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Comment Re:She will ether be president or prisoner. (Score 2) 634

Please link such finding that says the data was classified and known to be at time of sending. Every article I have found says so far that no one has found evidence that any emails were classified at time of sending:

"There was no indication that the information in Kerry's email was considered classified at any level at the time it was sent or if Kerry, then chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, would have considered it particularly sensitive"

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/09/hillary-clinton-email-state-department-release-214246 " The messages are from January 21 and 22, 2011 and were forwarded to Clinton's private account by Deputy Chief of Staff Jake Sullivan"..."A State Department spokesman said that message, and the others deemed classified, were not marked as such when they were sent to Sullivan by other State officials." (so in other words, Sullivan was sent the message on unclassified systems and he simply forwarded to his boss, which means it was not Sullivan's or Clinton's fault, and is just the spread of a data spill event)
"The other message deemed "SECRET" in Wednesday's release is only classified in a technical sense."..."It appears Abedin, now the vice chairwoman of Clinton's campaign, got the transcript from State officials who downloaded it off the Internet and were debating how to respond to the leak." (In other words, the classified document was on the internet, yep, somehow that is Hilary's fault according to you).

"As has been reported on multiple occasions, any released emails deemed classified by the administration have been done so after the fact, and not at the time they were transmitted"

I could keep on going on and on and on, but so far, there has been nothing that I have seen which has said the emails that have been deemed to contain classified information were generated or created by Hilary and/or can be attributed to a fault that she caused.

Comment Re:She will ether be president or prisoner. (Score 1) 634

Someone obviously has yet to read the real facts as we know them. Of all the emails, not a single one has yet to be shown it was CLASSIFIED AT THE TIME IT WAS SENT/RECEIVED! I can't state this enough. Absolutely yes, you are correct there were documents found which are SAP level, but so far, they were classified as that AFTERWARDS. If you read what has been said, the state department UPGRADED their classification level at the request of the intelligence departments. No one has yet said that these were classified when they were sent. No one has yet said that these should have been known to be classified when she sent them or received them.

You are basically saying "look there are these classified documents here, she broke the law", The reality is "there are these NOW classified documents here, we need to do the normal sanitization process to deal with them, and investigate if they should have been known to be classified when they were sent." This is the state/point we are currently in at this moment, with people going over the data and trying to determine if a classification guideline was released to Hilary and her staff to inform them of the fact that kind of information was classified BEFORE the information was sent via email. No one has yet to state that such a classification guideline was given to her or her staff which cover the reasons for the classification of the emails in question.

Comment Re:She will ether be president or prisoner. (Score -1) 634

Unless Hillary runs the next 'Justice' department she will go to federal prison.

Don't get between her and the oval office, unless your insurance is paid up.

I'm trying to figure out why you think this is the case. Yes, she had her own email server (so did several of her predecessors/contemporaries at the time when she set it up). In terms of "classified" documents being found on it, so far, no one has said if any of them were ever "classified" at the time they were sent. She also didn't release any of them to the public, without them going through the proper channels (i.e. these documents were reviewed by experts who determine if there were any changes to classification after the fact and redacting/denying the release during review processes).

In other words, all the steps have been followed. There are plenty of times where information is made classified after the fact all the time, data which on its own isn't an issue, but when combined with other data is suddenly important enough to be considered classified, especially when other events that happen in some future date change the analysis of that previous data (i.e. something non-important like person X scheduling a meeting with person Y being announced/scheduled, but what that later that person Y then met with person Z and blew something up... and it now can be shown/inferred that person Y was a handler for one of the alphabet soup groups, so the meeting at the time wouldn't have raised suspicions, but now that other later events had become known, outright releasing that such a meeting took place could put the persons identity as an operative at risk, and thus it now gets stamped as classified).

Until someone comes out and says that document so and so was classified at the time it was sent and was known or should have been known to be classified by the person sending it and/or receiving it, nothing wrong has occurred that crosses into any type of criminal offence of state secrecy laws.

Comment Re:what happens... (Score 2) 464

I suspect I can count using the remaining fingers on my good hand the number of times a civilian has 'needed' to use a gun in the last year.

And I can tell you for a fact that the answer to if you can count on your good hand the number of times a civilian has 'needed' to use a gun will vary from location to location. I would bet you good money that if you ask any adult living in St. Michael, Alaska, they would exceed the number of fingers and toes that you have.

Comment Re:Is there a downside to upgrading to 10? Yes (Score 1) 665

Yes, there is a very big downside to upgrading for certain license owners. Anyone who owns a retail license or Win7 or Win8.x and upgrades now only owns an OEM license for Win10. This has important ramifications. The retail license owners are not tied to a particular motherboard, and can upgrade their system hardware and reinstall their operating system. OEM licenses are tied directly to your motherboard. If you motherboard fails or you upgrade, you need to buy a new OEM license.

Comment Re: Will the cooler manufacturers pay? (Score 1) 115

Anyone who has installed a large third-party heatsink knows that the fucking motherboard will flex and bend and you'll put a ton of fucking pressure on it when installing it and trying to get it latched/screwed/etc. properly. After installation you look at it and think "Uh, is this really okay? Should I switch to a horizontal configuration?". But you'll leave it vertical anyway.

The decent third party heatsinks never caused the motherboard to flex and bend because they used a backplate that held the enter area rigid. The real issue is did the heatsink mounting pressure and if it exceeded what the substrate can handle. Obviously with Intel's change, the height and/or tolerances changed on the new CPUs. Whether this resulted in Intel needing to release new specs or if it still was within the limits of the old spec, it is then up to the heatsink manufacturers to see if their heatsinks exceed those specs (which almost all of them do in terms of weight, but the weight limit is for the un-augmented heatsink mounting points, and almost all the large heatsinks that exceed the weight replace the mounting system to use the additional backplate which takes the load from the 4 small screwholes around the CPU socket and distributes it across a much larger area of the motherboard).

In other words, the problem exists in either Intel not disclosing a change to the specifications, or third party heatsinks exceeded the values like you said initially. There is no motherboard bending getting a decent heatsink to be installed as most use a screw+spring setup where-in a spring is placed around a screw (much like shocks on a car) and the pressure applied to the CPU/socket is from the springs being compressed as the screws are tightened down.

Comment Re:Doesn't matter (Score 3, Informative) 113

Obviously didn't read the article or the article that the article talks about. If you had read it, you would know that the person fired had requested from the people who have access to the real data for a second file to be created which included the social security numbers, etc., to be combined with the data in the voter registry (after himself being requested to provide the data in that format to another group internally at the State, and after having received confirmation and approval from the lawyers and boss to provide the data in that format to that group).

The F-up was that the people he requested for the separate new format data misunderstood the request and instead of creating a new file with the new format, simply updated the existing voter registration data and left it in the normal location that voter registration data always existed and didn't notify the person who was fired that they had made the changes like that. It wasn't until the person who was fired asked the contractor for an update on the new configuration that he was informed that it was done the day of the request and that they simply updated the voter registration file with the data.

The only mistake that the person fired made was that he then simply yanked and sanitized the voter registration file to remove those fields (since it shouldn't be in the voter registration file) and ran a search to try and see if anyone had accessed and copied the file (which didn't turn up anything). So he figured everything was caught before any damage could have been done. However, what he didn't know was that someone else had accessed and copied the file, but copied it to a place they were not suppose to copy it to (which is why the search turned up that no one had accessed the file), and then didn't review the file (again, as per policy for all files being sent out) for anything that shouldn't be sent out, and made CDs/DVDs of the copied file and sent them out to the 12 organizations/groups/individuals that always receive the monthly voter registration data.

Comment Re:Build one: But wait on graphics card (Score 2) 325

As has been said so much already, build it. What I havn't seen being said is that you should just use the integraded graphics from an Intel CPU for a couple more months (or an old graphics card you already have) and wait for the new cards that are coming out in the next 6-7 months.

The existing cards are all still being built on the 28nm process, which has been in use for over 3 years now. Delays and problems have kept the graphics cards from being built on modern process nodes for the last 1.5 years. The next set of cards due out in the first half of 2016 are going to be using 16nm FinFet. The current high end graphics card from Nvidia, Titan X, has 8 million transistors in it. The next generation cards have been leaked to have 17 million transistors. Transistor count has in the past almost always been associated very closely with performance. We are really looking at the next generation of graphics cards having at least double the performance of the current generation, which is something that hasn't happened in about 7 years.

Comment Re:Very easy if you fly, 3 letter code on ticket (Score 1) 400

Just to let you know that you might not be on that list if you see that code though. That code is also given out "randomly" to flyers from time to time. I have had it 2 times in the past, both times were when I had open ended tickets with no return flight booked because I didn't know how long I was going to be needed at the destination. I also fit the single, male, in mid-late 20's, flying alone categories... All in all, enough to flag me. But I have also flown many times as well both before those incidents and after without the SSSS code and have had no issues.

Comment Re:"Software Engineer" != "Programmer" (Score 2) 568

Next time I don't die driving over a bridge I'll thank a few mechanical and civil engineers, as well as the workers that did their job putting it together.

Actually you should thank the software engineers who designed and wrote the programs used to model and load test the bridge design for vibration simulations cause by vehicles and natural forces, simulated load testing of materials, joints, bolts and tensile strength, and simulated curing times based on atmospheric temperatures, humidity, and sun exposure.

Everything it done by a computer now, which means everything relies on a software engineer in the equation.

Comment Not truly the fastest desktop processors released (Score 1) 29

The Skylake processors might be the fastest "stock" processors released, but the "k" series processors are made for overclocking. It still turns out that the 2xxxK and the 3xxxK chips still overclock as fast or faster than the broadwell and skylake counterparts/replacements to the point that even though the skylake processors are more efficient clock for clock, the older ones overclocked to such a higher clock speed to more than makeup for those efficiency improvements.

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