Re: Classic "I'm a fool" statement, as only other choice is KNAVE.
Obama was stupid enough to get into a "he said/she said" argument...that's what I got from it.
Mind you blue, this is actually pretty bad since Obama kept parroting the NSA's defensive words to the public....that was before he admitted seeing it in the press. That means when accusations flew at the administration about the NSA, he didn't ask a source conducive to the general opinion of the people about the NSA spying...which happens to be what the press is reporting..that we do not like being spied like that.
Two things are revealed about Obama.
1. As nice as he is, he is extremely manipulative. The first evidence of this was when he was a senator...he would always protest against a bill being passed through only to vote for its passing when it came time to vote.
2. He has no empathy...otherwise he would have counseled with the press rather than ordering all their phone records.
""Although a motive for the shooting is unknown at this time, investigators have learned that the juvenile suspect was playing a video game on the Play Station III "Grand Theft Auto IV", a realistic game that has been associated with encouraging violence and awards points to players for killing people, just minutes before the homicide occurred," a statement issued by the Sheriff's Office said. "
The points system was only ever used in GTA and GTA2. The police have it wrong.
Also, it's actually an unknown motive which means it could have been the video game or anything else. The situation is that the game was the inspiration, there's this organization called the ESRB, and well the adults should have followed the ratings on their and passworded that rating on the PS3.
As for GTA IV. The physics in that game are more realistic and the violence in it is much more physics oriented than the rest of the series....this includes GTA V.
"One workaround is to create a fake account yourself. Use a disposable email account to reply to the automated email, and you can set up a Facebook (or any other) account with fake details without compromising your privacy."
Ah I hadn't known that. Thing is that even as a FaceBook user, I hadn't quite found where to get it. I assumed that the report had to with just registering for getting to the report. One thing is for sure, if the reports are individualized, then I really cannot complain about the idea of logging into FaceBook to get it.
....is a website I use to keep my anonymity when a simple registration is required to do a download or see an image. Porn sites and ROM sites are typically blocked but it is quite functional and all you have to do is provide a user name and password to a website you registered to to allow others to log in on so they don't have to register.
So for this transparency report that requires registration for use, just register once and then provide the user name and password to Bugmenot.
I wouldn't say I would worry about disgruntled admins as much as the fact that they still have access after they've been fired. What's more is that they've got only 100 people to remove the security credentials on what is likely thousands of computers.
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"I remember that. I remember how he took advantage of the surge in pro-American sentiment to...oh...wait...he didn't do that."
You're wearing a tinfoil hat. It's very pro-American of a president to protect the innocence of children during a crisis.
"I remember how he took on the nation which sheltered and encouraged the hijackers -- Saudi Arabia...oh wait...he didn't do that either."
Actually it was Osama Bin Laden. You're reinventing history.
"I remember how he refused to sacrifice the Constitution...ummm...well...not even close."
"I remember how he emphasized the patriotism isn't flags and salutes and banners and flyovers and flight suits...oh...dear me...nope, not that."
"Patriotism" was one of his favorite buzzwords. I'm pretty sure there is an an entire YouTube video dedicated to that.
"I remember how he bolstered economic growth, provided for the poor and sick and aged, protected the environment, stood for the rights of women and gays and immigrants...errrm...well not so much really."
You are making a huge contradictory statement...you are saying that Bush Jr. "bolstered economic growth"....and then saying that he didn't.
As for the other things...lets see now...Obama hasn't lifted the ban on abortions after the first trimester has he? Bush put that ban in place. When the Defensive Marriage Act was proposed, it was written in a majority led Democrat House and Senate...Obama voted for it! Yup great comparison.
"When you're an alcoholic halfwit who is largely incapable of actually understanding anything that's said to you, that's really not much of an achievement."
He was a recovered alcoholic who did a ton better than his successor. 7 minutes to address a nation concerning 9/11 vs 9 months for even a peep about the details of Benghazi...the latter of which was only exposed BY THE PRESS!
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"I fail to see how the leader of a nation, upon hearing that his nation has just been attacked killing thousands, and responding by reading to children is somehow a mark of good leadership. Wouldn't apologizing to the kids, but saying there's an emergency he has to deal with have been the better response?"
Try telling that to the bunch of 5 year olds who were thrilled to see that a US president decided to take time from his busy schedule to spend the day reading to them. He finished the book and said goodbye and went straight into action calm and collected knowing exactly how to handle the situation and was mentally prepared to address the public.
Re: I think we should start calling this a voyeurism fetish.
I'm not sure if you are aware that before Clinton's push for FOIA and FMLA, you could not request court documents outside of being in court or take leave of your job without risk of losing it if a family member had a medical emergency that caused them to need assistance for the rest of their life.
Bush Jr. held his composure and finished reading to children after he was told about what happened the day 9/11 occurred. He held his composure and rallied this nation to never forget that day.
Jobs had his good and bad moments just like every other person the tech business (well save Steve Wozniak...who...well let's face it, he's his own freaking category of awesome that separates him from everyone else). That "bastard" (as you put it) was a major influence in the technology world when he and Woz founded Apple Computer. Apple's Apple I was the first computer that didn't require some sort of RGB monitor or a converter for display output.
In spite of his attitude, it was his vision to get an easy to use home computing appliance into the home computer market. My avatar resembles the 512K Mac...which is the predecessor to the original. The original Macintosh did raise the bar in affordable home computing. It only had 128KB of RAM and had yet it had a fully bitmapped GUI which is something to be said.
So while I don't blame you or judge you for not buying an iPhone or iPad, I will condemn anyone who might judge him as selfish without looking how the original Macintosh affected the world.
The purchasing system for both Anazon and iBooks were as good as each other. Amazon itself had fairly cruddy hardware to read e-books on.
Keep in mind that by this time, Steve Jobs was having his first treatments chemo therapy done and they gave him steroids so his body wouldn't shut down. This makes a person crotchety and downright squirrelly.
My family's first computer was a Mac Plus. My dad being a teacher, the bitmapped typeface GUI made it 100 times easier to make tests. Our first CD-ROM attached to to via SCSI and my old man had to basically install 4MB of RAM to support the CD-ROM drive and the game that was bundled with it...Cosmic Osmo.
Historically speaking, that's the same type of crap that got Steve Jobs ousted from Apple in the first place.
He was initially booted from the Lisa project (named for his daughter) and so to get revenge he poached both former Xerox STAR and current Apple staff...some of the latter were working on the Lisa. It's when his obsession with a quiet appliance got the better of him with the Apple III that got him fired.
Other things about Steve Jobs people really didn't like is that if he didn't like your idea, he would totally ignore you. That attitude sparked the development of the Macintosh II series after his ouster.
Wouldn't that flood the e-book market if Apple's purchasing system was fully interchangeable with Amazon's?
I ask this because doing that was one of the the main cause of the North American Video Game Crash of 1983. The Colecovision could play Atari 2600 software natively and all you needed was a hardware adapter to for the differing pinouts. Oh sure it's good for the consumer, but that also needs balance with making a profit off of licensing.
I really cannot justify the words shown though. Personally though, at that time, the Kindle Fire was a terrible product unless you decided to root it.
Well think of all the information Assange is willing to give the public access to that may or may not be classified and compare that to Snowden who is actively leaking information that should not be classified. Assange's run was from accusations charges of rape in Sweden...Snowden ran because he would have been killed on sight if spotted.