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Old 01-22-2009, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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Bush at a keyboard. Without a minder. I cannot imagine.
I'll bet all he knew how to do on one was play Solitaire and probably wasn't to good at that either.
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Old 01-22-2009, 01:40 PM
 
Location: East Chicago, IN
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You can spin it however you want, but the government of the most powerful country on Earth should have the latest everything technology wise. The cats living in caves have more advanced stuff apparently.
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Old 01-22-2009, 01:42 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Bush at a keyboard. Without a minder. I cannot imagine.


I was always a little more concerned by his proximity to "The Button"
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:56 PM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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Bush at a keyboard. Without a minder. I cannot imagine.
I can't "imagine" he would lower himself like that!!
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:58 PM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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Ha, I like this! Best prank ever! But it's more of an Obama staff-style trick.
You're saying they tricked themselves?? Whatever for?
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:01 PM
 
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You mean they can't write on someone's wall on Facebook? Maybe the Bush administration had better things to do with their time, like run a country.
Yeah, The Bush Crime Family knew how to run a country...right into the ground.
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:04 PM
 
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You mean they can't write on someone's wall on Facebook? Maybe the Bush administration had better things to do with their time, like run a country.

If you think that's the extent of the usefulness of new technology, then you sir are a fool. And quite an impressively, thoroughly foolish one at that.

Try to run even a company with old OSs on all the computers, no laptops, no private email accounts, etc. No one would take you seriously.

Now, try to run a country that way. Even more shameful.
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:21 PM
 
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Bush White House Was a Technical Dark Ages Relic

So was Bush
That explains why they did not trash the equipment before leaving - it was already that way.
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:26 PM
 
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People who built equipment for the government know better....

The "special" phones still have the same part that makes them encrypted as they always have and no you can't google it sorry. It by the way is still the most secure chip to date.

The computers? There is a reason why blackberries and the likes are not used. Any Computer Engineer with a too much time on their hands could get a glimpse into the daily messages of the White House. Yes I understand some people think that's good. Those same people probably deny that the former soviet union ever had extensive spy program watching every move of the president.
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:13 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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This is not surprising, neither George W (aka Bush II) or Bill Clinton were exactly well known for being computer savvy.

Clinton reportedly did/does not even know how to turn on a computer much less how to send an email ... his computer illiteracy was the butt of many jokes by Vice President Al Gore.

Surprisingly enough, George H W (aka Bush I) is apparently very big on his Blackberry.
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