That Pesky Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Acad23, Oct 16, 2020 at 4:08 PM.

  1. HomeoftheJets

    HomeoftheJets Well-Known Member

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    I agree that Big Tech didn't anticipate how their platforms would become so politicized, but I also don't think their screwups are because they're struggling to figure things out. I think they know exactly what they're doing, albeit they went too heavy-handed on the NY Post story. And the last thing they want to do is ban politics becuase that would kill their revenue.
     
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  2. Petrozza

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    That's the ONLY link that discusses the "forgery." Those emails look like they are from Apple's Mail app. I just tried to open a gmail message in that app and then export it as a PDF. I got a very similar look but there was no icon with the initials in the upper right corner. Could they Photoshop the icon in? Possibly, but it doesn't prove that the content was forged. The author of the Medium article then provides his own email example with the icon on a dark background. That's what I also get when I just open a Gmail message in the Mail app without saving it as a PDF. But it's very different. It's like comparing apples to oranges really. The dark background is a view inside the app, while the white background is a PDF export (I am 90+% sure). But as I said, there's no icon in the PDF export. Maybe there's a way to export with the icon but I haven't found a way to do that. As for the gray background and the icon being cut off, as mentioned in the Medium article, I downloaded the PDF posted by NY Post, enlarged it and didn't see the gray background.
     
  3. Acad23

    Acad23 Well-Known Member

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    BrowningNagle Well-Known Member

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    It’s pretty common in banana republics for their shitty authoritarian type leaders to stay in power on the idea that we need to throw his opponents in jail

    looks like they conned Acad pretty well
     
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  5. Acad23

    Acad23 Well-Known Member

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    Yep...they sure got me good....

    wait...what?

    How was I "conned"?
     
  6. jilozzo

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  7. JackBower

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  8. Acad23

    Acad23 Well-Known Member

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    Like I been sayin'...

    Saying Trump is a piece of shit doesn't make Joe Biden less corrupt.

    It just makes two pieces of shit...
     
  9. JackBower

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    Do you see the hypocrisy in it, or do you really think trumpettes are doing it to show general corruption in some sort of good faith?

    Did you believe Trump was fighting corruption in Ukraine when he asked the PM to look into the Bidens?
     
  10. Acad23

    Acad23 Well-Known Member

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    Fuck no. I believe he was trying to stir up shit with a political rival.

    Now tell me what Hunter Biden was doing over there...
     
  11. JackBower

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    It should be clear not enough for me to care. I read the facts months ago and fake emails and screaming from the roof top isn't changing anyone's mind.

    What do you think he was doing over there?
     
  12. Acad23

    Acad23 Well-Known Member

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    If you're ok with influence peddling for self-enrichment... then Biden's your guy.
     
  13. JackBower

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    So Trump hasnt done that? Didnt he also try to "peddle" influence so a foreign country would investigate a political rival?

    Do you have proof of influence outside of a prosecutor, who multiple countries wanted fired?
     
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  14. Acad23

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    Great... now we have two scumbags trying to be President... :confused:
     
  15. JackBower

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    So that's a yes? Why do you only bring up Biden then when the active president is guilty of the same thing you think Biden is guilty of based on a Post article?
     
  16. Dierking

    Dierking Well-Known Member

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    Opposes corruption.


    Supports the candidate with $400 million plus in debt to foreign interests.
     
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  17. Acad23

    Acad23 Well-Known Member

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    I believe it's more.
     
  18. BrowningNagle

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    ya took trumps bait here so easily
     
  19. JackBower

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    This is as close as we will get to Acad admitting he leans right...
     

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