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Comment Re:Too secure for insecure? (Score 1) 554

ruthless competence is competent at being wily though.

don't think hillary is malicious though, not truly.

self-serving yes, but i don't know which i prefer, trump's damage mitigated by congress, or hillary's surface appeasement while selling our liberty to the highest bidder.

to be fair, i don't think either outcome would be what their bases think they'll get.

Comment These are good changes (Score 2) 44

The daypass thing is mildly more confusing, but I suspect part of the logic is to encourage use of the Binge-On technology, without which towers are likely to get clogged pretty quickly. I also suspect that the soft limit of 27G a month will be torn through pretty quickly by anyone making heavy use of HD video. Go over the 27G and you're "deprioritized" - you'll get full service during quiet times, but you'll be throttled when everyone else is trying to use the network (which is fair, but you probably don't want it to happen to you!)

The big improvement is that Tethering is now an acceptable half-megabit/s, rather than 2G speeds. That makes "Unlimited tethering" actually useful again.

The big question for me is how to encourage video streaming companies to sign up to Binge-On if there's no incentive. In theory, they can just transmit 1080p over HTTPS (protocols like DASH are HTTPS friendly) and T-Mobile will never know.

With the original implementation, the advantage was that your viewers could watch your services without worrying about it coming out of their data. But if data is unlimited...

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Journal Journal: Establishment vs Establishment 1

The framing of the 2016 election is that this is the establishment vs the anti-establishment. Clinton represents Washington DC. Trump represents the masses.

This is bullshit.

Comment Re: Stop it with the SJW crap!!! (Score 1) 686

What's truly amazing is that AGW is apparently now somehow related to social justice, in the minds of some people.

Although I guess that's the expected end result of increasingly paranoid conspiracy theories that are needed to explain all the things that do not work as they want.

Comment Re:I don't have any yoga emails .... (Score 1) 554

Your mention of corporate policies for mail deletion is key here. If emails were deleted in a secure wipe manner as part of a routine schedule for that sort of thing, we have to assume no foul play. But if it was a one-off thing, and especially if it was after they knew there was an investigation, it's very suspicious.

Comment Re:Responsible? (Score 5, Insightful) 554

we're also not the ones who mixed her personal and professional lives. she is.

she's the public face of the state department, which has policies in place to make sure that their correspondence are both secure and archived... so people can go back and look into them to make sure everything is aboveboard.

she sacrificed her right to privacy on her private correspondence when she conducted professional business on the same server.

i don't want to see her fucking wedding photos, but i want someone to make sure that she wasn't selling access to the office of the secretary of state of the united states. and if someone with clearance in the justice department needs to comb through 4 years of "private" emails to make sure, then she has only herself to blame.

Comment Re:That's bullshit (Score 5, Interesting) 317

The only actual way to reduce teen pregnancy is to encourage them to stop fucking so much

You have figures for all the other methods. What are the figures for "encouraging them to stop fucking so much"?

The birth control available to them _does not work_.

The figures quoted say otherwise. True, the worst contraceptive you mention is successful with 72% of users across a year never having a problem, however the pill is successful for 91% of users (over a year), and the CDC includes reversible birth control measures that are more than 99% effective in the chart you mention.

It's also worth mentioning that the failures aren't necessarily a function of the devices themselves so much as user error. Condoms usually "fail" not because they break or anything else obvious, but because people who rely upon them frequently decide to chance not using them. Almost all versions of the pill can be rendered useless if combined with certain drugs - notably many antibiotics - and are more than 99% effective if used properly.

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