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Comment Re:Scientists have proven (Score 4, Insightful) 247

To date, the Clinton campaign has not once attacked the veracity of the emails.

Not. Even. Once.

They have bobbed, weaved, prevaricated, projected, and otherwise produced non-sequitur "answers" to the questions about the content. But not once have they said "well, that one there, that's false, we never said that." Instead we get tall tales of Russians hacking the DNC -with no evidence - just the Clinton campaign's say-so.

All attacks are upon the messenger(s) and not the facts. And it's amazing how these emails match up with reality.

That tells me a lot. It tells me that the emails are real, and that once Hillary assumes office, the heat is not going to be off. [grumpy cat]Good[/grumpy cat].

Karma is a bitch.


Comment I would believe it. (Score 3, Insightful) 218

I'm quite left of center and the hate for Hillary among my group is probably as bad as the Trump fan hate for Hillary, and people have been complaining about posts disappearing.

Editing content makes you responsible for the content itself, as you are exerting control over it.

I believe practices like this are ridiculously dumb.

Especially since I consider "hate speech" a great idiot filter. It allows me to keep my friends list trimmed. Just like a Confederate flag is, or Trump signs in the yard. But that's my own choosing. I don't want Facebook choosing for me.

Yeah, I know, if it's free you are the product. The problem is that the telnet chat that everyone used has been abandoned (even though it's still up after all these years).


Comment Re:Because Windows Sucks (Score 5, Insightful) 260

>Windows may suck, but they own the hardware driver market,

Linux supports more hardware than Windows supports at one time. Linux even supports that pre-XP scanner that you had to throw out because Microsoft changed the driver model and the manufacturer said "well, the customers will just have to buy new ones."

>driver installation on linux vs windows

It's laughably easier on Linux. Indeed, there aren't these "driver disks" or ridiculously large "driver packs" with bloatware, Flash, Adobe Reader, and Ask toolbars and other totally unrelated junk.

>no games

Funny, Steam has plenty of games.

>but my (obscure game)

Ah, the last refuge of the Windows shill - windows is a game launcher.

>wider universe of valuable things

I find that the software available from the repos is surprisingly good /and/ is not laden with "appeal to the lowest denominator" graphics nonsense (virus scanners on Windows with animations to demonstrate to the user that it's "doing something" as a particularly egregious example). This nonsense is rife throughout the "windows universe of valuable things."

>daily use tasks Linux is better

Indeed. And less common tasks too.


Comment Re:Wag. The. Dog. (Score 1) 491

This is why I trust the content of the emails:

Every argument against them is an ad-hominem attack against Assange and the Russians. Not against the content, mind you, /only/ against Assange and the Russians. And the spin in the press (NYT) against the emails is that they have recipes for "creamy risotto" in them - minimizing the content of everything else.

Every article, every statement attacking Assange is a mere smoke bomb to obscure the actual content of the emails, which have stunning correlation to reality.

That's why I trust the emails. I don't have to trust Assange or anyone with all this bullshit being flung by TPTB and their lackeys in the NYT.

I am a lifelong Democrat. No longer. Not after this election season. And no "BUT TRUMP" is going to get me to pull the lever for Hills. The "I'm sick and tired of the status quo" straw that broke the camel's back is now we are directly attacking Yemen at the Saudis' behest.

Fuck 'em.

Yes. I mad.


Comment Re:cygwin (Score 1) 163

Interaction with filesystem has always been available out of the box - you get /mnt/c, /mnt/d etc.

It works the other way around, too, since WSL filesystem is just an NTFS folder. However, because WSL uses some custom attributes to describe inode semantics, which Win32 knows nothing about, writing into WSL filesystem from Win32 is not advisable.

Launching Windows executables from command line isn't supported out of the box. You're right, this is one use case where Cygwin is better for now. But there are several ways to make this work with a little effort - for example, you can ssh into Windows prompt, or use a Win32 server process and connect to it through a local socket. Here is the issue tracking this, and various solutions people have come up with so far.

Comment Re:Hmm... (Score 5, Insightful) 356

This AG needs to be smacked with a civil rights violation charge and lawsuit.

They first charged Amy Goodman with criminal trespass. The AG had to drop the charge, because it was laughably bogus, as I will demonstrate below.

This is how dumb this AG is:

1. The Native Americans wanted her there.
2. It's their land.
3. JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE AN EASEMENT DOESN'T MEAN YOU OWN THE FUCKING LAND. If you want to own the land under a pipeline, fucking /buy it/ instead of going the cheap route and getting easements.

Ergo, there was no fucking trespass, let alone /criminal/ trespass.

There are no charges for assault with a deadly weapon against the "security" idiots for using /dogs/ against the protesters.

This AG doesn't even fucking understand simple trespass. Where did he get his law degree? From a Cracker Jack box?

And now he "doesn't consider her a journalist" because he doesn't like her attitude. THAT DOES NOT NULLIFY AMY GOODMAN'S FUCKING FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS, YOU IDIOT.

Amy Goodman got $100k out of the last time her civil rights were violated. She should go after the AG /personally/.


Comment Re:Slow news day? (Score 1) 163

It's also written by someone who has no clue what they're talking about "Windows 10 implementation of Bash", really? It's called WSL, and it runs native Linux binaries. There's no implementation of Bash there other than the one that's in Ubuntu.

As for the bugs, it's the inevitable outcome of trying to cram a Linux filesystem in an NTFS directory (which is there for the ease of installation and convenience). If you want the real thing with 100% fidelity, loop mount ext4 (of course, then you lose easy access to it from Windows).

Comment Re:Solve problems on Earth first (Score 1) 264

A sufficiently agile drone can do high-G maneuvers that can kill a pilot. Indeed, special care is taken with the flight envelope that a pilot doesn't red-or-black out. There are limits to humans that machinery can surpass and with autonomous drones actually /happening/ now, the days of the human pilot are numbered. I expect this to happen in the near future if it's not already in the skunk-works.

>Drone-f35 synergy

Can be done with AWACS and ELINT equipped aircraft. A C-130 can carry a lot more ELINT equipment than any f35 can. This is especially true since the F35 is supposed to be an over-the-horizon capable weapons system - the pilot never actually sees the target with is own eyes and is far enough to ignore most threats anyway.

And ELINT is better when you have a high-loiter-time aircraft, which is /not/ the F35.


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