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Comment Re:Even if it is money, I get it.... (Score 1) 110

I suppose that non-conforming exhaust system I bought COULD be used as a piece of art. I didn't actually SAY i would install it on a car even tho it asked what car it was for.

Same as buying a bong was legal as long as you didn't call it a bong cause then it's not.

Thankfully, that is no longer illegal here in Oregon. Now at the smoke shops, they can freely refer to their bongs as bongs, and tokers as tokers. And on that note, the vaporizor should be warmed up, so now for tonight's first 420 moment. :D

Comment Re:Ok, so what? (Score 2) 217

It's even giving me pause how deep the roots of Amazon and Facebook go in the internet, the only thing that surprises me now isn't how long ads for something I've looked at follow me, but that they don't stop after I've finally bought it.

One bizarre thing I've notice is a lot of links on Facebook to Uber-Conservative sites are redirecting to sites that my anti-virus is blocking in the last few days. I thought it was just my paranoia over some wonky adds served up on the sites, but now I'm not so sure. Seems like with all of the programming chops they have, it would be trivial to insert some malicious adverts into sites they disagree with philosophically.

Comment Re:doesn't matter (Score 1) 742

I call my secrets privacy, your secrets are called obstruction of justice; if you tell my secrets you're a snitch, if I tell your secrets I'm a whistle-blower.
Wikileaks sounded like a good idea, but I always knew it was a double-edged sword, the Dems chuckled under their breath when Wikileaks became a "Let's bash Bush and America Society", now that their sights are set on outting of Hillary's and the Democrats secrets, I bet not so much.

In this day and age it's hard enough to not fall under a microscope for typical run-of-the-mill embarrassments, why tempt the fates with the bad stuff; karma is a harsh bitch.

Comment Re:Horse Hockey (Score 1) 742

When you get a security clearance, you sign a paper agreeing to not divulge classified information and to safeguard it; stupidity and carelessness are not mitigating factors. If anything the bar should be set higher for the Secretary of State because we expect our leaders to set the example; a competent leader can not discipline their subordinates for doing the same thing they are doing.

Comment Re:Always the same with Hillary... (Score 1) 742

They have little choice, they have to at least try to maintain the illusion of impartiality. Liberal bias in the media has been a conservative meme for almost 1/2 a century, but most of Con assumed it was a selection bias from Liberals being disproportionately drawn to the field; now it looks like deliberate and ongoing collusion between MSM and the DNC.

Comment Re:Best of luck to them (Score 1) 742

He's probably hoping Hilldebeast wins the Presidency so he can continue to beat her up. If she wins, and she continue the endless string of fuck-ups she engaged in since before she was First Lady of Arkansas, he can just sit back and very smugly say "I not only told you so, but I did everything I could to to stop it."

She could easily set our foreign policy back an other 50 years, which wouldn't hurt Russia's interests at all. You have to admire the Russians, when they set their minds to achieving a goal, they laser-lock on it; often the work on achieving the goal is multi-generational. Every thing they do is geared toward achieving that goal. Anybody that thinks Russia is a different country just because it's not Communist any more is a fool.

Comment Re:No one will be ruled by Trump even if he wins (Score 1) 742

No it'll be a reciprocity problem, to get things done you have to "horse trade" you lend support, you get support. You do people favors and they reciprocate, if enough people owe you favors , you become a power broker and can get bigger stuff done.
Trump understands this system, you can't do the kind of property and construction deals he does without reciprocity, it may take him a while, but with enough time he'll be a major player in politics, the only questions are how much will be enough time and will he have enough of it?

Comment Re:Why would Putin fear Clinton? (Score 1) 742

I always figured that making Hillary SoS and giving her the shot at POTUS in 2016 was the reward for not putting up too much of a fight to run against Obama in 2008; Bernie never stood a chance, the deal was done 8 years ago. The Democratic machine probably didn't want Hillary getting into direct confrontation with Palin, a cat fight might alienate Woman voters for years.

Comment Re:Why would Putin fear Clinton? (Score 0) 742

Maybe it's time for the EU to put on their big-boy pants and be the "Trusted Adult" that the other kids turn to when they are bullied for a change. Having the EU take over a more equitable share of the United Nations funding and Military operations wouldn't be a bad idea either.

As far as Putin interfering with US elections, maybe the Democrats shouldn't make it so pathetically easy, it's almost an Attractive nuisance, the level of corruption in the progressive movement is only exceeded by it's pervasiveness; the Republicans are only marginally better.

Comment Re:Most advertising is geared towards idiots (Score 1) 7

From Kurt Vonnegut's 1962 short story 2 B R 0 2 B:

âoeIn the year 2000,â said Dr. Hitz, âoebefore scientists stepped in and laid down the law, there wasnâ(TM)t even enough drinking water to go around, and nothing to eat but sea-weedâ"and still people insisted on their right to reproduce like jackrabbits. And their right, if possible, to live forever.â

Also, there was a telephone booth in the story!

And slashdot STILL mangles unicode. I'd be ashamed to work there.

Comment Re:Too Little, Too Late... (Score 1) 43

Odd, where do you live? Plenty of baseball and basketball OTA here in Springfield, IL, a pretty small city. If I want to watch a baseball game that's canle-only, well, that's what bars are for. Lots cheaper than cable.

The phrase "traditional cable or satellite" amuses me, as I was six before Sputnik (long before satellite TV) and thirty before I ever had cable. Growing up in a large metropolis (St. Louis) we only had three channels, now I have twelve in a FAR smaller market.

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