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Comment Re: FIRST POST! (Score 1) 477

I agree, SE is really annoying. I apparently can't help anyone there because I don't have enough "reputation" or something. I guess 38 years of dealing with computers just doesn't quite qualify me for their little club.

As for people who respond to questions with "Why would you even want to do that in the first place?", I absolutely HATE that. While it is of course a valid response in some instances, it seems to be the goto answer for the first responders to a far higher percentage of technical questions than actually merit that reply. Unless the opposite is truly obvious why not assume that the asker is not an idiot, and answer the question he's asking, instead of questioning the question. Makes me crazy.

Comment Re:Change the law (Score 1) 1430

2 million is only 1-1/2% of the electorate, and the other candidate also has high unfavorable ratings, so your point is not one. Further, as has been pointed out repeatedly, if the electoral college did not exist, candidates would run their campaigns differently and would be trying to win the popular vote. Your argument is the same as one saying that the team that gains the most yards in a football game should win it, not the team that gets the most points. Games are judged by the rules of the game, not by extraneous scoring techniques.

Comment Re:Holy flamebait batman! (Score 1) 917

All studies show that most people would continue to work even with a generous UBI.

How do you reconcile this unsupported-by-any-evidence "all studies" assertion with the live demo you have been seeing over the past several years of a massive rise in the SSI disability rolls? Are those people also part of the "most people" who will continue to work while being given free money? Or are they humans behaving like humans behave, unlike those in your "all studies"?

Comment Re:Basic Scrutiny (Score 1) 917

Nor does that assurance exist for any other such program with the exception of food stamps, and it would be exceptionally easy to have a portion of the money be flagged as "food only" where it can only be taken out at grocery stores similar to the way EBT works today.

That's funny. Google EBT fraud and get back to me. If you think EBT monies are used solely for food you are living in a fantasy land.

Comment Re:Enough bullshit (Score 1) 1010

Well, there's giving flash drives full of emails to her attorney -- was _he_ cleared? Did _he_ have the appropriate security measures in place to receive and protect such information? I haven't heard a word about that aspect, and I've always thought it was the smokingest gun here. Then there's putting the server in a bathroom somewhere. Was that a secure facility? I will admit it's a good place for "wiping," if called for.

Comment Re:It's bullshit is what it is (Score 1) 1010

OMG -- The "gross negligence" statute at issue specifically does NOT require intent, for the obvious reason that "gross negligence" is about incompetence, not intent. People don't "intend" to be "grossly negligent". That's why it's called negligence and not intentional harm. Good grief at least get THAT right.

Comment Re: Nice Try (Score 2) 142

I'm not sure which Google you're talking about, but the one I'm aware of regularly antagonizes huge percentages of its users, between contentious Google doodles, their various political stances, the omnipresence of Google on one side of political campaigns, etc. I agree with you that it "would be foolish"; what you seem to be missing is that they are doing it in spite of that fact.

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