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Comment Re:Where did the money come from? (Score 2) 160

The link to the justice departments press release explains more than the op or the poorly edited nydailynews.com article.

It appears that officials of the Malasian govt stole the money from a Malasian government development fund that is/was intended to fund gov't projects.

click where it says " seize proceeds from the 2013 movie, " in the op, or https://www.justice.gov/opa/sp...

Submission + - Pokemon Go Banned by Fatwa in Saudi Arabia (usatoday.com)

EmagGeek writes: Top clerics in Saudi Arabia have issued a fatwa banning the playing of Pokemon Go as a form of gambling.

The decree was issued by General Secretariat of the Council of Senior Scholars on the website of the General Presidency for Scholarly Research and Ifta, Arab News reported Wednesday.

The edict actually updates an existing ban on the Pokemon card and video games before they morphed into the mobile phone virtual reality game that has swept the world.

The clerics issued the old fatwa, (No. 21,758), 16 years ago, declaring the original Japanese game a form of gambling, which is forbidden in Islam,

Submission + - Milo Yiannopoulos Permanently Suspended from Twitter

Raenex writes: Breitbart writer and conservative provocateur, Milo Yiannopoulos, was permanently suspended from Twitter amid a dust-up with Ghostbusters (2016) actress Leslie Jones. Trolls had been harassing Jones with racist tweets after the movie's opening, prompting agitated responses from Jones. Milo entered the fray with, "If at first you don't succeed (because your work is terrible), play the victim" and "EVERYONE GETS HATE MAIL FFS". After some back and forth, Milo was eventually blocked by Jones and banned by Twitter after CEO Jack Dorsey became involved.

While outlets such as TechCrunch signaled their approval, Milo summed up his banning with the following: "Twitter is intent on protecting free speech, as long as you are a Hollywood actress who bravely tweets about white people, or a New York globalist advocating for violence against Donald Trump. They’ve made it clear that being gay and conservative doesn’t get me past the velvet rope into their free speech club, which is looking more and more like the same liberal echo chamber the mainstream media turned into decades ago."

Submission + - Marine Vs Hilary Clinton Mishandling Classified Information (guns.com)

godatum writes: This Marine only sent one email and now is pending separation from the Marines. How many emails did Hilary send?
From Article: "Maj. Jason Brezler, a Marine Corps Reservist, who has served four tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and has some 16 years in uniform came under fire for mishandling classified information in 2012."

Marine seeks appeal of classified data case citing breaks given to Hillary

Comment Re:Windows10 (Score 2) 212

I got rid of it, by finally realizing that there isn't anything I do in Windows that I can't do in linux. All of the dev tools (java/android/git) I use are available on linux. capable office suites are available, I finally made the switch and now get no more nags from Microsoft. I also took the opportunity to upgrade the laptop with a SSD and my boot time from cold power off state is about 12 seconds!

Comment Who would be interested... (Score 1) 24

The OP said "The question remains to be answered as to how YouTube plans to make anyone interested in its service. ESPN, ABC, and CBS are already offered through other online TV services, like Sling TV. CBS has its own standalone subscription service, and ESPN will soon have its own as well. "

I wouldn't pay for a single network streaming service (i.e. CBS) but I might be willing to pay for a multiple network service if it is big enough and has most/many of the networks I want to see.

Comment Re:Tablets are a luxury (Score 1) 170

I agree, somewhat. I have a low end Samsung Tab A with a 7" screen and use it primarily for reading (Google Play, Kindle, Kobo, Moon+), some viewing (Netflix, Amazon prime video, web), and some note taking with an external keyboard preferably. For reading, especially something with color illustration or in the gods damned PDF format the small phone screen simply won't do. With the 7" I can still slip it in a back pocket when I am walking somewhere and often it will fit in a shirt pocket. For serious computing (Eclipse, Android Studio, longer writing) I use a conventional laptop that I upgraded to a SSD and Linux (Ubuntu Mate). At ~$150 for the low end tablet I don't necessarily consider it a luxury, although it is not really a necessity either.

Comment Re: I always quit without notice (Score 1) 765

I've been working in IT 27 years mostly in large corporation environments and have never been asked to sign an employment contract. Further "At will employment" laws generally say that either party may terminate the employment relationship for any (or no) reason without notice unless other terms are negotiated and agreed to, presumably with a contract to back that up. Even if I disliked the company I would still give notice simply as a courtesy, to allow time to transfer anything I had in progress to another person.

I've also never been perp walked to the door by security or let go at 4:45 on Friday. The one time I was RIF'ed I was told I could go back and say my goodbye's to the team, no escort etc.

Comment Re:Sign the petittion... (Score 1) 801

Regardless of where I found the article (first one that came up, had never see the site before), facts are verifiable. Heck MSNBC is about as far left as it goes and even they made the Bryan Nishimura comparison.

Regarding Trump, the complaint was filed in New York less than a month ago and I expect in due course it will be investigated. I also know that this sort of thing always comes up around political campaigns and often turn out to be staged. Even your snopes article pointed out that the original complaint filed in California in April was dropped because the plaintiff listed an abandoned address. I'm not saying that alone is enough to throw out a case, but it raises an eyebrow.

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