* Posts by Ian Michael Gumby

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@Homer ... Re: Missing item in the series?

If you have root and while you don't have access to the encrypted partitions... there's still some dangerous stuff you can do. ... (And no, I won't even hint at it...) [Even with a machine that has an encrypted boot partition...]

But to your point... its not *that* dangerous.

First it requires physical access to the machine. Most linux servers are in a rack in a secured machine room. Second, you'd have to bring your own monitor and keyboard. So the odds are that if you already have physical access to the machine, you would already have root privileges.

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Swedish prosecutor finally treks to London to question Julian Assange

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Not quite....

The only way the US would want Assange is if he actually assisted Manning w the theft.

Manning has attempted suicide twice... he's cracking. Want to bet he'll cut a deal?

That's what scares Assange the most.

Only Assange is trapped.

He leaves the embassy, the Brits nab him for jumping bail.

He goes back to Australia. His only hope is that he does this within the first 100 days of Trump's office because Trump will be too busy to worry about Assange.

If Australia doesn't take away his passport (Something they threatened to do in the past and can legally do it...) Assange could leave Australia and make it harder for the US to go after him.

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Re: And?

This is actually a bend in Swedish Law.

Will the Embassy allow her to formally charge him?

Or is this a way for Sweden to save face because Assange ran out the clock? (At least on two of the counts)

Or is this a way for Ecuador to get rid of Assange by saying ok... you did rape these girls so you have to go? Or shut the Swedish issue down so they can kick him out to the Brits who'll then get him on jumping bail... and still send him back to Australia.

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Silicon Valley's oligarchs got a punch in the head – and that's actually good thing

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Re: Confused Brit

The votes are completely counted...

If you consider the delta... ~220K out of ~120million the difference between the two isn't that great.

And if you consider the number of illegals and convicted felons who also voted... Its a much closer race.

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@Trilkhai Re: It wasn't illegal.

Wow. Where did you pass the bar?

It was completely illegal.

Colin Powell and Rice had .gov email addresses. Clinton did not.

Clinton relied solely on a personal server. Powell rarely used it for official communications and never for handling classified material.

Lets also add that nether Rice or Powell routinely called their maid to handle classified docs and faxes for them.

Please actually learn the facts.

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@Mark 110 a little history lesson.

In the past, only men with property could vote. So the focus was always on property owners.

In the past, men made their fortunes and then went in to politics.

Take Andrew Mellon. He made his million(s) and then went on in to politics (Sec. of Treasury) and then on to being the Ambassador to the UK.

Even back then... the money raised to support candidates was nothing when compared to today.

Things were different back then and you didn't really have the career politicians.

(Note that you still had corruption and people gaming the system, But that's a different story.)

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@tom dial ... Re: Entirely predictable?

Its simple really.

The polling guy stops someone after they leave the polling place and have voted.

A typical Trump voter will ignore them, or refuse to answer. (Its really none of their business)

A typical Clinton voter will overshare personal information.

So you have a random sampling, but you end up under reporting Trump supporters and over report Clinton supporters.

That simple?

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@AC... Re: Kind'a

The best run-off as you call it. Would have been Joe Biden vs Trump.

Had Joe run... you can bet your bottom dollar Comey would have indicted Hillary.

Joe stood a chance against Trump. Bernie? Not so much.

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@CD ... Re: Kind'a

While I admire Sanders for being an honest man and one who truly believes in his Politics, they do not reflect the views of the majority of Americans. He would not have won the race. In fact none of the candidates running against Hillary have a chance. The DNC was rigged and everyone knew it.

You want to know what killed Hillary? (Besides herself that its...)

A guy on Fox news this morning is sitting in a diner. The reporter asked him about voting for Trump. He said he kept his political views to himself because he's in an union and the union rep told him and everyone else to vote for Hillary. (Think about that for a second.)

Hillary had a parade of stars telling people how they should vote. (Key word TELLING)

Hillary had Obama even stumping for her. Again Telling Americans how to vote.

Americans? We like to make our own decisions and when you tell me how I should vote, I'm going to tell you to pound sand.

The other thing... the little guy, the average joe... he's just getting by. Here we have Clinton who left the WH broke and made her money by giving speeches. Really? What could Bill or Hillary say that is worth 250K an hour, plus expenses? Again, the average joe, hates corruption. That's not the American way.

They want a fair fight.

Trump isn't a saint, but he's saying enough is enough and that we need to fix things.

Lets see what happens.

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Iguazio: Made from Kia parts but faster than a Ferrari with 1,000 drivers

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@AC

Sorry no, its not a farce.

The reason you see a lot of failures in Big Data is that you have people doing the work who really don't know what they are doing.

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Kotkin: Why Trump won

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@AC Re: It's not "why", it's "how"

Here's the problem... voter fraud exists and it has an impact.

There were some major issues like 100's of ballots being sent to a single house of an old woman.

People who cannot vote, registering to vote and voting. This includes illegal aliens and convicted felons who have lost their right to vote. The issue is that they are being (self policed) which is like saying to a convicted felon... go ahead and vote. The odds are you'll never be caught and if you are... its unlikely you'll serve any jail time...

The larger issue... is automatic voter registration. You get a drivers license, you're eligible and registered to vote. It sounds good, but when you allow illegal aliens or even green card holders to get a drivers license, they are then being registered to vote. (The devil is in the details.)

Sorry, but both sides play games and if you're in Chicago... even the dead can vote. And vote often.

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@fnj Re: It's not "why", it's "how"

First, you have to remember its not the popular vote what matters is what happens in the electoral college and Trump crushed Hillary. (As of last count, Trump will win AZ and MI which will add 29 more votes.)

To your point. Many don't understand the process and its a rare thing for a person who casts the vote in the electoral college to not vote as their state dictates. One individual spoke out and would have had to pay a $1,000 fine if he didn't cast his vote for Hillary and she won his state. (Which I think she did.)

There will be no revolt and everyone agrees that Trump won.

The sad issue is the protest marches. I have no sympathies for the cry babies.

The one positive thing people miss is that with Trump in the WH, everything he does will be watched closely by the press. (Who are extremely biased against him). He will be the most transparent president because he will be under the microscope24/7. (Unlike Obama who's administration was not transparent at all unless you mean it was more openly blatant at the corruption that occurred on his watch.

Sorry, I digress... but to your point. At this point. The votes are a formality and he will take the oath of office. As with any President, god help us all.

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FBI's Clinton email comedown confirms it could have killed the story in a canter

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@Sven ... Re: inb4

Hillary's server was hacked. Any forensic evidence was lost due to incompetence of their IT Staff along with intentional deletions.

We know it was ripe for hacking because her server ended up on a security researcher's list of unsecured exchange servers that were wide open to attacks. Then there were the phishing attempts.

And most of all... Clinton went to Russia and China with her black berry and it wasn't secured and she was using it.

There's more, but suffice it to say... she was extremely careless with Classified material. GROSSLY NEGLIGENCE is the legal term.

Just the Weiner laptop is enough to put Huma away and the missing server and the fact Clinton's made was also handling classified docs... want to bet she sent copies to Vernon Jordan to keep him in the loop? (We can get the metadata to confirm this...)

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@AC ... Re: @Flocke Kroes The strangest thing about the whole story - calm down dear

Unlike Julian Assange,

No woman has ever come forward to actually press charges against Trump for rape. Just some questionable and disproven accusations of sexual assault.

But speaking of rape... google Juanita Broderick who was raped and assaulted by Bill Clinton, only to have Hillary intimidate her in to silence. And then there were other women who did get paid out. And Monica Lewinsky, the times on the Lolita express without his SS detail... oh and the latest... the Energizer Bunny in NY. (His neighbor down the street).

Then there's the secret pad atop the Clinton Library. (I know people who won't let their daughters volunteer to be a page at the library...

So do you really want to show your ignorance on the topic?

The key reason Trump will win is that people don't want the professional politician to continue to rob them blind. The first revolt was the tea party. Now its Trump. He may be a lot of things, but he's got his pulse on the American people and what they want.

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@Doug S Re: @Ian Michael Gumby - 'shy voter' theory

There are two things... 1) Shy voters.. 2) People who didn't vote or register to vote or don't get calls from pollsters.

Shy voters exist. Meaning that they aren't putting up Trump signs in their yards, or are registered republicans or democrats who are planning on voting for Trump. (Or anyone but Clinton [ABC vote])

Its already proven that the number of registered Republicans did jump up. So Trump brought more people in to the fold. However there's also a group of Republicans who won't vote for Trump.

As to Hillary, everyone claims to be voting for her. Why? Because "its her time", or she's making history, and all of the scandals are a republican conspiracy and she's an innocent sweet grandma...

(ick sarcasm)

The truth is that the polls have tightened in many 'blue states' to the point where Clinton and company are panicked.

The latest Wiki-leaks have damaged her greatly and have provided fodder / chum for the Republicans to spend the next 2 years investigating her. Of course if the rumors are true, if you hit her with a strobe light and primary color flashes... she'll stroke out. (Or have an epileptic episode.) Not that I'm recommending anyone try it.

The more interesting thing ... if Trump resigns ... we have Pence. Seems smart and stable enough. If CLinton goes down... you're left with Tim Kaine which some say would be a lap dog for Obama to control.

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@The man who fell... Re: Re John Sanders

Sorry but not entirely true.

The President can fire Comey if they can show cause... Note this is technically true, however very difficult.

Comey's actions do not justify termination unless there's an investigation where he intentionally tanked the investigation under order from Obama and/or Lynch. Note that if he asked for a GJ and Lynch denied it... its not on Comey but potentially on Lynch. Lynch on the other hand and the DoJ can be terminated at any time.

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@Flocke Kroes Re: The strangest thing about the whole story

You mean like the author?

Note: 110 emails were classified by different agencies at the time they were sent. Each one carries a 10 year prison sentence. That doesn't include the 2000+ emails that were later classified

The truth. She violated the espionage act and people died because of her and her incompetence.

She's also still on the hook for the corruption and pay to play issue. That's a much more clear cut case... the numbers don't lie...

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Re: Like the alleged 'shooter' at the Trump rally

Sorry AC, you would have to show cause in order to fire Comey. That's going to be very difficult so he's in his job for the next several years regardless of who's the President.

Lynch and others on the other hand... are fair game.

When Trump gets the nod... and surprisingly he will... things will get very interesting and still some things will stay the same.

The reason you see Trump winning is that there is a large percentage of people willing to vote for Trump that won't openly talk about it. Don't believe me? Then ask yourself why Obama and Clinton are running scared in Michigan? NH? and other states that they thought they had a lock on...

The issue is that people are sick and tired of the corruption that exists in Washington. In terms of IT, how Obama has changed the way things are done in the Library of Congress and have set up copyright law changes in the favor of Google.

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Re: Like the alleged 'shooter' at the Trump rally

No, not a calculated stunt.

Comey got the message from Obama... the fix was in... don't rock the boat.

In other words unless that had something so damning... they wouldn't try to indict her, which btw isn't Comey's job. He's just there to collect the evidence. Lynch would have to indict and since there was no GJ, the whole investigation was a farce.

If Clinton wins... she'll face the same fate as Nixon.

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Computer forensics defuses FBI's Clinton email 'bombshell'

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@Kiwi ... Re: I sense political meddling.

"I doubt that any of it is illegal."

FFS! You are truly clueless...

1) Private server in order to violate the FOIA is a misdemeanor (Meaning its illegal, but no jail time or felony conviction on record)

2) Violations of the Official Records Act. (emails are part of her official records and are the property of the US Government. ) This includes private emails that contain work related material are to be turned over within 20 days of transmission.

3) Obstruction. The deletion of emails. This is actually a felony criminal action.

4) Perjury. Hillary lied to Congress.

5) Lying to the FBI. This came out from her emails, The 302s and the Podesta leaks. Clinton, Mills, Huma, have all been shown to have lied during their 'interviews'.

6) 'Pay to Play' / Corruption. This is still under investigation however there's enough evidence in the public eye to show a pattern of corruption. The documents uncovered by the FBI in the Weiner investigation seem to include more emails. ... time will tell

7) Gross Negligence under the Espionage Act. This is where Comey bent over backwards trying to not indict Clinton. There is no requirement for intent. In fact the point of gross negligence is that the action doesn't require intent. Yet we have her intent to violate the FOIA and to hide her pay to play corruption scheme.

And that's just the highlights.

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@AC Re: I sense political meddling.

That is what is known as 'Quid Pro Quo' .

The bribe was putting more FBI in the foreign offices if they reclassified emails.

Luckily it didn't fly.

Yet more stank from Hillary and her corruption.

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@Kiwi ... .Re: I sense political meddling.

Perhaps you weren't paying attention when it came out that the DoJ tanked the investigation by not allowing a Grand Jury to be paneled. No search warrants and Mills a co-conspirator was allowed to claim privilege when she wasn't acting as Clinton's lawyer.

Not to mention the Podesta email "Heads up" from the Asst. AG...

Then there's Obama's meddling.

Do you need me to continue?

The point is that there was more than enough evidence in the public eye of illegal acts.

You seem to not understand the significance of the private server, the deletion of emails which is Obstruction, and the perjury. The gross negligence on her handling of Classified material? Her house maid who held no security clearance routinely handled classified material on behalf of Clinton.

And I haven't gotten in to the 'pay for play' corruption. Haiti? UBS? Uranium Deal?

FFS! Get a clue.

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Re: What's truly important here...

Hardly.

The FBI is in revolt because Comey and the DoJ tanked the investigation.

The Assistant AG gave Podesta a heads up and there was a clear conflict of interest here.

If Trump wins and Obama doesn't pardon Clinton and her crew... there will be a revamp of the investigation in to Clinton and the Foundation. Lynch and the Assistant AG will be on the hot seat along with others.

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Re: What's truly important here...

Its sad that the OP is getting down voted for focusing on the relevant issue.

I guess its because most here are too young to understand Watergate or all of the Clinton scandals over the years.

As an IT professional who has to get drug tested, have background checks (credit)... where corporations place their trust, I have to maintain a high level of professional ethics. To see our government leaders lie cheat, steal and line their pockets at our expense is sickening. We are trained to solve problems... and our officials are now a problem. We need to clean house.

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Re: I sense political meddling.

Meddling?

How about inaccurate reporting from El Reg?

Over 2,000 messages from the initial batch turned over contained classified material.

Then there's the issue of the deleted emails.

Its possible that the 650K emails is a complete dump of Huma's emails and there is definitely a lot of new emails. Also unlike the printed pages dumped, the FBI actually has the entire email, including headers which can add more to the previous investigation.

What fails is that the author is definitely trying to defend Clinton and that's sad.

Forget Trump and focus on the criminal acts of Clinton and the entire DNC who rigged the election process as well as the DoJ investigation. The level of corruption is mind boggling .

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FBI reopens Hillary spillery

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@Mark85 Re: @Marketing Hack ... This article doesn't tell some important points.

Hardly.

Its Sen Reid who everyone is glad he's leaving.

He'll say anything and will never apologize. He's also willing to divide the house and is the biggest partisan political hack. (Remember he's the guy who single handedly killed tort reform because he's funded by the trial lawyers.)

But getting back to the Hatch Act..

1) Read the Hatch Act... its using one's position in office to fund campaigning. e.g. campaign mailers using your postage privileges and charge them to your office. Or Obama flying out on AF one to stump for Hillary.

2) There's no teeth to the act.

3) Comey is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't. If he didn't do it, it would have come out in leaks and then it would have looked like he was hiding information. Considering the information already released that makes him look bad and that the fix was already in... he notified Congress that in his testimony that everything was closed and its now open.

As it turns out that there are 620K emails on the laptop.

Not all dick pics. ;-)

Could be everything and all of the emails including the 30K that were deleted. The fact that they saw the metadata and then stopped to get a warrant, that was the trigger. Also noted, Comey did sit on this for a week from when he first learned about it, but wrote the letter a day after when they briefed him.

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@ ElsmarMarc Re: @Marketing Hack ... This article doesn't tell some important points.

Huh?

You do realize that Comey was appointed by Obama, right?

That he and his brother have some ties to the Clinton, through his prior job... (but that's a stretch...)

You still have no clue and a revisionist history over what happened.

Go hang out at Pat Pongs.

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@Mr. Damage ...Re: @AC Amateur politician gone mad

Political punditry?

Sorry, but if you were ask me What about Allepo, unlike Johnson I would have said "What about it?"

Thanks to Obama and Clinton's policies and actions... its going to be a new parking lot when the Russians and Assad gets done with it.

But that's not playing politics, that's foreign policy and a knowledge of history.

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Re: @AC Amateur politician gone mad

Dude!

Can I help it that the DNC rigged the primary to take Bernie out?

Can I help it that Biden pulled a brain fart and decided not to run?

Can I help it that Obama tanked the Clinton email investigation?

No... so who do you vote for when you need to keep Clinton out of the WH.

If she were to win... she'd face 3 years of investigations and civil lawsuits and would be the laughing stock of the world. Trump? He's only marginally better, but a heck of a lot more honest. He never broke the law multiple times. No perjury, no obstruction... and no gross negligence that wasn't charged because Obama and Lynch rigged the investigation.

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Re: Oh for FFS!

No AC you twit, I'm an independent.

I just can stand to see a criminal who has put the national security of the US and who's foreign policy attempts at nation building has caused so much trouble for everyone.

Im an ABC voter ... Anybody BUT CLINTON.

She's as corrupt as you can get.

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@Marketing Hack ... Re: This article doesn't tell some important points.

The FBI knows a bit more than that.

Comey f'd up the first investigation. Records and details show that the fix was in from the beginning.

This? Its 11 days before the election and there has to be something significant for Comey to send that letter to Congress. (On a Friday...)

So yeah, if you read between the lines... there are an estimated 10K emails. If they are work related and were not turned over and were deleted... now you have another example of obstruction on the part of Clinton. (At a minimum)

Weiner had no clearance. Again Gross negligence.

They must have seen something to flag and alert Comey.

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@AC Re: Amateur politician gone mad

Dude!

Get real.

Go read Clinton Cash.

Clinton has been and would be bought.

Trump?

He's less controllable in those terms, but also less likely to do something stupid because he'll actually listen to good advice.

Look at Clinton's foreign policy . She's batting 0.000 and if you were to ask anyone five years from now... "What's Allepo ?" they'll just point to a parking lot. Thanks to Obama/Clinton... Assad and the Russians are turning Allepo into a parking lot.

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Oh for FFS!

Look, this is all interesting to talk about over a pint, but you Brits have to understand a couple of things.

There's more to this than meets the eye.

The MSM set Trump up.

Early on... they gave him a lot of free air time. He said a lot of stupid things but he resonated with a lot of people. The MSM also starved some candidates killing their chances (Kasich)

After he got the nod... the MSM piled on... Most of his air time from the MSM is negative. Then they break out the Billy Bush tape. (Funny, something from 2005 wasn't uncovered during the primary? Really? )

It looks like they wanted to set Trump up as the candidate that Hillary could beat.

But Trump resonated with a lot of people. He's an outsider and could change the corruption in Washington DC.

If you read the emails, some outline the entire corrupt pay to play politics and how the Clintons got so rich.

Everyone with half a brain knows that Clinton is a criminal and should be in the big house not the white house.

You talk about Obama's executive orders.

Most if not all have been challenged in court and have been struck down by the courts. (At least the important issues.) Of the two... Trump would be least likely to use them. Clinton... she'll do worse than Obama.

Clinton would be far worse for the US and the world than Trump.

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@None Such Re: Tick Tock

No, it won't.

If the Republicans own the House and Senate, She will face several Congressional Hearings.

If Trump wins, Obama could... to spite him... pardon Clinton and her staff. That is pretty much how she could skate.

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@Voland... Re: Anthony Weiner?

I'm the same way. The only thing my wife and I share is my network attached printer.

She knows better than to touch my kit. ;-)

But we're in IT. They are political hacks. (Well he was a political hack.) They are ignorant about the security issues.

But that's also the point why this is important.

Huma sent info from her other accounts to a Yahoo! account so that she could print stuff off.

From the sound of it... there are 10s of thousands per some reports of emails and many of these could be the deleted stuff from Clinton's servers. If any are classified... its a bad thing for Clinton and it opens the door to Clinton and company acting with gross negligence.

You are also right that he doesn't have any security clearances and that just adds to the negligence.

Its bad for Clinton. If she is elected, it will add to the already more than half a dozen Congressional Investigations she is already facing.

Note too that this also adds to the embarrassment the FBI faces over the first investigation which from the released documents and leaks, Obama wanted it to tank and the FBI obliged.

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Re: Anthony Weiner?

Carlos Danger (Weiner's online nom-de-sexting) is a former / disgraced politician who failed to make a comeback like Marion Barry... (He was the DC mayor who was caught in a drug bust and was later re-elected mayor)

For the record, he doesn't make Billy look like a choir boy. Billy has a long history of sexual assault. Carlos Danger is only famous sexting and having an affair. Clinton? Google Anita Broderick and his time as Governor, then all of the other stuff. Including stuff post presidency in his private studio atop his Library in Little Rock.

Again the irony. Guccifer first outing Clinton's private server after a hack of a Clinton Crony and now this.

Clinton back in the limelight because Huma married a pervert who is now accused of sexting a 15yr old.

(Note: Weiner and Huma are in the midst of a divorce. )

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Possible reprieve for the venerable A-10 Warthog

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@Lotaresco Re: F35

The A-10 was produced due to the short comings of the F4.

Note that the F4 was designed with no internal guns. Only hard points for missiles.

Think about that for a second...

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@Sparty ... Re: Right tool for the job

The common joke among BUFF pilots is that the planes are older than the pilot's parents.

To your point... They can carry a lot of GPS and laser guided bombs and loiter over target or at a high enough altitude at a stand off distance that they can still deliver bombs on target. They fill a niche that other bombers can't.

But I wouldn't want to be in one trying to take out an enemy's air defenses. There I'd want to be in something a tad more stealthy.

The point is that we are better served by not under specializing. By having the F22s, A-10s, B2s B-52, etc ... and all of those other specialized aircraft (AC-130s, EC2, etc ...)

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@Beachrider ... Re: Costs per hour for F-35

You don't hear much about A-10s in the Middle East these days because of Obama's draw down on forces. Not to mention the fact that Obama's budget cuts (sequestered cuts) have hurt our forces readiness capabilities

Drones have nothing to do with A-10s.

As to 'linger', ask yourself what's the stall speed of each of these aircraft?

The A-10 is slow. Its a flying tank. You're sitting in a titanium bathtub FFS! It can take immense ground fire that neither the F-35 or F-22 is capable of handling.

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@Marc 13 ... You are missing a key issue.

You can look at the cost of running the A-10 per hour vs the F-22 (one of my favs, along with the A-10)... however, both aircraft do two different tasks.

The F-22 is an air superiority fighter. Meaning its role is to own the skies and to provide air cover for the A-10s. Imaging if all you had were A-10s and some yahoo comes in with F-15s Or the Soviet equivalents. You're toast. You can kill tanks but in terms of capabilities in air to air... you're limited. So you need something to watch over you. A-10s need F-22s and AWACs to keep control of the air so it can do its job taking out tanks and other hardened positions.

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Re: @redpawn ...Don't look to the past

The P-47 Was built around a huge radial engine. Bit different than the P-51s and could take a lot more punishment.

With the supercharger the P-51 was a superior air to air fighter, but again, couldn't take the punishment.

There are stories where the Germans ran out of ammo while attempting to shoot down a P-47.

The nice thing is that you can go on to You Tube and find videos about all of these aircraft.

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@Mark 85 Re: Good on them, I say...

When the US Army Air corps was split in to the Air force, the Army was prohibited from flying fixed winged aircraft. The Army flies a lot of attack helicopters but they have their limitations... e.g. at high altitudes.

If you wanted to bring back a Viet Nam era fighter... The Sky Raider (A-1) .

Not for the US, but for its allies. I think the Brazilians sell something similar?

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@redpawn ...Re: Don't look to the past

Seriously dude, you must not be an engineer or a ground pounder who wants some air cover for more than 5 minutes.

There those in the USAF who wants a single aircraft to do it all. However, the A10 as a specialty aircraft has no competition. The only downside is that it shoots depleted Uranium rounds which are best when used against tanks other hardened targets.

Go back to WWII and take a look at the P-47 and the P-51.

P-51 air superiority fighter. But for ground attacks... the P-47 wins hands down.

You can go thru a bunch of stories and stats, but most of the P-51s that were shot down were shot down on ground attacks. P-47... they took a beating and kept on flying. They wouldn't win a lot of dogfights, but as a ground attack aircraft.. they tore shit up.

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In its current state, Ubiquiti's EdgeSwitch won't have much of an edge on anyone

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@Trevor_Pott Re: FAIL?

I guess you could say that you get what you paid for?

I mean its Caveat Emptor. You want to go cheap, be prepared for some issues.

You are being fair and unbiased. You also kick yourself that you should have done your homework up front. Its the same when purchasing white box vs name brand servers.

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Murder in the Library of Congress

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Re: And how does that affect you?

Huh?

There was an animated movie back in the '70's. (1978)

It takes a lot to bring a story to being made in to a movie.

Even if you forget about the logistics and technical challenges, you have to deal with a studio's appetite for risk. This is why you'll see a retread made before something new. Why? because you already have a built in demographic that you can track against.

As to Tolkien's work, he was a leader in terms of Fantasy.

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Re: And how does that affect you?

So how many copies of Jack London's first editions do you own?

I own several first editions, albeit not first printings.

Without copyright protections, anyone can adulterate the underlying story... (e.g Call of the Wild) among other stories.

What you don't realize is that while the story may be easier to read and understand because you're changing the terminology and phraseology, you lose the historical context which can be very important when you read it.

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Re: And how does that affect you?

I should also add that with reduced protection... companies like Google can scan your book and then charge you for it. Or claim their own copyright rights....

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Exit through the Gift Shop? US copyright chief was assigned to shop till, tweeting

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Re: Google is not essential ...

Try it.

You'll soon learn that you can't.

Every site you visit... Has it running. You can use no-scrtipt or an equivalent to stop the scripts running, but you still don't know how much info is getting back to google?

Google is a monopoly. Just not in name...

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Ecuador admits it cut Assange's internet to stop WikiLeaks' US election 'interference'

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Re: @Big John - these emails are not from Hillary's server

You really need to go back and read the SCOTUS decision in the 'Ellsberg' case.

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