Posts Tagged ‘Star Wars’

Online Health Care Exchange Website Needs 5 Million Lines Of Code Rewritten, Close Enough For Government Work

October 21, 2013

Obamacare’s online exchanges have been riddled with problems since they came online three weeks ago, and those issues may continue for at least the next few weeks. Contractors said fixing the problems by the November 1 deadline set by the administration would be “unrealistic,” according to the New York Times.

From the sluggish websites to garbled enrollment information, the flaws require the extensive rewriting of code: “One specialist said that as many as five million lines of software code may need to be rewritten before the Web site runs properly,” the Times reports — that’s out of a total of approximately 500 million lines of code, according to another expert. Others experts warned that some of the website’s problem are yet to come. One technical specialist involved in the repair effort said, “The account creation and registration problems are masking the problems that will happen later.”

Online exchange needs 5 million lines out of 500 million lines of code rewritten. Thats close enough for government work.



The Force Is With Chewbacca Prevents Howard From Getting His Big Stick

June 9, 2013

The actor who played Chewbacca in the “Star Wars” movies said he was detained by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at the Denver Airport over his cane, which looks like a lightsaber, it was reported. Peter Mayhew, who is 7-foot-2, tweeted out a photo of TSA officials holding the cane, according to Yahoo News. Mayhew, 69, said that officials would not let him through security. According to NBC News, Mayhew was returning to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport from the Denver Comic Con earlier this week The station reported that he sat in a wheelchair, pleading with TSA agents, explaining he needed the cane to walk. He sent out a bunch of tweets about the ordeal and says that only after he started getting the public’s attention did TSA decide that he was safe to fly — cane and all.

The Twitter Force is with Peter Mayhew, helping to avoid embarrassing outcome with possible scummy  TSA confinscation and Ebay Classic Star Wars collection auction.. The Force is with Chewbaca stops Howard from getting a big stick..



White House Says No To Death Star But Yes To Debt Star

January 13, 2013

The White House has finally responded to a petition to build a Death Star, and the answer is no. Most importantly, “the administration does not support blowing up planets.” The petition to “secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016,” received 34,435 signatures before the White House issued a response. Paul Shawcross, Chief of the Science and Space Branch of the White House Office of Management and Budget, explained the decision in a detailed response. He begins by acknowledging that while national defense and job creation are important, the White House can see several issues with the proposal.

Shawcross said currently we are too busy working on construction and completion of  our Debt Star.


Eye View Technology When You Have Run Out Of Ideas A Star Wars-themed R2-D2 Smartphone Will Go on Sale Tomorrow

September 29, 2010

Verizon Wireless, which sells the product in the US, said the limited edition Motorola DROID (2) would feature a graphic design on the back depicting the Astromech Droid.

In addition to the phone, consumers will also receive a Star Wars-themed media dock, a wired stereo headset, and exclusive, pre-loaded content including R2-D2 notification sounds and ringtones, four live wallpapers, an R2-D2 clock widget and “The Best of R2-D2” video with the original music from the Cantina on the pirate city of Mos Eisley, which is visited by Han Solo in Star Wars Episode IV. 

Star Wars phones..When you have run out of ideas..

Gibbs Going Nowhere. The Force Is With Him

August 11, 2010

A Democratic member of Congress called for White House press secretary Robert Gibbs’s resignation Tuesday due to inflammatory comments he made about the “professional left.”

Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.), a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), said Gibbs went over the line when he told The Hill that some left-wing critics of the president “ought to be drug tested.”

“This is not the first time that Mr. Gibbs has made untoward and inflammatory comments and I certainly hope that people in the White House don’t share his view that the left is unimportant to the president,” Ellison told the Huffington Post. “I understand him having some loyalty to the president who employs him, but I think he’s walking over the line.”

Asked if Gibbs should resign, he said “That’d be fair, because this isn’t the first time. And, again, people of all political shades worked very hard to help the president become the president. Why would he want to go out and deliberately insult the president’s base?”

Gibbs took heat from liberal bloggers and activists for his comments, who argued Gibbs’s comments were foolish. Gibbs later stood by his comments, but called them “inartful.”

Gibbs going nowhere the Force is with him………