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Comment: Re:Not news, not for nerds, doesn't matter (Score 1) 185

by Bing Tsher E (#49758731) Attached to: WSJ Crowdsources Investigation of Hillary Clinton Emails

The narrative for Hillary Clinton is "she hasn't been convicted of anything so she's electable."

It's so sad that there is a portion of the American public that will fall for that.

There are so many thousands of other people better suited to be president.

Did I type 'thousands' up there?? OMG.

Comment: Re:"WSJ stunt to maximize anti-Clinton engagement" (Score 1) 185

by Bing Tsher E (#49758655) Attached to: WSJ Crowdsources Investigation of Hillary Clinton Emails

By the 'tragedy where four people were killed' do you mean the instance where Ambassador Stevens, an openly gay man, was captured by Islamic Terrorists, then tortured and sodomized before being killed?

There couldn't possibly have been anything premeditated there. It's common practice when a gay man is tortured, sodomized, and murdered, to just say four people were tragically killed. And then the media typically blames it on a film that riled up the murderous torturers. Happens all the time. Nothing to see here. Let's all move along now. We've got people to get elected in a week or so.

Comment: Re:OS/2 better then windows at running windows app (Score 1) 266

by Bing Tsher E (#49757831) Attached to: 25 Years Today - Windows 3.0

IBM wanted to go back to being IBM. The pandora's box that their open hardware PC design had released into the world wasn't working out well for the three-piece suits still trying to run the place. The cloners were slaughtering them.

And the market then said 'fuck you' to their shiney new proprietary design. Microchannel and OS/2 were great as long as you wanted to keep spending the 2+ times as much as really stupid people were on real PC/XT and PC/AT boxes. The rest of us were buying Taiwanese clone boxes.

I suppose if you were already a 'Professional' corporate type you'd only just recently relinquished the power of wearing that white coat and being allowed in the 'Machine Room' with the conductive floor, so OS/2 and Microchannel was a real relief. Besides, your boss was paying for all of it anyways.

Comment: Re: *shrug* (Score 2) 266

by Bing Tsher E (#49757787) Attached to: 25 Years Today - Windows 3.0

The Amiga was a very closed proprietary design from a single company. The whole design depended on closed-source ASICs (each given a girl's name) clumped together to provide the 'advanced' graphics and sound features.

It couldn't scale up, and it was single sourced and a closed architecture from a single company. It was never, ever, going to survive in the era of incremental megahertz/megabytes, and the rise of the phillips screwdriver hardware hacker brigade.

Proprietary closed crap designs are nice, up to a point. Then you realize how boxed in it makes you.

Comment: Re:*shrug* (Score 1) 266

by Bing Tsher E (#49757747) Attached to: 25 Years Today - Windows 3.0

You people keep talking about the plastic case machines your dad bought you in a department store, because you were kids at the time Win 3 came out.

If you'd been adults you would have been buying a new graphics card and monitor for Windows. Spending, incidentally, about as much as that cheap dept. store toy machine cost.

Of course some of us were poor young adults at the time, and glorying to be running our pirated copies of In-A-Vision on 'real' Windows at last (the Win 2 Runtime that came with it wasn't really very satisfactory) using our Hercules Graphic cards and amber screen monitors.

Money was better spent on a faster modem and maybe a new motherboard (turbo, and fast, 10 MHz instead of the old 8) We already had 640K and a 286 was well beyond reach.

At that time, the cheapest way to get a hard drive on an Amiga was to buy a PC clone and do some awkward shit to 'slave' it to the Amiga. How fucking lame.

Comment: Re:Not news, not for nerds, doesn't matter (Score 2) 185

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:Not news, not for nerds, doesn't matter (Score 4, Insightful) 185

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.

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