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    Re: Consumer Reports: ‘Don’t even bother trying’ Obamacare website yet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    If eBay and Amazon can do it, why can't the government?

    I shutter to think how much money they have wasted letting some politician's brother-in-law have the contract for building this useless website.
    Because eBay and Amazon don't make you log in to view products. That way they can edge cache the most accessed information to create a proper traffic funnel.

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    Re: Consumer Reports: ‘Don’t even bother trying’ Obamacare website yet...

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    To be fair, eBay and Amazon didn't begin with millions of customers on day one.
    As I've said in other threads, MMO computer games have millions trying to log in and play on release day. The worst I've seen is an hour waiting in a queue. Once I log in, the game works and the developers correct things quickly. A few days later the queues are gone.

    Maybe Obama should have hired Bethesda.
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    Re: Consumer Reports: ‘Don’t even bother trying’ Obamacare website yet...

    This stuff happens to any website that gets too many hits. It will all be settled out eventually and it's really no big deal.

    GTA 5's online component launched on the same day as the healthcare website and it's still having problems as well. This is a game that made a billion dollars in 3 days, and the online component launched 2 weeks after it initially launched. If Rockstar can't have a smooth roll out of their online component with such high traffic, then no one really can.
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    Re: Consumer Reports: ‘Don’t even bother trying’ Obamacare website yet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    If eBay and Amazon can do it, why can't the government?

    I shutter to think how much money they have wasted letting some politician's brother-in-law have the contract for building this useless website.
    Reports were some $292 million....

    A Reuters review of government documents shows that the contract to build the federal Healthcare.gov online insurance website - key to President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform - tripled in potential total value to nearly $292 million as new money was assigned to the work beginning in April this year.

    Insight: As Obamacare tech woes mounted, contractor payments soared | Reuters
    Now there is a huge waste eh? Oh well, we can just borrow it now that the debt ceiling is raised right?
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    Re: Consumer Reports: ‘Don’t even bother trying’ Obamacare website yet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    This stuff happens to any website that gets too many hits. It will all be settled out eventually and it's really no big deal.

    GTA 5's online component launched on the same day as the healthcare website and it's still having problems as well. This is a game that made a billion dollars in 3 days, and the online component launched 2 weeks after it initially launched. If Rockstar can't have a smooth roll out of their online component with such high traffic, then no one really can.
    Oh please, how does Amazon do it then? Why didn't the HHS reach out to e-surance? I mean it's the same damned thing right?
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    Re: Consumer Reports: ‘Don’t even bother trying’ Obamacare website yet...

    Is the Consumer Reports article a foreshadowing of the destruction that will be wrought by the content of Obamacare? Maybe a "You saw it here first, folks!" Kind of story?

    If you're a young person hoping for a future or you have a job with a family to support, pay attention to that advice from Consumer Reports and don't call or go online and give your personal information to the Obama government.

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    Re: Consumer Reports: ‘Don’t even bother trying’ Obamacare website yet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    This stuff happens to any website that gets too many hits. It will all be settled out eventually and it's really no big deal.

    GTA 5's online component launched on the same day as the healthcare website and it's still having problems as well. This is a game that made a billion dollars in 3 days, and the online component launched 2 weeks after it initially launched. If Rockstar can't have a smooth roll out of their online component with such high traffic, then no one really can.
    Its all about design. An MMO stack, like GTA 5, WoW, Old Republic, etc, can easily add capacity by adding more world servers, queues, and more logon servers to process the volume. They can do that because their architecture allows for it. ACA website does not allow for that.

    The ACA website took all of the information and put it behind a logon prompt because they don't want sticker shock for casual browsers, nor do they want google caching health care prices.

    Because of that simple decision, they created a bottleneck, and based on the architecture they built( based on reports ), they cannot add capacity via hardware to solve it. They need to tear the whole thing down and start over.

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    Re: Consumer Reports: ‘Don’t even bother trying’ Obamacare website yet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Its all about design. An MMO stack, like GTA 5, WoW, Old Republic, etc, can easily add capacity by adding more world servers, queues, and more logon servers to process the volume. They can do that because their architecture allows for it. ACA website does not allow for that.

    The ACA website took all of the information and put it behind a logon prompt because they don't want sticker shock for casual browsers, nor do they want google caching health care prices.

    Because of that simple decision, they created a bottleneck, and based on the architecture they built( based on reports ), they cannot add capacity via hardware to solve it. They need to tear the whole thing down and start over.
    That actually sounds convincing, any links to prove it?
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    Re: Consumer Reports: ‘Don’t even bother trying’ Obamacare website yet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    This stuff happens to any website that gets too many hits. It will all be settled out eventually and it's really no big deal.

    GTA 5's online component launched on the same day as the healthcare website and it's still having problems as well. This is a game that made a billion dollars in 3 days, and the online component launched 2 weeks after it initially launched. If Rockstar can't have a smooth roll out of their online component with such high traffic, then no one really can.
    Sorry, but Rockstar is new at the online gig. That's why they've had so many problems.

    In fact, it seems that Rockstar's problems are very similar to Obama's problems. I wonder if they hired the same company?

    'GTA Online' Is Live, But Not Functional - Forbes
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    Re: Consumer Reports: ‘Don’t even bother trying’ Obamacare website yet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Sorry, but Rockstar is new at the online gig. That's why they've had so many problems.

    In fact, it seems that Rockstar's problems are very similar to Obama's problems. I wonder if they hired the same company?

    'GTA Online' Is Live, But Not Functional - Forbes
    Excuse me but how do you figure ACA as not being as new as Rockstar? The gov't has never presented anything so massive before either.
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