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Comment Re:Untouchable criminal (Score 1) 151

You mean besides the part where the Benghazi embassy requested extra security and she along with her underlings said there wasn't any money for it? But they could come up with the money for electric car chargers for the embassies in Europe?

WTF do electric car chargers have to do with security? Do you imagine that embassies must have "perfect" security and only then are the employees allowed to have chairs?

I'm not even sure if they were making a tradeoff, there's an actual security budget which suggests the electric car chargers came from a completely different pool of money than security. (though I could see a valid security argument for the chargers)

Comment Re: Lol, ask and ye shall receive (Score 1) 151

Right. It was just an I'll advised email server. You're judgement is worse than Hillary's.

So you think she's the devil incarnate, so what? The choice is Hillary or Trump so it should be Hillary by a landslide.

If I were American I'd vote for Bush II over Trump, hell I'd vote for Nixon over Trump.

The guy's been running for President for over a year and he still knows nothing about policy nor has he shown the ability to exhibit self-control for any period longer than a few hours. Can you really imagine him reacting well to even the mildest crisis?

Comment Re: Lol, ask and ye shall receive (Score 1) 151

Now we're starting to get somewhere. What would have been better would be if there was no question about the security of Hillary's emails in the first place.

It would be great if Obama could be chummier with Republican legislators.

It would be great if Sanders was a little more wonkish and had a solid economic plan and foreign policy.

It would be great if Trump was competent, honest, or remotely sane.

There's no such thing as a perfect candidate, it defies belief that among everything else people are now looking at an ill-advised email server as some sort of failed litmus test.

Comment Re:Lol, ask and ye shall receive (Score 1) 151

Can you give me the quote that asked that? I've been following the story pretty closely and never saw anything like that. I think you're just drawing conclusions from headlines, just like they want you to.

I assume you're playing cute with semantics, because he doesn't actually asked them to hack her emails, he asks them to "find" the emails. The implication being of course that they already hacked them.

It's not hugely better of course, rather than asking Russia to hack her server he's saying that it's great that Russia hacked her server, and Russia should use that intel to help his campaign.

And of course his backtrack that he was being "sarcastic" is stupid. But since it was obviously Trump talking he couldn't blame it on a young intern.

Comment Re:Untouchable criminal (Score 1) 151

That criminal witch is untouchable, so I don't see the point of further hacks. She should be headed to prison instead of the White House.

Using a non-governmental account wasn't unprecedented, or illegal.

The illegal part was that classified information was occasionally sent on the servers, but there's no reason to think that was deliberate. High level State Department officials would constantly be dealing with information that was classified, but carried no indication of being classified. Any communication channel they regularly use was going to see the occasional classified document.

That's why people who do what Hillary did, regardless of political influence, don't get charged and certainly don't go to jail.

Comment Re:What the hell? $600K? (Score 1) 52

Just the accounting you'd need to sell the thing to the government would cost you $100K. Oh, and you'd have to pay yourself or someone else to take part in the bidding process or apply for the granted, and that has to be recouped as part of the sale cost. Er... you were planning on paying yourself for your time, weren't you?

Also, there's a big difference between building a prototype from junk you scrounged and building a reproducible product. When you build a product the second copy should be exactly the same as the first but cost less. Duplicating a one-off prototype exactly usually costs more. Why? Proof of concept prototypes are cheap because you make them with surplus stuff you have lying around or can buy for fractions of a penny on the dollar. You can be opportunistic. The problem is any particular set of opportunities (e..g the $10,000 assembly you picked up at auction for $50) aren't reproducible.

I had a colleague whose first job out of school was writing up a detailed specification for a prototype midget submarine a defense research lab built for the Navy. The Navy was pleased at the low cost and so they wanted to be able to build a second one just like it. Well it turned out that a second one would have cost a hundred times as much they'd have had to pay manufacturers to reverse engineer stuff or start up production lines. It was one of the pointless, futile tasks you dump on newbie engineers before you know you can trust their work.

Comment Re:Basic Journalism... (Score 3, Insightful) 68

That's an asinine argument. Other people who should do it don't do it, so I won't do it either.

Wikileaks won't do it because Assange is a chaos-monger posing as a crusader. Wikileaks should do curate its leaks because when you possess information you act responsibly with it, e.g., don't expose people it is about to identity fraud.

Comment Re:Asshole (Score 1) 45

He didn't accumulate that mass of wealth by being a good and decent human being. Look at the way his company treats its rank and file employees. I don't care how much money he has, Jeff Bezos has absolutely nothing redeeming about him

Amazon is a retailer, a traditionally low margin industry. For the same reason you don't expect clean athletes you don't expect kind and generous CEOs in low margin industries.

Comment Re:Probably an unpopular opinion (Score 1) 402

But you gave zero reasons for upgrading! You don't upgrade just because you can! You need a reason to upgrade!

Your number 4 is important, because it does break/fold/mutilate/fondle very important must-haves for everyone. It screws up privacy. It screws up security. It screws up stability. This is not just a new and improved version, it's not even an improved version. It changes how things work, it changes the relationship between the customer and Microsoft, it changes the EULA in very disturbing ways, you will have to learn how to use the OS all over from scratch. You must spend a lot of time undoing all the misguided default settings that Microsoft foolishly set up.

There is no reason to upgrade because there is nothing new in Windows 10 that anyone needs or wants. You totally discounted all of the negatives in Windows 10 and assumed that after step 4 that it was a neutral choice.

Here's are more steps:
5) you don't know any better and all these big words that the experts are confusing.
6) you have a relative who understands computers and who can help you out if needed.
7) you think that Microsoft knows better than you do what is good for you.
If so, then you might want to consider upgrading to Windows 10. I'm not saying you should upgrade, but you could consider doing so.

Comment Re:what a loser (Score 1) 402

The Windows 8 & 10 version of powering down basically is a hybrid hibernate. It kills all apps and most things, but then hibernates just the kernel and drivers. So it boots very fast but without taking so long setting up the hibernation. Though the power down is still noticeably looooonger than a real power down. It's actually pretty annoying if you're waiting to flip the power strip button but probably not noticed on laptops where people shut the lid and walk away, and laptop/tablet/phone is Microsoft's preferred market here.

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