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Comment Re:title (Score 1) 266

"It's not all pointless. The nutjobs need to be dealt with"

Sorry, but the 2nd Iraq "war" was utterly pointless. It cost lives and money for what - to remove one psychopath under bogus pretenses who at least held the region together, and allow him to be replaced with 10s of thousands of psychopaths who have created anarchy in the whole region and europe. Way to go USA!


And not just Iraq. You would think that a person running for president would have learned that lesson from Iraq, but we have a person running who was actively involved in making the exact same mistake in Libya.

Is it still our policy to have regime change in Syria?

These people shouldn't have to learn from history -- these are recent events that they all lived through.

Comment Attributions (Score 1) 303

- The C Programming Language 2nd Edition
by Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie
for help on the printf statement.
- Linux man-pages project for parameters to the
strftime function.

- Professor Steve Sherman for the first class using C.

- Professor John Wirth for general programming
skills being taught.

- Bill Joy for developing the vi editor in which this
code was produced.

Comment Re:Ops team "converted" secure emails to insecure (Score 1) 261

That is why this this isn't going to go anywhere legally. It may have legs politically but there's no way she's going to be charged and convicted of mishandling classified information.

No. It doesn't have legs politically because if she wins, she won't have herself prosecuted. If she loses, presidents tend not to prosecute the outgoing opposition (with the hope that that those that replace them will give them the same quid pro quo).

Beside, Trump is running a false-flag operation. He wouldn't want one of his wedding guests tossed into prison.

Comment Re:State doing the CYA thing (Score 1) 261

No one was ever fired or demoted or paid a fine.

I have seen people fired for simple mistakes that did not result in disclosure. Perhaps where the spooks would hold security sweeps was an open secret container -- and therefore not as sever.

I voted for Hillary in 2008. I won't be voting for her again.

Comment Re:State doing the CYA thing (Score 3, Insightful) 261

Sure some might even be prosecuted, but those rules are focused not on the person that screws up, particularly if that person is otherwise executing due diligence

Ah, there's the rub. She wasn't performing due diligence. As soon as you know that you have classified information on your unclassified system, you are required to immediately disconnect it from the network and contact the facility security officer. You are not supposed to make additional copies. You are not to give them to your uncleared lawyer. You are not to have uncleared personnel peruse it looking for personal information to delete.

I voted for Hillary in 2008. I won't be voting for her again.

Comment Re:State doing the CYA thing (Score 1) 261

Over and over and over again, we see she was receiving documents on her personal email. How is that breaking the law?

Once you receive classified information on an unclassified system, you have minimal amount of time to respond. Your response is to immediately contact the facility security officer. Failure to do so is a crime punishable by large fines and prison -- just as if you sent the e-mail to an unclassified server.

With security, as soon as you know something is amiss, if you immediately reported it to your facility security officer, there are minimal repercussions. Just like Watergate, the real issue is the cover up.

Comment Re:State doing the CYA thing (Score 1) 261

Truly, any other person would be out of a job and looking for an easy-going thing to confess to, months or years ago.

Except, maybe, Colin Powell, but, well, you know... that's different

If Powell had classified information on his private e-mail server, he too should be prosecuted.

Were you hoping for if they break they law, I get to break the law?

Comment Re:State doing the CYA thing (Score 4, Insightful) 261

Unless the State Department gives you explicit permission to do as she did. Which they did. Until they didn't.

I'm sorry. You're either being a partisan shell or you don't understand the issue. No one can give you permission to hold classified information on an unclassified server.

Frankly, I think the problem runs deeper. How does an unsecured server end up on the same network as classified information?

Submission + - State Dept releases 5500 Hillary Clinton emails, "classified" count up to 1,274 (

An anonymous reader writes: The State Department on Thursday released 5,500 more pages of Hillary Clinton's emails, but fell short of meeting a court-ordered target of making 82 percent of the former secretary of state's messages public by the end of 2015.

The email dump is the latest release from the private server Clinton used during her time as America's top diplomat. The State Department said it failed to meet the court's goal because of "the large number of documents involved and the holiday schedule."

Portions of 275 documents in the batch were upgraded to classified, though they were not classified at the time they were sent to Clinton's personal email, according to the State Department. In total, 1,274 of her emails were retroactively classified by the government before their release.

Submission + - Replacement for Mozilla Thunderbird? 3

maxcelcat writes: I've used Thunderbird for about a decade, and Netscape Mail before that (I have an email from 1998 from Marc Andreessen, welcoming me to Netscape Email, telling me different fonts can add impact to my emails).

Thunderbird has served me well, but it's getting long in the tooth.

Given the lack of development and the possibility that it's going End of Life, what should I use instead? I have multiple email accounts and an archive of sixteen years of email. I could get a copy of Outlook, but I don't like it.

Things I like about Thunderbird:
  • Supports multiple email accounts
  • Simple interface
  • Storage structure is not one monolithic file
  • Plain Text email editor
  • Filtering

Things I don't like:

  • HTML email editor
  • Folders are hard to change and re-arrange

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