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Comment Re:Ignore the ones that have been edited (Score 1) 257

Truthiness, and the crazy they have been force-fed for so many years has melted their minds.

You're welcome to argue that Hillary is the lesser of two evils, or perhaps that you like her political program; but to be so utterly blind to her duplicity, corruption, and incompetence that you still defend her shows that it is your mind that has been "melted" by years of overexposure to Democratic propaganda.

Now ther ya go - You immediately assume that I think Hellery is some sort of angle and go on the attack. Hey fellow, the answer to my points is not to divert. You go a long way toward proving my point.

You don't care what the truth is.

Comment Re:Ignore the ones that have been edited (Score 2) 257

The problem is you can't trust digital evidence at all unless you can verify the full custody chain back to source files.

So reader beware on "leaked emails" they may not be what they seem.

The problem such as it is, is that based on what they want to see, a fair percentage of US citizens don't care if the emails are altered. Truthiness, and the crazy they have been force-fed for so many years has melted their minds. If we get a leaked email from 1845 that say Hellery ran the underground Railroad and violated the Fugitive Slave treaty, then by Gad Hellery violated the Fugitive Slave Act in 1845

Fact Check tells us that there was no e-mail in 1845, Mrs Clinton wasn't born yet, and the Fugitive Slave Act wasn't in place until 1850.

Too bad - that's what she did!

Comment Re:McCarthism (Score 1) 550

I like armchair historians...

Senator Joe McCarthy looked for Soviet Communists in the US State Department only. .

It doesn't matter if it was called McCarthyism, or Pop-Tarts. It was political paranoia and a witch hunt. It was the "Red Scare", along with another little bit of fun called the "Lavender Scare" whenr they managed to make out homosexuals to be as bad as commies. Funny, just like one gay Brit who had a hellava lot to to with us beating old Adolph and his minions. It took regular Americans and turned them into criminals not for their actions, but for not holding the correct political beliefs.

Comment Re:It's time for an Android alternative (Score 1) 143

Cyanogen is all but dead friend. I know I'll get shit but you want a tablet YOU control? Get one of those Windows 10 tablets, nice thing about those is since its a desktop OS you can run something like ShutUp10 and run a nice light third party firewall to make sure nothing gets out that YOU don't approve of. You can also replace all the default apps with any programs you normally use on a desktop, replace the browser with Pale Moon or Comodo Dragon, replace the trial of office 365 with LibreOffice, etc.They have them starting at $47 on Amazon for the 7 inch models but personally I'd spend a little more and get one of the 2GB models because you can never have too much RAM.

I'm just glad I hung onto my little netbook, I can run any OS from BSD to XP on it, was easily upgraded to 8GB of RAM, thanks to the AMD APU I can use it as a 1080P HTPC and even after 5 years I still get nearly 3 and a half hours on a battery. Now I just need to get off my behind and upgrade the HDD with an SSD, its a bit of a PITA to do with one of those EEEs but I've seen vids of the performance gains you get on one when you do it so its worth the hassle.

Comment Re:B*llshit (Score 1) 483

Mac or Linux or Solaris users don't have problems a typical Windows user has ...

I've found that the people who know for a fact that Windows is a superior system to Unixy systems do not use anything but Windows, and don't know how to use anything else. Using and maintaining both, its no contest. Windows is brittle, and you have problems you don't have with anything else.

Comment Re:B*llshit (Score 1) 483

How about the Apple Fanbois factor?

Hey! How about the Apple Fanboy factor? Fortunately tht kind of tips your hand.

Well here we go. We employed a division of people to keep the PC's running.

One person to keep the Mac's running. That was me. I also filled in with the PC's for the suits. But even I spent at least 5 times the effort on fixing PC problems as I did Macs

The Windows machines really needed that army of IT people because they had constant problems. You can't deny it even with your silly printer counterexample. You see, your argument falls apart when dealing with someone that has equal experience. This is an estimate, but we had around 1 guy per hundred Macs, and around 1 person for every 20 PC's. Fanbois....teee hee!

Comment Duh! (Score 1) 483

We had an entire division of people tasked with keeping the Windows machines running. Macs? Me.

As well, the Macs tended to last at least 1.5 sometimes 2 times longer before they were obsolete.

So yes, the Windows machines were a little cheaper to buy. But once the upgrades were done, then the new ones were bought, and the never ending strem of IT work requests for the windows machines, it wasn't even close.

Comment Re:We're supposed to be surprised? (Score 1) 99

There are uncooperative employees (although very few in my personal experience), and there are requests that have to be attended to immediately. There's also jobs that require concentration, and aren't really compatible with instant attention to every email. Over my career, I've had more problems from interruptions than from colleagues.

I've had horrific times with interruptions, including what I call Job assignment by being seen in the hallway. Meanwhile the colleague issues tend to sort themselves out pretty quickly. Not everyone needs instant attention, and sure as hell not everyone wants to work in that environment. But it has its rewards. People who need a slower pace get moved to places where their need can be satisfied.

Comment Re:For them theoretically hacking a private org? (Score 1) 352

old pussy grabber's

Oh my god, so he has heterosexual contact with willing participants of the opposite sex?! What a horrible person he is, he should be burned at the stake for being a heterosexual white male.

So if Trump came up and grabbed your wife's cunt, you'd say hey, no problem.

Seriously what the fuck is the matter with you? A person who says sexual assault is just boys being boys, has some serious problems, And let's say you have a prepubescent daughter, and someone came up to you and told you she was hot and he couldn't wait to fuck her in a few years. That's also boys being boys.

You're one sick fuck, Good day sir.

Comment Re:McCarthism (Score 4, Insightful) 550

Are you or have you ever been an anti-vaxxer? If yes, you are blacklisted.

Sounds like you think resorting to McCarthism is ok as long as you agree with the reasons for it.

Its "McCarthyism", and such an interesting term since the head of the anti-vaxxer movement is one Jenny McCarthy, a woman who isn't a doctor, and her main claim to fame is that she has photos taken of her while not wearing clothing.

You mistake politics for science. "McCarthyism" was a modern day witch hunt, using early cold-war paranoia about communism to advance a political carreer. It destryed the lives of a number of people, including it's perpetrator.

Anti-vaxxing is an unscientific plan to take advantage of the emotional aspects of children with disabilities by blaming it on an unrelated activity. Oddly enough, it ignores that unvaccinated children sometimes die as a result of its adherents.

It isn't politics - its science.

Comment Re:About time. (Score 1) 550

Are you insane? Apparentley there is no more freedom in opinion in Australia, and also no more freedom of speech.

You mistake freedom of speech with the reactions to that free speech. This confuses some people, who think that you can say anything you damn well please - like physical threats against politicians - and that everyone has to sit by and not react to that.

The problem of course is that the person making bizzare claims does not have the right to squelch the responses made to those claims. This is because everyone has the right - not just them.

And in the medical profession, there are laws, regulations, and guidelines they must adhere to.

We don't see many Christian Scientist doctors because their belief system precludes almost all medicines. In your imaginary loudest person wins world, a Christian scientist can be declared a medical doctor just by saying "I am a doctor, My medical training is complete and from the Holy Bible"

Sorry, but Anti-Vaxx is an opinion that is not backed up by facts, and has no place in a discipline based upon biology. It was created by a researcher in tandem with a lawyer who was trying to take advantage the almost inevitable guilty verdict that results when a child is involved against the medical profession. That's the reason that there aren't many medicines approved for pregnant women - too much liability exposure in all phases, from testing to administering.

So anti-vaxxing is a legitimate opinion, but neither valid, nor having a place in modern medicine. There are faith healing circus tent attractions to go to where that opinion is welcome. Otherwise we have to allow bloodletting and birth control by the woman drinking Mercury (ancient Chinese method)

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