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Comment Re:No Evidence? (Score 2) 226

The entire claim of links to Clinton are that:
"The Podesta emails contain multiple references to Comet Ping Pong. [18]"

Subject: Re: Comet Ping Pong and OBAMA...and Podesta?.
2008-09-29 13:28 2016-10-19 jamesacorp@gmail.com john.podesta@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Comet Ping Pong and OBAMA...and Podesta?.
2008-09-29 10:50 2016-10-19 john.podesta@gmail.com jamesacorp@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Comet Ping Pong and OBAMA...and Podesta?.
2008-09-28 03:12 2016-10-19 jamesacorp@gmail.com john.podesta@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Comet Ping Pong and OBAMA...and Podesta?.
2008-09-28 02:22 2016-10-19 john.podesta@gmail.com jamesacorp@gmail.com
Subject: Cooking w/ Fratelli Podesta Briefing
2015-10-05 23:14 2016-10-19 mfisher@hillaryclinton.com john.podesta@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Comet Ping Pong and OBAMA...and Podesta?.
2008-09-29 02:29 2016-10-19 jamesacorp@gmail.com john.podesta@gmail.com
Subject: Comet Ping Pong and OBAMA...and Podesta?.
2008-09-27 21:42 2016-10-19 jamesacorp@gmail.com John.Podesta@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Comet Ping Pong and OBAMA...and Podesta?.
2008-09-28 02:48 2016-10-17 JPalmieri@americanprogress.org john.podesta@gmail.com
Subject: Fwd: INVITE: Hillary for America / October 6
2015-10-06 21:56 2016-10-17 podesta@podesta.com john.podesta@gmail.com

Except... all those emails contain discussion about a Political Fundraiser Gathering. There's little but tenuous claims linking Podesta to anything improper. If you actually look at all the supposed evidence, yeah it comes off like little more than a nutters vendetta.

Whether an official investigation would uncover anything is unknown... it still wouldn't LINK to Hillary.

Comment Re:How Many Paid Oil/Gas Industry Trolls Post Here (Score 2) 284

Hacker News is decent as far as civil intelligent discourse goes, albeit not much "regular news" to be found there, and the comment layout is such that it makes following a discussion thread more difficult than it need be.

Soylent News is barely even worth your time. The same clique posting and being upvoted, with more than a few of said clique posting the most bogus crap - that gets upvoted... that you can't vote down (unless you're in the regular clique) - even though everyone has 5 mod points/day.

Back before Slashdot was sold the first time, it always seemed (to me) that Slashdot almost always had the right mix of Odd News|Tech News|World News

Today - Slashdot is far too focused on Global Warming and the minutiae of American Politics.

Comment Re:Does Alibaba matter to those in the west? (Score 1) 41

AliExpress is pretty decent if you don't mind waiting for your order, sometimes in the vicinity of 20-49 days. Rush shipping to ~1week (via DHL) cost me ~$12 for my Xiaomi phone. Unfortunately their payment processor is Russian and you can't use it in the States -- although I heard rumblings a while back now that PayPal had cut some kind of deal with AliBaba, I haven't seen anything come of it yet.

Comment Re:EU Bullshit (Score 2) 63

Not really. You can get root on almost all Android devices, and most manufacturers allow for unlocking the bootloader as well. I've got root on a Xiaomi phone, though I've been having some problems with the bootloader due to this model's quirks compared to their others. I know it's possible. It looks like I need to load the Chinese Dev rom first - and I haven't had time to backup, wipe, reload *again*.

Submission + - Solution To Dark Matter Proposes That Gravity Is An Illusion (forbes.com)

turkeydance writes: well, yes, the article is from Forbes:

As dark matter continues to vex astronomers, new solutions to the dark matter question are proposed. Most focus on pinning down the form of dark matter, while others propose modifying gravity to account for the effect. But a third proposal is simply to remove gravity from the equation. What if the effects of gravity aren’t due to some fundamental force, but are rather an emergent effect due to other fundamental interactions? A new paper proposes just that, and if correct it could also explain the effects of dark matter.

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