He's not cracking down on anything. He's not in office yet.
He's not cracking down on anything. He's not in office yet.
The problem with 1984 is that the Ministry of Truth was propaganda, not objective truth. We actually do rely on society, and even government, to tell us what things are actually, really true. That's the entire education system, for example. No, it doesn't always get it right.
I guess it depends on the company. Around here you don't get put on an "improvement plan" unless you're doing badly enough that firing you is really the only option left. You'd already have had your manager talk to you on multiple occasions about what you needed to fix, and have failed to do that. The improvement plan is just your formal, documented, and last chance to fix it.
That's how it's used here, anyway.
In a word, yes. If Hillary so much as coughed, there were news stories about it.
So yeah, when it dawns on someone that the guy who has become known for sending bursts of 3am messages is going to have the ability to send texts to everybody in the country, it gets talked about. In a country where there's probably just as much news coverage of what the Kardashians had for dinner yesterday, that's not really a surprise.
Well, he's not the president yet, so he doesn't have the ability to do it.
It's not news, but it's also not fake. It's basically an opinion piece, which is hardly new to
Well, that would probably be people who didn't like being fired capriciously. Personally, I'd rather my company tell me exactly why they weren't happy with me and what I could do to rectify it.
My understanding of the US system is that the Electoral College votes for the president, and they actually ignored the popular vote and selected Trump in this case.
No, that is completely false. Electoral votes are decided state-by-state. The electors haven't even cast their ballots yet, so the totals you're seeing are how many Trump and Clinton will get if the electors all vote the way the popular vote tells them to. The detail you're missing is that it's the popular vote in each state that matters, not the national popular vote.
For a simplified example of how this works, imagine 3 states with 10 people in them. Each state gets 1 electoral vote.
State A: All 10 people vote for Clinton. She gets one electoral vote.
State B: 6 people vote for Trump, 4 for Clinton. He gets one electoral vote.
State C: 6 people vote for Trump, 4 for Clinton. He gets one electoral vote.
Trump wins the election 2 electoral votes to 1, even though 18 people voted for Clinton and only 12 for Trump.
The technology we would need to survive on any other planet besides Earth would also make surviving any catastrophe that could b fall Earth -- including catastrophic climate change, nuclear winter, or a giant meteor -- trivially easy in comparison.
Think of it like RAID. You can improve reliability only so much. Eventually, you have to accept there will be a nonzero failure rate, or a nonzero planet-go-boom rate. The only way to improve the survival of the species beyond that is to be on more than one planet.
I really like Schneier's work in general, but if there's one answer that has to be nearly always wrong it's "We need a new government agency."
It's also patently false that because a thing isn't manufactured here, we can't regulate it. We can (and do) regulate the import of things that aren't manufactured here. If he's talking about regulating things that are manufactured, sold, and used elsewhere but also happen to be on the internet, then we just shouldn't be doing that at all anyway.
I don't WANT candidates to come to my state. All that gets me is a traffic nightmare. We have television and the internet. I don't need to physically see a candidate to hear what they stand for and what they've done in the past.
But really it is there for a REASON. You are a citizen of your state first, and then a citizen of the United States.
This was set up in a time when traveling to another state was often a multi-day journey and doesn't reflect present day reality anymore.
I live in one of the battleground states, and lemme tell ya, it was damn weird this cycle realizing how many millions of people's votes didn't matter because of the electoral college. If you're voting for Trump in California or Clinton in Wyoming, you may as well not bother.
See, Hillary laughed when interviewed about it. It's on the tape [youtube.com]. That doesn't count according to Snopes because "she did not laugh about the case's outcome." They say she was just chuckling a few times, for example when saying she mistrusted polygraph results because they would've indicated her client wasn't guilty. Snopes, please tell us, why is the rape of a 12-year-old funny at all? Should we just ignore that Hillary has a rather morbid sense of humor [youtube.com]?
I've listened to the tape. As someone who doesn't like Clinton at all, it sounded to me like a rueful "can you believe how crazy the system is" laugh.
Personally, I've found Snopes to be pretty reliable and it's nothing short of a terrible irony (cue rueful laugh) that people are finding a measure of success in casting a web site that debunks nonsense on the internet as a purveyor of falsehoods.
Snopes remains a damned reliable method of checking on the validity of the junk the average facebook user posts. If you're the suspicious type, by all means check Snopes and other sites AND check the "facts" they present to see if they're consistent.
Actually, it's pretty obvious a large number of people, well into the millions of people, in fact, do care about the emails. You're just not one of them.
I'm really disappointed how many people don't know what "rigged" means. If all "rigged" means is that someone, even the news media, reported facts about a candidate that made them look bad, then every election since the news media was a thing has been rigged.
Genuinely curious, here. Why do you have a landlord and would incur $2,500 in real estate broker fees? When I've rented, no real estate broker was involved. I assume it works differently where you are?
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