October 09, 2013 05:01 PM (UypUQ)

111 As noted above in the article, the White House CHOSE to keep the contractor's names private. I wonder why?

Ezra Levant up North should look into this, since Canada is connected to it somehow.

Ezra knows all the Soros tentacles in Canada, and there are many. He funds advocacy there.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette: laughing so hard at October 09, 2013 05:01 PM (IXrOn)

112 Suspect dead....poor Shep.

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2013 05:02 PM (bCEmE)

113 Fox is reporting some guy just fired 15 shots at a Federal Courthouse in West VA.

The description is he's white and a tea bagger. I may have added the tea bagger bit.

Suspect is dead?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 09, 2013 05:02 PM (lVPtV)

114 I work with a guy who managed to reset about 700 users passwords. He then tried to cover it up by claiming he had no idea how it happened. When he finally had to admit it, he claimed he didn't understand the message he clicked on. He had to go back in and manually re-enter all the passwords. He was trying to get away with telling them they had new passwords and just sending out a list.

Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at October 09, 2013 05:02 PM (rpnNZ)

115 I BLAME BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH !!!!!

Posted by: Fart Tube Jones at October 09, 2013 05:02 PM (HlUFk)

116
ObamaCare software supporting identity thieves worldwide.

Posted by: Chaos, it the other dark meat at October 09, 2013 05:02 PM (oDCMR)

117 Drudge had 35 million visitors in the last 24 hours, his site doesn't crash.



Drudge doesn't have to screw up your medical insurance.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 09, 2013 05:02 PM (8ZskC)

118 CA has its own website, I think. It's not healtcare.shit. Just going thru a few pages, the healthcare.shit ask a lot of info that has nothing to do with buying insurance but is just gathering statistical information. Maybe, if they dumbed all the bullshit, it wouldnt be so fucked up.

Posted by: Jesse Pinkman at October 09, 2013 05:02 PM (A/ga/)

119
Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2013 04:59 PM (bCEmE

yeah the wife and I are more German than French so we came here.

Posted by: tsrblke (Phone) at October 09, 2013 05:02 PM (xhr2b)

120
mammoth swarms of data to stream between the user's computer and the servers powering the government website











Y'know, I'm thinking that anyone who communicates with the Obamacare servers using anything other than a totally sterile, single-use computer is flirting with retard status.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 09, 2013 05:02 PM (TIIx5)

121 Ooooh Shep is breathless.....something about an ASSAULT RIFLE!!! WHITE MALE!!!

Is it Condition Red aboard the StarShep?

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 09, 2013 05:02 PM (YVx8A)

122 Guy killed after shooting at Fed Court House in Wheeling W. VA.

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 09, 2013 05:02 PM (ZshNr)

123 At least when Lockheed or Raytheon fuck up they have to admit who built the tank or missile or ship or plane.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at October 09, 2013 05:02 PM (ZPrif)

124 Stolen from insty. Just when you thought the NPS could not get any sillier.


http://tinyurl.com/mhbpnmx

Posted by: John Smith at October 09, 2013 05:02 PM (wR+pz)

125 So remember, even though the system is full of glitches, even though the cost are way higher than what was promised, even though you actually won't be able to get insurance and even though the system crashes every time you try to enroll.........


the individual mandate is part of Obamacare and it is the law of the land and can not be challenged.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at October 09, 2013 05:03 PM (OWjjx)

126 Fox is reporting some guy just fired 15 shots at a Federal Courthouse in West VA.

The description is he's white and a tea bagger. I may have added the tea bagger bit.

Suspect is dead?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 09, 2013 05:02 PM (lVPtV)


Well they might marry their cousins and sisters in west virginy, but I bet the all carry guns and shot that guy down themselves

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 09, 2013 05:03 PM (UbDLm)

127 I wonder if the shooter was disappointed in Obamacare?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 09, 2013 05:03 PM (lVPtV)

128 I thing AVG free anti-virus and a quick scan should do the trick.


Needs moar AOL discs.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 09, 2013 05:03 PM (NKBxV)

129 It sounds like they sliced and diced the project out to various venders. Then took the crap they had done and mashed it together. Bet they did 99% of it in the last 6 months. And no one talked to each other. Probably outsourced by the vendors too when they couldn't meet short deadlines. Issa has another hearing topic with a clown circus as witnesses.

Posted by: Bob at October 09, 2013 05:03 PM (qTsuK)

130 I also had a long chat with a chatbot named Brittany on healthcare.gov. She was oh so helpful. "Just call the number" "No, I'm not a chat bot" "have you called the number?" "You have until Dec 15 to enroll." "CALL THE NUMBER".

Posted by: Lauren at October 09, 2013 05:03 PM (ELdpj)

131 66 "I'd be willing to bet the gov't side had a mantra of "I'm paying $600
million dollars for this site, you'll make any changes I want".
It isn't just the goldbricking consultants in cases like this - it's the government guys not knowing what they want. Or how they want it done.



The guys get shirts: "I paid $6,000,000, and all I got was this lousy t-shirt."

Posted by: Paul Effing Anka at October 09, 2013 05:03 PM (PLOz8)

132 Is it Condition Red aboard the StarShep?

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 09, 2013 05:02 PM (YVx8A)


They killed the guy so fast Shep didn't even have a chance to get his wand out.....

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2013 05:03 PM (bCEmE)

133 Seriously, we name which companies built our defense crap. There's a much better argument for keeping defense contractor's secret than website builders.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at October 09, 2013 05:03 PM (ZPrif)

134 Can the Obama administration whip up an online voting website next please? What could go wrong?

Posted by: edj at October 09, 2013 05:03 PM (klzyR)

135 all we have to do is pay the fine (that isn't a tax).

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at October 09, 2013 04:55 PM (PZ6/M)



Heh. Yes it is.

Posted by: Chief Justice Cockinyourmouth at October 09, 2013 05:04 PM (xmcEQ)

136 John Smith, posted that in previous thread.

Pretty vile and evil.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2013 05:04 PM (ObMtJ)

137 If
the ultimate goal is single payer, I have a hard time imagining
Americans saying, "Yeah, let's give the government even MORE control
over healthcare!" after this clusterfark.



Oh, ye of little faith.

Posted by: A 54 Percenter at October 09, 2013 05:04 PM (8ZskC)

138
mammoth swarms of data to stream between the user's computer and the servers powering the government website

My God! However could someone accomplish that?!

Posted by: Netflix at October 09, 2013 05:04 PM (TpXEI)

139
On CBS a software guy was interviewed. Said he would "be ashamed" if his company released such an untested program that ran straight into the ground like this debacle. Said, from his opinion, not even ready for "beta-testing." Note: I could find out what that means but I don't wanna. It is enough for me to know that even the MSM is waking up and smelling the sewer water of Obarkycare.
No doctors in Maryland if you manage to actually get past the computer crashes? No problem!
Formerly private information sent willy-nilly to other agencies including law enforcement/IRS? No problem.
Don't bite the hand that feeds you, Obamaphones!

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, rage overflowing at October 09, 2013 05:04 PM (baL2B)

140 To #104.......And Romney is STOOPED according to LaquishaLARGEASS

Posted by: Fart Tube Jones at October 09, 2013 05:04 PM (R8X+X)

141 $643 million doesn't go as far as it used to.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 09, 2013 05:04 PM (wNF3N)

142 But of course, if he’d been relying on this software to get elected, it would have been heavily tested first.

(Unlike “our” candidate…)

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 09, 2013 05:04 PM (QF8uk)

143 Seriously, why is the name of the company we paid over $600 million to design a website a state secret?



Something is definitely fishy here. Not much of a surprise, I know.
--

I'm willing to bet it's because it would take nanoseconds for someone (on the right, natch) to discover a connection to an Obama campaign contributor. Other possibilities, not mutually exclusive, are that the "company" has little or no background in any undertaking similar to running the exchange, or that they are foreign based or funded. I wouldn't be surprised if the price tag is much more than they're reporting too.

How long can O cover it up? We shall see.

Posted by: Mayday at October 09, 2013 05:04 PM (eHc+1)

144 You're welcome, America.

Posted by: John Roberts at October 09, 2013 05:04 PM (TpXEI)

145 "$650 million! You had One job!"

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2013 05:04 PM (ObMtJ)

146 Ace, over at Legal Insurrection they had more hoorying details of this super-cluster-fark:

http://tinyurl.com/qhoz29o

"A decision by the Obama administration to require that consumers create online accounts before they can browse health overhaul insurance plans appears to have led to many of the glitches that have frustrated customers, independent experts say.

Most e-commerce websites — as well as medicare.gov — are not designed to require those merely browsing to set up accounts. But it’s one of the first steps on healthcare.gov….

Allowing consumers to browse anonymously was one of the recommendations of Enroll UX 2014, a $3 million, 14-month project to design an optimal user experience for the insurance marketplaces. The well-known San Francisco design firm IDEO led the project and undertook extensive consumer interviews to create an easy-to-use site…."

followed by the even more hair-raising revelation:

"Obamacare Marketplace: Personal Data Can Be Used For ‘Law Enforcement and Audit Activities’"

http://tinyurl.com/kw2nvwc

You're required to "sign up" merely to just view the Web site - -and when you do sign up, you must reveal reams of personal financial info. And then -- the govt can use that info to audit you or even arrest you if it disagrees with what's in the databases!!!

WTF???!?!!??!?!?!?!?!?

Worst Web site ever.

Posted by: zombie at October 09, 2013 05:05 PM (+cx5n)

147

This administration really exemplifies a Hollywood set. There is simply nothing behind the facade. Nothing. Nada. Nilch.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette: laughing so hard at October 09, 2013 05:05 PM (IXrOn)

148 Exactly, which bundler got the contract?

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at October 09, 2013 05:05 PM (ZPrif)

149 @136

10-4 What next, spike strips on bike trails?

Posted by: John Smith at October 09, 2013 05:05 PM (wR+pz)

150 My bet is that the contract was given to a high dollar donor's highschool kid's 'software start up company'. He then contracted it out to some Chinese company .

Posted by: polynikes at October 09, 2013 05:05 PM (m2CN7)

151 132
Is it Condition Red aboard the StarShep?



Posted by: Waterhouse at October 09, 2013 05:02 PM (YVx8A)





They killed the guy so fast Shep didn't even have a chance to get his wand out.....

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2013 05:03 PM (bCEmE)



LOL

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 09, 2013 05:05 PM (lVPtV)

152 Obamacare development - Privacy Laws in effect! Obamacare "navigators", please don't leave tax returns in the copier! Obamacare IRS enforcers, please don't use private email services to send confidential taxpayer info to the White House! Privacy, that's what we're all about!

What's in your wallet, serf?

Posted by: Just Another Government In The Nieghborhood at October 09, 2013 05:06 PM (HjPtV)

153 First Justin Bieber, now this. Thanks Canada!


Joni Mitchell is Canadian too?

We've declared war for less.

Posted by: Dr Spank at October 09, 2013 05:06 PM (qRasw)

154 @82 Eventually this will get fixed. But it's still immeasurably stupid.

Yeah, but, you only get one chance to make a first impression. And on that front, Obamacare couldn't have failed more miserably.

Also, trust, once lost, has to be painstakingly earned back. Just how is this administration going to do that on the healthcare front? Hm?

Posted by: parteagirl at October 09, 2013 05:06 PM (Plx/u)

155 132 Is it Condition Red aboard the StarShep?

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 09, 2013 05:02 PM (YVx8A)


They killed the guy so fast Shep didn't even have a chance to get his wand out.....Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2013 05:03 PM (bCEmE) Waterhouse and Tami this somehow made my day.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, rage overflowing at October 09, 2013 05:06 PM (baL2B)

156 150 My bet is that the contract was given to a high dollar donor's highschool kid's 'software start up company'. He then contracted it out to some Chinese company .

Posted by: polynikes at October 09, 2013 05:05 PM (m2CN7)

An the servers were run with "green power".

Posted by: John Smith at October 09, 2013 05:06 PM (wR+pz)

157 125 So remember, even though the system is full of glitches, even though the cost are way higher than what was promised, even though you actually won't be able to get insurance and even though the system crashes every time you try to enroll.........


the individual mandate is part of Obamacare and it is the law of the land and can not be challenged.



GLITCHES ARE FOR BITCHEZ

Posted by: Barak Hussein Obama, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm at October 09, 2013 05:06 PM (PLOz8)

158 Obamacare , where the insurance sucks as much as the website

Posted by: Offical obamacare website at October 09, 2013 05:06 PM (zjXd4)

159 There's a reason we make government contracts a matter of public records -- because the incentive for abuse and vote-buying and corruption is so great.

You can't keep this shit secret. Well, you can, but you shouldn't.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at October 09, 2013 05:06 PM (ZPrif)

160 10-4 What next, spike strips on bike trails?

Posted by: John Smith at October 09, 2013 05:05 PM (wR+pz)



*texts NPS goon*

Posted by: NSA goon at October 09, 2013 05:06 PM (lVPtV)

161 MOVE!

Posted by: The IT Guy at October 09, 2013 05:06 PM (Ks4nX)

162 "If
the ultimate goal is single payer, I have a hard time imagining
Americans saying, "Yeah, let's give the government even MORE control
over healthcare!" after this clusterfark."

Sadly, your imagination fails you. I've been posting of my ongoing obamacare saga on facebook. I can't tell you how many people have said "Man, makes me wish I were in Canada/England" or how many Canadian/British friends I have who say "Thank God for the NHS!" It was by design.

Posted by: Lauren at October 09, 2013 05:07 PM (ELdpj)

163 "The Buck Stops With Unnamed Independent Contractors Whose Names Cannot Be Divulged Due to Privacy Laws."

Um, those "never mind" privacy laws that prohibit the IRS from divulging the personal information of US citizen taxpayers for either Obama, any government bureaucrat or the media to publicize.

White House, IRS exchanged confidential taxpayer info...

Yeah, Obama Exemptionalism ... he thinks he's above the law, and his administration thinks they are above the law, and even Congress think that they themselves are above whatever laws they impose on the rest of us, not to mention the damned Chief Justice enabling idiocy to rule the day because he's insulated from being subject to the law he rewrites (fee = tax) rather than base decisions on content. There wasn't even a federal precedence for a federal mandated purchase. (On Roberts, need to investigate whether he broke international law in his adoptions, political forces easily leveraging his decisions to favor authoritarian abuses.) International laws apply to the rest of the world, but not to Obama. He isn't exceptional, just exemptional by his own decree that isn't worth squat.

Posted by: panzernashorn at October 09, 2013 05:07 PM (MhA4j)

164
So what big name group is going to spearhead the FOIA requests for this?
they need to happen.

Posted by: tsrblke (Phone) at October 09, 2013 05:07 PM (xhr2b)

165 I'm a better Javascript programmer than my Javascript programmers.

Posted by: B. Obama at October 09, 2013 05:07 PM (klzyR)

166
153 First Justin Bieber, now this. Thanks Canada!


Joni Mitchell is Canadian too?


Gordon Lightfoot!

Posted by: runningrn at October 09, 2013 05:07 PM (PLOz8)

167 In government we don't call it a denial of service, we call it Cloward-Pliven...

Posted by: Dred Scott at October 09, 2013 05:07 PM (FGqZK)

168 Resetting passwords only makes since if they had a security breach.

Or very bad programming. Assuming for the moment a basic level of intelligence, they are storing the passwords as a one-way hash. This means you can’t reasonably get the actual password from the hash. If you screwed up password storage I could see you needing to just get rid of all the hashes and start over.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 09, 2013 05:07 PM (QF8uk)

169 It's the National Park Service. They put barry-cades around the Server room.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at October 09, 2013 05:07 PM (TpXEI)

170 Look, we didn't really spend 650 million dollars.

First, we had to send 300 million of it back to the DNC and Obama for "campaign contributions"

Second, we had to unionize our workforce and the union took another 250 million for "union dues" (which, I am told, was then sent to the DNC and Obama for campaign contributions)

Third, we had to spend another 50 million on lavish dinner parties and trips to convince the Obama people to hire us.

So, we really only spent 50 million....of which, 49, 900,000 was paid out as bonuses to our executives.

So, for 100,000 system, we think it runs great!

Posted by: The software makers at October 09, 2013 05:07 PM (OWjjx)

171 "No, I'm not a chat bot"

Yeah, that's a dead giveaway.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at October 09, 2013 05:07 PM (/kI1Q)

172 Minority and Female-Owned Company Set-Asides, You Have a Telephone Call.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at October 09, 2013 05:08 PM (ZPrif)

173 >>I'm willing to bet it's because it would take nanoseconds for someone (on the right, natch) to discover a connection to an Obama campaign contributor. Other possibilities, not mutually exclusive, are that the "company" has little or no background in any undertaking similar to running the exchange, or that they are foreign based or funded. I wouldn't be surprised if the price tag is much more than they're reporting too.


I'd take it one step further. I'm sure a sizable chunk of that $600+ million found it's way right back into the Obama re-election campaign.

Why Jack, are you saying Obama is a crook? Why, yes, yes I am.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 09, 2013 05:08 PM (g1DWB)

174 158 Obamacare , where the insurance sucks as much as the website


Just wait until you actually need to see a doctor, hahaha!

Posted by: runningrn at October 09, 2013 05:08 PM (PLOz8)

175 Private Contractor in Charge of Obamacare Software: "Sir, we have to test the software for at least 60 days before we go live!"

Me: "No, I have decreed that this will work, and my powers are not to be challenged. What software would DARE fail when faced with my wrath?"

Private Contractor in Charge of Obamacare Software: "Ooooookay. Here, sir, sign this (hands over disclaimer of liability form . . . "

Posted by: Barak Obama, The First Perfect Human Ever (According to Himself) at October 09, 2013 05:08 PM (TM1p8)

176 Bob Beckel is a fucking idiot. But I repeat myself.

He thinks everything about Obamacare is just fabulous because he's covered for a pre-existing condition. So screw the rest of us.

The Five is showing the dustup between Sean Duffy and the hag Alan Greenspan sleeps with.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 09, 2013 05:08 PM (lVPtV)

177 If they weren't control freaks they could have made the "exchange" system so much simpler... just have a site that per-qualifies people for subsidies, which assigns them a unique coupon code... and then direct them to the private insurance websites where they can use the coupon code to get a discount on an insurance plan.

Posted by: Serious Cat at October 09, 2013 05:09 PM (UypUQ)

178 "165 I'm a better Javascript programmer than my Javascript programmers."

Dude couldn't program a myspace page.

Posted by: Lauren at October 09, 2013 05:09 PM (ELdpj)

179 "White House officials declined to identify the private contractors who had built the account creation function, citing a decision to keep that information private."

At least they're keeping our name out of it.

Posted by: United Identity Thieves of America at October 09, 2013 05:09 PM (wAQA5)

180 "Is anyone just a tad concerned that the IRS, the very same IRS that has
been sending out tax information on political opponents of this regime,
is the organization that will be managing this clusterfart?"

That has been my concern since it got passed in to law. And by now it is abundantly clear that the Powers That Be are way more petty and vindictive than any of us had ever imagined. So, yeah, we're fucked.

Posted by: navybrat at October 09, 2013 05:09 PM (FRx7F)

181 Good grief....could The Five keep a bowl of Ricola cough drops on the table for Bob. Every time I watch this show he's hacking away over other people talking.

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2013 05:09 PM (bCEmE)

182 Our New motto. ...
If It Is Broke Don't Fix It

Posted by: Offical obamacare website at October 09, 2013 05:09 PM (zjXd4)

183 Because of the initial failures [of the first step functions of the software], other parts of the complex system have yet to be proved under
the intense strain of real-world conditions.


Obamacare itself is a minefield. Thousand of pages of unknowns ready to explode.

Now, the website mimics it. Classic.

You have to launch it, to see how it works.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette: laughing so hard at October 09, 2013 05:09 PM (IXrOn)

184 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at October 09, 2013 05:09 PM (/PCJa)

185 About the passwords, they originally didn't allow characters like this: *^%$#, which apparently guards against SQL injection. I really don't know but perphaps they decide to increase security to cover this. You had a Reddit link that mentioned this flaw the other day.

Posted by: TomH at October 09, 2013 05:09 PM (POnon)

186 Sooooo....my password hasn't been changed. In fact, late last night was the first time I've actually been able to access it.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at October 09, 2013 05:09 PM (GEICT)

187 That would be "unwritten, non-existent privacy laws" as I can go online right now and find the contractor for any number of DoD jobs--a bit more sensitive than this.

Posted by: RoyalOil at October 09, 2013 05:09 PM (VjL9S)

188 http://www.cgi.com/en


The exact cost to build Healthcare.gov, according to U.S. government records, appears to have been $634,320,919, which we paid to a company you probably never heard of: CGI Federal. The company originally won the contract back in 2011, but at that time, the cost was expected to run “up to” $93.7 million – still a chunk of change, but nothing near where it ended up.

--------------
--------------

CGI's IT outsourcing services allow business executives to retain control over IT strategies while benefiting from reduced operating costs and risks without compromising service delivery to end users and their clients. With CGI's managed services model, we assume responsibility for operations delivery, drawing on IT governance best practices. As a full-service IT provider, CGI rigorously manages operations, focusing on quality and operational excellence, while offering competitive pricing. We build lasting partnerships based on trust and transparency. Our service delivery approach is rooted in operational excellence, and our management model puts accountability and leadership first.

Posted by: RWC at October 09, 2013 05:09 PM (fWAjv)

189 My God! However could someone accomplish that?!

Posted by: Netflix


With Silverlight!

I'm pissed Microsoft killed Silverlight. It's freaking awesome tech.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 09, 2013 05:10 PM (yETln)

190 He thinks everything about Obamacare is just fabulous because he's
covered for a pre-existing condition. So screw the rest of us.



Is being an obese stupid pig really a medical condition?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 09, 2013 05:10 PM (8ZskC)

191 Yup, we were told the website would cost $93 million. The current tally is $634 million and running. Who'd a thunk the Gubamint would over promise and go over budget and deliver an epic failure? I know we all have our shocked faces on!

Posted by: runningrn at October 09, 2013 05:10 PM (PLOz8)

192 RE: secret O'care contractors

Maybe the reason they don't want us to know is so that the Koch Bros. don't use that info to hire away their top programmers?

Posted by: Serious Cat at October 09, 2013 05:10 PM (UypUQ)

193


If you like your doctor, you'll be able to keep your doctor.

because this sh*t ain't workin' yet, yo

Posted by: artisanal 'ette: laughing so hard at October 09, 2013 05:11 PM (IXrOn)

194 He thinks everything about Obamacare is just fabulous because he's covered for a pre-existing condition.

Alas, still no cure for rectal-cranial inversion except a hot lead injection.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at October 09, 2013 05:11 PM (/kI1Q)

195 " Sooooo....my password hasn't been changed. In fact, late last night was the first time I've actually been able to access it"

Whoa. Look at Mr Fancy Man getting to access the healthcare portal. Who'd you have to blow?

Posted by: Lauren at October 09, 2013 05:11 PM (ELdpj)

196 181 Good grief....could The Five keep a bowl of Ricola cough drops on the table for Bob. Every time I watch this show he's hacking away over other people talking.


Sounds like Mr Beckel needs some Obamacare stat

Posted by: Barky H O at October 09, 2013 05:11 PM (zjXd4)

197 How does a company that doesn't even have a wikipedia page get a $1B contract to build Obamacare?

CGI Federal. Who owns that? When was it founded?

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at October 09, 2013 05:11 PM (ZPrif)

198 Whoa. Look at Mr Fancy Man getting to access the healthcare portal. Who'd you have to blow?

And did you have to do it 37 times?

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 09, 2013 05:12 PM (QF8uk)

199 I can go online right now and find the contractor for any number of DoD jobs

They tweet out the contracts over $1M every day around 5 Eastern.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at October 09, 2013 05:12 PM (/kI1Q)

200 On CBS a software guy was interviewed. Said he would "be ashamed" if his company released such an untested program that ran straight into the ground like this debacle. Said, from his opinion, not even ready for "beta-testing." Note: I could find out what that means but I don't wanna. It is enough for me to know that even the MSM is waking up and smelling the sewer water of Obarkycare.

I know you said you don't want to know, but I'mma tell you anyways. Beta testing is pretty much the last testing you do before actual release of the product. It's a limited release to partners and other select groups to let them see and try it out.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 09, 2013 05:12 PM (yETln)

201 Under what authority is the President waiving mandates in the O-care again? The GOP will be complicit if Obama grants individual mandate waiver. Nice.. thanks for the murky Constitutional over-reach

Posted by: Yip at October 09, 2013 05:12 PM (/jHWN)

202 Beta Testing is for pussies.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at October 09, 2013 05:12 PM (ZPrif)

203 Whoa. Look at Mr Fancy Man getting to access the healthcare portal. Who'd you have to blow?

Posted by: Lauren at October 09, 2013 05:11 PM (ELdpj)



Nobody...nobody at all.....I don't wanna talk about it...

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at October 09, 2013 05:12 PM (GEICT)

204 He thinks everything about Obamacare is just fabulous because he's
covered for a pre-existing condition. So screw the rest of us.


We are also being screwed by the non-compliant patients who are re-admitted for complications within a discharge of hospitalization. Our hospital has been getting dinged for months now. People ignoring their discharge instructions and not having their follow up dialysis, not performing their wound care, etc., etc. Patients bear absolutely no responsibility, and it is not going to be sustainable.

Posted by: runningrn at October 09, 2013 05:13 PM (PLOz8)

205
154 @82 Eventually this will get fixed. But it's still immeasurably stupid.

Yeah, but, you only get one chance to make a first impression. And on that front, Obamacare couldn't have failed more miserably.

Also, trust, once lost, has to be painstakingly earned back. Just how is this administration going to do that on the healthcare front? Hm?

Simple, Obama will direct the NPS to do an outreach to citizens. Confidence restored!

Posted by: Chaos, it the other dark meat at October 09, 2013 05:13 PM (oDCMR)

206 Posted by: zombie at October 09, 2013 05:05 PM (+cx5n)

Ummm.... has anyone signed up? Do they have you Agree to any of the 'this information is true' Legal statements when you sign up?

Because if they can then bounce this info against he IRS, they are setting up a Perjury Trap....

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 09, 2013 05:13 PM (lZBBB)

207 130 I also had a long chat with a chatbot named Brittany on healthcare.gov. She was oh so helpful. "Just call the number" "No, I'm not a chat bot" "have you called the number?" "You have until Dec 15 to enroll." "CALL THE NUMBER".
Posted by: Lauren at October 09, 2013 05:03 PM (ELdpj)


Did she also mention feeling playful and send you a link to her webcam?

Posted by: Buzzion at October 09, 2013 05:13 PM (AvRtW)

208
The main hatchway gave in back in 2009.

Posted by: Gordon Lightfoot at October 09, 2013 05:13 PM (Ks4nX)

209
Nobody...nobody at all.....I don't wanna talk about it...

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at October 09, 2013 05:12 PM (GEICT)


Show us on the doll....

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2013 05:13 PM (bCEmE)

210 Feature"s" not flaw"s".

Posted by: Golfman in NC at October 09, 2013 05:13 PM (WaCPR)

211 From CGI Federal's website. Hahahahaaha *sob sob sob*

"Government
Transforming the business of government

Around the world, governments need to meet the increasing demand for easy and secure access to information and services. More than ever, governments also need to provide public services in open and transparent ways with fewer resources and at lower cost."

Posted by: Lauren at October 09, 2013 05:14 PM (ELdpj)

212 Now taking bets on that this tire fire was a single source contract...i.e., awarded with no competition. Because transparency.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at October 09, 2013 05:14 PM (wePjE)

213 which we paid to a company you probably never heard of: CGI Federal.


Black bag shell company. Fighting Tigers of WWII fame were formed under a xxx Federal.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 09, 2013 05:14 PM (NKBxV)

214 The fact that this site has tighter code and a better user experience than a site that literally cost billions of dollars should be a national scandal.

Posted by: kreplach at October 09, 2013 05:14 PM (sv/s3)

215 CGI Federal. Who owns that? When was it founded?



Not sure when it was founded, but I believe it's current CEO is a former Nigerian Prince...

Posted by: runningrn at October 09, 2013 05:14 PM (PLOz8)

216 Life's a glitch, then you die.

Posted by: IPAB at October 09, 2013 05:14 PM (wAQA5)

217 It's not even "privacy laws."
It's just a decision not to reveal the name.
Because: Fuck you, peon!

Posted by: Nom de Blog at October 09, 2013 05:14 PM (JSmUP)

218 We are using a shitty (for the operating room) software program for our patient charting, EPIC. The thing is horrible, not intuitive, and we are constantly told any changes we want will be in the next update. Guess what? The woman who owns the company (located in Wisconsin, of course) was a HUGE donor to the Obama campaign and to Democrats. My BIL (pharmacist) and his hospital (Kaiser--yes that Kaiser) are using it too. He had to go to EPIC headquarters for a meeting. They are in the process of building a 600,000 square foot state of the art auditorium that seats over 14,000 people). It's not what you know, it's who you know.
Posted by: runningrn at October 09, 2013 04:54 PM (PLOz
-------------

It's Cerner isn't it?

Posted by: Darth Randall at October 09, 2013 05:14 PM (Zswg6)

219

Remember the (few) reports that Mooch's WH garden was poisoning the kids.

I'm not sure how truthful that was, but, it makes perfect sense. They can't even grow a garden correctly. A garden.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette: laughing so hard at October 09, 2013 05:15 PM (IXrOn)

220 214: this site has Ace busting balls.

Posted by: Dingbat at October 09, 2013 05:15 PM (pVdyT)

221

On another note, WTF is the script that is always running on AOSHQ that
causes my chrome browser to become unresponsive? It's always this site,
what is it?


Ummmm. It's...uh....my wife. Morgan Fairchild. Yeah.

Posted by: Bob from the NSA at October 09, 2013 05:15 PM (0IhFx)

222
GLITCHES ARE FOR BITCHEZ

Posted by: Barak Hussein Obama, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm at October 09, 2013 05:06 PM (PLOz

I lol'd.

Posted by: Serious Cat at October 09, 2013 05:15 PM (UypUQ)

223 Cavuto had John McAfee, yes that McAfee, on yesterday. He described the site as "a scam artist's wet dream" because apparently anyone can put a link on it, so people go to some site thinking it's been vetted by our superiors in the government, when in fact, it's a Nigerian and a Russian colluding to steal your data and empty your bank account.

Clearly, George Bush is responsible.

Posted by: pep at October 09, 2013 05:15 PM (6TB1Z)

224 194 He thinks everything about Obamacare is just fabulous because he's covered for a pre-existing condition.


Someone tell Bob hemorrhoids aren't life threatening unless you put gerbils up your ass.

Posted by: Richard Gere at October 09, 2013 05:16 PM (wR+pz)

225 CGI Federal

Sounds like a ammo company.

Or a bank.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 09, 2013 05:17 PM (yETln)

226 162. Why would you think that we'd think that the people whose facebook message you promote necessarily know what the hell they're talking about?

Try this one on for size, from Lord Monkton who stated that his regional national health care in Britain is gone already. If he needs any medical attention, he needs to drive over 2 hours to reach a facility. His rural region has no clinic, no nurse practitioner let alone a physician, and no ambulance for emergencies.

His point was that it took Britain from WWII labor electoral victory to this present point in time to go bankrupt, closing shop. Whereas, the US is already bankrupt; so there's no way Obamacide or single-payer mandate would ever succeed.

Those states like Tennessee and Mitten's Massachusetts that already tried mandated insurance government health care statewide already bankrupted the hospitals and sent the States into dire economic straits as well. Socialism innately fails, implodes. But only after causing severe suffering, the impoverishment of the working class citizenry, and tragically wasteful deaths.

"Sadly, your imagination fails you." Whoever wants that, to hell with them.

Posted by: panzernashorn at October 09, 2013 05:18 PM (MhA4j)

227 Stolen from insty. Just when you thought the NPS could not get any sillier.

http://tinyurl.com/mhbpnmx

Posted by: John Smith at October 09, 2013 05:02 PM (wR+pz)


for the love of God...

SpiteHouse: National Park goons remove handles from trail water fountains

for real?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette: laughing so hard at October 09, 2013 05:18 PM (IXrOn)

228 When Glenn Reynolds keeps intoning "The Singularity is Here," I'm pretty sure he didn't mean one successful ObamaCare subscriber.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at October 09, 2013 05:18 PM (qvify)

229 Remember the (few) reports that Mooch's WH garden was poisoning the kids.

That was Clinton's fault. Really. They used human waste or something to fertilize the garden and now it's toxic.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 09, 2013 05:19 PM (yETln)

230 The special needs Preznit never should have gone beyond that dogshit Office of the President Elect make believe nonsense when he was basking in winning and not responsible for a fucking thing.

Posted by: Captain Hate on his iPhone at October 09, 2013 05:19 PM (f7RT6)

231 Obama didn't built that.

Posted by: Your Petulant Man Bitch President at October 09, 2013 05:19 PM (dvRYt)

232 It's Cerner isn't it

No, it's EPIC. Horrible, piece of crap!

Posted by: runningrn at October 09, 2013 05:19 PM (PLOz8)

233 The only thing >1000 pages of law turned into software could do is consume bazillions of dollars.

Posted by: DaveA at October 09, 2013 05:19 PM (DL2i+)

234 Gee...think it was Corey Booker's new tech startup?

Posted by: --- at October 09, 2013 05:20 PM (J3IzX)

235 GLITCHES ARE FOR BITCHEZ

BITCHEZ R 4 GLITCHES

mooch on over

Posted by: nu skul at October 09, 2013 05:20 PM (MhA4j)

236 The retail experience, as re-designed by Obama:

Customer: "Can I buy something in your store?"

Obama: "Well, actually, you have no choice: You must buy something in my store."

Customer: "Ohhhh-- OK. So, what's for sale?"

Obama: "Slow down -- before we get to that step, I need some information from you."

Customer: "Well, for now, I'm just window-shopping--"

Obama: "INFORMATION IS REQUIRED FIRST!"

Customer: "Gee, okay, whatever. What do you need to know?"

Obama: "How much money do you have in your pocket?"

Customer: "How is that relevant?"

Obama: "The price depends on how much you have."

Customer: "Uh, looks like I got $137."

Obama: "Next: Do you bareback?"

Customer: "Wha--????"

Obama: "Fuck people in the ass or pussy with no condom?"

Customer: "Are you nuts? Why do you need to know that?"

Obama: "We're trying to determine your risk pool."

Customer: "Um, uh, see, um..."

Obama: "Also: How much do you cheat on your taxes?"

Customer: "Wait, what? What are you going to do with this info?"

Obama: "Hand it over to the IRS so they can audit you after you're finished shopping."

Customer: "Screw you. This store is insane. I'm leaving."

Obama: "Did you forget? PURCHASING IS MANDATORY. No exit until you buy. No buying til you hand over the info. Also, all the money in your pocket. There is no escape."

Posted by: zombie at October 09, 2013 05:20 PM (+cx5n)

237 'Why would you think that we'd think that the people whose facebook message you promote necessarily know what the hell they're talking about"

They don't know what the hell that they're talking about. That doesn't mean they don't want it or that ignorant people won't demand something that will be horrific. That's my point. People see this mess and think "we need something simpler!" To them single payer= simpler. It's idiotic, but it's happening.

Posted by: Lauren at October 09, 2013 05:20 PM (ELdpj)

238 We perform a dedicated denial of service attack on ourselves every October.

Posted by: Atlanta Braves at October 09, 2013 05:21 PM (Ks4nX)

239 That was Clinton's fault. Really. They used human waste or something to fertilize the garden and now it's toxic.


I thought it was the toxins that half lifed out of the stuff they used to dissolve the bodies...

Remember Clinton's dead list? I never realized how fondly I would look back on those with nostalgia. A lot more innocent time.

Posted by: runningrn at October 09, 2013 05:21 PM (PLOz8)

240 Is this like Skynet becoming self-aware and realizing what a dick he is?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at October 09, 2013 05:22 PM (bYRF2)

241 Perhaps it is based at the Utah everything you own and the kitchen sink place. nsa offshoot ?? lol why else keep a secret , He doesn't usually has a definite name to blame to take away any responsibilty?

Posted by: willow at October 09, 2013 05:22 PM (nqBYe)

242 Voters performed a dedicated denial of service attack on the U.S. when they voted for the idiot Obama . . . twice.

Posted by: Trivial Pursuer at October 09, 2013 05:22 PM (/sohm)

243 Shooter in W. Va was a former police officer....

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2013 05:22 PM (bCEmE)

244 Yeah, but, you only get one chance to make a first impression. And on
that front, Obamacare couldn't have failed more miserably.



Also, trust, once lost, has to be painstakingly earned back.
--

With any hope, the silver lining is that any attempt to pass "comprehensive" new entitlement legislation should be DOA for the next 20 years.

Am I the only one thinking the 2014 and 2016 campaigns are going to be kinda fun? I have no love for the GOP, but I surely hope they talk nonstop about the Obamacare clusterfuck for years to come, to the point every Dem tries runs away crying in shame.

Posted by: Mayday at October 09, 2013 05:23 PM (eHc+1)

245 Nobody...nobody at all.....I don't wanna talk about it...

BC, the dry cleaners called. Your blue dress is ready.

They couldn't get the stain out.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at October 09, 2013 05:23 PM (yz6yg)

246
SpiteHouse: National Park goons remove handles from trail water fountains

for real?


What do you want to bet those idiots lose them all, and they have to buy new ones?

Posted by: runningrn at October 09, 2013 05:23 PM (PLOz8)

247 I thought it was revealed the other day that it was done by some firm UP IN CANADA.



Because we can't do web development in the United States.

Posted by: © Sponge at October 09, 2013 04:54 PM (xmcEQ)

But they did the long-gun registry software (vastly over-budget, I might add) for the former Liberal government, so they are reliably leftist. So there's that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 09, 2013 05:23 PM (8Fl6F)

248 Sooo.... even though the US pretty much created the entire IT industry...

We outsourced this to a Canadian Company??? One that it looks like only entered the US market in a big way in 2010? one that DOUBLED its size by buying a Euro Company LAST YEAR?

/facepalm

Hell.... I'll bet they could have talked Bill Gates into doing this for FREE....

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 09, 2013 05:23 PM (lZBBB)

249 Okay, now the Five is about to discuss the holding back of benefits for the families of the fallen.

If Beckel says one fucking thing...

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 09, 2013 05:23 PM (lVPtV)

250 Customer: "Well, for now, I'm just window-shopping--"

No Recreating Tolerated

236. You must pay to exit.

Posted by: nu skul at October 09, 2013 05:24 PM (MhA4j)

251 "White House officials declined to identify the private contractors who
had built the account creation function, citing a decision to keep that
information private."

Since when are the identities of publicly bid contract winners "private information"? It's certainly obtainable information under a FOIA request, but why even be that obstructive? O always leaves loose strings that end up exposing his plans eventually.

Posted by: Jazz at October 09, 2013 05:24 PM (roO4n)

252 Shooter in W. Va was a former police officer....

Only police should have guns!

Former police officers don't count, they're not active duty.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 09, 2013 05:24 PM (yETln)

253 Cloward? Piven!

Broken As Designed.

Do you remember when the DOJ deliberately shipped weapons to narco-terrorists in Mexico and, *even when caught*, used the fact of those shipments as an excuse for a political power grab?

*As if they had not planned that from the beginning?*

And what the fuck has been done about that? Oh, I know, some **** judge just let the DOJ off the hook for contempt of congressional requests for evidence because shutdown, bitches.

Fucking federal government has gone rogue. They are in a state of revolt against the people they claim to serve. And the watchdogs? Rolling over to have their bellies scratched.

We need a *lot* more recalls.

Posted by: Merovign , Dark Lord of the Sith at October 09, 2013 05:24 PM (qyfb5)

254 Jay Carney needs punching in the nuts. Badly. I'll volunteer.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 09, 2013 05:24 PM (lVPtV)

255 When they release the 404Care patch, I bet ampersands are toast.

"Ooh, Mr. Udall, it's like you can see into my heart. How do you write bureaucrats so well?"

"I take a man, and strip away all accountability and reason."

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 09, 2013 05:24 PM (wNF3N)

256 OT - I had to unfriend a couple liberals today on facebook. There is some stupid liberal meme going around with a picture of Obama and some verse about how much dignity he is showing in the face of all the disrespect he is getting.

It was over the top, and my patience was exhausted.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 09, 2013 05:24 PM (m7PtQ)

257 Idea for a comedy science fiction movie:

SkyNet becomes self-aware, and realizes it is STUPID.

Posted by: zombie at October 09, 2013 05:25 PM (+cx5n)

258 No, it's EPIC. Horrible, piece of crap!
Posted by: runningrn at October 09, 2013 05:19 PM (PLOz
--------

Duh, reading failure on my part. I'm stuck with Cerner which isn't too bad, except they seem to re-arrange everything every other day. Patient assessment items drop and then reappear. It's a pain in the ass. And the owners donated what we paid for the system to the Obama campaign. 7 figures.

Posted by: Darth Randall at October 09, 2013 05:25 PM (Zswg6)

259 Posted by: runningrn at October 09, 2013 05:23 PM (PLOz

My money is with you. Good one.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at October 09, 2013 05:25 PM (WaCPR)

260 >>I thought it was revealed the other day that it was done by some firm UP IN CANADA.

Not just a Canadian company, a French Canadian company. Thats why it doesn't work. Their code speaks French.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 09, 2013 05:25 PM (g1DWB)

261 254 Jay Carney needs punching in the nuts. Badly. I'll volunteer.


Just be careful you don't break his glasses when you hit him...

Posted by: runningrn at October 09, 2013 05:25 PM (PLOz8)

262 Hell.... I'll bet they could have talked Bill Gates into doing this for FREE....

He's only interested in Malaria right now. But if you're lucky, you can get Steve Ballmer. He's retiring soon!

Posted by: bonhomme at October 09, 2013 05:25 PM (yETln)

263 Well, in a way, they were correct. It was overloaded by too many visitors.

Of course probably 4 or 5 visitors would have done it.

It overwhelmed itself.

I've noticed that other sites (which do perform better than the Obamacare.gov site) also tend now to fetch a lot of files just to show me a main page.

The Daily Caller is bad for this. Most all of the Townhall sites also. Lots of other sites that fetch a lot of crap before you can even see one word or graphic on the page you want.

It's all these stupid widgets and putting your data in the cloud and farming out your image storage elsewhere. Let alone the ads that seem to be de rigeur these days. On top of that, some id10t decides to code his own web page and puts a bunch of javascript calls in it and in such an order that nothing shows until almost everything is loaded and voila' a site that takes 3 minutes to load and wonders why no one visits or stays.

I blame Microsoft.

Just because.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Ecclesiates 9:11) at October 09, 2013 05:26 PM (lAZep)

264 261
254 Jay Carney needs punching in the nuts. Badly. I'll volunteer.





Just be careful you don't break his glasses when you hit him...

Posted by: runningrn at October 09, 2013 05:25 PM (PLOz



heh

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 09, 2013 05:26 PM (lVPtV)

265 Not just a Canadian company, a French Canadian company. Thats why it doesn't work. Their code speaks French.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 09, 2013 05:25 PM (g1DWB)

Yes, BUT does it speak Austrian?

Posted by: Barry, Chom leader at October 09, 2013 05:26 PM (wR+pz)

266 SpiteHouse: National Park goons remove handles from trail water fountains

If someone wants, they can sue for being deprived a drink of water at a federal facility. Damages: dehydration, illness, pain and suffering...

Posted by: panzernashorn at October 09, 2013 05:26 PM (MhA4j)

267 "People higher up are given the excuse that there are too many users.
That's a convenient excuse for the managers to pass up the chain."


Well, as people learn more about the sh*t sandwich they're being served, fewer users will sit down and take an order. The "too many users" problem will resolve itself, so ObamaCare has that going for them.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at October 09, 2013 05:26 PM (eHIJJ)

268 Duh, reading failure on my part. I'm stuck with Cerner which isn't too bad, except they seem to re-arrange everything every other day. Patient assessment items drop and then reappear. It's a pain in the ass. And the owners donated what we paid for the system to the Obama campaign. 7 figures.


Gee, all these Electronic medical records companies donating to Democrats. I wonder why...

Posted by: runningrn at October 09, 2013 05:26 PM (PLOz8)

269 Obama: "Did you forget? PURCHASING IS MANDATORY. No exit until you buy. No buying til you hand over the info. Also, all the money in your pocket. There is no escape."

Posted by: zombie at October 09, 2013 05:20 PM (+cx5n)


Thanks, Yellowbeard Roberts.

Posted by: Merovign , Dark Lord of the Sith at October 09, 2013 05:27 PM (qyfb5)

270 Someone should make a DRUDGE REPORT consisting of only Ace posts... It'd be kinda like the HQ but better..

Posted by: Fabio at October 09, 2013 05:27 PM (ImQSs)

271 from his opinion, not even ready for "beta-testing." Note: I could find out what that means but I don't wanna.


beta is a phase of testing where the software is debugged

it's approached as if real users are engaging in the software

gaming companies, like Blizzard, will launch a beta where many of us can jump onboard, for free, to help debug the software. We hammer away at various stages, or within various components, to help them debug for a smooth release of the game...

obviously, most companies have in-house testing, as well, but opening it up to the community of gamers (experts) makes a much better game in the end. We get to offer suggestions, as well as log bugs for them.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette: laughing so hard at October 09, 2013 05:27 PM (IXrOn)

272 "28
As noted above in the article, the White House CHOSE to keep the contractor's names private. I wonder why?



---



They don't want anyone to know who was laundering payments for this
thing back to their campaign, as it sure as shit wasn't being spent on
any development of this chunk of shit.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 09, 2013 04:53 PM (/Crba)"

That would make this the software equivalent of the contractor who has to pay so much in kickbacks that the only way he can avoid losing money on the government contract is to shortcut how much cement he puts in the concrete mix for the foundation. The thing about stealing money from construction jobs is that usually by the time the building collapses the politician has already retired, the contractor has moved away and both have hidden their money in the Cayman Islands.

It looks like the Democrats are going to have to adjust their business model since what works for government construction projects does not transfer all that well to software projects.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at October 09, 2013 05:28 PM (31Nrp)

273 SkyNet becomes self-aware, and realizes it is STUPID.

Worse, it realizes that Biden is its boss.

Posted by: pep at October 09, 2013 05:28 PM (6TB1Z)

274 I blame Microsoft.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Ecclesiates 9:11) at October 09, 2013 05:26 PM (lAZep)

They were my go-to blame until Google showed up.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 09, 2013 05:28 PM (/kU/5)

275 NPS and water handles?

I am betting a leatherman could open the facet and leave it running for the next guy.

Posted by: John Smith at October 09, 2013 05:28 PM (wR+pz)

276 254 Jay Carney needs punching in the nuts. Badly. I'll volunteer.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 09, 2013 05:24 PM (lVPtV)

I'll join that cue.

Volunteerism!

Posted by: panzernashorn at October 09, 2013 05:28 PM (MhA4j)

277 If someone wants, they can sue for being deprived a drink of water at a federal facility. Damages: dehydration, illness, pain and suffering...


They could also go after the Rethuglicans for shutting down t
Esteemed Waterologist, Michelle Obama's "Let's Drink" tweets.

Posted by: runningrn at October 09, 2013 05:28 PM (PLOz8)

278 Apparently this administration can only recruit stellar technology talent when the objective is a presidential election.

Posted by: ToursLepantoVienna at October 09, 2013 05:28 PM (UlI/7)

279 well I guess i admit to being surprised some tea partier or Bush , republican isn't the fall guy on this.
That means it is someone important to him.

Posted by: willow at October 09, 2013 05:28 PM (nqBYe)

280 Posted by: zombie at October 09, 2013 05:20 PM (+cx5n)

Bravo. Golf clap. I see you have successfully navigated the 404Care login screen.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 09, 2013 05:28 PM (wNF3N)

281 Worse, it realizes that Biden is its boss.

I think Pep just realized why SkyNet decides to nuke the Human race.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at October 09, 2013 05:28 PM (/PCJa)

282 Obama is, fundamentally speaking, a symbol, a figurehead, a mascot, like Big Brother in 1984, but slightly more vivacious. His contribution to governance mostly consists of reading speeches written for him by others on a teleprompter and answering multiple choice questionnaires, in which he almost always circles b) or c), assuming they are ordered in accordance to "extremeness," and even if they are not.

Which is not to say that he is stupid in the least (two sigmas to the right at least), but he is poorly suited to the task, and it wouldn't make much difference were he not. Did he delegate poorly? Absolutely. But to personalize the matter excessively is a mistake. To assert that Socialism would work were Obama, or the Party, or the bureaucracy more intelligent or competent is fallacious and even dangerous.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 09, 2013 05:29 PM (gHRnl)

283 My colon is threatening a dedicated denial of service attack if I don't reduce portion size.

Posted by: Moron in a Leopard Snuggie at October 09, 2013 05:29 PM (Ks4nX)

284 Daisy...Daaaaiiiiiissssyyy.....

I was designed at the DeVry Institute of Technology on a Commodore 64 in Cicero, Illinois by Vinnie Boombacci.

Posted by: Obamacare 9000.2 for Netscape Navigator at October 09, 2013 05:29 PM (Ec6wH)

285 That would make this the software equivalent of the contractor who has to pay so much in kickbacks that the only way he can avoid losing money on the government contract is to shortcut how much cement he puts in the concrete mix for the foundation. The thing about stealing money from construction jobs is that usually by the time the building collapses the politician has already retired, the contractor has moved away and both have hidden their money in the Cayman Islands.

Sometimes, that concrete is needed in other places...

Posted by: Man with Cement Up His Butt at October 09, 2013 05:30 PM (PLOz8)

286 I'm stuck with Cerner which isn't too bad, except they seem to re-arrange everything every other day. Patient assessment items drop and then reappear. It's a pain in the ass.

Posted by: runningrn at October 09, 2013 05:26 PM (PLOz


Remember when we used to joke about technology by the Bulgarian State Washing Machine Company?

Good times, good times.

Posted by: Merovign , Dark Lord of the Sith at October 09, 2013 05:30 PM (qyfb5)

287 The Buck Stops With Unnamed Independent Contractors Whose Names Cannot Be Divulged Due to Privacy Laws.

Really? That's news to us!

Posted by: Haliburton at October 09, 2013 05:30 PM (Ph479)

288 >>Sounds like Mr Beckel needs some Obamacare stat
Posted by: Barky H O

Let's just fast forward to the death panel part for him.

Posted by: Aviator at October 09, 2013 05:31 PM (DI+ja)

289 272 "28
As noted above in the article, the White House CHOSE to keep the contractor's names private. I wonder why?


The public does have the right to know.

And Obama doesn't have an excuse like "national security reasons" to cover his boney butt naked ass.

Posted by: panzernashorn at October 09, 2013 05:31 PM (MhA4j)

290 Posted by: willow at October 09, 2013 05:28 PM (nqBYe)

Psst....willow....psst.

[there's a new post up. head over there before everyone else leaves it]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 09, 2013 05:31 PM (/kU/5)

291 And this is just the fucking website!


Imagine how well the insurance itself will work.

Imagine how well the doctors will like enslavement to the state, and the patients will like their health being used as an enforcement weapon ensuring "good" behhpavior.

This is just a cornucopia of great shit, this 404Care.

Posted by: MTF at October 09, 2013 05:31 PM (N6l/o)

292 Which is to say, Obama is quite correct. He is not to blame. The Obama Administration, and the Democrat Party and Bureaucracy, in general, are to blame. Above all, the system which promoted Obama to the very top, and which continues to assert his brilliance, omnipotence, and infallibility is to blame.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 09, 2013 05:31 PM (gHRnl)

293
"unclear why the upload function was included"?

Really?

Um, could this be part of the whole "feature, not a bug" thing?

Posted by: barbarausa at October 09, 2013 05:32 PM (WWeoI)

294 White House officials declined to identify the private contractors who had built the account creation function, citing a decision to keep that information private.

What I find funny about this development is that those "White House officials" are unnamed as well.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at October 09, 2013 05:33 PM (vd7A8)

295
Imagine how well the doctors will like enslavement to the state, and the patients will like their health being used as an enforcement weapon ensuring "good" behhpavior


It's why there will be a very delineated two tier service. The really good docs are getting out or setting up concierge practices.

Posted by: runningrn at October 09, 2013 05:33 PM (PLOz8)

296 If you know anything about computers you have probably heard the old story about how do you tie your shoes. Yet human children learn how to tie their shoes when they are three? four? years old. So write the computer code for tying your shoes.

Now think about governing/administering a complex system like health care with all of the possibilities, and an insurance program, and a bureaucracy run by politicians.
You can't program something like that because so many decisions are based on political reasoning, or decisions made without complete and total knowledge of every aspect. You can't code that.

If you want to make the case that the Obama administration is so inept that it can't even collect basic information from the population, information that citizens are voluntarily giving up, and then verifying that information, fine. Make that case.

Now take it one step further, if you had a government that knew everything about you, everything, in totality would you really want to live under that government?

So make it simpler? Sure. Health care should be free, which makes slaves of those who provide that care.

Posted by: Voices, I hear voices at October 09, 2013 05:33 PM (iV1Jc)

297 277. Esteemed Waterologist, Michelle Obama's "Let's Drink" tweets.

Posted by: runningrn at October 09, 2013 05:28 PM (PLOz

it ain't H2O that she drinks

Posted by: panzernashorn at October 09, 2013 05:33 PM (MhA4j)

298 At least the Soviets developed Tetris. It was on a black and white Czechoslovakian TV screen, but it was fun to play.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at October 09, 2013 05:34 PM (Ec6wH)

299 "unclear why the upload function was included"?

The entire contents of the disk in your computer was uploaded to a government server.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at October 09, 2013 05:34 PM (vd7A8)

300 "The Individual Shared Responsibility Payment"

According to the Obamacare website, that is the new name for the $95 fine for not signing up. You could give me a week and I couldn't come of with a more socialist sounding name for it if I tried.

Posted by: Donkey at October 09, 2013 05:34 PM (Ggh94)

301 And of course, the ideology and ideas which created Obama (sic), and which facilitated his rise to power, and which define his world view and determine his behavior are to blame.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 09, 2013 05:34 PM (gHRnl)

302 it ain't H2O that she drinks


And it ain't salad she's just eating either.

Posted by: runningrn at October 09, 2013 05:35 PM (PLOz8)

303 Posted by: zombie at October 09, 2013 05:20 PM (+cx5n)
--

That post needs to go viral. It's so funny, so true, so sad...

Posted by: Mayday at October 09, 2013 05:35 PM (eHc+1)

304 >>Not just a Canadian company, a French Canadian company. Thats why it doesn't work. Their code speaks French.
Posted by: JackStraw

Oh. That's why it goes down on everybody.

Posted by: Aviator at October 09, 2013 05:35 PM (DI+ja)

305 Let me help them out. The people's name is Bush. Just use that one.

Posted by: petunia at October 09, 2013 05:35 PM (DAcBA)

306 I am betting a leatherman could open the faucet and leave it running for the next guy.

Are we talking about those faucets that have a big D shaped handle that are hard to pull up?

Like this:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/l5cttrt

If so, I think it might be hard to use without the handle.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 09, 2013 05:35 PM (yETln)

307 300 "The Individual Shared Responsibility Payment"



Reading that just sent a chill up my spine.

Posted by: runningrn at October 09, 2013 05:36 PM (PLOz8)

308 294. What I find funny about this development is that those "White House officials" are unnamed as well.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque

The receptionist/operator as the "official" "reliable White House insider"

Posted by: panzernashorn at October 09, 2013 05:36 PM (MhA4j)

309 Breaking:

Obama caves, announces name of contractor he hired to design healthcare.gov:

4chan

Posted by: zombie at October 09, 2013 05:36 PM (+cx5n)

310 254 Jay Carney needs punching in the nuts. Badly. I'll volunteer.

That gelding lost those long ago.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at October 09, 2013 05:36 PM (dvRYt)

311 Obama Care would not somehow be better were it executed less poorly, or if Obama knew the difference between pass by reference and pass by value, or that an O(n) algorithm is preferable to an O(n^3) algorithm.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 09, 2013 05:36 PM (gHRnl)

312 302. she isn't called "moocher" without reasons

Posted by: panzernashorn at October 09, 2013 05:37 PM (MhA4j)

313 To accept that very premise, would itself, be erroneous.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 09, 2013 05:37 PM (gHRnl)

314 230
The special needs Preznit never should have gone beyond that dogshit
Office of the President Elect
make believe nonsense when he was basking
in winning and not responsible for a fucking thing.

Posted by: Captain Hate


I remember that nonsense and documented it at Free Republic. With graphics. The clown is a high-function idiot. Or Maroon. At best....

Posted by: backhoe at October 09, 2013 05:37 PM (ULH4o)

315 Excellent job Zombie!

Posted by: Yip at October 09, 2013 05:37 PM (/jHWN)

316 I predict that the democrats will sue for a delay in Jan when none of the "30 Million" have signed up. Just after Christmas when the rush to do something blows up the entire thing, Obama will raise the white flag.

He'll delay it for a year, unilaterally, "For the Good of the Country".

See, he IS our savior.

Posted by: John Smith at October 09, 2013 05:37 PM (wR+pz)

317
I guess those Summer of Wreckcovery slogans had more than a little element of truth to them.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at October 09, 2013 05:38 PM (tNwd1)

318 @316

Oh, and he'll blame the Republican shut down for the computer problems.

Mark my words.

Posted by: John Smith at October 09, 2013 05:38 PM (wR+pz)

319 273 SkyNet becomes self-aware, and realizes it is STUPID.

Worse, it realizes that Biden is its boss.


And I thought I was underwhelmed by my creator.

Posted by: David 6 at October 09, 2013 05:40 PM (dvRYt)

320 Posted by: John Smith at October 09, 2013 05:37 PM (wR+pz)

And he would have done it earlier, if only those TEA Party terrorists hadn't stopped him from doing the people's business.

Posted by: Hrothgar at October 09, 2013 05:40 PM (XdnQT)

321 The entire thing has no logic.

It isn't as if the federal govt. does not have our names, birth records, social security numbers and IRS tax forms already.

If they didn't bother organizing their Obamacide with the data they already have on hand, there is no point to initiate any further contact.

The whole enterprise is evil at its root. That alone is reason to not get involved.

Posted by: panzernashorn at October 09, 2013 05:41 PM (MhA4j)

322 309 315
A friend told me that 4chan actually works quite well in comparison to the government health site.

Posted by: Hrothgar at October 09, 2013 05:42 PM (XdnQT)

323 Oooops David 8 /nerdfail

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at October 09, 2013 05:42 PM (dvRYt)

324 "The Individual Shared Responsibility Payment"

According to the Obamacare website, that is the new name for the $95 fine for not signing up. You could give me a week and I couldn't come of with a more socialist sounding name for it if I tried.

How abouts "The Individual Shared Responsibility Sacrifice[b/]" ?

Posted by: Serious Cat at October 09, 2013 05:44 PM (UypUQ)

325 "314 230
The special needs Preznit never should have gone beyond that dogshit
Office of the President Elect make believe nonsense when he was basking
in winning and not responsible for a fucking thing.

Posted by: Captain Hate

I remember that nonsense and documented it at Free Republic. With graphics. The clown is a high-function idiot. Or Maroon. At best....

Posted by: backhoe at October 09, 2013 05:37 PM (ULH4o)"

He actually performed well during the 2012 debates. He managed to defend his Administration's and Party's atrocious record, and his atrocious ideology's miserable failures without being excessively sophistic, unlike Biden, who leaned far too heavily on arete. And sure, a lot of that was just preparation, but some of it must have actually been him. That does not make him a decent, or even competent President, but to deny his general cognitive abilities entirely is a mistake. In terms of sheer IQ, he is certainly much more intelligent than, say, Bill Clinton or John Edwards, and that's not what's wrong with him or his reign of malicious terror.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 09, 2013 05:44 PM (gHRnl)

326 Posted by: Voices, I hear voices at October 09, 2013 05:33 PM (iV1Jc)


As they must now cover existing conditions...

The only info they need is identifying info (names and such)... ages, and how much you think you will make this year (for the subsidy)....

And even that is only needed once you are ready to sign up... NOT while you are looking at plans...

So, no, this was not that tough of a Technical Problem... we deal with much harder data sets every single day...

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 09, 2013 05:47 PM (lZBBB)

327 In terms of sheer IQ, he is certainly much more intelligent than, say, Bill Clinton or John Edwards,


=====


As evidenced by what?

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2013 05:48 PM (bCEmE)

328 My guess about all those Java Scripts:

The feds are trying to back-door every system that accesses the P.O.S. website promising -- demanding, actually -- absolutely no privacy protections.

They're trying to get people to become their own f*ck1ng wardens as they give control of their machines to the f*ck!ng feds.

Remember, it's not whether you're paranoid. It's whether you're paranoid enough!

Posted by: Nom de Blog at October 09, 2013 05:48 PM (JSmUP)

329 Posted by: panzernashorn at October 09, 2013 05:41 PM (MhA4j)

I think the key here is that you are giving the Government this info Voluntarily.... and thus they are free to use it anyway they wish...

Thus... privacy.... gone...

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 09, 2013 05:49 PM (lZBBB)

330 Root Cause Analysis: Schedule Fail. HHS did not even AWARD the development contracts until late 2011. Which means the vendors would not be up and fully manned until early 2012. To expect a fully-developed, scaled architecture and app in 20 months for something this big was folly.

To expect it under Federal Contracting and Development, Documentation, and Review rules was utterly EPIC fail.

To then do full-up security testing, another YEAR, for several rounds of test-then-remediate, repeat as necessary.

If Congress had asked an Engineer or two, they would have told them it would take 5-7 years to make it happen.

Instead, the Feds decided to get 9 women pregnant to have a baby in a month. . .

Posted by: Sotarr The Wizard at October 09, 2013 05:49 PM (ShrCV)

331 Posted by: Nom de Blog at October 09, 2013 05:48 PM (JSmUP)

Yeah... we really need to do some packet busting on what this site is doing.... really look at the data stream...

I know the guy to do it... but he wouldn't do it for free...

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 09, 2013 05:51 PM (lZBBB)

332 We are using a shitty (for the operating room) software program for our patient charting, EPIC.

Yale's medical center adopted EPIC too. And from what I hear, the docs all hate it, not just the OR folks.

Posted by: Basement Cat at October 09, 2013 05:53 PM (lBGmA)

333 It's not that my ten times more than estimated website didn't work. It's that RACISM!!!!1111!!!!!elebinty of other web sites working. Just more trying to keep the black man down.

Posted by: King Barky at October 09, 2013 05:54 PM (WGm5T)

334
An oldie, but goodie:

Alpha test software is material that you would never expose your Mom to.

Beta test software is material for which you'd tie your mother to a chair and sat, "Here, Mom!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at October 09, 2013 05:55 PM (dMLWe)

335 322
A friend told me that 4chan actually works quite well in comparison to the government health site.
Posted by: Hrothgar


My comment was not based on the assumption that 4chan is badly designed -- but rather that the users there are famous for well-designed epic pranks. healthcare.gov is so (seemingly intentionally) badly designed that I wouldn't be surprised if it was put together by 4chan as a joke simply to mess with people's heads.

Posted by: zombie at October 09, 2013 05:58 PM (+cx5n)

336 I seem to forget the part where US privacy laws cover Canadian contractors.

Posted by: Fringe at October 09, 2013 05:58 PM (PYGNJ)

337 The Ocare web experience is working perfectly and as designed -- it's moving folks on to looking forward to the next Ocrat evolution in Ocare -- single payer.

The O in Ocare doesn't just stand for Obama, it also stands for care with a big hole in it... Or zero care... Coverage doesn't equate to care.

Just don't tell the unions that under single payer, they'll all lose their insurance and be on super charged Medicaid -- that means charged to future generations because it going to run huge deficits.

Don't you get that tingle running up and down your leg thinking about 'Hurry up and wait Ocare'?...

Posted by: Seipherd at October 09, 2013 06:10 PM (AortR)

338 Posted by: Romeo13 at October 09, 2013 05:49 PM (lZBBB)

The key remains that I'd rather pay the fine than enter the program.

Jerry Doyle's point remains, if no one signs up for it, then it will never take off.

Posted by: panzernashorn at October 09, 2013 06:14 PM (MhA4j)

339 If you want any of the details on the Obamacare rollout, check out "Obamacare Clusterfuck" over at the Corrente site. Lambert Strethert has been doing heavy lifting in connecting all the dots over the last year.

He is a lefty with a hardon for single payer, but he does his research, provides his sources, and knew all along what a POS ObamaCare would prove to be.

Posted by: Stirner at October 09, 2013 06:15 PM (iUcXw)

340
Life's a glitch, then you die.

Posted by: IPAB at October 09, 2013 05:14 PM (wAQA5)








Has anyone called Thread Winner yet?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 09, 2013 06:19 PM (TIIx5)

341 The latest word from The Street is that the Republicans and Israelis have teamed up to create SCOAMFNet, a worm so devastating, all queries for all users point to Chad Henderson's profile.

Posted by: Fritz at October 09, 2013 06:34 PM (UzPAd)

342 The Ocare web experience is working perfectly and as designed -- it's moving folks on to looking forward to the next Ocrat evolution in Ocare -- single payer.

The Republicans better start gearing up for this right now.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at October 09, 2013 06:42 PM (vd7A8)

343 See, Obama was right all along; if they'd designed the system to handle 57 states, they'd'a had capacity to spare.

Posted by: Bit Bucket Brigade at October 09, 2013 06:46 PM (UxKxm)

344 Miley Cyrus would have just screwed up the coding and fucked the security guard.



Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 09, 2013 04:55 PM


Yeah, but that would be one fucked security guard better than what they've got now.

Posted by: Paul Blart, Mall Cop at October 09, 2013 07:18 PM (nJIZA)

345 "White House officials declined to identify the private contractors who had built the account creation function, citing a decision to keep that information private."

there was deal struck: the software company said we'll write this fucked up (on purpose) software for you as long as you dont tell anyone that we did it. if you do tell anyone that we did it we will tell everyone that you told us to write it fucked up so that obamacare would fail (on purpose) so single payer could become the law of the land.

its that simple

Posted by: sound awake at October 09, 2013 08:56 PM (wKPt0)

346 I used to work as a contractor at a major Navy acquisition command. CGI's people were the ones who couldn't figure out which key was the "any" key.

Posted by: Cobalt Shiva at October 09, 2013 11:24 PM (OY/SZ)

347 Just as a sidenote to the disasterous Obamacare enrollment system, all the problems described bypeople trying to get into the site are exactly the same as the new unemployment enrollment site here in Nevada. I mean, EXACTLY. Sure looks like the same company got the contract here. It would be good to know if it's the same outfit.

Posted by: Nevada Reader at October 11, 2013 10:12 AM (H3Ube)






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