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Comment: Re:WSJ is owned by NewsCorp now, right? (Score 1) 173

by cold fjord (#49757181) Attached to: WSJ Crowdsources Investigation of Hillary Clinton Emails

I'm in the news business. This is a right-wing attack job.

So you're here to offer a Left-wing attack job?

An editor at McGraw-Hill once told me that if he picked up a story from the NYT, he would have to check it for accuracy...

Interesting that you go on to quote the NYT attacking the WSJ.

Now when (if) I read a WSJ story, I have to ask myself, "What did they leave out because the publisher, or some big business like GM, didn't like it?" like any other newspaper

Did you bother to identify what the NYT left out in their story? And the fall of the WSJ is, in essence, to lower them to the level of the NYT? That is damning.

I'm also wondering what you left out?

Comment: Re:WSJ is owned by NewsCorp now, right? (Score 2) 173

by QuantumPion (#49756461) Attached to: WSJ Crowdsources Investigation of Hillary Clinton Emails

If they did and came to the conclusion that there was nothing illegal or corrupt about them, would you believe them? No, you would just call them shills for her campaign. So why bother. Let the left-wing media report on right-wing problems and let the right-wing media report on left-wing problems. That seems fair.

Comment: Re:Not news, not for nerds, doesn't matter (Score 2) 173

by ScentCone (#49756119) Attached to: WSJ Crowdsources Investigation of Hillary Clinton Emails

Which lies?

Here's an idea: how about you tell us which things the administration said about the US deaths in Libya were actually true. Because that will take less time.

Let's just keep it simple: the entire story about a spontaneous demonstration and a mob angry about some video on YouTube was completely fabricated. They knew it wasn't true, and that's been obvious since the day it happened. Today's email dump makes it even more clear. Purposeful, deliberate lying about the death of an ambassador and other Americans, all in the name of tamping down some prospectively unpleasant buzz that wouldn't resonate with the "Al Qeda is on the run!" narrative. Of course you, just like everyone else, already know this. Have fun being a part of theatrics, but just remember that pretending it's not so doesn't make you come across as any more credible. It's kind of embarrassing, actually.

Comment: Re: Android. The "PC" of mobile devices (Score 1) 90

Application experience can vary widely between the different phones, OS, and UI version combinations. It's ultimately up to the developer to iron out the kinks, but can be such a PITA that depending on user-base, "good enough" is all that's needed. In some cases, it's just plain crappy.

I found iOS app experience to be at least consistent and more polished. I'm not sure it's so much of the OS as it is lack of Apple models and iOS versions to test against. That, and Apple is picky on who and what gets publish in the App Store. Though I will concede that limits consumer choice, but honestly I don't miss it. There are more iOS apps than I know what to do with anyways.

Comment: Re:WSJ is owned by NewsCorp now, right? (Score 4, Insightful) 173

by lgw (#49755945) Attached to: WSJ Crowdsources Investigation of Hillary Clinton Emails

You have to actually wade into the issue and form a discrete opinion of it.

By far the coolest part of all this is now a "crowd" will form an opinion about Clinton and Benghazi from reading her emails. Primary sources FTW. Not want any journalist wants them to think, not a quote picked carefully for a political ad, but by actually reading what was said at the time. That's more informed democracy already than I expected in this whole election cycle!

Comment: Re:Not news, not for nerds, doesn't matter (Score 4, Insightful) 173

by ScentCone (#49755755) Attached to: WSJ Crowdsources Investigation of Hillary Clinton Emails

nobody gives a shit about Benghazi

Except for people who care that Obama and his administration blatantly lied about what happened in the period right before an election. And we see that Hillary Clinton knew very well that what was being said by both State and White House spokesdroids (and by her, and the president himself) was pure fabricated BS meant to placate prospective voters. They deliberately lied about what happened so that those events wouldn't contradict the narrative that Obama was trying to sell in his re-election bid. The people who actually know this, and who claim they don't care, are desperately hoping that Clinton's complicity in spreading that lie won't remain on people's minds during this upcoming election.

Comment: Poisoning fish? (Score 1) 175

by ErikTheRed (#49755599) Attached to: California Votes To Ban Microbeads

Are the fish capable of digesting plastic? One would think that it would just pass through. It's hard to know whether or not to take the matter seriously, as (sadly) the average environmentalist has no idea what the definition of toxic is. One would think that if there were some interesting data the article would at least link it.

Comment: Re:Rich Family Dies, World At Peril!!! (Score 1) 175

by ScentCone (#49755085) Attached to: DNA On Pizza Crust Leads To Quadruple Murder Suspect

This is just a tautology

Not at all. It summarizes a causal relationship. The disingenuous GP is the one that says, "Having little money is a case of having little money." He doesn't address the why, whereas I'm pointing out that it's the lack of specific action that causes the lack of desired results.

Comment: Re:what the... (Score 1) 142

by lgw (#49754971) Attached to: The Body Cam Hacker Who Schooled the Police

IIRC, he used planes and such to get a smooth finish. At one point he had a guest who he introduced as a hacker (an older guy with a beard). He made 4 legs for some table or chair project Roy was working on in about 30 seconds, 4 chops each with a hatchet, perfectly square, tapered appropriately, and of course blade smooth. Impressive as anything.

Comment: Re:Razr v3 (Score 1) 260

by RingDev (#49754495) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Dumb Phone?

I bought my wife a Motorola Tundra. She doesn't want a smart phone, but she does want something that will get reception in the boonies and survive the rigors of horse back riding (or falling off said horse). I have seen that phone light up while at the bottom of a 3' deep creek, and she called me on it after taking a dive off a horse and was in need of an ambulance. So it passes my tests ;)


Comment: Re:No doubt... (Score 1) 71

by DerekLyons (#49754491) Attached to: Musical Organ Created From 49 Floppy Disk Drives

That's quite the difference, and something you entirely failed to mention.

I didn't mention it because it's a difference without a distinction - whether you press a key and the command is saved to a file for later replay, or immediately processed and sent to the "instrument", it's all the same. It's something that's been done many, many times before.

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