* Posts by Big John

1999 posts • joined 28 Oct 2009

It's a question worth asking: Why is the FCC boss being such a jerk?

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Right on time, McCarthy throws out the daily red meat to the progs, and they proceed to salivate like Pavlov's dogs. It's getting a bit tiresome.

Sure wish El Reg would focus on the tech stuff and cease auto-smearing the US President and all who support him, as if we were not quite human. We are.

But I'm starting to wonder about a lot of the posters who flock to Kieren's pieces. They seem to be living in a strange netherworld where putins lurk around every corner and conservatives rise from graves to feast on the brains of horrified liberals.

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Republicans want IT bloke to take fall for Clinton email brouhaha

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Re: I'm ignorant! But I'm commenting anyway!

> "Trump actually got fewer votes than Hillary."

That's a falsehood the Left constantly attempts to use to delegitimize President Trump. There was NO popular vote, only 50 separate state votes.

Also the Left doesn't mention all the millions of Trump supporters residing in states like California and New York that didn't bother to vote, knowing their votes would have no effect against all the libs in those highly populated states. If there HAD been a true popular vote that meant something, the results would be very different. Sure Trump might have lost that way, but the point is we don't know, so saying "Trump lost the popular vote" is pure BS.

Basically Hillary lost, period.

Further, it seems likely that at least 1-2 million 'migrants' were able to illegally vote in those states, given how the Dems in control there made sure no picture ID was required to vote while at the same time providing driver's licenses to the illegals. Apparently having to prove you're a citizen to vote is racist or something...

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Re: I'm ignorant! But I'm commenting anyway!

> "If you're going to lie, at least pick some that aren't so easily falsifiable."

I would give you the same advice. Your source (CharityWatch) certainly looks definitive at first glance, but I dug up this site which points out that not only does CharityWatch charge $50 just to see their ratings data, but the dude who seems to run it single-handedly has been banned by Wikipedia for lack of neutrality in responding to criticism of his little site.

So I stand by my statements. Okay, maybe Hillary didn't get paid directly from her slush fund, but it sure made her financial health a lot better over the years of its operation, which BTW ended as soon as she lost the election.

I guess those wealthy foreign potentates didn't feel like throwing good money after bad, eh? ;-/

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Re: I'm ignorant! But I'm commenting anyway!

Since you weren't following closely, know that Mrs. Clinton sold her influence as Secretary of State to many foreign leaders and organizations for world record sums, and pathetically attempted to claim they were 'donations' to her charity, the one that had 80-90% overhead costs. I suppose they also expected special treatment when she ascended to the most powerful office on the planet. We are incredibly lucky that didn't happen.

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Re: Even better...

Put Trump on the Rack and force him to admit he's Putin's butt boy. At least then you'll have some 'evidence.'

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Re: Hey, it's only secret information, who cares

It wasn't reckless, it was deliberate, but you're right about Hillary being incompetent.

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Re: Bah!

Stevie, deflect much?

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China launches aircraft carrier the length of 2.1 brontosaurs

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Re: Slightly disapointing

> "Instead what they appear to have created is a copy of the Kuznetsov only with working toilets and on-board WiFi."

So, I take it the Russian crews just waddled over to the edge of the poop deck when nature called?

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Re: "What will China use their new aircraft carrier for?"

Um, I believe JB was referring to the UK.

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I like your thinking, El_Fev. There's no need to copy yesterday's paradigms from the West. What if the Chinese were to have just one fighter jet per boat? They could build thousands of those! They could employ JATO units for vertical takeoff and then land on one of those new islands they're building in other people's waters.

The result? A dispersed 'carrier group' that's really hard to sink. A lot more flexible too. Heck, they could even sell units to tiny countries that could never afford a proper carrier!

Just don't call them junks...

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Re: The carrier is not the real threat

So if carrier groups are now obsolete, why are the Chinese building them?

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Re: @ AC - Unlike US Navy, Chinese are way more careful

> "Remember, in China when the communist party recommends you to be efficient you'd better be or else..."

Ask the Soviets how well that worked.

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Plan to kill net neutrality is the best thing/worst thing ever! EVER!!1

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Re: Man's an idiot

"I don't understand how this charmless moron [Pai] can unilaterally declare that things will change regarding neutrality - regulations that have been previously written in to law by a court, according to the article."

Such charming ignorance. US judges don't write law (some still try tho), and Net Neutrality was imposed on the country by Obama's cronies at the FCC with no congressional input whatsoever. Thus it has no real standing, and the fact that it's been in place for a little while means squat.

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Re: Man's an idiot

Narcissist, okay. Inept? Hardly. You are focusing on his technique and missing his true aims. That's what Trump counts on. I predict he'll be the most successful president since Reagan, and even more hated by the impotent Left.

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Re: What action?

> "...they believe all regulation is bad..."

You really should avoid easily refuted absolute statements, it makes you look less than credible.

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> "...when the house and senate were stacked against him and the president."

No, the people kept electing all those Republicans to oppose Obama and his radical takeover. But don't stop calling it "stacking," okay? Makes it easier to identify the paid posters. ;-/

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'Grueling' record-breaking VR movie marathon triggers hallucinations

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Re: How can you tell if they fall asleep?

It happens a lot. I slept while reading once and dreamed I was still reading. The next morning the book failed to match what I remembered reading. It's the onset of the sleep state.

Interestingly this can lead to people experiencing strange stuff that never happened, such as alien abductions, ghosts, and what have you. Meanwhile the person honestly believes it really happened and will swear to it.

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Re: How did they pee?

In such cases you virtually never have to eliminate waste.

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Swamp-draining Trump pushes ex-AT&T lobbyist to oversee AT&T mega-merger

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Re: Orange-faced, tiny-handed, self-serving...

"Please try to listen."

You're talking to rank and file leftists. Good luck with that. ;-/

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Re: Orange-faced, tiny-handed, self-serving...

That's what I figured.

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Re: Orange-faced, tiny-handed, self-serving...

Have you ever heard the term "Two minutes hate?"

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Teen charged with 'cyberstalking' in bomb hoax case

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Re: "tumour"

Okay, you present a single ambiguous case involving a small tumour. I stack up against it many legions of rational killers. That should clear it all up too.

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It could be that he's a victim of Progressivism, converted into a self-hater by an endless barrage of lies about how his people are evil incarnate, while the permanent Muslim refugees held prisoner against the Israeli borders by Egypt and Jordan are all innocent lambs, even the ones who strap explosives to their own children.

He wouldn't be the first self-hating Jew in history, that's for sure.

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Re: "tumour"

You have a point, BR, brain stuff IS complicated. So let's examine the rest of the comment, shall we?

"...but I don't see how a tumour could impair his ability to understand that what he was doing was wrong, while not impairing his ability to perform some fairly complex actions to try and hide his tracks (which, buy doing so, seems to imply that he was doing something wrong, otherwise why bother with the subterfuge?)"

I gather your problem with this is that a brain tumour might destroy the perp's scruples about getting innocent people killed by SWAT teams while leaving all the skills required to obfuscate his identity. Okay fine, but isn't it interesting how these conditions would also be expected in a perp who is NOT impaired, but merely homicidal? And that perps of this kind abound in the world while the specific brain damage you allege is rather uncommon, to say the least?

Thus I find your dismissive attitude toward Hans less than reasonable.

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Trump's self-imposed cybersecurity deadline is up: What we got?

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Re: STOP THE PRESSES!!!

Slick Willie, the Sink Emperor. And don't forget the one for Obama, "Magic Negro," as applied by a liberal black LA Times columnist.

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Re: STOP THE PRESSES!!!

> "We call him Pres Snowflake because he can't take a single word of criticism or humor without a meltdown or throwing a strop."

Strange that you should refer to unsupported Russian collusion charges and faked up polling as "criticism."

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Re: STOP THE PRESSES!!!

Not me. I can't quite figure out why Kieren keeps referring to a hard case like Trump as a "snowflake," a term reserved for young people who never learned about the harsh realities of life. Can't Kieren call him names that are at least comprehensible, like "Orange monkey" or "Drumpf, as the real snowflakes do?"

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NASA agent faces heat for 'degrading' moon rock sting during which grandmother wet herself

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Re: Not again...

No, America won. You lost, loser.

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It wasn't law enforcers doing this; They are professionals. This was a jumped up bureau-clown and yes, many formerly benign federal agencies have militarized themselves recently, mostly on Obama's watch. We conservatives have been warning of this for many years. Nice to see the progs are finally catching on, now that Obama is gone.

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Re: Clanger..

@Lotaresco,

So, you've discovered the secret have you? Just slander all things Usaian in the most juvenile way possible and watch the El Reg upvotes roll in!

I shall watch your future totals with interest. Good luck! ;-/

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Burger King's 'OK Google' sad ad saga somehow gets worse

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Re: American phrase book

Hey, no one is forcing that "food" down their throats. Besides, it reduces end-of-life costs to society.

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Don't be so sure!

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Big Internet warns FCC's Pai: We will fight you all the way on net neutrality

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Re: Ideology vs. Technology

It's sad to see such spittle-flecked hatred awarded so many upvotes.

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"The average American, and some would say the average human, isn't bright enough to see past the end of the day.

Up till now the apparent majority consensus on this board seemed to be that NN was a good thing, so you'd better include El Reg and its readers in with the stupid Americans.

(And oh yes, all of humanity too ;-/ )

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Re: Actually it looks like getting them to pass any kind of legislation is a mammoth task

How about "If Google, Facebook, Amazon and Twitter want it, it's bad?" Or are Google and Facebook now the good guys? It's so hard to remember which ones are currently anointed as 'good.' Politics I guess.

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Far out: Dark matter bridges millions of light-years long spotted between galaxies

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Re: FSM?

So, you see the galaxies as meatballs?

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Half-baked security: Hackers can hijack your smart Aga oven 'with a text message'

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Re: so much automation

And why hasn't this caught the attention of the home insurance industry? Won't they want to know that ovens are running hot in empty houses?

Also consider someone putting a roast in there and leaving it all day before it cooks. Aging beef is fine, but not at room temperature!

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Trump's govt hiring freeze means there's no US Privacy Shield chief: We tracked down the woman filling in for now

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Re: "than some politically installed "America First!" yahoo. "

Maybe we should install US Presidents randomly chosen from the diplomatic services instead. Nah, because then every aspirant would have to become a diplomat, resulting in a big 'penguin party' looking like a surrealist painting.

Better anarchy than that!

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Boeing 737 turns 50

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No, they added a 'steerage' deck.

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US govt ceases fire in legal spat with Twitter to unmask anti-Trump 'immigration official'

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Re: Troll?

"The" truth? You must be quite young to trust your reality so much.

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Uber responds to Waymo: We don't even use that tech you say we stole

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Re: He's downloaded 14 000 file off the company server and he's pleading the 5th.

So far the 14000 DL's are only alleged to have been purloined. And even if true it sure didn't help Uber's tech very much, given its poor performance to date.

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Goodbye, cruel world! NASA's Cassini preps for kamikaze Saturn dive

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> "Even if they are playing stock they should of put a parachute on it so they have enough time to transmit all the atmosphere data, or maybe some wings for gliding/flight."

It could have been done but it would also need an aero-braking heat shield and a relay orbiter as well. It didn't fit the mission parameters I guess.

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Re: Crashing our junk in somebody else's backyard...

Who is this "somebody else?"

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USA can afford golf for Trump. Can't afford .com for FBI infosec service

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Re: @James 51 .... WRONG!

> "Trump could have chosen to fly commercial when he was a candidate. Instead he flew on his own plane and pocketed the money."

No. He used it (indirectly) to pay a whole bunch of his employees who keep that plane ready for duty. Do you suppose large planes just grow on bushes?

> "He is chosing to spend a huge amount of his time at his own golf courses instead of other peoples golf courses or goverement owned places like camp david where other presidents have gone."

That cad! How DARE he not frequent golf courses he doesn't own! Isn't there a law or something? Christ, what a country!

> "His family is living in trump tower instead of moving to the white house or at least a more defensable location nearby so the secert service must pay rent to trump to have the space they need to operate."

Has it ever occurred to you that Trump is a high-risk assassination target? Maybe he prefers to have his family away from where he is, and not in some 'defensible' bunker like you suggest.

> "There are all the security upgrades and things like helicopter pads that have added value to his commercial property that he has not had to pay for."

Okay, I can't knock this one down off the cuff, but even if completely true, it doesn't really amount to more than peanuts by Trump's standards, and in no way is it a funds transfer to him, correct? So where I come from this particular charge would be called "candy ass." My advice is to save your charges so that they don't devalue so much.

> "Stuff like this has brought down presidents of other countries."

Yes, trumped up charges have destroyed many honest men. And so far that's all you have shown me.

> "The secert service has to buy this stuff."

So because Trump is not altering his lifestyle to save the taxpayers a few million, that's unethical? Dude, every president creates such costs in many different ways. Obama was no different. What is different is that I won't obsess over minutiae like you and sadly, some on my own side too.

> "All you have done is be unpleasent and told me to back down."

If I've upset you I'm sorry for that. What I'd like to see are reasoned arguments instead of regurgitated leftist talking points for the masses. The funny thing is, Trump has real weaknesses, but you go haring off after ethics charges because if they ever stick they are very damaging, and yet none seem to be very substantial.

If Trump really were gouging the SS, do you suppose NBC would just do an occasional bit about it? No, they would hammer him into his political grave with it! And rightly so. Any president who did that to the ones charged with taking a bullet for him would be a monster, but primarily a fool.

So your charges are very serious indeed, but they rest on weakness and wishful thinking. THAT is why I ridicule you, to get you to wake up a little.

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Re: @James 51 .... WRONG!

The govt. pays a lot of companies for services and goods. This is more of the same. If what Trump is selling is fairly priced, there is NO ethical problem here. If you believe differently, please show how it isn't ethical. Just saying "Because he's the President!" isn't good enough. If the SS were not paying for his company's services, then someone else would be employing them, and making him a profit.

You seem to be suggesting that Trump should just accept that loss of revenue so people like you won't be able to cast it as unethical. But I'd wager that if he were a Democrat you would have nothing to say about it. Well, that's all over now. Trump won't be assuming the fetal position every time someone attempts to shame him with baseless criticisms, the way other Republicans have in the past. Instead he (and his supporters) will be shoving that bilge right back where it came from, good and hard. Better get used to it.

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Re: @James 51 .... WRONG!

Your first source was lacking as I pointed out. So what I require is a (single) source that isn't deeply flawed. If that's too hard for you to handle I suggest you give it up.

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Re: @James 51 .... WRONG!

> "The SS has no choice but to pay the prices he sets and he pockets that money. He is literally making money out of the people who are protecting him."

That's only true if Trump is charging excessive rates. Do you have solid evidence of such? If not, I cordially invite you to STFU.

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Florida Man can't pause cycle on Samsung 'exploding' washing machine lawsuit

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There's a monster in the basement...

"That washer was a stud..."

That's what led to the lawsuits; That machine is too much washer. The over-powered SOB is great when things go right, but let one little malfunction happen and blamo! You're lucky if it only takes out your fine linens, and heaven help the poor pussy catnapping on top!

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One in five mobile phones shipped abroad are phoney – report

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Re: Are we defining "fake" here as...

> "Or does this just refer to the plethora of cheap 3rd party stuff..."

The big manufacturers obviously would like to see those items associated with the substandard crap and outright fakes. Particularly Apple with their oh-so-pricey white goods.

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If you can't beat AI, join it: Boffinry biz baron Elon Musk backs brain-machine interface biz

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Re: Hmmmm Cyborgs

No. The cyborg would probably help beat up the vending machine in order to better ingratiate itself with the humans.

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