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Comment Re:And she gets away with it... (Score 1) 1010

And I doubt you've ever moved out of your mom's basement. We all have our doubts.

But let's say you investigated me and found out that I had held a security clearance. It would then be stupid of you to continue on saying I hadn't.

Likewise, after several investigations find no laws broken, it is stupid of you (the general you) to continue on saying there were laws broken.

Comment Re:FBI Director [Re:And she gets away with it...] (Score 2, Informative) 1010

Mmm hmmm. And as soon as he had that immunity and told them everything he knew, they realized he had nothing to offer.

Smart people demand immunity no matter what. Everyone here on Slashdot would do that. It doesn't mean you're corrupt, it means you are following competent legal advice.

Comment Re:FBI Director [Re:And she gets away with it...] (Score 1) 1010

Yeah, and do you know what gross negligence is? Why don't you explain it to us so we can judge your legal credentials. Also while you are at it explain your understanding of "remove" and "trust".

By the time you are don't you'll know why no reasonable prosecutor would try to take this case to court. It's weaker than your mom's cocktail.

Comment Re:Content (Score 1) 316

For sure. I canceled my subscription three or four years ago when I thought their content selection had gone downhill quite a ways. I'm not into big-time Hollywood movies, I enjoy a certian niche of show, and there was lots for me to watch for a while. Then it started disappearing. Discs in my queue were just not there anymore. Some would appear on the side-queue for unavailable titles, some wouldn't. When my queue got short and I couldn't find anything in the library to watch I stopped service.

I don't have a hell of a lot of time to watch videos anyway. I don't have cable and don't own a TV because of advertisements. If Netflix started showing ads I would not even begin to consider subscribing. What the hell are you paying $$ for if they are also showing you ads? When I open my wallet the entire point is to not see ads.

Comment So don't buy it (Score 1) 595

In 2008 I bought my second iPod after the first one broke. I plugged in my video cable to export a show to my TV, just like I'd done with my first iPod, but an error message told me I needed Apple branded cables. I learned that despite being physically compatible, Apple had made a software change which made my cables useless.

I looked up the cables. On that day, the cables I owned were selling for (not a typo) six cents (I had paid several dollars when I bought them), and Apple's cables were selling for $49.99.

It was the last purchase I ever made from Apple and was the day I swore never to buy anything with proprietary cables ever again. I have kept that promise to myself and I do miss the Mac OS but not nearly enough to go back. In my life, genericness is the top priority when buying equipment.

This sounds like a shitty change to the iPhone. I have a dozen pairs of headphones and all of them have 3.5mm jacks. I wouldn't buy any audio product without the compatible jack and neither should anyone else.

Comment Re:Torrent Magnet Link to the Documents (Score 1) 156

"the Clinton foundation was accepting multi-million dollar gifts from mideastern countries while she was arranging arms deals as Secretary of State."

Was it intentional or unintentional that you forgot to mention the two separate oversight processes to approve those contributions in order to avoid conflict of interest? There was one approval process in State and one in the White House.

Comment Grudge (Score 1) 260

I'm still angry about the browser in Windows 95. Have they ever apologized for that? I haven't listened to any of their claims about browsers since then and I'm not going to start now.

GM made shitty cars in the 80s and apologized for it in the 00s. I owned a Jeep a few years ago and would consider another GM vehicle.

Domino's made shitty pizza in the 90s and 00s and apologized for it in ~2009. I would consider eating Domino's pizza, although I haven't since the apology.

Microsoft made shitty software in the 80s and 90s and 00s. Recent versions have been substantially less shitty but I won't consider using Microsoft software until they apologize.

Comment Re:Even the accusation is not enough (Score 1) 742

Yeah totally she set up the email server to hide secrets!

Okay, so we have the emails, right? What do they say about the secret meetins of the Lizard People Illuminati? Is there anything about Area 51 or the NAFTA highway? Did Putin confer with her about overthrowing the government?

Oh... no? No secrets? Just normal Sec of State stuff?

So...... I don't get it. What's the scandal? That she had her own email server? I have my own email server and it's super convenient. I have a few actually. I use some of them to aggregate others. Wow, how handy.

Never in my life have I ever cared how a politician configures his email. I've never asked and never thought about it. Why would I start now? Does Trump use POP3 or SMTP? Does Bernie prefer Yahoo! Mail or Gmail?

"Oh, she's perfect in every way, but did you know she set up her own email system?"
"She did? Wow, so she can do that too? What an amazing woman!"
"No, no, I mean that in a bad way."
"...a bad way? You're going to have to explain."
"Well, she could have been hiding secrets."
"Sounds nefarious. So what were the secrets?"
"Well, there weren't any after all."
"Okaaaaaaay. So..... what's the scandal?"

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