Monday, October 28, 2013

(OT) Million Lines of Code Pictorial, and Obamacare Has 500 Million Lines

Good luck Mr. President "fixing" the mess of Obamacare code (at the very bottom in the graphic below) by December 1, 2013.

Oh I forgot. He didn't know. He didn't know this either. (What DOES he know anyway?)

(What did they use? Cobol? Fortran? Basic? Stacks of punch cards?)

From Information Is Beautiful:


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Anonymous said...

Ok, entertaining but 99% chances this is a misrepresentation.

It is simply not possible that the code developed specifically for a website totals half a billion lines. Assuming a programmer can write 5000 lines in a month, it would take 83 years to team of 100 programmers to write that much code.
Unless that half a billion is computed including all the software stack: bios, os, web server, app server, database, messaging middleware, several versions of several web browsers for testing, etc. etc.
The same graph, if you ignore the small print, would have you to believe that a car runs on 7 times more lines of code than a 787...

Anonymous said...

I would guess that a problem of comparable magnitude would be processing every Visa/MasterCard transaction.

Any idea how many lines of code that takes?

Frankly said...

Those in the Police States of America who were involved in this...thing, have all been well & fully aware of the problems with Obamacare. Because it IS BY DESIGN; to be problematic, expensive, & divisive. LOOK at what is in that rambling amount of code. PURPOSEFULLY. WHY? John McAfee himself, was personally invited by politicians within the federal government, to "PLEASE, come fix this PR mess/Which we never saw coming"...& YET, he refused, because as he said in his own words, the Obamacare website, & by extension the ENTIRE thing, is UNFIXABLE. Good luck. You'll need it.

Anonymous said...

At Frankly @3:39:
From what I came across, McAfee was NOT asked by the federal government to PLEASE fix anything. Instead, the GOP-controlled House committee for overseeing Obamacare reached out to him to share is expertise on certain issues. While the meeting did not happen due to the government shutdown, McAfee expressed his views in interviews that the site should be rebuilt from scratch rather than fixes be applied, which is not the same as him refusing to fix it.

On the other hand, Oracle's ex-president believes that fixing the site is indeed possible, but time-consuming although less costly than the initial set-up of the site.

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