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2020-02-04 1:30:01 PM  
Before anyone takes subby literally, I wanted to let everyone know that I clipped off the end of his joke because I thought the tagline was funnier if you figured out the answer to his famous historically referencing tagline on your own...

Then I realized without it, folks might not get the reference.  Anyhow I thought it was super clever
 
2020-02-04 1:56:48 PM  

Drew: Then I realized without it, folks might not get the reference


Obscure?  On FARK?  You must be new here!
 
2020-02-04 2:05:30 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Drew: Then I realized without it, folks might not get the reference

Obscure?  On FARK?  You must be new here!


He must be drew here!
 
2020-02-04 2:08:34 PM  
The firm behind the app reportedly is Shadow

/not old enough to remember the radio show
//old enough to remember the Alec Baldwin Batman wannabe movie
 
2020-02-04 3:30:45 PM  
I knew that this is all some Orwellian conspiracy that was orchestrated by the dark queen herself, and by that I mean there were some people whose competency I am sure will be called into question for the poor planning and execution of the plan for the caucus. Hopefully those individuals who caused this debacle will be removed from any position where they could possibly do this badly again. I would also suggest removing any sharp objects from their personal belongings.
 
2020-02-04 3:47:39 PM  
Why use an app if she knows witchcraft?
 
2020-02-04 3:49:44 PM  
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2020-02-04 3:50:40 PM  

Mugato: The firm behind the app reportedly is Shadow

/not old enough to remember the radio show
//old enough to remember the Alec Baldwin Batman wannabe movie


When I was a kid the local NPR station would play stuff like this at night along with the Green Hornet, Lone Ranger, etc.
 
2020-02-04 3:51:11 PM  
Incompetent vendor screws up again...film at 11...

In other news, tRump said something stupid...again...
In yet more news, a republican claimed the sun rose on the wrong side of the earth.

More news you have heard so many times you don't care any more.
 
2020-02-04 3:51:37 PM  
Ok a little background info on "Apps".

Don't mistake evil for incompetence.  Brazen incompetence.  Born of having exec teams based on who looks best in silk clubbing dress shirts and who has the best recreational cocaine connections.

Tech sucks, and sucks even harder now that it's run almost exclusively by moneybros.
 
2020-02-04 3:52:08 PM  
Jesus farking christ they are having to reach for that Clinton hate.

They do know she is not running and a lot of people worked for her and now those people need jobs, so they got other jobs?

This is like Rudy running around being called mayor. You ain't mayor no more and these guys are not "clinton sureogates", they are people rhat got jobs after a campaign.

shiatty code is shiatty code, doesnt matter who wrote it.
 
2020-02-04 3:52:37 PM  
This is more likely a story of a lackey getting a corrupt contract he couldn't deliver on than a straight-up conspiracy.
 
2020-02-04 3:53:15 PM  
Hillary Clinton is the new Kevin Bacon
 
2020-02-04 3:55:15 PM  

thiefofdreams: Jesus farking christ they are having to reach for that Clinton hate.

They do know she is not running and a lot of people worked for her and now those people need jobs, so they got other jobs?

This is like Rudy running around being called mayor. You ain't mayor no more and these guys are not "clinton sureogates", they are people rhat got jobs after a campaign.

shiatty code is shiatty code, doesnt matter who wrote it.


you dont have to reach very far when she wont farking go away!

Also, people are just learning the D.C. is more incestuous than Alabama.
 
2020-02-04 3:56:02 PM  
I guess we know why they no longer work for Google.
 
2020-02-04 3:56:45 PM  
"As a Farker who always describes himself as Progressive but always goes to bat for Neoliberals, I'm growing tired of the weekly revelations that the DNC establishment are found in administrative positions behind every unlikely series of events that happens to hurt leftists and strengthen moderates. Can we just skip ahead to the part where I say it's their party and they can do whatever they want?"
 
2020-02-04 3:56:55 PM  

thiefofdreams: Jesus farking christ they are having to reach for that Clinton hate.


They don't care.  Any mention of Clinton and the conservatives get triggered...sends them running for their safe spaces.  Those w'iw snowflakes would know strength and durability if it pinned them to a wall in a snowstorm.
 
2020-02-04 3:57:23 PM  
I understood that reference
 
2020-02-04 3:57:37 PM  
GREENLIGHT ALL THE IOWA CAUCUS THREADS!!!!!!  EVENTUALLY THEY WILL TIRE THEMSELVES OUT!!
 
2020-02-04 3:57:44 PM  

Drew: Anyhow I thought it was super clever


Is that why we get a repeat of the submission when the previous link has 300+ comments?
 
2020-02-04 3:58:03 PM  

thiefofdreams: Jesus farking christ they are having to reach for that Clinton hate.

They do know she is not running and a lot of people worked for her and now those people need jobs, so they got other jobs?

This is like Rudy running around being called mayor. You ain't mayor no more and these guys are not "clinton sureogates", they are people rhat got jobs after a campaign.

shiatty code is shiatty code, doesnt matter who wrote it.


I hate Hillary more than anyone - but the idea that the Clintons are doing some crazy behind-the-scenes machinations is kind of ludicrous.

It reeks of simple incompetence.
 
2020-02-04 3:58:08 PM  
Sure this is a repeat from earlier in the day, but let's be sure to help Trump out in his never-ending hatred for Hillary.
 
2020-02-04 3:59:17 PM  

brizzle365: thie²fofdreams: Jesus farking christ they are having to reach for that Clinton hate.

They do know she is not running and a lot of people worked for her and now those people need jobs, so they got other jobs?

This is like Rudy running around being called mayor. You ain't mayor no more and these guys are not "clinton sureogates", they are people rhat got jobs after a campaign.

shiatty code is shiatty code, doesnt matter who wrote it.

you dont have to reach very far when she wont farking go away!

Also, people are just learning the D.C. is more incestuous than Alabama.


Oh i agree she should go away, but this guilt by association shiat is getting farking dumb.

He worked for her camp 4 years ago, unless they can show me current paystubs that he is paid by hillary then that shiat doesnt matter.

Guy that codes political software got job in coding political software, it must be a farking conspiracy.
 
2020-02-04 4:00:00 PM  

thiefofdreams: Jesus farking christ they are having to reach for that Clinton hate.

They do know she is not running and a lot of people worked for her and now those people need jobs, so they got other jobs?


Welcome to the Hotel Clinton. They can check out, but they can never leave.
 
2020-02-04 4:00:17 PM  

I Like Bread: "As a Farker who always describes himself as Progressive but always goes to bat for Neoliberals, I'm growing tired of the weekly revelations that the DNC establishment are found in administrative positions behind every unlikely series of events that happens to hurt leftists and strengthen moderates. Can we just skip ahead to the part where I say it's their party and they can do whatever they want?"


Yeah yeah yeah it's a farking conspiracy.

You guys know any other songs?
 
2020-02-04 4:00:24 PM  

A Cave Geek: thiefofdreams: Jesus farking christ they are having to reach for that Clinton hate.

They don't care.  Any mention of Clinton and the conservatives get triggered...sends them running for their safe spaces.  Those w'iw snowflakes would know strength and durability if it pinned them to a wall in a snowstorm.


I notice they've given up on Obama.  I guess highlighting a successful black president over and over wasn't working out.

Hillary looks like a condescending guidance councillor though so they get a lot of traction out of her on a subconscious level.
 
2020-02-04 4:00:51 PM  
The party apparently went into this without properly testing the system or confirming that people were ready.

At lot of that isn't on the programmers. They might have been handed sh*t requirements that didn't reflect the intended use of the product.
 
2020-02-04 4:01:02 PM  

A Cave Geek: thiefofdreams: Jesus farking christ they are having to reach for that Clinton hate.

They don't care.  Any mention of Clinton and the conservatives get triggered...sends them running for their safe spaces.  Those w'iw snowflakes would know strength and durability if it pinned them to a wall in a snowstorm.


And as you can see by this thread it also feeds the berners as well.
 
2020-02-04 4:01:09 PM  
With so much more data to tabulate than in previous years, party leaders feared that the established system of reporting numbers by phone would be too slow.

Nobody should give a shiat how long it takes.  Accuracy should be the only measure.  Stop trying to cater to media that wants results instantly!
 
2020-02-04 4:01:22 PM  

Drew: Before anyone takes subby literally, I wanted to let everyone know that I clipped off the end of his joke because I thought the tagline was funnier if you figured out the answer to his famous historically referencing tagline on your own...

Then I realized without it, folks might not get the reference.  Anyhow I thought it was super clever


It's okay. We're an older crowd, mostly, and I think your editorial discretion works well, here.
 
2020-02-04 4:02:12 PM  

jethroe: thiefofdreams: Jesus farking christ they are having to reach for that Clinton hate.

They do know she is not running and a lot of people worked for her and now those people need jobs, so they got other jobs?

This is like Rudy running around being called mayor. You ain't mayor no more and these guys are not "clinton sureogates", they are people rhat got jobs after a campaign.

shiatty code is shiatty code, doesnt matter who wrote it.

I hate Hillary more than anyone - but the idea that the Clintons are doing some crazy behind-the-scenes machinations is kind of ludicrous.

It reeks of simple incompetence.


Exactly this.

While I dont hate hillary, just wish she would go away. This was a case of testing in live.

You never test in live/prod.
 
2020-02-04 4:02:45 PM  

Drew: Before anyone takes subby literally, I wanted to let everyone know that I clipped off the end of his joke because I thought the tagline was funnier if you figured out the answer to his famous historically referencing tagline on your own...

Then I realized without it, folks might not get the reference.  Anyhow I thought it was super clever


Good editorial instincts.
 
2020-02-04 4:04:29 PM  

vrax: With so much more data to tabulate than in previous years, party leaders feared that the established system of reporting numbers by phone would be too slow.

Nobody should give a shiat how long it takes.  Accuracy should be the only measure.  Stop trying to cater to media that wants results instantly!


Not to mention discord, telegram, WhatsApp or any other number of ways to securely send numbers that dont involve phone lines being tied up or some new app.
 
2020-02-04 4:06:26 PM  

Mugato: The firm behind the app reportedly is Shadow

/not old enough to remember the radio show
//old enough to remember the Alec Baldwin Batman wannabe movie


Old enough to remember the Howard Chaykin comic?

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2020-02-04 4:12:09 PM  
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2020-02-04 4:15:00 PM  
People hand wave this away after all the other election shananagans we've had AND after hearing warning after warning that this time around would be worse than 2016. If you aren't skeptical then either you are playing sport team politics or you haven't been paying attention.
 
2020-02-04 4:18:10 PM  
Mandy McClure, communications director of the Iowa Democratic Party said in a statement that the new app wasn't responsible for the delayed results.

"This is simply a reporting issue. The app did not go down and this is not a hack or an intrusion. The underlying data and paper trail is sound and will simply take time to further report the results."
 
2020-02-04 4:24:06 PM  

DustBunny: Drew: Anyhow I thought it was super clever

Is that why we get a repeat of the submission when the previous link has 300+ comments?


Indeed
 
2020-02-04 4:26:17 PM  
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//breakbeat
 
2020-02-04 5:26:34 PM  
As much as you can imagine. It's all up to you.
 
2020-02-04 5:50:40 PM  

Drew: DustBunny: Drew: Anyhow I thought it was super clever

Is that why we get a repeat of the submission when the previous link has 300+ comments?

Indeed


Fair enough! Your prerogative!
 
2020-02-04 6:08:32 PM  
I knew somehow it was either Nancy Pelosi's fault or Hillary Clinton's fault. I mean, it's so obvious.
 
2020-02-04 6:45:46 PM  
The level of incompetence here is amazing.   There's what, ~200,000 voters (data entries) AT MOST?  That's something you could pull off with a RaspberryPi4 if you have any sense of coding.

I learned a long time ago -- if the majority of a vendor's clients are government agencies, RUN AWAY.

thiefofdreams: They do know she is not running and a lot of people worked for her and now those people need jobs, so they got other jobs?


For her not running, I see an awful lot of her in the press, commenting on political matters as if she is.
 
2020-02-04 6:55:51 PM  
The NY Times has an article today that nails it:

The only safe election is a low tech election.

I'm a big fan of paper ballots manually counted by a group of human beings who announce their publicly agreed upon results no matter how much slower that makes the process.

Electronic ballots or even electronic reporting of the results are just asking for trouble.
 
2020-02-04 9:53:44 PM  

Sean M: thiefofdreams: They do know she is not running and a lot of people worked for her and now those people need jobs, so they got other jobs?


For her not running, I see an awful lot of her in the press, commenting on political matters as if she is.


Because the 24 hours news is creating stories out and strife because they need the horse race.

Why do you think every news story about the farked caucuses sounded like it could have been transcribed from a Coast to Coast AM show?

It is because they know they can light fires and get page clicks feeding the outrage culture.

And if there is one thing that berners and trumpers have in common, oh golly do they hate the Clintons.
 
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