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Marriot Back-Pedals On Wireless Blocking

DrLang21 Re: How could they? (179 comments)

You can't seriously think large corporations like that don't run such ideas through their legal advisors.

about two weeks ago
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Marriot Back-Pedals On Wireless Blocking

DrLang21 Re: How could they? (179 comments)

That's new? Where have you been?

about two weeks ago
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Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In

DrLang21 Re: Hitting 36 years old (552 comments)

Sounds like you are at a company that probably values longevity of employment. Problem is there is a growing trend of companies that do not value long employment and drop their employees at a moments notice when the annual financials don't meet guidance. Consequently, us younger folk have no notion of company loyalty in us and will jump ship as soon as we get offered something better. Eventually you get to a point where you have moved up too high and are too old. You either find one of the rare senior positions, or you drop out once your employer spits you out.

about 1 month ago
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Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In

DrLang21 Re: Hell, by that logic... (552 comments)

Why isn't there a push to bring in the foreign doctors?

Bad example. There is a push, but we're looking at pure protectionism. Doctors have the AMA guild with enough money to make it near impossible for a doctor without an MD from a US institution to get a license to practice medicine in the US. You could be a naturalized citizen with a MD from a top British med school and have no hope of ever practicing medicine in theUS without going back to school.

about 1 month ago
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Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In

DrLang21 Re: Mod parent up. (552 comments)

I have never seen a company have a problem getting an H1B visa for a highly skilled worker. Sometimes it takes a year, but I have never seen a company acting in good faith (paying very well for a unique relevant background) have trouble with this.

about 1 month ago
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Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In

DrLang21 Re: Mod parent up. (552 comments)

I don't understand. You point out that if companies just wanted cheap labor, they would outsource. But then you go on to point out exactly why you frequently would not want to outsource. But you use both to explain why cost of labor is probably not the issue?

about 1 month ago
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Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In

DrLang21 Re: Mod parent up. (552 comments)

This already exists for H1Bs and it is still being widely abused. They need to require companies pay them 150% the normal rate. If they are so desperately needed for their skills, this should not be a problem. We would also get to see how much of a shortage we really have.

about 1 month ago
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Putting Time Out In Time Out: The Science of Discipline

DrLang21 Re: I don't even... (323 comments)

The thing most people seem to fail at understanding is that training children is a lot like training dogs. They are habitual creatures (even adults are to a large extent) and learn a lot of behavior through mimicking and repetition. You don't always need to explain with words. Taking a toddlers hand when they are calm and stroking the family cat nicely while explaining with a very positive tone is the same as teaching the child to not hit the cat. Hitting a child for negative behavior is teaching them to hit others for behavior they personally find disagreeable. Its not a perfect 1:1 corellation of behavior because we all have conflicting habits that balance each behavior like a neural net.

about a month ago
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

DrLang21 Re:Political Correctness on massive steroids (556 comments)

Oh man that link has me clutching my sides in laughter. Thank you. The idea that anyone would be concerned about metal getting "sanitized" when it's already such a fringe industry is hilarious. The labels are small and don't care. The musicians don't care. Most of it is sold outside of major chain stores anyways, and most of them probably do not care.

about a month ago
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Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

DrLang21 Re: Overtime should be illegal. (545 comments)

What? I think you replied to the wrong person.

about 2 months ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

DrLang21 Re: Great (602 comments)

So if I can't afford to buy ammo, do I lack these rights?

about 2 months ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

DrLang21 Re: Great (602 comments)

So you would prefer to be robbed at gun point by a corporation instead of by a government? If that's true it is OK, I am just verifying your preferences.

about 2 months ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

DrLang21 Re: Great (602 comments)

How exactly is tribalism any different than the ultimate outcome of libertarianism?

about 2 months ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

DrLang21 Re: Great (602 comments)

With delicious oligarchy.

about 2 months ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

DrLang21 Re: There is no single "fair" value. (602 comments)

learn to take care of yourself

Damn straight. Anyone who isn't ready for when TSHTF deserves the screwing they get!

about 2 months ago
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Interviews: Adora Svitak Answers Your Questions

DrLang21 Re: Definition - "Microaggression" (107 comments)

I'm stumpted to find any more than one meaning for "fuck you" that would ever be used in conversation. But that is besides the point. I can say anything in a disrespectful tone. In that case, it is the tone that is the issue, not the words. Working in Southern California, just about everyone will ask about where you are from because the vast majority of people I have worked with are from somewhere else, whether in the country or the world.

about 2 months ago
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"Advanced Life Support" Ambulances May Lead To More Deaths

DrLang21 Re: Training? (112 comments)

Interesting. In the rural united States, you are most likely going to get a specially trained nurse when a helicopter is called to the scene, but not otherwise. That nurse can treat a lot more than cardiac arrest when they are in the air, such as draining fluid buildup in the chest cavity from severe trauma.

about 2 months ago

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Time Warner Cable Internet Under Attack in Los Ang

DrLang21 DrLang21 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

DrLang21 (900992) writes "

For the last three nights, my Time Warner Cable Internet connection in Los Angeles County has suddenly gotten sluggish and at times came to a full stop for the remainder of the evening. Finally fed up with the service interruption, I called Time Warner Cable last night to find out what was going on. After spending 50 minutes on hold, a customer service representative informed me that Time Warner's servers have been under attack from an unknown assailant. No news articles about this event seem to be popping up yet, but one blogger managed to acquire a written statement from Time Warner describing the attackers as zombie computers.

However, this particular series of attacks has been larger and more difficult to contain than similar attacks in the past. We suspect that the attackers are using "zombie computers," or hijacking unsuspecting subscribers' machines to perpetuate the attack without its owner's knowledge.

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