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Comment Why not ask the administrator of the server? (Score 4, Insightful) 434 434

Since we know that none of the Clintons have the skills to run their own email server, we need to get the administrator of the email server in to testify. He needs to publicly admit before the world that he was so incredibly incompetent that there are no backups of the server.

Congresscritter: Just to clarify, you're the person who managed the Clinton's email server?

Admin: Yes.

Congresscritter: Could you please supply the committee with backups of the email server?

Admin: There aren't any.

Congresscritter: Again, just to clarify... You're actually an IT professional?

Admin: Yes

Congresscritter: And you're going to go on record, to say that this email server was not backed up?

Admin: Yes.

Congresscritter: You realize Mrs. Clinton was a senior administration official whose duties involve, among other things, negotiations with foreign governments?

Admin: uh....yes

Congresscritter: And what would you have done if, during negotiations, the hard disk on this computer had crashed, completely wiping out her email?

Admin: uh....

Congresscritter: So you're going to state, for the record before the world that as an IT professional, you're completely and utterly incompetent?

Admin: I'm not incompetent

Congresscritter: Then provide us with the backups.

Comment Re:Paid Advertisement (Score 1) 76 76

and I assert that without the competition of alternatives, IIS never would have been cleaned up as thoroughly as it is.

That's a pretty safe assertion for anyone who remembers how long IIS stagnated after Microsoft had successfully destroyed Netscape. You might recall that Microsoft did almost nothing with IIS for years until Firefox was a credible competitor. How long did it take Microsoft to implement tabbed browsing?

Comment Re:Wouldn't time be better spent... (Score 1) 481 481

The right wingers who aren't already unhappy about police abusing others will assume he had it coming.

True enough. The numbers of right wingers unhappy with the police abusing folk increases daily. I've seen it with my own eyes for years. Places where many years ago, you'd see knee-jerk support of police are becoming much more the opposite these days. I've talked with several cops about it, and they are completely clueless how they are percieved these days, even by folks they would normally consider their natual allies.

Many liberals also haven't noticed this shift. I've found it interesting to observe over the last decade.

Comment HP3K (Score 1) 62 62

I downloaded the HP-3000 VM for VMWare about 6 months ago to check it out. It seems to work pretty much as expected. It really brought back some memories. Now, if they would include a copy of Warp from the CSL tape, it would really rock.

Someone had an HP-3000 online that you could telnet to and play Warp online a few years ago. I'd host one of those if I could get it working.

Central Plaza.
You are standing in what appears to be the central plaza
of a small seacoast resort. There is a large fountain in the
center of this square, and the plaza extends quite a distance
to both the north and south. You can see the ocean in the
distance to the west, and to the east there is a large
building on which there is a sign that reads "WARP BUILDING".

I can see the following:
Fountain
Round Peg

>look at fountain
The fountain is obviously neglected, its bottom is covered with mud
and old leaves.

>get in fountain
That's not a vehicle!

>get peg
Round Peg taken.

>look at it
Round. Made of wood. Not very big.

Comment Re: Anything but the number (Score 5, Insightful) 57 57

The layers of secrecy the government surrounds itself with these days is astounding. It gets continually worse every single year. A government that shrouds itself in such secrecy can scarcely call itself legitimate. There are legitimate reasons for secrcy, but we passed the bounds of reasonableness long, long ago.

Comment Re:The Lonely Assassins (Score 1) 48 48

The only issue I had with the Weeping Angels is the part about them not moving so long as they are seen by any living creatures.

It would seem that birds, mice, rats, squirrels, etc would qualify as living creatures so when Rory and Amy were sent away, how could the last Angel have moved when presumably some other creatures was watching it?

Then there is the episode where the Statue of Liberty was a Weeping Angel. Are they really trying to say that noone was looking at it for long enough for it to swim across to land, and walk to where Rory and Amy were? The concept of the angels was cool, and the "Blink" episode is one of my favorites, but sometimes writers don't know when to stop.

Comment Re:The cloud (Score 1) 387 387

But hey maybe I am odd, I don't say "don''t wear that" I say "don't forget your knife"

Because its true, she shouldn't ever have to use it, and I hope she never does.... but if it ever happens, I hope she spills entrails on the sidewalk.

100% agreement. Well said.

IBM Advanced Systems Group -- a bunch of mindless jerks, who'll be first against the wall when the revolution comes... -- with regrets to D. Adams

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