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(Gizmodo)   America's Top Hypocrites are meeting at the Trump White House for Technology Week. Yeah, some headlines are fine as they are   ( gizmodo.com) divider line
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2017-06-19 10:42:22 AM  
Top. Hypocrites.
 
2017-06-19 11:47:01 AM  

Demetrius: Top. Hypocrites.


I think you just finished the thread for me.
 
2017-06-19 12:10:52 PM  
Oracle's Safra Catz

Oh, good.  Maybe they can trade ideas on shady finances and dishonest accounting.
 
2017-06-19 12:13:04 PM  
Peter Thiel will be there as well, to no one's surprise. Thiel was a huge part of Trump's transition team, though it's unclear precisely what job title he may have within the White House at this point.

Something to do with precious bodily fluids I'd imagine.  Especially those extracted from the young and healthy.
 
2017-06-19 12:49:52 PM  
The kids at Gizmodo throwing a fit and talking out of their ass again?  Must be a day that ends in a 'Y'
 
2017-06-19 12:56:49 PM  
So, disagreeing with Trump means that they should cut off any future contact with the administration?  Is that what the author is trying to say?

I'd personally use events like this to try and bring the administration around.  Try to convince them that some things, like net neutrality and having global health be an issue to be taken seriously.
 
2017-06-19 01:00:28 PM  

GDubDub: So, disagreeing with Trump means that they should cut off any future contact with the administration?  Is that what the author is trying to say?

I'd personally use events like this to try and bring the administration around.  Try to convince them that some things, like net neutrality and having global health be an issue to be taken seriously.


This. Tell him how bigly America could win with progressive technology policy. You can publicly denounce someone and still have a working relationship. How else would you get your agenda heard?
 
2017-06-19 01:05:02 PM  

GDubDub: So, disagreeing with Trump means that they should cut off any future contact with the administration?  Is that what the author is trying to say?


Yeah, pretty much.  People really hate Trump, and if you don't share that hatred 100% of the time, some of them will hate you too.

Many large companies need to kiss ass to continue to get government contracts and not have the government come down on them capriciously.  This is doubly important under Trump, who really likes having his ass kissed and really hates being attacked.
 
2017-06-19 01:10:13 PM  

GDubDub: So, disagreeing with Trump means that they should cut off any future contact with the administration?  Is that what the author is trying to say?


Yes.

The author is a perfect example of a snowflake being "triggered".  Maybe there is a safe space somewhere at Gizmodo where they can hide from the world until after the next election.
 
2017-06-19 01:14:52 PM  
Yes, cause instead of sitting down and trying to make a difference and a change, it's better to just stomp you feet pout and take your ball and go home.
 
2017-06-19 01:16:00 PM  
Stopped reading Giz after the Zuckerberg wedding photo incident.
 
2017-06-19 01:17:32 PM  

GDubDub: So, disagreeing with Trump means that they should cut off any future contact with the administration?  Is that what the author is trying to say?

I'd personally use events like this to try and bring the administration around.  Try to convince them that some things, like net neutrality and having global health be an issue to be taken seriously.


I agree with you entirely.

But...and I'm only playing devil's advocate here...the GOP and conservative groups did that for 8 years and they got a white house, legislature, and SCOTUS seat by pouting and acting like spoiled, entitled, petulant children.   It may not right, but it's been proven to work.

The obvious problem, however, is that nothing gets done and the rest of us suffer for it.
 
2017-06-19 01:21:42 PM  

GDubDub: So, disagreeing with Trump means that they should cut off any future contact with the administration?  Is that what the author is trying to say?

I'd personally use events like this to try and bring the administration around.  Try to convince them that some things, like net neutrality and having global health be an issue to be taken seriously.


Good point, because if there's anyone that's proven over time that they are open to changing their worldview based on the opinions of others outside their immediate circle of trust, it's a 70 year old narcissistic wealthy old attention whore with massive self esteem issues that's never had to work a day in his life or been required to listen to anyone do anything but tell him "yes sir".

Surely, this is the time he'll listen to these tech moguls and change his opinion on something like net neutrality or climate change or civil rights or healthcare! I mean, you saw the impact all these tech guys had on the Paris accord. Why would we ever ask these people to stop now!
 
2017-06-19 01:27:40 PM  

Fido McCokefiend: GDubDub: So, disagreeing with Trump means that they should cut off any future contact with the administration?  Is that what the author is trying to say?

I'd personally use events like this to try and bring the administration around.  Try to convince them that some things, like net neutrality and having global health be an issue to be taken seriously.

Good point, because if there's anyone that's proven over time that they are open to changing their worldview based on the opinions of others outside their immediate circle of trust, it's a 70 year old narcissistic wealthy old attention whore with massive self esteem issues that's never had to work a day in his life or been required to listen to anyone do anything but tell him "yes sir".

Surely, this is the time he'll listen to these tech moguls and change his opinion on something like net neutrality or climate change or civil rights or healthcare! I mean, you saw the impact all these tech guys had on the Paris accord. Why would we ever ask these people to stop now!


To be fair: "Shut up, I'm richer than you," might actually be an effective negotiating tactic with the cheeto in chief.  And I'm pretty sure some of those guys are.
 
2017-06-19 01:30:26 PM  

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MISS ME YET?

 
2017-06-19 01:36:50 PM  

JerkfaceMcGee: GDubDub: So, disagreeing with Trump means that they should cut off any future contact with the administration?  Is that what the author is trying to say?

I'd personally use events like this to try and bring the administration around.  Try to convince them that some things, like net neutrality and having global health be an issue to be taken seriously.

This. Tell him how bigly America could win with progressive technology policy. You can publicly denounce someone and still have a working relationship. How else would you get your agenda heard?


You should ask Elon Musk how that worked out for him.
 
2017-06-19 01:38:14 PM  

mike_d85: Fido McCokefiend: GDubDub: So, disagreeing with Trump means that they should cut off any future contact with the administration?  Is that what the author is trying to say?

I'd personally use events like this to try and bring the administration around.  Try to convince them that some things, like net neutrality and having global health be an issue to be taken seriously.

Good point, because if there's anyone that's proven over time that they are open to changing their worldview based on the opinions of others outside their immediate circle of trust, it's a 70 year old narcissistic wealthy old attention whore with massive self esteem issues that's never had to work a day in his life or been required to listen to anyone do anything but tell him "yes sir".

Surely, this is the time he'll listen to these tech moguls and change his opinion on something like net neutrality or climate change or civil rights or healthcare! I mean, you saw the impact all these tech guys had on the Paris accord. Why would we ever ask these people to stop now!

To be fair: "Shut up, I'm richer than you," might actually be an effective negotiating tactic with the cheeto in chief.  And I'm pretty sure some of those guys are.


I would say most. Of course those guys have verifiable wealth held in publicly traded companies who's value is easily determined. Trump probably thinks his brand is worth more than Apple.
 
2017-06-19 01:41:42 PM  

Fido McCokefiend: GDubDub: So, disagreeing with Trump means that they should cut off any future contact with the administration?  Is that what the author is trying to say?

I'd personally use events like this to try and bring the administration around.  Try to convince them that some things, like net neutrality and having global health be an issue to be taken seriously.

Good point, because if there's anyone that's proven over time that they are open to changing their worldview based on the opinions of others outside their immediate circle of trust, it's a 70 year old narcissistic wealthy old attention whore with massive self esteem issues that's never had to work a day in his life or been required to listen to anyone do anything but tell him "yes sir".

Surely, this is the time he'll listen to these tech moguls and change his opinion on something like net neutrality or climate change or civil rights or healthcare! I mean, you saw the impact all these tech guys had on the Paris accord. Why would we ever ask these people to stop now!


well, they all are richer then he is, and they'll all be more powerful and influential they'll be long after he's vacated the white house, so there's a chance he'll listen in an effort to gain some prestige and favor. Cause one thing you can see from trumps history is he really wants to be one of the cool kids, and if this gets him to the parties, it'll do
 
2017-06-19 01:45:36 PM  
mike_d85:
To be fair: "Shut up, I'm richer than you," might actually be an effective negotiating tactic with the cheeto in chief.  And I'm pretty sure some of those guys are.

Again, good point. Worked wonders for the Paris accord, where every single CEO in the tech industry signed up asking Trump not to exit, and sure enough, he didn't!  Even though Bannon and Miller and the moron climate deniers that he's surrounded himself in his inner circle with wanted him to exit.

At least that's how I like to remember it while I dream wistfully that Tim Cook and Brian Krzanich and Jeff Bezos actually think they can impact change and this isn't little more than a photo op for Trump in exchange for simply trying to keep their personal taxes as low as possible.
 
2017-06-19 01:47:22 PM  

mike_d85: Fido McCokefiend: GDubDub: So, disagreeing with Trump means that they should cut off any future contact with the administration?  Is that what the author is trying to say?

I'd personally use events like this to try and bring the administration around.  Try to convince them that some things, like net neutrality and having global health be an issue to be taken seriously.

Good point, because if there's anyone that's proven over time that they are open to changing their worldview based on the opinions of others outside their immediate circle of trust, it's a 70 year old narcissistic wealthy old attention whore with massive self esteem issues that's never had to work a day in his life or been required to listen to anyone do anything but tell him "yes sir".

Surely, this is the time he'll listen to these tech moguls and change his opinion on something like net neutrality or climate change or civil rights or healthcare! I mean, you saw the impact all these tech guys had on the Paris accord. Why would we ever ask these people to stop now!

To be fair: "Shut up, I'm richer than you," might actually be an effective negotiating tactic with the cheeto in chief.  And I'm pretty sure some of those guys are.


Trump's estimated net worth is about what Bezos lost in the laundry last weekend.  Actually, doing a bit of research, I'm pretty sure Bezos $84B net worth is more than the rest of the list + Trump, combined.
 
2017-06-19 01:54:55 PM  
No Drew Curtis from FARK.COM??
 
2017-06-19 02:15:31 PM  

Fido McCokefiend: mike_d85:
To be fair: "Shut up, I'm richer than you," might actually be an effective negotiating tactic with the cheeto in chief.  And I'm pretty sure some of those guys are.

Again, good point. Worked wonders for the Paris accord, where every single CEO in the tech industry signed up asking Trump not to exit, and sure enough, he didn't!  Even though Bannon and Miller and the moron climate deniers that he's surrounded himself in his inner circle with wanted him to exit.

At least that's how I like to remember it while I dream wistfully that Tim Cook and Brian Krzanich and Jeff Bezos actually think they can impact change and this isn't little more than a photo op for Trump in exchange for simply trying to keep their personal taxes as low as possible.


You can't expect Trump to understand things like "petitions" and "accords".  Puppets need direct interaction.
 
2017-06-19 02:29:03 PM  

GDubDub: So, disagreeing with Trump means that they should cut off any future contact with the administration?  Is that what the author is trying to say?

I'd personally use events like this to try and bring the administration around.  Try to convince them that some things, like net neutrality and having global health be an issue to be taken seriously.


That would violate the RESISTANCE. Quisling. Collaborator.
 
2017-06-19 02:29:16 PM  
They're not just going to abandon their businesses because they don't like the sitting president.
 
2017-06-19 02:31:53 PM  

jjorsett: GDubDub: So, disagreeing with Trump means that they should cut off any future contact with the administration?  Is that what the author is trying to say?

I'd personally use events like this to try and bring the administration around.  Try to convince them that some things, like net neutrality and having global health be an issue to be taken seriously.

That would violate the RESISTANCE. Quisling. Collaborator.


Funny attempt at snark coming from someone who believes in THE DEEP STATE.
 
2017-06-19 02:57:46 PM  

Mr. Shabooboo: No Drew Curtis from FARK.COM??


*sniffs back tears*  Imma let you finish, but Imma have to say Imma miss you during your bannininnination. *sniffs back tears*

and...his comment's been pulled already and I can't even find his page now....

img.fark.net
 
2017-06-19 03:07:02 PM  
"Ironically, all Trump needs to do now in order for his Technology Week to be a success is to stay off Twitter so that his lawyers don't need to run damage control and directly contradict everything hesays."

There's no definition of 'ironically' that makes sense there. And that's like saying all I need to do now to be a billionaire is get that last $999,999,500.
 
2017-06-19 03:57:31 PM  
Look, you can not like the president and disagree with everything he is doing and still want to have some say in the how the government regulates and pushes technology.  You can participate in the process and have some input, or you can stay home and throw a hissy fit and have no input.  When the future of technology in this country is on the line and likely regulations which will have massive impacts on your company, then you can damn well be certain that a responsible CEO will suck it up and exert what little influence they can.
 
2017-06-19 04:02:32 PM  

Fido McCokefiend: At least that's how I like to remember it while I dream wistfully that Tim Cook and Brian Krzanich and Jeff Bezos actually think they can impact change and this isn't little more than a photo op for Trump in exchange for simply trying to keep their personal taxes as low as possible.


I just think you should use your amazing psychic powers to benefit humanity, rather than whine about what a few rich CEO's are doing.

I mean, it has to be psychic powers right? Otherwise you're just guessing at their motivation...
 
2017-06-19 04:09:05 PM  

Mr. Shabooboo: No Drew Curtis from FARK.COM??


well, they may need a waiter
 
2017-06-19 04:11:54 PM  

stuff: Look, you can not like the president and disagree with everything he is doing and still want to have some say in the how the government regulates and pushes technology.  You can participate in the process and have some input, or you can stay home and throw a hissy fit and have no input.  When the future of technology in this country is on the line and likely regulations which will have massive impacts on your company, then you can damn well be certain that a responsible CEO will suck it up and exert what little influence they can.


But once it becomes clear that the President is going to do whatever the fark he wants, regardless of your "input", how long do you keep offering "input"? How long do you keep meeting with someone who doesn't actually give a damn about you, or your "input", but wants you for a photo-op?
 
2017-06-19 05:05:25 PM  

Diogenes: Peter Thiel will be there as well, to no one's surprise. Thiel was a huge part of Trump's transition team, though it's unclear precisely what job title he may have within the White House at this point.

Something to do with precious bodily fluids I'd imagine.  Especially those extracted from the young and healthy.


Hide Baron!
 
2017-06-19 05:15:37 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-06-19 07:57:48 PM  

GDubDub: So, disagreeing with Trump means that they should cut off any future contact with the administration?  Is that what the author is trying to say?

I'd personally use events like this to try and bring the administration around.  Try to convince them that some things, like net neutrality and having global health be an issue to be taken seriously.


I'd use them as an opportunity to replace Trump with a robot. Hopefully they've ironed out some of the obvious bugs in the earlier Mitt Romney and Theresa May versions.
 
2017-06-20 03:10:44 PM  

g-clef: stuff: Look, you can not like the president and disagree with everything he is doing and still want to have some say in the how the government regulates and pushes technology.  You can participate in the process and have some input, or you can stay home and throw a hissy fit and have no input.  When the future of technology in this country is on the line and likely regulations which will have massive impacts on your company, then you can damn well be certain that a responsible CEO will suck it up and exert what little influence they can.

But once it becomes clear that the President is going to do whatever the fark he wants, regardless of your "input", how long do you keep offering "input"? How long do you keep meeting with someone who doesn't actually give a damn about you, or your "input", but wants you for a photo-op?


They aren't merely there to provide input, they are there to sell their product. Part of this shindig is "The execs will join several working group sessions, according to senior White House officials, dealing with a variety of issues related to modernizing government technology." To put it simply whomever can convince Trump they can prevent what happened to Hillary from happening to him stands to get a F-35 Fighter level government contract. It's well worth their time and dignity to show up.
 
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