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Comment Re:I don't think it's being abused (Score 1) 219

The article says that so long as they pay the prevailing wage ($60k/yr in Connecticut, which IIRC is a pricey place to live) they can now legally replace you. Not sure when that changed (probably shortly after the pro-Corporate Republicans took the Senate) but assuming the article isn't lying there's no abuse. It's all nice and legal.

Well I always thought (Thank you, Schoolhouse Rock!) that after Congress and the Senate get through drafting some bill or some such, there's this guy who has to sign it or veto it.

Don't you think he has to bear some of the responsibility as well?

Comment Re:She will ether be president or prisoner. (Score 1) 634

Will Obama give her a blanket pardon? I'm not sure. Especially if there are no charges yet filed.

It's possible.

Gerald Ford pardoned Nixon *before* he was indicted over the Watergate scandal.

Reading the pardon, I can see it as a template for Hillary: it'll take too long for a trial to start, harms the "tranquility of the nation", "for all offenses ... committed or may have committed". The pardon does not even need to mention why it is being given (though Ford's does).

The best part about a preemptive pardon (before indictment) is that it stops the whole process cold. No need to further pursue an investigation if there will definitely be no charges filed? Stops the FBI investigation and saves the embarrassment of the spectacle of the DOJ ignoring the FBI report for political reasons. Kills any chance for a possible Republican administration to go after her too.

Hillary can go on proclaiming her innocence and no one can challenge her anymore.

The only problem with that is I (and probably you as well) do not see Obama willing to spend the political capital to do this, even if it is to save the election for his political party.

Comment Re: Can a Hillary supporter step up and explain? (Score 4, Insightful) 634

Easy enough:
I'm not a supporter, but I can see the reason.

1. She is what the democrat establishment wants as a nominee. She seems inevitable, so why not toss your support behind the supposed winner?

I do not think she would be that big of a deal if there were another viable "mainstream" candidate in the ring on the D side. Sanders may appear viable now, but he might not have that appeal in a general election. I do not think Sanders appeals to the bulk of rank and file moderate democrats. It's the radical left wing carrying him at this point.

2. She has a "D" next to her name. No matter how bad the candidate, party loyalists would rather hold their nose than to pick a candidate (even a possibly better one) in the opposite party. Not that I am claiming it exists here, but it can.

3. She's untouchable. It's pretty much assumed she'll walk away with at most a fine from this, if not a full, possibly preemptive pardon. it does not matter if she looks dirty, it comes with being a Clinton. It's expected of them.

4. Nothing will pull the democrats together more than the prospect of losing the White House for the next 4-8 years with all those aging Supreme Court justices waiting to keel over.

It's not just the Democrats going through this now. The Republican Party wants its chosen candidates and they get Trump and Cruz instead. Both parties are having to fight popular sentiment to get their candidates in the general election.

Watching both parties try to thwart popular opinion is proving to be quite entertaining, but not nearly as entertaining as a Trump vs Sanders in the general election will be.

Comment Re:Live by the sword, die by the sword. (Score 1) 312

Look at the history of things they're well known for:

The iPod: the canonical MP3 player. Not the first, afterall we know it had no wireless and less space than the Nomad (lame!) but by far the most popular and became synonymous with MP player. Due in large part because all the ones before had horrendous interfaces and other awful misfeatures.

The iPod had large "misfeatures" for most at the time it was released: It was firewire and Mac-only.

This is where Apple (or likely: Jobs) show how they were really clever - it generated a huge buzz in the media, suddenly everyone wanted one, and they had to buy a Mac to get it. When the Windows version came out, they managed to do it when the interest in the iPod was still very high, and it was just like printing money.

Comment Re: As Kravindish would say: (Score 1) 136

I used a tool that did this back in 2004 writing a thesis on WiFi security.

Back then there was a nifty software tool called "Omerta". You can whitelist a bunch of access points and it will forge disassociate packets for all the other AP's in range, rendering them useless.

Clients connected to the whitelisted AP have no issues whatsoever.

Comment Re: Coronation my ass - Hillary!'s public executio (Score 1) 239

Evidently you do not know how classified information works.

Yes, information that was previously unclassified can be classified later.

However, information that is generated by classified sources are classified from the moment they are created and they are classified whether they are marked as such or not. Anything generated by a classified system is automatically classified. All classified systems and info need to be brought into accountability.

Even better is when you put classified info on an unclassified system. The whole thing now becomes classified. Her email server at the FBI probably has a TOP SECRET sticker on it by now.

She was pretty high up as far as authority went, and there's a high probability she was presented with raw data that was so time sensitive, it was unmarked.

Even giving her the benefit of the doubt, it does not matter. She should have known better.

Those of us who have handled classified info in the past can easily see the problem with her situation here.

Comment Re:Should hit my monthly cap in 1/3 of a second (Score 1) 55

That's because the 5G service isn't for you.

It's for the carriers. Along with the added bandwidth comes added capacity - especially if it cannot be exploited by the customers due to data caps.

Your requests just get on/off the network faster leaving space for another user to do the same.

Comment Re: Simpleish (Score 1) 251

I never saw a DisplayWriter.

I could have sworn there was a commercial attachment/accessory for the Selectric that turned it into a normal printer. This was around the time where the daisy-wheel typewriters hit the consumer scene (Olivetti and Smith Corona had ball typewriters for a while too) and a considerable amount of them also had Centronics interfaces available as attachments.

Nothing beats the Selectric. Much faster than a daisywheel, and they had that lovely mechanical staccato sound that was music to the ears. The sheer number of them that are still out there (and working) is incredible.

Comment Re:Google had a chance . . . (Score 1) 191

I only pointed out a counter example to an earlier post. I'm not on a mission to convert Android users or get into a pissing match - the choice of OS in this case is just a matter of personal taste.

It's like arguing over speakers. Specs are good and all that, but the best choice ultimately is what sounds good to the buyer.

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