Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 922 | 923 | 924 | 925 | 926 | 927 | 928 | 929 | 930 | 931 | 932 | 933 | 934 | 935 | 936 | 937 | 938 | 939 | 940 | 941 | 942 | ... | 1130
Devastation by stupidity
12306 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2308973 1-Sep-2019 10:27
Send private message quote this post

I detest Trump but regardless of politics there is clearly something wrong with his brain. The 'orange' confusion in particular is a striking indicator of dementia and there are plenty of other examples of him misspeaking in this way. The sooner he is put in an institution, the better.

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


5945 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
DR
Lifetime subscriber

  #2309011 1-Sep-2019 13:34
Send private message quote this post

The New York Times - How a Trump Tax Break to Help Poor Communities Became a Windfall for the Rich

 

Aug. 31, 2019

 

 

NEW ORLEANS - President Trump has portrayed America’s cities as wastelands, ravaged by crime and homelessness, infested by rats.

 

But the Trump administration’s signature plan to lift them - a multibillion-dollar tax break that is supposed to help low-income areas - has fueled a wave of developments financed by and built for the wealthiest Americans.

 

Among the early beneficiaries of the tax incentive are billionaire financiers like Leon Cooperman and business magnates like Sidney Kohl - and Mr. Trump’s family members and advisers.

 

Former Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey; Richard LeFrak, a New York real estate titan who is close to the president; Anthony Scaramucci, a former White House aide; and the family of Jared Kushner, Mr. Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, all are looking to profit from what is shaping up to be a once-in-a-generation bonanza for elite investors. ...

 

“Opportunity zones, hottest thing going, providing massive new incentives for investment and job creation in distressed communities,” Mr. Trump declared at a recent rally in Cincinnati.

 

Instead, billions of untaxed investment profits are beginning to pour into high-end apartment buildings and hotels, storage facilities that employ only a handful of workers, and student housing in bustling college towns ...

 



 





Sideface


 
 
 
 


BDFL - Memuneh
67534 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #2309024 1-Sep-2019 14:47
Send private message quote this post

New China tariffs to come in effect today. Economists think ultimately this will lead to higher Street prices. So once again is the consumer paying for his stupidity.




 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure 


5945 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
DR
Lifetime subscriber

  #2309343 2-Sep-2019 11:06
Send private message quote this post

 

 

 

The Washington Post - Trump has a plan! His plan is for nothing to go wrong.

 

August 31, 2019

 


First, do not worry about the economy. There is nothing to worry about. Who’s worried? 

 

If you were to worry, that would make the economy second-guess itself and grow agitated.

 

Don’t worry about the economy. It’s fine. 

 

Second, if there are any problems with the economy (there aren’t, but if there were), they would have nothing to do with the president. 

 

The last thing that would possibly impact the economy are his trade policies. 

 

It is “badly run and weak companies,” as he wisely clarified on Twitter.

 

Third, if there were to be any kind of downturn ... there is a plan. 

 

The plan is for it to be, as Mick Mulvaney told a gathering of donors last week, “moderate and short.”

 

This plan is without flaw, and, indeed, is the approach the administration is taking to all forms of crisis. 

 

That is, I am pleased to report, why there are currently no crises whatsoever. ...

 





Sideface


5945 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
DR
Lifetime subscriber

  #2309363 2-Sep-2019 11:59
Send private message quote this post




Sideface


4502 posts

Uber Geek


  #2309615 2-Sep-2019 18:01
Send private message quote this post

Trump's Henchmen, Part 1

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Have you ever been to a party and then when you get there realize everyone is awful and you're not actually sure who invited you? Well, we put together some of our favorite segments of people you would never want to be at a party with. We present to you, the President's evil henchmen part one.


10409 posts

Uber Geek


  #2309623 2-Sep-2019 18:21
Send private message quote this post

Trump : I’ve seen some Category Fours, you don’t even see them that much,” he said. “But a Category Five is something that, I don’t know that I’ve ever even heard the term, other than I know it’s there. That’s the ultimate and that’s what we have, unfortunately.


If the stable genius was to enter a trivia quiz, what age group should he compete against?

Looks like Mar-a-Lago might not get a direct hit. Current forecasts have it swooping up the coast, closest it gets to Florida mainland is about where Cape Kennedy is, and it keeps going - at the moment it doesn't look like it hits the coast in Georgia or the Carolinas, but still as a huge storm makes a beeline for NJ. We'll see.
There's probably another one coming too - forming off the coast of Africa now.

 
 
 
 


634 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2309657 2-Sep-2019 19:47
Send private message quote this post

Fred99:
Trump : I’ve seen some Category Fours, you don’t even see them that much,” he said. “But a Category Five is something that, I don’t know that I’ve ever even heard the term, other than I know it’s there. That’s the ultimate and that’s what we have, unfortunately.


If the stable genius was to enter a trivia quiz, what age group should he compete against?

Looks like Mar-a-Lago might not get a direct hit. Current forecasts have it swooping up the coast, closest it gets to Florida mainland is about where Cape Kennedy is, and it keeps going - at the moment it doesn't look like it hits the coast in Georgia or the Carolinas, but still as a huge storm makes a beeline for NJ. We'll see.
There's probably another one coming too - forming off the coast of Africa now.



5945 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
DR
Lifetime subscriber

  #2309681 2-Sep-2019 20:59
Send private message quote this post

 

Stupidity, short term memory loss, or dementia? 

 

All of the above?  😕





Sideface


634 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2309751 3-Sep-2019 05:51
Send private message quote this post

Sideface:


Stupidity, short term memory loss, or dementia? 


All of the above?  😕



Giant Narcissist? Everything has to be the biggest ever with him.

5945 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
DR
Lifetime subscriber

  #2309926 3-Sep-2019 13:33
Send private message quote this post

Trump : I’ve seen some Category Fours, you don’t even see them that much,” he said. “But a Category Five is something that, I don’t know that I’ve ever even heard the term, other than I know it’s there. That’s the ultimate and that’s what we have, unfortunately.


The Washington Post - Hurricane Dorian, one of the Atlantic’s most intense storms on record, baffles the president

 

Trump’s Category 5 blind spot could hinder response efforts and is in keeping with his overarching dismissal of scientific findings.

 

02 Sep 2019

 


Hurricane Dorian is a storm for the record books ...

 

Yet President Trump seemed baffled by how a hurricane could reach Category 5 intensity, the highest category on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, which has been widely used since 1974. ...

 

Although it might seem like a harmless curiosity or blind spot, Trump’s self-professed ignorance of Category 5 monsters could slow the government’s response to such disasters ...

 

Climate studies show a trend toward more Category 4 and 5 storms in the future, along with more frequent instances of storms that rapidly intensify, which can complicate evacuation and storm preparation.

 

However, it’s unlikely that Trump will accept such findings, given his rejection of climate science in general.

 





Sideface


BDFL - Memuneh
67534 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #2309961 3-Sep-2019 14:28
Send private message quote this post

The book Proof of Conspiracy, by Seth Abramson will be available in a couple of hours.





 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure 


4502 posts

Uber Geek


  #2310235 3-Sep-2019 18:28
Send private message quote this post

Sideface:

The Washington Post - Hurricane Dorian, one of the Atlantic’s most intense storms on record, baffles the president


Trump’s Category 5 blind spot could hinder response efforts and is in keeping with his overarching dismissal of scientific findings.



This year is the third year in a row where a cyclone formed before the official hurricane season began, not that Trump cares.

He only has a few year left on this earth, so his position is f__k every law and living thing, and grab all the cash he can.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Atlantic_hurricane_season

5945 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
DR
Lifetime subscriber

  #2310242 3-Sep-2019 18:45
Send private message quote this post

 

An image released by North Korea’s state news agency showing the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, celebrating what was purportedly the test-firing of a new rocket launcher last month.

 

 

 

The New York Times - North Korea Missile Tests, ‘Very Standard’ to Trump, Show Signs of Advancing Arsenal

 

Sept. 2, 2019

 


As North Korea fired off a series of missiles in recent months - at least 18 since May - President Trump has repeatedly dismissed their importance as short-range and “very standard” tests. 

 

And although he has conceded “there may be a United Nations violation,” the president says any concerns are overblown.

 

Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, Mr. Trump explained recently, just “likes testing missiles.”

 

Now, American intelligence officials and outside experts have come to a far different conclusion: that the launchings downplayed by Mr. Trump, including two late last month, have allowed Mr. Kim to test missiles with greater range and maneuverability that could overwhelm American defenses in the region. ...

 

 

 

 

Just who is Donald working for? 





Sideface


5945 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
DR
Lifetime subscriber

  #2310712 4-Sep-2019 16:25
Send private message quote this post





Sideface


1 | ... | 922 | 923 | 924 | 925 | 926 | 927 | 928 | 929 | 930 | 931 | 932 | 933 | 934 | 935 | 936 | 937 | 938 | 939 | 940 | 941 | 942 | ... | 1130
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Soul Machines joins forces with the World Health Organization
Posted 13-Jul-2020 18:00


Chorus completes the build and commissioning of two new core Ethernet switches
Posted 8-Jul-2020 09:48


National Institute for Health Innovation develops treatment app for gambling
Posted 6-Jul-2020 16:25


Nokia 2.3 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Jul-2020 12:30


Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53


Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48


Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44


Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41


Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07


New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58


Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10


Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30


Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14


Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17


Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.