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Comment Re:Decommissioning servers (Score 1) 368

Feds wanted the emails.
Hillary and her goons went through them to filter out "personal" emails despite the clear conflict of interest, and handed over a bunch of innocuous emails while claiming "They weren't classified.".

Hillary and her goons wiped the server, like with a cloth, destroying all other evidence (or so they hoped).
Many of the innocuous emails that were handed over were determined to be classified.
The claim then became "They weren't classified at the time.".

We then learned she had staff fax, scan, etc. emails without the classified header.
We then found out about more emails from various hacks and 3rd parties (typically emails end up on more than one server) that were indeed classified at the time.
We then learned that if this were anyone else, they'd be prosecuted, but since it's HRC, they're gonna drop it.

We recently found out about another 14,000 emails that are currently being sifted through by investigators in another investigation.
She's currently trying to slime her way out of it again.

This is what is happening. If you refuse to see the plain truth in front of your eyes, please don't vote.

Submission + - Chemists develop promising cheap, sustainable battery for grid energy storage (sciencedaily.com)

mdsolar writes: Chemists at the University of Waterloo have developed a long-lasting zinc-ion battery that costs half the price of current lithium-ion batteries and could help enable communities to shift away from traditional power plants and into renewable solar and wind energy production.

Professor Linda Nazar and her colleagues from the Faculty of Science at Waterloo made the important discovery, which appears in the journal, Nature Energy.

The battery uses safe, non-flammable, non-toxic materials and a pH-neutral, water-based salt. It consists of a water-based electrolyte, a pillared vanadium oxide positive electrode and an inexpensive metallic zinc negative electrode. The battery generates electricity through a reversible process called intercalation, where positively-charged zinc ions are oxidized from the zinc metal negative electrode, travel through the electrolyte and insert between the layers of vanadium oxide nanosheets in the positive electrode. This drives the flow of electrons in the external circuit, creating an electrical current. The reverse process occurs on charge.

The cell represents the first demonstration of zinc ion intercalation in a solid state material that satisfies four vital criteria: high reversibility, rate and capacity and no zinc dendrite formation. It provides more than 1,000 cycles with 80 per cent capacity retention and an estimated energy density of 450 watt-hours per litre. Lithium-ion batteries also operate by intercalation--of lithium ions--but they typically use expensive, flammable, organic electrolytes.

Comment Re:Spotify? (Score 1) 58

I don't use Spotify at all. Not because of the ads, but because I don't stream music. But I've been exposed to it through others (and one game), and I can't stand the ads. I certainly won't pay for others to have a premium subscription. I can't stand ads in general. I'm certainly willing to pay for a product, but I'm reluctant to pay for a free product plus a promise of no ads. They either eventually go back on that promise or the free product simply isn't worth the money, ads or not.

Submission + - British Companies Are Selling Advanced Spy Tech To Authoritarian Regimes (vice.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Since early 2015, over a dozen UK companies have been granted licenses to export powerful telecommunications interception technology to countries around the world, Motherboard has learned. Many of these exports include IMSI-catchers, devices which can monitor large numbers of mobile phones over broad areas. Some of the UK companies were given permission to export their products to authoritarian states such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and Egypt; countries with poor human rights records that have been well-documented to abuse surveillance technology. In 2015, the UK's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) started publishing basic data about the exportation of telecommunications interception devices. Through the Freedom of Information Act, Motherboard obtained the names of companies that have applied for exportation licenses, as well as details on the technologies being shipped, including, in some cases, individual product names. The companies include a subsidiary of defense giant BAE Systems, as well as Pro-Solve International, ComsTrac, CellXion, Cobham, and Domo Tactical Communications (DTC). Many of these companies sell IMSI-catchers. IMSI-catchers, sometimes known as “Stingrays” after a particularly popular brand, are fake cell phone towers which force devices in their proximity to connect. In the data obtained by Motherboard, 33 licenses are explicitly marked as being for IMSI-catchers, including for export to Turkey and Indonesia. Other listings heavily suggest the export of IMSI-catchers too: one granted application to export to Iraq is for a “Wideband Passive GSM Monitoring System,” which is a more technical description of what many IMSI-catchers do. In all, Motherboard received entries for 148 export license applications, from February 2015 to April 2016. A small number of the named companies do not provide interception capabilities, but defensive measures, for example to monitor the radio spectrum.

Comment I'm quite ignorant of the KKK (Score 1) 1

All I know about them is they hate blacks, Jews, and Catholics (presumably all non-protestants, but as I said, I'm ignorant). What views do they have that aren't hateful? I'm curious.

As to BLM, the entire reason that movement HAD to happen was because there really ARE people who think black lives DON'T matter, including black gangsters and bigoted whites. You have some citation for BLMers advocating hatred or violence?

Like the late humorist Will Rogers said in the 1930s, "all I know is what I read in the papers" and I have a LOT more newspapers available than he did, thanks to the internet.

Comment Re: Archival grade (Score 1) 338

I didn't know what "begging the question" meant but used it anyway. I rejected the correction (and the opportunity to learn and improve my ability to communicate) out of shame and bigotry. I invoked my millennial snowflake privilege and stood obstinately in error. I tried to appear intelligent by saying "in point of fact" and putting quotation marks around "mis-use". However, I only further underscored my idiocy with the extraneous hyphen and the nonsensical use of "obvious interpretation" and "hardly going to introduce ambiguity" followed by a reference "the real meaning" being "the ambiguous one".

Fixed that for you.

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