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Comment Re:Product placement (Score 3, Funny) 236

> That's a relatively new phenomenon and probably took many hours of re-training to achieve.

Lemmee guess...

Step 1) The tablets are first deployed. TV commenters call them "Ipads". Nasty letters from Microsoft legal.

Step 2) The tablets are reported to freeze/crash/etc. TV commenters call them "Ipads". Nasty letters from Apple legal.

Comment Re:What About..... (Score 0) 190

> [insert meme of "Aliens!" here]
> Has anyone thought about this act being caused by a
> "government agency" that has something to prove?

Take your pick...

1) DHS setting up for another power-grab

2) US government setting up to claim that [insert country name here] has CWMD ("Cyber Weapons of Mass Destruction") as a pretext for an invasion/war.

3) Democrats/lib-left-elite who are scared shitless of the free flow of information on the internet.
>Three years before Matt Drudge changed the world and how news would be consumed,
> President Bill Clinton's White House feared that the Internet was allowing average
> citizens, especially conservatives, to bypass legacy gatekeepers and access information
> that had previously been denied to them by the mainstream press.

B) In the 1950's and the 1960's, JFK was f***ing women all over the place. President Bill Clinton was a saint in comparison. The lib-left elite needed only a few names/numbers in their rolodex, and any inconvenient stories were squashed. In a similar manner Newsweek killed the Lewinsky scandal story. Unfortunately for Bill Clinton, a lowly store clerk by the name of Matt Drudge didn't play lapdog to the elite... http://www.drudgereportarchive...
Hillary Clinton (yes, *THAT* Hillary Clinton) responded by whining about the lack of any "gatekeeping function" on the internet

C) Notice that I quoted The lib-left is extremely pissed at the site. So much so that...
> Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign has sent out a fundraising
> email arguing the website Breitbart News has no "right to exist,"
> and suggests that if elected, the website will be shut down entirely.

The lib-left elite would really rather have a gatekeeper-controlled internet. But that would be too obvious. So they'll settle for "random DDOS attacks. Only companies with big budgets would be able to afford the neccessary infrastructure to stay up against a DDOS attack.

Comment Re:Never write when you can speak, never speak (Score 1) 43

> Never write if you can speak; never speak if you can nod; never nod if you can wink.

It was actually Martin Lomasney

It was more recently made famous by Eliot Spitzer, one-time New York state attorney general and governor. He updated it into the modern era as...

> Never write when you can talk. Never talk when you can nod. And never put anything in an e-mail.

Comment Re:Which is the bigger crime? (Score 2) 212

not to mention going after the donors to the organizations...

> The organization discovered the IRS was using donor lists it extracted from tax-exempt
> organizations during its anti-Tea Party crusade to target the donors themselves for tax audits.

And Google on the phrase...

Lois Lerner hard drive

about losing more government-related emails than Clinton. Since she was going after conservatives, "no reasonable prosecutor..." (who didn't want to end up dead) would file charges against her.

Comment Real 4K? Or will they still overscan? (Score 1) 207

The picture on ancient CRT tubes (black-and-white and colour) tended to shrink as the tubes aged. Manufacturers responded by using "overscan". I.e. the projected picture was a bit bigger than the CRT tube face. As the tube aged, the picture shrank to almost fit into the viewing surface of the tube face.

Fast forward to 2007, when I got a 50-inch Panasonic plasma. I love it, but... when I tried using it for home theatre via a PC, I noticed a *LOT* of cropping on all 4 edges. WTF is a digital TV doing with overscan??? 1950 called; and they want their ugly hack back. I find that I much prefer a HD-Homerun tuner hooked up to my PC and 1920x1080 monitor, playing via mplayer. I get real fullscreen and I don't lose any of the picture due to cropping on the edges.

Comment Re: And thus the Internet of Things collapses (Score 2) 211

> The good old days were not good. In the US, you could be lynched just
> because of your skin color, and the perps, which often included the
> local sheriff, would get away scot free. This is just one example out of scores.

In 2015 or 2016...

s/lynched/killed during a traffic stop/

Comment Re:oh Pluto (Score 2) 106

> it is a good thing for pluto's sake that public schools have no money
> for new textbooks, the ones here are from the 90s at best when pluto
> was still a respected ninth planet of our little corner of the universe.

Actually, Pluto's "planetary status" has been suspect since just after its discovery. Here's an article featuring a snippet from 1934 (YES!)...

> So that Pluto ranks as the largest asteroid, rather than the smallest
> planet; and it may be necessary to look farther for unknown planets.

Comment Can't be worse than than it would be under Hillary (Score -1, Flamebait) 128

> Considering the fact that the head of Google is the CTO of the Clinton campaign should
> not make this surprising to anyone, but between this and Google manipulating
> search results to aid Clinton they are about as fair and balanced as Jezebel or Twitter.

This is the same Clinton campaign that says Breitbart doesn't have a right to exist. And don't forget that back in 1998, Hillary was whing about lack of "Internet Gatekeepers"
> Hillary Rodham Clinton said IN 1998 during a meeting with reporters said
> that "we are all going to have to rethink how we deal with" the Internet
> because of the handling of White House sex scandal stories on Web sites.
> Clinton was asked whether she favored curbs on the Internet, after the
> DRUDGE REPORT made headlines with coverage of her husband's affair
> with a White House intern. "We are all going to have to rethink how we deal
> with this, because there are all these competing values ... Without any
> kind of editing function or gatekeeping function, what does it mean to have
> the right to defend your reputation?" she said.

Back in "the good old days before the internet", the elite controlled the MSM (Main Stream Media), and they still do. JFK was screwing every woman in sight, Bill Clinton was a saint in comparison. But the media kept quiet about it, and people didn't know. In 1998, the obedient lapdogs at Newsweek killed the Monica Lewinsky story article. But a virtually unknown store clerk, name of Matt Drudge, blew it wide open. The rest is history.

Actually, the Bill Clinton administration feared this in 1995.

> The infamous 1995 "conspiracy commerce memo" tried to demonize and discredit alternative
> media outlets on the right to mainstream media organizations and D.C. establishment figures.
> The memo notes that the "Internet has become one of the major and most dynamic
> modes of communication" and "can link people, groups and organizations together instantly."
> "Moreover, it allows an extraordinary amount of unregulated data and information to be
> located in one area and available to all," the memo states.

The elite are scared of the open internet, because it bypasses the MSM, and the elite can no longer supress the truth. People coming together and sharing "unregulated data and information" means that controlling the MSM is not enough. Watch the elite try to destroy the internet in the coming years.

Comment This is Hillary's Agenda (Score 5, Insightful) 149

In "the good ole days before the internet", the MSM (Main Stream Media) controlled the news. The government needed a dozen people on their rolodex, and embarressing stories could be shut down. E.g. John F Kennedy was screwing women all over the place, and Bill Clinton would almost be a saint in comparison. But the MSM kept quiet, and it wasn't until much later that JFK's philandering became known.

Bill Clinton realized by 1995, that the internet had the potential to democratize the news and bypass the gatekeepers. "Moreover, it allows an extraordinary amount of unregulated data and information to be located in one area and available to all,"

In 1998, his worst fears came true. Clinton's MSM buddies at Newsweek spiked (i.e. killed) a bombshell of a story about Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. But a lowly store clerk with a modem (i.e. Matt Drudge) published the story on his site. Hillary was whining about there not being any "gatekeepers" on the internet

Fast-forward to the current election campaign, and the Democrats are openly talking about shutting down the Breitbart website

Do you really want Hillary in charge?

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