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Comment Running the numbers... (Score 1) 537 537

So she eats to install 1/2 a billion solar panels at a cost of $60 Billion over ten years... Let's see, that makes each panel cost $120. No, that's the cost of the subsidy, $120/panel... Including all government waste, fraud and abuse - seems like a very low number.

And let me see, where is that $60 billion going to come from? Oh yes, by rolling back 'tax breaks' on oil companies, which will - anybody want to guess? Yes! Raise the cost of gasoline!

I sure hope all those poor and lower-income folks that can't afford even the subsidized solar panels don't mind paying more at the pump so that middle-class suburbanites can pay less for their solar panels...

Comment A few simple points (Score 1) 423 423

No previous Secretary of State exclusively used a private email server for all electronic communication - several had emails intended for them sent to their official email accounts on government email servers and forwarded to their private email accounts.

The Republican Party (under Bush'43) set up a private server to handle emails relating to Republican Party business with the intention of keeping party business off federal servers as required by law. Some republicans mistakenly discussed official work on the private email server, but that was the rare exception, as borne out when the 22 million emails were turned over to investigators.

Which brings us to the last point - the Republicans 'lost' 22 million emails... Briefly. Ultimately all 22 million emails were turned over to investigators and ultimately proved what was widely known - Bush administration fired political appointees that serve at the pleasure of the President, for political reasons, and the discussions of those political decisions were found on the...wait for it... Private Republican email server, set up so politicians could discuss political things (like firing political appointees for political reasons) and NOT run afoul of federal regulations requiring that political discussions be kept off government email servers.

Comment Re: Likely misdemeanor mishandling of classified i (Score 1) 423 423

People sent her messages that years later - a small percentage of which became classified.
At the time they were sent TO her, they were not.

How does that work? How does information 'become' classified after the fact? And, if that is a possibility, doesn't her exclusive use of a non-government email server for ALL emails open her up to the possibility that classified info was sent to her private server?

Comment Re: If Colin Powell had run for President ... (Score 1) 423 423

Colin Powell, like many others in government, had official email FORWRDED to a private email account- every email he got passed thru and was retained on federal servers. Hillary cut out the middle man and had all email directly sent to her own private server - emails that originate outside the U.S. Government email servers and were sent to her private server were never recorded by federal email servers.

Putin, Assad, Quaddafi, etc all could send her emails and the entire conversation would not be recorded/archived by federal systems.

Why would she do that? Maybe in case one of her 'donors' slipped up and mentioned the favor they wanted from her in an email?

Comment Re: Likely misdemeanor mishandling of classified i (Score 1) 423 423

despite some 22 million emails disappearing and the use of a private email server to conduct official duties.

The GOP set up a private server for party (political) business - don't think the Democrats have their own 'private' email server for democrat party business? Here's a hint, under federal law, neither party can use government resources for political activities - like when Al Gore called Chinese donors from the VP office 'because it was easier' or when Alan Greyson held a interview about his Senate race in his Representative's office.

The 22 million 'disappeared' emails were subsequently found - you somehow forgot to mention that.

And as noted above, the email server the GOP installed was for PARTY work, NOT official gov't work - unfortunately *some* small percentage of the emails on the party server wound up including some official gov't work. It's called human error, and those 'disappeared' emails were eventually submitted to investigators.

Comment Re: Likely misdemeanor mishandling of classified i (Score 2) 423 423

And then they were found...

Oh, and the 'private' email server was so that Republicans could conduct party (political) business OFF the federal servers. Hillary had a private server to keep all her OFFICIAL emails off government servers - by design - remember the 'gosh, I only did it so I would only have to carry one device' claim?

Comment Re: He has a talent for understatement (Score 1) 305 305

Basically, perpetual war gives the tax dollars of every American citizen and business directly to the war corporations. They already get a lot, but they wouldn't mind more, like all.

And who makes the munitions bought for the war? American workers - and they tend to be good-paying jobs.

Who shares in the profits from the munitions sales? American investors - large and small, including pension plans and many other retirement funds.

Who gets paid to deploy those munitions? American soldiers - but not nearly enough for the risks they take.

The vast majority of the money 'wasted' on wars never leaves the U.S. Economy, and if we want to rip a page from the Democrat's playbook, every dollar spent on munitions/war materiel generates several times more economic activity, just like dollars spent on welfare, SNAP, unemployment, etc.

Comment The simplest fix (Score 1) 305 305

This is such an easy problem to fix - simply re-calibrate the salary threshold to today's job market. The salary threshold in the law is static, set at about $65K IIRC (too lazy to look it up) - companies are required to pay these valuable, expert foreign workers the exorbitant salary of $65K, and when passed that was a high income level, now it's what many cities pay teachers with less than 10 years experience.

Increase the salary threshold to it's current equivalent of the original $65K - something north of $125K feels about right.

Comment Re: Twice your worth (Score 1) 305 305

If anybody takes a look at the major companies (target, home depot, nemum marcus, etc) that were cracked over the last couple of years, nearly all had windows, and all had outsourced to India.

Thank you, Captain Obvious!

The vast majority of companies use Windows - you realize Windows has a 90% market share on desktops, and the great majority of servers (> 50%).

India is the source of (probably) 75-85% of all Tech H1B visa holders, and the location of the vast majority of outsource work on the planet.

Not sure any of the major data breeches were found to have anything to do with foreign workers, the vast majority came from attacking a retail outlet and essentially taking credit card info from the card readers themselves. Sometimes backup tapes are lost, and occasionally actual databases are accessed, but typically the data thieves target credit card data in a store.

Comment Re: Don't worry (Score 1) 294 294

And removing cash from vending machine removes maintenance costs:
-No emptying bill stackers
-No filling change tubes.

Yes, it is a terrible, terrible agony to take all that cash out of your vending machines when you have to visit the vending machine to restock the candy, newspaper, snacks, sodas the machine has sold...

Much better to have easily-audited computer records for every 75 cent candy bar sale so you can be certain you pay all your required taxes on the goods sold. Why would a vending machine operator prefer something as hard to audit as cash?

Comment Re: Don't worry (Score 1) 294 294

A while ago there was a glitch with processing EBT cards, the spending limits were not being checked, and EBT shoppers bought as much as they could carry to the register. Once limits were were again being checked, the EBT shoppers abandoned their stuffed carts and went home.

Problems occur, and making zero provisions for when a problem eventually does occur will multiply the impact of the problem.

Comment Re: Look for other users of the S/W for advice (Score 1) 149 149

Seems like mainly a way of avoiding the real question. It's pretty obvious what software the OP wants: PC server stuff. Any ideas, or did you just intend to hijack the thread?

What? You don't build a High Perfomance Computer (HPC) to run 'PC Server Stuff'...

But let's say he does, he wants to build a monster PC Server to run 'PC Server Stuff', wouldn't a file server be different from a VM Host, a database server different from a compute server? And what determines how you build up the server? The software you choose to run on it.

Real programs don't eat cache.