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Comment: Re:Symmetric mouse (Score 1) 199

by Bill_the_Engineer (#49349875) Attached to: What Makes the Perfect Gaming Mouse?
It should be possible. You could use a program like ControllerMate. I use ControllerMate to give the mouse wheel on my Nostromo a different function than the mouse wheel on my Razer Naga. Also ControllerMate allows me to redefine the keys on the Nostromo while leaving the keys on my keyboard unaffected.

Comment: Re: In other news (Score 1) 609

by Bill_the_Engineer (#49243119) Attached to: Clinton Regrets, But Defends, Use of Family Email Server

she personally sent emails out telling others no to use personal email accounts for official communications - and warned them to do so might cost them their jobs.

The cool thing about being the head of a department is that you can place requirements on your staff. You can choose not to apply those rules to yourself.

The question isn't what she did was fair. The question is what she did expressly forbidden and illegal during her employment.

Comment: Re: In other news (Score 1) 609

by Bill_the_Engineer (#49237437) Attached to: Clinton Regrets, But Defends, Use of Family Email Server

You introduced a fallacy, namely that I said YOU did anything at all.

I called this scandal "low grade political material" not some unnamed left wing hater. Yet you were the one that sad:

Funny, the left's view of Sarah Palin's Email usage was a BIG concern 8 years ago. Funny how "Big Concern" becomes "Low Grade" depending on which party you're rooting for.

Since I was the one the inserted "low grade" into the conversation, I could only assume that you consider me a member or at least a diehard fan of the democratic party (which I am not) and that I was concerned about Sarah Palin.

Then after back peddling two steps, you move forward three steps with:

The question is, is using private email for official government use, under the retention policies, laws and rules apply to Clinton equally as it does for everyone else or not? Because, there are several people who have been tried and convicted for less than what Clinton has DONE (admitted to). Just asking how much of a Clinton apologist you are.

I think using private email for official government use is a valid concerned for a current governmental employee. That said Hillary is retired and serves no official capacity.

I also don't subscribe to the theory that existence of a personal email server is damning evidence of a serious crime. Especially in light of how loose the regulations were for government appointees in 2009. Just like I didn't think 2.2 million Bush emails disappearing was part of a republican cover up. I'm more interested in facts and all I see from the talking heads today is conjecture.

Do I think this issue should be taken into consideration when voting for president? Yes.

Do I think this issue is of such national importance that we should drop everything and ignore the bigger more tangible issues happening this moment and spend huge amount of political discourse on Hillary's email habits? No. At least not today.

Comment: Re: In other news (Score 1) 609

by Bill_the_Engineer (#49235515) Attached to: Clinton Regrets, But Defends, Use of Family Email Server

So for you this is a party issue.

No. I think it's political fodder regardless of the party.

For the record, I wasn't too concerned about President Bush losing 2.2 million emails either. So for me at least it is not a republican vs. democrat issue.

Now we know why you don't care about this. For some of us, this is straight up legal matter. Hillary needs to follow the same laws as all of us.

Actually according to several news sources, the regulations that were in place in 2009 did not prohibit the Hillary Clinton's use of a non-agency email system. Instead it stated:

agencies that allow employees to send and receive official electronic mail messages using a system not operated by the agency must ensure that federal records sent or received on such systems are preserved in the appropriate agency record-keeping system.

They also point out that Hillary did turn over 50,000 pages of email to the agency in December 2014.

Comment: Re: In other news (Score 1) 609

by Bill_the_Engineer (#49235405) Attached to: Clinton Regrets, But Defends, Use of Family Email Server

You introduced a fallacy that somehow I was one of the people upset about Sarah Palin's email habits. This isn't true since I am not even familiar with Sarah Palin's email usage.

If what you say about Sarah Palin is true then, to carry your logic even further, the republicans had no serious objections about how email is handled either.

Comment: Re: In other news (Score 4, Insightful) 609

by Bill_the_Engineer (#49233137) Attached to: Clinton Regrets, But Defends, Use of Family Email Server

So, the Bush White House had its staffers use government email for government stuff, who'da thunk it?

As far as we know, ONLY Hillary Clinton used her family email server. The rest of her staff used government mail servers. Therefore any correspondents between her and her staff or the president is recorded on an official email server anyway.

I'm not saying that I agree with her using her own personal email server, but I also don't think this "controversy" rises to the level of me really giving a rat's ass about. Actually it rises to the level of "She should have known better... but meh".

What does concern me is that the right decided to use this low grade political material so early that it will be forgotten by the time the election season actually hits full stride. So the more important question is what's going on that requires the gullible media's distraction on something as trivial as email usage by a retired secretary of state?

Comment: Re:You don't say... (Score 4, Insightful) 606

The SAE's only sin in the eyes of the university was to bring bad press. If the University of Oklahoma president truly meant it when he said that "we don't provide services for bigots" then the only fraternities on campus would be the ones dedicated to professions or academic achievement.

Comment: Re:Politics aside for a moment. (Score 1) 538

Clinton is a psychopath, and her supporters are enablers.

The problem being that all of the candidates can be painted with that very same brush. We've been voting for the lesser of two evils for a very long time. Looks like someone is frustrated that we currently see her as the lesser evil.

Comment: Re: Politics aside for a moment. (Score 1) 538

I noticed you used the word EXCLUSIVELY.

As a moderate, I see no difference in the two parties.

They are pretty much mirror images of each other. The only difference being that one has the appearance of exclusively catering to the wealthy corporate class while the other has the appearance of being inclusive. Which explains why the former party accuses the latter of waging class warfare. Of course this back and forth rhetoric serves no purpose but to distract the public from how much of our representatives are bought and paid for.

Comment: Re:Politics aside for a moment. (Score 1) 538

The point isn't whether she did something wrong or not, the point was there will be very few people talking about this in the future, regardless of her actions. The media will quite simply ignore this because they will be in the tank for Hillary the way they were for Obama in 2008 & 2012. I didn't vote for Obama, but I was actually glad that he got elected in 2008, because that meant that neither Hillary Clinton nor John McCain would be president.

No the point is that her detractors have cried wolf so many times that the public doesn't believe anything they say now.

Comment: Re:nice, now for the real fight (Score 3, Insightful) 631

by Bill_the_Engineer (#49140499) Attached to: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules

Wireless spectrum is limited. Right-of-way access is limited. The number of potential customers is limited. Sources of capital needed to build infrastructure is limited.

I heard your technical monopoly (artificially created by government) theory before, but I believe that when it comes to supplying "the last mile" of high speed internet there is no such thing as pure technical monopoly.

The clothes have no emperor. -- C.A.R. Hoare, commenting on ADA.