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Former Infosys Recruiter Says He Was Told Not To Hire US Workers

ComputersKai Re:Corporate Malfeasance (292 comments)

Well, this isn't that type of discrimination though; as mentioned above, it's more for financial reasons rather than the actual race being factored in.

about two weeks ago
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Google Threatened With $100M Lawsuit Over Nude Celebrity Photos

ComputersKai Re:Not named? (225 comments)

Good point. It's like the lawyer is just randomly suing Google for hosting inappropriate pictures.

Correction. Not necessarily hosting, but providing a method to obtain access to those images.

about two weeks ago
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Google Threatened With $100M Lawsuit Over Nude Celebrity Photos

ComputersKai Re:Not named? (225 comments)

Good point. It's like the lawyer is just randomly suing Google for hosting inappropriate pictures.

about two weeks ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

ComputersKai Re:They need to lock this down now! (475 comments)

Apparently, the patient had traveled recently to a West African country, where the disease is spreading, and later developed symptoms that suggested Ebola.

How is it that the airports, customs, and immigration allowed this to pass through in the first place? Wouldn't this have set off some sort of "warning"?

about three weeks ago
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Star Wars Producers Want a 'DroneShield' To Prevent Leaks On Set

ComputersKai Re:British problem. British solution. (138 comments)

Dress them as stormtroopers and they and the drones could might as well be part of the movie!

about a month ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

ComputersKai Re:they will defeat themselves (981 comments)

Killing them won't help; see reasons above.
The thing is, we're dealing with fanaticists here; they just wouldn't care enough. In fact, ISIS will probably just turn it into some propaganda over how many of their fighters have gone onto paradise or something.

about a month ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

ComputersKai Re:they will defeat themselves (981 comments)

Is arming locals really that bad an idea though? Our problem in the past was that we picked religious zealots as our allies and armed them, while ignoring the not-so-religious ones we could have supported. Here with ISIS, we could arm the Kurds and support them; the Kurds are not terribly religious (not too different from your typical Sunday Christians here in the US), and are willing to fight ISIS, but we don't want to support them too much because we don't want them demanding their own state, because that works against our interest in keeping the region destabilized. If we stopped working towards keeping the region unstable, and instead helped out groups like the Kurds who want independence, which would make the whole region far more stable, groups like ISIS would die out.

Unfortunately, there are always going to be radicals, and eventually, some extremist is going to get the wrong idea and decide to start their own "terrorist state". Even the most peaceful religions, like Buddhism, have their radicals that go around pillaging.

about a month ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

ComputersKai Re:they will defeat themselves (981 comments)

On the bright side they won't be calculating projectile trajectories any time soon....

about a month ago
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Use of Forced Labor "Systemic" In Malaysian IT Manufacturing

ComputersKai Re:Forced Symantec? (183 comments)

Now, if only Peter Norton did a "How to uninstall Norton" video...

about a month ago
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Use of Forced Labor "Systemic" In Malaysian IT Manufacturing

ComputersKai Re:"forced labor" (183 comments)

Well, technically it gives valuable experience, unlike those laborers. Well, technically...

about a month ago
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Use of Forced Labor "Systemic" In Malaysian IT Manufacturing

ComputersKai Re:"forced labor" (183 comments)

You do realize that Republicans of today aren't the same as the Republicans of the 1860s, right? When it comes to the oldest Republicans still alive and in power today, they're still 6 or 7 generations removed from the Republicans of those days. Political parties can undergo massive changes within just a single generation. When you're talking 6 to 10 generations difference, the policies sure as fuck aren't the same!

Exactly. The Republicans you speak of are from the Civil War era, and the policies of that time are quite different from those today; it's a similar case with the Democrats, who also happened to be have different policies from nowadays during that era.

Even then (on a different note), the Thirteenth Amendment was the statute that actually freed the slaves.

about a month ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

ComputersKai Re:Ads (330 comments)

Unless they're the same 10 people... :3

about a month ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

ComputersKai Wait... (418 comments)

Does that mean we've finally found easier way to end a Comcast contract?

about a month ago
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FBI Completes New Face Recognition System

ComputersKai umm... (129 comments)

There are always these: http://petapixel.com/2013/06/1...
and of course, it'd be amusing to see what'd happen if you taped a picture of yours truly Mr. President onto you fac

about a month ago
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Developing the First Law of Robotics

ComputersKai Re:That's interesting data but.... (165 comments)

Well, there you go... It's harder to replace a middle-aged parent with much more life experience than a teenager who can be replaced easier. The parents of the MILF are probably old enough they can't replace her, but the teenager's parents are more likely to be capable of replacing the teenager, so you value them that way.

On the other hand, you could argue that since the middle aged parent has much less productive life remaining, letting them die reduces the oppurtunity costs to society vs. letting the teenager die.

Also, considering the age of the parents, they may not be able to have healthy kids that survive or kids at all, which, in that case, they wouldn't be that much use either, also considering that the teen may be ever so slightly genetically advantaged, being their offspring.

about a month ago
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Developing the First Law of Robotics

ComputersKai Re: So, a design failure then. (165 comments)

To avoid ethical issues and the programming of saving "favored" subjects, it should probably just be absolutely random. Take some external factor, feed it through and algorithm, if one way save this guy, otherwise save that guy. Repeat for every subject.

about a month ago

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