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New, Improved Obamacare Program Released On 35 Floppy Disks
« on: October 21, 2013, 08:51:43 PM »
http://www.theonion.com/articles/new-improved-obamacare-program-released-on-35-flop,34294/


WASHINGTON—Responding to widespread criticism regarding its health care website, the federal government today unveiled its new, improved Obamacare program, which allows Americans to purchase health insurance after installing a software bundle contained on 35 floppy disks.

 “I have heard the complaints about the existing website, and I can assure you that with this revised system, finding the right health care option for you and your family is as easy as loading 35 floppy disks sequentially into your disk drive and following the onscreen prompts,” President Obama told reporters this morning, explaining that the nearly three dozen 3.5-inch diskettes contain all the data needed for individuals to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace, while noting that the updated Obamacare software is mouse-compatible and requires a 386 Pentium processor with at least 8 MB of system RAM to function properly.

 “Just fire up MS-DOS, enter ‘A:\>dir *.exe’ into the command line, and then follow the instructions to install the Obamacare batch files—it should only take four or five hours at the most. You can press F1 for help if you run into any problems. And be sure your monitor’s screen resolution is at 320 x 200 or it might not display properly.” Obama added that the federal government hopes to have a six–CD-ROM version of the program available by 2016.


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Re: New, Improved Obamacare Program Released On 35 Floppy Disks
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 09:00:52 PM »
Oh, darn! I guess I'll have to wait for the 5-1/4 inch real floppies to come out before I can sign up using my Apple //e.
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Re: New, Improved Obamacare Program Released On 35 Floppy Disks
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2013, 09:05:27 PM »
Well! It's about the same size as OS2 Warp!

Good luck with finding machines with floppy drives to run it on!
« Last Edit: October 21, 2013, 09:06:19 PM by Bigun »

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Re: New, Improved Obamacare Program Released On 35 Floppy Disks
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013, 09:17:00 PM »
May I suggest moving this to another category (Opinions/Blogs, General Discussion) since The Onion is a well-known satirical site.


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