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Brint Kriebel (bekit)
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Pennsylvania voters for Hillary - if you need a little help getting to the polls, +Michelle Sumner Kriebel and I have helped support this cause to provide free rides to/from your polling place with Uber or Lyft.

Please get out and vote for kindness, vote for peace, vote for intelligence and vote for facts. #imwithher
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Son of a... I was wondering why Android Pay stopped working on me, but didn't have a chance to dig in yet. FFS, Google. Why?

The funny thing was, I was just starting to use Android Pay more recently.
Google just made bootloader unlocked, but otherwise stock devices fail SafetyNet checks.

This means no Android Pay, Snapchat, Pokemon go, certain workplace emails, etc on devices that are stock other than having "fastboot oem unlock" enabled. It's also all accomplished serverside, so there's not really an APK you can hold off on installing.

The days of unlocked bootloaders and third party roms in general are over. Roms have decreased in popularity for a while now, but I'd argue detecting an unlocked bootloader is the final nail in the coffin for the tinkering crowd. 
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Yeah. I used to be that way, but after finally owning a "true" Nexus (I was on Verizon for a long while), I haven't really felt the need to unlock the bootloader. The only time I did that with my 6P was to flash the original Android N DP1. And, it turned out that was for naught, as they enabled OTA's shortly thereafter. I have since relocked my bootloader.

Hopefully, they will find a way to enforce the integrity they desire with the ability to keep the device open.
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Fact checking the existence of fact checkers.
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I've said it before... Seattle crime is weird. Some guy climbed a tree and is throwing apples at the rescue workers trying to get him down.
SEATTLE - Police and firefighters are responding to a report of a man stuck at the very top of Seattle's iconic giant Sequoia tree next to the Macy's store downtown.Crews brought a ladder truck to the scene, at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Stewart Stree
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Another Seattle Sanders socialist losing his marbles, it's a daily around here.
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My body system is ready...
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My i5 and gtx 970 are well in the green. 
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A good technical dive into this that is explained in mostly layman's terms.
The Clinton Email Controversy Bothers You, Yet You Likely Don’t Actually Know What the Clinton Email Controversy Even Is

I don't like posting about politics.. but.. man, technology I do...

I personally read the ENTIRE FBI released report about Hillary's Emails. I don't know anyone else who has.

Some points....
1) When asked most people say something to the effect of... "Hillary deleted these emails with an evil cackling laughter to hide all her evil secret doings"... But the reality is... Hillary never deleted or sent any emails to the interview departments according to these reports. She was requested to send emails by the govt in July 2014. Her team emailed the IT guy with the search for all *.gov emails. He did this from Outlook .pst backups from old servers. He sent those back to the team.. Team sent the files to her Lawyers. Lawyers sent them to the govt. IT guy asked.. What do you want me to do with the not .gov emails? and remaining backups? At this time it is July 2014 - Over a year since Hillary left the state office. Hillary and team said well.. we dont need them? IT guy deleted them. Then he bleached the server as IT security guys do. His report says no one asked him to do this. Hillary.. never touched these emails. She is not very technical. How many people could sort through backed up .pst files reading this thread? How many even know what a .pst file even is? You think Hillary did this?

2) There were a total of 2093 classified emails found (although this number changes around a bit depending what you include as classified). Most of these classified emails according to the FBI report were things like Hillary Clintons travel and flight schedule. IE - this would be classified information as to when she was landing but it is not necessarily classified in the sense of national secrets most people are thinking about. Each and every sender and receiver of the 2093 "classified emails" was brought in, interviewed and questioned. They are in the reports. The FBI determined that 110 were classified at the time. About 0.17% of emails on the server. The FBI also found that NONE of the 110 "serious emails" were properly marked with headers and subject lines as classified.... Which is govt classified protocol. Hillary and her team discussed classified information in morning meetings, secure faxes and via secure phone calls - not via email. This is why she said there wasn't any. Because there should not have been. The emails were sent poorly by other people in the USA government. IE - The emails that were found - Hillary was part of the email threads that other people in the Gov't made mistakes on.

3)The hack emails are a whole other ball of wax... Most people mush them all together.. Often confusing the whole thing again showing lack of technical knowledge. Hillary's email has never been hacked. Wiki leaks published the entire Clinton Emails published under the FOIA here - I read a bunch.. nothing of note.
Guccifer the script kiddie hacked Sydney Blumenthal Aol email by... guessing his security password reset question - He emailed Hillary a lot on the server. Wiki leaks published a bunch of that here -…

John Podestra emails released by Wikileaks has not been publicized how they got this information. But llikely an inital phising scheme and then as shown in this email - he published his password.. and then used the same password everywhere.ugh You can read those here -

So yeah. I have read a bunch of these countless emails. You can too. Most of 'the media' posting about these choose one or two emails that is Hillary's aides and pr team doing their jobs.. or posting their personal water cooler email opinions. IE- How to target younger voters in a certain state or What to do about Bernie Sanders. Most company internal emails would look similar. I looked at lots of them but I didn't see any OMG smoking gun or secret conspiracy in these either.

4) It is important to note how complete the FBI investigation was.. They cross checked server log in times, IT department tickets, every computer, laptop, etc. phone records.. They interviewed basically every person to ever remotely work for or with Clinton in any way. They never found "secret Clinton scandals".. there is no insider deals. You can read countless pages of interview answers, transcripts, questions, of how non technical Hillary and her team are.. For people who sure didn't seem all that technical... it would be a miracle to cover up things like this.

5) The media has had a hay day with this because people are not technical. "The Media" is not technical. And I mean seriously.. who reads all these documents besides me? How did you reading this get your information about the "email scandal"... ? All the information most people have.. is some guy who wrote about what he read.. and likely they are not very technical. Do they know what .pst is? Bleach bit? Back up servers? Do they know how IMAP works? Sent messages? Secure FTP? All things mentioned in the FBI files? I just don't think 'the media' understands what they are reading per say or focus on the sensationalized parts more than others. How come most people know there is classified emails.. but NOT that Hillary never touched the emails sent or deleted for example...

In MY opinion, Clinton's email scandal is such a thing.. because for the first time .. the people of the world are looking at and are interested in how the technology in the USA gov't works. And its bad. The USA gov't like most organizations is SERIOUSLY behind on technical knowledge, training and protocol around technology. This is my opinion based off what I personally have read. You may have a different one.

I agree with the FBI findings.. She shouldn't have done it. And she was careless. But there is no.. crooked, evil, cackling plots like most people think. The USA Gov't needs to seriously work on their technology protocols. This isn't the first email scandal BTW... Other gov't officials have too - including Bush, he had a private email on the republican server. He had tons of missing emails off THAT server.. conveniently around the Weapons of mass Destruction time period after Sept 11... No one heard a peep about Crooked Bush .. and he was the PRESIDENT.

There is countless more.. but i guess my overall point is... go read the files yourself. See what lovely pieces of information you learn..

Or read this article who found the same things I did after he read the FBI files...

I have discussed this thread extensively on other platforms but am sharing here. If you have any different opinions.. awesome.. please provide source links (true source not a 3rd party site) - and i'll check it out... again.. These are just my opinions on what I've read. :)

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Oh look, I made something!
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Yep. That was a nice quick distraction. Back to Slack.
Allo Review

No text messaging support
Can only be installed on a single device
No web client

I think this is just a tech demo for Google Assistant.
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A lakefront home for <$600k? Sounds like a fantastic deal. Is this supposed to be a negative article? Seattle prices may have my perception skewed.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, the tribune of working people, has bought his third house for nearly $600,000.
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The inability of Faux to understand that the income inequality issue is not about people earning $250k / yr. It's those "earning" 2mil, 12mil, 20 mil. Exec pay is out of control.
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One of the most accurate descriptions of why I am proud to have voted (well, caucused) for Bernie Sanders.
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Huge props to +HTC on the launch of Vive. That was one of the smoothest pre-orders I've ever gone through. And now... the wait...
PRE-ORDER YOUR VIVE TODAY. Paint in 3D. Create machines in space. Throw a stapler at your boss. Pre-order Vive today and get Tilt Brush, Fantastic Contraption, and Job Simulator FREE.* *Promotional content bundle available in limited quantities.
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Had one attempt on my phone tell me the vive was out of stock.. Second attempt on notebook gave me an error that I couldn't get it in my country (eh. us?).. third try was the charm :P worked without issue.
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  • SprocketVR (bekit, LLC)
    Owner and Manager, 2016 - present
  • Cyanogen, Inc.
    Release and Operations Manager, 2015 - 2016
  • Cyanogen, Inc.
    Senior Operations/Release Engineer, 2013 - 2015
  • CyanogenMod
    Device Maintainer, 2011 - 2016
  • VMware
    Senior Member of Technical Staff - Horizon Mobile, 2011 - 2013
  • VMware
    Solutions Architect - Professional Services, 2005 - 2011
  • Erie Insurance Group
    Information Security Specialist, 2003 - 2005
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  • Rochester Institute of Technology
    Applied Networking and Systems Administration, 2000 - 2004
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    1996 - 2000
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