Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sign up for Obamacare: call 1-800-FUCKYO

The national hotline for for signing up for Obamacare is 1-800-318-2596.


  1. Doesn't quite work. 1 = Q or Z.

    Gullibility is not a virtue.


    1. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyOctober 4, 2013 at 8:17 AM

      1 = Q or Z in Australia. Oops!

      ANSI T1.703-1995/1999 or the International Telecommunications Union standard ITU E.161 defines telephone keypad mappings. One can see the North American standard here, or on any wireline phone. Any wireline or wireless phone sold or leased by a major American carrier will adopt that standard.

      Therefore, the mapping is good in North America, the location where it matters.

      Also, long-distance carriers go to great lengths [heh] to avoid mappings that may be offensive. Candidly, I'm astonished they gave them that number.

      I blame entropy. And Bush. Always Bush.

  2. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyOctober 4, 2013 at 8:28 AM

    While the number-letter mapping in amusing (for American phones), this is hilarious:

    There are two key technological flaws in ObamaCare. First is the "hub"—the software to link servers at the Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service, Homeland Security and state agencies to verify the income and health-insurance status of enrollees and ensure that they are eligible for subsidies. The other flaw is the "portal"—the federally run IT platform that is supposed to let consumers compare health plans and select one that best suits their needs.
    --- WSJ (9/30)

    Other than the hub and portals, everything is just peachy! I'm sure Amazon and Bezos are watching closely to see how they might upgrade their own systems to adopt the Obama Architecture.

    I was reading a comment from a telco guy the other day describing how HHS and Treasury finally got around to issuing provisioning orders for the big pipes that will haul data around. In August. These idiots have no idea what they are doing.

    Obamacare is the technological Clown Car of the 21st Century.

  3. "1-800-318-2596" ==> "1-800-F1CKYO"

    1. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyOctober 4, 2013 at 2:29 PM

      318-2596 -> F_UCKYO ( _ = alpha blank) or F1UCKYO. U forgot the 8.

      But only an Australian would think 1 was Q or Z. Anyone in the States (or Canada) would simply look at a telephone... if they needed to.

      I think that little slip boomeranged on Mr Hooter.

  4. "U forgot the 8."

    Typo. I meant to type: "1-800-318-2596" ==> "1-800-F1UCKYO"

    However, I think your "318-2596 -> F_UCKYO" rendering is better.