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Comment Re:A wasted vote... (Score 1) 480

Hillary Clinton is a felon.

Definition of a felon: a person who has been convicted of a felony.

No so, she isn't a felon. That's an absolute fact. Additionally your first sentence is equally false. There is a difference between extreme carelessness and gross negligence:

Gross negligence is a conscious and voluntary disregard of the need to use reasonable care,

Extreme carelessness can happen because of lack of thought and/or foresight, i.e without mens rea.

To be clear, I find Hillary's action with his email objectionable, but your description overstates the facts beyond what is true. She is not a felon (at least not yet) and extreme carelessness is not the same as gross negligence.

Comment Not comparable (Score 1) 51

But The Washington Post is reminding us that U.S.'s efforts in the cyber-security world aren't much different.

They are very different to what Trump asked. The USA is spying on a foreign country (Russia) just like Russia is spying on us. However Trump sided with the enemy in this spying effort. This is a huge difference and verging on treason, a word that is often thrown around half-haphazardly, but which in this case fully seems to meet the legal definition:

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.


Comment Re:Again with this? (Score 2) 51

He made a very tired joke

Nobody laughed when he first said it on a Tuesday, and at his first chances to clarify it he doubled down on it, it took until Thursday before he claimed was a joke. Here's what happened in between:

From the Washington Post:

1. Trump campaign officials never said he was joking on Wednesday. They mounted a robust defense, mind you, but they didn't say it was a joke.

2. Trump doubled down. In a tweet after the comments exploded on social media, Trump sought to explain a little bit â" apparently suggesting he simply meant that the emails should be turned over to the FBI "if Russia or any other country or person has" them. Again, no mention of joking around.

3. He said it twice. This wasn't a one-off quip in Trump's news conference on Wednesday. He initially said he hoped the Russians had the emails, and then he returned later to say that if they didn't have them, he hoped they would obtain them.

4. A reporter gave him an out -- that he didn't take. NBC's Katy Tur, later in Wednesday's press conference, basically asked Trump twice if he was serious. In response, Trump indicated he had no qualms about, in Tur's words, "asking a foreign government â" Russia, China, anybody â" to interfere, to hack into the system of anybody's in this country."

Lastly, even though very clearly he wasn't joking, even as a joke this is wholly unpresidential. So to sum it up, he clearly wasn't joking and even under this absurd excuse concocted two days after the fact Trump still loses points with this one, As simple as that. And all around fscked up for him anyway you see it.

But as Trump himself said, he could go and shoot someone in Times Square and his voters would still support him. That part he did get right.

Comment Re:A lot of eggs (Score 1) 54

Are there sound technical reasons for this concentration,

Automation. If you are making one an hour, and you need one last screw at the top is cheaper to hire a person to put it in. If you are making 1000 an hour you can afford to design, build and program a robot that adds said screw.

Comment Re:I think it's pretty obvious (Score 5, Informative) 160

From USAToday:

However, even by those measures, the number of cases in which Trump is involved is extraordinary. For comparison, USA TODAY analyzed the legal involvement for five top real-estate business executives: Edward DeBartolo, shopping-center developer and former San Francisco 49ers owner; Donald Bren, Irvine Company chairman and owner; Stephen Ross, Time Warner Center developer; Sam Zell, Chicago real-estate magnate; and Larry Silverstein, a New York developer famous for his involvement in the World Trade Center properties.

To maintain an apples-to-apples comparison, only actions that used the developers' names were included. The analysis found Trump has been involved in more legal skirmishes than all five of the others---combined.

Comment Re:The 60's kills in slow motion (Score 4, Informative) 156

No they didn't. Luckily there is such a bright mind as yourself to point the obvious...

If you read the article (yeah, I know, who does?) they used all other lower orbit astronauts as a control group, who had similar diets, smoking and drinking habits and level of fitness and stress.

Comment Re:Apple's on the wrong road (Score 1) 143

Your friend's brand new MBA is interesting why?

Because he bought the latest refresh model, released less a month or two ago. This means Apple is at least two refresh cycles behind.

As to my computer, you got me. It is a crap loss leader from an unknown manufacturer. Your standard run of the mill crap with QHD touchscreen, ultralight, latest generation skylake CPU that you can get in a back alley.

Comment Re:Parenthesis (Score 1) 239

x = ((4*A) || B)? C||D : E && F || (G +3);

My rule it that if you have to even think more than a second about precedence then there is somewhere out there who will misinterpret it.

By the way Kernighan claimed that he should have done pemdas+left to right associativity between operators of the same precedence, instead of the present 15 levels of precedence in C and sixteen in C++.

Comment Parenthesis (Score 1) 239

I over parenthesize C/C++ expressions. There are so many precedence levels that it is easy to forget who goes first**. There's a limit of course, I wouldn't write 4+(5*6) but I would certainly fully parenthesize:

x = 4*A|| B? C||D: E && F || G +3;

** Brian Kernighan admitted to having the table of precedence glued to his monitor, since he himself can't keep them straight.

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