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gruber123:
Traditionally the first lady has been expected to have a somewhat important role.

If Hillary had won, would John question Bill's role in the room?

How is this different than children? Trump is leaving his wife at home and bringing in the kids.
6:00 am — Thursday, 15 December 2016
anonymous:
As John said, gruber123, "you're not hooked up right" if you 1) can't see this as a conflict of interest (possibly low IQ that could prevent this), but then also argue as to why it's perfectly fine with a facile argument that "Traditionally the first lady has been expected to have a somewhat important role" and then stating that replacing his wife with the three kids running his companies is in no way a conflict of interest.
6:08 am — Thursday, 15 December 2016
John Rodham Gruber:
Yawn. Zero fucks given, about both the kids being in the room and Johnny Boy's (along with anonymass's) opinion on it.

Who cares.
6:20 am — Thursday, 15 December 2016
gruber123:
I'm not worried about a conflict of interest with Trump's fuckin hotel business. We all knew he had it and we voted for him. They are hotels. Who gives a shit. Possibly the world's simplest business. Who gives a fuck.

Kids in the room would be concerning for reasons of nepotism, not conflict of interest. But Trump won, so he gets to do what he wants to do. He doesn't have to follow your made-up-as-we-go-along-if-obama-did-it-it's-fine-but-whatever-trump-does-is-fucked rules.
7:34 am — Thursday, 15 December 2016
anonymous:
>But Trump won, so he gets to do what he wants to do.

Wow! You moved right to claiming Trump as dictator real fast. Why not start calling him King Trump?
9:27 am — Thursday, 15 December 2016
To Be Fair:
>And whatever it is they’re talking about, a sticker or whatever, is not an emoji.

Uh, how is it not an emoji?
10:03 am — Thursday, 15 December 2016
anonymous:
>Uh, how is it not an emoji?

Uh, so now every fucking image is automatically an emoji?
10:08 am — Thursday, 15 December 2016
anonymous:
Why would they invite Twitter? It's failing. It's over. Only tech 'luminaries' and spam bots use it.
10:27 am — Thursday, 15 December 2016
To Be Fair:
>Uh, so now every fucking image is automatically an emoji?

Not every image, but a certain subset of images. Here's a definition of "emoji":

*a small digital image or icon used to express an idea or emotion in electronic communication.*

The "Crooked Hillary" that the Trump campaign proposed definitely fits the definition.
10:50 am — Thursday, 15 December 2016
To Be Emoji:
Based on that generic definition you just stated that every image can be an emoji providing it's both digital and made small as everything can be interrupted to express an *idea* or invoke an *emotion*.

Way to go in disproving your very own point.
11:11 am — Thursday, 15 December 2016
To Be Fair:
>Way to go in disproving your very own point.

How does it disprove it?
11:32 am — Thursday, 15 December 2016
Alex:
With $13.43B, Twitter is 1/20 of Facebook. Even though DT relies on Twitter often, letting them enter the room would require expanding the meeting to several dozen companies.
1:02 pm — Thursday, 15 December 2016
To Be Fair:
>Even though DT relies on Twitter often, letting them enter the room would require expanding the meeting to several dozen companies.

Why would it require that? Nobody said market cap had to be the criteria they were chosen by.

And why were his kids there?
2:31 pm — Thursday, 15 December 2016
Daring Hemorrhoid:
Trump isn't President yet, so his team can do whatever the fuck they want.

If they want to invite the naked cowboy to take part in the meetings, they can do it.

They could still invite the naked cowboy to the White House if they wanted as well. After all, how many random people did Obama invite over?

His kids are smarter than Gruber, that's for sure. If Gruber was invited I'd question it. I mean, what would he actually contribute besides miasma?
3:54 pm — Thursday, 15 December 2016
anonymous:
>Trump isn't President yet, so his team can do whatever the fuck they want.

>But Trump won, so he gets to do what he wants to do.

So no matter the scenario people will justify any questionable activity or breath of ethics so long as the white guy in office.
5:51 pm — Thursday, 15 December 2016
Daring Hemorrhoid:
They did the same thing when the black guy was in office.
6:35 pm — Thursday, 15 December 2016
anonymous:
Grube's a fucking alcoholic. Alcohol killed the few brain cells he had. The man is a shell of his former self. He's not even worth reading anymore.

I come here only because of DFwC. If DFwC was shut down tomorrow, I would never come back.
6:39 pm — Thursday, 15 December 2016
Daring Hemorrhoid:
Oh wait, Obama's still there. Everyone's sort of forgotten about him.

He's such a lame duck that he doesn't even bother to quack anymore.
6:44 pm — Thursday, 15 December 2016
Daring Hemorrhoid:
You know, Gruber created a community of smart people then killed it.

I guess he became the dumbest guy in the room and couldn't handle it.

So thanks for the community.
7:22 pm — Thursday, 15 December 2016
Alex:
This is an emoji, but a special Twitter emoji. «Twitter's specific custom emoji are called "hashflags," and they're used to automatically display custom emoji after specific hashtags on Twitter's site and in first-party apps» [explains Andrew Cunningham](http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/12/report-crooked-hillary-emoji-refusal-kept-twitter-out-of-trumps-tech-meetup/)
10:14 pm — Thursday, 15 December 2016
Alex:
BTW, he also writes: «the Trump camp claims that Twitter was excluded from the meeting because of its size—the company's market cap is about $13.85 billion, and the smallest company represented was Tesla (market cap $31.92 billion).»
10:16 pm — Thursday, 15 December 2016
Daring Hemorrhoid:
Sorry, your financials must be <this big> to attend this meeting.
11:49 pm — Thursday, 15 December 2016
Publius:
Shhh, no tears. Only dreams now, Gruber.
12:47 am — Saturday, 17 December 2016
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