atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#7397: Damn it, they're making it very difficult

Wasn't going to talk politics today, still don't want to, but they keep dragging me back in!

"The Democratic party lawyers just shit their pants. ... Their Thanksgiving is officially ruined; they are all going to be working all holiday weekend to file a response."

Why? Well, one bit of the suit that's blockquoted:

As explained and demonstrated in the accompanying redacted declaration of a former electronic intelligence analyst under 305th Military Intelligence with experience gathering SAM missile system electronic intelligence, the Dominion software was accessed by agents acting on behalf of China and Iran in order to monitor and manipulate elections, including the most recent US general election in 2020. This Declaration further includes a copy of the patent records for Dominion Systems in which Eric Coomer is listed as the first of the inventors of Dominion Voting Systems. (See Attached hereto as Exh. 8, copy of redacted witness affidavit, 17 pages, November 23, 2020).
Emphasis mine, because, you see, the Chinese didn't send a spy to infiltrate the US, sneak into a warehouse, and set the voting machines to allow that foreign access. There were Americans who gave them the current usernames and passwords necessary to access the damned things. Whoever did that will (or, at least, "would") be able to reasonably expect to face a charge of treason. This is the kind of thing that the Democrats desperately wanted to be true when they were accusing Trump of "Russian collusion".

As usual, it was pure projection, wasn't it?

And if you go here you'll find this gem at the very end:
I haven't been told to worry yet, but the shift around here is palpable. The suit is...comprehensive. ... There's a lot of discussion about some executive for Dominion that made a bunch of red flag modifications to the system right before the election that were against protocols or something.
I am expecting that the Democrats who know where the bodies are buried (speaking figuratively...I think) have been sweating bullets all along and putting up a brave front for their subordinates, hoping all along that this shit will just go away. I don't think they counted on Trump being the kind of fighter he is.

--they keep doing that, too, don't they? They don't understand who they're fighting against, not even at the most basic level. I do believe they thought they could steal the election and that he'd just concede it, maybe file a few court cases but give up. Maybe they thought the courts would rule in their favor? Maybe they thought Trump would accept an overwhelming (though obviously fake) blue tide? Or are they just suffering from "smartest man in the room" syndrome, where they think everyone else is too stupid to see through their scheme?

This is why I can't buy the Moon landings being faked, or 9/11 being a government conspiracy. Too many people involved with a scheme make it impossible to contain. A secret known by three people is common knowledge the instant one of them opens his mouth.

* * *

Faux News tells people that if they go on Newsmax, they won't go on Faux. Why? Because, to use an old phrase, Newsmax is eating Faux News' lunch. And dinner. And midnight snack. And the next day's breakfast.

Faux's coverage of the 2020 elections was so obviously and ham-fistedly left-wing that the right-wing folks out there (self included) have permanently sworn off it. Their ratings have cratered since Nov 3. CNN--which was the former laughingstock of cable news ratings!--is now consistently beating Faux. No one is watching (comparatively) because they abandoned their core audience.

Again, I don't know what they were thinking--probably "smartest guy in the room" syndrome again--but they clearly did not think too hard about it. The switch was neither deft nor subtle, either.

They think their audience will come back to them. How optimistic.

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We have to protect the delicate Lunar and Martian ecosystems, after all! The idea is to prevent the development of a frontier which is not controlled by leftist government officials.

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Police need encrypted radios. We made that decision in 2002. Why hasn't it happened yet?

* * *

Japanese ambient music is a topic I need to explore later on. Not now, when I've got a bird to get into the oven and stuffing to make.

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I find this tempting. I don't have a personal laptop that can do much more than run Win10 and Open Office...and it's starting to get slow at doing that much. This Gateway-branded laptop is $400 and has some impressive specifications for that price point. Okay, it's a Core i5 rather than a Ryzen, but it's four hundred dollars and it comes with 16 GB of RAM. And the Core i5 is not a slouch, anyway; the processor in this machine is, I believe, the same one that's in my work laptop--which does everything just fine, let me tell you.

256 GB is not huge for a SSD, but it's "big enough" for most of what you'll do on a budget laptop. (All our machines with SSDs have 256 GB drives.)

16 GB is gobs of memory, and lets you do a hell of a lot at one time.

Just don't expect to use this kind of machine for gaming.

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And that's all. Still gotta get that bird going, and then make stuffing, and then we'll see what happens.

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