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Comment: Re:Don't build where there isn't adequate water (Score 1) 669

by acoustix (#49510939) Attached to: William Shatner Proposes $30 Billion Water Pipeline To California

Or here's an idea. Don't build in areas where there isn't much water. Wipe Las Vegas and Phoenix off the map because there is NO reason there should be large metropolitan areas in the middle of a desert.

This! For the love of God, this!!!

I can't believe how stupid people are. They want to populate a desert and then complain that there's no water.

Comment: Re:Obvious (Score 2) 350

AM is even better, because of the range. So, keep an AM/FM radio with your emergency supplies. If your emergency supply is only a cell phone, you're screwed anyway.

While AM has a better range it is next to worthless during a storm. Lightning strikes interfere with the signal making it impossible to hear the broadcast.

Comment: Companies are disqualiying american workers (Score 1) 407

This is what is happening in the US. It makes me sick. They advertise a job with minimal information; disqualify the US worker on the basis that they are under/overqualified, request too much pay, need to relocate, etc; and then turn around and hire a foreign worker.

The video I linked will make you sick to your stomach to find out that we have US citizens actively trying to screw over other US citizens in the job market. This ends up hurting everyone.

Comment: Companies defraud American workers (Score 2) 442

This is what is happening in the US. Companies are disqualifying American workers so that they can justify hiring foreign workers. They claim that they can disqualify based on any reason: over qualified, requested pay too high, etc. They don't even try to negotiate. They come up with ridiculous requirements that are impossible to meet and then turn around and hire a foreign worker with a different set of requirements.

It's not right.

Comment: Re:Partisan Bullshit (Score 1) 653

by acoustix (#49413567) Attached to: Carly Fiorina Calls Apple's Tim Cook a 'Hypocrite' On Gay Rights

You can't require a trillion dollar multi-national company stop doing business in every jurisdiction that has laws or policies the CEO disagrees with and It's not hypocrisy to use your free speech rights to advocate against policies that are abhorrent to you.

What is worse? Someone refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding, or cutting someone's head off because they are gay?

Of course, the former wasn't happening in the first place. It was a drummed up story by the left. But don't let actual facts get in the way.

Comment: Re:Suck it Millenials (Score 1) 407

by acoustix (#49353815) Attached to: Millennial Tech Workers Losing Ground In US

If you really wanted to learn how computers work you should have gotten one of these as a kid:

The radio shack kits from the 80s were awesome. I had about 5 of them as a kid. I spend hours, days, weeks learning. It's sad that the kits aren't available anymore.

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

by acoustix (#49234693) Attached to: Clinton Regrets, But Defends, Use of Family Email Server

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.

But what if other people in her staff were using personal email too? We would have no record. That is where her whole "I complied with the law" bullshit doesn't stand up to reason.

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".

If it's not a big deal then why did she terminate another state department employee for using personal email? You might want to check out our former ambassador Scott Gration.

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?

So for you this is a party 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.

Comment: Re:In other news (Score 3, Informative) 609

by acoustix (#49233277) Attached to: Clinton Regrets, But Defends, Use of Family Email Server

There is still no evidence that any federal laws were broken.

You must not know about the federal records act of 1950 and the national archives and records regulations of 1995. NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) adopted regulations in 1995 which required the preservation of official e-mails created on non-official accounts. The Archivist interpreted the Federal Records Act to apply to e-mail records and further provided that “[a]gencies with access to external electronic mail systems shall ensure that federal records sent or received on these systems are preserved in the appropriate recordkeeping system . . .” So as early as 1995, all federal agencies were required to preserve official e-mails, including those created or maintained on “external electronic mail systems.”

Later NARA regulations merely clarified this requirement. In 2009, after a Government Accountability Office report indicated that certain agencies had lax e-mail practices, the NARA adopted new regulations that provided that any emails created on private e-mail accounts must be preserved. But that regulation merely restated, in perhaps slightly different language, what the 1995 regulation had already mandated, requiring that “[a]gencies 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.”

Now just saying that the other employees with a .gov email address had the emails archived does not meet the criteria of the law. What if other government employees also used personal email? Then there would be no official government archive of the email. What about her official emails to foreign heads of state? Those were not archived either. What about official emails to non .gov addresses in the US? Just these questions show that she did not follow the laws and regulations that were established before and during her time in office.

"In my opinion, Richard Stallman wouldn't recognise terrorism if it came up and bit him on his Internet." -- Ross M. Greenberg