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Comment The link is broken. (Score 1) 48

I'm having a hard time getting the linked page to load. The article text progresses rapidly from black-on-white to progressively lighter shades of gray as one looks down the page. By the start of the second paragraph, it's barely legible. The remainder of the article appears to be cut off entirely.

Who the fuck submitted this shit?

Comment Re:WTF? (Score 1) 130

I see it's true. Aspies really can't recognize sarcasm.

Indeed, it is true that while the Egyptian Cobra can recognize moving objects and sources of heat, it really can't recognize sarcasm. I didn't think people still called them Asps or Aspis, though.

Comment Re:Company that nobody has every heard of goes und (Score 1) 59

I have reasonable posting history, but if that's not enough for you, then you might prefer a link to their source repository, which in turn links out to their production instance at

But in my opinion, it's their attribution map that's truly la crème de la crème.

Comment Re: Should Be Edited as False (Score 1) 572

None of the information was labeled as classified or classified when she received it. It later became classified.

The first statement you made is true. The second is not supported by the facts.

Whether a document is marked classified has no bearing on whether or not it is classified.

The right wing is ultra dangerous and are trying to overthrow the US government.

Bernie 2016.

Comment Re: What a load of BS (Score 1) 572

No, not really. According to this NY Times article, and reports I heard on NPR earlier:

The State Department said it had “upgraded” the classification of the emails at the request of the nation’s intelligence agencies. Mr. Kirby said that none of the emails had been marked at any level of classification at the time they were sent through Mrs. Clinton’s computer server.

So, they're classified *now* after the fact but were not earlier. From what I know, and is noted in the article itself, this is not that uncommon. Furthermore:

No. Your reading comprehension skills are lacking. It is not clear from the quote you provided that they were not classified earlier. You made that part up; it is fiction.

From that quote, it is clear that they were not "marked at any level of classification" earlier, but that has no bearing on whether or not they were classified. It is entirely possible for classified documents to not be "marked at any level of classification". Simply stripping the classification markings from classified documents has no bearing on their classification.

Comment Re: Militia ? (Score 1) 336

that's the legal definition, sure. but, i'm only familiar with english, and not law. if we're going with the legal definition, we'll also need legal definitions for 'exhibition' and 'physical force'.

in any case, it wasn't evident from the original context that you were speaking in legal terms, not ordinary english ones. my apologies.

Comment Minsky was an amazing guy. (Score 1) 76

I had a chance to meet Minsky at MIT's CSAIL in 2005. Though my interaction with him was brief, it was immediately clear to me that he was a tremendously intelligent individual. I offer my condolences not only to his friends and family, but to the entire human race that is worse off without his insights.

Comment Re:Distinctions (Score 1) 166

A few blog posts about how that isn't how things "should" work will change nothing. Wealth is power, and power includes the power to separate one's self from the consequences of one's actions. This is a non-negotiable fact of how humans do things, and will remain so into the foreseeable future.

Bernie 2016

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