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Comment Re:Computers, Computation, and Computer Engineerin (Score 1) 369

Yeah, this is why you will always produce an inferior product. If you don't know the basics of how things work, you can't possibly understand. Raising the abstraction level only makes things worse. The airline pilot's example is a perfect case in point. If you don't know how to fly the plane, it will eventually catch up with you.

Comment Re:The master of self-incrimination (Score 1) 17

Let me put it another way. 97% of the incumbents that ran won reelection. Your numbers include people who retired. But really, considering the democrat/republican party is one, the reelection rate was 100%. Replacing a democrat with a republican and vice versa is still reelection of an incumbent. To change any of that, both factions must be removed entirely, or the votes are wasted. This present back and forth with one side keeping the chair warm for the other doesn't count.

Comment Re:Channeling Nixon? Maybe badly... (Score 1) 17

Speaking of Amendments, let's not forget the 25th, which was almost invoked against St Ronnie Reagan.

"I'm in charge here" --

Nixon resigned out of pragmatism, not decency. He didn't want to risk his retirement benefits. Plus, they had actual tapes. And back in those days, people cared a tiny bit about the prestige of the office, not anymore.

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Journal Journal: He said she said... 2

Russian and other foreign diplomats in Washington and elsewhere have been known, at times, to report false or misleading information to bolster their standing with their superiors or to confuse U.S. intelligence agencies...

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