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Comment Re:I don't even like Uber but (Score 1) 726

My mom didn't grasp how bad the situation was for school until we compared tuition. In 1995, she was paying $9/credit. In 2015, going to the same community college she did, I was paying $47/credit. In that time, minimum wage increased by 2x, where tuition increased 5.2x. She has since gotten off the whole "They should just go to college and get a better life, it's easy" rant now.

Comment Re:Basic income (Score 1) 726

Just going to throw this out there: Majority of your retail and food service gigs run on a magical percentage that you have to keep as a manager. In all the places I've worked, labor percentages were to be somewhere between 10 and 15%. That would be the target market of your minimum wage employees. If a place is running on such razor thin margins that a slow increase of $5/hr over several years, the place is doomed anyways.

Comment Re:You mean something awful victim? (Score 1) 511

There are some instances of themselves sending threats to themselves. Mostly Wu. Id have to pull up the archives I have of it. Sarkeesian, not so much. A lot of the noise through the incident seemed to be Bafomet (sp?) trolls (ex SA goons) starting shit, as well as your typical band wagoner trolls. When /r/kotakuinaction was first formed, every post in there was relating to some sort of ethics violations, and no trolling. Even if you check the 4chan archives, its the same thing. The trolls that said they were from GG that sent a large portion of the threats (to both sides) also happened to be the spliter group GGRevolt. Don't buy into the GG was a harassment campaign - Take a stroll down at the KIA subreddit. Its mostly poking fun at SJWs and talking about ethical issues in gaming.

Comment Re:You mean something awful victim? (Score 1) 511

The threats against Wu are questionable. Same with Sarkeesian. The major ones that everyone seems to point to are from egg accounts that get screencapped within minutes of posting. Playing the victim pays out big.

Also, it was, and still is (in part), about the lack of integrity in the gaming press and the press at large. The amount of gaming sites that now have a Code of Ethics and sport disclaimers in their articles have skyrocketed since GamerGate started.

Comment I'm switching to nVidia this year... (Score 1) 157

After years of only buying AMD (had CFX 7970s and currently running an R9 290X), I'm making the switch and getting a 1080ti. I would defend AMD back in the day, but with regular driver crashes and other issues, In over it. Time to see if the grass is really greener on the other side(no pun intended).

Comment Re:So basically... (Score 1) 657

So for the record, I'm going to be pulling quotes directly from the FBI.GOV website and the statement released by them. No news sites, just directly from the FBI. Link, in case you are interested

From the group of 30,000 e-mails returned to the State Department, 110 e-mails in 52 e-mail chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received. Eight of those chains contained information that was Top Secret at the time they were sent; 36 chains contained Secret information at the time; and eight contained Confidential information, which is the lowest level of classification.

So the FBI admits that there were at least 8 emails sent as TS on the unsecured server. Many more contained classified or secret information. These do not include "up-classified" emails, as that would be a bit unfair to include.

None of these e-mails should have been on any kind of unclassified system, but their presence is especially concerning because all of these e-mails were housed on unclassified personal servers not even supported by full-time security staff, like those found at Departments and Agencies of the U.S. Government—or even with a commercial service like Gmail.

So open admission that they were housed, knowingly, on a insecure server.

Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.

Intent to violate the law would never fly for you or me. You either did or you didn't break the law when it comes to criminal actions like this. Already using weasel words. Besides, the case seems to reflect what would happen to anyone under US Title 18 Sec 793 Part F. Possibly part E.

To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now.

In case you missed it

To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions.

And there it is. "We aren't looking into THAT matter, but yeah, if someone does what she did, there is a very high chance of security or administrative sanctions". Even though most people would end up being jailed under the previously listed law, or have their security clearances revoked and unable to be reinstated.

To set the record straight - Donald Trump is a tool. He should not be president. It was a bad move on the party's part. But so was nominating Clinton. This whole election is a shitshow.

Comment Re:So basically... (Score 1) 657

I can guarantee you that if I handled documents in the way that secretary Clinton did, I would be arrested. As a matter of fact, I just had to do training again on handling documents of that nature that reminded me of that. Its not a conspiracy. The rich and powerful get away with things that us meet mortals cannot. Take the kid that did a DUI, killed a bunch of people and got a slap on the wrist because he didn't know any better. If we did something like that, we would be in jail for years. How about Brock Turner?

You can keep defending her all you want, but the court case and the hearing was handled in a very strange way.

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