While You Were Offline: Trump Says He’s Treated Unfairly. Abe Lincoln Like, ‘What?’

While You Were Offline: Trump Says He’s Treated Unfairly. Abe Lincoln Like, ‘What?’

Last week, President Trump said no politician had been “treated worse” than him. The internet pointed out some presidents who might challenge that. The post While You Were Offline: Trump Says He’s Treated Unfairly. Abe Lincoln Like, ‘What?’ appeared first on WIRED.
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Fusion Donald Trump to FBI Investigators: Let Me Make This Easy for You | The Slot In Debate Prep, H

Fusion Donald Trump to FBI Investigators: Let Me Make This Easy for You | The Slot In Debate Prep, Hillary Clinton Practiced Dodging Trump’s Weird Macho Hugs | Deadspin WWE Wants to Replace John Cena With Japan’s Shinsuke Nakamura, And It Might Actually Work | The Root Federal Judge Dismisses ‘Clock Boy’ Ahmed…

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Trump ‘knows things’ others don’t about Russian hacking

If Russian hackers are fiddling around with America’s electricity grid, then that would be extremely alarming. It is also what was reported by the Washington Post on the heels of the Obama Administration announcing sanctions against Russia for interfering in a US election.

The original headline read, “Russian hackers penetrated U.S. electricity grid through a utility in Vermont, U.S. officials say.” The Washington Post reported, “A code associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration has been detected within the system of a Vermont utility, according to U.S. officials.”

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Palmer Luckey, Millionaire Founder of Oculus Rift, Loves Donald Trump and Dates a Gamergater

It’s been an open secret for some time that Palmer Luckey, the 24-year-old founder of VR company Oculus Rift and heir apparent to the future of gaming, is a strange guy—the type who argues with his customers on Reddit and casually cosplays as My Little Pony characters. Turns out, he also appears to be an active supporter of Donald Trump and the alt-right, and in a long-term relationship with an avid Gamergater.

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Virtual reality fans are disappointed in Palmer Luckey’s secret Trump fund



When you find out the enigmatic 24-year-old who built one of the first commercially viable virtual reality headsets also funds a pro-Trump political action group aimed at spreading anti-Hillary Clinton memes, you may feel like your worldview has shifted a bit.

At least that was the response of scores of virtual reality fans, some of whom had followed Oculus founder Palmer Luckey since he posted the Oculus Rift development kit on Kickstarter in 2012. Luckey is a key figure in the growth of virtual reality. Before the headset maker was purchased by Facebook in 2014 for $ 2 billion, he was outspoken and heavily involved on VR forums, the Oculus subreddit and across social media — seemingly rarely with much of a filter. As the Facebook acquisition finalized and the Rift neared final commercial release, that did change some, but Luckey was always a force online. Read more…

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Water Scientist Donald Trump on Fixing California’s Drought: “Start Opening Up the Water”

At a rally in Fresno, California today, newfound irrigation expert Donald Trump finally revealed the solution to the drought that’s been crippling California for the past five years: Turn the water back on, idiots.

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The tech industry, according to Trump

Despite having never held public office (nor, perhaps, a computer mouse?), Republican front-runner Donald Trump has been happy to share his views on technology. Although Trump appears to be completely out of touch at times, his position on immigration reform, Net Neutrality, mass surveillance, major tech corporations, and cyber warfare hold weight with a significant portion of the U.S. population, and thus seem worth gathering together for further study.

That’s what we’ve done below. If you’d like to submit a quote, please let us know.

Trump on Google

Why doesn’t President Obama just get the people from Google to fix the failed website. In fact, why didn’t he use them in the first place! (2013, Twitter)

Trump on Apple

trump on iphone

I think what you ought to do is boycott Apple until such time as they give that security number. How do you like that? I just thought of that … Boycott Apple! (2016)

I use both iPhone & Samsung. If Apple doesn’t give info to authorities on the terrorists I’ll only be using Samsung until they give info.
(2016, Twitter)

I predicted Apple’s stock fall based on their dumb refusal to give the option of a larger iPhone screen like Samsung. I sold my Apple stock (2014, Twitter)

We’re gonna get Apple to start building their damn computers and things in this country, instead of in other countries. (2016, The Verge)

Trump on Amazon

If @amazon ever had to pay fair taxes, its stock would crash and it would crumble like a paper bag. The @washingtonpost scam is saving it! (2015, Politico)

Trump on AOL

What a STUPID deal for Verizon to buy AOL for $ 4.4 billion. AOL has been bad luck for everyone who touched it. Worth less than $ 1 billion! (2015, Twitter)

Trump on T-Mobile

T-Mobile service is terrible! Why can’t you do something to improve it for your customers. I don’t want it in my buildings. (2015, Twitter)

Trump on Twitter

Twitter will soon be irrelevant if lowlifes are so easily able to hack into accounts. (2013, Twitter)

Trump on Mass Surveillance

The NYPD Surveillance Program kept NYC safe since 9/11. There will be tragic consequences for ending it. (2014, Twitter)

I didn’t suggest a database-a reporter did. We must defeat Islamic terrorism & have surveillance, including a watch list, to protect America (2015, Twitter)

Trump on email

I don’t do the email thing. (2007, New York Times)

Very rarely, but I use it (2013, NYT)

Trump on cyber warfare

We’re losing a lot of people because of the Internet,” Trump said. “We have to go see Bill Gates and a lot of different people that really understand what’s happening. We have to talk to them about, maybe in certain areas, closing that Internet up in some way. Somebody will say, ‘Oh freedom of speech, freedom of speech.’ These are foolish people. We have a lot of foolish people. (2015, CNN)

What China is doing on the cyber warfare front is equally alarming. Cyber spying can isolate network weaknesses and allow the Chinese to steal valuable intelligence. (2011, Network World)

Trump on immigration — H-1B visas

trump on engineers

We graduate two times more Americans with STEM degrees each year than find STEM jobs, yet as much as two-thirds of entry-level hiring for IT jobs is accomplished through the H-1B program. More than half of H-1B visas are issued for the program’s lowest allowable wage level, and more than eighty percent for its bottom two. Raising the prevailing wage paid to H-1Bs will force companies to give these coveted entry-level jobs to the existing domestic pool of unemployed native and immigrant workers in the U.S., instead of flying in cheaper workers from overseas. This will improve the number of black, Hispanic and female workers in Silicon Valley who have been passed over in favor of the H-1B program. Mark Zuckerberg’s personal Senator, Marco Rubio, has a bill to triple H-1Bs that would decimate women and minorities. (2015, Network World)

I’m changing. I’m changing. We need highly skilled people in this country. And if we can’t do it, we’ll get them in. (2016, Business Insider)

Trump on Intellectual Property

As President, my goal would be to ensure that the intellectual property produced in America remains the property of those who produce it. Letting other countries steal our property will not happen on my watch. (2015, Breitbart)


It has come to our attention that you have registered the Domain Name STOPTRUMP.US and have made a deliberate attempt to sell T-shirts online using TRUMP and DONALD TRUMP brands without any authorization from Mr. Trump … Your registration (and use) of the Domain Name also constitutes cyber-piracy in violation of the U.S. Anti-Cybersquatting Act … Mr Trump considers this to be a very serious matter. (2015, ArsTechnica)

Trump on Snowden

trump on snowden

A coincidence that the NSA leaker is living openly in Hong Kong?! At the same time the Chinese Pres. met with Obama in CA. (2013, Twitter)

Snowden is a spy who has caused great damage to the U.S. A spy in the old days, when our country was respected and strong, would be executed (2014, Twitter)

Trump on NASA

It is very sad to see what @BarackObama has done with NASA. He has gutted the program and made us dependent on the Russians. (2012, Twitter)

You know, in the old days, [NASA] was great… right now, we have bigger problems — you understand that? We’ve got to fix our potholes. You know, we don’t exactly have a lot of money. (2015, Washington Post via Engadget)

Trump on online gambling

This [online gambling] has to happen because many other countries are doing it and like usual the U.S. is just missing out. (2011, Forbes via Engadget)

Net Neutrality

Obama’s attack on the internet is another top down power grab. Net neutrality is the Fairness Doctrine. Will target conservative media. (2014, Gizmodo)

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