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Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job

TRRosen If only (286 comments)

If only HR managers understood this or knew that computer science has nothing to do with computers. The entire computer industry was built by college dropouts and is ruled by technology that changes faster then a 4 year degree. Hire people that understand technology and can learn new tech on the run. Degrees are meaningless in tech and are becoming more so in all areas.

about a week ago
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Apple, Google Go On Trial For Wage Fixing On May 27

TRRosen Re: No proof so far (148 comments)

Unethical is being under contract with a company and colluding with another one to violate it. If a NFL team talks to a contracted player without getting the other teams permission they are acting illegally.

about three weeks ago
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Apple, Google Go On Trial For Wage Fixing On May 27

TRRosen Re: No proof so far (148 comments)

No one at being recruited is at will. These aren't tech support jobs they're design and engineering teams. These folks have very detailed contracts. Your not working a new products without one.

about three weeks ago
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Apple, Google Go On Trial For Wage Fixing On May 27

TRRosen Re: No proof so far (148 comments)

Recruiting a contracted employee is tortious interference and illegal. I doubt that agreeing not to break the law is against the law anywhere. That's what poaching is. If it goes beyond that it's something else all together.

about three weeks ago
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Apple, Google Go On Trial For Wage Fixing On May 27

TRRosen No proof so far (148 comments)

Hasn't been any proof of any wrong doing so far. Anti-poach agreements aren't illegal or even unethical. Agreeing not to break the law by going after other companies employees is not a problem. If there was a no hire agreement it would be an issue but we've seen no evidence of that.

about three weeks ago
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Students Hack School-Issued iPads Within One Week

TRRosen Re: Why iPads in the first place? (375 comments)

Because kindles would actually cost more and have less software. And computer labs are useless. Having worked in K-12 anything that is not 1-1 is useless. To really utilize a technology teachers have to know every student has full access.

about 7 months ago
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Students Hack School-Issued iPads Within One Week

TRRosen Meaningless (375 comments)

Any device can be reset to defaults that's not much of a hack and if the kids do it, the school will know the second it hits the school network. (If their IT people have any skills at all) Bypassing the lockdown on a device is only an issue if you can do it without being detected.

about 7 months ago
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Eric Schmidt: Regulate Civilian Drones Now

TRRosen Aaarrrggghhh (420 comments)

Quit using the term DRONES. To quote Mr Montoya ' it does not mean what you think it means'. Drones mostly do not exist outside the lab and are illegal to fly in the US. UAV's are just planes where the pilot isn't inside it. However the pilot is in control and as such a UAV should be legally considered an extension of the user. If the UAV trespasses the user trespasses. Flying over your neighbors house is illegal for the most part. Flying above your house to get a good view of his...well its no different then standing on a ladder, your roof or some other platform. Should we ban windows more the 20ft above the ground.

1 year,7 days
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'Ban Killer Bots,' Urges Human Rights Watch

TRRosen Reality (297 comments)

Cruise missiles are more of a robot then a drone is. Fact is drones are just remotely piloted planes. The problem isn't their existence but there misuse.

about a year and a half ago
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User Tracking Back On iOS 6

TRRosen Re:Zoidberg (188 comments)

The Slashdot is bad. It tracks users just like about every other site on the web.

about a year and a half ago
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User Tracking Back On iOS 6

TRRosen Re:Oh no! (188 comments)

OMG location based features know our location!!!!! Who would have thunk it.

about a year and a half ago
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User Tracking Back On iOS 6

TRRosen Re:Doesn't Fully Disable? (188 comments)

nope android users aren't dumb at all. Hey clueless they're your wireless carrier. If your phone is on they are tracking you! Do you think when you make calls they have no idea what phone is connecting to there network? It doesn't matter what phone or what carrier if you connect they know where you are. It's part of the connection protocol and can never be turned off. And unless your VPNing they know every site you visit.

about a year and a half ago
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Feds Add 9 Felony Charges Against Swartz For JSTOR Hack

TRRosen Re:I wonder? (252 comments)

No valid copyrights involved here.
My question is where and what authentication happened. It sounds to me (maybe wrong) that the fraud was to access the local network and once there access to JSTOR was open. Is it wire fraud to lie to get into a club and use their free WiFi?

about a year and a half ago
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Feds Add 9 Felony Charges Against Swartz For JSTOR Hack

TRRosen Re:So what? (252 comments)

Nope the communication has to cross state lines.

about a year and a half ago
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Feds Add 9 Felony Charges Against Swartz For JSTOR Hack

TRRosen Re:Curious. (252 comments)

The law actually differentiates between the two. Finacial data crime. Random data not neccasarly.

about a year and a half ago
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Feds Add 9 Felony Charges Against Swartz For JSTOR Hack

TRRosen Re:Spoofing the MAC address? (252 comments)

It is if you're doing it to gain access to a computer that otherwise doesn't want you accessing it.

Nope still not illegal. Has to be a government or "protected computer" used for commerce.

about a year and a half ago
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Feds Add 9 Felony Charges Against Swartz For JSTOR Hack

TRRosen Re:So what? (252 comments)

Such things can be used as evidence that not only did Swatz break the law, but that he did so intentionally. Also the first two bits, the changing of the MAC address and providing a false email address might become supporting evidence for the argument asserting wire fraud.

Can't convict on wire fraud for access to the network as it did not cross state lines. An element of the crime.

about a year and a half ago
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Feds Add 9 Felony Charges Against Swartz For JSTOR Hack

TRRosen Re:So what? (252 comments)

Actually no it's not a crime. There are other required elements under the current law. I'm not sure that in this we are even talking about a "protected computer" as defined by the law.
If this was a local copy of the archive I don't think he broke any laws at all and the Feds have no jurisdiction. If the MIT computer has connected to and retrieving info from a JSTOR server it much more complex. Is accessing a system that gets info from another the same as connecting to it directly?

about a year and a half ago
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Feds Add 9 Felony Charges Against Swartz For JSTOR Hack

TRRosen Re:Wrong term as usual (252 comments)

Wire fraud requires that it cross state lines. It seems he only accessed from withing the building.
Beyond that I'm not sure they can make the case that his false statements are material as the service was provided for free to anyone.

about a year and a half ago
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Feds Add 9 Felony Charges Against Swartz For JSTOR Hack

TRRosen Re:Wrong term as usual (252 comments)

Actual this is correct. Simply using someone else's property is not theft. It only becomes theft or more accurately conversion if the owner is denied his use of the property. That's why with IP it's civil infringement and not criminal theft. Copying something does not deprive the owner of the original of its use.

about a year and a half ago

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