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Comment Re:Certainly the work of heroic Russian hackers . (Score 1) 107

"you're naïve enough to believe that V. Putin and Russia truly giving Snowden asylum based on strictly humanitarian reasons."

Of course not. He's doing it to stick it to the US. I'm sure Snowden moderates what he says about Russia, but he still criticizes them.

A warrant isn't "evidence." Snowden, whether you agree with him or not, seems to think he was doing the right thing for our country. The existence of a "moral imperative" is a subjective judgment.

Comment Re:Like it would have mattered (Score 1) 170

I don't have a link for the specific article, but Washington University reported that they would have 8 portable cell towers in operation to supplement the usual service ( https://debate.wustl.edu/ ). That compares to the 1992 debate, when they had the phone company install 3500 temporary phone lines and converted athletic building showers into film developing cubicles [1]

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fn1: still the 1904 Olympics gym and locker room at that time with heavy-duty tile everwhere

Comment Re:Not equally (Score 1) 860

= = =
Also this year, Bernie Sanders was a serious contender to succede Obama as head of the Democrats (and the country).
The ideology of the Democrat party, led by Obama, is similar to the ideology of Bernie Sanders.
Bernie Sanders says Bernie Sanders is a Communist, the country's best-known Communist.
Obama might not exactly *be* a communist, but he's on the same team as the leading US Communist
= = =

I've been reading online discussions for 34 years and that is one of the most amazing leaps of mis-logic I've ever seen.

Minor point: Sanders is a self-describe Socialist, not Communist. Bit of a difference.

Second point: Sanders' socialism is the good old fashioned 'democratic socialism' that rebuilt Europe from 1950-1970, not even close to the full-scale socialism proposed in the 1920s-30s (and at other times).

Third point: Sanders, although not a member of the Democratic Party, was a serious candidate for the Democratic nomination for President. He was not a "serious contender" and had a very small chance of actually winning (probably less than 10%)

Finally, being a serious candidate for a party office does not mean that one's ideology thereby infects that party, much less retroactively infect previously elected officeholders. Barack Obama not only married into a South Side family he became a standard South Side conservative Democrat and is overall to the conservative side of the median USian. He'd be the successor to Eisenhower if the Republicans could bear to let him join the country club.

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Comment ah well (Score 4, Interesting) 57

I had a Windows phone and the OS was head and shoulders above its mobile OS competitors. Intuitive and fast interface, and amazing performance for the hardware. Unfortunately there was an astonishing lack of apps, so I had to switch back to android. It was kind of 1995 in reverse: I gave up a better Windows-based OS for an inferior Linux-based one because the Linux-based one had better commercial software support.

Comment Nothing to see here. Move along. (Score -1, Troll) 424

Woman does malicious thing X.
Woman regrets malicious thing X.
Woman can't take it back.
Woman kills self.

Welps, that about sums it up. Seems like the right outcome.

And for anyone screaming "misogyny," I realize that it is now considered sexist to allow women to experience the consequences of their very own behavior, but I think it's about time we started doing just that. After all, men have to do it. Let's have some equality.

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