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Unwashed Village / Re: The Presidential Debatabacle
« on: October 14, 2016, 11:02:12 PM »
Hillary is just as unconscionable...

I'm gonna have to be a Hillary fan-boy for a few moments here.
First, there are HUGE differences in levels of classified material.  Losing track or being careless with Confidential material is nothing like doing the same with Top Secret material.  A slap on the wrist is generally what happens with a first offense with low-level security breaches.  Also note that very few classification prosecutions are brought to court UNLESS the government can prove malice and/or intent.

Second, she was warned AFTER the fact, not before.  The worst thing (in my view) is she just took some bad advice.

I seriously suggest to anyone who is anti-Hillary to do multi-researches on any issue you believe she has a serious problem with (obviously you wouldn't go to Rush Limbaugh et. al. for sources but you don't need to go to her camp as well).  I have yet find any substantive evidence against her that is seriously damning.

Unwashed Village / Re: The Presidential Debatabacle
« on: October 14, 2016, 03:41:40 AM »
Oh, and anyone who faults a criminal defense attorney for reducing the penalty their client receives or getting an acquittal has no business being the head of the Executive Branch of the United States of America.

John Adams is rolling over in his fucking grave right now.

Where's the 'like' button?

Unwashed Village / Re: The Presidential Debatabacle
« on: October 13, 2016, 09:55:14 PM »

Unwashed Village / Re: The Presidential Debatabacle
« on: October 13, 2016, 06:44:38 PM »
"Will my fear of tangerines compel the dead midget in my closet to spring back to life and crap on my bed?"

Asked on Yahoo.

And answered:
"Only if the pomogranite in your drawer speaks in aremaic."

"Only if you don't pat the brown duck at the top of the hill."

"What is it with you and midgets? Don't you know midgets never die! And yes, the tangerines will compel it to strike back with a vengeance! Destroy all citrus fruits, immediately!"

Unwashed Village / Re: The Presidential Debatabacle
« on: October 11, 2016, 05:40:58 AM »
And to keep fanning the anti-Trump flames, here is an article about the 2nd debate:

NY Times Article

Unwashed Village / Re: The Presidential Debatabacle
« on: October 11, 2016, 05:35:33 AM »
This was the year for the Green Party or the Libertarian party to put up a candidate who could really shine

I have mixed feelings about 3rd (and 4th) party candidates.  Full Disclosure: I am a member of the Green Party.  But I don't like those names on the ballot.  They will never garner enough votes (in our current two party system) to win, and all they do is suck votes from the Democrats (or most of the votes, anyway).

I also agree that the Green and Libertarian party candidates are exceptionally weak this year; I would never vote for either of them.

Unwashed Village / Re: The Presidential Debatabacle
« on: October 11, 2016, 05:14:52 AM »
Well, I'll come to Hillary's defense a bit.  I don't believe she has engaged in criminal activities; every time they are investigated, nothing comes of it other than a 'stern warnng' once.   Most of the actions against her have been deemed unfounded.  The Republican mantra of 'Crooked Hillary' has been repeated enough times that it apparently has significant traction.

Every time I read something about her (Clinton Foundation, emails, Benghazi, etc) that seems exceptionally damaging, I do a serious amount of research on it.

And virtually every time it is smoke and mirrors; the Republicans have a smear campaign against her matched only by the one they had against Obama.

The worst I could find about her was that she made some errors in judgement (even though she had recommendations from Colin Powell) that resulted in some lower classified emails that COULD (but didn't) have some security ramifications.  I've often wondered about her IT people, and the little I found out was not encouraging.  In fact, one of them was called to some Congressional hearing and took the fifth.

But even if you don't buy into those arguments, then just listen only to the comments by the candidates themselves.   The only way (in my opinion) you could support Trump then is because of an intense (and unfounded) hatred of either Hillary or the Democrats

Sidebar on Classified Documents:
For years, I held a Top Secret clearance; in fact, even the level of clearance I had was classified.  One of the stranger side-effects of that clearance was that I was unable to fly over Communist Countries for seven years after I was no longer in a position that required that clearance.  And in all my years in the military and as a private contractor, I NEVER ONCE saw a document tagged with the letter 'C' that indicated it was Confidential; classified documents that I saw were always clearly labeled "CONFIDENTIAL" (the lowest level), "SECRET" or "TOP SECRET".  This whole issue of her not knowing that the 'C' tag on some emails meant "CONFIDENTIAL" is completely understandable to me and only a very minor breach of security.

OK, yeh, I guess I am a Hillary supporter.

Unwashed Village / Re: Khans Archelogical Expedition
« on: October 10, 2016, 07:28:50 PM »


I kinda remember.

But anymore I'm not even sure some of memories aren't just figments or wishful thinking about the past.  Pretty bad when you have a memory and you are not sure if the event occurred or you just dreamt it or hallucinated about it.

Age.  Age never changes...

Oh wait, I may have got that quote wrong.

Unwashed Village / The Presidential Debatabacle
« on: October 10, 2016, 07:14:34 PM »
Kudos to the Village for not bringing this up earlier.

But I just can't help myself.

It's not so much that I am a Hillary supporter but instead that I find it appalling than anyone could support Trump.  I can understand not supporting Hillary; I'm fine with that. 

But there don't seem to be enough disparaging words to describe Trump's behavior.   The ability to ignore, overlook or deflect his incredible flaws by his supporters is...  well... unbelievable.

Ugh...  ugh... ugh...

Unwashed Village / Re: Come and worship him...
« on: August 17, 2016, 01:36:36 PM »
All hail!  Blessed be those who bask in his glowing warmth!

I wouldn't get too close if I were you.  You realize why he is glowing....

Yes, I've ranted greatly against Microsoft before.  But this is the New Improved Windows 10 Rant.

Windows was first introduced in 1985.  Yes, 1985!  32 fucking years and they still can't get it right!  Most horrible OS ever.

The latest catalyst for this tirade was Microsoft's re-introduction of the infamous Blue Screen of Death.  Here is the Windows 10 version:

Unbelievable.  I'm just merrily browsing, editing, coding, etc and wham! Let's reboot because "We know more than you do!"

Thirty years on and they still are clueless about memory management, program and application isolation, etc. etc. etc.  There is no doubt in my mind the whole Windows development is driven by marketing, and to hell with technical improvements.  The hubris displayed by the developers should be criminal.

32 YEARS!  I mean, really...

This just reaffirms my opinion that we need a 'like' button for posts.

It seems that Trump could learn something from snails.

BBC has cool science articles.

Unwashed Village / Re: Caption this...
« on: April 29, 2016, 08:07:23 AM »
"This is why you shouldn't give all of your pets the same name, it only leads to confusion."

Home run.

Unwashed Village / Caption this...
« on: April 28, 2016, 09:50:42 PM »

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