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by ahammel
Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Allegedly, Huma does not know how the emails got on Weiner's laptop. To make matters worse for her, she made a sworn statement saying she had turned over all devices. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/clinton-aide-huma-abedin-has-told-people-she-doesnt-know-how-her-emails-wound...
by ahammel
Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Exactly. They found emails that are important. Nobody debies that. I deny that. It's not even clear that they're new emails. It's just as likely that theyre additional copies of emails that the FBI has already examined. And even if they are new, they're almost certainly more of the same thing that ...
by ahammel
Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Comey's main concern seems to have been that it would look really bad on everybody if it leaked before it went public, which is fair enough, I guess. I don't know if there was a way he could've handled it without taking over a news cycle.
by ahammel
Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

It looks like Anthony Weiner had a few emails sent to his wife, and his wife stored emails on Hilary Clinton's email server. Since there is a chance that new evidence is being brought up through the Anthony Weiner case, the FBI told the American public "Hey, we got new evidence that we're look...
by ahammel
Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Most of Trump's remaining chance in the 538 model comes from the possibility of systematic polling error in his favour
by ahammel
Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

But seriously, there must have been something pretty damning for him to reopen the investigation. It may not be clinton emails, (though we do know Huma had a history of forwardimg emails to her yahoo address for printing) but it is clearly relevant enough to break a long standing tradition of not i...
by ahammel
Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I think it's the biggest story since Watergate. Lol Just as things were looking to stay comfortable for the rest of the race. I had a full-on nightmare about Trump last night. My brother and I were at home and he was trying to break in. I made fun of him and he started trying to smash the front doo...
by ahammel
Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

2) You can't ask for transparency when you kept your own campaign chair (Podesta) out of the loop on it until it broke in the news. My read of it from Newsweek is that Clinton could not possibly have known of the existence of the emails in question. This particular story looks is looks like a recor...
by ahammel
Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I wholeheartedly believe that if Hillary Clinton wins and has her justices confirmed, the Supreme Court will willfully and irresponsibly misinterpret the Constitution of the United States, the document which serves as the backbone and frame of the nation. What decisions, specifically, are you worri...
by ahammel
Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

sardia wrote:Now given, you can't actually trust that he'll follow through with any of this, but the GOP electorate does believe him. The ones who don't are Mormons.
Only about 3/4 of the GOP electorate view him favourably as of last week. The other 25% can't all be Mormons, surely.
by ahammel
Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I wholeheartedly believe that if Hillary Clinton wins and has her justices confirmed, the Supreme Court will willfully and irresponsibly misinterpret the Constitution of the United States, the document which serves as the backbone and frame of the nation. What decisions, specifically, are you worri...
by ahammel
Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1977163

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

30 seconds is nothing. Let me know when you've tried spending hours on obvious-in-hindsight mistakes like that. Oh, I definitely have, but it's usually like some = in an if somewhere, where yeah it's a dumb mistake but the location of the mistake isn't easy to find. (That hasn't happened to me in a...
by ahammel
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Very timely 538 article about voter enthusiasm . tl;dr, the number of Clinton voters who say they're voting for her (as opposed to against Trump) is about average at 56%. On the other hand, the proportion of Trump voters who say they're voting for him as opposed to against Clinton is a record low a...
by ahammel
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

but, hilariously, Trump hasn't received a single endorsement from a newspaper that commissioned a poll this cycle. Don't you know that The Media is biased against him..? All the media! Everywhere!! (Or people who get paid to think seriously about this kind of thing have thought seriously and whatev...
by ahammel
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Sorry, yeah I know that 538 does skew adjustments. What I'm asking is, do polls by liberal organizations tend to lean Democrat and polls by conservative organizations tend to lean Republican, or is it independent? So, I scanned my state, MD, on the basis of I'd probably know which organizations are...
by ahammel
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Degree for Coding
Replies: 8
Views: 7651

Re: Degree for Coding

Would I need a portfolio as proof of my work? It certainly wouldn't hurt. That's the kind of thing I like to see when I'm involved with hiring relatively junior people. If you've done web-app type stuff, put links to it on your resume. If it's not something that the people doing the hiring can play...
by ahammel
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Sorry, yeah I know that 538 does skew adjustments. What I'm asking is, do polls by liberal organizations tend to lean Democrat and polls by conservative organizations tend to lean Republican, or is it independent?
by ahammel
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Degree for Coding
Replies: 8
Views: 7651

Re: Degree for Coding

Hello all. Coding and computer science are things I am fascinated by to a great extent. However I don't seem to be cut out for college. So am I wondering if I need a degree to get an entry level programming job. If this the wrong area to post this please delete it. Need? No. Some of the best engine...
by ahammel
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I don't necessarily mean it in a way of "bad liberal bias media bad", but that a liberal paper would likely take methodologies that favor liberal candidates. Ex: a Republican-leaning paper may be more likely to call landline phones, because there are more older folks who write in the pape...
by ahammel
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

It shouldn't be a surprise that white, uneducated (I hate that word, it is demeaning) middle class Americans support a candidate against free trade, who talks about bringing jobs back to America. They've seen manufacturing dwindle during their lifetime and have no place to go in the new tech driven...
by ahammel
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'd like to know if those here actually believe the ABC/Washington post poll that was released showing Clinton with a 12 point lead in a 4 way race. Since Washington Post leans liberal, its reasonable to expect that the poll would lean left in some assumptions. Maybe, but bear in mind that the LA T...
by ahammel
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I think this is probably the best response I've seen. I'm in the bucket of, I am a republican, who can't stand Hillary, but detest who Trump is and will not vote for either group. My wife is the same. I've simply been trying to correlate what I see in polls with what I see in rallies. Why do you ex...
by ahammel
Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

AFAICT the bias adjustment is done on the basis of historical accuracy of the polls. Can you give an example of what you mean? But that is part of my point. This election is unlike any modern election. Others have already noted on this forum that Fivethirtyeight has repeatedly noted the complicatio...
by ahammel
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The problem with another set of "adjusting for bias" is that there is a new set of bias implicitly added based on what the poll tracking group chooses to weight as more important in their poll tracking. AFAICT the bias adjustment is done on the basis of historical accuracy of the polls. C...
by ahammel
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Pretty sure Republicans assume there is a defined barrier of support from minorities that they will never cross. On the contrary, I'm pretty sure that attracting minority voters has been a priority for the party elders for some time now. They can read a census as well as anybody, and I'm sure they ...
by ahammel
Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Where to find interview-style coding problems?
Replies: 9
Views: 8515

Re: Where to find interview-style coding problems?

I can talk from a hiring perspective, but my approach may be a bit unconventional, so take it with a grain of salt. I've never asked a coding question during an interview. The project I head up is a fairly widely used app with a large user base. It's also quite complex, and getting the architecture...
by ahammel
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Liri wrote:Does any county have a multiparty system *and* a separately elected head of state + government?

Iceland?
by ahammel
Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

JudeMorrigan wrote:And that has, in fairness, been what some of Trump's supporters have been trying to spin his statements as. But that's not what he's actually saying.
So much of the job of Trump's camp is coming up with ways to say "he didn't say those things that he said". It must be very frustrating.
by ahammel
Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

In any case, Jill Stein was unable to campaign in all 50 states. It looks like she put in a good effort and is on 48 / 50 of the State ballots, but I'd suggest to the Green Party to attempt to get on all 50-states in 2020 if they expect to be taken seriously. Personally, I'd suggest that the Green ...
by ahammel
Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

sardia wrote:I understand that Stein is pretty dumb, but Johnson seems only somewhat dumb.
Gary Johnson wrote:What is Aleppo?
by ahammel
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

*shrug* That's not a character flaw thing. A little on the optimistic side, sure, but eh, whatever. It's a dream. I wouldn't worry about that bit. Strikes me as unimportant. It does contradict her public statements. The right has been saying forever that what the Democrats want is simply open up ou...
by ahammel
Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

You can't differentiate if extra Hillary votes are caused by more Hillary voters turning out or Republicans switching sides [...] Sure you can. For instance, you could call up a representative sample of voters and ask them who they voted for any why. Political parties aren't limited to looking at v...
by ahammel
Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

It's a bit like House of Representatives, if Paul Ryan was also responsible for selecting the Secretary of State and so forth and all Obama did was put his autograph on everything that comes across his desk. Are you comparing Obama to the Governor General here? Yeah, in the sense that they're both ...
by ahammel
Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

You've got a Prime Minister, right? We do, but they're not directly elected by the citizens, they're just the leader of the party who wins the most seats. It's kind of similar to the electoral college, where each Member of Parliament is voted into a specific region. Whoever has the most MP's at the...
by ahammel
Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

KnightExemplar wrote:Canada doesn't have the Electoral College.

Fuck the Electoral College.

We also don't have the position that the Electoral College elects, though, so it's kind of a moot point.
by ahammel
Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Americans can now sue the Saudi gvm for 9/11?
Replies: 38
Views: 8271

Re: Americans can now sue the Saudi gvm for 9/11?

The United States is a great nation. You guys don't deserve this shitty leadership. That is really nice of you to say. However, I think that this graph is all the evidence I need to prove that we do deserve such horrible leaders. Do you imagine that Americans are unique in being interested in celeb...
by ahammel
Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Voting is supposed to be an uplifting, empowering act of self-expression. Calling on people to vote with their minds rather than their hearts destroys that. I understand that lives are at stake; lives are always at stake. Sure, I agree with you. Which is why I'm supportive of other systems. There's...
by ahammel
Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature
Replies: 10
Views: 5824

Re: Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

On the one hand, I won't say he doesn't deserve it. On the other hand, it's kind of nice when the Nobel introduces a brilliant writer to a large audience that might never have heard of them otherwise.
by ahammel
Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Voting is supposed to be an uplifting, empowering act of self-expression. Calling on people to vote with their minds rather than their hearts destroys that. I understand that lives are at stake; lives are always at stake. Sure, I agree with you. Which is why I'm supportive of other systems. There's...
by ahammel
Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146873

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I find it hard to believe people are just now discovering this stuff. I assume it's been timed to be released during this final stretch. Wonder what they're saving for last..? "Timed for release"? He said it on the Howard Stern show, it was never a secret. It's fascinating, really. People...

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