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Comment Re:It's bullshit is what it is (Score 1) 1010

The FBI indicated that they DID find classified material, with markings, in the emails that were on the server. But that it was there "without intent" whatever that means.

Ok, try this: If she didn't use government email, that classified material was sent TO her - by others. (Unless she typed it in by hand?) She was the RECIPIENT.

If someone emails YOU classified material, is it automatically your fault?

Comment Might be focusing on Lync (Score 2) 224

Their business chat / voice / video tool ("Microsoft Lync") has been getting some of their attention, and was recently rebranded "Skype for Business". They may be converging the two, using the Lync code base going forward. To me that makes more sense than maintaining two products that do the same thing.

Comment Tesla US Federal Rebate End in Sight (Score 1) 161

I wonder how many potential purchasers in the US are aware that once Tesla passes 200K vehicles sold the Federal subsidy will phase out over the following 12 months. With 90K+ on the road already, not counting Model S & X sales for two years, I think the pre-orders put them over the top. Best guess is subsidy eliminated by the start of 2019 (assuming no delays in Model 3 release, which are expected).

I hope the production costs will decline with experience to replace the subsidy.

Comment Re:Genetic diversity and human lifespan (Score 1) 121

Hypothesis: Constrained lifespan and frequent breeding (cycles) provides more opportunity to drive diversity in offspring, leading to a higher rate of natural selection and increases in overall species population. Or we could get an evolutionary biologist on here. This is probably a 101-level question for them.

Comment Makes Sense (Score 1) 139

PIA's generally discuss the technology or system in terms of how it would be used by the agency. For the FBI, this would likely include different operational scenarios, and certainly how drone data would be used in investigations. I can understand that such information would reveal strategies and tactics. As long as is has oversight by somebody (a point of discussion, I know) I'm fine with it being marked For Official Use Only (FOUO).

Comment Re:What's wrong with so called postal zone dump (Score 1) 60

They actually already do "postal zone dumps" in the United States, in that the front of every single piece of mail sent through the Post Office is imaged and put in a database for law enforcement. They've been doing it for some time.

I had no idea this was being done.

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