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Comment Re:Why would Putin fear Clinton? (Score 1) 363

No, it's not. He ran a casino into the ground. A casino? Otherwise known as a license to print money.

Guess you don't realize that casino's aren't a license to print money, but in many cases operate on a thin profit margin. And the more casino's there are, the more that margin thins out. Let's look at Ontario for example: All the casino's here are operated by the provincial government. Around 70% of them are money losing ventures because they've built so many that they've created an artificial glut.

Welcome to business 101.

Comment Re:Wasserman-Shultz will get a job in administrati (Score 1) 363

Can you name one disgraced supporter of the Clintons that has been rewarded (other than by being found dead in his office?).

That's not how the Democrats do politics. Look at how Obama treated Oprah *after* his election.

Meanwhile Wolfowitz got caught with his hand in the cookie jar and what happened? His old friends found him another gravy train to ride.

Comment Re:No one will be ruled by Trump even if he wins (Score 1) 363

Trump has made it clear on several occasions that

1) he admires Vladimir Putin
2) he wants a closer working relationship between the US and Russia
3) he thinks NATO is a "bad deal" for the USA, and
4) he might disregard the key part of the NATO covenant pledging assistance to a member that has been attacked by an external foe, i.e. the Baltic States by Russia

So what you are saying, basically, is that Trump's foreign policy make more sense than Clinton's?

Comment Re:Cheesy 80's movie excuse (Score 1) 363

Over in Russia, things aren't the same; they don't have a booming tech sector like we do

They have a booming tech sector: spam, botnets, credit card fraud, etc.

And it's a real industry. Not happy with the stolen credit card numbers you bought? Call customer service and you get a discount on your next order.

They make non-Russian organized crime look like drunk hooligans.

Comment Re:Pegg's Star Trek is an abortion (Score 1) 87

There are only three scenes with Sulu's "husband" and daughter in the Star Trek Beyond. If I haven't heard about the controversy before seeing the movie, I could have assumed that the "husband" was Sulu's brother and maybe the daughter was his niece. The scenes are quite subtle. No kissing, no glory holes, no rainbow flags.

Why even bother unless it affects the plot in some way? Just to be fucking lame. The problem isn't making him gay. The problem is making him gay for no reason other than to pander.

Comment Re:In O'Brien's defense... (Score 1) 87

He did have a hot japanese wife to look forward to banging every night,

But he did have a whiny and unreasonable Japanese wife he had to listen to every night, and he could have been banging Japanese chicks on the holodeck if that's what he wanted. I know this comment sounds sexist AF but seriously, Keiko was the most shit character in the whole universe, and the actress who played her overemphasized every line so badly it was like she was reading to preschoolers. We watched TNG religiously when it was coming out in the geek house I lived in at the time, and we always cheered when it looked like she might die.

Comment Re:What took them so long? (Score 1) 100

The report adds that processors could still continue to fulfill Moore's Law with increased vertical density.

What took them so long?

I've been pointing out that a three-dimensional arrangement off components could continue FAR longer than an essentially single-layer arrangements since at least the 1970s.

Yeah, and people have been trying that approach since the 70's, too. They're still working on heat dissipation.


Clinton Campaign: Russia Leaked Emails to Help Trump (washingtonpost.com) 363

An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes the Washington Post: A top official with Hillary Clinton's campaign on Sunday accused the Russian government of orchestrating the release of damaging Democratic Party records in order to help the campaign of Republican Donald Trump -- and some cyber security experts in the U.S. and overseas agree. The extraordinary charge came as some national security officials have been growing increasingly concerned about possible efforts by Russia to meddle in the election, according to several individuals familiar with the situation.

Late last week, hours before the records were released by the website Wikileaks, the White House convened a high-level security meeting to discuss reports that Russia had hacked into systems at the Democratic National Committee... Officials from various intelligence and defense agencies, including the National Security Council, the Department of Defense, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, attended the White House meeting Thursday, on the eve of the email release.

Clinton's campaign manager told ABC News "some experts are now telling us that this was done by the Russians for the purpose of helping Donald Trump." Donald Trump's son later responded, "They'll say anything to be able to win this."

Submission + - WikiLeaks takes down DNC Chair after damaging release (cnn.com) 1

SonicSpike writes: Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she is stepping down as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee at the end of the party's convention, which is set to begin here Monday.

The Florida congresswoman's resignation — under pressure from top Democrats — comes amid the release of leaked emails showing DNC staffers favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the party's 2016 primary contest.

Comment Re:Security: You keep using that word... (Score 2) 13

"Cyber security" is stretching things a bit, they're essentially some kind of GeekSquad and their "security" expertise is installing antivirus software.

The article title is misleading, I guess it creates more traffic than "small IT provider gets caught trying to hack the Google Drive of another small IT provider".

Comment ST is dead (Score 1) 87

ST is dead.Each series has gotten further and further away from the original core concepts, and New Trek is a pile of flashy, pretty turds. The political correctness got too excruciating back in the days of Voyager. I will not be watching the next series. The franchise needs to be left dead. But as long as there's money to be made, CBS will crank out more crap, and further dilute something that was once the greatest ever.

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