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Comment Re:So Hillary's account got deleted? (Score 3, Insightful) 201

As a moderate conservative and former Republican,

That sounds like a shibboleth...

I put the blame on the RNC nomination process — or lack thereof.

Specifically what part of the non-process did you find broken? What should the process/party have done to prevent Trump (or any other candidate)?

They had the responsibility to ensure that they fielded qualified candidates for the nomination.

Except they are sort of limited to who throws their hat into the ring... and unlike the Democrats, worked to not play favorites and let the candidates & their supporters duke it out.

Trump is neither a conservative nor a Republican, and, until a few short years ago, a Clinton Democrat. :/

A Bill Clinton Democrat maybe, but thanks to the wonderful DNC nomination process, they ended up with the worst possible candidate. Of course, I contend that it was actually the election of Obama which moved the Overton window enough to make a Trump run & presidency possible.

Comment Re:FAKE NEWS! (Score 0) 529

I don't know very many people claiming the Russians altered the vote,

Then why bring it up?

and I think most people are aware the POTUS isn't selected by popular vote.

And?

The claim is that the Russians used a selective information/disinformation release campaign to undermine support for Clinton.

Often using the term 'election hacking', which is odd, because absent ballots/vote counts being changed, the only thing 'hacked' were private emails, not the actual election.

Would such a campaign have been acceptable if only US nationals were involved? What if it was a corporation in the form of a news agency engaging in similar tactics for their preferred candidate?

Oh right, the anger exists only because it was an op done against the left's candidate who lost, everything done to their non-preferred candidate(s) was alright.

And the US isn't the only country where this kind of these kinds of activities have been seen,

It's as if... some people may take a vested interest in the the political races and may try to influence the outcome, even in other countries.

Member that one time, when Obama & crew were working against Netanyahu's re-election bid? I member.

so why it's so damned unbelievable in the US is beyond me.

Except for the total lack of hard evidence that it was the Russians. Remember, intelligence agencies saying they think the Russians did it, or that Russia would probably prefer one outcome vs another isn't proof, only reasoned conjecture.

But at any rate, there seems to be this conflation between "interfering in the election" and "tampering with ballots" used by Trump defenders,

Says the person who brought up altered votes.

the reason being the former has some people in fairly high places stating it happened,

Aren't these the same people/positions who said WMDs in Iraq was a sure thing?

whereas the latter is indeed a left-wing conspiracy theory that no one takes seriously.

Yet you bring such things up.

Comment Re:FAKE NEWS! (Score 1) 529

Wrong.

False.

Waiting a few more days to due proper vetting on the new information

How do you want them to do 'proper vetting' without conducting a search? A search which required a warrant no less? Had the news of the warrant leaked to congress without them being informed of the change of status, then yes, legal jeopardy.

Comment Re:FAKE NEWS! (Score 0) 529

What the hell does any of this have to do with the fact that the Director of the FBI has confirmed that they are investigating links between Russia and the Trump campaign?

Re-read what I was replying to.

Nobody is contesting that Trump won.

Really? I still see/hear plenty mentioning the popular vote & Russians.

Hell, no one is really contesting that Clinton wasn't a horrible candidate who ran a bad campaign (her own husband has said as much).

Must be nice in your circles, or did you miss 'the resistance'?

But again, that has fuck all to do with what is happening right now.

Re-read what I was replying to.

It seems you're the one with the badly over-aged talking points.

Re-read what I was replying to.

Comment Re:FAKE NEWS! (Score 0, Troll) 529

I know that many on the left still haven't come to terms with how/why they actually lost... but you really need to update your talking points.

By not informing congress, he would be risking perjury charges for failing to disclose the new information based on his previous testimony.

But why let facts get in the way of a comforting (but false) narrative?

Comment Re: Cost (Score 2) 266

Good luck with that.

Recently I had a lengthy international trip which I was dreading, so much so that I read our travel policy word for word to see what options there might be for me, a man of 6'5". The policy allows purchasing only the cheapest coach/cattle seats... Even fot executives.

In the end, it was easier for me to spend $2000 of my own money for a second seat so I would have sufficient leg room (economy plus doesnt do it, and still less than a business class ticket).

Usually I drive, everywhere because of the love I have fot my knees and hatred of thr airlines, but for this trip driving 6500 miles over thr ocean simply wasn't an option, thankfully me dropping the $2k was, though an expensive one.

I can see such a law being far easier to pass than getting every company out there to have a more sensible travel policy with regards to their employees who have so.e height to them.

Comment Re:Star Wars ? (Score 1) 542

I think the fact that it has the same characters from the Episode 6 who have aged and developed during the intervening time means this is not a remake.

That's why it's often called a 'soft reboot', vs the 'hard reboot' that was the abomination that was Ghostbusters (2016).

RIP Ghostcorps... tehehehe.

Comment Re:64-bit (Score 1) 195

+1

I am jealous. The 26 project solution (~6500 *.cs files, ~500 *.ts) I've got open in 2015 has Task Manager reporting ~1.5gb of use... granted ReSharper adds to some of the CPU/memory usage as well.

One of these weeks/months/years we will break up this monolith... until then, much CPU/clock time is spent paging things to disk rather than allow the process to grow to a size it would use more of my local machines memory.

With any luck I'll be able to throw 2017 on the machine this evening & give it a look.

Comment Re:Perhaps a better method... (Score 2) 1001

If you can simply rely on code from StackOverflow to get the job done, or just pull down a library or three and write a dozen lines of wrapping code then it's not a very well thought out problem.

The company I work for has a rather novel way of doing this which we call a 'day of code', where a candidate is given a computer, a write up of the problem and desired solution, and a copy of our code base from a year or two ago. Along the way, the other employees are there to help/advise should things be not clear and to solve issues with the environment (which is a bit odd at first glance).

We ask that you do frequent commits so we can see what/how you were thinking along the way when trying to get as much of a solution together during the limited time (a full day). At the end of the day you sit down with a couple of senior engineers and show off you solution, including going through each commit to describe why you did this or that, as well as be asked why you did certain things the way you did... even challenged as to if there might be another/better way.

Comment Re:Former CVS pharmacist here (Score 2) 372

I'm the parent of a kid whose doctor has said we should have a pair of Epipens around and had the joy of paying quite a few for them out of pocket for a few year.

I was slightly annoyed when I learned of the Adrenaclick as no one had mentioned it previously at the doctors office, though a quick call to them got the Rx changed to the Adrenaclick which is an order of magnitude cheaper than the Epipen... and a generic version is also welcome news.

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