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Old 12-11-2018, 05:23 PM
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I need to go get some lunch.
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Democrats erupt into laughter after Google CEO has to explain to Rep. Steve King that the 'iPhone is made by a different company'




At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai was asked some difficult questions. None was more difficult than a question asked by Iowa Rep. Steve King, however, whose question was literally impossible for Pichai to answer.

King said his 7-year-old granddaughter was playing a game on her phone before an election — most likely King's November 2018 reelection bid — and was shown a picture of the congressman that included some not-so-flattering language.

"I'm not going to say into the record what kind of language was used around that picture of her grandfather," he said.

Then, holding up his Apple device, King asked Pichai, "How does that show up on a 7-year-old's iPhone who's playing a kids game?"

The Google CEO answered the question by saying, "Congressman, iPhone is made by a different company."

The Democratic staff table erupted in laughter at Pichai's reply, according to Business Insider's Joe Perticone, who attended Tuesday's hearing.

King backtracked and said, "It might have been an Android. It's just … it was a hand-me-down of some kind."

Later in the hearing, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-California) told the Iowa congressman that if he wanted "positive search results, do positive things." King has repeatedly found himself in hot water over his insensitive racial comments.

Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) showed off his Apple device when asking Pichai whether Google tracked users' phones for location data. Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pennsylvania) held his up as well when telling Pichai of the major responsibility he had because "there's a lot of people who believe anything that's put out, by anyone."

The full exchange between King and Pichai:

Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/stev...-laugh-2018-12
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That's easy. I am part of the ruling elite which runs the media.
Post pics of the food from the company Christmas(are allowed to call it Christmas?) party, or argument invalid.

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Actually kinda interested in what you're having.

We are only getting some catered food from the local golf club / course, i guess they have to do something during the winter.

Heck it could be worse, my dad who works for Bosch is getting Pizza!
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Post pics of the food from the company Christmas(are allowed to call it Christmas?) party, or argument invalid.

Not sure if you realize this, but the event which you are asking pictures from is two weeks in the future.

While I recognize that Detroit is kind of... unique, I have always assumed that time flows forward at a linear rate of one second per second there, just as it does in the civilized universe. Is this not true?

As someone who has to sign off on the purchase order, I can assure you that the Christmas dinner at the station will be profusely elaborate this year as it has always been in years past. I share in the pain of the folks who keep TV working when everyone else is getting drunk at home. We spare no expense. (And, yet, manage to avoid attack by velociraptors.)
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Lol. Okay, Joe.
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Is Scott at a doctor's appointment this morning or something? Usually there's at least one good Braineack post in the political thread first thing in the morning.
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Holiday season bonus:

Doctor Zhivago makes a great holiday movie. Learn about the horrors of: communism, cold weather, and adultery.
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Holiday season bonus:

Doctor Zhivago makes a great holiday movie. Learn about the horrors of: communism, cold weather, and adultery.
I never knew that was a real movie until I just now looked it up. I just assumed it was a fictional reference in True Romance.
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It's a really great movie.
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yup, wife and i are planing to watch it this weekend.
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yup, wife and i are planing to watch it this weekend.
She trying to remind you of that horror of adultery you mentioned? Mom says that every husband should watch Fatal Attraction.
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I always thought of it as such a tragic love story and then when my wife saw it with me she saw the doctor as being a betraying *** she had no sympathy for.

Edit - I didn't realize it was filmed almost entirely in Spain. I would have guessed much further north.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Zhivago_(film)

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There is a modicum of truth here.

Shortly after the first taping of the Man of the People show, the producer requested that I build and install "Applause" signs hanging from the lighting grid near the stage-front of the set.

I recycled two old "ON AIR" signs from the scrapheap, retrofitted them with LED backlights (from Amazon) and new legends which I printed on the expensive dye-sub printer, and bought a cheap wireless remote control intended for automotive applications (also Amazon) to switch a relay inline with a 12V power supply to drive them.

So, yeah, "Applause" signs are an actual thing that we in the media use to inform the audience that something applause-worthy has occurred.



Entirely unrelated, here is a picture of Bob the dog, who lives at my local barbershop:



Bob's knowledge of economics and global politics is comparable to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez'.

I find Bob to be much less attractive, however.
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Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
There is a modicum of truth here.

Shortly after the first taping of the Man of the People show, the producer requested that I build and install "Applause" signs hanging from the lighting grid near the stage-front of the set.

I recycled two old "ON AIR" signs from the scrapheap, retrofitted them with LED backlights (from Amazon) and new legends which I printed on the expensive dye-sub printer, and bought a cheap wireless remote control intended for automotive applications (also Amazon) to switch a relay inline with a 12V power supply to drive them.

So, yeah, "Applause" signs are an actual thing that we in the media use to inform the audience that something applause-worthy has occurred.



Entirely unrelated, here is a picture of Bob the dog, who lives at my local barbershop:



Bob's knowledge of economics and global politics is comparable to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez'.

I find Bob to be much less attractive, however.
Applause signs have been a thing since TV began (source: my life).

As for Bob, you might find him more attractive with the appropriate haircut.
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So, yeah, "Applause" signs are an actual thing that we in the media use to inform the audience that something applause-worthy has occurred.
I saw those when I toured NBC and saw the SNL and Jimmy Fallon studios. They felt appropriate.

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Russia.

I'd collude with her:


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