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    Talking Biden Asks for Web Site's 'Number'

    Vice President Joe Biden, tasked with overseeing the $787 billion stimulus package, has been having a little trouble with his "numbers."
    During an interview on CBS' "Early Show" on Wednesday, Biden told viewers to check out a government-run Web site tracking stimulus spending, but admitted he was embarrassed because he couldn't remember the site's "number."
    "You know, I'm embarrassed. Do you know the Web site number?" he asked an aide standing out of view. "I should have it in front of me and I don't. I'm actually embarrassed."
    Biden, who seemed to indicate that he thought the Internet worked like a giant telephone, sounded an unusually Luddite note inside an administration often heralded for its mastery of the Web.

    Web sites, as much of the "Early Show" audience may have been aware, are generally referred to by their URLs or addresses. The one Biden was searching for was Recovery.gov, which he announced moments later when reminded of the proper address.
    Bloggers wondered aloud whether the vice president knew how to use the Web, though some correctly pointed out that Web sites do indeed use a number system, and are identified by their numeric Internet Protocol address.
    A spokeswoman for the vice president had not offered comment by the time this article was published.
    Biden isn't the first politician to make a serious flub concerning the ways of the Internet -- former Sen. Ted Stevens called it a " " in a now-famous address on the floor of the Senate.
    But this wasn't even Biden's first error involving the name of the Web site. During a nationally televised address to the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Feb. 20, he directed the assembled leaders to visit the stimulus site -- but .
    "We've already set up a Web site, Recovery.com, which will show where and how the money is being spent," he said, apparently unaware that the government has its own domain. Before a government tweak last Friday, Recovery.com directed Web users to a commercial research company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    some correctly pointed out that Web sites do indeed use a number system, and are identified by their numeric Internet Protocol address.

    LOL - I seriously doubt that Biden even knows what an IP Number is.

    To get him totally confused, the interviewer should ask him to give the web server's internal IP address, external IP address, DNS and gateway addresses

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXCharlie View Post
    LOL - I seriously doubt that Biden even knows what an IP Number is.

    To get him totally confused, the interviewer should ask him to give the web server's internal IP address, external IP address, DNS and gateway addresses

    There's no place like 127.0.0.1. (Sorry geek speak humor)

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    He's a fucking space cadet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    There's no place like 127.0.0.1. (Sorry geek speak humor)
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    Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    There's no place like 127.0.0.1. (Sorry geek speak humor)
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    Before a government tweak last Friday, Recovery.com directed Web users to a commercial research company.
    Wayback Machine showed it pointing to a bunch of random crap.
    Some domain squatter got his stimulus check early.

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    I'm not a fan of Biden. In fact, it's probably safe to say I like him even less than Obama.

    But seriously? Why is this news?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post

    But seriously? Why is this news?
    Because he is the Vice President and says stupid things on a regular basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    There's no place like 127.0.0.1. (Sorry geek speak humor)
    So is that an actual address?
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    What is 127.0.0.1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    So is that an actual address?
    Yes.

    127.0.0.1 is the standard IP address used for a loopback network connection.
    This means that if you try to connect to 127.0.0.1, you are immediately looped back to your own machine...AKA: Home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    Yes.

    127.0.0.1 is the standard IP address used for a loopback network connection.
    This means that if you try to connect to 127.0.0.1, you are immediately looped back to your own machine...AKA: Home.

    Geek Speak = 4 pgg
    'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
    delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
    promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
    holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
    possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'

    A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. Sigmund Freud

 

 

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