A new guitar won't help you improve. It's perfectly fine to want a new guitar but don't try to tell yourself you 'need' it. If you think your tele sounds too thin then you probably just want something with a humbucker. So if you feel like that's something you really 'need' then realize you could get something cheaper. Guitarists in general are overly obsessed with equipment, 99% of your sound comes from your hands.
I've been over the pubs making themselves look like fools to undermine obama for a while now, but this is particularly embarrassing. How condescending is it to think iranian officials don't know how the us gov works? What exactly do they gain with this(besides some smug sense of satisfaction)? This is some high level douchebaggery right here.
Social engineering attacks are basically conning people into giving out personal information that is used to obtain access. The physical location of the server is irrelevant. Unless Hillary has her own personal IT department maintaining said server, its more vulnerable at home than in the State Dept data center. Assuming the state department has a set up similar to private companies and other government entities, all servers are protected by packet inspecting firewalls, Intrusion prevention systems, and a myriad of other devices/software. The people that maintain them have to keep a list of hot fixes and patches that are required to fix security flaws in the email software and the OS. Security by obscurity is not security.
Of course, the state dept's own security record is less than sterling. But unless the Clintons are spending a ton of money on home network security, the SD is probably better than her network at home. As someone who works with this stuff for a living, I feel there is almost no chance she she did this for increased security. If that was the goal, she could have had them install her own personal exchange server in her office at the State Department and still had the umbrella of protection provided by State's network. She could even have had her own personal IT security staff. She did this for the same reason a lot of Corporate types do. She wanted to avoid following rules that she found inconvenient.
I would strongly disagree that a personally maintained server is inherently less secure than one at the state dept. You could easily make a case for the opposite, as securing one server(or a small handful) vs thousands is a completely different game.
in short, it the fine-tuning argument assumes that the life on earth is the only life that ever could've evolved, and besides "perfect for life" implies that the universe could not be better suited for life, which technically it could be. it's an interesting concept to consider but it requires defaulting to what you already believe when you don't know the answer to a question rather than seeking the answer, or what dietrich bonhoffer called a "god of the gaps" fallacy, which goes "i don't know the answer so it must've been god."
It's a pet peeve of mine when people bring up the 'perfect for life' crap. It doesn't matter whether it's a hardcore bible thumper or a hippy that thinks we are killing the earth and need to suckle from the teat of mother gaia. Mother nature is a psychotic bitch. Only recently in human history have we had the luxury of thinking this way.
Oh man I got some stories from when I was a teenager. I was the typical long haired grunge stoner, picture a 90s version of Slater from Dazed and Confused. I have near zero doubt if I was black I would have been arrested multiple times and would have never followed the path I ended up on.
Pulled over 4am coming home from a buddy's house by eastland mall, really high, just told the cop I had fallen asleep at a friends, was tired and wanted to get home. Refused to allow my car to be searched, cop let me go.
Multiple time pulled over while drunk - once leaving a concert while my buddy was passed out in the passenger seat, explained he was drunk and I was his DD, that's why he smelled alcohol. Once by UNCC with my girlfriend, cop actually told me he knew I was drunk but had a more important call(this one I didn't even remember until late the next day, I credit my all-american looking gf for this one, she had talked to him for a bit). Once way down 74 in the middle of the night with beer in the trunk, cop just told us to walk to a pay phone, we walked for a while but just turned back to the car and burned out with a quickness.
Pulling into a parking lot with a buddy and lit up a joint, cops busted up red handed(smoke pouring from a old VW bug...who would have thought). I hid my bag in my crotch, cops just talked to us for a while about how they get discriminated against(the restaurant they just went to sat them in the back corner). They made me stomp out the joint, empty our pockets and let us go. They never found by bag though, we just went somewhere else and lit up while laughing about it.
Quite a few more but the only time I ever got arrested was when my friend borrowed my car and got busted with coke(no amount of whiteness would get you out of that). I got arrested for a bong in my car, got community service, had lawyer expunge my record, now clean as a whistle.