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(The Week)   Takeaway #6 from Barack Obama's appearance on Reddit: the President doesn't know what's in Area 51, either   (theweek.com) divider line 65
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2012-08-30 02:23:43 PM
Or he just wont admit it.
 
2012-08-30 02:26:45 PM
Two words: "plausible deniability"
 
2012-08-30 02:43:28 PM
I really don't there are a lot of reddit users that are Republicans. If he wanted to bust into their demographic, he should have gone to the Yahoo answers page.
 
2012-08-30 02:46:58 PM

what_now: I really don't there are a lot of reddit users that are Republicans.


There aren't many SELF IDENTIFYING republicans. But there are a shiatload of people on there who hate women and minorities.
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2012-08-30 02:48:05 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: "plausible deniability"


fark you, I wanted to make this comment.
 
2012-08-30 02:48:07 PM

what_now: I really don't there are a lot of reddit users that are Republicans.


Also, 12 year olds can't vote.
 
2012-08-30 02:48:42 PM

what_now: I really don't there are a lot of reddit users that are Republicans. If he wanted to bust into their demographic, he should have gone to the Yahoo answers page.


But then he COULD be tricked into revealing that Area 51 is where the US Govt. is secretly forming babby.
 
2012-08-30 02:49:16 PM

MBK: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: "plausible deniability"

fark you, I wanted to make this comment.


I've watched ID4 way too many times
 
2012-08-30 02:50:54 PM

what_now: I really don't there are a lot of reddit users that are Republicans. If he wanted to bust into their demographic, he should have gone to the Yahoo answers page.


Whoever is running Obama's campaign is an idiot. The one thing he can point at and be proud about is getting the vast majority of troops out of Iraq. And when was the last time he talked about that? I dont know who is running his campaign but if they haven't booked an appearance at every single military post in all the battle ground states then they are idiots. I'd call it the "Who brought you home tour"! Let's be honest, he's got the black vote locked up, the Hispanic vote isn't going to Romney. What the hell he he doing visiting black churches and going to mexican street festivals?!? Gays?? Why the hell did he say anything about gay marriage? Was there a gays for Romney movement that no one told me about? However the military is the one place he could really win people over and he isn't doing a damn thing about it!
 
2012-08-30 03:13:06 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: what_now: I really don't there are a lot of reddit users that are Republicans. If he wanted to bust into their demographic, he should have gone to the Yahoo answers page.

Whoever is running Obama's campaign is an idiot. The one thing he can point at and be proud about is getting the vast majority of troops out of Iraq. And when was the last time he talked about that? I dont know who is running his campaign but if they haven't booked an appearance at every single military post in all the battle ground states then they are idiots. I'd call it the "Who brought you home tour"! Let's be honest, he's got the black vote locked up, the Hispanic vote isn't going to Romney. What the hell he he doing visiting black churches and going to mexican street festivals?!? Gays?? Why the hell did he say anything about gay marriage? Was there a gays for Romney movement that no one told me about? However the military is the one place he could really win people over and he isn't doing a damn thing about it!


You sound concerned.
 
2012-08-30 03:22:21 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: However the military is the one place he could really win people over and he isn't doing a damn thing about it!


I don't think he has to tell the military and their families he brought them home.
 
2012-08-30 03:31:50 PM
Well, I'm glad to hear that Obama will be releasing the honey ale recipe.
 
2012-08-30 03:42:28 PM
Question: what would happen if he wanted to do a Q&A session here? We all know the server is powered by beer, so would Drew have to tap into his strategic reserve to keep it up and running?
 
2012-08-30 03:43:25 PM

Bonkthat_Again: The Stealth Hippopotamus: However the military is the one place he could really win people over and he isn't doing a damn thing about it!

I don't think he has to tell the military and their families he brought them home.


Well he's so busy saying it's all Bush's fault that he may have confused the issue. Also a good reminder right before the election shouldn't hurt. All in all Obama has his base shored up. If skyrocketing the unemployment in the black community doesn't lose you their votes or their commitment nothing will. Why is he preaching to the choir?

And I highly doubt that the media will be told they can't film it.
 
2012-08-30 03:57:42 PM

Lando Lincoln: Well, I'm glad to hear that Obama will be releasing the honey ale recipe.


Yeah, and its going to be full of crypto-fascist hops.

Where is Obama's Original Gravity? WHE!?
 
2012-08-30 04:01:14 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: If skyrocketing the unemployment in the black community doesn't lose you their votes or their commitment nothing will.


punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-30 04:02:26 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: MBK: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: "plausible deniability"

fark you, I wanted to make this comment.

I've watched ID4 way too many times


The best dumb action movie of all time. Period.
 
2012-08-30 04:29:45 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Bonkthat_Again: The Stealth Hippopotamus: However the military is the one place he could really win people over and he isn't doing a damn thing about it!

I don't think he has to tell the military and their families he brought them home.

Well he's so busy saying it's all Bush's fault that he may have confused the issue. Also a good reminder right before the election shouldn't hurt. All in all Obama has his base shored up. If skyrocketing the unemployment in the black community doesn't lose you their votes or their commitment nothing will. Why is he preaching to the choir?


And I highly doubt that the media will be told they can't film it.

 

Huurrrr
 
2012-08-30 05:07:20 PM

FishyFred: MaudlinMutantMollusk: MBK: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: "plausible deniability"

fark you, I wanted to make this comment.

I've watched ID4 way too many times

The best dumb action movie of all time. Period.


www.wearysloth.com

I remember many years ago asking my older brother the meaning of the word douchebag. Then, several weeks later, we were watching ID4 and he pointed at this guy and said "See, THAT'S a douchebag."
 
2012-08-30 05:09:15 PM

MBK: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: "plausible deniability"

fark you, I wanted to make this comment.


Fark you both for not wanting to do the whole line: "Two words, Mr. President: Plausible deniability."

This being one of the few times context would support the entire line.
 
2012-08-30 05:09:37 PM
Can we get him on Fark?
 
2012-08-30 05:17:44 PM
I can't wait for the DNC coverage coming up.

After seeing all the threads about the RNC this past week, the sheer amount of Democrat slobber-cocking in every thread will probably implode Drew's servers more than any event in history.
 
2012-08-30 05:18:26 PM
media.theweek.com

When will this be a caption contest?
 
2012-08-30 05:19:41 PM

FishyFred: MaudlinMutantMollusk: MBK: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: "plausible deniability"

fark you, I wanted to make this comment.

I've watched ID4 way too many times

The best dumb action movie of all time. Period.


It's not *THAT* dumb. In fact, If you give it some thought, it's actually quite intelligent.

Creating a computer virus: Brilliant. At it's heart, a computer virus is something that just replicates itself inside a computer. That can be done with just a *VERY* rudimentary understanding of the alien computer systems. Takes maybe 2, 3 lines of actual code. They have a working alien craft to test it, and Cable Repair Man knows their encoding scheme.
 
2012-08-30 05:21:22 PM
So how long before some talking head notices that a calculated political move during campaign season looked very much like a calculated political move?
 
2012-08-30 05:32:10 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: what_now: I really don't there are a lot of reddit users that are Republicans. If he wanted to bust into their demographic, he should have gone to the Yahoo answers page.

Whoever is running Obama's campaign is an idiot. The one thing he can point at and be proud about is getting the vast majority of troops out of Iraq. And when was the last time he talked about that? I dont know who is running his campaign but if they haven't booked an appearance at every single military post in all the battle ground states then they are idiots. I'd call it the "Who brought you home tour"! Let's be honest, he's got the black vote locked up, the Hispanic vote isn't going to Romney. What the hell he he doing visiting black churches and going to mexican street festivals?!? Gays?? Why the hell did he say anything about gay marriage? Was there a gays for Romney movement that no one told me about? However the military is the one place he could really win people over and he isn't doing a damn thing about it!


Or a genius. I mean, in every poll I've seen for months Obama seems to be going in for the easy win.

All he needs to do is sit back and don't do anything g stupid while the Republicans and Romney have continual gaffs and make speeches out of touch with reality.
 
2012-08-30 05:38:39 PM
"All Obama has to do to make nerds swoon is sit at a MacBook like he probably does every day and log onto a website."

What? Nerds like Macs? God damn it all, rimmed glasses do not make someone a nerd! Any "nerd" is using Linux or windows or some other OS and is building their own damn machines, not paying for Macs.
 
2012-08-30 05:41:14 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Bonkthat_Again: The Stealth Hippopotamus: However the military is the one place he could really win people over and he isn't doing a damn thing about it!

I don't think he has to tell the military and their families he brought them home.

Well he's so busy saying it's all Bush's fault that he may have confused the issue. Also a good reminder right before the election shouldn't hurt. All in all Obama has his base shored up. If skyrocketing the unemployment in the black community doesn't lose you their votes or their commitment nothing will. Why is he preaching to the choir?

And I highly doubt that the media will be told they can't film it.


Don't forget that Teleprompters and also elitist white enslavement.
 
2012-08-30 05:44:16 PM

Moosecakes: "All Obama has to do to make nerds swoon is sit at a MacBook like he probably does every day and log onto a website."

What? Nerds like Macs? God damn it all, rimmed glasses do not make someone a nerd! Any "nerd" is using Linux or windows or some other OS and is building their own damn machines, not paying for Macs.


You didn't build that.
 
2012-08-30 05:50:16 PM

OriginalGamer: The Stealth Hippopotamus: what_now: I really don't there are a lot of reddit users that are Republicans. If he wanted to bust into their demographic, he should have gone to the Yahoo answers page.

Whoever is running Obama's campaign is an idiot. The one thing he can point at and be proud about is getting the vast majority of troops out of Iraq. And when was the last time he talked about that? I dont know who is running his campaign but if they haven't booked an appearance at every single military post in all the battle ground states then they are idiots. I'd call it the "Who brought you home tour"! Let's be honest, he's got the black vote locked up, the Hispanic vote isn't going to Romney. What the hell he he doing visiting black churches and going to mexican street festivals?!? Gays?? Why the hell did he say anything about gay marriage? Was there a gays for Romney movement that no one told me about? However the military is the one place he could really win people over and he isn't doing a damn thing about it!

Or a genius. I mean, in every poll I've seen for months Obama seems to be going in for the easy win.

All he needs to do is sit back and don't do anything g stupid while the Republicans and Romney have continual gaffs and make speeches out of touch with reality.


The GOP numbers have actually slipped since the convention started. Instead of the normal "convention bump" they are getting a convention drop. This does not augur well for the future.
Of the GOP, that is.
 
2012-08-30 05:52:35 PM

dittybopper: Creating a computer virus: Brilliant. At it's heart, a computer virus is something that just replicates itself inside a computer. That can be done with just a *VERY* rudimentary understanding of the alien computer systems. Takes maybe 2, 3 lines of actual code. They have a working alien craft to test it, and Cable Repair Man knows their encoding scheme.


There was a removed scene where it's revealed that the TCP/IP protocol was developed by researching the alien computers.
 
2012-08-30 05:58:58 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Was there a gays for Romney movement that no one told me about?


Yes. They're called the Log Cabin Republicans.
 
2012-08-30 06:00:32 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: "plausible deniability"


I see that was covered. Ok, I'm outta here, biatches.
 
2012-08-30 06:27:25 PM

what_now: I really don't there are a lot of reddit users that are Republicans. If he wanted to bust into their demographic, he should have gone to the Yahoo answers page.


He shoulda gone to Free Republic

/hilarity would have ensued
 
2012-08-30 06:36:49 PM

Lionel Mandrake: what_now: I really don't there are a lot of reddit users that are Republicans. If he wanted to bust into their demographic, he should have gone to the Yahoo answers page.

He shoulda gone to Free Republic

/hilarity would have ensued


The Secret Service would have to deputize half of Delaware to deal with the volume of ensuing hilarity.
 
2012-08-30 06:57:25 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-30 07:15:47 PM

Moosecakes: "All Obama has to do to make nerds swoon is sit at a MacBook like he probably does every day and log onto a website."

What? Nerds like Macs? God damn it all, rimmed glasses do not make someone a nerd! Any "nerd" is using Linux or windows or some other OS and is building their own damn machines, not paying for Macs.


I am a hardcore nerd, and my main machine is a Mac. We do exist :-P
 
2012-08-30 07:23:14 PM

OriginalGamer: I am a hardcore nerd, and my main machine is a Mac. We do exist :-P


I went to Microsoft's TechEd conference a few years back. You'd be shocked at the number of Macs- many of them running Windows, at least by day. Ditto on the iDevices. I have never seen so many iPhones in use in the same place at the same time.

Professional nerds seem to like Apple products.

//Professional Nerd.
 
2012-08-30 07:36:06 PM

Sgt. Expendable: here was a removed scene where it's revealed that the TCP/IP protocol was developed by researching the alien computers.


They really should have left that scene in. If something is explained in a sci-fi story, I can suspend disbelief, no matter how goofy the explanation. Alien tech was studied and reverse engineered so even our own systems can fark them up. I'd buy that. But at least explain it somehow.
 
2012-08-30 07:56:39 PM
I hear Obama is going to be at tge Dragon*Con Fark Party.
 
2012-08-30 07:58:54 PM
Ah, to hit the submit button and see a typo, just as you remember 'preview' is no longer a default option.

And Andriod doesn't give you the squiggly red line.
 
2012-08-30 08:46:38 PM

t3knomanser: OriginalGamer: I am a hardcore nerd, and my main machine is a Mac. We do exist :-P

I went to Microsoft's TechEd conference a few years back. You'd be shocked at the number of Macs- many of them running Windows, at least by day. Ditto on the iDevices. I have never seen so many iPhones in use in the same place at the same time.

Professional nerds seem to like Apple products.

//Professional Nerd.


For me, it's that I spend so much time fixing Windows PCs all the damned time that for my own purposes I want something that works as it should :-P

And I do rather love how good Xcode is (compared to anything for Windows), as well as OS X being *nix based and having wonderful ports of Linux software in addition to some really nice OS X apps.
 
2012-08-30 08:50:07 PM
users were "crazily refreshing the page to see if all the racists would come out," says Adrian Chen at Gawker.

No, you retarded f*ck. We were refreshing it because Reddit isn't all Ajaxy so it has to be refreshed to see new content.

fark Gawker. God dammit someone light those pieces of shiat on fire and shower them with gasoline. Do they do ANYTHING but try to make drama?
 
2012-08-30 09:23:49 PM

Sgt. Expendable: There was a removed scene where it's revealed that the TCP/IP protocol was developed by researching the alien computers.


Even if that weren't the case, the guy figured out how they count. After that, if you've got a working computer, you can do black box testing to see what happens. After that, you just need to write a virus that says "Copy myself X spaces ahead in memory, and transfer execution".

The aliens in that movie seem to have had a hive mentality, so they probably wouldn't have any real virus protection. Why would they need it? It wouldn't have even occurred to them that someone would sabotage their computers from within. All their defenses are based upon repelling external attacks, not internal ones.

Also, the idea of coordinating the final attack by using Morse over (presumably) HF radio is brilliant. It doesn't require any infrastructure like satellites, and if you plan it well enough ahead the other stations can relay to ones you can't reach. There are *VERY* few times when HF is completely shut down. Here is a graphic that shows a sampling of the current ham radio QSOs on HF radio.
 
2012-08-30 09:32:57 PM

Corvus: When will this be a caption contest?


Sup /b/ros...
 
2012-08-30 09:35:09 PM

ZipSplat: users were "crazily refreshing the page to see if all the racists would come out," says Adrian Chen at Gawker.

No, you retarded f*ck. We were refreshing it because Reddit isn't all Ajaxy so it has to be refreshed to see new content.

fark Gawker. God dammit someone light those pieces of shiat on fire and shower them with gasoline. Do they do ANYTHING but try to make drama?


Sounds like you need a nap.
 
2012-08-30 10:08:02 PM

OriginalGamer: For me, it's that I spend so much time fixing Windows PCs all the damned time that for my own purposes I want something that works as it should :-P


If you can't get Windows to work "as it should", you are no geek. Sorry, but it isn't hard to make them work the way you want.

I have run Windows 2k, XP and Vista without ever having a serious crash or ever having to format (did have to reinstall an OS when I got a new motherboard, but that is something that cannot be done on a Mac anyway).
 
2012-08-30 10:17:59 PM

The Troof hurts:

Sup /b/ros...


It's hard to fit three douchebag things into two words, but you nailed it.
 
2012-08-30 10:50:57 PM
President Obama: "By the way, if you want to know what I think about this whole reddit experience"

www.reactionface.info


Awesome,

Now if only we can get him on Fark.
 
2012-08-30 10:53:32 PM

machoprogrammer: OriginalGamer: For me, it's that I spend so much time fixing Windows PCs all the damned time that for my own purposes I want something that works as it should :-P

If you can't get Windows to work "as it should", you are no geek. Sorry, but it isn't hard to make them work the way you want.

I have run Windows 2k, XP and Vista without ever having a serious crash or ever having to format (did have to reinstall an OS when I got a new motherboard, but that is something that cannot be done on a Mac anyway).


I *can* MAKE it work as it should, the point is, I shouldn't HAVE TO. I've built PCs, made my own arcade cabinets, etc etc. I'm not being a geek?

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i.imgur.com

I have many more, but I believe I qualify as a "geek".
 
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